Aug. 12, 2013
SOFIA, Bulgaria -- University of Michigan wrestling assistant coach Sean Bormet will serve as a coach for the U.S. men's freestyle team at the 2013 FILA Junior World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 13-18 at the Centre FILA/CELA. He will coach alongside Bill Zadick, USA Wrestling's Freestyle Developmental Coach.
The U.S. men's freestyle team was determined by a best-of-three championship series at the FILA Junior World Team Trials on June 23 in Stillwater, Okla. Five of the eight team members are current collegiate wrestlers, while two still have high school eligibility. To be eligible for the FILA Juniors, athletes must be 17-20 years old and cannot turn 21 during the 2013 calendar year.
A three-time winner of the Terry McCann Award as the USA Wrestling Freestyle Coach of the Year (2006, '08, '10), Bormet is regarded as one of the nation's top freestyle coaches. He was a member of the coaching staff for three U.S. World Championship Teams (2006, '09, '10) as well as the 2008 Olympic Team and 2010 World Cup Team.
Bormet was also named the 2004 USA Wrestling Developmental Coach of the Year for his coaching achievements with age-group wrestlers and programs. He coached the Illinois Junior Freestyle Team to four dual national titles (2006, '07, '08, '10) and two national freestyle titles (2007, '10) before returning to coach at his alma mater in 2010.
For complete results from the FILA Junior World Championships, please visit the USA Wrestling site.
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