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.