The young career of Northern Michigan University’s Mikey Altomer took an enormous leap forward on Friday as the soon-to-be-sophomore won the US World Team Trials — in two age divisions, and in two separate weight categories.
The 2023 US U20 World Team Trials and U23 Nationals began at 10:00am from Geneva, Ohio and aired live on FLOWrestling.
Due to his having prevailed in April at the U20 (formerly Junior) National tournament, Altomer enjoyed a bye to that age group’s best-of-three final where he faced Brayden Gautreau (Northern Exposure WC). Gautreau, who did not compete at the aforementoned event in April, had made the finals after defeating Kasey Ross (IA) and Jared Stricker (Minnesota Storm), respectively.
Altomer did not require much time against Gautreau in order to secure his first World Team spot of the day. In Match 1, the New York product walloped a booming headlock for four and, following the reset, he moved in on an attack towards the boundary that was good for another four points.
Match 2 started in similarly unpromising fashion for Gautreau. Within the first :07, Altomer was already in the process of finishing a front headlock that would garner four points, plus two more from a gutwrench. Back standing, and a forceful step-out point had widened Gautreau’s deficit. Two restarts later Gautreau had a good look at an arm throw attempt but Altomer was ready to react — which he did, by defending and spinning behind to collect the match (and series) clinching points.
But it was not just the two bouts against Gautreau. Altomer did have a bye to the U20 final round, but no such option was available for the U23 portion. Therefore, by the time the final round for both age groups had arrived, Altomer had completed three bouts in the latter division; plus, the finals for both U20 and U23 were run simultaneously. This meant that there was hardly an amenable respite for Altomer.
He had also decided to enter U23 at 87 kilograms, not 82, which was his designated weight for U20. It was in this bracket final when Altomer was tested, though he had marched to the best-of-three series on the heels of three lopsided victories.
Facing Keenan Wyatt (Knights RTC), Altomer found himself down by a passive point late in the first period until a takedown towards the end of the frame put him up 2-1. However, Wyatt was gifted another passivity to start the second and was able to neatly convert on a gut to jump ahead 4-2. Needing to score, Altomer did just that with a little over one minute remaining. First, he executed a a body attack that resulted in four points; then with under :20 to go, he darted to a takedown to make the score 8-4.
It was even more of a grind for Altomer in Match 2, even if he did manage to get on the board first with a sizzling four-point headlock. But that would be it for a while. Wyatt, who had reversed for a point on the back-end of the maneuver, closed the gap quickly with a gutwrench. He would then receive a caution point at Altomer’s expense in the second period, though criteria still belonged to his opponent. With time a factor, Altomer took the lead outright when he forced a step-out. There was no further scoring, and Altomer had cemented his second tournament win of the day — as well as the potential to appear in two World Championships (see notes following the recap).
Black, Stepanyan, & Jacobson
Returning U20 World Team member Max Black (60 kg, NYAC/NTS) — who like Altomer won the National tournament in April and had a bye to the finals on Friday — defeated Rhett Peak (Cowboy WC) in two straight to guarantee another chance at earning World hardware. Peak had performed impressively in the challenge bracket with wins over Gable Porter (Powerhouse WC) and Zane Fugitt (Nixa HS), with the triumph against Fugitt going the distance after an explosive first period.
Despite Peak’s clear ability and immense grit, he struggled to keep up with the polished full-timer Black, and par terre is where the divide was most visible.
Match 1 saw Black use the first-period par terre to run a succession of guts. In Match 2, Peak flashed a solid attempt at an arm throw to begin, though Black scampered out of trouble. Later in the period, Black worked hard to swoop behind for takedown points before rotating one turn for a 4-0 advantage. That sequence was virtually mirrored in the second period. Black was in pursuit of a takedown as Peak did all he could to defend; eventually, the NMU’er zipped behind and capitalized with a gutwrench to complete the series sweep.
NMU with two on U23 Squad
David Stepanyan (67 kg, NYAC/NTS) could be making his way back to the U23 World Championships thanks to a wall-to-wall expression of dominance across five bouts, including the two he required to get past Marquette teammate Max Schierl. Schierl in fact acquitted himself extraordinarily well. As an unseeded entrant, he embarked on a tear en-route to the best-of-three that was similar in scope to Stepanyan’s. Beginning in the round-of-32, Schierl finished each of his adversaries via technical superiority — just like Stepanyan did, with the exception that “Dynamite Dave” started his trek in the round-of-16.
But Stepanyan, whose sharpness and confidence can be overwhelming to antagonists, could not be stopped. Match 1 had Stepanyan amass a 6-0 lead on the strength of three step-outs, a caution, and a takedown. He then unleashed a big lift that delivered five to force the stoppage. Things would not improve for Schierl in the second round of the series. A step-out and a caution arrived early in the opening frame. A takedown, and then another five, represented the winning methodology for Stepanyan, who won the U23 Trials back in ’21, as well.
Next week, Payton Jacobson (77 kg, Sunkist/NTS) will wrestle for third place at Final X in Newark, which by extension means that he will compete for a spot on the US National Team for a second-consecutive year. Today, it was all about Jacobson trying to bully his way onto a second-career US World Team after suiting up for the grand stage last year on the U20 level.
And he was like a freight train. All the way through the thing.
Jacobson racked up a VSU in each round of the tournament, with only stablemate Julian Beltran surviving into Period 2. Even Caleb Fish (Michigan WC) — whose semifinal with Sean Coughlin (George Mason) was highly-entertaining, and Fish himself had such a strong performance overall on Friday — could not come up with a way to halt Jacobson from unloading all sorts of offense. Bookend four’s in Match 1, and back-to-back four’s in Match 2, were the story. Jacobson, one of the more well-known Greco prospects in the US, will now refocus on Final X “true third” concerns and look to carry a busy spring into a summer that revolves around training for a shot at a World medal.
U20: Silvis Over Crosby
At 55 kilograms, ’23 National champ Kenneth Crosby, another up-and-coming star for NMU, was clipped in the best-of-three by Zach Silvis (PINnacle). At the April Open, Silvis finished fourth and so he had to go through the gauntlet on Friday just to make the Trials final. This is noteworthy because, at the Open, Silvis was downed twice by Anthony Ruzic (once in the quarters, and again in the third-place bout). But today was not the same. Not only did Silvis gain revenge in the semifinal over Ruzic, he also defeated Crosby’s runner-up from April, Roberto Estrada (Western Colorado WC), in the challenge tournament final. This all should have been an indicator of Silvis’ drive heading into Geneva.
The lone U20 series to necessitate a third and decisive bout went to Silvis, though it didn’t start out well in his favor as Crosby poured it on for a victory via VSU in Match 1. Match 2 turned the tide, a late skirmish at the boundary the reason why. It was back-and-forth prior, with Crosby taking a 6-5 lead with time a factor; then with :12 remaining, Silvis and Crosby were hip-to-hip near the edge, with the step-out going to Silvis. The action provided the Minnesotan with criteria, but soon that would not matter. Crosby and NMU wanted a review, after which the call was upheld to deliver Silvis the outright lead 7-6.
It was tight again in Match 3.
A criteria lead for Silvis was gained early in the second period from a step-out but that would be rendered inconsequential. Passivity on Crosby, which was followed by his needing an injury time-out, pushed Silvis ahead just a little bit more. On it went, with Crosby coming alive with several close attacks, a duck-under among them. Eventually, Silvis doggedly pursued in kind off of one such attempt and spun behind for a takedown to go up 4-1. He carried it home the rest of the way to give the nation’s flagship program from Minnesota a fresh, new World Team member.
Attao, Drury, & Adams Run It
’22 U20 World bronze Aden Attao (Suples) will indeed head back over to Europe in the summer in hopes of earning back-to-back medals after getting past ’21 Fargo Junior champ Alex Semenenko (Brown RTC). Semenenko, as was the case with several others, improved upon his result from the National event (5th) by admirably winning the challenge bracket. But in Attao, he was staring down an athlete whose functionality and schooling in Greco-Roman are currently head of the class.
Semenenko hung in there well in the opener and walked into Period 2 up 2-1. Attao answered by chipping away with step-out points and then proceeded to bully Semenenko in the ties to ultimately net three takedowns as well as a 10-2 VSU.
Semenenko blasted a bodylock try as Match 2 got underway, but Attao re-threw with his back to the edge to finish the maneuver. Originally, the call was four for Semenenko — until a challenge from Atao corrected the distribution of points. A step-out point followed by a takedown elevated Attao’s margin to 7-0. In his effort to end the series, the Suples athlete went back to ring generalship and coaxed Semenenko off the line for the technical fall.
One of the day’s most exceptional performances belonged to Landon Drury (63 kg, Betterman Elite), who defeated the formidable Rhett Koenig (Combat WC). It was two techniques that brought trouble for Koenig in Match 1. Drury unfurled a picturesque arm spin (followed by a step-out) in the first period; in the second, passivity on Koenig gave way to a high-lock lift that forced the premature conclusion. Huge scores in Match 2 were responsible for Drury emerging victorious again. Passivity on Koenig was for the second straight bout his undoing. From top, Drury bombed a pair of cascading reverse lifts, with a turn in between, to put the series on ice.
’22 U17 World Champion Joel Adams (TBW) had two very different experiences against fellow super-prospect Jadon Skellenger (ID) to determine the 67-kilogram World Team spot.
Match 1 was predictably contentious and played close to the chest. Both supremely-skilled wrestlers battling for position with neither giving an inch. Adams had a 3-2 advantage midway through the second, but Skellenger inched ahead to take the lead on criteria. Overt attempts were difficult for both parties throughout, but Adams — having not a lot of time with which to work — got a run on an arm drag that he used to force Skellenger off the line for one point and, eventually, a 4-3 decision victory.
The second round for Adams was entirely bereft of drama.
An arm drag to a takedown was the initial salvo. More were coming. From top par terre, he hoisted Skellenger up and over for a huge lift, reset his lock, and adjusted his legs to complete one more. That was it. A much-anticipated clash between two young standouts was brought to an end with Adams climbing another rung up the ladder along with having earned the opportunity to medal in another age division.
U23: Moomey, Lewis, & Eischens Rise to the Top
Vengeance was likely not on Phillip Moomey‘s (TMWC/Spartan Combat RTC) mind entering the weekend, but it is fair to wonder if there might have been some pressure. He arrived in Geneva as the reigning U23 World Team member at 60 kilograms (as well as a Cadet World Teamer from ’18, and a Fargo champ before that). Moomey was also coming off of a US Senior Open at which he had lost to two U20 World reps from a year ago in Jonathan Gurule (NMU/NTS) and Black — the latter of whom he had defeated in consecutive bouts to make the U23 squad in ’22.
Friday delivered a chance for Moomey to step up when wins and losses counted even more than they did in April. He didn’t let it go to waste.
After breezing through four matches in the challenge bracket, Moomey was called upon to dance with Gurule in the best-of-three. Not a surprising development.
Par terre was the equalizer in both rounds. The first passivity/PT of Match 1 benefited Moomey as he cranked a pair of gutwrenches to surge ahead 5-0. Gurule closed the gap with thanks to his own passive opportunity in the second, with his lift attempt failing to bring in a multi-point score. A Gurule attempt from the feet in the waning stages of the match was snuffed out by Moomey, who counter-scored with a takedown to grab a 1-0 series lead.
Match 2 did not deviate much from the previous round. Once again, the first passivity/PT was seized by Moomey with a well-timed rotation on his gutwrench responsible for a 3-0 advantage. Gurule’s shot from top in the second period was defended by Moomey, and the remainder of the contest naturally incited a sense of urgency for the trailing athlete. But Moomey was not going anywhere, not on Friday, and two clean but tough wins over Gurule acted as his escort to another appearance at a World event.
Lewis & Eischens
Hunter Lewis (72 kg, Wolfpack WC), despite his long history of international travel and experience on the age-group circuit, dropped a lot of jaws due to his series sweep of ’19 Junior World Team member Jack Ervien (Viking WC). Ervien has had an active spring and advanced to the US Senior Open semifinal in April, where he pushed three-time World Team member Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm) to the brink. On the flipside, Lewis had been absent from recent Greco-Roman competitions, and so it was questionable as to how he might approach tangling with someone as improved and problematic as Ervien.
And their first match was a wild one.
It also did not start out fantastically for Lewis. Ervien had connected on a body attack that yielded correct hold points, only to have Lewis reverse for apparent exposure. But — a defensive leg foul was brandished upon Lewis to give Ervien a 4-0 lead along with another chance from top par terre. Ervien then wrested a front headock, and there was Lewis with another counter, a dramatic submarine variation that put Ervien head-over-heels. Four points was the call, though Ervien wanted a challenge. A lengthy review process thus commenced, after which the call was upheld. Following the reset, Ervien responded with a lateral drop for four and proceeded to come very close to recording a pin. He didn’t, and Lewis bounded back to his feet to execute his own reactionary attack that netted four points. This all unfolded within :90 of the first period. They then traded step-out points that added up to a 12-9 lead for Lewis heading into the break. Ervien converted a takedown in the second period to cut his deficit to 12-11, but Lewis created breathing room towards the bout’s conclusion when he scored two from a bodylock throw-by, and another two from a hold which saw him hip Ervien over to the mat.
Match 1 was a textbook shootout that required six full minutes of speedy exchanges and productive scoring attempts. Match 2 was wrapped up in less than 60 seconds.
Ervien was the catalyst for the quick ending, if unwittingly. He had dipped back to arch a bodylock, but Lewis adjusted inside of the motion to nab takedown points. He then immediately transitioned to a front headlock that he used to torque Ervien over and to his back. The fall was called shortly after. Lewis, who in college competes for North Carolina State, is set to potentially return to a World Championships for the first time since ’17, when he represented Team USA at the Cadet level.
A marquee pairing it was at 82 kilograms with two former Junior World Team members — Tyler Eischens (CARTC, ’19) and Tyler Dow (Minnesota Storm, ’18). Eischens, he has been seen competing in Greco over the past two years, while Dow has had to navigate injury and rehabilitation concerns in conjunction with his own collegiate career. Two incredibly tough and seasoned competitors, and most assuredly one of the premier series showcases of the afternoon.
Dow was the one who struck first, his fitness aiding in the cause. Long arms are what he has, and often those limbs are used for underhooks. Not this time. Dow engaged double overhooks instead and, after three tries for a stamina-busting salto, he finally put the barrel on the ball to coerce Eischens down with a four-pointer. Except, Eischens ambled to his feet shortly following impact, with Dow in hot pursuit with another body attempt. A loose handle resulted in a land-on-top for Eischens, who was on the cusp of hauling in some more. Dow played a role, because it was his attempts upon which Eischens capitalized. One throw try at the edge scored for two, and another after a restart had Eischens sailing 10-4. Just prior to intermission, Dow got to the body one more time to nearly come away with four but had to settle for a step-out.
More body attacks for Dow. He wasn’t shy or pretentious in his tactics. A wrap-up towards the line provided him with correct hold points though he was still down by three. A step-out then brought Dow within a point, yet the rhythm of the match didn’t change. It didn’t have to. Dow was looking for points; not that Eischens himself was disinterested in scoring, but he also didn’t have to over-extend in search of amenable exchanges because they were coming at him continually. A late score for Eischens capped the bottle at 11-9 moving into Round 2.
After earning a step-out point to begin the second match, Eischens pummeled to a body attempt, to which Dow responded by coming close on a counter-throw. Next, an Eischens takedown did not invite follow-up from par terre, and it was becoming apparent that a more measured approach was being observed by both competitors. There was not another score until the second period, when Dow was the recipient of a passivity/par terre chance. Behind 3-2, he worked hard for a lift; but his straddle had become too high, which allowed Eischens the leverage to buck upwards and reverse. Originally, exposure was the call, but a Dow challenge x’ed out the additional point.
Time was ticking away from Dow, for whom the majority of attempts were risky scoring actions. That methodology was not abandoned. With his back to the line, he managed to slightly elevate Eischens as he arched — but — as had been the prescription throughout — Eischens’ reactionary instincts resulted in a counter, which was a land-on-top-four off the boundary. Intending to quickly close the gap, or at the very least go out on his shield, Dow went for one more back-arching throw with little more than :30 hanging on the clock. Eischens adjusted and commandeered the action for two additional points, whilst putting to an end a fun, hard-fought series that was tethered to his first U23 National title.
- Only three of the 20 combined best-of-three series surpassed two bouts (U20, 55 kg; U23, 55 & 97 kg).
- 21 of the 43 individual finals matches ended via technical superiority.
- Five individual finals matches ended via fall. All five were recorded in the U23 division.
- The reason why the U23 portion of the tournament is reffered to as a “Nationals” and not officially as a World Team Trials is due to the recent selection procedure that allows US National Team members who are U23-eligible to bypass the Trials format and take the spot in their respective weight categories if they should choose to do so. This year, the US has five athletes, and potentially six, who fit such a description. They are Camden Russell (55 kg, MWC), Robert Perez III (67 kg, Sunkist), Justus Scott (72 kg, Army/WCAP), Zac Braunagel (87 kg, IRTC), and Cohlton Schultz (130 kg, Sunkist). Russell placed third in the Senior WTT Challenge Tournament last month; Perez, Scott, Braunagel, and Schultz will vie for Senior World Team spots at Final X next Friday in Newark; Jacobson, who made the U20 World Team on Friday, will compete for “true third”/National Team against RaVaughn Perkins (NYAC), also at Final X.
2023 US U20 World Team Trials
June 2 — Geneva, OH
Best-of-three final results
55 kg: Zach Silvis (PINnacle) def. Kenneth Crosby (NMU/NTS) two matches to one
Match 1: Crosby def. Silvis 9-0, TF
Match 2: Silvis def. Crosby 7-6
Match 3: Silvis def. Crosby 4-1
60 kg: Max Black (NMU/NTS) def. Rhett Peak (Cowboy WC) two matches to none
Match 1: Black def. Peak 9-0, TF
Match 2: Black def. Peak 8-0, TF
63 kg: Landon Drury (Betterman Elite) def. Rhett Koenig (Combat WC) two matches to none
Match 1: Drury def. Koenig 10-0, TF
Match 2: Drury def. Koenig 11-0, TF
67 kg: Joel Adams (TBW) def. Jadon Skellenger (ID) two matches to none
Match 1: Adams def. Skellenger 4-3
Match 2: Adams def. Skellenger 9-0, TF
72 kg: Braden Stauffenberg (Michigan WC) def. Rich Fedalen (NYRTC) two matches to none
Match 1: Stauffenberg def. Fedalen 8-5
Match 2: Stauffenberg def. Fedalen 12-9
77 kg: Derek Matthews (Northern Colorado WC) def. Aydin Rix McElhinney (Northern Colorado WC) two matches to none
Match 1: Matthews def. Rix McElhinney 10-0, TF
Match 2: Matthews def. Rix McElhinney 10-0, TF
82 kg: Mike Altomer (NMU/NTS) def. Brayden Gautreau (Northern Exposure WC) two matches to none
Match 1: Altomer def. Gautreau 8-0, TF
Match 2: Altomer def. Gautreau 9-0, TF
87 kg: Wyatt Voelker (Panther WC) def. Tate Naaktgeboren (Big Game WC) two matches to none
Match 1: Voelker def. Naaktgeboren 10-1, TF
Match 2: Voelker def. Naaktgeboren 8-0, TF
97 kg: Sawyer Bartelt (Gladiator) def. Jack Darrah (MO) two matches to none
Match 1: Bartelt def. Darrah 2-1
Match 2: Bartelt def. Darrah 9-0, TF
130 kg: Aden Attao (Suples) def. Alex Semenenko (Brown RTC) two matches to none
Match 1: Attao def. Semenenko 10-2, TF
Match 2: Attao def. Semenenko 8-0, TF
Third Place Results
55 kg: Elyle Francisco (Anchorage Youth) def. Tyler Klein (Dubuque RTC) 11-1, TF
60 kg: Gable Porter (Powerhouse WC) def. Carter Nogle (Headhunters WC) 13-10
63 kg: Otto Black (Colorado Top Team) def. Brandon Cannon (Ohio RTC) 8-0, TF
67 kg: Brennan Van Hoecke (FLA) def. Elijah Paulson (PINnacle) 10-1, TF
72 kg: Arvin Khosravy (CA) def. Brendon Abdon (FLA) 9-0, TF
77 kg: Hunter Young (IA) def. Camden Young (Askren Wrestling Academy) 12-2, TF
82 kg: Arian Khosravy (CA) def. Kasey Ross (IA) 11-2, TF
97 kg: Joey Braunagel (Illinois RTC) def. Sage Harrison (Western Colorado WC) 11-7
130 kg: Navarro Schunke (LOG) def. Hayden Simpson (Cowboy RTC) 11-3, TF
Challenge Tournament Placewinners
1 — Zach Silvis (PINnacle)
2 — Roberto Estrada (Western Colorado WC)
3 — Elyle Francisco (Anchorage Youth)
4 — Tyler Klein (Dubuque WC)
5 — Anthony Ruzic (IL)
6 — Anthony Aniciete (NV)
7 — Davis Motyka (XCalibur Athletics)
1 — Rhett Peak (Cowboy WC)
2 — Zan Fugitt (Nixa HS)
3 — Gable Porter (Powerhouse WC)
4 — Carter Nogle (Headhunters WC)
5 — Easton Taylor (Beaver WC)
6 — Mason Barrett (Cougar WC)
1 — Rhett Koenig (Combat WC)
2 — Colton Parduhn (IGA)
3 — Otto Black (Colorado Top Team)
4 — Brandon Cannon (Ohio RTC)
5 — Ayson Rice (LOG)
6 — Keith Smith (TBW)
7 –Dominic Hargrove (George Mason
8 — Kelvin Rodriguez (PA)
1 — Joel Adams (TBW)
2 — Gunnar Hamre (Combat WC)
3 — Brennan Van Hoecke (FLA)
4 — Elijah Paulson (PINnacle)
5 — Alec Peralta (Southern Illinois RTC)
6 — Christopher Martino (ID)
1 — Braden Stauffenberg (Michigan WC)
2 — Tyler Antoniak (MWC)
3 — Arvin Khosravy (CA)
4 — Brendan Abdon (FLA)
5 — Aaron Dobbs (NMU/NTS)
6 — Ivan Morris (Northern Colorado WC)
7 — Dylan Whitt (Viking WC)
8 — Jeremy Paradice (RTC South)
1 — Aydin Rix McElhinney (Northern Colorado WC)
2 — Adrian Artsisheuskiy (NYAC)
3 — Hunter Garvin (IA)
4 — Caden Young (Askren Wrestling Academy)
5 — Bradley Gillum (DeKalb WC)
6 — Gaetano Consoloe (IL)
7 — Peter Kane (South Side WC)
1 — Brayden Gautreau (Northern Exposure WC)
2 — Jared Stricker (Minnesota Storm)
3 — Arian Khosravy (CA)
4 — Kasey Ross (IA)
5 — Matthew Waddell (GA)
1 — Jack Darrah (MO)
2 — Max Ramberg (Viking RTC)
3 — Joey Braunagel (IRTC)
4 — Sage Harrison (Western Colorado WC)
5 — Damion Schunke (LOG)
6 — Jasiri Dingle (Cougar WC)
7 — Sean Michel (IGA)
1 — Alex Semenenko (Brown RTC)
2 — Keith Miley (Arkansas RTC)
3 — Navarro Schunke (LOG)
4 — Hayden Simpson (Cowboy RTC)
5 — Cameron Groncki (Curby 3-Style)
6 — Noah Curtis (IGA)
2023 US U23 World Team Trials
June 2 — Geneva, OH
Best-of-three final results
55 kg: Yusief Lillie (UVRTC) def. Davian Guanajuato (Southern Illinois RTC) two matches to one
Match 1: Guanajuato def. Lillie 4-1
Match 2: Lillie def. Guanajuato 5-1
Match 3: Lillie def. Guanajuato 5-2
60 kg: Phillip Moomey (Spartan Combat RTC) def. Jonathan Gurule (NMU/NTS) two matches to none
Match 1: Moomey def. Gurule 7-2
Match 2: Moomey def. Gurule 3-1
63 kg: Jordan Hamdan (Michigan WC) def. Kyle Rowan (OH) two matches to none
Match 1: Hamdan def. Rowan 6-5
Match 2: Hamdan def. Rowan 11-0, TF
67 kg: David Stepanyan (NYAC/NTS) def. Max Schierl (NMU/NTS) two matches to none
Match 1: Stepanyan def. Schierl 11-0, TF
Match 2: Stepanyan def. Schierl 11-0, TF
72 kg: Hunter Lewis (Wolfpack WC) def. Jack Ervien (Viking WC) two matches to none
Match 1: Lewis def. Ervien 16-11
Match 2: Lewis def. Ervien via fall
77 kg: Payton Jacobson (Sunkist/NTS) def. Caleb Fish (Michigan WC) two matches to none
Match 1: Jacobson def. Fish 10-0, TF
Match 2: Jacobson def. Fish 8-0, TF
82 kg: Tyler Eischens (CARTC) def. Tyler Dow (Minnesota Storm) two matches to none
Match 1: Eischens def. Dow 11-9
Match 2: Eischens def. Dow 10-2, TF
87 kg: Mike Altomer (NMU/NTS) def. Keenan Wyatt (Knights RTC) two matches to none
Match 1: Altomer def. Wyatt 9-4
Match 2: Altomer def. Wyatt 5-4
97 kg: Tereus Henry (Tiger Den WC) def. Thomas Godbee (West Point WC) two matches to one
Match 1: Henry def. Godbee via fall
Match 2: Godbee def. Henry 6-4
Match 3: Henry def. Godbee via fall
130 kg: Kaleb Reeves (IA) def. Spencer Trenary (Jackrabbit WC) two matches to none
Match 1: Reeves def. Trenary via fall
Match 2: Reeves def. Trenary via fall
Third Place Results
55 kg: Kade Orr (Golden Pride WC) def. Christian Decatur-Luker (Freco) 11-0, TF
60 kg: Paxton Creese (Minnesota Storm) def. Joseph Couch (West Point WC) 12-9
63 kg: King Sandoval (DMV RTC) def. Jeremy Bockert (IGA) 8-0, TF
67 kg: James Dalrymple (RTC South) def. Kellyn March (Bison WC) 8-0, TF
72 kg: Ashton Miess (Combat WC) def. Brendon Abdon (FLA) 9-0, TF
77 kg: Sean Coughlin (George Mason) def. Julian Beltran (NMU/NTS) 8-0, TF
82 kg: Danny Braunagel (IRTC) def. Edmond Ruth (PA) via injury default
87 kg: Daniel Lawrence (West Point WC) def. Brett Bober (Wildcat Elite) 8-0, TF
97 kg: Eli Pannell (IL) def. Sione Halo (Grays Harbor WC) 14-10
130 kg: Nick West (Michigan WC) def. Joshua Terrill (Michigan WC) 6-4
1 — Yusief Lillie (UVRTC)
2 — Davian Gunanjuato (Southern Illinois RTC)
3 — Kade Orr (Golden Pride WC)
4 — Christian Decatur-Luker (Freco)
5 — Adrian Samano (Iron WC)
6 — Alexander Logsdon (Cougar WC)
7 — David Bragg (Tiger WC)
8 — Joshua Jasionowicz (PA)
1 — Phillip Moomey (Spartan Combat RTC)
2 — Jonathan Gurule (NMU/NTS)
3 — Paxton Creese (Minnesota Storm)
4 — Joseph Couch (West Point WC)
5 — Dyson Kunz (Northern Colorado WC)
6 — Jayden Carson (Arkansas RTC)
7 — David Medina (TN)
8 — Jesse Gaytan (CA)
1 — Jordan Hamdan (Michigan WC)
2 — Kyle Rowan (OH)
3 — King Sandoval (DMV RTC)
4 — Jeremy Bockert (IGA)
5 — William Edelblute (UT)
6 — Bobby Robinson (O-Town WC)
7 — Phillip Kue (OR)
8 — Matthew Englehardt (PA)
1 — David Stepanyan (NYAC/NTS)
2 — Max Schierl (NMU/NTS)
3 — James Dalrymple (RTC South)
4 — Samuel Edelblute (UVRTC)
5 — Jakob Murillo (UVRTC)
6 — Zach Keal (West Point WC)
7 — Cole Rhemrev (Indiana RTC)
8 — Diego Romero (NMU/NTS)
1 — Hunter Lewis (Wolfpack WC)
2 — Jack Ervien (Viking WC)
3 — Ashton Miess (Combat WC)
4 — Kellyn March (Bison WC)
5 — Clay Radenz (Gorilla WC)
6 — Noah Roulo (Cougar WC)
7 — Jalen Spuhler (Ranger WC)
8 — Wyatt Higgins (Grizzly WC)
1 — Payton Jacobson (Sunkist/NTS)
2 — Caleb Fish (Michigan WC)
3 — Sean Coughlin (George Mason)
4 — Julian Beltran (NMU/NTS)
5 — Loranzo Rajaonarvielo (George Mason)
6 — Christian Komitas (DeKalb WC)
7 — Magnus Kuokkanen (Indiana RTC)
8 — Cody Hicks (OK)
1 — Tyler Eischens (CARTC)
2 — Tyler Dow (Minnesota Storm)
3 — Danny Braunagel (IRTC)
4 — Edmond Ruth (PA)
5 — Tyler Hannah (Combat WC)
6 — James Foy (Minnesota Storm)
7 — Dylan Kohn (VA)
8 — Kennedy Wyatt (Knights RTC)
1 — Mike Altomer (NMU/NTS)
2 — Keenan Wyatt (Knights RTC)
3 — Daniel Lawrence (West Point WC)
4 — Brett Bober (Wildcat Elite)
5 — Connor Collins (Blugold WC)
6 — Jesse Perez (O-Town WC)
7 — Jared Voss (Delaware County WC)
8 — Daryus Webb (MO)
1 — Tereus Henry (Tiger Den WC)
2 — Thomas Godbee (West Point WC)
3 — Eli Pannell (IL)
4 — Sione Halo (Grays Harbor WC)
5 — Chase McCleish (Jackrabbit WC)
6 — Brennan Braud (OH)
7 — Kaleb Gelter (Cincinnati RTC)
8 — Matthew Richardson (PA)
1 — Kaleb Reeves (IA)
2 — Spencer Trenary (Jackrabbit WC)
3 — Nick West (Michigan WC)
4 — Joshua Terrill (Michigan WC)
5 — Max Balow (Viking RTC)
6 — Mason Cover (Cleveland RTC)
7 — Tony Caldwell (Valley Center WC)
8 — Max Diaz (NMU/NTS)
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