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Holm, Feroleto named Outstanding Wrestlers on day one of Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | Dec. 21, 2013, 11:44 a.m. (ET)
ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup featured Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle on its first day of competition on Friday.

2013 U.S. World Team member Jordan Holm (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm) won a five-athlete roundrobin at 84 kg/185 lbs. with a 4-0 record. Included in his victories was a 3-1 decision over 2012 Olympian Ben Provisor (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) at 84 kg/185 lbs. Holm won this event for the second straight year, and was named Outstanding Wrestler in Greco-Roman this year.

Joining Holm as repeat champions from last year were Kendrick Sanders (Homestead, Fla./New York AC/USOEC) at 74 kg/185 lbs. and John Wechter (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnesota Storm) at 96 kg/211.5 lbs.

Sanders scored an 8-0 technical fall over Geordan Speiller (Oviedo, Fla./Florida Jets) in the final. Wechter also had an 8-0 technical fall finals win, stopping Josef Rau (Chicago, Ill./Minnesota Storm) for the gold.

In Greco-Roman, 2012 Freestyle Olympian Sam Hazewinkel (Norman, Okla./Sunkist Kids) captured the 55 kg/121 lbs. title, with a 2-0 finals win over Isaiah Varona (Homestead, Fla./USOEC). Hazewinkel, who was an Olympic Trials runner-up in Greco-Roman earlier in his career, returned to compete in Greco-Roman for the first time in more than five years.

Two-time Olympian Spenser Mango (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP) moved up a weight class to win at 60 kg/132 lbs., scoring a 9-0 technical fall over Sammy Jones (USOEC) in the final.


Other individual Greco-Roman champions were Bryce Saddoris (Camp LeJeune, N.C./U.S. Marines) at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. and David Arendt (Camp LeJeune, N.C./U.S. Marines) at 120 kg/264.5 lbs.

Claiming the Outstanding Wrestler award in women’s freestyle was Othella Feroleto (Colorado Springs, Colo./Army WCAP) at 59 kg/130 lbs. Feroleto won a three-athlete roundrobin, beating 2012 Olympian Kelsey Campbell of the Sunkist Kids, 5-4, then defeated 2012 U.S. Open runner-up Melissa Apodaca of the U.S. Marines by pin.

2013 U.S. World Team member Victoria Anthony (Huntington Beach, Calif./Sunkist Kids) won the 48 kg/105.5 lbs. title, sweeping a best-of-three series over Paulina Biega (Marshall, Mo./Missouri Valley WC) with a pin and a technical fall.

Katherine Fulp-Allen (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC) and Jacarra Winchester (San Leandro, Calif. Missouri Valley WC) defeated past U.S. World Team members in best-of-three series for their titles.

Fulp-Allen stopped two-time World Team member Jessica Medina (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) in two straight bouts at 51 kg/112 lbs., 2-1 and by pin at 4:57.

Winchester stopped 2011 U.S. World Team member Whitney Conder (Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) in two straight, 8-4 and 15-6.

Three individual champions won their weight classes uncontested.

The men’s freestyle and women’s Greco-Roman events will be completed on Saturday.

MINNESOTA STORM HOLIDAY CUP
At Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 20

Greco-Roman results


55 kg /121 lbs
1st - Sam Hazewinkel (Sunkist Kids) dec. Isaiah Varona (NYAC/USOEC), 2-0
3rd - Kyndall Rutz (USOEC) tech. fall Alec Noa (USOEC), 9-0

60 kg /132 lbs
1st - Spenser Mango (Army (WCAP) tech. fall Sammy Jones (USOEC), 9-0
3rd- Nikko Triggas (NYAC) pin Dmitry Ryabchinskiy (NYAC), 0:53

66 kg/145.5 lbs
1st - Bryce Saddoris (U.S. Marines) tech. fall Brian Graham (Minnesota Storm), 8-0
3rd - Santonio Thompson (Mooresville) tech. fall Marco Lara (Army WCAP), 8-0

74 kg/ 163 lbs
1st- Kendrick Sanders (NYAC/USOEC) tech. fall Geordan Speiller (Florida Jets), 8-0
3rd - Barrett Stanghill (NYAC/USOEC) tech. fall Dillon Cowan (USOEC), 8-0

84 kg/185 lbs
1st Place - Jordan Holm of Minnesota Storm
2nd Place - Ben Provisor of NYAC
3rd Place - Courtney Myers of Marines
4th Place - Curt Calovecchi of USOEC
5th Place - Chris Steele of Minnesota Storm
Round 1 - Ben Provisor (NYAC) dec. Courtney Myers (Marines), 1-0
Round 1 - Curt Calovecchi (USOEC) won by tech fall over Chris Steele (Minnesota Storm), 8-0)
Round 2 - Jordan Holm (Minnesota Storm) won by tech fall over Curt Calovecchi (USOEC) (TF 8-0)
Round 2 - Ben Provisor (NYAC) won by tech fall over Chris Steele (Minnesota Storm) (TF 8-0)
Round 3 - Jordan Holm (Minnesota Storm) won by tech fall over Chris Steele (Minnesota Storm) (TF 10-1)
Round 3 - Courtney Myers (Marines) won by tech fall over Curt Calovecchi (USOEC) (TF 10-0)
Round 4 - Jordan Holm (Minnesota Storm) won by tech fall over Courtney Myers (Marines) (TF 8-0)
Round 4 - Ben Provisor (NYAC) won by tech fall over Curt Calovecchi (USOEC) (TF 8-0)
Round 5 - Jordan Holm (Minnesota Storm) won by decision over Ben Provisor (NYAC) (Dec 3-1)
Round 5 - Courtney Myers (Marines) won by tech fall over Chris Steele (Minnesota Storm) (TF 11-0)

GR - 96 KG / 211.5 lbs
1st Place - John Wechter of Minnesota Storm
2nd Place - Josef Rau of Minnesota Storm
3rd Place - Marcus Finau of NYAC
4th Place - Khymbakhy Johnson of NYAC/USOEC
1st - John Wechter (Minnesota Storm) won by tech fall over Josef Rau (Minnesota Storm) (TF 8-0)
3rd - Marcus Finau (NYAC) won by decision over Khymbakhy Johnson (NYAC/USOEC) (Dec 4-0)

GR - 120 KG / 264.5 lbs
1st Place - David Arendt of Marines
2nd Place - Parker Betts of Minnesota Storm
3rd Place - Toby Erickson of NYAC
4th Place - Pete (Panagiotys) Gounaridis of Army (WCAP)
5th Place - Jacob Haydel of USOEC
Round 1 - Toby Erickson (NYAC) tech fall over Pete (Panagiotys) Gounaridis (Army (WCAP)) (TF 9-0)
Round 1 - Parker Betts (Minnesota Storm) tech fall over Jacob Haydel (USOEC) (TF 8-0)
Round 2 - David Arendt (Marines) tech fall over Jacob Haydel (USOEC) (TF 8-0)
Round 2 - Parker Betts (Minnesota Storm) dec. Toby Erickson (NYAC) (Dec 9-8)
Round 3 - David Arendt (Marines) tech fall over Parker Betts (Minnesota Storm) (TF 8-0)
Round 3 - Pete (Panagiotys) Gounaridis (Army (WCAP) pin Jacob Haydel (USOEC) (Fall 1:03)
Round 4 - David Arendt (Marines) tech fall over Pete (Panagiotys) Gounaridis (Army (WCAP)) (TF 10-1)
Round 4 - Toby Erickson (NYAC) tech fall over Jacob Haydel (USOEC) (TF 8-0)
Round 5 - David Arendt (Marines) dec. Toby Erickson (NYAC) (Dec 2-0)
Round 5 - Parker Betts (Minnesota Storm) dec. Pete (Panagiotys) Gounaridis (Army (WCAP)) (Dec 4-2)

Women’s freestyle results

48 KG / 105.75 lbs
1st Place - Victoria Anthony of Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Paulina Biega of Missouri Valley Wrestling Club
Victoria Anthony (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) won by fall over Paulina Biega (Missouri Valley Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:26)
Victoria Anthony (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Paulina Biega (Missouri Valley Wrestling Club) (TF 10-0)

51 KG / 112.25 lbs
1st Place - Katherine Fulp-Allen of NYAC
2nd Place - Jessica Medina of Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club
Katherine Fulp-allen (NYAC) won by decision over Jessica Medina (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) (Dec 2-1)
Katherine Fulp-allen (NYAC) won by fall over Jessica Medina (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) (Fall 4:57)

55 KG / 121.25 lbs
1st Place - Jacarra Winchester of Missouri Valley Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Whitney Conder of Army (WCAP)
Jacarra Winchester (Missouri Valley Wrestling Club) won by decision over Whitney Conder (Army (WCAP)) (Dec 8-4)
Jacarra Winchester (Missouri Valley Wrestling Club) won by decision over Whitney Conder (Army (WCAP)) (Dec 15-6)

59 KG / 130 lbs
1st Place - Othella Feroletto of Army (WCAP)
2nd Place - Melissa Apodaca of Marines
3rd Place - Kelsey Campbell of Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club
Melissa Apodaca (Marines) won by decision over Kelsey Campbell (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) (Dec 5-4)
Othella Feroletto (Army (WCAP) won by fall over Melissa Apodaca (Marines) (Fall 0:27)
Othella Feroletto (Army (WCAP) won by decision over Kelsey Campbell (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) (Dec 5-4)

63 KG / 138.75
1st - Erin Clodgo of Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club

67 KG / 147.5 lbs
1st - Leigh Jaynes of NYAC

72 KG / 158.75 lbs
1st - Randi Miller of Army (WCAP)

Photos of Jordan Holm at 2012 World Championships by Tony Rotundo/Wrestlers are Warriors.

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