June 1, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -
University of Wyoming volunteer assistant coach Clayton Foster went 2-1 on Sunday to finish as the runner up in the challenge bracket of his weight class at the U.S. World Team Trials.
Wrestling at 86 kilograms, Foster made it to the final of the challenge bracket with two wins. But he was unable to overcome Ed Ruth of the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club in the championship bout, falling in a 7-3 match. Ruth and Foster battled to a 2-2 tie after the opening period. In the second period Ruth took control of the match, scoring with a one-point near-takedown, two-point exposure, and late takedown for the 7-3 victory.
Foster was a finalist in the 2013 U.S. World Team Trials, but was unable to reach this year's championship best-of-three series.
Second place, 86-kilogram challenge bracket
Foster dec. Enock Francois (NYAC), 6-3
Foster tech. fall Jon Reader (Sunkist Kids), 10-0
Ed Ruth (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) dec. Foster, 7-3
On Friday, Cowboy freshman Zach Beard went 2-2 in the FILA Junior World Team Trials at 74 kilograms.
74-kilogram challenge bracket
Garett Hammond (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) dec. Beard, 15-6
Beard dec. Brian Harvey (West Point Wrestling Club), 10-8
Beard dec. Brian Murphy (Cliff Keen Wrestling Club), 11-10
Brandon Kingsley (Minnesota Storm) dec. Beard, 3-0