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Junior Greco-Roman semifinals set for Friday; Oklahoma's Williams looking to win second Fargo title of the week

By Joe Wedra, Special to TheMat.com | July 22, 2021, 9:28 p.m. (ET)

Photo Benjamin Aranda of by Austin Bernard 

FARGO, N.D. — Semifinal pairings are finalized for the Junior Greco-Roman division as the final tournament here at the 2021 Junior and 16U Nationals at the FargoDone is set to conclude with Friday’s action. Leading into tomorrow, Team Illinois leads the way with seven wrestlers represented in the semifinals. Team California and Team Wisconsin both have six in the semis.

 

Oklahoma’s Jordan Williams, the 145-pound junior freestyle champion earlier in the week, is looking to double up here in Fargo in the 152-pound Greco-Roman weight class. He has worked his way into the semis and will wrestle Nebraska’s Nick Hamilton in tomorrow’s semifinal match. Williams made it to the finals by defeating Zerban in a tight 7-6 quarterfinal bout.

 

In the Round of 16, a pair of finalists from the junior men’s freestyle division were beaten, shifting up the brackets early in the session. Pennsylvania’s Marco Tocci (106) knocked off Arizona’s Brandon Morvari (106-pound junior freestyle finalist), while Illinois’ Vincent Zerban, who is ranked No. 6 nationally by FloWrestling, defeated New Jersey’s Daniel Wask (152-pound junior freestyle finalist).

 

Florida’s Ryan Cody, a 2019 Junior Nationals runner-up, is looking to tack on a Fargo title to his list of accomplishments. He’s into the semifinals at 195 pounds, wrestling Wisconsin’s Max Ramberg.

 

Keep an eye on Benjamin Aranda (Illinois) at 113 pounds. He’s another semifinalist who made the junior freestyle finals — Aranda will be wrestling Wisconsin’s Kaleb Casey.

 

Tomorrow’s wrestling will begin at 9:00 a.m. CT. All matches can be watched live on FloWrestling.

Junior Greco-Roman Quarterfinal Results

 

100

Andrew Fox (Utah) dec. Jaymz Young (Illinois), 5-2

Kolter Burton (Idaho) fall saac Stewart (Montana), 4-0 0:54

Jeremy Oani (California) tech Vincent Biondoletti (Florida), 10-0 2:18

Cole Rogers (Montana) dec. Kody Tanimoto (Texas), 8-6

 

106

Christian Forbes (Oklahoma) tech Tyler Durden (Nebraska), 10-0 1:02

Elias Navida (California) fall Tyler Washburn (Florida), 6-0 0:47

Michael Longo (Connecticut) tech Marco Tocci (Pennsylvania), 10-0 5:20

Ray ray Harris (California) tech Gavin Jensen (Iowa), 10-0 2:02

 

113

Kaleb Casey (Wisconsin) dec Daniel Guanajuato (Arizona), 6-3

Benjamin Aranda (Illinois) dec. Kenneth Hendriksen (Texas), 6-4

Davian Guanajuato (Arizona) dec. Isaiah kainoa Medina (California), 19-13

Alan Koehler (Minnesota) dec. Nolan Wertanen (Michigan), 12-9

 

120

Jett Strickenberger (Colorado) tech Mitchell Neiner (Washington), 12-2 4:34

Jonathan Gurule (New Mexico) tech Coleman Nogle (Maryland), 11-1 2:57

Max Black (Colorado) tech Yusief Lillie (Washington), 11-1 5:08

Paul Kelly (California) fall Nathan Curry (Washington), 8-3 1:27

 

126

Carter Stephenson (Colorado) inj. Gabe Whisenhunt (Oregon), 8-1 0:37

Gable Porter (Iowa) inj. Nicolar Rivera (Wisconsin), 6-4 1:23

Wilfried Tanefeu (North Dakota) dec. Zeth Romney (California), 11-6

Jeremy Bockert (Alaska) dec. Keith Smith (Nebraska), 11-6

 

132

Ethan Fernandez (New Jersey) dec. Joseph Airola (Colorado), 6-4

Anthony Aniciete (Nevada) dec. Elijah Paulson (Minnesota), 2-1

Nash Singleton (Oregon) tech Christopher Martino (Idaho), 12-1 1:38

James Dalrymple (Tennessee) dec. Walker Bents (Minnesota), 8-6

 

 

138

Kyle Boeke (Minnesota) tech Ramon Ramos (Arizona), 11-1 2:20

Weston Dalton (Colorado) tech Alec Peralta (California), 11-0 1:52

Stevie Barnes (Iowa) dec. Koy Buesgens (Minnesota), 9-6

Q'veli Quintanilla (Washington) tech Carter Ban (Minnesota), 10-0 1:13

 

145

Gunnar Hamre (Wisconsin) dec. Richard Fedalen (Maryland), 15-8

Jack Milos (Illinois) dec. Griffin Walizer (Pennsylvania), 12-4

Matthew Rodriguez (California) tech Cael Rahnavardi (Iowa), 10-0 2:57

Tyler Antoniak (Nebraska) dec. Hagen Heistand (Iowa), 8-1

 

152

Nick Hamilton (Nebraska) tech Kolby Depron (Oklahoma), 12-0 1:24

Jordan Williams (Oklahoma) dec. Vincent Zerban (Illinois), 7-6

Thor Michaelson (Washington) dec. Jacob Gonzales (Michigan), 12-4

Cale Anderson (Wisconsin) dec. Derek Raike (West Virginia), 15-4 5:27

 

160

Alaa Elkerm (New Jersey) tech Logan Gumble (New York), 12-0 4:27

Caden Young (Wisconsin) dec. Graham Gambrall (Iowa), 7-5

Aaron Dobbs (Wisconsin) VPO1 Arian Khosravy (California), 17-9

Manuel (m.j.) Gaitan (California) tech William Ebert (Connecticut), 11-0 3:49

 

170

Jared Stricker (Wisconsin) fall Derek Matthews (Idaho), 6-4 2:27

Caden Ernd (Illinois) dec. Adrian Artsisheuskiy (New York), 7-7

Codei Khawaja (Indiana) dec. Joseph Jens (Illinois), 8-5

Evan Canoyer (Nebraska) dec. Bradley Gillum (Illinois), 4-2

 

182

Michael Altomer (New York) dec. Drake Buchanan (Indiana), 14-6

Jared Simma (Kansas) fall Garrett Wells (Oklahoma), 12-0 2:05

Dante Roggio (Idaho) dec. Asher Ruchti (Oregon), 8-8

Deanthony Parker (Illinois) fall Sean Michel (Alaska), 11-0 1:18

 

195

Ryan Cody (Florida) tech Max Ramberg (Wisconsin), 10-0 0:33

Tom Culp (Illinois) fall Jacob Meissner (Minnesota), 8-0 1:21

Caden Rogers (Pennsylvania) dec. Diego Chavez (Arizona), 11-2

Wyatt Voelker (Iowa) tech John Gunderson (Wisconsin), 11-0 4:27

 

220

Kalob Runyon (Iowa) tech Joey Scally (Ohio), 12-2 3:51

Joshua Howell (Indiana) disq, caution Gary Powell (Ohio), 10-0

Alex Semenenko (New York) dec Logan Shephard (Ohio), 8-2

Andrew Blackburn-forst (Illinois) dec Mason Cover (Ohio), 14-11

 

285

Aden Attao (Idaho) fall Matthew Moore (Colorado), 5-0 0:12

Jacob Barnes (Oregon) fall Jamikael Lytle (California), 5-0 1:28

Aiden Lacoma (Virginia) dec Charles Crews iii (Pennsylvania), 15-8

Ryan Boersma (Illinois) dec Keith Miley (Missouri), 13-5

 

Team Standings

 

1 - Pennsylvania 223

2 - Minnesota 139

3 - Ohio 122

4 - New Jersey 120

5 - Wisconsin 117