Iowa trio into World Championships
MADISON, Wis. – Three University of Iowa wrestlers earned spots on the United States World Team following titles at the U.S. World Team Trials this weekend.
Redshirt freshman Sam Stoll (120 kg) will represent Team USA at the UWW Junior World Championships in Brazil on Aug. 11-16, and UI graduates Brent Metcalf (65 kg) and Tony Ramos (57 kg) will compete on the U.S. Senior Team at the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas on Sept. 7-12.
Metcalf swept Jordan Oliver in the best-of-three finals, 9-4, 7-0, to make the United States World Team for the third consecutive year and fourth time overall. He competed at the World Championships in 2010, 2013, and 2014.
Ramos made his second consecutive United States World Team with a sweep of Joe Colon, 6-0, 3-1.
Both wrestlers earned automatic berths in their respective finals following U.S. Open championships last month.
Stoll won a best-of-3 matchup when his opponent, U.S. Open champion Tate Orndorff, forfeited the Greco-Roman finals. Stoll, a bronze medalist at the 2013 Junior World Championships, will pursue a second medal at the UWW Junior World Championships in Brazil on Aug. 11-16.
The 2015 United States World Team includes Ramos, Humphrey, Metcalf, James Green (70 kg), Jordan Burroughs (74 kg), Jake Herbert (86 kg), Kyle Snyder (97 kg), and Tervel Dlagnev (125 kg). The 2015 World Wrestling Championships are Sept. 7-12 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.