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Junior Freestyle semifinals set in Fargo, as five past Junior champions advance in Monday morning’s quarterfinals

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | July 17, 2017, 1:57 p.m. (ET)

Jaden Enriquez of California wins his 138-pound quarterfinal match at the USMC Junior Freestyle Nationals. Photo by John Sachs,

FARGO, N.D. – All five of the Junior Nationals champions in the field have advanced to the semifinals in men’s freestyle at the USMC Junior Nationals at the Fargodome on Monday morning.

Returning Junior National freestyle champions Anthony Artalona of Florida (145) and Jake Allar of Minnesota (160) reached the semifinals and continued their dominance in the tournament.

Artalona powered through his quarterfinal, scoring a 12-2 technical fall over Logan Jensen of Utah. He will battle talented Sam Sasso of Pennsylvania in the semifinals.

Likewise, Allar posted a technical fall in the semifinals, stopping fellow Minnesotan Austin Brenner of Minnesota, 10-0. He will battle Tyler Dow of Wisconsin, a UWW Junior Greco-Roman champion, in the semifinals.

There are three 2016 Junior Greco-Roman champions who have reached the finals, Brendon Garcia of Colorado (106), Haydn Maley of Oregon (195) and Brandon Metz of North Dakota (285).

Garcia had a tough quarterfinals bout, holding off a late charge by Studd Morris of Oklahoma, 8-6. He will battle
Christopher Trelli of Connecticut in the semifinals. Garcia was second last year in Junior freestyle, and is aiming to win them both this year.

Maley had a wide-open match which saw 33 points scored, as he earned a 22-11 technical fall over Darrell Mason of Illinois in his quarterfinal. He will battle Jace Punke of Illinois in the semifinals.

Metz advanced to the semifinals, after beating Jon Spaulding of Ohio in the quarters. His semifinals matchup is Zach Muller of Illinois.

Garcia was one of five 2016 Junior Freestyle runners-up who have advance to the semifinals, along with Dylan D’Emilio of Ohio (120), Rayvon Foley of Michigan (120), Paul Konrath of Indiana (126) and Anthony Cassioppi of Illinois (286). One of the 2016 Junior Freestyle runners-up in the field lost in the quarterfinals, Max Wohlabaugh of Florida, who fell to Zachary Braunagel of Illinois, 5-4.

Two 2016 Cadet National freestyle champions advanced to the semifinals, Jared Franek of North Dakota (152) and Aaron Brooks of Maryland (170). Three other 2016 Cadet Nationals freestyle champions were beaten during the session.

D’Emilio and Sasso were among four 2015 Cadet National champions in the 2017 Junior semifinals, joined by Joe Lee of Indiana (160) and Jacob Warner of Illinois (195).

There were no USA Wrestling Junior Triple Crown winners last year.

Four 2017 Junior Folkstyle National champions reached the semifinals, keeping alive their hopes for a Triple Crown, including Konrath, Cassioppi, Daniel Kimball of Iowa (100) and Max Lyon of Iowa (182). Four others were beaten in this session.

The Junior Freestyle semifinals will be held at 5:00 p.m. and will be live on Flowrestling,

At Fargo, N.D.

Men’s freestyle semifinals pairings.

100 pounds
Jackson Cockrell (Oklahoma) vs. Daniel Kimball (Iowa)
Timothy Levine (California) vs. Wil Guida (New Jersey)

106 pounds
Brendon Garcia (Colorado) vs. Christopher Trelli (Connecticut)
Samuel Latona (Alabama) vs. Anthony Talamonti (Illinois)

113 pounds
Brandon Kaylor (Washington) vs. Aden Reeves (Iowa)
Jace Koelzer (Kansas) vs. Ty Smith (Nevada)

120 pounds
Joey Melendez (Illinois) vs. Ridge Lovett (Idaho)
Rayvon Foley (Michigan) vs. Patrick McKee (Minnesota)

126 pounds
Paul Konrath (Indiana) vs. Jared Van Vleet (Illinois)
Drew Mattin (Ohio) vs. Alex Thomsen (Iowa)

132 pounds
Atilano Escobar (Arizona) vs. Chase Zollmann (California)
Tyler Deen (California) vs. Alexander Cruz (Washington)

138 pounds
Ben Freeman (Michigan) vs. Jaden Enriquez (California)
Jeremy Schoenherr (Wisconsin) vs. Michael Millage (Iowa)

145 pounds
Anthony Artalona (Florida) vs. Sam Sasso (Pennsylvania)
Alexander Lloyd (Minnesota) vs. Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma)

Will Lewan (Illinois) vs. Peyton Robb (Minnesota)
Markus Hartman (Illinois) vs. Jared Franek (North Dakota)

160 pounds
Jake Allar (Minnesota) vs. Tyler Dow (Wisconsin)
David Carr (Ohio) vs. Joe Lee (Indiana)

170 pounds
Zachary Braunagel (Illinois) vs. Trent Hidlay (Pennsylvania)
Aaron Brooks (Maryland) vs. Andrew Berreyesa (Nevada)

182 pounds
Jack Jessen (Illinois) vs. Christian Knop (Alabama)
Lucas Davison (Indiana) vs. Max Lyon (Iowa)

195 pounds
Jacob Warner (Illinois) vs. Jakob Woodley (Pennsylvania)
Miles Lee (Pennsylvania) vs. Matthew Waddell (Georgia)

220 pounds
Francis Duggan (Iowa) vs. Zach Elam (Missouri)
Jace Punke (Illinois) vs. Haydn Maley (Oregon)

285 pounds
Anthony Cassioppi (Illinois) vs. Samson Evans (Tennessee)
Zach Muller (Illinois) vs. Brandon Metz (North Dakota)

Quarterfinal results

100 pounds
Jackson Cockrell (Oklahoma) dec. Anthony King (Illinois), 7-2
Daniel Kimball (Iowa) tech. fall Preston Blotter (Utah), 10-0 3:17
Timothy Levine (California) dec. Jacob Moran (Indiana), 12-4
Wil Guida (New Jersey) tech. fall Christian Goin (Illinois), 10-0 3:32

106 pounds
Brendon Garcia (Colorado) dec. Studd Morris (Oklahoma), 8-6
Christopher Trelli (Connecticut) dec. Justin Cardani (Illinois), 8-8
Samuel Latona (Alabama) dec. Yonas Harris Germantown, MD (Maryland), 10-0 1:51
Anthony Talamonti (Illinois) dec. Brenden Chaowanapibool (Washington), 10-0 1:50

113 pounds
Brandon Kaylor (Washington) tech. fall Nick Onea (Pennsylvania), 10-0 2:41
Aden Reeves (Iowa) dec.Andres Lucero (Colorado), 14-4 3:27
Jace Koelzer (Kansas) dec. Doug Zapf (Pennsylvania), 5-1
Ty Smith (Nevada) dec. Matthew Cardello Canfield, OH (Ohio), 5-0

120 pounds
Joey Melendez (Illinois) tech. fall Michael Colaiocco (New Jersey), 11-1 5:31
Ridge Lovett (Idaho) tech. fall Rhett Golowenski (Oklahoma), 10-0 5:39
Rayvon Foley (Michigan) tech. fall Patrick Glory (New Jersey), 10-6 2:20
Patrick McKee (Minnesota) dec. Tommy Hoskins (Ohio), 16-14

126 pounds
Paul Konrath (Indiana) dec. Jake Gliva (Minnesota), 7-2
Jared Van vleet (Illinois) tech. fall Trae Vasquez (Montana), 14-4 1:23
Drew Mattin (Ohio) tech. fall Jack Karstetter (Oklahoma), 11-0 3:34
Alex Thomsen (Iowa) tech. fall Aaron Schulist (Wisconsin), 11-0 4:00

132 pounds
Atilano Escobar (Arizona) dec. Andrew Alirez (Colorado), 4-4 2:11
Chase Zollmann (California) dec. Riley Gurr (Montana), 12-1 4:57
Tyler Deen (California) dec. Billy Simpson (Oklahoma), 6-3
Alexander Cruz (Washington) dec. Legend Lamer (Oregon), 15-5 6:00

138 pounds
Ben Freeman (Michigan) tech.fall Jakob Bergeland (Minnesota), 12-2 4:56
Jaden Enriquez (California) dec. Jason Kraisser (Maryland), 8-1
Jeremy Schoenherr (Wisconsin) dec. Jack Davis (Pennsylvania), 8-5
Michael Millage (Iowa) dec. Parker Filius (Montana), 11-9

145 pounds
Anthony Artalona (Florida) tech. fall Logan Jensen (Utah), 12-2 3:21
Sam Sasso (Pennsylvania) pin Zachary Barnes (Iowa), 3:52
Alexander Lloyd (Minnesota) tech. fall Brock Hardy (Utah), 10-0 0:58
Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma) dec. Brayton Lee (Indiana), 8-5

152 pounds
Will Lewan (Illinois) dec. Isaac Wilcox (Utah), 9-1
Peyton Robb (Minnesota) tech. fall Justin Ruffin (Georgia), 10-0 0:40
Markus Hartman (Illinois) dec. Joshua Kim (California), 10-3
Jared Franek (North Dakota) tech. fall Tyler Eischens (Minnesota), 10-0 3:22

160 pounds
Jake Allar (Minnesota) tech. fall Austin Brenner (Minnesota), 10-0 1:02
Tyler Dow (Wisconsin) tech. fall Jalin Harper (Kansas), 12-2 4:41
David Carr (Ohio) VSU1 Jaryn Curry (Oklahoma), 12-2 1:51
Joe Lee (Indiana) VSU Kenny O`Neil (Minnesota), 10-0 0:58

170 pounds
Zachary Braunagel (Illinois) dec. Max Wohlabaugh Winter Springs, FL (Florida), 5-4
Trent Hidlay (Pennsylvania) tech fall Josh Ramirez Destrehan, LA (Louisiana), 13-0 5:02
Aaron Brooks (Maryland) dec. Jeremiah Kent Columbia, MO (Missouri), 8-6
Andrew Berreyesa (Nevada) dec. Leonardo Tarantino Tarpon Springs, FL (New Jersey), 8-0

182 pounds
Jack Jessen (Illinois) tech. fall Mac Southard (Iowa), 10-0 0:31
Christian Knop (Alabama) dec. Hunter Dejong (Iowa), 8-2
Lucas Davison (Indiana) pin Victor Marcelli (Ohio), 1:10
Max Lyon (Iowa) tech. fall Cameron Caffey (Illinois), 10-0 1:19

195 pounds
Jacob Warner (Illinois) tech. fall Colton Wolfe (Nebraska), 10-0 0:47
Jakob Woodley (Pennsylvania) dec. Brandon Whitman (Michigan), 5-3
Miles Lee (Pennsylvania) tech. fall Sergio Villalobos (Illinois), 15-2 2:56
Matthew Waddell (Georgia) tech. fall Dakota Howard (Ohio), 10-0 0:50

220 pounds
Francis Duggan (Iowa) dec. Antonio Mccloud (Ohio), 7-6
Zach Elam (Missouri) tech. fall Chase Trussell (Utah), 10-0 2:06
Jace Punke (Illinois) tech. fall Caleb Willis (Kansas), 10-0 3:26
Haydn Maley (Oregon) tech. fall Darrell Mason (Illinois), 22-11 3:45

285 pounds
Anthony Cassioppi (Illinois) tech. fall Spencer Trenary (Iowa), 10-0 0:57
Samson Evans (Tennessee) dec. Austin Emerson (Michigan), 2-2 1:05
Zach Muller (Illinois) dec. Paul Robinson (Georgia), 8-7
Brandon Metz (North Dakota) dec. Jon Spaulding (Ohio), 5-1