Cadet Greco Team Reaches Finals at National Duals

Today, out at the Cadet National Duals, Team Iowa Greco-Roman stormed through their first two duals to reach the finals of their Pool after posting wins over both Pennsylvania (#2) and the New Jersey team. In the finals they ran into one of the toughest teams in the tournament, Illinois, which is a team that has been successful across all age groups at this tournament.

Iowa opened things up with a 59-20 win over Pennsylvania (#2) and they did so with three straight wins with Brady Kyner getting a forfeit, Nathan Lendt picking up a fall, and Nelson Brands posting a big 11-0 technical fall to give Iowa an early lead. Iowa won 10 of the next 14 matches to wrap up their big win and head to the semifinals of their pool.

In the next round they matched up with a tougher New Jersey team who actually won three of the opening four matches, with Brands being the lone winner to start things off. Ben Sarasin at 152 pounds then started a five match winning (all bonus) which was capped off by Garrett Kubovec’s fall at 195 pounds. New Jeresy was able to pick up a few more wins, but in the end Iowa upperweights did too much damage and Iowa advanced.

The finals the Cadet team ended up running into a brick wall as Illinois stopped all momentum Iowa had gained in the opening duals by winning every single match in the pool final to defeat Iowa 74-3.

Despite a loss to Team Illinois, New Jersey wound up taking third place in the bracket, and by rule Iowa secured second place and with that qualified for the Gold/Silver Pool. The Gold/Silver pool gaurentees that the team will finish in the top eight team finish at the tournament, so now we will see if this team can bounce back.

In a final non-Team Iowa note, 2017 Hawkeye commit Jason Renteria went 2-0 for Team Illinois Greco today, winning both his matches by technical fall.

Match #1 Quarterfinal: Iowa defeated Pennsylvania 2 59-20
120 – Brady Kyner (Iowa) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
126 – Nathan Lendt (Iowa) over Christian Schilling (Pennsylvania 2) Fall 1:15
132 – Nelson Brands (Iowa) over Tanner McHugh (Pennsylvania 2) TF 11-0
138 – Stefan Mayo (Pennsylvania 2) over Shawn Brown (Iowa) TF 12-1
145 – Sawyer Shaw (Iowa) over Edmund Ruth (Pennsylvania 2) Fall 1:27
152 – Alex Ward (Iowa) over Josh Stillings (Pennsylvania 2) Dec 11-6
160 – Marcus Coleman (Iowa) over Michael Doggett (Pennsylvania 2) Fall 0:21
170 – Jacob Dykes (Iowa) over Ben Root (Pennsylvania 2) Dec 11-8
182 – Kaleb Reeves (Iowa) over Paul Oneill (Pennsylvania 2) Fall 0:14
195 – Sam Rice (Pennsylvania 2) over Brock Meyer (Iowa) TF 13-2
220 – Zach McDaniel (Iowa) over Brian Buzzard (Pennsylvania 2) TF 13-0
285 – Spencer Trenary (Iowa) over Cody Williams (Pennsylvania 2) Dec 7-5
88 – Daniel Kimball (Iowa) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
94 – Conrad Braswell (Iowa) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
100 – JJ Wilson (Pennsylvania 2) over Kyle Biscoglia (Iowa) Fall 1:11
106 – Nicholas Onea (Pennsylvania 2) over Cam Shaver (Iowa) TF 11-0
113 – Duncan McCain (Iowa) over Paul Miller (Pennsylvania 2) Fall 0:51

Match #2 Semifinal: Iowa defeated New Jersey 1 45-34
126 – Ray Wetzel (New Jersey 1) over Nathan Lendt (Iowa) Dec 5-5
132 – Nelson Brands (Iowa) over Joe Sacco (New Jersey 1) TF 10-0
138 – Andrew Merola (New Jersey 1) over Bradley Holmes (Iowa) Fall 0:40
145 – Nick Palumbo (New Jersey 1) over Sawyer Shaw (Iowa) Fall 3:37
152 – Ben Sarasin (Iowa) over Michael O`Malley (New Jersey 1) TF 15-4
160 – Marcus Coleman (Iowa) over Ryan Karoly (New Jersey 1) Fall 2:08
170 – Isaac Bartel (Iowa) over Michael Ilic (New Jersey 1) Fall 1:25
182 – Kaleb Reeves (Iowa) over Joe Soreco (New Jersey 1) Inj 4:52
195 – Garrett Kubovec (Iowa) over Sean O`Malley (New Jersey 1) Fall 2:33
220 – Drew Flynn (New Jersey 1) over Zach McDaniel (Iowa) Fall 0:44
285 – Spencer Trenary (Iowa) over Michael Porcaro (New Jersey 1) Dec 6-5
88 – Daniel Kimball (Iowa) over Kaya Sement (New Jersey 1) Dec 11-3
94 – Conrad Braswell (Iowa) over Mark Montgomery (New Jersey 1) Fall 1:21
100 – Michael Colaiocco (New Jersey 1) over Gable Fox (Iowa) Dec 23-15
106 – Drew Bennett (Iowa) over Michael Kelly (New Jersey 1) Dec 8-1
113 – PJ Gohn (New Jersey 1) over Duncan McCain (Iowa) TF 15-4
120 – John Burger (New Jersey 1) over Harlan Steffensmeier (Iowa) Fall 1:41

Match #3 1st Place Match: Illinois defeated Iowa 74-3
138
– Jamie Hernandez (Illinois) over Shawn Brown (Iowa) TF 11-0
145 – Joshua Barzowski (Illinois) over Cayd Lara (Iowa) TF 10-0
152 – Trevell Timmons (Illinois) over Alex Ward (Iowa) Fall 5:25
160 – Cameron Caffrey (Illinois) over Logan Schumacher (Iowa) TF 24-14
170 – Jack Jessen (Illinois) over Jacob Dykes (Iowa) TF 10-0
182 – Mason Kroening (Illinois) over Kaleb Reeves (Iowa) Inj 0:34
195 – Jace Punke (Illinois) over Brock Meyer (Iowa) Fall 1:31
220 – Chris Middlebrooks (Illinois) over Zach McDaniel (Iowa) Fall 1:56
285 – Zach Muller (Illinois) over Spencer Trenary (Iowa) Fall 1:06
88 – Christian Goin (Illinois) over Daniel Kimball (Iowa) Dec 8-6
94 – Nathan Callaway (Illinois) over Conrad Braswell (Iowa) Fall 5:24
100 – Joey Melendez (Illinois) over Gable Fox (Iowa) TF 12-2
106 – Charlie Faber (Illinois) over Drew Bennett (Iowa) TF 10-0
113 – Austin Macias (Illinois) over Duncan McCain (Iowa) TF 10-0
120 – Jason Renteria (Illinois) over Brady Kyner (Iowa) TF 11-0
126 – Tony Madrigal (Illinois) over Keaton Geerts (Iowa) Fall 1:05
132 – Dalton Jensen (Illinois) over Bradley Holmes (Iowa) TF 10-0

120 – Jason Renteria (Illinois) over Jared Smith (South Carolina) TF 10-0
120 – Jason Renteria (Illinois) over Brady Kyner (Iowa) TF 11-0

One thought on “Cadet Greco Team Reaches Finals at National Duals

  1. Pingback: Cadet Greco-Roman Team Takes out Minnesota – Finishes 7th |

Comments are closed.