2019 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman finalist biographies

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | July 19, 2019, 1:34 p.m. (ET)
Junior Nationals Greco-Roman finalist Cade Lucio of California launches his semifinal opponent. Photo by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com

2019 USMC JUNIOR NATIONAL GRECO-ROMAN FINALIST BIOGRAPHIES

100 pounds

RED - Daniel Sheen, St. Charles, Ill.

Current FloWrestling national rankings: No. 17 at 106
2019 Junior Nationals freestyle champion… Fourth in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2019 Western 16U Regionals in Greco-Roman… 2019 FloNationals champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… Fourth in 2019 USA Wrestling 16U Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2019 Illinois 16U state championships in freestyle… 2019 Fresh-Soph state champion… Second in 2018 Northern Plains 16U Regionals in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… Will be a sophomore at Montini Catholic High School… Born December 17, 2003… Age: 15

BLUE - Brandon O'Brien, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Second in 2019 Junior Nationals in freestyle… 2019 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third at 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals… Seventh in 2018 16U Nationals in Greco-Roman… Will be a junior at Linn Mar High School… Born Dec. 25, 2002… Age: 16

106 pounds

RED - Ryan Rowland, Oviedo, Fla.

Second in 2018 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2017, 2018 and 2019 Southeast Junior Regional champion in both styles… Fourth in 2018 Western Junior Regionals in freestyle.. Second in 2017 Preseason Nationals… Fifth in 2017 UWW Junior World Team Trials… Graduated from Hagerty High School… 2019 Florida state champion at 106 pounds as a senior… Fifth in 2018 Florida state championships at 106 pounds as a junior… Second in 2017 Florida state championships at 106 pounds as a sophomore… State qualifier in 2016 as a freshman at 106 pounds
Will attend Northern Michigan University and its NMU-OTS Greco-Roman program… Born: July 3, 2000… Age: 19

BLUE - Andre Gonzales, San Diego, Calif.
Current FloWrestling national rankings: No. 5 at 106

2019 Junior Nationals freestyle champion… 2019 Western 16U Regionals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2019 Junior National Duals Team member… Fourth in 2018 Western 16U Regionals in freestyle… 2018 Cadet National Duals Team member… Will be a junior at Poway High School… Third at 2019 California state championships at 106… Fifth at 2018 Minnesota state championships… Born May 8, 2003… Age: 16

113 pounds

RED - Sheldon Seymour, Troy, Pa.
Current FloWrestling national rankings: No. 11 at 113

Fourth in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and eighth in freestyle… Second in 2019 FloNationals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… 2018 16U Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Third in 2018 16U Nationals in freestyle…Third in 2018 UWW Cadet World Team Trials in both styles…. 2018 Pan American Cadet champion in both styles… 2018 Cadet Pan American Trials champion in both styles… Third in 2017 Cadet Nationals in both styles… Will be a senior at Troy High School… 2019 Pennsylvania state champion at 106 pounds as a junior… Fourth in the 2018 Pennsylvania state championships at 106 pounds as a sophomore with a 30-9 record… State qualifier for the Pennsylvania states championships at 106 as a freshman with a 30-9 record… Will attend Lehigh University… Born: May 5, 2002… Age: 16

BLUE - Billy Sullivan, Las Vegas, Nev.
Second in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2019 Pan American Cadet bronze medalist… 2019 Easter Wrestling Tournament (Netherlands)… Fourth in 2018 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in 2018 Northern Plains Junior Regionals in Greco-Roman… 2018 Western Junior Regionals Greco-Roman champion and third in freestyle…. Will be a senior at SLAM Academy… Has signed with Oklahoma City University… Born November 13, 2001… Age: 17

120 pounds

RED - Chayse La Joie, Gaylord, Mich.

Third in 2019 Junior Nationals in freestyle… 2019 Central Regional Junior champion in Greco-Roman… 2018 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Fifth in 2018 UWW Cadet World Team Trials in Greco-Roman… Third in 2016 16U Nationals in Greco-Roman… Second in 2018 Central Regionals in Greco-Roman… 2018 Michigan state Junior Greco-Roman champion… Will be a junior at Gaylord High School… Second in 2019 Michigan state championships at 125 pounds… 2018 Michigan state champion at 112 pounds as a sophomore… 2017 Michigan state champion as a freshman at 103 pounds… 2016 Michigan state champion at 100 pounds as an eighth grader… Born: December 25, 2001… Age: 17

BLUE - Anthony Molton, Lockport, Ill.
2019 Junior Nationals freestyle champion… Eighth in 2019 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2018 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and seventh in freestyle… Third in 2018 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals… Second in 2017 16U Nationals in Greco-Roman… Second in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2017 Central Junior Regionals Greco-Roman champion… 2017 Illinois Junior champion in both styles… Third in 2016 16U Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in 2016 Central Junior Regionals in Greco-Roman… Graduated from Lockport Township High School… Third in 2019 Illinois state championships at 126… 2018 Illinois state champion at 120 pounds… Fourth in 2017 Illinois state championships at 113 pounds as a sophomore… Will attend Old Dominion University… Born: October 11, 2000… Age: 18

126 pounds

RED - Cael Swensen, Plymouth, Minn.

Fifth in 2019 Northern Plains Junior Regionals in Greco-Roman and sixth in freestyle… Third in 2019 16U Folkstyle Nationals… Fourth in 2018 16U Nationals in Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2017 Preseason Nationals… Seventh in 2017 16U Nationals in Greco-Roman… Will be a junior at Wayzata High School… Fifth in 2019 Minnesota state championships… Fourth in 2018 Minnesota state championships…. Born: November 18, 2002… Age: 16

BLUE - Camden Russell, Omaha, Neb.
Eighth in 2019 Junior Nationals in freestyle… Fifth in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals… Third in 2019 Northern Plains Junior Regionals in both styles… 2018 Austrian Junior Open champion… Sixth in 2018 UWW Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman…. Second in 2017 Zagreb Open (Croatia)… Fourth in 2017 Dave Schultz Memorial… Seventh in 2017 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Sixth in 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Graduated from Millward West High School… 2019 Nebraska state champion at 126 pounds… Second in 2018 Nebraska state championships at 120 pounds… Fourth in 2016 Nebraska state championships at 106 pounds… Member of MWC Wrestling Academy… Will attend Iowa Western University… Born: June 29, 2000… Age: 19

132 pounds

RED - Haiden Drury, Yakima, Wash.

2018 16U Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Second in the 2018 Western Junior Regionals in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… 2018 Northwest Cadet Regional champion in both styles… 2018 Washington Cadet state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2018 Washington state Junior Greco-Roman champion… 2017 and 2018 Washington Junior National Duals team… 2017 and 2018 Washington Cadet National Duals team… Will be a senior at Toppenish High School… 2019 Washington state champion at 126 pounds as a junior… 2018 Washington state champion at 120 pounds as a sophomore… Second in the 2017 Washington state championships at 113 pounds as a freshman… Born: June 12, 2002… Age: 17

BLUE - Mosha Schwartz, Franktown, Colo.
Fifth at 2019 16U Nationals in freestyle… Third in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2019 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third in 2018 UWW Junior Greco-Roman World Team Trials… Third in 2018 UWW Junior Greco-Roman Nationals… 2018 Northeast Junior Regional Greco-Roman champion and second in freestyle… Third in 2017 Maccabiah Games in freestyle (Israel)… Seventh in 2017 UWW Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2016 Cadet World Team member… 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2016 Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2015 16U Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2015 UWW Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… 2015 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion… Graduated from Ponderosa High School… 2019 Colorado state champion at 126 pounds… Will attend the University of Northern Colorado… Born: October 2, 1999… Age: 19

138 pounds

RED - Ridge Lovett, Post Falls, Idaho

Second in 2019 Junior Nationals in freestyle… 2018 and 2019 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2018 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion and second in freestyle… Seventh in 2017 UWW Cadet World Championships in Greco-Roman… Third in 2017 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and fifth in freestyle… 2017 West Junior Regionals freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… 2017 UWW Cadet World Team Trials champion… 2016 16U Greco-Roman Nationals champion and second in freestyle… Fifth at 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals… Sixth at 2016 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Second in 2015 16U Freestyle Nationals… Fifth in 2015 16U Greco-Roman Nationals… Graduated from Post Falls High School… Four-time undefeated Idaho state high school champion… 2018 Idaho state champion at 126 pounds… 2017 Idaho state champion at 113 pounds… 2016 Idaho state champion at 98 pounds… Will attend the University of Nebraska… Born: August 25, 2000… Age: 18

BLUE - Cade Lucio, Bakersfield, Calif.

2019 California Junior National Duals team member… 2018 California 16U state Greco-Roman champion… Second in 2018 California Junior states in Greco-Roman… Second in 2017 California state championships in Greco-Roman… Will be a junior at Bakersfield High School… Competed at 132 pounds as sophomore… Born: October 24, 2002… Age: 16

145 pounds

RED - Anthony Echemendia, Tucson, Ariz.

2019 Junior Nationals freestyle champion… Graduated from Sunnyside High School… 2019 Arizona state champion at 152 pounds… Competed in Cuba and reportedly won several national titles in age-group divisions before defecting… Born September 10, 1999… Age: 19

BLUE - Edward Scott, DuBois, Pa.
Current FloWrestling national rankings: No. 5 at 145

2019 Northeast Junior Regionals champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… Fifth in 2018 Junior Nationals in freestyle and sixth in Greco-Roman… Will be a senior at DuBois High School… 2019 Pennsylvania state champion as a junior… Third in 2017 Pennsylvania state championships as a freshman… Born: September 24, 2001… Age: 17

152 pounds

RED - Cael Carlson, Pennock, Minn.

Eighth in 2019 Junior Nationals in freestyle… 2018 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Second in 2017 Northern Plains Junior Regionals in both styles… Second in 2016 Northern Plains Cadet Regionals in freestyle… Graduated from Willmar High School… 2019 Minnesota state champion at 145 pounds as a senior… 2018 Minnesota state champion at 138 pounds as a junior… Second in 2017 Minnesota states at 126 pounds as a sophomore… Second in 2016 Minnesota states as a freshman at 113 pounds… Will attend the University of Minnesota… Born: June 8, 2000… Age: 19

BLUE - James Burks, Omaha, Neb.
Fourth in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in 2018 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman…
2018 UWW Cadet World Team.. 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman… Third in 2018 Northern Plains Junior Regionals in freestyle… Graduated from Burke High School… Four-time Nebraska state high school champion… 2019 Nebraska state champion at 160 pounds… 2018 Nebraska state champion at 160 pounds… 2017 Nebraska state champion at 145 pounds… 2016 Nebraska state champion at 132 pounds… Will attend Northern State University… Born: April 3, 2001… Age: 18

160 pounds

RED - Cade Devos, Altoona, Iowa

Second in 2019 Junior Nationals in freestyle… 2018 and 2019 Northern Plains Junior champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Seventh in 2018 Junior Nationals in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Fifth in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Third in 2017 16U Nationals in Greco-Roman and fifth in freestyle… Fouorth in 2017 16U Folkstyle Nationals… 2015 Schoolboy National Folkstyle champion… Graduate from Southeast Polk High School… Two-time Iowa state champion… 2019 Iowa state champion at 160 pounds… 2018 Iowa state champion at 145 pounds… Second in 2017 Iowa state championships at 132 pounds… Will attend South Dakota State… Born April 24, 2001… Age: 18

BLUE - Ryan Cody, Longwood, Fla.
2019 Florida Junior champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2019 Florida Junior National Duals team member… Will be a junior at Hagerty High School… Third in 2019 Florida state championships at 160 pounds…. 2018 Florida state qualifier at 145 pounds… Born: August 26, 2002… Age: 16

170 pounds

RED - Lance Runyon, Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Sixth in 2019 Junior Nationals in freestyle… Sixth in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Third in 2017 16U Nationals in freestyle and eighth in Greco-Roman… Graduate of Southwest Polk High School… 2019 Iowa state champion at 152 pounds… Third in 2018 Iowa state championships at 152 pounds… Third in 2017 Iowa state championships at 132 pounds… Fifth in 2016 Iowa state championships at 113 pounds… Will attend the University of Northern Iowa… Born: February 8, 2001… Age: 18

BLUE - Angel Garcia, Philadelphia, Pa.
Current FloWrestling national rankings: No. 12 at 182

2019 Northeast Junior champion in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… Third in 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2018 Cadet Pan American Trials champion in Greco-Roman… Third in 2017 16U Nationals in Greco-Roman… Will be a senior at Mariana Bracetti High School… Sixth place in 2019 Pennsylvania state championships… Born: July 6, 2001… Age: 18

182 pounds

RED - Christopher Foca, Hackensack, N.J.

Seventh in 2019 Junior Nationals in freestyle… Third in 2019 Junior World Team Trias in freestyle… 2019 Northeast Junior Regionals champion in both styles… Second in 2018 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and seventh in freestyle… Second in 2017 and 2018 UWW Cadet World Team Trials in Greco-Roman… Fifth in 2016 16U Nationals in freestyle… 2016, 2017 and 2018 Northeast Regionals champion in both styles… Graduate of Bergen Catholic High School… 2019 New Jersey state champion at 182 pounds… Second in 2018 New Jersey states as a junior at 170 pounds… Third in the New Jersey states at 160 pounds as a sophomore … State qualifier at 132 pounds as a Freshman at 132 pounds…. Will attend Cornell University… Born: January 3, 2001… Age: 17

BLUE - Jacob Anderson, Anchorage, Alaska
Second in 2019 Western Junior Regionals in Greco-Roman and folkstyle… Fourth in 2019 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Eighth in 2018 Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Graduated from South Anchorage High School… Second in 2019 Alaska state championships at 171 pounds… Fourth in 2018 Alaska state championships at 160 pounds… Sixth in 2017 Alaska state championships at 138 pounds… Born: August 14, 2001… Age: 17

195 pounds

RED - Artem Loginov, Los Angeles, Calif.

Third in 2019 Western Junior Regionals in Greco-Roman… Sixth in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Fifth in 2019 California Junior state championships in Greco-Roman… Two-time state Greco-Roman champion… Attends the Ribet Academy… Born: May 16, 2001… Age: 18

BLUE - Vincent Baker, Roswell, Ga.
Fifth in 2019 Junior Nationals in freestyle… 2019 Southeast Junior Regional champion in both styles… Third in 2018 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in 2018 Southeast Junior Regionals in both styles… Gradudated from Blessed Trinity Catholic High School… Three-time Georgia state high school champion, competing at 152 pounds, 160 pounds and 182 pounds… Third in Georgia state high school championships… Will attend Duke University… Born: December 14, 2000… Age: 18

220 pounds

RED - Jace Punke, Washington, Ill.

2018 Junior NationalS Greco-Roman champion… Second in 2018 Junior Nationals in freestyle… Sixth in 2017 Junior Nationals in freestyle… 2017 Pan American Cadet champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… Second in 2017 UWW Cadet World Team Trials in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… Second in 2016 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and sixth in freestyle… Graduated from Washington Community High School… 2019 Illinois state champion at 285 pounds… 2018 Illinois state champion at 285 pounds as a junior … Third in 2017 Illinois state championships as a sophomore at 220 pounds… Sixth in 2016 Illinois state championships as a freshman at 195 pounds… Born: December 18, 2000… Age: 18

BLUE - Braxton Amos, Mineral Wells, W.Va.
Current FloWrestling national rankings: No. 1 at 195

2019 Junior Nationals freestyle champion… 2019 Pan American Junior Championships silver medalist in Greco-Roman… Third in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2018 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals… 2018 Pan American Trials champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2017 16U Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 16U Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2016 Central Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2015 Schoolboy Duals All-Tournament Team in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2015 Ohio state Schoolboy champion in both styles… Will be a senior at Parkersburg South High School… Two-time West Virginia state champion… 2019 West Virginia state champion… 2018 West Virginia state champion… Injured as a freshman and did not compete in high school… Born: May 7, 2001… Age: 18

285 pounds

RED - Spencer Trenary, Rolfe, Iowa

Fourth in 2019 Junior Nationals in freestyle… 2018 and 2019 Western Junior Regional freestyle champion… Third in 2019 UWW Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2018 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and seventh in freestyle… Third in 2017 Preseason Nationals… 2016 U16 Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… Second in 2016 16U Folkstyle Nationals… Graduated from Clarion Goldfield Dows High School… 2019 Iowa state champion… Second in 2018 Iowa state championships… Third in 2017 Iowa state championships… Seventh in 2016 Iowa state championships… Will attend South Dakota State University…. Born: May 12, 2000… Age: 19

BLUE - Luke Luffman, Urbana, Ill.
2019 Junior Nationals freestyle champion…. 2018 Junior Nationals freestyle champion in freestyle and second in Greco-Roman… 2018 UWW Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… Second in 2017 U16 Nationals in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in 2017 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman… Fifth in 2016 16U Nationals in freestyle… 2017 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team in Greco-Roman… 2016 Preseason Nationals champion… Graduated from Urbana High School… 2019 Illinois state champion at 285…. 2018 Illinois state champion at 220 pounds… 2017 Illinois state champion at 220 pounds… Fifth in the 2016 Illinois state championships at 195 pounds… Will attend the University of Illinois… Born: May 11, 2001… Age: 18