Lincoln High senior and Nebraska recruit Isaiah Alford dominated his way to a junior freestyle championship at the Marines Western Regional last week in Las Vegas.

Alford went 5-0 at 170 pounds in the 18-under division, and he won four matches via technical fall, including 10-0 in the championship match.

Alford won two state championships at 170 pounds for the Links.

Omaha Burke standout Jakason Burks won a freestyle championship at 120 pounds.

Three Husker true freshmen placed at the same tournament. Jevon Parrish was third at 61 kg, Peyton Robb was third at 70 kg and Austin Emerson was fourth at 125 kg.

Robb was the eighth seed in his respective bracket. He went 4-0 in the consolation bracket and outscored his final four opponents 36-2.

Final X field taking form: Half of the field for the Final X event in Lincoln has been set following the conclusion of the U.S. Senior Open in Las Vegas.

It will include former Husker Jordan Burroughs, the current World bronze medalist.

World champion Adeline Gray (women's freestyle), World silver medalist Kyle Snyder (men's freestyle), World silver medalist Sarah Hildebrandt (women's freestyle) and World silver medalist Adam Coon (Greco-Roman) also will be part of the Lincoln lineup.

The final 15 competitors — one in each weight class — will be determined at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament May 16-19 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Former Husker James Green will compete in the Raleigh event after he was upset by former Northwestern standout Ryan Deakin in the 70-kg final at the U.S. Senior Open.

Final X: Lincoln is set for June 15 at the Devaney Sports Center. Tickets range from $40-100. Tickets can be purchased at www.FinalX.tv.


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