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Fargo Junior Men's Preview

By MI Grappler, 07/17/22, 6:30AM EDT

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Tournament Preview

The most prestigious high school wrestling tournament in the country is the Fargo Junior Nationals.  It's an accelerator for college recruiting, national clout, and a true measure of where a wrestler stands with the best kids in the country.  Michigan will be bringing 40+ in Freestyle and 30+ in Greco to test themselves on the biggest stage. Michigan had an incredible tournament last year, finishing 3rd in the Junior freestyle division, and they will looking to build on that finish.

Michigan has plenty of returning placers this year, including last year’s champs at 113lbs and 160lbs. Braeden Davis (Dundee HS) and Josh Barr (Davison HS) are both Penn State commits that will try to go back-to-back. Davis has already captured titles in both 16U and Junior divisions.

Drew Heethuis (Detroit CC) and Caden Horwath (Davison) are both returning Junior Freestyle placers, taking 7th and 8th, respectively. Marcello Milani (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) and Aaron Lucio (Stevensville Lakeshore) both placed in 16U Greco a year ago and will be looking to reach both the Junior Greco and Freestyle podiums this year.

Dylan Gilcher (Detroit CC) is ranked top-5 nationally and will be in the hunt for a stop sign. Aiden Davis (Dundee HS) and Remy cotton (Davison HS) are also nationally ranked in numerous publications and will be podium threats. State champs Nathan Jerore and Caden Ferris are dark horses entering the tournament after having outstanding weeks at Junior Duals in June.

Entry List

Junior freestyle
113 — Drew Hansen, Joshua Drake
120 — Brady Vogt, Braeden Davis, Cameron Murray, Marcello Milani, Ryder Smith, Caden Horwath
126 — Drew Heethuis, Cameron Chinavare, Luca Conflitti, Jacob Campbell, Kaden Chinavare
132 — Aaron Lucio, Austin Matheney, Justin Gates, Justin Surrett
138 — Nathan Jerore, Clayton Jones, John Allen, Louden Stradling, Mason Stewart
145 — Dylan Gilcher, Aiden Davis, Austen Murphy
152 — Owen Foster, Benjamin Blyveis, Zam Thompson
160 — Thaddeus Kustarz, Jack Conley
170 — Brayden Gautreau, Gavin Wilmoth, Joshua Barr, Trammel Robinson, Cameron Adams, Cole Hopkins
182 — Bradley Mayse, Carson Crace, Owen Turnbow
195 — Drew Allgeyer, Michael Gibson, Remy Cotton
220 — Caden Ferris, Nikolas Ortega, Matthew Bollman
285 — Eathan Westfall, Lionel Baldwin, Colton Turk

Junior Greco-Roman
113 — Drew Hansen, Joshua Drake
120 — Brady Vogt, Cameron Murray, Marcello Milani, Ryder Smith
126 — Jacob Campbell, Luca Conflitti
132 — Aaron Lucio, Austin Matheney, Justin Surrett
138 — John Allen, Louden Stradling
145 — Austen Murphy
152 — Owen Foster, Benjamin Blyveis, Zam Thompson
160 — Thaddeus Kustarz, Jack Conley
170 — Brayden Gautreau, Trammel Robinson, Cameron Adams, Cole Hopkins
182 — Bradley Mayse, Owen Turnbow
195 — Drew Allgeyer, Michael Gibson
220 — Caden Ferris, Nikolas Ortega, Matthew Bollman
285 — Eathan Westfall, Lionel Baldwin, Colton Turk

Fargo Schedule

Saturday, July 16
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (ET)- Cadet FS and Cadet Women Prelims
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Cadet FS prelims, Cadet Women Quarters and Semis

Sunday, July 17
10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Cadet FS Quarters, Cadet Women Consis, Junior FS Prelims
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Cadet Women Finals and Medal Matches
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Cadet FS Semis and Consis, Junior FS Prelims

Monday, July 18
10:00 am - 1:30 pm - Junior FS R16, Quarters, Consis
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Cadet FS Finals and Medal Matches
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Junior FS Semis and Consis

Tuesday, July 19
10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Junior Women Prelims
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Junior FS Finals and Medal Matches
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Junior Women R16 and Consis

Wednesday, July 20
10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Junior Women Quarters and Semis, Cadet GR Prelims
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Junior Women Finals and Medal Matches
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Cadet GR R16, Quarters, and Consis

Thursday, July 21
10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Cadet GR Semis and Consis, Junior GR Prelims
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Cadet GR Finals and Medal Matches
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Junior GR R16, Quarters, and Consis

Friday, July 22
10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Junior GR Semis and Consis
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Junior GR Finals and Medal Matches