NLWC Collects Two Bronze Medals at U23 WTT
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.
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.
125.5 lbs/57 kg -Mark McKnight and Brad Pataky
143 lbs/65 kg-Frank Molinaro
163 lbs/74 kg-Vladysav Dombrosky
189 lbs/86 kg-David Taylor and Victor Terrel
275 lbs/125 kg-Eric Thompson
All of the freestyle competition will take place on Saturday, December 19. Saturday's action will be broadcast live on Flowrestling.org. Every bout on all six mats will be aired.
The U.S. Olympic Trials will take place in Iowa City, Iowa, April 9-10, 2016.
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