Future Jacks to wrestle at Fargo Nationals

FARGO, N.D. — Five members of the incoming freshman class for the South Dakota State University wrestling team are scheduled to compete in the junior division of the 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Junior National Championships, which get underway Sunday.

Three of the future Jackrabbits will wrestle as members of Team Iowa: 126-pounder Daniel Kimball, 160-pounder Cade Devos and heavyweight Spencer Trenary. Kimball went a combined 127-11 over his last three seasons at Don Bosco High School in Gilbertville, Iowa, winning a Class 1A state title at 106 pounds as a junior, before ending his prep career with a 43-2 record en route to a runner-up finish in the 120-pound division this past winter. Kimball also has earned All-America honors while wrestling both folkstyle and freestyle.

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Gophers Freshman Prepared for Fargo

Six members of the Gophers 2019 recruiting class are headed to Fargo, North Dakota, this weekend for the United States Marine Corps Junior Nationals.

Among those competing at one of the biggest youth freestyle events of the year include Marcos Polanco (138-pounds), Martin Wilkie (145), Sebas Swiggum (145), Cael Carlson (152), Baylor Fernandes (160), and Devin Winston (182).

The event takes place July 12-19 in the FargoDome with their competition kicking off Sunday, July 14. All action can be watched live on Flowrestling with a Pro subscription. All five Gophers will be competing in the junior men’s freestyle section of the competition.

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A golden memory: Park’s Zach Silvis looks back at a gold medal trip with Team USA

Zach Silvis isn’t a fan of showing excitement after winning a wrestling match.

The majority of the time he’s calm, cool and collected.

Once Silvis won the gold medal match at the U15 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on June 19, he had a different reaction.

He used both of his hands to fist pump, shouting his excitement on winning the gold medal for Team USA. After shaking hands with his opponent, he grabbed the American flag from his coaches and ran around the mat. Continue reading at www.swcbulletin.com

#TeamUSATuesday: Greco-Roman National Team member Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith is currently the No. 1 wrestler at 77 kg/169.8 lbs. for Team USA’s Greco-Roman National Team. He claimed the top spot by winning the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in May and then defeating Junior World champion Kamal Bey at Final X: Rutgers.

After completing his college career at the University of Minnesota, Smith stayed and became a member of the Minnesota Storm. Since transitioning to Greco-Roman full-time, the Minnesota native has been a staple on the domestic Senior Greco-Roman scene.

In addition to being a 2017 and 2019 World Team member, Smith has made six-straight National Teams, is a University World silver medalist, a U.S. Open champion, and a three-time Pan American champion.

Smith took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions. Continue reading at www.teamusa.org