Pennsylvania Advances 12 Into Fargo Cadet Freestyle Quarterfinals; 19 Alive in Wrestle Backs

The day started out with 60 Cadets competing in Freestyle for Team Pennsylvania and it ended with 31 still alive. Twelve advanced into the Championship Quarterfinals in Fargo including returning All-Americans Jacob Van Dee (Cathedral Prep) at 106 pounds and Kolby Franklin (St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy) at 220 pounds (Photo of Franklin by Sam Janicki)

Nineteen Cadets are still alive in the consolation round and remain in the hunt for an All-American finish. Unfortunately there will be two PA vs. PA matches in the consolation round of 16 #2. Wrestlers in the consolation round of 16 #2 need to win three more matches in order to make the top eight. Of the29 wrestlers eliminated on Day 1 – only six went (0-2) on the day.

In the Cadet Women’s division Pennsylvania will earn three All-Americans as returning Fargo Finalists Ava Bayless and Lily Sherer each earned their second straight podium finish. This year, however, Bayless is going for fifth at 106 pounds while Sherer will go for third at 132 pounds. Joining them is Abbygale Duke, a New York native who attends Wyoming Seminary, who is going for 7th at 106 pounds. 

Check-out the remaining wrestler for Team Pennsylvania below!



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Freestyle Quarterfinalist


94 Pounds

Jaden Pepe (Wyoming Area) vs. Paul Kelly (Arizona)


106 Pounds

Jacob Van Dee (Cathedral Prep) vs. Mitchell Neiner (Washington)


113 Pounds

Levi Haines (Biglerville) vs. Kenneth Crosby (Colorado)


120 Pounds

Rocco Welsh (Waynesburg Central) vs. Jorden Williams (Oklahoma)


138 Pounds

Jake Jones (Saucon Valley) vs. Cody Chittum (Tennessee)

Jared Keslar (Connellsville Area) vs. Nicholas Vafiadis (Virginia)


145 Pounds

Erik Gibson (Forest Hills) vs. Dean Hamiti Jr. (Illinois) 


160 Pounds

Mac Stout (Mount Lebanon) vs. Drake Buchanan (Indiana)


170 Pounds

Lenny Pinto (Stroudsburg) vs. Andrew Wenzel (Illinois)


182 Pounds

Nicholas Feldman (Malvern Prep) vs. Harley Andrews (Oklahoma)


220 Pounds

Kolby Franklin (St. Joseph’s Catholic) vs. Chase Horne (Georgia)

Dustin Swanson (Garden Spot) vs. Lucas Walker (Iowa)



Freestyle Consolation Round of 16 #2 Wrestlers


94 Pounds

Carson Wagner (Northampton Area) vs. Bentley Ellison (Tennessee) 

Nikolaus O’Neill (Philadelphia) vs. Austin McBurney (Ohio)


100 Pounds

Hunter Robison (General McLane) vs. Mac Church (Waynesburg Central)


113 Pounds

Nathan Roth (Greater Latrobe) vs. Damian Mendez (Kansas)


120 Pounds

Finn Solomon (Franklin Regional) vs. Hagen Heistand (Iowa)


126 Pounds

Alejandro Herrera-Rondon (Seneca Valley) vs. Lain Yapoujian (Colorado)


138 Pounds

Kaeden Berger (Reynolds) vs. Chase Daudelin (New York)


145 Pounds

Paniro Johnson (Cathedral Prep) vs. Luke Gayer (California)


152 Pounds

Grant MacKay (North Allegheny) vs. Andrew Troczynski (New Jersey)

Jack McGill (Spring-Ford) vs. Brayden Thompson (Illinois)

Enzo Morlacci (Kiski Area) vs. Caden Ernd (Illinois)


160 Pounds

Benjamin Haubert (Palisades) vs. Gunner Endicott (Ohio)


182 Pounds

Ryan Catka (Sun Valley) vs. John Colburne (Martin Luther King)

Dom Falcone (Easton Area) vs. Hunter Pate (Illinois)


195 Pounds

Cael Black (Eisenhower) vs. Cole Jackson (Oregon)


220 Pounds

Nathan Taylor (Brookville Area) vs. Jade Trelstad (Minnesota) 

Harrison Levans (Germantown Academy) vs. Drayton Huchteman (Missouri)



Women’s Freestyle Medalists


106 LBS

5th Ava Bayless (Wyoming Seminary) vs. Genesis Cejudo (Arizona)

7th Abbygale Duke (Wyoming Seminary) vs. Chloe Ayres (New Jersey)


132 Pounds

3rd Lily Sherer (Delaware Valley) vs. Elleni Johnson (Utah)



Sunday Schedule


9 AM to 1 PM – Cadet Freestyle Session III – Quarterfinals and Consolations

9 AM to 1 PM – Junior Men’s Freestyle Session I – Preliminaries and Consolations

1:30 PM to 4 PM – Cadet Women’s Freestyle Session IV – Finals, Medal Matches & Awards

4:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Cadet Freestyle Session IV – Semifinals, Consolations and Consolation Semifinals

4:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Junior Men’s Freestyle Session II – Preliminaries and Consolations

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