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U15 freestyle finals set for tomorrow evening, two runners-up return to the championships

by Charlie Klepps and Koral Sugiyama, Special to

Photo of two wrestlers at the U15 Nationals. Photo by Tony Rotundo/WrestlersAreWarriors

SOUTH POINT ARENA, Nev.– The championship matches have been set after a busy day of wrestling for the U15 Freestyle division. The division kicked off their tournaments this morning at 10 am PT and ran all the way through the semifinals this evening. 

Athletes from all over the country traveled to Las Vegas in hopes of qualifying for the U15 Pan-Am team. At the U15 age division, the American representatives will be based on the best combined results between both Greco-Roman and freestyle; the selection process can be found here.

In a heavily competitive field, only two returning finalists made the finals this year. Both competitors were runners-up a year ago and will hope to avenge their 2021 losses. 

Grey Burnette (OH) returns to the finals this year up one weight class at 41 kg. He went 4-0 today with two technical falls followed by two narrow two point decisions in the quarterfinals and semifinals. He will face Henry Aslikyan (International Sport Union) in the championship bout. Aslikyan has had three straight technical falls enroute to his finals appearance.  

Another returning finalist is Michael Romero (Sunkist Kids/Monster Garage) at 48 kg. Romero had three technical falls to get into the semifinals, and then had an intense, high scoring 14-12 decision over Titan Friederichs of No Nonsense Wrestling to make the finals. His opponent, Tyler Dekraker (Integrity WC) has only allowed two points in the tournament leading up to their championship bout tomorrow. 

The U15 Nationals will return tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. with consolations and medal matches excluding the finals. Finals will be held at 4 p.m. in the South Point Arena. The tournament can be followed online at FloArena


At Las Vegas, Nev. April 29, 2022

Finalist Pairings


38 - Cameron Sontz (Edge Wrestling) vs Samuel Sanchez (California) 

41 - Henry Aslikyan (International Sport Union (ISU)) vs Grey Burnett (Perrysburg WC)

44 - Lincoln Sledzianowski (Garage Boyz Wrestling) vs Ignacio Villasenor (Pomona Elite (PWCC))

48 - Tyler Dekraker (Integrity WC) vs Michael Romero (Sunkist Kids/Monster Garage)

52 - Landon Sidun (Pennsylvania) vs Isaiah Jones OK (Oklahoma) 

57 - Thomas Verrette (Black Fox Wrestling Academy) vs Gabriel Logan (Apex Wrestling Academy) 

62 - Joseph Jeter (Standfast WC) vs Blue Stiffler (Roundtree Wrestling Academy)

68 - Owen Mcmullen (Pennsylvania) vs Joseph Ruiz (RedNose Wrestling School, LLC)

75 - John Murphy (Minnesota) vs Adrien Reyes (California)

85 - Dreshaun Ross (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) vs Elijah Diakomihalis (New York) 

Semifinal Results


Cameron Sontz (Edge Wrestling) dec Allen Woo (Izzy Style Wrestling), 7-4

Samuel Sanchez (California) tech Cruzer Dominguez (MWC Wrestling Academy), 10-0


Henry Aslikyan (International Sport Union (ISU)) tech Carter Shin (Integrity WC), 12-2 1:44

Grey Burnett (Perrysburg WC) dec Mac Crosson (Sebolt Wrestling Academy), 6-3


Lincoln Sledzianowski (Garage Boyz Wrestling) tech Joel Friederichs (No Nonsense Wrestling), 12-2 1:25

Ignacio Villasenor (Pomona Elite (PWCC)) dec Dale Corbin (Integrity WC), 9-2


Tyler Dekraker (Integrity WC) dec Dunia Sibomana (Long Beach-usa WC), 10-2

Michael Romero (Sunkist Kids/Monster Garage) dec Titan Friederichs (No Nonsense Wrestling), 14-12


Landon Sidun (Pennsylvania) tech Declan Koch (Team Nazar Training Center), 10-0

Isaiah Jones OK (Oklahoma) dec Jacob Herm (Neenah High School Wrestling), 12-9


Thomas Verrette (Black Fox Wrestling Academy) tech Travis Cardenas (Grindhouse WC), 10-0 1:24

Gabriel Logan (Apex Wrestling Academy) tech Geronimo Rivera (Sanderson Wrestling Academy), 11-0 1:46


Joseph Jeter (Standfast WC) dec Beau Lewis (Smithfield Wrestling), 12-3

Blue Stiffler (Roundtree Wrestling Academy) dec Tre Haines (Ascend Wrestling Academy), 11-4


Owen Mcmullen (Pennsylvania) tech Kyler Knaack (Immortal Athletics WC), 16-6 3:17

Joseph Ruiz (RedNose Wrestling School, LLC) tech Keenan Sheridan (South Dakota), 11-0 2:43


John Murphy (Minnesota) tech Ty Carman (Sanderson Wrestling Academy), 13-2 1:01

Adrien Reyes (California) dec Broedy Collins Hendricks (Team Valley WC), 5-1


Dreshaun Ross (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) tech Michael Mocco (ATT/Mocco Wrestling Academy), 12-2 2:42

Elijah Diakomihalis (New York) tech Adonis Bonar ii NE (MWC Wrestling Academy), 13-2 0:47