McKee outlasts Gomez, medalists Hall, Fix and Steveson earn bids to Junior World Championships

LINCOLN, Neb. – The UWW Junior freestyle finalists put on a show for the 2017 UWW Junior World Team Trials inside the Bob Devaney Sports Center in front of an excitable crowd.

The story of the night came from the 60 kg/132 lbs. finals, where former Cadet World Team members Mitch McKee and Austin Gomez took the series to three bouts, a series that some are calling an instant classic.

McKee ran away with the first match, recording a 10-0 technical fall over Gomez in 2:05.

The second match saw fireworks and an abundance of scoring. McKee was on the board first on a step out, but Gomez snatched the lead with exposure on the edge. Shortly after, Gomez secured a front headlock and rolled through twice for a 6-1 advantage. McKee followed suit with exposure on a headlock for two, but by the end of the first period, Gomez had extended his lead to 8-3. Continue reading at