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New tradition begins with 16U/Junior Beach Nationals in Fargo, N.D.

By Adam Engel, USA Wrestling | July 25, 2022, 1 p.m. (ET)

Fifteen states were represented with 103 athletes at the Fargo Summer Showcase and 16U/Junior Beach Nationals in Fargo, N.D. Photo by Ed Duncan

Champions at the 2022 USMC Junior and 16U Nationals were not only found on the mat. Look toward the sand at Gastropub Volleyball in Fargo, North Dakota.

The USA Wrestling Beach Tour of America continued with the Fargo Summer Showcase and 16U/Junior Beach Nationals at Fargo, North Dakota, last week. In a first of its kind event, the organizers and hosts at Gastropub Volleyball were pleased with the event and turnout.

This year’s competition featured 103 athletes from 15 states. The event will continue in the future to offer athletes an opportunity to try beach wrestling alongside their usual Fargo wrestling opportunities. Beach wrestling is one of the fastest growing styles of wrestling. The states represented defined regional boundaries and traveled across the country for the first annual beach wrestling tournament in Fargo, North Dakota. They were North Dakota, Ohio, North Carolina, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, Indiana, Illinois, Arizona, Hawaii, Virginia, Michigan, New York and Wisconsin.
“Twenty years ago, we started Junior women in Fargo with just over 100 participants. Look how far it has come. Twenty years later, we started with Beach wrestling in Fargo with over 100 participants. Who knows how big Beach Wrestling will be in Fargo 20 years from now. Fargo is all about tradition. We hope we started a new tradition here,” said Ed Duncan, Beach tournament director.

Virginia’s Mia Galindo grabbed first at 100 in the Junior Girls pool competition. She also placed seventh in the Junior women’s freestyle tournament in the same weight.

Up at the 112-117 Junior Girls pool division, Indiana’s Emily Anderson swept Julianna Burkett-Erice of Virginia for the win. Indiana wrestlers found more sand success with four more wins in this division. classes. Catharine Campbell won at 122 while Cailin Campbell emerged as winner in a four-woman pool at 127.

At 144, Josie Hause swept Washington’s Cassidy Sylves. At heavyweight, Indiana’s Riley Dempewolf closed out the Indiana party after she swept teammate Haley Thompson. In the Fargodome, Dempewolf claimed third in the Junior women’s freestyle tournament at 200.

Pennsylvania’s Morgan Edwards used a 20-second pin over Iowa’s Josephine Wearmouth to win at 132. In the division’s only one-woman pool, Ohio’s Jazmine Ross-Calix won by default. At 152, Virginia’s Morgan Edwards claimed gold while Kami Senlycki of Minnesota did the same at at 164-180.

Arizona owned the podium in the 16U women’s division. Its girls snatched four of the six pools.
Lisa Pastoriza recorded two pins to win an all-Arizona bracket at 100. Ella Greiner of Arizona outlasted Isabella Leighty of Pennsylvania at 112-117. At 122, Arizona’s Sophia Smith found gold with two pins and at 132, her teammate, Isis France, did the same. In 16U women’s freestyle, France finished third. At 138-144, North Carolina’s Maggie Milbery won via two forfeits, and at 164-180, Nebraska’s Piper Zatechka claimed the title.

In the 16U boys pool competition, no state secured multiple championships. Illinois’ Drew Davis recorded three pins to win a four-man pool at 106-113. At 132, Arizona’s Jayden Anderson won by default as the lone competitor. Cooper Reves of Kansas established sand supremacy at 152-160. Ohio’s Owen Pummel pummeled his competition with three pins in the 170-190 pool. Kaden Darwin of Kansas logged two pins for the win in the 220-285 pool.

Indiana found two champions in the Junior boys division with the same guy. Bradley Owen won at 132-144 and 152. Down in the lightweights, Montana’s Cole Rogers recorded two pins to win at 106-113. Ty Edwards of Illinois grabbed the same result as Rogers at 113-120. Up at 160-170, North Carolina’s Connor Reece emerged as champion. In the 195 pool, Oregon’s Riley Jones tallied two pins to win, and Logan Marissal of Massachusetts won it all at 220-285.



BEACH SUMMER SHOWCASE/JUNIOR & 16U NATIONALS
At Fargo, N.D.


Junior Girls pool competition

100
1st Place - Mia Galindo of Virginia
2nd Place - Kendall Moe of Indiana
Mia Galindo (Virginia) won by decision over Kendall Moe (Indiana) (Dec 3-0)
Mia Galindo (Virginia) won by decision over Kendall Moe (Indiana) (Dec 3-0)

112-117
1st Place - Emily Anderson of Indiana
2nd Place - Julianna Burkett-Erice of Virginia
Emily Anderson (Indiana) won by decision over Julianna Burkett-Erice (Virginia) (Dec 3-0)
Emily Anderson (Indiana) won by decision over Julianna Burkett-Erice (Virginia) (Dec 3-0)

122
1st Place - Catharine Campbell of Indiana
2nd Place - Rose Kaplan of Indiana
Catharine Campbell (Indiana) won by decision over Rose Kaplan (Indiana) (Dec 3-0)
Rose Kaplan (Indiana) won by decision over Catharine Campbell (Indiana) (Dec 2-2)
Catharine Campbell (Indiana) won by decision over Rose Kaplan (Indiana) (Dec 3-0)

127
1st Place - Cailin Campbell of Indiana
2nd Place - Makynna Loepp of California
3rd Place - Kyra Tomlinson of Indiana
4th Place - Hannah Seitzinger of Indiana
Kyra Tomlinson (Indiana) won by decision over Hannah Seitzinger (Indiana) (Dec 5-0)
Cailin Campbell (Indiana) won by decision over Makynna Loepp (California) (Dec 3-0)
Makynna Loepp (California) won by decision over Kyra Tomlinson (Indiana) (Dec 3-0)
Cailin Campbell (Indiana) won by decision over Hannah Seitzinger (Indiana) (Dec 3-0)
Cailin Campbell (Indiana) won by decision over Kyra Tomlinson (Indiana) (Dec 4-0)
Makynna Loepp (California) won by decision over Hannah Seitzinger (Indiana) (Dec 3-0)

132
1st Place - Morgan Edwards of Team Pennsylvania
2nd Place - Josephine Wearmouth of Iowa
Morgan Edwards (Team Pennsylvania) won by fall over Josephine Wearmouth (Iowa) (Fall 0:20)
Morgan Edwards (Team Pennsylvania) won by decision over Josephine Wearmouth (Iowa) (Dec 2-1)

138
1st Place - Jazmine Ross-Calix of Ohio

144
1st Place - Josie Hause of Indiana
2nd Place - Cassidy Sylves of Washington
Josie Hause (Indiana) won by decision over Cassidy Sylves (Washington) (Dec 3-1)
Josie Hause (Indiana) won by decision over Cassidy Sylves (Washington) (Dec 3-0)

152
1st Place - Kaylee Anderson of Virginia
2nd Place - Madison Ward of Michigan
3rd Place - Kenley Riley of North Carolina
Madison Ward (Michigan) won by decision over Kenley Riley (North Carolina) (Dec 3-0)
Kaylee Anderson (Virginia) won by decision over Kenley Riley (North Carolina) (Dec 3-0)
Kaylee Anderson (Virginia) won by decision over Madison Ward (Michigan) (Dec 3-0)

164-180
1st Place - Kami Senlycki of Minnesota
2nd Place - Bo Geibe of Michigan
Kami Senlycki (Minnesota) won by decision over Bo Geibe (Michigan) (Dec 3-0)
Bo Geibe (Michigan) won by decision over Kami Senlycki (Minnesota) (Dec 2-1)
Kami Senlycki (Minnesota) won by decision over Bo Geibe (Michigan) (Dec 2-0)

200-225
1st Place - Riley Dempewolf of Indiana
2nd Place - Haley Thompson of Indiana
Haley Thompson (Indiana) won by decision over Riley Dempewolf (Indiana) (Dec 3-0)
Riley Dempewolf (Indiana) won by decision over Haley Thompson (Indiana) (Dec 0-0)
Riley Dempewolf (Indiana) won by decision over Haley Thompson (Indiana) (Dec 2-1)

Junior Girls Wave competition

Wave A
1st Place - Rose Kaplan of Indiana
2nd Place - Catharine Campbell of Indiana
3rd Place - Mia Galindo of Virginia
4th Place - Emily Anderson of Indiana
1st Place Match - Rose Kaplan (Indiana) won by decision over Catharine Campbell (Indiana) (Dec 0-0)
3rd Place Match - Mia Galindo (Virginia) won by decision over Emily Anderson (Indiana) (Dec 3-1)

Wave B
1st Place - Cailin Campbell of Indiana
2nd Place - Josephine Wearmouth of Iowa
3rd Place - Morgan Edwards of Team Pennsylvania
4th Place - Kyra Tomlinson of Indiana
1st Place Match - Cailin Campbell (Indiana) won by decision over Josephine Wearmouth (Iowa) (Dec 4-0)
3rd Place Match - Morgan Edwards (Team Pennsylvania) won by decision over Kyra Tomlinson (Indiana) (Dec 3-2)

Wave C
1st Place - Kaylee Anderson of Virginia
2nd Place - Madison Ward of Michigan
3rd Place - Kenley Riley of North Carolina
4th Place - Josie Hause of Indiana
1st Place Match - Kaylee Anderson (Virginia) won by decision over Madison Ward (Michigan) (Dec 3-0)
3rd Place Match - Kenley Riley (North Carolina) won by decision over Josie Hause (Indiana) (Dec 3-2)

Wave D
1st Place - Haley Thompson of Indiana
2nd Place - Riley Dempewolf of Indiana
3rd Place - Kami Senlycki of Minnesota
4th Place - Bo Geibe of Michigan
1st Place Match - Haley Thompson (Indiana) won by decision over Riley Dempewolf (Indiana) (Dec 3-0)
3rd Place Match - Kami Senlycki (Minnesota) won by decision over Bo Geibe (Michigan) (Dec 2-0)

16U Girls pool results

100
1st Place - Lisa Pastoriza of Arizona Girls Wrestling
2nd Place - Athea Valenzuela of Arizona Girls Wrestling
Lisa Pastoriza (Arizona Girls Wrestling) won by fall over Athea Valenzuela (Arizona Girls Wrestling) (Fall 1:50)
Lisa Pastoriza (Arizona Girls Wrestling) won by fall over Athea Valenzuela (Arizona Girls Wrestling) (Fall 3:00)

112-117
1st Place - Ella Greiner of Arizona
2nd Place - Isabella Leighty of Pennsylvania
Isabella Leighty (Pennsylvania) won by fall over Ella Greiner (Arizona) (Fall 2:12)
Ella Greiner (Arizona) won by fall over Isabella Leighty (Pennsylvania) (Fall 2:19)
Ella Greiner (Arizona) won by forfeit over Isabella Leighty (Pennsylvania) (FF)

122
1st Place - Sophia Smith of Arizona Girls Wrestling
2nd Place - Opal Jarman of Arizona
3rd Place - Kylie Brigman of North Carolina
Sophia Smith (Arizona Girls Wrestling) won by fall over Kylie Brigman (North Carolina) (Fall 0:43)
Opal Jarman (Arizona) won by fall over Kylie Brigman (North Carolina) (Fall 0:04)
Sophia Smith (Arizona Girls Wrestling) won by fall over Opal Jarman (Arizona) (Fall 2:02)

132
1st Place - Isis France of Arizona Girls Wrestling
2nd Place - Kennedie Snow of North Carolina
Isis France (Arizona Girls Wrestling) won by fall over Kennedie Snow (North Carolina) (Fall 0:23)
Kennedie Snow (North Carolina) won by fall over Isis France (Arizona Girls Wrestling) (Fall 0:38)
Isis France (Arizona Girls Wrestling) won by fall over Kennedie Snow (North Carolina) (Fall 1:29)

138-144
1st Place - Maggie Milbery of North Carolina
2nd Place - Jazmine Ross-Calix of Ohio
Maggie Milbery (North Carolina) won by forfeit over Jazmine Ross-Calix (Ohio) (FF)
Maggie Milbery (North Carolina) won by forfeit over Jazmine Ross-Calix (Ohio) (FF)

164-180
1st Place - Piper Zatechka of Nebraska
2nd Place - Brooke Newton of Arizona Girls Wrestling
Piper Zatechka (Nebraska) won by fall over Brooke Newton (Arizona Girls Wrestling) (Fall 0:47)
Piper Zatechka (Nebraska) won by fall over Brooke Newton (Arizona Girls Wrestling) (Fall 1:32)

16U Girls Wave Competition –

A
1st Place - Opal Jarman of Arizona
2nd Place - Sophia Smith of Arizona Girls Wrestling
3rd Place - Lisa Pastoriza of Arizona Girls Wrestling
4th Place - Kylie Brigman of North Carolina
1st Place Match - Opal Jarman (Arizona) won by fall over Sophia Smith (Arizona Girls Wrestling) (Fall 3:00)
3rd Place Match - Lisa Pastoriza (Arizona Girls Wrestling) won by fall over Kylie Brigman (North Carolina) (Fall 0:45)

B
1st Place - Isis France of Arizona Girls Wrestling
2nd Place - Piper Zatechka of Nebraska
3rd Place - Kennedie Snow of North Carolina
4th Place - Brooke Newton of Arizona Girls Wrestling
1st Place Match - Isis France (Arizona Girls Wrestling) won by fall over Piper Zatechka (Nebraska) (Fall 0:36)
3rd Place Match - Kennedie Snow (North Carolina) won by fall over Brooke Newton (Arizona Girls Wrestling) (Fall 1:23)

16U Boys pool competition

106-113
1st Place - Drew Davis of Central Illinois Academy of Wrestling
2nd Place - Connor Smith of Pitt Bull Wrestling Club
3rd Place - Julio Gonzales of Arizona
4th Place - Xaiden Wynn of Virginia
Drew Davis (Central Illinois Academy of Wrestling) won by fall over Julio Gonzales (Arizona) (Fall 0:34)
Connor Smith (Pitt Bull Wrestling Club) won by fall over Xaiden Wynn (Virginia) (Fall 0:30)
Connor Smith (Pitt Bull Wrestling Club) won by fall over Julio Gonzales (Arizona) (Fall 0:10)
Drew Davis (Central Illinois Academy of Wrestling) won by fall over Xaiden Wynn (Virginia) (Fall 0:09)
Julio Gonzales (Arizona) won by fall over Xaiden Wynn (Virginia) (Fall 1:35)
Drew Davis (Central Illinois Academy of Wrestling) won by fall over Connor Smith (Pitt Bull Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:51)

132
1st Place - Jayden Anderson of Arizona
Round 1
Jayden Anderson (Arizona) received a bye () (Bye)

152-160
1st Place - Cooper Reves of Abilene Kids Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Kamar Brown of North Carolina
3rd Place - Nick Lawson of Ohio
4th Place - Brady Singler of Westcincy Elite WC
Kamar Brown (North Carolina) won by fall over Nick Lawson (Ohio) (Fall 0:57)
Cooper Reves (Abilene Kids Wrestling Club) won by fall over Brady Singler (Westcincy Elite WC) (Fall 0:27)
Cooper Reves (Abilene Kids Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kamar Brown (North Carolina) (Fall 0:16)
Nick Lawson (Ohio) won by fall over Brady Singler (Westcincy Elite WC) (Fall 0:36)
Kamar Brown (North Carolina) won by fall over Brady Singler (Westcincy Elite WC) (Fall 0:57)
Cooper Reves (Abilene Kids Wrestling Club) won by fall over Nick Lawson (Ohio) (Fall 0:06)

170-190
1st Place - Owen Pummel of Beast Mode Wrestling
2nd Place - Nathan Henry of Team Oklahoma
3rd Place - Samson Smith of Antigo Wrestling Club
4th Place - Landon Odegard of Minnesota
Owen Pummel (Beast Mode Wrestling) won by fall over Landon Odegard (Minnesota) (Fall 0:13)
Nathan Henry (Team Oklahoma) won by fall over Samson Smith (Antigo Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:27)
Owen Pummel (Beast Mode Wrestling) won by fall over Samson Smith (Antigo Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:02)
Nathan Henry (Team Oklahoma) won by fall over Landon Odegard (Minnesota) (Fall 0:28)
Owen Pummel (Beast Mode Wrestling) won by fall over Nathan Henry (Team Oklahoma) (Fall 0:39)
Samson Smith (Antigo Wrestling Club) won by fall over Landon Odegard (Minnesota) (Fall 0:21)

220-285
1st Place - Kaden Darwin of Sons of Thunder Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Jay Ward of North Carolina
Kaden Darwin (Sons of Thunder Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jay Ward (North Carolina) (Fall 2:09)
Kaden Darwin (Sons of Thunder Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jay Ward (North Carolina) (Fall 0:43)

16U Boys wave competition

A
1st Place - Drew Davis of Central Illinois Academy of Wrestling
2nd Place - Jayden Anderson of Arizona
3rd Place - Connor Smith of Pitt Bull Wrestling Club
4th Place - Xaiden Wynn of Virginia
1st Place Match - Drew Davis (Central Illinois Academy of Wrestling) won by decision over Jayden Anderson (Arizona) (Dec 3-0)
3rd Place Match - Connor Smith (Pitt Bull Wrestling Club) won by fall over Xaiden Wynn (Virginia) (Fall 0:36)

B
1st Place - Cooper Reves of Abilene Kids Wrestling Club
2nd Place - Kamar Brown of North Carolina
3rd Place - Landon Odegard of Minnesota
4th Place - Brady Singler of Westcincy Elite WC
1st Place Match - Cooper Reves (Abilene Kids Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kamar Brown (North Carolina) (Fall 0:22)
3rd Place Match - Landon Odegard (Minnesota) won by fall over Brady Singler (Westcincy Elite WC) (Fall 1:13)

C
1st Place - Nathan Henry of Team Oklahoma
2nd Place - Kaden Darwin of Sons of Thunder Wrestling Club
3rd Place - Owen Pummel of Beast Mode Wrestling
4th Place - Samson Smith of Antigo Wrestling Club
1st Place Match - Nathan Henry (Team Oklahoma) won by fall over Kaden Darwin (Sons of Thunder Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:59)
3rd Place Match - Owen Pummel (Beast Mode Wrestling) won by fall over Samson Smith (Antigo Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:46)

Junior Boys pool competition

106-113
1st Place - Cole Rogers of Three Forks High School Wrestling
2nd Place - Kaleb Ambrose of New Jersey
Cole Rogers (Three Forks High School Wrestling) won by fall over Kaleb Ambrose (New Jersey) (Fall 1:56)
Cole Rogers (Three Forks High School Wrestling) won by fall over Kaleb Ambrose (New Jersey) (Fall 1:20)

113-120
1st Place - Ty Edwards of SPAR Wrestling Academy
2nd Place - Israel Guerra of North Carolina
Ty Edwards (SPAR Wrestling Academy) won by fall over Israel Guerra (North Carolina) (Fall 0:14)
Ty Edwards (SPAR Wrestling Academy) won by fall over Israel Guerra (North Carolina) (Fall 0:29)

132-144
1st Place - Bradley Owen of Indiana
2nd Place - Rayden Zens of South Dakota
Bradley Owen (Indiana) won by fall over Rayden Zens (South Dakota) (Fall 0:04)
Bradley Owen (Indiana) won by fall over Rayden Zens (South Dakota) (Fall 0:43)

152
1st Place - Bradley Owen of Indiana
2nd Place - Torin Bishop of Curby 3 Style Wrestling Club
3rd Place - Owen Hicks of New York
Torin Bishop (Curby 3 Style Wrestling Club) won by fall over Owen Hicks (New York) (Fall 0:13)
Bradley Owen (Indiana) won by fall over Torin Bishop (Curby 3 Style Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:41)
Bradley Owen (Indiana) won by fall over Owen Hicks (New York) (Fall 0:38)

160-170
1st Place - Connor Reece of North Carolina
2nd Place - Ryan Brown of New York
3rd Place - James Ellison of North Carolina
4th Place - Amari Brown of Knucklehead Wrestling Club
Connor Reece (North Carolina) won by fall over Ryan Brown (New York) (Fall 1:53)
James Ellison (North Carolina) won by decision over Amari Brown (Knucklehead Wrestling Club) (Dec 2-1)
Ryan Brown (New York) won by fall over Amari Brown (Knucklehead Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:16)
James Ellison (North Carolina) won by decision over Connor Reece (North Carolina) (Dec 2-0)
Round 3
Ryan Brown (New York) won by fall over James Ellison (North Carolina) (Fall 1:59)
Connor Reece (North Carolina) won by fall over Amari Brown (Knucklehead Wrestling Club) (Fall 3:00)

195
1st Place - Riley Jones of Coquille High School Wrestling
2nd Place - Nathan Henry of Team Oklahoma
Riley Jones (Coquille High School Wrestling) won by fall over Nathan Henry (Team Oklahoma) (Fall 0:48)
Riley Jones (Coquille High School Wrestling) won by fall over Nathan Henry (Team Oklahoma) (Fall 1:35)

220-285
Guaranteed Places
1st Place - Logan Marissal of Massachusetts
2nd Place - Dirk Morley of Colorado
3rd Place - Alexander Griffith of Ohio
Logan Marissal (Massachusetts) won by fall over Dirk Morley (Colorado) (Fall 1:08)
Logan Marissal (Massachusetts) won by fall over Alexander Griffith (Ohio) (Fall 1:31)
Dirk Morley (Colorado) won by medical forfeit over Alexander Griffith (Ohio) (MFF)

Junior Boys Wave competition

A
1st Place - Rayden Zens of South Dakota
2nd Place - Cole Rogers of Three Forks High School Wrestling
3rd Place - Ty Edwards of SPAR Wrestling Academy
4th Place - Israel Guerra of North Carolina
1st Place Match - Rayden Zens (South Dakota) won by fall over Cole Rogers (Three Forks High School Wrestling) (Fall 1:13)
3rd Place Match - Ty Edwards (SPAR Wrestling Academy) won by fall over Israel Guerra (North Carolina) (Fall 0:46)

B
1st Place - Owen Hicks of New York
2nd Place - Bradley Owen of Indiana
3rd Place - Torin Bishop of Curby 3 Style Wrestling Club
4th Place - Connor Reece of North Carolina
1st Place Match - Owen Hicks (New York) won by fall over Bradley Owen (Indiana) (Fall 0:19)
3rd Place Match - Torin Bishop (Curby 3 Style Wrestling Club) won by fall over Connor Reece (North Carolina) (Fall 0:37)

C
1st Place - Logan Marissal of Massachusetts
2nd Place - Riley Jones of Coquille High School Wrestling
3rd Place - Ezekiel McEwen of Washington
4th Place - Ryan Brown of New York
1st Place Match
Logan Marissal (Massachusetts) won by fall over Riley Jones (Coquille High School Wrestling) (Fall 0:43)
3rd Place Match
Ezekiel McEwen (Washington) won by fall over Ryan Brown (New York) (Fall 1:10)