The USA Wrestling National Triple Crown is one of the most prestigious feats a young wrestlers can capture throughout the season. To earn the award, wrestlers must capture a national title in the Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco-Roman championships. Heading into the last two championships of the season, four wrestlers had hopes of claiming the award but only three were successful in doing so.
Carter Freeman of Sebolt Wrestling Academy in Iowa was one of the top youth wrestlers in the state this past season. Aside from being an Iowa Freestyle and Greco state champion, Freeman also had success on the national stage as he won the USA Wrestling National Triple Crown with his Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco national championships.
Minnesota’s Sach Hanson conquered the feat this year as he won the 106-pound Folkstyle National Championship and the 110-pound Freestyle and Greco-Roman National Championships. During the Folkstyle event he went unscored upon as he won two bouts by fall and two others by shutout. He continued his dominance in the Freestyle and Greco events as he posted a combined 9-0 record en route to the gold.
Koy Hopke is not only one of the best youth wrestlers in Wisconsin but he’s also one of the tops in the country. The talented 8th grader dominated his competition all season long as he won a USA Wrestling Preseason National Championship, a Wisconsin Triple Crown and a USA Wrestling National Triple Crown. He completed his National Triple Crown quest by winning three of his six bouts across the two events by fall and three others by tech-fall.
The lone grappler to capture a National Triple Crown in the 12 and under age group was
Caleb `Showtime` Noble of Wisconsin. He dominated all three events as he posted a combined 10-0 record which included five victories by fall and four others by tech-fall.
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