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Five wrestlers are still in contention to make World Teams in both styles as men’s freestyle Cadet World Team Trials semifinals are set

by Mike Willis, USA Wrestling

Photo of Bo Bassett courtesy of Sam Janicki.

Wisconsin Dells, Wis. – Day two of the UWW Cadet and U15 Nationals is underway. The Cadet World Team trials have reached the semifinal round and will resume tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. CST, while the UWW U15 Freestyle Nationals begin today at 4:00 p.m. CST.

Bo Bassett (45 kg), Aden Valencia (51 kg), Brock Bobzien (60 kg), Jadon Skellenger (65 kg) and Jim Mullen (110 kg), all reached the semifinals today after earning spots on the Cadet Greco-Roman World Team last night. Of note, Valencia moved up to 51 kg after competing at 48 kg yesterday.

All five wrestlers have looked strong in their opening round matches, with Basset and Valencia each going 2-0 with two technical falls and Mullen going 2-0 with a technical fall and a pin. Skellenger, who won the outstanding wrestler award in Greco-Roman, is 4-0 with a pin, a technical fall and two decisions including a hard-fought 6-3 quarterfinal victory over Pierson Manville. Bobzien is also 4-0 with three technical falls and a decision.

At 71 kg, Joe Sealey turned heads with a quarterfinal pin over U15 World silver medalist Antrell Taylor. The pair were locked up at two points apiece, when Sealey, a North Carolina resident, executed a perfectly-timed inside trip while Taylor attempted to jack up underhooks, taking him to his back for the fall.

Cadet Greco-Roman World Team Trials champion, Ryder Rogotzke also picked up an impressive pin, sticking No. 2 in the country Gabe Arnold in the 80 kg bracket. Rogotzke reached back and whipped Arnold over for the fall as he was attempting to go behind and finish off a takedown. Rogotzke fell in the quarterfinals to Iowa’s Tate Naaktgeboren, 5-3.

One of tomorrow’s mostly highly anticipated semifinal matches will take place in the bottom half of the 51 kg bracket where Cadet World Champion Marc-Anthony McGowan will square off with Nathan Jesuroga. McGowan is currently the No. 1 wrestler in the country at 113 pounds in FloWrestling’s rankings, while Jesuroga is ranked No. 3.

Semifinal matchups

45 kg
Mack Mauger (Idaho) vs. Brandon Morvari (Minnesota)
Edwin Sierra (Extreme Heat) vs. Bo Bassett (Young Guns)

48 kg
Nathan Desmond (Pennsylvania) vs. Noah Nininger (Smith Mountain Lake)
Dan Guanajuato (Valiant) vs. Luke Lilledahl (Bull Trained)

51 kg
Aden Valencia (GR Development) vs. Logan Swensen (Wayzata)
Nathan Jesuroga (Sebolt) vs. Marc-Anthony McGowan (Blairstown WC)

55 kg
Spencer Moore (Kentucky Xtreme) vs. Cael Hughes (Cowboy WC)
Clayton Giddens (Cowboy WC) vs. Kael Lauridsen (Nebraska Boyz)

60 kg
Chris Coates (Victory) vs. Beau Mantanona (California)
Brock Bobzien (Poway) vs. Emilio Ysaguirre (Valiant)

65 kg
Noah Tolentino (Poway) vs. Jadon Skellenger (Suples)
Meyer Shapiro (Capitol) vs. Jude Swisher (M2)

71 kg
Joe Sealey (Darkhorse) vs. Levi Haines (M2)
Braeden Scoles (AWA) vs. Aiden Riggins (Sebolt)

80 kg
James Rowley (Mat Sense) vs. Tate Naaktgeboren (Big Game)
Connor Mirasola (AWA) vs. Drake Buchanan (Center Grove)

92 kg
Gavin Nelson (Simley) vs. McCrae Hagarty (Sebolt)
PJ Casale (New Jersey) vs. Ben Kueter (Sebolt)

110 kg
Brad Hill (Sebolt) vs. Aden Attao ID (Suples)
Koy Hopke (Wisconsin) vs. Jim Mullen (New Jersey)

Quarterfinal Results

45 kg
Bo Bassett PA (Young Guns) TF Everest Sutton OR (Mat Sense Wrestling), 12-2 1:38
Brandon Morvari MN (Minnesota) TF Andrew Fox UT (Champions Wrestling Club), 10-0 2:36
Mack Mauger ID (Team Idaho) DEC Dru Ayala IA (Sebolt Wrestling Academy), 10-4
Edwin Sierra AZ (Extreme Heat Wrestling Club) TF Cadyn Coyle NE (MWC Wrestling Academy), 10-0 0:27

48 kg
Nathan Desmond PA (Pennsylvania) TF Ernest Perry LA (Northwest Louisiana Warriors), 10-0 1:25
Noah Nininger VA (Smith Mountain Lake Wrestling Club) TF Benjamin Dunne IL (Izzy Style Wrestling), 12-2 3:54
Daniel Guanajuato AZ (Arizona) TF Joseph Lathwood HI (Combat W.C. School of Wrestling), 10-0 1:43
Luke Lilledahl MO (BullTrained Wrestling) DEC Sam Herring PA (Pennsylvania), 8-0 4:00

51 kg
Nathanael Jesuroga IA (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) DEC Dalton Perry PA (Pennsylvania), 4-1
Marc-Anthony McGowan NJ (Blairstown Wrestling Club) TF Marcello Milani MI (S.A.W. Club), 10-0 3:46
Aden Valencia CA (Greco-Roman Development) TF Garret Rinken IA (Immortal Athletics WC), 10-0 2:20
Logan Swensen MN (Wayzata Youth Wrestling) TF Elyle Francisco AK (Anchorage Youth Wrestling Academy), 14-4 3:28

55 kg
Cael Hughes OK (Cowboy Wrestling Club) TF Mason Gibson PA (Pennsylvania), 11-1 3:58
Kael Lauridsen NE (Nebraska Boyz) DEC Grigor Cholakyan CA (Sunkist Kids/Monster Garage), 8-0 4:00
Clayton Giddens OK (Bixby Freestyle/Greco) DEC Joseph Fernau IL (Izzy Style Wrestling), 8-6
Spencer Moore KY (Kentucky Extreme Wrestling Club) TF Paul Kelly CA (Poway High School Wrestling), 12-2 3:25

60 kg
Brock Bobzien CA (Poway High School Wrestling) DEC Dylan Gilcher MI (Michigan), 5-2
Beau Mantanona CA (California) FALL Koy Buesgens MN (Pinnacle Wrestling Club), 8-4 1:35
Christopher Coates MO (Victory Wrestling) TF Gable Porter IA (Powerhouse Wrestling Club), 10-0 2:21
Emilio Ysaguirre AZ (Arizona) TF William Baysingar IL (Arlington Cardinals Wrestling Club), 11-0 2:44

65 kg
Jadon Skellenger ID (Suples Wrestling Club) DEC Pierson Manville PA (Pennsylvania), 6-3
Jude Swisher PA (M2 Training Center) TF Christopher Moore IL (Illinois), 14-4 3:19
Noah Tolentino CA (Poway High School Wrestling) DEC Angelo Ferrari OK (Cowboy Wrestling Club), 3-2
Meyer Shapiro MD (Maryland) TF Nathan Burnett OH (Burnett trained), 10-2 1:24

Levi Haines PA (M2 Training Center) DEC Enzo Morlacci PA (Pennsylvania RTC), 8-3
Joseph Sealey NC (Darkhorse Wrestling) FALL Antrell Taylor NE (MWC Wrestling Academy), 6-2 2:00
Braeden Scoles WI (Askren Wrestling Academy Lake Country) TF Cole Glazier MN (MN Elite), 11-0 1:01
Aiden Riggins IA (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) DEC Joshua Barr MI (Team Donahoe), 3-2

80 kg
James Rowley OR (Mat Sense Wrestling) TF Noah Mulvaney WI (Askren Wrestling Academy Lake Country), 11-0 1:51
Connor Mirasola WI (Askren Wrestling Academy Lake Country) DEC Antony Tuttle MN (Pinnacle Wrestling Club), 7-1
Tate Naaktgeboren IA (Big Game Wrestling Club) DEC Ryder Rogotzke MN (Pinnacle Wrestling Club), 5-3
Drake Buchanan IN (Center Grove Wrestling Club) TF Brady Lehnherr WI (LaCrosse Area Wrestlers), 10-0 0:34

92 kg
McCrae Hagarty IA (Iowa) TF Nicholas Pavlechko PA (M2 Training Center), 10-0 1:23
Ben Kueter IA (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) TF Robert Plympton OR (Oregon), 10-0 1:11
Gavin Nelson MN (Simley Wrestling Club) TF Max Ramberg WI (Baldwin Woodville Wrestling Club), 10-0 0:57
Pj Casale NJ (New Jersey) DEC Jersey Robb OK (Oklahoma), 13-12

Bradley Hill IA (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) TF Ashton Davis TN (Higher Calling Wrestling Club), 14-4 3:30
Aden Attao ID (Suples Wrestling Club) FALL Sampson Stillwell MO (Missouri), 8-5 3:25
Koy Hopke WI (Wisconsin) TF Nicholas Sahakian CA (California), 12-2 2:32
Jim Mullen NJ (New Jersey) FALL Jacob Walker IA (Iowa), 4-0 0:34

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