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10 champions crowned at UWW U15 Greco-Roman Nationals

By Mike Willis, USA Wrestling | April 23, 2021, 11:49 p.m. (ET)

Feature photo of Vince Bouzakis courtesy of Sam Janicki.

Wisconsin Dells, Wis. – The Greco-Roman portion of the U15 Nationals concluded tonight with ten wrestlers earning titles. Tomorrow, the freestyle division kicks off, and the highest placers across both styles will earn spots on the U15 Pan Am Championship Team which will compete in Mexico City, Mexico in October.

The tournament’s outstanding wrestler award went to Vince Bouzakis at 57 kg. Bouzakis earned a pin, two technical falls and a decision en route to the best-of-three finals. He claimed the title with two-straight technical falls over Phoenix Contos, 14-5 and 8-0.

44 kg featured the only finals series to go all three matches. After dropping the first bout, 4-1, Cooper Hilton staged a comeback to claim the next two matches, 5-1 and 6-3, over Isaiah Cortez.

In the 52 kg finals, Jackson Heslin put on an impressive display, earning two technical falls (8-0 and 10-0) over Brock Weiss.

Garrett Kawczynski was the round robin champion at 85 kg. Kawczynski earned three technical falls in three matches including an 8-0 victory over De'Alcapon Veazy to clinch the title. At the other end of the weight class spectrum, Domenic Munaretto defeated Slater Hicks, 3-2 and 2-0, to win the 38 kg bracket.

Haakon Peterson brought home the title at 41 kg over Ezekiel Witt. Peterson won their first match 6-2 before pouring it on in the second match, 11-0.

Ladarion Lockett pitched a shutout in his best-of-three finals at 62 kg, earning 4-0 and 8-0 victories over Brodie Dominique. At the next weight class up, 68 kg, Hudson Rogers defeated Emil Necula 7-5 and 5-4 to win his title.

75 kg featured perhaps the most dominant wrestler in the tournament Aeoden Sinclair. Recording four technical falls in four total matches, Sinclair defeated Brent Slade in the finals, 10-0 and 9-0.

UWW U15 Nationals Results

38 KG
Championship Series - Domenic Munaretto IL (Illinois) dec. Slater Hicks CA (Team Tribe Wrestling Club), two matches to none
Bout One - Munaretto dec. Hicks, 3-2
Bout Two – Munaretto dec. Hicks, 2-0

3rd Grey Burnett OH (Perrysburg Wrestling Club) tech fall Lincoln Sledzianowski FL (Garage Boyz Wrestling), 12-3 3:57
5th Ignacio Villasenor CO (Pomona Elite (PWCC)) tech fall Nathan Rioux IN (Contenders Wrestling Academy), 8-0 0:34
7th Cole Welte NE (MWC Wrestling Academy) dec. Allen Woo IL (Izzy Style Wrestling), 6-4

41 KG
Championship Series - Haakon Peterson WI (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) dec. Ezekiel Witt KS (Junction City High School Wrestling), two matches to none
Bout One - Peterson dec. Witt, 6-2
Bout Two – Peterson tech. fall Witt, 11-0 3:45

3rd Michael Romero CA (California) dec Griffin Rial CO (Black Fox Wrestling Academy), 6-2
5th Gus Cardinal AZ (Thorobred Wrestling Club) tech fall Cooper Stivers KS (Flint Hills Wrestling Academy), 8-0 0:21
7th Revin Dickman IN (Contenders Wrestling Academy) dec. Czar Quintanilla WA (Inland Northwest Wrestling Training Center), 6-4

44 KG
Championship Series - Cooper Hilton TN (Tennessee) dec. Isaiah Cortez CA (California), two matches to one
Bout One - Cortez dec. Hilton, 4-1
Bout Two – Hilton dec. Cortez, 5-1
Bout Three – Hilton dec Cortez, 6-5

3rd Ryker Graff IA (Iron Rams Wrestling Club) dec. Jaxton Packer ID (Team Idaho), 5-4
5th Aiden Smith IA (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) tech fall Cole Rogers MT (Legends of Gold MT), 11-0 1:01
7th Derek Barrows CO (Bear Cave) dec. Gianni Bottone CO (Black Fox Wrestling Academy), 4-2

48 KG
Championship Series - Matthew Martino ID (Team Idaho) dec. Thomas Verrette PA (Pennsylvania), two matches to none
Bout One - Martino dec. Verrette 6-4
Bout Two – Martino dec. Verrette, 8-5

3rd Christian Castillo AZ (Thorobred Wrestling Club) dec. Marcus Blaze OH (Perrysburg Wrestling Club), 7-7
5th Brodie Christmas AL (Ironclad Wrestling Club) dec. Adam Butler OH (The Wrestling Factory of Cleveland), 9-5
7th Elijah Cortez CA (California) tech fall Jeremiah Wachsmuth OR (Oregon), 10-1 2:32

52 KG
Championship Series - Jackson Heslin CA (Poway Elite) dec. Brock Weiss PA (M2 Training Center), two matches to none
Bout One - Heslin tech. fall Weiss, 8-0, 0:32
Bout Two – Heslin tech. fall Weiss, 10-0. 0:55

3rd Aaron Stewart IL (Toss Em Up Wrestling Academy) tech fall Brayden Canoyer NE (MWC Wrestling Academy), 10-1 2:54
5th Angel Serrano CO (Black Fox Wrestling Academy) tech fall Lane Foard VA (Team Cobra Wrestling), 11-0 1:45
7th Joshua Requena CA (Vcwa) dec. Noah Koyama WA (Ascend Wrestling Academy), 7-4

57 KG
Championship Series - Vince Bouzakis PA (Pennsylvania) dec. Phoenix Contos OH (Ohio), two matches to none
Bout One – Bouzakis tech. fall Contos, 14-5, 1:31
Bout Two – Bouzakis tech. fall Contos, 8-0, 1:39

3rd Landon Robideau MN (Pinnacle Wrestling Club) tech fall Garrett Reece CO (Black Fox Wrestling Academy), 9-0 3:12
5th Hunter Sturgill TN (Tennessee Outlaws Wrestling Club) dec. Grady Mittasch OK (Cowboy Wrestling Club), 12-5
7th Cittadino Tuttle MN (Pinnacle Wrestling Club) dec. Marco Dalakishvili MO (Legends of Gold), 3-0

62 KG
Championship Series - Ladarion Lockett OK (Cowboy Wrestling Club) dec. Brodie Dominique OH (Ohio), two matches to none
Bout One – Lockett dec. Dominique, 4-0
Bout Two – Lockett tech fall Dominique, 8-0 1:28

3rd Coby Merrill CA (California) dec, Travis Grace CA (California), 4-3
5th Wyatt Krejsa IN (High Rollers Wrestling Academy) tech fall Jackson Marr MN (Forest Lake Wrestling Club), 10-4 3:35
7th Nevin Smith CO (Betterman Elite Wrestling) tech fall Jesse Penchi WI (LaCrosse Area Wrestlers), 8-0 0:40

68 KG
Championship Series - Hudson Rogers ID (Team Idaho) dec. Emil Necula GA (Level Up Wrestling Center), two matches to none
Bout One – Rogers dec. Necula, 7-5
Bout Two – Rogers dec. Necula, 5-4

3rd Bryce Burkett MN (Minnesota) dec. Bas Diaz FL (Florida), 2-2
5th Angelo Posada CA (Poway Elite) dec. Anthony Gutierrez IL (Izzy Style Wrestling), 13-8
7th Justin Avila IA (Iowa) tech fall Treston Eckstein WI (X-Factor Elite Wrestling), 8-0 0:39

75 KG
Championship Series - Aeoden Sinclair WI (Wisconsin) dec. Brent Slade IA (Moen Wrestling Academy), two matches to none
Bout One – Sinclair tech. fall Slade, 10-0, 1:39
Bout Two – Sinclair tech. fall Slade, 9-0 2:18

3rd Terrell Mcfarland PA (Pennsylvania) dec. Peyton Westpfahl MO (Missouri), 10-6
5th Luke Hancock KS (Kansas Wrestling Center) pin Tyson Martin WI (LaCrosse Area Wrestlers), 0:46

85 KG
1st - Garett Kawczynski (Ringers Wrestling Club)
2nd - De'Alcapon Veazy (Warrior Elite Wrestling)
3rd - Kayden Cartee (California)
4th - Espyn Sweers (Wisconsin)
5th - Joshua Francis (Ringers Wrestling Club)
Round Robin
De'alcapon Veazy IN (Warrior Elite Wrestling) ST Joshua Francis WI (Ringers Wrestling Club), 8-0 0:23
Garett Kawczynski WI (Ringers Wrestling Club) VB Kayden Cartee CA (California)
Espyn Sweers WI (Wisconsin) SP Joshua Francis WI (Ringers Wrestling Club), 10-2 3:03
Garett Kawczynski WI (Ringers Wrestling Club) ST De'alcapon Veazy IN (Warrior Elite Wrestling), 8-0 1:28
Garett Kawczynski WI (Ringers Wrestling Club) SP Espyn Sweers WI (Wisconsin), 12-4 3:02
De'alcapon Veazy IN (Warrior Elite Wrestling) VB Kayden Cartee CA (California)
Garett Kawczynski WI (Ringers Wrestling Club) ST Joshua Francis WI (Ringers Wrestling Club), 8-0 0:57
Kayden Cartee CA (California) PP Espyn Sweers WI (Wisconsin), 10-5
Kayden Cartee CA (California) ST Joshua Francis WI (Ringers Wrestling Club), 8-0 0:13
De'alcapon Veazy IN (Warrior Elite Wrestling) ST Espyn Sweers WI (Wisconsin), 10-0 0:58