Greenwood Wins Title at U23 World Team Trials

By: 
Cobe Wastler, Communications Coordinator, University of Wyoming Athletics

Geneva, Ohio. (June 3, 2022) – Cowboy Wrestling Junior Job Greenwood put together a performance to remember on Friday as he took to the mat at the U23 World Team Trials at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Greenwood captured the 67kg U23 Greco-Roman title becoming a world team member and qualifying himself for the 2022 U23 World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain on October 17-23.  

Entering the tournament unseeded, Greenwood got off to a fast start posting an 8-0 shutout in his first match to advance to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals Greenwood went up against No. 2 seed Aundre Beatty. After giving up an early 4-0 deficit, Greenwood came roaring back scoring five straight points to retake the lead. From there he would tack on two more takedowns and come away with a 9-6 win to advance to the semifinals. 

Greenwood controlled his semifinal match defeating Sam Edelblute 8-0 to put himself in the best of three finals against fellow unseeded wrestler Cayden Henschel. 

After dropping the first match to Henschel 8-7, Greenwood began his comeback with a tight 6-5 win in the second match forcing a decisive third match. With a world team spot on the line, Greenwood left no doubt dominating Henschel in a 10-0 victory claiming the U23 67kg Greco-Roman crown and becoming a world team member.  

With the win Greenwood becomes the first wrestler make a U23 World Team while competing for the Wyoming Wrestling Regional Training Center. 

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