Cornell's Diakomihalis and Arujau Qualify for Olympic Team Trials
December 23, 2019


FORT WORTH, Texas - Cornell wrestling's Yianni Diakomihalis and Vito Arujau have each qualified for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials following a pair of top-5 finishes at the 2019 U.S. Senior Nationals, hosted at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 20-22.

Along with Cornell wrestling alumnus, Kyle Dake '13, Diakomihalis and Arujau are set to compete at the 2020 Olympic Team Trials, held April 4-5 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pa. Other members of the Cornell program, past and present, hoping to qualify for the team trials will have one final chance at the last chance qualifier held March 26-28, in Millersville, Pa.

Full Results
Vito Arujau - 3rd Place (57kg)
Round of 32: Arujau def. Desmond Moore (M-80), 10-0
Round of 16: Arujau def. Zach Sanders (Gopher WC), 10-0
Quarterfinals: Arujau def. Nick Suriano (NYC RTC), 2-2
Semifinals: Spencer Lee (TMWC) def. Arujau, 14-4
Consolation Semifinals: Arujau def. Zach Sanders (Gopher WC), 10-0
Third Place: Arujau def. Nick Suriano (NYC RTC), Forfeit

Yianni Diakomihalis - 4th Place (65kg)
Round of 32: Diakomihalis def. Mario Mason (NYAC), 10-0
Round of 16: Diakomihalis def. Nick Dardanes (TMWC), 10-0
Quarterfinals: Diakomihalis def. Ben Whitford (TMWC), 11-3
Semifinals: Joey McKenna (TMWC) def. Diakomihalis, 6-5
Consolation Semifinals: Diakomihalis def. Bryce Meredith (NYAC), 10-0
Third Place: Nick Lee def. Diakomihalis, Forfeit

Max Dean (86kg)
Round of 32: Dean def. Dwight Howes (Jefferson Saints Youth Wrestling), 12-1
Round of 16: Aaron Brooks (Nittany Lion WC) def. Dean, 10-7
Consolation of 16 #2: Dean def. Brennan Giffin (Air Force RTC), Fall (0:49)
Consolation of 8 #1: Dean def. CJ Brucki (Unatt.), Fall (1:33)
Consolation of 8 #2: Brett Pfarr (Gopher WC) def. Dean, 13-9

Andrew Berreyesa (Greco-Roman, 77kg)
Round of 32: Berreyesa def. Aaron Klimovich (Unatt.), Fall (2:23)
Round of 16: Jake Fisher (Curby) def. Berreyesa, 3-1
Consolation of 16 #2: Berreyesa def. Riley Briggs, Fall (1:57)
Consolation of 8 #1: Berreyesa def. Jesse Porter (NYAC), 6-4
Consolation of 8 #2: Berreyesa def. Alex Mossing (Air Force RTC), 5-2
Consolation of 4: Berreyesa def. Brandon Mueller (Air Force RTC), 2-1
Consolation Semifinals: RaVaughn Perkins (NYAC) def. Berreyesa, 11-0
Fifth Place: Corey Hope (NYAC) def. Berreyesa, 5-3