2012 Junior & Cadet Nationals Day 6 Recap
California's Zahid Valencia remains unbeaten in freestyle (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com)
FARGO, N.D. -- The Cadet Nationals narrowed down to the All-American wrestlers in each weight on Thursday evening. Wrestling on Friday morning, starting at 9 a.m. local time, will set up the medal matches to be contested from 2-5 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.
88: Devin Schnupp (Pennsylvania) has made his second final of the week, while in the other pool it will come down to tomorrow morning's match between Dalton Roberts (Michigan) and Michael Doetsch (Maryland) to determine the opposition.
94: Hunter Marko (Wisconsin) still controls his destiny on the way to a Cadet Triple Crown, as he moves to 6-0 and is one match away from the final, where his opponent would be John Lukanich (Illinois). Lukanich is also 6-0, yet to lose a period.
100: Pool A has reached the round-robin stages, where FILA Cadet double All-American Ty Lucas (Florida) already has a win. Also in good position is returning runner-up Miguel Silva, Jr. (Illinois). Four wrestlers remain in Pool B, with only Kyle Bierdumpfel (New Jersey) undefeated. The incoming freshman was second in Greco-Roman, and has only given up points in one of twelve periods that he has wrestled.
106: Pool A has reached the round-robin stages, where returning third place finisher Ke-Shawn Hayes (Missouri) already has a win. After being dominant in the first six matches, he took home a three period slugfest over Greco runner-up Vincenzo Joseph (Pennsylvania) 3-2, 1-2, 8-7. Those two wrestlers are joined by the 7-0 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma), who had not given up a point until the most recent match. Four wrestlers remain in Pool B, with Pennsylvania natives Scott Parker and A.C. Headlee both being undefeated; Parker has yet to give up a single point, and already beat returning runner-up Austin Assad (Ohio), with returning All-American Headlee being extended to three periods the last two matches. Assad will face Headlee next round, while Parker faces Brian Rossi (Illinois).
113: Four wrestlers remain in Pool A, with three remaining undefeated. Michael Cullen (Illinois) and defending champion Stevan Micic (Indiana) are both 7-0, neither have lost a period to date, and will face each other in round eight. Also undefeated at 6-0 is Zahid Valencia (California), and he'll wrestle Ryan Friedman (Maryland). Likewise, four wrestlers remain in Pool B; where undefeated wrestlers Coy Ozias (Virginia), champion in Greco, and Charles Tucker (New Jersey) will battle in round eight. All-Americans with a loss are Jens Lantz (Wisconsin) and Drake Foster (Idaho).
120: Four remain in Pool A with Joe Smith (Oklahoma) and returning All-American Brandon James (Indiana) undefeated at 7-0 in the tournament, and James has only given up points in one period over two days of competition. Returning All-American Matthew Kolodzik (Ohio) is the lone undefeated wrestler in Pool B, where five wrestlers remain alive in the competition; Kolodzik has a 6-0 record allowing only one point tournament to date. Also clinching an All-American finish is Super 32 champion Michael Kemerer (Pennsylvania) who has drawn the bye in round eight.
126: Pool A is down to the four All-Americans, with defending champion Seth Gross (Minnesota) and Richard Screptock (Ohio) undefeated and facing off in round eight. Gross had wins today over the other two All-Americans, Nicholas Gil (Illinois) and Logan Massa (Michigan). Likewise Pool B is down to All-Americans with undefeated wrestlers Jacob Rubio (Texas) and Cole Weaver (Michigan), the Greco champ, facing off in round eight.
132: Four wrestlers remain in Pool A, with the pair of undefeated wrestlers -- Cody LeCount (Indiana) and Josh Maruca (Pennsylvania) set to face off in round eight. LeCount beat both other All-Americans, Michael Olsen (Kansas) and Nick Reenan (Texas) in competition this evening. Pool B is in the round-robin stages, where returning All-American Tyler Berger (Oregon) already had one of his six pins tournament to date carried forward. Berger has only one match not end in a fall, but that went three periods. Also undefeated in this pool is Aaron Pico (California), seeking a fourth Fargo stop sign, who has shredded the field with six shutout technical falls.
138: With Jon-Jay Chavez (California) defaulting out due to injury, All-Americans have been determined in Pool A. Dewaylon Barnes (Oklahoma) and Chris Weiler (Pennsylvania) will earn podium spots having lost in the tournament, while Patrick Duggan (Pennsylvania) and Jacob Woodard (Iowa) face off as undefeated wrestlers; Duggan allowing only one point to date, Woodard none. Pool B is into the round-robin, where Josh Shields (Pennsylvania) has a win over Ronnie Gentile (New Jersey), and Gentile has a win over Anthony Valencia (California). In both matches, the win was by decision and the loser has scored. Finalist scenarios: Shields in on win, Valencia in on win with Shields scoring, Gentile in on Valencia win by shutout.
145: Pool A has reached the round-robin, where Mason Manville (Minnesota) is undefeated through six matches, all wins by shutout technical fall or pin. Also in the round-robin is Jacobe Smith (Oklahoma) and John Leal (California). Leal lost early to Weston Dobler (North Dakota), who did not earn All-American honors, so that is irrelevant right now. Down to four wrestlers is Pool B, where a showdown of undefeated wrestlers who have yet to give a point -- all wins by pins and technical falls -- looms in round seven. That would be between returning All-American Niko Villarreal (California) and Pan-Am champion Fox Baldwin (Florida). Also undefeated is Zach Kelly (Pennsylvania), while Mack Short (Minnesota) rounds out those remaining.
152: Mark Hall (Michigan) is the lone undefeated wrestler among the four remaining in Pool A, while five wrestlers remain in Pool B with two left undefeated. Those wrestlers, J.P. Newton (Ohio) and Myles Martin (New Jersey) face off in round seven. Martin has yet to give up a point in the tournament.
160: Greco-Roman champion Kimball Bastian (Utah) is the lone undefeated wrestler remaining among the five that remain after six rounds from Pool A competition, while two undefeated wrestlers remain from the four overall left in Pool B. Seeking a Triple Crown, Bo Nickal (Texas) went five matches with all pins or shutout technical falls before finally giving up points in round six, but he is still undefeated. Joining him as undefeated is Tyler Mann (Arkansas), who is the first ever Fargo All-American from that state.
170: The round-robin has been reached after six rounds in Pool A, where Robert Steveson (Indiana) already has a win carried forward over Jared Langley (Kansas). Though the favorite here is Chandler Rogers (Washington), who seeks a freestyle title to go with the two that he has won as a Cadet in Greco-Roman. Rogers went to the third period in round five against Nathan Marek (Oklahoma), who then dropped a match to Steveson and failed to All-American. In Pool B, four wrestlers remain alive with returning All-American Daniel Vitale (Minnesota) and Greco-Roman runner-up Ryan Christensen (Washington) being undefeated.
182: Four wrestlers remain in Pool A, with folkstyle champion Michael Pixley (Missouri) and Armani Robinson (Ohio) having undefeated records. Five wrestlers remain in Pool B, with Chip Ness (Georgia) and Tyler Johnson (Illinois) having undefeated records; Ness has the bye in round six, so the All-Americans will be determined then.
195: The round-robin has commenced in both pools, where one of the three matches has been wrestled in each of the situations. Robert Enmon (Florida) won by fall over B.J. Hurst (South Carolina) in Pool A, where Lance Benick (Minnesota) is also involved and seeks a Triple Crown. In Pool B, Landon Pelham (Michigan) carries a win over Mario Galvan (Kansas), while Dennis Breeding (Ohio) is also involved. Greco-Roman runner-up Pelham lost earlier in the tournament to a wrestler that did not earn All-American honors, and now has the inside position to the final.
220: Two of the three round-robin matches in Pool A have been wrestled, and the remaining match between returning All-American Christian Jenco (New Jersey) and Greco champion Roy Nash (Utah) will decide the finalist. It also down to one match in Pool B, where the two remaining wrestlers are undefeated Kyler Childers (Oklahoma) and Dalton Campbell (Alabama). Childers has yet to give up a point in the event, while Campbell lost in the second to a wrestler that did not earn All-American honors.
285: Four wrestlers remain in Pool A, where Greco-Roman champion Wyatt Spears (Oregon) is the lone undefeated wrestler remaining. Spears faces FILA Cadet All-American Billy Miller (Ohio) in round six, and has wins over the two other All-Americans. Pool B is down to a single match to determine the finalist, as folkstyle champion Gavin Jolley-Little (Indiana) faces off against Nicky Allegretti (Illinois), who has allowed one point from five matches.
FARGO, N.D. -- Day 1 of the Junior National freestyle competition is in the books, and many of the competitors have been eliminated. It is down to the nitty-gritty, as the field will wade down to the medal matches in two sessions tomorrow. The first starts at 9 a.m. local time, with the evening session commencing at 6 p.m.
100: Five wrestlers remain in Pool A with Greco-Roman champion Jabari Moody (Illinois), Tanner Rohweder (Iowa), and Payton Gutierrez (Ohio) all undefeated; while All-Americans have been determined in Pool B, where Carlos Fuentez (Illinois) and Noah Ajram (Iowa) are undefeated from the four remaining wrestlers.
106: Ten wrestlers remain in Pool A, but only Gabe Martinez (Washington) and Preseason Nationals champion Paul Mascarenas (New Mexico) are undefeated with 3-0 records. Nine remain in Pool B, with four undefeated. They include Juan Jimenez (California); Nkosi Moody (Illinois), who seeks a Junior Triple Crown; state champion Ethan Lizak (Pennsylvania); and 2011 Cadet double champion Gannon Volk (Minnesota).
113: Pool A has eleven wrestlers remaining, including five with undefeated records. They are folkstyle champion Ronnie Bresser (Oregon), a 2010 Cadet freestyle champion; FILA Cadet champion Tommy Thorn (Minnesota), a 2011 Cadet freestyle champion; along with Ibrahim Bunduka (Virignia), Aaron Assad (Ohio), and Adam Burchett (Washington). Nine remain in Pool B, five having undefeated records. They are FILA Junior champion Adrian Cordova (Colorado), two-time Cadet All-American Brent Fleetwood (Delaware), Max Malave (Illinois), Alijah Jeffrey (Iowa), and two-time freestyle All-American Jordan Wigger (South Carolina).
120: Thirteen remain in Pool A with five having undefeated 4-0 records. Those include Northern Iowa-bound Dylan Peters (Iowa), FILA Cadet runner-up Zac Hall (Michigan), two-time Cadet freestyle All-American Kyle Gliva (Minnesota), Immanuel Henderson (Georgia), and Alex Velez (Florida). In Pool B, it is twelve wrestlers remaining with half having undefeated 4-0 records. Four of those six are ranked in their respective grade levels: Nebraska-bound Tim Lambert (Michigan), seniors-to-be Nathan Tomasello (Ohio) and Barlow McGhee (Illinois), and incoming soph Dylan Lucas (Florida). Also with undefeated records are Trey Andrews (Arizona) and FloNationals runner-up Mason Pengilly (California).
126: Five undefeated wrestlers remain in Pool A out of the nine total left in the competition. The University of Iowa-bound Cory Clark (Iowa), senior-to-be Jacob Schmitt (Michigan), and rising junior Jered Cortez (Illinois) are ranked in their respective grade levels; while Northwestern-bound Garrison White (North Carolina) and Cadet freestyle runner-up Andrew Crone (Wisconsin) join them without a loss. Likewise five undefeated from nine remaining in Pool B as well, with North Dakota State-bound Hunter Weber (Wisconsin), senior-to-be Conner Schram (Pennsylvania), and rising junior Joey McKenna (New Jersey) ranked in their grade levels. Also with undefeated marks are Greco-Roman champion Kevon Powell (Illinois) and returning freestyle runner-up Joey Palmer (Washington).
132: Ten wrestlers remain in Pool A, with six of them having undefeated records. That total does not include two-time Junior double All-American Kevin Norstrem (Florida), who defaulted out with injury after starting out 2-0. Grade-ranked wrestlers among the undefeated are Indiana-bound Jared McKinley (Indiana), senior-to-be Zain Retherford (Pennsylvania), and rising junior Tate Robinson (Missouri). Joining them without a loss are Nick Kelley (New York), George Fisher (Illinois), and Brett Stolarczyk (Minnesota). Pool B is the same with six undefeated wrestlers among the ten remaining. Most notable are the pair of ranked graduated seniors in Zane Richards (Illinois) and Max Hvolbek (California); also without a loss are Gabe Grahek (Wisconsin), returning All-American Robbie Mathers (Arizona), FloNationals placer Mizam Tamaradze (Massachusetts), and Michael Labry (Ohio).
138: Out of eight wrestlers remaining in Pool A, seven are undefeated, and five have national grade level rankings. Those five are seniors-to-be Anthony Ashnault (New Jersey), Neal Molloy (Indiana), and Tyson Dippery (Pennsylvania); while rising juniors include Bryce Brill (Illinois) and Grant Leeth (Missouri), who face each other in round six. Also undefeated are two-time Greco All-American Jake Velarde (Washington) and 2011 Greco All-American Austin Roper (Missouri). While in Pool B, only four are undefeated out of the ten total that remain. Those include two grade ranked wrestlers in senior-to-be Justin Arthur (West Virginia) and rising junior P.J. Klee (California); while Davey Dolan (Oklahoma) and Colin Heffernan (Ohio) also have not lost.
145: Ten remain in Pool A, six with undefeated records, and all face one another in the sixth round. The three national grade-level ranked wrestlers without a loss are Drexel-bound Matt Cimato (Pennsylvania), senior-to-be Jared Johnshoy (Idaho), and rising junior Jack Bass (Texas); while David Almavia (New York), 2010 Cadet freestyle All-American Austin Eads (Missouri), and Greco-Roman All-American Phil Downing (Colorado). In pool B, eight wrestlers remain, with seven that are undefeated. Every one of those without a loss is ranked in their respective grade level: Iowa State-bound Gabe Moreno (Iowa); seniors-to-be Brian Murphy (Illinois), Clayton Ream (Missouri), Jake Short (Minnesota), Grant LaMont (Utah), Anthony Collica (Ohio); and rising junior Dylan Milonas (New Jersey).
152: Fourteen remain in Pool A, with six still undefeated. Those include grade ranked wrestlers in Cornell-bound Brian Realbuto (New York) and senior-to-be Keilan Torres (Oklahoma), along with Jake Elliott (California), Eric Hoffman (Maryland), Yoanse Mejia (Florida), and Justin Weber (Illinois). Likewise 14 remain in Pool B, but only five are undefeated. Those include grade ranked wrestlers in senior-to-be Oliver Pierce (Texas) and rising junior Josh Llopez (Maryland), along with Tim Ostby (Minnesota), Talik Agnew (Illinois), and Greco-Roman runner-up T.J. Fox (Ohio).
160: Seven undefeated wrestlers remain out of the 12 still alive in Pool A. Those grade ranked and undefeated include Cornell-bound Dylan Palacio (New York), senior-to-be Isaiah Martinez (California), and rising junior Burke Paddock (New York). Also without a loss are three-time Fargo Junior AA Nick Becker (Wisconsin), 2011 Cadet double All-American Cody Law (Pennsylvania), Samson Imonode (Arizona), and Bryce Pappas (Maryland). Pool B has 11 remaining, six without a loss, including grade ranked senior-to-be Nick Wanzek (Minnesota). Others that are undefeated include Greco-Roman runner-up Matthew Gray (Wisconsin), Peter Renda (Pennsylvania), Archie Colgan (Colorado), Chris Lattner (Missouri), and Tyler Grimaldi (New York).
170: Out of 11 remaining wrestlers in Pool A, six have undefeated records, and four are ranked in their grade levels: USOTC-bound Geordan Speiller (Florida), Nebraska-bound Micah Barnes (Minnesota), and seniors-to-be Zach Epperly (Virginia) and Brett Harner (Minnesota). Also with no losses are Harlan Kistler (California) and Trey Hable (Minnesota). Four out of the 13 remaining in Pool B have undefeated marks, including three ranked graduated seniors -- Minnesota-bound Dylan Reel, Wisconsin-bound Justin Koethe, and Oklahoma State-bound Kyle Crutchmer; also with no losses is Lukas Basham (California).
182: Five out of the 12 remaining wrestlers in Pool A have undefeated records, including two ranked in their grade levels: Oklahoma State-bound Jordan Rogers (Washington) and senior-to-be Garrett Krohn (Colorado). Also without a loss are two-time Greco-Roman runner-up Kevin Beazley (Michigan), B.J. Toal (Ohio), and Jesse Masters (Alabama). Like in Pool A, five Pool B wrestlers are undefeated, but only ten remain in the tournament overall. Those undefeated include class ranked seniors-to-be Ricky Robertson (Illinois) and Brooks Climmons (Georgia); and are joined by FILA Junior All-American Dwight Howes (Colorado), 2011 Cadet double fourth placer Aaron Rothwell (Wisconsin), and Jonathan Inman (Missouri).
195: It's massive chaos in Pool A after three rounds, where fifteen wrestlers are alive in the competition but only four are yet to lose, and those wrestlers face each other in round four. The matchups place ranked seniors-to-be Ryan Solmon (Pennsylvania) and Broc Berge (Minnesota) against one another, while Reggie Williams (New York) wrestles Missouri-bound Willie Miklus (Iowa) who was ranked in the final Class of 2012 listing. In Pool B, six out of the 14 remaining wrestlers have yet to lose, including three that are ranked in their grade -- Nebraska-bound Tim Dudley (South Carolina), Iowa-bound Sam Brooks (Illinois), and senior-to-be Ray O'Donnell (Pennsylvania). Joining them without a loss are Brandon Larson (North Dakota), Tyler Cormier (Washington), and Colt Castleby (Kansas).
220: Eleven remain in Pool A, four with undefeated records. They include Greco-Roman All-American Cash Drylie (Kansas), FILA Cadet double champion Garrett Ryan (Arizona), Dane Pestano (Hawaii), and Edgar Ruano (Illinois). Seven of the nine wrestlers remaining in Pool B have yet to lose, including grade ranked senior-to-be J'Den Cox (Missouri) and rising junior Kyle Snyder (Maryland). Others without a loss are Mauro Correnti (New Jersey), Ryan Maas (Iowa), Justin Karkuda (Wisconsin), Daniel Gaffey (Iowa), and Jacob Burton (Ohio).
285: Six of the nine remaining in Pool A have yet to lose, including grade ranked Josh Marchok (Illinois), who will be attending Stanford this fall. Also without a loss are Jake Scanlan (Iowa), Hildev Manzur (California), Austin Sinyard (Nevada), Donte Winfield (Indiana), and Greco-Roman All-American Evan McGee (Oklahoma). Three of the 11 remaining in Pool B are undefeated, including top five wrestlers from the senior-to-be group in Adam Coon (Michigan) and Brooks Black (Pennsylvania); also without a loss is Mick Dougharity (Oregon), a 2011 Junior Greco All-American.