Five For Friday: Wrestling

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 8:47 PM

S. wrestlers qualified for the two thousand sixteen U. S. Olympic Team by winning at the U. S. Olympic Team Trials earlier this month. Six more wrestlers who won championship matches in non-qualified wt classes will go after Olympic berths this weekend at the Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Five For Friday: Wrestling


Nine U. S. wrestlers qualified for the two thousand sixteen U. S. Olympic Team by winning at the U. S. Olympic Team Trials earlier this month. Six more wrestlers who won championship matches in non-qualified wt classes will go after Olympic berths this weekend at the Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Two freestyle men necessity a top-three finish in order to clinch spots in the Rio de Janeiro two thousand sixteen Olympic Games. For world winner Helen Maroulis and three other U. S. women freestyle wrestlers, a top-two finish is needed to lock down Olympic berths.

In addition to Maroulis, the reigning world champ at fifty-fifth kg. who's competing in the Olympic wt of fifty-three kg., other U. S. women freestylers in the qualifying tournament on Saturday are Haley Augello, forty-eight kg.; Kelsey Campbell, fifty-eight kg.; and Tamyra Mensah, sixty-nine kg.

Attempting to safe Olympic berths in the men’s freestyle Sun are two-time NCAA winner J’Den Cox, eighty-six kg., and NCAA winner Frank Molinaro, sixty-five kg.

Three Greco-Roman wrestlers also competed Friday but failed to finish in the top three and earn their ticket to Rio. The Greco-Roman athletes competing were RaVaughn Perkins, sixty-six kg., Jesse Thielke, fifty-nine kg., and Joe Rau, ninety-eight kg.

Athletes who fail to win Olympic berths this weekend will have one final chance on May 6-8 in a second Olympic World Qualifying Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey.



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