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Cadet Freestyle Nationals finalist biographies



CADET FREESTYLE NATIONALS FINALIST BIOGRAPHIES

84 pounds

RED – Devin Schnupp, Lititz, Pa.
Four-time Pennsylvania state freestyle champion and three-time state Greco-Roman champion… Member of 2012 Cadet Duals Team… Two-time Schoolboy Duals Team member… Third in 2012 state folkstyle championships… Will be a freshman at Warwick High School in the fall… Son of Gary and Rhonda Schnupp… Coached by Ned Bushong and Troy Sunderland… Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings… Favorite Athlete: David Taylor… Born July 7, 1997… Age: 15

BLUE - Michael Doetsch, Dundalk, Md.
Seven th in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Fourth in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in both styles… Second in 2012 Northeast Cadet Regionals in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… 2012 Maryland Cadet Nationals Dual team member… Attends Severn High School… Son of Joseph and Maria Doetsch… Coached by Doug West and Britain Doetsch… Favorite movie: Vision Quest… Favorite Athlete: Jordan Burroughs and Ray Lewis… Born: October 15, 1997… Age: 14

94 pounds

RED - Hunter Marko, Amery, Wis.
2012 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet Nationals champion… All-Tournament Team at 2012 Cadet National Duals in Greco-Roman… 2012 Wisconsin Cadet state champion in both styles… He is a three-time state champion in folkstyle, a four-time state champion in freestyle and a four-time state champion in Greco-Roman… 2010 USA Wrestling Schoolboy National Folkstyle champion… He is a five-time Folkstyle National All-American… Attends Amery High School… Son of Scott and Brooke Marko… Coached by Scott Marko, Greg Nichols, Brandon Paulson, Jared Lawrence, Jake Deitchler and Tim Hartung… Favorite Athlete: Aaron Rodgers… Born: October 7, 1997… Age: 14
Note: Marko remains eligible for the Cadet Triple Crown

BLUE - Nick Lukanich, LaGrange, Ill.
2012 Illinois Cadet state freestyle champion… Eighth in 2011 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2012 Illinois Cadet National Dual meet team member… Two-time state freestyle runner-up… Fourth at 2010 Northern Plains Schoolboy Regionals… 2010 Illinois Schoolboy National Dual meet team member… Attends Marist High School… Son of Mark and Martha Lukanich… Coached by Brendan Heffernan and Kerry Boumans… Favorite Athlete: Kellen Russell… Born: December 6, 1996… Age: 15

100 pounds

RED - Miguel Silva, Plainfield, Ill.
Second in 2011 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2011 and 2010 Illinois Cadet Nationals Duals team member… Competed at 106 pounds as a sophomore at Plainfield South High School, with a 35-6 record…
Competed at 103 as a freshman at with a 27-14 record… Son of Miguel and Julisa Silva… Coached by Nathan Martinez and Coach Ace… Favorite Movie: Step Brothers… Warmup music: ACDC… Favorite Athlete: Jon Jones… Born: July 13, 1996… Age: 16

BLUE - Kyle Bierdumpfel, Mahwah, N.J.
Second in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Three-time New Jersey state champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2010 and 2011 Schoolboy Duals team member… 2011 Northeast Regional Schoolboy champion in both styles… Will be a freshman at John Bosco Prep… Son of Karl and Joann Bierdumpfel… Coached by Matt Ciampa and Bobby Shearer… Favorite Movie: The Longest Yard… Favorite Athlete: Joe Namath… Favorite warmup music: ACDC… Born: August 16, 1997… Age: 14

106 pounds

RED - Kaid Brock, Lakeview, Okla.
Second in 2012 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Third in 2011 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2012 Oklahoma Junior National Duals team member… 2012 Oklahoma Cadet National Duals team member… 2011 Southern Plains Regional Cadet freestyle champion… Third in Oklahoma state championships at 106 pounds as a freshman at Stillwater High School, with a 38-5 record… Son of Kim and Pam Brock… Coached by Tony Cook and many more… Favorite movie: Rocky movies… Favorite Athlete: John Smith and his dad… Born: January 17, 1996… Age: 16

BLUE - Scott Parker, Sellersville, Pa.
Third in 2012 Northeast Cadet Regionals in freestyle… 2012 Pennsylvania state Cadet freestyle champion… Fourth in Pennsylvania high school state championships as a sophomore at 106 pounds for Pennridge High School, with a 33-3 record… Competed at 103 pounds as a freshman with a 36-4 record… Son of Scott and Mary Parker… Coached by Dan Goetter and Bobby Weaver… Favorite movie: Step Brothers… Favorite athlete: Cael Sanderson… Born January 21, 1996… Age: 16

113 pounds

RED - Zahid Valencia, Pico Rivera, Calif.
California Junior National Duals team member… California state champion on Cadet and Junior levels… 2011 California Schoolboy state champion in both styles… California State high school champion as a freshman for St. John Bosco High School, with a 50-0 record…. Son of Ruben and Mercedes Valencia… Coached by Pat Cadwallader, Valentin Kalika and Omar Delgado… Favorite movie: Warrior… Favorite athlete: David Taylor… ASICS All-American First Team member… Born: May 11, 1997… Age: 15

BLUE - Charles Tucker, Worcester, Mass. (competes for Team New Jersey)
Fourth at 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2012 Northeast Junior Cadet Regional freestyle champion… 2012 New Jersey Cadet Nationals Dual meet team... Second at Prep National Championships at 113 pounds as a freshman for Blair Academy… Son of Reginald and Carol Tucker… Coached by Jeff Buxton… Favorite Movie: Home Alone 2… Favorite athlete: Jon Jones… Born August 21, 1996… Age: 16

120 pounds

RED - Joe Smith, Stillwater, Okla.
Oklahoma state champion as a freshman for Stillwater High School… Son of John and Tony Smith… Coached by Team Oklahoma coaches… Favorite movie: Step Brothers… His dad is two-time Olympic champion John Smith… Born: December 28, 1996… Age: 15

BLUE - Matthew Kolodzik, Bellbrook, Ohio
2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet National champion… Fifth in 2011 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2011 and 2012 Central Regional Cadet freestyle champion… 2012 Ohio state Cadet freestyle champion… Second in 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2011 Southeast Regional Cadet freestyle champion… 2010 Schoolboy Nationals freestyle champion… Prep National champion as a freshman at 106 pounds for Blair Academy… Son of Joan and Paul Kolodzik… Coached by Jeff Buxton, Jim Leahman and Jeff Jordan… Favorite Movie: Win Win… Favorite athlete: Daniel Kolodzik… Born July 15, 1996… Age: 16

126 pounds

RED - Seth Gross, Rosemont, Minn.
Second in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… 2011 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… State champion as a sophomore for Apple Valley High School at 120 pounds with a 45-4 record… Third in the Minnesota state championships at 103 pounds as a freshman with a 40-7 record… Son of Troy and Rhonda Gross… Coached by Bill Demaray and Rudy James… Favorite movie: The Warrior… Born: March 15, 1996… Age: 16

BLUE - Cole Weaver, Hudson, Mich.
2012 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… State champion as a sophomore for Hudson High School at 112 pounds… Second in the state as a freshman at 112 pounds… Born: February 9, 1996… Age: 16

Note: This is a rematch of the Cadet Greco-Roman finals, won by Weaver, 3-0, 5-0.

132 pounds

RED - Cody LeCount, Indianapolis, Ind.
2012 Indiana Cadet state Triple Crown winner, claiming titles in all three styles… Third in 2011 USA Wrestling PreSeason Nationals… 2011 Indiana Cadet state champion in freestyle… 2010 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle Nationals champion… Has won 22 Indiana ISWA state wrestling titles in his career… Second in the Indiana state high school meet at 126 as a freshman for Perry Meridian High School with a 50-1 record… Competed at 112 pounds as a freshman with a 50-1 record… Son of Ben LeCount… Coached by Jim Tonte and Matt Schoettle… Favorite movie: Vision Quest… Favorite athlete: Courntey Duncan… Born April 4, 1996… Age:16

BLUE - Aaron Pico, Whittier, Calif.
2012 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet Nationals champion… 2011 Cadet Nationals freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… 2011 and 2012 California Cadet state freestyle champion… 2011 Western Regionals Cadet freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… Will attend St. John Bosco High School… Son of Anthony and Gina Pico… Coached by Valentin Kalika… Favorite Movie: 300 and Cars… Warmup music: Ice Cube… Favorite music: Floyd Mayweather… Born: September 23, 1996… Age: 15
Note: Pico remains eligible for the Cadet Triple Crown

138 pounds

RED - Pat Duggan, Camp Hill, Pa.
Seventh in 2011 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Third in 2012 Northeast Cadet Regionals in both styles… 2012 Pennsylvania freestyle and Greco-Roman state champion… Fourth in the Pennsylvania state meet at 126 pounds as a freshman with a 34-9 record… Son of Patrick and Mary Duggan… Coached by Dave Heckard and Chris Priar… Favorite Movie: 21 Jump Street… Favorite Athlete: Rocky Blier… Born January 31, 1996… Age: 16

BLUE: Anthony Valencia, Pico Rivera, Calif.
Fourth in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Third in 2011 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Competes for St. John Bosco High School… Son of Ruben and Mercedes Valencia… Coached by Pat Cadwallader and many others… Favorite movie: Facing the Giants… Favorite athlete: Tom Brady… Born May 13, 1996… Age: 16

145 pounds

RED - Mason Manville, Lakeville, Minn.
2012 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Fourth in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle… 2012 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team in both styles… 2012 Southeast Regional champion in both styles… 2011 Schoolboy Triple Crown winner, with national titles in freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle… Will attend Apple Valley High School… Son of David and Susan Manville… Coached by Dalen Wasmund and Nick Dardanes… Favorite Movie: Avenger… Favorite Athlete: Cael Sanderson… Warmup music: rock, rap and country… Born May 6, 1997… Age: 15

BLUE - Fox Baldwin, Kissimmee, Fla.
2012 FILA Cadet Pan American champion in both styles… Fifth in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2012 Florida Junior National Duals team member… State champion at 138 pounds as a sophomore for Osceola High School with a 53-2 record… State champion at 119 pounds as an eighth grader with a 61-2 record… Second in the state as a seventh grader at 112 pounds with a 57-5 record… fifth in the state as a fifth grader at 103 pounds with a 62-8 record… Son of Pete and Diana Baldwin… Coached by Javier Maldonado, Jim Bird and Rick Tribit… Favorite movie: Ted… Favorite athlete : Cael Sanderson… Warmup music: Taylor Swift… Born: December 24, 1996… Age: 15

152 pounds

RED - Mark Hall, Goodrich, Mich.
2012 Pan American Cadet Championships freestyle champion… Third in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals…Second in 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… 2011 InterMat JJ Classic champion… 2010 Schoolboy Nationals Folkstyle champion… Attends Apple Valley High School… State champion at 145 pounds as an eighth grader with a 42-0 record… State champion at 130 pounds as a seventh grader with a 46-3 record… Son of Mark Hall and Melissa Warren… Coached by Todd Oliver and Bill Zadick… Favorite movie: Lion King… Favorite athlete: Jordan Burroughs… Born: January 11, 1997… Age: 15

BLUE - Myles Martin, Penns Grove, N.J.
Fifth in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2012 New Jersey Cadet National Duals meet team member… All-Tournament in Cadet Nationals in both styles… 2012 Northeast Regionals freestyle Cadet champion… Second in Prep Nationals at 152 pounds as a freshman for McDonogh High School in Maryland… Also second in the Maryland Independent state championships… Son of Greg Martin… coached by Pete Welch and Pete Dibiase… Favorite movie: Step Brothers… Favorite Athlete: Jordan Burroughs… Born May 20, 1996… Age: 16

160 pounds

RED - Kimball Bastian, Mapleton, Utah
2012 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Undefeated in both styles at 2012 Cadet National Duals… Second in 2011 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… Three-time Western Regional champion in Greco-Roman and two-time champion in freestyle… Utah state freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… Second in the state as a sophomore for Maple Mountain High School at 152 pounds with a 54-4 record… Fourth in Utah state championships at 135 pounds as a freshman with a 42-11 record… Son of Terry and Sandra Bastian… Coached by Justin Judkins, Craig LaMont and Erkin Tadzhimetov… Favorite Movie: The Longest Yard… Favorite athlete: Ray Rice… Born: Feb. 26. 1996… Age: 16…

BLUE - Bo Nickal, Allen, Texas
2012 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion at 152 pounds… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet Nationals champion… 2011 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team… Second in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle… Third in 2011 nationals in Greco-Roman and seventh in freestyle… State champion as a sophomore for Allen High School at 145 pounds with a 49-3 record… second in the state as a freshman at 125 pounds with a 45-3 record… Son of Jason and Sandy Nickal… Coached by Jerry Best… Favorite movie: Goodwill Hunting… Favorite athlete: Oliver Pierce… Born January 14, 1996… Age: 16
Note: Nickal remains eligible for the Cadet Triple Crown

170 pounds

RED - Chandler Rogers, Spokane, Wash.
2012 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2012 FILA Cadet Greco-Roman champion and fourth in freestyle… 2012 Northwest Cadet Regionals champion in both styles… 2011 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion and third in freestyle… 2010 Schoolboy National champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2011 Northwest Cadet Regional champion in both styles… State champion for Mead High School as a sophomore…. State champion as a freshman with a 41-6 record… Son of Bill and Heather Rogers… Coached by Phil McLean and Bill Rogers… Favorite movie: The Ringer… Warmup music: grits… Favorite athlete: Brandon Slay… Born: May 20, 1996… Age: 16

BLUE - Ryan Christensen, Woodinville, Wash.
Second in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2012 Northwest Regional champion in both styles… 2012 Washington state Junior champion in both styles… 2010 Schoolboy National champion in both styles… 2009 Schoolboy National Greco-Roman champion… Second in the Washington state meet as a sophomore at 160 pounds with a 43-1 record… Son of Todd and Cindy Christensen… Coached by Shailer Culpepper and Todd Christensen… Favorite Movie: Miracle… Favorite athlete: Tim Tebow… Warmup movie: country… Born: April 15, 1996… Age: 16

Note: This is a rematch of the Cadet Greco-Roman finals, won by Rogers by pin in 0:34

182 pounds

RED - Michael Pixley, Gladstone, Mo.
Second in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals champion at 170 pounds… 2012 Missouri State Cadet champion in both styles… 2011 Southern Plains Regional champion in both styles… Third in the Missouri state championships as a sophomore for Blue Springs High School with a 50-2 record… Son of Keith and Dawn Pixley… Coached by Mike Hagerty and Jason Heslop… Favorite movie: Never Back Down… Favorite athlete: John Smith. Born: August 13, 1996… Age: 15

BLUE - Chip Ness, Duluth, Ga.
2012 Georgia Cadet state champion in both styles… 2012 Southeast Regional Cadet champion in freestyle and second in Greco-Roman… Georgia State high school champion at 170 pounds as a sophomore for Buford High School with a 44-0 record… state champion at 152 pounds as a freshman with a 36-0 record…Son of Richard and Leanne Ness… Coached by Rob Carlyle and Terry Allison… Favorite movie: Ted… Favorite athlete: Eli Manning… Born April 10, 1996… Age: 16

195 pounds

RED - Lance Benick, Forest Lake, Minn.
2012 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet Nationals champion… Fourth in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2012 Minnesota state Junior champion in freestyle… 2012 Minnesota state Cadet champion in both styles… 2010 Northern Plains Regional Schoolboy champion in both styles… Two-time Kids Triple Crown winner… State champion as a freshman for Totino-Grace High School, with a 34-3 record… Son of Tom and Joanne Benick… Coached by Doug Suihel, Josh Florell and Matt Everson… Favorite movie: Step Brothers… Favorite athlete: Jordan Holm… Warmup music: Rihanna… Born January 7, 1997… Age: 15.
Note: Benick remains eligible for the Cadet Triple Crown

BLUE - Landon Pelham, Tecumseh, Mich.
Second in 2012 Cadet Nationals… Two-time Michigan state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman… Third in the USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals… Will be a freshman at Tecumseh High School… Son of Pat and Amie Pelham… Coached by Tony Greathouse… Favorite movie: Finding Nemo… Favorite athlete: Cael Sanderson… Warmup music: Refused, new noise… Born April 28, 1997… Age: 15

Note: This is a rematch of the Cadet Greco-Roman finals, won by Benick, by pin in 0:40

220 pounds

RED - Roy Nash, West Valley City, Utah
2012 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2012 Western Regional Cadet champion in both styles… Fourth in 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2010 Schoolboy National champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2010 Western Regional Triple Crown winner, taking gold in all three styles… Attends Taylorsville High School… Son of Bob and Teriann Nash… Coached by Wayne Watts and Brandon Ruiz… Favorite Movie: Despicable Me… Favorite athlete: Cael Sanderson… Warmup music: country… Born January 11, 1996… Age: 16

BLUE - Kyler Childers, Tulsa, Okla.
Fifth in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2012 USA Wresting Folkstyle Cadet Nationals champion… 2012 Southern Plains Cadet Greco-Roman champion and second in freestyle… 2011 Schoolboy Nationals freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… Competed at 220 pounds as a freshman for Charles Page High School, with a 27-8 record… Son of Jessica Childers… Coached by Kelly Smith and Derek Fix… Born: January 4, 1997… Age: 15

285 pounds

RED - Wyatt Spears, Coburg, Ore.
2012 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman… 2012 Oregon Cadet Greco-Roman champion and second in freestyle… Third in 2012 Northwest Junior Regionals… 2010 Western Regional champion in freestyle and folkstyle and second in Greco-Roman… Competed at 285 pounds as a sophomore for Sheldon High School… Competed at 285 pounds as a freshman… Son of Harvey and Gretchen Spears… Coached by Coaches Spears and Santana… Favorite Athlete: Clay Matthews… Warmup music: country… Born March 31, 1996… Age: 16

BLUE – Nicky Allegretti, Palos Hills, Ill.
2012 Illinois Cadet state freestyle champion… Competed at 285 as a sophomore for Lincoln-Way East High School, with a 35-13 record… Competed at 285 as a freshman with a 35-13 record… Son of Carl and Tammy Allegretti… Coached by Tyrone Byrd… Favorite movie: Warrior… Favorite athlete: Adam Giettis… Warmup music: Kenny Chesney or Tim McGraw… Born: April 21, 1996… Age: 15
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