A four time Utah state champion with four MOW's to go along with the titles, LaMont capped his high school career off as a four time Fargo champion (two in freestyle, two in Greco) and a Bronze medal at the Junior World championships in 2016. LaMont spent his first year at Utah Valley in a redshirt compiling a record of 20-5 winning two opens along the way. As a redshirt freshman, LaMont was an NCAA qualifier with an overall record of 27-5. LaMont went 2-2 at the NCAA championships in 2018 losing in the quarterfinals to Ohio States Nathan Tomasello. After receiving a medical redshirt for the 18-19 season, LaMont returned up at 133 pounds for the 19-20 season.
Cliff Keen Las Vegas Lightweight Preview & Predictions
Dec 1, 2021It’s officially December, which means it’s officially time for the best college wrestling tournament of the year - CKLV! With over 100 potential ranked wrestlers, the 2021 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational starts Friday morning and runs through Saturday.
Every Ranked Wrestler We Could See At The Cliff Keen Las Vegas
Nov 23, 2021Just how tremendous is the 2021 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational going to be? We haven't had one since 2019, so its mere existence is pretty tremendous in and of itself if you ask us.
Seven Top Women's Takeaways From The U23 World Championships
Nov 8, 2021Ukraine won its first World team title in Belgrade and did so in spectacular fashion. Of its nine athletes, seven picked up medals, five reached the finals and three earned gold. The team was led by Olympic Team member Alina Akobiia, who unfortunately had to miss the Games after damaging ligaments in her elbow. She proved here that she’s a tier above everyone on the U23 level, pinning each of her opponents prior to the finals (where she controlled Russia’s Kristina Mikhneva). Other highlights included Solomiia Vynnyk defeating talented Olympian Anastasia Nichita of Moldova in a contentious 4-4 criteria bout and Anastasiia Lavrenchuk and Anastasiya Alpyeyeva commandingly taking titles at 65 kg and 72 kg respectively. This bodes well for Ukraine’s Senior-level future. None of the five women that represented Ukraine at the Olympics — where it picked up two bronze medals and a fifth-place finisher — were in attendance in Serbia, showing the serious depth and wide range of stars that are entering their Senior-level lineups. Ukraine will, without a doubt, be entering the upper echelon of international women’s wrestling over the next quad as its young stars compete for World Team spots with its talented veterans.
Tony's On Top: Day 7 U23 Worlds Match Notes
Nov 7, 2021We have two wrestlers in contention for a medal. Anthony Cassioppi (125 kg) is in the gold medal match at 125 kg while Chris Cannon (61 kg) is fighting his way through the repechage.
Ukraine Wins Team Title Over Russia And USA
Nov 5, 2021Wrestling has finished in women’s freestyle at the U23 world championships in Belgrade, Serbia. The team race was tight throughout between Team USA, Russia, Ukraine, and India. Take a look below to see the final standings and how every representative for Team USA performed.
USA Sending Star-Studded Women's Squad To U23 World Championships
Nov 2, 2021The Serbia-bound USA U23 women’s freestyle World Team is loaded with college stars on a roster that includes national champions, finalists and All-Americans from recent years.
LIVE From Serbia: Day 2 U23 Worlds Match Notes
Nov 2, 2021Day one's lone shining star for Team USA, Taylor LaMont, is back in action going for a bronze medal today. First, however, Dylan Gregerson, Alston Nutter, Nate Moore, Tommy Brackett, and Nick Boykin will get their tournaments underway with preliminaries - quarterfinals.
Top Competitors At U23 Worlds - Men's Freestyle
Nov 1, 2021The U23 World Championships will go down in Belgrade, Serbia on November 5th-7th. Take a look to learn about some of the top entries in every weight.
LIVE From Serbia: Day 1 U23 Worlds Match Notes
Nov 1, 2021Follow along here for the latest happenings from the 2021 U23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Day one features five US wrestlers in Greco-Roman action: Taylor LaMont (55 kg), David Stepanian (63 kg), Britton Holmes (77 kg), Spencer Woods (87 kg), and Brandon Metz (130 kg).
Can USA Solve U23 Greco Challenge?
Oct 31, 2021Is momentum a real thing in wrestling? And if so, do athletes in different age groups carry it over into their own endeavors?
Team USA's U23 World Championship Rosters
Oct 26, 2021Team USA will be sending a talented group of wrestlers to Belgrade, Serbia to compete in the U23 World Championship from November 1st - 7th.
2022 Title Contenders: 125 Pounds
Jun 29, 2021Many people will say Spencer Lee next topic when asked about who will be the 2022 125-lbs NCAA champion. While Lee will rightfully be the HEAVY odds on favorite to win, it won’t be a done deal until March 19, 2022, at approximately 8 pm EST.
The Ultimate U23 Men's Freestyle Preview & Predictions
May 26, 2021With Cadet and Junior World Teams in place, Team USA is looking to fill out its U23 roster. Some of the nation's top college wrestlers will battle for those spots this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska. Check out the top contenders and see our top four predictions for each Men's Freestyle weight.
The U23 Field Is Coming Together
May 25, 2021This weekend, Lincoln, Nebraska plays host to the U23 World Team Trials, an event featuring some top NCAA athletes vying for World Team spots.
Seven Reasons To Watch NCAA Duals On Flo This Weekend
Feb 10, 2021This is it, we've already made it to the end of the dual meet season (for most teams). Hard to believe it but here we are. So let's squeeze in the most wrestling screen time we possibly can with eight big dual meets all live on Flo!