Kerkvliet to miss Junior World Championships

Greg Kerkvliet (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

Greg Kerkvliet, a 2017 Cadet world champion and the nation's No. 1 senior recruit, will miss the 2018 Junior World Championships after sustaining a recent injury, according to USA Wrestling.

A year after winning a Cadet world title, Kerkvliet claimed a silver medal at the Cadet World Championships this summer in Zagreb, Croatia. He was slated to compete at the Junior World Championships at 97 kilograms. Kerkvliet will be replaced by Univesity of Missouri freshman Zach Elam, a runner-up at the UWW Junior Nationals in April.

The Junior World Championships will take place Sept. 17-22 in Trnava, Slovakia.


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