NDSU’s Hayden Zillmer Third at U.S. Olympic Trials, Lands Spot on U.S. National Team

IOWA CITY, Iowa–North Dakota State University All-American Hayden Zillmer rebounded from his quarterfinal loss to storm through the Greco-Roman 85 kg/187-pound consolation bracket and place third at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials to land a spot on his first U.S. National Team on Saturday, April 9, before 13,000 fans at the University of Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Zillmer, a senior from Crosby, Minn. (Crosby-Ironton H.S.) went 4-1 on Saturday. He rallied for a 5-3 decision over Lucas Sheridan of Army (WCAP) before dropping an 8-0 tech fall to third-seeded Jacob Clark in the quarterfinals. Continue reading

NDSU All-American Hayden Zillmer Set for U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials on April 9-10

FARGO, N.D.–It’s been three years since North Dakota State University All-American wrestler Hayden Zillmer had tried his hand at Greco-Roman.

Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9, in University of Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Zillmer is looking to take things to the next level at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials. Continue reading

One-on-One with Jake Clark

Two-time U.S. World Team member Jake Clark returned to wrestling in 2015 after a three-year layoff from competition and captured a Senior Nationals title in Greco-Roman at 85 kilos.

Clark is a top contender at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City on April 9. It will mark the fifth time he has competed at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

InterMat recently caught up with the 36-year-old South St. Paul native. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

Five Gopher alumni to attend Olympic Team Trials

The wrestlers will compete for a spot on the U.S. team that will go to Rio

The United States Olympic Team Trials take place this weekend in Iowa City, and five Minnesota alumni will compete for the chance to wrestle in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

Alec Ortiz and Pat Smith will compete in the Greco-Roman side of the field, which prevents wrestlers from grabbing below the waist and attacking with their legs. Jayson Ness, Scott Schiller and Tony Nelson will compete in the freestyle field. Continue reading at www.mndaily.com