Northfield native Holm may have wrestled last match

IOWA CITY – Long before this weekend’s Olympic wrestling trials, Jordan Holm helped set the table for success. He qualified his weight class for this summer’s Olympics in Rio, and the wrestlers he recruited to the Minnesota Storm prepared several club members for big performances at the trials.

But Holm was unable to reap the benefits himself. The Northfield native, who now lives and trains in the Twin Cities, was upset Saturday by Ben Provisor in the semifinals of the Greco-Roman 85-kilogram class. Holm then lost in the consolation bracket to Hayden Zillmer of Crosby, ending both his run at the trials and his five-year stint with the U.S. national team. Continue reading at

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