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|Pennsylvania beats host Missouri to win Cadet National Freestyle Duals title|
By Randy Hinderliter Kansas USA Wrestling
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Team Pennsylvania won the key match-ups early in the bout to win the Freestyle portion of the 2007 USA Wrestling Cadet National Duals, presented by People-to-People.
The team score in the championship dual was Pennsylvania over the host Team Missouri, 53-22.
Pennsylvania used championship pool wins over Wisconsin, Kansas, and New Jersey. The road to the finals for Missouri included victories over Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Washington.
Early in this dual, Pennsylvania parlayed key wins at 105, 112 and 130, to team victory.
At 105-pounds it was Pennsylvania's Mitchell Port defeating Missouri's Alan Waters. Port tied Waters in both periods but Port claimed wins in each, one on a late caution and one a late tilt.
At 112, it was Tyler Watts of Pennsylvania defeating Cody Tyler of Missouri Watts conceded the first frame, 1-7 but in the second, won the match with a fall.
At 130-pounds was perhaps the highlight of the dual. The bout pitted, Dylon Alton from the Keystone State against Mac Bailey from the Showme State. The match was spirited and full of scrambles, counters, and a few points.
The first period went Alton's way, 5-1. The second went Bailey's way 0-5. The third, didn't decide a thing … Alton and Bailey were scoreless at the end of two minutes. Bailey won the coin flip but Alton won the match, as he expertly defended Bailey's advantage from the leg clinch
Alton's long battle led to a close, hard fought win for Pennsylvania. Alton's brother, Andrew, took another approach and won his bout with an early pin at 135 pounds.
The awards for the team placers and the medals for All-Americans have been handed out. Team Pennsylvania is your 2007 Cadet National Champions in freestyle.
New Jersey took third place, with a 41-28 victory over Minnesota 1.
Complete results can be found on Track Wrestling
CADET NATIONAL FREESTYLE DUALS, PRESENTED BY PEOPLE TO PEOPLE
1st Place - Pennsylvania Black
2nd Place - Missouri 1
3rd Place - New Jersey
4th Place - Minnesota 1
5th Place - Oklahoma
6th Place - Wisconsin
7th Place - Kansas
8th Place - Washington
1st Place Match
Pennsylvania Black defeated Missouri 1 53-22.
3rd Place Match
New Jersey defeated Minnesota 1 41-28.
5th Place Match
Oklahoma defeated Wisconsin 45-31.
7th Place Match
Kansas defeated Washington 38-37.
2007 Cadet Freestyle Duals All Tournament Team
(undefeated athletes with at least six matches)
84: Jordan Kingsley 7-0 for Minnesota
84: Josh Martinez 9-0 for Washington
84: Billy Hagany 9-0 for New Jersey
84: Brenan Lyon 8-0 for Michigan
91: Cody Brewer 9-0 for Missouri
98: Jesse Thielke 10-0 for Wisconsin
112: Cody Caldwell 6-0 for Iowa
112: Frank Cagnina 9-0 for New Jersey
119: Chris Dardanes 6-0 for Illinois
119: Josh Kindig 10-0 for Pennsylvania
125: Chris Villalonga 8-0 for New Jersey
130: Dylon Alton 10-0 for Pennsylvania
135: Andrew Alton 9-0 for Pennsylvania
140: Greg Amos 9-0 for Missouri
140: John Guzzo 9-0 for New Jersey
140: Ben Dorsey 7-0 for Virginia
145: Cody Compton 9-0 for Missouri
145: Brandon Rolnick 9-0 for New Jersey
152: Matthew Cunningham 8-0 for Pennsylvania
171: Ian Daube 9-0 for California
189: Zachary Buonaiuto 8-0 for New York
189: Max Huntley 7-0 for Virginia
215: Alex Polizzi 10-0 for Wisconsin
285: Evan Craig 10-0 for Pennsylvania