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Carter Young Finishes Third at Senior World Team Trials

Stillwater’s Carter Young put together quite the tournament at the U.S. Senior World Team Trials.

Young, who just graduated from Stillwater High School and is currently enrolled as a freshman at Northwestern, won the Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier at Fargo in July at 61 KG.

He came in unseeded and started things off with an 8-6 win over Jakob Camacho. From there he met up with fellow Oklahoman and #4 seed Daton Fix in the round of 16. He fell to Daton 13-2, then received a forfeit in his first consolation match.

From there, his path to placing became a gauntlet. First, he edged out NCAA champion Nahshon Garrett 10-8 before receiving another forfeit. After the forfeit, he knocked off #1 seed and two-time Senior World Team member Tyler Graff 9-2.

This officially put the world on notice, but he then followed that up with a high-scoring battle against Seth Gross, eventually taking Gross out 15-12 and bringing home the bronze.

The top three finish for Young gives him a spot as an alternate on the world team and creates a lot of excitement and intrigue surrounding his future in the sport.

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