Six South Dakota State wrestlers are slated to compete this weekend at the 2021 UWW Junior Nationals in Coralville, Iowa. Competition in both the freestyle and Greco-Roman divisions runs Friday through Sunday at Xtream Arena.
Representing SDSU and wrestling under the banner of the Jackrabbit Wrestling Club are:
- Trayton Anderson, 61 kilograms
- Caleb Gross, 65 kg
- Lucus Anglin and Jack Thomsen, 70 kg
- Cade DeVos, 74 kg, and
- Cade King, 79 kg.
The champion in each weight class in each discipline for the UWW Junior Nationals will represent Team USA at the UWW Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia, in August. The UWW Junior Nationals will also have qualifying implications for both the Pan-American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Pan-American Games in Cali, Colombia.
In addition, former Jackrabbit standouts Luke Zilverberg (74 kg) and Nate Rotert (97 kg) are entered in the UWW Senior Nationals. The top five placers at the UWW Senior Nationals in each weight class for each style will earn a spot in the 2021 Senior World Team Trials, which will be announced at a later date.