FARGO, N.D. — App State Wrestling's Codi Russell has qualified for USA Wrestling's World Team Trails thanks to his 57 kg (freestyle) victory at the Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier event Friday at the FargoDome.
Competing in a round-robin format with three other wrestlers, Russell went 2-1 with a 9-4 victory against Jakason Burks, an Oklahoma State wrestler who also finished 2-1. With a 1-1 record going into his third match, Russell posted a 12-8 victory against Peter Del Gallo, a standout at Southern Maine.
The World Team Trials will be held over Labor Day weekend at a to-be-determined site.
Men's Freestyle winners
57: Codi Russell (Blue Ridge RTC)
61: Carter Young (Cowboy Wrestling Club)
65: Dean Heil (Navy-Marine Corps Wrestling Club)
70: Ryan Deakin (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club)
74: Jarrett Jacques (Tiger Style Wrestling Club)
79: Quentin Perez (Navy-Marine Corps Mat Club)
86: Andrew Morgan (Wrestling Prep)
92: Miguel Baray (River Valley Wrestling Club)
97: Morgan Smith (Ohio RTC)
125: Demetrius Thomas (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club)
Photo Courtesy: Codi Russell, App State Sports