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    By Joe Wedra, Special to | July 17, 2021, 9 p.m. (ET)

    FARGO, N.D. - The first day of the 16U Men’s Freestyle competition wrapped up in Fargo on Saturday with 10 wrestlers still in contention to win a USA Wrestling Triple Crown. Saturday’s tournament progressed through the Round of 16, setting up Sunday’s quarterfinal matches here at the FargoDome. Heading into Sunday, there are still 10 wrestlers ranked in FloWrestling’s national rankings vying for a championship.

    The coveted USA Wrestling Triple Crown is given to wrestlers who win USA Wrestling Folkstyle, Greco-Roman and Freestyle national titles in the same year. There have been 23 16U Triple Crown winners since 2003. The Triple Crown contenders are listed below.

    Saturday’s action began at 8 a.m. CST, marking an earlier start time due to the high number of entries, which will be the largest-ever turnout at this event. Sunday’s competition will also begin at 8 a.m.

    Saturday was highlighted by impressive action in the 106, 113 and 120 weights, three consecutive weight classes that boast a combined 13 ranked wrestlers in the FloWrestling national rankings. It did not take long for the notable wins to start taking place, with #7 Isaiah Quintero (106) starting the day with a victory over Virginia’s Chase Van Hoven, a Folkstyle Nationals champion at 100lbs. Quintero also knocked off #17 Jameson Garcia and is one of the Sunday’s quarterfinalists, all of which can are listed at the bottom of this story.

    Two significant upsets occurred at 113 pounds toward the end of the first session – New Jersey’s Leo DeLuca knocked off #10 Jaxon Joy of Ohio, while Nick Treaster of Kansas pinned #18 Logan Lau of Hawaii to highlight the final minutes of the morning session. In what looks to be an exciting match, DeLuca and Treaster will face off tomorrow to battle for a spot in the semifinals.

    After the first session, 14 of the 16 FloWrestling nationally-ranked athletes in the 16U men’s freestyle division were still competing in the championship bracket.

    Saturday’s Round of 16 action rolled through with plenty of excitement, including several major upsets to break into the second session of the tournament. Three ranked wrestlers dropped matches to mix up multiple brackets as competition continued on. New Jersey’s Anthony Knox began the string of upsets at 106 with a win over #8 Ethan Rivera of Florida at 106 pounds. Knox turned heads all day, out-scoring his competition 40-0.

    Shortly after, California’s Brock Mantanona (113) had perhaps the standout match of the afternoon, knocking off #3 Carter Freeman of Iowa in a dominant 12-6 decision. Mantanona, who has two talented wrestling brothers (Troy and Beau) with impressive Division-I wrestling accolades, looks to potentially be one of the best stories to watch on Sunday. His quarterfinals match will be against Georgia’s Drew Gorman.

    Mantanona’s upset was followed just minutes later by Vince Bouzakis of Pennsylvania taking down Ohio’s #18 Omar Ayoub, 11-7, in the 126-pound Round of 16. Bouzakis’ brother, Nic, is a USA Wrestling Greco-Roman Junior World Team member at 60kg.

    Looking at the team race, Team Pennsylvania leads the way with 18 wrestlers in the quarterfinals. Shortly behind is Team Minnesota, who will have 13 wrestlers in tomorrow’s quarterfinals.

    The 16U wrestling begins again tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. CST at the FargoDome. As always, FloWrestling will broadcast every match.

    at Fargo, N.D., July 17

    Quarterfinal pairings

    88 pounds
    Javaan Yarbrough (Ohio) vs. Revin Dickman (Indiana)
    Griffin Rial (Colorado) vs. Cole Welte (Nebraska)
    Lawson Eller (Minnesota) vs. Aydan Thomas (Texas)
    Kole Davidheiser (Pennsylvania) vs. Haakon Peterson (Wisconsin)

    94 pounds
    Mack Mauger (Idaho) vs. Lincoln Flayter (Wisconsin)
    Tyler Garvin (Maryland) vs. Ezekiel Witt (Kansas)
    Cadell Lee (Virginia) vs. Michael Olson (Minnesota)
    Devon Harrison (Missouri) vs. Riley Rowan (Ohio)

    100 pounds
    Dru Ayala (Iowa) vs. Seth Mendoza (Illinois)
    Dedrick Navarro (Idaho) vs. Chase Quenault (New Jersey)
    Blake Beissel (Minnesota) vs. Carson Walsh (New Jersey)
    Christian Castillo (Arizona) vs. Layne Kleimann (Utah)

    106 pounds
    Nathan Desmond (Pennsylvania) vs. Isaiah Quintero (California)
    Anthony Knox (New Jersey) vs. Marcus Blaze (Ohio)
    Carter Nogle (Maryland) vs. Sam Herring (Pennsylvania)
    Jackson Blum (Michigan) vs. Jack Nelson (Minnesota)

    113 pounds
    Jack Consiglio (Pennsylvania) vs. Jax Forrest (North Carolina)
    Nick Treaster (Kansas) vs. Leo DeLuca (New Jersey)
    Drew Gorman (Georgia) vs. Brock Mantanona (California)
    Draegen Orine (Missouri) vs. Vincent Kilkeary (Pennsylvania)

    120 pounds
    Kael Lauridsen (Nebraska) vs. Luke Stanich (New Jersey)
    Adrian Meza (Arizona) vs. Tyler Wells (Minnesota)
    Casen Roark (Tennessee) vs. Jacob Myers (Colorado)
    Tyson Charmoli (Minnesota) vs. Aden Valencia (California)

    126 pounds
    Mason Gibson (Pennsylvania) vs. Nick Gorman (Pennsylvania)
    Kamdyn Williams (Pennsylvania) vs. Kyler Larkin (Arizona)
    Landon Robideau (Minnesota) vs. Gunner Andrick (West Virginia)
    Vince Bouzakis (Pennsylvania) vs. Edmund Enright (Illinois)

    132 pounds
    Christopher Coates (Missouri) vs. Jason Mara (Idaho)
    Travis Grace (California) vs. Gabriel Bouyssou (Rhode Island)
    Zach Hanson (Minnesota) vs. Anwar Alli (Ohio)
    Cross Wasilewski (New Jersey) vs. Casper Stewart (New York)

    138 pounds
    Alessio Perentin (New Jersey) vs. Tyler Kasak (Pennsylvania)
    Ethan Mojena (Florida) vs. Jayden Robinson (Illinois)
    August Hibler (New Jersey) vs. Nicholas Kunstek (Pennsylvania)
    James Chance (Ohio) vs. Joel Adams (Nebraska)

    145 pounds
    Charlie Millard (Wisconsin) vs. Brodie Dominique (Ohio)
    Zane Licht (Wisconsin) vs. William Henckel (Connecticut)
    Latrell Schafer (Georgia) vs. Brett Back (Wisconsin)
    Logan Shaw (Illinois) vs. Pierson Manville (Pennsylvania)

    152 pounds
    Nicholas Fox (Iowa) vs. Zachary Eliszewski (Wisconsin)
    Zack Ryder (New York) vs. Dominic Bambinelli (Georgia)
    Kj Evans (Oklahoma) vs. Lars Michaelson (Washington)
    Griffin Lundeen (Minnesota) vs. Macon Ayers (Virginia)

    160 pounds
    Aeoden Sinclair (Wisconsin) vs. Travis Smith (Minnesota)
    Talon McCollom (Oklahoma) vs. Daschle Lamer (Oregon)
    Louie Cerchio (New Jersey) vs. Brent Slade (Iowa)
    Roman Garcia (Florida) vs. Zeke Dubler (Pennsylvania)

    170 pounds
    Cody Merrill (California) vs. Jared Schoppe (New Jersey)
    Keegan Sell (Ohio) vs. Toby Schoffstall (Virginia)
    Brian Burburija (Florida) vs. Dalton Loyden (Arizona)
    Oscar Williams (Oklahoma) vs. Gabriel Arnold (Georgia)

    182 pounds
    Connor Mirasola (Wisconsin) vs. Dominic Thebeau (Illinois)
    Camden McDanel (Ohio) vs. Noah Blair (Nebraska)
    Soren Herzog (Minnesota) vs. Luke Vanadia (Ohio)
    Cole Mirasola (Wisconsin) vs. De’Alcapon Veazy (Indiana)

    195 pounds
    McCrae Hagarty (Iowa) vs. Aiden Hight (Pennsylvania)
    Sonny Sasso (Pennsylvania) vs. Evan Franke (Iowa)
    Adam Haselius (Michigan) vs. Max McEnelly (Minnesota)
    Carter Neves (Ohio) vs. William McCleary (Utah)

    220 pounds
    Koy Hopke (Wisconsin) vs. Austin Johnson (Pennsylvania)
    Parker Ferrell (Virginia) vs. Samuel Murphy (Missouri)
    Nicholas Sahakian (California) vs. Zachary Evans (Pennsylvania)
    Vaun Halstead (Oregon) vs. Jacob Walker (Iowa)

    285 pounds
    Will Sather (Minnesota) vs. Cameron Groncki (New York)
    Spencer Lanosga (Louisiana) vs. Sebastian Lopez (Kansas)
    Aiden Compton (Pennsylvania) vs. Aidan Trujillo (Colorado)
    Aidan Fockler (Ohio) vs. Navarro Schunke (South Dakota)

    Current 16U Men’s Freestyle Teams With Most Wrestlers in Championship Bracket
    1 - Pennsylvania (18)
    2 - Minnesota (13)
    3 - Ohio (11)
    T4 - New Jersey (10)
    T4 - Wisconsin (10)
    "It's not the six minutes, it's what happens in those six minutes"

  • #2

    By Joe Wedra, Special to | July 18, 2021, 10:07 p.m. (ET)

    FARGO, N.D. — After a full day of wrestling at the FargoDome, the finals pairings are officially set for the 16U men’s freestyle nationals.

    Both Team Pennsylvania and Team Minnesota have four wrestlers in Monday’s finals. The top five teams in the standings after Sunday are Pennsylvania with 139 points, Minnesota with 104 points, Ohio with 84 points, Wisconsin with 81 points and California with 78 points.

    Arizona’s Kyler Larkin (126) stole the show in the afternoon, posting two wins over notable ranked opponents to earn a chance to win a title.

    Sunday’s wrestling featured both quarterfinal and semifinal action, setting the stage for what should be an entertaining finals session. Headed into Sunday’s 16U action, there were 10 FloWrestling nationally-ranked wrestlers still battling for titles at the event. Now, just four remain in contention to win championships at their respective weights.

    A pair of ranked wrestlers were knocked off quickly in the session at the lighter weights, staying true to the unpredictability of the later rounds. First, it was North Carolina’s Jax Forrest (113) — the state’s only semifinalist — who defeated #15 Jack Consiglio of Pennsylvania. Consiglio, one of the bracket’s standout names, battled a back-and-forth match with Forrest but ultimately dropped a wild 17-14 bout. Not long after, Arizona’s Larkin knocked off another ranked athlete, #19 Kamdyn Williams of Pennsylvania.

    The highlight of perhaps the entire tournament thus far occurred in the 126-pound semifinals, when Larkin notched his second ranked victory in a row, knocking off Pennsylvania’s #5 Mason Gibson to punch his ticket to the finals. Larkin worked a takedown to a leg lace in the second period, locking it up and gaining the attention of the entire arena. He finished off the match with a dominant 13-2 win.

    The semifinals session ultimately also began with fireworks, as Ohio’s Javaan Yarbrough turned heads with an impressive 10-0 win over Griffin Rial (Colorado), a Folkstyle Nationals champion. Yarbrough has not surrendered a point in this entire tournament — outscoring competition 36-0 — and will face Wisconsin’s Haakon Peterson in tomorrow’s finals.

    At 106, Anthony Knox of New Jersey stopped #7 Isaiah Quintero’s run through the tournament with an impressive semifinal match, a 13-2 win to punch his ticket to the finals. He’ll be a part of one of tomorrow’s highly-anticipated finals bouts, wrestling Pennsylvania’s Sam Herring for the Fargo title.

    Tomorrow’s 120-pound final is also set to be an intriguing bout, as #2 Aden Valencia (California) will battle Arizona’s Adrian Meza, who ended Sunday with a head-turning 4-3 win over #12 Kael Lauridsen of Nebraska. Valencia nearly missed the finals — he fought off of his back in the first period of his semifinal bout before cruising to an 11-2 win over Colorado’s Jacob Myers.

    Another weight that will be watched closely tomorrow is 170, where #5 Gabriel Arnold (Georgia) headlines the finals series. He has outscored his competition 64-2 this weekend. Matching up against Arnold will be California’s Cody Merrill.

    Be sure to keep an eye on the 182-pound finals, where there are a pair of Ohio wrestlers battling for the title — Camden McDanel and Luke Vanadia.

    Four wrestlers are still in contention to win the USA Wrestling 16U Triple Crown (winners of USA Wrestling Folkstyle, Greco-Roman and Freestyle championships): Mack Mauger (94), Pierson Manville (145), Koy Hopke (220) and Will Sather (285).

    Tomorrow’s 16U Freestyle finals are set to be packed with great action, beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST. Every match can be streamed live on FloWrestling.

    16U finals matchups

    88 pounds
    Javaan Yarbrough (Ohio) vs. Haakon Peterson (Wisconsin)

    94 pounds
    #14 Mack Mauger (Idaho) vs. Cadell Lee (Virginia)

    100 pounds
    Seth Mendoza (Illinois) vs. Christian Castillo (Arizona)

    106 pounds
    Anthony Knox (New Jersey) vs. Sam Herring (Pennsylvania)

    113 pounds
    Leo DeLuca (New Jersey) vs. Brock Mantanona (California)

    120 pounds
    Adrian Meza (Arizona) vs. #2 Aden Valencia (California)

    126 pounds
    Kyler Larkin (Arizona) vs. Landon Robideau (Minnesota)

    132 pounds
    Christopher Coates (Missouri) vs. Zach Hanson (Minnesota)

    138 pounds
    Tyler Kasak (Pennsylvania) vs. Joel Adams (Nebraska)

    145 pounds
    William Henckel (Connecticut) vs. Pierson Manville (Pennsylvania)

    152 pounds
    #11 Zack Ryder (New York) vs. Kj Evans (Oklahoma)

    160 pounds
    Daschle Lamer (Oregon) vs. Louie Cerchio (New Jersey)

    170 pounds
    Cody Merrill (California) vs. #5 Gabriel Arnold (Georgia)

    182 pounds
    Camden McDanel (Ohio) vs. Luke Vanadia (Ohio)

    195 pounds
    Sonny Sasso (Pennsylvania) vs. Max McEnelly (Minnesota)

    220 pounds
    Koy Hopke (Wisconsin) vs. Jacob Walker (Iowa)

    285 pounds
    Will Sather (Minnesota) vs. Navarro Schunke (South Dakota)

    16u semifinal results

    88 pounds
    Javaan Yarbrough (Ohio) tech. fall Griffin Rial (Colorado), 10-0 1:10
    Haakon Peterson (Wisconsin) dec. Aydan Thomas (Texas), 2-1

    94 pounds
    Mack Mauger (Idaho) tech. fall Tyler Garvin (Maryland), 10-0 1:30
    Cadell Lee (Virginia) pin Devon Harrison (Missouri), 2:38

    100 pounds
    Seth Mendoza (Illinois) tech fall Dedrick Navarro (Idaho), 14-4 3:05
    Christian Castillo (Arizona) dec. Blake Beissel (Minnesota), 8-4

    106 pounds
    Anthony Knox (New Jersey) tech. fall Isaiah Quintero (California), 13-2 2:32
    Sam Herring (Pennsylvania) tech. fall Jackson Blum (Michigan), 13-0 3:15

    113 pounds
    Leo Deluca (New Jersey) tech. fall Jax Forrest (North Carolina), 11-0 3:51
    Brock Mantanona (California) tech. fall Vincent Kilkeary (Pennsylvania), 10-0 1:40

    120 pounds
    Adrian Meza (Arizona) dec. Kael Lauridsen (Nebraska), 4-3
    Aden Valencia (California) dec. Jacob Myers (Colorado), 11-2

    126 pounds
    Kyler Larkin (Arizona) tech. fall Mason Gibson (Pennsylvania), 13-2 4:00
    Landon Robideau (Minnesota) dec. Vince Bouzakis (Pennsylvania), 5-2

    132 pounds
    Christopher Coates (Missouri) dec. Travis Grace (California), 6-4
    Zach Hanson (Minnesota) dec. Cross Wasilewski (New Jersey), 16-11

    138 pounds
    Tyler Kasak (Pennsylvania) dec. Jaydon Robinson (Illinois), 3-1
    Joel Adams (Nebraska) dec. Nicholas Kunstek (Pennsylvania), 6-4

    145 pounds
    William Henckel (Connecticut) tech. fall Charlie Millard (Wisconsin), 10-0 2:17
    Pierson Manville (Pennsylvania) dec. Brett Back (Wisconsin), 8-5

    152 pounds
    Zack Ryder (New York) dec. Nicholas Fox (Iowa), 5-0
    KJ Evans (Oklahoma) tech. fall Griffin Lundeen (Minnesota), 10-0 1:36

    160 pounds
    Daschle Lamer (Oregon) tech fall Aeoden Sinclair (Wisconsin), 10-0 1:05
    Louie Cerchio (New Jersey) tech fall Roman Garcia (Florida), 11-0 2:33

    170 pounds
    Cody Merrill (California) tech. fall Keegan Sell (Ohio), 13-2 3:54
    Gabriel Arnold (Georgia) tech. fall Brian Burburija (Florida), 10-0 1:42

    182 pounds
    Camden Mcdanel (Ohio) dec. Connor Mirasola (Wisconsin), 6-2
    Luke Vanadia (Ohio) dec. Cole Mirasola (Wisconsin), 7-6

    195 pounds
    Max Mcenelly (Minnesota) dec. Carter Neves (Ohio), 12-8
    Sonny Sasso (Pennsylvania) dec. Mccrae Hagarty (Iowa), 13-6

    220 pounds
    Koy Hopke (Wisconsin) pin Parker Ferrell (Virginia), 1:56
    Jacob Walker (Iowa) tech. fall Zachary Evans (Pennsylvania), 12-0 1:48

    285 pounds
    Will Sather (Minnesota) pin Spencer Lanosga (Louisiana), 2-2 0:46
    Navarro Schunke (South Dakota) tech. fall Aidan Trujillo (Colorado), 10-0 1:05

    Teams with most wrestlers in finals
    T1 - Minnesota (4)
    T1 - Pennsylvania (4)
    T3 - Ohio (3)
    T3 - California (3)
    T3 - New Jersey (3)
    T3 - Arizona (3)

    Team Standings after semifinals
    1 Pennsylvania 139
    2 Minnesota 104
    3 Ohio 84
    4 Wisconsin 81
    5 California 78
    "It's not the six minutes, it's what happens in those six minutes"


    • #3


      By Joe Wedra, Special to | July 18, 2021, 10:32 p.m. (ET)

      FARGO, N.D. — Sunday afternoon continued the first day of the 50th Junior Nationals at the FargoDome, highlighted by many of the top athletes in the men's freestyle tournament making their way into the Round of 16. Team Ohio leads the way with the most wrestlers still in the championship bracket with 21.

      Seven wrestlers are still wrestling to win the prestigious USA Wrestling Triple Crown (earned by wrestlers who win USA Wrestling Folkstyle, Greco-Roman and Freestyle national championships): Indiana’s Segio Lemley (126), Wisconsin’s Greyson Clark (132), Wisconsin’s Jager Eisch (138). Illinois’ Adam Thebeau (160), Iowa’s Tate Naaktgeboren (170), Kansas’ Jared Simma (182) and Iowa’s Ben Kueter (195).

      In total, 82 FloWrestling nationally-ranked wrestlers are still competing for a Fargo title. Among them, nine are ranked within the top three of their weight class. With this much talent currently throughout the brackets, fans can be sure to see top-notch wrestling when action begins again on Monday.

      The two top-ranked wrestlers in the field — Pennsylvania’s Nic Bouzakis (132) and Georgia’s Chase Horne (285), both cruised through their competition to earn spots in the Round of 16. Bouzakis will begin Monday with an intriguing matchup, wrestling Iowa’s #16 Ryder Block for a spot in the quarterfinals. Block has impressed early, posting a 4-0 record with four tech falls.

      Second-ranked Cooper Flynn (120) and Drake Ayala (126) continued to win in Sunday’s second session to keep their title hopes alive. Flynn opens up Monday against Colorado’s Maxwell Black, while Ayala wrestles William Baysingar of Illinois.

      Monday’s junior freestyle action begins at 9:00 a.m. CST. The session will include both the Round of 16 and the quarterfinals. The semifinals will take place tomorrow in the session beginning at 5 p.m. CST.

      All of the tournament’s action can be watched live on FloWrestling.

      Teams with most wrestlers still in championship bracket
      1 - Ohio (21)
      T2 - Illinois (20)
      T2 - Pennsylvania (20)
      T4 - Minnesota (15)
      T4 - Wisconsin (15)

      Junior folkstyle champions still eligible for Triple Crown
      126 - Sergio Lemley (IN/Region Wrestling Academy)
      132 - Greyson Clark (WI/Askren Wrestling Academy Lake Country)
      138 - Jager Eisch (WI/Askren Wrestling Academy Lake Country)
      160 - Adam Thebeau (IL/Greenfield Wrestling Academy)
      170 - Tate Naaktgeboren (IA/Big Game Wrestling Club)
      182 - Jared Simma (Kansas)
      195 - Ben Kueter (IA/Sebolt Wrestling Academy)
      "It's not the six minutes, it's what happens in those six minutes"


      • #4


        By Joe Wedra, Special to | July 19, 2021, 1:54 p.m. (ET)

        FARGO, N.D. – Monday’s men’s freestyle semifinal pairings are officially set as the 50th Junior Nationals tournament continues this week in the FargoDome. The session was headlined by Arizona’s #13 Emilio Ysaguirre Jr., who knocked off top-ranked Nic Bouzakis of Pennsylvania and #6 Hunter Mason of Tennessee to continue his incredible run through the event. Both Illinois and Indiana have five wrestlers in the semifinals.

        Tonight’s semifinal round will begin at 5:00 p.m. CST and will feature 41 FloWrestling nationally-ranked wrestlers.

        The 113-pound weight class began Monday’s Round of 16 action with several key matchups that mixed up the bracket early. The wrestling started with Minnesota’s #10 Caleb Thoennes picking up a quick 10-0 tech fall (0:44) over Gylon Sims of Illinois, who is ranked No. 6 at 106 pounds. Shortly after Thoeness’ upset, two more ranked wrestlers were knocked out of title contention. Kolton Misener of Kansas notched an 8-3 victory over #20 Ashton Jackson, while #11 Ben Aranda of Illinois posted a 14-3 tech fall victory over #19 Kyison Garcia (Utah).

        A bit later in the Round of 16 action, two more notable upsets happened almost simultaneously, knocking out a pair of top-ten-ranked wrestlers. First at 126, Illinois’ #11 Vincent Robinson went down to the wire with Connecticut’s #8 Nico Provo, holding on for a 5-4 win. Earlier in the tournament, Robinson also took down #2 Dean Peterson of New Jersey. He will wrestle #2 Drake Ayala of Iowa in the semifinals.

        Shortly after, it was Ysaguirre Jr. who put the tournament on notice, posting one of the top upsets of the event, knocking off Tennessee’s #6 Hunter Mason in a 9-5 decision. The Arizona standout would later create waves around the arena with his standout victory over top-ranked Bouzakis. In total, Ysaguirre Jr. is now 6-0. His semifinals match will be against Nebraska’s #17 Garrett Grice.

        At 145 pounds, California’s #16 Henry Porter posted one of the biggest wins of the session, knocking off Colorado’s Benjamin Alanis, who is ranked No. 4 at 138 pounds. The match was a wild back-and-forth affair, but Porter held on for a wild 18-15 win to earn a spot in the quarterfinals.

        At 220, #4 Noah Pettigrew (Georgia) posted another key victory in the morning session, a standout 7-2 decision over #6 Ben Vanadia of Ohio. He's set for tonight's semifinals at 220 against Indiana's Christian Carroll, who is ranked third at 195 pounds.

        The quarterfinal upsets began at the 120-pound weight class, as #12 Kannon Webster of Illinois turned heads with a massive victory over #2 Cooper Flynn of Tennessee. Webster’s 4-2 decision marked the largest upset of the session up to that point, giving him a berth into tonight’s semifinals. He’ll face Colorado’s #9 Jett Strickenberger in what should be one of the most highly-anticipated bouts of the session.

        Later in the session, yet another second-ranked wrestler fell as Pennsylvania’s #12 Kolby Franklin captured the attention of the arena. Against #2 Rylan Rogers of Washington, Franklin held on for a 5-4 upset to punch his ticket into the semifinals. He will wrestle Ohio’s Seth Shumate, ranked No. 5, for a spot in tomorrow’s finals.

        The other second-ranked wrestler in the field, Iowa’s Drake Ayala (126), continued his winning ways and will wrestle Illinois’ Robinson in the semifinals.

        Tonight’s men’s freestyle Junior Nationals action begins again at 5:00 p.m. EST with the semifinals and consolations. Every match can be watched live on FloWrestling.

        At Fargo, N.D., July 19


        Trechaun Tecson (OK) vs Nate Smith (IN)
        Zane Donley (OK) vs Hank Kriegler (NE)

        Brandom Morvari (MN) vs Wyatt Skebba (WI)
        Hunter Taylor (MO) vs No. 4 Christian Forbes (OK)

        No. 4 Braeden Davis (MI) vs Codie Cuerbo (OH)
        No. 13 Alan Koehler (MN) vs No. 11 Benjamin Aranda (IL)

        No. 12 Kannon Webster (IL) vs No. 9 Jett Strickenberger (CO)
        Grigor Cholakyan (CA) vs Yusief Lillie (WA)

        No. 2 Drake Ayala (IA) vs No. 11 Vincent Robinson (IL)
        No. 16 Jore Volk (MN) vs No. 12 Sergio Lemley (IN)

        No. 13 Emilio Ysarguirre Jr. vs No. 17 Garret Grice (NE)
        No. 5 Zeke Seltzer (IN) vs Nasir Bailey (IL)

        No. 15 Tagen Jamison (TX) vs No. 20 Kimo Leia (CA)
        No. 7 Casey Swiderski (MI) vs Ty Whalen (NJ)

        No. 4 Caleb Rathjen (IA) vs. No. 18 Nicco Ruiz (CA)
        No. 9 Matthew Bianchi (WI) vs No. 3 Jordan Williams (OK)

        No. 3 Caleb Henson (GA) vs No. 4 Cael Swensen (MN)
        Daniel Wask (NJ) vs No. 18 Erik Gibson (PA)

        No. 9 Joshua Barr (MI) vs No. 11 Braeden Scoles (WI)
        No. 10 Aiden Riggins (IA) vs No. 12 Antrell Taylor (NE)

        No. 14 Brayden Thompson (IL) vs Luke Geog (OH)
        Brody Baumann (IN) vs No. 4 Manuel Rojas (MI)

        No. 9 Thomas Stewart (MD) vs No. 15 Hayden Walters (OR)
        No. 3 Brian Soldano (NJ) vs No. 8 Bennett Berge (MN)

        No. 8 Caden Rogers (PA) vs No. 9 Dylan Fishback (OH)
        No. 5 Seth Shumate (OH) vs No. 12 Kolby Franklin (PA)

        No. 4 (195) Martin Cosgrove (NJ) vs No. 11 Ben Kueter (IA)
        No. 4 Noah Pettigrew (GA) vs. No. 3 (195) Christian Carroll (IN)

        Jamikael Lytle (CA) vs Ben Kawczynski
        Charles Crews III (PA) vs No. 1 Chase Horne (GA)

        Teams with most wrestlers in the semifinals
        T1 - Illinois (5)
        T1 - Indiana (5)
        T1 - Minnesota (5)
        T4 - California (4)
        T4 - Iowa (4)
        T4 - Michigan (4)
        T4 - New Jersey (4)
        T4 - Ohio (4)
        T4 - Oklahoma (4)
        T4 - Pennsylvania (4)
        T4 - Wisconsin (4)
        "It's not the six minutes, it's what happens in those six minutes"


        • #5


          By Joe Wedra, Special to | July 20, 2021, 5:29 p.m. (ET)

          FARGO, N.D. — Team Illinois took home the team title of the 2021 Junior Nationals as the men’s freestyle finals action wrapped up on Tuesday at the FargoDome. Iowa’s Drake Ayala won the Outstanding Wrestler award after winning his finals bout at 126 pounds, becoming a two-time Junior Nationals champion. Team Michigan led the way with three individual champions.

          Ayala, who is committed to the University of Iowa, wasted no time to pick up his 126-pound Fargo title. Wrestling Indiana’s #12 Sergio Lemley, a 2021 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion, Ayala scored multiple times and used a strong gut wrench to finish up the win. Ayala, a three-time 3A Iowa state champion, continues to pick up impressive accolades before he begins his career with the Hawkeyes.

          The session wrapped with the largest upset of the day, as Wisconsin’s Ben Kawczynski (285 pounds) knocked off Georgia’s top-ranked Chase Horne in the finals with a 12-4 upset victory. Kawczynski, who is set to wrestle at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, stacked scores throughout both periods to win in dominant fashion. He placed third at the 2021 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals and was a 2021 Wisconsin DI state champion at 285. Horne, an N.C. State commit, entered the tournament ranked as the No. 13 pound-for-pound wrestler in the nation by FloWrestling.

          In perhaps the premier ranked-on-ranked match of the session, #3 Jordan Williams of Oklahoma pulled off an impressive late move to defeat Iowa’s #4 Caleb Rathjen, a University of Iowa commit. Williams was trailing the 3-1 match late, but pulled off late heroics to win the title. With Rathjen in on a leg with under 10 seconds left, Williams rolled him through on a crotch lift for two as time expired. The move was reviewed, but ultimately confirmed to give Williams the 3-3 win on criteria. Williams is now a three-time champion at this event, winning the 16U division twice (2018, 2019).

          Starting the finals action at 100 pounds, Zane Donley of Oklahoma captured the first Fargo title of the day. In an action-packed match against Indiana’s Nate Smith, Donley, the 2021 Southern Plains Junior regional champion, found an upper-body takedown late in the first and used a handful of tilts to wrap up a 13-2 win. It is significant to note that Donley, a rising sophomore at Vinita High School, was the only 15-year-old finalist in Tuesday’s competition.

          At 106, Missouri’s Hunter Taylor took home the title over Minnesota’s Brandon Morvari. Taylor, a 2021 Southern Plains Junior Regionals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman, started quickly in the first period and never let up. He closed out the 10-0 tech fall early in the second period with a hard-fought score, providing Missouri with an individual champion.

          Michigan’s #4 (at 106) Braeden Davis, a 2020 Michigan state champion (103 pounds) found his way to an 11-1 win over #11 Benjamin Aranda (Illinois) in the 113-pound finals to secure his Fargo title. He fired out of the gate with an 8-0 lead just 90 seconds into the match with a pair of scores and a trap-arm gut. Aranda fought into the break, but Davis used a single to a score in the first minute of the second period to win. Davis, a 2019 16U Nationals freestyle champion, is a rising junior at Dundee High School.

          It was #12 Kannon Webster of Illinois who took home the title at 120 pounds with a 12-1 tech fall win over Washington’s Yusief Lillie, who is set to attend Utah Valley University. Webster scored multiple times in the first and used a gut wrench to extend the lead early, good to gain momentum to cruise to the victory. Webster, a 2020 Illinois 2A state champion, is committed to Illinois.

          Nasir Bailey had one of the most dramatic wins of the finals session, knocking off Arizona’s #13 Emilio Ysaguirre Jr. in exciting fashion. Bailey was trailing late, 4-2, but worked his way to a leg with under 10 seconds left in the match. He finished the score at the edge of the mat with just one second to go, good to win the 4-4 bout on criteria. Bailey, a two-time state champion, will be a junior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

          #15 Tagen Jamison of Texas won the title at 138 pounds, highlighted by a four-point score late in the match to win, 7-2, over Michigan’s #7 Casey Swiderski. Jamison, a 2021 National High School Showcase champion, held off a late push from Swiderski to secure his Fargo national title. The two-time Texas 6A state champion will attend Minnesota. Swiderski is committed to Iowa State.

          Georgia’s #3 Caleb Henson picked up the title at 152 pounds, knocking off New Jersey’s Daniel Wask in a back-and-forth 9-9 bout in which Henson held criteria. Henson, a Virginia Tech commit and two-time Georgia state champion, was down 5-3 at the break but stormed back with a pair of takedowns and defense late to secure the title. Wask was one of eight unranked wrestlers in the finals field.

          Another bout that featured plenty of late action was #9 Joshua Barr’s (Michigan) win over #10 Aiden Riggins (Iowa). Barr was trailing 4-2 late in the match, but managed to score two points on exposure with under 20 seconds left to post a 4-4 win on criteria. Barr, a 2021 Central Regional Junior freestyle champion, is a two-time Michigan DI state champion who will be a junior at Davison High School this year.

          Michigan kept things rolling with #4 (at 182) Manuel Rojas’ 170-pound win over #14 Brayden Thompson of Illinois. A pair of takedowns, including one as time expired, completed the victory for Rojas, who took second at the 16U freestyle nationals in 2019. The two-time Michigan DI state champion is committed to Iowa State.

          Maryland picked up an individual champion at the 182-pound weight class as #9 Thomas Stewart posted a significant 8-4 win over New Jersey’s #3 Brian Soldano, a Rutgers commit. Stewart began the match with a four-point throw and held momentum throughout, tacking on two more takedowns throughout the match to pair with his standout defense. Stewart won the 2019 16U Nationals in freestyle and is a three-time Prep School All-American.

          Team Ohio’s #8 Dylan Fishback posted the only win via fall in the finals session, a standout victory over #5 Seth Shumate in the all-Ohio final. His win certainly came with style — not only did he secure the pin with 35 seconds left in the match, but he also hit a highlight-reel five-point throw in the first period. Fishback is an NC State commit. Shumate, who is committed to Ohio State, was a 2019 16U Freestyle Nationals champion.

          Indiana’s #3 (at 195) Christian Carroll wrapped up a dominant 10-0 win at the 220-pound weight class, knocking off Iowa’s #11 Ben Kueter, a 2021 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion. Carroll, who was second at the 2021 UWW Junior Nationals in both freestyle and Greco-Roman, used a strong gut wrench in the first period to build his momentum and ultimately cruise to a title. He is committed to wrestle at Illinois.

          Junior men will return to the mat on Thursday at 9 a.m. to begin their hunt for a Greco-Roman national title. In the meantime, follow along with FloWrestling as the Junior Women go under the spotlight and the 16U Greco tournament begins tomorrow.


          At Fargo, N.D., July 20

          100 LBS

          1st Zane Donley (Oklahoma) tech-fall Nate Smith (Indiana), 13-2 2:29

          3rd Treshaun Tecson (Oklahoma) tech-fall Tyson Roach (Louisiana), 10-0 1:17

          5th Kolter Burton (Idaho) tech-fall Hank Kriegler (Nebraska), 12-1 2:00

          7th Tucker Bowen (Idaho) fall Isaac Stewart (Montana), 6-4 3:44

          106 LBS

          1st Hunter Taylor (Missouri) tech-fall Brandon Morvari (Minnesota), 10-0 4:21

          3rd Daniel Guanajuato (Arizona) dec. Christian Forbes (Oklahoma), 10-9

          5th Connor Fiser (Iowa) dec. Wyatt Skebba (Wisconsin), 11-4

          7th Isiac Paulino (Massachusetts) tech-fall Ty Edwards (Illinois), 10-0 1:06

          113 LBS

          1st Braeden Davis (Michigan) tech-fall Benjamin Aranda (Illinois), 11-1 3:37

          3rd Alan Koehler (Minnesota) tech-fall Dominic Mendez (California), 11-1 3:42

          5th Codie Cuerbo (Ohio) dec. Cole Hunt (Georgia), 11-10

          7th Drew Heethuis (Michigan) forfeit Caden Horwath (Michigan)

          120 LBS

          1st Kannon Webster (Illinois) tech-fall Yusief Lillie (Washington), 12-1 4:22

          3rd Cooper Flynn (Tennessee) dec. Jett Strickenberger (Colorado), 10-2

          5th Grigor Cholakyan (California) dec. Dillon Campbell (Ohio), 8-1

          7th Max Black (Colorado) forfeit Sean Seefeldt (Ohio)

          126 LBS

          1st Drake Ayala (Iowa) tech-fall Sergio Lemley (Indiana), 10-0 0:52

          3rd Jore Volk (Minnesota) dec. Gabe Whisenhunt (Oregon), 11-7

          5th Vincent Robinson (Illinois) tech-fall Braden Basile (Florida), 10-0 1:00

          7th Nico Provo (Connecticut) tech-fall Sebastian Melguizo (Florida), 10-0 2:09

          132 LBS

          1st Nasir Bailey (Illinois) VPO1 Emilio Ysaguirre, jr. (Arizona), 4-4

          3rd Nic Bouzakis (Pennsylvania) VSU Danny Nini (Florida), 11-0 1:29

          5th Zeke Seltzer (Indiana) VFO Garrett Grice (Nebraska)

          7th Hunter Mason (Tennessee) VFO Greyson Clark (Wisconsin)

          138 LBS

          1st Tagen Jamison (Texas) dec. Casey Swiderski (Michigan), 7-2

          3rd Ty Whalen (New Jersey) inj. Kimo Leia (California)

          5th Jude Swisher (Pennsylvania) dec. Blaine Brenner (Wisconsin), 7-6

          7th Rocco Camillaci (New York) dec. Kole Brower (Illinois), 10-8

          145 LBS

          1st Jordan Williams (Oklahoma) dec. Caleb Rathjen (Iowa), 4-3

          3rd Matthew Bianchi (Wisconsin) dec. Jackson Arrington (Pennsylvania), 14-6

          5th Nicco Ruiz (California) tech-fall Richard Fedalen (Maryland), 15-5 6:00

          7th Henry Porter (California) tech-fall Benjamin Alanis (Arizona), 12-1 4:17

          152 LBS

          1st Caleb Henson (Georgia) dec. Daniel Wask (New Jersey), 9-9

          3rd Paniro Johnson (Pennsylvania) tech-fall Luka Wick (California), 12-12

          5th Cael Swensen (Minnesota) dec. Erik Gibson (Pennsylvania), 14-3 2:57

          7th Jacob Gonzales (Michigan) tech-fall Dylan d. Elmore (Kansas), 16-6 3:56

          160 LBS

          1st Joshua Barr (Michigan) dec. Aiden Riggins (Iowa), 4-4

          3rd Rocco Welsh (Pennsylvania) dec. Braeden Scoles (Wisconsin), 6-3

          5th Antrell Taylor (Nebraska) forfeit Luke Mechler (Wisconsin)

          7th Holden Garcia (Pennsylvania) forfeit Adam Thebeau (Illinois)

          170 LBS

          1st Manuel Rojas (Michigan) dec. Brayden Thompson (Illinois), 5-2

          3rd Luke Geog (Ohio) tech-fall Jared Stricker (Wisconsin), 11-0 1:07

          5th Brody Baumann (Indiana) tech-fall Codei Khawaja (Indiana), 12-2 1:55

          7th Sabino Portella (New Jersey) dec. Derek Matthews (Idaho), 11-10

          182 LBS

          1st Thomas Stewart (Maryland) dec. Brian Soldano (New Jersey), 8-4

          3rd Hayden Walters (Oregon) inj. Bennett Berge (Minnesota)

          5th Clayton Whiting (Wisconsin) tech-fall Jared Simma (Kansas), 15-2 2:35

          7th Deanthony Parker (Illinois) tech-fall Griffin Gammell (Iowa), 10-0 2:44

          195 LBS

          1st Dylan Fishback (Ohio) fall Seth Shumate (Ohio), 8-3 5:25

          3rd Rylan Rogers (Washington) dec. Kolby Franklin (Pennsylvania), 10-2

          5th Caden Rogers (Pennsylvania) tech-fall John Gunderson (Wisconsin), 11-0 2:13

          7th Evan Bates (Indiana) dec. Wyatt Voelker (Iowa), 2-2

          220 LBS

          1st Christian Carroll (Indiana) tech-fall Ben Kueter (Iowa), 12-0 3:24

          3rd Noah Pettigrew (Georgia) dec. Martin Cosgrove (New Jersey), 8-3

          5th Bennett Tabor (Minnesota) tech-fall Logan Shephard (Ohio), 10-0 3:32

          7th Andrew Blackburn-forst (Illinois) forfeit Ben Vanadia (Ohio)

          285 LBS

          1st Ben Kawczynski (Wisconsin) dec. Chase Horne (Georgia), 12-4

          3rd Ryan Boersma (Illinois) tech-fall Charles Crews iii (Pennsylvania), 13-1 4:35

          5th Jamikael Lytle (California) fall Tristan Kemp (Massachusetts), 9-8 4:14

          7th Ethan Vergara (Florida) forfeit Harley Andrews (Oklahoma), 0-0


          Drake Ayala (IA)-126 lb champion


          170 – Codei Khawaja (IN) – 4 pins in 4:41


          1 – Illinois (130)

          2 – Pennsylvania (111)

          3 – Michigan (107)

          4 – Wisconsin (103)

          5 – Iowa (98)

          6 – Indiana (95)

          7 – Ohio (87)

          8 – Minnesota (80)

          9 – Oklahoma (79)

          10 – New Jersey (72)

          11 – California (68)

          12 – Georgia (67)

          13 – Arizona (37)

          14 – Washington (35)

          15– Maryland (32)

          16 – Oregon (27)

          17 – Florida

          18 (tied) – Missouri & Texas (25)

          20 – Nebraska (23)

          21 – Tennessee (20)

          22 – Colorado (17)

          23 – Idaho (16)

          24 (tied) – Louisiana & Massachusetts (12)

          26 – Kansas (9)

          27 (tied) – Connecticut & New York (5)

          29 – Montana (2)
          "It's not the six minutes, it's what happens in those six minutes"


          • #6

            By Joe Wedra, Special to | July 21, 2021, 9:24 p.m. (ET)

            Fargo, N.D. — Koy Hopke (220) and Mack Mauger (94) still are in contention for the USA Wrestling Triple Crown awards as Thursday’s 2021 16U Nationals Greco-Roman semifinals matchups are officially set. Five other athletes are wrestling to take home their second titles of the tournament after winning freestyle championships earlier this week.

            Headed into tomorrow’s action, Team Pennsylvania has the most wrestlers in the semifinals (10). They have a significant lead in the team race with 78 points - the next closest team is Team Minnesota with 41.

            Hopke, the Team Wisconsin standout, is into the semis as he continues his dominance here in Fargo. He has posted tech-falls in all three of his matches, outscoring his competition 32-2. Hopke will face Virginia’s Parker Ferrell in the semi-finals. Mauger, who turned heads with an impressive performance through his freestyle bracket, looks poised to yet again add a stop sign to his trophy case. He’ll wrestle Pennsylvania’s Davis Motyka for a spot in the finals.

            We’ll see five more athletes look to double up on titles tomorrow: Ohio’s Javaan Yarbrough (88), Arizona’s Adrian Meza (126), Minnesota’s Zach Hanson (132), Nebraska’s Joel Adams (138) and South Dakota’s Navarro Schunke (285).

            Four athletes who earned runner-up status in the 16U freestyle finals are also featured in tomorrow’s semi-final pairings: Wisconsin’s Haakon Peterson (88), Pennsylvania’s Pierson Manville (145), Oklahoma’s KJ Evans (152) and California’s Cody Merrill (170).

            Mason Gibson, another Pennsylvania standout who was upset in the 16U freestyle semifinals, will be competing for a spot in the Greco-Roman finals. He will wrestle California’s Daniel Zepeda. The other side of that bracket — Meza vs. Pennsylvania’s Kamdyn Williams (Folkstyle Nationals champion) also looks set to be an entertaining bout.

            At 88 pounds, we could see a rematch of the 16U freestyle finals. Yarbrough, with a win, could see Wisconsin’s Haakon Peterson if both advance. Peterson will wrestle 2021 Folkstyle Nationals champion Griffin Rial in his semifinal bout.

            Tomorrow’s wrestling begins at 8:30 a.m. CST. Fans can watch all of the action on FloWrestling.

            Semifinal pairings

            88 pounds

            Javaan Yarbrough (Ohio) vs Cole Welte (Nebraska)

            Haakon Peterson (Wisconsin) vs Griffin Rial (Colorado)

            94 pounds

            Brady Phelps (Illinois) vs Josef Garshnick (Pennsylvania)

            Davis Motyka (Pennsylvania) vs Mack Mauger (Idaho)

            100 pounds

            Layne Kleimann (Utah) vs Jaxton Packer (Idaho)

            Cole Gentsch (Illinois) vs Trey Wagner (Pennsylvania)

            106 pounds

            Noah Nininger (Virginia) vs. Matthew Martino (Idaho)

            Anthony Ruzic (Illinois) vs. Nathan Desmond (Pennsylvania)

            113 pounds

            Austin Laudenbach (Minnesota) vs. Miles Anderson (Nebraska)

            Logan Swensen (Minnesota) vs. Nick Treaster (Kansas)

            120 pounds

            Zan Fugitt (Missouri) vs. Kael Lauridsen (Nebraska)

            Jax Forrest (North Carolina) vs. Tanner Frothinger (Idaho)

            126 pounds

            Daniel Zepeda (California) vs. Mason Gibson (Pennsylvania)

            Adrian Meza (Arizona) vs. Kamdyn Williams (Pennsylvania)

            132 pounds

            Gabriel Delgado (Nevada) vs. Dmitri Alarcon (Colorado)

            Casper Stewart (New York) vs. Zach Hanson (Minnesota)

            138 pounds

            Joel Adams (Nebraska) vs. Jude Randall (Oklahoma)

            Cade White (Idaho) vs. Brady Collins (Colorado)

            145 pounds

            Pierson Manville (Pennsylvania) vs. Ethan Mojena (Florida)

            Dylan Evans (Pennsylvania) vs. Brett Back (Wisconsin)

            152 pounds

            Arvin Khosravy (California) vs. Lars Michaelson (Washington)

            Nicholas Fox (Iowa) vs. Kj Evans (Oklahoma)

            160 pounds

            Jed Webster (Minnesota) vs. Talon McCollom (Oklahoma)

            Liam Scrivanich (Pennsylvania) vs. Roman Garcia (Florida)

            170 pounds

            Oscar Williams (Oklahoma) vs. Hoke Poe Hogan (Georgia)

            Nick Nosler (Illinois) vs. Toby Schoffstall (Virginia)

            182 pounds

            Soren Herzog (Minnesota) vs. De’Alcapon Veazy (Indiana)

            Hudson Davis (Oregon) vs. Cody Merrill (California)

            195 pounds

            McCrae Hagarty (Iowa) vs. William McCleary (Utah)

            Sawyer Bartelt (Florida) vs. Dai’mont Mucker (Missouri)

            220 pounds

            Koy Hopke (Wisconsin) vs. Parker Ferrell (Virginia)

            Austin Johnson (Pennsylvania) vs. Samuel Murphy (Missouri)

            285 pounds

            Navarro Schunke (South Dakota) vs. Sebastian Lopez (Kansas)

            Aidan Fockler (Ohio) vs. Spencer Lanosga (Louisiana)

            Team scores through the quarterfinals

            1 - Pennsylvania (78)

            2 - Minnesota (41)

            3 - Idaho (39)

            4 - Oklahoma (36)

            5 - Illinois (32)
            "It's not the six minutes, it's what happens in those six minutes"


            • #7
              USA WRESTLING


              By Joe Wedra, Special to | July 22, 2021, 9:28 p.m. (ET)

              FARGO, N.D. — Semifinal pairings are finalized for the Junior Greco-Roman division as the final tournament here at the 2021 Junior and 16U Nationals at the FargoDone is set to conclude with Friday’s action. Leading into tomorrow, Team Illinois leads the way with seven wrestlers represented in the semifinals. Team California and Team Wisconsin both have six in the semis.

              Oklahoma’s Jordan Williams, the 145-pound junior freestyle champion earlier in the week, is looking to double up here in Fargo in the 152-pound Greco-Roman weight class. He has worked his way into the semis and will wrestle Nebraska’s Nick Hamilton in tomorrow’s semifinal match. Williams made it to the finals by defeating Zerban in a tight 7-6 quarterfinal bout.

              In the Round of 16, a pair of finalists from the junior men’s freestyle division were beaten, shifting up the brackets early in the session. Pennsylvania’s Marco Tocci (106) knocked off Arizona’s Brandon Morvari (106-pound junior freestyle finalist), while Illinois’ Vincent Zerban, who is ranked No. 6 nationally by FloWrestling, defeated New Jersey’s Daniel Wask (152-pound junior freestyle finalist).

              Florida’s Ryan Cody, a 2019 Junior Nationals runner-up, is looking to tack on a Fargo title to his list of accomplishments. He’s into the semifinals at 195 pounds, wrestling Wisconsin’s Max Ramberg.

              Keep an eye on Benjamin Aranda (Illinois) at 113 pounds. He’s another semifinalist who made the junior freestyle finals — Aranda will be wrestling Wisconsin’s Kaleb Casey.

              Tomorrow’s wrestling will begin at 9:00 a.m. CT. All matches can be watched live on FloWrestling.

              Junior Greco-Roman Quarterfinal Results


              Andrew Fox (Utah) dec. Jaymz Young (Illinois), 5-2

              Kolter Burton (Idaho) fall saac Stewart (Montana), 4-0 0:54

              Jeremy Oani (California) tech Vincent Biondoletti (Florida), 10-0 2:18

              Cole Rogers (Montana) dec. Kody Tanimoto (Texas), 8-6


              Christian Forbes (Oklahoma) tech Tyler Durden (Nebraska), 10-0 1:02

              Elias Navida (California) fall Tyler Washburn (Florida), 6-0 0:47

              Michael Longo (Connecticut) tech Marco Tocci (Pennsylvania), 10-0 5:20

              Ray ray Harris (California) tech Gavin Jensen (Iowa), 10-0 2:02


              Kaleb Casey (Wisconsin) dec Daniel Guanajuato (Arizona), 6-3

              Benjamin Aranda (Illinois) dec. Kenneth Hendriksen (Texas), 6-4

              Davian Guanajuato (Arizona) dec. Isaiah kainoa Medina (California), 19-13

              Alan Koehler (Minnesota) dec. Nolan Wertanen (Michigan), 12-9


              Jett Strickenberger (Colorado) tech Mitchell Neiner (Washington), 12-2 4:34

              Jonathan Gurule (New Mexico) tech Coleman Nogle (Maryland), 11-1 2:57

              Max Black (Colorado) tech Yusief Lillie (Washington), 11-1 5:08

              Paul Kelly (California) fall Nathan Curry (Washington), 8-3 1:27


              Carter Stephenson (Colorado) inj. Gabe Whisenhunt (Oregon), 8-1 0:37

              Gable Porter (Iowa) inj. Nicolar Rivera (Wisconsin), 6-4 1:23

              Wilfried Tanefeu (North Dakota) dec. Zeth Romney (California), 11-6

              Jeremy Bockert (Alaska) dec. Keith Smith (Nebraska), 11-6


              Ethan Fernandez (New Jersey) dec. Joseph Airola (Colorado), 6-4

              Anthony Aniciete (Nevada) dec. Elijah Paulson (Minnesota), 2-1

              Nash Singleton (Oregon) tech Christopher Martino (Idaho), 12-1 1:38

              James Dalrymple (Tennessee) dec. Walker Bents (Minnesota), 8-6


              Kyle Boeke (Minnesota) tech Ramon Ramos (Arizona), 11-1 2:20

              Weston Dalton (Colorado) tech Alec Peralta (California), 11-0 1:52

              Stevie Barnes (Iowa) dec. Koy Buesgens (Minnesota), 9-6

              Q'veli Quintanilla (Washington) tech Carter Ban (Minnesota), 10-0 1:13


              Gunnar Hamre (Wisconsin) dec. Richard Fedalen (Maryland), 15-8

              Jack Milos (Illinois) dec. Griffin Walizer (Pennsylvania), 12-4

              Matthew Rodriguez (California) tech Cael Rahnavardi (Iowa), 10-0 2:57

              Tyler Antoniak (Nebraska) dec. Hagen Heistand (Iowa), 8-1


              Nick Hamilton (Nebraska) tech Kolby Depron (Oklahoma), 12-0 1:24

              Jordan Williams (Oklahoma) dec. Vincent Zerban (Illinois), 7-6

              Thor Michaelson (Washington) dec. Jacob Gonzales (Michigan), 12-4

              Cale Anderson (Wisconsin) dec. Derek Raike (West Virginia), 15-4 5:27


              Alaa Elkerm (New Jersey) tech Logan Gumble (New York), 12-0 4:27

              Caden Young (Wisconsin) dec. Graham Gambrall (Iowa), 7-5

              Aaron Dobbs (Wisconsin) VPO1 Arian Khosravy (California), 17-9

              Manuel (m.j.) Gaitan (California) tech William Ebert (Connecticut), 11-0 3:49


              Jared Stricker (Wisconsin) fall Derek Matthews (Idaho), 6-4 2:27

              Caden Ernd (Illinois) dec. Adrian Artsisheuskiy (New York), 7-7

              Codei Khawaja (Indiana) dec. Joseph Jens (Illinois), 8-5

              Evan Canoyer (Nebraska) dec. Bradley Gillum (Illinois), 4-2


              Michael Altomer (New York) dec. Drake Buchanan (Indiana), 14-6

              Jared Simma (Kansas) fall Garrett Wells (Oklahoma), 12-0 2:05

              Dante Roggio (Idaho) dec. Asher Ruchti (Oregon), 8-8

              Deanthony Parker (Illinois) fall Sean Michel (Alaska), 11-0 1:18


              Ryan Cody (Florida) tech Max Ramberg (Wisconsin), 10-0 0:33

              Tom Culp (Illinois) fall Jacob Meissner (Minnesota), 8-0 1:21

              Caden Rogers (Pennsylvania) dec. Diego Chavez (Arizona), 11-2

              Wyatt Voelker (Iowa) tech John Gunderson (Wisconsin), 11-0 4:27


              Kalob Runyon (Iowa) tech Joey Scally (Ohio), 12-2 3:51

              Joshua Howell (Indiana) disq, caution Gary Powell (Ohio), 10-0

              Alex Semenenko (New York) dec Logan Shephard (Ohio), 8-2

              Andrew Blackburn-forst (Illinois) dec Mason Cover (Ohio), 14-11


              Aden Attao (Idaho) fall Matthew Moore (Colorado), 5-0 0:12

              Jacob Barnes (Oregon) fall Jamikael Lytle (California), 5-0 1:28

              Aiden Lacoma (Virginia) dec Charles Crews iii (Pennsylvania), 15-8

              Ryan Boersma (Illinois) dec Keith Miley (Missouri), 13-5

              "It's not the six minutes, it's what happens in those six minutes"


              • #8

                By Joe Wedra, Special to | July 23, 2021, 12:47 p.m. (ET)

                Photo of Wyatt Voelker by Austin Bernard

                FARGO, N.D.—Wrestling in Fargo is set to officially wrap up on Friday afternoon as the Junior Greco-Roman finals pairings have been set following the morning semifinal action at the FargoDome. The slate, which is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. CT, features Nebraska’s Nick Hamilton (152), who knocked off Oklahoma’s Jordan Williams, a junior freestyle champion from earlier in the week.

                Team Illinois leads the way with five wrestlers in the finals session. California has four finalists, while Wisconsin and Nebraska have three represented in the finals.

                Perhaps the most anticipated bout of the finals session will come at 195 pounds, where 2019 Junior Nationals finalist Ryan Cody (Florida) will match up against Iowa’s Wyatt Voelker, who is ranked No. 15 nationally at 195 by FloWrestling. Cody has out-scored his Greco-Roman competition 52-0 this week, an impressive performance that included an 11-0 first-period win in the semifinals over Tom Culp (Illinois).

                We will see an all-Colorado finals bout at 120-pounds. Jett Strickenberger, who took fourth at 120 in junior freestyle, will square off against Max Black in the finals bout. Four of Black’s five wins in this tournament have been via tech fall. He defeated New Mexico’s Jonathan Gurule in the semis. Strickenberger has also notched five tech falls en route to the finals.

                Another all-state final will take place at 106 pounds, where California is represented by Ray Ray Harris and Elias Navida. Harris is a USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals champion, but did not compete in the freestyle competition earlier in the week. Navida knocked off Oklahoma’s Christian Forbes in the semifinals with a 13-2 tech fall — Forbes is ranked No. 4 nationally by FloWrestling.

                The finals session can be watched live on FloWrestling at 2 p.m. CT.

                Finals pairings

                100: Kolter Burton (Idaho) vs. Jeremy Oani (California)

                106: Elias Navida (California) vs. Ray Ray Harris (California)

                113: Benjamin Aranda (Illinois) vs. Davian Guanajuato (Arizona)

                120: Max Black (Colorado) vs. Jett Strickenberger (Colorado)

                126: Gable Porter (Iowa) vs. Jeremy Bockert (Alaska)

                132: Anthony Aniciete (Nevada) vs. James Dalrymple (Tennessee)

                138: Kyle Boeke (Minnesota) vs. Q’veli Quintanilla (Washington)

                145: Jack Milos (Illinois) vs. Tyler Antoniak (Nebraska)

                152: Nick Hamilton (Nebraska) vs. Cale Anderson (Wisconsin)

                160: Caden Young (Wisconsin) vs. Manuel Gaitan (California)

                170: Jared Stricker (Wisconsin) vs. Evan Canoyer (Nebraska)

                182: Michael Altomer (New York) vs. Deanthony Parker (Illinois)

                195: Ryan Cody (Florida) vs. Wyatt Voelker (Iowa)

                220: Alex Semenenko (New York) vs. Andrew Blackburn-Forst (Illinois)

                285: Aden Attao (Idaho) vs. Ryan Boersma (Illinois)

                Semifinal Results


                Kolter Burton (Idaho) tech Andrew Fox (Utah), 13-2 1:41

                Jeremy Oani (California) dec Cole Rogers (Montana), 7-3


                Elias Navida (California) fall Christian Forbes (Oklahoma), 13-2 5:53

                Ray ray Harris (California) tech Michael Longo (Connecticut), 10-0 2:54


                Benjamin Aranda (Illinois) fall Kaleb Casey (Wisconsin), 11-8 2:21

                Davian Guanajuato (Arizona) dec Alan Koehler (Minnesota), 5-2


                Max Black (Colorado) dec Jonathan Gurule (New Mexico), 3-1

                Jett Strickenberger (Colorado) dec Paul Kelly (California), 13-10


                Gable Porter (Iowa) dec Carter Stephenson (Colorado), 13-7

                Jeremy Bockert (Alaska) tech Wilfried Tanefeu (North Dakota), 13-3 2:13


                Anthony Aniciete (Nevada) tech Ethan Fernandez (New Jersey), 11-0 2:37

                James Dalrymple (Tennessee) tech Nash Singleton (Oregon), 14-2 4:34


                Kyle Boeke (Minnesota) tech Weston Dalton (Colorado), 10-0 1:14

                Q'veli Quintanilla (Washington) fall Stevie Barnes (Iowa), 12-4 5:33


                Jack Milos (Illinois) tech Gunnar Hamre (Wisconsin), 12-1 2:15

                Tyler Antoniak (Nebraska) tech Matthew Rodriguez (California), 15-4 5:00


                Nick Hamilton (Nebraska) dec Jordan Williams (Oklahoma), 5-2

                Cale Anderson (Wisconsin) dec Thor Michaelson (Washington), 5-1


                Caden Young (Wisconsin) fall Alaa Elkerm (New Jersey), 8-2 3:13

                Manuel (m.j.) Gaitan (California) fall Aaron Dobbs (Wisconsin), 2-1 2:33


                Jared Stricker (Wisconsin) VPO Caden Ernd (Illinois), 7-0

                Evan Canoyer (Nebraska) VPO1 Codei Khawaja (Indiana), 7-1


                Michael Altomer (New York) VFA Jared Simma (Kansas), 15-5 5:55

                Deanthony Parker (Illinois) VSU1 Dante Roggio (Idaho), 11-1 6:00


                Ryan Cody (Florida) VSU Tom Culp (Illinois), 11-0 1:55

                Wyatt Voelker (Iowa) VPO1 Caden Rogers (Pennsylvania), 4-1


                Alex Semenenko (New York) VFA Kalob Runyon (Iowa), 8-4 3:46

                Andrew Blackburn-forst (Illinois) VSU Joshua Howell (Indiana), 11-0 0:43


                Aden Attao (Idaho) VSU1 Aiden Lacoma (Virginia), 15-1 1:51

                Ryan Boersma (Illinois) VSU1 Jacob Barnes (Oregon), 11-1 4:54
                "It's not the six minutes, it's what happens in those six minutes"


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                  VP of Illinois GR/FR Wrestling, Don Reynolds, talks about the growth in participation at 2021 Fargo

                  "It's not the six minutes, it's what happens in those six minutes"