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U23 World Team complete after 17 National Team members accept their bids

by Taylor Gregorio, USA Wrestling

17 U.S. Senior National Team athletes have accepted their opportunities to represent the United States at the U23 World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain, in October.

Per the World Team selection procedures, the highest-ranked, age-eligible 2022 U.S. National Team member has the first right of refusal for the U23 World Team spot at their respective style and weight class and must have accepted by June 27, 2022. If no one from the Senior National Team meets the requirement at a weight or declines the spot, then the wrestler that won the U23 Nationals tournaments in May and June would earn the nod.

As a result, Senior National Team members accepting their U23 World Team spots are:

  • Senior World Team members (5):
    • Yianni Diakomihalis (MFS 65 kg)
    • Amit Elor (WFS 72 kg)
    • Dymond Guilford (WFS 76 kg)
    • Benji Peak (GR 72 kg)
    • Cohlton Schultz (GR 130 kg)
  • Senior Nationals Team Nos. 2 (7):
    • Vito Arujau (MFS 57 kg)
    • Felicity Taylor (WFS 53 kg)
    • Alex Hedrick (WFS 57 kg)
    • Lexie Basham (WFS 59 kg)
    • Sienna Ramirez (WFS 68 kg)
    • Alston Nutter (GR 67 kg)
    • Britton Holmes (GR 77 kg)
  • Senior National Team Nos. 3 (5):
    • David Carr (MFS 74 kg)
    • Carter Starocci (MFS 79 kg)
    • Alex Liles (WFS 62 kg)
    • Emma Bruntil (WFS 65 kg)
    • Mason Hartshorn (GR 63 kg)

Find the complete results of Final X Stillwater, Final X New York , World Team Trials Challenge Tournament, U23 Women’s Freestyle Nationals, and U23 Men’s Freestyle and Greco-Roman Nationals on FloArena.


Men’s freestyle
57 kg: Vito Arujau*
61 kg: Aaron Nagao
65 kg: Yianni Diakomihalis*
70 kg: Yahya Thomas
74 kg: David Carr*
79 kg: Carter Starocci*
86 kg: Trent Hidlay
92 kg: Jacob Cardenas
97 kg: Tanner Sloan
125 kg: Tony Cassioppi

Women’s freestyle
50 kg: Nyla Valencia    
53 kg: Felicity Taylor*
55 kg: Alisha Howk
57 kg: Alexandria Hedrick*
59 kg: Lexie Basham*
62 kg: Alex Liles*
65 kg: Emma Bruntil*
68 kg: Sienna Ramirez*
72 kg: Amit Elor*
76 kg: Dymond Guilford*

55 kg: Camden Russell
60 kg: Phillip Moomey
63 kg: Mason Hartshorn*
67 kg: Alston Nutter*
72 kg: Benjamin Peak*
77 kg: Britton Holmes*
82 kg: Tyler Cunningham
87 kg: Michial Foy
97 kg: Nicholas Boykin
130 kg: Cohlton Schultz*

*Denotes Senior National Team member accepting their opportunity