June 3, 2018

Martin, Moore Lock Up U23 World Team Spots


AKRON, Ohio — Myles Martin (86 kilograms) and Kollin Moore (97 kg) each went undefeated at the U23 World Team Trials this weekend (June 2-3) in Akron to seize a position on Team USA for the U23 World Wrestling Championships (Nov. 12-18) in Bucharest, Romania. Ohio State will represent 20 percent of the 10-member U23 World Team roster.


Three additional Buckeyes placed in their respective weight classes as Te’Shan Campbell (79 kg), Luke Pletcher (65 kg) and Kevin Snyder (97 kg) all put forth seventh place efforts among massive fields. Ke-Shawn Hayes also made a run to the quarterfinals in the 70-kg division before bowing out.

In Greco-Roman action on Friday (June 1), Fritz Schierl qualified for the 77-kg finals, finishing as the runner-up.

Ohio State is guaranteed at least one slot for Team USA’s Senior World Wrestling Championships lineup as well with Joey McKenna and Logan Stieber squaring off for the 65-kg position on June 16 at Final X State College. A week earlier in Lincoln (June 9), Kyle Snyder has his shot at representing the Stars & Stripes once again, facing Kyven Gadson at Final X Lincoln (97 kg).