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Live updates coming to you from the US Senior Nationals - Olympic Trials Qualfier in Fort Woth, Texas. All of the action can be streamed over on FloWrestling. Tune in to watch some of the USA's best wrestlers in action on the road to 2020 Olympic Trials. Ben Askren, Christian Pyles and Mark Bader are on the call here for an exciting series of finals.
125 KG Final - Dominique Bradley vs Anthony Nelson
Bradley continues his impressive run at this tournament, taking out Nelson in the final. A shot clock point and two step outs sealed the deal for Dom.
97 KG Final - Kollin Moore vs Hayden Zillmer
Wild final here, Moore ran up the score early to go up 10-2. Zilmer stormed back to being down 10-6 and then hitting a takedown and turn to win 10-10 on criteria. Zillmer's head pinch looked strong here, impressive closing of the match as he puts up 8 points in the final 90 seconds.
76 kg Women's Final - Precious Bell vs Dymond Guilford
Bell went on the shot clock early but earned the step out point with just two seconds left on the clock, 1-0 Bell. Guilford achieved a strong bodylock position but Bell turned it into her four points to go up 5-0 at the end of the first. Guilford doing a good job digging for the underhook but not scoring off it. A go behind for Bell and she's up 7-0. No scores for the last minute and Bell wins nationals 7-0.
74 KG Final - Mekhi Lewis vs Logan Massa
No scores for the first minute and Mekhi ends up on the clock. A go behind gets two for Mekhi just a few seconds into the clock, 2-0 Lewis at the end of the first. Massa in on a single at the beginning of the second, runs Mekhi out to get the step out. 2-1 Lewis. Massa shoots again, Mekhi defends and gets in on the leg on a re attack. Runs him out and it's 3-1 Lewis. Massa gets a bodylock, four point throw on the edge to go up 5-3! Massa gets a single off a re attack and runs him out to go up 6-3 now. A step out for Mekhi and it's 6-4. That's the final score and Massa pulls off the upset to win a loaded 74 kg bracket.
86 KG Final - Zahid Valencia vs Myles Martin
First matchup since high school for these two NCAA champs. Zahid pushing the pace with a bunch of shots early. Down block to go behind gets Myles two points to go up 2-0. Both guys have a caution and the next will go on the clock. High crotch from Zahid gets two points, 2-2 now. A turn from a gut wrench makes it 4-2 at the break. A push out for Zahid to start the second, 5-2. Single leg for Martin, walks him out and it's 5-3. Zahid finishes another single, 7-3 with a minute left. Ankle pick for Martin makes it 7-5, attempts a lace but can't finish. Thirty seconds left. Zahid back on a leg and kills a bunch of clock. Final score 7-5 Valencia.
68 KG Women's Final - Forrest Molinari vs Victoria Francis
Final women's match of the weekend. Tamyra Mensa steps in to help with the commentary. Forest with a snap down, turns her with an underhook from the front headlock and gets a quick pin. Dominant win in a match between two 2019 world teamers.
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65 KG Final - Jordan Oliver vs Joey Mckenna
Oliver was dominant to get here, four techs with a 40-0 score. Mckenna knocked off one seed Yianni. Oliver in on a double and gets a quick four, 4-0 Oliver. Duck under and Oliver is up 6-0. Oliver in on a single, finishes to go up 8-0. Working a lace but can't finish it. Another single gets the two, 10-0. Flawless run for JO as he goes 50-0 for five techs at Senior Nationals.
57 KG Final - Nathan Tomasello vs Spencer Lee
Fourth meeting between these two, Lee leads the series 2-1, but first match in freestyle. Spencer scores quick to go up 2-0. Step out point, Lee up 3-0. Spencer in on a single leg, finishes on the edge 5-0. Still 5-0 at the break. Hands to the face to make it 6-0. Nato scores off Spencer's shot and it's 6-2. Spencer with an underhook on the edge and gets another two, 8-2. That's the final score and Spencer is the national champ.
No surprise as Jordan Oliver is awarded the Outstanding Wrestler award for the tournament.