USA Wrestling: Men's Freestyle Olympic Team
Updated: Jan 14, 2022
April 12, 2021.
The 2020 Olympic Games are finally going to happen, with the event scheduled to start on July 23, 2021. Only two weeks ago, USA Wrestling held their Olympic Trials tournament to decide who will represent the country in Tokyo. Here’s a quick look at the official USA Men’s Freestyle team:
57 kg- Thomas Gillman. Gillman is a 3x All American for the Iowa Hawkeyes and a World Silver Medalist. He was impressive at Trials, sweeping Vitali Arujau.
65 kg- Jordan Oliver. Oliver is a 4x All American and a 2x NCAA champion. He swept Joey McKenna in the best of three finals and upset tournament favorite Yanni Diakomihalis in the semifinals.
74 kg- Kyle Dake. The king is dead, long live the king! Jordan Burroughs was finally knocked off his Olympic Throne, and Dake could not have looked better doing it. After sweeping the former Olympic champion, the heir apparent will get his first chance at Olympic glory.
86 kg- David Taylor. “DT” is a 2x NCAA champion and a 3x US Open champion. He beat his Penn State teammate, Bo Nickal, in two straight matches to earn a spot on the Olympic team.
97 kg- Kyle Snyder. Captain America will be back in Tokyo to defend his 2016 Olympic championship. Snyder swept Kollin Moore to secure his return to the Olympic stage.
125 kg- Gable Steveson. To say Gable Steveson looked impressive at the Olympic trials would be an understatement. Coming off of his first NCAA title only a few weeks prior, Steveson outscored his opponents at the Trials 42-4.