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Third in 2017 Freestyle U.S World Team Trials, Second in 2017 Greco-Roman U.S World Team Trials, Two-time University Nationals Champion, 2015 NCAA All-American for North Dakota State, Three-time Minnesota State Champion for Crosby-Ironton HS, 2007 USAW Cadet Nationals Champion in Freestyle and Greco-Roman.

  1. Final X Men's Freestyle Complete Scoring Breakdown

    Final X Men's Freestyle Complete Scoring Breakdown

    Jun 16, 2022

    Wrestling always has been and probably, given the nuanced and complicated nature of the sport, always will be lacking in the stats department. I'm doing my very small part to fix that. Below is a breakdown of all the scoring across the 24 matches men's freestyle matches at Final X Stillwater and New York.
  2. Early Predictions For Team USA At 2022 Worlds

    Early Predictions For Team USA At 2022 Worlds

    Jun 9, 2022

    Team USA’s world team is set and expectations are high for the men’s freestyle team. With 3 months remaining, it's time for some “way too early predictions” and give a brief outlook on every weight at the 2022 world championships in men’s freestyle.
  3. All The Scoring Action From Final X NYC

    All The Scoring Action From Final X NYC

    Jun 9, 2022

    If you're ready to re-live the best scoring action from Final X New York City, scroll through this compilation of scoring highlights from all 14 best-of-three series.
  4. Match Notes From Final X NYC

    Match Notes From Final X NYC

    Jun 8, 2022

    Hot off the heels of Final X Stillwater, it's Final X NYC! Live from the Hulu Theater in the greatest city on planet earth.
  5. The Complete Final X New York Greco Preview

    The Complete Final X New York Greco Preview

    Jun 7, 2022

    All five series on the docket for Final X New York presented by Tezos involve the elite of the elite in American Greco-Roman wrestling. Who the headliners are is subjective fodder, but many are looking forward to the only Olympic Trials final rematch from last year pitting ‘21 World bronze G’Angelo Hancock against Braxton Amos, who captured a World bronze last year on the Junior level.
  6. The Complete Final X New York Women's Freestyle Preview

    The Complete Final X New York Women's Freestyle Preview

    Jun 7, 2022

    After an exciting weekend in Stillwater, where five women punched their tickets to Belgrade, get ready for Final X New York presented by Tezos, where five more best-of-three series will determine the rest of the U.S. women’s freestyle World Team. The weights competing this weekend are 50 kilograms, 53 kg, 57 kg, 62 kg, and 72 kg and will kick off with “True Third” matches at 12:30 pm in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
  7. Final X NYC Will Finalize 2022 World Team

    Final X NYC Will Finalize 2022 World Team

    Jun 6, 2022

    Team USA will finalize their 2022 senior world team on June 8 at Final X in New York City. Check out the full bout order for the event below along with the list of wrestlers who have already qualified for the senior world team.
  8. Complete Final X College Guide

    Complete Final X College Guide

    May 31, 2022

    America's best wrestlers will put it on the line at two Final X events in the upcoming days. While some are still in college, most have wrapped up their collegiate careers. Take a look at who your favorite team is sending to each Final X event and how they did below! Just because a wrestler doesn't have a college listed, doesn't mean they didn't go to school, just that they didn't compete for a school. Most who don't have a school attended Northern Michigan University and trained at the Olympic Training Site.
  9. 21 World & Olympic Medals Make This Women's Final X Field Deep As Ever

    21 World & Olympic Medals Make This Women's Final X Field Deep As Ever

    May 27, 2022

    The women’s field at Final X is loaded with credentials. Is it the best Final X field ever? Take a look at the numbers and decide for yourself. This year's line-up includes five of six 202One Olympians and six of 10 members of the 2021 World team. Six-time World champion Adeline Gray, who is pregnant with twins, is the only member of the Olympic team not competing.
  10. Women's Weekly: Final X Is Set

    Women's Weekly: Final X Is Set

    May 25, 2022

    The World Team Trials were held in Coralville, Iowa, on May 21-22, which set all 10 Final X matchups.
  11. Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    May 13, 2022

    The 2022 World Team Trials are set to go down in Coralville, Iowa May 21-22. This tournament will set the top two wrestlers at every weight who will wrestle-off for the world team spot in June at Final X. Seeds for the trials likely won't be released until a few days prior to the tournament, but because of its importance, we decided to predict what the top 7-8 seeds at each weight will look like. Take a look at those projections for men's freestyle below.
  12. US Open Men's Freestyle Upperweight Preview + Predictions

    US Open Men's Freestyle Upperweight Preview + Predictions

    Apr 28, 2022

    The US Open finally returns, and with it, a chance for the top senior level contenders to qualify for the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in May, which determines who participates in Final X. Challenge Tournament seeds will also largely be determined by the results from the Open.
  13. US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    Apr 25, 2022

    In which we provide a quick guide to the men's freestyle weight classes at the USMC US Open.
  14. Men's Freestyle Olympic Trials Mega Preview

    Men's Freestyle Olympic Trials Mega Preview

    Mar 31, 2021

    The 2021 US Olympic Trials go down this weekend. All the action will be streamed either through NBC Sports Network or NBC's Peackock streaming service. Meanwhile, we'll have a watch party live throughout the trials to keep wrestling fans in the loop. Before all the action goes down, check out the contenders and challengers for the 2021 Olympic Trials.
  15. 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.