Illinois earns 2nd title of week after winning Cadet National Duals freestyle crown

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | June 14, 2014, 4:50 p.m. (ET)

Kamal Bey of Ilinois went unbeaten in Greco-Roman and freestyle at the Cadet National Duals. Jason Bryant photos. 


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When Kamal Bey steps on the wrestling mat, you can expect plenty of action.

And a heck of a show. 

The explosive and flashy Bey capped a phenomenal week with a technical fall win to propel Team Illinois past Pennsylvania Red 49-27 in the Cadet National Duals freestyle finals.

Bey capped an unbeaten week in Greco-Roman and freestyle by scoring an 11-0 first-period win over Jared Seigrist of Pennsylvania Red on Saturday afternoon at the Ocean Center Exhibit Hall. 

“Being on Team Illinois is just the best experience,” said Bey, who competes at 170 pounds. “We’re not just a team, we’re like a family. All of us are friends and we’ve always been friends. That’s real cool. It helps a lot. We’re not just wrestling for ourselves and for our own glory, but for the glory of Illinois. It’s been a lot of fun.”

Bey’s performance was among many superb showings by the deep and talented Illinois squad. 

“Kamal’s an exciting young man to watch,” Illinois coach Kerry Boumans said. “He has a lot of talent, a lot of ability and a lot of potential. I look forward to him harnessing his skills and taking them to the next level if he chooses to because he probably can.”

Illinois won its second Cadet National Duals title in three days after winning its fourth straight Cadet Greco-Roman team title on Thursday. 

Illinois repeated as Cadet National Duals champion in freestyle and won its fourth title in that style in the past six years.

“The kids really came together,” Boumans said. “They had a great performance in Greco obviously, and to get them back up for freestyle wasn’t even a task. They were ready for it, and they wanted to repeat and double up again. They had a great performance.” 

Ohio Red downed Oklahoma Red 42-30 in the third-place match.

New Jersey edged Michigan Blue 42-36 in the fifth-place dual. 

Indiana defeated Utah 48-28 in the seventh-place dual.

Cadet wrestlers are born in 1998 and 1999.

Cadet National Duals Freestyle
June 14, Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Fla.

First-place dual
Illinois 49, Pennsylvania Red 27

152 Jake Lanning (Illinois) over Gage Thomas (Pennsylvania Red) TF 14-3
160 Jacob Warner (Illinois) over Drew Peck (Pennsylvania Red) Dec 11-8
170 Kamal Bey (Illinois) over Jared Seigrist (Pennsylvania Red) TF 11-0
182 Zane Black (Pennsylvania Red) over Matthew Wroblewski (Illinois) TF 17-7
195 Christian Brunner (Illinois) over Dymir Davis-Carruth (Pennsylvania Red) Fall 1:46
220 Allen Stallings (Illinois) over Cole Nye (Pennsylvania Red) TF 12-0
285 Bryan Ditchman (Illinois) over Andrew Gunning (Pennsylvania Red) TF 10-0
88 Jaret Lane (Pennsylvania Red) over Luke Pradel (Illinois) TF 14-1
94 Peter Ogunsanya (Illinois) over Ryan Green (Pennsylvania Red) TF 10-0
100 Matt Parker (Pennsylvania Red) over Markus Pavlick (Illinois) TF 14-4
106 Anthony Madrigal (Illinois) over Will Klades (Pennsylvania Red) Fall 2:59
113 Austin Gomez (Illinois) over Ellis Popiolkowski (Pennsylvania Red) TF 10-0
120 Travis Piotroski (Illinois) over Colby Kenderdine (Pennsylvania Red) Dec 16-13
126 Dylan Duncan (Illinois) over Victor Kenderdine (Pennsylvania Red) TF 13-2
132 Eric Hong (Pennsylvania Red) over Shayne Oster (Illinois) TF 13-2
138 Cameron Coy (Pennsylvania Red) over Trevell Timmons (Illinois) Dec 7-4
145 Jared Verkeleen (Pennsylvania Red) over Logan Gruszka (Illinois) TF 11-1

Third-place dual
Ohio Red 42, Oklahoma Red 30

152 Nick Vestal (Ohio Red) over Zane Basma (Oklahoma Red) TF 10-0
160 Ben Darmstadt (Ohio Red) over Bear Hughes (Oklahoma Red) TF 10-0
170 Drew Hinkle (Oklahoma Red) over Colin Keil (Ohio Red) Fall 2:31
182 Dan Baker (Oklahoma Red) over JT Brown (Ohio Red) Dec 12-11
195 Matt Stencil (Ohio Red) over Dakota Carnes (Oklahoma Red) Fall 0:55
220 Wyatt Hillard (Ohio Red) over Delvin Jordan (Oklahoma Red) Dec 9-6
285 Kevin Vough (Ohio Red) over Trenton Lieurance (Oklahoma Red) Fall 0:42
88 Jordan Crace (Ohio Red) over Billy Simpson (Oklahoma Red) TF 10-0
94 Dylan D`Emilio (Ohio Red) over Rhett Golowenski (Oklahoma Red) Dec 8-0
100 Josh Breeding (Ohio Red) over Wes Ahrberg (Oklahoma Red) TF 10-0
106 Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma Red) over Drew Mattin (Ohio Red) TF 13-2
113 Josh Copeland (Oklahoma Red) over Tommy Hoskins (Ohio Red) TF 11-0
120 Daton Fix (Oklahoma Red) over Garrett Lambert (Ohio Red) TF 11-0
126 Corey Shie (Ohio Red) over Noah McQuigg (Oklahoma Red) Fall 1:09
132 Beau Bratcher (Oklahoma Red) over Noah Mattin (Ohio Red) TF 10-0
138 Jaren Curry (Oklahoma Red) over Jake Henderson (Ohio Red) TF 10-0
145 Georgio Poullas (Ohio Red) over Payton Scott (Oklahoma Red) Dec 13-12

Fifth-place dual
New Jersey 42, Michigan Blue 36

152 Bryan McLaughlin (New Jersey) over Kam Bush (Michigan Blue) TF 13-0
160 Luke Drugac (New Jersey) over Dylan Briggs (Michigan Blue) TF 12-0
170 Dean Drugac (New Jersey) won by forfeit
182 Brandon Dallavia (New Jersey) over Connor Cox (Michigan Blue) TF 10-0
195 James Potts (New Jersey) won by forfeit
220 Lucas Ready (Michigan Blue) over Junid Homsi (YELLOW CARD) (New Jersey) Fall
285 Chase Morrison (Michigan Blue) won by forfeit
88 Rayvon Foley (Michigan Blue) over Michael Colaiocco (New Jersey) TF 10-0
94 Cole Janes (Michigan Blue) over Michael Kelly (New Jersey) TF 29-18
100 A.J. Facundo (Michigan Blue) over PJ Gohn (New Jersey) Dec 16-8
106 Zach Sherman (New Jersey) over Dominic LaJoie (Michigan Blue) TF 13-2
113 Ben Freeman (Michigan Blue) over Andrew Merola (New Jersey) TF 15-5
120 Kanen Storr (Michigan Blue) over Garrett Beam (New Jersey) TF 12-2
126 Dresden Simon (Michigan Blue) won by forfeit
132 Kris Lindemann (New Jersey) over Jon Martin (Michigan Blue) Fall 1:49
138 Stephan Glasgow (New Jersey) over Brett Fedewa (Michigan Blue) TF 10-0
145 TJ Calas (New Jersey) over Sage Castillo (Michigan Blue) Dec 16-10

Seventh-place dual
Indiana 48, Utah 28

152 Connor Kirkland (Utah) won by forfeit
160 Burk Van Horn (Indiana) over DJ Cohen (Utah) TF 13-0
170 Ashton Seely (Utah) over Cameron Jones (Indiana) TF 11-0
182 Wyatt Koelling (Utah) over Andrew Davison (Indiana) Fall 0:50
195 Kobe Woods (Indiana) over Brandon Closson (Utah) Fall 3:00
220 Gunnar Larson (Indiana) over Jordan Crofts (Utah) TF 13-1
285 Riley Taylor (Utah) over Givoni Murillo (Indiana) TF 10-0
88 Sammy Fair (Indiana) over Dalton Stutzman (Utah) Fall 5:55
94 Kory Cavanaugh (Indiana) over Trevor Cluff (Utah) TF 12-0
100 Alec White (Indiana) over Kade Zorn (Utah) TF 10-0
106 Paul Konrath (Indiana) over Jaxon Cole (Utah) TF 11-1
113 Mason Miranda (Indiana) over Carlitos Nava (Utah) Dec 9-6
120 Joe Lee (Indiana) over Taten Ringel (Utah) TF 10-0
126 Taylor LaMont (Utah) over Chad Red (Indiana) Dec 6-2
132 Jaron Jensen (Utah) over Brayton Lee (Indiana) TF 10-0
138 Isaac Eicher (Indiana) won by forfeit
145 Denzyl Prentice (Indiana) over Cole Clark (Utah) Fall 2:29