Brown wins Silver and Lefever Bronze at Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament
U.S. Army WCAP athlete Matt Brown (79 kg/174.2 lbs.) had a strong performance defeating Y. Lee or Korea, 10-0, and 2016 Junior World Bronze Medalist Nikita Suchkov of Russia, 7-5, before dropping a decision to American Jon Reader in the finals.
NLWC Resident Athlete Riley Lefever (92 kg/202.8 lbs.) also had a fine tournament, defeating Vic Avery of TMWC, 12-2, dropping a decision to Nick Heflin of Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, 2-1, and finishing with two more technical fall wins over J. Manu (16-6) and Nikko Reyes, 12-1, to earn the Bronze.
Resident Athlete Josh Rodriguez (61 kg/134.5 lbs.) dropped his first match Chris Darnanes, had a nice win over Shelton Mack, and then dropped his final match to D. Deshazer to fall short of placing.
Josh Rodriguez (57 kg/125.5 lbs.) and Riley Lefever (97 kg/213 lbs.) had strong performances, both finishing 3rd earlier today at the U23 World Team Trials. Josh had a bye and a technical fall before dropping an 8-3 decision in the semifinals. He then scored two more technical falls to wrestle back for the bronze. Riley started the day with a win by technical fall, lost a 5-0 decision in the semifinals, and then had two more victories by technical fall to get 3rd.
Current Penn State wrestler Mark Hall who competed under the NLWC banner when he won the U.S. Junior National Championships and the U.S. Junior World Team Trials won his second consecutive Junior World Championship today.
NLWC Resident Athlete David Taylor and Zain Retherford (representing the NLWC at this event) both won last evening in Times Square at the New York City "Beat the Streets" event. David won by first period fall, and Zain won a by decision, 8-2. Both David and Zain have been dominant in 2017. David was undefeated at the World Cup where he defeated three Olympic Medalists and recently won the U.S. Open. He's currently ranked 6th in the World at 189 lbs. Zain won his second NCAA title in March, and earned the Hodge Trophy.
David Taylor wins U.S. Open National Freestyle Championship/Earns Outstanding Wrestler Award and Mark Hall wins Junior Freestyle National Championship/Earns Outstanding Wrestler Award
NLWC Resident Athlete David Taylor dominated the 86 kg/189 lbs. weight class on his way to a National Title and Outstanding Wrestler award. David defeated Richard Perry in the finals with a 10-0 technical fall. He won by technical fall or pin over each of his 5 opponents. With his victories this weekend, David has now won 16 consecutive matches at the Senior level.
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U.S. Senior National Championships/Olympic Trials Qualifier
The U.S. Senior National Championships which is also a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier will take place this weekend in Las Vegas. The top 7 place finishers in each of the six freestyle weight classes will qualify for the Olympic Trials in April. The NLWC Regional Training Center will be represented by five Resident Athletes and 2 U.S. Army WCAP Athletes.
The 2016 State College Youth Tournament will take place on Sunday, Feb 28! Click HERE for details.
Quentin Wright (86kg) will be representing the NLWC at this weekends Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament on Friday, January 30, 2015. Follow results at www.trackwrestling.com. Click on "Trackwrestling Events" and then "Popular Tournaments". Search for the 2015 Dave Schultz Memorial Touranment and click on to view results.