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2012 U.S. Olympic Trials: Men's Freestyle 84kg/185 pounds



84 kg/185 lbs. men’s freestyle

2011 U.S. WORLD TEAM MEMBER
CAEL SANDERSON, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)

2004 Olympic champion… Second in 2003 World Championships… Fifth in 2011 World Championships… Qualified for 2001 and 2002 World Championships but could not compete… 2000 University World Champion… Second in 2003 World Cup… Third in 2003 Pan American Games… Only four-time undefeated NCAA champion in history, for Iowa State (159-0)… Four-time NCAA Outstanding Wrestler, and 3x Hodge Trophy winner… Serves as head coach at Penn State, which won the Div. I title twice (‘11-‘12)… Previously head coach at his alma mater Iowa State… Fourth in 1995 Cadet World Championships… Third in 1995 Cadet World Championships… Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame… James E. Sullivan Award winner and ESPY award winner… Pictured on a Wheaties box… College: Iowa State… High School: Heber City, Utah (Wasatch)… Born: June 20, 1979… Age: 32

2011-12 NATIONAL TEAM NO. 2
JAKE HERBERT, Ann Arbor, Mich. (New York AC)

2009 World silver medalist… 2010 U.S. World Team member… 2009, 2010 and 2011 U.S. Open champion… 2011 Pan American Games champion… Second in 2011 World Team Trials… 2008 University World bronze medalist… 2006 University World silver medalist… 2010 New York AC International Open champion… Second in 2010 Heydar Aliyev Golden Grand Prix… Second in 2009 New York AC International Open… Third in 2010 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba)… 2006 and 2008 University Nationals champion… 2008 University World Team Trials champion… Second in 2007 Sunkist Kids International… 2007 Hargobind International champion (Canada)… Second in 2005 FILA Junior World Team Trials… 2005 FILA Junior Nationals champion… 2009 Dan Hodge Trophy winner as nation’s best college wrestler… 2007 and 2009 NCAA champion for Northwestern… Four-time All-American (Second in 2006, Third in 2005)… 2003 Pennsylvania high school champion… College: Northwestern… High School: North Allegheny, Pa…. Born: March 6, 1985… Age: 27

2011-12 NATIONAL TEAM NO. 3
KEITH GAVIN, Bethlehem, Pa. (Lehigh Valley AC)

Second at 2010 World Team Trials… Third in 2011 World Team Trials… Second at 2009 and 2011 U.S. Open… Third in 2009 University World Championships… Second in 2011 Pan American Championships… Second at 2010 New York AC International… Third in 2010 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Fifth in 2010 U.S. Open… Third in 2009 Hargobind International (Canada)… Third in 2008 University World Championships… 2008 University Nationals champion… 2008 University World Team Trials champion… Fourth in 2008 New York AC International… 2008 NCAA champion for the Univ. of Pittsburgh… 2007 NCAA runner-up… Third and seventh in Pennsylvania state high school championships… College: Univ. of Pittsburgh… High School: Factoryville, Pa. (Lackawana Trail)… Born: August 12, 1985… Age: 26

OTHER QUALIFIERS (ALPHABETICALLY)

MAX ASKREN, Somers, N.Y. (Sunkist Kids)

True second at 2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier… Fourth in 2011 U.S. Open… Sixth in 2008 U.S. Open… Seventh in 2006 U.S. Open… Second in 2011 New York AC International… Third in 2011 Sunkist Kids International… 2011 Northeast Senior Regional Champion… Eighth in 2006 FILA Junior World Championships… Seventh in 2005 FILA Junior Nationals… Third in 2005 Junior Nationals… Second in 2004 Junior Nationals… 2010 NCAA champion for Missouri… Fifth in 2009 NCAA Championships, and seventh in 2008 NCAAs… Wisconsin state high school champion… Brother Ben was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team… College: Missouri… High School: Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead)… Born: Sept. 9, 1986… Age: 25

BRYCE HASSEMAN, Stillwater, Okla. (New York AC)
Second in 2009 World Team Trials… Third in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Second in 2010 U.S. Open… Third in 2008, 2009 and 2011 U.S. Open… Fourth in 2010 World Team Trials… Fourth in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… 2009 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… Second in 2010 Dave Schultz Memorial International… 2009 Hargobind International champion (Canada)… Third in 2007 and 2008 New York AC International Open… Third in 2008 Dave Schultz Memorial International… Seventh in 2007 U.S. Open… Eighth in 2006 U.S. Open… Second in 2006 Sunkist Kids International Open… 2006 Canada Cup champion… 2008 Guelph Open champion (Canada)… NCAA qualifier for Bloomsburg Univ… Indiana state high school champion… College: Bloomsburg… High School: Franklin, Ind. (Community)… Born: August 4, 1981… Age: 30

RAYMOND JORDAN, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)
Third in 2010 World Team Trials… Fifth in 2011 Olympic Test Event (England)… Sixth in 2011 U.S. Open… 2012 Pan American Championships champion… 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International champion… 2011 Sunkist Kids International champion… Second in 2011 Ukrainian Memorial International… Second in 2010 Habibi and Movahed Cup (Iran)… Second in 2010 Dave Schultz Memorial… 2010 Hargobind International champion (Canada)… Third in 2010 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba)… Third in 2009 Henri Deglane Challenge (France)… 2007 Northern Plains Regional champion… Third in 2009 NCAA Championships for Missouri… Fifth in 2008 NCAA Championships… Three-time North Carolina state high school champion… College: Missouri… High School: North Bern, N.C… Born: May 24, 1986… Age: 25

PHIL KEDDY, Iowa City, Iowa (Hawkeye WC)
2011 New York AC International champion… Second in 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial… Second in 2011 Henri Deglane Challenge (France)… Second in 2008 University World Team Trials… Fifth in 2006 FILA Junior World Team Trials… Fifth in 2006 FILA Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2009 NCAA Championships… Sixth in 2008 NCAA Championships and eighth in 2010… Two-time Utah state high school champion… College: Iowa… High School: Uintah, Utah… Born: April 7, 1987… Age: 25

JOE LEBLANC, Meeker, Colo. (Cowboy WC)
True Second at 2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier… Four-time NCAA All-American for the Univ. of Wyoming… NCAA places: fourth (2010), fifth (2009), sixth (2011), seventh (2012)… Three-time Colorado state high school champion… College: Wyoming… High School: Meeker, Colo…. Born: June 7, 1989… Age: 22

MACK LEWNES, Ithaca, N.Y. (New York AC)
Second in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Third in 2012 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba)… Fourth in 2011 New York AC International… 2009 University Nationals champion… Second in 2011 University Nationals… Second in 2010 University World Team Trials… Second in 2004 Junior Nationals… Second in 2010 NCAA Championships for Cornell… Fourth in 2008 and 2011 NCAA Championships… Four-time Maryland state champion, and two-time Prep national champion in high school… College: Cornell… High School: Mt. St. Joe’s Prep, Md…. Born: November 15, 1987… Age: 24

TRAVIS PAULSON, Ames, Iowa. (Sunkist Kids)
2010 U.S. World Team member… 2009 U.S. Open champion… Third in 2010 U.S. Open… Second in 2009 World Team Trials… 2009 Hargobind International champion (Canada)… Second in 2010 Heydar Aliyev Golden Grand Prix (Azerbaijan)… Third in 2010 Cerro Pelado International (Cuba)… Third in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Sixth in 2008 U.S. Open… Second in 2008 Dmitri Korkin International (Russia)… Second in 2007 University Nationals… Fourth in 2006 U.S. World Team Trials… Three-time All-American at Iowa State… NCAA places: fifth (2007), sixth (2004, 2006)… Three-time Iowa state high school champion… Twin brother, Trent, is competing at 74 kg in Olympic Trials… College: Iowa State… High School: Council Bluffs, Iowa (Lewis Central)… Born: May 11, 1983… Age: 28

JON READER, Ames, Iowa (Sunkist Kids)
2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier champion… Second in 2009 and 2011 Sunkist Kids International… Third in 2011 Outstanding Ukrainian Memorial… Third in 2011 Henri Deglane Challenge (France)… Fourth in 2009 World Team Trials… Fifth in 2009 U.S. Open… Second in 2011 Northern Plains Regionals… Second in 2009 Pan American Championships… Fifth in 2008 FILA Junior Nationals… 2006 Junior Nationals champion in both styles… 2005 FILA Cadet Nationals champion in both styles… Third in 2005 Junior Nationals in both styles… Second in 2004 Cadet Nationals… 2011 NCAA champion for Iowa State… Fourth in 2009 NCAA Championships, seventh in 2008… Three-time Michigan state high school champion… College: Iowa State… High School: Davison, Mich… Born: Feb. 18, 1988… Age: 24

ED RUTH, Harrisburg, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
Wildcard selection for Olympic Trials… Fourth in 2010 FILA Junior Nationals… 2012 NCAA champion for Penn State… Third in 2011 NCAA Championships… Fourth and fifth in Pennsylvania state high school championships… College: Penn State… High School: Harrisburg, Pa. (Susquehanna Twp), Blairstown, N.J. (Blair Academy)… Born: October 21, 1990… Age: 21

TYREL TODD, Ann Arbor, Mich. (New York AC)
2012 Final Olympic Trials Qualifier champion… 2012 Guelph Open champion… Fifth in 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier… Seventh in 2011 U.S. Open… Fifth in 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Eighth in 2008 U.S. Open… Fifth in 2007 U.S. Open… Fifth in 2005 University Nationals… Fifth at 2004 Junior Nationals… Three-time NCAA All-American for Michigan… NCAA places: third (2008), fourth (2009), fifth (2007)… Three-time Montana state high school champion… College: Michigan… High School: Bozeman, Mont…. Born: July 16, 1985… Age: 26

DERON WINN, Liberty, Mo. (OTC)
Fifth in 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial International… 2006 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion and fourth in freestyle… 2005 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion in both styles… 2008 NJCAA Junior college national champion for St. Louis-Meremac… Third in 2011 NAIA National Championships for Lindenwood… Three-time Missouri state high school champion… College: St. Louis CC-Meremac, Lindenwood… High School: Liberty, Mo… Born: June 13, 1989… Age: 22

QUENTIN WRIGHT, Wingate, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
Wildcard selection for Olympic Trials… Sixth in 2010 U.S. Open… Third in 2008 FILA Junior World Championships… 2010 University World Team Trials champion… 2010 and 2011 University Nationals champion… 2008 FILA Junior National champion… Second in 2009 FILA Junior Nationals… Second in 2008 Northeast Regionals in both styles… Third in 2005 Cadet Nationals in both styles… 2011 NCAA champion for Penn State… Second in 2012 NCAA Championships… Sixth in 2009 NCAA Championships… Two-time Pennsylvania state high school champion… College: Penn State… High School: Wingate, Pa. (Bald Eagle Area)… Born: June 9, 1989… Age: 22

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