On 9–11 February, the Central Federal District Wrestling Championship among juniors under 21 was held in Bryansk. The competition brought together over 150 athletes from 11 regions of Russia. Two representatives of VSU took prize-winning places.
Daniil Abakumov, a first-year student of the Faculty of Geology, won the gold medal in the 61 kg weight category. Anton Pushechkin, a second-year student of the Faculty of Mathematics, took first place in the 97 kg weight category. Both athletes achieved the master of sport qualification.
The team of the Voronezh Region won 4 gold medals and took 2nd team place. The team of our region lost only to Moscow. The athletes had been trained by Alexander Belanov, Master of Sports of the USSR, Head of the Department of Physical Education and Sports at VSU.