COLUMBUS, Ohio - Wrestling unattached in just his second freestyle tournament ever, Kollin Moore served notice that he is a force to be reckoned with. The rest of the world will find out in August, as Moore made the United States Junior World Team and will compete for the Red, White and Blue this August at the UWW Junior World Championships.
Moore (96kg/211 lbs.) stopped the UWW Junior Nationals champion in two straight bouts at the UWW Junior World Team Trials on May 21 in Irving, Texas. He scored four takedowns, including a four-pointer, for an 11-1 technical fall in the first match. In bout two, Moore scored key second period takedowns to lead 9-3, and closed out a 9-7 win. To get to the finals, Moore won three matches by a combined score of 35-18.
Moore redshirted this past season for the Buckeyes but wrestled in 29 matches unattached, finishing 25-4 with six major decisions, four technical falls and five falls, the fastest of which came in just 24 seconds. He won the 197 lbs. title at the Findlay Open, was second at the Eastern Michigan Open and third at the Nittany Lion Open.
A graduate of Norwayne High School, Moore was a 2015 state champion at 182 pounds and finished his career with a 204-11 record, one of only 11 Ohioans to ever win 200+ matches. During his senior year when he went 51-0, he did not allow an offensive point all season.