DIII at U23 Trials


There was a small contingent of DIII wrestlers at the U23 World Team Trials this past weekend in Minnesota. The DIII group was led by a pair of recent graduates, as Richard Carlson finished 2nd at 85kg Greco-Roman while Riley Lefever was 3rd at 97kg Freestyle. Both wrestlers were All-Americans last season with Carlson picking up his second award and Lefever becoming the second ever four time DIII champion. Carlson represented the strong greco program of the Minnesota Storm, while Lefever is a member of Penn State’s Nittany Lion Wrestling Club.

Richard Carlson, 2nd at 85kg Greco-Roman
Quarterfinal – Richard Carlson (Minnesota Storm) won by tech fall over Vaughn Monreal-Berner (Marines) (TF 12-4)
Semifinal – Richard Carlson (Minnesota Storm) won by decision over Wyatt Koelling (missouri wrestling rtc) (Dec 3-0)
Finals Match 1 – Barrett Stanghill  (Minnesota Storm) won by decision over Richard Carlson (Minnesota Storm) (Dec 6-0)
Finals Match 2 – Barrett Stanghill  (Minnesota Storm) won by decision over Richard Carlson (Minnesota Storm) (Dec 3-0)

Riley Lefever, 3rd at 97kg Freestyle
Quarterfinal – Riley Lefever (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Morgan Smith (Burnaby Mountain WC) (TF 12-2)
Semifinal – Ty Walz (VT/Southeast Regional Training) won by decision over Riley Lefever (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Semi – Riley Lefever (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Joshua Murphy (Drexel/PRTC) (TF 12-1)
3rd Place Match – Riley Lefever (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Nikko Reyes (Valley RTC) (TF 12-1)











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