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Junior Nationals Freestyle finalist biographies

By USA Wrestling | July 25, 2015, 12:40 a.m. (ET)

100 lbs.

RED - Jaret Lane, Catawissa, Pa.
2015 Junior Greco-Roman champion… 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 - Jason Holmes, Gilbert, Ariz.
Fourth in 2015 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Second in 2014 Cadet Nationals in freestyle and third in 2014 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2014 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in Arizona state high school championships at 106 pounds for Chandler High School with a 35-3 record… Son of Kelly and James… Coached by Curtis Owen and Mike Dougla… Born: March 5, 1998… Age 17

106 lbs.

RED - Louie Hayes, Orland Park, Ill.
2015 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 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

BLUE - Liam Cronin, Orange, Calif.
Third in 2015 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2015 UWW Junior World Team Trials in freestyle… Fourth in 2015 UWW Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and fifth in freestyle… Seventh in 2014 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Eighth in 2014 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in California high school state championships at 106 pounds for Servite High School as a junior with a 49-6 record… Son of Jeff and Shannon… Coached by Alan Cinton and Tony Okada… Born: November 17, 1997… Age: 17

113 lbs.

RED - Brandon Courtney, Goodyear, Ariz.
Second in 2015 UWW Junior World Team Trials… Fifth in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… Western Junior Regionals champion… Third in 2015 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Junior Nationals… Fourth in 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals… Second in 2014 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Arizona state champion at 113 pounds for Desert Edge High School as a sophomore with a 47-0 record… Second in Arizona states as a freshman at 106 pounds with a 43-2 record… Son of Jonathan and Andrea… Coached by Jonathan Courtney and Angel Cejudo… Born November 13, 1998… Age: 16

BLUE - Drew Mattin, Delta, Ohio
Seventh in 2015 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2015 Pan American UWW Cadet champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… Second in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… Fourth in 2015 Northeast Regionals… Fourth in 2014 Cadet Nationals in freestyle an Greco-Roman… Fifth in 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2014 Central Regional Cadet champion in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… Second in 2013 Preseason Nationals… Third in 2013 UWW Cadet Nationals… Ohio state champion at 106 pounds as a sophomore for Delta High School with a 49-1 record… Third in Ohio states as a freshman at 106 pounds with a 50-3 record… Son of Mike and Leigh… Coached by Anthony Carrizales… Born: March 21, 1998… Age: 17

120 lbs.

RED - Jack Mueller, Dallas, Texas
2014 Junior Nationals freestyle champion… 2013 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion…Second in 2014 UWW Junior World Team Trials…Fifth in 2015 UWW Junior Nationals… Second in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2013 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team… Second in 2012 Preseason Nationals… Second in 2012 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Eighth in 2012 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle Nationals… Three-time Prep National champion… 2015 Prep National champion for Wyoming Seminary as a junior… 2013 and 2014 Prep National champion for Trinity Christian Academy… 2014 Texas state champion at 113 pounds as a sophomore with a 48-2 record… Texas state champion at 106 pounds as a freshman … Son of Shelly… Coached by Coach Ferguson, Kendall Cross and Melvin Lofton… Has committed to the University of Virginia… Born: September 23, 1997… Age: 17

BLUE - Daton Fix, Sand Springs, Okla.
2015 UWW Junior Freestyle National champion… Second in 2015 UWW Junior World Team Trials… Second in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2014 Youth Olympic Games silver medalist… 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals champion… Two-time Pan American champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… Two-time USA Wrestling Folkstyle National champion… 2013 Cadet Triple Crown winner, with national titles in freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle… Second at 2013 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Two-time Schoolboy National champion in both styles… Oklahoma state champion at 120 pounds as a sophomore for Charles Page High School with a 41-0 record… Oklahoma state champion at 113 as a freshman with a 34-0 record…. Son of Derek and Stacee Fix… Coached by Derek Fix… Born March 11, 1998… Age: 17

126 lbs.

RED - Austin Assad, Brecksville, Ohio
2014 Junior Nationals freestyle champion… Third in 2014 Central Junior Regionals in freestyle… 2014 Ohio state Junior freestyle champion… Fourth in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Third in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle…Second in 2013 Central Junior Regionals in freestyle…Sixth in 2012 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Second in Ohio state championships at 136 pounds as a senior at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School… Third in Ohio states as a junior at 120 pounds at with a 52-3 record… Second in Ohio states as a sophomore at 106 with a 45-3 record… Second in Ohio states as a freshman at 106 pounds with a 25-2 record… Total career record of 158-12…. Son of Todd and Carmen… Coached by Todd Haverdill… Will attend the University of Michigan… Born August 29, 1996… Age: 18

BLUE - Navonte Demison, Bakersfield, Calif.
2015 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle national champion… Third in 2014 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Second in California state championships at 120 pounds as a sophomore for Bakersfield High School with a 40-5 record… Third in the California states as a freshman with a 45-5 record… Son of Dani… Grandfather is Terry Skeen… Coached by Frank Lomas… Born: March 9, 1998… Age: 17

132 lbs.

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… Utah State champion as a junior at 126 pounds for Maple Mountain High School with a 63-0 record…. State champion as a sophomore at 132 pounds with a 52-5 record… State champion as a freshman at 113 pounds with a 59-3 record… Son of Craig and Diane LaMont… Coached by Craig LaMont… Born: March 12, 1998… Age: 17

BLUE - Mitchell McKee. Kimball, Minn.
2015 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2015 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Junior Nationals champion… 2014 Junior Nationals freestyle 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 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…Has committed to the Univ. of Minnesota… Born December 24, 1997… Age: 18

Note 1 – McKee remains eligible for the Junior Triple Crown.
Note 2 – This is a rematch of the Junior Greco-Roman National finals, won by McKee, 4-2


138 lbs.

RED - Keegan Moore, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Second in 2015 Southern Plains Regionals… 2014 Southern Plains Regional champion… Second in Oklahoma state championships at 132 pounds as a junior for Putnam City High School… Oklahoma state champion at 132 as a sophomore… Third in Oklahoma states as a freshman at 120 pounds… Son of Harvey and Kelli Moore… Coached by Milne Wallhup and Hardell Moore… Born: November 13, 1996… Age: 18

BLUE - Matthew Kolodzik, Bellbrook, Ohio (competes for Team New Jersey)
2012 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet National champion… Fifth in 2011 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2011 and 2012 Central Regional Cadet freestyle champion… 2012 Ohio state Cadet freestyle champion… Second in 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2011 Southeast Regional Cadet freestyle champion… 2010 Schoolboy Nationals freestyle champion… Three-time Prep National champion for Blair Academy as a sophomore, junior and senior… Ohio State champion at 106 pounds as a freshman… Son of Joan and Paul… Coached by Jeff Buxton… Will attend Princeton University… Born July 15, 1996… Age: 19

145 lbs.

RED - Fredy Stroker, Davenport, Iowa
Fourth in 2015 UWW Junior World Team Trials… Fourth in 2013 and 2014 Junior Nationals… Fifth in the 2012 Cadet Nationals… Eighth in 2011 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Three-time Iowa state champion for Bettendorf High School… State champion at 145 pounds as a senior with a 52-1 record… state champion at 132 pounds as junior with a 52-0 record… state champion as a sophomore at 126 pounds with a 48-1 record… second in the state as a freshman with a 44-2 record… Son of Fred and Ana… Coached by Dan Knight and Mark Reiland… Will attend the University of Minnesota… Born: August 29, 1996… Age: 18

BLUE - Patricio Lugo, Homestead, Fla.
Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Fifth in 2013 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Three-time Southeast Regional champion… Fourth in USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Florida state champion as a senior at 152 pounds for South Dade High School with a 65-0 record… State champion as a junior at 138 pounds with a 64-0 record… Third in the state as a sophomore at 132 pounds with a 56-6 record… Competed at 106 pounds as a freshman with a 61-4 record… Son of Patricio and Julie… Coached by Vic Balmaceda, Humberto Reyna… Will attend Edinboro Univ… Born: June 13, 1997… Age: 18

152 lbs.

RED - Larry Early, Oak Park, Ill.
Third in 2014 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2013 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… Second in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Eighth in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Second in the Illinois states as a senior at 145 pounds with a 28-1 record at Oak Park-River Forest High School… State champion as a junior at 145 pounds with a 43-7 record… Second in Illinois state championships as a sophomore at 132 pounds with a 47-1 record… Third in the Illinois states at 120 pounds as a freshman with a 43-8 record… Son of Larry and Nikita Early… Coached by Paul Collins and Bryan Medlin…Will attend the University of Minnesota… Born January 22, 1997… Age 18…

BLUE - Evan Wick, San Gabriel, Calif.
2015 Western Junior Regionals champion… Sixth in 2014 Western Regionals… Fourth in the California high school states at 138 pounds as a junior for San Marino High School… Fifth in the California states as a sophomore at 120 pounds… Competed at 113 pounds as a freshman… Son of Milena and Bill Wick… Coached by John Azevedo, Nate Parker and Mo Mara. Born: January 10, 1997… Age: 18

160 lbs.

RED - Joe Smith, Stillwater, Okla.
Fourth in 2015 UWW Junior World Team Trials… Fifth in 2015 UWW Junior Nationals… 2014 Southern Plains Regional champion… Second in 2014 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals… Oklahoma state champion as a senior for Stillwater High School at 170 pounds with a 44-0 record… Oklahoma state champion as a junior at 145 pounds with a 45-0 record… Second in Oklahoma states as a sophomore with a 42-1 record… Oklahoma state champion as a freshman at 113 pounds with a 23-0 record… Son of John and Tony Smith… Coached by Doug Chesbro… Will attend Oklahoma State… Born: December 28, 1996… Age: 18

BLUE - Lucas Jeske, St. Michael, Minn.
Eighth in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… Seventh in 2015 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… 2014 Northern Plains Cadet Regional champion in both styles… Minnesota state high school champion as a junior at 152 pounds for St. Michael-Albertville High School with a 21-1 record… Competed at 152 pounds as a sophomore with a 31-11 record… Son of Jeremy and Jessica… Coached by Dan Lefebvre, Brandon Paulson and Jared Lawrence… Born: February 25, 1998… Age: 17

170 pounds

RED - Beau Breske, Hartford, Wis.
Third in 2015 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2014 Cadet Triple Crown winner, with national titles in freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle… Second in 2014 FILA Cadet Nationals in both styles… 2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and freestyle… Second in 2013 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth at 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2011 Schoolboy Triple Crown winner … Second in the Wisconsin states at 170 pounds as a junior for Hartford Union High School… Wisconsin state champion as a sophomore at 170 pounds with a 52-0 record… State champion as a freshman for at 152 pounds, with a 50-2 record… Son of Jerry and Janice Breske… Coached by Scott Arneson and Jim Schmitz… Born: August 14, 1998… Age: 16

BLUE - Xavier Montalvo, Woodale, Ill.
Two-time USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… Second in 2013 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Fifth in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Third in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… Second in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Seventh in 2011 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Illinois state champion at 182 pounds as a senior for Montini Catholic High School with a 36-3 record… Illinois state champion as a junior at 170 pounds with a 54-3 record… Illinois state champion at 160 pounds as a sophomore competing with a 58-5 record… Competed at 145 as a freshman with a 40-12 record… Son of Omar and Rosa Montalvo… Coached by Israel Martinez… Will compete for the University of Illinois… Born: March 2, 1996… Age: 17

182 lbs.

RED - Dylan Wisman, Stephenson, Va.
Third in 2014 Junior Nationals in freestyle… Fourth in 2013 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle… Eighth in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Virginia state champion as a senior for Milbrook High School at 182 pounds… State champion as a junior at 182 pounds… Second in the state as a sophomore at 160 pounds… Second in the state as a freshman at 138 pounds… Son of Bill and Lisa… Will attend the University of Missouri… Born: October 6, 1996… Age: 18

BLUE - Nick Reenan, Dallas, Texas
2015 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 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 lbs.

RED - Samuel Shields-Colbray, Hermiston, Ore.
Second in 2015 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 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 - Jacob Seely, Grand Junction, Colo.
Second at 2015 UWW Junior World Team Trials… Second at 2015 UWW Junior Nationals… Seventh in 2014 Junior Nationals… Colorado state champion as a senior at 195 pounds for Fruita Monument High School with a 46-0 record… Third in the Colorado States as a junior at 195 pounds with a 46-1 record… Fifth in the Colorado states as a sophomore at 170 pounds with a 42-6 record… fifth in the Colorado States as a freshman at 160 pounds with a 36-15 record… Son of Justin and Lynn… Coached by Dan Van Hoose and Arne Gurule… Born: July 11, 1996… Age: 19

220 lbs.

RED - Rylee Streifel, Prior Lake, Minn.
Seventh in 2014 Junior Nationals… Fifth in Minnesota high school states as a senior at 220 pounds for Prior Lake High School with a 42-4 record… Third in Minnesota states as a junior at 195 pounds as a junior with a 43-2 record… Wrestled at 182 pounds as a sophomore and freshman… Son of Pat and Pam… Coached by Joe Block… Will attend the University of Minnesota… Born: March 3, 1997… Age: 18

BLUE - Jordan Wood, Gilbertsville, Pa.
Second in 2015 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 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: 17

285 lbs.

RED - Osawaru Odighizuwa, Portland, Ore.
Third in 2015 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2014 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… 2014 Oregon Junior state Greco-Roman champion and freestyle runner-up… Oregon state high school champion at 285 pounds as a junior for David Douglas High School with a 45-0 record… Oregon state champion at 220 pounds as sophomore with a 46-0 record… Competed at 195 pounds as a freshman, with a 30-8 record… Son of Abieyuwa… Coached by Ron Holyoke and Quin Colet… Born: August 13, 1998… Age 16

BLUE - Kevin Vough, Oberlin, Ohio
2015 UWW Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2014 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman… Third in the 2014 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2015 Junior National Duals All-Tournament Team… Second in 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman… 2014 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team in both styles…. 2014 Central Regional Cadet freestyle champion… Fifth in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in 2013 Cadet Nationals in freestyle and seventh in Greco-Roman… Ohio state champion at 285 pounds as a sophomore for Elyria High School with a 43-0 record… Third in Ohio state championships as a freshman with a 44-6 record… Son of Chris and Brandy… Coached by Erik Burnett… Born: April 9, 1998… Age: 17