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Allar named Outstanding Wrestler at Western Junior Greco-Roman Regionals

By Alexandra Pernice | May 06, 2015, 6:25 p.m. (ET)

Jake Allar tosses Jesse Jeffries during the Western Junior Greco-Roman Regionals finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Robbert Wijtman photo.

LAS VEGAS, NEV. – A talented field of 150 wrestlers from across the United States and Canada made for an excellent showing at the 2015 Western Junior Greco-Roman Regionals.

Of the champions, Minnesota’s Jake Allar won the Outstanding Wrestler award for the 2015 competition. The 2012 Cadet World Team member and 2014 ASICS/Vaughan Cadet National freestyle champion had a stellar performance throughout the day at 152 pounds, defeating Jesse Jeffries by technical fall in the first-place finals, 16-6.

“The kid was really strong. He scored six [points] right away and kind of caught me sleeping. After that, I just go to my offense and ended up scoring those 16 points,” said Allar.

As a second-year Cadet, Allar came to the tournament to test his skills against the older age group.

“I decided to wrestle up, and I’m actually wrestling up at 152 lbs too. This is the first time I’ve ever wrestled at 152 lbs. I just came here for good competition. My cousins grew up here, so I come to Vegas a lot. I’ve always liked the city and the atmosphere. This wrestling tournament, I’ve never been to this one before but it was a lot of fun,” said Allar.

Fellow Minnesota natives Mitchell McKee and Ty Johnson also went on to win championship titles on Wednesday. McKee defeated Brock Hardy in the 132 pounds finals, 6-4. Johnson followed with a finals win against Jose Acosta at 138 pounds, 12-10.

“It’s great having us Minnesota guys come down to Vegas and get those wins, get those auto-qualifiers. It’s good to come down here and dominate,” said Johnson.

Returning Western Junior Greco-Roman Regionals champion David Goodpaster won his second title, defeating Brad Feagans by tech fall in the 220 lbs final.

“It feels great, just coming down here and putting in hard work throughout the season. It just feels good,” said Goodpaster.

Chase Wickman, another returning champion, was defeated in the finals by Clai Quintanilla at 126 lbs. Quintanilla was recently a double champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman at the 2015 Cadet Northwest Regionals in Battle Ground, Wash., March 27-29.

Returning runner-up wrestlers from the 2014 competition Joshua Cortez at 145 lbs, and C.J. McKinnis at 170 lbs were beaten in the finals again.

Cortez was defeated in the finals by Quentin Hovis, 10-16. Hovis was a silver medalist at the 2014 ASICS/Vaughan Cadet Greco-Roman National Championships in Fargo, N.D., as well as a bronze medalist in the 2013 Greco-Roman competition.

Tyler Selemaea went on to defeat McKinnis in the 170 lbs final, 6-0.

2015 WESTERN JUNIOR GRECO-ROMAN REGIONALS, LAS VEGAS, NEV., MAY 6

Men - 100
1st Place - Ryan Chauvin of Front Range Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Gage Murphy of Cimarron Memorial Bad Boy WC
3rd Place - Darrick Stacey of EIWA Elite Club
Round 1 - Ryan Chauvin (Front Range Wrestling Club) won by fall over Gage Murphy (Cimarron Memorial Bad Boy WC) (Fall 0:52)
Round 2 - Ryan Chauvin (Front Range Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Darrick Stacey (EIWA Elite Club) (TF 13-3)
Round 3 - Gage Murphy (Cimarron Memorial Bad Boy WC) won by injury default over Darrick Stacey (EIWA Elite Club) (Inj. 3:19)

Men - 106
1st Place - Jordan Martinez of TWC/Arizona Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Jason Holmes of Thorobred Wrestling Club
3rd Place - Patrick McKee of Pinnacle
Round 1 - Jason Holmes (Thorobred Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Patrick McKee (Pinnacle) (TF 10-0)
Round 2 - Patrick McKee (Pinnacle) won by tech fall over Jordan Martinez (TWC/Arizona Wrestling Club) (TF 13-0)
Round 3 - Jordan Martinez (TWC/Arizona Wrestling Club) won by forfeit over Jason Holmes (Thorobred Wrestling Club) (FF)

Men - 113
1st Place - Jet Tryon of MO West Championship Wrestling
2nd Place - Jacob Davis of Foothills
3rd Place - Nicholas Walker of Florida Jets
Round 1 - Jacob Davis (Foothills) won by fall over Nicholas Walker (Florida Jets) (Fall 1:20)
Round 2 - Jet Tryon (MO West Championship Wrestling) won by tech fall over Jacob Davis (Foothills) (TF 14-4)
Round 3 - Jet Tryon (MO West Championship Wrestling) won by tech fall over Nicholas Walker (Florida Jets) (TF 10-0)

Men - 120
1st Place - Jerry Mealey of cobra all stars
2nd Place - Gavinin Maslen of Kotzebue Wrestling Club
3rd Place - Jose Tapia of PATRIOT WRESTLING
4th Place - Shane Williams of Pin City Wrestling Club
1st Place Match - Jerry Mealey (cobra all stars) won by tech fall over Gavinin Maslen (Kotzebue Wrestling Club) (TF 12-0)
3rd Place Match - Jose Tapia (PATRIOT WRESTLING) won by tech fall over Shane Williams (Pin City Wrestling Club) (TF 11-0)

Men - 126
1st Place - Clai Quintanilla of Washington
2nd Place - Chase Wickman of Pin City Wrestling Club
3rd Place - Joey Revelli of Tacktic T3 Wrestling Club
4th Place - Matthew Lavengood of Durango Wrestling
1st Place Match - Clai Quintanilla (Washington) won by decision over Chase Wickman (Pin City Wrestling Club) (Dec 2-0)
3rd Place Match - Joey Revelli (Tacktic T3 Wrestling Club) won by decision over Matthew Lavengood (Durango Wrestling) (Dec 9-5)

Men - 132
1st Place - Mitchell McKee of Pinnacle
2nd Place - Brock Hardy of Box Elder Stinger
3rd Place - Dylan Gregerson of Tactik 3-Style
4th Place - C. Harrison Bamman of MO West Championship Wrestling
1st Place Match - Mitchell McKee (Pinnacle) won by decision over Brock Hardy (Box Elder Stinger) (Dec 6-4)
3rd Place Match - Dylan Gregerson (Tactik 3-Style) won by decision over C. Harrison Bamman (MO West Championship Wrestling) (Dec 8-5)

Men - 138
1st Place - Ty Johnson of Minnesota Storm
2nd Place - Jose Acosta of X-Factor Elite
3rd Place - Paul Fitterer of Minnesota Storm
4th Place - Cory Crooks of Predator
1st Place Match - Ty Johnson (Minnesota Storm) won by decision over Jose Acosta (X-Factor Elite) (Dec 12-10)
3rd Place Match - Paul Fitterer (Minnesota Storm) won by tech fall over Cory Crooks (Predator) (TF 11-0)

Men - 145
1st Place - Quentin Hovis of Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Joshua Cortez of TEam Temecula
3rd Place - Jaron Jensen of Team Utah
4th Place - Bronson Spies of Sons of Thunder
1st Place Match - Quentin Hovis (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) won by decision over Joshua Cortez (TEam Temecula) (Dec 16-10)
3rd Place Match - Jaron Jensen (Team Utah) won by fall over Bronson Spies (Sons of Thunder) (Fall 0:45)

Men - 152
1st Place - Jake Allar of Pinnacle
2nd Place - Jesse Jeffries of MO West Championship Wrestling
3rd Place - Dewey Krueger of X-Factor Elite
4th Place - Leonard Merkin of NYAC
1st Place Match - Jake Allar (Pinnacle) won by tech fall over Jesse Jeffries (MO West Championship Wrestling) (TF 16-6)
3rd Place Match - Dewey Krueger (X-Factor Elite) won by decision over Leonard Merkin (NYAC) (Dec 21-17)

Men - 160
1st Place - Taylor Owens of Suples Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Johnny Blankenship of Platte County
3rd Place - Trey Meyer of Inland Northwest Training Cntr
4th Place - Jacom Stacey of EIWA Elite Club
1st Place Match - Taylor Owens (Suples Wrestling Club) won by decision over Johnny Blankenship (Platte County) (Dec 8-2)
3rd Place Match - Trey Meyer (Inland Northwest Training Cntr) won by fall over Jacom Stacey (EIWA Elite Club) (Fall 4:10)

Men - 170
1st Place - Tyler Selemaea of MO West Championship Wrestling
2nd Place - C.j. McKinnis of Sandy High School
3rd Place - Logan Nelson of Pin City Wrestling Club
4th Place - Elias Vaoifi of MO West Championship Wrestling
1st Place Match - Tyler Selemaea (MO West Championship Wrestling) won by decision over C.j. McKinnis (Sandy High School) (Dec 6-0)
3rd Place Match - Logan Nelson (Pin City Wrestling Club) won by decision over Elias Vaoifi (MO West Championship Wrestling) (Dec 18-14)

Men - 182
1st Place - Chad Porter of TWC/Arizona Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Nolan Badovinac of Port Alberni
3rd Place - Brian Anderson of Titian Mercery Wrestling Club
4th Place - Colton Storey of MO West Championship Wrestling
5th Place - Adam Fowler of Wild Wild West Wrestling Club
Round 1 - Brian Anderson (Titian Mercery Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Adam Fowler (Wild Wild West Wrestling Club) (TF 13-0)
Round 1 - Chad Porter (TWC/Arizona Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Nolan Badovinac (Port Alberni) (TF 10-0)
Round 2 - Nolan Badovinac (Port Alberni) won by tech fall over Colton Storey (MO West Championship Wrestling) (TF 12-0)
Round 2 - Chad Porter (TWC/Arizona Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Brian Anderson (Titian Mercery Wrestling Club) (TF 12-2)
Round 3 - Chad Porter (TWC/Arizona Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Colton Storey (MO West Championship Wrestling) (TF 13-2)
Round 3 - Nolan Badovinac (Port Alberni) won by fall over Adam Fowler (Wild Wild West Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:12)
Round 4 - Colton Storey (MO West Championship Wrestling) won by fall over Adam Fowler (Wild Wild West Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:23)
Round 4 - Nolan Badovinac (Port Alberni) won by tech fall over Brian Anderson (Titian Mercery Wrestling Club) (TF 10-0)
Round 5 - Brian Anderson (Titian Mercery Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Colton Storey (MO West Championship Wrestling) (TF 11-0)
Round 5 - Chad Porter (TWC/Arizona Wrestling Club) won by fall over Adam Fowler (Wild Wild West Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:58)

Men - 195
1st Place - Joshua Roetman of Kotzebue Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Shane French of Tactik 3-Style
3rd Place - Nathaniel Garcia of Cimarron Memorial Bad Boy WC
4th Place - Xavier Bennett of Cimarron Memorial Bad Boy WC
Round 1 - Joshua Roetman (Kotzebue Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Nathaniel Garcia (Cimarron Memorial Bad Boy WC) (TF 11-0)
Round 1 - Shane French (Tactik 3-Style) won by tech fall over Xavier Bennett (Cimarron Memorial Bad Boy WC) (TF 11-0)
Round 2 - Nathaniel Garcia (Cimarron Memorial Bad Boy WC) won by fall over Xavier Bennett (Cimarron Memorial Bad Boy WC) (Fall 3:28)
Round 2 - Joshua Roetman (Kotzebue Wrestling Club) won by fall over Shane French (Tactik 3-Style) (Fall 2:41)
Round 3 - Shane French (Tactik 3-Style) won by decision over Nathaniel Garcia (Cimarron Memorial Bad Boy WC) (Dec 15-7)
Round 3 - Joshua Roetman (Kotzebue Wrestling Club) won by fall over Xavier Bennett (Cimarron Memorial Bad Boy WC) (Fall 0:18)

Men - 220
1st Place - Dallas Goodpaster of Peninsula Wrestling Club (PWC)
2nd Place - Brad Feagans of MO West Championship Wrestling
3rd Place - Brian Barnes of McMinnville High School Wrestl
4th Place - Wade French of Tacktic T3 Wrestling Club
1st Place Match - Dallas Goodpaster (Peninsula Wrestling Club (PWC)) won by tech fall over Brad Feagans (MO West Championship Wrestling) (TF 10-0)
3rd Place Match - Brian Barnes (McMinnville High School Wrestl) won by decision over Wade French (Tacktic T3 Wrestling Club) (Dec 4-3)

Men - 285
1st Place - Tate Orndorff of Inland Northwest Training Cntr
2nd Place - Dante Jiovenetta of Florida Jets
3rd Place - Hunter Mullins of Team Aggression
4th Place - Antonio Ramirez of Marvel Wrestling
1st Place Match - Tate Orndorff (Inland Northwest Training Cntr) won by tech fall over Dante Jiovenetta (Florida Jets) (TF 10-0)
3rd Place Match - Hunter Mullins (Team Aggression) won by decision over Antonio Ramirez (Marvel Wrestling) (Dec 4-0)