September 14, 2018

Brady Koontz Heads to Junior World Championships

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Brady Koontz will be the first of five Buckeyes (three current) representing the United States at world championships over the next two months when he heads to Slovakia to compete Sept. 17-19 in the 2018 Junior World Championships as a member of the U.S. Greco-Roman Team. Koontz earned the 55-kilogram spot by winning the World Team Trials back in June. Alumni Kyle Snyder and Logan Stieber will don the Stars & Stripes at the World Championships Oct.20-28 while upperclassmen Myles Martin and Kollin Moore are on the American U-23 World Championship roster for Nov. 12-18.


EVENT COVERAGE


Koontz is no stranger to international competition, grappling at the 2015 Cadet Worlds. His success in the Greco realm includes a runner-up finish at Fargo ’17 for his fifth Fargo All-American honor.

U.S. GRECO-ROMAN ROSTER | 2018 JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
55 kg: Brady Koontz Plover, Wisc.
60 kg: Taylor LaMont Mapleton, Utah
63 kg: Alston Nutter Fennimore, Wisc.
67 kg: Peyton Omania Concord, Calif.
72 kg: Tyler Dow Stoughton, Wisc.
77 kg: Kamal Bey Colorado Springs, Colo.
82 kg: Andrew Berreyesa Las Vegas, Nev.
87 kg: Barret Hughes Coweta, Okla.
97 kg: Chad Porter Phoenix, Ariz.
130 kg: Cohlton Schultz Parker, Colo.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE (eastern times listed)
Monday, Sept. 17
4:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds (55 kg, 63 kg, 77 kg, 87 kg, 130 kg)
Noon – Semifinals (55 kg, 63 kg, 77 kg, 87 kg, 130 kg)

Tuesday, Sept. 18
4:30 a.m. – Qualification rounds (60 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg, 82 kg, 97 kg)
4:30 a.m. – Repechage (55 kg, 63 kg, 77 kg, 87 kg, 130 kg)
10:45 a.m.  – Opening ceremonies
11:15 a.m. – Semifinals (60 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg, 82 kg, 97 kg)
Noon – Finals (55 kg, 63 kg, 77 kg, 87 kg, 130 kg)

Wednesday, Sept. 19
4:30 a.m. – Repechage (Greco-Roman 60 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg, 82 kg, 97 kg)
Noon – Finals (Greco-Roman 60 kg, 67 kg, 72 kg, 82 kg, 97 kg)

Koontz posted a 17-8 overall record with five pins and a major decision while competing in six unattached tournaments as a redshirt during the collegiate season. He claimed runner-up honors in both the Findlay Open and Storm Open.