Greco-Roman champion crowned at National Kids Wrestling Championships in Waterloo, Iowa, July 6
Greco-Roman champions were crowned at three age divisions at the 2000 USA Wrestling National Kids Wrestoling Championships, at Young Arena in Waterloo, Iowa, July 6.
Competition was held at the Midget (9-10 years), Novice (11-12 years) and Schoolboy/girl (13-14 years) divisions.
Also available to capture this weekend in the USA Wrestling Kids Triple Crown. To win, an athlete must win USA Wrestling national titles Folkstyle Championships were held inm Topeka, Kan. in April.
Going into the Greco-Roman event, 14 athletes in the field are eligible for the Triple Crown. At the end of the Greco-Roman finals, 11 still remain eligible.
Those still with a chance to win the Triple Crown include Midget wrestlers David Taylor of Evanston, Wyoming (60), Riley Adamson of Albuquerque, New Mexico (65), Matt Gille of Luxemburg, Wisconsin (75) and Atticus Disney of Andover, Kansas (120). Adamson was a 1999 Kids Triple Crown Winner.
Novice wrestlers still eligible are Jonathan Reader of Lapeer, Michigan (90) and Mike May of LeSuer, Minnesota (140++).
And Schoolboy/girl wrestlers still in the running are Charles Knox, Jr. of Wichita, Kansas (90), Angel Escobedo of Griffith, Indiana (95), Brent Metcalf of Davison, Michigan (115), Brandon Mason of Shenandoah, Iowa (130), Patrick Bond of Chesapeake, Virginia (150) and Kyle Massey of Blaine, Minnesota (160+).
No wrestler has ever won the Triple Crown twice. Those still in contention for the 2000 Triple Crown are 1999 winners Riley Adamson and Angel Escobedo.
Only two wrestlers won the Triple Crown in 1997, eight in 1998 and 10 in 1999.
A total of 511 athletes entered the Greco-Roman competition. The freestyle competition will be held on Friday and Saturday.
2000 USA WRESTLING NATIONAL KIDS GRECO-ROMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Young Arena, Waterloo, Iowa, July 5-6
Midget (9-10 years)
50 - 1st -Sharky Slyter, Paola, KS dec. David Tanguma, Naples, FL, 13-5; 3rd - Ryan Kluge, Portage, WI won by tech. fall over Trevor Hejhal, Hazel Green, WI, 15-4; 5th - Chase Caswell, Bush Prairie, WA pinned Levon Miller, Mercury, NV, 2:51
55 - 1st - Collin Hase, Silver Lake, KS dec. Andrew Williams, Yorktown, VA, 12-4; 3rd - Brock Weatherman, Cambridge, IA won by tech. fall over Justin Schumacher, Green River, WY, 11-1; 5th - Joshua Dormer, Eaton Rapids, MI won by tech. fall over Michael Altman, Derby, KS, 11-0
60 - 1st - David Taylor, Evanston, WY won by tech. fall over Trey Adamson, Albuquerque, NM, 13-2; 3rd - Anthony Washington, Omaha, NE won by tech. fall over Bruce Zurek, Cornstock, NE, 11-0; 5th - Shawn Perry, Pardeeville, WI dec. Joey Cozart, Brandon, FL, 10-4
65 - 1st - Riley Adamson, Albuquerque, NM won by tech. fall over Robert Ulmet, Skithfield, VA, 10-0; 3rd - Nate Moore, Durango, IA dec. Joshua Wiseman, Brooklyn Park, MN, 4-2; 5th - William Christ, Shell Lake, WI dec. Skyler Teague, Norman, OK, 8-0
70 - 1st - Travis Rutt, Belle Plaine, MN won by tech. fall over Brent Kolbow, Forest Lake, MN, 10-0; 3rd - Benjamin Carter, Naples, FL won by tech. fall over Garrick Bowles, Bixby, OK, 14-4; 5th - Brandon Rolnick, Westfield, NJ won by bye
75 - 1st - Matt Gille, Luxemburg, WI pinned Cody Brown, Riverton, WY, 2:47; 3rd - Alex Meade, Magnolia, DE won by tech. fall over Miles Camarata, Champlin, MN, 12-0; 5th - Sam Wrobel, Lake Zurich, IL pinned Kallen Kleinschmidt, Helena, MT, 2:09
80 - 1st -Dustin Martin, Liberty, UT won by tech. fall over Travis Anderson, Vachais Heights, MN, 14-4 ; 3rd - Hannah Bloom, Webberville, MI; pinned Clayton Jackson, Driggs, ID, 1:28; 5th - Zach Mastro, Naples, FL dec. Dez Zimmerman, Oviedo, FL, 12-8
87 - 1st - Ryan Konrath, Elkyhart, IN pinned Ralph Major Jr., Key West, FL, 1:59; 3rd - Jose Rivera, Carmel, NY pinned George Larson, Nikiski, AK, 0:22
95 - 1st - Andrew Wilson, Anchorage, AK pinned Chris Schultz, Wagon Wheel, WY, 1:19; 3rd - Dylan Wrage, Janesville, IA pinned Gregg Robinson, Jr., Kissimmee, FL, 1:53; 5th - Kyle Combs, Muncie, IN pinned Brison Sisto, Sell, AZ, 0:30
103 - 1st - D'Andre Jimerson, Omaha, NE dec. Ethan Neal, Northfield, MN, 6-1; 3rd -Joshua Ludy, Portland, IN pinned Savannah McAuly, Clintonville, WI, 2:26
112 - 1st - Jake Faulkner, Franklin, IN pinned Michael Patonaude, Morganville, KS, 0:38; 3rd - Brent Augsburger, Webberville, MI
120 - 1st - Atticus Disney, Andover, KS pinned Sammy Cornette, Green Bay, WI, 1:00
120+ - 1st - Sam Brownlee, Pittsburg, PA dec. Zack Stone, Elkhart, IN, 3-0
Novice (11-12 years)
60 - 1st -Eric Grajales, Tierra Verde, FL dec. Dak Adamson, Albuqerque, NM, 13-5; 3rd - Joshua Chappa, Plainfield, WI won by tech. fall over Prescott Garner, West Linn, OR, 14-3; 5th - Rodney Dollar, Rock Springs, WY pinned Brandon Bettencourt, Turlock, CA, 1:01
65 - 1st - Donny Altman, Derby, KS dec. Fred Santaite, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 5-3; 3rd - Kelly Kubec, Everett, WA won by tech. fall over Colby Pisani, Ridgway, PA, 12-0; 5th - Daniel Rodriguez, Kearney, NE dec. Kyle Oberman, Wheeling, IL, 6-0
70 - 1st -Jimmy Kennedy, Fox Lake, IL won by tech. fall over Greg Cannon, Tulsa, OK, 13-1; 3rd - Louis Ruggirello, Walden, NY dec. Michael Brewer, Kearney, KS, 5-3; 5th - DaVaughn Perkins, Omaha, NE won by tech. fall over David Watts, Visalia, CA, 16-6
75 - 1st - Trevor Hall, Battle Ground, WA won by tech. fall over Brian Smith, Eaton Rapids, MI, 10-0; 3rd -Scott O'Donnell, Kansas City, MO dec. David Harris, Dewey, OK, 11-3; 5th - Kody Pudil, Swisher, IA dec. Colby Davis, Gillette, WY, 10-8, ot
80 - 1st - Ty Lorenz, LaCrosse, WI pinned Clark Buffington, Kenai, AK, 0:38; 3rd - David Howard, Duvall, WA pinned Sean Joyce, Brandon, FL, 1:18; 5th - Frank Cammisa, Danbury, CT dec. Dylan Joiner, Kansas City, MO, 9-4
85 - 1st - John Sundgren, Coon Rapids, MN dec. Junior Pearman, Chesapesake, VA, 8-6; 3rd -Les Cornette, Oneida, WI won by tech. fall over Jacob Sandborn, Portland, MI, 10-0; 5th - Nick LeClere, Coggon, IA dec. Stryker Lane, Redvale, CO, 10-2
90 - 1st - Jonathan Reader, Lapeer, MI dec. Michael Powers, Enfield, CT, 5-1; 3rd - Jesse Robbins, Oviedo, FL won by tech. fall over Jordan Kolbow, Forest Lake, MN, 10-0; 5th - Jason Gunderson, Lino Lakes, MN dec. Mark Millstead, Kansas City, KS, 13-8
95 - 1st - Aaron Mittelstaedt, DePere, WI pinned D.J. Kane, Ocala, FL, 3:00; 3rd - Austin Carter, Franklin Park, NJ dec. Brandon Smith, Kansas City, KS, 14-10; 5th - Ryan Fuller, Sale Creek, TN dec. Ken Monarque, Oak Ridge, NJ, 9-1
100 - 1st - Vincent Salminen, Billings, MT won by tech. fall over Cody Dean, Manawa, WI, 12-2; 3rd - Trevor Pempek, Wasilla, AK dec. Ian Heinisch, Parker, CO, 9-1; 5th - Spencer Malek, Hubbardson, MI pinned Joe Perry, Pardeeville, WI, 1:53
105 - 1st - Andy Tracy, Baraboo, WI won by tech. fall over Torrey Line, Browerville, MN, 14-0; 3rd - Ian Hinton, Nappanee, IN dec. Christopher Platt, Cordova, AK, 10-6; 5th - Ben Mettlen, Ogallala, NE dec. Matthew Bailes, Kansas City, KS, 9-7
112 - 1st - Deron Winn, Liberty, MO won by tech. fall over Mark Saraficio, Sells, AZ, 13-1; 3rd -Evan Palmer, Menominie, WI pinned Justin Nelms, Sutherland, NE, 1:28; 5th - James Dollaway, Walden, NY pinned David Kisto, Sells, AZ, 3:44
120 - 1st - Tucker Lane, Redvale, CO pinned Shane Wiley, Middleburg, FL, 1:11; 3rd -Kyle Dishaw, Farmington, MN pinned Eric Thompson, Shell Rock, IA, 0:45; 5th - Kevin Olson, Mew Prague, MN pinned Patrick Mahan, Owatonna, MN, 1:50
130 - 1st - Skip Crooks, Buffalo, WY pinned Tyler Hemmesch, Elk River, MN, 2:22; 3rd -Rory Edge, Montfort, WI won by tech. fall over Jake Barter, Oklahoma City, OK, 11-0; 5th - Duaine Zlatnik, Rossville, KS pinned Eric Dela Rosa, San Jose, CA, 3:17
140 - 1st - Cory Freeland, Shelby, NC dec. James Savage, Wasilla, AK, 10-8; 3rd - Tyler Figueroa, Cato, WI pinned Andy O'Leary, Kent City, MI, 0:22; 5th - Christopher Crawford, Gladstone, MO pinned Artie Squire, Overland Park, KS, 0:24
140+ - 1st - Adam Smith-Nickols, Arcata, CA dec. Aaron Graves, Waterford, W