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2021 16U Greco Roman Nationals finalist biographies

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | July 22, 2021, 1:11 p.m. (ET)

Kael Lauridsen of Nebraska tosses an opponent at the 16U Greco-Roman Nationals in Fargo. Photo by Austin Bernard.

2021 16U NATIONALS GRECO-ROMAN FINALIST BIOGRAPHIES

88 pounds


RED - Javaan Yarbrough, Copley, Ohio

2021 U16 Nationals freestyle champion… 2021 Central Regional 16U freestyle champion… Six in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and seventh in freestyle… 2019 14U Nationals freestyle champion…. 2019 Northeast 14U Greco-Roman Regional champion and third in freestyle… Will be a sophomore at Copley High School…Fifth in the 2021 Ohio D2 state championships… 2021 OAC Freshman state champion… Born: December 1, 2005… Age: 15

BLUE - Haakon Peterson, Hollandale, Wis.

Second in 2016 16U Nationals in freestyle… 2021 U15 Nationals champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2019 14U Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… Fifth in 2019 U15 Nationals in freestyle and seventh in Greco-Roman… 2018 USA Wrestling Novice Nationals champion in freestyle and second in Greco-Roman… Will be a freshman in the fall. Has not determined what high school he will attend… Born: October 30, 2006… Age: 14

Note: This is a rematch of the 2021 16U Freestyle finals, won by Yarbrough.

94 pounds

RED - Brady Phelps, Schaumberg, Ill.

2021 Southern Plains 16U Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2021 16U Central Regionals in Greco-Roman… Will be a freshman at Schaumberg High School… Born: October 11, 2006… Age 14

BLUE - Mack Mauger, Blackfoot, Idaho

Current FloWrestling National High School Ranking: No 14 at 106
2021 U16 Nationals freestyle champion… Second in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2021 Western Regional 16U champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2021 Idaho state 16U champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2021 USA Wrestling 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion… Third in 2020 Preseason Nationals High School (grades 9-10)…. 2019 14U Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Will be a sophomore at Blackfoot High School… 2021 Idaho 4A state champion at 98 pounds….Born: May 28, 2005… Age: 16
Note: Mauger remains eligible for the Triple Crown

100 pounds

RED - Layne Kleimann, Herriman City, Utah

Fifth in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… Second in 2021 Western 16U Regionals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… Member of 2021 Utah 16U National Duals team… Third in 2020 Salt Lake Slam in Middle School division… Second in 2019 Northwest Bigfoot Battle in Middle School division… Second in 2019 Western 14U Regionals in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman…Third in 2019 Salt Lake Slam in Middle School division… 2017 Salt Lake Slam Middle School champion… Will be a freshman in high school… Born: November 3, 2005… Age 15

BLUE - Trey Wagner, Nazareth, Pa.

2021 Northeast 16U Regionals champion in Greco-Roman… Second in 2021 Pennsylvania 16U state meet in Greco-Roman and fifth in freestyle… Member of 2019 Pennsylvania 16U National Duals team… Third in 2018 Northeast 14U Regionals in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Will be an eighth grader at Northampton High School…
Born: August 8, 2006… Age: 14

106 pounds

RED - Matthew Martino, Eagle, Idaho

2021 U15 Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… 2021 Western 16U Regional champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… 2021 USA Wrestling 16U Folkstyle national champion… 2021 Idaho 16U National Duals team member… 2021 Idaho 16U state champion in freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle… Sixth in 2021 National Showcase Utah Qualifier… 2021 Salt Lake Slam Middle School champion… Fourth in 2020 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals in Middle School division… 2019 Northwest Bigfoot Battle champion in Middle School division… 2019 U14 Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and eighth in freestyle… Will be a freshman at Bishop Kelly High School
Born: May 2, 2006… Age: 15

BLUE - Anthony Ruzic, Auburn, Ill.
Second in 2021 National Showcase Wisconsin Qualifier… Third in 2019 Northern Plains 14U Regionals in freestyle and fifth in Greco-Roman… Third in 2018 Northern Plains 14U Regionals in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Will be a sophomore at Auburn High School… Third in 2021 Illinois 1A state open championships at 106 pounds…. Born: December 21, 2005… Age: 15

113 pounds

RED - Austin Laudenbach, Lakeville, Minn.

Third in 2021 Northern Plains 16U Regionals in Greco-Roman… Member of Minnesota 16U Nationals Duals team… 2021 Minnesota 16U state champion in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… Second in 2019 Western 14U Regionals in folkstyle, third in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle…Will be a junior at Apple Valley High School… Competed at 106 pounds as a sophomore… Born March 16, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE - Nick Treaster, Newton, Kansas
Eighth in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… 2021 Southern Plains 16U Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2021 USA Wrestling 16U Folkstyle Nationals… 2021 Kansas Junior National Duals team member in freestyle… 2021 Kansas 16U National Duals team member… 2021 Kansas Junior state champion in in freestyle… 2021 Kansas 16U state champion in both styles… 2019 14U Nationals freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… 2019 Southern Plains 14U Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2019 14U Nationals folkstyle champion… Will be a junior at Newton High School… 2021 Kansas 5A state champion at 106 pounds… 2020 state champion at 106 pounds… Born March 5, 2005… Age 16

120 pounds

RED - Kael Lauridsen, Bennington, Neb.

Current FloWrestling National High School Ranking: No. 12 at 113
Fourth in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… Second in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2019 U15 Nationals champion in freestyle and second in Greco-Roman… 2018 14U Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Will be a junior at Bennington High School…. Two-time Nebraska state champion…. 2020 state champion… 2019 state champion… Born February 11, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE - Tanner Frothinger, Eagle, Idaho
Third in 2021 Western 16U Regionals in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman…2021 Idaho 16U National Duals team member… Eighth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2021 Idaho 16U state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2021 USA Wrestling 16U Folkstyle Nationals… Fifth in 2021 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals (high school grades 9-10)… Third in 2019 14U Nationals in Greco-Roman and fifth in freestyle… Will be a junior at Eagle High School… 2021 Idaho 5A state champion at 120 pounds… 2020 state champion at 113 pounds… Born: January 12, 2005… Age: 16

126 pounds

RED - Mason Gibson, South Fork, Pa
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Current FloWrestling National High School Ranking: No. 5 at 120
Third in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… 2021 Northeast 16U Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2021 Pennsylvania 16U state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2019 14U Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Will be a sophomore at Bishop McCort Catholic High School… Second in 2021 Pennsylvania AA state championships… Born: April 11, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE - Kamdyn Williams, Lancaster, Pa.
Current FloWrestling National High School Ranking: No. 19 at 120
Fourth in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… Fifth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Second in 2021 Pennsylvania state meet in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2019 14U Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… 2019 Northeast 14U Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2018 14U Nationals champion in Greco-Roman… Will be a sophomore at Manheim Township High School… Born: September 19, 2005… Age: 15

132 pounds

RED - D’mitri Alarcon, Fort Lupton, Colo.

Fifth in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… 2021 Southern Plains 16U champion in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman.. Second in 2020 Salt Lake Slam in Middle School division… Will be a sophomore at Fort Lupton High School…. 2021 Colorado 3A state champion at 126 pounds… Born: October 17, 2005… Age: 15

BLUE - Zach Hanson, Lakeville, Minn.
2021 U16 Nationals champion in freestyle… 2021 Northern Plains 16U Regionals champion in Greco-Roman and freestyle… 2019 14U Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman…. 2019 Northern Plains 14U Regional freestyle champion and third in Greco-Roman…. 2019 USA Wrestling 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion… Will be a junior at Lakeville North High School… Second in the Minnesota AAA state meet in 2021 at 132 pounds… Second in the Minnesota AAA state meet in 2020 at 113 pounds… State qualifier in the Minnesota state meet in 2019 at 113 pounds… Born: January 11, 2005… Age: 16

138 pounds

RED - Joel Adams, Omaha, Neb.

2021 U16 Nationals champion in freestyle… Second in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Second in 2019 14U Nationals in freestyle and seventh in Greco-Roman… 2019 Northern Plains 14U champion in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle…. 2019 U15 Nationals champion in Greco-Roman… Will be a junior at Millard South High School… 2021 Nebraska state champion at 138 pounds… Fourth in the 2020 Nebraska state meet at 120 pounds… Born: February 16, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE - Brady Collins, Wray, Colo.
Member of 2021 Colorado 16U National Duals team… Third in 2021 Colorado Nationals Qualifier in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in 2020 Stockyard Stampede in high school division… Third in 2019 14U Nationals in freestyle and fifth in Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2019 14U Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a junior at Wray High School… Second in 2021 Colorado 2A state championships at 120 pounds… 2020 Colorado state champion at 106 pounds… Born: February 1, 2005… Age: 16

145 pounds

RED - Pierson Manville, State College, Pa.

Second in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… Third in 2021 U15 Nationals in Greco-Roman and seventh in freestyle… 2021 Pennsylvania Junior National Duals team member… 2021 Pennsylvania Junior state champion in Greco-Roman…. 2021 Northeast 16 U Regionals champion in freestyle and second in Greco-Roman… 2021 USA Wrestling 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion… Second in 2021 National High School Showcase… 2021 National Showcase Pennsylvania Qualifier champion… 2019 14U Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Won 2019 Regional titles in four different Regions (Southeast, Northern Plains, Northeast and Western)… Third in 2019 U15 Nationals in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Second in 2019 14U Folkstyle Nationals…. Will be a sophomore at State College High School… Third in the 2020 MSHSL state championships at 126 pounds… 2019 MSHSL State champion at 106 pounds… Born: May 26, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE - Brett Back, Rudolph, Wis.
Fourth in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… 2021 Northern Plains 16U Regional champion in Greco-Roman… Sixth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2021 Wisconsin 16U state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2021 USA Wrestling 16U Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2019 14U Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… Sixth in 2018 14U Nationals in freestyle and seventh in Greco-Roman… Will be a sophomore at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School… Third in 2021 Wisconsin D1 state championships at 145 pounds…Born: September 14, 2005… Age: 15

152 pounds

RED - Arvin Khosravy, Woodland Hills, Calif.

Fourth in 2021 U15 Nationals in freestyle… 2021 California 16U National Duals team member… 2019 California 14U National Duals team member… Will be a sophomore at Chaminade College Prep… Born May 22, 2006… Age: 15

BLUE - Nicholas Fox, Osage, Iowa
Third in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… 2021 Iowa 16U National Duals team member… 2021 Iowa 16U state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2020 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals (high school grades 9-10)… Third in 2019 14U Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2019 Northern Plains 14U champion in Greco-Roman and second in freestyle… Eighth in 2019 U15 Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2019 USA Wrestling 14U Folkstyle Nationals champion… Will be a junior at Osage High School… Second at 2021 Iowa state championships at 145 pounds… Second at 2020 Iowa state championships at 120 pounds… Born: March 7, 2005… Age: 16

160 pounds

RED - Jed Wester, Annandale, Minn.

Sixth in 2021 16U Nationals in freestyle… Seventh in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2021 Minnesota 16U National Duals team member… Fourth in 2019 14U Nationals in Greco-Roman and sixth in freestyle… Second in 2019 Northern Plains 14U Regionals in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman… Will be a sophomore at STMA High School… Second at 2021 Minnesota AAA state championships at 145 pounds… Fifth at 2020 state championships at 120 pounds… 2019 state qualifier at 113 pounds… Born: February 10, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE - Liam Scrivanich, Hellertown, Pa.
2021 Pennsylvania 16U state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2021 Pennsylvania 16U National Duals team member… 2019 Northeast 14U Regional champion in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… Third in 2018 Northeast 14U Regionals in Greco-Roman… Will be a junior at Saucon Valley High School… Pennsylvania state qualifier at 160 pounds…Born: March 26, 2005… Age: 16

170 pounds

RED - Oscar Williams, Edmond, Okla.

2021 Western Regionals 16U champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Second in 2020 Salt Lake Slam in Middle School division… 2019 USA Wrestling 14U Folkstyle Nationals champion… Will be a sophomore at Edmond North High School… 2021 Oklahoma 6A state qualifier at 152 pounds… Born: February 21, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE - Toby Schoffstall, Evington, Va.
2021 Northeast 16U Regionals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2021 Virginia 16U National Duals team member… 2021 Virginia 16U state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Second in 2021 Virginia Junior states in freestyle… Will be a junior at Liberty Christian Academy… Second in 2021 Virginia Div. 3 state championships at 170 pounds… 2020 Virginia state qualifier at 152 pounds… Born: March 28, 2005… Age: 16

182 pounds

RED - Soren Herzog, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

Eighth in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle…2021 Southern Plains 16U Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2021 Minnesota 16U National Duals team member… Fourth in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in 2021 USA Wrestling 16U Folkstyle Nationals… 2020 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion (high school grades 9-10)… Third in 2019 14U Nationals in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman… Will be a junior at Simley High School… Third in the 2021 Colorado 4A state championships at 182 pounds… Sixth in the 2020 Colorado state championships at 170 pounds… Born April 3, 2005… Age 16

BLUE - Cody Merrill, Ontario, Calif.
Second in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle at 170 pounds… Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle…. 2020 USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals champion (High school grades 9-10)…. 2019 Western Regionals 14U champion in freestyle and folkstyle and second in Greco-Roman… Will be a sophomore at Gilroy High School… won the 2021 State Invitational at 182 pounds…Born: May 20, 2005… Age: 16

195 pounds

RED - William McCleary, Lehi, Utah

Third in 2021 Western 16U Regionals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… 2021 Utah 16U National Duals team member… 2021 Utah 16U state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Fifth in 2021 National Showcase Utah Qualifier… Will be a junior at Lehi High School… Fifth at the 2021 Utah 5A state championships at 182 pounds… 2020 Utah state qualifier at 160 pounds… Born: June 6, 2005… Age 16

BLUE - Sawyer Bartelt, Miami, Fla.

Fifth in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… 2021 Florida 16U National Duals team member… 2021 Florida Junior state champion in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… 2019 Southeast 14U Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Sixth in 2019 U15 Nationals… Fourth in 2018 U14 Nationals in Greco-Roman and sixth in freestyle… Will be a sophomore at South Dade High School… 2021 Florida 3A state champion at 195 pounds… Second in 2020 state championships at 152 pounds… Born; December 1, 2005…

220 pounds

RED - Koy Hopke, Amery, Wis.

2021 U16 Nationals champion in freestyle… 2021 Northern Plains 16U Regional freestyle champion… Third in 2021 UWW Cadet Nationals in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2021 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals champion…. 2021 Wisconsin 16U state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2019 14U National champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2019 Northern Plains 14U Regional champion in both styles… Will be a sophomore at Amery High School… 2021 Wisconsin state D2 champion at 220 pounds… Born: June 19, 2005… Age: 16
Note: Hopke remains eligible for the Triple Crown

BLUE - Austin Johnson, Muncy, Pa.
Fourth in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… 2021 Northeast 16U Regional champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Will be a freshman at Muncy High School… Second at Junior High state championships at 212 pounds… Born October 19, 2005… Age: 15

285 pounds

RED - Navarro Schunke, Brandon, S.D.

2021 U16 Nationals champion in freestyle… 2021 Northern Plains 16U champion in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… 2018 USA Wrestling Preseason Naationals Middle School champion…. Will be a sophomore at Brandon Valley High School… Two-time South Dakota A state champion… 2021 state champion at 285 pounds… 2020 state champion at 220… Born: April 3, 2005… Age: 16

BLUE - Spencer Lanosga, River Ridge, La.
Third in 2021 U16 Nationals in freestyle… Second in 2021 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a sophomore for Jesuit High School… Second in 2021 Louisiana Div. I championships at 285 pounds… Born November 18, 2005… Age 15