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    Michigan National Team training camps and other important info you need to know

    UPDATE: Cadet, junior national team camp at Olivet on July 8-9

    This a resident national team training camp culminating a summer of training. It is mandatory for Team Michigan Fargo competitors barring extreme circumstances. The cost of coaching, room, and two meals is included in your Fargo package. Non-Fargo team members with USAW cards are welcome to train for a cost of $75/wrestler. The primary purpose of the MUSAW Fargo Camp is final preparation for the most prestigious tournament of the year, team-building, and to have fun while we're at it. Following the camp we recommend competitors taper their practice sessions with lighter/shorter/sharp sessions at their local facilities so as to be rested for the event. We are proud that Michigan wrestlers are considered the most well-prepared Fargo Nationals competitors in the country via our training camp system. Contact Al Freeman 248-863-6388 with questions.

    More information, camp schedule is available here

    Freestyle and Greco Roman national team camps begin Saturday, May 27. Please see the schedule below for details. We ask that you arrive 30 minutes before practice time in order to hand in necessary paperwork and get other details settled.

    For logistical information about national duals for schoolboy, cadet and junior please click here

    Note from National Teams Director Al Freeman:

    The camps are extremely valuable. We do make exceptions because we understand that situations arise which make it difficult to hit every camp. On the other hand, one of the reasons that we have been championship caliber in the past is largely a result of preparation. And we want the best-prepared wrestlers on the teams. For each team there is a Saturday before you take off for your Duals Event … on those Saturday’s it is mandatory that you attend for team purposes (gear, money, important last minute logistics, etc., etc.). All of the other opportunities are yours to take advantage of or to waste.


    • May 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the University of Michigan
    • June 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at Holt.

      Schoolboys Mandatory Team Kickoff Camp is June 3.

    • June 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Holt. Cadets Mandatory Team Kickoff Camp is June 10.

    • June 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Michigan State University. Juniors Mandatory Team Kickoff Camp is June 17. 
    • June 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at MSU.
    • July 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at Central Michigan University.

    Each camp will have special guest clinicians and a number of the national team coaches will also be present. Not all coaches will be present at each camp because on any given weekend some of them will be coaching at a competition event. There will always be an “MC”, or lead to keep things orchestrated.

    Calendar will help parents, wrestlers plan for upcoming competitions

    Please see the PDF version of the calendar below. 

    The idea behind the calendar is for parents, wrestlers and coaches to use it as a guide for this spring and summer. 

    It was created by Michigan USA Wrestling national team coach Al Freeman. 

    Coaches Bronze Certification

    The USA Wrestling Bronze Certification is a comprehensive coaching education program for coaches, parents and volunteers who are committed to expanding their knowledge in the art and science of our sport. Bronze Certification is the first of a three-part advanced coaching education program followed by Silver and Gold Certifications.

    Click here for information or to sign up for the course. 

    Important note: Bronze certification is required to coach on the floor at many of USA Wrestling's national events. 

    How To Qualify for Schoolboy/Cadet/Junior USAW Freestyle/Greco National Events

    Schoolboy, Cadet, and Junior age groups each have a National Freestyle Duals Event, a National Greco Duals Event, an Individual Freestyle Nationals Tournament and an Individual Greco Nationals Tournament.  Qualification criteria differs depending upon the event.

    For information about the how to make the Schoolboy team, click here

    To find out how to make the Cadet national team, visit this link

    Get information by clicking here on how to make the Junior national team.

    Information about the Kids division is available here.

    Michigan has four national champions, 22 all-Americans at Fargo

    07/27/2017, 7:00pm EDT
    By Michigan USA Wrestling

    FARGO, N.D. – Michigan was led by four national champions during the USA Wrestling freestyle and Greco national championship earlier this month.

    National champs included:

    • Greco junior national finals at 120 pounds: 1st - Rayvon Foley (Michigan) dec. Brady Koontz (Wisconsin), 6-1
    • Freestyle junior national finals at 138 pounds: 1st - Ben Freeman (Michigan) tech. fall Jeremy Schoenherr (Wisconsin), 10-0, 4:30
    • Cadet Greco national finals at 138 pound: 1st Kevon Davenport (Michigan) dec. Colby Njos (Minnesota), 6-3
    • Cadet freestyle national title at 145 pounds: 1st – Alex Facundo (Michigan) dec. Michael Weber (Montana), 6-5

    Michigan’s all-Americans included:

    Junior greco-Roman results
    106 pounds 
    1st - Brendon Garcia (Colorado) tech. fall Samuel Latona (Alabama), 11-0, 5:51
    3rd - Justin Cardani (Illinois) dec. Brenden Chaowanapibool (Washington), 9-1
    5th - Steele Dias (Nevada) tech. fall Blake Fredrickson (California), 10-0 0:28
    6th - Reese Fry (Michigan) pin Jacob Cochran (Florida), 1:24

    120 pounds 
    1st - Rayvon Foley (Michigan) dec. Brady Koontz (Wisconsin), 6-1
    3rd - Ridge Lovett (Idaho) tech. fall Patrick Mckee (Minnesota), 18-7 3:39
    5th - Nathan Rankin (Texas) pin Delon Kanari (Illinois), 4:22
    7th - Dominic La joie (Michigan) pin Cole Jones (Minnesota), 2:02

    126 pounds 
    1st - Alex Thomsen (Iowa) dec. Austin Macias (Illinois), 6-1
    3rd - Jet Taylor (Oklahoma) tech. fall Ryan Roth (Colorado), 17-5 1:45
    5th - Branson Proudlock (Michigan) dec. Corbin Nirschl (Kansas), 7-6
    7th - Jevon Parrish (Kansas) inj dft. Aaron Perez (California)

    195 pounds 
    1st - Jacob Warner (Illinois) tech. fall Dalton Hahn (Wisconsin), 12-0, 2:16
    3rd - Brandon Whitman (Michigan) pin Jackson Mckinney (Washington), 4:00
    5th - Chad Porter (Arizona) dec. Miles Lee (Pennsylvania), 2-1
    7th - Bear Hughes (Oklahoma) tech. fall Kaleb Reeves (Iowa), 10-0 0:48

    286 pounds 
    1st - Anthony Cassioppi (Illinois) dec. Brandon Metz (North Dakota), 5-3
    3rd - Zach Muller (Illinois) tech. fall Austin Emerson (Michigan), 12-1 3:23
    5th - Montana Phillips (Oklahoma) dec. Kendrick Watson (North Carolina), 5-4 1:45
    7th - Spencer Trenary (Iowa) dec. George Barrera (Idaho), 12-9

    Team Standings
    1 Illinois 106
    2 Wisconsin 42
    3 Washington 40
    4 Colorado 37
    5 Minnesota 32
    6 Michigan 27
    7 California 23
    8 Pennsylvania 22
    9 Oregon 20
    10 Oklahoma 18

    girl’s junior freestyle

    106 pounds
    1st – Vayle Baker (Pennsylvania) dec. McKayla Campbell (Ohio), 11-11
    3rd – Katlyn Pizzo (Michigan) tech. fall Brelane Huber (Idaho), 13-2
    5th – Felicity Taylor (Iowa) tech. fall Jaslynn Gallegos (Colorado), 15-7
    7th – Joanne Ortiz (Connecticut) fall Leah Olsen (Washington), 1:16

    Men’s Junior Freestyle Results
    106 pounds 
    1st - Samuel Latona (Alabama) tech. fall Christopher Trelli (Connecticut), 12-2, 5:07
    3rd - Brendon Garcia (Colorado) tech. fall Anthony Talamonti Manteno, IL (Illinois), 14-4, 2:13
    5th - Steele Dias (Nevada) tech. fall Reese Fry (Michigan), 10-0 1:41
    7th - Justin Cardani (Illinois) dec. Blake Fredrickson (California), 11-8

    113 pounds 
    1st- Ty Smith (Nevada) tech. fall Brandon Kaylor (Washington), 17-6, 3:19
    3rd - Cody Phippen (Missouri) tech. fall Jace Koelzer (Kansas), 10-0 1:19
    5th Aden Reeves (Iowa) tech. fall Andres Lucero (Colorado), 12-2 1:33
    7th - Benyamin Kamali (Michigan) tech. fall Nick Onea (Pennsylvania), 10-0 1:38

    120 pounds 
    1st - Patrick McKee (Minnesota) pin Joey Melendez (Illinois), 3:59
    3rd - Patrick Glory (New Jersey) tech. fall Michael Colaiocco Sparta Township, NJ (New Jersey), 14-3 1:48
    5th - Ridge Lovett Post Falls, ID (Idaho) dec. Rayvon Foley Ann Arbor, MI (Michigan), 11-9
    7th - Tommy Hoskins Jamestown, OH (Ohio) tech. fall Rhett Golowenski Edmond, OK (Oklahoma), 10-0 1:07

    138 pounds 
    1st - Ben Freeman (Michigan) tech. fall Jeremy Schoenherr (Wisconsin), 10-0, 4:30
    3rd - Parker Filius (Montana) dec. Jakob Bergeland (Minnesota), 18-17
    5th - Jaden Enriquez (California) tech. fall Michael Millage (Iowa), 13-2 5:13
    7th - Jack Davis (Pennsylvania) tech. fall Jason Kraisser (Maryland), 10-0 1:22

    195 pounds 
    1st - Jacob Warner (Illinois) tech. fall Miles Lee (Pennsylvania), 11-0, 3:32
    3rd - Brandon Whitman (Michigan) dec. Jakob Woodley (Pennsylvania), 4-2
    5th - Dakota Howard (Ohio) tech. fall Matthew Waddell (Georgia), 20-10 4:05
    7th - Joel Shapiro (Iowa) pin Collin Mccoy (Texas), 1:37

    285 pounds 
    1st- Anthony Cassioppi (Illinois) dec. Brandon Metz (North Dakota), 4-1
    3rd - Zach Muller (Illinois) dec. Samson Evans (Tennessee), 7-2
    5th - Austin Emerson (Michigan) dec. Jon Spaulding (Ohio), 5-1
    7th Brandon Reed (Kentucky) tech. fall Paul Robinson (Georgia), 10-0 0:27

    Team Standings
    1 Illinois 82
    2 Ohio 37
    3 Iowa 36
    4 Minnesota 34
    5 Pennsylvania 32
    6 Indiana 30
    7 Michigan 26
    8 New Jersey 25
    9 California 21
    9 Missouri 21
    11 Wisconsin 17

    Cadet Greco-Roman results:
    100 lbs.
    1st  Yusief Lillie (Washington) dec. Andrew Chambal (Michigan), 4-1
    3rd  Paxton Creese (Minnesota) dec. Brody Norman (Illinois), 5-3
    5th  Landen Parent (Minnesota) tech. fall Jett Strickenberger (Colorado), 12-2 
    7th  Cael Swensen (Minnesota) dec. Kanin Hable (Minnesota), 4-1

    138 lbs.
    1st  Kevon Davenport (Michigan) dec. Colby Njos (Minnesota), 6-3
    3rd  Cade Devos (Iowa) dec. Alex Rubio (Washington), 5-0
    5th  Michael Kistler (Pennsylvania) won by forfeit Fidel Mayora (Illinois)
    7th  Logan Sumulong (California) won by forfeit Carter Tuttle (Pennsylvania)

    145 lbs.
    1st  Michael Weber (Montana) dec. Franky Almaguer (Washington), 4-2
    3rd  Keller Rock (Arizona) dec. Alex Facundo (Michigan), 6-3
    5th  Jakob Murillo (Idaho) dec. Jace Luchau (California), 12-9
    7th  Jacob Mcknight (Michigan) tech. fall Lance Runyon (Iowa), 11-0

    170 lbs.
    1st  Abe Assad (Illinois) dec. Tyler Hannah (Wisconsin), 2-1
    3rd  Ryan Ringler (Michigan) win by forfeit Julien Broderson (Iowa)
    5th  Isaiah Alford (Nebraska) dec. Brian Boyd (Missouri), 8-3
    7th  Garrett Kappes (Maryland) fall Jacob Atkins (Indiana), 0:34

    Cadet girls freestyle results:

    106 lbs.
    1st  Brelane Huber (Idaho) dec. Tilynne Vasquez (Montana), 7-7
    3rd  Jaslynn Gallegos (Colorado) fall Camille Fournier (Texas), 0:26 
    5th  Carleigh Czerneski (Michigan) tech. fall Ciera Broukal (Indiana), 12-1
    7th  Rose ann Marshall (Wisconsin) dec. Joanne Ortiz (Connecticut), 11-10


    Boys cadet freestyle results

    100 pounds
    1st – Dylan Ragusin (Illinois) dec. Andrew Chambal (Michigan), 6-5
    3rd – Richard Figueroa ll (California) dec. Yusief Lillie (Washington), 8-2
    5th – Dominic Chavez Jr. (Texas) tech. fall Paxton Creese (Minnesota), 10-0
    7th – Dustin Norris (Ohio) tech. fall Brayden Lowery (Indiana), 12-2

    132 pounds
    1st – Carson Manville (Minnesota) fall Aidan Medora (Wisconsin), 3:17
    3rd – Victor Voinovich (Ohio) dec. Alexander Mosconi (Indiana), 8-2
    5th – Frankie Tal-Shahar (Florida) tech. fall Trevor Chumbley (Illinois), 12-2
    7th – Carter Tuttle (Pennsylvania) dec. Joshua Edmond (Michigan), 6-6

    138 pounds
    1st – Fidel Mayora (Illinois) dec. Kevon Davenport (Michigan), 3-0
    3rd – Lance Runyon (Iowa) fall Michael Kistler (Pennsylvania), 0:43
    5th – Cade Devos (Iowa) dec. Padraic Gallagher (Ohio), 10-3
    7th – Dominic Damon (Washington) dec. Luka Wick (California), 9-9

    145 pounds
    1st – Alex Facundo (Michigan) dec. Michael Weber (Montana), 6-5
    3rd – Jace Luchau (California) forfeit Drew Eller (Georgia)
    5th – Christian Hudson (Idaho) tech. fall Luca Frinzi (Pennsylvania), 10-0
    7th – Trent Munoz (California) dec. Nathan Paulson (California), 6-1

    170 pounds
    1st – Albert Ferrari (Texas) dec. Abe Assad (Illinois), 11-3
    3rd – Patrick Kennedy (Minnesota) forfeit Gerrit Nijenhuis (Pennsylvania)
    5th – Talon Borror (Oklahoma) dec. Rocky Elam (Missouri), 3-2
    7th – Ryan Ringler (Michigan) dec. Kyle Haas (Kansas), 16-8

    Team Standings
    1. Illinois 84
    2. Ohio 51
    3. Pennsylvania 49
    4. Minnesota 41
    5. Iowa 31
    6. California 28
    6. Missouri 28
    8 New Jersey 26
    9. Michigan 25
    10. Wisconsin 21


    132 lbs. Junior Freestyle Nationals champion Ian Parker of Michigan. Photo: John Sachs,
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