Savannah Asmann, USA Wrestling

Athletes wrestling in the 12U division at Kids Folkstyle Nationals in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Champions crowned in boys and girls youth divisions at Kids Folkstyle Nationals

by Savannah Asmann, USA Wrestling

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The first day of Kids Folkstyle Nationals unfolded with exciting matches, showcasing the skill of young wrestlers from across the country on Saturday at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


There is one Triple Crown winner from 2023 that was victorious on Saturday in Ian Weber of Ringers Wrestling Club. Weber won his bracket in the 12U division at 67 pounds, going 4-0 with two falls and a 6-2 decision in the finals. He previously won the Triple Crown in 2023 in the 10U division at 59 pounds.


Five boys that won the Triple Crown in 2022 finished atop the podium in Fort Wayne. Jacob Graber of Summit Wrestling Academy (12U, 58 pounds), Korbin Kiessling of Rampage Wrestling (12U, 63 pounds), Austin Armstrong of Team Idaho Wrestling Club (12U, 74 pounds), Kody Doran of Camdenton Wrestling Club (12U, 160 pounds) and Reece Movahead of American Dream Wrestling Club (14U, 106 pounds) earned first place finishes at the tournament.


Armstrong was named the Outstanding Wrestler in the 12U division, going 4-0 with all his wins by fall. Armstrong’s fastest fall came in the quarterfinals, where he pinned his opponent in 51 seconds.


In the 14U division, Jeremy Carver of Contenders Wrestling Academy was named the Outstanding Wrestler. Carver picked up four wins by fall, including a 50-second fall in the finals. Carver edged out his opponent in a 1-0 decision in the semifinals, going 5-0 on Saturday.


The lone girls Triple Crown winner from 2023 that has a chance to repeat is Abigail Peterson of Iowa, one of two girls Triple Crown winners of all-time. Peterson had a good day at Kids Folkstyle Nationals, finishing at the top of the podium in the 14U division at 81-87 pounds. All three of Peterson’s victories on the day were by fall.


The Outstanding Wrestler in the 12U girls division was Azyah Rice of Inland Elite Wrestling Club at 81 pounds. Rice had a 3-0 day with three falls, her fastest being a 38-second pin in the quarterfinals.


In the 14U division, Zaylyn Woods of Sisters on the Mat was named the Outstanding Wrestler at 115 pounds. Woods earned three victories by fall and one technical fall victory.


For full results and final brackets, visit Trackwrestling.com.


The action in Fort Wayne continues on Sunday with the 8U and 10U divisions of  Kids Folkstyle Nationals at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


USA WRESTLING KIDS FOLKSTYLE NATIONALS

At Fort Wayne, Ind.


Sunday, January 28th

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM - 8U Girls & 10U Girls – Preliminaries, Consolation, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Cons-Semis

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM - 8U Boys – Preliminaries, Consolation, Quarterfinals

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM  - 10U Boys – Preliminaries, Consolation, Quarterfinals

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM  - 8U Girls & 10U Girls – Medal Matches

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM   - 8U Boys – Semifinals, Cons-Semis, and Medal Matches

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM  - 10U Boys - Semifinals, Cons-Semis, and Medal Matches



USA WRESTLING KIDS FOLKSTYLE NATIONALS CHAMPIONS

14U Boys

71 – Cameron Ramp of Backyard Brawlers Midwest

77 – Leo Murillo of Steller Trained Wrestling

83 – Gabriel Ryzyi of Fenton Youth Wrestling

87 – Wyatt Carnrite of All-Phase Wrestling Club

92 – Jeremy Carver of Contenders Wrestling Academy

97 – Brandon Lefler of Darkhorse Wrestling

102 – Jaxsen Bailey of South Side Wrestling Club

106 – Reece Movahead of American Dream Wrestling Club

110 – Noel Verduzco of Elite Athletic Club

114 – Benjamin Spalla of B.A.M. Training Center

119 – Devin Ehler of Contenders Wrestling Academy

125 – Alex Choo of Gracie Barra Westchase Wrestling Club

130 – Lincoln Hinchman of Contenders Wrestling Academy

136 – Carter Barrio of Pirate Wrestling Club

149 – Vedwin Nivas of NJ Scorpions Wrestling School

165 – Talon Worden of Missouri

187 – Kade Splinter of Team Nazar Training Center


12U Boys

58 – Jacob Graber of Summit Wrestling Academy

63 – Korbin Kiessling of Rampage Wrestling

67 – Ian Weber of Ringers Wrestling Club

70 – Bowen Lefler of Darkhorse Wrestling

74 – Austin Armstrong of Team Idaho Wrestling Club

78 – Kolton Hartman of Ohio

82 – Marcarlo Mannello of New York

86 – Chase Randolph of Ohio Crazy Goats Wrestling

92 – Mercer Hamilton of Mat Demon Wrestling Club

98 – Kaiden Skodak of Michigan

108 – Rylan McKenney of Michigan

117 – Brody Hade of Pennsylvania

135 – Khangarid Erdembilegt of Mat Demon Wrestling Club

160 – Kody Doran of Camdenton Wrestling Club


14U Girls

71 – Emmeline Barry of Nebraska

81-87 – Abigail Peterson of Big Game Wrestling Club

90 – Ella Neibert of Indian Creek Wrestling Club

93-97 – Madelyn Medrano of Purler Wrestling Inc.

102 – Kassie Sapp of Michigan Grappler Training Center

108 – Lyric Hetzer of Toss Em Up Wrestling Academy

115 – Zaylyn Woods of Sisters on the Mat

121 – Rain Scott of Springs Elite Wrestling Club

127 – Anastasia Rodnikova of Force Elite Wrestling Club

143 – Makayla Hinchey of Daughters of Zion Wrestling

163-183 – Lyla Henson of Michigan Revolution Wrestling Club


12U Girls

59 – Annabel Choo of Gracie Barra Westchase Wrestling Club

64 – Jaelyn Anderson of Nebraska Wrestling Academy

69 – Freyda Nelson of Pinnacle Wrestling Club

75 – Avery Haber of X-Calibur Athletics Wrestling Club

81 – Azyah Rice of Inland Elite Wrestling Club

87 – Iliyah Sailas-Lara of Pomona Elite (PWCC)

94 – Bella Reyes of Scotsmen Wrestling Club

102-112 – Ariana Schacht of X-Factor Elite Wrestling

140 – Isabella Smith of Patriots Wrestling Club

Outstanding Wrestlers in the 12U and 14U age divisions at Kids Folkstyle Nationals.

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