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Jul 19 Cadet National Freestyle finalist biographies

July 19, 2013, 1:03 p.m. (ET)
88 pounds

RED - Gavin Teasdale, Rices Landing, Pa.
2013 Northeast Cadet Regional freestyle champion"¦ 2013 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament team"¦ Attends Jefferson Morgan High School"¦ Son of Kristin and Brandon Teasdale"¦ Coached by Mike Lesko, Jody Strittmatter and John Strittmatter"¦Born: October 29, 1998"¦ Age: 14

BLUE - Zac Murillo, Southington, Conn.
Second in 2013 Northeast Cadet Regionals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle"¦ Second in 2012 Northeast Cadet Regionals in freestyle"¦ Sixth in Connecticut state championships as a sophomore at 106 pounds for Southington High School with a 21-14 record"¦ Competed at 106 pounds as a freshman with a 7-7 record"¦ Son of Ann and Lou Murillo"¦ Coached by Derek Dion and John Knapp"¦ Born: October 28, 1997"¦ Age: 15

94 pounds

RED - Kaden Gfeller, Jones, Okla.
2013 Southern Plains Cadet Regional champion in both styles"¦ Second in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle"¦ 2013 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team"¦ Attends Heritage Hall High School"¦ Son of Chris and Heather Gfeller"¦ Coached by Jay Howard, Floyd Lorne and Derek Fix"¦ Born November 20, 1998"¦ Age: 14

BLUE - Austin Gomez, Carol Stream, Ill.
2013 Cadet National Greco-Roman champion"¦ 2013 FILA Cadet National freestyle champion"¦ Fifth in 2012 Preseason Cadet Nationals"¦ Attends Glenbard North High School"¦ Son of Hector and Frances Gomez"¦ Coached by Mark Hahn and Hector Gomez"¦ Born: March 19, 1998"¦ Age: 15

100 pounds

RED - Danny Vega, Tucson, Ariz.
Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ Second in 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals"¦ 2013 Arizona state freestyle champion"¦ 2013 Western Regional Cadet champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman and Outstanding Wrestler"¦ Attends Ironwood Ridge High School"¦ Son of Daniel Vega"¦ Coached by Tim Berrier and Daniel Vega"¦ Born September 29, 1997"¦ Age 15

BLUE - Matthew Schmitt, Platte City, Mo.
Third in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ Second in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle"¦ 2013 West Regional Junior champion in both styles"¦ Third in 2012 Cadet Nationals in both styles"¦ 2012 Southern Plains Cadet champion in freestyle and second in Greco-Roman"¦ Second in Missouri state championships as a freshman at 106 pounds for Platte County High School with a 41-9 record"¦ Son of David and Annette Schmitt"¦ Coached by Reggie Burress, Kyle Giesiz, Randy Smith and Earl Harrison"¦ Born: October 21, 1997"¦ Age: 15

106 pounds

RED - Jack Mueller, Dallas, Texas
Second in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle"¦ 2013 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team"¦ Second in 2012 Preseason Nationals"¦ Second in 2012 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals"¦ Eighth in 2012 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle Nationals"¦ Texas state champion at 106 pounds as a freshman for Trinity Christian Academy"¦ Son of Shelly and Mike Mueller"¦ Coached by Kendall Cross, Keegan Mueller, Melvin Lofton and Tanner Gardner"¦ Born: September 23, 1997"¦ Age: 15

BLUE - Andrew Nieman, Stillwater, Okla.
2012 FILA Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle"¦ 2012 FILA Cadet World Team member"¦ Fourth in 2009 USA Wrestling Novice Folkstyle Nationals"¦ Second in Oklahoma state meet as a freshman at 106 pounds for Stillwater High School with a 43-4 record"¦ Son of Roger and Cathy Nieman"¦ Born: November 3, 1997"¦ Age: 15

113 pounds

RED - Mitchell McKee. Kimball, Minn.
2012 and 2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman"¦Second in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ Second in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle"¦ 2012 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Cadet Nationals champion"¦ 2012 Minnesota state Cadet champion in both styles"¦ 2011 Schoolboy National champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman"¦ Third in 2013 Minnesota state championships as a freshman at 106 pounds with a 46-4 record"¦ Second in the Minnesota state championships as an eighth grader for Kimball Area High School at 103 pounds, with a 45-3 record"¦ State qualifier at 103 pounds as a seventh grader at 103 pounds with a 36-9 record"¦ Son of Steve and Nina McKee"¦ Coached by Mike Shindler and Brandon Paulson"¦ Born December 24, 1997"¦ Age: 15

BLUE - Daton Fix, Sand Springs, Okla.
2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman at 106 pounds"¦ 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle national champion"¦ Second at 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle"¦ Two-time Schoolboy National champion in both styles"¦ Four-time Oklahoma state champion in both styles"¦ Three-time Southern Plains Regional champion in both styles"¦ Will enter Charles Page High School in the fall"¦. Son of Derek and Stacee Fix"¦ Coached by Derek Fix"¦ Born March 11, 1998"¦ Age: 15

120 pounds

RED - Taylor LaMont, Mapleton, Utah
2013 West Regional Cadet champion in both styles"¦ 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman"¦ 2012 Schoolboy Nationals champion in both styles"¦ 2012 West Schoolboy Regionals champion in both styles"¦ Third in 2011 Schoolboy Nationals in both styles"¦ State champion as a freshman for Maple Mountain High School with a record of 61-2"¦ Son of Craig and Diane LaMont"¦ Coached by Craig LaMont"¦ Born: March 12, 1998"¦ Age: 15

BLUE - Gabriel Townsell, Oak Park, Ill.
2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman"¦ Six-time Illinois state finalist in freestyle and Greco-Roman"¦ Competed at 113 pounds for Oak Park-River Forest High School as a freshman with a 40-9 record"¦ Son of Richard and Stephanie Townsell"¦ Coached by Mike Powell"¦ Born September 15, 1997"¦ Age: 15

126 pounds

RED - Zahid Valencia, Pico Rivera, Calif.
2013 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman champion"¦ 2102 Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle"¦ California Junior National Duals team member"¦ California state champion on Cadet and Junior levels"¦ 2011 California Schoolboy state champion in both styles"¦ Third in the California state championships as a sophomore at 113 pounds with a 40-1 record"¦ California State high school champion as a freshman for St. John Bosco High School, with a 50-0 record"¦. Son of Ruben and Mercedes Valencia"¦ Coached by Pat Cadwallader, ValentinKalika and Omar Delgado"¦ Born: May 11, 1997"¦ Age: 16

BLUE - Hayden Hidlay, Lewistown, Pa.
Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ 2013 Northeast Regional Champion in both styles... Greco-Roman and Freestyle Pennsylvania state champion"¦ Competed as at 113 lbs. as a freshman for Mifflin County High School with a 27-7 record"¦ Son of Mark and Nikki Hidlay"¦ Coached by Kirby Martin and Ian Asael"¦ Born: June 16, 1997"¦ Age: 16

Note: This is a rematch of the Cadet Greco-Roman finals, won by Valencia, 12-4

132 pounds

RED - Carter Happel, Lisbon, Iowa
2013 Northern Plains Cadet freestyle champion"¦ Third in 2012 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals"¦ 2011 Northern Plains Schoolboy champion in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman"¦ Iowa state champion at 120 pounds as a freshman for Lisbon High School with a 43-1 record"¦ Son of Dean Happel"¦ Coached by Brad Smith and Joey Slayton"¦ Born February 21, 1997"¦ Age: 16

BLUE- Jonathan Ross, Dillsburg, Pa.
Second in 2013 Northeast Cadet Regionals in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle"¦ Third in 2013 Pennsylvania freestyle state meet"¦ Second in 2012 Pennsylvania Schoolboy state meet in freestyle"¦ 2012 Schoolboy National Duals All-Tournament Team in Greco-Roman"¦ Competed at 126 pounds as a freshman for Northern York High School with a 29-8 record"¦ Son of Anthony and Lori Ross"¦ Coached by Mark Murphy and Chris Priar"¦ Born: March 29, 1998"¦ Age: 15

138 pounds

RED - Isaiah White, Romeoville, Ill.
Second in 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals"¦ 2013 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team"¦ Third in 2012 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals"¦ 2011 Northern Plains Schoolboy champion in freestyle"¦ Second in 2011 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle Nationals"¦ Third in the Illinois state championships at 126 pounds as a freshman for Oak Park-River Forest High School with a 48-3 record"¦ Son of Walter and Michelle White"¦ Coached by Mike Powell"¦ Born: November 11, 1997"¦ Age: 15

BLUE - Chase Lemons, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Seventh in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ Third in 2013 West Cadet Regionals in both freestyle and Greco-Roman"¦ Fourth in 2013 Northwest Cadet Regionals in Greco-Roman"¦ Idaho state freestyle champion and second in Greco-Roman"¦ Second in 2012 Northwest Cadet Regionals in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman"¦ Fifth in 2008 Western Novice Regionals in Greco-Roman"¦ Fourth in Idaho state championships at 132 pounds as a sophomore for Bonneville High School with a 50-8 record"¦ Competed at 113 pounds as a freshman with a 25-11 record"¦ Son of Tyrel and Kristie Lemons"¦ Coached by Zerrick Wadsworth and Brock Zollinger"¦ Born September 21, 1997"¦ Age: 15

145 pounds

RED - Mason Manville, Blairstown, N.J.
2012 and 2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman"¦ Second at 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ 2013 Northeast Regional champion in both styles"¦ 2013 Western Regional champion in both styles"¦ Fourth in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman and freestyle"¦ 2012 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team in both styles"¦ 2012 Southeast Regional champion in both styles"¦ 2011 Schoolboy Triple Crown winner, with national titles in freestyle, Greco-Roman and folkstyle"¦ Second in the Prep Nationals for Blair Academy as a freshman with a 40-4 record"¦ Son of David and Susan Manville"¦ Coached by Solomon Fleckman and John Grey"¦ Born May 6, 1997"¦ Age: 16

BLUE - Austin Kraisser, Ellicott City, Md.
Fourth in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ 2013 Northeast Cadet Regional champion in both styles"¦ Maryland freestyle and Greco-Roman state champion"¦ 2011 Northeast Schoolboy Regional champion in both styles"¦ Second in the Maryland State Championships as a freshman for Centennial High School at 138 pounds with a 39-4 record"¦ Son of Cliff and Kerri Kraisser"¦ Coached by Nathan Kraisser and Cliff Kraisser"¦ Born: May 16, 1997"¦ Age: 16

152 pounds

RED - Trace Carello, Aurora, Ill.
2013 Central Regional champion in both styles"¦ 2012 Central Regional Cadet Greco-Roman champion"¦ Third in the 2011 Northern Plains Schoolboy Regionals in both styles"¦ Seventh in 2011 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle Nationals"¦ State qualifier at 145 pounds as a freshman for Marmion Academy with a 34-12 record"¦ Son of Jeff and Tammy Carello"¦ Coached by Ryan Cumbee, Donny Reynolds, Kerry Bowmans and Ed Giese"¦ Born: October 15, 1997"¦ Age: 15

BLUE - Nick Reenan, Dallas, Texas
2013 Cadet National Greco-Roman champion"¦ 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle National champion"¦ Third in 2012 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ Third in 2012 Preseason Cadet Nationals"¦ Texas state champion at 152 pounds for Highland Park High School as a freshman with a 50-0 record"¦ Son of John and Lara Reenan"¦ Coached by Tony Warren"¦ Born April 23, 1997"¦ Age: 16

NOTE: Reenan remains eligible for the Cadet Triple Crown

160 pounds

RED - Kamal Bey, Oak Park, Ill.
Fifth in 2012 Northern Plains Schoolboy Regionals in Greco-Roman"¦ 2012 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle National champion"¦ Third in 2011 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ Second in 2011 Northern Plains Schoolboy Regionals in Greco-Roman"¦ Seventh in 2011 USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle Nationals"¦ Five-time Illinois freestyle state champion and six-time Greco-Roman state champion"¦ Fifth in the Illinois state championships at 152 pounds as a freshman for Oak Park - River Forest High School with a 32-7 record"¦ Son of Karreim and Capri Bey"¦ Coached by Mike Powell"¦ Born January 3, 1998"¦ Age: 15

BLUE - Mark Hall, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle National champion"¦ 2012 Schoolboy National champion in freestyle"¦ Second in USA Wrestling Schoolboy Folkstyle Nationals"¦ Three-time Minnesota State champion for Apple Valley High School in Minnesota"¦ State champion as a freshman at 152 pounds with a 48-1 record"¦ State champion as an eighth grader at 145 pounds with a 46-0 record"¦ State champion as a seventh grader at 130 pounds with a 46-3 record"¦ Son of Mark Hall and Melissa Warren"¦ Coached by Dalen Wasmund"¦ Born: January 11, 1997"¦ Age 16

Note: Hall remains eligible for the Cadet Triple Crown.

170 pounds

RED - Bridger Barker, Chandler, Ariz.
Fourth in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ Second in 2013 West Cadet Regional in freestyle and third in Greco-Roman"¦ Second in 2013 Northeast Cadet Regional in both styles"¦ Second in 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals"¦ Sixth in 2011 West Schoolboy Regionals in freestyle"¦ Third in Arizona state championships at 170 pounds as a freshman for Corona Del Sol High School with a 39-7 record"¦ Son of Ray and Michelle Barker"¦ Coached by Jim Martinez and Melvin Douglas"¦ Born: May 15, 1997"¦ Age: 16

BLUE - Beau Breske, Hartford, Wis.
2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman"¦ Second in 2013 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals"¦ Fourth at 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ 2011 Schoolboy Triple Crown winner "¦ State champion as a freshman for Hartford Union High School at 152 pounds, with a 50-2 record"¦ Son of Jerry and Janice Breske"¦ Coached by Scott Arneson, Max Askren"¦ Born: August 14, 1998"¦ Age: 14

182 pounds

RED - Roberto Rivera, Kennesaw, Ga.
Second in 2013 Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman"¦ Third in 2012 Cadet Nationals in freestyle and fourth in Greco-Roman"¦ Second at 2013 FILA Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals"¦ Second in 2012 Southeast CadetRegionals"¦ Georgia state champion at 182 pounds as a sophomore for Kennesaw Mountain High School with a 57-1 record"¦ Georgia state champion at 170 as a freshman with a 60-2 record"¦ Son of Roberto and Leeann Rivera"¦. Coached by Coach Rivera"¦ Born: April 8, 1997"¦ Age: 16

BLUE -Jackson Harris, Urbana, Ohio
Second in 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle Nationals"¦ 2013 Central Regional Cadet champion in freestyle"¦ Fifth in Ohio state high school championships at 182 pounds as a freshman with a 52-3 record"¦ Son of Dan and Debbie Harris"¦ Coached by Ryan Pine and Nate Carr"¦ Born: June 1, 1997"¦ Age: 16

195 pounds

RED - Samuel Colbray, Hermiston, Ore.
2012 and 2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman"¦ Fifth in 2012 Cadet Nationals in freestyle"¦ Six-time state Greco-Roman champion... Six-time state freestyle champion"¦ Six-time state champion in folkstyle"¦ Two-time Regional Triple Crown winner"¦ Kids National champion"¦ Attends Hermiston High School"¦ Son of Leroy and Delta Colbray"¦ Coached by Shawn Santana and Leroy Colbray"¦ Born October 3, 1997"¦ Age 15

BLUE - Tyler Johnson, Orland Park, Ill.
Fifth at 2012 Cadet Nationals in freestyle"¦ 2013 Illinois state Cadet freestyle champion"¦ Competed at 182 pounds as a sophomore for Lockport Township High School with a 31-8 record"¦ Competed at 182 pounds as a freshman with a 28-12 record"¦ Son of Caren and Scott Johnson"¦ Coached by Josh Oster and Kerry Bowmans"¦ Born January 16, 1997"¦ Age: 16

220 pounds

RED - Michael Smith, Mt. Airy, Md.
Sixth in 2013 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle"¦ 2013 Northeast Cadet Regionals champion in both styles"¦ 2012 Northeast Cadet Regionals champion in freestyle"¦ Fourth in the Maryland state championships at 195 pounds as a sophomore for McDonogh School with a 30-10 record"¦ Fourth in the Maryland state championships at 182 as a freshman with a 27-13 record"¦ Son of Michael and Jenn Smith"¦ Coached by Pete Welch and Joe Bakemer"¦ Born: October 13, 1997"¦ Age: 15

BLUE - Lance Benick, Forest Lake, Minn.
2012 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman"¦ 2012 USA Wrestling Triple Crown winner, with national titles in folkstyle, freestyle and Greco-Roman"¦ 2013 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle champion"¦ Fourth in 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle"¦ 2012 Minnesota state Junior champion in freestyle"¦ 2012 Minnesota state Cadet champion in both styles"¦ 2010 Northern Plains Regional Schoolboy champion in both styles"¦ Two-time Kids Triple Crown winner"¦ State champion as a sophomore for Totino-Grace High School at 195 pounds, with a 38-1 record"¦ State champion as a freshman at 182 pounds with a 34-3 record"¦ Son of Tom and Joanne Benick"¦ Coached by Doug Suihel, Josh Florell"¦ Born January 7, 1997"¦ Age: 16.

285 pounds

RED - Jacob Marnin, Altoona, Iowa
2013 Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman"¦ 2013 USA Wrestling Cadet Folkstyle National champion"¦runner-up at 2012 Folkstyle Nationals"¦Fourth at 2012 Greco-Roman Nationals"¦Fifth at 2012 Freestyle Nationals"¦Competed at 285 as a sophomore for Southeast Polk High School with a 22-9 record"¦Son of Scott & Kelli Marnin"¦Coached by Jason Christensen"¦Born: April 14, 1997"¦ Age: 16

BLUE - Tate Orndorff, Veradale, Wash.
Third in 2013 Northwest Cadet Regionals in freestyle"¦ 2013 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team in Greco-Roman"¦ Second in 2012 Northwest Cadet Regionals in freestyle"¦ 2012 Cadet National Duals All-Tournament Team in both styles"¦. Fourth in 2011 West Schoolboy Regionals in freestyle and fifth in Greco-Roman"¦Third in the Washington state championships at 285 as a sophomore for University High School with a 35-5 record"¦ Competed at 220 pounds as a freshman with a 30-10 record"¦ Son of Dave and Amy Orndorff"¦ Coached by Dave Orndorff"¦. Born: April 3, 1997"¦ Age: 16

Note: Marnin remains eligible for the Cadet Triple Crown.


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