Fargo Cadet Greco-Roman Session II Recap

After entering the session with 19 Iowans still vying for a Greco-Roman All-American finish, Iowa took a few blows as they left the round with only nine wrestlers. Of that group Alex Thomsen (120), Keaton Geerts (126), Bryce Esmoil (195), and Spencer Trenary (285) all made the quarterfinals of their weight classes.

Geerts was actually knocked out first among Iowa quarterfinalist when he ran into the nationally ranked Jason Renteria of Illinois. Already committed to the Hawkeyes, Renteria made quick work of Geerts winning 10-0. Thomsen was eliminated a short while following the Geerts-Renteria match, when Clai Quintanilla of Washington won a tight 5-3 match over the super freshman. Esmoil could not deliver for Iowa as well, falling 11-0 in his quarterfinal to Brady Daniel of Maryland. Trenary was the fourth Iowan to fall when he got pinned by Zach Muller of Illinois.

After dropping his first match of the tournament, Drew Bennett (100) won four straight matches in his bracket and is one match away from finishing on the stand. Joining Bennett in needing to win one match to make the stand is Aden Reeves (106), Nelson Brands (132), Anthony Sherry (160), and Garrett Kubovec (195).

Sherry’s first round loss was one of the biggest surprises for Team Iowa, but since that loss the former Greco runner-up has looked pretty sharp. Both Reeves and Brands have also been impressive since they each suffered session I losses, winning all of their matches in a lopsided fashion.

Another wrestler who has looked outstanding since losing a tough first round match is Kubovec, who has now pinned three straight opponents. Two of those falls have come under a minute, and the third was in 1:08.

All of the quarter-finalist need to win one more match as well to finish on the stand.

Eliminated: Cadet Greco 88 – Daniel Kimball’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Daniel Kimball (Iowa) won by tech fall over Kaya Sement (New Jersey) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Patrick Allis (Colorado) won by tech fall over Daniel Kimball (Iowa) (TF 13-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Daniel Kimball (Iowa) won by tech fall over Garrett Raynor (Missouri) (TF 11-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Chistopher Trelli (Connecticut) won by fall over Daniel Kimball (Iowa) (Fall 1:40)

Eliminated: Cadet Greco 94 – Conrad Braswell’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Conrad Braswell (Iowa) won by decision over Riley Weir (Oklahoma) (Dec 15-14)
Champ. Round 2 – Conrad Braswell (Iowa) won by tech fall over Hunter Richards (Arizona) (TF 13-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Jace Koelzer (Kansas) won by tech fall over Conrad Braswell (Iowa) (TF 12-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Jarod Kosman (Connecticut) won by tech fall over Conrad Braswell (Iowa) (TF 10-0)

Eliminated: Cadet Greco 100 – Grayson Kesterson’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Grayson Kesterson (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Josh Blatt (North Carolina) won by tech fall over Grayson Kesterson (Iowa) (TF 12-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Grayson Kesterson (Iowa) won by tech fall over Hunter Rush (Montana) (TF 12-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Grayson Kesterson (Iowa) won by fall over Gideon Hutchison (Alaska) (Fall 0:45)
Cons. Round 4 – J J Wilson (Pennsylvania) won by tech fall over Grayson Kesterson (Iowa) (TF 10-0)

Cadet Greco 100 – Drew Bennett’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Peter Ogunsanya (Illinois) won by decision over Drew Bennett (Iowa) (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Drew Bennett (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Drew Bennett (Iowa) won by decision over Tyler Cunningham (Nebraska) (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Round 3 – Drew Bennett (Iowa) won by tech fall over Christopher Thomas (Texas) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Drew Bennett (Iowa) won by decision over Joey Bianchini (Illinois) (Dec 9-3)
Cons. Round 5 – Drew Bennett (Iowa) won by decision over Isaiah Delgado (Texas) (Dec 5-3)

Cadet Greco 106 – Aden Reeves’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Aden Reeves (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Aden Reeves (Iowa) won by fall over Emauni Smithson (Florida) (Fall 2:12)
Champ. Round 3 – Aden Reeves (Iowa) won by tech fall over Dane Durlacher (Illinois) (TF 12-2)
Champ. Round 4 – Riley Gurr (Washington) won by fall over Aden Reeves (Iowa) (Fall 1:05)
Cons. Round 6 – Aden Reeves (Iowa) won by tech fall over Ethan Rotondo (Washington) (TF 14-0)
Cons. Round 7 – Aden Reeves (Iowa) won by fall over Alexander Rens (Colorado) (Fall 1:38)

Cadet Greco 120 – Alex Thomsen’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Alex Thomsen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Scott Harris (Alaska) (TF 14-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Alex Thomsen (Iowa) won by 3 caution rule over Will Lewan (Illinois) (3 Cau.)
Champ. Round 3 – Alex Thomsen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Weston Diblasi (Missouri) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 4 – Alex Thomsen (Iowa) won by fall over P.J. Gohn (New Jersey) (Fall 1:19)
Quarterfinal – Clai Quintanilla (Washington) won by decision over Alex Thomsen (Iowa) (Dec 5-3)

Cadet Greco 126 – Keaton Geerts’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Keaton Geerts (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Keaton Geerts (Iowa) won by fall over Justin Lien (Colorado) (Fall 1:40)
Champ. Round 3 – Keaton Geerts (Iowa) won by tech fall over Ethan Woods (Florida) (TF 14-4)
Champ. Round 4 – Keaton Geerts (Iowa) won by fall over Timmy Kane (Connecticut) (Fall 2:22)
Quarterfinal – Jason Renteria (Illinois) won by tech fall over Keaton Geerts (Iowa) (TF 10-0)

Cadet Greco 132 – Nelson Brands’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Nelson Brands (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Nelson Brands (Iowa) won by decision over Trevor Jeffries (Wyoming) (Dec 7-5)
Champ. Round 3 – Alec Hagan (Missouri) won by tech fall over Nelson Brands (Iowa) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Nelson Brands (Iowa) won by fall over Bryce Erickson (Kansas) (Fall 3:43)
Cons. Round 5 – Nelson Brands (Iowa) won by decision over Chandler Mooney (Minnesota) (Dec 15-14)
Cons. Round 6 – Nelson Brands (Iowa) won by decision over Cal Hansen (Wisconsin) (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 6 – Nelson Brands (Iowa) won by decision over Cal Hansen (Wisconsin) (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 7 – Nelson Brands (Iowa) won by fall over Cole Mitchell (Florida) (Fall 2:33)

Eliminated: Cadet Greco 138 – Lucas Roland’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Lucas Roland (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Lucas Roland (Iowa) won by decision over Nathan Mersino (Oregon) (Dec 21-12)
Champ. Round 3 – Lucas Roland (Iowa) won by tech fall over Jacob Ulrich (Missouri) (TF 13-0)
Champ. Round 4 – Sergio Chavez (Colorado) won by tech fall over Lucas Roland (Iowa) (TF 14-4)
Cons. Round 6 – Ethan Krause (Maryland) won by tech fall over Lucas Roland (Iowa) (TF 11-0)

Eliminated: Cadet Greco 145 – Cayd Lara’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cayd Lara (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Cayd Lara (Iowa) won by tech fall over Jacob Wildermuth (Pennsylvania) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Braeden Redlin (Texas) won by fall over Cayd Lara (Iowa) (Fall 4:35)
Cons. Round 4 – Cayd Lara (Iowa) won by decision over Jacob Krakow (Iowa) (Dec 14-8)
Cons. Round 5 – Nate Lorenz (Wisconsin) won by decision over Cayd Lara (Iowa) (Dec 7-0)

Cadet Greco 160 – Anthony Sherry’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Clay Lautt (Kansas) won by decision over Anthony Sherry (Iowa) (Dec 9-8)
Cons. Round 1 – Anthony Sherry (Iowa) won by fall over Brian Holloway (Illinois) (Fall 1:45)
Cons. Round 2 – Anthony Sherry (Iowa) won by tech fall over Ben Hughes (Oregon) (TF 11-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Anthony Sherry (Iowa) won by tech fall over Stanley Smeltzer (Virginia) (TF 21-9)
Cons. Round 4 – Anthony Sherry (Iowa) won by tech fall over Aryemis Brown (Maryland) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 5 – Anthony Sherry (Iowa) won by decision over Trent Hidlay (Pennsylvania) (Dec 10-6)

Eliminated: Cadet Greco 160 – Logan Schumacher’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Shane Sosinsky (New Jersey) won by tech fall over Logan Schumacher (Iowa) (TF 12-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Logan Schumacher (Iowa) won by tech fall over Reece Blackmore (Ohio) (TF 12-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Logan Schumacher (Iowa) won by decision over Keegan Feenstra (Colorado) (Dec 16-15)
Cons. Round 3 – Barrett Blakely (Alabama) won by fall over Logan Schumacher (Iowa) (Fall 0:43)

Eliminated: Cadet Greco 170 – Jacob Dykes’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Dykes (Iowa) won by tech fall over Skyler-Kekai Palakiko (Oregon) (TF 15-4)
Champ. Round 2 – Jacob Dykes (Iowa) won by fall over Ashton Smith (Indiana) (Fall 0:30)
Champ. Round 3 – Jacob Warner (Illinois) won by tech fall over Jacob Dykes (Iowa) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Jacob Dykes (Iowa) won by fall over Brock Doolen (Arizona) (Fall 1:41)
Cons. Round 5 – Trevor Senn (Washington) won by tech fall over Jacob Dykes (Iowa) (TF 10-0)

Eliminated: Cadet Greco 182 – Kaleb Reeves’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kaleb Reeves (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Kaleb Reeves (Iowa) won by tech fall over Aaron Weiser (Ohio) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Anthony Walters (Pennsylvania) won by tech fall over Kaleb Reeves (Iowa) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Colin Funkhouser (Pennsylvania) won by fall over Kaleb Reeves (Iowa) (Fall 1:09)

Cadet Greco 195 – Bryce Esmoil’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Bryce Esmoil (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Bryce Esmoil (Iowa) won by tech fall over Izaak Dinh (Washington) (TF 11-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Bryce Esmoil (Iowa) won by fall over Kaden Dodge (Arizona) (Fall 0:21)
Quarterfinal – Brady Daniel (Maryland) won by tech fall over Bryce Esmoil (Iowa) (TF 11-0)

Cadet Greco 195 – Garrett Kubovec’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Garrett Kubovec (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Danny Salas (California) won by decision over Garrett Kubovec (Iowa) (Dec 4-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Garrett Kubovec (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Garrett Kubovec (Iowa) won by fall over Wally Pendleton (Oregon) (Fall 0:38)
Cons. Round 4 – Garrett Kubovec (Iowa) won by fall over Jordan Will (North Dakota) (Fall 0:54)
Cons. Round 5 – Garrett Kubovec (Iowa) won by fall over Saylor Schmit (Minnesota) (Fall 1:08)

Eliminated: Cadet Greco 195 – Payne Johnson’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Payne Johnson (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Ian Malesiewski (Pennsylvania) won by tech fall over Payne Johnson (Iowa) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Payne Johnson (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Payne Johnson (Iowa) won by fall over Jacob Putter (New York) (Fall 4:49)
Cons. Round 4 – Jared Walker (Idaho) won by fall over Payne Johnson (Iowa) (Fall 0:46)

Cadet Greco 285 – Spencer Trenary’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Spencer Trenary (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Spencer Trenary (Iowa) won by fall over Parker Adair (Oregon) (Fall 0:57)
Quarterfinal – Zach Muller (Illinois) won by fall over Spencer Trenary (Iowa) (Fall 3:47)

Eliminated: Cadet Greco 285 – Cooper Lawson’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cooper Lawson (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Anthony Cassioppi (Illinois) won by fall over Cooper Lawson (Iowa) (Fall 1:53)
Cons. Round 2 – Cooper Lawson (Iowa) won by decision over Jack Carruth (Wisconsin) (Dec 8-5)
Cons. Round 3 – Ryan Bracken (Oklahoma) won by fall over Cooper Lawson (Iowa) (Fall 5:34)

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