Fargo Junior Freestyle Final Results

Team Iowa will be leaving with a top ten finish and after the Men had three cracks at winning a national title, Bettendorf’s Fredy Stroker delivered as Iowa’s last finalist by winning the 145 pound national title over Patricio Lugo of Florida. Stroker joined Junior Women Freestyle National Champion, Rachel Watters as Iowa’s only national champions.

The second highest finishing Iowan was another 145 pound wrestler and future UNI Panther, Max Thomsen, who took home third at the national tournament. Last year Thomsen failed to place at the national tournament, but this year his only loss was to his fellow statesman and eventual champion, Stroker. Thomsen won 9-2 over New Jersey’s Kyle Bierdumpfel.

Lisbon’s Carter Happel was able to finish his national tournament with a win as well when he defeated Salvatore Profaci of New Jersey 14-3. It was Happel’s sixth technical fall of the tournament on the way to his fifth place finish at 138 pounds.

Carter Isley capped off his tournament with double All-American honors with a 1:33 fall over South Dakota’s Daniel Stibral in the fifth place match. Isley had a great week where finished runner-up in the Greco-Roman tournament, and  he also got a huge win over Iowan and nationally ranked, Gannon Gremmel in the round of 12.

Another future Panther, Jacob Holschlag fell to Weston Dobler of North Dakota 4-2 to take sixth at 170.

Harvard bound Nolan Hellickson took sixth at 126 pounds after he lost in the semifinals, he injury defaulted his next two matches and will take sixth.

Junior 126 – Nolan Hellickson 6th

Champ. Round 1 – Nolan Hellickson (Iowa) won by tech fall over Kyle Trybus (Maryland) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Nolan Hellickson (Iowa) won by tech fall over Greg Shack iii (Alaska) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Nolan Hellickson (Iowa) won by tech fall over Aaron Rump (Pennsylvania) (TF 12-1)
Champ. Round 4 – Nolan Hellickson (Iowa) won by tech fall over Owen Lamb (Colorado) (TF 13-2)
Quarterfinal – Nolan Hellickson (Iowa) won by decision over Cody Karstetter (Oklahoma) (Dec 10-8)
Semifinal – Navonte Demison (California) won by tech fall over Nolan Hellickson (Iowa) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 10 – Carel (requir) Van der merwe (New Jersey) won by injury default over Nolan Hellickson (Iowa) (Inj. 0:00)
5th Place Match – Alexander Mackall (Ohio) won by injury default over Nolan Hellickson (Iowa) (Inj. 0:00)

Junior 138 – Carter Happel 5th

Champ. Round 1 – Carter Happel (Iowa) won by tech fall over Sam Hampton (Missouri) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Carter Happel (Iowa) won by tech fall over Julian Sirois (Maine) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Boo Lewallen (Oklahoma) won by tech fall over Carter Happel (Iowa) (TF 16-6)
Cons. Round 4 – Carter Happel (Iowa) won by tech fall over Joey Frescas (Texas) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 5 – Carter Happel (Iowa) won by forfeit over Tyler Megonigal (Virginia) (FF)
Cons. Round 6 – Carter Happel (Iowa) won by fall over William Kui (New Jersey) (Fall 0:48)
Cons. Round 7 – Carter Happel (Iowa) won by tech fall over Jon Errico (New York) (TF 16-6)
Cons. Round 8 – Carter Happel (Iowa) won by decision over Jaron Jensen (Utah) (Dec 12-8)
Cons. Round 9 – Carter Happel (Iowa) won by tech fall over Parker Filius (Montana) (TF 12-2)
Cons. Round 10 – Tristan Moran (Oklahoma) won by tech fall over Carter Happel (Iowa) (TF 11-0)
5th Place Match – Carter Happel (Iowa) won by tech fall over Salvatore Profaci (New Jersey) (TF 14-3)

Junior 145 – Max Thomsen 3rd

Champ. Round 1 – Max Thomsen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Trey Cornish (North Carolina) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Max Thomsen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Caleb Carrillo (South Carolina) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Max Thomsen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Logan Lacure (Ohio) (TF 13-2)
Champ. Round 4 – Max Thomsen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Brandon Konecny (Arizona) (TF 10-0)
Quarterfinal – Max Thomsen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Kyle Bierdumpfel (New Jersey) (TF 10-0)
Semifinal – Fredy Stroker (Iowa) won by decision over Max Thomsen (Iowa) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 10 – Max Thomsen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Zander Wick (California) (TF 12-2)
3rd Place Match – Max Thomsen (Iowa) won by decision over Kyle Bierdumpfel (New Jersey) (Dec 9-2)

Junior 145 – Fredy Stroker 1st

Champ. Round 1 – Fredy Stroker (Iowa) won by tech fall over Nico O`dor (Ohio) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Fredy Stroker (Iowa) won by tech fall over Jason Ipsarides (Wisconsin) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Fredy Stroker (Iowa) won by tech fall over Patrick Munn (Pennsylvania) (TF 11-0)
Champ. Round 4 – Fredy Stroker (Iowa) won by fall over Kenan Carter (Illinois) (Fall 3:37)
Quarterfinal – Fredy Stroker (Iowa) won by decision over Kyler Rea (Missouri) (Dec 7-0)
Semifinal – Fredy Stroker (Iowa) won by decision over Max Thomsen (Iowa) (Dec 3-2)
1st Place Match – Fredy Stroker (Iowa) won by decision over Patricio Lugo (Florida) (Dec 4-3)

Junior 170 – Jacob Holschlag 6th

Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Holschlag (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Jacob Holschlag (Iowa) won by fall over David Riojas (Illinois) (Fall 1:53)
Champ. Round 3 – Jacob Holschlag (Iowa) won by decision over Matt Njos (Minnesota) (Dec 9-1)
Champ. Round 4 – Jacob Holschlag (Iowa) won by decision over Jordan Bushey (New York) (Dec 2-1)
Quarterfinal – Jacob Holschlag (Iowa) won by decision over Andrew Berreyesa (Nevada) (Dec 8-7)
Semifinal – Xavier Montalvo (Illinois) won by tech fall over Jacob Holschlag (Iowa) (TF 10-0)
Cons. Round 10 – Dylan Lydy (Indiana) won by decision over Jacob Holschlag (Iowa) (Dec 11-10)
5th Place Match – Weston Dobler (North Dakota) won by decision over Jacob Holschlag (Iowa) (Dec 4-2)

Junior 285 – Carter Isley 5th

Champ. Round 1 – Carter Isley (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Carter Isley (Iowa) won by tech fall over Ian Sharp (Ohio) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Carter Isley (Iowa) won by fall over Tyler Hall (New York) (Fall 1:23)
Champ. Round 4 – Osawaru Odighizuwa (Oregon) won by decision over Carter Isley (Iowa) (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Round 6 – Carter Isley (Iowa) won by tech fall over Alexander Silberstein (Iowa) (TF 11-0)
Cons. Round 7 – Carter Isley (Iowa) won by tech fall over Bryson Mcgowan (Oklahoma) (TF 13-2)
Cons. Round 8 – Carter Isley (Iowa) won by fall over Gannon Gremmel (Iowa) (Fall 2:50)
Cons. Round 9 – Carter Isley (Iowa) won by tech fall over Thomas Helton (Illinois) (TF 12-2)
Cons. Round 10 – Austin Myers (Kentucky) won by decision over Carter Isley (Iowa) (Dec 7-4)
5th Place Match – Carter Isley (Iowa) won by fall over Daniel Stibral (South Dakota) (Fall 1:33)

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