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The University of Northern Iowa will be sending a trio of both current and future Panthers to compete in this weekend’s Junior World Team Trials in Rochester, Minnesota. Winners of the event earn the right to represent the United States at the Junior World Tournament which takes place this September in Slovakia.

Leading the way for the Panthers are a pair of US Open medalists: Jack Skudlarczyk (61 kg) and Michael Blockhus (65 kg) who both placed eighth.

Also qualifying by virtue of his Fargo All-American status is Waterloo, Iowa native Tyrell Gordon. Entered at 86 kg, Gordon will be competing a lighter weight than he did this past season.

Northern Iowa Panthers Roster at UWW Junior World Team Trials:

Jack Skudlarczyk – 61 kg
Michael Blockhus – 65 kg
Tyrell Gordon – 86 kg

Event Schedule:

Friday May 18

Session I

UWW Junior Freestyle: 1st Round, Quarterfinals and Consolation

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – UWW JR Freestyle (3 MATS) – Fieldhouse

Session II

UWW Junior Freestyle: Semi-Finals, Finals, 3rd Place, Consolation

4:00 pm – 7:30 pm – UWW JR Freestyle (3 MATS) – Fieldhouse


Saturday May 19

Session IIINo Junior Freestyle during this session

Senior Men’s Freestyle: 1st Round, Quarterfinals and Consolation

10:00 am – 2:30 pm – Senior Men’s Freestyle (2 MATS) – Performance Court

Session IV

UWW Junior Freestyle: Best 2 out of 3 Championship

1:00 pm – 4:45 pm – UWW JR Freestyle (1.5 Mats) – Fieldhouse

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle