Chamberlain qualified into the final match after winning University National Freestyle Championships in June.
Molinaro won the challenge bracket, advancing to face Chamberlain in a best-of-three rounds championship format. Each round consisted of three periods, which was also a best-of-three format.
Chamberlain got off to a good start, winning the first period of the first round, 3-0 and earning the tiebreak of the second period after it ended 1-1. In round two, Molinari won the first period, 0-1, but Chamberlain battled back to win two consecutive periods (3-0, 1-0) and earn a spot on the American freestyle squad.
Former Bronco Andrew Hochstrasser was one win away from competing in the finals session at 60 kg. The 2011 graduate won his first two bouts before losing to Jimmy Kennedy in the Challenge Finals, 1-0, 1-0. Kennedy was a three-time All-American at Illinois.
Adam Hall took third at 66 kg by defeating Kyle Borshoff in the final bout of the day. Hall, also a 2011 graduate, had hopes of meeting former Bronco teammate in the finals of the 66 kg bracket but those ambitions were dispelled in the second round when he fell to Molinaro. Hall would bounce back by rattling off three-consecutive wins to conclude the day with a 4-1 record.
Brian Owen wrestled in the same bracket as Hochstrasser, finishing 1-2.