News and Tribune

Sports

June 6, 2013

WRESTLING: Jeff's Jolley-Little wins second national title

Earns invitations to elite camp, World Championships

AKRON, Ohio — Following his state finals appearance in the winter, Jeffersonville wrestler Gavan Jolley-Little won his second national championship at the Asics’s Cadet Fila World Team Trials at the University of Akron.

The championship was the first for him in Greco-Roman-style wrestling and he defeated wrestlers from Virginia, Wisconsin, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Illinois and Ohio to take the crown.

In his first three matches, Jolley-Little won by a combined 17-0. In the championship, he defeated Zach Wood of Michigan 8-5 after being down 2-0 in the third period.

Jolley-Little also finished sixth in the freestyle division to earn All-American honors in both styles.

“I was proud of Gavan because he showed a big step in his growing as a person and as an athlete in pushing through adversity and injury to obtain his goals of double all-American in this tournament,” Jeffersonville head wrestling coach Danny Struck said. “Gavan is without a doubt the most nationally-decorated wrestler now in JHS history.”

Top finishers in the camp get an invitation to the “2020 future Olympian camp” that features 100 of the nation’s top wrestlers. Jolley-Little also earned a bid to the World Championships in Serbia in August.

Struck will coach the USA team in Serbia.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
LOCAL MAGAZINES
SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
CLICK BELOW TO PURCHASE PHOTOS


Browse and buy photos from the News and Tribune's award winning photographers. Upload your own photos too!

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case