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Jayson Ness ready to compete in a talented weight class at World Team Trials

Published June 13th, 2015 by MTC Staff

By Staff, MTC Storm


Jayson Ness returned to the mat in May with a goal of representing the U.S. in the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas. He won the Northeast Regional in his first competition to secure his position in the freestyle World Team Trials at 65 kilograms. He followed that up with an all-American performance at the U.S. Open.


This weekend Ness will compete to qualify for his first U.S. World Team. He has his sights set on winning five matches on Sunday. Ness will face Kellen Russell in the first round. He will need to win three matches to win the challenge tournament. Then he would face 2015 U.S. Open champion, Brent Metcalf, in a best-of-three series to qualify for the World Championships.


Ness’ bracket may be the deepest group of talent among any U.S. weight class. Of the nine athletes competing at 65 kilograms, they account for 12 NCAA titles and 16 NCAA finals appearances. Jayson Ness was an NCAA national champion for the Gophers in 2010, adding to the depth of his class.

The action begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 14. There is a live stream of the event available on as part of their Flo Pro subscription service and results are available for free at



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