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Brackets just dropped for the Junior World Team Trials. You can view them here on Arena. Action today goes all the way through the Challenge Tournament finals. Tomorrow the Challenge Tournament Champ will meet the JR US Open Champ in a Best-of-3 series to determine our World Team representative.
May 17-19 | 10:00 AM Eastern
We rolled out our JR Trials Preview the other day. Now that brackets are up, we'll take a look at notable late entries or scratches, the interesting developments based on seeds and highlight the best early match ups.
Anthony Cassioppi, who dominated his way through the Junior Open was a big favorite to win the HWT spot. He sat in the Best-of-3 finals but is not wrestling. Teammates Nelson Brands and Abe Assad - both 3rd at the Open, are also not entered. Patrick Glory (61) and Real Woods (65) are other notable US Open placers not wrestling here.
Jacori Teemer wrestled 70kg at the Open but was registered at 65. He's at 70 and is the 4 seed.
The Open runner-up at 79kg, Shane Griffith, is at 74.
57 - Last year's U23 Champ, Vito Arujau, is the #1 seed. He wrestled in the SR division at the Open.
61 - A runner-up here a year ago, Jordan Decatur is the 6 seed after not placing at the Open.
70 - Teemer is the 4 seed
74 - 79kg Open Runner-up Shane Griffith is the 2 seed
92 - Kendall Norfleet who was a runner-up last at 86y ear didn't place at the Open. He bumped to 92 and is the 3 seed.
Best 1st Round Matches
57 - Fargo Champ Michael Colaiocco vs. 2017 Cadet World Teamer Julian Tagg
61 - Cadet Trials Runner-Up Frankie Tal-Shahar vs. Jevon Parrish who was 3rd at the Open
65 - Ed Scott vs. Keegan O'Toole and Lucas Revano vs. Josh Saunders
70 - Brock Mauller vs. 2x Fargo Runner-Up Jared Franek
74 - Jarrett Jacques vs. DJ Shannon
79 - Parker Keckeisen vs. Jackson Turley
86 - Cameron Caffey vs. Chris Foca