Thirty-Three Titan Mercury Wrestlers Earn Berths into the World Team Trials


By: Jonny Ruggiano

The 2017 World Team Trials are just six weeks away. With the trials set to take place June 9-10 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Titan Mercury will once again send a strong roster with the ultimate prize of earning a spot on team USA for the 2017 World Championships. So far thirty-three TMWC wrestlers have qualified for the trials with one last chance qualifier to be set on May 19-21 at the Northern Plains Last Chance Trials Qualifier in Rochester, Minnesota.

Five of the eight weight classes will have TMWC members in finals. Automatic bids into the final wrestle-off are given to those who medaled in the 2016 Olympic Games or 2016 Senior World Championships. If a weight class does not include a 2016 Olympic/ World medalist, the U.S. Open Champion will earn the automatic bid into the finals. So far the following Titan Mercury wrestlers have earned bids into their respective weight classes:

61 KG: Logan Stieber: World Champion

70 KG: James Green: U.S. Open Champion

86 KG: J’Den Cox: Olympic Bronze Medalist

86 KG: David Taylor: U.S. Open Champion *Contingent upon Cox’s participation

97 KG: Kyle Snyder: Olympic Champion

125 KG: Nick Gwiazdowski: U.S. Open Champion

Below is the complete list of TMWC qualified wrestlers:

57 KG

Daniel Dennis U.S. Olympian

Tyler Graff Dave Schultz Memorial International Champion

Nico Megaludis Bill Farrell Memorial Champion

Nathan Tomasello 3rd U.S. Open

Frank Perelli 4th U.S. Open

Alan Waters 6th U.S. Open

Jesse Delgado 7th U.S. Open

61 KG

Logan Stieber World Champion/ 2016 World Team Member

Kendric Maple U.S. Open Champion

Kanen Storr Dave Schultz Memorial International Runner Up

Cody Brewer 4th U.S. Open

Joe Colon 6th U.S. Open

Chris Dardanes 7th U.S. Open

65 KG

Frank Molinaro U.S. Olympian/ 2nd U.S. Open

BJ Futrell Bill Farrell Memorial Champion

Evan Henderson 5th U.S. Open

Nick Dardanes 7th U.S. Open

70 KG

James Green 2016 World Team Member/ U.S. Open Champion

Nazar Kulchytskyy 2nd U.S. Open

Jason Chamberlain 6th U.S. Open

Tommy Gantt 7th U.S. Open

74 KG

Kyle Dake 2nd U.S. Open

Alex Dieringer 3rd U.S. Open

Chris Perry 5th U.S. Open

86 KG

J’Den Cox U.S. Olympian/ NCAA Champion

David Taylor U.S. Open Champion

Gabe Dean 7th U.S. Open

97 KG

Kyle Snyder Olympic Champion/ US Olympian/ NCAA Champion

Micah Burak 2nd U.S. Open

Nathan Burak 3rd U.S. Open

Ty Walz 5th U.S. Open

125 KG

Nick Gwiazdowski U.S. Open Champion

Bobby Telford 4th U.S. Open

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