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U20 Freestyle World Team Trials finals pairings and Challenge Tournament results

by Ellen Paddock, USA Wrestling

U20 Challenge Tournament champion, Levi Haines (M2 Training Center). Photo by Hannah Mears

The U23 Freestyle challenge tournament at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio wrapped up this afternoon. Winners move on to the finals, which will feature a best-of-three series against the 2022 U.S. Open champions. The champion from each best-of-three series qualifies to represent the United States at the 2022 UWW World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria (August 15-21).

Best-of-three finals matchups:

57 kg – Troy Spratley (Texas Pride Wrestling Club) vs Jore Volk (Pinnacle Wrestling Club)

61 kg – Nic Bouzakis (Pennsylvania) vs Jesse Mendez (Region Wrestling Academy)

65 kg – Vince Cornella (Spartan Combat RTC) vs Carter Young (Cowboy RTC)

70 kg – Mitchell Mesenbrink (Askren Wrestling Academy) vs Levi Haines (M2 Training Center)

74 kg – Alex Facundo (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) vs Jack Thomsen (Jackrabbit Wrestling Club)

79 kg – Luca Augustine (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club) vs Brayden Thompson (Illinois)

86 kg – Samuel Fisher (Southeast RTC) vs Bennett Berge (Pinnacle Wrestling Club)

92 kg – Jaxon Smith (DMV RTC) vs Silas Allred (Nebraska Wrestling Training Center)

97 kg – Ben Kueter (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) vs Noah Pettigrew (The Storm Wrestling Center)

125 kg – Nicholas Feldman (Pennsylvania and Ohio RTC) vs Hunter Catka (Southeast Regional Training Center, Inc)

Challenge bracket tournament finals results:

57 kg –Jore Volk MN (Pinnacle Wrestling Club) dec. Cooper Flynn TN (Southeast Regional Training Center, Inc), 5-2

61 kg – Jesse Mendez IN (Region Wrestling Academy) TF Emilio Ysaguirre, jr. AZ (Arizona), 12-2 4:37

65 kg – Carter Young OK (Cowboy RTC) dec. Ryan Jack NC (Wolfpack Wrestling Club), 11-5

70 kg – Levi Haines PA (M2 Training Center) TF Hunter Garvin IA (Big Game Wrestling Club), 14-4 5:49

74 kg – Jack Thomsen IA (Jackrabbit Wrestling Club) TF Braeden Scoles WI (Askren Wrestling Academy), 12-2 3:13

79 kg – Brayden Thompson IL (Illinois) dec. Joshua Barr MI (Team Donahoe Wrestling Club), 4-1

86 kg – Bennett Berge MN (Pinnacle Wrestling Club) dec. Tate Picklo OK (Oklahoma Regional Training Center), 5-2

92 kg – Silas Allred IN (Nebraska Wrestling Training Center) pin Martin Cosgrove NJ (New Jersey), 10-2 4:18

97 kg – Noah Pettigrew GA (The Storm Wrestling Center) TF Zak Taylor OH (Nebraska Wrestling Training Center), 11-0 0:51

125 kg – Hunter Catka PA (Southeast Regional Training Center, Inc) TF Josiah Hill CA (Arkansas Regional Training Center), 14-3 5:27

Event Schedule:

Saturday, June 4th

Session 1: Freestyle

U20 FS World Team Trials - Challenge Tournament - Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Finals & Consolations

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

U23 (Men) FS Preliminaries and Consolations

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Session 2: Freestyle:

U20 FS World Team Trials Challenge Tournament Consolations, All Medal Matches, and FINAL WTT Best 2 out of 3 finals

4:00PM – 7:00 PM

U23 (Men) FS Preliminaries and Consolations

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sunday, June 5th

Session 3: Freestyle:

U23 (Men) FS Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Consolations, All Medal Matches, and Best 2 out of 3 Finals

10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

The action will be streamed live on FloWrestling

For more details on this event visit USA Wrestling Events