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|Folkstyle Tour of America continues setting records with King of the Mountain in Castle Rock, Colo.|
By Tiffany Clark
The Douglas County Events Center was the location for a great turnout at USA Wrestling’s King of the Mountain tournament on Saturday. This was the second event in the Folkstyle Tour of America and the second year for this new Colorado-based tournament. Over 600 wrestlers from 17 states competed in bantam to middle school divisions.
On Friday night, the individual tournament was preceded by the Challenge Duals. This test event featured four youth teams from across the country. After three rounds of competition, Legends of Gold of South Dakota was declared the winner. Second place went to Sons of Thunder Academy from Colorado, third place went to Mettle Wrestling from Utah, and fourth place went to SCORE Wrestling from Colorado.
The individual tournament team champions were as follows: Bantam: Sons of Thunder Academy, Intermediate: Bear Cave Wrestling Club, Novice: Sons of Thunder Academy, and Middle School: Steel City Elite.
The Folkstyle Tour of America events host both regular divisions and true beginner divisions for wrestlers with less than two years of experience.
The individual champions are listed below. Fans can check out the brackets by visiting the link below:
King of the Mountain brackets
See some great action video posted on TheMat.tv.
VIDEO: King of the Mountain playlist
Folkstyle Tour of America events are point-scoring events for USA Wrestling’s popular Future Olympian Rankings. These rankings have been updated through this event. To view the updated rankings, click here: Future Olympian Rankings
The next event in the Folkstyle Tour of America is the 2013 Salt Lake Slam, set for Heber City, Utah, on January 3-5. The schedule has been expanded to two days to accommodate the large number of entries. For more information, please visit the Salt Lake Slam event website linked below:
Salt Lake Slam website
There will be age divisions from Bantam through Middle School, with regular divisions and true beginners divisions in every age group. This event is also looking to grow from last year. We already have wrestlers registered from 13 states!
Click to register for Salt Lake Slam
For more information on all of USA Wrestling’s regional and national folkstyle events, please visit:
2012 KING OF THE MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONS
40 - Manuel Amaro of Steel City Elite
45 - Kaden Orr of Windy City Wrestling
50 - Nakaylen Shabazz of Maize Wrestling Club
55 - Drew Johnson of Steel City Elite
60 - Tyler Eise of SOT Academy
65 - Thomas Velasquez of Steel City Elite
75 - Tucker Peterson of Bear Cave
True Beginner Bantam
34-37 - Griffin Reed of Pine Creek Eagles Wrestling Cl
37-39 - Ryan Boutilier of Steel City Elite
37-41 - A.j Hague of Legacy Boltz
41-43 - Brendan Goodrich of Steel City Wrestling
42-43 - Tege Kelley of Mettle Wrestling
43-44 - Hunter McDonald of Duran Wrestling
45-47 - Jayvyn Skelton of Colorado Springs
47-48 - Thomas Cruz of Steel City Wrestling
48-48 - Zach Aragon-Aldaz of la gente
49-50 - Luke Rohrer of P.O.W.A.
51-52 - Jedrek Toller of Colorado Springs
52-53 - Cale Meuchel of Laramie Wrestling Club
54-55 - Tanner Rubick of Pine Creek Eagles Wrestling Cl
54-56 - Angel Paredes of Huskies Youth Wrestling
55-57 - Gannon Watson of Olympian Wrestling
58-60 - Garrett Beam of SOT Academy
50 - Andrew Kramer of SOT Academy
55 - Kobi Johnson of Bear Cave Wrestling Club
60 - T.j. Moffitt of Pomona Elite
65 - Murphy Menke of SCORE Wrestling Club
70 - Vito Massa of Legends of Gold SD
75 - Draygan Colonese of Pine Creek Eagles Wrestling Cl
80 - Rylin Burns of colstrip wrestling club
87 - Alfredo Castillo of New Mexico TT
103 - Bryce Garcia of Steel City Elite
112 - Chase Thompson of S.W.A.T.
True Beginner Intermediate
44-50 - Erik Danner of Mat Burners
50-53 - Chailyn Perez of SOT Academy
53-54 - Colton Jones of Bad Dogs Wrestling
55-56 - Weston Dalton of P.O.W.A
56-57 - Dominick Castro of P.O.W.A
57-59 - Lauren Waldrop of Huskies Youth Wrestling
59-59 - Paul Kelly of Sunkist Kids Wrestling Academy
59-62 - Nicholas Kenny of Pueblo West Youth Wrestling
62-63 - Jacob Judd of bear creek
63-66 - Nathan Rowden of Frederick
66-67 - Zander Ross of Walsenburg Misfits
67-74 - Frankie Ortega of Rattlers Wrestling
71-78 - Taz Korf of Rattlers Wrestling
81-84 - Nico Gagliardi of Powa (pueblo Original Wrestlin
94-115 - James Romines of Pueblo County Wrestling Club
60 - Chance Lamer of ledgends of gold
65 - Kellyn March of Legends of Gold SD
70 - Drew Eller of SOT Academy
75 - Easton Graff of ledgends of gold
80 - Bubba Wilson of Manhattan
85 - Graham Calhoun of Plymouth
90 - Isaiah Salazar of Team SALAZAR
95 - Cooper Hack of Windy City Wrestling
105 - Tristan Perez of Legacy Boltz
120 - Julius Vigil Jr. of Brighton Wrestling
130 - Jakob Alvarado of TEAM GV
140 - Justice Zeller of Bozeman Hawks Westling Club
True Beginner Novice
55-63 - Tyler Fortune of Bad Dogs Wrestling
64-68 - Juaquin Salinas of Steel City Wrestling
71-71 - Stephen Riviere of Monument Maulers
71-74 - Logan Collins of P.O.W.A
76-77- Brandan Chamberlin of Duran Wrestling
77-79 - Christopher Kelly of Sunkist Kids Wrestling Academy
79-86 - Nickolas Derdoski of Pueblo West Youth Wrestling
91-95 - John Murphy of highlands ranch
97-103 - Russell Lewellen of Cheyenne Mountain
105-108 - Alex Ortega of Rattlers Wrestling
116-122 - Parker Chandler of Junior Cougars Wrestling Club
70 - Malik Heinselman of SOT Academy
77 - Andrew Lucero of colorado bad boys
84 - Jason Hanenberg of Rocky Mountain Wrestling Club
91 - Jaxon Cole of North Summit Youth Wrestling C
98 - Brandyn Van Tassell of Champions Wrestling Club
112 - John Manning of Team Legacy
120 - Justin Davis of Steel City Elite
128 - Matt Berg of Thompson Valley W.C.
136 - Mike Berg of Thompson Valley W.C.
144 - Giullian Nakamatsu of TEAM GV
152 - Dante Garcia of Steel City Elite
160 - Nicholas Cote of Westside Wrestling Club
175 - Jade Wurth of Legends of Gold SD
210 - Hunter Mooring of Pueblo West Youth Wrestling
True Beginner Middle School
71-81 - Torben Torgerson of Cheyenne Mountain
85-90 - Johnny Lopez of Rocky Mountain Wrestling Club
91-96 - Huck Vollmar of Rocky Mountain Wrestling Club
95-99 - Chance Glaser of Rocky Mountain Wrestling Club
100-105 - Benjamin Markworth of Rocky Mountain Wrestling Club
105-109 - David Palka of Rocky Mountain Wrestling Club
111-116 - Malek Lindsay of Rocky Mountain Wrestling Club
118-126 - Jack Roy of Discovery Canyon Thunder
137-138 - Ryan Weber of Discovery Canyon Thunder
141-160 - Dante Liberato of Underground Wrestling