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2023 U23 U.S. Men’s Freestyle World Team Biographies

by Savannah Asmann, USA Wrestling

2023: Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial champion…U23 Freestyle National champion…Fifth at 2023 US Open…

2022: U20 Freestyle World Team Trials runner-up…Fifth at USMC US Open

2021: Third at US Marine Corps 16U & Junior Nationals (Junior Freestyle)…Fourth at Junior Nationals…

2019: Third at Beast of the East…Walsh Ironman runner-up…Fourth at USMC Junior Greco-Roman Nationals…Seventh at USMC Junior Freestyle Nationals… Phil Portuese Northeast Regional champion in Junior Greco-Roman… Phil Portuese Northeast Regional champion in Junior men’s freestyle…

2018: Fifth at Beast of the East…Seventh at Walsh Ironman…Third at 16U USMC Freestyle Nationals…Fourth at Cadet Nationals…Third at Phil Portuese Northeast Regional in men’s freestyle… Phil Portuese Northeast Regional champion in Junior Greco-Roman…

College: Redshirt Freshman at Virginia Tech…

High School: Two-time Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association champion…MIAA runner-up…Maryland Wrestler of the Year…2020 Super 32 Champion…Three-time placer at Fargo…2020 Prep National Champion…2019 Walsh Ironman finalist…Finished third at Beast of the East…

Personal: Son of Christie and Travis Flynn…Born on May 28, 2002…21 years old…

2023: U23 Nationals champion…

2018: Sixth at Beast of the East…

College: Redshirt Junior at Arizona State… Recorded a career high 10 wins his sophomore season, going 10-5…Twice named to the Pac-12 Winter Honor Roll…

High School: Three-time Pennsylvania state champion…

Personal: Born on February 1, 2001…22 years old…

2023: U23 Nationals champion…Sixth at NCAA D1 Championships…

2018: USAW Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion…

2017: Third at USMC Junior Greco-Roman Nationals…Seventh at USMC Junior Freestyle Nationals…

2016: USA Wrestling Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion…USA Wrestling Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals runner-up…Western Junior Freestyle Regionals champion…Western Junior Greco-Roman Regionals champion…Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion…

2015: Cadet Men’s Freestyle Nationals runner-up… Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals runner-up…Western Junior Freestyle Regional champion…Western Junior Greco-Roman Regional runner-up…Third at Cadet Folkstyle Nationals…

College: Redshirt Freshman at Nebraska…

High School: Wrestled at Box Elder High School…Four-time Utah high school state champion…Five-time first-place finisher at USA Folkstyle Nationals…

Personal: Son of Jenny and Chris Hardy…Born on April 27, 2000…23 years old…

2023: Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial champion…U23 Freestyle National champion

2022: Third at USMC US Open…

2021: Seventh at U23 Freestyle Nationals…

2017: Phil Portuese Northeast Regional Junior runner-up…

College: 2023 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania…

High School: 2017 Pennsylvania AAA state champion at 106 pounds…Fifth at Powerade in 2017-18 season…Finished 2016-17 season with a 45-2 record…Won PIAA Sectional, District and Regional titles on his way to state championship…2016 PIAA Sectional and District champion…

Personal: Son of Maureen and Joe Zapf…Born on October 20, 2000…22 years old…

2023: Final X True Thirds champion…Third at US Open…NCAA D1 National Champion…

2022: NCAA D1 National Champion…

2021: 2021 Junior World Champion…UWW Junior Nationals champion…Third at NCAA D1 Championships…

2020: UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals champion…

2019: Third at 2019 USMC Junior Freestyle Nationals…Junior Freestyle World Team Trials Challenge runner-up…Seventh at Marine Corps US Open…

2018: USMC Junior Freestyle Nationals champion…Fifth at Cadet Freestyle Nationals…

College: Junior at Missouri…

High School: Junior Dan Hodge Award Winner...Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award for Wisconsin...Earned the No. 1 High School Wrestler in America award at the 2019 Who's No. 1 Tournament Showcase…High School Record of 110-5...2018 Fargo National Champion...2016, 2017, 2019 Fargo All-American...Three-time Wisconsin state champion...2017 Classic 8 Conference Wrestler of the Year…

Personal: Son of Brian and Laura O'Toole…Born on May 9, 2001…22 years old…

2023: Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial bronze medalist…U23 Freestyle Nationals champion…Sixth at NCAA D1 Championships…

2022: U23 Freestyle Nationals champion…Sixth at NCAA D1 Championships…

2019: USMC Junior Nationals runner-up…Third at Junior Freestyle World Team Trials Challenge…Third at Marine Corps US Open…

2018: USMC Junior Freestyle Nationals runner-up…Marine Corps US Open Junior Freestyle runner-up…

College: Senior at Oklahoma State…

High School: Wrestled at Tuttle High School…Two-time Oklahoma state champ in 2018 and 2019… Placed second in Fargo in 2018 and 2019…Named an All-American in 2016, 2018 and 2019… 2019 Super 32 tournament champion…

Personal: Son of Robert and Amy Plott…Born on November 26, 2000…22 years old…

2023: Final X runner-up…US Open champion…NCAA D1 National Champion…

2022: NCAA D1 National Champion…

2021:  NCAA D1 National Champion…

2019: Seventeenth at Junior World Championships…Sixth at Senior Freestyle Nationals…Junior Freestyle World Team Trials Challenge champion…Marine Corps US Open Junior Freestyle champion…Dave Schultz Memorial International champion…

2018: Junior World Championship silver medalist…Junior World Team Trials Challenge champion…Marine Corps US Open Junior Freestyle champion…

2017: Cadet World Champion…USMC Junior Freestyle Nationals champion…Cadet Freestyle Nationals runner-up…

2016: UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals runner-up…Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion…Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion…

College: Senior at Penn State…

High School: Wrestled at North Hagerstown High School...Named 2018 National High School Coaches Association Wrestler of the Year...Became seventh wrestler to capture four NHSCA Championships at NHSCA High School Nationals...Compiled a 163-2 record at NHHS...Won four Maryland state titles...

Personal: Born on June 15, 2000…23 years old…    

2023: U23 Freestyle Nationals champion…Seventh at US Open…Eighth at NCAA D1 National Championships…

2022: U23 World Championship silver medalist…U23 World Team Trials champion…Third at Last Chance Qualifier…

2019: Sixth at Marine Corps US Open in Junior Freestyle…

2018: Beast of the East runner-up…Fifth at UWW Cadet Nationals…

College: Senior at Cornell…

High School: New Jersey State Champion in 2018…Super 32 Champion in 2018…FloNationals Champion in 2019…New Jersey State Champion in 2019…First Team All-State in 2018 and 2019…

Personal: Son of Jesenia Reis and Roig Cardenas…Born on September 13, 2001…22 years old…

2023: US Open runner-up…

2022: Final X New York True Third runner-up…World Team Trials Challenge runner-up…USMC US Open runner-up…

2021: Fifth at UWW Senior Freestyle Nationals…Sixth at UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals…Third at UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals…

2020: UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals champion…

2019: Third at USMC Junior Greco-Roman Nationals…Fourth at USMC Junior Freestyle Nationals…Northern Plains Regional Greco-Roman champion… Northern Plains Regional Freestyle champion…

College: Junior at NC State…

High School: Named a 2020 Wrestling USA Scholastic All-American...Two-time state champion…State runner-up as a sophomore…Placed fifth at the state championships as a freshman…Third at 2019 Super 32…Double Fargo All-American in 2019…
Personal: Born on December 10, 2001…21 years old…

2023: U23 Freestyle Nationals champion…Fourth at Senior World Team Trials Challenge…Fourth at US Open…Third at NCAA D1 Championships…

2021: Fifth at Junior World Championships…Junior Freestyle Nationals champion…

2019: Sixth at Marine Corps US Open…FloNationals champion…

2018: Fifth at USMC Junior Greco-Roman Nationals…Third at USMC Junior Freestyle Nationals…Seventh at Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals…Seventh at Cadet Freestyle Nationals…Junior Folkstyle Nationals runner-up…

2017: Southern Plains Regional Greco-Roman champion…Third at Southern Plains Regional in Freestyle…Third at USMC Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals…Third at USMC Cadet Freestyle Nationals…

College: Senior at Air Force…

High School: Wrestled at Newton High School…Two-time Kansas state champion and three-time finalist…Four-time USAW Junior National Freestyle and Greco Roman All-American…USA Wrestling Folkstyle National All-American…

Personal: Son of Lynnette and Todd Hendrickson…Born on January 13, 2001…22 years old…

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