Adams goes for Gold at the U17 Greco-Roman World Championships

Farmington’s Cole Han-Lindemyer goes 0-1

ROME, Italy – Joel Adams advances to the 65 kg Greco-Roman finals after going undefeated on day one of the U17 World Championships in Rome, Italy. He will wrestle for gold on Tuesday at noon U.S. ET.

Adams had a perfect day, going 4-0 without giving up a single point. He will move to the gold-medal match tomorrow against Ahoura Bouveiri of Iran who placed seventh at the 2022 U17 Asian Championships.

In his semifinal bout, Adams had three swift takedowns, including an arm drag and a duck, on his way to a 6-0 victory over Petro Shafranskyi of Ukraine. Earlier today, he put on a show with two wins by technical fall and one by decision.

The last U17 World Champion in Greco-Roman was Cohlton Schultz in 2017 in Athens, Greece. Continue reading at teamusa.org →

USA dominates U17 Pan American Freestyle Championships with nine champions; Seven win double titles

Farmington’s Cole Han-Lindemyer adds freestyle gold

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The U.S. closed out a successful U17 Pan American Championships with a dominant performance in men’s freestyle, winning nine gold medals and a silver medal and winning the team title handily on Sunday.

The USA athletes had a remarkable 36-1 record for the day, and all of the victories were by bonus points, either a pin or a technical fall, with one forfeit. Continue reading at teamusa.org →

USA wins seven golds and three silvers in Greco-Roman at U17 Pan American Championships in Argentina

Farmington’s Cole Han-Lindemyer wins silver

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Led by seven champions and three runners-up, the United States won the team title at the U17 Pan American Championships on Friday.

Team USA scored 235 points in the event, more than doubling the second-place team from Argentina, which had 107 points. Placing third was Brazil with 104 points, with 12 nations scoring team points.

The United States had an impressive 28-3 overall record in the 10 weight classes.

“Overall, the U.S. team wrestled with a lot of passion,” said U.S. coach Mike Pila. “Developmentally, it was a good tournament for them. For many of them, this was their first international experience,, but they trained and competed like veterans. The guys made adjustments in matches and wrestled hard, but with composure. Personally, I look forward to watching them grow as they move through the Junior and Senior ranks. They represented their country, clubs and families well, and they all have bright futures ahead. The staff is very proud of them.” Continue reading at teamusa.org →