BOISE, Idaho - Boise State wrestler Jason Chamberlain enjoyed a successful showing at the 2010 FILA Junior World Team Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo., this past weekend (May 28-29), as he captured the 66 kg (145.5 pound) title to earn a spot on the United States Junior World Team.
Nine Boise State wrestlers went to compete in the world team trials; with three wrestling in the junior tournament and six competing in the university trials. Chamberlain was the only Bronco to wrestle his way to the world championships, however, as he successfully defended his 2009 FILA Junior World Team Trials title. By winning the 66 kg tournament Chamberlain will now represent the U.S. at the Junior World Championships in Budapest, Hungary on July 20-25.
Chamberlain, a junior from Springville, Utah (Springville HS), won the 66 kg title by sweeping Danny Zilverberg of the University of Minnesota in the best-of-three championship round. Chamberlain was able to scrape out a 1-0, 1-0 win in the first match to take an early advantage over Zilverberg. He would continue to grind, eventually earning the second match sweep with a 3-0, 1-0 victory.
Chamberlain wasn't the only Boise State wrestler knocking on the door for a trip to Hungary, though, as redshirt freshman Toby Erickson wrestled his way to the 120 kg (264.5) title round of the junior tournament where he would fall to Steve Andrus of Michigan State. Erickson fought valiantly but simply wasn't able to find the scoreboard as Andrus would win the first match 4-1, 1-0 and the second match 3-0, 1-0.