Alex Dieringer, who won three NCAA individual championships at Oklahoma State, will compete in men’s freestyle at 92 kilograms (202 pounds) for the United States at the Pan-American Championships on March 8 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
It’s a significant move up in weight for Dieringer, who competed at 79 kg. (174 pounds) and has already earned an 86 kg (189 pounds) spot for the Olympic Trials. Dieringer earned a spot at the Trials — which will be April 4-5 at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s campus in University Park, Pennsylvania — with a 7-2 victory against Myles Martin to win the Bill Farrell Memorial in November in New York City.
World team member Pat Downey will wrestle for the United States at 86 kg at the Pan-Am Championships.
The Pan-American Championships is not an Olympic qualifier tournament.
The qualification and repechage for Dieringer’s weight class starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 8 with the championship round starting at 4 p.m. The tournament will be streamed on Trackwrestling.com.
Sunday, March 8
9:30 a.m. – Qualification and repechage (WFS 50-53-57-62-68-76 kg, MFS 79-92 kg)
4 p.m. – Finals (WFS 50-53-57-62-68-76 kg, MFS 79-92 kg)