Team Iowa places fourth in Greco-Roman at 16U National Duals

Iowa’s 16U team got off to a strong start by earning a fourth place finish in Greco-Roman, yesterday in Spokane, Washington. All of Iowa’s losses came to teams that placed directly ahead of them in the competition. Yesterday, the dropped their Pool final to Minnesota Blue, who went on to win the tournament by defeating Illinois. In the final Gold/Silver pool Iowa dropped their opening dual to Illinois, before rallying to beat both Pennsylvania and Missouri to make the third place bout. There the Georgia team came through by the score of 43-31.

Solon’s Taylor managed a 4-0 record in Greco-Roman for Team Iowa

As far as Iowa’s individual performances among the standouts for Team Iowa was Solon native Hayden Taylor, who went 4-0 split between 132 and 138 pounds. Also competing in half the team’s matches and maintaining a perfect record was Underwood’s Stevie Ray Barnes, who finished 4-0 at 113 pounds. One wrestler came up one win shy of owning a perfect record in Greco-Roman and that was Union’s Adam Ahrendsen who was 6-1 at 160 pounds.

Last year’s team set a high bar by winning top eight finishes in both Greco-Roman and freestyle, but so far this 16U squad is on their way to outpacing their performance. A year ago Iowa’s 16U team placed eighth in Greco and third in freestyle.

Day 1 Results

Gold/Silver Pool Results

Guaranteed Places
1st Place – Minnesota Blue
2nd Place – Illinois
3rd Place – Georgia
4th Place – Iowa
5th Place – Washington Red
6th Place – Pennsylvania
7th Place – California
8th Place – Missouri

1st Place Match
Minnesota Blue defeated Illinois 40-33.
3rd Place Match
Georgia defeated Iowa 43-31.
5th Place Match
Washington Red defeated Pennsylvania 49-23.
7th Place Match
California defeated Missouri 49-26.

Gold/Silver Pool – Iowa
Guaranteed 4th place

Match #1 Round 1
Illinois defeated Iowa 44-29
120 – Andre Giurini (Illinois) over Kolten Crawford (Iowa) TF 10-0
126 – Blake McGee (Illinois) over kayden gryp (Iowa) Dec 7-1
132 – Hayden Taylor (Iowa) over Kole Brower (Illinois) Dec 12-7
138 – Dean Hamiti Jr (Illinois) over Nick Hamilton (Iowa) Dec 5-2
145 – Alex Pena (Illinois) over Carson Martinson (Iowa) TF 13-2
152 – Robert Major (Illinois) over Ben Faber (Iowa) TF 14-3
160 – Adam Ahrendsen (Iowa) over Caden Ernd (Illinois) TF 11-0
170 – Andrew Wenzel (Illinois) over Dahson DeJong (Iowa) TF 11-0
182 – Mario Tormey (Illinois) over Griffin Gammell (Iowa) Dec 10-8
195 – Wyatt Voelker (Iowa) over Tom Culp (Illinois) Dec 9-8
220 – Rex Johnsen (Iowa) over Michael Roath (Illinois) Fall 1:05
285 – Hayden Copass (Illinois) over Ryley Snell (Iowa) TF 10-0
88 – Benjamin Dunne (Illinois) over J.D. Downs (Iowa) Fall 2:30
94 – Garret Rinken (Iowa) over Dominic Schiavone (Illinois) TF 18-7
100 – Kannon Webster (Illinois) over Ryder Block (Iowa) Dec 9-5
106 – Joseph Fernau (Illinois) over Gable Porter (Iowa) Dec 9-4
113 – Bailey Roybal (Iowa) over Connor Nagela (Illinois) Dec 5-1

Match #2 Round 2
Iowa defeated Pennsylvania 47-29
126 – Alejandro Herrera-Rondon (Pennsylvania) over kayden gryp (Iowa) Fall 0:54
132 – Robert Avila (Iowa) over Chanz Shearer (Pennsylvania) Fall 3:59
138 – Hayden Taylor (Iowa) over Jared Keslar (Pennsylvania) Fall 2:32
145 – Jeremiah Smith (Pennsylvania) over Gabe Mcgeough (Iowa) Dec 6-3
152 – Ben Kueter (Iowa) over Grant MacKay (Pennsylvania) Dec 15-6
160 – Adam Ahrendsen (Iowa) over Harrison Trahan (Pennsylvania) TF 11-0
170 – Leonard Pinto (Pennsylvania) over Jared Voss (Iowa) TF 14-0
182 – Griffin Gammell (Iowa) over Maxwell Gourley (Pennsylvania) Dec 7-0
195 – Wyatt Voelker (Iowa) over Harrison Levans (Pennsylvania) Fall 1:56
220 – Dustin Swanson (Pennsylvania) over Lucas Walker (Iowa) Dec 6-2
285 – Jordan Schell (Pennsylvania) over Ryley Snell (Iowa) Fall 1:01
88 – J.D. Downs (Iowa) over Noah Stein (Pennsylvania) DQ
94 – Garret Rinken (Iowa) over Jaden Pepe (Pennsylvania) Dec 10-9
100 – Camron Phetxoumphone (Iowa) over Troy Hohman (Pennsylvania) TF 14-3
106 – Gable Porter (Iowa) over Vince Citrano (Pennsylvania) Fall 2:57
113 – Stevie Barnes (Iowa) over Ethan Berginc (Pennsylvania) Dec 8-2
120 – Jackson Arrington (Pennsylvania) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf

Match #3 Round 3
Iowa defeated Missouri 51-29
132 – Hayden Taylor (Iowa) over Ayden Dolt (Missouri) TF 11-0
138 – Nick Hamilton (Iowa) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
145 – Carson Martinson (Iowa) over Grant Garrett (Missouri) TF 10-0
152 – Cayden Auch (Missouri) over Ben Faber (Iowa) TF 12-2
160 – Adam Ahrendsen (Iowa) over David Brooks (Missouri) TF 14-4
170 – Dahson DeJong (Iowa) over Luke Shaver (Missouri) Dec 10-5
182 – Griffin Gammell (Iowa) over Jaydon Walls (Missouri) Dec 7-2
195 – Wyatt Voelker (Iowa) over Keith Miley (Missouri) TF 14-4
220 – Drayton Huchteman (Missouri) over Rex Johnsen (Iowa) Fall 1:16
285 – Ryley Snell (Iowa) over Mason Petty (Missouri) Fall 0:50
88 – Kolby Warren (Missouri) over J.D. Downs (Iowa) Fall 0:07
94 – Sam Ewing (Missouri) over Garret Rinken (Iowa) TF 12-2
100 – Camron Phetxoumphone (Iowa) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
106 – Gable Porter (Iowa) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
113 – Stevie Barnes (Iowa) over Grant Stathopoulos (Missouri) Fall 0:30
120 – Jacob Mann (Missouri) over Kolten Crawford (Iowa) TF 14-3
126 – Garrett Lyons (Missouri) over kayden gryp (Iowa) TF 14-4
Missouri’s team score was adjusted by -1.0 for athlete unsportsman like conduct

Match #4 3rd Place Match
Georgia defeated Iowa 43-31
138 – Nick Hamilton (Iowa) over Jeremy Paradice (Georgia) TF 10-0
145 – Matthew Singleton (Georgia) over Gabe Mcgeough (Iowa) TF 14-3
152 – Robert Weston (Georgia) over Ben Kueter (Iowa) Fall 1:54
160 – Adam Ahrendsen (Iowa) over Kamdyn Munro (Georgia) TF 17-3
170 – Jared Voss (Iowa) over Dawson Mathews (Georgia) Dec 7-5
182 – Griffin Gammell (Iowa) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
195 – Noah Pettigrew (Georgia) over Wyatt Voelker (Iowa) Dec 8-2
220 – Chase Horne (Georgia) over Lucas Walker (Iowa) TF 13-0
285 – Francisco Valle (Georgia) over Ryley Snell (Iowa) TF 10-0
88 – Tanner Spalding (Georgia) over J.D. Downs (Iowa) Fall 0:18
94 – Garret Rinken (Iowa) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
100 – Robert Austin Westbrook (Georgia) over Ryder Block (Iowa) Dec 10-8
106 – Joseph Robinson (Georgia) over Gable Porter (Iowa) TF 10-0
113 – Stevie Barnes (Iowa) over Andrew Voiles (Georgia) TF 10-0
120 – Michael Roe (Georgia) over Kolten Crawford (Iowa) TF 10-0
126 – David Panone (Georgia) over kayden gryp (Iowa) TF 10-0
132 – Robert Avila (Iowa) over Jarrod Pominville (Georgia) Dec 12-9

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