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Ranks 12th on Illinois' career wins list, 2-time NCAA All-American, 4-time NCAA qualifier, FILA Cadet world team member at 2011 World Championships in Hungary, Two IHSA Class 2A State Championships at 125 and 130 lbs., 2009 and 2010 Cadet Nationals Champion at 125 and 130 lbs.

  1. Cadet Worlds Predicts USA's Future Stars

    Cadet Worlds Predicts USA's Future Stars

    Jul 8, 2021

    The 2021 Cadet World Championships will go down in Budapest, Hungary July 19-25 . Since 2011, team USA has sent a team to the Cadet World Championships every year. This age level competition gives wrestling fans a first-look at the best wrestlers in the world under 17 years old. In this article, we’ll explore how current American wrestling stars fared at the Cadet world championships (in men’s freestyle), ultimately predicting their success at the collegiate level.
  2. 2021 Olympic Trials Seed Projections

    2021 Olympic Trials Seed Projections

    Mar 29, 2021

    Olympic Trials week is finally here! Before official seeds come out later in the week, I wanted to take my best guess at how the seeding committee will see things. 
  3. Contenders And Sleepers: The 2021 Last Chance Qualifier Preview

    Contenders And Sleepers: The 2021 Last Chance Qualifier Preview

    Mar 25, 2021

    The last step before the 2021 Olympic Trials: the 2021 Last Chance US Olympic Trials Qualifier! The top two wrestlers at each weight will qualify for the Olympic Trials on April 2-3. Before you dismiss any of these guys take a look at the registration list and remember that in 2017 Thomas Gilman went from last chance qualifier to World silver. Nothing is impossible!
  4. Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier Registrations Are Loaded

    Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier Registrations Are Loaded

    Mar 24, 2021

    With the Olympic Trials just two weeks away, there is only one remaining opportunity for athletes to qualify. The Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier goes down March 26-27, and the registration list is stacked with talent. Check out all the competitors currently registered to compete in Fort Worth.
  5. Senior Level Staples & NCAA Studs Headline 57kg

    Senior Level Staples & NCAA Studs Headline 57kg

    Oct 6, 2020

    The 57kg bracket at Senior Nationals will have solid senior level depth as well as a number of college guys looking to get their first taste of competition since NCAAs were canceled in March. We won't know the full field until late registration closes on Thursday evening, but here's the gist of what we're likely to see from the lightweights in Coralville.
  6. Bader Show: Quentin Wright & Zane Richards

    Bader Show: Quentin Wright & Zane Richards

    Jul 6, 2020

    On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Bray catch up with Quentin Wright and Zane Richards