A dual meet between American and Swedish Greco-Roman wrestlers will take place two Wednesdays from now (June 7th) at Northern Michigan University as part of the 2017 Superior International Camp. The team-versus-team format comes smack dab in the middle of the week-long camp and gives both budding stars and established athletes a chance to take the mat in a highlighted competitive affair. Last year, (most of) the 2016 US Junior World Team members were called upon to participate and the Americans came out on top in 9 of the 12 matches.
There will still be some heavy duty names attached to the US side of the equation, but an infusion of youth can be detected, as well. One of the country’s fastest-rising Cadet Greco-Roman prospects, Hunter Lewis (54 kg), just got done winning the Junior Greco World Duals last weekend following a spring that included competition overseas. He’ll be throwing his hat into the ring. Alston Nutter (66 kg) left high school early last year to get a jump on his Greco career and is on the roster. Right there with him is Britton Holmes (69 kg), the Coloradan who won the Malar Cupen last year just when his high school season started heating up.
The most prolific of the US wrestlers lacing them up for the dual meet is two-time Junior World Team member Randon Miranda (60 kg). Miranda sewed up his second-straight World Team spot in April and like Lewis, won the Junior Greco World Duals last week in his native California. He also won at this dual in 2016. The other 2017 Junior World Team member people keep talking about is Cohlton Schultz (96 kg). Schultz wasn’t part of this event last year, so this will be yet another opportunity for the young Olympic Training Center resident to showcase his abilities. Rounding it out, NMU studs Jordan Auen (60 kg) and Logan Kass (69 kg) are also locked in. If you remember, Auen won Sweden’s Klippan Cup in November and Kass ran the table at the Austrian Open in March.
USA vs. Sweden — June 7th, 2017, Superior International Camp, Marquette, Michigan
Jacob Cochran (USA) vs. Teo Jonsson (SWE)
Hunter Lewis (USA) vs. Samuel Trellid (SWE)
Delon Kanari (USA) vs. Harry Bostrom (SWE)
Jordan Auen (USA) vs. John Anderson (SWE)
Randon Miranda (USA) vs. Anton Rosen (SWE)
Frankie Tal’shahar (USA) vs. Albin Jonsson (SWE)
Alston Nutter (USA) vs. Erik Persson (SWE)
Britton Holmes (USA) vs. Alex Beck (SWE)
Logan Kass (USA) vs. Arvid Westlund (SWE)
Trey Hardy (USA) vs. Lukas Ahlgren (SWE)
Ryan Cummings (USA) vs. August Eriksson (SWE)
Austin Chaon (USA) vs. Oskar Svensson (SWE)
Cohlton Schultz (USA) vs. Linus Persson (SWE)