U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - Junior Alex Mossing is one of eight talented athletes to represent Team USA’s Greco-Roman team, November 21-26, in Bydgoszcz, Poland at the Senior U23 World Championships. He is the first Falcon in program history to compete at the World Championships level.
“It’s a great honor to represent the United States and the Air Force Academy,” said Mossing. “Getting to wear ‘USA’ across the back is special. It’s a tremendous honor and I’m proud to represent my country team; they’ve been a great support system.”
Mossing, a native of Toledo, Ohio, 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. Mossing won the title in the first two matches (best of three) over Colin Schubert (NYAC/NMU), including a phenomenal four-point throw in the waning seconds of the first match.
Since winning the U23 trials championship title, Mossing has been vigorously training between the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and USAFA’s wrestling room.
“I’ve never competed internationally but the game plan is pretty much the same; stay relaxed and focused, go in with confidence and score. I want to have fun with this,” continued Mossing. “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to make action and give the crowd some excitement; I’d love to give them something to cheer about.”
The preliminary rounds begin at 10 a.m. local time (4 a.m. ET), with the medal matches beginning at 6 p.m. (12 p.m. ET) on both days. Bydgoszcz is six hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone.