Jesse Porter and Adam Coon, a pair of Olympic wrestling hopefuls gunning to represent the United States in Tokyo, failed to qualify their weight at the World Olympic Qualifier over the weekend.
Porter and Coon join Jordan Oliver as U.S. wrestlers who, despite being Olympic Trials champions in April, will be watching the Olympic wrestling competition from home this summer.
Turkey’s Faith Cenzig got the better of Porter in the second round of the 77 kilograms weight class for men's Greco-Roman. Cenzig held Porter off the scoresheet in their bout, winning 7-0 against the Northern Michigan University product. Coon, meanwhile, fell to Ukraine’s Mykola Kuchmii by a score of 6-3 in the quarterfinals. As a result, the United States will be without competitors in Greco-Roman wrestling's 77 kg and 130 kg weight classes. They will also be without a competitor for the 65 kg weight class men's freestyle wrestling as a result of Oliver's loss.
The wrestlers set to represent the United States in Tokyo are Thomas Gilman (57kg), Kyle Dake (74kg), David Taylor (86kg), Kyle Snyder (97kg) and Gable Steveson (125kg) in men's free style, Ildar Hafizov (60kg), Alejandro Sancho (67kg), John Stefanowicz (87kg) and G'Angelo Hancock (97kg) in Greco-Roman and Sarah Hildebrandt (50kg), Jacarra Winchester (53kg), Helen Maroulis (57kg), Kayla Miracle (62kg), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68kg) and Adeline Gray (76kg) in women's freestyle.