2019 NHSCA Middle School Nationals Recap | Youth1

2019 NHSCA Middle School Nationals Recap

The 2019 NHSCA Middle School National Championships concluded over the weekend as 16 wrestlers were anointed middle school national champions.

 

Leading the way was 85-pound Ethan Rivera from Pennsylvania who posted a perfect 6-0 record. He won two bouts by fall and three others by shutout major including his championship match where he defeated Asher Cunningham of Pennsylvania 9-0.

 

In the 90-pound bracket it was New York’s PJ Duke who put on a dominating performance as he posted a perfect 5-0 record. He pinned his way to the gold medal match where he defeated California’s Daniel Zepeda by shutout major 8-0.

 

Jim Mullen of New Jersey pinned his way to the 230-pound national title as he won all four of his bouts by fall. He took home the title when he defeated Carson Hall of Alabama in 2:56.

 

Here is a look at the top place winners in each of the middle school brackets.

 

75-pounds

 

Javaan Yarbrough of Ohio captured the 75-pound title when he defeated Mattehw Botello of Massachuttes in the gold medal match 13-1. Wrestling back to win the bronze was Travis Grace of California who defeated Chase Van Hoven of Virginia 4-2.

 

80-pounds

Emmitt Sherlock of Georgia won the 80-pound title when he defeated Breyden Whorton of West Virginia 1-0. Winning the bronze was Jax Forrest of North Carolina as he defeated Beau Lewis of Virginia 9-3.

 

85-pounds

 

Pennsylvania's Ethan Rivera impressed in the 85-pound bracket as he posted a perfect 6-0 record. He took home the gold when he defeated Asher Cunningham of Pennsylvania 9-0. Wrestling back for third was Joseph Manfredi of New York as he defeated Tyson Sherlock of Georgia 9-3.

 

90-pounds

 

PJ Duke of New York put on one of the strongest performances of the event as he posted a perfect 5-0 record. He won his first four bouts by fall before defeating Daniel Zepeda of California in the finals by major 8-0. Elijah Molinar of Virginia won the bronze with a 5-4 decision over Brayden Fahrbach of New York.

 

95-pounds

 

Hayden Cunningham of Pennsylvania took home the 95-pound title when he defeated Matthew Lopes of Connecticut by fall in 2:46. Justin Wells of California won the consolation finals when he defeated Ernie Perry III of Louisiana 5-2.

 

100-pounds

 

Jacob Brenneman of Maryland grabbed the 100-pound championship when he defeated Cooper Shore of Ohio in the finals by major 17-7. Casper Stewart of New York defeated Matthew Eberly of Virginia by fall in :52 seconds to win the bronze medal.

 

105-pounds

 

Taking home the 105-pound championship was Clarence Moore of California as he defeated Jackson Baglio of North Carolina 11-5. Max Gallagher of New York won the bronze medal with a 8-5 decision over Weston Dalton of Colorado.

 

112-pounds

 

Hunter Mason of Tennessee took home the 112-pound title when he defeated Christopher Bacchioni of New Jersey 3-2. Wrestling back for the bronze was Cale Roggie of Virginia who defeated Mason Sells of Tennessee 8-1.

 

119-pounds

 

Gage Wright of West Virginia posted a perfect 6-0 record as he won four of his six bouts by fall. He took home the top spot when he pinned Dagen Condomitti of Pennsylvania in 2:12. Ohio’s Jeremy Ginter won the bronze with a 3-0 decision over Riley Halal of New Jersey.

 

127-pounds

 

Colin Dupill of Virginia used a sudden victory over Patrick Jordan of Virginia to capture the 127-pound championship. He defeated on a takedown in overtime to win the bout 10-8. Khalil Bourjeili of Connecticut used a takedown with :7 seconds left to defeat Landon Muth of Pennsylvania 5-4 in the consolation finals.

 

135-pounds

 

Winning the 135-pound championship was Joshua Palacio of New Jersey as he defeated Jeremiah Price of North Carolina 3-1. Rawson Iwanicki of Massachusetts won the bronze with a 10-0 major over Hoke Poe of Georgia.

 

142-pounds

 

Lorenzo Norman of New Jersey dominated his bracket as he posted a perfect 5-0 record. He won three bouts by fall, one by tech-fall and the championship by an 8-2 decision over Dakota Hagerdon of West Virginia. Anthony Mannella of Georgia won the bronze with a 7-2 decision over David Sweetman of Arizona.

 

154-pounds

 

Winning the 154-pound gold medal was AJ Fricchione of New York as he defeated Joshua Cordio of Massachusetts 11-8. Wrestling back for the bronze was Erick Brothers Jr of West Virginia who defeated Nicholas Banks of Maryland 3-1.

 

165-pounds

New Jersey state champion Justin Onello captured a national championship as he defeated Omaury Alvarez of Georgia 7-4. George Rhodes of New Jersey won the third place prize with a 4-2 decision over Ethan Gallo of New York.

 

180-pounds

 

Brady Colbert of Virginia won the 180-pound championship when he defeated Noah Casto of West Virginia 13-3. Dustin Winner of Ohio won the consolation finals when he defeated Jason Canavan of New Hampshire by fall in 4:15.

 

230-pounds

 

Jim Mullen of New Jersey pinned his way to a NHSCA National Championship as he won all four of his bouts by fall. He took home the title when he defeated Carson Hall of Alabama by fall in 2:58. Aidan Schlett of New Jersey won four bouts in the consolation bracket to wrestle back for third when he defeated Capri Martin of New York in 1:30.

 

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