Nick will be competing in the FILA Junior Greco trials at 84 KG. He qualified to compete at the trials by taking 3rd at the FILA Jr Nationals in Las Vegas. His main competition will be Richard Carlson who wrestles for the Minnesota Storm and won the national tournament. The runner up was Preston Lehmann of North Dakota State. Lehmann also beat Nick in the 2013 Fargo Junior Nationals Greco Tournament. If he can get by both of these two this week he will make the FILA Junior World Team which competes in Zagreb Croatia in August.. The Greco team trials take place on Friday May 30.
Dan will be competing for a spot on the world team in freestyle at 57 KG. He qualified to compete in the trials by taking an impressive third at the US Senior Open in Las Vegas. He is currently ranked 4th in the USA Wrestling rankings for the weight class. #1 is Sam Hazewinkel who won the open and #2 is Andrew Hochstrasser who was runner up at the open. Hochstrasser was the only person to defeat Dan at the Open. Angel Escobedo of the Ohio RTC is the only other person ahead of Dan in the rankings, although they have not met this year. The fifth and sixth ranked wrestlers Dan defeated at the Open. The weight class is very competitive but Dan is certainly a favorite to make the world team. Dan will compete over the weekend for a spot on the team that will compete in Uzbekistan in September.