The Tar Heel Wrestling Club will host the Tar Heel Wrestling Open on FITE December 4.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.– The Tar Heel Wrestling Club announced Wednesday that it will be hosting its first open event on December 4, partnering with FITE to host the Tar Heel Wrestling Open in Chapel Hill. The night’s main event is set to feature multiple-time age-group world medalist Macey Kilty against Emma Bruntil, 2019 Senior Nationals champion at 62kg.
The event will also showcase UNC’s Austin O’Connor, who finished third at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at 149 pounds. O’Connor will face two-time NCAA champion for Oklahoma State Dean Heil, who now trains with the Navy-Marine Corps RTC in Annapolis, Maryland.
UNC’s contingent at the event also includes Junior World Bronze medalist Gabriel Tagg and Kennedy Monday, a two-time NCAA qualifier. Tagg will wrestle Rutgers standout Sammy Alvarez, a 2020 NCAA qualifier who enters the upcoming collegiate season ranked No. 7 at 133 pounds. Monday will wrestle Mitch Finesilver, a four-time NCAA qualifier at Duke and 2019 NCAA All-American.
Among the Rutgers wrestlers competing in the event are Joseph Grello, a 2019 NCAA Championships qualifier, and John Poznanski, a 2020 New Jersey state champion who took second at last weekend’s 2020 UWW Junior Nationals at 86kg.
165 lbs. – Sawyer Davidson vs. Robert Kanniard
200 lbs. – Hunter Queen vs. Billy Janzer
155 lbs. – Mason Phillips vs. Gerard Angelo
125 lbs. – Julian Tagg vs. Dylan Shawyer
160 lbs. – Josh McClure vs. Brett Kaliner
130 lbs. – Joe Heilmann vs. Nicolas Aguilar
200 lbs. – Max Shaw vs. Jordan Pagano
143 lbs. – Gabe Tagg vs. Sammy Alvarez
143 lbs. – Jaime Hernandez vs. Kemol Bekaguv (Russia)
165 lbs. – AC Headlee vs. Nestor Taffur (Colombia)
170 lbs. – Kennedy Monday vs. Mitch Finesilver (Israel)
180 lbs. – Clay Lautt vs. Joe Grello
190 lbs. – Matt Finesilver (Israel) vs. CJ Brucki
155 lbs. – Austin O’Connor vs. Dean Heil
64 kg – Macey Kilty vs. Emma Bruntil
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