For the better part of the past decade, Rob Koll could turn to one family to fill the 184-pound slot in the Cornell lineup and perform at a high level.
Apr 9, 2021, Pro
If anyone had any questions about Kennedy Blades coming into Last Chance Qualifier, those questions have been answered by the high school phenom. After taking out Hannah Gladden in the quarters 10-0, the second time she’s beaten the 2019 U.S. Team #3 in the last five months, 68 kg Blades dominated #1 seed Skylar Grote 12-1 in the semis. Grote is ranked #4 at the Senior level. Then, in a battle of high school stars, Blades outpaced Kylie Welker 16-6 in the finals to qualify for the Olympic Team Trials next weekend. Welker also qualified when #2 seed Kayla Marano, who Welker had beaten earlier in the day, won the consolation finals. It was a standout day for both young athletes.“I felt prepared and excited to wrestle because it’s always fun to compete,” said Blades, a Wyoming Seminary student.
Mar 28, 2021, Pro
The Last Chance Olympic Trials qualifier will set the final field for next weekend's Olympic Trials. The top two finishers in each weight class will join the already loaded group who qualified previously. Check out who's already qualified and then watch the Last Chance Qualifier to find out who joins them. Full Last Chance brackets are available in FloArena.
Mar 27, 2021, Pro
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!
Mar 25, 2021
USA Wrestling - The seeds are finalized for this weekend’s Olympic Team Trials Last Chance Qualifier, which is set for March 26-27 in Fort Worth, Texas.
It's hard to believe only two of the guys at this weight will qualify for the Olympic Trials. With three NCAA champs holding four titles and ten NCAA or NWCA All-Americans holding 23 AA honors, this weight is loaded. Registrations remain open until Thursday night, so we won't have brackets until after that. Here's a look at how the top guys stack up at 86 kg.
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.
Not to detract from any accomplishments that happened in St Louis, but as far as Im concerned the NCAA tournament was one big Olympic Team Trials qualifier.
Mar 22, 2021