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10 wrestlers look to double up as Cadet Greco quarterfinals are set for Thursday afternoon

By Taylor Miller, USA Wrestling | July 19, 2017, 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Photo: Carson Manville handles his opponent in the round of 16. Photo by Richard Immel, USA Wrestling.

FARGO, N.D. – The Cadet Greco-Roman quarterfinals of the U.S. Marine Corps Junior and Cadet Nationals are set for Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. CT at the Fargodome.

Of those still alive in the championship bracket, 23 are Cadet freestyle finalists, with 10 of those winning Cadet freestyle national titles earlier this week.

Only two wrestlers in the field remain eligible for the Triple Crown, including Alex Facundo of Michigan and Ashton Sharp of Missouri.

Facundo has wrestled at 145 pounds all week. In Greco competition, he has sailed to the quarters, earning a fall in the first round, followed by a pair of tech falls. Heading into his 10th match at the Fargodome, Facundo will take on George Marre of Illinois.

His finals opponent, Michael Weber of Montana is on the other side of the bracket and will face Idaho’s Jakob Murillo.

The other Triple Crown candidate, Ashton, bookended his day with technical falls. His first came over Adam Honis of New York, 10-0. In the round of 16, he overpowered Eli Pannell of Illinois, 16-3. In the 195-pound quarters, Sharp is set to face Avery Jaramillo, who was on the mat for only 1:29 on Wednesday, picking up a 56-second pin and a 10-0 tech fall in 33 seconds.

Minnesota’s Carson Manville, the Outstanding Wrestler of the freestyle tournament, has continued his dominance into the Greco tournament at 132 pounds. He picked up a solid 15-7 decision in the first round, before sticking his second-round opponent in 46 seconds and earning a spot in the quarters with a first-period tech. Manville will see Lucas Desilva of Georgia tomorrow afternoon.

Looking to double up in back-to-back years is Braxton Amos of West Virginia.

During the freestyle tournament, Amos outscored his opponents, 66-4. So far in Greco, Amos has shut out his three opponents, recording a pin and earning two tech falls in 29 seconds each. Wrestling at 220 pounds, Amos will go head-to-head with Jacob Bullock of Illinois.

Four freestyle champions moved up a weight for Greco, including 94-pound champion Jeff Strickenberger of Colorado, who is now at 100 pounds; 100-pound champion Dylan Ragusin of Illinois, who moved to 106 pounds; 126-pound champion Josh Saunders of Missouri, who seeks the title at 132 pounds and 152-pound champion Carter Starocci of Pennsylvania, who is up at 160 pounds.

Other freestyle champions in position to earn a second title this weekend are Fidel Mayora of Illinois at 138 pounds, Devin Winston of Missouri at 195 pounds and Nash Hutmacher of South Dakota at 285 pounds.

2017 U.S. Cadet Greco-Roman World Team member Kase Mauger of Idaho is picking up speed at 94 pounds. Mauger won his first match by pin over Guillermo Juarez of Illinois, before taking out Evan Potter of Oregon in the round of 16, 14-3. He’ll go up against Christian Decatur-Luker of North Carolina in the quarters.

The Cadet Greco quarters are scheduled for 3 p.m. CT on Thursday. Live stream and brackets can be found on

At Fargo, N.D.

Quarterfinals matchups
88 lbs.
Payton Jacobson (Wisconsin) vs. Mark Marum (Washington)
Brandon O`Brien (Iowa) vs. Chance Lamer (Oregon)
Joseph Couch (Maryland) vs. Caleb Coyle (Nebraska)
Ronan Schuelke (Illinois) vs. Nathan Rubino (Nebraska)

94 lbs.
Kase Mauger (Idaho) vs. Christian Decatur-luker (North Carolina)
Jack Ryan (Connecticut) vs. Carter Young (Oklahoma)
Danny Curran (Illinois) vs. Jeremy Bockert (Alaska)
Jason Gilbert (Oklahoma) vs. Blaine Brenner (Wisconsin)

100 lbs.
Andrew Chambal (Michigan) vs. Landen Parent (Minnesota)
Jett Strickenberger (Colorado) vs. Sam Freeman (Michigan)
Brody Norman (Illinois) vs. Yusief Lillie (Washington)
Dustin Norris (Ohio) vs. Paxton Creese (Minnesota)

106 lbs.
Dylan Ragusin (Illinois) vs. Joseph Thompson (Minnesota)
Caden Mccrary (Georgia) vs. Jakason Burks (Nebraska)
Matthew Ramos (Illinois) vs. Aizayah Yacapin (Washington)
Noah Gochberg (Texas) vs. Brenden Chaowanapibool (Washington)

113 lbs.
Haiden Drury (Washington) vs. Nick Masters (Georgia)
Conor Knopick (Nebraska) vs. Blake Boarman (Indiana)
Richard Castro-sandoval (California) vs. Adam Arenas (California)
Sterling Quinn (Montana) vs. Hunter Lewis (Wisconsin)

120 lbs.
Brayden Roberts (West Virginia) vs. Fabian Lopez (Illinois)
Cameron Picklo (Oklahoma) vs. Luke Odom (Illinois)
Aidan Nutter (Wisconsin) vs. Regan Schrempp (Minnesota)
Austin Almaguer (Washington) vs. Phillip Moomey (Nebraska)

126 lbs.
Reece Witcraft (Oklahoma) vs. Davin Rhoads (Ohio)
Antonio Segura (Colorado) vs. Ryan Franco (California)
Joey Bianchi (Wisconsin) vs. Joshua Jones (Pennsylvania)
Paul Watkins (Georgia) vs. Ryan Ripplinger (North Dakota)

132 lbs. 
Carson Manville (Minnesota) vs. Lucas Desilva (Georgia)
Frankie Tal-shahar (Florida) vs. Teddy Okada (California)
Dawson Sihavong (California) vs. Torry Early (Illinois)
Stockton O`brien (Utah) vs. Joshua Saunders (Missouri)

138 lbs. 
Kevon Davenport (Michigan) vs. Cade Devos (Iowa)
Blake Ramos (Oklahoma) vs. Fidel Mayora (Illinois)
Colby Njos (Minnesota) vs. Alex Rubio (Washington)
Michael Kistler (Pennsylvania) vs. Carter Tuttle (Pennsylvania)

145 lbs.
Michael Weber (Montana) vs. Jakob Murillo (Idaho)
Lance Runyon (Iowa) vs. Jace Luchau (California) 
Drew Eller (Georgia) vs. Franky Almaguer (Washington)
George Marre (Illinois) vs.  Alex Facundo (Michigan)

152 lbs.
Aaron Gandara (Arizona) vs. Brett Mcintosh (Ohio)
Sione Halo (Washington) vs. Cade Lindsey (Kansas)
Kyle Knowles (Oklahoma) vs. Carlton Roberts (Ohio)
Mckay Foy (Utah) vs. Gage Coppock (Wisconsin)

160 lbs.
Carter Starocci (Pennsylvania) vs. Jacob Nolan (New York)
Caden Wright (Pennsylvania) vs. Marcos Jimenez (California)
Dalton Andrist (Minnesota) vs. Austin Watson (Oregon)
Jonovan Smith (California) vs. Angel Garcia (Pennsylvania)

170 lbs.
Abe Assad (Illinois) vs. Ryan Ringler (Michigan)
Brian Boyd (Missouri) vs. Garrett Kappes (Maryland)
Tyler Hannah (Wisconsin) vs. Talon Borror (Oklahoma)
Jermey Ashlock (Missouri) vs. Isaiah Alford (Nebraska)

182 lbs.
Jonathon Fagen (Idaho) vs. Trent Knight (Tennessee)
Donovan Corn (Arizona) vs. Grant Parrish (Minnesota)
Gavin Carter (Kansas) vs. Devin Winston (Missouri)

195 lbs.
Ashton Sharp (Missouri) vs. Avery Jaramillo (Oregon)
Matthew Cover (Ohio) vs. Wyatt Hendrickson (Kansas)
Santos Cantu (Oregon) vs. Aidan Conner (Texas)
Cody Fisher (Iowa) vs. Peter Christensen (Illinois)

220 lbs.
Braxton Amos (West Virginia) vs. Jacob Bullock (Illinois)
Nathaniel Deasey (Arizona) vs. Jacob Kaminski (Illinois)
Tarik Sutkovic (Arizona) vs. Lewis Fernandes (New Jersey)
Hunter Catka (Pennsylvania) vs. Luke Luffman (Illinois)

285 lbs.
Nash Hutmacher (South Dakota) vs. Justin Ramos (California)
William Taylor (Tennessee) vs. Eli Pokorney (Indiana)
Louden Haga (Ohio) vs. Logan Zschernitz (Wisconsin)
Nicholas Pierce (Minnesota) vs. Chase Dockter (North Dakota)