April 16, 2013
USAFA, Colo. - Nine members of the Air Force wrestling team will head to Las Vegas, Nev., this week to compete in the Las Vegas/ASICS U.S. Open April 17-20, as well as the ASICS Junior National Championships April 18-20.
Slated to compete in the freestyle division at the U.S. Open are sophomore Jesse Stafford (Loomis, Calif.) and juniors Devin Hightower (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Greg Isley (Toledo, Ohio) and Cody Davis (The Woodlands, Texas). Meanwhile, freshmen Mitch Brown (Payson, Utah), Willie Baker (Jackson, Minn.), Adam Jackson (Rosemount, Minn.), Scott Reilly (Stafford, Va.) and Marcus Malecek (Hammond, Wis.) are all slated to compete in the ASICS Junior Nationals in both the Greco-Roman and freestyle divisions.
The top seven finishers in each weight class at the U.S. Open will qualify for the U.S. World Team Trials on June 21-22 in Stillwater, Okla. Placewinners at the ASICS Junior Nationals qualify for the ASICS U.S. Junior World Team Trials, also held in Stillwater June 20-23.