Fargo Cadet Greco-Roman Session III Recap

Iowa entered Day two of the Cadet Greco-Roman tournament with nine wrestlers all competing for a spot on the podium and forever being known as a Fargo All-American. Only four wrestlers would make it through the infamous blood round (the last match a wrestler needs to win to make the podium). Two Iowans will go for third, one for fifth and seventh each.

Iowa got it’s first All-American when our #1 ranked FRECO wrestler Aden Reeves (106) took the mat and put together a 10-0 first period technical fall to secure a top eight finish. Alex Thomsen (120) joined him just a few short minutes later as he added his own 10-0 technical fall to secure his top eight finish. Thomsen’s par terre accounted for a majority of his points in the win.

Reeves looked even stronger on his second match of the day when he took out his opponent 13-0. Reeves hit a pair of four point throws and then a five point throw to make quick work and improve his finish to no worse than sixth. Thomsen joined Reeves in the consolation semifinals with a technical fall of his own, his a 12-2 win. Reeves then dropped his consolation match by technical fall and will wrestle for fifth. Thomsen picked up his fifth technical fall of the tournament to reach the consolation finals and wrestle for third.

Returning Greco All-American Anthony Sherry’s (160) match was filled with excitement as Sherry trailed on criteria 3-3 with under ten seconds to go when he hit a four point throw and then earned the fall to earn his second Cadet Greco All-American status. Sherry followed that with another pin this time in 36 seconds to reach the consolation semifinals and lock up a top six finish. In the consolation semifinals, Sherry overcame a 2-0 deficit to win 9-5 in his match and will wrestle for third.

Garrett Kubovec (195) continued his pinning spree as his fourth straight fall secured his finish on the stand. Kubovec couldn’t sustain his pinning streak however, and he was defeated 11-11 to put himself in the seventh place match. Kubovec had been leading 7-1 at one point in the match.

Iowa lost it’s first wrestler, Drew Bennett (100) in the round of 12. With the match tied 5-5 in the second period Bennett gave up a takedown, and was then rolled for eight more points to end his tournament. After starting out to a 6-0 start off a takedown and a pair of turns, Keaton Geerts (126) was defeated in his match to finish just shy of the podium.

Nelson Brands (132) also started off strong to a 6-0 start, but was unable to stave off a comeback against his Illinois opponent. Brands did hit another throw to lead 10-5 with just over a minute to go, but he himself was then tossed for a four point move and then rolled again, which made for the 11-10 final.

Danny Salas proved to be a big thorn in Iowa’s side as he handed Bryce Esmoil (195) a loss which eliminated him from the tournament. Salas was the same wrestler that defeated Kubovec on the first day of the tournament. Spencer Trenary (285) was also eliminated when his opponent won 13-4.

Eliminated: 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)
Cons. Round 6 – Nicholas Onea (Pennsylvania) won by tech fall over Drew Bennett (Iowa) (TF 15-5)

Cadet Greco 106 – Aden Reeves’s place is 6th and has scored 3.00 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)
Cons. Round 8 – Aden Reeves (Iowa) won by tech fall over Alex Thomas (Alabama) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 9 – Aden Reeves (Iowa) won by tech fall over Gavin Stockwell (Oregon) (TF 13-0)
Cons. Round 10 – Charles Faber (Illinois) won by tech fall over Aden Reeves (Iowa) (TF 10-0)

Cadet Greco 120 – Alex Thomsen’s place is 4th and has scored 5.00 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)
Cons. Round 8 – Alex Thomsen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Jake Cherry (Pennsylvania) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 9 – Alex Thomsen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Jack Karstetter (Oklahoma) (TF 12-2)
Cons. Round 10 – Alex Thomsen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Colin Valdiviez (Missouri) (TF 12-1)

Eliminated: 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)
Cons. Round 8 – Bennett Mesa (Oregon) won by tech fall over Keaton Geerts (Iowa) (TF 18-7)

Eliminated: 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)
Cons. Round 8 – Savion Haywood (Illinois) won by decision over Nelson Brands (Iowa) (Dec 11-10)

Cadet Greco 160 – Anthony Sherry’s place is 4th and has scored 5.00 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)
Cons. Round 6 – Anthony Sherry (Iowa) won by fall over David Crawford (Ohio) (Fall 6:00)
Cons. Round 7 – Anthony Sherry (Iowa) won by fall over Owen Pentz (Utah) (Fall 0:36)
Cons. Semi – Anthony Sherry (Iowa) won by decision over Victor Marcelli (Ohio) (Dec 9-5)

Eliminated: 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)
Cons. Round 6 – Danny Salas (California) won by tech fall over Bryce Esmoil (Iowa) (TF 17-6)

Cadet Greco 195 – Garrett Kubovec’s place is 8th and has scored 1.00 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)
Cons. Round 6 – Garrett Kubovec (Iowa) won by fall over Zachary Myers (California) (Fall 1:48)
Cons. Round 7 – Dylan Prince (Kansas) won by decision over Garrett Kubovec (Iowa) (Dec 11-11)

Eliminated: 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)
Cons. Round 4 – Jamez Young (Ohio) won by decision over Spencer Trenary (Iowa) (Dec 13-4)

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