USA Wrestling Cadet National frees...

Cadet National freestyle finalist biographies

By USA Wrestling | July 24, 2015, 9:44 a.m. (ET)

88 lbs.

RED - Mosha Schwartz, Franktown, Colo.
2015 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2015 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 UWW Cadet Pan American champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Second in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman… 2015 Colorado state Cadet freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… Attends SOT Academy… Son of Vicki Schwartz… Coached by Bo Schloser and Luke Morris… Born: October 2, 1999… Age: 15

Note: Schwartz remains eligible for the Cadet Triple Crown.

BLUE - Ridge Lovett, Post Falls, Idaho
Fifth in 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2015 Western Regionals Cadet Triple Crown winner… 2014 Schoolboy Nationals freestyle champion and Greco-Roman runner-up… 2014 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle National champion… 2012 Intermediate Triple Crown winner… Will attend Post Falls High School… Son of Lonnie and Tashawn… Coached by Pete Reardon and Able Delarosa… Born: August 25, 2000… Age: 15

94 lbs.

RED - Malik Heinselman, Castle Rock, Colo.
2015 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2014 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… 2015 Colorado state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2014 Southern Plains Regional champion in both styles… 2013 Kids Schoolboy national champion in both styles… 2013 Southern Plains Schoolboy Regional champion in both styles… 17-0 record in 2013 Schoolboy National Duals… Competed at 94 pounds as a freshman for Castleview High School with a 34-6 record … Son of Brian and Caroline… Coached by Ike Anderson and Luke Morris… Born June 11, 1999… Age: 16

BLUE - Rayvon Foley, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Michigan Cadet state champion in both styles… Sixth in the Michigan state high school championships at 103 pounds as sophomore for Pioneer High School with a 47-8 record… Son of Erika Cobb… Coached by Coach Lajoie and John Fisher… Born: July 21, 1999… Age: 16

100 lbs.

RED - Dylan D`Emilio, Curtice, Ohio
2015 UWW Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… Second in 2014 Cadet Nationals… 2015 Northeast Regionals champion… 2014 USA Wrestling Preseason National champion… 2012 Ohio Junior High School state champion… Will attend Genoa High School… Son of Dominic and Michelle… Coached by Erik Burnett… Born: October 23, 1999... Age: 15

BLUE - Travis Ford-Melton, Monee, Ill.
2015 Northern Plains Cadet champion… Fourth in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… Attends Marian Catholic High School… Son of Vasil and Tasha Robinson… Coached by Vasil Robinson… Born: February 7, 2000… Age: 15

106 lbs.

RED - Jordan Decatur, Akron, Ohio
Fourth in 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Attends Cuyuhoga Valley Christian Academy… Son of Rodney and Nicolette… Coached by Dave Burgen and Todd Haverdill… Born: October 3, 2000… Age: 14

BLUE - Billy Simpson, Cushing, Okla.
2015 Southern Plains Cadet freestyle champion… Third in 2014 Cadet Nationals in freestyle and eighth in Greco-Roman… Second in 2014 Southern Plains Cadet Regionals in both styles… Attends Cushing High School… Son of Kasey and Laura… Coached by Mike Miller and Laddy Rupp… Born: July 21, 1999… Age: 16

113 lbs.

RED - Roman Bravo-Young, Tucson, Ariz.
2015 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2014 Cadet Nationals champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2014 Western Regionals Cadet champion in freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle… Second in 2014 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… Fourth in 2014 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Arizona state champion at 106 pounds as a freshman for Sunnyside High School with a 43-0 record…. Son of Sarah… Coached by Anthony Leon and Danny Vega… Born: April 28, 1999… Age: 16

BLUE - Matthew Parker, Sellersville, Pa.
Third in 2014 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Fifth in Pennsylvania state championships at 106 pounds as a sophomore for Pennridge High School with a 28-3 record… Competed at 106 and 113 as a freshman with a 28-7 record… Son of Scott and Mary… Coached by R.P. Norley and Jeff Buxton… Born: May 15, 1999… Age: 16

120 lbs.

RED - Alex Thomsen, Neola, Iowa
Fourth in 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2015 Iowa Cadet freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… Third in 2015 Northern Plains Junior Regionals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… 2014 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… Iowa state champion at 113 pounds as a freshman for Underwood High School with a 44-0 record… Son of Aric and Debbie… Coached by Joe Stephens and Jake Head… Born: October 27, 1999… Age: 15

BLUE - Nicholas Raimo, East Hanover, N.J.
2015 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2015 Northeast Regionals champion… New Jersey state freestyle champion… Four-time Middle School state champion… Will attend Hanover Park High School… Son of Lou and Debi… Coached by Damion Logan… Born: July 10, 2000… Age: 15

126 lbs.

RED - Vitali Arujau, Syosset, N.Y.
Second at 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… Third in 2014 Cadet Nationals… New York state high school champion for Syosset High School as a sophomore at 132 pounds with a 45-0 record… New York state champion as a freshman at 113 pounds with a 46-0 record… Son of Vougar Orudjov… Coached by Mike Murtha and Vougar Orudjov… Father was a World freestyle champion for the Soviet Union… Older brother wrestles for Cornell… Born: June 1, 1999… Age: 16

BLUE - Anthony Madrigal, Oak Park, Ill.
Sixth in 2014 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2015 Illinois Cadet freestyle champion… Third in 2014 Preseason Nationals… Competed at 106 pounds at Oak-Park River Forest High School as a freshman with a 21-3 record… Son of Javier and Mina… Coached by Mike Powell… Born: September 2, 1999… Age: 15

132 lbs.

RED - Sam Sasso, Nazareth, Pa.
Fifth in 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2015 Pennsylvania Cadet freestyle and Greco-Roman state champion… Second in 2015 Pennsylvania state championships at 120 pounds as a freshman for Nazareth High School with a 45-8 record… Son of Lorraine and Robert… Coached by Dave Crowell and Van Dobish… Born: April 20, 2000… Age: 15

BLUE - Brock Hardy, Brigham City, Utah
Second in 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2015 Western Junior Regionals freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… 2014 Schoolboy Triple Crown winner… State champion for Box Elder High School as a freshman at 132 pounds with a 40-1 record… Son of Chris and Jenny… Coached by Mike Ripplinger… Born: April 27, 2000… Age: 15

138 lbs.

RED - Shane Griffith, Westwood, N.J.
New Jersey state high school champion at 132 pounds as a freshman for Bergen Catholic High School with a 33-9 record… Son of Jeffery and Alison… Coached by Dave Bell and Ernie Monaco… Born: March 12, 1999… Age: 16

BLUE - Joe Lee, Evansville, Ind.
Eighth in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2014 Indiana state Cadet freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… Second in Indiana state championships at 138 pounds as a freshman for Mater Dei High School with a 43-2 record… Son of Chris and Laura… Coached by Greg Schaefer and Matt Coughlin… Born: August 27, 1999… Age: 15

145 lbs.

RED - Anthony Artalona, Seffner, Fla.
2015 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Second in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… State champion at 138 pounds as a freshman for Tampa Prep High School with a 46-2 record… Son of George and Christina… Coached by Andy Bricker and Jared Frayer… Born March 15, 1999… Age: 16

RED - Jaryn Curry, Choctaw, Okla.
2014 Oklahoma state freestyle champion… Third in Oklahoma state championships at 138 pounds as a freshman for Choctaw High School with a 34-5 record… Son of Jason and Sondra… Coached by Hardell Moore and Benny Coleman… Born July 2, 1999… Age: 16

152 lbs.

RED - Trevell Timmons, Homer Glen, Ill.
Third in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2015 Illinois Cadet freestyle champion… Second in 2014 Illinois freestyle state championships… Fifth in Illinois state high school championships at 152 pounds as a sophomore for Lockport High School with a 39-8 record… Competed at 138 pounds as a freshman with a 39-10 record… Son of Rudolph… Coached by Josh Oster… Born: March 3, 1999… Age: 16

BLUE - Giullian Nakamatsu, Henderson, Nev.
Fourth in 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Second in 2015 Western Regionals in folkstyle, third in freestyle and sixth in freestyle… Sixth in 2014 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Five-time Nevada Triple Crown winner… Fourth in Nevada state championships as a sophomore for Green Valley High School with a 35-6 record… Competed at 145 pounds as a freshman with a 32-14 record… Son of Jill and Gerson… Coached by Jon Ferry and Jake Rullans… Born: February 1, 1999… Age: 16

160 lbs.

RED - Ryan Karoly, Hackettstown, N.J.
Second in 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Two-time Northeast Regional freestyle champion… Two-time New Jersey state freestyle champion… Competed at 160 pounds as a freshman for Blair Academy… Son of Alex and LeeAnn… Coached by Brian Antonelli… Born: February 18, 2000… Age: 15

BLUE - Marcus Coleman, Ames, Iowa
2015 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 Iowa Cadet state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2014 Iowa Cadet freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… Iowa high school state champion at 152 pounds as a sophomore for Ames High School with a 40-3 record… Competed at 145 pounds as a freshman with a 36-13 record… Son of Erica and Lamont… Coached by Andy Fecht… Born: March 24, 1999… Age: 16

170 lbs.

RED - Jacob Warner, Washington, Ill.
2015 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Fifth in the 2014 Cadet Nationals in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fifth in 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals…. 2015 Central Regional champion… Illinois state high school champion as a sophomore for Washington High School with a 51-3 record… Second in Illinois states as freshman at 160 pounds with a 43-5 record… Son of Dean and Denise… Coached by Bryan Medlin… Born: Feb. 19, 1999… Age: 16

BLUE - Jack Jessen, Villa Park, Ill.
Second in 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in the 2014 Cadet Nationals in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2015 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in the Illinois state high school championships as a freshman at 170 pounds for Willowbrook High School with a 49-3 record… Son of Dennis and Blanca… Coached by Brandon Murphy and Justin Perch… Born: April 14, 1999… Age: 16

Note: This is a rematch of the Greco-Roman finals, won by Warner, 11-0.

182 lbs.

RED - Brandon Whitman, Dundee, Mich.
Third in the 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2015 Central Regional Cadet champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Michigan state high school champion at 171 pounds as a freshman for Dundee High School with a 57-2 record… Born July 1, 1999… Age: 16

BLUE - Jacob Raschka, Pewaukee, Wis.
2015 Northern Plains Regional Cadet champion… Second in 2015 Northern Plains Junior Regionals… 2014 and 2015 Wisconsin freestyle state champion… Eighth in 2014 Cadet Nationals… Fourth in Wisconsin state high school championships at 170 pounds for Pewaukee High School with a 52-4 record… Fifth in Wisconsin states as a freshman at 152 pounds with a 48-7 record… Son of Michael and Carol… Coached by Ed Kurth, John Mesenbrink and Ben Askren… Born January 25, 1999… Age: 16

195 lbs.

RED - Jake Boyd, Trimble, Mo.
Second in 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2015 Missouri state Cadet freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… Third in the Missouri high school state championships as a sophomore for Smithville High School with a 45-7 record… Competed at 160 pounds as a freshman with a 38-11 record… Son of Matt… Coached by Taylor Middleton, Reggie Burris and Kiel Giese… Born: March 20, 1999… Age 16

BLUE - Ian Malesiewski, North East, Pa.
Third in 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Pennsylvania state Greco-Roman champion… Competed at 170 pounds as a freshman for Cathedral Prep High School with a 29-10 record… Son of Halli and T.J… Coached by Mike Haltsey and Tim Simon… Born: April 18, 2000… Age: 15

220 lbs.

RED - Gable Steveson, Apple Valley, Minn.
2015 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… 2015 Northern Plains Junior champion… 2013 USA Wrestling Schoolboy national champion in freestyle and folkstyle… Minnesota state champion at 220 pounds as a freshman for Apple Valley High School with a 46-0 record… Son of Robert and Laticia… Coached by Robert Steveson, Jayson Ness and Chad Erickson… Born: May 31, 2000… Age: 15

BLUE - Cohlton Schultz, Parker, Colo.
2015 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2015 Pan American Cadet champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2015 Colorado state freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… UWW Cadet All-American in both styles… Will attend Ponderosa High School… Coached by Corey McNellis and Matt Lindland… Born September 27, 2000… Age: 14

285 lbs.

RED - Zach Muller, Woodridge, Ill.
Fifth in 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2015 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… 2015 Illinois Cadet state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Competed at 220 pounds as a sophomore for Downers Grove High School with a 27-5 record… Competed at 220 pounds as a freshman with a 19-2 record… Son of John and Cheryl… Coached by Sean Lovelace, Jerry Kelly and Tim Stringer… Born: April 8. 1999… Age: 16

BLUE - Nicholas Boykin, Murphreesboro, Tenn.
2015 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Tennessee state high school champion at 185 pounds as a sophomore for Riverdale High School with a 38-4 record… Third in Tennessee state championships at 285 pounds as a freshman with a 38-4 record… Son of Jennifer and Scott… Coached by Shawn Jones… Born: February 15, 1999… Age: 16