Eight Pennsylvania Wrestlers Earn Seeds for the Senior Men’s Freestyle U.S. Open

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Eight Pennsylvania wrestlers are seeded at the 2018 Marine Corps U.S. Open in Men’s Senior Freestyle, which kicks off from Las Vegas on April 27th. The highest seed goes to Evan Henderson (Kiski Prep), a Bill Farrell Champion earlier this month, who is third at 65 kilograms. Josh Kindig (Blue Mountain) is one behind Henderson with the fourth seed at 65 kilograms, while NCAA Champions Darian Cruz (Bethlehem Catholic) and Nico Megaludis (Franklin Regional) are seeded fifth at 57 kilograms and eighth at 61 kilograms respectively.

2018 NCAA Finalist Hayden Hidlay (Mifflin County) is the eighth seed at 70 kilograms and former Iowa Hawkeye Mike Evans (Cumberland Valley/Enola, PA) is seeded fourth at 79 kilograms. Former Central Dauphin and Ohio State wrestler Kenny Courts, who was a runner-up at the Bill Farrell, is seeded fourth at 92 kilograms and Jon Gingrich (Bald Eagle Area) is ninths at 125 kilograms.

Fans can watch live on FloWrestling and find a complete list of entries on the FloArena.

 

57kg

 

  1. Tony Ramos (Sunkist Kids)

  2. Daton Fix (Titan Mercury)

  3. Frank Perrelli (Titan Mercury)

  4. Zach Sanders (Minnesota Storm)

  5. Darian Cruz (Lehigh Valley WC)

  6. Tim Lambert (Sunkist Kids)

  7. Daniel DeShazer (Minnesota Storm)

  8. Zane Richards (Titan Mercury)

  9. Josh Rodriguez (Nittany Lion WC)

  10. Eddie Klimara (Titan Mercury)

  11. David Terao (DCAC)

 

 

61kg

 

  1. Joe Colon (Titan Mercury)

  2. Jon Morrison (NYAC)

  3. Nahshon Garrett (Sunkist Kids)

  4. Brandon Wright (NYAC)

  5. Cody Brewer (Titan Mercury)

  6. Tyler Graff (Titan Mercury)

  7. Seth Gross (Sunkist Kids)

  8. Nico Megaludis (Titan Mercury)

  9. Cory Clark (Titan Mercury)

  10. Chris Dardanes (Titan Mercury)

  11. Alan Waters (Titan Mercury)

  12. Darrius Little (NYAC)

 

 

65kg

 

  1. Logan Stieber (Titan Mercury)

  2. Joey McKenna (Titan Mercury)

  3. Evan Henderson (Titan Mercury)

  4. Josh Kindig (Sunkist Kids)

  5. Andy Simmons (NYAC)

  6. Nick Dardanes (Titan Mercury)

  7. Anthony Abidin (NYAC)

  8. Joey Lazor (Panther WC)

  9. Jaydin Eierman (Missouri Wrestling RTC)

  10. Jayson Ness (Minnesota Storm)

  11. Dean Heil (Titan Mercury)

  12. Robbie Mathers (Sunkist Kids)

 

 

70kg

 

  1. Frank Molinaro (Titan Mercury)

  2. Chase Pami (Sunkist Kids)

  3. Alec Pantaleo (Cliff Keen WC)

  4. Jason Chamberlain (Titan Mercury)

  5. Hunter Stieber (Titan Mercury)

  6. Mario Mason (NYAC)

  7. Dylan Ness (Minnesota Storm)

  8. Hayden Hidlay (Wolfpack WC)

  9. Ryan Deakin (Chicago RTC)

  10. Matt Kolodzik (Princeton WC)

 

 

74kg

 

  1. Nazar Kulchytskyy (Titan Mercury)

  2. Isaiah Martinez (Titan Mercury)

  3. Dan Vallimont (NYAC)

  4. Quinton Godley (Wolfpack WC)

  5. Evan Wick (Titan Mercury)

 

 

79kg

 

  1. Kyle Dake (Titan Mercury)

  2. Alex Dieringer (Titan Mercury)

  3. Zahid Valencia (Sunkist Kids)

  4. Michael Evans (Buies Creek RTC)

  5. Josh Asper (Navy-Marine Corps RTC)

 

 

86kg

 

  1. David Taylor (Nittany Lion WC)

  2. Richard Perry (NYAC)

  3. Pat Downey III (Titan Mercury)

  4. Tim Dudley (Sunkist Kids)

 

 

92kg

 

  1. J’Den Cox (Titan Mercury)

  2. Hayden Zillmer (Minnesota Storm)

  3. Enock Francois (NYAC)

  4. Kenny Courts (Titan Mercury)

  5. Josh Manu (Navy-Marine Corps RTC)

  6. Nikko Reyes (Valley RTC)

 

 

97kg

 

  1. Kyven Gadson (Sunkist Kids)

  2. Ty Walz (Titan Mercury)

  3. Nathan Burak (Titan Mercury)

  4. Austin Schafer (New York AC)

  5. Blaize Cabell (Valley RTC)

 

 

125kg

 

  1. Dom Bradley (Sunkist Kids)

  2. Zach Rey (NYAC)

  3. Jake Varner (Nittany Lion WC)

  4. Adam Coon (NYAC)

  5. Gable Steveson (Minnesota Storm)

  6. Tony Nelson (Minnesota Storm)

  7. Tanner Hall (Sunkist Kids)

  8. Michael Kosoy (Titan Mercury)

  9. Jon Gingrich (NYAC)

 

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