(Geneva, OH) Sun Devil Wrestling has another USA World Team member! Fifth-year wrestler Julian Chlebove (Northampton, Pennsylvania) won the 61 kg freestyle weight class at the U23 World Team Trials to earn his spot on USA Wrestling’s University World Team. It’s the first USA world team for Chlebove. Chlebove defeated Ethan Oakley of Boone RTC in back-to-back finals matches to cap off a seven-match win streak at the tournament. The full tournament brackets and results are available via FloArena.
Chlebove has long been one of ASU’s top wrestlers. He was the secondary behind Michael McGee at 133 for the past few seasons but is expected to contest for the starting role this upcoming season. He has 26 victories in his collegiate career. His father Ian “Whitey” Chlebove was a two-time All-American for West Virginia in 1998 and 1999, finishing seventh (134) and sixth (141) at the NCAA Championships.
Julian Chlebove U23 Results:
First Round bye
Julian Chlebove over Ty Daugherty, 10-0 VSU
Julian Chlebove over Myles Griffin, 15-4 VSU1
Julian Chlebove over Kurtis Phipps, 8-3 VPO1
Julian Chlebove over Derrick Cardinal, 9-1 VFA 5:08
Julian Chlebove over Cullan Schriever, 7-1 VPO1
Finals 1: Julian Chlebove over Ethan Oakley, 6-4 VPO1
Finals 2: Julian Chlebove over Ethan Oakley, 8-3 VPO1
Chlebove is the highlight of ASU’s trip to Geneva, Ohio for the U20 and U23 World Team Trials. ASU also had incoming freshman Kaleb Larkin and current Sun Devils Damion Schunke, Tristan Mascarenas, Jesse Vasquez, Cody Foote and Cael Valencia wrestling.
Larkin reached the U20 70 kg FS semifinals before being bumped to the consolation bracket where he finished third overall. Valencia, U23 86 kg FS, also reached the semifinals before being bumped. He ultimately finished sixth.
61 kg Emilio Ysaguirre
70 kg Kaleb Larkin
97 kg Damion Schunke
Press Release courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics – Will Edmonds