Volk Wins U20 World Title

Sofia, Bulgaria — Cowboy Wrestling True Freshman Jore Volk will be bringing some hardware back to the United States after a great performance at 57kg at the U20 Freestyle World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Volk will head back to Laramie as the U20 Freestyle Champion posting a perfect 4-0 on his way to capturing the world title.

“Every match I wrestled I went out there and believed I was the better wrestler no matter who my opponent was. I trusted my skills and training and believed in myself to get the job done,” Volk said “Coming home as a world champion is a dream come true. It still doesn’t even seem real.”

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Kueter pins, Volk impresses for U20 World gold in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria – The USA earned three medals on Tuesday at the U20 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, including golds from Jore Volk and Ben Kueter and silver from Mitchell Mesenbrink.

Jore Volk completed an impressive run at the U20 World Championships with 3-2 win over 2022 U20 Asian champion Merey Bazarbayev of Kazakhstan in the 57 kg finals. Volk scored all his points in the first period, collecting a step out and a takedown for a 3-0 lead at the break. Bazarbayev was awarded a point on the passivity clock and a singlet pull, but it wasn’t enough and Volk secured the belt to give the U.S. a great start to the night. Continue reading at teamusa.org →

Volk, Mesenbrink and Kueter to wrestle for U20 World Gold

Lakeville North’s Jore Volk will face Bazarbayev of Kazakhstan for gold

SOFIA, Bulgaria – The USA sent three athletes to the men’s freestyle finals of the 2022 U20 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Jore Volk, Mitchell Mesenbrink, and Ben Kueter will compete for gold medals on Tuesday at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m. U.S. ET) live on FloWrestling. Continue reading at teamusa.org →

Volk Set to Compete at U20 Freestyle World Championships

Laramie, Wyo. – Cowboy Wrestling True Freshman Jore Volk is set to go international next week as he travels to Sofia, Bulgaria to compete in the 57kg weight class at the U20 Freestyle World Championships. Volk will be in action Monday, Aug. 15 – Tuesday, Aug. 16 competing for a U20 world title amongst a field of 22 international competitors.

The Lakeville, Minnesota native punched his ticket to the U20 World Championships with a gold medal performance at the U20 World Team Trials. Volk sprung upsets over the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in the 57kg bracket en route to making the World Team Trials finals. Volk then cemented his World Team Member status in an electric best-of-three series against Troy Spratley. In the decisive third match of the series, Volk scored a push-out point with just two seconds left on the clock to clinch the match and the series punching his ticket to Sofia.

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Volk closing in on his third state title

By Brian Jerzak

The sport of wrestling is synonymous with families. Rarely will you come across a wrestling team where there is not at least one athlete who is a second or third generational wrestler. Lakeville North senior Jore Volk is no different. Before him, his brother and father wrestled, and each helped the younger Volk to the edge of rare high school wrestling territory – a possible third state title.

"My dad wrestled up through college," Volk said. "He wrestled in Lisbon, North Dakota, and then at Valley City College in North Dakota. My brother did the same thing as well. (Gannon Volk) wrestled for Apple Valley and then the University of Minnesota. We are a big wrestling family. They got me involved, and I fell in love with the sport."

The Lakeville North senior was on a wrestling mat before he was able to wrestle officially.

"I was running around in the practice room since I was four years old."

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