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Three Badgers qualify for U.S. World Team Trials at U.S. Open

<b>Tyler Graff placed third in the 60 kg freestyle competition to qualify for the U.S. World Team Trials in June.</b>

Tyler Graff placed third in the 60 kg freestyle competition to qualify for the U.S. World Team Trials in June.

April 22, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Three members of the Wisconsin wrestling team earned top-seven finishes at the 2013 Las Vegas/ASICS U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev., this past weekend, to qualify to compete for spots on the 2013 U.S. World Championships team.

Three-time All-American Tyler Graff, as well as Jesse Thielke and assistant coach Trevor Brandvold all now move on to compete at the 2013 ASICS U.S. World Team Trials on June 21 in Stillwater, Okla., after qualifying in their respective competitions and weight classes in Las Vegas.

Competing in the freestyle competition at 60 kg, Graff placed third to punch his ticket to Stillwater. Graff put together a 4-1 record in Las Vegas, including defeating Logan Stieber, Ohio State's 2013 133 lbs., NCAA and Big Ten champion, in the third-place match, 3-1, 3-0.

In the 60 kg Greco-Roman competition, Thielke went 4-1, racking up one pin and two technical falls, to also earn a third-place finish.

Brandvold went 2-3 in the 96 kg freestyle bracket, placing sixth.

Wisconsin assistant coach Kyle Ruschell also competed at the U.S. Open, wrestling at 66 kg in the freestyle tournament, but did not place after putting together a 1-2 record.

Elsewhere in Las Vegas, Rylan Lubeck competed in the 2013 ASICS Junior National Championships and qualified to compete in the 2013 FILA U.S. World Junior Team Trials. Lubeck went 3-1 in the 66 kg Greco-Roman competition to take the second-place title.

Isaac Jordan, TJ Ruschell and Justin Koethe also competed in the Junior National Championships, but failed to place.

Jordan went 3-2 at 74 kg in freestyle, Ruschell went 0-2 at 66 kg in freestyle and Koethe went 1-2 at 74 kg in the both the Greco-Roman and freestyle competitions.

2013 Las Vegas/ASICS U.S. Open Results

Freestyle (60 kg/132 lbs.)
Tyler Graff (NYAC) dec. Conor Beebe (Beebe Trained), 2-0, 1-2, 4-1
Tyler Graff (NYAC) dec. Andrew Hochstrasser (Titan Mercury), 2-2, 4-2, 2-1
Coleman Schott (Titan Mercury) fall Tyler Graff (NYAC), 1-0, 0:39
Tyler Graff (NYAC) tech fall Alan Waters (Sunkist Kids), 7-0, 6-0
Tyler Graff (NYAC) dec. Logan Stieber (NYAC), 3-1, 3-0

Greco-Roman (60 kg/132 lbs.)
Jesse Thielke (Badger WC) fall Julian Gunnels (Minnesota Storm), 6-0, 0:15
Jesse Thielke (Badger WC) tech fall Nicholas Simmons (Sunkist Kids), 7-0, 0-4, 7-0
Joseph Betterman (Army (WCAP)) fall Jesse Thielke (Badger Wrestling Club), 1:30
Jesse Thielke (Badger WC) tech fall Eric Chandler (YES Wrestling), 6-0, 6-0
Jesse Thielke (Badger WC) dec. Jamel Johnson (Army (WCAP)), 3-0, 6-0

Freestyle (66 kg/145.5 lbs.)
Drew Headlee (Lehigh Valley AC) dec. Kyle Ruschell (Badger WC), 0-54, 5-3, 6-1
Kyle Ruschell (Badger WC) dec. Michael Bailey (Army (WCAP)), 1-0, 1-1
Kyle Borshoff (DCAC) dec. Kyle Ruschell (Badger Wrestling Club), 1-0, 1-0

Freestyle (96 kg/211.5 lbs.)
Trevor Brandvold (NYAC) fall Cayle Byers (Titan Mercury), 1-0, 0:46
Trevor Brandvold (NYAC) dec. Les Sigman (Nittany Lion WC), 4-0, 1-0
J.D. Bergman (NYAC) dec. Trevor Brandvold (NYAC), 1-0, 1-0
Brandon Halsey (Sunkist Kids) dec. Trevor Brandvold (NYAC), 4-3, 1-3, 3-1
Les Sigman (Nittany Lion WC) dec. Trevor Brandvold (NYAC), Inj. 0:00 2013

ASICS Junior National Championships Results

Freestyle (66 kg/145.5 lbs.)
Zachary Kechter (AppState WTC) dec. TJ Ruschell (Badger WC), 1-0, 3-2
Matt Cimato (Drexel) dec. TJ Ruschell (Badger WC), 3-2, 1-6, 8-6

Greco-Roman (66 kg/145.5 lbs.)
Rylan Lubeck (Badger WC) dec. Anthony Valencia (Titan Mercury), 3-0, 5-2
Rylan Lubeck (Badger WC) dec. Ryan Mosley (Gardner-Webb), 3-0, 1-0
Rylan Lubeck (Badger WC) dec. Yoanse Mejias (Florida JETS), 2-0, 7-4
Alejandro Sancho (USOEC) dec. Rylan Lubeck (Badger WC), 2-0, 3-3

Freestyle (74 kg/163 lbs.)
Isaac Jordan (Badger WC) dec. Logan Molina (Iowa State), 0-0, 1-1, 2-0
Isaac Jordan (Badger WC) fall Marcus Bausman (Roughrider WC), 1-0, 1:10
Isaac Jordan (Badger WC) dec. Greg Hegarty (Saints Wrestling), 1-0, 3-0
Dylan Palacio (Finger Lakes) dec. Isaac Jordan (Badger WC), 5-2, 6-1
Brian Realbuto (Finger Lakes) dec. Isaac Jordan (Badger WC), 5-3, 8-2

Justin Koethe (Badger WC) tech fall Logan Marcicki (Team Shamrock), 6-0, 6-0
Zachary Brunson (Illini WC) dec. Justin Koethe (Badger WC), 4-6, 1-0, 2-0
Marcus Bausman (Roughrider WC) dec. Justin Koethe (Badger WC), 2-3, 1-1, 1-0

Greco-Roman (74 kg/163 lbs.)
Justin Koethe (Badger WC) dec. Sean O'Malley (Terrapin WC), 5-3, 6-1
Dillon Cowan (USOEC) dec. Justin Koethe (Badger WC), 7-7, 9-3
Bo Nickal (Best Trained Wrestling) dec. Justin Koethe (Badger WC), 4-2, 2-3, 1-1


Ryan Evans
UW Athletic Communications

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