On 20–21 March, Nikita Gorbunov, a student from the Faculty of Geology, won a gold medal at the Freestyle Wrestling Championship of the Central Federal District of Russia among juniors. The second year student came first in the 97 kg weight category and achieved the master of sport qualification.
The athlete had been trained for the competitions by Alexander Belanov, Master of Sports of the USSR in freestyle wrestling. Nikita Gorbunov won a chance to participate in the Championship of Russia, which will be held in Irkutsk.
All in all, athletes from 17 regions took part in the competition.