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.
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.