USA Greco Squad Locked In For Belgrade After Roster Turnover

Started by TomM, September 09, 2022, 10:45:21 PM

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USA Greco Squad Locked In For Belgrade After Roster Turnover

Sep 7, 2022 by Timmy Hands Flowrestling

"Mr. Fantastic" Benji Peak (72 kg, Sunkist/NTS), Spencer Woods (82 kg, Army/WCAP), and '21 Junior World bronze Braxton Amos (Sunkist/Wisconsin RTC) stand as the neophytes of the '22 U.S. World Team. But even with this trio, their relative newness to what Belgrade will have to offer should not invoke consternation.

Peak, who rose to Senior prominence two years ago by winning his first U.S. National title, is an authentic Greco-Roman athlete with plenty of overseas miles logged since enrolling at Northern Michigan University five years ago. While it is true that Peak has not yet battled it out in a World tournament before, he has the intangibles required to acquit himself well.

Amos is not on the '22 roster to fill the shoes of '21 World bronze/recent retiree G'Angelo Hancock. That is not his job. Amos can present enough problems to foreigners based on his gas tank and competitiveness, never mind the dynamic total-wrestling ability of which he is capable. He doesn't have to be Hancock, and he doesn't have to play the same game opponents do. Amos simply needs to be himself, and push matches into the second period.

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Does anyone know why Thielke and Provisor did not compete?