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Four wrestlers earn their second title of the weekend during the U15 Men's Freestyle Nationals

by Mike Willis, USA Wrestling

Feature photo of Ladarion Lockett courtesy of Sam Janicki

Wisconsin Dells, Wis. The U15 Nationals wrapped up this afternoon with the men’s freestyle finals. Four wrestlers doubled up, winning the freestyle tournament after earning Greco-Roman titles on Friday.

The tournament’s outstanding wrestler, Ladarion Lockett of Oklahoma was one of the four champions who claimed titles in both styles. Lockett, who teched his way into the finals, bested California’s Coby Merrill in the best-of-three 62 kg finals, two matches to none, 10-0 and 17-8.

Iowa’s Haakon Peterson was another wrestler who doubled up. Peterson battled through a hand injury he suffered in yesterday’s quarterfinals, to claim the 41 kg title over California’s Michael Romero in two-straight matches, 6-2 and 6-0.

At the next weight class up, Tennessee’s Cooper Hilton claimed his second title of the weekend at 41 kg. Hilton downed Illinois’s Seth Mendoza in two tight criteria matches, 1-1 and 4-4.

The fourth wrestler to earn to titles was Wisconsin’s Aeoden Sinclair at 75 kg. Sinclair put on an impressive performance earning a pin and 10-0 technical fall over Pennsylvania’s Terrell McFarland.

At 38 kg, California’s Slater Hicks took home the title after finishing runner-up in Greco-Roman. In the semifinals, Hicks avenged his Greco finals loss to Domenic Munaretto, 4-3. He followed it up with a 6-4 decision and a 12-2 technical fall over Ohio’s Grey Burnett in the finals.

Ohio’s Marcus Blaze claimed the title at 48 kg. Blaze defeated Greco-Roman champion Matthew Martino of Idaho in the finals, 5-1 and 8-4.

The only series to go the full three matches was in the 52 kg bracket where Illinois’s Ben Davino came from behind to knock off New Jersey’s Anthony Knox. After dropping the first match, Davino beat Knox in two-straight bouts, 9-2 and 4-4.

Minnesota natives, and current teammates, Landon Robideau and Tyson Charmoli squared off in the 57 kg finals. Robideau came out on top with 7-1 and 7-2 victories.

Florida’s Bas Diaz emerged victorious from the 68 kg bracket. In the finals, Diaz, who finished fourth in Greco-Roman, defeated Iowa’s Justin Avila, 6-3 and 7-2.

De’Alcapon Veazy came out on top of the 85 kg round robin. He defeated Garrett Kawczynski by technical fall, 11-1 to claim the title. Kawczynski previously defeated Veazy by technical fall, 8-0, on Friday to win the Greco-Roman title.

U15 Freestyle Nationals results

38 kg
Championship Series – Slater Hicks CA (Team Tribe Wrestling Club) dec. Grey Burnett OH (Perrysburg Wrestling Club), two matches to none

Match 1: Hicks dec. Burnett, 6-4
Match 2: Hicks tf Burnett, 12-2

3rd Ignacio Villasenor CO (Pomona Elite (PWCC)) TF Nico Desalvo PA (Pennsylvania), 10-0 0:35
5th Domenic Munaretto IL (Illinois) TF Lincoln Sledzianowski FL (Garage Boyz Wrestling), 13-2 3:19
7th Caleb Noble WI (Toss Em Up Wrestling Academy) DEC Cole Welte NE (MWC Wrestling Academy), 13-12

41 kg
Championship Series – Haakon Peterson WI (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) dec. Michael Romero CA (California), two matches to none

Match 1 – Peterson dec. Romero, 6-2
Match 2 – Peterson dec. Romero, 6-0

3rd Rocco Cassioppi IL (Hononegah Wrestling Club) DEF Bruno Cassioppi IL (Hononegah Wrestling Club)
5th Lawson Eller MN (Pinnacle Wrestling Club) DEC Gus Cardinal AZ (Thorobred Wrestling Club), 7-6
7th Griffin Rial CO (Black Fox Wrestling Academy) DEF Moses Mendoza CA (California)

44 kg
Championship Series – Cooper Hilton TN (Tennessee) dec. Seth Mendoza IL (Illinois), two matches to none
Match 1 – Hilton dec. Mendoza, 1-1
Match 2 – Hilton dec. Mendoza, 4-4

3rd Isaiah Cortez CA (California) DEC Derek Barrows CO (Bear Cave), 8-0 4:00
5th Deven Casey IL (Izzy Style Wrestling) ST Aiden Smith IA (Sebolt Wrestling Academy), 10-0 1:04
7th Kellen Wolbert WI (Askren Wrestling Academy Lake Country) DEF Ryker Graff IA (Iron Rams Wrestling Club)

48 kg
Championship Series – Marcus Blaze Oh (Perrysburg WC) dec. Matthew Martino ID (Team Idaho), two matches to none
Match 1 – Blaze dec. Martino 5-1
Match 2 – Blaze dec. Martino, 8-4

3rd Elijah Cortez CA (California) TF Isaiah Schaefer IN (Maurer Coughlin Wrestling Club), 10-0 2:19
5th Johnny Green OH (Arsenal Wrestling Club) DEC Jacob Herm WI (Aviators Wrestling), 10-8
7th Christian Castillo AZ (Thorobred Wrestling Club) TF Gabriel Ramirez AZ (Aces Wrestling Academy), 10-0 1:05

52 kg
Championship Series – Ben Davino IL (St. Charles WC) dec. Anthony Knox NK (Rhino Wrestling LLC), two matches to one
Match 1 – Knox dec. Ben Davino, 6-4
Match 2 – Davino dec. Knox, 9-2
Match 3 – Davino dec. Knox,4-4

3rd - Aaron Stewart IL (Toss Em Up Wrestling Academy) dec. Brock Mantanona CA (California), 14-6 4:00
5th - Jackson Heslin CA (Poway Wrestling) SP Jake Knight IA (Sebolt Wrestling Academy), 13-2 4:00
7th - Joshua Requena CA (Vcwa) DEC Angel Serrano CO (Black Fox Wrestling Academy), 5-4

57 kg
Championship Series – Landon Robideau MN (Pinnacle Wrestling Club) dec. Tyson Charmoli MN (Pinnacle Wrestling Club), two matches to none
Match 1 – Robideau dec. Charmoli, 7-1
Match 2 – Robideau dec. Charmoli, 7-2

3rd Vince Bouzakis PA (Pennsylvania) dec. Gunner Andrick WV (West Virginia), 6-2
5th Mason Gutenberger MT (Montana) DEC Alex Braun MN (MN Elite), 10-1 4:00
Kyler Knaack IA (Immortal Athletics WC) DEC Garrett Reece CO (Black Fox Wrestling Academy), 12-3 4:00

62 kg
Championship Series – Ladarion Lockett OK (Cowboy Wrestling Club) dec. Coby Merrill CA (California), two matches to none
Match 1 – Lockett tf Merrill, 10-0
Match 2 – Lockett tf Merrill, 17-8

3rd Brodie Dominique OH (Ohio) TF Travis Grace CA (California), 12-1 1:50
5th Claudio Torres IL (Izzy Style Wrestling) pin Wyatt Krejsa IN (High Rollers Wrestling Academy), 9-6 1:56
7th Damarion Ross IA (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) TF Nevin Smith CO (Betterman Elite Wrestling), 10-0 1:14

68 kg
Championship Series – Bas Diaz FL (Florida) dec. Justin Avila IA (Iowa), two matches to none
Match 1 – Diaz dec. Avila, 6-3
Match 2 – Diaz dec. Avila, 7-2

3rd Gor Vardanyan CA (International Sport Union (ISU)) DEC Israel Ibarra AZ (Arizona), 18-14
5th Bryce Burkett MN (Minnesota) DEC Emil Necula GA (Level Up Wrestling Center), 2-2
7th Angelo Posada CA (Poway Elite) DEF Hudson Rogers ID (Team Idaho

75 kg
Championship Series – Aeoden Sinclair WI (Wisconsin) dec Terrell McFarland PA (Team Pennsylvania), two matches to none
Match 1 – Sinclair pin McFarland, :53
Match 2 – Sinclair tf McFarland, 10-0

3rd Peyton Westpfahl MO (Missouri) pin Arvin Khosravy CA (California), 8-4 2:00
5th Dreshaun Ross IA (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) TF Tyson Martin WI (LaCrosse Area Wrestlers), 10-0 1:19
7th Luke Hancock KS (Kansas Wrestling Center) dec. Sir Friday AZ (Arizona), 8-6

85 kg
Championship Series (round robin) – De’Alcapon Veazy (Warrior Elite) dec. Garrett Kawczynski (Ringers WC), 11-1
Third – Espyn Sweers (Wisconsin)
Fifth – Joshua Francis (Ringers WC)