LAS VEGAS --- Head Wrestling Coach Chris Bono's attempt to make the 2008 United States Olympic Team came to an end Saturday evening.
Wrestling at 66 kg at the Olympic Trials in Las Vegas, Bono won three matches before falling in the finals of the Challenge Bracket. Former University of Iowa wrestler Bill Zadick defeated Bono, 0-1, 1-1, 3-0 for the right to face Doug Schwab in a best-two-out-of-three series with the winner earning the Olympic Team bid.
Bono opened the Trials with a 5-2, 2-1 win over Nathanial Holt of the Bronco Wrestling Club. He defeated Eric Larkin of Sunkist Kids, 3-0, 1-5, 3-3 in the next round, then advanced to the bracket finals with a 0-1, 1-1, 2-2 victory over Cary Kolat of Sunkist Kids.
Zadick is the 2006 World Champion and the 2008 U.S. Nationals runnerup to Schwab. The Schwab-Zadick series was to take place Saturday night.