Nine Bulls to Compete at Marine Corps Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas


BUFFALO, NY – Nine members of the University at Buffalo wrestling team will compete at the Marine Corps Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas. The event will run from April 26th to the 28th at the South Point Arena.

Bryan Lantry (61kg), Nick Cassella (65kg) and Alex Smythe (74kg) will compete at the U.S. Open. The Bulls will also have six wrestlers competing at the UWW Men's Junior Nationals. They are Derek Spann (61kg), Nick Palumbo (70kg), Noah Grover (74kg), Jake Lanning (79kg), Cameron Calderelli (86kg) and Sam Schyler (92kg).

The Marine Corps Open Wrestling Championships is one of the largest and most popular wrestling events held each year. As always, the showcase event is the U.S. Senior Nationals, which is the annual Olympic-level national championship in the three Olympic styles of men's freestyle, women's freestyle and Greco-Roman.

This year, men's and women's freestyle are part of Final X, the exciting three-event series set for Lincoln, NE on June 9, State College, PA on June 16 and Bethlehem, PA on June 23 created by USA Wrestling and Flowrestling. Only the top two athletes in each weight earn the right to advance to Final X.

Click Here for complete schedule of events.