Wrestler Justin Ruiz of Orem lost his only match Sunday at a qualifying tournament for the 2012 London Olympics, leaving him with just one more chance to keep his dream alive.
The former state champion at Taylorsville High School lost to Chan-Gun An of Korea the bronze medalist at the Asian Championships last year 1-0, 0-1 and 0-1 in the first round of the tournament in Taiyuan, China.
"Justin did not wrestle with much spark," national team coach Steve Fraser said. "He was a bit slow on his feet. He had trouble getting his hands locked. But finally, Justin turned him both times, but one second late."