Carter Happel will be one of 10 Hawkeyes headed to Vegas for the UWW Junior National tournament

University of Iowa Press Release below:

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Ten University of Iowa wrestlers travel to Las Vegas this week to compete at the 2017 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships on Friday and Saturday. The event is hosted by the South Point Hotel and Convention Center and features United States wrestlers in the United World Wrestling 17-20 year-old age group.

Hawkeyes competing in the UWW Junior Freestyle tournament include redshirt freshmen Paul Glynn (60 kg), Joey Gunther (74 k), Jeremiah Moody (74 kg), and Keegan Shaw (66 kg), and true freshmen Cade Brownlee, Carter Happel (66 kg), Matt Malcom (70 kg), Alex Marinelli (74 kg), Dan Murphy (66 kg), and Kaleb Young (79 kg).

Competition begins Friday at 11 a.m. (CT). Consolation rounds begin Saturday at 11 a.m., and the semifinals and medal rounds begin Saturday at 2 p.m.

The top seven freestyle finishers in each weight class earn a berth at the 2017 UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska, on June 8-9.

FloWrestling will stream the 2017 Open Championships live at

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle