2012 Junior & Cadet Nationals Day 6 Recap

Day 6 (of 8) in Fargo is in the books. The Cadet National freestyle competition narrowed down to the All-American wrestlers in each weight on Thursday evening. California’s Zahid Valenica remains unbeaten at 113 pounds. It is down to the nitty-gritty in Junior freestyle, as the field will wade down to the medal matches in two sessions on Friday. Read InterMat’s Day 6 recap. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

2012 Junior & Cadet Nationals Day 5 Recap

Minnesota’s Lance Benick, an InterMat JJ Classic champion, was dominant on Wednesday on the opening day of the Cadet National freestyle competition in Fargo. Benick was unscored upon with all pins and technical falls in his matches at 195 pounds. He is in search of a Cadet Triple Crown after winning titles in folkstyle and Greco-Roman. Junior freestyle kicks off on Thursday. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

2012 Junior & Cadet Nationals Day 4 Recap

FARGO, N.D. — Nkosi Moody of Illinois has never won a state championship at the high school level, but now stands one tournament title away from making history as the first back-to-back Junior Triple Crown winner — a Junior National champion in all three styles, two years in a row.

Nkosi Moody claimed the Junior National Greco-Roman title at 106 pounds (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com)The 18-year-old Moody was one of 15 champions crowned on Tuesday in the Junior National Greco-Roman competition. To cap off his second straight Junior Triple Crown, Moody must come out on top in the Junior National freestyle competition, which gets underway on Thursday. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

2012 Junior & Cadet Nationals Day 3 Recap

FARGO, N.D. — Chandler Rogers was recently honored as the Cadet Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year. On Monday, Rogers showed why by dominating his competition at 170 pounds en route to winning his second straight Cadet National Greco-Roman title in Fargo. Rogers was one of 17 Cadet National Greco-Roman champions crowned on Monday at the FARGODOME. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com