Army Wrestling Cadets Secure Spots in U23 Pan American Championships

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At the USA Wrestling U-23 National Championships on June 2, Army West Point Wrestling’s CDT Lucas Stoddard ’27 and CDT Charles Farmer ’26 secured their spots in this month’s U23 Pan-American Championships, scheduled for June 21-22 in Rionegro, Colombia.

Additionally, by winning the 125kg Freestyle Championship, Stoddard punched his ticket to United World Wrestling’s U23 World Wrestling Championships, slated for this October in Tirana, Albania.

Stoddard secured a pair of 10-0 and 11-0, technical fall wins in the best-of-three 125kg championship, dispatching Nathan Taylor of Lehigh University in a battle between two EIWA wrestlers.

In the 57kg class, Farmer would fall to Penn’s Max Gallagher in his championship series in a pair of decisions, (8-4, 6-3) but still secured a spot on the medal table with a semifinal win over Nebraska’s Alan Koehler.

Three additional Black Knights secured All-American accolades at the event. In the U23 Greco-Roman championships, CDT Joseph Couch ’26 placed fourth in the 55kg class and CDT Wolfgang Frable ’26 was fourth in the 97kg class. Additionally for Army, CDT Austin Kohlhofer ’26 placed seventh overall in the 97kg Freestyle flight.

The program sent 13 total wrestlers in at least one flight. Army finished 4th in team scoring in Freestyle and 18th in Greco-Roman.

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Excerpt and image taken from https://goarmywestpoint.com.

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