Moomey qualifies for World Championships

Phillip Moomey readies himself for the beginning of a match. (KHGI)

Kearney's Phillip Moomey adding to an already stellar wrestling career. The two–time state champion securing his second national title in Akron over the weekend at the United States World Team Qualifier. Moomey qualified for a spot on the Cadet Greco World Team and will represent the US in Croatia this July.

The Cornell commit shut out his first three opponents in the tournament and surrendered only 1 point through 5 of his 6 matches. In the best of 3 final, Moomey winning the first bout, 8–0 over Miles Knuckles and then topping Knuckles in a 7–6 decision in match number two, earning him the 60 kilogram crown and completing a perfect 6–0 record. Phillip using last year's fourth place finish as motivation to finish what he started.

"Just thinking back on Fargo just when I was looking ahead things didn't go very well," Moomey told NTV. "When I took it just one match at a time and didn't look ahead, everything went well. That was just the game plan going in, not really looking at where I am in the bracket or who I'm going to have next just take it one at a time until I got it done. It still hasn't really sunk in yet, it's just crazy to know that all that hard work is paying off, but it hasn't settled in yet."

Moomey is raising funds to help pay for his trip to Croatia. Check out the link below for ways to donate.

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