Completed, Apr 30-May 2
With 10 Junior World Team spots on the line in both freestyle and Greco-Roman, and the top-five placers qualifying for the 2021 Senior World Team Trials, you won't want to miss the action from inside the Xtream Arena in Coralville, IA.
The Medal Mission For The '21 Greco Junior World Team
May 7, 2021Last Friday, out of the ashes of a Trials tournament that impressed in more ways than one, the 2021 U.S. Junior Greco-Roman World Team was formed. Ten extremely talented wrestlers, and not in the way the word "talent" is constantly overused to describe really good wrestlers. Up and down the dial, all of the athletes who made the cut are undeniably skilled in most of the key areas necessary to attain success at the international level. Even those lacking authentic Greco experience (over half the roster) have their own reasons as to why they might very well wind up as medal candidates.
U.S. Senior Nationals Women's Freestyle Recap
May 4, 2021Several Senior-level stars put on stellar performances last weekend at the 2021 Seniors Nationals in Coralville, Iowa, as Olympic Team member and 2019 World champion Jacarra Winchester of Titan Mercury dominated her opponents 40-0 on the day in the 55 kg bracket, while 2017 Junior world champion Maya Nelson of Sunkist Kids battled her way to the Outstanding Wrestler award competing at 59 kg. Other familiar names won their first-ever Senior Nationals stop signs, with 50 kg Erin Golston of Wisconsin RTC finally getting one after being a runner-up three times (2016, 2017 & 2019) and third place twice (2013 & 2018), Alexandria Glaude of Beaver Dam RTC getting her first at 72 kg, and Dymond Guilford of Titan Mercury getting one at 76 kg.
What We Learned From Senior Nationals
May 4, 2021Senior Nationals had some of America's top senior level wrestlers in action. Let's take a look at what we learned from James Green, Isaiah Martinez, Nate Jackson and Tony Cassioppi.
Freestyle Champs Road To The World Team
May 4, 2021The 2021 Junior Freestyle World Team is set. The 10 best juniors in America had to navigate incredibly deep fields filled with the best college recruits, current All-Americans, and past age-level world champs and medalists. Check out how each earned the right to represent Team USA this August at the Junior World Championships.
U.S. Senior Nationals Greco Recap
May 4, 2021The U.S. Senior Greco-Roman Nationals this year had two jobs: 1) serve as the cornerstone for the World Team Trials selection process; 2) provide a platform for established athletes and up-and-comers alike to compete in a high-profile tournament when such opportunities have been found all too scarce.
Seven Shocking Upsets From Coralville
May 2, 2021Things actually went oddly close to chalk in Coralville. Isaiah Martinez had people shocked when he was down 9-0 to Devin Skatzka, but fell back on his inside trip and picked up the pin. Colton Camacho had Drake Ayala on the ropes after locking up a trap arm gut, but Ayala used his pace to storm back. However, these seven matches still surprised us.
Dominant Junior Freestyle Performances
May 2, 202110 Junior Freestyle World Team members have earned the right to represent the United States at the Junior World Championships this August in Russia. However, there were a few who stood out because of their dominance. Check out the outstanding performances of Richard Figueroa, Jesse Mendez, Keegan O'Toole, and Braxton Amos.
Dominant Performers At Jr Greco Trials
May 1, 2021All 10 Junior Greco World Team members deserve praise for their performances. They all earned the right to represent the United States at the Junior World Championships this August in Russia. However, there were 3 who stood out because of their dominance. Check out how outstanding Nic Bouzakis, Chayse LaJoie and Braxton Amos were on their way to making the world team.
Complete & Total College Fan's Guide To UWW Junior & Senior Nationals
Apr 30, 2021The field in Coralville will be littered with Division I talent this weekend, whether that be future D1 talent, current D1 talent, or former D1 talent. If you're a fan of a certain Division I college program, find you're team and look at who all will be representing them, get familiar with the incoming recruits, and/or watch some old familiar faces. And be sure to set those FloArena alerts!
Anything Can Happen At 79kg
Apr 30, 2021There are sure to be many upsets this weekend at Senior Nationals. The very nature of an upset is that no one sees it coming. However, there’s one weight with all the right conditions for chaos - 79kg.