Olympic Team Trials/Last Chance Qualifier

MPhillips

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Matness is over. On with Freestyle and Greco!
March 26-27 Last Chance Qualifier for the Olympic Team Trials.
FLO is going to carry both days. Some fun names in the entries.

Z. Richards, J. Mueller, D.Cruz, M.McKee, D.Heil, Lugo, Van Ness, Henderson, Pletcher, Kolodzic, Lizak. And those are just some of the 65 and 74 keggers.
Hopefully Yankeefan will weigh in. ✌
 

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Are you gonna post Q'ers or Yankee?
Just found this:

Men’s freestyle

57 kg

2017 World Team member– Thomas Gilman (Titan Mercury WC/Hawkeye WC)
2019 World Team member – Daton Fix (Titan Mercury WC/Cowboy RTC)
2019 Bill Farrell International champion – Seth Gross (Sunkist Kids)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Spencer Lee (TMWC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Nathan Tomasello (TMWC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Vitali Arujau (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Nick Suriano (Titan Mercury WC/NYC RTC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Zach Sanders (Gopher WC - RTC)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (61 kg or college weight)
2018 Final X champion – Nahshon Garrett (Titan Mercury WC)
2018 World Team member – Joe Colon (Titan Mercury WC/Valley RTC)
2019 World Team member – Tyler Graff (Titan Mercury WC/NJRTC)
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 133 pounds – Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)

65 kg
2018 World Team member – Logan Stieber (Titan Mercury WC)
2019 World Team member – Zain Retherford (Nittany Lion WC)
2019 Bill Farrell International champion – Jordan Oliver (Sunkist Kids WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Joey McKenna (TMWC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Nick Lee (Nittany Lion WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Yianni Diakomihalis (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Frank Molinaro (Titan Mercury WC)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (70 kg or college weight)
2019 World Team member – James Green (Titan Mercury WC/SERTC)
2020 Pan American Championships champion – Anthony Ashnault (New York AC/NJRTC)
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 149 lbs. – Austin O’Connor (North Carolina)

74 kg
Automatic Final X berth – Jordan Burroughs, 2019 World bronze medalist (Sunkist Kids)
2019 Junior World champion – David Carr (Titan Mercury WC/Cyclone RTC)
2019 Bill Farrell International champion – Isaiah Martinez (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Logan Massa (NYAC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Mekhi Lewis (TMWC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Thomas Gantt (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Evan Wick (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Anthony Valencia (Sunkist Kids)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (79 kg or college weight)
2020 Pan American Championships champion – Jason Nolf (Nittany Lion WC)
2019 World Team member – Kyle Dake (Titan Mercury WC)
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 165 pounds – Shane Griffith (Stanford)
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 174 pounds – Carter Starocci (Penn State)
Note: As a 2019 World champion at a non-Olympic weight, Dake earns a bid to the semifinals of the weight he chooses

86 kg
2018 World Team member – David Taylor (Nittany Lion WC)
2019 World Team member – Pat Downey (Titan Mercury WC/NJRTC)
2019 Bill Farrell International champion – Alex Dieringer (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Zahid Valencia (Sunkist Kids)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Myles Martin (TMWC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Brett Pfarr (Gopher WC - RTC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Samuel Brooks (New York AC)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (92 kg or college weight)
2019 World Team member – J’den Cox (Titan Mercury WC/USOPTC)
2019 U23 World champion – Bo Nickal (Nittany Lion WC)
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 184 pounds – Aaron Brooks (Penn State)
Note: As a 2019 World champion at a non-Olympic weight, Cox earns a bid to the semifinals of the weight he chooses

97 kg
Automatic Final X berth – Kyle Snyder, 2019 World bronze medalist (Titan Mercury)
2019 Bill Farrell International silver medalist – Mike Macchiavello (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Hayden Zillmer (Gopher WC RTC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Kollin Moore (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Ty Walz (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Kyven Gadson (Sunkist Kids WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Jacob Kasper (Titan Mercury WC)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (college weight)
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 197 – AJ Ferrari (Oklahoma State)

125 kg
2017 World Team member– Nick Gwiazdowski (Titan Mercury WC/Wolfpack WC)
2019 Junior World champion – Mason Parris (Cliff Keen WC)
2019 Bill Farrell International champion – Gable Steveson (Gopher WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Dom Bradley (Sunkist Kids)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Anthony Nelson (Gopher WC RTC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Daniel Kerkvliet (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Nick Nevills (Nittany Lion WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Garrett Ryan (Sunkist Kids)
 

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Greco-Roman

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (55 kg)

2018 World Team member – Sam Hazewinkel (Sunkist Kids)
2019 World Team member – Max Nowry (U.S. Army WCAP)

60 kg
Automatic Final X berth – Ildar Hafizov (U.S. Army WCAP)
2018 World Team member – Dalton Roberts (New York AC)
2019 World Team member – Ryan Mango (U.S. Army WCAP)
2019 Bill Farrell International bronze medalist – Sam Jones (New York AC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Leslie Fuenffinger (Army WCAP)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Taylor Lamont (Sunkist Kids)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Joseph Palmer (Cyclone Regional Training Center)
2020 Armed Forces runner-up- Colton Rasche (U.S. Marine Corps)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (63 kg or college weight)
2018 World Team member – Jesse Thielke (New York AC)
2019 Junior World bronze medalist – Alston Nutter (Sunkist Kids/NMU-OTS)
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 133 pounds – Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)

67 kg
Automatic Final X berth – Alejandro Sancho (U.S. Army WCAP)
2019 World Team member – Ellis Coleman (U.S. Army WCAP)
2019 Junior World bronze medalist – Peyton Omania (Michigan State/CYC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Calvin Germinaro (Minnesota Storm)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Xavier Johnson (Marines)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Nolan Baker (New York AC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Jamel Johnson (Marines)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (72 kg or college weight)
2018 World Team member – RaVaughn Perkins (New York AC)
2018 Final X champion – Jon Jay Chavez (Finger Lakes WC)
2019 World Team member – Raymond Bunker (U.S. Marines)
2020 Armed Forces runner-up - Michael Hooker (U.S. Army)
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 149 lbs. – Austin O’Connor (North Carolina)

77 kg
2017 World Team member – Mason Manville (U.S. Army WCAP/Nittany Lion WC)
2018 World Team member – Kamal Bey (Sunkist Kids)
2019 World Team member – Pat Smith (Minnesota Storm)
2019 Bill Farrell International silver medalist – Spencer Woods (New York AC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Jake Fisher (Curby 3 Style WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Peyton Walsh (Marines)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Corey Hope (New York AC)
2020 Armed Forces runner-up - Brandon Mueller (U.S. Air Force)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (82 kg or college weight)
2017 World Team member – Cheney Haight (New York AC)
2018 World Team member – Geordan Speiller (Florida Jets)
2019 World Team member – John Stefanowicz (U.S. Marines)
2020 Armed Forces runner-up - Dillon Cowan (U.S. Army)
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 165 pounds – Shane Griffith (Stanford)
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 174 pounds – Carter Starocci (Penn State)

87 kg
Automatic Final X berth– Joe Rau (Titan Mercury WC)
2017 World Team member – Ben Provisor (New York AC/Nittany Lion WC)
2018 World Team member – Pat Martinez (New York AC)
2019 Bill Farrell International bronze medalist – Chandler Rogers (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Jonathan Anderson (Army WCAP/West Point)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Carter Nielsen (Minnesota Storm)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Richard Carlson (Minnesota Storm)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Barrett Stanghill (Minnesota Storm)
2020 Armed Forces champion - Terrence Zaleski (U.S. Marine Corps)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (college weight)
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 184 pounds – Aaron Brooks (Penn State)

97 kg
Automatic Final X berth – G’Angelo Hancock (Sunkist Kids)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Daniel Miller (Marines)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Lucas Sheridan (Army WCAP)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Eric Twohey (Minnesota Storm)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Nicholas Boykin (Sunkist Kids WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Khymba Johnson (New York AC)
2020 Armed Forces runner-up - Diante Cooper (U.S. Air Force)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight
2021 NCAA Div. I champion at 197 – AJ Ferrari (Oklahoma State)

130 kg
2017 World Team member – Robby Smith (New York AC)
2019 World Team member – Adam Coon (New York AC/Cliff Keen WC)
2019 Junior World silver medalist – Cohlton Schultz (Sunkist Kids)
2019 Bill Farrell International bronze medalist – Jacob Mitchell (U.S. Army WCAP)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Toby Erickson (Army WCAP)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – West Cathcart (New York AC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Donny Longendyke (Minnesota Storm)
 

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Women’s freestyle

50 kg

Automatic Final X berth– Sarah Hildebrandt (New York AC/USOPTC)
2017 World Team member – Victoria Anthony (Sunkist Kids)
2019 World Team member – Whitney Conder (U.S. Army WCAP)
2019 Bill Farrell International silver medalist – Erin Golston (New York AC/USOPTC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Alyssa Lampe (Sunkist Kids)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Amy Fearnside (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Emily Shilson (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Alleida Martinez (Titan Mercury WC)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (college weight)
2020 WCWA champion at 101 lbs. – Esthela Trevino (Umpqua CC)
2021 NCWWC champion at 101 lbs.- Angelina Gomez (Emmanuel)
2021 NCWWC runner-up at 109 lbs.- Aleeah Gould (King)
2021 NAIA champion at 101 - Nina Pham (Wayland Baptist)
2021 NAIA champion at 109 - McKayla Campbell (Campbellsville)

53 kg
Automatic Final X berth– Jacarra Winchester (Titan Mercury WC/USOPTC)
2017 World Team member – Haley Augello (Sunkist Kids)
2019 Bill Farrell International bronze medalist – Areana Villaescusa (U.S. Army WCAP)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Dominique Parrish (Sunkist Kids)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Katherine Shai (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Alisha Howk (Sunkist Kids WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Ronna Heaton (Sunkist Kids WC)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (55 kg or college weight)
2017 World Team member at 55 kg – Becka Leathers (Titan Mercury WC)
2020 WCWA champion at 116 lbs. – Jaslynn Gallegos (Presbyterian College)
2021 NCWWC champion at 116 lbs. - Felicity Taylor (McKendree)
2021 NAIA champion at 116 - Peyton Prussin (Life)
Note: As a 2019 World champion at a non-Olympic weight, Winchester earns a bid to the semifinals of the weight she chooses

57 kg
Automatic Final X berth– Helen Maroulis (Sunkist Kids)
2019 World Team member – Jenna Burkert (U.S. Army WCAP)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Abigail Nette (Tiger WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Tiana Jackson (Menlo WC),
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Cameron Guerin (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Shauna Kemp (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Alexandra Hedrick (Titan Mercury WC)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (59 kg or college weight)
2019 World Team member at 59 kg – Alli Ragan (Sunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC)
2020 WCWA champion at 123 lbs. – Julia Vidallon (Life University)
2021 NCWWC champion at 123 lbs.- Cheyenne Sisenstein (King)
2021 NAIA champion at 123 - Jasmine Hernandez (Lyon)

62 kg
Automatic Final X berth – Kayla Miracle (Sunkist Kids/Hawkeye WC)
2018 World Team member – Mallory Velte (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Emma Bruntil (McKendree Bearcat WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Maya Nelson (Sunkist Kids)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Julia Salata (New York AC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place – Jennifer Page (Titan Mercury WC)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (65 kg or college weight)
2019 World Team member – Forrest Molinari (Sunkist Kids)
2020 WCWA champion at 136 lbs. – Zoe Nowicki (Adrian College)
2021 NCWWC runner-up at 130 lbs. - Amanda Martinez (North Central)
2021 NCWWC champion at 136 lbs. - Brenda Reyna (McKendree)
2021 NAIA champion at 130 – Bridgette Duty (Cumberlands)
2021 NAIA champion at 136 – Desiree Zavala (Wayland Baptist)

68 kg
Automatic Final X berth – Tamyra Mensah-Stock, 2019 World champion (Titan Mercury WC/USOPTC)
2019 Junior World silver medalist – Macey Kilty (Sunkist Kids/TarHeel WC)
2019 Bill Farrell International bronze medalist – Alexandria Glaude (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Ashlynn Ortega (New York AC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Nahiela Magee (Army WCAP)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (72 kg or college weight)
2018 World Team member – Erin Clodgo (Sunkist Kids)
2020 WCWA champion at 143 lbs. – Morgan Norris (Presbyterian College)
2020 WCWA champion at 155 lbs. – Rachel Watters (Oklahoma City)
2021 NCWWC third place at 143 lbs. - Felicity Bryant (Emmanuel)
2021 NCWWC champion at 155 lbs. - Alara Boyd (McKendree)
2021 NAIA champion at 143 - Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp (Midland)
2021 NAIA champion at 155 - Sienna Ramirez (Southern Oregon)

76 kg
Automatic Final X berth – Adeline Gray, 2019 World champion (New York AC)
2017 World Team member – Victoria Francis (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals champion – Precious Bell (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals runner-up – Dymond Guilford (Titan Mercury WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals third place – Randi Beltz (Army WCAP)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fourth place – Jessika Rottier (Rabid Dawg WC)
Dec. 2019 Senior Nationals fifth place - Yelena Makoyed (Cardinal WC)

Qualified at non-Olympic weight (college weight)
2020 WCWA champion at 170 lbs. – Mariah Harris (Campbellsville)
2020 WCWA champion at 191 lbs, – Alexandra Castillo (Campbellsville)
2021 NCWWC runner-up at 170 lbs. - Joye Levendusky (McKendree)
2021 NCWWC champion at 191 lbs.- Sydnee Kimber (McKendree)
2021 NAIA champion at 170 - Jordan Nelson (Life)
2021 NAIA champion at 191 - Nkechinyere Nwankwo (Oklahoma City)
 

Yankeefan33

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Last Chance Qualifier is this weekend, here are some notable names at each weight:

57kg- Sean Russell, Zane Richards, Frank Perrelli, Jack Mueller, Darian Cruz
65kg- Pat Lugo, Evan Henderson, Mitch McKee, Dean Heil, Shayne Van Ness, Luke Pletcher, Matt Kolodzik, Ethan Lizak, Josh Saunders
74kg- Alec Pantaleo, Chance Marsteller, Tyler Berger, Josh Shields, Joey Lavallee, Dan Vallimont
86kg- Mark Hall, Gabe Dean, Max Dean, Nate Jackson, Drew Foster, David McFadden, Devin Skatzka (maybe the best weight, 3 NCAA champs here + Max Dean)
97kg- Braxton Amos, Scottie Boykin, Michael Boykin, Ben Honis
125kg- Derek White, Jordan Wood, Tanner Hall, Mikey Kosoy

Looking at Greco for OH connections, Koontz brother at 60kg and Braxton Amos at 97kg. Believe wrestling is Saturday and Sunday this week. Don't expect any of these guys to do much at World Team Trials, but the guy I'm most interested in is definitely Braxton Amos. Hope this is a warm up for a run at a Junior world title this summer.
 

MPhillips

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86 kg
1. Gabe Dean (TMWC)
2. Nate Jackson (NYAC)
3. Mark Hall (TMWC)
4. Drew Foster (Panther WC)
5. David McFadden (TMWC)
6. Taylor Lujan (Panther WC)
7. Maxwell Dean (Spartan Combat RTC)
8. CJ Brucki (New Jersey RTC)

Grinder...
 

OCEagle

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Mark Hall is wrestling at 86Kg? Has he bulked up that much, or going in light for the weight. I suppose that is the only weight he can really compete at now. He's been pretty much in the middle of the 74 and 86 weight classes throughout most of his college days. Only one national championship - and in his freshman season. Covid last year, and a potentially juiced up Valencia in between. Can't sit well with him...
 

MPhillips

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Mark Hall is wrestling at 86Kg? Isn't that like 189lbs? Has he bulked up that much, or going in light for the weight. I suppose that is the only weight he can really compete at now. He's been pretty much in the middle of the 74 and 86 weight classes throughout most of his college days. Only one national championship - and in his freshman season. Covid last year, and a potentially juiced up Valencia in between. Can't sit well with him...
I saw him wrestle a month or so ago and he was a bit, 'round' in the middle. But he's said, '74 isn't an option.'
 

Divided42

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Mark Hall is wrestling at 86Kg? Has he bulked up that much, or going in light for the weight. I suppose that is the only weight he can really compete at now. He's been pretty much in the middle of the 74 and 86 weight classes throughout most of his college days. Only one national championship - and in his freshman season. Covid last year, and a potentially juiced up Valencia in between. Can't sit well with him...
Seems to be a tweener right now at this stage, maybe always who knows.
 

Yankeefan33

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Looking at these pre-seeds, Deakin-Vincenzo as a semi jumps out right away. Pletcher-Kolodzik another potential semi that I'm very interested in.

Note- Top 2 at each weight qualify for trials, and true 2nd will be wrestled.
 

Yankeefan33

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Alan Vera wins 87kg. He's probably the only wrestler competing this weekend that has a shot at making the team. That weight is qualified as well, so we very well could see Vera in the Olympics.

Also, If you don't know about Kennedy Blades, you will. She's like 18, still in high school, and won Last Chance at 68kg with four techs. She's not going to beat Tamyra, but she can win matches at trials and she will compete for a Junior world championship this summer (if she chooses to wrestle). She lost in the quarters at Cadets in 2019, but I remember her being concussed/hurt.
 
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Quarters

57
Richards/Ramos - Cruz/Russel - Miller/Mueller

65
Kolodzik / Pletcher winner gets Lugo probably.
Van Ness / Henderson

All the 74 1/4's are fun.
Joseph/Berger - Marstellar/Lavalle - Pantaleo/Shields
 

Yankeefan33

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Think the two most interesting things I've seen this morning have both been from 65kg. Kizhan Clarke teching Mitch McKee was a surprise, and Shayne Van Ness beating Sean Fausz and Brock Zacherl was a confirmation of his skills. SVN gets Evan Henderson next, a true test of his ability level. Kizhan Clarke wrestles Dean Heil (and he's in the transfer portal as a grad transfer, too. Might be an interesting pickup for someone needing a 149).
 
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