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Hardy Claims U23 World Team Spot

Geneva, Ohio – Husker wrestler Brock Hardy (65 kg) clinched a spot on the Team USA U23 World Team, as he won the U23 Freestyle National Championship on Sunday afternoon.

Hardy, the second seed in the tournament, defeated Ryan Jack of NC State in the best-of-three series finals, with a 9-5 decision in the first match and a 10-5 decision in the second. With the win, Hardy will compete at the U23 World Championships in Tampere, Finland, this October.

In the field of wrestlers, besides Hardy, eight current Huskers competed. Also in the U23 division, Bubba Wilson (74 kg) climbed the consolation bracket to finish third, Kyle Burwick (61 kg) placed fifth, Silas Allred (92 kg) finished sixth and Elise Brown Ton (79kg) didn’t place. In the U20 freestyle bracket, Antrell Taylor (70 kg) finished as runner-up, Harley Andrews (HWT) placed fourth and Ismael Ayoub (65 kg) competed but did not place. On the Greco-Roman side, freshman Tyler Antoniak (72kg) finished fifth.

Additionally, Husker commit Camden McDanel (97 kg) won the best-of-three series in the U20 freestyle division to earn a spot on the World Team. The U20 World Championships will take place in Warsaw, Poland in August.

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