Jackrabbits’ Vega, Price lead way at U23 Nationals

AKRON, Ohio – South Dakota State University wrestlers Danny Vega and Zach Price each earned All-America status with top-eight finishes in the freestyle division at the 2019 UWW U23 Nationals over the weekend.

Vega finished as runner-up in the 57-kilogram weight class, while Price placed eighth in the 61-kilogram class. Both wrestlers competed as members of the Jackrabbit Wrestling Club.

Seeded fourth, Vega finished the weekend with a 5-2 record. He won each of his first two matches by 10 points before scoring a 15-6 victory over Benyamin Kamali of the Cavalier Wrestling Club in the quarterfinals. A native of Tucson, Arizona, and a transfer from Iowa State, Vega advanced to the championship round with a 7-3 win over Tommy Hoskins of Oklahoma.

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Sloan readies for UWW World Team Trials

RALEIGH, N.C. — South Dakota State University wrestler Tanner Sloan is scheduled to compete for a spot on the United States national team at this weekend’s UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials. Competition begins at 10 a.m. Eastern Time Friday at Reynolds Coliseum on the North Carolina State University campus and runs through Saturday.

The champion in each of the 10 weight classes will earn the right to represent the United States at the 2019 Junior World Championships Aug. 12-18 in Tallinn, Estonia. The junior division features wrestlers ages 17-20.

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