WASHINGTON – American University head wrestling coach Teague Moore has been selected as the head coach for the U.S. Men's Freestyle Team that will compete in late November at the 2017 Under-23 World Championships in Poland.
Moore, who next weekend will begin his seventh season as head coach of the Eagles, will get his first international head-coaching assignment for Team USA at the United World Wrestling Championships.
"I'm very excited and grateful for this opportunity," said Moore. "Anytime you can be a part of a World Championship Team or be a part of the development for our National Program it brings out a passion for the sport."
The U-23 World Championships come at a break in AU's competition schedule when the team will take off for the Thanksgiving holiday. This will be a return to the World Championships in a different role for Moore, who was a four-time U.S. National Team member and a University World champion in 2000.
Moore, who has had three All-Americans and 13 NWCA All-Academic Team honorees in his time at American, was an NCAA individual champion and a three-time All-American while competing for Oklahoma State.
Team USA will also be sending Greco-Roman and women's freestyle teams to the competition, to be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
USA Wrestling Official Release: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2017/October/26/Coaching-staff-for-U23-World-Championships-announced