August 10, 2015
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman Sam Stoll competes at the United World Wrestling Junior World Championships on Wednesday in Salvador, Brazil.
Stoll is competing at 120 kg (264 lbs.) for the United States’ Greco-Roman team. It is his second time competing at the international championships featuring the world’s top 17-20 year-old wrestlers. He won a bronze medal at this event in 2013.
Stoll weighs in Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. (CT). The opening ceremonies begin Tuesday at 6 p.m., and Stoll’s qualification round begins Wednesday at 9 a.m. The finals are Wednesday at 5 p.m. Competition is held at the Pan-American Judo Center.
The international wrestling federation United World Wrestling is expected to stream the competition at unitedworldwrestling.org.
Stoll was 18-5 competing unattached last season, winning titles at the Luther Open and Grand View Open. He pinned 11 opponents as a freshman, one year after completing his prep career with a national record 63 consecutive pins at Kasson-Matoville High School in Kasson, Minnesota.
Stoll will be a redshirt freshman in 2015-16, and is the front-runner to replace three-time All-American Bobby Telford at 285 lbs. in the Iowa lineup.