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Friday's Junior Greco finals are set; Team Illinois boasts five finalists

by Joe Wedra, Special to

Photo of Wyatt Voelker by Austin Bernard

FARGO, N.D.—Wrestling in Fargo is set to officially wrap up on Friday afternoon as the Junior Greco-Roman finals pairings have been set following the morning semifinal action at the FargoDome. The slate, which is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. CT, features Nebraska’s Nick Hamilton (152), who knocked off Oklahoma’s Jordan Williams, a junior freestyle champion from earlier in the week.


Team Illinois leads the way with five wrestlers in the finals session. California has four finalists, while Wisconsin and Nebraska have three represented in the finals.


Perhaps the most anticipated bout of the finals session will come at 195 pounds, where 2019 Junior Nationals finalist Ryan Cody (Florida) will match up against Iowa’s Wyatt Voelker, who is ranked No. 15 nationally at 195 by FloWrestling. Cody has out-scored his Greco-Roman competition 52-0 this week, an impressive performance that included an 11-0 first-period win in the semifinals over Tom Culp (Illinois).


We will see an all-Colorado finals bout at 120-pounds. Jett Strickenberger, who took fourth at 120 in junior freestyle, will square off against Max Black in the finals bout. Four of Black’s five wins in this tournament have been via tech fall. He defeated New Mexico’s Jonathan Gurule in the semis. Strickenberger has also notched five tech falls en route to the finals.


Another all-state final will take place at 106 pounds, where California is represented by Ray Ray Harris and Elias Navida. Harris is a USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals champion, but did not compete in the freestyle competition earlier in the week. Navida knocked off Oklahoma’s Christian Forbes in the semifinals with a 13-2 tech fall — Forbes is ranked No. 4 nationally by FloWrestling.


The finals session can be watched live on FloWrestling at 2 p.m. CT.


Finals pairings

100: Kolter Burton (Idaho) vs. Jeremy Oani (California)

106: Elias Navida (California) vs. Ray Ray Harris (California)

113: Benjamin Aranda (Illinois) vs. Davian Guanajuato (Arizona)

120: Max Black (Colorado) vs. Jett Strickenberger (Colorado)

126: Gable Porter (Iowa) vs. Jeremy Bockert (Alaska)

132: Anthony Aniciete (Nevada) vs. James Dalrymple (Tennessee)

138: Kyle Boeke (Minnesota) vs. Q’veli Quintanilla (Washington)

145: Jack Milos (Illinois) vs. Tyler Antoniak (Nebraska)

152: Nick Hamilton (Nebraska) vs. Cale Anderson (Wisconsin)

160: Caden Young (Wisconsin) vs. Manuel Gaitan (California)

170: Jared Stricker (Wisconsin) vs. Evan Canoyer (Nebraska)

182: Michael Altomer (New York) vs. Deanthony Parker (Illinois)

195: Ryan Cody (Florida) vs. Wyatt Voelker (Iowa)

220: Alex Semenenko (New York) vs. Andrew Blackburn-Forst (Illinois)

285: Aden Attao (Idaho) vs. Ryan Boersma (Illinois)

Semifinal Results



Kolter Burton (Idaho) tech Andrew Fox (Utah), 13-2 1:41

Jeremy Oani (California) dec Cole Rogers (Montana), 7-3



Elias Navida (California) fall Christian Forbes (Oklahoma), 13-2 5:53

Ray ray Harris (California) tech Michael Longo (Connecticut), 10-0 2:54



Benjamin Aranda (Illinois) fall Kaleb Casey (Wisconsin), 11-8 2:21

Davian Guanajuato (Arizona) dec Alan Koehler (Minnesota), 5-2



Max Black (Colorado) dec Jonathan Gurule (New Mexico), 3-1

Jett Strickenberger (Colorado) dec Paul Kelly (California), 13-10



Gable Porter (Iowa) dec Carter Stephenson (Colorado), 13-7

Jeremy Bockert (Alaska) tech Wilfried Tanefeu (North Dakota), 13-3 2:13



Anthony Aniciete (Nevada) tech Ethan Fernandez (New Jersey), 11-0 2:37

James Dalrymple (Tennessee) tech Nash Singleton (Oregon), 14-2 4:34



Kyle Boeke (Minnesota) tech Weston Dalton (Colorado), 10-0 1:14

Q'veli Quintanilla (Washington) fall Stevie Barnes (Iowa), 12-4 5:33



Jack Milos (Illinois) tech Gunnar Hamre (Wisconsin), 12-1 2:15

Tyler Antoniak (Nebraska) tech Matthew Rodriguez (California), 15-4 5:00



Nick Hamilton (Nebraska) dec Jordan Williams (Oklahoma), 5-2

Cale Anderson (Wisconsin) dec Thor Michaelson (Washington), 5-1



Caden Young (Wisconsin) fall Alaa Elkerm (New Jersey), 8-2 3:13

Manuel (m.j.) Gaitan (California) fall Aaron Dobbs (Wisconsin), 2-1 2:33



Jared Stricker (Wisconsin) VPO Caden Ernd (Illinois), 7-0

Evan Canoyer (Nebraska) VPO1 Codei Khawaja (Indiana), 7-1



Michael Altomer (New York) VFA Jared Simma (Kansas), 15-5 5:55

Deanthony Parker (Illinois) VSU1 Dante Roggio (Idaho), 11-1 6:00



Ryan Cody (Florida) VSU Tom Culp (Illinois), 11-0 1:55

Wyatt Voelker (Iowa) VPO1 Caden Rogers (Pennsylvania), 4-1



Alex Semenenko (New York) VFA Kalob Runyon (Iowa), 8-4 3:46

Andrew Blackburn-forst (Illinois) VSU Joshua Howell (Indiana), 11-0 0:43



Aden Attao (Idaho) VSU1 Aiden Lacoma (Virginia), 15-1 1:51

Ryan Boersma (Illinois) VSU1 Jacob Barnes (Oregon), 11-1 4:54


Team Standings

1 - Pennsylvania
2 - California
3 - Wisconsin
4 - Colorado 
5 - Iowa