Colin Realbuto, a redshirt senior wrestler from UNI, can be representing Italy on the United World Wrestling (UWW) Senior World Championships within the freestyle competitors. The championships will happen in Belgrade, Serbia on the Stark Enviornment on September 18-19, 2023. Realbuto can be competing within the 65-kilogram bracket, which consists of 45 wrestlers. His efficiency on this match may probably safe a spot for Italy within the upcoming Olympic Video games in Paris. The allocation of spots for the Paris video games can be based mostly on the outcomes of this yr’s World Championships.
This can be Realbuto’s second time representing Italy on the Senior World Championships. He additionally competed within the 2021 version of the occasion in Oslo, Norway. The qualifying rounds for the 65-kilogram freestyle brackets will start at 3:30 a.m. CT on September 18, adopted by the semifinals later that morning at 10 a.m. CT. Consolations will happen on September 19 at 3:30 p.m. CT, with the finals scheduled for 11 a.m. CT on Tuesday.
Realbuto’s first opponent within the qualifying spherical can be Junjun Asebias from Micronesia. Initially from Somers, New York, Realbuto has had a profitable collegiate profession at UNI. He has certified for the NCAA Championships twice on the 149-pound weight class and has a file of 44-21 in his three seasons at UNI. Realbuto transferred to UNI from Brown College in 2020 and positioned fifth on the 2023 Massive 12 Championships. He additionally earned the 15-seed on the NCAA Championships, which was his first automated qualification.
Throughout his redshirt junior season in 2022-23, Realbuto achieved 20 victories, together with 4 wins towards top-25 opponents. One of many highlights of his season was an upset victory towards third-ranked Sammy Sasso from Ohio State on the Collegiate Duals in New Orleans. Realbuto is just not solely an achieved athlete but additionally a devoted pupil. He has been chosen to the First Crew Massive 12 All-Educational Crew twice and was named a 2023 NWCA Scholar All-American.