This past weekend, over 1,800 wrestlers from 39 states took to the mats for the USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals. In what is one of the largets preseason wrestling events in the country, many wrestlershad the opportunity to compete in a national event for the first time this season.
Below, we take a look top place winners in each of the Middle School weight classes:
Braxton Brown of Best Trained Wrestling took home the 70-pound championship. He posted a perfect 4-0 record which included two shutout victories and two vicotires by fall. His last win of the day was a pin over Travis Welch of Mile High Wrestling Club in 1:15.
National Triple Crown winner, Cullan Schriever, continued right where he left off last season by winning the 77-pound title this past weekend. Schriever of Sebolt Wrestling Academy posted a perfect 5-0 record. His title win came over Legends of Gold’s Kellyn March by a score of 10-3. The bronze medal was awarded to Kaden Kuenzi of Sebolt Wrestling Academy as he defeated Carter Smith of Hannibal Youth Wrestling 4-1.
Colorado State Champion, Mosha Schwartz, won his second title of the season as he took home the 84-pound gold medal. Schwartz won his first big tournament of the season by posting a 6-0 record. He defeated Iowa State Champion Adam Allard in the title bout 2-0. Winning the bronze medal was Elijah Blake of USA Gold who defeated Alek Martin of Brawlers Wrestling Club 2-0.
Winning the 91-pound title was Iowa State Champion Cade Devos. Devos won all seven of his bouts including the championship one where he defeated Pennsylvania’s Sean Pierson 4-1. The consolation championship was awarded to Trevor Mastrogiovanni of Buxton School of Wrestling who won by forfeit.
Ohio State Champion, Dylan D’Emilio, defended his USA Wrestling Preseason National Championship by winning the 98-pound gold medal. D’Emilio won all six of his bouts including the gold medal one where he defeated Donnell Washington of Harvey Twisters by decision 5-0. Taking home the bronze was Nicholas Oldham of Iowa who defeated NUWAY National Champion Domenic Zaccone of Orland Park Pioneers 1-0.
Iowa State Champion, Aden Reeves, won his first championship of the season when he defeated Illinois State Champion Juan Bazaldua in the title bout 1-0. The bronze medal was won by North Dakota State Champion Ryan Ripplinger. Ripplinger won the title as he defeated California State Champion J.T. Stinson by fall in 2:14.
Flonational Champion, Julian Chlebove of Northampton, won his first title of the season with a 2-0 decision over Austin Boone of Lowell Wrestling Club. Taking home the third place prize was Trinity Award winner Albert Ferrari who defeated Frankie Talshahar of Somerset Academy Wrestling Club 3-0.
Missouri State Champion, Devin Schwartzkopf of Jr. Spartans, won the 120-pound Preseason Nationals title by posting a perfect 5-0 record. He defeated Zane Brown of Elite Takedown Club in the title bout by decision 4-1. Dustin Plott, who is one of the top ranked wrestlers in the country, battled back for third place as he defeated Kyler Rieck of Legends of Gold 5-0.
Not to be outdone by his teammate, Jacob Schmuck, followed up Schwartzkopf’s title with one of his own. Schmuck also posted a 5-0 record and won the title when he defeated Baylor Crigger of Camanche Jr. Wrestling 5-1. Devin Roberts of Apple Valley brought home the bronze medal when he defeated Lucas Roland of Trophy Hunters 5-2.
Oklahoma State Champion, Zane Coleman of Choctaw, pinned his way to a Preseason Nationals Championship as he won each of his five bouts by fall. His last of the day was a victory over John Henrich of Rapid City Stevens in 1:44 to claim the title. Jacob Wempen of Eastern Iowa Wretling battled back to win the bronze medal with his victory by fall over Bilal Bailey of Harvey Twisters.
Brad Gross of Overtime won his first title of the season by winning the 144-pound title. He won all four of his bouts including his championship bout with a 2-0 decision over Zachery Borer of North Bend Matcats. The bronze medal was awarded to Wes Cummings of PCM Elite after he defeated Cameron Rasing of Elite Takedown Club by fall in :48 seconds.
Taking home the 152-pound championship was Wisconsin State Champion Jager Clark of Higher Level Wrestling. He defeated Jacob Bennett of Zumbrota-Mazeppa Wrestling by a score of 2-0. Winning the consolation bracket was Ohio’s Andrew Butera of All American who defeated Cameron Caldwell of Terminator Wrestling Academy 14-0.
North Dakota State Champion, Matthew Kaylor of Gorilla Wrestling Club, won his first championship of the season. He posted a perfect 3-0 record which included a shutout victory over Brady Nielsen of Albert Lea Wrestling Club in the championship bout 5-0. Zac Russell of Missouri won the bronze medal with a 2-0 decision over Steven Speaker of Illinois.
The 190-pound championship was won by Iowa State Champion, Nick Milder who used a 1-0 decision over Dakoda Powell to win the gold medal. Wrestling back to win the consolation finals was Michigan’s Easton Turner who defeated Jose Garcia 7-2.
The 265-pound championship was awarded to Spencer Trenary who had no other participants in his weight class.
After this weekend's action at the Super 32 and the Freak Show, we'll have a list of Preseaon Top Performers. So be sure to visit Youth1.com and sign up for a Press Pass Premium Membership. Also, be sure to stay tuned into Youth1.com all season long for complete event recaps, weekly top performers and our Youth1 Wrestling All-American rankings.
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