Next week Akron, Ohio will play host to two very significant UWW events with the Cadet and University Nationals for both freestyle and Greco-Romam being contested. This year every wrestler that wins their bracket will earn their way onto a World team, with the Cadet World Championships this September in Georgia and the University World Championships competing in Turkey. The wrestlers will have to battle their way through their respective brackets, and then win a best-of-three finals to claim the spot.

Last year Iowa State wrestler Earl Hall made a big impression by blowing through the field, allowing just two points on the weekend in the 61 kilogram bracket. Also placing at the tournament were teammates Renaldo Rodrgiuez-Spencer and Pat Downey who took fourth at 70 kg and 86 kg respectively.

Sam Janicki - SJanicki Photo
Sam Janicki – SJanicki Photo

Cyclones registered for the UWW University Nationals:
Nathan Boston – 57 kg
Earl Hall – 61 kg
Markus Simmons – 61 kg
Anthony Wesley – 65 kg (63 kg for Greco-Roman)
John Meeks – 65 kg
Blayne Briceno – 66 kg (registered for Greco-Roman only)
Chase Straw – 70 kg
Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer – 70 kg
Colston Diblasi – 74 kg
Logan Breitenbach – 74 kg
Colin Strickland – 80 kg
Hank Swalla – 80 kg
Luke Entzel – 80 kg
Dale Hilleman – 86 kg
David Egli – 86 kg
Marcus Harrington – 97 kg
Benjamin Durbin – 125 kg  (130 kg for Greco-Roman – Cyclone Wrestling Club)


By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle