Some interesting results thus far today. Who qualifies out of here? Finalists or just champs?
Troy Nickerson v. Zach Sanders
Michael Martinez v. Kyle Hutter
Nothing really of note here yet.
Andrew Hochstrasser v. Daniel Dennis
Drew Headlee v. Nick Fanthorpe
Dennis beat Mitcheff who is up from 55 kilos. Headlee beat Chris Dardanes and Mytych.
Cary Kolat v. Zach Bailey
Jason Tsirtsis v. Joe Johnston
As usual this weight has been a bloodbath. Andrew Alton beat McCauley and then lost to Kolat. Jason Tsirtsis beat Caldwell who is back out in his first action in a while. Johnston has beaten Slaton, Rader, and Nick Dardanes
Derek Peperas v. Mike Poeta
Matt Brown v. JP O'Connor
Nothing really special so far here.
Tyrel Todd v. Tyrone Lewis
Joe LeBlanc v. Kurt Brenner
Todd beat Umbehauer then got a forfeit from Herbert, Lewis beat Marable who is up from his normal 74 kilos
Max Askren v. Byron Tate
Chris Pendleton v. Craig Brester
Only real result of note here was Brester beating Tomei
Eric Bugenhagen v. John Helgerson
Justin Grant v. Matthew Meuleners
Nothing special here yet
Not positive but someone said the top 2 in each weight class move on to Iowa City.
55 KG: Sanders def Martinez 2-0/2-0 (Big effort from Sanders here today as he had a huge win over Nickerson in the semi's and then beat Martinez who he'd struggled against in freestyle in the past)
60 KG: Headlee def Hochstrasser 4-3/4-0 (No gimmes at all for Headlee today as he went through Dardanes, Mytych, Fanthorpe, and Hochstrasser to win here)
66 KG: Kolat def Johnston 2-0/1-0 (Impressive effort by the old guy making it back to the Olympic trials again. Jason Tsirtsis was 4th here losing to Johnston in the semi's and then Bailey for 3rd)
74 KG: Poeta def Brown 2-1/6-0 (Impressive effort by Brown to crash the final, but Poeta did work on him here looks like)
84 KG: Todd def LeBlanc 5-0/2-0 (Another impressive effort here, doubly impressed by the win over Tyrone in the semi's)
96 KG: Pendleton def Askren 1-0/3-1 (Pendleton still loves beating himself some Askrens)
120 KG: Helgerson def Grant 2-1/1-2/2-0 (Nothing super exciting here)
Wait a doggone minute. I saw that Herbert was wrestling in this, but I didn't see him listed in Jensen's final results. Does this mean he doesn't even qualify for the qualification tournament?
he already qualified as a past world team member, guys like him and kolat just wrestled to shake some rust off.
Thank you both. Had me scared there for a minute. Love me some Herbert.