Oklahoma State sophomore Clayton Foster stormed through the 96 kg/211.5 pound bracket at the FILA Junior World Team Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo., this past weekend to emerge as a USA junior national champion.

Foster was a 3-2, 6-0 winner over Oklahoma’s Kyle Bergstedt in the semifinal round of the challenge tournament before he pinned Virginia Tech’s D.J. Bruce in a tidy 38 seconds to wrap up the challenge tournament title.

From there, Foster swept the two-of-three championship series with Oregon State’s Chad Hanke by winning the first match by a 4-1, 6-0 score and the second by a 6-0, 3-0 count.

By virtue of his performance in Colorado Springs, Foster earned a spot on the USA Wrestling Junior National Team that will compete at the FILA Junior World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, from July 29-Aug. 3.

Foster was 22-11 as a freshman 197-pounder for the Cowboys during the 2007-08 campaign.

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