2016 Cadet Greco-Roman Preview

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Nick Raimo, Cohlton Schultz and Travis Wittlake are all returning this year looking for another Cadet Greco title. They are just three of the number of big time returning contenders in the field this year. 

Some of the biggest weights to keep an eye on will be 88, 100 and 132 where Sammy Sasso and Jacori Teemer are both set to make an appearance. The Cadet greco tournament is certainly going to be interesting with plenty of high level throwers looking to collect stop signs.

Check out the schedule to make sure you don't miss one second of the action going down LIVE this weekend.


Andrew Chambal, MI
Blake Noonan, MI
Kase Mauger, ID
Paxton Creese, MN
Emilio Haynes, NE

Commentary: We've seen each one of these guys mix it up at some point and one thing is for sure. They've got throws.I was particularly impressed with Creese at Cadet duals. He brings a nice style to the mat with some judo mixed in. Chambal is the guy to beat here though. He defeated Creese in Akron and is the real deal. Emilio Haynes also has a win over Creese and is a guy to keep an eye on as well.


Jalen Spuhler, WI
Dylan Ragusin, IL
Caden McCrary, GA
Brenden Chaowanapibol, WA
Macon Edwards, AL
Destin Summers, ID
Wil Guida, NJ
Curtez Riley, NE
Jaden Two Lance, TX

Commentary: Look no further than UWW Cadet World team member Jalen Spuhler. Spuhler defeated Chambal, the favorite at 88, in the finals in Akron and should continue his winning ways this weekend. Spuhler's biggest contenders here will be Ragusin, McCrary, who has a loss to Guida, and Chaowanapibool. Look for Edwards to compete here too after an AA finish at 88 last year.


#11-Eric Faught, IA
Steele Dias, NV
Ridge Lovett, ID
Matt Ramos, IL
Nick Onea, PA
#18-Lucas Byrd, OH

Commentary: Dias and Faught are the two to beat here. Byrd is a go-getter so expect some big throws and a lot of action from him as well. But Dias and Faught have history with Faught getting the most recent win over Dias in the semis at UWW nationals. 


Jace Koelzer, KS
Josh Blatt, NC
Manny Drexler, WI
Edward Scott, PA
Isaac Lopez, WA

Commentary: Koelzer was a runner-up last year at 94-pounds and is the favorite here at 106 this year. Josh Blatt and Manny Drexler are the pair of guys gunning for the returning AA. But it's Koelzer with the edge of the field here for sure.


Patrick Ellis, CO
JJ Wilson, PA
Gavin Stockwell, OR
Malyke Hines, FL

Commentary: Who remembers Malyke Hines' performance at Junior Duals? He was the winner of the 55-point throwfest (33-22 was the final score). The other guys to watch here are Ellis and Wilson. Both are returning All-Americans at 88 and 100 pounds along with Stockwell who was an 8th place finisher at 106 last year as well.


Benji Peak, WI
Curtis Lemair, MN
Atilano Escobar, AZ
Aaron Schultz, WI
Alexander Cruz, WA

Commentary: How well has returning 100-pound finalist Benji Peak adjusted to the 20-pound jump he's made since last year is the question here. I don't see him having much trouble making it back to the finals though. In his way will most likely be Escobar and LeMair who were both returning AA's.


#5 (at 120)-Nick Raimo, NJ
Peyton Robb, MN
Dominic Damon, WA
Dayton Porsch, KS
Sebas Swiggum, MN

Commentary: Can Raimo repeat again this year? Of course. He shouldn't be tested much either. But if anything, the guy that will look to stand in his way will be Peyton Robb, last year's 113-pound runner-up. Robb is certainly a formidable opponent but I don't think he will have enough to go with Raimo.


#3 (at 138)-Sammy Sasso, PA
#6 (at 126)-Jacori Teemer, NY
River Curtis, VA
Andrew Gamble, MO
Donnell Washington, IL
Brock Luthens, MN
Brody Diaz Deleon, OR
Josh Deaguero, Colorado
Matt Milbrand, PA

Commentary: Sasso is certainly more of a freestyle guy than a Greco guy, but he can still go upperbody with the best of 'em. He will definitely need to watch out for Jacori Teemer who's got a deadly headlock. The final should come down to Teemer and Sasso. River Curtis can mix it up too so be on the lookout for him too.


Alexander Hart, WV
Brandon Garcia, AZ
#10-Brock Hardy, UT
Cameron Amine, MI
Gerard Angelo, NJ
Jason Kraisser, MD
#6-Will Lewan, IL

Commentary: This may be the most fun weight to watch. Gerard Angelo, Brock Hardy, Will Lewan and Alexander Hart are a few dudes you don't want to mess with. Angelo had a great showing at Cadet Duals for New Jersey. Lewan had a similarly great showing there too as well as at Junior Duals for team Illinois. He's as tough as anyone. Hardy and Hart are right there with them too. It's going to be a battle here for the stop sign.


Dalton Jensen, IL
Justin Mccoy, PA
Nathan Moore, WA
Jacob Stefanowics, PA

Commentary: Jensen is the lone returning AA here and is my favorite to impress upon his 8th place finish and take home the title. Looking to get in his way will be Moore, McCoy and Stefanowicz. 


#13-Tyler Dow, WI
Michael O'Malley, NJ
James Rogers, WA
Caleb Hetrick, PA
Caleb Wise, OK
Hunter Jump, OK
Mason Reiniche, TN
John Knight, WA

Commentary: The favorite to win the stop sign is Tyler Dow. Dow was 5th at 145 last year and 4th in Akron this year. Although Dow is the top contender, the man that is standing is his way is Michael O'Malley. O'Malley was sixth last year here at Fargo and this year at UWW Nationals. A darkhorse here is Caleb Hetrick. Be on the lookout for him along with Dow and O'Malley to do some great things.


Jake Hendricks, PA
Aaron Brooks, MD
Thaddeus Breitsprecker, IA
Bryson Alsteen, WI
Ryne Lewis, AZ
Josh Stillings, PA
Josiah Ramirez, NC
Thomas Dantzler, CO

Commentary: Hendricks should not have too much of an issue winning this weight. Fellow PA native Josh Stillings is a guy to watch here too. Not sure he has what it takes to take out Hendricks, but he can make some noise. Alsteen and Lewis are some serious contenders here as well.


#3-Travis Wittlake, OR
Devin Winston, MO
Ben Root, PA
Hayden Keopke, KS
Hunter James, OR
Aidan Hicks, OK
Tyler Barnes, NY

Commentary: Not much to say except; Beware of Wittlake. Wittlake is the returning champ and I see no reason for that result to change this year.


Julian Gorring, PA
Ryan Karoly, NJ
Tyrell Gordon, IA
David Schultz, MD
Ethan Torres, IL

Commentary: Julian Gorring is an impressive talent. He showed a lot of promise at Cadet Duals. Ryan Karoly has the edge here though. Karoly was a freestyle champ last year after coming up short in Greco. Also, expect Etan Torres to be in the mix here too. 


#19-Braxton Amos, WV
Bryce Jordan, OR
Jace Punke, IL
Jack Sutton, NE
Jacob Kaminski, IL
Sergio Villalobos, IL

Commentary: The frontrunner here is Amos, who will be making his Fargo debut this weekend. Amos is a young and extremely athletic talent. Sergio Villalobos and Jacob Kaminski are both serious contenders here. This weight doesn't have one returning All-American so the stop sign is a bit up for grabs. 


#4-Cohlton Schultz, CO
Luke Luffman, IL
Guy Snow, IA

Commentary: It's Cohlton's world people. Just stay out of his way.


Adrian Ramirez, OR
Ronald Tucker, IL
Spencer Trenary, IA
Branden Lange, WI

Commentary: Ronald Tucker is a force. It's going to take something special to take him out. From the times I've seen Tucker compete, I've noticed that he is extremely physical, has heavy hands and isn't afraid to throw anyone. He will get some great competition from Trenary and Lange this weekend.

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