UWW Junior men’s Freestyle and Greco-Roman Nationals set for Las Vegas, Nev., April 25-28

By Viviane Fracasso, USA Wrestling | April 13, 2018, 3:29 p.m. (ET)
The nation’s best 17-20 year olds will compete in both Greco-Roman and men’s freestyle at the Junior Nationals (UWW age-group) at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., April 26-28. This event will feature many of the nation’s best college underclassmen and high school stars.

The UWW Junior National events are part of the 2018 Open Wrestling Championships, April 24-28. This event offers competitions in men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle, Greco-Roman, Folkstyle and Grappling, for wrestlers from youth ages to the Senior level and up to the Masters division.

The UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals is the qualifier for the 2018 UWW Junior Greco-Roman World Team Trials in Indianapolis, Ind. The top eight Greco-Roman finisher in each of the UWW Junior weight categories will earn a spot in the Junior World Team Trials.

The UWW Junior Freestyle National Championships will act as a qualifier into the 2018 UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials in Rochester, Minn., May 18-19. The top eight freestyle finishers per weight category will earn a spot in the 2018 U.S. UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials.

2017 UWW Junior Freestyle National champions that are eligible to return to this year's competition include 2017 Junior World champions Daton Fix (Titan Mercury WC) at 55 kg and Gable Steveson (Minnesota Storm) at heavy weight.

Adding to the list of eligible 2017 UWW Junior Freestyle National champions to return include Malik Heinselman (Olympian WC) at 50 kg and Jacob Covaciu (Wisconsin) at 79 kg.

Returning 2017 UWW Junior Greco-Roman National champions eligible to compete include 2017 Cadet World champion Cohlton Schultz (120 kg/NYAC), Elijah Varona (46 kg-50 kg/NYAC/New York RTC), Dalton Young (60 kg/Team Washington), Tristan Porsch (63 kg/Trojan Wrestling Club), Dominick Demas (66 kg/Columbus Wrestling Club), Tyler Dow (70 kg/Badger Regional Training Center) and Wyatt Koelling (84 kg/Missouri Wrestling Foundation).

The UWW Junior Division is open to anyone who is born 1998-2000 or 2001 with medical certificate.
Please click HERE to see the 2018 Age and Weight Divisions

All eligible athletes can register for all events online at FloWrestling.
Online registration is open for UWW Juniors Greco-Roman and UWW Junior Freestyle until 9:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, April 25.

Onsite registration is available for a higher price.
Click HERE to register for UWW Juniors

For more information on events please visit event website:
2018 UWW Juniors Nationals

2018 UWW JUNIORS NATIONALS SCHEDULE
At South Point Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev., April 26-28


Wednesday, April 25
9:00 AM (Pacific Time) – Online Athlete Registration Deadline (All Divisions)
7:00PM - 9:00PM (Pacific Time) – Officials Clinic: All coaches are welcome to attend this meeting

Thursday, April 26
6:30AM - 7:00AM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals: Mandatory Check-in, Weigh-in Card Pickup, and Waiver Drop-off
7:00AM – 7:30AM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior’s Greco-Roman: Medical Check and Weigh-in
8:30AM - 9:00AM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals Rules Clinic for Athletes and Coaches
9:00AM – 1:30PM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior’s Greco-Roman – (Session 1) Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, and Consolation
3:00PM – 5:30PM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior’s Greco-Roman – (Session 2) Semi-Finals, Consolation, Consolation Semi-Finals, 3rd and 5th place matches
4:00PM – 5:00PM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior’s Greco-Roman – (Session 3) Finals
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior Freestyle – Onsite/Late Registration Only & Weigh-in Card pickup

Friday, April 27
6:30AM - 7:00AM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals: Mandatory Check-in, Weigh-in Card Pickup, and Waiver Drop-off
7:00AM – 7:30AM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior’s Freestyle: Medical Check and Weigh-in
8:30AM - 9:00AM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals Rules Clinic for Athletes and Coaches
9:00AM –1:30PM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior’s Freestyle – (Session 1) Preliminaries, Consolation
3:00PM – 8:15PM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior’s Freestyle – (Session 2) Quarterfinals, Consolation

Saturday, April 28
7:00AM – 7:30 AM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior’s Freestyle: Weigh-in +2kg
9:00AM - 1:00PM (Pacific Time) – UWW Junior Freestyle – (Session 3) Semi-Finals, Consolation, Consolation Semi-Finals, 3rd 5th 7th place matches
10:30AM - 12:00PM – UWW Junior’s Freestyle – (Session 4) Finals

UWW Men's Junior Freestyle Nationals Champions

50 kg/110 lbs. – Malik Heinselman (Olympian WC)
55 kg/121 lbs. – Daton Fix (Titan Mercury WC)
60 kg/132 lbs. – Mitchell Mckee (Minnesota Storm)
63 kg/138 lbs. – Luke Pletcher (Titan Mercury WC)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Ryan Deakin (Northwestern)
70 kg/154 lbs. – Griffin Parriott (Boilermaker RTC)
74 kg/163 lbs. – Mark Hall (Nittany Lion WC)
79 kg/174 lbs. – Jacob Covaciu (Wisconsin)
84 kg/185 lbs. – Zahid Valencia (Arizona State)
96 kg/211 lbs. – Andrew Marsden (Titan Mercury WC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Gable Steveson (Minnesota Storm)

2017 UWW Junior Greco-Roman National Champions
46-50 kg – Elijah Varona (NYAC/New York RTC)
55 kg – Randon Miranda (NYAC)
60 kg – Dalton Young (Team Washington)
63 kg – Tristan Porsch (Trojan Wrestling Club)
66 kg – Dominick Demas (Columbus Wrestling Club)
70 kg – Tyler Dow (Badger Regional Training Center)
74 kg – Jesse Porter (NYAC)
79 kg – Spencer Cary (Navy-Marine Corp RTC)
84 kg – Wyatt Koelling (Missouri Wrestling Foundation)
96 kg – Blake Smith (NMU-OTS)
120 kg – Cohlton Schultz (NYAC)