Fargo Junior Greco-Roman Final Results

Photo Credit: @IowaUSAW

Photo Credit: @IowaUSAW

It was a solid day for the Junior Men as they picked up five Greco-Roman All-Americans which was important for a number of reasons. First off it doubled the All-Americans from a year ago when Brenden Baker, Chase Straw, and Jake Marnin all finished on the stand. Also, last year the Greco team finished a disappointing 20th, but this year they were able to secure a top ten finish (seventh to be exact). Also, Carter Isley is the first Iowan to make the Greco finals since Marnin did so back in 2013.

Unfortunately, despite Isley having a strong run to the finals, he was unable to get his offense going in the finals where he lost 2-1 to Dante Jiovenetta of Florida. Finishing runner-up at any national tournament is nothing to get down about and as it stands right now he is the highest placing Iowan so far (Rachel Watters is tied with Isley, but will wrestle in the finals tonight for Junior Women’s Freestyle).

Drew West put together a solid debut in Greco coming up from the Cadets where he was a runner-up a year ago. West was dominant winning six matches by technical fall and a seventh win came by fall over a nationally ranked Danny Vega. It was discussed in the preview that if Iowa was to improve it’s Greco performance from 2014, West would play a very important role and he scored the second most points among Iowans.

Aaron Meyer was able to continue a six year streak in which Southeast Polk has had at least one Greco-Roman All-American by taking fourth at 145 pounds. Committed to the University of Iowa he joins a growing contingent of Greco wrestlers in that room.

Iowa got a trio of All-Americans at 152, and chief among them was Chase Straw who took eighth a year ago at this same weight. It was also noted how important Straw would be for the Greco team. Straw took out future Iowa State teammate Dan Kelly in the fifth place match, but Kelly looked strong picking up two technical falls and is up two weight classes from his weight class he competed for his Cedar Falls team at the state tournament. Colton Clingenpeel rounded things out with a eighth place finish.

Junior 113 – Drew West 3rd

Champ. Round 1 – Drew West (Iowa) won by tech fall over Justin Phillips (California) (TF 14-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Drew West (Iowa) won by tech fall over Alec Opsal (Connecticut) (TF 13-2)
Champ. Round 3 – Drew West (Iowa) won by tech fall over Cody Trybus (Maryland) (TF 12-0)
Quarterfinal – Jordan Martinez (Colorado) won by tech fall over Drew West (Iowa) (TF 13-2)
Cons. Round 6 – Drew West (Iowa) won by tech fall over Brenden Baker (Iowa) (TF 12-2)
Cons. Round 7 – Drew West (Iowa) won by tech fall over Trae Vasquez (Montana) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Semi – Drew West (Iowa) won by fall over Danny Vega (Arizona) (Fall 5:14)
3rd Place Match – Drew West (Iowa) won by tech fall over Jaxon Cole (Utah) (TF 11-0)

Junior 138 – Aaron Meyer 4th

Champ. Round 1 – Aaron Meyer (Iowa) won by tech fall over Kristopher Freeman (Arkansas) (TF 12-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Aaron Meyer (Iowa) won by tech fall over Jacob Franek (North Dakota) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Aaron Meyer (Iowa) won by tech fall over Tanner Coleman (Illinois) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 4 – Aaron Meyer (Iowa) won by fall over Ben Hornickle (Wisconsin) (Fall 2:12)
Quarterfinal – Ben Brancale (Minnesota) won by decision over Aaron Meyer (Iowa) (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 8 – Aaron Meyer (Iowa) won by decision over Cory Crooks (Arizona) (Dec 9-0)
Cons. Round 9 – Aaron Meyer (Iowa) won by fall over Michael Murphy (Tennessee) (Fall 4:40)
Cons. Round 10 – Aaron Meyer (Iowa) won by fall over Hunter Kelley (Georgia) (Fall 2:26)
3rd Place Match – Quentin Hovis (Arizona) won by tech fall over Aaron Meyer (Iowa) (TF 11-0)

Junior 152 – Chase Straw 5th

Champ. Round 1 – Chase Straw (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Chase Straw (Iowa) won by tech fall over Solomon Duncan (North Carolina) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Chase Straw (Iowa) won by tech fall over Drew Nicholson (Tennessee) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 4 – Chase Straw (Iowa) won by tech fall over Dan Terronez (Illinois) (TF 14-4)
Quarterfinal – Chase Straw (Iowa) won by decision over Anthony Wokasch (Arizona) (Dec 7-2)
Semifinal – Hayden Hidlay (Pennsylvania) won by tech fall over Chase Straw (Iowa) (TF 12-0)
Cons. Round 10 – Austin Kraisser (Maryland) won by tech fall over Chase Straw (Iowa) (TF 15-5)
5th Place Match – Chase Straw (Iowa) won by fall over Dan Kelly (Iowa) (Fall 3:00)

Junior 152 – Dan Kelly 6th

Champ. Round 1 – Dan Kelly (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Dan Kelly (Iowa) won by decision over Emmett Licastri (Connecticut) (Dec 14-13)
Champ. Round 3 – Dan Kelly (Iowa) won by tech fall over Andrew Null (Nebraska) (TF 12-2)
Champ. Round 4 – Dan Kelly (Iowa) won by decision over Ryan Violette (Florida) (Dec 8-2)
Quarterfinal – Hayden Hidlay (Pennsylvania) won by tech fall over Dan Kelly (Iowa) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 8 – Dan Kelly (Iowa) won by fall over Andrew Cervantez (California) (Fall 1:53)
Cons. Round 9 – Dan Kelly (Iowa) won by decision over Miles Patton (Minnesota) (Dec 18-16)
Cons. Round 10 – Fritz Schierl (Wisconsin) won by fall over Dan Kelly (Iowa) (Fall 5:57)
5th Place Match – Chase Straw (Iowa) won by fall over Dan Kelly (Iowa) (Fall 3:00)

Junior 152 – Colton Clingenpeel 8th

Champ. Round 1 – Colton Clingenpeel (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Colton Clingenpeel (Iowa) won by tech fall over Chase De Maille (Maryland) (TF 15-5)
Champ. Round 3 – Colton Clingenpeel (Iowa) won by tech fall over Dalton Beaver (North Carolina) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 4 – Colton Clingenpeel (Iowa) won by fall over Anders Lantz (Wisconsin) (Fall 1:01)
Quarterfinal – Mason Manville (Virginia) won by fall over Colton Clingenpeel (Iowa) (Fall 0:24)
Cons. Round 8 – Colton Clingenpeel (Iowa) won by tech fall over Izaiah Duran (Oregon) (TF 12-2)
Cons. Round 9 – Austin Kraisser (Maryland) won by decision over Colton Clingenpeel (Iowa) (Dec 17-14)
7th Place Match – Miles Patton (Minnesota) won by decision over Colton Clingenpeel (Iowa) (Dec 11-5)

Junior 285 – Carter Isley 2nd

Champ. Round 1 – Carter Isley (Iowa) won by decision over Tyler Hall (New York) (Dec 4-1)
Champ. Round 2 – Carter Isley (Iowa) won by tech fall over Michael Darling (Maine) (TF 15-4)
Champ. Round 3 – Carter Isley (Iowa) won by decision over Damian Trujillo (Utah) (Dec 9-2)
Semifinal – Carter Isley (Iowa) won by decision over Brandon Metz (North Dakota) (Dec 7-1)
1st Place Match – Dante Jiovenetta (Florida) won by decision over Carter Isley (Iowa) (Dec 2-1)

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