picture of 2021 U23 World Championship

Completed , Nov 1-7, 2021

The 2021 UWW U23 World Championships will take place in Belgrade, Serbia and feature the best 23-and-under wrestlers on the planet in men's freestyle, women's freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling.

  1. Seven Top Women's Takeaways From The U23 World Championships

    Seven Top Women's Takeaways From The U23 World Championships

    Nov 8, 2021

    Ukraine 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.
  2. Tony's On Top: Day 7 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Tony's On Top: Day 7 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Nov 7, 2021

    We 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.
  3. Cassioppi Powers His Way To Finals: U23 Worlds Day 6 Match Notes

    Cassioppi Powers His Way To Finals: U23 Worlds Day 6 Match Notes

    Nov 6, 2021

    Day six in Belgrade. The second half of the men's freestyle team starts their tournament in the morning (Chris Cannon, Peyton Robb, Myles Wilson, Nino Bonaccorsi, and Anthony Cassioppi) while Jake Marsh wrestles in repechage. Jay Aiello will be wrestling for bronze in the afternoon.
  4. Ukraine Wins Team Title Over Russia And USA

    Ukraine Wins Team Title Over Russia And USA

    Nov 5, 2021

    Wrestling 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.
  5. Aiello Alive For Bronze: Day 5 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Aiello Alive For Bronze: Day 5 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Nov 5, 2021

    Day five in Belgrade. Men's freestyle starts with Patrick Glory, Dom Demas, Brock Mauller, Jake Marsh, and Jay Aiello wrestling for Team USA. UNI's colin Realbuto will also be representing Team Italy. Later in the day Kayla Marano will wrestle for a bronze medal.
  6. Shilson Grabs Gold: Day 4 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Shilson Grabs Gold: Day 4 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Nov 4, 2021

    Day four in Belgrade: Alyvia Fiske will be in the morning repechage session and the second half of the women's team (Ronna Heaton, Amanda Martinez, Emma Bruntil, Ashlynn Ortega, Kayla Marano) start their tournament. Later this afternoon Kylie Welker will wrestle for bronze and Emily Shilson for gold. Should be a tremendous day!
  7. LIVE From Serbia: Day 3 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    LIVE From Serbia: Day 3 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Nov 3, 2021

    Day three in Belgrade: 3 Greco athletes remain alive in repechage (Dylan Gregerson, Nate Moore, and Nicholas Boykin) and the first half of the women's team (Emily Shilson, Alex Hedrick, Michaela Beck, Alyiva Fiske, Kylie Welker)kick things off. Should be a tremendous day!
  8. USA Sending Star-Studded Women's Squad To U23 World Championships

    USA Sending Star-Studded Women's Squad To U23 World Championships

    Nov 2, 2021

    The 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.
  9. These Are The Russians You Are Going To Want To Watch At U23s

    These Are The Russians You Are Going To Want To Watch At U23s

    Nov 2, 2021

    Unsurprisingly Russia is bringing a heavy-hitting squad to the U23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. With six wrestlers in the senior level international rankings, they will be the odds-on-favorite to win.
  10. LIVE From Serbia: Day 2 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    LIVE From Serbia: Day 2 U23 Worlds Match Notes

    Nov 2, 2021

    Day 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.