MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site athletes Sammy Jones, Austin Morrow and Alejandro Sancho have been selected by USA Wrestling to compete at the third annual Greco-Roman World Wrestling Club Cup Dec. 8-9 in Budapest, Hungry, where they will also participate in a seven-day training camp for elite-level international athletes prior to the competition.
The trio was invited based on their performances at the Bill Farrell International, which was held in conjunction with the Non-Olympic Weight World Team Trials, Nov. 12 in New York City. Morrow of Wenatchee, Wash., earned a silver medal at 66 kg and Jones of
Folsom, La., won a bronze medal at 59 kg in the Bill Farrell International portion of the competition, while Sancho, of Miami, finished second in the Non-Olympic Weight World Team Trails.
“The Club Cup is a great opportunity to compete against many of the top athletes in our sport,” said Matt Lindland, USA Wrestling National Greco-Roman head coach.
“Some of our NMU athletes have set themselves apart by competing in major international events and continental championships. These athletes are performing well and making the next step in their careers. The competition and experience is essential to continue their development and trajectory toward Olympic medals.”
Morrow, who won silver at the Malar Cup in Vasteras, Sweden, earlier this month, is looking forward to the trip.
“I am honored to have been invited to this training camp and competition held in Hungry with two of my teammates.” Morrow said. “It will be a great opportunity for us to learn and build our skills.”
Jones and Sancho also had an opportunity to gain international experience earlier this year, winning bronze and silver, respectively, at the Pan-American Championships held in February in Frisco, Texas.
For more information on the NMU-OTS program, visit www.nmu.edu/ots or contact resident coach Rob Hermann at 906-227-2869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.