Wrestling: C-I's Zillmer named to World Cup team.
Crosby-Ironton High School graduate and Minnesota RTC member Hayden Zillmer, now of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Storm, was named to the United States roster for the 2018 Freestyle World Cup, as announced by USA Wrestling March 26.
The World Cup is scheduled to be wrestled at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, April 7-8.
Zillmer was an All-American for North Dakota State University in 2015. His career accomplishments include a third-place finish at the 2017 U.S. World Team Trials in freestyle, finishing second at the U.S. World Team Trials in Greco-Roman in 2017, third at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Greco-Roman in 2016 and was a two-time University Nationals champion in 2013 and 2015.
With each team allowed two members at each weight class, Zillmer was added to the roster at 92 kilograms (202.5 pounds)
Joining Zillmer and the Team USA coaching contingent will be Minnesota Gophers assistant coach, and Minnesota Storm coach, Dustin Schlatter. He's a former U.S. Freestyle world team member and Pan American champion. He helped lead the 2017 US Junior team to World Gold in Finland in August as well as coaching the U23 World Team that competed in Poland in November.
The World Cup is an annual international dual meet championship that pits the best eight men's freestyle wrestling teams in the world. Joining Team USA will be Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Cuba and Kazakhstan.
Each country will wrestle three dual meets over the course of the mornings April 7-8. Placement matches will begin at 12:30 p.m. April 8 and the gold medal match at 4 p.m.
Visit worldcupiowacity.com for additional information.
World Cup schedule
Gates open at 9 a.m. both days
Saturday, April 7 (all times CST)
10 a.m.: United States vs. Japan (Mat A), Cuba vs. Russia (Mat B)
11:15 a.m.: Iran vs. Georgia (Mat A), Kazakhstan vs. Azerbaijan (Mat B)
2 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies
2:30 p.m.: United States vs. Iran (Mat A)
4:30 p.m.: Russia vs. Kazakhstan (Mat B)
5:45 p.m.: Japan vs. Georgia (Mat A), Azerbaijan vs. Cuba (Mat B)
Sunday, April 8
10 a.m.: United States vs. Georgia (Mat A), Russia vs. Azerbaijan (Mat B)
11:15 a.m.: Iran vs. Japan (Mat A), Kazakhstan vs. Cuba (Mat B)
12:30 p.m.: Fifth-Place Match (Mat A), Seventh-Place Match (Mat B)
2:15 p.m.: Bronze Medal Match (Mat A)
4 p.m.: Gold Medal Match (Mat A)