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Chandler Rogers Finishes Runner-Up at U23 Greco World Team Trials

Rogers falls to Junior World Medalist Andrew Berreyesa in the best-of-three final.

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After winning a Pan Am Championship, finishing third at the Senior US Open, and competing at the Senior World Team Trials, Chandler Rogers decided to make a run at a U23 World Team spot. He fell just a bit short.

The two-time All-American entered the U23 Greco World Team Trials tournament at 82 KG and completely dominated early. In his first match he got an early takedown and quickly went into an assassin where picked up a 17-second fall.

In the quarter-finals he did this at the 1:50 mark of the first period.

His semifinal with No. 2 seed Spencer Woods was similar. After a big throw, Rogers finished off the match in just 45 seconds.

This set up a best of three final with Junior World Silver medalist Andrew Berreyesa.

Rogers dropped the first match after giving up a big four-point throw and a few push-outs to eventually fall 10-1 just before the end of the first period.

It wasn’t without controversy as he did hit this big throw here where a leg foul was called preventing Rogers from being awarded any points.

In the second match Rogers tried to go big early with a throw. It didn’t work out and after a take-down by Berreyesa, Rogers wound up down 4-0 early. Rogers then came back with a throw to get it to 4-2 and eventually fell 7-2 to finish second.

Two other cowboys, Bear Hughes (87 KG) and Cornelius Putnam (130 KG), were wrestling Greco here. Hughes finished fifth and Putnam finished sixth.

 

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