Meet The First Three Athletes To Qualify For The U. S. Olympic Wrestling Team

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 5:14 AM

S. Olympic Team Trials in IA City label the first opportunity for wrestlers to qualify for the two thousand sixteen U. S. Olympic Team and Day one of the event contained all the normal drama and excitement that surrounds any Olympic qualification tournament.

Meet The First Three Athletes To Qualify For The U. S. Olympic Wrestling Team

IA CITY, IA – The U. S. Olympic Team Trials in IA City label the first opportunity for wrestlers to qualify for the two thousand sixteen U. S. Olympic Team and Day one of the event contained all the normal drama and excitement that surrounds any Olympic qualification tournament.

Eighteen Olympic wt classes – six each in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman – will be competed across Saturday and Sunday. Of the nine wt classes competing on Saturday, the U. S. has already earned Olympic quota spots for the Rio two thousand sixteen Olympic Games in three.

The Olympic Trials winners in the remaining six wt classes will see to earn their births by competing later this mo in Mongolia and, if necessary, in Turkey in May.

Meet the first athletes to qualify for the two thousand sixteen Olympic team:


Greenfield, Mass.
twenty-nine
two thousand twelve Olympic Games, fourteenth
Eight-time world team member, four-time world medalist (two thousand twelve, gold; two thousand ten, silver; two thousand fourteen, silver; two thousand thirteen, bronze)
Pirozhkova was the No. one-ranked women’s sixty-three kg. wrestler at Olympic Trials in the top-eight rankings. She'd to win against four matches to qualify for her second Olympic team. She started out with a 10-0 technical fall over Olivia Seppinni before her 11-1 technical fall over Alexis Porter in the quarterfinal and 5-1 decision over Jennifer Page in the semifinal. In the championship match, Pirozhkova took on No. 2-ranked Erin Clodgo.
Erin Clodgo earned the Olympic quota spot for the U. S. by winning the Pan American Olympic Qualification event latest mo in Dallas.


Stevens Point, Wis.
twenty-five
two thousand twelve Olympic Games, eleventh
None
Provisor entered the Olympic Trials ranked fourth in the top-eight rankings. He'd a bye in the first round, then won in a 4-1 decision over Patrick Martinez before taking No. 1 ranked Jordan Holm in a 3-0 decision in the semifinal. To win the Olympic Trials and claim a spot on his second Olympic team, Provisor overcame No. 3-ranked Jacob Clark in the best-of-three championship match.
Team UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’s Olympic quota spot at eighty-fifth kg. was earned by Jordan Holm at the Pan American Olympic Qualification event latest mo in Dallas.


Arlington, Texas
thirty
two thousand twelve Olympic Games, fifth
Four-time world team member, two-time world bronze medalist (two thousand nine, two thousand fourteen)
No. 1-ranked Dlagnev had a bye in the first circular of Olympic Trials and would only necessity four matches (against three opponents) to win a spot on his second consecutive Olympic team. In the quarterfinals, Dlagnev won 10-0 over Connor Medbery in technical fall before a 5-1 decision over Dominique Bradley in the semis. Dlagnev wrestled No. 2-ranked Zach Rey, a two thousand fifteen Pan American Games champion, in the best-of-three championship match.
Dlagnev earned the Olympic quota spot for his country at latest mo’s Pan American Olympic Qualification event in Dallas.



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