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Ex-Countryside wrestler Frayer falls at trials

LAS VEGAS — Jared Frayer fell short in his bid to make the U.S. Olympic wrestling team in the 145.5-pound freestyle class.

Frayer, a former Countryside standout, had a bye in the first round of Saturday's trials before losing by decision to Cary Kolat. Only the champ in each weight class makes the team.

Falling to the loser's bracket, Frayer advanced to the consolation final and faced Trent Paulson, who won 2-1, 0-8, 2-0.

This was the third time Frayer qualified for the trials. In 2000, he decided not to attend. In 2004, he finished fifth.

In a major Greco-Roman upset at 145½ pounds, recent Minnesota high school grad Jake Deitchler, 18, upset two-time world bronze medalist Harry Lester in the semifinals. Deitchler then beat Faruk Sahin to make the team. He is the first high school wrestler to do so since Mark Fuller in 1980.

Times staff writer Bob Putnam contributed to this report.


Wrestling trials

When: Ends today

Where: Las Vegas

TV: Noon June 22 (taped), MSNBC

Web: For results, go to For a live Webcast of today's title matches at 8 p.m., go to

Ex-Countryside wrestler Frayer falls at trials 06/14/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 11:55am]
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