Freestyle preview for Olympic Team Trials Qualifier and U.S. Nationals in Vegas

By Jason Bryant, MTC Storm

Minnesota Storm freestyle wrestlers will compete this weekend in Las Vegas at a U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifying event. The top seven finishers in each weight class will punch their tickets to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City in April.

Heading into this Olympic season, Marty Morgan, whose name is synonymous with wrestling success in Minnesota, returned to senior-level coaching for the Storm. His presence is a big addition to the Storm’s growing freestyle team. Coach Jared Lawrence and Morgan have collaborated this season to prepare their athletes for the road ahead. Continue reading at

Storm wrestlers begin Olympic season with competitions around the world

Wrestlers for the Minnesota Storm will begin their 2015-2016 competitive season jetting around the world for training and competition. Storm athletes will look to build on Andy Bisek’s bronze medal performance at the 2015 World Championships that capped a successful end to last season.

Greco-Roman athlete Patrick Carey has already left the Land of 10,000 wrestlers for a training camp and competition in Oslo, Norway. Continue reading at

U.S. Senior Nationals and Trials Qualifier set for Las Vegas, Dec. 18-19

One of the most important Senior-level events of the new season, the U.S. Senior Nationals and Trials Qualifier, will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, December 18-19.

Competition will be in the 18 Olympic weight classes, six weight classes in each of the three Olympic styles.

The top seven placewinners in each weight class will qualify to compete in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling in Iowa City, Iowa, April 9-10.

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