James Green (Team Dake) vs Brandon Sorensen (Team Taylor)
For the 70 kg matchup we will see the events top draft selection, James Green of Team Dake, take on local product Brandon Sorensen of Team Taylor. There is no questioning why Dake opted to go with Green at this weight as he is easily one of, if not the, most credentialed wrestlers competing in AWL I. As a two-time World medalist it's no secret who is the favorite coming into this match.
But every great wrestler has always had a hungry challenger there to push him. Someone to knock on the door and trying to establish themselves as “the guy”. Could that wrestler be Sorensen? He definitely checks the box of a young, up and comer as he recently finished off his career as a four-time All-American.
He’s got momentum. Most recently Sorensen has won international medals at the Canada Cup (gold) and the Poland Open (bronze). Green on the other hand is coming off his lowest World Championships performance, but lets face it 13th in the World is still one heck of an accomplishment.
Sorensen will also be in control of the home crowd. He competed collegiately for the University of Iowa and was a local product out of Denver-Tripoli high school where he won four state titles.
The truth is Green comes in as the favorite, but his competitor will have plenty of advantages in his corner that should allow him to push our U.S. World representative
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