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Junior National Freestyle Finalist Biographies



JUNIOR NATIONALS FREESTYLE FINALIST BIOGRAPHIES

100 pounds

RED - Tanner Rohwender, Ankeny, Iowa
Seventh in 2012 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… 2012 Iowa Junior National and Cadet National Dual meet team member…. 2012 Iowa state freestyle champion on the Cadet and Junior levels… 2011 Northern Plains Cadet Regional freestyle champion and fourth in Greco-Roman… Fifth in Iowa state high school meet at 106 pounds as a freshman for Dowling Catholic High School with a 36-6 record… Son of Brett and Lauren Rohwender… Coached by Mark Reiland and Jon Garvin… Favorite movie: Tombstone… Favorite athlete: My brother Carter… Born: December 27, 1996… Age: 15

BLUE – Carlos Fuentez, Lombard, Ill.
Seventh in 2010 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Second in 2011 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet Nationals… Fifth in 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Attends Glenbard East High School… Son of Carlos and Nora Fuentez… Coached by Kevin Carlson and Israel Martinez… Favorite movie: Nacho Libre… Favorite Athlete: Anderson Silva… Born: October 17, 1995… Age: 16

106 pounds

RED - Paul Mascarenas, Rio Rancho, N.M.
Fifth in 2012 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2012 Southern Plains Junior Regional freestyle champion… 2011 USA Wrestling PreSeason Junior Nationals… Fifth in 2011 West Junior Regionals… Third in 2010 USA Wrestling PreSeason Junior Nationals… Second in 2010 West Junior Regionals in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… New Mexico state champion at 113 pounds as a junior for Cleveland High School with a 43-2 record.. State champion as a sophomore at 103 pounds with a 44-0 record… State champion as a freshman at 103 pounds with a 49-3 record… Son of Michael and Katrina Mascarenas… Born: December 19, 1993… Age: 18

BLUE - Nkosi Moody, Country Club Hills, Ill.
2012 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2011 Junior Triple Crown winner, winning national titles in all three styles… 2011 Junior Nationals freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… 2011 Junior Folkstyle champion…Fourth at the 2010 Junior Nationals… Fifth at the 2010 FILA Cadet Nationals in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle… Second in Son of Keithra Moody and El Jaleel… Second in Illinois state meet as a junior for Rich Central High School with a 33-2 record… coached by Baxter Stewart and Quintroy Harrell… Born May 4, 1993…Age 18…
Note: Moody is still eligible for Junior Triple Crown

113 pounds

RED - Tommy Thorn, St. Michael, Minn.
Seventh in 2011 Cadet World Championships… 2011 Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2011 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle National champion… 2011 and 2012 FILA Cadet National champion in freestyle… Fourth in 2010 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… State champion at 113 pounds as a sophomore for St. Michael-Albertville High School with a 47-1 record…State champion at 103 pounds as a freshman with a 46-2 record… Son of John and Brenda Thorn… Coached by Dan Lefebure… Jared Lawrence and Brandon Paulson…. Favorite movie: Horrible Bosses… Warmup music: Rock… Favorite athlete: Chael Sonnen… Born: September 12, 1995… Age 16

BLUE - Adrian Cordova, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2012 FILA Junior World Team Trials champion… 2012 FILA Junior Nationals champion… 2012 Colorado Junior National Duals team member… State champion as a junior at 113 pounds for Coronado High School with a 42-4 record… State champion as a sophomore at 113 pounds with a 40-5 record… Fifth in the state as a freshman at 112 pounds with a 35-9 record… Son of Angel Cejudo and Angela Delgado… Coached by Alex Joseph and Angel Cejudo… Favorite movie: Hangover… Favorite athlete: Angel Cejudo… Born November 15, 1995… Age: 16

120 pounds

RED - Zac Hall, St. Johns, Mich.
Third in 2011 Cadet Nationals in both styles… Second in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals…. 2012 Central Regional Junior freestyle champion… 2011 Michigan Junior and Cadet National Dual team member… Seventh in 2010 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Michigan state champion at 112 pounds as a sophomore for St. Johns High School with a 44-1 record… State champion as a freshman at 103 pounds with a 55-1 record… Son of Jeff and Kun Hall… Coached by Rodger Massa… Favorite athlete: David Taylor… Born: March 7, 1995… Age: 17

BLUE - Nathan Tomasello, Parma, Ohio
2011 Junior Nationals freestyle champion… Fifth in 2012 FILA Junior World Team Trials… Fifth in 2012 FILA Junior Nationals… Fourth at 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Fourth in 2011 FILA Junior Nationals in freestyle… 2010 FILA Cadet National champion… Second in 2009 FILA Cadet Nationals… Two-time Cadet National All-American… State champion as a junior at 113 pounds for Cuyuhoga Valley Christian Academy with a 43-0 record… State champion as a sophomore at 103 pounds with a 43-0 record… State champion as a freshman at 103 pounds with a 37-5 record… Son of Sue and Tom Tomasello… Coached by Dan Lorence and Erik Burnett… Favorite movie: Without a Paddle… Favorite athlete: Harry Lester… Born: May 1, 1994… Age: 18

126 pounds

RED - Cory Clark, Pleasant Hill, Iowa
2012 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Third in 2011 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… Four-time state champion for Southeast Polk High School… State champion at 126 pounds as a senior… at 119 pounds as a junior, at 112 pounds as a sophomore and at 103 pounds as a freshman… Son of Robin VanHeeswyk… Coached by Jason Christensen… Favorite athlete: Brent Metcalf… Will attend the Univ. of Iowa… Born: May 26, 1993… Age: 19

BLUE - Joseph McKenna, Towaco, N.J.
Third in 2012 FILA Junior Nationals… 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals champion… 2011 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion and fifth in freestyle… 2010 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Third in 2010 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2011 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team in both styles…Prep National champion at 120 pounds for Blair Academy as a sophomore with a 32-2 record… Prep National champion at 103 pounds as a freshman… Son of James and Natalie McKenna… Coached by Jeff Buxton and John Grey… Favorite Movie: Grease… Warmup music: Freebird by Lynard Skynrd… Favorite athlete: Apollo Anton-Ohno… Born: August 3, 1995… Age: 16

132 pounds

RED - Zain Retherford, Benton, Pa.
2012 FILA Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle… 2012 Northeast Junior Regional champion in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle… Fifth in 2011 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2012 Pennsylvania Junior Nationals Dual team member… Third in the Pennsylvania state meet at 112 pounds as a sophomore for Benton High School with a 41-2 record… State champion at 103 pounds as a freshman with a 43-1 record… Son of Allen and Sarah Retherford… Coached by Russ Hughes… Favorite movie: Ted… Favorite athlete: Abby Wambach… Born May 21, 1995… Age: 17

BLUE - Zane Richards, Carbondale, Ill.
2012 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2011 Junior Nationals freestyle champion… Second in 2011 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2011 FILA Cadet World Team member… 2010 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2010 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals champion… 2009 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Third in 2009 and 2010 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… State champion at 132 pounds as a senior for Carbondale High School with a 47-1 record… State champion at 125 pounds as a junior for with a 45-0 record… Second in state championships at 125 pounds as a sophomore with a 45-2 record… State qualifier at 119 pounds as a freshman with a 37-7 record… Son of Jerry Richards and Kelly Buschar… Coached by Dennis Ragan and Pat McNamara… Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction… Favorite wrestler: Besik Kudukov… Will attend the University of Illinois… Born: February 4, 1994… Age: 17

138 pounds

RED - Bryce Brill, Chicago, Ill.
Second in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle.. 2012 Central Regional Junior champion… 2012 Illinois Junior state champion in freestyle… Fourth in 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals… Second in 2010 Cadet Nationals… Second in the Illinois state meet as a sophomore at 145 pounds for Mount Carmel High School… State champion as a freshman at 135 pounds… Son of Randy and Amy Brill… Coached by John Kading… Favorite movie: Step Brothers… Born June 13, 1995… Age: 17

BLUE - Quinton Murphy, Holley, N.Y.
Third in 2011 Cadet Nationals… Second in 2011 West Junior Regionals… Fourth in 2010 Youth Olympic Games… 2010 Pan American Youth Olympic Games Qualifier champion...Third in 2010 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle… 2010 Northeast Junior Festival champion… Third in 2008 and 2009 Northeast Cadet Regional in Greco-Roman… 2009 Central Regional Cadet freestyle champion… Second in 2008 Central Cadet Regionals in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… Four-time New York State high school champion (2008, 2010-2012) for Holley Central High School… 2009 New York State high school runner-up… Sixth in 2007 New York State High School Championships… Has been on the high school varsity since seventh grade… Son of Shawn and Marsha Murphy… Coached by John Grillo, Rich Hannan and Miron Kharchilava… Favorite movie: Dawn of the Dead… favorite athlete: Muhammed Ali… Will attend Indiana University… Born November 5, 1993… Age: 18

145 pounds

RED - Austin Eads, Lees Summit, Mo.
Fifth in 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Junior Nationals… 2012 Missouri Junior National Duals team member… 2011 and 2012 Missouri state Junior freestyle champion… Sixth in 2010 Cadet Nationals in freestyle…Third in the Missouri state championships at 152 pounds as a junior for Blue Springs South High School with a 55-2 record… Second in the state at 135 pounds as a sophomore with a 48-4 record… Fourth in the state as a freshman at 130 pounds with a 41-8 record… Son of Bill and Connie Eads… Coached by Doug Black and Mike Hagerty… Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber… Born August 31, 1994… Age: 17

BLUE– Anthony Collica, Solon, Ohio
Fourth in 2011 Junior Nationals in freestyle… 2011 and 2012 Central Regional freestyle champion… 2011 Central Regional Cadet champion… Ohio state champion as a junior at 145 pounds for Solon High School with a 44-3 record… State champion as a sophomore at 130 pounds with a 45-3 record… State Qualifier as a freshman at 112 pounds with a 34-7 record… Son of Mike and Beth Collica… Coached by Tony Digluvanni and Jim Hewitt… Favorite movie: Old Skool… Favorite athlete: Jordan Burroughs… Born May 6, 1994… Age: 18

152 pounds

RED - Yoanse Mejia, Miami, Fla.
Third in 2012 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2012 Florida Junior National Duals team member… Thrd in 2011 Southeast Junior Regionals in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman… 2011 Florida state Junior champion in both styles… Second in 2010 Southeast Cadet Regionals in freestyle…Florida state high school champion at 145 pounds as a senior for Southwest Miami High School with a 50-1 record… Third in the state as a junior at 135 pounds with a 40-7 record… Son of Anaida Valdes and Alfredo Pages… Coached by Denis Ribot… Favorite movie: Lottery Ticket… Favorite athlete: Mavlet Batirov… Born November 13, 1994… Age: 18

BLUE - Josh Llopez, Hughesville, Md.
2012 Maryland state Junior champion in both styles… Attends LaPlata High School… State champion as a sophomore at 152 pounds… State champion as a freshman at 152 pounds… Born: August 22, 1995… Age: 16

160 pounds

RED - Isaiah Martinez , Lemoore, Calif.
Eighth in 2012 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2011 California FILA Junior champion in both styles… 2001 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion and fifth in freestyle… 2009 California state Cadet champion in freestyle…California state high school champion at 152 pounds as a junior for Lemoore High School with a 46-1 record… State champion as a sophomore at 140 pounds with a 50-0 record…Third in state tournament as a freshman at 125 pounds with a 35-4 record… Son of Alfred and Yvonne Martinez… Coached by Marcio Bothelo… Favorite movie: Dinner for Shmucks… Favorite athlete: Cam Simaz… Born: September 2, 1994… Age: 17

BLUE - Nick Wanzek, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
2011 USA Wrestling Junior National Folkstyle champion… 2010 Minnesota Cadet National Dual team member… Minnesota State champion at 152 pounds as a junior for Simley High School with a 46-3 record… State champion as a sophomore at 145 pounds with a 47-3 record… Second in the state meet as a freshman at 145 pounds with a 45-3 record… Son of Tim and Susan Wanzek… Coached by Will Short and Jim Short… Favorite movie: Rocky IV… Favorite athlete: Jordan Burroughs… Born October 3, 1994… Age: 17

170 pounds

RED - Micah Barnes, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Seventh in 2011 Junior Nationals in freestyle… Fourth in 2011 Southern Plains Regionals in freestyle… Fourth in 2011 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals… Eighth in 2009 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Minnesota state champion at 170 pounds as a senior for Simley High School with a 47-0 record… Second in state meet as a junior at 160 pounds with a 36-4 record… Second in the state meet as a sophomore with a 32-10 record… Competed at 140 pounds as a freshman with a 15-5 record… Son of Dave and Barb Barnes… Coached by Will and Jim Short… Favorite movie: Dazed and Confused… Favorite athlete: Tim Tebow… Will attend the University of Nebraska… Born: September 16, 1993… Age: 18

BLUE - Kyle Crutchmer, Broken Arrow, Okla.
Fourth in 2011 Junior Nationals in freestyle and sixth in Greco-Roman… 2012 Oklahoma Junior National Duals team member… 2011 Southern Plains Junior Regionals champion in both styles… Second in 2010 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and sixth in freestyle… Second in 2010 FILA Cadet Nationals… 2010 Southern Plains Junior freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… Third in 2009 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… Oklahoma state champion as a senior at 182 pounds for Tulsa Union High School… State champion as a junior at 170 pounds… Second in the state as a sophomore at 160 pounds… Competed at 140 pounds as freshman… Son of Kevin and Tina Crutchmer… Coached by Kevin Crutchmer… Favorite movie: Savages… Favorite athlete: Kevin Durant… Born: May 5, 1993… Age: 19
182 pounds

RED - Jordan Rogers, Spokane, Wash.
Second in 2011 Junior Nationals in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… 2011 FILA Cadet Greco-Roman champion… 2010 Youth Olympic Games silver medalist… 2010 Cadet Nationals freestyle and Greco-Roman champion… 2010 Pan American Youth Olympic Games Qualifier champion... 2010 FILA Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… 2010 Northwest Regional Junior Greco-Roman champion… 2010 Northwest Regional Cadet freestyle champion… Second in 2009 Cadet Nationals in freestyle… Fourth in 2009 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2008 Schoolboy National champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… 2008 Schoolboy Duals All-Tournament Team in both freestyle and Greco-Roman… State champion as a senior at 182 pounds as a senior for Mead High School with a 43-0 record… State champion as a junior at 171 pounds with a 43-0 record… District champion as a sophomore, but unable to compete in state meet due to emergency appendectomy… State champion as a freshman at 140 pounds… Son of Bill and Heather Rogers… Coached by Phil McLean… Favorite movie: Avengers… Favorite athlete: Tim Tebow… Will attend Oklahoma State… Born: January 25, 1994… Age: 17

BLUE - Glenn Climmons, Hiram, Ga.
2012 Georgia Junior National Duals team member… 2010 Georgia state freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman… 2010 Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman… Seventh in 2009 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… Kids Triple Crown winner… Born August 15, 1994… Age: 17

195 pounds
RED – Broc Berge, Mantorville, Minn.
2010 Minnesota state Cadet freestyle champion… Minnesota state champion at 195 pounds as a junior for Kasson-Mantorville High School at 48-0 record… State champion as a sophomore at 189 pounds with a 44-1 record… Fourth in the state as a freshman at 189 pounds with a 38-5 record…. Son of Kevin and Cheri Berge… Coached by Jaimie Heidt and Paul Mann… Born May 10, 1994… Age: 18

BLUE - Sam Brooks, Oak Park, Ill.
2012 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion at 182 pounds… Bronze at 2011 Cadet World Championships… Third in 2011 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle… Seventh in the 2010 Cadet National in Greco-Roman…Second in the 2009 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle… State champion as a senior at Oak Park-River Forest High School at 182 pounds… Second in the state as a junior at 171 pounds… State champion at 160 pounds as a sophomore … Will attend the Univ. of Iowa… Born August 4, 1994… Age: 18

220 pounds

RED - Michael Swider, Wheaton, Ill.
Seventh in 2011 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… Fifth in 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals… Two-time Illinois state Greco-Roman champion… Illinois state freestyle champion… Illinois state folkstyle champion… Second in the Illinois state championships at 220 pounds as a senior for Wheaton North High School with a 44-1 record… State qualifier as a junior at 189 pounds with a 37-4 record… Competed at 189 pounds as a sophomore with a 21-11 record… Competed at 160 pounds as a freshman with a 30-0 record… Some of Mike and Nancy Swider… Coached by Steve Holland and Israel Martinez… Favorite movie: Remember the Titans, Rocky IV… Favorite athlete: Tim Tebow… Will attend Wheaton College… Born: January 24, 1994… Age: 18

BLUE - J’den Cox, Columbia, Mo.
Third in 2012 Junior Nationals in Greco-Roman… 2011 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion and third in freestyle… State champion at 220 pounds as a junior for David Hickman High School with a 57-0 record… State champion at 215 pounds as a sophomore with a 38-0 record… State champion as a freshman at 171 pounds with a 54-3 record… Son of Michael and Cathy Cox… Coached by JD Coffman and Mike Eierman… Favorite movie: Avengers… Favorite Athlete: Lawrence Taylor… Born: March 3, 1995..,. Age 17

286 pounds

RED - Donte Winfield, Indianapolis, Ind.
Seventh in 2012 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals…. 2011 USA Wrestling PreSeason Nationals champion… ISWA Indiana Triple Crown winner… Indiana state qualifier as a junior at 285 pounds for Perry Meridian High School with a 50-2 record… Competed at 285 pounds as a sophomore with a 12-1 record… Son of Manessa Evans… Coached by Jim Tonte… Favorite movie: Rocky IV… Favorite athlete: Ray Lewis… Born August 2, 1994… Age: 17

BLUE - Adam Coon, Fowlerville, Mich.
2012 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Junior Nationals champion… 2011 FILA Cadet World champion in freestyle… 2011 Junior Nationals Greco-Roman champion… Undefeated at 2012 Junior National Duals… 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals champion… 2010 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman, and second in freestyle… Second in 2010 Cadet Folkstyle Nationals… State champion as a junior at Fowlerville High School at 285 pounds with a 50-0 record… state champion as a sophomore at 215 pounds… State champion as a freshman at 215 pounds… Son of Dan and Dana Coon.., Coached by Dan Coon… Favorite movie: Avengers… Favorite athlete: Wes Welker… Born November 14, 1994… Age: 17
Note: Coon is still eligible for Junior Triple Crown










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