Cadet World champ Manville among finalists at Junior Nationals freestyle event

By Craig Sesker USA Wrestling | July 25, 2014, 8:31 p.m. (ET)

Cadet World champion Mason Manville (in red) advanced to the Junior Nationals freestyle finals on Friday night. John Sachs photo.

FARGO, N.D. – New Jersey’s Mason Manville is one win away from earning his second big title in the last week. 

Manville, who won a Cadet World freestyle title six days ago in Slovakia, advanced to the Junior Nationals freestyle finals on Friday night at the Fargo Dome.

Manville will face New Jersey teammate David McFadden in the 152-pound finals on Saturday. McFadden beat Oklahoma’s Joe Smith, son of Oklahoma State coach John Smith, 8-4 in the semifinals. 

The Junior Nationals finals, the final session of the eight-day, mega-event, are set for 10 a.m. Saturday in Fargo.

Two wrestlers – California’s Randon Miranda (100 pounds) and Arizona’s Danny Vega (106) – reached the finals to move within one victory of earning coveted USA Wrestling Triple Crowns. 

Miranda and Vega captured Junior Nationals Greco titles on Tuesday in Fargo after winning Junior Folkstyle Nationals crowns earlier this year in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Minnesota’s Lance Benick, a Cadet Triple Crown winner in 2012, will meet Minnesota teammate Bobby Steveson in the 195 finals. 

The finals matchup at 160 will match 2013 Junior freestyle champion Ryan Blees of North Dakota against 2014 FILA Junior Nationals freestyle champion Logan Massa of Michigan.

2013 Junior Nationals Greco champion Chandler Rogers of Oklahoma reached the finals at 170.

Junior Nationals Freestyle
Fargo Dome, Fargo, N.D.

Finals matchups

100 pounds
Randon Miranda (California) vs. Zack Murillo (Connecticut)

106 pounds
Danny Vega (Arizona) vs. Drew Hildebrandt (Indiana)

113 pounds
Matthew Schmitt (Missouri) vs. Jack Mueller (Texas)

120 pounds
Sean Russell (Georgia) vs. Austin Assad (Ohio)

126 pounds
Mitchell McKee (Minnesota) vs. Charles Tucker (New Jersey)

132 pounds
Tommy Thorn (Minnesota) vs. Ke-Shawn Hayes (Missouri)

138 pounds
Matt Findlay (Utah) vs. Brock Zacherl (Pennsylvania)

145 pounds
Vincenzo Joseph (Pennsylvania) vs. Isaiah White (Illinois)

152 pounds
Mason Manville (New Jersey) vs. David McFadden (New Jersey)

160 pounds
Logan Massa (Michigan) vs. Ryan Blees (North Dakota)

170 pounds
Chandler Rogers (Washington) vs. Josef Johnson (New Jersey)

182 pounds
Myles Martin (New Jersey) vs. Andrew Kowal (Ohio)

195 pounds
Lance Benick (Minnesota) vs. Bobby Steveson (Minnesota)

220 pounds
Marcus Harrington (Iowa) vs. Andrew Dixon (Oklahoma)