U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. -- Junior Alex Mossing became Air Force's first-ever U23 World Team Trials Champion, after going 4-0 en route to the championship title of the Greco-Roman 71kg class, Oct. 8, at the Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minn.
Mossing won the title in the first two matches (best of 3) over Colin Schubert (NYAC/NMU), including a phenomenal five-point throw in the waning seconds of the first match.
Mossing, a native of Toledo, Ohio, is one of eight athletes to represent Team USA's Greco-Roman team, November 21-26, 2017 in Bydgoszcz, Poland at the Senior U23 World Championships.
Falcon wrestling junior, Isaac Jimenez, also competed to a second-place finish at the 2017 World Team Trials in the 61Kg Freestyle division. Jimenez picked up wins over Steven Polakowski (Minnesota Storm) and 2017 NCAA national qualifier Josh Terao (DCAC). Jimenez dropped his finals bout to returning Junior World Silver Medalist, and Minnesota's NCAA national qualifier, Mitch McKee.
The Falcons will open the first day of NCAA practice, Oct. 10.
Alex Mossing -- 1st at 71 Kg Greco Roman
Won first match over McCoy Tekautz (Warriors Warehouse) 18-14
Won second match over Brooks Robinson (Utah Valley RTC) TF 8-0
Won semi match over Raymond Bunker (Marines) 6-3
Won finals (best of 3) over Colin Schubert (NYAC/NMU) TF 10-2, 8-8 by criteria
Isaac Jimenez -- 2nd at 61 Kg Freestyle
Won first match over Steven Polakowski (Minnesota Storm) TF 10-0
Won semi match over Josh Terao (DCAC) TF 16-6
Lost in finals (best of 3) to Mitch McKee TF 11-0, TF 15-4