Fargoes Nuts! Upsets From The Junior Men's Tournament!

113 Quarter-Finals - Dalton Rohrbaugh, Nauman vs Corey Gamet, Parma Western

The junior men's freestylers provided plenty of surprises in the Fargodome this year. Huge names went down and dark horses made waves. Check out some of the most eye-popping upsets from the junior men at the 2018 USAW National Championships.

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145 lbs - Daniel Manibog, TX over Anthony Artalona, FL

UPenn commit Anthony Artalona came to Fargo to make history and win his fourth stop sign. Unranked Manibog had other plans and took out the #26 ranked recruit from the Class of 2018 Big Board in a round of 16 stunner.

Manibog won't be unranked for much longer. He also beat #16 Cade Devos of Iowa and #7 Colton Yaboujian of Colorado on his way to the third-place match.

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145 lbs Round Of 16 - Anthony Artalona, Florida vs Daniel Manibog, Texas

170 lbs - #6 Carson Kharchla, OH over Travis Wittlake, OR

Kharchla's no slouch, coming into the tournament ranked sixth in the nation. But Wittlake was the heavy favorite, as the high school graduate was all the way up at #6 on the Class of 2018 Big Board. The future Oklahoma State sooner would stumble again in the consolations, losing to Parker Keckeisen of Wisconsin and will wrestle for fifth-place.  

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170 lbs Semifinal - Carson Kharchla, Ohio vs Travis Wittlake Jr., Oregon


126 lbs - Doug Zapf, PA over Pat McKee, MN

Defending champ and #38 on the Class of 2018 Big Board Pat McKee came into Fargo as one of the biggest favorites to repeat. Unranked Doug Zapf dashed those plans in the round of 64 in one of the biggest shocks of the early rounds. 

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126 lbs Round Of 64 - Patrick Mckee, Minnesota vs Doug Zapf, Pennsylvania


138 lbs - Clay Carlson, MN over #1 Jaden Abas, CA

Abas has been on a tear, moving all the way up to the top of the high school rankings before Fargo. But Clay Carlson was undeterred and scored a massive upset in the round of 64.

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138 lbs Round Of 64 - Jaden Abas, California vs Clay Carlson, Minnesota


152 lbs - Daniel Mancini, PA over #2 Isaac Wilcox, UT

Every bracket at Fargo is stacked but few could match 152 in terms of firepower, and Wilcox was a big reason why. Mancini would deny Wilcox in the round of 16, however, eventually finishing seventh in one of the toughest high school tournaments of the year. 

120 lbs - Kyle Biscoglia, IA over #3 Trevor Mastrogiovanni, NJ

120 pounds was an absolute meatgrinder in the junior men's freestyle division at Fargo. Kyle Biscoglia was one of the many landmines in that bracket, and #3 Trevor Mastroviovanni was unable to avoid taking an earlier than expected loss. Both would end up as junior All-Americans in a bracket that will likely include multiple NCAA All-Americans when all is said and done. 

120 lbs - Corey Gamet, MI over #8 Dylan Ragusin, IL

Ragusin won a cadet national title in 2017 and was one of the favorites in a loaded 120-pound weight class. It wasn't an upset when #8 Ragusin lost to #2 Julian Tagg of Ohio in the semifinals, however, it was a surprise in the consolation round when unranked Corey Gamet threw Ragusin to his back for five and a first-period pinfall. 


Other matches that got the Fargodome spectators stand up and say: "Whoa."

132 lbs - #7 (138) Ridge Lovett, ID over #1 (126) Beau Bartlett, PA

120 lbs - #11 Aden Reeves, IA over #2 Julian Tagg, OH

145 lbs - Logan Meek, OR over Michael Blockhus, IA - Blockhus is #44 on the Class of 2018 Big Board

Did we miss any shockers? Let us know!

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D1 Stock Report: Dangerous Dom Demas

141 lbs Consi Of 4 - Dom Demas, Oklahoma vs Samuel Krivus, Virginia

Things settled down considerably post-Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, however, this week was not entirely absent movement. In particular, the Dangerous Dom Demas continued his assault on the 141-pound rankings. The Sooners have a fun one on their hands, as the redshirt freshman from Ohio wrestles with a crowd-pleasing reckless abandon with nigh unlimited potential. 

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When Can Roman Bravo-Young Get Ranked?

133lbs Dual: Roman Bravo-Young, Penn State vs Tim Rooney, Kent State

Every fall, the leaves change color, the temperature drops and wrestling fans forget how rankings work. This year's brain buster: Roman Bravo-Young.

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Tournament Recap: Unpacking Ironman

Blair Is A Fine Oiled Machine At Ironman

After any tournament, there’s always a lot to unpack. With Ironman, there’s a ton.

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Kyle Conel Out For The Season

97 kg s, John Borst, SERTC-VT vs Kyle Conel, Golden Pride WC

Kyle Conel’s season, and possibly his career, has come to an end.

FRL 338: Bedlam, We Need Guys To Stop Sitting Out & Recapping Ironman

FRL 338: Bedlam, We Need Guys To Stop Sitting Out & Recapping Ironman

20 Big Risers From Ironman

285lbs Final: Cohlton Schultz, Ponderosa vs Jonathan Birchmeier, Broad Run

The Ironman is great every year, but this, the 25th edition of the premier event, felt like a particularly deep year even by event standards.

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Which College "Won" Ironman?

132lbs Third place: Jordan Decatur, CVCA vs Dylan D'Emilio, Genoa

One of my favorite things to do after big tournaments like the Walsh Ironman is to look at results through the lens of college recruiting. While a number of Ironman placers have yet to make their college decision, many have committed already and a good deal have signed their National Letters of Intent.

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Nathan Tomasello Makes His Return To The Mat At Midlands

Our friends at the Ohio RTC shared some excellent news today: Nathan Tomasello is back! He'll be competing at the end of this month at Midlands.