Kyle Snyder Qualifies for Second FILA Junior World Championships
June 2, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio– Incoming Ohio State wrestling freshman Kyle Snyder had an impressive performance at the 2014 FILA Junior World Team Trials this past weekend. Snyder, a native of Olney, Maryland, swept Nathan Rotert 2-0 in the freestyle final at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.
Wrestling at 96kg/211.5 pounds, Snyder recorded a 13-2 technical fall over Rotert before securing his spot at the FILA Junior World championships Aug. 5-10 in Zagreb, Croatia, with a 5-0 decision. Snyder will seek his second-consecutive junior world title.
Buckeye alum J.D. Bergman earned a place on the U.S. National Team following his 13-4 victory over Devon Winn in the 97kg/213-pound true third-place match. Earlier in the tournament, Bergman posted a 10-2 win against Wynn Michalak in the challenge tournament to set up the deciding third-place bout vs. Winn.
The 2014 World Championships will take place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sept. 8-14.
Buckeye redshirt-freshman Nathan Tomasello dropped 8-4 and 3-2 decisions to Thomas Gilman in the 55kg/121-pound freestyle final of the junior tournament.