14 wrestlers qualify for World Championships at the 2013 Beach Nationals

By Richard Immel USA Wrestling | April 27, 2013, 8:03 p.m. (ET)
CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. -- Champions of all ages were crowned Saturday afternoon on the Carolina Beach for the 2013 Beach Wrestling National Championships

This event is the qualifying event for the 2013 FILA Beach Wrestling World Championships to be held in El Jadida, Morocco, May 31-June 2. 14 athletes qualified for the Beach World's by placing in the top three in their respective weight classes in the Senior division.

Taking home the championship in the Senior Men division at 90 kg was C.J. Meyers who defeated Logan Shadeck in the finals 2-0 utilizing a 2 point feet to back throw suplex to earn the win. Meyers also defeated two-time World Beach bronze medalist Jeff Funicello 2-0. Funicello finished in third place at 90 kg.

Other winners in the senior division include Donovan DePatto (70 kg men), Jarrett Payne (80 kg men), Ike Okoli (over 90 kg men), Helen Chong (70 kg women) and Christen Dierkenv (over 70 kg women).

Additionally, all other USA Wrestling age groups were represented on the Carolina Beach. For a complete list of results please visit trackwrestling.com.

Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Senior Men - 70 KG
1st Place - Donovan DePatto of Unattached
2nd Place - Logan Simpson of Unattached
3rd Place - Jonathan Escalona of Unattached
DePatto dec Simpson 2-0
DePatto dec Escalona 2-0
Simpson dec Escalona 2-0

Senior Men - 80 KG
1st Place - Jarrett Payne of Unattached
2nd Place - Jay Cornish of Jaguars Wrestling Club
3rd Place - Clay Smith of Unattached
Payne dec Cornish 2-0
Payne dec Smith 2-1
Cornish dec Smith 2-0

Senior Men - 90 KG
1st Place - Cj Myers of Unattached
2nd Place - Logan Shadeck of Unattached
3rd Place - Jeffrey Funicello of AMERICAN PANKRATION
Myers dec Funicello 2-0
Myers dec Shadeck 2-0
Shadeck dec Funicello 2-1

Senior Men - +90 KG
1st Place - Ike Okoli of Unattached
2nd Place - Ruslan Mukhamdiyarov of Unattached
3rd Place - David Dierken of williamsburg
Okoli dec Mukhamdiyarov 2-1
Okoli dec Dierken 2-0
Mukhamdiyarov dec Dierken 3-1

Senior Women - 70 KG
1st Place - Helen Chong of Yamasaki Academy

Senior Women - +70 KG
1st Place - Christen Dierken of williamsburg
2nd Place - Donna Rosen of Unattached
Dierken dec Rosen 2-0
Dierken dec Rosen 2-0