UPDATE: The Last Chance Qualifier in Rochester, Minn., May 19-21 is final World Team Trials qualifier

By Kala Ibarra, USA Wrestling | May 08, 2017, 4:15 p.m. (ET)

Isaiah Martinez after winning the NCAA Championships at 157 pounds in 2015. Photo courtesy of University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign.


The Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier will be held alongside the Northern Plains Regional at the RCTC Regional Sports Center in Rochester, Minn., May 19-21.

Senior men’s freestyle wrestlers from across the nation will be able to compete for the final spot in the field for the U.S. World Team Trials to be held June 9-10 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The highest placed athlete per weigh class who has yet to qualify will earn a spot in the 2017 World Team Trials. 


Weigh-ins for 51 kg, 61 kg, 65 kg, and 70 kg will occur Friday, May 19 at 5:30 pm in the RCTC Sports Center. These weight classes will be contested on Saturday.


Weigh-ins for 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg, 125 kg will take place Saturday, May 20 at 5:30 in the RCTC Sports Center. These weights will be contested on Sunday.


The event is open to all athletes, who are Senior-eligible and are a U.S. citizen. Entries need a current USA Wrestling card.


This is the last chance to qualify for the Freestyle World Team Trials.


Click here to register for the Last Chance Qualifier.


Currently there are 75 athletes who have qualified for the World Team Trials. Many top college athletes and Senior freestyle wrestlers are expected to compete in Rochester. Click here for a list of World Team Trials qualifiers.


Below is a list, by weight, of prominent wrestlers who have not yet qualified for the World Team Trials. This does not mean they will attend the Last Chance Qualifier, but if they want to compete in Lincoln, they need to go to Rochester and win.

 

51 kg – Obe Blanc, Thomas Gilman, David Terao, Jarrod Patterson, Ethan Lizak

 

61 kg – Stevan Micic, Joey Lazor, Jayson Ness, Andrew Hochstrasser, Daniel Deshazer, Johnni DiJulius

 

65 kg – Mario Mason, Joey McKenna, Anthony Abidin, Jaydin Eierman, Anthony Ashnault

 

70 kg – Isaiah Martinez, Dylan Ness, Hunter Stieber, Jason Welch, Brandon Sorensen, Jake Sufflonn

 

74 kg – Dan Vallimont, Logan Massa, Matt Brown, Vlad Dombrovskiy, Quinton Godley, Mike Moreno

 

86 kg – Tim Dudley, Vic Avery, Peter Renda, Tim McCall, Victor Terrell, Deron Winn, Sammy Brooks, Myles Martin

 

97 kg – Jeffery Felix, Donald McNeil, Blaize Cabell, Brett Pfarr,

 

125  kg – Connor Medbery, Ben Durbin, Braden Atwood, Garrett Ryan, Chad Hanke, Tanner Hall


The Northern Plains Regional will wrestle side-by-side with the World Team Trials hopefuls with Bantam, Intermediate, Novice, Schoolboy/girl, Cadet, Girls, and Junior being contested over three days.


Kid’s division is open to wrestlers from any state. However, only wrestlers from a Northern Plains Region state that participate will qualify for the Asics/USAW Nationals at this event.


Wrestlers from any state for Cadet and Junior division are eligible to compete in this event in this division. Cadets can qualify for their state’s Cadet and Junior Asics/Vaughan National Championship teams.


For more information on event registration for the Northern Plains Regional click here.


The Last Chance Qualifier will be streamed by FloWrestling.org.



LAST CHANCE WORLD TEAM TRIALS QUALIFIER

At RCTC Sports Center in Rochester, Minn., May 19-21


Friday, May 19

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.- Mat Officials OEP (by invitation only), RCTC Sports Center

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.- Senior Freestyle Med Checks/Weigh-in for 57 kg, 61 kg, 65 kg, 70 kg, at RCTC Sports Center

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.- Regional Leaders Meeting, RCTC Sports Center

8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.- Mat officials Rules Clinic, Centerstone Plaza Motel

9:30 p.m.- Official's Social. Centerstone Plaza Motel


Saturday, May 20

9:00 a.m. to completion- Senior Freestyle Weight class: 57, 61, 65, 70 Competition

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.-Senior Freestyle Med Checks/Weigh-in for 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg, and 125 kg, RCTC Sports Center

8:00 p.m.- Official's Social. Centerstone Plaza Motel


Sunday, May 21

9:00 a.m. to completion- Senior Freestyle Weight class: 74 kg, 86 kg, 97 kg, 125 kg


NORTHERN PLAINS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

At RCTC Sports Center in Rochester, Minn. May 19-21


Friday, May 19
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.- Mat Officials OEP (by invitation only), RCTC Sports Center
10:00 a.m.- Pairing meeting, RCTC Sports Center 
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.- Mat officials Greco Clinic, RCTC Sports Center
12:00 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.- Weigh-in Junior/Cadet Greco, RCTC Sports Center
     (Mat Officials to assist)
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.- Tournament Set-up 
1:30 p.m. to completion- Wrestle Junior/Cadet Greco competition, RCTC Sports Center
6:30 p.m.- Medical checks Bantams and Intermediate, RCTC Sports Center
7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.- Kids Greco weigh-in, Junior/Cadet Freestyle Weigh-In, RCTC Sports Center
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.- Regional Leaders Meeting, RCTC Sports Center
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.- Mat officials Rules Clinic, Centerstone Plaza Motel
9:30 p.m.- Official's Social. Centerstone Plaza Motel 

Saturday, May 20
9:00 a.m.to completion- Kids Greco to completion, Junior/Cadet Freestyle to completion
4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.- Kids Freestyle/Girls Championships Med checks/Weigh-ins
8:00 p.m.- Official's Social. Centerstone Plaza Motel


Sunday, May 21
9:00 a.m. to completion- Kids Freestyle to completion, Girls Championships to competition