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Shields-Colbray wins fifth Fargo title, Parriott doubles up, Darmstadt OW at Junior Freestyle Nationals

By Richard Immel, USA Wrestling | July 23, 2016, 3:46 p.m. (ET)

 132 lbs. Junior Freestyle Nationals champion Ian Parker of Michigan.
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FARGO, N.D. – The 2016 ASICS/Vaughan Cadet and Junior National Championships wrapped up on Saturday afternoon at the Fargodome with 15 wrestlers claiming Junior freestyle crowns.

Oregon superstar Sam Shields-Colbray secured his fifth Fargo title with an electrifying 15-4 technical fall win over 2014 Cadet Triple Crown winner Keegan Moore of Minnesota in the 220-pound finals.

"I just compete the best to my God-given ability. I knew that this was my last year to perform here and every step, no matter what caliber of competition, is going to improve your level,” said Colbray.

Shields-Colbray, one of five Iowa State commits in the Junior freestyle finals, doubled up on Junior titles this week. The only other wrestler to win Junior Nationals in both Greco-Roman and freestyle was three-time Minnesota state champion Griffin Parriott.

Committed to wrestle at Purdue next year, Parriott exploded for a 10-0 technical fall win over California state champion Zander Wick in the 152-pound finals.

"I've got the best training partners like Mitch McKee, Jake Allar and Owen Webster. We all train together and we go hard. Our coaches are on us about acting like we're the baddest dudes out there and we're the toughest. If you believe that, that's what's going to show on the mat,” said Parriott.

Two-time Ohio state champion Ben Darmstadt continued to shoot up the high school ranks with a blistering performance at 195 pounds over the last three days. He defeated John Borst of Virginia in the championship match, 10-0.

On his road to the title, Darmstadt picked up four technical falls and two pins without surrendering a single point. Darmstadt was named Outstanding Wrestler of the Junior freestyle tournament and has committed to wrestle in college at Cornell.

"I've always come up short so I've always wanted to get that stop sign instead of one of those little coasters,” Darmstadt said. “After last year, I knew that I needed to work on my all of this year and all of this summer, I have been working on setting up my shots, getting closer and good finishes."

Two-time Michigan state champion Ian Parker pulled the upset of the finals by taking out four-time Fargo champion Taylor LaMont of Utah in the 132-pound finals, 3-2. Parker was a Cadet freestyle champion in 2013 and will wrestle at Iowa State next year.

"I knew that he was the best in the country and best in the world, but I know I'm right there with those guys. I knew I could compete with him. I lost a close match to him earlier this summer so I knew I was right there. It was an amazing feeling. It was my first time in the finals at Fargo and it's amazing beating a world-class guy like that,” said Parker.

2015 Cadet World bronze medalist Owen Webster dominated in the 182-pound finals with a 10-0 technical fall over Kevin Parker of New York. Webster, who won a Cadet Greco-Roman title in 2014, is a Minnesota state champion and will wrestle at the next level for his home state Gophers.

Two-time Cadet World Team member Gavin Teasdale of Pennsylvania won a back and forth bout against two-time Junior Greco-Roman champion Dalton Duffield of Oklahoma in the 120-pound finals, 8-6. Teasdale is a two-time Pennsylvania state champion entering his junior campaign and has already committed to wrestle at Iowa in college.

Colorado’s Malik Heinselman won his fourth Fargo title and first in the Junior division after topping familiar foe Brendon Garcia of Colorado, 15-5, in the 100-pound finals. Heinselman is a two-time Cadet World Team member and will wrestle at the UWW Cadet World Championships in freestyle this September.

Indiana state champion Nick Lee executed to perfection late against two-time Michigan state champion Kanen Storr to win the 138-pound bracket in the waning moments of the finals, 11-10. Lee was a Cadet freestyle champion in 2014 and has committed to wrestle at Penn State.

Illinois product Austin Gomez tacked on Junior freestyle champion to his already impressive wrestling resume that includes Cadet Greco-Roman and freestyle champion and Cadet World Team member with an impressive pin over Indiana’s Paul Konrath in the 126-pound finals. Gomez has committed to compete in college at Iowa State.

At heavyweight, Iowa high school state champion Gannon Gremmel took out Anthony Cassioppi of Illinois, 14-4, to give the latest class of Iowa State Cyclone commits four Junior freestyle titles. Gremmel also won a Cadet freestyle title two years ago.

The only wrestler to defend his Junior freestyle title from 2015 was Arizona’s Jason Holmes at 106 pounds. Holmes, a 2014 Cadet World Team member, stopped Rayvon Foley of Michigan in the finals, 7-2.

At 145 pounds, 2015 Cadet champion in both styles Anthony Artalona of Florida edged 2015 Cadet World champion Jarod Verkleeren of Pennsylvania in the finals, 2-1. All three points in the bout came by way of the shot clock. Artalona finished in third place in the Junior Greco-Roman competition earlier this week and is a two-time Florida state champion.

Two-time Cadet Nationals champion Nic Aguilar of California (113), 2014 Cadet Greco-Roman champion Jake Allar of Minnesota (160) and Missouri state champion and Missouri commit Canten Marriot (170) round out the list of Junior freestyle champions.

Pennsylvania took home the state’s first Junior Nationals freestyle title since 2009. The Keystone State hammers accumulated 58 team points, finishing six points ahead of runner-up Minnesota. Illinois, Michigan and Iowa round out the top five Junior teams.

Select matches from the 2016 ASICS/Vaughan Cadet and Junior National Championships will be archived on Complete brackets, results and team scores can be found on

July 23 at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D.

Team Scores
1. Pennsylvania 58
2. Minnesota 52
3. Illinois 46
4. Michigan 39
5. Iowa 34
6. Missouri 30
7. Ohio 25
8. Arizona 24
9. California 22
T-10. Colorado 21
T-10. Utah 21

Championship Results
100 lbs. – Malik Heinselman (Colorado) tech. fall Brendon Garcia (Colorado), 15-5
106 lbs. – Jason Holmes (Arizona) dec. Rayvon Foley (Michigan), 7-2
113 lbs. – Nic Aguilar (California) dec. Dylan D’Emilio (Ohio), 12-7
120 lbs. – Gavin Teasdale (Pennsylvania) dec. Dalton Duffield (Oklahoma), 8-6
126 lbs. – Austin Gomez (Illinois) fall Paul Konrath (Indiana), 2:43
132 lbs. – Ian Parker (Michigan) dec. Taylor LaMont (Utah), 3-2
138 lbs. – Nick Lee (Indiana) dec. Kanen Storr (Michigan), 11-10
145 lbs. – Anthony Artalona (Florida) dec. Jarod Verkleeren (Pennsylvania), 2-1
152 lbs. – Griffin Parriott (Minnesota) tech. fall Zander Wick (California), 10-0
160 lbs. – Jake Allar (Minnesota) tech. fall Max Wohlabaugh (Florida), 10-0
170 lbs. – Canten Marriott (Missouri) dec. Owen Pentz (Utah), 6-5
182 lbs. – Owen Webster (Minnesota) tech. fall Kevin Parker (New York), 10-0
195 lbs. – Benjamin Darmstadt (Ohio) tech. fall John Borst (Virginia), 10-0
220 lbs. – Sam Shields-Colbray (Oregon) tech. fall Keegan Moore (Minnesota), 15-4
285 lbs. – Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) tech. fall Anthony Cassioppi (Illinois), 14-4

Final Results
100 pounds
1st Place - Malik Heinselman of Colorado
2nd Place - Brendon Garcia of Colorado
3rd Place - Cevion Severado of Missouri
4th Place - Riley Weir of Oklahoma
5th Place - Brandon Nunez of New York
6th Place - Matthew Petersen of Minnesota
7th Place - Brenden Chaowanapibool of Washington
8th Place - Anthony King of Illinois
1st Place Match - Malik Heinselman (Colorado) won by tech fall over Brendon Garcia (Colorado) (TF 15-5)
3rd Place Match - Cevion Severado (Missouri) won by tech fall over Riley Weir (Oklahoma) (TF 17-5)
5th Place Match - Brandon Nunez (New York) won by decision over Matthew Petersen (Minnesota) (Dec 8-4)
7th Place Match - Brenden Chaowanapibool (Washington) won by tech fall over Anthony King (Illinois) (TF 22-11)

106 pounds
1st Place - Jason Holmes of Arizona
2nd Place - Rayvon Foley of Michigan
3rd Place - Brandon Kaylor of Washington
4th Place - Jaret Lane of Pennsylvania
5th Place - Ty Smith of Nevada
6th Place - Cody Craig of Maine
7th Place - Cody Phippen of Missouri
8th Place - Nathan Rankin of Texas
1st Place Match - Jason Holmes (Arizona) won by decision over Rayvon Foley (Michigan) (Dec 7-2)
3rd Place Match - Brandon Kaylor (Washington) won by tech fall over Jaret Lane (Pennsylvania) (TF 11-0)
5th Place Match - Ty Smith (Nevada) won by tech fall over Cody Craig (Maine) (TF 12-2)
7th Place Match - Cody Phippen (Missouri) won by decision over Nathan Rankin (Texas) (Dec 15-8)

113 pounds
1st Place - Nic Aguilar of California
2nd Place - Dylan D`emilio of Ohio
3rd Place - Patrick Mckee of Minnesota
4th Place - Dominic Lajoie of Michigan
5th Place - Mike Madara of Pennsylvania
6th Place - Michael Colaiocco of New Jersey
7th Place - Clayton Singh of Missouri
8th Place - Brock Bergelin of Wisconsin
1st Place Match - Nic Aguilar (California) won by decision over Dylan D`emilio (Ohio) (Dec 12-7)
3rd Place Match - Patrick Mckee (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Dominic Lajoie (Michigan) (TF 14-4)
5th Place Match - Mike Madara (Pennsylvania) won by decision over Michael Colaiocco (New Jersey) (Dec 7-5)
7th Place Match - Clayton Singh (Missouri) won by decision over Brock Bergelin (Wisconsin) (Dec 16-9)

120 pounds
1st Place - Gavin Teasdale of Pennsylvania
2nd Place - Dalton Duffield of Oklahoma
3rd Place - Brandon Courtney of Arizona
4th Place - Drew Mattin of Ohio
5th Place - Danny Vega of Arizona
6th Place - Jet Taylor of Oklahoma
7th Place - Bryce West of Iowa
8th Place - Tommy Hoskins of Ohio
1st Place Match - Gavin Teasdale (Pennsylvania) won by decision over Dalton Duffield (Oklahoma) (Dec 8-6)
3rd Place Match - Brandon Courtney (Arizona) won by tech fall over Drew Mattin (Ohio) (TF 12-2)
5th Place Match - Danny Vega (Arizona) won by tech fall over Jet Taylor (Oklahoma) (TF 19-8)
7th Place Match - Bryce West (Iowa) won by tech fall over Tommy Hoskins (Ohio) (TF 17-7)

126 pounds
1st Place - Austin Gomez of Illinois
2nd Place - Paul Konrath of Indiana
3rd Place - Matthew Schmitt of Missouri
4th Place - Alex Thomsen of Iowa
5th Place - Zach Sherman of New Jersey
6th Place - Paul Bianchi of Wisconsin
7th Place - Dan Moran of Pennsylvania
8th Place - Jakob Campbell of Pennsylvania
1st Place Match - Austin Gomez (Illinois) won by fall over Paul Konrath (Indiana) (Fall 1:44)
3rd Place Match - Matthew Schmitt (Missouri) won by fall over Alex Thomsen (Iowa) (Fall 2:19)
5th Place Match - Zach Sherman (New Jersey) won by decision over Paul Bianchi (Wisconsin) (Dec 6-3)
7th Place Match - Dan Moran (Pennsylvania) won by decision over Jakob Campbell (Pennsylvania) (Dec 8-4)

132 pounds
1st Place - Ian Parker of Michigan
2nd Place - Taylor Lamont of Utah
3rd Place - Max Murin of Pennsylvania
4th Place - Gabriel Townsell of Illinois
5th Place - Brent Jones of Minnesota
6th Place - Brock Rathbun of Iowa
7th Place - Jeremy Schoenherr of Wisconsin
8th Place - Gary Joint of California
1st Place Match - Ian Parker (Michigan) won by decision over Taylor Lamont (Utah) (Dec 3-2)
3rd Place Match - Max Murin (Pennsylvania) won by tech fall over Gabriel Townsell (Illinois) (TF 12-1)
5th Place Match - Brent Jones (Minnesota) won by fall over Brock Rathbun (Iowa) (Fall 2:14)
7th Place Match - Jeremy Schoenherr (Wisconsin) won by tech fall over Gary Joint (California) (TF 10-0)

138 pounds
1st Place - Nick Lee of Indiana
2nd Place - Kanen Storr of Michigan
3rd Place - Carter Happel of Iowa
4th Place - Mitchell Mckee of Minnesota
5th Place - Rudy Yates of Illinois
6th Place - Parker Filius of Montana
7th Place - Jarrett Degen of Montana
8th Place - Jaime Hernandez of Illinois
1st Place Match - Nick Lee (Indiana) won by decision over Kanen Storr (Michigan) (Dec 11-10)
3rd Place Match - Carter Happel (Iowa) won by tech fall over Mitchell Mckee (Minnesota) (TF 15-5)
5th Place Match - Rudy Yates (Illinois) won by tech fall over Parker Filius (Montana) (TF 16-5)
7th Place Match - Jarrett Degen (Montana) won by decision over Jaime Hernandez (Illinois) (Dec 11-5)

145 pounds
1st Place - Anthony Artalona of Florida
2nd Place - Jarod Verkleeren of Pennsylvania
3rd Place - Philip Conigliaro of Massachusetts
4th Place - Jarrett Jacques of Missouri
5th Place - Ryan Deakin of Colorado
6th Place - Jaron Jensen of Utah
7th Place - Alexander Lloyd of Minnesota
8th Place - Zachary Barnes of Iowa
1st Place Match - Anthony Artalona (Florida) won by decision over Jarod Verkleeren (Pennsylvania) (Dec 2-1)
3rd Place Match - Philip Conigliaro (Massachusetts) won by decision over Jarrett Jacques (Missouri) (Dec 9-8)
5th Place Match - Ryan Deakin (Colorado) won by tech fall over Jaron Jensen (Utah) (TF 12-2)
7th Place Match - Alexander Lloyd (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Zachary Barnes (Iowa) (TF 13-2)

152 pounds
1st Place - Griffin Parriott of Minnesota
2nd Place - Zander Wick of California
3rd Place - Quentin Hovis of Arizona
4th Place - Sammy Cokeley of Kansas
5th Place - Wyatt Sheets of Oklahoma
6th Place - David San miguel of California
7th Place - Hunter Willits of Colorado
8th Place - Ryan Epps of Minnesota
1st Place Match - Griffin Parriott (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Zander Wick (California) (TF 10-0)
3rd Place Match - Quentin Hovis (Arizona) won by tech fall over Sammy Cokeley (Kansas) (TF 10-0)
5th Place Match - Wyatt Sheets (Oklahoma) won by decision over David San miguel (California) (Dec 10-1)
7th Place Match - Hunter Willits (Colorado) won by tech fall over Ryan Epps (Minnesota) (TF 10-0)

160 pounds
1st Place - Jake Allar of Minnesota
2nd Place - Max Wohlabaugh of Florida
3rd Place - Eric Hong of Pennsylvania
4th Place - Hunter Bolen of Virginia
5th Place - Colton Clingenpeel of Iowa
6th Place - Evan Wick of California
7th Place - Trent Hidlay of Pennsylvania
8th Place - Blake Montrie of Michigan
1st Place Match - Jake Allar (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Max Wohlabaugh (Florida) (TF 10-0)
3rd Place Match - Eric Hong (Pennsylvania) won by decision over Hunter Bolen (Virginia) (Dec 6-4)
5th Place Match - Colton Clingenpeel (Iowa) won by injury default over Evan Wick (California) (Inj. 0:00)
7th Place Match - Trent Hidlay (Pennsylvania) won by decision over Blake Montrie (Michigan) (Dec 7-1)

170 pounds
1st Place - Canten Marriott of Missouri
2nd Place - Owen Pentz of Utah
3rd Place - Jackson Hemauer of Wisconsin
4th Place - Jack Jessen of Illinois
5th Place - Timothy (robbie) Bowers of Ohio
6th Place - Josh Ramirez of Louisiana
7th Place - Austin Bell of Pennsylvania
8th Place - Tyler Morland of Michigan
1st Place Match - Canten Marriott (Missouri) won by decision over Owen Pentz (Utah) (Dec 6-5)
3rd Place Match - Jackson Hemauer (Wisconsin) won by tech fall over Jack Jessen (Illinois) (TF 10-0)
5th Place Match - Timothy (robbie) Bowers (Ohio) won by injury default over Josh Ramirez (Louisiana) (Inj. 0:00)
7th Place Match - Austin Bell (Pennsylvania) won by tech fall over Tyler Morland (Michigan) (TF 14-4)

182 pounds
1st Place - Owen Webster of Minnesota
2nd Place - Kevin Parker of New York
3rd Place - Jelani Embree of Michigan
4th Place - Anthony Falbo of Connecticut
5th Place - Matthew Waddell of Georgia
6th Place - Aj Pedro of Massachusetts
7th Place - Tony Vezzetti of Illinois
8th Place - Jakob Woodley of Pennsylvania
1st Place Match - Owen Webster (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Kevin Parker (New York) (TF 10-0)
3rd Place Match - Jelani Embree (Michigan) won by tech fall over Anthony Falbo (Connecticut) (TF 11-0)
5th Place Match - Matthew Waddell (Georgia) won by injury default over Aj Pedro (Massachusetts) (Inj. 0:00)
7th Place Match - Tony Vezzetti (Illinois) won by injury default over Jakob Woodley (Pennsylvania) (Inj. 0:00)

195 pounds
1st Place - Benjamin Darmstadt of Ohio
2nd Place - John Borst of Virginia
3rd Place - Patrick Brucki of Illinois
4th Place - Brandon Kui of New Jersey
5th Place - Brandon Whitman of Michigan
6th Place - Miles Lee of Pennsylvania
7th Place - Andrew Davison of Indiana
8th Place - Sam Grove of North Dakota
1st Place Match - Benjamin Darmstadt (Ohio) won by tech fall over John Borst (Virginia) (TF 10-0)
3rd Place Match - Patrick Brucki (Illinois) won by decision over Brandon Kui (New Jersey) (Dec 6-3)
5th Place Match - Brandon Whitman (Michigan) won by fall over Miles Lee (Pennsylvania) (Fall 1:40)
7th Place Match - Andrew Davison (Indiana) won by tech fall over Sam Grove (North Dakota) (TF 11-1)

220 pounds
1st Place - Sam Shields-Colbray of Oregon
2nd Place - Keegan Moore of Minnesota
3rd Place - Francis Duggan of Pennsylvania
4th Place - Anthony Piscopo of Pennsylvania
5th Place - Ashton Seely of Utah
6th Place - Lucius Rinehart of Wisconsin
7th Place - Jeffrey Allen of Virginia
8th Place - Jacob Sobbing of Missouri
1st Place Match - Sam Shields-Colbray (Oregon) won by tech fall over Keegan Moore (Minnesota) (TF 15-4)
3rd Place Match - Francis Duggan (Pennsylvania) won by injury default over Anthony Piscopo (Pennsylvania) (Inj. 0:00)
5th Place Match - Ashton Seely (Utah) won by tech fall over Lucius Rinehart (Wisconsin) (TF 11-0)
7th Place Match - Jeffrey Allen (Virginia) won by tech fall over Jacob Sobbing (Missouri) (TF 10-0)

285 pounds
1st Place - Gannon Gremmel of Iowa
2nd Place - Anthony Cassioppi of Illinois
3rd Place - Brandon Metz of North Dakota
4th Place - Carter Isley of Iowa
5th Place - Zach Muller of Illinois
6th Place - Thomas Helton of Illinois
7th Place - Kayne Hutchison of Kansas
8th Place - Brian Andrews of Texas
1st Place Match - Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) won by tech fall over Anthony Cassioppi (Illinois) (TF 14-4)
3rd Place Match - Brandon Metz (North Dakota) won by decision over Carter Isley (Iowa) (Dec 4-0)
5th Place Match - Zach Muller (Illinois) won by fall over Thomas Helton (Illinois) (Fall 1:10)
7th Place Match - Kayne Hutchison (Kansas) won by fall over Brian Andrews (Texas) (Fall 1:32)