Another edition of the Super 32 has come and gone as 15 wrestlers have completed their quest for “The Belt.”
Leading the way in Middle School brackets were 75-pound Vince Bouzakis and 80-pound Kale Petersen as both wrestlers defended their 2017 Super 32 championships by winning their respective weight classes.
Twelve other wrestlers captured their first Super 32 championships of their young careers. Here is a look at the top place winners in each bracket.
Ty Kapusta of Pennsylvania took home the 70-pound title by posting a perfect 3-0 record. He took home the top spot when he defeated Brandon Morvari of Minnesota 2-0. Taking home the bronze was Shane McFillin of Pennsylvania who defeated Christian Castillo of Arizona 1-0.
Vince Bouzakis, one of the top youth wrestlers in the country, continued his winning ways as he won the 75-pound championship. Bouzakis won his third straight Super 32 championship as he went 4-0 and defeated defending Super 32 champion Nikolaus O’Neill in the championship bout by fall in 1:25. Wrestling back for the bronze was Nathan Desmond of Pennsylvania who defeated Jackson Blum of Michigan 1-0.
Iowa standout Kale Petersen won his second straight Super 32 championship as he won the 80-pound title with a 7-2 victory over Kollin Rath of Pennsylvania. Vincent Kilkeary of Pennsylvania won the bronze with a 1-0 decision over Tyler Chappell of Pennsylvania.
Folkstyle National Champion Brandon Cannon of Colorado posted a perfect 5-0 record as he defeated Braeden Davis of Michigan in overtime 4-2. Drew Heethuis of Michigan won the consolation bracket with a 5-3 victory over Carson Wagner of Pennsylvania.
Michigan State Champion Dylan Gilcher ran through the 90-pound bracket as he posted a perfect 5-0 record. He won the title with a 7-2 decision over Miguel Estrada Jr. of California. After losing his first match of the event Alessio Perentin of New Jersey rattled off eight straight victories to wrestling back and win the bronze medal. He won the bronze with a 4-3 decision over August Hibler of New York.
Defending Folkstyle National Champion Weston Dalton of Colorado added another notable championship to his resume as he won the 95-pound championship with a 11-2 major over Joe Davi of New Jersey. Taking home the bronze was Brayden Sonnentag of Wisconsin who defeated William Henckel of Connecticut 3-2.
National Triple Crown winner Marc-Anthony McGowan won his first major championship of the season as he won the 100-pound gold medal. He went 5-0 during the event and took home the title in thrilling fashion as he defeated Mason Gibson of Pennsylvania 3-2 in the ultimate tie breaker. Nicholas Kunstek of Pennsylvania won the bronze with a 7-4 decision over Cisco Cabrera of California.
Meyer Shapiro of Maryland was able to hold off a late charge by Simon Ruiz of New Jersey to take home the 105-pound title. Shapiro used a takedown and an escape to win the bout 3-2. Winning the third place prize was Hunter Mason of Tennessee who won seven straight bouts to win the bronze. He defeated Sergio Lemley of Indiana 4-2.
Rocco Welsh of Pennsylvania took home the 112-pound championship when he defeated Ethan Stiles of Illinois 5-0 in the championship bout. Dylan Evans of Pennsylvania battled back for the bronze as he defeated Christian Moder of Florida 4-1.
Maryland State Champion Paul Ognissanti used three shutouts and two victories by decision to claim the 120-pound title. He took home the top spot when he defeated Patrick Jordan of Virginia 4-2. Colin Dupill of Virginia won the consolation finals as he defeated Jaxson Taber of California 7-1.
Michigan’s Joshua Barr, a Folkstyle and Freestyle National Champion, captured the 128-pound championship in thrilling fashion as he defeated Lorenzo Norman of New Jersey in the gold medal match in sudden victory 6-4. Taking home the bronze was Ben Kueter of Iowa as he defeated Nick Hart of Ohio 4-2.
Duke Myers of Indiana won his first Super 32 championship when he defeated Kannon Campbell of California in the 136-pound championship bout 4-1. Wrestling back for the bronze was Gabriel Arnold of Georgia who defeated Erich Trinkski of Ohio 7-1.
Freestyle National Champion Grant McKay continued his dominating was as he won the 145-pound championship. He won two bouts by fall, another by major decision and then won the gold with a 4-3 victory over Illinois State Champion Brayden Thompson. Jake Baier of Virginia won the consolation finals with a 2-0 decision over Stephen O’Neil Jr. of New Jersey.
Christian Carroll of Indiana used a reverals and a nearfall in the last :30 seconds of his match to win the 157-pound championship before Max Callahan of Michigan had to forfeit due to injury. Justin Onello of New Jersey won the bronze medal when he defeated Carson Miller of Ohio 6-2.
Brady Colbert of Virginia won the 180-pound title as he defeated silver medalist Leighton Jones of Indiana 4-0. Owen Castor of New Hampshire won the bronze with a victory by fall in 1:03 over Mason Stehly of Georgia.
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