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76 State or Prep National boys and girls champions from 25 states now entered in High School National Recruiting Showcase

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Feb. 27, 2021, 8:44 a.m. (ET)

Two-time Montana state champion Hunter Meinzen is among those already registered to compete in Coralville at the High School National Recruiting Showcase. Billings Gazette file photo.

Sign-ups continue to be strong among high school state champions or National Prep champions for the USA Wrestling High School National Recruiting Showcase, set for the Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse in Coralville, Iowa, March 25-27.

Current and past state champions and National Prep champions (any year) in grades 9-12 automatically qualify for the High School National Recruiting Showcase.

So far, 76 athletes from 25 different states registered since online registration became available. That includes 46 girls and 30 boys. The state that has the most registered champions so far is Oregon, with 13 confirmed champions signed up.

State champions are defined as state association sanctioned state champions for boys, and both state association sanctioned champions and recognized unofficial state champions for girls in folkstyle.

It will be a busy week for 2021 state tournaments, with Tennessee (boys and girls), South Dakota (boys and girls), Wyoming (boys), Kansas (boys and girls), Louisiana (boys), Idaho (boys) and Oklahoma (boys and girls) competing for state honors.

State and Prep National champions register for High School National Recruiting Showcase

Numerous high school girls will have an amazing opportunity to compete in two national events during the weekend. Girls who qualify for the National Recruiting Showcase (which is contested in freestyle) will have the opportunity to also compete on the next day in the USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals, which has no pre-qualification.

In addition to the state and National prep champions, the rest of the field will include the top five athletes at each weight classes from eight qualifiers held earlier in March. States hosting qualifiers are Pennsylvania, Arizona, Utah, Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia, Indiana and Kansas.

For information on all of the High School National Recruiting Showcase events and the entire national schedule, please visit the USA Wrestling Events website at:
https://usawrestlingevents.com/

STATE CHAMPIONS LIST FOR HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL RECRUITING SHOWCASE
As of February 27, 5:42 a.m.

Girls State champions registered (46)


100 pounds
Karina Torres – 2021 Wisconsin champion – 96

106 pounds
Nyla Valencia – 2020 California champion – 106

112 pounds
Salyna Shotwell – 2019 Washington champion – 110
Rose Ann Marshall – 2x - 2020 Wisconsin champion – 113, 2021 Wisconsin champion - 113
Shea Reisel – 2019 Illinois champion – 112
Jenavi Alejandro – 2x – 2020 Nevada champion – 106, 2019 Nevada champion - 106

117 pounds
Ayana Medina – 2019 Oregon champion – 105
Juliana Diaz – 2x – 2021 Florida champion – 117, 2020 Florida champion - 117

122 pounds
Katie Ward – 2020 Nevada champion – 121
Carolyna Bellon – 2020 Florida champion – 128
Avery Kibelbek – 2x – 2019 Tennessee – 103, 2020 Tennessee 103
Ava Bayless – 2020 Prep National champion – 121
Brooke Schuenemann – 2021 Wisconsin champion - 120

127 pounds
Claire DiCugno – 2020 Washington champion – 125
Hanna Errthum – 2x – 2021 Wisconsin champion – 132, 2021 Wisconsin champion – 126
Sydney Park – 2x – 2020 Iowa champion– 126, 2019 Iowa champion – 126
Mia Furman – 2021 Idaho champion - 129

132 pounds
Lilly Luft – 2021 Iowa champion – 126
Elleni Johnson –2019 Utah champion – 135
London Houston – 2x – 2020 Washington champion – 130, 2019 Washington champion – 125
Madyson Gray – 2020 Kansas champion - 130

138 pounds
Celina Cooke – 2x – 2019 Nevada champion – 131, 2020 Nevada champion – 137
Gabrielle Miller – 2019 New Jersey champion – 147
Kaylie Peterson – 2021 Indiana champion – 138
Tyler Richardson – 2x – 2020 Oregon champion – 140, 2019 Oregon champion – 140
Piper Staniford – 2020 Prep National champion – 185
Sara Sunday, 2020 Maryland champion – 132
Marisa Roth – 2021 Wisconsin - 138

144 pounds
Naomi Simon – 2021 Iowa champion – 145
Haley Ward – 2020 Missouri champion – 130
Maddie Kubicki – 2020 Missouri champion - 135

152 pounds
Anna McDougal – 2020 Oregon champion – 155
Ashley Reed – 2020 Connecticut champion – 160
Lilian Freitas – 2x – 2019 California champion – 143, 2020 California champion – 150
Maggie Graham – 2020 Tennessee champion – 160
Stella Steigler – 2020 Virginia champion – 156
Ella Nichols – 2020 Connecticut champion – 145
Samantha Spielbauer – 2021 Iowa champion - 160

164 pounds
Kyra Richards – 2021 Idaho champion – 164
Mackenzie Konanz – 2020 Indiana champion – 160
Shelby Zacharias – 2020 Tennessee champion – 170

180 pounds
Fiona McConnell – 2020 Oregon champion – 190
Riley Dempewolf – 3x – 2021 Indiana champion – 195, 2020 Indiana champion -- 195, 2019 Indiana champion – 195
Katja Osteen – 2018 California champion – 160
Sara Huse – 2x – 2020 Indiana champion – 170, 2020 Indiana champion – 170

200 pounds
Andrea Smith – 2021 Florida champion - HWT

Boys state champions registered (30)

113 pounds
Landon Smith – 2x – 2019 Alaska 103, 2020 Alaska 112
Logan Smith – 2020 Arizona D-1 - 106

120 pounds
Michael Pizzuto – 2020 Maryland 2A/1A – 106
DJ Gillett – 2020 Oregon 5A - 106
Brayden Sonnentag – 2x - 2020 Wisconsin D3 – 106, 2021 Wisconsin D3 - 120
Mauro Michel – 2x – 2019 Oregon 4A – 106, 2020 Oregon 4A – 113
Jesse Fehr – 2020 Nevada 2A - 106

126 pounds
Nash Singleton – 2020 Oregon 6A – 120
Benjamin Miller – 2020 Nevada 4A – 106
Gage Owen – 2020 Maryland 1A/2A – 120
Chase Milligan – 2019 Nevada 3A – 106
Moses Wilson – 2021 Virginia Class 4 - 126

132 pounds
Evan Potter – 2020 Oregon 4A – 120
Antonio Rodrigues – 2020 Maryland 2A/1A – 126
Otto Cate-Cribari – 2020 Nevada 4A – 120
Anthony Anicette – 2020 Nevada 3A – 126
Luke Van Orden – 2020 Nevada 3A – 120
Aydin Garver – 2x – 2019 Oregon 6A 113, 2020 Oregon 6A 126

138 pounds
Ethen Doty – 2019 Illinois 1A – 126
Carson DesRosier – 2019 Montana AA – 120
Kaden Keiser – 2019 South Dakota B - 120

145 pounds
Avery Allen – 2020 Montana AA – 132
Daschle Lamer – 2020 Oregon 5A - 120

152 pounds
Austin Dalton – 2020 Oregon 5A – 145
Kaleb Oliver – 2020 Oregon 2A/1A - 132

160 pounds
Alexander Holguin – 2x – 2018 New Mexico 4A -138, 2019 New Mexico 3A – 152
Hunter Meinzen – 2x – 2019 Montana AA – 145, 2020 Montana AA - 152

170 pounds
Porter Faulk – 2021 Georgia Independent Schools champ - 182

182 pounds
Jared Simma – 2020 Kansas 5A – 160
Caleb Uhlenhopp – 2020 Nevada 4A - 152

APPROVED ENTRIES BY STATE

Alaska (1)
Entered at 113B - Landon Smith – 2x – 2019 Alaska 103, 2020 Alaska 112

Arizona (1)
Entered at 113B - Logan Smith – 2020 Arizona D-1 - 106

California (3)
Entered at 106G - Nyla Valencia – 2020 California champion – 106
Entered at 152 G - Lilian Freitas – 2x – 2019 California champion – 143, 2020 California champion – 150
Entered at 180G - Katja Osteen – 2018 California champion - 160

Connecticut (2)
Entered at 152G - Ashley Reed – 2020 Connecticut champion – 160
Entered at 152G - Ella Nichols – 2020 Connecticut - 145

Florida (3)
Entered at 122G - Carolyna Bellon – 2020 Florida champion – 128
Entered at 200G - Andrea Smith – 2021 Florida champion – HWT
Entered at 117G - Juliana Diaz – 2x – 2021 Florida champion – 117, 2020 Florida champion - 117

Georgia (1)
Entered at 170B - Porter Faulk – 2021 Georgia Independent Schools champ - 182

Idaho (2)
Entered at 164G - Kyra Richards – 2021 Idaho champion – 164
Entered at 127G - Mia Furman – 2021 Idaho champion - 129

Illinois (2)
Entered at 138B - Ethen Doty – 2019 Illinois 1A – 126
Entered at 112G - Shea Reisel – 2019 Illinois champion - 112

Indiana (4)
Entered at 138G - Kaylie Peterson – 2021 Indiana champion – 138
Entered at 164G - Mackenzie Konanz – 2020 Indiana champion – 160
Entered at 180G - Riley Dempewolf – 3x – 2021 Indiana champion – 195, 2020 Indiana champion -- 195, 2019 Indiana champion – 195
Entered at 180G - Sara Huse – 2x – 2020 Indiana champion – 170, 2020 Indiana champion - 170

Iowa (4)
Entered at 132G - Lilly Luft – 2021 Iowa champion – 126
Entered at 144G - Naomi Simon – 2021 Iowa champion – 145
Entered at 127G - Sydney Park – 2x – 2020 Iowa – 126, 2019 Iowa champion – 126
Entered at 152G - Samantha Spielbauer – 2021 Iowa champion - 160

Kansas (2)
Entered at 182B - Jared Simma – 2020 Kansas 5A – 160
Entered at 132G - Madyson Gray – 2020 Kansas champion - 130

Maryland (4)
Entered at 120B - Michael Pizzuto – 2020 Maryland 2A/1A – 106
Entered at 126B - Gage Owen – 2020 Maryland 1A/2A – 120
Entered at 132B - Antonio Rodrigues – 2020 Maryland 2A/1A – 126
Entered at 138G - Sara Sunday - 2020 Maryland champion - 132

Missouri (2)
Entered at 144G - Haley Ward – 2020 Missouri champion – 130
Entered at 144G - Maddie Kubicki – 2020 Missouri champion - 135

Montana (3)
Entered at 145B - Avery Allen – 2020 Montana AA – 132
Entered at 138B - Carson DesRosier – 2019 Montana AA – 120
Entered at 160B - Hunter Meinzen – 2x – 2019 Montana AA – 145, 2020 Montana AA - 152

Nevada (10)
Entered at 122G - Katie Ward – 2020 Nevada champion – 121
Entered at 138G - Celina Cooke – 2x – 2019 Nevada champion – 131, 2020 Nevada champion – 137
Entered at 126B - Benjamin Miller – 2020 Nevada 4A – 106
Entered at 132B - Otto Cate-Cribari – 2020 Nevada 4A – 120
Entered at 126B - Chase Milligan – 2019 Nevada 3A – 106
Entered at 182B - Caleb Uhlenhopp – 2020 Nevada 4A – 152
Entered at 132B - Anthony Anicette – 2020 Nevada 3A – 126
Entered at 132B - Luke Van Orden – 2020 Nevada 3A – 120
Entered at 112G - Jenavi Alejandro – 2x – 2020 Nevada champion – 106, 2019 Nevada champion – 106
Entered at 120B - Jesse Fehr – 2020 Nevada 2A - 106

New Mexico (1)
Entered at 160B - Alexander Holguin – 2x – 2018 New Mexico 4A -138, 2019 New Mexico 3A – 152

New Jersey (1)
Entered at 138G - Gabrielle Miller – 2019 New Jersey champion – 147

Oregon (13)
Entered at 138G - Tyler Richardson – 2x – 2020 Oregon champion – 140, 2019 Oregon champion – 140
Entered at 138G - Piper Staniford (OR) – 2020 Prep National champion – 185
Entered at 152G - Anna McDougal – 2020 Oregon champion – 155
Entered at 120B - DJ Gillett – 2020 Oregon 5A – 106
Entered at 126B - Nash Singleton – 2020 Oregon 6A – 120
Entered at 132B - Evan Potter – 2020 Oregon 4A – 120
Entered at 152B - Austin Dalton – 2020 Oregon 5A – 145
Entered at 152B - Kaleb Oliver – 2020 Oregon 2A/1A – 132
Entered at 145B - Daschle Lamer – 2020 Oregon 5A - 120
Entered at 120B - Mauro Michel – 2x – 2019 Oregon 4A – 106, 2020 Oregon 4A – 113
Entered at 180G - Fiona McConnell – 2020 Oregon champion – 190
Entered at 132B - Aydin Garver – 2x – 2019 Oregon 6A 113, 2020 Oregon 6A 126
Entered at 117G - Ayana Medina – 2019 Oregon champion - 105

Pennsylvania (1)
Entered at 122G - Ava Bayless (PA) – 2020 Prep National champion – 121

South Dakota (1)
Entered at 138B - Kaden Keiser – 2019 South Dakota B - 120

Tennessee (3)
Entered at 122G - Avery Kibelbek – 2x – 2019 Tennessee – 103, 2020 Tennessee 103
Entered at 152G - Maggie Graham – 2020 Tennessee champion – 160
Entered at 164G - Shelby Zacharias – 2020 Tennessee champion - 170

Utah (1)
Entered at 132G - Elleni Johnson –2019 Utah champion – 135

Virginia (2)
Entered at 152G - Stella Steigler – 2020 Virginia champion – 156
Entered at 126B - Moses Wilson – 2021 Virginia Class 4 - 126

Washington (3)
Entered at 113G - Salyna Shotwell – 2019 Washington champion – 110
Entered at 132G - London Houston – 2x – 2020 Washington champion – 130, 2019 Washington champion – 125
Entered at 127G - Claire DiCugno – 2020 Washington champion - 125

Wisconsin (6)

Entered at 120B - Brayden Sonnentag – 2x - 2020 Wisconsin D3 – 106, 2021 Wisconsin D3 - 120
Entered at 112G - Rose Ann Marshall – 2x - 2020 Wisconsin champion – 113, 2021 Wisconsin champion – 113
Entered at 100G - Karina Torres – 2021 Wisconsin champion – 96
Entered at 138G - Marisa Roth – 2021 Wisconsin champion – 138
Entered at 127G - Hanna Errthum – 2x – 2021 Wisconsin – 132, 2021 Wisconsin – 126
Entered at 122G - Brooke Schuenemann – 2021 Wisconsin champion - 120