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2014 Tulsa Nationals Preview

The 2014 Tulsa Nationals will kick off this weekend at the Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The oldest and most prestigious junior wrestling event in the world, will feature over 2,000 wrestlers from TulsaNationals40 representing states, and will feature some of the best wrestlers the country has to offer.

Sever wrestlers who will be competing in the 15 and Under division this weekend will try and defend their 2013 Tulsa National Championship.

Below, we break down some of the top wrestlers competing in each weight class this weekend.

75-pounds
The 75-pound weight class is loaded with talent. Leading the pack is Kyle Biscoglia of Iowa who is a USA Wrestling Preseason National Champion and a 2013 Suplay Kickoff Classic Champion. He will be challenged this weekend by a number of participants that include Michigan State Champion Corey Gamet, USA Wrestling Freestyle and Greco-Roman National Champion Malik Heinselman, Kansas State Champion Jace Koelzer, and Idaho State Champion Ridge Lovett, and Virginia State Champion Kurt McHenry.

82-pounds
Eric Faught of Iowa leads a talented field of participants in the 82-pound bracket. Faught won the 82-pound Supaly Kickoff Classic Championship and recently brought home an Iowa State Championship. He’ll be contested this weekend by the likes of in-state rival Drew Bennett, Colorado State Champion Ryan Chauvin, Minnesota State Champion Aaron Cashman, and Dixie Nationals Champion Kyle Gollhofer.

89-pounds
The 89-pound bracket is lead by in-state standout Rodrick Mosley. Mosley put on a strong showing earlier this year at the Suplay Kickoff Classic and we expect him to do much of the same this weekend. He will have to get past a number of stud wrestlers that include Colorado State Champion Josiah Nava, Georgia State Champion Van Schmidt, and defending Tulsa National Champion Colton Yapoujian.

95-pounds
The 95-pound bracket features one of the top youth wrestling prospects in the country in Anthony Madrigal from Illinois. Madrigal, who won the Suplay Kickoff Classic earlier this year, will be the favorite in the group. However, he will face some tough competition along the way from Freak Show National Champion Jaden Abas, Colorado State Champion Jason Hanenberg, and 4x Maryland State Champion Brian Stuart. Another wrestler to keep an eye on is Illinois State Champion and Greco-Roman National Champion Will Lewan from Illinois. 

101-pounds
The 101-pound bracket is loaded with talent that includes multiple state champions. Leading the way is Suplay Kickoff Classic Champion Tanner Cole and Philo Electric Champion Theorius Robison. Also competing in this bracket is Virginia State Champion Collin Gerardi, Iowa State Champion Nate Lendt, Georgia State Champion Jacob Mariakis, and Oklahoma State Champion Drew Wilson.

108-pounds
Leading the 108-pound bracket is New Jersey standout Andrew Merola. Merola will be challenged by Oklahoma State Champion Dalton Abney, Winter National Champion Rhyker Sims, and Michael Gunther from Illinois.

115-pounds
Wrestlers to keep an eye on in the 115-pound bracket include DJ Shannon from Illinois, Jacob Greenwood from Colorado, and Missouri State Champion Jarrett Jacques.

125-pounds
Leading the 125-pound weight class is Super 32 Champion Grant Aronoff. In order for Aronoff to claim another prestigious title he’ll have to get past a number of top wrestlers. Also competing in the 125-pound weight class are Oklahoma State Champion and Philo Electric Champion Jaryn Curry, Suplay Kickoff Classic Champion Brayton Lee, Utah State Champion John Manning and Cole Moody.

135-pounds
The 135-pound bracket will feature defending Tulsa National Champion and Suplay Kickoff Classic Champion Josiah Rider from Colorado. Rider will have to get past USA Wrestling Preseason National Champion Cody Cochran, Troy Madrigal from California, and Dylanger Potter from Texas.

145-pounds
The 145-pound bracket is led by Jacob McNutt from Virginia, Jack Flynn from Missouri, Gage Foster from Kansas and Xavier Herrera from Colorado.

157-pounds
Jack Jessen is s defending Folkstyle National Champion and the defending Suplay Kickoff Classic Champion. What will most likely be a rematch of the Suplay Kickoff Classic championship, Jessen will have to outlast defending Tulsa National Champion Anthony Sherry. He defeated Sherry earlier this year in the Kickoff Classic finals by a score of 5-1. Other to keep an eye on include Cole Williams from Texas and Dante Garcia from Colorado.

175-pounds
Drew Hinkle will look to continue his quest for a Trinity Award as he will compete in the 175-pound bracket. Hinkle won the Suplay Kickoff Classic earlier this year with a victory by fall over Jerome Townsell of Oklahoma. These two wrestlers could very well square off in the championship bout again but keep an eye on Gary Jantzer and Wyatt Westfall from Oregon.

200-pounds
Noah Wilson will be the favorite in the 200-pound bracket but will have to square off defending Tulsa National Champion Kasdon Arehart from Kansas. Wilson won the Suplay Kickoff Classic earlier this season and will look to take the next step towards the Trinity Award.

285-pounds
Defending Tulsa National Champion and Suplay Kickoff Classic Champion, Griffin Qualls, will lead the 285-pound division. In order for him to defend his title he’ll have to get past Roscoe Baldwin of Oklahoma, Cody Miller of Illinois and Brian Sadler of Iowa.

Be sure to check in next week for a complete recap of the Tulsa Nationals.

*Editors Note - This article is not a prediction piece, rather it is a look into some of the top wrestlers registered in each weight class.

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