AKRON, Ohio – Timothy Young of Illinois turned in an impressive finals performance.
And was rewarded with the Outstanding Wrestler at the FILA Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman competition on Friday at the University of Akron Field House
Young defeated Samuel Colbray 13-4 to win the title at 85 kg/187.25 lbs.
Champions in all the weight classes, except 125 kg, qualify for the FILA Cadet World Championships on July 15-20 in Snina, Slovakia.
Champions in the FILA Cadet classes of 69 kg and 85 kg will be considered for the Youth Olympic Games on Aug. 25-27 in Nanjing, China.
Dack Punke of Illinois also had a strong tournament. He knocked off 2013 Cadet World bronze medalist Cade Olivas of California 3-2 in the finals at 46 kg/101.25 lbs.
Utah’s Taylor LaMont made his second straight Cadet World Team. LaMont defeated California’s Jaden Enriquez 1-1 in the finals.
Washington's Tate Orndorff earned a 9-2 win over Iowa's Jake Marnin in the heavyweight finals. Marnin captured a USA Wrestling Triple Crown in Cadets in 2013.
FILA CADET NATIONALS
May 23, Akron, Ohio
42 kg/92.5 lbs. – Jason Holmes (Arizona) dec. Peter Ogunsanya (Illinois), 5-2
46 kg/101.25 lbs. – Dack Punke (Illinois) dec. Cade Olivas (California), 3-2
50 kg/110.25 lbs. – Drew West (Iowa) dec. Trae Vasquez (Montana), 11-2
54 kg/119 lbs. – Jacob Spiess (Ohio) dec. Joshua Kramer (Arizona), 9-0
58 kg/127.75 lbs. – Taylor LaMont (Utah) dec. Jaden Enriquez (California), 1-1
63 kg/138.75 lbs. – Dominick Demas (Ohio) dec. Griffin Parriott (Minnesota), 6-6
69 kg/152 lbs. – Mason Manville (New Jersey) dec. Jesse Porter (New York), 8-0
76 kg/167.5 lbs. – Nick Reenan (Pennsylvania) dec. Beau Breske (Wisconsin), 2-1
85 kg/187.25 lbs. – Timothy Young (Illinois) dec. Samuel Colbray (Oregon), 13-4
100 kg/220 lbs. – Ethan Andersen (Iowa) dec. Jordan Wood (Pennsylvania), 4-2
125 kg/275.5 lbs. – Tate Orndorff (Washington) dec. Jake Marnin (Iowa), 9-2