Canadian wrestler Korey Jarvis qualifies for Rio Olympics
Overall a tough day for freestyle wrestlers
It was a mixed result for the Canadian men's freestyle wrestling team at an Olympic qualifying tournament in Texas on Saturday.
Korey Jarvis booked a spot in the 125kg weight class at the Rio Olympics, but the rest of his team missed out on qualifying in the five other weight classes.
Jarvis, of Guelph, Ont., had a bye in the first round and won his semi-final match against Vivenes Urbaneja of Venezuela to clinch the Olympic spot.
While Jarvis now prepares for Rio, his teammates will aim for better results at the two remaining qualifiers in Mongolia (April 22-24) and Turkey (May 6-8).
The Pan Am Olympic qualifier continues on Sunday with Greco-Roman wrestling. Canada's team includes Steven Takahashi (59 kg) of London, Ont., John Yeats (66 kg) of Montreal, and four athletes from Fredericton, NB, including Shawn Daye-Finley (75 kg), Alex Brown-Theriault (85 kg), Alex Thoms (98 kg) and CJ Thoms (130 kg).
With files from Wrestling Canada Lutte