Idaho’s Mauger & Attao earn Triple Crowns; Illinois wins 14th straight in Junior Greco

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Updated: July 22, 2022

Photo: Illinois wrestlers celebrated winning a 14th straight Junior National team championship in Greco-Roman as four wrestlers from the state won individual titles and were among nine All-Americans in that style and age group. (John Johnson photo)

By Mike Finn

The number four was a popular number during the Junior Greco-Roman tournament that completed the 2022 Junior/16U Nationals, Friday afternoon, in Fargo, N.D.

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That was the number of all-time Fargo Stop Signs earned by Idaho’s Mack Mauger after he dominated Brayten Casey of Wisconsin for the Junior Greco-Roman championship at 106 pounds. That 8-0 victory made the native of Blackfoot, Idaho, a Triple Crown winner this season at USA Wrestling national tournaments.

The same could be said of Boise heavyweight Aden Attao who also won by technical fall in the final match of the tournament to also win a Greco title and Triple Crown.

Both wrestlers won a folkstyle title in April and captured a freestyle championship earlier this week in the Fargodome.

And four was the number of individual titles won by the state of Illinois as champions Anthony Ruzic (113), Kannon Webster (132), Braden Stauffenberg (152) and Bradley Gillum (170) were among nine All-Americans who led the Land of Lincoln Junior Greco team to a 14th-straight team championship and 30th all-time in the 50 years of Junior Nationals Greco-Roman event.

Webster’s 8-1 victory over Alabama’s Cory Moody helped the Illinois wrestler avenge a loss to Moody in the Junior freestyle championship that took place on Tuesday.

This year’s annual Junior/16U Nationals set records for overall participation numbers and in five of the six tournaments that were held in the Fargodome, July 16-22.

The following is a breakdown of those numbers, including previous records:

  • 16U Greco-Roman: 1,044 (1,011, 2002)
  • Junior Greco-Roman: 1,140 (1044, 2021)
  • 16U Women’s Freestyle 518 (360, 2019)
  • 16U Men’s Freestyle: 1,436 (1317, 2021)
  • Junior Women’s Freestyle: 946 (662, 2021)
  • Junior Men’s Freestyle: 1,563 (record of 1585, 2021, remains)
  • Total: 6,647 (5,901, 2021)

California earned the most All-American honors and Wisconsin featured the most individual champions over the six tournaments. The following is a breakdown of the Top-10 states in terms of total Top-8 finishers:

 

Fargo 2022 Top-10 States with All-Americans

Rk. State Overall Jr MFS 16U MFS Jr GR 16GR Jr Wm 16U Wm
1. California 72 9 16 6 14 18 9
2. Pennsylvania 50 8 16 5 8 5 8
3. Iowa 48 13 8 8 8 3 8
4. Illinois 41 7 3 9 7 7 8
5. Wisconsin 37 9 7 8 8 1 4
6t. Minnesota 35 8 8 5 6 3 5
6t. Ohio 35 8 11 3 6 4 3
8. Florida 30 3 5 6 8 4 4
9. Missouri 29 4 4 1 4 7 9
10. Michigan 23 6 2 3 1 6 5

 

Fargo 2022 Top-10 States with Champions    

Rk. State Overal Jr MFS 16U MFS Jr GR 16GR Jr Wm 16U Wm
1. Wisconsin 8 1 3 1 3 0 0
2. California 7 1 2 0 3 1 0
2. Illinois 7 0 1 4 0 2 0
2. Iowa 7 4 2 0 0 0 1
2. Ohio 7 0 3 1 1 1 1
6. Michigan 6 1 0 0 0 3 2
6. Missouri 6 2 0 1 2 0 1
6. Colorado 6 0 0 1 2 1 2
9. Florida 5 0 0 2 1 2 0
10. Idaho 4 2 0 2 0 0 0

 

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2022 Junior Greco-Roman

Top-10 Team Standings

Pl. State (Ch/AA) Pts
1. Illinois (4/9) 164
2. Wisconsin (1/8) 104
3. Idaho (2/7) 100
4. Florida (2/6) 93
5. Iowa (0/8) 75
6. New York (1/6) 73
7. Nebraska (2/3) 65
8. Colorado (1/4) 61
9. Minnesota (0/5) 56
10. Georgia (0/3) 47

 

2022 All-American Matches

Championship Matches

100 – Javaan Yarbrough (Ohio) won by TF over Isaac Stewart (Montana), 9-1 5:32

106 – Mack Mauger (Idaho) won by TF over Brayten Casey (Wisconsin), 8-0 2:39

113 – Anthony Ruzic (Illinois) dec. Carter Nogle (Maryland), 5-5

120 – Kael Lauridsen (Nebraska) pinned Massey Odiotti (Illinois), 4-2 1:25

126 – Otto Black (Colorado) won by TF over Derek Guanajuato (Arizona), 9-0 0:40

132 – Kannon Webster (Illinois) dec. Cory Land (Alabama), 8-1

138 – Keith Smith (Nebraska) dec.  Colton Parduhn (Alaska), 11-6

145 – Brennan Van hoecke (Florida) won by TF over Jayden Colon (Illinois), 10-2 2:20

152 – Braden Stauffenberg (Illinois) dec. Dylan Evans (Pennsylvania), 7-5

160 – Brendon Abdon (Florida) pinned Jadon Skellenger (Idaho), 2-0 0:46

170 – Bradley Gillum (Illinois) dec. Omaury Alvarez (Georgia), 7-5

182 – Michael Altomer (New York) won by TF over Ryder Rogotzke (Minnesota), 12-3 3:35

195 – Jack Darrah (Missouri) dec. Wyatt Voelker (Iowa), 5-1

220 – Max Ramberg (Wisconsin) won by TF over Ryan Stein (New York), 9-0 2:00

285 – Aden Attao (Idaho) won by TF over Sebastian Lopez (Kansas), 8-0 0:58

3rd-Place Matches

100 – Cadyn Coyle (Nebraska) pinned Tyler Garvin (Maryland), 4-1 1:55

106 – Gage Singleton (Oregon) won by TF over  Charles Meudt (Wisconsin), 8-0 2:08

113 – Layne Kleimann (Utah) dec. Blade Walden (Oklahoma), 4-1

120 – Alan Koehler (Minnesota) won by TF over Marcello Milani (Michigan), 11-2 4:33

126 – Brandon Cannon (Colorado) won by TF over Gable Porter (Iowa), 8-0 0:47

132 – William Baysingar (Illinois) dec. Matthew Beem (Iowa), 3-3

138 – Pierson Manville (Pennsylvania) dec.  Gunnar Hamre (Wisconsin), 3-1

145 – Q’veli Quintanilla (Washington) won by TF over Jaden New (Alabama), 9-0 1:08

152 – Tyler Sagi (New Jersey) pinned Patrick Brackett (Colorado), 4-0 0:25

160 – Cody Chittum (Tennessee) won by TF over Jeremy Paradice (Georgia), 9-0 3:23

170 – Codei Khawaja (Indiana) pinned Christian Moder (Florida), 4-0 1:59

182 – Matthew Waddell (Georgia) won by TF over Noah Poe-hatten (Montana), 9-1 1:57

195 – Ian Smith (Wisconsin) won by TF over Robert Plympton (Oregon), 10-1 3:00

220 – Caden Ferris (Michigan) won by TF over Samuel Sorenson (New York), 10-1 4:08

285 – Ethan Vergara (Florida) won by TF over Stephan Monchery (New York), 9-0 2:02

5th-Place Matches

100 – Caden Smith (Virginia) dec. Nathaniel Granados (California), 5-2

106 – Jeremy Oani (California) dec. Tyson Roach (Louisiana), 7-3

113 – Kolter Burton (Idaho) won by injury default over Michael Longo (Connecticut)

120 – Kenneth Hendriksen (Tennessee) dec. Patrick Jones (Florida), 7-1

126 – Anthony Aniciete (Nevada) dec. Bobby Cuevas (California), 3-1

132 – Rhett Koenig (Wisconsin) dec. Nash Singleton (Oregon), 8-4

138 – Christopher Martino (Idaho) won by TF over Elijah Paulson (Minnesota), 9-0 1:38

145 – Corbin Ramos (Wisconsin) dec. Leandro Araujo (North Dakota), 8-6

152 – Javani Majoor (Colorado) no contest with Hunter May (Indiana)

160 – Thor Michaelson (Washington) won by TF over Tyler Martinez (Illinois), 8-0 1:51

170 – Brayden Gautreau (Michigan) won by TF over Nicholas Fox (Iowa), 8-0 1:26

182 – Tate Naaktgeboren (Iowa) won by TF over Garrett Wells (Oklahoma), 12-4 4:31

195 – Antony Tuttle (Minnesota) dec. Tanner Meyers (South Dakota), 6-2

220 – Sawyer Bartelt (Florida) pinned Bronx Wood (Kansas), 4-0 1:10

285 – Hayden Simpson (Oklahoma) pinned Shilo Jones (Idaho), 4-2 0:56

7th-Place Matches

100 – Jayden Rinken (Iowa) won by TF over Tanner Crosby (Washington), 13-4 1:42

106 – Jason Goodin (Oklahoma) pinned Dorian Hoffman (Pennsylvania), 2-0 0:11

113 – Logan Bickel (Indiana) won by TF over Adrian Samano (Virginia), 12-2 1:52

120 – Garret Rinken (Iowa) won by TF over Weston Pisarchick (Pennsylvania), 9-1 5:52

126 – Teegan Vasquez (Montana) dec. Coleman Nogle (Maryland), 4-0

132 – Kyle Rice (Idaho) pinend Daniel Zepeda (California), 4-0 0:31

138 – Trason Oehme (South Dakota) won by TF over Smokey Mcclure (Washington), 8-0 1:04

145 – Zach Hanson (Minnesota) won by TF over Owen Hicks (New York), 15-7 5:36

152 – Noah Rice (Pennsylvania) pinned Ian Mcgehee (Tennessee), 4-2 1:52

160 – Dylan d. Elmore (Kansas) won by TF over Timothy Bova (New York), 8-0 1:21

170 – Lucas Condon (California) won. By TF over Tyler Haydon (Wisconsin), 13-4 6:00

182 – Raymond Weed (New Jersey) pinned Cayaen Smith (Utah), 4-0 0:25

195 – Stephen Little (Kentucky) dec. Nick Nosler (Illinois), 12-5

220 – Jared Thiry (Iowa) won by injury default over Ryan Arrington (California)

285 – Aidan Fockler (Ohio) won by TF over Bruce Wagers (Ohio), 10-2 4:30

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