Hawkeyes Head to U.S. Open Championships

LAS VEGAS – Four University of Iowa wrestlers and four members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club compete at the U.S. Open Championships from April 27-May 1 at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas.

Redshirt freshman Cullan Schriever (61kg) and HWC member Pat Lugo (65kg) compete in the senior division, which serves as a qualifying event for the 2022 Senior World Team Trials and Final X. Lugo is the No. 2 seed in his weight class.

The UWW/U20 freestyle brackets include redshirt freshman Jesse Ybarra (61kg), freshman Caleb Rathjen (65 kg) and freshman Sebastian Robles (74kg). The UWW/U20 Nationals are qualifying events for the 2022 U20 World Team Trials on June 3-5 in Geneva, Ohio.

The Pan American representative will also be selected from the UWW U20 National Championships. The U20 Pan-Am Championships will be held July 8-10 in Oaxpetec, Mexico.

Three more HWC members — Rachel Watters (No. 4 seed at 65kg), top-seeded Victoria Francis at 76 kg and Jordan Nelson (No. 7 seed at 76kg) — compete in the senior women’s freestyle bracket. The No. 1 seed at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament is at stake, while the top seven qualify for the Challenge Tournament.

Fans can watch the action live via FloWrestling, while live results can be found at arena.flowrestling.org.

Senior Division
April 29 | Noon (CT) | Prelims, Consolation, Semifinals
April 30 | Noon (CT) | Consolations, Consolation Semifinals
April 30 | 8 p.m. (CT) | Medal Matches

Cullan Schriever (61kg)
Pat Lugo (65kg)

UWW U20 Nationals Division
April 29 |Noon (CT) | Prelims, Quarterfinals, Consolation, Semifinals
April 30 | Noon (CT) | Consolation, Consolation Semifinals,
April 30 | 8 p.m. (CT) | Medal Matches

Jesse Ybarra (61kg)
Caleb Rathjen (65kg)
Sebastian Robles (74kg)

Women’s Senior Division
April 28 | Noon (CT) | Prelims, Consolation, Semifinals
April 29 | 6 p.m. | Medal Matches

Rachel Watters (65kg)
Victoria Francis (76kg)
Jordan Nelson (76kg)