2016 OPEN: US Olympic Team Trials

2016 UNITED STATES OLYMPIC WRESTLING TEAM TRIALS
April 9-10, 2016,Carver–Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa  – Expanded coverage of the 2016 US Olympic Wrestling Team Trials. Be sure to check out all the action photos by clicking on the links below. Posters, panoramas, and results are below the links.

 ↓ BONUS SETS 

TEAM PHOTOS (Click to see all 60 photos)

TEAM PHOTOS (Click to see all 60 photos)

BEST OF FINALS (Click to see the best of photos from both sets of finals - Will take you to the WAW Smugmug site)

BEST OF FINALS (Click to see the best of photos from both sets of finals – Will take you to the WAW Smugmug site)

BEST - DAY 1 (Click to see all 118 best of shots from day 1 - Will take you to the Smugmug site)

BEST OF DAY 1 (Click to see the 118 best of shots from Day 1 – Will take you to the WAW Smugmug site)

BEST OF DAY 2 (Click to see the best of photos from Day 2 – Will take you to the WAW smugmug page)

BEST OF DAY 2 (Click to see the best of photos from Day 2 – Will take you to the WAW smugmug page)

 ↓ SATURDAY • APRIL 9, 2016 
Men’s freestyle (65 kg and 125 kg)
Women’s freestyle (58 kg, 63 kg and 69 kg)
Greco-Roman (59 kg, 66 kg, 85 kg and 98 kg)

FINALS (Click to see all 130 photos)

FINALS (Click to see all 230 photos) – NEW!

FINALS - MOLINARO VS PICO (Click to see all 93 photos)

FINALS – MOLINARO vs PICO (Click to see all 93 photos)

SEMIFINALS (Click to see all 80 photos)SEMIFINALS (Click to see all 186 photos) – NEW!

PRELIMS (Click to see all 91 shots)

PRELIMS (Click to see all 196 shots)

CONFINALS (Click to see all 29 photos)

CONFINALS (Click to see all 29 photos) – NEW!

↓  SUNDAY • APRIL 10, 2016 ↓
Men’s freestyle (57 kg, 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg)
Women’s freestyle (48 kg, 53 kg, 75 kg)
Greco-Roman (75 kg and 130 kg)

FINALS (Click to see all 71 photos)

BEST OF FINALS (Click to see all 71 photos)

FINALS MEN'S FREESTYLE (Click to see all 236 photos!)

FINALS MEN’S FREESTYLE (Click to see all 236 photos!)

FINALS GRECO (Click to see all 60 photos)

FINALS GRECO (Click to see all 60 photos)

FINALS WOMEN'S FREESTYLE (Click to see all 103 photos)

FINALS WOMEN’S FREESTYLE (Click to see all 103 photos)

SEMIFINALS (Click to see all 222 photos)

SEMIFINALS (Click to see all 222 photos)

CONFINALS (Click to see all 85 photos)

CONFINALS (Click to see all 85 photos)

PRELIMS (Click to see all 224 photos)

PRELIMS (Click to see all 224 photos)

 

TEAM POSTERS (Click to download a larger file)

FULL TEAM

FULL TEAM

 

MEN'S FREESTYLE

MEN’S FREESTYLE

WOMEN'S FREEESTYLE

WOMEN’S FREEESTYLE

GRECO-ROMAN

GRECO-ROMAN

Iowa City Street Banners

Iowa City street banners using WAW photos!

U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM MEMBERS

(These weights have been qualified for the Rio Olympics)

Men’s freestyle
57 kg/125.5 lbs. – Daniel Dennis, Iowa City, Iowa (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)
65 kg/143 lbs. – Frank Molinaro, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Jordan Burroughs, Lincoln, Neb. (Sunkist Kids/Nebraska WTC)
86 kg/189 lbs. – J’Den Cox, Columbia, Mo. (Missouri Wrestling Federation)
97 kg/213 lbs.- Kyle Snyder, Woodbine, Md. (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)
125 kg/275 lbs. – Tervel Dlagnev, Columbus, Ohio (Sunkist Kids/Ohio RTC)

Greco-Roman
59 kg/130 lbs. – Jesse Thielke, Germantown, Wis. (New York AC/OTC)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – RaVaughn Perkins, Omaha, Neb. (New York AC/OTC)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Andy Bisek, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Minnesota Storm)
85 kg/187.25 lbs. – Ben Provisor, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC/OTC)
98 kg/215 lbs. – Joe Rau, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
130 kg/286 lbs. – Robby Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC/OTC)

Women’s freestyle
48 kg/105.5 lbs. – Haley Augello, Lockport, Ill. (New York AC/OTC)
53 kg/116.5 lbs. – Helen Maroulis, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Sunkist Kids)
58 kg/128 lbs. – Kelsey Campbell, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Elena Pirozhkova, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC)
69 kg/152 lbs. – Tamyra Mensah, Katy, Texas (Titan Mercury WC/OTC)
75 kg/165 lbs. – Adeline Gray, Colorado Springs, Colo. (New York AC/OTC)

FINALS RESULTS

Men’s freestyle

57 kilos: Daniel Dennis defeats Tony Ramos 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Dennis dec. Ramos, 2-1
Match 2: Dennis dec. Ramos, 10-0

65 kg
Aaron Pico (Titan Mercury WC) dec Frank Molinaro (New York AC), 4-2
Molinaro dec Pico, 4-3
Molinaro dec Pico, 4-3
Molinaro wins best-of-three series, 2-1. This weight is not yet qualified for the Olympics.

74 kilos: Jordan Burroughs defeats Andrew Howe 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Burroughs dec. Howe, 9-3
Match 2: Burroughs tech. fall Howe, 10-0

86 kilos: J’den Cox defeats Kyle Dake 2 matches to 1
Match 1: Cox dec. Dake, 8-1
Match 2: Dake dec. Cox, 5-3
Match 3: Cox dec. Dake, 5-3

97 kilos: Kyle Snyder defeats Jake Varner 2 matches to 1
Match 1: Varner dec. Snyder, 4-4
Match 2: Snyder dec. Varner, 4-0
Match 3: Snyder dec. Varner, 6-1

125 kg
Tervel Dlagnev (Sunkist Kids) dec Zach Rey (Lehigh Valley AC), 3-1
Dlagnev dec Rey, 5-3
Dlagnev wins best-of-three series, 2-0 and qualifies for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.

Women’s freestyle

48 kilos: Haley Augello defeats Victoria Anthony 2 matches to 1
Match 1: Augello dec. Anthony, 6-4
Match 2: Anthony dec. Auguello, 11-6
Match 3: Augello dec. Anthony, 8-2

53 kilos: Helen Maroulis defeats Whitney Conder 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Maroulis tech. fall Conder, 10-0
Match 2: Maroulis tech. fall Conder, 11-0

58 kg
Kelsey Campbell (Sunkist Kids) dec Alli Ragan (New York AC), 2-1
Campbell dec Ragan, 2-1
Campbell wins best-of-three series, 2-0. This weight is not yet qualified for the Olympics.

63 kg
Elena Pirozkhova (Titan Mercury WC) dec Erin Clodgo (Sunkist Kids), 3-1
Pirozkhova pin Clodgo, 4:00
Pirozkhova wins best-of-three series, 2-0 and qualifies for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.

69 kg
Tamyra Mensah (Titan Mercury WC) dec Brittney Roberts (Sunkist Kids), 8-1
Mensah dec Roberts, 8-1
Mensah wins best-of-three series, 2-0. This weight is not yet qualified for the Olympics.

75 kilos: Adeline Gray defeats Victoria Francis 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Gray tech. fall Francis, 11-0
Match 2: Gray tech. fall Francis, 10-0

Greco-Roman
59 kg
Jesse Thielke (New York AC) technical fall Ildar Hafizov (Army WCAP), 10-0
Thielke dec Hafizov, 9-3
Thielke wins best-of-three series, 2-0. This weight is not yet qualified for the Olympics.

66 kg
Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm) dec RaVaughan Perkins (New York AC), 2-0
Perkins dec Smith, 2-2
Perkins dec Smith, 9-3
Perkins wins best-of-three series, 2-1. This weight is not yet qualified for the Olympics.

75 kilos: Andy Bisek defeats Geordan Speiller 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Bisek dec. Speiller, 6-2
Match 2: Bisek dec. Speiller, 4-0

85 kg
Ben Provisor (New York AC) dec Jacob Clark (Minnesota Storm), 2-0
Provisor pin Clark, 2:30
Provisor wins best-of-three series, 2-0 and qualifies for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.

98 kg
Caylor Williams (Army WCAP) pin Josef Rau (Minnesota Storm), 1:36
Rau dec Williams, 3-2
Rau dec Williams, 6-5
Rau wins best-of-three series, 2-1. This weight is not yet qualified for the Olympics.

130 kilos: Robby Smith defeats Adam Coon 2 matches to 0
Match 1: Smith dec. Coon, 4-1
Match 2: Smith dec. Coon, 7-2

 

Third-place matches
Greco-Roman

59 kg – Ryan Mango (Army WCAP) technical fall Nikko Triggas(NYAC), 16-7
66 kg – Alejandro Sancho (NYAC) dec. Ellis Coleman (Army WCAP), 6-4
85 kg – Hayden Zillmer (Crosby Hay) dec. Patrick Martinez (Army WCAP), 2-1
98 kg – G’Angelo Hancock (NYAC) technical fall Orry Elor (NYAC), 9-0

Men’s Freestyle
65 kg – Zain Retherford (Nittany Lion WC) dec. Jimmy Kennedy (NYAC), 2-2
125 kg – Dom Bradley (Sunkist Kids) dec. Nick Gwiazdowski (NYAC), 2-2

Women’s Freestyle
58 kg – Randi Beltz (Titan Mercury WC) dec. Kayla Miracle (Sunkist Kids), 12-4
63 kg – Mallory Velte (Titan Mercury WC) technical fall Amanda Hendey (TWMC), 13-2
69 kg – Randi Miller (Army WCAP) dec. Julia Salata (NYAC), 7-0