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Five 2022 14U National Champs advance to semifinals, Pennsylvania leads team standings

by Savannah Asmann, USA Wrestling

Caleb Noble of Illinois at the 2023 USMC 16U National Championships

Photo: Caleb Noble of Illinois at the 2023 USMC 16U National Championships. (Jim Thrall,

FARGO, N.D. – The action in the Fargo Dome continued through session four of men’s freestyle as the semifinals are set for the 16U division.

At 88 pounds, 2022 14U National Champion Hudson Chittum of Tennessee will meet Edward George of New Jersey in the semifinals. Chittum brought down Cooper Sandoval of Nevada by 10-0 technical fall in the quarterfinals. George defeated Loc Webber of Ohio in the quarterfinals in a tight 8-6 match.

Mac Crosson of Iowa saw his time in the championship bracket come to a close, falling to Case Bell of Indiana. Crosson was aiming to repeat as he was the returning champion at 88 pounds last year and made the move to 100 pounds for this year’s tournament. Also at 100 pounds, Caleb Noble of Illinois defeated Gavin Landers of Iowa in the quarterfinals to stay in contention for the Triple Crown award.

In the 113-pound weight class, Joseph Uhorchuk of Tennessee bested 2022 14U National Champion Dawson Youngblut of Iowa in the round of 16. Uhorchuk then brought down Chase Walker ofTennessee in a 6-3 decision match. He will face Landon Sidun of Pennsylvania in the semifinals on Wednesday morning.

At 120 pounds, returning 106-pound champion in 2022 Jayden Raney of Kentucky is one of the last athletes remaining that is aiming to repeat. Raney reached the semifinals by defeating Devon Miller of Oklahoma in a 4-2 decision bout. On the other side of the bracket, returning 100-pound champion in 2022 Michael Romero of California who made it into the semfinals following a 12-2 technical fall victory over Jason Hampton of Illinois.

Travis Cardenas of Arizona, a 2022 14U National Champion, finds a spot in the semifinals at 126 pounds and will match up against Timothy Koester of Iowa in his next match.

The 138-pound weight class saw Noah Bull of Utah fall short in the semifinals and head to the consolation bracket during the round of 16. Bull is a 2022 14U National Champion that moved up to the 16U division for this event.

At 152 pounds, Kyler Knaack of Iowa got past Jimmy Mastny of Illinois by 11-0 technical fall. Knaack moves into the semifinal round and will match up against Nicholas Singer of Pennsylvania Wednesday morning, keeping him in the running to win the Triple Crown award.

Bradley Rodriguez-Little of Minnesota reached the 160-pound semifinals by winning his quarterfinal match over Carl J Betz III of New Jersey. Rodriguez-Little remains eligible to win the Triple Crown award with the victory. 2022 14U National Champion Aaron Stewart of Illinois meets Emmitt Sherlock of Maryland in the semifinals.

At 195 pounts, returning champion Dreshaun Ross of Iowa made his way back into the semifinals with an 11-0 technical fall against Jaxon Penovich of Illinois. He will see the 2022 14U National Champion at 195 pounds in David Calkins of California. Another 2022 14U National Champion is on the other side of the bracket in the semifinals as Denarri Mickel of Iowa won the title at 250 pounds last year.

Milan Colvin of Kansas and Jacob Levy of Georgia both advanced to the semifinals at 285 pounds. Colvin is eligble for the Triple Crown award, and Levy was the runner up in this tournament last year.

Five 14U National Champions that moved up into 16U Nationals remain in the championship side of the tournament. Of the 16 athletes that entered the tournament in hopes of winning the Triple Crown award, just five remain in contention.

In the team standings, Pennsylvania leads with 56 points and nine athletes in the semifinals. Ohio follows with 49 points and seven semifinalists. The three teams that are in a tie for third with 35 points are California, Illinois and Iowa.

Action starts at 10 a.m. central time on Wednesday with the semifinals. Follow the event at FloWrestling.

Team Standings
1. Pennsylvania
2. Ohio
3. California
3. Illinois
3. Iowa
6. Tennessee
7. Arizona
7. Georgia
7. Michigan
7. New Jersey

Semifinal Pairings

88 pounds
Brandon Bickerton (Ohio) vs. Niko Odiotti (Illinois)
Edward George (New Jersey) vs. Hudson Chittum (Tennessee)

94 pounds
Cason Craft (Oklahoma) vs. Turner Ross (Minnesota)
Emilio Albanese (Pennsylvania) vs. Jarrett Smith (Michigan)

100 pounds
Case Bell (Indiana) vs. Shamus Regan (Tennessee)
Cameron Sontz (New Jersey) vs. Caleb Noble (Illinois)

106 pounds
Grey Burnett (Ohio) vs. Rocco Cassioppi (Illinois)
Bruno Cassioppi (Illinois) vs. Wyatt Lees (Michigan)

113 pounds
Landon Sidun (Pennsylvania) vs. Joseph Uhorchuk (Tennessee)
Konner Larkin (Arizona) vs. Isaiah Harrison (Colorado)

120 pounds
Michael Romero (California) vs. Karson Brown (Ohio)
Evan Sanati (Virginia) vs. Jayden Raney (Kentucky)

126 pounds
Clinton Shepherd (Indiana) vs. Leo Maestas (California)
Travis Cardenas (Arizona) vs. Timothy Koester (Iowa)

132 pounds
Dean Anderson (Arizona) vs.Jayden James (New Jersey)
Joshua Requena (California) vs. Manuel Saldate (Nevada)

138 pounds
Blue Stiffler (Georgia) vs. Mason Wagner (Pennsylvania)
Arment Waltenbaugh (Pennsylvania) vs. David Gleason (Missouri)

145 pounds
Nolan Fellers (Iowa) vs. Daniel Heiser (Wisconsin)
Jason Kwaak (New York) vs. Melvin Miller (Pennsylvania)

152 pounds
Kyler Knaack (Iowa) vs. Nicholas Singer (Pennsylvania)
Joseph Jeter (Oklahoma) vs. Grayson Woodcock (Ohio)

160 pounds
Maximus Norman (Tennessee) vs. Bradley Rodriguez-Little (Minnesota)
Aaron Stewart (Illinois) vs. Emmitt Sherlock (Maryland)

170 pounds
Adrien Reyes (California) vs. Gavin Craner (Michigan)
Carson Thomas (Ohio) vs. Hunter Snyder (Pennsylvania)

182 pounds
Ryder Wilder (Georgia) vs. Preston Marchesseault (Rhode Island)
Aiden Peterson (Ohio) vs. Elijah Diakomihalis (New York)

195 pounds
Dreshaun Ross (Iowa) vs. David Calkins (California)
Denarii Mickel (Iowa) vs. Jake Conroy (Pennsylvania)

220 pounds
Kai Calcutt (Illinois) vs. Alex Taylor (Ohio)
Dean Bechtold (Pennsylvania) vs. Michael Mocco (Florida)

285 pounds
Jacob Levy (Georgia) vs. Brayden Hill (Kansas)
Milan Colvin (Kansas) vs. Cooper Martinson (Iowa)

Quarterfinal results

88 pounds
Brandon Bickerton (Ohio) tech. fall Eric Bice (Nevada), 10-0 3:20
Niko Odiotti (Illinois) dec. Landon Thoennes (Minnesota), 7-6
Edward George (New Jersey) dec. Loc Webber (Ohio), 8-6
Hudson Chittum (Tennessee) tech. fall Cooper Sandoval (Nevada), 10-0 2:20

94 pounds
Cason Craft (Oklahoma) dec. Nico Desalvo (Iowa), 6-3
Turner Ross (Minnesota) dec. Christopher Swann (Georgia), 7-4
Emilio Albanese (Pennsylvania) dec. Hayden Schwab (Iowa), 2-2
Jarrett Smith (Michigan) tech. fall Kellen Downing (Montana), 10-0 2:26

100 pounds
Case Bell (Indiana) dec. Mac Crosson (Iowa), 5-2
Shamus Regan (Tennessee) tech. fall Jordan Segal (New Jersey), 11-0 3:17
Cameron Sontz (New Jersey) dec. Caden Correll (Illinois), 10-3
Caleb Noble (Illinois) tech. fall Gavin Landers (Iowa), 13-2 2:51

106 pounds
Grey Burnett (Ohio) dec. Nicholas Garcia (Illinois), 12-4
Rocco Cassioppi (Illinois) tech. fall Michael Batista (New Jersey), 15-4 2:53
Bruno Cassioppi (Illinois) dec. Zaiyahn Ornelas (Nebraska), 7-0
Wyatt Lees (Michigan) dec. Isaac Wignall (Iowa), 10-1

113 pounds
Landon Sidun (Pennsylvania) dec. Abdirahman Unle (Nebraska), 6-4
Joseph Uhorchuk (Tennessee) dec. Chase Walker (Tennessee), 6-3
Konner Larkin (Arizona) tech. fall Dale Gant iii (Michigan), 10-0 1:03
Isaiah Harrison (Colorado) dec. Lincoln Sledzianowski (Pennsylvania), 11-7

120 pounds
Michael Romero (California) tech. fall Jason Hampton (Illinois), 12-2 3:32
Karson Brown (Ohio) dec. Justyce Zuniga (Washington), 8-4
Evan Sanati (Virginia) dec. Slater Hicks (California), 3-2
Jayden Raney (Kentucky) dec. Devon Miller (Oklahoma), 4-2

126 pounds
Clinton Shepherd (Indiana) tech. fall Chris Dennis (Pennsylvania), 10-0 0:32
Leo Maestas (California) pin Austin Ellis (Utah), 3:16
Travis Cardenas (Arizona) tech. fall Gavin Rangel (Oregon), 10-0 1:17
Timothy Koester (Iowa) dec. Nikade Zinkin (California), 6-0

132 pounds
Dean Anderson (Arizona) dec. Jesse Grajeda (California), 10-5
Jayden James (New Jersey) tech. fall Hayden Andrus (Pennsylvania), 15-4 3:02
Joshua Requena (California) dec. Yandro Soto (Florida), 3-2
Manuel Saldate (Nevada) tech. fall Chancellor Mathews (Colorado), 10-0 3:34

138 pounds
Blue Stiffler (Georgia) dec. Thomas Verrette (Colorado), 3-3
Mason Wagner (Pennsylvania) dec. Tre Haines (Washington), 5-2
Arment Waltenbaugh (Pennsylvania) dec. Tyler Harrill (Nebraska), 14-13
David Gleason (Missouri) tech. fall Derek Barrows (Colorado), 11-0 3:30

145 pounds
Nolan Fellers (Iowa) dec. Trevor Jones (New Jersey), 3-1
Daniel Heiser (Wisconsin) tech. fall Owen Mcmullen (Pennsylvania), 12-2 1:50
Jason Kwaak (New York) tech. fall Gabriel Logan (New Jersey), 10-0 1:42
Melvin Miller (Pennsylvania) dec. Zeno Moore (Florida), 9-6

152 pounds
Kyler Knaack (Iowa) tech. fall Jimmy Mastny (Illinois), 11-0 2:00
Nicholas Singer (Pennsylvania) tech. fall Jayden Williams (Michigan), 11-0 1:10
Joseph Jeter (Oklahoma) tech. fall Brandon Dean (New Jersey), 10-0 1:26
Grayson Woodcock (Ohio) dec. Cooper Rowe (Minnesota), 6-2

160 pounds
Maximus Norman (Tennessee) dec. Keenan Sheridan (South Dakota), 15-8
Bradley Rodriguez-Little (Minnesota) dec. Carl j Betz iii (New Jersey), 2-2
Aaron Stewart (Illinois) tech. fall Liam Crook (Wisconsin), 10-0 2:17
Emmitt Sherlock (Maryland) dec. Cael Weidemoyer (Pennsylvania), 7-4

170 pounds
Adrien Reyes (California) dec. Christopher Maloney (Ohio), 8-2
Gavin Craner (Michigan) dec. Carter Brown (Missouri), 13-4
Carson Thomas (Ohio) dec. Kaleb Jackson (New Jersey), 8-2
Hunter Snyder (Pennsylvania) dec. Luke Spoor (Delaware), 10-7

182 pounds
Ryder Wilder (Georgia) dec. Adonis Bonar ii (Nebraska), 8-4
Preston Marchesseault (Rhode Island) dec. Brayden Koester (Iowa), 3-1
Aiden Peterson (Ohio) dec. Ty Carman (Utah), 4-0
Elijah Diakomihalis (New York) tech. fall Evan Perez (Colorado), 10-0 0:58

195 pounds
Dreshaun Ross (Iowa) tech. fall Jaxon Penovich (Illinois), 11-0 1:45
David Calkins (California) tech. fall Danny Zmorowski (Ohio), 10-0 0:42
Denarii Mickel (Iowa) tech. fall Isaac Ward (Missouri), 10-0 3:09
Jake Conroy (Pennsylvania) dec. Tyson Martin (Wisconsin), 18-11

220 pounds
Kai Calcutt (Illinois) dec. Jackson Phillips (Ohio), 12-4
Alex Taylor (Ohio) dec. Joseph Favia (Illinois), 4-0
Dean Bechtold (Pennsylvania) tech. fall Ashton Honnold (Iowa), 13-2 2:06
Michael Mocco (Florida) tech. fall Caleb Kurtti (Minnesota), 11-0 0:56

285 pounds
Jacob Levy (Georgia) tech. fall Landon Morris (Michigan), 11-0 2:11
Brayden Hill (Kansas) dec. Trayvn Boger (Utah), 4-4
Milan Colvin (Kansas) pin Zayne Candelaria (Arizona), 3:05
Cooper Martinson (Iowa) dec. Mark Effendian (Pennsylvania), 6-3

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