LARAMIE, Wyo. - University of Wyoming redshirt freshman wrestler Archie Colgan won the United World Wrestling Junior National Championship wrestling for the Wyoming Wrestling Regional Training Center at the 2015 Asics Open Wrestling Championship in Las Vegas last weekend. He won the 70 kilogram (154.25 pounds) weight class sporting a perfect 5-0 record with three decisions, a fall and a technical fall.
Colgan earned a spot to compete at the United States Junior World Team Trials along with UW freshmen Brock George and Sam Eagan, who also wrestled for the WWRTC. George finished fourth in the 50 kilogram (110.25 pounds) weight class and Eagan finished eighth in the 120 kilogram (265.5 pounds) weight class.
The trio will now compete at the USA World Team Trials in Madison, Wisc., May 30-June 1 for a chance to represent the United States at the UWW Junior World Championships.
Colgan, a native of Westminister, Colo., opened the championship with a 10-0 technical fall win over Austin Kraisser. He followed that up with a pin of Iowa State’s Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer. In the quarterfinals he picked up an 8-2 decision over Rodney Shepard. The semifinals saw Colgan earn another decision downing Micah Jordan by a tally of 14-7. In the finals Colgan dominated with a 7-0 decision over Alec Pantaleo. It was the first national championship for a wrestler from the WWRTC.
UW assistant coach Alfonso Hernandez competed in Senior Nationals at 97 kilograms (213 pounds). He sported a 2-2 record for the tournament. Volunteer assistant coach Clayton Foster did not wrestle in the event after being diagnosed with a staph infection.