10 Greco-Roman champions crowned at day one of FloNationals

By JD Rader, USA Wrestling | April 18, 2019, 6:46 p.m. (ET)

Brandon Navarro of Illinois and Niko Katsuyoshi of Pennsylvania fight for position in their UWW Cadet Greco-Roman 71 kg/156.5 lbs. final at FloNationals. Photo by Sam Janicki.

10 athletes took the first steps to making the 2019 Cadet Pan American Team when they won Greco-Roman FloNationals titles. 

The top eight place winners all received points toward making the Cadet Pan American Team, which will be determined at the conclusion of Cadet men’s freestyle on Saturday, and finalists earned separation criteria for the Cadet World Team Trials in Akron, Ohio, May 31 – June 2.

Daniel Sheen (St. Charles, Ill./Izzy Style) was able to take out last year’s U15 Pan American gold medalist in both Greco-Roman and freestyle using three takedowns and one trap arm gut to win by 8-5 decision in the 45 kg/99.2 lbs. final. 

Jacob Rundell (Oak Park, Ill./TWA) capped off an impressive day with a 10-1 technical fall over 2018 Cadet Pan American gold medalist Sheldon Seymour (Troy, Penn./X Calibur). In four matches, the Illinois native picked up three technical falls and only gave up two points.

Fargo Greco-Roman champion, Haiden Drury (Zillah, Wash./Takedown Express Wrestling Club) wrestled extremely sound and to accord with his No. 1 seed in the 60 kg/132.2 lbs. finals. He used a four point head-pinch throw and variety of other one and two-point scores to defeat Indiana state champion Jesse Mendez (Crown Point, Ind./BPWC).

Samuel Fisher (Marshvall, Virg./Birds of Prey Wrestling Club) arguably had the best tournament of the day. The Virginia Tech commit tech. falled his way through what some considered to be the toughest bracket of the tournament, 92 kg/202.8 lbs. Fisher defeated 2018 Greco-Roman Fargo All-Americans in both the semifinals and finals.

At 110 kg/242.5 lbs., Braxton Mikesell (Spokane, Wash./INWTC) needed a combined 58 total seconds in his two matches to defeat his opponents. In a match between last year’s Cadet Greco-Roman Fargo 220 lbs. champion, Mikesell, and third place finisher, Nathaniel Deasey (Chandler, Ariz./Sunkist Kids WC), Mikesell used a head-pinch four-point throw and two consecutive gator rolls to complete the 23 second tech. fall.

Wrestling will get back underway tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. ET with Cadet Men’s Freestyle and Junior Men's Freestyle. Those wanting to watch, can stream the event live on FloWrestling.org.

2019 FLONATIONALS
At Indiana, Penn. April 18-20


Greco-Roman results

45 kg/99.2 lbs.
1st - Daniel Sheen St. Charles, IL (Izzy Style) dec. Marc-anthony Mcgowan Tampa, FL (BB Trained), 8-5
3rd - Troy Hohman Irwin, PA (Young Guns). tech. fall Jaden Pepe Exeter, PA (XCalibur), 16-8 2:50
5th - Christopher Martino Eagle, ID (Idaho) tech. fall Cameron Morgan NJ (Seagull Wrestling Club), 10-0 3:08
7th - Hunter Robison Edinboro, PA (Bad Karma) tech. fall Tanner Spalding Verona, KY (Kentucky), 8-0 0:24

48 kg/105.8 lbs.
1st - Joseph Fischer Johnstown, PA (Young Guns) dec. Sefton Douglass Lyman, WY (Sons Of Thunder Academy), 6-3
3rd - Charlie Dill Eagle Bridge, NY (Curby 3 Style) tech. fall Cameron Hines Killingworth, CT (KT Kidz), 8-0 1:29
5th - Alex Randell Buffalo Grove, IL (The Wrestling Academy) tech. fall Kane Kettering Transfer, PA (Bad Karma), 8-0 1:57
7th - Lacy Harvey Louisville, OH (Parkview Wrestling Club) pin Colin Tucker Delta, KY (Kentucky), 11-9 3:48

51 kg/112.4 lbs.
1st - Max Black Castle Rock, CO (Sons Of Thunder Academy) dec. Nico Provo Stratford, CT (Southside), 5-3
3rd - Zachary Espalin Gilbert, AZ (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) pin Gary Steen Hermitage, PA (Bad Karma), 12-5 3:49
5th - Cole Bayless Greenville, PA (Bad Karma) dec. Ethan Berginc Jeannette, PA (Young Guns), 12-8
7th - Ethan Wilson NJ (Patriot Club Sewell, NJ) tech. fall Colton White Shepherdstown, WV (EP Rattlers), 8-0 0:48

55 kg/121.3 lbs.

1st - Jacob Rundell Oak Park, IL (TWA) tech. fall Sheldon Seymour Troy, PA (XCalibur), 10-1 2:18
3rd - Nicolar Rivera Stoughton, WI (Team Wisconsin) pin Garett Lautzenheiser Louisville, OH (Parkview Wrestling Club), 10-4 1:54
5th - Keegan Slyter Olathe, KS (Kctc) tech. fall Casey Swiderski Dundee, MI (Simmons Academy of Wrestling), 10-0 1:33
7th - Rocco Welsh Fredericktown, PA (Young Guns) dec. Aiden Davis Monroe, MI (Simmons Academy of Wrestling), 13-7

60 kg/132.2 lbs.
1st - Haiden Drury WA (Takedown Express Wrestling Club) dec. Jesse Mendez Crown Point, IN (Bulldog Premier WC), 10-3
3rd - Ramon Ramos Phoenix, AZ (Valiant College Preperatory) tech. fall Mason Lewis York, PA (Modern Day Gladiators), 9-0 1:34
5th - Benjamin Alanis Chandler, AZ (Valiant College Preparatory) dec. Dylan Kohn Oviedo, FL (Florida Jets), 8-4
7th - Isaac Salas CA (Sunkist Kids Monster Garage) dec. Aidan Bowers Arlington, TN (Wave Wrestling Club (TN)), 5-4

65 kg/143.3 lbs. 
1st - Robert Perez III Long Beach, CA (Sunkist Kids Monster Garage) tech. fall Matthew Singleton Moreland, GA (Woodward Academy), 9-0 3:38
3rd - Chase Warden Dripping Springs, TX (3F Wrestling) tech. fall Caleb Henson Cartersville, GA (Cartersville High School), 9-1 3:42
5th - Vincent Zerban IL (Xtreme Training) tech. fall Joseph Zargo South River, NJ (Rhino wrestling), 8-0 1:16
7th - Luke Mechler Stoughton, WI (Unattached) tech. fall Cole Ramos Kenosha, WI (Team Wisconsin), 8-0 2:58

71 kg/156.6 lbs. 
1st - Niko Katsuyoshi Wilkes-Barre, PA (Wyoming Seminary) dec. Brandon Navarro Melrose Park, IL (Nwo), 4-0
3rd - John martin Best Vienna, WV (Team West Virginia) tech. fall Marques Mcclorin Meadville, PA (Bad Karma), 18-10 3:16
5th-  Trenton Tidball Meadville, PA (Bad Karma) for. Payne Carr Sturgis, KY (Kentucky)
7th - Stoney Buell Temperance, MI (Simmons Academy of Wrestling) pin Brody Kunselman Indiana, PA (All american wrestling club), 6-0 1:54  

80 kg/176.4 lbs.
1st - Michael Tal-shahar Boca Raton, FL (Sheldon Wrestling Academy Training) dec. Jack Darrah Foristell, MO (Xtreme Training), 4-3
3rd - Darwin Hull Schertz, TX (Wyoming Seminary) tech. fall Jake Richardson Mars, PA (Young Guns), 12-4 0:46
5th - Martin Cosgrove Maple Shade Township, NJ (Triumph) for. Macaron Kukowski Lakeville, MN (Minnesota Storm)
7th - Christian Carroll Elkhart, IN (Midwest RTC) dec. Jon Clack Lake Odessa, MI (Lakewood), 19-14

92 kg/202.8 lbs.

1st - Samuel Fisher Marshall, VA (Birds of Prey Wrestling Club) tech. fall Silas Allred Muncie, IN (CIA Wrestling Academy), 13-3 3:24
3rd - Kolby Franklin DuBois, PA (Lab Trained Wrestling Club) dec. Dorian Crosby Erie, PA (Bad Karma), 8-1
5th - Colin Jagielski Temperance, MI (Team Relentless) dec. Brent Paulus Louisville, OH (Parkview Wrestling Club), 9-4
7th – Michael Misita New Jersey (SWC) tech. fall Bryce Garcia Pueblo, CO (Steel City Elite), 8-0

110 kg/242.5 lbs.
Round 1 – Braxton Mikesell Spokane, WA (INWTC) tech. fall Braydon Erb Russiaville, IN (CIA), 8-0 0:35
Round 2 – Nathaniel Deasey, Chandler, AZ (Sunkist Kids WC) tech. fall Braydon Erb Russianville, IN (CIA), 9-0 0:22
Round 3 – Braxton Mikesell Spokane, WA (INWTC) tech. fall Nathaniel Deasey, Chandler, AZ (Sunkist Kids WC), 8-0 0:23