Hayden Zillmer stays on the mat by wrestling Greco-Roman and moving up to 98 kg

Cadet Triple crown winner and 2016 Bill Farrell International runner-up Hayden Zillmer is fully focusing on Greco-Roman wrestling after completing a folkstyle wrestling career at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D.

After having a rough ending to his college career, Zillmer knew he wanted to get back on the mat. Just two weeks following the 2016 NCAA Championships in New York City, Zillmer entered into the Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Zillmer failed to place at the NCAA’s as a senior after earning All-American status as a junior.

Coming out on top at the Last Chance Qualifier, he punched his ticket to the U.S. Olympic Trials in Iowa City, Iowa in Greco-Roman.

Competing in Greco-Roman wasn’t always planned. It was his craving to get back on the mat that drove his decision to continue. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org

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