Berge gets revenge against O’Connor, eight others to receive bid to the Junior World Championships

Rochester, Minn.- After a session of incredible wrestling, the 2018 Junior Freestyle World Team is set and ready for Worlds October 17-23, in Trnava, Slovakia.

The most exciting series of the night occurred at 70 kg with Austin O’Connor (Sunkist Kids WC) and 2015 Cadet World Team member Brady Berge (Nittany Lion WC). Berge and O’Connor met at this year’s Marine Corps U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev., where O’Connor took the victory on criteria, 2-2. Berge went into today’s series ready for revenge.

The first bout of the series went back and forth and ended with Berge coming out on top, 7-4, claiming his revenge on O’Connor. However, O’Connor did not let Berge by in the second bout. O’Connor came in with an early second-period tech, not allowing Berge to score any points. Continue reading

Shilson, Shore and Kilty punch tickets to second Cadet World Championships

IRVING, Texas – The 2018 Women’s Nationals wrapped up on Sunday afternoon with the finals of the 2018 UWW women’s freestyle World Team Trials at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.

Among the many impressive storylines of the day was 2016 Cadet World bronze medalist Macey Kilty, who earned a spot on her second World Team of the weekend. Continue reading