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Champions of all ages were crowned Saturday afternoon at the 2013 Beach Wrestling National Championships held in Carolina Beach

By: Richard Immel
USA Wrestling

This event is the qualifying event for the 2013 FILA Beach Wrestling World Champion-ships to be held in El Jadida, Morocco, May 31-June 2. 14 athletes qualified for the Beach World’s by placing in the top three in their respective weight classes in the Senior division.
Taking home the championship in the Senior Men division at 90 kg was C.J. Meyers who defeated Logan Shadeck in the finals 2-0 utilizing a 2 point feet to back throw suplex to earn the win. Meyers also defeated two-time World Beach bronze medalist Jeff Funicello 2-0. Funicello finished in third place at 90 kg.
Other winners in the senior division include Donovan DePatto (70 kg men), Jarrett Payne (80 kg men), Ike Okoli (over 90 kg men), Helen Chong (70 kg women) and Christen Dierkenv (over 70 kg women).
Additionally, all other USA Wrestling age groups were represented on the Carolina Beach. Neal Dorow, chairman of the local organizing committee added "We look forward to seeing many of these competitors returning to Carolina Beach on June 22 when we will be hosting the 5th Annual North Carolina State Beach Wrestling Championships.  No previous wrestling experience is necessary and anyone can enter the tournament."
Below are the Results:  Senior Men - 70 KG: 1st Place - Donovan DePatto, 2nd Place - Logan Simpson, 3rd Place - Jonathan Escalona; Senior Men - 80 KG: 1st Place - Jarrett Payne, 2nd Place - Jay Cornish of Jaguars Wrestling Club, 3rd Place - Clay Smith; Senior Men - 90 KG: 1st Place - Cj Myers, 2nd Place - Logan Shadeck, 3rd Place - Jeffrey Funicello of AMERICAN PANKRATION; Senior Men - +90 KG: 1st Place - Ike Okoli, 2nd Place - Ruslan Mukhamdiyarov, 3rd Place - David Dierken; Senior Women - 70 KG: 1st Place - Helen Chong of Yamasaki Academy; Senior Women - +70 KG: 1st Place - Christen Dierken, 2nd Place - Donna Rosen; Pre-Bantam: 1st Place - Burke Wilson of Freedom Wrestling Club; Bantam: 1st Place - Azrael Simpson, 2nd Place - Reid Pons of Freedom Wrestling Club; Intermediate - Intermediate A: 1st Place - Chade Norman of Top Dawg, 2nd Place - Jack Dillion, 3rd Place - Jadon Lee, 4th Place - Quincy Cornish of Jaguars Wrestling Club, 5th Place - Mark Samuel; Novice - Novice Lightweight: 1st Place - Matthew Dillion, 2nd Place - Logan Scott of Braves Wrestling Club; Novice - Novice Heavyweight: 1st Place - Will Carpenter of Top Dawg, 2nd Place - Seneka Locklear of Braves Wrestling Club, 3rd Place - Marie Duncan of WCW; Schoolboy - Schoolboy Lightweight: 1st Place - Alec Sampson, 2nd Place - Jeremiah Derby of Aydlett; Schoolboy - Schoolboy Middleweight: 1st Place - Keyonte Williams of Backyard Wreslting Club: 2nd Place - Robbie Hallman of Top Dawg; Schoolboy - Schoolboy Heavyweight: 1st Place - Kylan Thomas of Piedmont Middle School Wrestle, 2nd Place - Antonio Baldwin; Cadet - Cadet Lightweight: 1st Place - Dylan Barber of Copperheads, 2nd Place - James Banks of Strong and Courageous, 3rd Place - Reagan Fedowitz of Copperheads, 4th Place - Wylie Allen of Team Illinois; Cadet - Cadet B: 1st Place - Achilles Sproles of WCW, 2nd Place - Solomon Duncan of WCW, 3rd Place - Grant Edwards of Y.E.S, 4th Place - Wilson Smith of Backyard Wreslting Club; Cadet - Cadet Heavyweight: 1st Place - Michael McSwain of Top Dawg, 2nd Place - Justin Hall of Copperheads, 3rd Place - Anton Krocko of Team Illinois, 4th Place - Sedrak Sheppard of Backyard Wreslting Club, 5th Place - Doug Mckinney of wWCW; Junior - Junior Lightweight: 1st Place - Mike Fedowitz of Copperheads, 2nd Place - David Guevara of Greenville Wrestling, 3rd Place - William Mercer, 4th Place - Trey Cornish of Jaguars Wrestling Club; Junior - Junior Middleweight: 1st Place - Clay Alguire of Top Dawg, 2nd Place - Samuel Bartram of Copperheads, 3rd Place - Rowdy Harman of Y.E.S, 4th Place - Joe Mondragon; Junior - Junior Heavyweight: 1st Place - Travis Keeling of Team Illinois, 2nd Place - Keyadd Coley of Backyard Wreslting Club, 3rd Place - Jawaun Lee, 4th Place - Rahshaun Elliot of Backyard Wreslting Club