Chance Marsteller defeated by Evan Wick at U.S. Wrestling Olympic Team Trials
A familiar foe has ended Chance Marsteller's Olympic dreams.
The Kennard-Dale High graduate lost 4-0 by fall in the first period to Evan Wick in the of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials challenger bracket.
Wick, a two-time NCAA All-American at Wisconsin, was beat by Marsteller, 10-0, during an event in Pittsburgh in January. In 2019, the men split a pair of matches during NCAA Championships, with Marsteller claiming the second to finish third in the tournament.
Marsteller defeated Vincenzo Joseph, 3-3, in his first match. Joseph was deemed passive twice during the match, which allowed Marsteller to win the men's 74 kg contest after he scored the last point.
Joseph held a 1-0 lead after the first period, but Marsteller scored a takedown and survived for the victory. The match was a rematch of the Last Chance Qualifier final last weekend. Marsteller won that, 5-0, over the two-time Penn State NCAA champion.
Marsteller will face Logan Massa next in the consolation bracket.
While Marsteller won his first match, his older brother John Stefanowicz defeated Barrett Stanghill.
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