USA Wrestling Junior National Grec...

Junior National Greco-Roman finalist bios

July 23, 2015, 3:25 p.m. (ET)

100 pounds

RED - Jaret Lane, Catawissa, Pa.
Eighth in 2014 Cadet Nationals in both styles… 2015 Northeast Regional freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… 2014 and 2015 Pennsylvania state freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… 2014 Northeast Regionals champion in both styles… Fifth in the Pennsylvania state championships at 106 pounds as a freshman at Southern Columbia High School with a 40-6 record… Son of Kent and Colleen… Coached by Kent Lane and Ian Assael… Born: July 1, 1998… Age: 17

BLUE - Elijah Varona, Miami, Fla.
Fifth in 2014 Cadet Nationals in freestyle and sixth in Greco-Roman… 2014 and 2015 Southeast Regional champion in both styles… Fourth in 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2015 Junior Duals All-Tournament Team… Sixth in Florida state championships at 106 pounds for South Dade High School as a sophomore with a 52-11 record… Son of Nestor and Ivonne… Coached by Victor Balmaceda and Nestor Varona… Born October 26, 1988… Age: 16

106 pounds

RED- Dylan Koontz, Plover, Wis.
Third in 2014 Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2013 Cadet Nationals… Fifth in Wisconsin state championships at 113 pounds as a sophomore for Stevens Point High School… Son of Bryan and Julie… Coached by Matt Zawashka, Dennis Hall and Aghasi Manukyan… Born: July 24, 1998… Age: 16

BLUE - Louie Hayes, Orland Park, Ill.
Second in 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… Fifth in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Second in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Second in 2013 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet Nationals… 2009 and 2011 Kids National champion in both styles… Second in Illinois state championships at 106 pounds a sophomore for Carl Sandberg High School with a 40-4 record… Competed at 106 pounds as a freshman with a 36-8 record… Son of Phil and Lori Hayes… Coached by Eric Seibert and Israel Martinez… Born: September 16, 1997… Age: 17

113 pounds

RED - Jordan Martinez, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Second in 2015 UWW Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fourth in the Colorado state championship for Pine Creek High School… Fifth in the Colorado states as a freshman… Son of Martin and Anette… Brother Josh Martinez competes for the Air Force Academy… Coached by T.C. Dantzler… Born February 3, 1998… Age: 17

BLUE - Dack Punke, Eureka, Ill.
Fourth in 2014 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Two-time U.S. age-group World Team member… Second in Illinois state championships at 113 pounds as a sophomore for Washington Community High School with a 40-5 record… Third in the Illinois states as a freshman with a 32-6 record… Son of Ben and Tammy… Coached by Bryan Medlin… Born: August 31, 1988… Age: 16

120 pounds

RED - Matthew Schmitt, Platte City, Mo.
Second in 2014 Junior Nationals in freestyle… Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… Second in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2013 West Regional Junior champion in both styles… Third in 2012 Cadet Nationals in both styles… 2012 Southern Plains Cadet champion in freestyle and second in Greco-Roman… Missouri state champion at 120 as a junior for Platte County High School with a 45-2 record… Missouri state champion at 106 as a sophomore with a 54-1 record… Second in Missouri state championships as a freshman at 106 pounds with a 41-9 record… Son of David and Annette Schmitt… Coached by Reggie Burress, Kyle Giesiz, Randy Smith and Earl Harrison… Born: October 21, 1997… Age: 17

BLUE - Dalton Duffield, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Two-time Southern Plains Regional Greco-Roman champion… Fifth in UWW Cadet Nationals… Two-time Oklahoma state Greco-Roman champion… Second in Oklahoma state championships as a junior at 120 pounds for Westmoore High School with a 29-4 record… Third in Oklahoma states as a sophomore at 120 pounds with a 28-5 record… Oklahoma state champion at 106 pounds as a freshman with a 21-6 record… Son of Zac and Denisha… Coached by Kevin Casula and Matthew Stevens… Born August 13, 1997… Age: 17

126 pounds

RED- Gabriel Townsell, Oak Park, Ill.
Third in 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle and fifth in Greco-Roman… Illinois state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… Six-time Illinois state finalist in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in Illinois state championships at 126 pounds as a junior for Oak Park-River Forest High School with a 37-7 record… Fourth in Illinois states at 120 as a sophomore with a 36-6 record… Competed at 113 pounds as a freshman with a 40-9 record… Son of Richard and Stephanie Townsell… Coached by Mike Powell… Born September 15, 1997… Age: 17

BLUE- James Pawelski of Illinois
Fourth in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Second in Illinois state championships as a junior for Montini Catholic High School at 126 pounds with a 42-5 record… Fourth in the Illinois states as both a freshman and sophomore at 106 pounds… Son of Agnes and John… Coached by Izzy Martinez and Justin Pearch… Born: April 17, 1998… Age: 17

132 pounds

RED - Taylor LaMont, Mapleton, Utah
2014 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Three-time UWW Cadet World Team member… 2013 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2013 West Regional Cadet champion in both styles… 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman… 2012 Schoolboy Nationals champion in both styles… 2012 West Schoolboy Regionals champion in both styles… Third in 2011 Schoolboy Nationals in both styles… State champion as a junior…. State champion as a sophomore at Maple Mountain High School at 132 pounds with a 52-5 record… Son of Craig and Diane LaMont… Coached by Craig LaMont… Born: March 12, 1998… Age: 17

BLUE - Mitchell McKee. Kimball, Minn.
2014 Junior Nationals freestyle champion… 2014 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Junior Nationals champion… Fifth in 2013 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in 2014 Northern Plains Junior Regionals in both styles… 2012 and 2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman… Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Second in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Second in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet Nationals champion… 2012 Minnesota state Cadet champion in both styles… 2011 Schoolboy National champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… Minnesota state champion as a junior for for St. Michael-Albertville High School at 126 pounds with a 48-1 record… Minnesota state champion as a sophomore as 120 pounds with a 48-1 record… Third in 2013 Minnesota state championships as a freshman at 106 pounds with a 46-4 record… Second in the Minnesota state championships as an eighth grader at 103 pounds, with a 45-3 record… State qualifier at 103 pounds as a seventh grader at 103 pounds with a 36-9 record… Son of Steve and Nina McKee… Coached by Dan Lefevre and Brandon Paulson…Will attend the Univ. of Minnesota… Born December 24, 1997… Age: 18

138 pounds

RED - Ben Brancale, Eden Prairie, Minn.
Eighth in 2014 Junior Nationals in freestyle… 2015 Minnesota state champion in Greco-Roman and freestyle… Second in 2014 Southern Plains Junior Regionals in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… Eighth in 2012 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… State champion for Eden Prairie High School as a senior at 138 pounds with a 43-1 record… Second in Minnesota states as a junior at 138 with a 38-5 record… Competed at 126 as a sophomore with a 36-2 record… Third in Minnesota states as a freshman at 120 with a 39-5 record… Son of Dave and Roxanne… Coached by Scot Davis and Brandon Paulson and Jared Lawrence… Will attend the University of Minnesota… Born October 24, 1996… Age: 18

BLUE - Ty Johnson, Woodbury, Minn.
2015 Western Regionals champion… 2013 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team… 2013 Minnesota state freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… Competed at 138 pounds as a senior for Woodbury High School… Competed at 126 as a junior, 120 as a sophomore and 106 as a freshman… Son of Sam and Leslie… Coached by Justin Smith and Skyler Petry… Will attend Concordia College… Born: April 23, 1997… Age: 18

145 pounds

RED - Andrew Webb, Lilburn, Ga.
Fifth in 2014 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2015 Southeast Regional Junior Greco-Roman champion… Georgia state champion as a senior for Parkview High School at 145 pounds with a 58-2 record… State champion as a junior at 138 with a 50-4 record… Sixth in the state as a sophomore with a 56-12 record… Son of Susan and Byron… Coached by Josh Porter… Will attend Tennessee-Chattanooga… Born: August 19, 1996… Age: 19

BLUE - Austin O`Connor. Lockport, Ill.
Third in 2014 Cadet Nationals in freestyle and fifth in Greco-Roman… 2015 Junior National Duals All-Tournament team in both styles…Illinois state high school champion at 132 pounds as a sophomore for St. Rita High School with a 48-1 record… Illinois state champion as a freshman at 106 pounds with a 43-3 record… Son of Mike and Laura… Coached by Bryan Medlin… Born May 14, 1998… Age: 17

152 pounds

RED- Mason Manville, Lorton, Va.
2014 Junior Nationals freestyle champion… 2014 FILA Cadet World freestyle champion… 2014 FILA Junior Nationals champion in Greco-Roman… 2014 FILA Cadet Nationals champion in both styles… Second in Youth Olympic Games… 2012 and 2013 Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Second at 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2013 Northeast Regional champion in both styles… 2013 Western Regional champion in both styles… Fourth in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle… 2012 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team in both styles… 2012 Southeast Regional champion in both styles… 2011 Schoolboy Triple Crown winner, with national titles in freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle… Did not compete in high school this year, concentrating on international wrestling… 2014 Prep Nationals champion at 152 pounds for Blair Academy with a 36-1 record… Second in the Prep Nationals as a freshman with a 40-4 record… Son of David and Susan Manville… Coached by Dale Oliver and Rob Prebish. David Manville and Dan Chandler… Born May 6, 1997… Age: 18

BLUE - Hayden Hidlay, Lewistown, Pa.
Fifth in 2014 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle… 2013 Northeast Regional Champion in both styles... Greco-Roman and Freestyle Pennsylvania state champion… Third in Pennsylvania states as a junior for Mifflin County High School at 145 pounds with a 41-2 record… Sixth in the Pennsylvania states as a sophomore at 138 with a 38-5 record… Competed as at 113 lbs. as a freshman with a 27-7 record… Son of Mark and Nikki Hidlay… Coached by Kirby Martin and Ian Asael… Born: June 16, 1997… Age: 18

160 pounds

RED - Brett Bye, Vermillion, S.D.
Third in 2014 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… 2014 Northern Plains freestyle champion… 2013 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… South Dakota state champion as a senior for Vermillion High School at 170 pounds with a 43-0 record… State champion as a junior at 152 with a 48-0 record… Third in the South Dakota states as a freshman and a sophomore… Son of Brook and Shelly… Coached by Hazen Bye and Terry Pack… Will attend South Dakota State… Born: December 16, 1996… Age: 18

BLUE - Riley Jaramillo, Eugene, Ore.
2015 Oregon state freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… 2014 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2014 Northwest Regional Cadet champion in both styles… 2014 Western Regional Greco-Roman and folkstyle champion and freestyle runner-up… Oregton state champion as a junior at 160 pounds for Churchill High School with a 44-1 record… Sixth in Oregon state championships at 138 as a sophomore Competed at 126 pounds as a freshman… Son of Kenny and Mantie… Coached by Dave Malley and Scott Kearney… Born: April 20, 1998… Age: 17

170 pounds

RED - Kamal Bey, Oak Park, Ill.
Second in 2014 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle… Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… Went 11-0 in the 2014 Cadet National Duals… Fifth in 2012 Northern Plains Schoolboy Regionals in Greco-Roman… 2012 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle National champion… Third in 2011 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Nationals in Greco-Roman… Seventh in 2011 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle Nationals… Competed at 170 pounds as a junior for for for Oak Park – River Forest High School with a 30-2 record… Illinois state champion at 160 as a sophomore with a 42-5 record… Fifth in the Illinois state championships at 152 pounds as a freshman with a 32-7 record… Son of Karreim and Capri Bey… Coached by Bryan Collins and Bryan Medlin… Born January 3, 1998… Age: 17

BLUE - Andrew Berreyesa, Reno, Nev.
Eighth in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Seventh in 2013 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Nevada state champion at 170 pounds as a sophomore for Reno High School with a 52-3 record… Second in Nevada states as a freshman at 160 with a 50-3 record… Son of Kathi and Richard… Coached by Jeff Tomac and Trey Edmunds… Born. August 12, 1998… Age: 16

182 pounds

RED - Andrew Buckley, Kearney, Mo.
Third in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and sixth in freestyle… 2015 Missouri state Junior champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2014 Southern Plains Regionals champion in both styles… 2014 Missouri state Cadet champion in both styles… Born: June 19, 1998… Age: 17

BLUE- Nick Reenan, Dallas, Texas
2015 Pan American Junior champion… 2014 Cadet World Team member… 2013 Cadet National Greco-Roman champion… 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle National champion… Third in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in 2012 Preseason Cadet National… Prep champion as a junior at 170 pounds for Wyoming Seminary with a 26-0 record… Texas state champion at 152 as a sophomore for Highland Park High School with a 36-4 record… Texas state champion at 152 pounds as a freshman with a 50-0 record… Son of John and Lara Reenan… Coached by Scott Green… Born April 23, 1997… Age: 18

195 pounds

RED- Samuel Shields-Colbray, Hermiston, Ore.
2014 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2012 and 2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman… Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Fifth in 2012 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Six-time state Greco-Roman champion... Six-time state freestyle champion… Six-time state champion in folkstyle… Two-time Regional Triple Crown winner… Kids National champion… State champion for Hermiston High School at 195 pounds as a junior… State champion at 195 pounds as a sophomore and as a freshman… Son of Leroy and Delta Colbray… Coached by Cleve Thompson and Leroy Colbray… Born October 3, 1997… Age 16

BLUE - Wyatt Koelling, Kaysville, Utah
Second in 2014 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle… Third in 2014 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2014 Western Cadet Regional Greco-Roman champion… 2012 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Nationals champion in both styles… Five-time state freestyle champion and three-time state Greco-Roman champion… Utah state high school champion as a sophomore at 182 pounds for Davis High School with a 42-2 record… Fourth in Utah state meet at 160 as a freshman with a 45-12 record… Son of Guy and Kris… Coached by Neal Porter and John Fager… Born: March 25, 1998… Age: 17

220 pounds

RED - Jordan Wood, Gilbertsville, Pa.
2015 UWW Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… 2014 UWW Cadet World silver medalist in freestyle… Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… 2012 Pennsylvania Cadet state champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2012 Schoolboy All-American… State champion for for Boyertown High School as a junior with a 20-0 record… Second in the Pennsylvania state championships at 220 pounds as a freshman and a sophomore… Son of Jen and John Wood… Coached by Peter Ventresca and Rob Weneck… ASICS First Team member… Born: May 1, 1998… Age: 15

BLUE - James Ford, Columbus, Ohio
Seventh in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in Ohio state championships at 220 pounds as a senior for Worthington Kilbourne High School with a 43-4 record… Competed at 220 pounds as a freshman, sophomore and junior as well… Son of Jane Lawson… Coached by Brian Church and Brett Shout… Will attend Purdue University… Born: September 23, 1997… Age: 17

285 pounds

RED - Dante Jiovenetta, Islamorada, Fla.
Second in 2015 Western Juniors in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… Third in 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… Third in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Florida state champion at 285 pounds as a junior for Coral Shores High School with a 47-0 record… Son of Joseph… Coached by Tom Milkovich, Joe Bionda and JD Robbins… Born: October 2, 1997… Age: 17

BLUE - Carter Isley, West Albia, Iowa
Second in 2015 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Thrid in 2014 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Iowa state champion at 220 as a junior for Albia High School with a 48-0 record… Second in Iowa states as a sophomore at 195 with a 56-2 record… Eighth in Iowa states as a freshman at 182 pounds with a 39-5 record… Son of David and Jo… Coached by Dave Wagner and Nick Pickerall… Born: August 14, 1997.. Age: 17