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2012 U.S. Olympic Trials: Men's Freestyle 74kg/163 pounds



74 kg/163 lbs. men’s freestyle

2011 WORLD CHAMPION – IN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
JORDAN BURROUGHS, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids)

2011 World Champion… 2011 Pan American Games champion… 2011 U.S. Open champion… 2011 Ukrainian Memorial International champion… 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial champion… 2012 Cerro Pelado International champion (Cuba)… Tenth in 2008 Junior World Championships… Second in 2007 University Nationals… 2009 and 2011 NCAA champion for Nebraska… Third in 2008 NCAA Championships… 2006 New Jersey state high school champion… Born: July 8, 1988… Age: 23… College: Nebraska… High School: Sicklerville, N.J. (Winslow Twp)

2011-12 NATIONAL TEAM NO. 2
ANDREW HOWE, Cedar Lake, Ind. (New York AC)

2010 U.S. Open champion… Second in 2010 and 2011 World Team Trials… 2011 University Nationals champion… Third in 2009 FILA Junior World Championships… Second in 2012 Outstanding Ukrainian Memorial… Second in 2011 Olympic Test Event… 2012 Guelph Open champion (Canada)… 2011 Hargobind International champion (Canada)… 2010 Sunkist Kids International Open champion… Fifth in 2009 World Team Trials… Sixth at 2009 U.S. Open… Second in 2008 FILA Junior World Team Trials… 2008 Junior Nationals champion… Third in 2008 FILA Junior Nationals… 2008 Junior Nationals champion… Taking Olympic redshirt year from Wisconsin… 2010 NCAA champion for the Univ. of Wisconsin… 2009 NCAA runner-up as a freshman… Third in 2011 NCAA Championships… Three-time Indiana state high school champion… College: Wisconsin… High School: Hanover Central, Ind…. Born: July 3, 1989… Age: 22

2011-12 NATIONAL TEAM NO. 3
NICK MARABLE, Columbia, Mo. (Sunkist Kids)

Third in 2011 World Team Trials… Second in 2011 U.S. Open… 2011 Pan American Championships champion… Third in 2012 Cerro Pelado (Cuba)… Fourth in 2010 World Team Trials… Third in 2010 Ramzan Kadirov Cup (Russia)… Third in 2010 Hargobind International (Canada)… 2010 Northern Plains Regional champion… Third in 2008 NCAA Championships for Missouri… Seventh in 2009 NCAA Championships… Two-time Tennessee state champion… College: Missouri… High School: Memphis, Tenn. (Christian Brothers Academy)… Born: May 7, 1987… Age: 24

OTHER QUALIFIERS (ALPHABETICALLY)

MATT BROWN, West Valley City, Utah (Nittany Lion WC)

Second in 2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier… Three-time Utah state high school champion… Fourth in the Utah state championships as a freshman… Spent two-years on a religious mission… College: Penn State… High School: Magna, Utah (Cypress)… Born: May 29, 1990… Age: 21

TYLER CALDWELL, Wichita, Kan. (Sunkist Kids)
Third in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Third in 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial… Third in 2012 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba)… Fourth in 2011 Sunkist Kids International… Third in 2011 University Nationals… Seventh in 2007 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2011 NCAA runner-up for Oklahoma… Fifth in 2010 NCAA Championships… Four-time Kansas state high school champion… College: Oklahoma… High School: Goddard, Kan…. Born: November 20, 1989… Age: 22

KYLE DAKE, Ithaca, N.Y. (New York AC)
Wildcard selection for Olympic Trials… True third at 2011 University Nationals in freestyle… 2008 FILA Junior World Team Trials champion in Greco-Roman… Second at 2009 FILA Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and fifth in freestyle… Second in 2007 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… Fourth in 2006 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman … Three-time NCAA champion for Cornell (2010, 2011, 2012)… First wrestler to win NCAA Div. I titles in three different weight classes… Two-time New York state high school champion and three-time finalist… College: Cornell… High School: Lansing, N.Y.,,, Born: February 25, 1991… Age: 22

MOZA FAY, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Gator WC)
Fourth in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Third in 2010 and 2011 Sunkist Kids International…. Fourth in 2010 U.S. Open… Seventh in 2011 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2010 New York AC International… Third in 2010 University World Team Trials… Second in 2009 Northern Plains Regionals… Eighth in 2004 Junior Nationals… Fifth at 2008 NCAA Championships for Northern Iowa… Sixth in 2009 NCAA Championships… Two-time Iowa state high school champion… College: Northern Iowa… High School: Anamosa, Iowa… Born: July 25, 1985… Age: 26

RYAN MORNINGSTAR, Madison, Wis. (New York AC)
Fourth in 2011 New York AC International… Fourth in 2011 U.S. Open… Second in 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial… Second in 2010 New York AC International… Second in 2008 Northern Plains Regionals… Second in 2009 University Nationals…. 2007 University National champion… 2005 Junior Nationals champion… Fifth in 2004 Junior Nationals… Third in 2009 NCAA Championships for Univ. of Iowa… Seventh in 2010 NCAA Championships… Three-time Iowa state champion… College: Univ. of Iowa… High School: Lisbon, Iowa… Born July 29, 1986… Age: 25

TRENT PAULSON, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids)
2009 U.S. World Team member… 2011 Men’s Freestyle Qualifier champion… 2011 Sunkist Kids International Open champion… 2009 U.S. Open champion… Second in 2010 U.S Open… Third in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Third in 2010 World Team Trials… Seventh in 2008 U.S. Open… 2008 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… 2010 New York AC International Open champion… 2008 Kiev International Champion (Ukraine)… Second in 2010 and 2011 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba)… Third in 2010 Pan American Championships… Third in 2011 Ukrainian Memorial International… Third in 2009 Alexander Medved International (Belarus)… 2006 University Nationals champion in both styles… 2007 NCAA champion for Iowa State… Fourth in 2005 and 2006 NCAA Championships… Three-time Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Two-time Iowa state champion… College: Iowa State… High School: Council Bluffs, Iowa (Lewis Central)… Born: May 11, 1983… Age: 28

MIKE POETA, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Cliff Keen WC)
2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier champion… Fifth in 2011 U.S. Open… Sixth in 2010 U.S. Open… 2009 Sunkist Kids International Open champion… 2010 World Cup Wrestle-off champion… 2009 Northern Plains Regional champion… Sixth in 2008 University Nationals… 2001 FILA Cadet Nationals champion… Second at 2008 and 2009 NCAA Championships for Illinois and third in 2007… Junior Nationals freestyle champion… Two-time Illinois state high school champion… College: Illinois… High School: Highwood, Ill. (Highland Park)… Born: April 15, 1986… Age: 26

LLOYD ROGERS, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC)
Second in 2011 Sunkist Kids International… Sixth in 2011 U.S. Open… Seventh in 2010 U.S. Open… Second in 2008 New York AC International… Fourth in 2011 Dave Schultz Memorial… 2010 Hargobind International champion (Canada)… 2009 University Nationals champion… Third in 2008 University Nationals… Fifth in 2009 Hargobind International (Canada)… Fourth in Florida state meet as junior and senior… College: UT-Chattanooga… High School: Stuart, Fla. (Martin County)… Born: July 1, 1981… Age: 30

COLTON SPONSELLER, Glenmont, Ohio (New York AC)
Second in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… 2010 and 2011 University Nationals champion… Second in 2010 University World Team Trials… Seventh in 2005 Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2011 NCAA Championships for Ohio State… Three-time Ohio state high school champion… College: Ohio State… High School: Millersburg, Ohio (West Holmes)… Born: November 1, 1988… Age: 23

DAVID TAYLOR, St. Paris, Ohio (Nittany Lion WC)
Wildcard selection for Olympic Trials… Second in 2008 and 2010 FILA Junior World Team Trials… Third in 2010 FILA Junior Nationals… 2010 University Nationals champion… Eighth in 2007 FILA Junior World Championships… 2007 Junior Nationals champion in both styles… 2006 Cadet Nationals champion in both styles… 2005 Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle and second in Greco-Roman… 2005 FILA Cadet Nationals champion in both styles… 2012 NCAA Champion for Penn State… 2012 Dan Hodge Trophy winner as nation’s top college wrestler… Second in 2011 NCAA Championships… Four-time Ohio state high school champion… College: Penn State… High School: St. Paris, Ohio (St. Paris Graham)… Born: December 5, 1992… Age: 19


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