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Champions crowned at 1997 HEALTHSOUTH Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals

Greco-Roman Results

Freestyle Results

Coyte Cooper of Anacortes, Wash (USA Everett Club). and Scott Wells of Brookville, Pa. successfully defended their national titles at the 1997 HEALTHSOUTH Cadet Greco-Roman National Wrestling Championships in Fargo, N.D., on Monday, July 21.

The 13th annual HEALTHSOUTH Cadet Nationals, which featured the best 15-16 year old wrestlers in the nation, were held alongside the 27th annual John Vaughan/Asics Tiger Junior Nationals for the second straight year making it the largest amateur wrestling tournament in the world.

Cooper, who claimed the 1996 Cadet Greco-Roman national title at 121 pounds, defeated Jeremy Conner of Grants Pass, Ore. 6-3 in the 132 pound finals to claim his second straight national title.

Cooper also claimed a double title earlier this year at the 1997 Cadet World Team Trials and is a three-time U.S. Cadet World Team member.

Wells, the 1996 Cadet Greco-Roman national champion at 242 pounds, scored an 11-4 decision over Bill Stouffer of Lowell, Mich. to win his second national title.

1997 Cadet Greco-Roman World Champion Joshua Etu of Queensbury, N.Y. added a national title to his list of accomplishments with a 6-2 decision over Kevin Venne of Granite City, Ill. in the 209 pound finals. Etu, who placed third in the 1996 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals at 209 pounds, won the Most Falls Award with seven pins in 3:52.

Joe Weber of Des Plaines, Ill. captured the national title at 143 pounds with a 10-7 decision over Brad Tupa of Dundas, Minn.

Weber, a 1996 and 1997 state double champion, was named the Outstanding Wrestler in the tournament.

Lewis Williams at 88 pounds and Brad Metzler at 112 pounds both of Omaha, Neb. claimed their first national titles.

Williams, a 1997 Northern Plains Region double champion, pinned Carson Bernard of Loveland, Colo. at 1:31 to claim the title.

Metzler, a three-time Greco-Roman and freestyle state champion, scored a 8-2 decision over Matt Nagel of Frazee, Minn. to win the title.

Other national champions included Mark Moos of Lorain, Ohio at 83.5 pounds, Nathan Piasecki of Minocqua, Wis. at 94.5 pounds, Chris Fleeger of Trout Run, Pa. at 103.5 pounds, Ben Martinez of Pixley, Calif. at 121 pounds, Josh McLay of Hastings, Minn. at 154 pounds, Tommy Rowlands of Columbus, Ohio at 167 pounds and Jareck Horton of Apple Valley, Minn at 182 pounds.

Moos, who is entering his freshman year in high school, pinned Zac Roth of Lake Crystal, Minn. in just 0:25 to win the 83.5 pound title. Moos is a five-time state champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman.

Piasecki, a state Greco-Roman champion for the past five years, scored a pin over Jarred Berger of Gering, Neb. in 41 seconds to secure a national title at 94.5 pounds. He also placed third at the 1997 Cadet Greco-Roman World Team Trials.

Fleeger, a member of the 1997 Cadet Greco-Roman World Team, scored a 4-3 decision over Dustin Brewer of Kansas City, Mo. in the 103.5 pound finals. Fleeger claimed double titles in the 1997 Northeast Regionals and the 1997 East Coast Juniors Duals.

Martinez, the 1996 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals runner-up at 112 pounds, scored a 14-3 technical fall victory in 3:56 over Mitch Hancock of Royal Oak, Mich. to the win the national title at 121 pounds. He finished second in the 1997 Cadet Greco-Roman World Team Trials and placed third in the freestyle World Team Trials.

McLay, who placed third in the 1997 Cadet Greco-Roman World Team Trials, defeated Ryan Hieber of Galion, Ohio 3-1 in the 154 pound finals.

Rowlands, who placed fourth at the 1997 Cadet Freestyle World Championships, pinned Adam Hermann of Champlin Park, Minn. at 1:53 to win the 167 pound national title.

Horton, a 1996 Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals runner-up at 182.5 pounds, scored 8-3 decision over Jon Trenge of Orefield, Pa. to win the 182.5 pound title.

Horton also placed third in both styles at the 1997 Cadet World Team Trials and claimed his fourth double title at the Northern Plains Regional earlier this year.

A total of 815 competitors took to the mats at the Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals.

The 1997 John Vaughan/Asics Tiger Junior Nationals continue on Tuesday, July 22 with preliminaries scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Medal matches (3rd, 5th, 7th) are scheduled from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. with finals set for 6:00-8:00 p.m.

1997 HEALTHSOUTH Greco-Roman Cadet National Championships

Final Results

Monday, July 21 - Fargo, N.D.

83.5 lbs.

1st - Mark Moos, Lorain, Ohio pin Zac Roth, Lake Crystal, Minn., 0:25; 3rd - Adam Grillo, Albion, N.Y. won by tech. fall over Leo Bogaj, Hot Springs, Ark., 12-0; 5th - Mike Magnusson, Blaine, Wash. pin Sean Bolen, Ore., 2:32; 7th - Eric Anderson, Browerville, Minn. dec. Jordan Brock, Wasilla, Alaska, 7-4

88 lbs.

1st - Lewis Williams, Omaha, Neb. pin Carson Bernard, Loveland, Colo., 1:31; 3rd - Travis Weiler, Dorchester, Wis. pin Troy Forte, Pittsford, N.Y., 3:59; 5th - Matt Wright, Newport News, Va. dec. Thadeus Douglas, Taylorsville, Ind., 7-1; 7th - Mark Twardy, Litchfield, Minn. won by tech. fall over Brandon Morris, Warsaw, N.Y, 11-0

94.5 lbs.

1st - Nathan Piasecki, Wis. pin Jarred Berger, Gering, Neb., 0:41; 3rd - Jerad Karlen, McHenry, Ill. dec. Ben Cherrington, Granby, Colo., 10-1; 5th - Kelly Pederson, Becker, Minn. won by tech. fall over William Moyer, Osceola, Ind., 11-0; 7th - Nathan Schy, Hampton, Va. won by tech. fall over Mark Richardson, Indianapolis, Ind., 14-3

103.5 lbs.

1st - Chris Fleeger, Trout Run, Pa. dec. Dustin Brewer, Kansas City, Mo., 4-3; 3rd - Zach Allen, Shawnee, Kan. won by tech. fall over Israel Martinez, Aurora, Ill., 10-0, 1:23; 5th - Jesse Brock, Palmer, Alaska dec. Clint Wolfley, Blackfoot, Idaho, 11-6; 7th - Brian Hessenius, LeMars, Iowa pin Vern Malensky, Harrison, Idaho, 2:16

112 lbs.

1st - Brad Metzler, Omaha, Neb. dec. Matt Nagel, Frazee, Minn., 8-2; 3rd - Mike Akers, Poquoson, Va. pin Mark Jayne, Elyria, Ohio, 2:52; 5th - Paul Collum, Bolingbrook, Ill. won by tech. fall over Andrew Leggott, Kearney, Neb., 14-2; 7th - Robert Lynn, Portland, Ore. dec. Joe Espinosa, Stockton, Calif., 3-2, ot

121 lbs.

1st - Ben Martinez, Pixley, Calif. won by tech. fall over Mitch Hancock, Royal Oak, Mich., 14-3, 3:56; 3rd - Steve McGettrick, Olympia, Wash. dec. Bradley Russell, Delafield, Wis., 4-3; 5th - Pat Rial, Fort Dodge, Iowa won by tech. fall over Eddie Dahlen, Vancouver, Wash., 10-0; 7th - Jerrod Ambris, Union, Mich. pin Tony Peters, Boring, Ore., 3:25

132 lbs.

1st - Coyte Cooper, Anacortes, Wash. dec. Jeremy Conner, Grants Pass, Ore., 6-3; 3rd - Mitch Morgan, Midway, Utah dec. Chris Borchardt, Hartland, Wis., 7-6, 4:16 ot; 5th - Chris Harris, Las Vegas, Nev. pin Nick Fisher, Fargo, N.D., 1:14; 7th - James Medeiros, Fremont, Calif. dec. Kyle O'Neill, Tinley Park, Ill., 6-1

143 lbs.

1st - Joe Weber, Des Plaines, Ill. dec. Brad Tupa, Dundas, Minn., 10-7; 3rd - Adam Gilmore, Willard, Ohio pin Miah Campbell, Lake Crystal, Minn., 3:55; 5th - Steve Amy, Illinois City, Ill. won by inj. def. over Joe Streeter, Davison, Mich.; 7th - Paul Brookens, Boring, Ore. dec. Mike Wichman, Hutchinson, Minn., 7-6

154 lbs.

1st - Josh McLay, Hastings, Minn. dec. Ryan Hieber, Galion, Ohio, 3-1; 3rd - James Woodall, Duryea, Pa. dec. Chad Steldt, Blue River, Wis., 13-6; 5th - Kyle Fisher, Havre, Mont. pin Ryan Kane, Temecula, Calif., 1:37; 7th - Jeremy Dittmer, Lacona, Iowa pin Warren Barry, Mustang, Okla., 2:51

167 lbs.

1st - Tommy Rowlands, Columbus, Ohio pin Adam Hermann, Champlin Park, Minn., 1:53; 3rd - Jason Potter, St. Charles, Ill. pin Jake Hutchins, Rice, Minn., 2:02; 5th - Jordan Holm, Northfield, Minn. dec. Garrett Bontempo, DuBois, Pa., 3-1; 7th - Phil Hogan, Boulder, Colo. dec. Rob North, Spring Lake, Mich., 5-1

182.5 lbs.

1st - Jareck Horton, Apple Valley, Minn. dec. Jon Trenge, Orefield, Pa., 8-3; 3rd - George Kirgan, Granite City, Ill. pin Quint Swanberg, Ariz., 1:06; 5th - Joshua Naus, Bakersfield, Calif. won by inj. def. over Jamar Whitfield, Mich.; 7th - Josh Bryzki, Charlotte, Mich. won by tech. fall over Kevin Krall, San Jose, Calif., 13-3, 2:58

209 lbs.

1st - Josh Etu, Queensbury, N.Y. dec. Kevin Venne, Granite City, Ill., 6-2; 3rd - Alexander Lammers, Huber Heights, Ohio pin John Kimble, Indianapolis, Ind., 3:16; 5th - Ray Bond, Huber Heights, Ohio dec. John Hertzog, Greenwood, Mo., 10-6; 7th - Mike Faust, Baltimore, Md. dec. Jim Colgan, Johnson City, N.Y., 3-2

242 lbs.

1st - Scott Wells, Brookville, Pa. dec. Bill Stouffer, Lowell, Mich., 11-4 ; 3rd - David Walker, Largo, Fla. pin Paul Devlin, Livingston, N.J., 0:53; 5th - Benny Sexton, Kettering, Ohio pin Jeff Taber, Minocqua, Wis., 3:00; 7th - Mike Little, El Reno, Okla. pin Brandon Molina, Lutz, Fla., 3:05

Outstanding Wrestler Award: Joe Weber, Des Plaines, Ill. at 143 lbs.

Most Falls Award: Josh Etu, Queensbury, N.Y (7 falls in 3:52) at 209 lbs.



Six double champions crowned at the 1997 HEALTHSOUTH Cadet

Freestyle Nationals

A total of thirteen champions, including six double champions, were crowned at the 1997 HEALTHSOUTH Cadet Freestyle National Wrestling Championships in Fargo, N.D., on Friday, July 25.

The 13th annual HEALTHSOUTH Cadet Nationals, which featured the best 15-16 year old wrestlers in the nation, are being held alongside the 27th annual John Vaughan/Asics Tiger Junior Nationals for the second straight year making it the largest amateur wrestling tournament in the world.

A double champion is a wrestler who claims championships in both the Greco-Roman and freestyle tournaments.

Claiming double titles were Mark Moos of Lorain, Ohio, Chris Fleeger of Trout Run, Pa., Coyte Cooper of Anacortes, Wash. (USA Everett Club) ., Josh McLay of Hastings, Minn., Tommy Rowlands of Columbus, Ohio and Joshua Etu of Queensbury, N.Y.

Moos, the first double champion in Ohio history, pinned Zac Roth of Lake Crystal, Minn. in 1:20 to win the 83.5 pound title. Moos is a five-time state champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman.

Fleeger, a member of the 1997 Cadet Greco-Roman World Team, captured the double title at 103.5 pounds with a 10-0 victory over Mason Lenhard of Parma, Ohio in 2:26. Fleeger also claimed double titles in the 1997 Northeast Regionals and the 1997 East Coast Junior Duals.

Cooper, who claimed the Cadet Greco-Roman national title at 121 pounds earlier in the week, defeated Victor Jackson of Poquoson, Va. 9-2 to claim his third straight national title.

Cooper, a three-time U.S. Cadet World Team member, was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.

McLay, who placed third in the 1997 Cadet Greco-Roman World Team Trials, defeated Ryan Lange of Northfield, Ohio 4-1 in the 154 pound finals.

Rowlands, who placed fourth at the 1997 Cadet Freestyle World Championships, won the 167 pound title with a 12-1 victory over Travis Pascoe of Rathdrum, Idaho in 2:46.

Etu, the 1997 Cadet Greco-Roman World Champion, added a Cadet Nationals double title to his list of accomplishments by pinning Kevin Finnegan of Warsaw, N.Y. in just 0:27 to claim the title at 209 pounds.

Wrestlers claiming their first Cadet freestyle national titles included Eric Hopkins of Broken Arrow, Okla., Tommy Owen of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Cliff Moore of Dubuque, Iowa, Max Odom of Tehachapi, Calif., Nick Frost of Tucson, Ariz., Jon Trenge of Orefield, Pa and Steve Mocco of North Bergen, N.J.

Hopkins, a 1997 Southern Plains champion, captured the national title at 88 pounds with a 9-0 decision over Geoffrey Reisman of Upper Sadle River, N.J.

Owen, who was fourth in the 1997 Cadet World Team Trials in Greco-Roman, claimed his first national title with a 9-8 overtime decision over Jerad Karlen of McHenry, Ill. at 94.5 pounds.

Moore, the Cadet World Team Trials champion in freestyle at 114.5 pounds, won his first title with a 4-3 decision over Mike Akers of Poquoson, Va. at 112 pounds.

Odom, a three-time Western Regional champion, won his first national championship at 121 pounds with a 13-1 technical fall over Chris Brizzi of Ramsey, N.J. in 3:51.

Frost, who was second in the 1997 Cadet World Team Trials in freestyle, captured his first national title at 143 pounds with a 11-2 decision over Zachariah Doll of Quakertown, Pa.

Trenge, the runner-up in the Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman on Monday, claimed the double championship at 182.5 pounds by pinning George Kirgan of Granite City, Ill. in 1:11.

Mocco, who placed third in the Cadet Nationals in freestyle in 1996, won his first national championship with by pinning David Walker of Seminole, Fla. in 3:56 at 242 pounds.

Zachariah Doll of Quakertown, Pa. won the Most Falls Award by compiling a total of 8 pins in 8:40.

A total of 989 competitors took to the mats at the 1997 HEALTHSOUTH Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals.

The 1997 John Vaughan/Asics Tiger Junior Nationals wrap-up on Saturday, July 26 with preliminaries scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Medal matches (3rd, 5th, 7th) are scheduled from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. with finals set for 6:00-8:00 p.m.

1997 HEALTHSOUTH Cadet Freestyle National Championships

Final Results

Friday, July 25 - Fargo, N.D.

83.5 lbs.

1st - Mark Moos, Lorain, Ohio pin Zac Roth, Lake Crystal, Minn., 1:20; 3rd - Adam Grillo, Albion, N.Y won by tech. fall over Brian Slater, Moore, Okla., 11-0; 5th - Sean Bolen, Lake Oswego, Ore. pin Nick Leon, Vista, Cal., 1:30; 7th - Mike Magnusson, Blaine, Wash. won by tech. fall over Eric Fiedler, Cambridge, Minn., 13-2

88 lbs.

1st - Eric Hopkins, Broken Arrow, Okla dec. Geoffrey Reisman, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 9-0; 3rd - Lewis Williams, Omaha, Neb. dec. Troy Forte, Pittsford, N.Y., 15-13, ot; 5th - Jack Scott, Holt, Mich. dec. Pawel Szajda, Farmington, Conn., 9-4; 7th - Daniel Villa, Bakersfield, Calif. dec. Carson Bernard, Loveland, Colo., 10-5

94.5 lbs.

1st - Tommy Owen, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho dec. Jerad Karlen, McHenry, Ill., 9-8 ot; 3rd - Nathan Schy, Hampton, Va. dec. William Moyer, Osceola, Ind., 5-2; 5th - Robert Maldonado, Hammond, Ind. pin Andy Bricker, Live Oak, Fla., 2:52; 7th - Ricky Garcia, Cerritos, Calif. dec. Rocky Laughlin, Malvern, Ohio, 3-2, ot

103.5 lbs.

1st - Chris Fleeger, Trout Run, Pa. won by tech. fall over Mason Lenhard, Parma, Ohio, 10-0, 2:26; 3rd - Matt Jones, Lake Crystal, Minn. pin Joshua Lamano, Layton, Utah, 3:03; 5th - Kyle Ott, Huber Heights, Ohio dec. Travis Harrison, Eugene, Ore., 15-9; 7th - Israel Martinez, Aurora, Ill. dec. Wes Gibson, Beech Grove, Ind., 3-1, ot

112 lbs.

1st - Cliff Moore, Dubuque, Iowa dec. Mike Akers, Poquoson, Va., 4-3; 3rd - Steve Cordova, Ogden, Utah dec. Doug McGraw, Emporium, Pa., 10-6; 5th - Mike May, New Alexandria, Pa. pin Scott Moore, Franklin, Pa., 3:42; 7th - Joe Alexander, Franklinville, N.J. dec. Matt Jacobs, Freeport, Ill., 8-2

121 lbs.

1st - Max Odom, Tehachapi, Calif. won by tech. fall over Chris Brizzi, Ramsey, N.J., 13-1, 3:51; 3rd - Foley Dowd, Howell, N.J. dec. Ben Martinez, Pixley, Calif., 6-2; 5th - Josh Ballard, Carlsbad, N.M. dec. Craig Frost, Roselle Park, N.J., 7-4; 7th - Nicholas Pell, Benton City, Wash. pin P.J. Sargent, Elysburg, Pa., 1:29

132 lbs.

1st - Coyte Cooper, Anacortes, Wash. (USA Everett Club), dec. Victor Jackson, Poquoson, Va., 9-2; 3rd - Mike Pirozzola, Levittown, Pa. dec. Branson Phillips, Tulsa, Okla., 7-3; 5th - James Medeiros, Fremont, Calif. won by tech. fall over Phil Riedman, Litchville, N.D., 10-0; 7th - Paul Carlson, Cedar, Minn. won by tech. fall over Mitch Morgan, Midway, Utah, 10-0

143 lbs.

1st - Nick Frost, Tucson, Ariz. dec. Zachariah Doll, Quakertown, Pa., 11-2; 3rd - Matt Grice, Newalla, Okla. dec. Steve Amy, Illinois City, Ill., 7-5; 5th - Luke Crockett, Woodland, Wash. dec. Adam Gilmore, Willard, Ohio, 3-0; 7th - Justin Giovinco, Norristown, Pa. pin Justin Frohlich, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., 0:57

154 lbs.

1st - Josh McLay, Hastings, Minn. dec. Ryan Lange, Northfield, Ohio, 4-1 ; 3rd - Ed Gomez, Freeport, N.Y. pin Ryan Hieber, Galion, Ohio, 0:38; 5th - Wes Roberts, Oklahoma City, Okla. won by tech. fall over Vince Arlotta, Turnersville, N.J., 10-0; 7th - Dean Schuler, Toledo, Ohio dec. Kyle Fisher, Havre, Mont., 9-0

167 lbs.

1st - Tommy Rowlands, Columbus, Ohio won by tech. fall over Travis Pascoe, Rathdrum, Idaho, 12-1, 2:46; 3rd - Brad Christie, Fort Lee, N.J. pin Jonathan Robideaux, Aloha, Ore., 0:39; 5th - Jason Potter, St. Charles, Ill. dec. Phil Hogan, Boulder, Colo., 8-3; 7th - Jacob Hutchins, Rice, Minn. pin Dan Salmon, Powell, Ohio, 1:22

182.5 lbs.

1st - Jon Trenge, Orefield, Pa. pin George Kirgan, Granite City, Ill., 1:11; 3rd - Ryan Halladay, Woodbridge, N.J. pin Trey Clark, LaPorte City, Iowa, 1:58; 5th - Nick Richmond, West Alexander, Pa. dec. Jareck Horton, Apple Valley, Minn., 8-2; 7th - Matt Hogue, Cochranton, Pa. won by tech. fall over Matt Kunkel, Abadeen, Md., 11-0

209 lbs.

1st - Josh Etu, Queensbury, N.Y pin Kevin Finnegan, Warsaw, N.Y., 0:27.; 3rd - Jacob Leair, Grants Pass, Ore. dec. Seth Morris, Spokane, Wash., 5-0; 5th - Pat Degain, White Lake, Mich. dec. Jon Rosas, Diamondville, Wyo., 8-0; 7th - Tim Burrough, Oklahoma City, Okla. won by tech. fall over Ray Bond, Huber Heights, Ohio, 14-4

242 lbs.

1st - Steve Mocco, North Bergen, N.J. pin David Walker, Seminole, Fla., 3:56; 3rd - Scott Wells, Brookville, Pa. won by tech. fall over Ryan Martinez, Greeley, Colo., 11-0, 4:30; 5th - Scott Dziuk, Foley, Minn. dec. Ross Lasley, Yukon, Okla., 11-8; 7th - Mike Little, El Reno, Okla. pin Matthew Clark, Powell, Tenn., 1:53

Outstanding Wrestler Award: Coyte Cooper of Anacortes, Wash. and USA Everett Wrestling Club at 132 pounds

Most Falls Award: Zachariah Doll of Quakertown, Pa. at 143 pounds, 8 pins in 8:40