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Helton Set for World Team Trials

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE's Tommy Helton will be among the wrestlers competing this week at the 2019 Senior Freestyle World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina.

SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates said Aric Bohn also will be competing at William Neal Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh in the Junior Freestyle World Team Trials.

"Tommy is our first senior-level World Team Qualifier since probably the 80s or 90s," said Spates. "It is exciting to see the SIUE name back on the National Freestyle and Greco scene. Both Tommy and Aric have been working hard all off season. It is fun to see their work paying off and hopefully it will continue on the World level."

Helton qualified by placing top eight in the US Open. Bohn is wrestling in the Junior Freestyle trials after placing fifth in Greco and fourth in Freestyle at the Open Junior division.

A slate of NCAA national champions, Olympics and World medalists will compete in the event hoping to qualify for the Final X: Senior World Team Trials.

The Senior event is set for May 16-19 while the Junior event takes place May 17-19. Fans can follow all the matches on


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