Schiller, Nelson qualify for Olympic Trials with solid Vegas performance

By Jason Bryant, MTC Storm

Las Vegas, Nevada — Minnesota has always been known for its stout upper weights. On Saturday at the U.S. Nationals and Olympic Trials Qualifier at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Scott Schiller and Tony Nelson continued that strong upper-weight tradition by placing in the top seven to earn spots at April’s Olympic Trials.

Schiller, a three-time collegiate All-American at the University of Minnesota, opened up with a tough draw, wrestling top-seeded Dustin Kilgore of Sunkist Kids in the opening round at 97kg. The dangerous Kilgore fell behind early as Schiller hit the Kent State alum for four points and then proceeded to build a 10-4 lead heading into the break. Continue reading at