Green to Compete for Senior Men's Freestyle Title
Las Vegas, Nev. – Two-time world medalist and Husker great James Green (70 kg) advanced to the U.S. Open Senior Men’s Freestyle finals yesterday evening with a 6-6 victory (criteria) over Penn State’s three-time national champion Jason Nolf.
He defeated Nolf in the semifinals by criteria after he landed a takedown with just nine seconds remaining in the bout. Green, who came into the tournament as the No. 1 seed in his weight class, will take on Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin, who made his way to the finals after beginning the U.S. Open as the No. 10 seed. The U.S. Open Senior Men’s Freestyle finals begin at 4 p.m. CT this afternoon.
NU’s to-be senior Christian Lance was eliminated from competition in the Senior Men’s Freestyle 125 kg bracket. Lance finished 3-2 on the weekend and advanced to the Cons. Round of 8 #2 before falling to Utah Valley’s Tate Orndorff, 10-0, by VSU.
UWW Junior’s Freestyle:
Alex Thomsen (57 kg) finishes with an 0-2 record after dropping his first-round match and his Cons. Round of 32 bout. Jevon Parrish (61 kg) lost his first-round match but has since won four straight consolation bouts to get into the Cons. Round of 8 #2. He needs four more victories to capture third place.
Redshirt freshman Christian Miller (65 kg) finished competition with a 2-2 record. He won his first-round match, lost his Round of 32 bout and then won his first consolation match before bowing out in the Cons. Round of 16 #1.
Peyton Robb (70 kg) won his first three matches convincingly to advance to the quarterfinals. Coming in as the No. 8 seed, Robb took on the No. 1 seed, Sam Sasso (Ohio State), in the quarters and lost by pinfall (1:00). Robb will compete in the Cons. Round of 8 #2 and needs four more wins to take third.
A true freshman from New York, Jake Silverstein (70 kg) went 2-2 on the weekend before falling in the Cons. Round of 16 #1 to end his competition in Las Vegas. Olathe, Kan., native, Anthony Gaona (86 kg) dropped both of his matches as he was eliminated in the Cons. Round of 32 #2.
Huskers freshman and Michigan native Austin Emerson has started his weekend 2-0 in the 125 kg bracket. He won both his Round of 32 and Round of 16 bouts by VP01. He’ll compete in the quarterfinals this afternoon.
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Saturday, April 27 Schedule:
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: UWW Junior’s Freestyle Quarterfinals & Consolation
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Senior Men’s Freestyle Consolation Rd 6, Consolation Semifinals, 3rd, 5th and 7th place matches
4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Senior Men’s Freestyle Finals
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: UWW Junior Freestyle Consolation Semifinals, Semifinals, 3rd, 5th and 7th place and Finals matches
UWW Junior Freestyle Records:
Alex Thomsen (57 kg): 0-2 – DNP
Jevon Parrish (61 kg): 4-1 – Cons. Round of 8 #2.
Christian Miller (65 kg): 2-2 – DNP
Peyton Robb (70 kg): 3-1 – Cons. Round of 8 #2
Jake Silverstein (70 kg): 2-2 – DNP
Anthony Gaona (86 kg): 0-2 – DNP
Austin Emerson (125 kg): 2-0 – Quarterfinals
U.S. Open Senior Freestyle Records:
James Green (70 kg): 5-0 – Championship (4 p.m. CT today)
Christian Lance (125 kg): 3-2 – DNP