South Dakota State University wrestler Tanner Sloan will compete in a second international tournament after being selected to wrestle at next week’s United World Wrestling Pan-American Championships.
A native of Alburnett, Iowa, Sloan will wrestle in the 97-kilogram division of the junior freestyle competition June 7 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The UWW Pan-American Championships feature top wrestlers in 10 different weight classes from North America and South America, with the junior classification for wrestlers ages 17-20.
Wrestling under the banner of the Jackrabbit Wrestling Club, Sloan also earned a spot on Team USA for the 2019 Junior World Championships Aug. 12-18 in Tallinn, Estonia, by winning his division at the UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials earlier this month.
Sloan redshirted for the Jackrabbits during the 2018-19 season, but posted a 24-2 record in open tournaments at 197 pounds.