We will have four former Iowa Hawkeyes competing at the Olympic Trials. The 2024 Olympic Team Trials are this weekend on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20 in State College, Pennsylvania.

The winner of each weight will represent Team USA for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France on August 5-11.

Spencer Lee(#4 seed) and Thomas Gilman(#2 seed) will be at 57kg. Should the pre-seeds hold up I believe we will have a Lee-Gilman finals with the winner making the Olympic team.

I am picking Lee to make the Olympic team.

Alex Marinelli is the #8 seed at 74kg. Should the seeds hold up Marinelli will face Alex Facundo in the first round with the winner facing Jordan Burroughs in the quarterfinals.

Anthony Cassioppi is the #8 pre-seed at 97kg. Cassioppi will face Christian Carroll in the first round. The winner of that match will have J’den Cox in the quarterfinals.

Austin DeSanto qualified for the Olympic Trials at 65kg. He is not listed in the pre-seeds and I believe he is out with an injury. 

I have listed the Pre-Seeds below. There could be changes in the brackets depending on any wrestlers that are unable to compete at the time of the Trials.

The Olympic Trials will be streaming live on Peacock, NBC Sports and NBC Sports app.

You can watch the Olympic Trials on TV on the USA Network.

Best of luck to all of the Hawkeyes competing in the Olympic Trials.


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2024 Olympic Team Trials

57 kg Pre-Seeds

Challenge Tournament

  1. Zane Richards (Illini WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  2. Thomas Gilman (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  3. Daton Fix (Cowboy WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  4. Spencer Lee (Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  5. Nico Megaludis (Pitt WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  6. Nick Suriano (Sunkist Kids WC)
  7. Liam Cronin (Nebraska WTC)
  8. Daniel DeShazer (Gopher WC-RTC)
  9. Luke Lilledahl (X-Calibur Athletics WC)
  10. Jax Forrest (Bishop McCourt)
  11. Marcus Blaze (Perrysburg WC)


74 kg

Best-of-Three Championship Series

Kyle Dake (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)

Challenge Tournament

  1. Jordan Burroughs (Pennsylvania RTC/Sunkist Kids WC)
  2. Jason Nolf (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  3. Keegan O’Toole (Tiger Style WC)
  4. Quincy Monday (New Jersey RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
  5. Mitchell Mesenbrink (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  6. Meyer Shapiro (Spartan Combat RTC)
  7. Vincenzo Joseph (Sunkist Kids WC)
  8. Alex Marinelli (Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  9. Alex Facundo (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  10. Levi Haines (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  11. Tyler Berger (Pennsylvania RTC/Sunkist Kids WC)
  12. Jarrett Jacques (Tiger Style WC)
  13. Ladarion Lockett (Cowboy WC)


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97 kg

Best-of-Three Championship Series

Kyle Snyder (Nittany Lion WC/Titan Mercury WC)

Challenge Tournament

  1. J’den Cox (Cliff Keen WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  2. Isaac Trumble (Wolfpack RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
  3. Michael Macchiavello (Lehigh Valley WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  4. Kollin Moore (Ohio RTC/Titan Mercury WC)
  5. Nathan Jackson (New Jersey RTC/New York AC)
  6. Jonathan Aiello (Cavalier WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  7. Eric Schultz (Nebraska WTC)
  8. Anthony Cassioppi (Hawkeye WC/Titan Mercury WC)
  9. Christian Carroll (Cowboy WC/Titan Mercury WC)


Men’s Freestyle Pre-Seeds: https://www.themat.com/news/2024/april/15/men-s-freestyle-pre-seeds-released-for-u-s-olympic-team-trials-wrestling


Schedule for 2024 Olympic Trials

***All times listed are CST

Friday, April 19

9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Session I – Challenge Tournament Preliminaries, Quarterfinals and Consolation Rounds, for all styles and weight classes. (Note: all Championship matches will be held prior to the consolation rounds)

5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Session II – Challenge Tournament Semifinals and Finals, all styles and weight classes

Saturday, April 20

9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Session III – Round One of Best-of-Three Championship Series, all styles and weight classes, plus Round Two of Best-of-Three Championship Series in the five weight classes not yet qualified for the Olympics. Also the completion of the Challenge Tournament consolation semifinals, consolation finals, third place bouts and True third (in necessary)

5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Session IV – Round Three of Best-of-Three Championship Series (if necessary) in the five weight classes not yet qualified for the Olympics. Followed by Round Two and Round Three (if necessary) in the 13 weight classes qualified for the Olympic Games. The session concludes with the presentation of the U.S. Olympic Team.


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