October 4, 2022

The Midwest will likely be well-represented on the wrestling mats on the upcoming Sumer Olympics in Tokyo, with eight athletes making Staff USA’s roster for the quadrennial occasion.

Two extra athletes from the Midwest may nonetheless qualify for the Tokyo Video games, because the upcoming World Qualification Event is ready for subsequent month in Bulgaria.

Of the 18 weight courses within the Freestyle and Greco-Roman disciplines, Staff USA has at present certified for 15, with three extra nonetheless up for grabs on the World Qualification Event subsequent month.

Listed here are the Midwesterners who will don the pink, white and blue in Tokyo this summer season.

Males’s Freestyle:

 Thomas Gilman (57kg/125.5 kilos)

Gilman received the Pan-American Olympic Qualifier final 12 months, and likewise captured the highest spot within the US Olympic Trials earlier this month. Gilman is from Council Bluffs, Iowa and attends the College of Iowa.

Kyle Snyder (97kg/ 213.75 kilos)

Snyder, who did his collegiate wrestling at The Ohio State College and was a three-time nationwide champion, certified for the Olympics by advantage of profitable bronze on the 2019 world championships. Snyder can also be the defending Olympic gold medalist within the 97-kilogram division.

Gable Steveson (125kg/ 275.6 kilos)

Steveson is the reigning NCAA Males’s Wrestling champion within the 285-pound weight class, and received a spot within the Tokyo Olympics by profitable on the US Olympic Trials earlier this month. The Apple Valley, Minnesota native is a collegiate wrestler with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Girls’s Freestyle:

Sarah Hildebrandt (50kg/ 110 kilos)

Hildebrandt, a local of Granger, Indiana, captured her spot in Tokyo by advantage of ending because the runner-up in her weight class on the Pan-American Olympic qualifier. She received the silver medal on the 2018 world championships in Budapest, and captured gold within the Pan-American Video games in 2019.

Tamyra Mensah-Inventory (68kg/ 149.75 kilos)

Mensah-Inventory, who was born in Chicago and at present resides in Katy, Texas, is the reigning girls’s world champion within the 68-kilogram class. She additionally captured gold within the 2019 Pan-American Video games.

Kayla Miracle (62kg/ 136.5 kilos)

The Culver, Indiana-native received the US Open championship in 2017 and 2018. She received the silver medal within the 2020 Pan-American Olympic qualification event. She is at present attending Campbellsville College in Kentucky.

Jacarra Winchester (53kg/ 116.5 kilos)

Winchester, a Marshall, Missouri-native, is the reigning world champion within the 55-kilogram class. She additionally completed in fifth place within the 2018 world championships in the identical classification.

Males’s Greco-Roman:

Alejandro Sancho (67kg/ 147.5 kilos)

Sancho, a Miami-native who attends Northern Michigan College, secured his spot within the Olympics by defeating former Olympian Ellis Coleman within the Olympic Trials earlier this 12 months. He’s a part of the U.S. Military’s World Class Athlete Program.

Different Potential Qualifiers:

-Adam Coon, a local of Fowlerville, Michigan, is seeking to qualify for the U.S. Olympic squad in Bulgaria. He received the U.S. Staff Trial occasion within the 130-kilogram class, and if he finishes within the high two in Bulgaria, he’ll punch a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics.

-Jesse Porter, a graduate scholar at Northern Michigan College, received the title within the 77-kilogram weight class within the Greco-Roman self-discipline on the Olympic trials. He, like Coon, will want a top-two end in Bulgaria to qualify for the Olympics.

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