Martinez, Rau, Zillmer, Cabell round out champions at Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier concluded on Sunday afternoon at the RCTC Regional Sports Center with four athletes solidifying berths to the U.S. World Team Trials set for Lincoln, Neb., June 9-10.

Joining the men’s freestyle U.S. World Team Trials field after gold-medal performances in Rochester are Isaiah Martinez, Joe Rau, Hayden Zillmer and Blaize Cabell.

A two-time NCAA champion and three-time NCAA finalist for Illinois, Martinez picked up three technical fall wins on the way to the 74 kg/163 lbs. gold. In the finals, Martinez made quick work of the Minnesota Storm’s Nick Wanzek, 10-0.

Two Greco-Roman staples training with the Minnesota Storm cast their names in the ring for a freestyle World Team Trials berth and came out victorious. Continue reading at