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Junior Freestyle National Championships Finalist Bios

By Richard Immel, USA Wrestling | July 23, 2016, 10:41 a.m. (ET)

100 lbs.
Malik Heinselman, Castle Rock, Colo.

2016 UWW Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… 2015 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman and freestyle champion… 2014 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… 2016 Colorado state champion in freestyle and 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… 2016 Colorado state champion at 106 pounds as a sophomore for Castleview High School with a 44-1 record … Son of Brian and Caroline… Coached by Ike Anderson… Born June 11, 1999… Age: 17

Brendon Garcia, Pueblo, Colo.
2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… 2016 Colorado freestyle state champion… 2016 Colorado CHSSA state champion at 106 pounds with a 41-0 record for Dolores Huerta High School… Second in 2015 Las Vegas/ASICS Open Cadet Freestyle Championships… Third in 2015 Las Vegas/ASICS Open Cadet Greco-Roman Championships… Son of Robert and Sherry… Coached by Jeremy Hernandez and Denny Garoutte… Born: November 19, 1999… Age: 16

106 lbs.
Jason Holmes, Gilbert, Ariz.

Third in 2016 Junior Greco-Roman Nationals… Third in 2016 UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals… Seventh in 2016 UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals… 2015 Junior Nationals freestyle champion and fourth 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 2015 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 Douglas… Born: March 5, 1998… Age 18

Rayvon Foley, Ann Arbor, Mich.
2016 Michigan state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Second in 2015 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2015 Michigan Cadet state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Second in Michigan state championships at 103 pounds as a junior for Pioneer High School with a 57-1 record… Sixth in Michigan state championships at 103 pounds as sophomore with a 47-8 record… Son of Tracy Foley and Erika Cobb… Coached by Bill Peotosky and John Fisher… Born: July 21, 1999… Age: 17

113 lbs.
Dylan D`Emilio, Curtice, Ohio

Second in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Fifth in 2015 UWW Cadet World Championships in freestyle… 2015 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2016 Central Regional champion in freestyle… 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2015 Northeast Regionals champion… 2014 USA Wrestling Preseason National champion… 2012 Ohio Junior High School state champion… 2016 Ohio state champion as a freshman at 106 pounds for Genoa High School with a 51-1 record… Son of Dominic and Michelle… Coached by Bob Bergman and Scott Burnett… Born: October 23, 1999... Age: 16

Nicolas Aguilar, Gilroy, Calif.
Second in 2015 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Third in 2015 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Second in 2015 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2014 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman and freestyle champion… Second in Western Greco-Roman Cadet Regionals…. Second in 2016 California state championships at 106 pounds as a sophomore for Gilroy High School with a 46-2 record… Son of Damien and Bonny…. Coached by Greg Varela, Marco Sanchez and Jason Moreno… Born October 14, 1998… Age: 17

120 lbs.
Gavin Teasdale, Rices Landing, Pa.

Fourth in 2016 UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials… Second in 2016 UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals… 2015 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion… 2014 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion… Two-time Cadet World Team member… 2013 Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion… 2016 Pennsylvania state champion at 113 pounds as a sophomore at Jeff Morgan High School with an 82-0 record… 2015 Pennsylvania state champion as a freshman at 106 pounds with a 41-0 record… Son of Kristin Haywood… Coached by Mike Lesko, Jody Strittmatter and John Strittmatter… Born: October 29, 1998… Age: 17

Dalton Duffield, Oklahoma City, Okla.
2016 Junior Greco-Roman Nationals champion… 2015 Junior Greco-Roman Nationals champion… Two-time Southern Plains Regional Greco-Roman champion… Fifth in UWW Cadet Nationals… Two-time Oklahoma state Greco-Roman champion… Second in Oklahoma state championships as a senior at 126 pounds for Westmoore High School with a 30-3 record… Second in Oklahoma state championships as a junior at 120 pounds with a 29-4 record… Third in Oklahoma states as a sophomore at 120 pounds with a 28-5 record… Oklahoma state champion at 106 pounds as a freshman with a 21-6 record… Son of Zac and Denisha… Coached by Kevin Casula, Matthew Stevens, Chase Gordon and Sam Hazewinkel… Born August 13, 1997… Age: 18

126 lbs.
Austin Gomez, Carol Stream, Ill.

Fifth in 2015 Junior Freestyle Nationals… Fourth in 2015 UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals… 2014 Cadet National Greco-Roman and freestyle champion… 2013 Cadet National Greco-Roman champion and second in freestyle… 2013 FILA Cadet National freestyle champion… Member of 2013 Cadet World freestyle team… Fifth in 2012 Preseason Cadet Nationals…2016 Illinois state champion at 126 pounds as a junior for Glenbard North High School with a 45-1 record… 2015 Illinois state champion at 113 pounds as a sophomore with a 49-1 record… Third in 2014 Illinois state championships at 113 pounds as a freshman with a 45-4 record… Son of Hector and Frances… Coached by Mark Hahn and Hector Gomez… Born: March 19, 1998… Age: 18

Paul Konrath, Mount Vernon, Ind.
2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2016 Central Regional champion in freestyle… Eighth in 2015 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2015 FloNationals champion… 2014 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2014 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third in 2015 Indiana state championships at 113 pounds as a sophomore for Mount Vernon High School… Second in 2014 Indiana state championships at 106 pounds as a freshman with a 40-3 record… Son of Tim and Trudy… Coached by Blake Mauer and Matt Caughlin… Born: January 18, 1998… Age: 18

132 lbs.
Taylor LaMont, Mapleton, Utah

2016 Junior Greco-Roman Nationals champion… 2016 Junior World Team member in Greco-Roman… 2016 UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals champion… Fifth at 2015 UWW Cadet World Championships… 2015 Junior Nationals freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… 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 senior at 132 pounds for Maple Mountain High School with a 66-0 record…. Utah State champion as a junior at 138 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 and Justin Judkins… Born: March 12, 1998… Age: 18

Ian Parker, St. Johns, Mich.
Fourth in 2015 Junior Freestyle Nationals… Fifth in 2015 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Eighth in 2015 UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals… Seventh in 2014 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Sixth in 2014 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2013 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Second in 2013 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2016 Michigan state champion as a senior at 140 pounds for St. Johns High School… 2015 Michigan state champion as a junior at 125 pounds… Third in 2014 Michigan state championships as a sophomore at 112 pounds… Second in 2013 Michigan state championships as a freshman at 103 pounds… Son of Joel Parker and Sheila Jones… Coached by Derek Phillips and Rodger Massa… Born: February 26, 1998… Age: 18

138 lbs.
Nick Lee, Evansville, Ind.

Third in 2016 UWW Junior World Team Trials… Seventh in 2016 UWW Junior Nationals… 2014 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… Second in 2013 and 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Second in 2016 Indiana state championships at 132 pounds as a junior for Mater Dei High School… 2015 Indiana state champion at 132 pounds as a sophomore… Third in 2014 Indiana state championships at 126 pounds as a freshman… Son of Christopher and Laura… Coached by Greg Schaefer, Blake Maurer and Matt Coughlin… Born March 12, 1998… Age: 18

Kanen Storr, Mason, Mich.
2016 Central Regional champion in freestyle… 2015 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… Second in 2015 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Eighth in 2015 UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals… Fourth in 2014 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Third in 2014 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2013 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… Fifth in 2013 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Second in 2013 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Third in 2013 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Michigan state champion at 145 pounds as a senior for Leslie High School with a 58-0 record… 2015 Michigan state champion at 135 pounds as a junior with a 59-0 record… Second in 2014 Michigan state championships at 119 pounds as a sophomore with a 57-2 record… 2013 Michigan state champion at 103 pounds as a freshman with a 58-0 record… Committed to wrestle at Iowa State University… Son of Lance… Coached by Todd Stern, Roger Massa, Trent Paulson and Travis Paulson… Born: April 5, 1998… Age: 18

145 lbs.
Jarod Verkleeren, Perryopolis, Pa.

2015 UWW Cadet World champion… 2015 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion… 2014 Cadet Nationals champion… 2014 UWW Cadet national champion in freestyle… 2014 UWW Cadet World Team member… Five-time Pennsylvania state freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… Fourth in 2015 Pennsylvania state championships at Belle Vernon Area High School as a sophomore… Son of Gary and Tami… Coached by John Strittmatter and Jody Strittmatter… Born June 1, 1998… Age: 18

Anthony Artalona, Seffner, Fla.
Third in 2016 Junior Greco-Roman Nationals… 2016 Central Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Florida state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2015 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman and freestyle champion… Second in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… Second in 2016 Florida state championships at 145 pounds as a sophomore for Tampa Prep High School… 2015 Florida state champion at 138 pounds as a freshman… 2014 Florida state champion at 120 pounds as an eighth grader… Son of George and Christina… Coached by Andy Bricker and Mike Joyce… Born March 15, 1999… Age: 17

152 lbs.
Zander Wick, San Gabriel, Calif.

2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fifth in 2015 Junior Freestyle Nationals… Second in 2015 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2014 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… 2013 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2016 California state champion at 145 pounds as a senior for San Marino High School… Second in 2015 California state championships at 145 pounds as a junior… Son of Bill and Milena… Coached by John Azevedo… Born: January 10, 1997… Age: 19

Griffin Parriott, Webster, Minn.

2016 Junior Greco-Roman Nationals champion… Third in 2016 UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals… Fifth in 2015 Junior Freestyle Nationals… Third in 2015 UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals… Three-time Minnesota state champion for New Prague high school… Son of Mark and Sara… Coached by Brandon Paulson and Jared Lawrence… Born: September 22, 1997… Age: 18

160 lbs.
Jake Allar, Corcoran, Minn.

Third in 2016 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Fourth in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Third in 2016 UWW Junior Nationals… Second in 2015 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… 2015 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2014 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2014 Northern Plains Regional Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… Third in 2014 Northern Plains Junior Regionals in Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2014 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Minnesota state champion at 152 pounds as a senior for St. Michael-Albertville High School with a 45-2 record… Second in 2015 Minnesota state championships at 138 pounds as a sophomore with a 41-2 record… Third in 2014 Minnesota state championships at 113 pounds as a freshman with a 42-5 record… Son of Larry and Jennifer…. Coached by Dan Lebferve, Brandon Paulson, Jared Lawrence and Jake Dietchler… Born: February 20, 1999… Age: 17

Max Wohlabaugh, Winter Springs, Fla.
Second in 2016 Junior Greco-Roman Nationals… 2016 Cadet World Team member in Greco-Roman… 2016 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… 2016 Southeast Regional champion in Greco-Roman and freestyle… 2016 Central regional champion in Greco-Roman and freestyle… 2015 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals champion… Fifth in 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Second in Florida state championships at 160 pounds as a junior for Winter Springs High School… Third in Florida state championships as a sophomore… Florida state champion as a freshman… Son of Larry and Anne… Coached by Scott Gomrad and JD Robbins… Born: June 7, 1999 Age: 17

170 lbs.
Owen Pentz, Croydon, Utah

2016 Utah state champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… Eighth in 2015 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Two-time Utah Super State champion… 2016 Utah state champion at 170 pounds as a junior for Morgan High School with a 39-2 record… Second in 2015 Utah state championships at 145 pounds as a sophomore with a 32-6 record… Fourth in 2014 Utah state championships at 126 pounds as a freshman with a 25-12 record… Son of Eli and Krissy… Coached by Dustin Rock… Born: January 13, 1999… Age: 17

Canten Marriott, Kansas City, Mo.
2015 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… 2015 Southern Plains champion in freestyle… Seventh in 2014 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals… Third in 2016 Missouri state championships at 170 pounds as a senior for Park Hill High School… 2015 Missouri state champion at 152 pounds as a junior… Fourth in 2014 Missouri state championships at 145 pounds as a sophomore… Third in 2013 Missouri state championships at 132 pounds as a freshman… Son of Darren and Jill… Coached by Jeff Davis and Mike Tuck… Born: August 18, 1997… Age: 18

182 lbs.
Kevin Parker, Clifton Park, N.Y.

Sixth in 2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… 2016 Southeast Regional champion in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… 2016 Northeast Regional champion in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… 2016 New York state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Seventh in 2015 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2016 New York state champion at 182 pounds as a senior for Shenendehowa High School with a 47-1 record… 2015 New York state champion at 170 pounds as a junior with a 47-4 record… Son of Gary and Marilyn… Coached by Robert Weeks and Joe Uccellini… Born: August 7, 1998… Age: 17

Owen Webster, Shakopee, Minn.
Sixth in 2015 Junior Freestyle Nationals… 2015 Cadet World bronze medalist in freestyle… 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals runner-up in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2015 Northern Plains champion in freestyle… 2014 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion and second in freestyle… Third in 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2014 Northern Plains Cadet Greco-Roman champion and second in freestyle… 2013 Northern Plains Cadet champion in both styles… 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fifth in 2015 Minnesota state championships at 160 pounds as a junior for Shakopee High School with a 38-4 record… 2014 Minnesota state champion at 152 pounds as a sophomore with a 35-5 record… Fourth in Minnesota state championships at 138 pounds as a freshman with a 32-9 record… Son of David and Pam… Coached by Brandon Paulson, Jared Lawrence and Jake Dietchler… Born: January 29, 1998… Age: 18

195 lbs.
John Borst, Stephens City, Va.

Third in 2016 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… Eighth in 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2016 Virginia state champion in freestyle… 2016 NHSCA Junior Nationals champion… Fifth in 2016 FloNationals… 2016 Virginia state champion at 182 pounds as a junior for Sherando High School with a 57-2 record… 2015 Virginia state champion at 170 pounds as a sophomore with a 55-2 record… Fifth in 2014 Virginia state championships at 152 pounds as a freshman with a 35-15 record… Son of John and Liz… Coached by Pepper Martin and Joel Elmquist… Born: January 26, 1999… Age: 17

Benjamin Darmstadt, Amherst, Ohio
Fourth in 2015 Junior Freestyle Nationals… Third in 2014 Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2015 Beast of the East champion… 2016 Junior Duals All-Tournament team in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2013 Central Regional Cadet freestyle champion… Third in 2013 Norther Plains in freestyle… 2016 Ohio state champion at 195 pounds as a senior for Elyria High School with a 49-1 record… 2015 Ohio state champion at 182 pounds as a junior with a 51-2 record… Second in 2014 Ohio state championships at 152 pounds as a sophomore with a 42-6 record… Son of Elliot and Michelle Lewis… Born: March 13, 1998… Age: 18

220 lbs.
Sam Shields-Colbray, Hermiston, Ore.

2016 Junior Greco-Roman Nationals champion… Second in 2015 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle… 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: 18

Keegan Moore, Jackson, Minn.
Second in 2015 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… 2014 Cadet Triple Crown winner, claiming national titles in folkstyle, Greco-Roman and freestyle… Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman…. 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle national champion… 2013 Southern Plains Cadet champion in both styles… 2012 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle national champion… Second in 2011 Schoolboy Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2010 Novice Folkstyle Nationals… 2016 Minnesota state champion at 182 pounds as a senior for Jackson County Central High School with a 34-0 record…. 2015 Minnesota state champion at 182 pounds as a junior with a 47-0 record… 2014 Minnesota state champion at 170 pounds as a sophomore with a 48-0 record… Third in 2013 Minnesota state championships at 160 pounds as a freshman with a 33-3 record… Son of Jay and Rhonda… Coached by Randy Baker… Born: February 16, 1998… Age: 18

285 lbs.
Anthony Cassioppi, Roscoe, Ill.

Third in 2016 Junior Greco-Roman Nationals… 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Northern Plains champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Illinois state champion in freestyle and second in Greco-Roman… Third in 2015 Cadet Nationals in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in 2016 Illinois state championships at 285 pounds as a sophomore for Hononegah High School with a 47-3 record… Son of Tony and Erica… Coached by Jason Glodowski… Born: December 1, 1999… Age: 16

Gannon Gremmel, Dubuque, Iowa
2014 Cadet Freestyle Nationals champion… 2015 Northern Plains champion in freestyle… 2014 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion… 2013 and 2014 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… Fifth in 2014 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle…2014 Iowa Cadet state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Iowa state champion at 285 pounds as a senior for Hempstead High School… Second in 2015 Iowa state championships at 285 pounds as a junior… Fifth in the 2014 Iowa state championships as a sophomore with a 45-2 record… Second in 2013 Iowa state championships as a freshman at 220 pounds with a 40-10 record… Son of Joe and Desiree… Coached by Chuck Haas and Brett Haas… Born January 30, 1998… Age: 18