Eleven wrestlers win the Kids Triple Crown in Waterloo, Iowa, July 8
Eleven wrestlers win the prestigious Kids Triple Crown titles at the National Kids Championships in Waterloo, Iowa, July 8
Freestyle champions were crowned at three age divisions at the 2000 USA Wrestling National Kids Wrestling Championships, at Young Arena in Waterloo, Iowa, July 8. Competition was held at the Midget (9-10 years), Novice (11-12 years) and Schoolboy/girl (13-14 years) divisions.
Eleven wrestlers won the prestigious USA Wrestling Kids Triple Crown.
To win, an athlete must win USA Wrestling national titles in folkstyle, Greco-Roman and freestyle titles in the same year. The 2000 USA Wrestling Kids Folkstyle Championships were held in Topeka, Kan. in April.
The 2000 Triple Crown winners include Midget wrestlers David Taylor of Evanston, Wyoming (60), Riley Adamson of Albuquerque, New Mexico (65), Ryan Konrath of Elkhart, Indiana (87) and Atticus Disney of Andover, Kansas (120).
The Triple Crown Novice winners were Jonathan Reader of Lapeer, Michigan (90) and Mike May of LeSueur, Minnesota (140++). The Schoolboy/girl Triple Crown winners include Lance Palmer of Columbia, Ohio (75), Brent Metcalf of Davison, Michigan (115), Brandon Mason of Shenandoah, Iowa (130), Patrick Bond of Chesapeake, Virginia (150) and Kyle Massey of Blaine, Minnesota (160+).
Two wrestlers won the Triple Crown in 1997, eight in 1998, ten in 1999 and 11 in 2000. Two wrestlers have now won the Triple Crown more than once. Jon Dahl of Minnesota, a 1997 and 1999 winner became the first to win the Triple Crown twice. Adamson has now become the second double Triple Crown champion with wins in 1999 and 2000.
Twenty-five wrestlers were double champions, winning both the freestyle and Greco-Roman titles this year. Double champions in the Midget division are Taylor, Adamson, Konrath and Disney and Travis Rutt of Belle Plaine, Minnesota (70), Dustin Martin of Liberty, Utah (80), Ryan Konrath of Elkhart, Indiana (87), Andrew Wilson of Anchorage, Alaska (95) and D'Andre Jimerson of Omaha, Nebraska (103).
Double champions in the Novice division were Reader and May, plus Jimmy Kennedy of Fox Lake, Illinois (70), Ty Lorenz of La Crosse, Wisconsin (80), John Sundgren of Coon Rapids, Minnesota (85), Tucker Lane of Redvale, Colorado (120), Skip Crooks, Buffalo, Wyoming (130) and Cory Freeland of Shelby, North Carolina (140).
Double champions in the Schoolboy/girl division were Palmer, Metcalf, Mason, Bond, Massey, Beavers and Mike Rodrigues of Kennewick, Washington (85) and Dustin Schlatter of Westerville, Ohio (100).
A record 511 athletes entered the Greco-Roman competition this year. Freestyle had 638 entries for a record total of 1,149 wrestlers. This is 19 more than 1999. The wrestlers came from 34 different states.
2000 USA WRESTLING NATIONAL KIDS FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Young Arena, Waterloo, Iowa, July 6-8
Midget (9-10 years)
50 - 1st - T.J. Berridge, Martin, MI dec. John Petrov, Cedar Lake, IN, 10-6; 3rd - Marc Collier, Bakersfield, CA dec. Chase Caswell, Bush Prairie, WA, 11-7; 5th - Sharky Slyter, Paola, KS won by tech. fall over David Tanguma, Naples, FL, 10-0
55 - 1st - Zack Zweifel, Mt. Vernon, WA dec. Joshua Dormer, Eaton Rapids, MI, 10-8; 3rd - Andrew Williams, Yorktown, VA pinned Collin Hase, Silver Lake, KS, 1:07; 5th - Brock Weatherman, Cambridge, IA dec. Justin Schumacher, Green River, WY, 6-5, ot
60 - 1st - David Taylor, Evanston, WY pinned Trey Adamson, Albuquerque, NM, 0:55; 3rd - Anthony Washington, Omaha, NE pinned Shawn Perry, Pardeeville, WI, 2:53; 5th - Bruce Zurek, Comstock, NE dec. Trey Bertram, Woodbury, MN, 12-4
65 - 1st - Riley Adamson, Albuquerque, NM pinned Cody Beeson, Moreno Valley, CA, 0:25; 3rd -Robert Ulmet, Smithfield, VA dec. Riley Ewalt, Hubbardston, MI, 7-5; 5th - Nate Moore, Durango, IA won by tech. fall over Alex Holloway, Marrietta, GA, 12-2
70 - 1st -Travis Rutt, Belle Plaine, MN dec. Michael McAlister, Kent, WA, 8-1 ; 3rd -Brent Kolbow, Forest Lake, MN dec. Garrick Bowles, Bixby, OK, 9-4; 5th - Brent Kinnard, Casco, WI won by tech. fall over Levi Rutledge, Atlanta, IN, 16-5
75 - 1st - Jake Swartz, Auburn, WA pinned Alex Meade, Magnolia, DE, 2:40; 3rd - Sam Wrobel, Lake Zurich, IL won by tech. fall over Miles Camarata, Champlin, MN, 13-3; 5th - Matt Gille, Luxemburg, WI pinned Storm Smith, Muncie, IN, 0:57
80 - 1st - Dustin Martin, Liberty, UT won by tech. fall over Eric Berlin, Shell Lake, WI, 10-0; 3rd - Hannah Bloom, Webberville, MI dec. Zach Mastro, Naples, FL, 7-6; 5th - Reid Chivers, Nine Mile Falls, WA dec. Clayton Jackson, Driggs, ID, 13-4
87 - 1st - Ryan Konrath, Elkhart, IN pinned Ralph Major Jr., Key West, FL, 0:58; 3rd - George Larson, Nikiski, AK pinned Jose Rivera, Carmel, NY, 1:17; 5th - Dylan Wrage, Janesville, IA pinned Blake Strank, Eaton Rapids, MI, 1:02
95 - 1st - Andrew Wilson, Anchorage, AK won by tech. fall over Chris Schultz, Wagon Wheel, WY, 10-0; 3rd - Patrick Martinez, Hemet, CA pinned Kyle Combs, Muncie, IN, 2:06; 5th - Dalton Lilledahl, Cambridge, MN pinned Brison Sisto, Sell, AZ, 0:33
103 - 1st - D'Andre Jimerson, Omaha, NE pinned Ethan Neal, Northfield, MN, 0:55; 3rd - Tony Nelson, Isanti, MN dec. Cameron Pell, Eaton Rapids, MI, 7-6; 5th - Cody Tietz, Shelby, MI pinned Savanah McAuly, Clintonville, WI, 0:18
112 - 1st - Phillip Catrucco, Sharpsville, PA dec. Joshua Ludy, Portland, IN, 4-3 ot; 3rd - Brock Saxen, Pacific, WA won by tech. fall over Jake Faulkner, Franklin, IN, 11-1; 5th - Michael Patonaude, Morganville, KS pinned Joseph Norby, Columbia Heights, MN, 2:05
120 - 1st - Atticus Disney, Andover, KS won by tech. fall over Joe Arthur, Bloomington, IN, 13-2; 3rd - Sammy Cornette, Green Bay, WI; 4th - Brent Augsburger, Webberville, MI
120+ - 1st - Sam Brownlee, Pittsburg, PA dec. Zack Stone, Elkhart, IN, 4-0, ot; 3rd - Timothy Sauer Jr., Burnsville, MN
120++ - 1st - Toby Wood, Manderson, WY
Novice (11-12 years)
60 - 1st - Dak Adamson, Albuquerque, NM dec. Eric Grajales, Tierra Verde, FL, 11-10; 3rd -Joshua Chappa, Plainfield, WI dec. Rodney Dollar, Rock Springs, WY, 10-7; 5th - Andrew Long, Creston, IA won by tech. fall over Jimmy Parker, Morrice, MI, 14-3
65 - 1st - Kelly Kubec, Everett, WA won by tech. fall over Jordan Thompson, Naples, FL, 10-0; 3rd - Donny Altman, Derby, KS dec. Daniel Rodriguez, Kearney, NE, 12-8; 5th - Fred Santaite, Upper Saddle River, NJ dec. Ethan Harris, Beech Grove, IN , 11-10
70 - 1st - Jimmy Kennedy, Fox Lake, IL dec. Louis Ruggirello, Walden, NY, 12-3; 3rd - Greg Cannon, Tulsa, OK dec. DaVaughn Perkins, Omaha, NE, 10-7; 5th - Michael Brewer, Kearney, KS won by tech. fall over Anthony Hess, Big Pine Key, FL, 10-0
75 - 1st - Kurt Swartz, Auburn, WA dec. Trevor Hall, Battle Ground, WA, 3-1; 3rd - Matthew Cusick, Orland Park, IL dec. Scott O'Donnell, Kansas City, MO, 9-5; 5th - Brian Smith, Eaton Rapids, MI dec. Tyler Grunwald, Owatonna, MN, 11-7
80 - 1st - Ty Lorenz, LaCrosse, WI pinned Sean Joyce, Brandon, FL, 0:52; 3rd - Luke Satern, Livermore, IA won by tech. fall over Tag Elliot, Thatcher, UT, 11-0; 5th - Tyler Gilfeather, Shepard, MT dec. Frank Cammisa, Danbury, CT, 11-6
85 - 1st - John Sundgren, Coon Rapids, MN dec. Les Cornett, Oneida, WI, 14-5; 3rd - Junior Pearman, Chesapeake, VA won by tech. fall over Nick LeClere, Coggon, IA, 11-1; 5th - Nick Murray, Green Brock, NJ won by tech. fall over Dan Card, Owatona, MN, 10-0
90 - 1st - Jonathan Reader, Lapeer, MI dec. Michael Powers, Enfield, CT, 5-4; 3rd - Jesse Robbins, Oviedo, FL dec. Tony Lovstuen, Albia, IA, 5-2; 5th - Cayle Byers, Chugiak, AK pinned Isaac Howard, Waukeeba, WI, 2:40
95 - 1st - Andrew Kissel, Sheboygan, WI won by tech. fall over Austin Carter, Franklin Park, NJ, 22-11; 3rd - Michael Schmitz, Stewartville, MN dec. Ben Friedl, Orland Park, IL, 11-3; 5th - Aaron Mittelstaedt, DePere, WI dec. D.J. Kane, Ocala, FL, 9-1
100 - 1st - Vincent Salminen, Billings, MT dec. Trevor Pempek, Wasilla, AK, 15-6; 3rd - Cody Dean, Manawa, WI pinned Tomm