RALEIGH, N.C. – Brady Koontz won four consecutive matches at the World Team Trials to punch his ticket to the Final X event in Piscataway, NJ., on June 8. He will face Max Nowry in a best-out-three series with the winner representing Team USA in the 55-kg Greco-Roman spot at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships (Sept. 14-22; Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan).
Seeded seventh out of nine competitors at the World Team Trials, Koontz wreaked havoc in the bracket. He raced to the finals series by blanking his first two opponents by scores of 8-0 and 9-0. He then bested Dalton Duffield in successive bouts to claim first place.