OSLO, Norway – Redshirt sophomore Peyton Omania of the Michigan State wrestling team will start his medal pursuit with Team USA at the Senior World Wrestling Championships on Saturday, Oct. 9.
After winning the Greco-Roman 67-kg title at the USA World Team Trials last month, Omania will be one of 28 entries in the expected field for the 67-kg weight class.
Omania starts the qualification rounds at 10:30 a.m. Oslo local time (4:30 a.m. ET) on Saturday morning against to-be-determined opponents. The semifinal round is set for that same day at 4:45 p.m. Oslo time (10:45 a.m. ET), while the repechage rounds (4 p.m. Oslo, 10 a.m. ET) and world final (6 p.m. Oslo, noon ET) are slated for Sunday. Draws for each day’s competition will be released the day prior.
The world championships are being streamed via FloWrestling.com, while fans can also follow along with @USAWrestling on social media using the hashtag #WrestleOslo.
An NCAA qualifier last season for the Spartans and a participant in the Olympic Trials this past spring, Omania defeated a pair of U.S. Olympians to reach the world stage. After beating Hayden Tuma (9-0 technical fall) to open the World Team Trials, the Concord, California native took on 2016 Olympian Jesse Thielke in the semifinals and earned another 9-0 decision via technical fall. Omania then picked up a 6-3, 3-2 decision in the best-of-three final against No. 1 seed and 2020 Olympian Alejandro Sancho, securing a place on the U.S. National Team.
After returning from Norway, Omania and the Spartans open the 2021-22 campaign on Nov. 6 when they host the Michigan State Open.