Carlson Fares Well at U23 Nationals

LINCOLN, Neb. – For the second time in three months, South Dakota State’s Clay Carlson earned All-America honors at a major wrestling competition. This past weekend, Carlson recorded a fourth-place finish in the 65-kilogram weight class of the freestyle division at the 2021 UWW U23 Nationals.

A native of Willmar, Minnesota, Carlson posted a 7-2 record as a member of the Jackrabbit Wrestling Club. He opened with a 10-2 (VPO-1) victory over Chris Sandoval of the Northern Colorado Wrestling Club, followed by a 5-4 (VFA 1:54) win against Timothy Levine of the New England Regional Training Center.

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DeVos posts runner-up finish at UWW Juniors

CORALVILLE, Iowa – Cade DeVos reached the finals of the 74-kilogram division in freestyle competition, leading a contingent of South Dakota State wrestlers over the weekend at the 2021 UWW Junior Nationals.

Wrestling under the banner of the Jackrabbit Wrestling Club, DeVos reeled off five consecutive victories to set up a best-of-three championship series against Keegan O’Toole of the Tiger Style Wrestling Club. A native of Altoona, Iowa, DeVos won his first three matches by a combined 33-2 before defeating Derek Fields of the Arsenal Wrestling Club, 10-0, in the quarterfinals.

DeVos advanced to the finals with another 10-0 victory over Clayton Ulrey from the Southeast Regional Training Center, but was swept in the championship series by O’Toole by scores of 11-1 (4:43) and 8-0.

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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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