The best wrestlers in the U.S. competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Fort Worth, Texas on April 1 and 2, and when the dust settled on Saturday night, the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club had four wrestlers win championships!
Thomas Gilman (55 kg), David Taylor (86 kg), and Kyle Snyder (97 kg) won their best of three championship series 2 matches to 0 to earn their spots on the U.S. Olympic Team. Helen Maroulis (57 kg) won her first match, lost her second, and in the rubber match, scored a dramatic first period fall to secure her place on the Team.
Several other NLWC wrestlers also had outstanding performances, with three making the 2021 U.S. National team by finishing in the top three in their weight classes. Bo Nickal had an outstanding tournament before falling short in the best of three finals. Nick Lee and Jason Nolf both had incredible wins on their way to third place finishes.
The NLWC congratulates Olympians Gilman, Taylor, Snyder, and Maroulis and National Team Members Nickal, Lee, & Nolf! The NLWC is also proud of the other NLWC wrestlers who competed at the Trials and gave it their all!