Colin Realbuto secured his first win on the United World Wrestling (UWW) Senior World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Competing within the 65-kilogram freestyle division, Realbuto represented Italy and was ranked thirty eighth on the planet. In his opening spherical, he received by forfeit towards Junjun Asbias of Micronesia, getting back from an 8-4 deficit to win 14-8. This victory marked Realbuto’s first profession win on the World Championships, following his participation within the 2021 Senior World Championships in Oslo, Norway, the place he was eradicated within the first spherical.
Shifting on to the second spherical, Realbuto confronted a difficult opponent in Maxim Sacultan of Moldova, who was ranked forty first on the planet. After a low-scoring first interval, Realbuto briefly took the lead with a two-point takedown, however Sacultan rapidly regained the result in safe a 7-3 victory.
Initially from Somers, New York, Realbuto had a profitable collegiate profession on the College of Northern Iowa (UNI). He certified for the NCAA championships twice on the 149-pound weight class and recorded a 44-21 general file in his three seasons at UNI. Realbuto transferred to UNI from Brown College in 2020 and went on to put fifth on the 2023 Huge 12 Championships, incomes an automated qualification to the NCAA Championships.
Throughout his redshirt junior season in 2022-23, Realbuto achieved notable success with 20 victories, together with wins towards top-25 opponents. Certainly one of his standout performances was defeating third-ranked Sammy Sasso from Ohio State on the Collegiate Duals in New Orleans. Realbuto has additionally excelled academically, receiving two-time First Crew Huge 12 All-Tutorial Crew honors and being named a 2023 NWCA Scholar All-American.