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Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals field is talented; Boys Grade 11-12 sold out, but spots still available in other divisions

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

Shelby Moore of Washington, ranked nationally No. 1 at 122 pounds, is among the entries for the USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals next week. Photo by Austin Bernard.

One of the nation’s most prestigious events each fall is the USA Wrestling Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals, set for Hyvee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa, October 29-31. This year’s event is shaping up to once again be highly competitive in all of the age divisions.

The Boys High School Grade 11-12 division has already sold out. However, spots are available in all of the other age divisions, with many filling up fast. If you are looking for a great competition to get the new season started, come join us in Des Moines.

Register for Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals

This is a folkstyle competitions in the following age divisions: 1st-2nd Grade Boys, 3rd-4th Grade Boys, 5th-6th Grade Girls, 1st-8th Grade Girls, 7th-8th Grade Boys, 9th-10th Grade Boys, 9th-12th Grade Girls, 11th-12th Grade Boys.

This event will be broadcast live by FloWrestling.

Here are some preliminary notes about this year’s event:

• There are 41 different states represented so far in this year’s event. The states with the most wrestlers as of today include: 1. Iowa, 2. Illinois; 3. Wisconsin; 4. Texas; 5. Minnesota

• Athletes already entered come from more than 450 different clubs, including some of the nation’s best club programs. Teams with large rosters who could challenge for team titles include Sebolt Wrestling Academy (IA), Askren Wrestling Academy Lake County (WI), Legends of Gold (SD), Moen Wrestling Academy (IA), MWC Wrestling Academy (NE), Izzy Style Wrestling, Pinnacle Wrestling Club (MN), Bad Karma Wrestling Club (PA), Immortal Athletics WC (IA), Spartan Mat Club (TX), Threestyle Wrestling Academy of Oklahoma (OK), Minnesota Elite Wrestling Club (MN), Ringers Wrestling Club (WI), Big Game Wrestling Club (IA), Ascend Wrestling Academy (WA), Bull Trained Wrestling (MO), Summit Wrestling Academy (MN), Silverback Wrestling Club (CA), Perrysburg Wrestling Club (OH), Topeka Blue Thunder Wrestling Club (KS), Best Trained Wrestling (TX), DC Elite (IA), Mayo Quanchi Wrestling Club (RI), X-Factor Elite (WI), 3F Wrestling (TX), Black Fox Wrestling Academy (CO), Team Poeta (IL), Team Tulsa Wrestling Club (OK) and many others.

• The Girls High School Division has 38 nationally ranked wrestlers so far, including a pair of No. 1 ranked stars including Shelby Moore of Washington (No. 1 at 122) and Sabrina Nauss of Michigan (No. 1 at 180). Other ranked girls entered are: Angelina Cassioppi of Illinois (No. 23 at 100), Riley Banyas of Ohio (No. 19 at 106), Olivia DeGeorgio of Texas (No. 19 at 100), Janessa George of Colorado (No. 18 at 100), Peyton Hand of Oklahoma (No. 21 at 112), Ella-Lina Gonzalez of Tennessee (No. 24 at 112), Bayley Trang of Texas (No. 23 at 112), Caitlyn Kelley of Wisconsin (No. 20 at 112), Valerie Hamilton of Illinois (No. 10 at 117), Olivia Messerly of Kentucky (No. 22 at 106), Avery Ashley of Texas (No. 5 at 112), Nicole Redmond of Nebraska (No. 21 at 127), Madyson Gray of Kansas (No. 16 at 132), Taylor Fiebach-Graveman of South Dakota (No. 5 at 132), Angeline Turner of California (No. 10 at 138), Taylor Miess of Colorado (No. 22 at 138), Mischel Rebisch of Alaska (No. 12 at 132), Aubrey Yauger of Texas (No. 3 at 132), Paige Wehrmeister of Missouri (No. 6 at 138), Alondra Morales of Washington (No. 7 at 138), Amarisa Manuel of Michigan (No. 7 at 144), Maddie Kubicki of Missouri (No. 5 at 144), Maggie Graham of Tennessee (No. 8 at 144), Aspen Barber of Colorado (No. 8 at 152), Lydia Krauss of Michigan (No. 18 at 144), Mia Cayard of Oklahoma (No. 13 at 152), Rose Cassioppi of Illinois (No. 3 at 152), Brynn Green of Michigan (No. 23 at 164), Kaylee Davis of Oklahoma (No. 17 at 164), Sidney Milligan of Oklahoma (No. 17 at 180), Shannon Workinger of Washington (No. 5 at 164), Ella Beam of North Carolina (No. 10 at 200), Ella Murphey of Tennessee (No. 14 at 200), Alivia White of Washington (No. 2 at 180), Kailyn Garrett of Michigan (No. 11 at 200), Justina Chong Nee of Tennessee (No. 6 at 225).

The next preview for this event will review the boys high school divisions, what returning champions are in the field, and other updates on what to expect next weekend in Iowa. Watch for more updates…

For more information, visit:
Brian Keck Memorial Preseason Nationals website