skip navigation
Grappler Gold

Fargo Flashback: Coon Locks Up Triple Crown (2012)

By MI Grappler, 07/09/19, 7:15PM EDT


Push The Pace Camp August 2-4 in Brighton

It's Fargo Week so take a look at a flashback to 2012 when Adam Coon won the triple crown.  This article was originally published on in July 2012 after the 2012 Fargo Cadet/Junior Nationals Wrapped Up 

7/22 - The wild week that was Fargo is officially over as the Junior Freestyle Finals took place yesterday to wrap up the festivities.  

Fowlerville 3x State Champ Adam Coon stormed through a loaded 285lb bracket to win the Freestyle National Title, adding to his  Greco title from a few days prior and his Folkstyle Title a few months prior.  With that, Coon became the only Junior in the country to win the USAW Triple Crown.  

Coon, currently ranked #1 in the country by FloWrestling, scored a shutout, 1-0, 1-0 win over #15 Donte Winfield of Indiana in the finals to wrap up an unbeaten week.  In his pool, Coon scored a win in a much-anticipated matchup with #2 ranked Brooks Black of Pennsylvania.  Among his other notable wins was a 6-0, 6-0 tech-fall over #19 Jake Scanlan of Iowa.

Zac Hall of St Johns, ranked #3 in the country, fell in the 120lb finals after a thrilling three period barn burner loss to #4 Nathan Tomasello of Ohio.  Hall stormed through his star-studded pool to make the finals, including a win over Northern Iowa recruit Dylan Peters who finished the season ranked 6th in the country by InterMat.  It was Hall's third straight year of being a freestyle all-american, but his first time making the finals at Fargo.

State Champion Tim Lambert of Forest Hills Eastern finished 4th at 120lbs, falling to Tomasello in his pool finale and dropping a tight loss to Peters in the 3rd place match.  The All-American honor was the 2nd straight for Lambert after finishing 3rd a year ago.

Rounding out Michigan's All-Americans was Lincoln Olson and Kevin Beazley.

DCC grad Beazley who doubled up his All-American status. After finishing 2nd in Greco-Roman, Beazley won his final bout to finish 5th at 182lbs in freestyle.  Beazley finishes his career with 4 all-american plaques from Fargo, this was his first in freestyle after finishing 2nd in Greco-Roman the past two years.

Olson earned freestyle All-American honors for the 2nd straight year after all-americaning in the cadet division last year.  Olson, who was a Division 1 State Champ for Davison this year at 103, upended Juan Jimenez of California in the 7th place match.

Michigan Junior Freestyle All-Americans
106lbs - Lincoln Olson, 7th
120lbs - Zac Hall, 2nd
120lbs - Tim Lambert, 4th
182lbs - Kevin Beazley, 5th
285lbs - Adam Coon, 1st