Braxton Amos makes incredible run in Fort Worth
FORT WORTH, TEXAS — After making his way through a rugged field at the United States Olympic Team Trials being held inside Dickies Arena, No. 6 seed Braxton Amos had to settle for a runner-up finish in his 97 kg Greco-Roman championship showdown versus G’Angelo Hancock.
Hancock, a three-time Senior World Team Member, squared off with the Wisconsin commit on Saturday night in a best-of-three series with the winner earning a spot on Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
Amos, the 2020 Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award winner who also was a two-time Robert Dutton Award recipient, lost 8-0 in the first round and then 8-0 in round two.
The Wisconsin commit, who was competing for the Wisconsin Regional Training Center, also was the only wrestler to qualify in two disciplines (freestyle).
En route to facing Hancock, the former Parkersburg South three-time state champ ousted No. 4 seed Nick Boykin, 8-2, and bested second-seeded Lucas Sheridan, 8-6.