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Dalton Robert Selected as USA Wrestling Wrestler of the Week

08/15/2018, 8:45am EDT
By Steven P Richardson

Fowlerville Native earns Wrestler of the Week nod from USA Wrestling

Dalton Roberts (Fowlerville, Mich./New York AC) has been selected as TheMat.com Athlete of the Week for Aug. 14, 2018.

According to the U.S. Greco-Roman National Team coaches, Roberts, the 2018 Senior Greco World Team member at 60 kg, had an outstanding week of World Team training camp, which was held at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas last week.

The camp was designed for the Junior and Senior World Teams to help create a plan of action to successfully execute at the World Championships and leading up to the event.

“Dalton puts all of his effort into everything he does,” Greco-Roman National Team Head Coach Matt Lindland said. “He focuses on the things he can control, which is attitude and effort. He does a great job of being a good leader and setting a great example for the entire team. The rest of the team has looked up to him.”

Roberts is a veteran when it comes to representing Team USA on the World stage. He competed for the U.S. at the 2012 Cadet Worlds, 2015 and 2016 Junior Worlds and 2017 U23 Worlds; however, this October will mark his first trip to the Senior World Championships, which will take place in Budapest, Hungary.

Until then, Roberts and the rest of USA’s Greco-Roman World Team travel to Dortmund, Germany, this weekend to compete at the Grand Prix of Germany as a warm-up tournament for the World Championships.

Each week USA Wrestling will select an Athlete of the Week based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling from youth programs through the senior level. Twitter fan votes also play a part in decision.

To nominate a wrestler for this honor please send the athlete's name, wrestling program, weekly accomplishments and career accolades to USA Wrestling Communications Coordinator Taylor Miller at tmiller@usawrestling.org.

 

10 days of Fargo successful for Michgian

LaJoie & Edmond win Fargo Titles

07/25/2018, 12:00pm EDT
By Steven P Richardson

Michigan Crowns Several All Americans, Two National Champions and One Outstanding Wrestler at Fargo

The past 10 days showcased the best High School wrestlers from Michigan at the USA National Championships in Fargo.  After a long season and even longer training program, Michigan was able to celebrate many Cadet and Junior All Americans.  

Placements:

  • Cadet Freestyle
    • Josh Edmond - National Champion
    • Manuel Rojas - National Runner Up
    • Kevin Kolcheff - 3rd
    • Casey Swiderski - 8th
    • Colin Jagielski - 8th
  • Cadet Greco Roman
    • Brayden Randolph - National Runner Up
    • Josh Edmond - 4th
    • Sam Freeman - 5th
    • Colin Jagielski - 6th
    • James Johnson - 8th
  • Junior Freestyle
    • Austin Emerson - 5th
    • Cam Amine - 6th
    • Corey Gamet - 6th
  • Junior Greco Roman
    • Chayse LaJoie - National Champion & Outstanding Wrestler
    • Austin Emerson - National Runner Up
    • Jordan Hamdan - 3rd
    • Andrew Chambel - 5th

this ha been an incredible season for Michigan USA Wrestling.  We're all already looking forward to next season!!!

MMWA Creates Olympic Dreams

07/03/2018, 5:45pm EDT
By Steven Richardson

MMWA sends youth wrestlers to the Olympic Training Center

The Mid-Michigan Wrestling association sent five Michigan wrestlers to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this week for a full Olympic experience.  Each wrestler was randomly chosen following the MMWA season in March.  Each club was able nominate 13 & 14 year olds that they thought deserved a chance for selection.  The following wrestlers are now in Colorado training with the best:

  • Ashton Light - Kearsley
  • Gabe Cappellano - Howell Hurricanes
  • Ishaiah Joy - Bendle
  • Jimmy Colley - Team Donahoe
  • Austin Matheney - Madison Rams
  • Nicholas Dimitroff - Michigan Revolution
  • Antonio Nauss - Michigan Matcats

These wrestlers are staying in the dorms, eating in the mess hall and wrestling on the OLYMPIC MATS with their heroes!!!  MMWA has sponsored these wrestlers by supporting some of the travel costs and providing a small allowance.  This is a tradition that MMWA hopes to continue to help reward wrestlers for their hard work and dedication to this sport.

Michigan USA Wrestling is proud of you guys!!!

Several Michigan Kids Place at USA Nationals

07/01/2018, 6:00pm EDT
By Steven Richardson

Michigan represented well in Atlanta, Ga.

Moffat, DeLeon, Barr and Badge are National Champions!!!

The last weekend in June brought in the first weekend of July and was  by celebrated by many Michigan Wrestlers at the USA Wrestling Freestyle and Greco-Roman Kids Nationals.  Bantam through Schoolboy wrestlers traveled down to Atlanta, GA for their season ending event in record numbers.  The following wrestlers represent Michigan ALL AMERICANS.

 

Greco Roman Natioanls

  • Leland Moffat - Runner Up
  • Jameson Onstott - 7th
  • Aj Barnabei - 8th
  • Gavin Sabastian - 4th
  • Easton Froyover - Runner Up
  • Meyer Murray - Runner Up
  • Xzavier DeLeon - National Champion
  • Cameron Perez - 8th
  • Nolan Wertanen - 7th
  • Dylan Gilcher - 4th
  • Marcello Milani - 6th
  • Caden Horwath - 5th
  • Evan Herriman - 4th
  • Joseph Blaze - 8th
  • Aaron Lucio - 7th
  • Micah Hanau - 7th
  • Joshua Barr - 3rd
  • Max Callahan - 6th
  • Bryce Simmons - Runner Up
  • Logan Badge - Runner Up
  • Eathan Westfall - 4th

 

Freestyle

  • Leland Moffat - National Champion
  • Aj Barnabei - 4th
  • Gavin Sabastian - 3rd
  • Easton Froyover - Runner Up
  • Xzavier DeLeon - National Champion
  • Brady Baker - Runner Up
  • Cameron Perez - 8th
  • Dylan Gilcher - Runner Up
  • Marcello Milani - 4th
  • Caden Horwath - 3rd
  • Evan Herriman - 3rd
  • Joseph Blaze - 3rd
  • Aaron Lucio - 4th
  • Joshua Barr - National Champion
  • Max Callahan - 6th
  • Bryce Simmons - 3rd
  • Logan Badge - National Champion
  • Eathan Westfall - 5th

Dynamic Duo due it again!!!

06/22/2018, 7:45pm EDT
By Steven Richardson

Adam Coon and Dalton Roberts both Qualify for the Greco Roman World Team

It's like 2005 all over again, or maybe 2010, make that 2012.  Whatever year you choose, the Dynamic Duo of Dalton Roberts and Adam Coon have just done it again, and this time on the greatest stage of their careers, the 2018 World Greco-Roman Trials.  

As team mates back in Fowlerville years ago, both Adam and Dalton shared dreams.  Not the dreams most wrestlers usually make, like State Championships.  Their dreams were always much larger.  Included in those dreams were representing the United States by earning a place on the World Team.  During their long and celebrated careers, they have both taken different paths, each experiencing their owns success and fair share of setbacks.  Adam earned All American Status for every year he attended University of Michigan, narrowly an NCAA championship just months ago.  And Dalton, who chose to focus on his choice of styles, Greco-Roman, so he forwent the NCAA and chose to attend and represent Northern Michigan University and train at the Olympic Training Center

Today, both Fowlerville natives and TRUE TEAM MATES accomplished their dreams by both winning the Greco-Roman World Trials!!!    I honesty believe this is the first time that two wrestlers from the same youth club, Middle School program and High School team have ever represented Michigan on the same World Team.  

 

Congratulations to Adam Coon and Dalton Roberts for their accomplishments and Making the World Team!!!  You both made Fowlerville and the rest of Michigan proud!!!