Marquette, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site Greco-Roman wrestlers earned three medals last night, with seven others placing in the top seven at the U.S. Senior Open in Las Vegas. The top seven finishers in each weight class qualified for the Senior World Team Trials set for June 8 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Winning a gold medal at 60 kg and receiving an automatic berth to the best-of-three finals of the World Team Trials was Dalton Roberts of Fowerville. Roberts was also named Outstand Wrestler of the tournament.
Roberts, the number three seed of the tournament, entered the final match after outscoring his opponents 27-4. He started the night defeating Justin Feldman of Camarillo 8-0 in just 19 seconds before defeating Ty Pelot of X-Factor Elite Wrestling 10-0. In the semifinals, he would overcome the number two seed of the tournament, Taylor LaMont of Sunkist Kids 9-4. In the gold-medal match, Roberts faced Mike Fuenffinger of the Army. Roberts ended the first period up 9-2 and was able to hang on for a 9-8 victory.
Sam Jones of Folsom, La., won a silver medal at 63 kg. In his gold-medal match, Jones faced Ryan Mango of the Army. After finishing the first period down 1-4, Jones was unable to come back and ultimately lost the match 3-6.
Winning bronze was Randon Miranda of Palmdale, Calif., in the 55 kg weight class. Miranda faced NMU teammate Kyndall Rutz of Englewood, Colo., winning by forfeit.
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NMU-OTS TOP SEVEN RESULTS
(NMU athletes are in bold)
55 kg/121 lbs.
3rd - Randon Miranda (NYAC) forfeit Kyndall Rutz (NMU)
60 kg/132 lbs.
1st - Dalton Roberts (NMU/NYAC) dec. Mike Fuenffinger, (Army WCAP), 9-8
63 kg/138.75 lbs.
1st - Ryan Mango (Army WCAP) dec. Sammy Jones, (NMU/NYAC), 6-3
5th - Travis Rice, (NMU) dec. Taylor Zippe, (Marines), 8-1
67 kg/147.5 lbs.
3rd - Jamel Johnson (Marines) tech. fall Austin Morrow, (NMU/NYAC), 9-0 0:49
5th - Anthonie Linares (NMU/NYAC) inj. Raymond Bunker (Marines)
72 kg/158.5 lbs.
5th - Logan Kass (NMU/Minnesota Storm) tech. fall Nick Tarpley (NYAC), 8-0 1:07
77 kg/169.5 lbs.
5th - Jesse Porter (NMU/NYAC) VFO Jon Jay Chavez (NYAC/FLWC)
87 kg/191.5 lbs.
5th - Khymba Johnson (NMU/NYAC) dec. Easton Hargrave (Olympia Wrestling Club), 7-0