Morrow leads NMU-OTS wrestlers
SANTIAGO DE VERGUAS, Panama – A team of Greco-Roman wrestlers from the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site claimed seven medals at the Eduardo Campbell Cup in Panama on Saturday.
Winning a gold medal for the U.S. team was sophomore Austin Morrow of Wenatchee, Washington, at 66 kilograms (145.5 pounds). He won five matches on two pins, two technical falls and a forfeit. In the finals, he stopped Moises Soto of Colon Panama by technical fall, 8-0.
Runner-up silver medals went to junior Chris Gonzalez of Sauk Village, Illinois, at 75 kg (165 lbs.), freshman Brandon Marshall of Keystone Heights, Florida, at 85 kg (187 lbs.) and West Cathcart of Genesco, Illinois, at 98 kg (215 lbs).
Gonzales had a 2-1 record, while Marshall and Cathcart finished with 3-1 records.
Bronze medals went to 2015 Junior World Team member and freshman Dalton Roberts of downstate Fowlerville at 59 kg (130 lbs.), freshman Taylor Doan of Wyoming, Delaware, at 75 kg (165 lbs.) and freshman Vinny Torres of Bay Shore, New York, at 75 kg (165 lbs.).
The NMU-OTS team was coached by Jeffrey Roberts of Fowlerville.
In a close team race, the NMU-OTS team placed third with 45 points behind club teams from Verguas, Panama, with 48 points and Colon, Panama, with 46. Only one athlete per weight class scored team points, and the NMU-OTS team did not enter any athletes at 130 kg (286 lbs.). The tournament featured the six Olympic weight classes.