Amos and Roberts compete at U.S. Junior World Team Trials

Braxton Amos poses with University of Wisconsin head coach Chris Bono (middle) and associate head coach Jon Reader (left) following his Greco Roman championship at 97 kg during the U.S. Junior Team Trials. (Photo Provided)

CORALVILLE, Iowa –Former Patriot grapplers Braxton Amos and Brayden Roberts both made an impact during this year’s United States Junior World Team Trials. On Friday, Amos (who is also a current Wisconsin RTC/Sunkist kids athlete) went 5-0 by winning via technical fall in the first period of all his matches. That happened en route to claiming the championship in Greco Roman at 97kg over Indiana’s Christian Caroll. As a result, Amos will represent the United States at August’s Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia.

He finished the tournament having outscored his opponents, 101-4. On the following day, it was Roberts’ turn. The current WVU freshman went 1-2 in freestyle competition with an opening round loss to the eventual champion. He scored a win by technical fall in his next match and then fell to his final opponent from Penn State.

Also set to make an impact on a national stage is Samantha Miller. The South grad and current Presbyterian College grappler is preparing for this weekend’s women’s Junior Team Trials in Texas.


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