April 17, 2012
MADISON, Wis. - Air Force wrestlers Carter McElhany (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Dylan Hyder (Yelm, Wash.) each competed at the FILA Junior Nationals in Madison, Wis., this past weekend, April 13-15, with both earning All-America honors.
During Saturday's Greco-Roman competition, both McElhany and Hyder placed in the top eight in the 63 kg weight class. McElhany, who posted a 3-1 record, claimed third place with a 1-0, 5-1 win over Iurii Vovk, while Hyder placed seventh with a 4-0, 6-0 victory over Omar Maknassi.
Both McElhany, an automatic qualifier, and Hyder will compete at the FILA Junior World Team Trials, which will be held May 25-26 at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs. Winners will compete in the 2012 FILA Junior World Championships held in Pattaya, Thailand, Sept. 4-9.