UW: Ten wrestlers set to compete at UWW Junior Nationals

Will Wendorff
April 27, 2016 16:09

UW: Ten wrestlers set to compete at UWW Junior Nationals

Ten wrestlers set to compete at UWW Junior Nationals
Seven Wisconsin freshmen among participants at Las Vegas tournament

April 27, 2016

MADISON, Wis. – Ten members of the Wisconsin wrestling team are set to compete in the UWW Junior Greco-Roman and Freestyle National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Wednesday through Saturday.

That tally of Badgers includes seven true freshmen competing in the championships, including David Chadd, Michael Cullen, Cole Martin, Mason Reinhardt, Hunter Ritter, Eli Stickley and Ben Stone.

“We’ve been putting in a lot of preparation ever since the season ended. We’ve been wrestling and lifting multiple times a week to prepare ourselves for the juniors,” Stickley said.

In addition, UW sophomore Johnny Jimenez and redshirt freshmen Ryan Christensen and Jens Lantz will also be contending.

“I’ve heard a lot of great things about this tournament and I’m excited that I now get my chance to qualify for the World Team Trials and hopefully qualify for the world team,” Martin added.

The first session of the championships runs from 4-8 p.m. (CT) on Friday for preliminaries and consolations. On Saturday, the second session takes place for preliminaries, quarterfinals and consolations from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., followed by the third and final session for semifinals, consolations, consolation semifinals and the first-, third-, fifth- and seventh-place matches, which will start at 3 p.m.

For more information on the championships, click here.

Kelli Grashel
Athletic Communications Assistant | University of Wisconsin
Softball, Wrestling, W Basketball, Football
Office – 608-262-8216 | Cell – 608-445-4086

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Will Wendorff
April 27, 2016 16:09