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RESULTS: U23 Freestyle World Team Trials finals pairings

by Ellen Paddock, USA Wrestling

Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh WC) after winning in the semifinals. Photo by Hannah Mears

The 2022 U23 Freestyle World Team Trials finalists were determined this morning at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Champions will be crowned after the best-of-three series finals matches. The champions tonight with no age-eligible athlete from the Senior Men’s Freestyle National Team (Final X winner, Final X runner-up or 3rd overall senior athlete via the 2022 Senior Men’s Freestyle World Team Trials) are guaranteed their spot on the World Team. World Team members who will compete at the World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain (Oct. 17-23) will be announced by Monday, June 27th.
Best-of-three finals matchups:
57 kg –Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Cowboy RTC) vs Anthony Noto (Mat Town USA)
61 kg – Jake Gliva (Gopher WC - RTC) vs Aaron Nagao (Gopher WC - RTC)
65 kg – Dylan D'emilio (Ohio RTC) vs Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh WC)
70 kg – Jonathan Millner (Boone RTC) vs Yahya Thomas (Wildcat WC)
74 kg – Patrick Kennedy (Hawkeye WC) vs Peyton Hall (Mountaineer WC)
79 kg – Michael O'malley (Pennsylvania RTC) vs Dustin Plott (Cowboy RTC)
86 kg – Trent Hidlay (Wolfpack WC) vs Trent Munoz (Beaver Dam RTC)
92 kg – Jacob Cardenas (Spartan Combat RTC) vs Evan Bockman (Brunson UVRTC)
97 kg – Tanner Sloan (Jackrabbit WC) vs Nick Stemmet (California RTC)
125 kg – Anthony Cassioppi (Hawkeye WC) vs Zach Elam (Tiger Style Wrestling Club)
Semifinal results:
57 kg
Trevor Mastrogiovanni NJ (Cowboy RTC) dec. Ryan Miller PA (Pennsylvania RTC), 10-6
Anthony Noto NY (Mat Town USA) dec. Gregory Diakomihalis NY (Spartan Combat RTC), 3-3
61 kg
Jake Gliva MN (Gopher WC - RTC) TF Julian Tagg OH (Ohio), 10-0 4:52
Aaron Nagao CA (Gopher WC - RTC) dec. Dylan Shawver OH (Skwc-rtc), 9-9
65 kg
Dylan D'emilio OH (Ohio RTC) dec. Joshua Saunders MO (Spartan Combat RTC), 6-5
Cole Matthews PA (Pittsburgh WC) dec. Ridge Lovett ID (Nebraska WTC), 6-5
70 kg
Jonathan Millner NC (Boone RTC) dec. Drew Roberts WA (Gopher WC - RTC), 10-6
Yahya Thomas IL (Wildcat WC) TF Jacob Butler OK (Oklahoma RTC), 10-0 4:39
74 kg
Patrick Kennedy MN (Hawkeye WC) pin Peyton Robb MN (Nebraska WTC), 6-4 4:39
Peyton Hall WV (Mountaineer WC) dec. Bubba Wilson KS (Nebraska WTC), 9-0
79 kg
Michael O'malley NJ (Pennsylvania RTC) dec. Brennan Swafford IA (Hawkeye WC), 5-2
Dustin Plott OK (Cowboy RTC) dec. Philip Conigliaro MA (New England RTC), 12-10
86 kg
Trent Hidlay NC (Wolfpack WC) TF William Feldkamp MI (Clarion RTC), 10-0 1:06
Trent Munoz CA (Beaver Dam RTC) dec. Abe Assad IL (Hawkeye WC), 6-2
92 kg
Jacob Cardenas NJ (Spartan Combat RTC) dec. Nicholas Willham IN (Indiana RTC), 5-1
Evan Bockman AK (Brunson UVRTC) dec. Andrew Davison IL (Illinois), 5-1
97 kg
Tanner Sloan IA (Jackrabbit WC) TF Tyler Bagoly PA (Clarion RTC), 10-0 4:45
Nick Stemmet IL (California RTC) dec. Garrett Joles WI (Gopher WC - RTC), 8-7
125 kg
Anthony Cassioppi IL (Hawkeye WC) dec. Trent Hillger MI (Wisconsin RTC), 6-0
Zach Elam MO (Tiger Style Wrestling Club) dec. Tyrie Houghton NC (Wolfpack WC), 7-2
U23 eligible wrestlers:
(True third winners and athletes competing at Final X have priority of the U23 World Team spot. Starocci, Trumble and Hidlay still have to wrestle their true third matches)
57 kg – Vitali Arujau (Final X)
65 kg – Yianni Diakomihalis (Final X)
74 kg – David Carr (True Third)
79 kg – Carter Starocci (True Third)
86 kg – Trent Hidlay (True Third)
92 kg – Isaac Trumble (True Third)
The action will be streamed live on FloWrestling