Foy, Nagao form the world team as a competitive cover at the World Under-23 Team Championships

Wrestling | 5. 6. 2022 14:30:00

GENEVA, Ohio – A successful weekend in the World Under-23 team rehearsals saw a pair of Gopher who qualified for the Under-23 World Cup because both Michial Foy a Aaron Nagao they won their parentheses and won a place in the World Team.

On Friday morning, an event with a Greco-Roman competition, as, took place Michial Foy won his weight category up to 87 kilograms and won a place in the world team under 23 years. Foy, who was a late addition to the 87kg field, started the day with three victories to reach the top of 3 finals against Vincent Baker, including a technical fall in the quarterfinals and a fall over the best set in the tournament. semifinals.

In the final against Baker, Foy would fail in the first match by a score of 5: 3, but in the rest of the way he would gain a point and overcome the last two matches by a pair of dominant technical crashes 8: 0 on the way to gold. medal weighing 87 kilograms.

The event will continue through Saturday and Sunday with a freestyle competition Aaron Nagao a Jake Gliva highlighting the weekend when teammates from Gopher rolled over a 61-kilogram group to meet the top three in the final of the world team. Both boys went to the final series in a combined 11-0, with each wrestler winning several notable victories during the tournament. Nagao would beat a couple of NCAA qualifiers in Brody Teska (northern Iowa) and Dylan Shawver (Rutgers), while Gliva would win three ranks in a row against Jace Koelzer (northern Colorado), Julian Chlebov (Arizona) and Julian Tagg (South Dakota). . State).

When the finals started to 61 kilograms, it was Aaron Nagao who got the best of his teammate from Gopher when he earned a 12-2 technical downfall in the first match, followed by a 13-6 victory in match 2 to secure a place on the world team.

While both Foy and Nagao won their World Team Trials this weekend, the U.S. Wrestling criteria state that they do not automatically guarantee the world team as the highest-ranking athlete of the national team in the freestyle national team 2022 (final winner X, final X vice-champion or total 3. senior athlete through the World Trials of senior teams in freestyle 2022) may decide to fill the place. However, in both weight categories, neither member of the national team met the age requirements for relegation to the U23 team, which allowed both Foy and Naga to join the team this weekend. Now both men will be preparing for the Under-23 World Championships this fall, which will take place on October 17-23 in Pontevedre, Spain.

Gopher ‘s other notable performances this weekend included a trio of freestyle winners with Garrett Joles the third weighing 97 kilograms, Drew Roberts sixth place up to 70 kilograms and Michial Foy he pulled a double service over the weekend to win eighth place with a weight of 86 kilograms.

Test results of world teams up to 20 years / 23 (full brackets Here)
U23 Greco-Roman
77 kg – Cael Carlson: DNP (2-2 record)
87 kg – Michial Foy: champion (5-1 record)

U23 freestyle
61 kg – Aaron Nagao: champion (record 7-0)
61 kg – Jake Gliva: 2nd place (6-2 record)
65 kg – Jáger Eisch: DNP (0-2 record)
65 kg – Theo Cha: DNP (4-2 record)
65 kg – Vance VomBaur: DNP (4-2 record)
70 kg – Drew Roberts: 6th place (5-3 record)
70 kg – Benn Lunn: DNP (2-2 record)
70 kg – Sebas Swiggum: DNP (4-2 record)
74 kg – Nathan Fuller: DNP (2-2 record)
86 kg – Michial Foy: 8th place (5-3 record)
86 kg – Jared Krattiger: DNP (3-2 record)
86 kg – Sam Skillings: DNP (3-2 record)
97 kg – Garrett Joles: 3rd place (4-1 record)
125 kg – Keaton Kluever: DNP (3-2 record)

U20 free style
70 kg – Blaine Brenner: DNP (0-2 record)
92 kg – Gabe Nagel: DNP (1-2 record)
125 kg – Bennett Tábor: DNP (2-2 record)

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