USA Wrestling Cadet Freestyle Nati...

Cadet Freestyle National Championships Finalist Bios

By Richard Immel, USA Wrestling | July 23, 2016, 10:36 a.m. (ET)

88 lbs.
Sam Latona, Alabaster, Ala.

2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… 2016 Southeast Regional champion in freestyle… Second in 2016 Southeast Regional in Greco-Roman… 2016 Dixie Nationals champion… Son of Norman and Shannon… Attends Thompson High School… Coached by Shawn Weltzin and Shad Rissler… Born: May 12, 2000… Age: 16

Cullan Schriever, Mason City, Iowa
2016 Iowa State champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… two-time USA Wrestling Triple Crown winner in Schoolboy… Son of Ryan and Jamie… Will attend Mason City High School… Coached by Dusty Rhodes and T.J. Sebolt… Born: December 21, 2001… Age: 14

94 lbs.
Jeremiah Reno, Kansas City, Mo.

Second in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2015 Schoolboy Folkstyle Nationals champion… Will attend Liberty High School… Son of David and Marcy… Coached by Dustin Brewer, Randy Smith and Ted Perez… Born: June 9, 2001… Age: 15

Justin Bierdumpfel, Mahwah, N.J.
Third in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2016 Northeast Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Will attend Don Bosco Prep… Son of Karl and Joann… Coached by Austin Wall, Matt Ciempa, Bobby Shearer and Kyle Bierdumpfel… Born: July 14, 2001… Age: 15

100 lbs.
Ridge Lovett, Post Falls, Idaho

2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… Fifth at 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2016 Idaho state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Sixth at 2016 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Idaho high school state champion… Second in 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Fifth in 2015 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Son of Tashawn and Lonnie… Attends Post Falls High School… Coached by Pete Reardon, Abel DeLaRossa and Lonnie Lovett… Born: August 25, 2000… Age: 15

Julian Tagg, Broadview Heights, Ohio

2016 Ohio state champion in freestyle… Second in 2016 Central Regional in freestyle… Will attend Brecksville Broadview Heights High School… Son of Lorinda… Coached by Todd Haverdill and Ty Mitch… Born: June 11, 2001… Age: 15

106 lbs.
Corey Gamet, Jackson, Mich.

2016 Michigan state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Michigan state champion with a 15-0 record at 103 pounds as a freshman from Parma Western High School… Son of James and Heather… Coached Greg Hoffman and Chris Williams… Born: July 11, 2000… Age: 16

Jace Koelzer, Olathe, Kan.

2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… 2016 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2016 Kansas High School state champion… 2016 Kansas state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Southern Plains Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in 2015 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals… Fourth in 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Second in 2015 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Son of Jason and Yung… Attends Olathe South High School… Coached by Connor Fitzgerald and Travis Keal… Born: June 28, 2000… Age: 16

113 lbs.
Colton Yapoujian, Arvada, Colo.

Fourth in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2016 Northern Plains champion in freestyle… 2016 Junior Duals All-Tournament Team going 8-0 in freestyle… Third in 2016 Colorado state championships with a 34-8 record at 106 pounds for Pomona High School… Son of John and Kara… Coached by Sam Federico and Tom Clum… Born: January 19, 2000… Age: 16

Travis Ford-Melton, Monee, Ill.
Second in 2015 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Sixth in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2015 Northern Plains Cadet champion… Fourth in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals… 2016 Illinois state champion with a 50-1 at 106 pounds for Marian Catholic High School… Son of Vasil and Tasha Robinson… Coached by Dan Jordan… Born: February 7, 2000… Age: 16

120 lbs.
Jordan Decatur, Akron, Ohio

Second in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2106 Ohio state champion in freestyle… 2015 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 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: 15

Brody Teske, Duncombe, Iowa
Second in 2016 Norther Plains Regional in freestyle… Second in 2016 Iowa state championships in freestyle… Second in 2015 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals… 2016 Iowa state champion with a 43-0 record at 113 pounds as a sophomore for Fort Dodge High School… Iowa state champion with a 43-0 record at 106 pounds as a freshman… Son of Dan and Wendy… Coached by Bobby Thompson and Carl Valley… Born: January 17, 2000… Age: 16

126 lbs.
Nicholas Raimo, East Hanover, N.J.

2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… 2015 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion… Third in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Second in 2016 New Jersey NJSIAA State Championships… 2015 Northeast Regionals champion… New Jersey state freestyle champion… Four-time Middle School state champion… Son of Lou and Debi… Attends Hanover Park High School… Coached by James Lavalle and Damion Logan… Born: July 10, 2000… Age: 16

Jaden Abas, Bakersfield, Calif.
Sixth in 2015 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Second in 2016 West Regional in freestyle… 2014 Schoolboy Freestyle Nationals champion… Second in 2016 California state championships with a 56-4 record at 120 pounds as a freshman for Frontier High School… Son of Gerry and Virginia… Father Gerry was a three-time NCAA finalist and four-time NCAA All-American for Fresno State… Coached by Kirk Moore, Carlo Franciotti and Gerry Abas… Born: April 21, 2000… Age: 16

132 lbs.
Jacori Teemer, Long Beach, N.Y.

2016 New York state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Seventh in 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2016 New York state champion with a 49-0 record at 126 pounds as a sophomore for Long Beach High School… New York state champion with a 46-2 record at 106 pounds as a freshman… Son of Alan… Coached by Ray Adams and Miguel Rodrigues… Born: December 1, 2000… Age: 15

Mason Phillips, Stanwood, Wash.
2016 Cadet Greco-Roman champion… 2016 Northwest Freestyle Regional champion… 2016 Washington high school state champion… Eighth in 2015 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Son of Brad and Joan… Attends Stanwood High School… Coached by Andy Cook… Born: January 13, 2000… Age: 16

138 lbs.
Sam Sasso, Nazareth, Pa.

Third in 2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Second in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2016 Northeast Regional champion… 2015 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion and fifth in Greco-Roman… 2015 Pennsylvania Cadet freestyle and Greco-Roman state champion… Third in 2016 Pennsylvania state championships with a 45-8 record as a sophomore for Nazareth High School… Second in 2015 Pennsylvania state championships at 120 pounds as a freshman with a 45-8 record… Son of Lorraine and Robert… Coached by Dave Crowell and Whitey Chlebove… Born: April 20, 2000… Age: 16

Brock Hardy, Brigham City, Utah
Second in 2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2016 Western Junior Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Second in 2015 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle… 2015 Western Junior Regionals freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… 2014 Schoolboy Triple Crown winner… 2016 Utah state champion as a sophomore at 145 pounds with a 40-2 record for Box Elder High School… 2015 Utah state champion as a freshman at 132 pounds with a 40-1 record… Son of Chris and Jenny… Coached by Mike Ripplinger and Ben Kjar… Born: April 27, 2000… Age: 16

145 lbs.
Markus Hartman, Barrington, Ill.

Third in 2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Second in 2016 Central Regional in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in 2016 Illinois state championships in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Fifth in 2016 Illinois state championships as a sophomore at 126 pounds with a record of 42-8 for Barrington High School… Son of Eric and Christina… Coached by Dave Udcheck and Mike Poeta… Born: January 17, 2000… Age: 16

Jared Franek, Harwood, N.D.
2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Seventh in 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Fourth in 2015 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 North Dakota state champion as a sophomore at 138 pounds with a 49-3 record for West Fargo High School… 2015 North Dakota state champion as a freshman at 120 pounds with a 51-0 record… Son of Shawn and Laura… Coached by Kevin Fynboh, Ben Berogan and Ryan Kringlie… Born: May 10, 2000… Age: 16

152 lbs.
Frankie Gissendanner, Rochester, N.Y.

Fourth in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Eighth in 2015 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2016 New York state champion as a sophomore at 145 pounds with a 45-0 record for Penfield High School… 2015 New York state champion as a freshman at 138 pounds with a 44-0 record… Son of Frankie and Nicole… Coached by John Leone, Cookie and Alea… Born: February 9, 2000… Age: 16

Michael O’Malley, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.
Third in 2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Sixth in 2016 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Fourth in 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Sixth in 2015 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… 2015 Northeast Regionals champion in freestyle… Second in 2016 New Jersey state championships as a sophomore at 145 pounds for Hasbrouck Heights High School… Fifth in 2015 New Jersey state championships as a freshman t 138 pounds… Son of Dan and Candace… Coached by Craig Messery and Damion Logan… Born: September 9, 2000… Age: 15

160 lbs.
Julian Ramirez, Marksboro, N.J. (Representing Florida)

Third in 2016 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… 2016 Florida high state champion as a freshman at 152 pounds with a 51-2 record… 2016 Florida high school state champion as eighth grader at 138 pounds with a 53-2 record… Attends Blair Academy… Son of Carlos and Maylin… Coached by Antonelli and Varona… Born: January 18, 2001… Age: 15

Aaron Brooks, Hagerstown, Md.
2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… 2016 Maryland state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Two-time Maryland MOSSAA State Championships champion… Son of John… Attends North Hagerstown High School… Coached by Greg Slick and Mike Palmer… Born: June 15, 2000… Age: 16

170 lbs.
Travis Wittlake Jr., Myrtle Point, Ore.

2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… 2016 U.S. Cadet World Team member… 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… Third in 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Four-time USA Wrestling Triple Crown winner… 2015 USA Wrestling Folkstyle National champion… Two-time Oregon state high school champion… Attends Marshfield High School… Son of Travis and Liz Wittlake and Christie Johnson… Coached by Travis Wittlake Sr.… Born: January 15, 2000… Age: 16

Tyler Barnes, Rock City Falls, N.Y.
Second in 2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… 2016 Southeast Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 New York state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Northeast Regional champion in freestyle… Third in 2016 Northeast Greco-Roman Regional… Fifth in 2016 New York NYSPHSAA State Championships… Son of Terry and Amy… Attends Ballston Spa… Coached by Harvey Starlters and Matt Stewart… Born: February 11, 2000… Age: 16

182 lbs.
Ryan Karoly, Hackettstown, N.J.

2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… Second at 2015 Beast of the East… 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion… Second in 2015 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… 2016 National Prep champion… Son of Alex and Lee Ann… Attends Malvern Prep… Coached by Nate Lauter… Born: February 18, 2000… Age: 16

Lucas Davison, Chesterton, Ind.
Fifth in 2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… 2016 Central Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Indiana freestyle state champion… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 Indiana state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Second in 2015 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Attends Chesterton High School… Son of Keith and Jennifer… Coached by Keith Davison… Born July 5, 2000… Age: 16

195 lbs.
Sergio Villalobos, Woodridge, Ill.

Seventh in 2016 Cadet Greco-Roman championships… 2016 Southeast Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Illinois state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 Southeast Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2015 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Attends Downers Grove South High School… Son of Sergio and Hilda… Born: June 27, 2000… Age: 16

Braxton Amos, Mineral Wells, W.V. (Representing Ohio)
2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… 2016 Central Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 West Virginia state champion in freestyle… 2015 Schoolboy Duals All-Tournament Team in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2015 Super 32 Middle School champion… Son of Tim and Anika… Attends Parkersburg South High School… Coached by Shaun Smith and Miron Kharchinaya… Born: May 7, 2001… Age: 15

220 lbs.
Cohlton Schultz, Parker, Colo.

2016 Cadet World Team member in Greco-Roman… 2016 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… Third in 2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Third in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2015 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion and second in freestyle… 2015 Pan American Cadet champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2015 Colorado state freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… 2016 Colorado state champion as a freshman for Ponderosa High School… Son of Rick… Coached by Corey McNellis and Matt Lindland… Born September 27, 2000… Age: 15

Gavin Hoffman, Logan Station, Pa.
Fifth in 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2016 Northeast Regional champion in freestyle… 2015 Northeast Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in 2016 FloNationals… Two-time NHSCA Nationals champion… 2016 Pennsylvania state champion as a sophomore at 195 pounds with a 47-2 record for Montoursville High School… Sixth at 2015 Pennsylvania state championships as a freshman at 170 pounds with a 41-6 record… Son of Jim and Marissa… Coached by Jamie Yonkin and Ian Assael… Born: March 24, 2000… Age: 16

285 lbs.
Ronald Tucker, Lockport, Ill.

Fifth in 2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Fifth in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2016 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2016 Illinois state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2015 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… Attends Lockport High School… Son of Melinda… Coached by Josh Oster… Born: April 20, 2001… Age: 15

Montana Phillips, Lawton, Okla.
Second in 2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… 2016 Southern Plains Greco-Roman Regional champion… Second in 2016 Southern Plains Freestyle Regional… 2016 Oklahoma state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2016 Oklahoma OSSAA State Championships… Son of Trisha… Attends Lawton MacArthur High School… Coached by Bobby Cook… Born: March 9, 2000… Age: 16