Tracy High was represented by veteran Eli Blackwell at the US Open (Western Regional). The event had multiple age divisions with competition from youth all the way up to senior level competitors vying for a trip to Final X or qualifying to the WTT with a focus on Final X. Eli was competing in both the high school junior age division (typically high school juniors and seniors) as well as the UWW junior division (college age participants).
In the junior division, Eli beat several nationally ranked opponents and state medalists and state champions to reach the finals of the Greco tournament before losing in the final to take home a 2nd place silver medal. In the UWW division, Eli went 2-2 with two falls over collegiate wrestlers including last year’s UWW finalist and Pan Am representative who was representing the Naval Academy RTC.
Eli was representing Stanford – California RTC (Regional Training Center) for highly skilled regional wrestlers who have met the USA Wrestling criteria for participation. High school and college wrestlers who have placed top 8 nationally or top 4 in their state are eligible to participate.
Congratulations Eli on a great tournament in Las Vegas!