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    Facts, Trends, and Numbers for the 2024 U20 Men's Freestyle Team

    The U20 World Team Trials have come and gone but there’s plenty to discuss and dissect in the months leading up to the actual U20 World Championships (early September). After looking at the results from the U20 freestyle finals and the team that they produced, there were plenty of fun facts and trends that emerged. 

    Here are those along with a few others that have to do with the performance of the U20 men’s freestyle team at the World Championships. 

    With Jesse Mendez’s NCAA finals win over Beau Bartlett it marks the fifth time that former U20/Junior World teammates have met in the national championship match dating back to the 2007 team (2019 - Aaron Brooks/Trent Hidlay; 2016/17 Mark Hall/Zahid Valencia; 2014 Kyle Snyder/Adam Coon; 2009 Jordan Oliver/Jason Chamberlain; 2007 David Taylor/Bubba Jenkins). 

    Last year’s U20 WTT’s saw four wrestlers who lost in the finals go on to earn NCAA All-American honors in 2024. Tyler Kasak (65 kg), Antrell Taylor (70 kg), Hunter Garvin (74 kg), and Stephen Little (92 kg). 

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