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Sean Russell Competes in 2021 USA Olympic Team Trials this Weekend

By Georgia Grappler, 04/05/21, 10:00PM AKDT

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Georgia Being Represented In USA Olympic Team Trials 2021

Collins Hill Alumni Sean Russell has qualified for the United States Olympic Team Trials this week after winning the Last Chance Qualifier by beating Darian Cruz, Jack Mueller, and Zane Richards. The last people from Georgia to compete in the USA Olympic Team Trials were Jeff Bedard in 2000 for Freestyle and Joe DeNova in 2012 for Greco-Roman. Below we have video from his championship this past weekend, his All-American run back in 2017, and his Sophmore State Championship from 2012. Sean wrestled  at Collins Hill High School and was a 4x State Champion, only the second to do that for the program. He wrestled for both Edinboro and Minnesota in college, where he finished in 7th Place at the 2017 NCAA Championships with Edinboro. He currently trains under the Gopher Wrestling Club and will be the #8 Seed this weekend at the USA Olympic Team Trials.

Last Chance US Olympic Trials Qualifier - 57 Kg Final - Zane Richards, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club (TMWC) Vs Sean Russell, Gopher Wrestling Club - RTC

Last Chance US Olympic Trials Qualifier  - 57 Kg Semifinal - Sean Russell, Gopher Wrestling Club - RTC Vs Jack Mueller, New York City RTC

Last Chance US Olympic Trials Qualifier  - 57 Kg Quarterfinal - Darian Cruz, New York Athletic Club Vs Sean Russell, Gopher Wrestling Club - RTC

125lbs 7th Place Match between Sean Russell (Edinboro) and Nathan Kraisser (Campbell) at the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships

125lbs Blood Round Match between Sean Russell (Edinboro) and Sean Fausz (NC State) at the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships

125lbs 3rd Round Consolation Match between Sean Russell (Edinboro) and Drew Templeman (Wyoming) at the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships

125lbs 1st Round Championship Match between Sean Russell (Edinboro) and Ibrahim Bunduka (George Mason) at the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships

106lbs AAAAA Finals Match between Sean Russell (Collins Hill) and Sam Bullard (Archer) at the 2012 GHSA Individual State Wrestling Championships

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