Three time NCAA Division III champion Nazar Kulchyskyy placed 4th at 70kg in the USA Wrestling World Team Trials this past weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. Kulchytskyy had qualified for the event by winning the Northeast Regional qualifier to earn his spot in the field.
Kulchytskyy opened the even with a tight 9-7 loss to eventual winner James Green to fall into the consolation bracket. He stormed through to the consolation finals with a pair of 10-0 tech falls. The first came over two-time NCAA Division I All-American and current NC State assistant coach Adam Hall, and the second came over four-time Division I All-American and NCAA Champion Derek St. John. Kulchytskyy finished up his day with a 5-3 loss to Kevin LaValley in the 3rd place match.
Kulchytskyy was a five time age group national champion in his native Ukraine and is a two time winner of the d3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Year as a member of the Oshkosh Titans. The gif below is of his first scoring sequence against the eventual champion James Green.