Day two of World Team Trials: Carr secures spot on Junior World Team


David Carr wins first round against Shane Griffith of Stanford in the first of a best-of-three round match for a spot on the Junior World Team on May 18.

Jordan Hamann

David Carr’s aspirations for competing in the offseason are not over yet as it has just begun with Carr securing a spot on the Junior World Team.

David Carr, seeing no action on day one, faced redshirt freshman from Stanford Shane Griffith on day two.

A true freshman at Iowa State last season — Carr won both his matches today back-to-back to take the best-of-three sweep in Raleigh, North Carolina at the World Team Trials. Competing against a well-bodied Stanford true freshman Shane Griffith — Carr won the first match by a 6-3 decision and the second match by a 6-4 decision.

With the sweep, Carr secured his spot and will join nine others on the Junior World Team.

Carr will look to finish the offseason in Estonia by acquiring a Junior World Championship title later this year. A hopeful end to the true freshman after his first season with Cyclone wrestling.

Carr, who was a four-time high school state champion in Ohio, went 23-1 overall last season wrestling unattached for the Cyclones.