2021 USA Wrestling Olympic Team Trials Watch Party

The 3 Weights Team USA Still Needs To Qualify For Tokyo

The 3 Weights Team USA Still Needs To Qualify For Tokyo

The US Olympic Trials are in the books, but team USA still needs to qualify three weights for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Check those out here.

Apr 4, 2021 by David Bray
null

While 15 of the 18 winners from the 2021 US Olympic Trials have already secured spots in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, team USA still needs to qualify its representative in Men's Freestyle at 65 kg and in Greco Roman at 77 kg and 130 kg. Those athletes will have to punch their tickets to Tokyo via the Olympic Games Qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria which takes place May 6-9.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

While 15 of the 18 winners from the 2021 US Olympic Trials have already secured spots in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, team USA still needs to qualify its representative in Men's Freestyle at 65 kg and in Greco Roman at 77 kg and 130 kg. Those athletes will have to punch their tickets to Tokyo via the Olympic Games Qualifier in Sofia, Bulgaria which takes place May 6-9.

Qualifying each weight is no small task. Each competitor must place in the top two of their weight class amid a field of the world's best who have yet to qualify.

At 65 kg in Men's Freestyle, Team USA will rely on the talents of Jordan Oliver who is coming off victories over Joey McKenna, Yianni Diakomihalis, and Nick Lee. He will look to qualify the US for the Olympic Games and then attempt to win the first World or Olympic medal for the country at the weight since Bill Zadick brought home gold from the 2006 World Championships.

The Greco Roman rep for the US in Greco Roman at 77 kg is Jesse Porter of the New York Athletic Club. Porter punched his ticket to the Olympic Trials via the Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier, and now he'll look to lock in a spot for team USA at the final Olympic Games Qualifier in Bulgaria. He'll have his work cut out for him, but he's as hot as anyone in the US right now and will look to build on the momentum he's created the last two weekends in Fort Worth.

Listen to Jesse Porter after he earned his spot on Team USA at the Olympic Trials

null




America's hopes to qualify the country for the Olympics at 130 kg fall squarely on the shoulders of 2018 Wold Silver Medalist Adam Coon. The former NCAA Finalist for Michigan has already shown his ability to perform on the World stage and will look to qualify the country at heavyweight in Bulgaria.

Adam Coon's post-Olympic Trails interview

null