Tomorrow morning while most of you are working, or at the beach, America's best young wrestlers will be fighting for spots in the Fargo finals.
July 14-19 | 9AM Central
Below are 14 quarterfinals both Willie and I have circled as the ones you need to be paying attention to. Seriously, all of the 120 quarters are amazing.
100: #19 Jore Volk (Minnesota) vs Kannon Webster (Illinois)
- Volk won 4-2 at 16U Duals.
120: #8 Nicolar Rivera (Wisconsin) vs Hunter Garvin (Iowa)
- Rivera is a returning champ.
120: #14 Zeke Seltzer (Indiana) vs Jacob Mann (Missouri)
- Two of the most under the radar guys in the country right now.
120: Zachary Espalin (Arizona) vs Brennan Van hoecke (Florida)
- Espalin placed last year in Juniors and Van Hoecke was a schoolboy Pan Am champ.
120: Rocco Welsh (Pennsylvania) vs #2 Jordan Williams (Oklahoma)
- This was supposed to be a quarter last year at 100, but Welsh missed weight and Williams went on to win.
126: #17 Ramon Ramos (Arizona) vs Chase Deblaere (Minnesota)
- Ramos was one of the best surprises coming out of FloNats.
132: #14 Daniel Cardenas (Colorado) vs Michael Kilic (Georgia)
- Along with Welsh/Williams, maybe the premier quarter to watch tomorrow.
132: Antrell Taylor (Nebraska) vs Matthew Bianchi (Wisconsin)
- The winner here is going to make someone look very smart.
145: Dean Hamiti, JR (Illinois) vs Erik Gibson (Pennsylvania)
- Hamiti was excellent feel and Gibson could be a massive prospect.
182: Bennett Berge (Minnesota) vs Jack Darrah (Missouri)
- Berge's road to the final is brutal, and it goes through Pan Am champ Darrah.
195: David Harper (Georgia) vs Todd Degroat (New York)
- Harper is a returning placer.
195: Kaden Glass (Oklahoma) vs #4 Seth Shumate (Ohio)
- Shumate is going to be one of the most sought after recruits from the Class of 2022.
220: #9 Kolby Franklin (Pennsylvania) vs Chase Horne (Georgia)
- Franklin was in the finals last year and Willie picked Horne to place fourth here.
285: Ethan Kremer (Kansas) vs Jacob Barnes (Oregon)
- Willie's runner-up pick vs the Northwest Regional champ.