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McKee wins UWW Junior Freestyle

By brandon paulson, 05/02/16, 10:45AM CDT


Mitchell McKee wins another huge tournament.  After taking 2nd in the Greco portion, losing to rival Taylor LaMont, Mitchell stormed his way through the freestyle bracket win pins or techs all the way through.  

Here are a couple links


Finals vs Seth Gross (need Flopro subscription to watch)

Also at UWW, Griffin Parriott lost his 1st match in freestyle, then reeled off 8 straight wins to take 3rd.  Wrestle-backs aren't easy for athletes, and it shows a lot of heart, and hard nosed attitude to come back!  Patrick McKee had a great run to the finals of UWW Freestyle, but then ran into the buzzsaw Spencer Lee.  A great accomplishment for Patrick! 1st year Junior Jake Allar had an impressive showing in Greco taking 3rd.  Jake and Patrick are still UWW Cadets and will try to make the Cadet World Team in June.

By winning UWW Juniors, McKee will participate in the annual Beat The Streets which is held on Times Square in NYC vs Iran.  We will keep you updated with more information.  Mitchell also has a bye to the finals of the UWW Junior World Team Trials where he will try to make his 2nd World team.

Here are the placers, including former PINnacle wrestlers who are now in college.

UWW Greco

60kg Mitchell McKee 2nd
74kg Jake Allar 3rd
79kg Carter Neilsen(NDSU) 2nd
96kg Christian Dulaney 3rd

UWW Freestyle

50kg Patrick McKee 2nd
60kg Mitchell McKee 1st
66kg Griffin Parriott 3rd
66kg Mark Voss 8th
79kg Carter Neilsen 4th
96kg Lance Benick 2nd


Photo courtesy of David Peterson MNUSA Wrestling