Kendrick Sanders hits an under-arm spin on Pat Smith in the finals at 77 kilograms (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)
CORALVILLE, Iowa — Kendrick Sanders wrestled like a man on a mission Friday.
The 30-year-old claimed a Senior Nationals title in Greco-Roman Friday night in Coralville, Iowa, with an impressive 8-0 first-period technical superiority over two-time world team member Pat Smith. Sanders, a U.S. Open champion in 2014 and 2019, raced out to a 4-0 lead on the strength of an under-arm spin. He then used a trapped-arm gut wrench to turn Smith twice and end the match.
Benji Peak celebrates after winning the title at 67 kilograms (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)
Benji Peak of Northern Michigan cruised to the title at 67 ki