Sullivan, Paddock, Trice all reach University National finals

The Greco-Roman portion of the University National tournament got underway in Akron, Ohio and three wrestlers with Iowa ties have reached the finals in their respective weight-classes: Grand View’s Elijah Sullivan, Iowa’s Burke Paddock, and Cyclone Wrestling Club’s Jarod Trice.

All three wrestlers dominated their way to their finals, with Sullivan starting out with a pair of tech falls and then a second period fall in the semifinals to reach the finals at 66 kg. Sullivan will face off with Sahid Kargbo, who is a former Junior World Team member.

Paddock went the opposite way, starting his tournament out with a fall at 75 kg, and then following that with back-to-back tech falls to reach the finals. Trice won by tech fall, fall, tech fall to reach the 98 kg finals. Paddock’s opponent will be Barrett Stanghill of Northern Michigan who was a Junior National champion in 2014. Trice will have Orry Elor, also of Northern Michigan. Elor took fourth place at this past year’s Bill Farrell International, and is the two-time defending University National champion.

Surprisingly, former Junior World Team member Sam Stoll did not reach the finals at 130 kg. Stoll opened with a pair of technical falls, but was pinned by Zach Merrill in the semifinals. The University of Iowa wrestler was the 2014 Junior Fargo national champion, and finished runner-up at the Junior World Team trials to Adam Coon.

Grand View’s Jacob Blackwell is in the eighth place match in the 80 kg bracket, and he will have Corey Fitzgerald of Grannon Univeristy.

UNI sent one wrestler to the Greco tournament in Christian Dulaney and he too will be in the eighth place match, but at 98 kg. Dulaney won his first two matches to make the quarterfinals, but was pinned in the quarterfinals.

Finals for the Greco-Roman tournament, including the place winning matches, will conclude later today.

University GR 59 KG – Kyle Robison’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Robison (Briar cliff wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Trey Andrews (GRIT ATHLETICS Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Kyle Robison (Briar cliff wrestling club) (TF 9-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Ibrahim Bunduka (Patriot Elite RTC) won by tech fall over Kyle Robison (Briar cliff wrestling club) (TF 8-0)

University GR 66 KG – Elijah Sullivan’s place is 2nd and has scored 18.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Elijah Sullivan (Viking Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Jarred Oftedahl (Minnesota Storm) (TF 8-0)
Quarterfinal – Elijah Sullivan (Viking Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Corey Wilding (Navy-Marine Corps RTC/BCWC) (TF 8-0)
Semifinal – Elijah Sullivan (Viking Wrestling Club) won by fall over Austin Morrow (USOTS) (Fall 4:14)

University GR 80 KG – Jacob Blackwell’s place is 8th and has scored 1.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Taylor Doan (USOTS) won by tech fall over Jacob Blackwell (Viking Wrestling Club) (TF 8-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Luke Ludke (Patriot Elite RTC) won by decision over Jacob Blackwell (Viking Wrestling Club) (Dec 9-2)

University GR 85 KG – Dylan Blackford’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dylan Blackford (Viking Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Austin Harrison (Patriot Elite RTC) (TF 8-0)
Quarterfinal – William Baker (Rocky Mountain Regional Traini) won by decision over Dylan Blackford (Viking Wrestling Club) (Dec 5-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Easton Hargrave (TumOly Wrestling) won by tech fall over Dylan Blackford (Viking Wrestling Club) (TF 8-0)

University GR 130 KG – Cheven Okonoboh’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Seth Brennock (Juggernaut) won by fall over Cheven Okonoboh (Viking Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:16)
Cons. Round 1 – Michael Kosoy (Wolfpack Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Cheven Okonoboh (Viking Wrestling Club) (TF 8-0)

University GR 98 KG – Christian Dulaney’s place is 8th and has scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Christian Dulaney (PWC RTC) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Christian Dulaney (PWC RTC) won by decision over Richard `Cody` Davis (Team Tornado Wrestling Club) (Dec 4-0)
Quarterfinal – Jacob Kasper (Blue Blood Wrestling Club) won by fall over Christian Dulaney (PWC RTC) (Fall 5:34)
Cons. Round 4 – Christian Dulaney (PWC RTC) won by decision over Matthew Meadows (Patriot Elite RTC) (Dec 2-1)
Cons. Round 5 – Kacee Hutchinson (Strong & Courageous) won by tech fall over Christian Dulaney (PWC RTC) (TF 8-0)

University GR 75 KG – Burke Paddock’s place is 2nd and has scored 18.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Burke Paddock (University of Iowa) won by fall over Konstantin Parfiryev (NYAC) (Fall 1:14)
Quarterfinal – Burke Paddock (University of Iowa) won by tech fall over Rowdy Miller (US Wrestling Club) (TF 8-0)
Semifinal – Burke Paddock (University of Iowa) won by tech fall over Max Rohskopf (Wolfpack Wrestling Club) (TF 8-0)

University GR 130 KG – Sam Stoll’s place is 6th and has scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Sam Stoll (University of Iowa) won by tech fall over Michael Kosoy (Wolfpack Wrestling Club) (TF 11-2)
Quarterfinal – Sam Stoll (University of Iowa) won by tech fall over Seth Brennock (Juggernaut) (TF 8-0)
Semifinal – Zach Merrill (titan mercury wrestling club) won by fall over Sam Stoll (University of Iowa) (Fall 3:30)

University GR 98 KG – Jarod Trice’s place is 2nd and has scored 20.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jarod Trice (titan mercury wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Jarod Trice (titan mercury wrestling club) won by tech fall over Matthew Meadows (Patriot Elite RTC) (TF 8-0)
Quarterfinal – Jarod Trice (titan mercury wrestling club) won by fall over Brett Dempsey (DCAC) (Fall 1:19)
Semifinal – Jarod Trice (titan mercury wrestling club) won by tech fall over Joshua Dasilveira (AZ State) (TF 8-0)