Discuss Wrestling 2013-14 Signee Coltin Fought Advances to World Team Trials at the Breaking News within the Wrestling Talk Forums; <p>The NC State transfer finished fourth at the FILA Junior Nationals this past weekend.</p><div id="Content" ...
Wrestling 2013-14 Signee Coltin Fought Advances to World Team Trials
<p>The NC State transfer finished fourth at the FILA Junior Nationals this past weekend.</p><div id="Content" readability="77">
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<p><b>April 24, 2013</b></p><p><b>TEMPE – </b>The future is already looking bright for the Arizona State University wrestling team following 2013 signee Coltin Fought’s fourth-place finish at the 2013 US Junior FILA Nationals this past weekend.</p>
<p>The NC State transfer and 2011-12 NCAA qualifier competed in the men’s 55kg freestyle division, where he advanced to the semifinals following earlier tournament victories that included a a 6-0, 6-0 tech fall over NYAC-Harlem’s Johnson Mai, a 7-4, 2-0 decision over Phillip Laux and a 6-0, 7-0 tech fall over Gunnar Woodburn.</p>
<p>In the semifinals, he came shy of the tournament champion Thomas Gilman in a 3-0, 4-0 decision but rebounding nicely in the consolation bracket.</p>
<p>There, Fought rolled over Jarred Oftedahl in a 6-0, 7-0 tech fall in the consolation semifinals before coming just shy of Dylan Peters in a hard-fought 1-0, 1-1 decision.</p>
<p>With the fourth-place performance, however, Fought qualified for the U.S. World Team Trials, which will take place June 20-23 in Stillwater, Okla. **There, he will compete for a chance to compete at the 2013 Junior World Championships, held in Sofia, Bulgaria in August.</p>
<p>Fought will join the Sun Devils next season after sitting out this past season with the Wolfpack. As a freshman in 2011-12 at NC State, however, Fought was the starter at 125 pounds and finished the year with 28 victories, a third-place finish at the ACC Championships and a berth in the NCAA Championships.</p>
<p>The sophomore will arrive in Tempe with three years of eligibility and is expected to make an immediate impact in the lower weight classes for the Sun Devils.</p>
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