LAS VEGAS – Colden Dorfman of the Virginia wrestling team took a fourth-place finish at the US Open Championships in the U20 Division on Sunday (April 30) to close out competition for the Cavaliers at the event.

Dorfman advanced to the semifinals in the first day of action with a run that included wins over the seventh-seeded wrestler and second-seeded wrestler. He moved to the consolation bracket after dropping that semifinal match and went 1-1 on Sunday to close out the weekend.

In his consolation semifinal match, Dorfman defeated Steven Burrell Jr to advance to the third-place match. Burrell, is a Virginia signee and will join the program for the 2023-24 academic year. He then faced top-seeded Sawyer Bartelt in the third-place match, wrestling to an 8-8 score before Bartelt was awarded the victory on criteria.


  • Signee Steven Burrell took fifth after dropping his match to Dorfman in the consolation semifinals.
  • Signee Gable Porter turned in a seventh-place finish at 60kg in the U20 Greco-Roman competition.

Nick Sanko
R128: Sanko over Xavier Guerrero by VSU1, 13-2 (2:49)
R64: Sanko over Ethan Barr by VSU, 10-0 (0:37)
R32: Sanko over Peyton Harris by VSU, 10-0 (0:25)
R16: Paniro Johnson over Sanko by VSU, 10-0 (2:32)
Conso. R16-2: Sanko over Connor Euton by VSU1, 16-2 (1:40)
Conso. R8-1: Sanko over No. 14 seed Garvin Brown by VSU1, 12-2 (1:29)
Conso. R8-2: No. 12 seed John Wiley over Sanko by VSU1, 15-4 (4:29)

Colden Dorfman
R32: Dorfman over Jacob Medina by VSU, 10-0 (0:26)
R16: Dorfman over No. 7 seed Torin Forsyth by VSU 1, 12-1 (3:34)
QF: Dorfman over No. 2 seed Noah Pettigrew by forfeit
SF: Joey Braunagel over Dorfman by fall (2:02)
Conso. SF: Dorfman over Steven Burrell Jr. by VPO1, 13-7
THIRD-PLACE MATCH: No. 1 seed Sawyer Bartelt over Dorfman by VPO1, 8-8 on criteria
* Matches in italics were wrestled on Saturday