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Greco-Roman preview for Olympic Team Trials Qualifier and U.S. Nationals in Vegas

Published December 15th, 2015 by MTC Staff

By Jason Bryant, MTC Storm

 

Minnesota Storm Greco-Roman wrestlers will compete this weekend in Las Vegas at a U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifying event. The top seven finishers in each weight class will punch their tickets to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City in April.

 

Olympic silver medalist Brandon Paulson, Jared Lawrence and company have put together one of the top private training centers in the country with the PINnacle School of Wrestling. Paulson runs Greco-Roman senior-level practices out of PINnacle, located in Shoreview, to help prep the Storm and MTC competitors for international competition.

 

On Tuesday, Paulson discussed the nature of tapering down the training to prepare for competition and how great the Minnesota wrestlers play soccer. Joe Rau screwed up the interview and Jake Clark makes an appearance.

 

Greco-Roman wrestlers will weigh-in Thursday, December 17 and compete Friday, December 18. The competition will be streamed live at Flowrestling.org.

 

Men's freestyle wrestlers will compete Saturday.

 

U.S. Senior Nationals and Olympic Team Trials Qualifier

Storm Greco entrants:

59 kg – Justin LaValle

66 kg – Brian Graham, Julian Gunnels, Logan Kass, Dylan Ness, Devin Scott, Pat Smith

75 kg – Jake Fisher, Alec Ortiz, Dylan Reel

85 kg – Joel Bauman, Jake Clark, Jordan Holm

98 kg – Pat Carey, Josef Rau, John Wechter

130 kg – Parker Betts

Storm Freestyle Entrants:

57 kg – Zach Sanders

65 kg – Chris Dardanes, Nick Dardanes, Jayson Ness

74 kg – Dustin Schlatter

97 kg – Scott Schiller

125 kg – Tony Nelson

 

Event Schedule:

 

Friday, December 18

Greco-Roman weight classes (59 kg, 66 kg, 74 kg, 85 kg, 98 kg, 130 kg)

Women’s freestyle weight classes (53 kg, 58 kg and 75 kg)

10:00 a.m. - Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Consolation rounds as time permits

5:00 p.m. - Completion of Consolation round and 3rd, 5th, 7th place matches

7:00 p.m. - Championship Finals

 

Saturday, December 19

Men’s freestyle weight classes (57 kg, 65 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg, 125 kg)

Women’s freestyle weight classes (48 kg, 63 kg and 69 kg)

10:00 a.m. - Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Consolation rounds as time permits

5:00 p.m. - Completion of Consolation round and 3rd, 5th, 7th place matches

7:00 p.m. - Championship Finals

 

Storm wrestlers already qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Athlete and Qualifying Event

Andy Bisek, 2015 Greco World Team Member

Brian Graham, Vantaa Cup bronze medalist

Jordan Holm, 2015 Greco World Team Member

Josef Rau, NYAC Bill Farrell Int'l Champion

 

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