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Jan 26 2012 Men's FILA Junior Nationals set for Madison, Wis., April 13-15

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling | Jan. 26, 2012, 8:28 p.m. (ET)
The USA Wrestling Men's FILA Junior National Championships will be hosted at the Alliant Energy Center of Dane County in Madison, Wis., April 13-15.

This event features the nation's best 17-20 year old men wrestlers in the Olympic styles of freestyle and Greco-Roman. The event annually showcases many of the nation's best college underclassmen as well as top high school wrestling talents.

The event hosts are Wisconsin USA Wrestling and the Madison Area Sports Commission.

The tournament had been hosted in Cleveland, Ohio the last two years.

"USA Wrestling is excited to host its Men's FILA Junior Nationals in Madison. This is one of our most popular and important age-group national events, and will showcase young athletes who may go on to become future World and Olympic team members. We look forward to working with the Wisconsin wrestling community to conduct an outstanding event" said Pete Isais, USA Wrestling National Events Director.

This is the first time that the event will be hosted in Madison and the second time in the state of Wisconsin. In 1986, the Men's FILA Junior Greco-Roman Nationals were hosted in LaCrosse, Wis.

The top six placewinners from the FILA Junior Nationals in Madison qualify for the 2012 FILA Junior World Team Trials, set for Colorado Springs, Colo., May 25-26. This year's FILA Junior World Championships will be held in Pattaya, Thailand, Sept. 4-9.

Competition will be held in the eight FILA Junior International weight classes, plus three additional weight classes added for this event.

Online registration is available through Tuesday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. Central time for the discounted entry fee of $40. Onsite registration is available, but at the $50 entry fee.

Click here to register online:
Online registration for FILA Junior Nationals

Many of last year's champions and All-Americans at the FILA Junior Nationals are currently among the nation's best wrestlers on the college and high school levels.

For more information, visit the FILA Junior Nationals website:
FILA Junior Nationals website

MEN'S FILA JUNIOR NATIONALS
At Madison, Wis., April 13-15

Event schedule


Friday, April 13
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Freestyle onsite registration, weigh-in card pickup and waiver drop-off
8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Freestyle Medical Check and Weigh-in

Saturday, April 14
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Freestyle Rules Clinic
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Session I - Freestyle Preliminaries
4:00 p.m. - Conclusion - Session II - Freestyle Preliminaries through Medal Matches
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Greco-Roman onsite registration, weigh-in card pickup and waiver drop-off
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Greco-Roman Medical Check and Weigh-in

Sunday, April 15
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Greco-Roman Rules Clinic
9:00 a.m. - Conclusion - Greco-Roman Preliminaries through Medal Matches

2011 FILA JUNIOR NATIONALS RESULTS
At Cleveland, Ohio


Men's freestyle champions
50 kg/110 lbs. - Nick Roberts, Hooversville Pa. (Young Guns)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Jesse Delgado, Gilroy, Calif. (Meathead WC)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Tony Ramos, Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa Wrestling Club)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Kendrick Maple, Norman, Okla. (Oklahoma Elite)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Josh Kindig, Stillwater, Okla. (Cowboy Wrestling Club)
70 kg/154 lbs. - Mark Martin, Jr, Strongsville, Ohio (Eagle Club)
74 kg/163 lbs. - Taylor Massa, St. Johns, Mich. (Massa's Maniacs)
79 kg/ 174 lbs. - Ethen Lofthouse, Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Lee Munster, Evanston, Ill. (Northwestern unattached)
96 kg 211.5 lbs. - Kyven Gadson, Ames, Iowa (Iowa State)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Bobby Telford, Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa)

Greco-Roman champions
50 kg/110 lbs. - Colton Howell, Nixa, Mo. (Tri Lakes Wrestling)
55 kg/121 lbs. - Mike Fuenffinger, Hibbing, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
60 kg/132 lbs. - Jesse Thielke, Germantown, Wis. (Sunkist Kids)
63 kg/138.75 lbs. - Jamel Johnson, Greensboro, N.C. (YES Wrestling)
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Joseph Locksmith, Kissimmee, Fla. (Navy Mat Club)
70 kg/154 lbs. - Justin Koethe, Coralville, Iowa (Trojan Wrestling Club)
74 kg/163 lbs.- Josh Castellano, Wood Dale, Ill. (USOEC)
79 kg/174 lbs. - Jake Waste, Apple Valley, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
84 kg/185 lbs. - Devin Peterson, Wis. Rapids, Wis. (Wisconsin Rapids)
96 kg/211.5 lbs. - Marcus Finau, Ewa Beach, Hawaii (USOEC)
120 kg/264.5 lbs. - Toby Erickson, Boise, Idaho (Bronco Wrestling Club)

MEN'S FILA JUNIOR (ESPOIR) FREESTYLE NATIONALS SITES
1985 - Lock Haven, Pa.
1986 - Las Vegas, Nev.
1987 - Las Vegas, Nev.
1988 - Reno, Nev.
1989 - Bloomington, Ind.
1990 - Bloomington, Ind.
1991 - Gainesville, Fla.
1992 - Gainesville, Fla.
1993 - San Jose, Calif.
1994 - Winston Salem, N.C.
1995 - Durham, N.C.
1996 - West Lafayette, Ind.
1997 - West Lafayette, Ind.
1998 - West Lafayette, Ind.
1999 - Colorado Springs, Colo.
2000 - Lincoln, Neb.
2001 - Lincoln, Neb.
2002 - Chattanooga, Tenn.
2003 - Chattanooga, Tenn.
2004 - Lincoln, Neb.
2005 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2006 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2007 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2008 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2009 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2010 - Cleveland, Ohio
2011 - Cleveland, Ohio
2012 - Madison, Wis.

MEN'S FILA JUNIOR (ESPOIR) GRECO-ROMAN NATIONALS SITES
1985 - Ann Arbor, Mich.
1986 - LaCrosse, Wis.
1987 - Schenectady, N.Y.
1988 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1989 - Bloomington, Ind.
1990 - Bloomington, Ind.
1991 - Gainesville, Fla.
1992 - Gainesville, Fla.
1993 - San Jose, Calif.
1994 - Winston Salem, N.C.
1995 - Durham, N.C.
1996 - West Lafayette, Ind.
1997 - West Lafayette, Ind.
1998 - West Lafayette, Ind.
1999 - Colorado Springs, Colo.
2000 - Lincoln, Neb.
2001 - Lincoln, Neb.
2002 - Chattanooga, Tenn.
2003 - Chattanooga, Tenn.
2004 - Lincoln, Neb.
2005 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2006 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2007 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2008 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2009 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2010 - Cleveland, Ohio
2011 - Cleveland, Ohio
2012 - Madison, Wis.
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