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FLASH: Bravo-Young survives quarterfinal scare as Cadet freestyle semifinals set

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | July 23, 2015, 1:47 p.m. (ET)

Roman Bravo-Young of Arizona battles Andrew Alirez of Colorado in the 113-pound quarterfinals. Photo by John Sachs,

FARGO, N.D. - Returning Cadet freestyle national champion Roman Bravo-Young staged an amazing second-period comeback against Colorado’s Andrew Alirez to reach the semifinals at 113 pounds at the Cadet Freestyle Nationals.

Alirez came out fast, and jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first period. Bravo-Young scored a second-period takedown, then began a series of bar-arm tilts to score 14 unanswered points for a 14-7 lead. He ended up winning the bout 18-7 and advanced to the Cadet freestyle semifinals against Carmen Ferrante of New Jersey.

The semifinals will be held during the 3:30 p.m. session at the Fargodome on Thursday.

Two wrestlers remain alive for the Cadet Triple Crown after winning quarterfinal matches and advancing to the semifinals: Colorado’s Mosha Schwartz (88 pounds), and Indiana’s Andrew Davison (182).

Another athlete going for a Triple Crown, Oregon’s Travis Wittlake (160), was defeated in the quarterfinals, falling to Victor Marcelli of Ohio, 10-8.

Another 2014 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion won in the quarterfinals, Malik Heinselman of Colorado at 94. He will face Kurt McHenry of Virginia in the semifinals.

The Junior freestyle division started on Thursday morning. A full report will be posted after the second session on the Junior freestyle results.

At Fargo, N.D., July 23, 2015

Semifinal pairings

Mosha Schwartz of Colorado vs. Derek Ramos of Idaho
Ridge Lovett of Idaho vs. Kaden Cassidy of Pennsylvania

Malik Heinselman of Colorado vs. Kurt McHenry of Virginia
Blake Haney of Washington vs. Rayvon Foley of Michigan

Dylan D`emilio of Ohio vs. Kyle Biscoglia of Iowa
Travis Ford-melton of Illinois vs. Michael Colaiocco of New Jersey

Jordan Decatur of Ohio vs. Aaron Cashman of Minnesota
Holden Heller of Illinois vs. Billy Simpson of Oklahoma

Roman Bravo-Young of Arizona vs. Carmen Ferrante of New Jersey
Matthew Parker of Pennsylvania vs. Jonathan Gomez of New York

Max Murin of Pennsylvania vs. Alex Thomsen of Iowa
Nicholas Raimo of New Jersey vs. Jake Gliva of Minnesota

Vitali Arujau of New York vs. Yahya Thomas of Illinois
Anthony Madrigal of Illinois vs. Jason Renteria of Illinois

Alexander Lloyd of Minnesota vs. Sam Sasso of Pennsylvania
Alec Hagan of Missouri vs. Brock Hardy of Utah

Kameron Frame of Kansas vs. Shane Griffith of New Jersey
Joe Lee of Indiana vs. Andrew Merola of New Jersey

Anthony Artalona of Florida vs. Nicholas Palumbo of New Jersey
Jaryn Curry of Oklahoma vs. James Noel of Arkansas

Trevell Timmons of Illinois vs. Lucas McFarland of Michigan
Giullian Nakamatsu of Nevada vs. Ty Bagoli of Pennsylvania

Max Wohlabaugh of Florida vs. Ryan Karoly of New Jersey
Marcus Coleman of Iowa vs. Victor Marcelli of Ohio

Jacob Warner of Illinois vs. Khamari Whimper of Georgia
Anthony Falbo of Connecticut vs. Jack Jessen of Illinois

Brandon Whitman of Michigan vs. Noah Adams of West Virginia
Andrew Davison of Indiana vs. Jacob Raschka of Wisconsin

Jake Boyd of Missouri vs. Brady Daniel of Maryland
Ian Malesiewski of Pennsylvania vs. Colton Wolfe of Nebraska

Gable Steveson of Minnesota vs. Blake Zalapi of Illinois
Kayne Hutchison of Kansas vs. Cohlton Schultz of Colorado

Gavin Nye of California vs. Brendan Furman of Pennsylvania
Nicholas Boykin of Tennessee vs. Zach Muller of Illinois