June 11, 2010
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Wisconsin junior Andrew Howe took home second place in the freestyle finals at 74 kg/163 lbs at the 2010 U.S. World Team Trials in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Friday.
In the night’s best-of-3-final-round series, Howe fell to Travis Paulson (Sunkist Kids) in the first two rounds at the Mid-America Center. Howe dropped a 1-0, 1-1 decision in round one and fell to Paulson 0-1, 1-0, 2-1 in the final round.
Although Howe, wrestling for New York AC, claimed the 2010 ASICS U.S. Open freestyle title at 74 kg/163lbs in April, Paulson will advance to September’s World Championships in Moscow, Russia.
Wisconsin redshirt sophomore Tyler Graff (NYAC) competed in the Friday Challenge freestyle at 60 kg/132 lbs. In the quarterfinal Graff dropped a 0-2, 1-1, 2-1 decision to Nate Gallick (Sunkist Kids). In the first consolation round Graff defeated Derek Moore of the U.S. Army 2-0, 2-2, 2-0. However in the consolation semifinals, Matt Valenti (LVAC) defeated Graff 1-0, 2-2.
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After earning his first title at 66 kg/ 1145.5 lbs at the 2010 ASICS U.S. Open, UW assistant coach Jared Frayer earned a spot in the best-of-3 series on Saturday. Frayer, representing Gator Wrestling Club, will face the winner of the Challenge Tournament for a chance to advance to the World Championships.
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