Monday, June 23rd, 2008 at 11:09 am in Wrestling.
How exactly did Campolindo grad and current Ohio State wrestler Nikko Triggas follow up his fifth-place finish at the U.S. Olympic Trials? He hopped on a plane and headed to Ecuador for the Pan American Junior Greco-Roman Championships.
As it turned out, the trip was a fruitful one for Triggas. Over the weekend of June 20-22, Triggas won four gold medals. Two were of the team variety, as the United States won the team competitions in both Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling. It edged out Ecuador 67-65 to win the Greco portion and beat Venezuela 74-64 to take the freestyle crown. Triggas played a big part in the team success, winning gold in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman. He defeated Venezuela’s Jose Figueroa in the freestyle title match and beat Ecuador’s Andres Montano to win Greco gold.