Breske downs Bey in featured bout as 17 champs crowned in Cadet Nationals Greco tourney
Wisconsin’s Beau Breske (in red) downed Kamal Bey of Illinois in the featured bout of the day in the 170-pound finals. John Sachs photo.
FARGO, N.D. – Wisconsin’s Beau Breske came within an eyelash of winning a coveted USA Wrestling Cadet Triple Crown in 2013.
Breske is determined to break through and join the exclusive Cadet Triple Crown club this year.
Breske overpowered another talented prospect, Kamal Bey of Illinois, by a 10-0 technical fall to win the Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman title at 170 pounds on Monday afternoon at the Fargo Dome.
Breske now owns Cadet Nationals titles in Folkstyle and Greco this year. He will try to complete the Triple Crown with a Cadet freestyle crown later this week in Fargo.
Breske was named Outstanding Wrestler of the Cadet Nationals Greco tournament.
Breske won Cadet Nationals titles in Greco and freestyle and 2013, and was second at the 2013 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals.
“I wanted to wrestle (Bey) and prove myself by wrestling the best,” said Breske, a 2011 Schoolboy Triple Crown winner. “My focus was on staying in good position and wrestling with good technique. He’s a fast, explosive guy so it was important for me to not get out of position.”
Two other wrestlers – California’s Jaden Enriquez (126) and Minnesota’s Keegan Moore (182) – also won Cadet Nationals Greco titles to move within one step of earning Triple Crowns.
Enriquez took control early in defeating Arizona’s Quentin Hovis 6-2 in the finals.
“My goal is definitely to win the Triple Crown and now I’m one step closer,” Enriquez said. “I’m working on staying in good position and staying strong. I’ve been training harder and it’s made me better.”
Moore started strong before holding off Utah’s Wyatt Koelling 6-5 in the finals.
“I just had to keep wrestling,” Moore said. “If I would’ve stopped, he would’ve scored. It’s that simple. He pushed me to my limit and I passed.”
Illinois repeated as team champion with 101 points. Minnesota was second with 57 points, followed by Wisconsin (47) and Ohio (44).
Austin Gomez of Illinois repeated as Cadet Nationals champion, rallying from an early deficit before defeating Iowa’s Bryce West by an 18-8 technical fall in the 113 finals. Gomez was a 2013 Cadet World Team member in freestyle.
“He came out really strong in the first period,” Gomez said. “I just had to stay calm and keep wrestling. All the guys on our team worked real hard. It was nice to win the team title again.”
Illinois wrestler Trey Keeley started quickly en route to earning a wild 12-8 win over Minnesota’s Patrick McKee in the first finals bout at 88 pounds.
California’s Nicolas Aguilar broke out to an early four-point lead on his way to downing Utah’s Brandon Meikel 7-2 in the finals at 94 pounds.
Ohio’s Matt Stencel executed a textbook headlock in the matches opening seconds and eventually secured the fall over Michigan’s Wyatt Hardin in the 195 finals.
Ohio heavyweight Kevin Vough controlled Oregon’s Osawaru Odighizuwa 8-1 in the 285 title bout.
Coltan Williams of Texas downed North Carolina’s Wilson Smith 8-5 in the 120 finals
Nevada’s Ian Timmons rallied from an early 5-2 deficit before taking a big lead and eventually pinning Iowa’s Drew West in the 106 finals. West wrestled in the Cadet World Championships last week.
Arizona’s Roman Bravo-Young led 4-3 before headlocking and pinning Michigan’s Dominic Lajoie late in the second period in the finals at 100 pounds.
Minnesota’s Jake Allar trailed 12-7 late in the match before throwing and pinning Idaho’s Jaron Chavez in the 132 finals.
Minnesota’s Owen Webster used a punishing attack to down Ohio’s James Handwerk by technical fall in the 160 finals.
Idaho’s Matt Park recorded a quick 57-second pin over Logan Gruszka of Illinois in the 145 finals.
Missouri’s Ethan Karsten came out strong in defeating Wisconsin’s Devin Bahr 8-3 in the 138 finals.
Oregon’s Riley Jaramillo rolled to an 11-0 first-period technical fall over Iowa’s Anthony Sherry in the 152 finals.
Hometown boy Brandon Metz of North Dakota overcame an early 4-0 deficit, pinning Allen Stallings of Illinois in the second period of the 220 finals.Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman
Fargo Dome, Fargo, N.D.
Trey Keeley (Illinois) dec. Patrick McKee (Minnesota), 12-8
Nicolas Aguilar (California) dec. Brandon Meikel (Utah), 7-2
Roman Bravo-Young (Arizona) pinned Dominic Lajoie (Michigan), 4:56
Ian Timmons (Nevada) pinned Drew West (Iowa), 3:34
Austin Gomez (Illinois) won by tech. fall over Bryce West (Iowa), 18-8
Coltan Williams (Texas) dec. Wilson Smith (North Carolina), 8-5
Jaden Enriquez (California) dec. Quentin Hovis (Arizona), 6-2
Jake Allar (Minnesota) pinned Jaron Chavez (Idaho), 5:04
Ethan Karsten (Missouri) dec. Devin Bahr (Wisconsin), 8-3
Matthew Park (Idaho) pinned Logan Gruszka (Illinois), 0:57
Riley Jaramillo (Oregon) won by tech. fall over Anthony Sherry (Iowa), 11-0
Owen Webster (Minnesota) won by tech. fall over James Handwerk (Ohio), 10-0
Beau Breske (Wisconsin) won by tech. fall Kamal Bey (Illinois), 10-0
Keegan Moore (Minnesota) dec. Wyatt Koelling (Utah), 6-5
Matt Stencel (Ohio) pinned Wyatt Hardin (Michigan), 0:58
Brandon Metz (North Dakota) pinned Allen Stallings (Illinois), 5:25
Kevin Vough (Ohio) dec. Osawaru Odighizuwa (Oregon), 8-1