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Back You are here: Home Sports Sport News Local Sports Leagues 2014 USA Wrestling Beach Wrestling National Championships held on the beach at the Carolina Beach

2014 USA Wrestling Beach Wrestling National Championships held on the beach at the Carolina Beach

Ninety-six wrestlers from as far away as Arizona and Massachusetts vied for titles in the 2014 USA Wrestling Beach Wrestling National Championships held on the beach at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Saturday afternoon, May 31. The top three finishers in the senior division qualifed to represent the United States in the World Beach Wrestling Championships to be held in Katerini, Greece, July 4-6.  Local athletes winning national titles in their age group included Terrell Mondragon, Joe Mondragon and Kaleb Giles from Ashley High School, Brian Capps from Laney, Tyrone Watson and Chris Valverde from North Brunswick and Vince Defreitas from the Town of Kure Beach.  Returning to successfully defend their 2013 senior division national titles were Jarrett Payne, 80 kg, Charlotte, NC and Ike Okoli 90+ kg, Rome, GA.
RESULTS: Bantam - 50-53: 1st Place - Sawyer Banks of Hominy Valley Wrestling, 2nd Place - Casey Snowden of Morgan County Takedown Club, and 3rd Place - Luke Murray of Stafford Highlanders. Bantam - 56-57: 1st Place - Burke Wilson of Freedom Wrestling Club and 2nd Place - Royce Powers of Road Runner Wrestling. Intermediate - 53-61: 1st Place - Reid Pons of Freedom Wrestling Club, 2nd Place - Noah Cauble of Piedmont Middle School Wrestle, and 3rd Place - Che Avila of Powerhouse Wrestling Club. Intermediate - 66-73: 1st Place - Elijah Harris of Titan Wrestling Club, 2nd Place - Dean Treanor of Team Cabarrus, 3rd Place - Ayden Mohr of Powerhouse Wrestling Club, 4th Place - Fisher McPherson of Powerhouse Wrestling Club and 5th Place - Tj Beam of Road Runner Wrestling. Novice - 68-69: 1st Place - Richard Treanor of Team Cabarrus and 2nd Place - Quin Cornish of Jaguars Wrestling Club. Novice - 80-86: 1st Place - Nate St. Bernard of Darkhorse Wrestling, 2nd Place - Chance Norman of Top Dawg, and 3rd Place - Erin Kremer of Bear Claw Wrestling. Novice - 94-107: 1st Place - Jackson Boles of Carolina Elite Wrestling Club and 2nd Place - Dominic Kremer of Bear Claw Wrestling. Schoolboy - 90-93: 1st Place - Gavin Bipes of Goon Squad, 2nd Place - Christian Harris of Sun Valley Sun Devils, and 3rd Place - Marcus Mondragon of Dixie Red Storm-Wilmington. Schoolboy - 113-119: 1st Place - Chapman Fitzgerald of Cary Academy, 2nd Place - Marie Duncan of WCW, and 3rd Place - Hayden Snowden of Morgan County Takedown Club. Schoolboy - 140-143: 1st Place - Cameron Baucom of Piedmont Middle School Wrestle and  2nd Place - Will Carpenter of Road Runner Wrestling. Cadet - 117-131: 1st Place - Terrell Mondragon of Dixie Red Storm-Wilmington, 2nd Place - James Banks of Strong and Courageous, and 3rd Place - Mason Fisher of Piedmont Middle School Wrestle. Cadet - 133-147: 1st Place - Robbie Hallman of Top Dawg, 2nd Place - Kylan Thomas of Piedmont Middle School Wrestle, 3rd Place - Deshawn Milton of Independent, and 4th Place - Solly Cornish of Jaguars Wrestling Club. Cadet - 141-148: 1st Place - Julian Sodano of Holly Springs Golden Hawks, 2nd Place - Hunter Carpenter of Road Runner Wrestling, and 3rd Place - Josh McGee of WCW. Cadet - 154-161: 1st Place - Isaiah Johnson of Unattached and 2nd Place - Michael Nelson of Goon Squad. Cadet - 184-185: 1st Place - Tyrone Watson of North Brunswick and 2nd Place - Colton Brittain of Road Runner Wrestling. Cadet - 200-212: 1st Place - Kaleb Giles of Dixie Red Storm-Wilmington and 2nd Place - Alquan Lyles of Purnell Sweat. Junior - 107-113: 1st Place - Jake Clary of Top Dawg and 2nd Place - Makayla Oxendine of Purnell Sweat. Junior - 126-134: 1st Place - Matthew Gibbon of Cary Academy, 2nd Place - Brandon Carter of Unattached, 3rd Place - Dakota Scott of Purnell Sweat, and 4th Place - Jay Oxendine of Purnell Sweat. Junior - 140-147: 1st Place - Joe Mondragon of Dixie Red Storm-Wilmington, 2nd Place - Tanner Jones of Road Runner Wrestling, 3rd Place - Trey Cornish of Jaguars Wrestling Club, and 4th Place - Owen Fitzgerald of Cary Academy. Junior - 148-158: 1st Place - Tristen King of Unattached, 2nd Place - Anthony Walker of North Brunswick, 3rd Place - Tayler Doty of Dixie Red Storm, and 4th Place - Christian Demery of Purnell Sweat. Junior - 158-163: 1st Place - Logan Nelson of Unattached, 2nd Place - Austin Gabriele of Dixie Red Storm-Wilmington, 3rd Place - Zach Nelson of Unattached and 4th Place - Cory Martin of Unattached. Junior - 164-183: 1st Place - Rowdy Harman of Independent, 2nd Place - Ahmad Atieh of Cary Academy, 3rd Place - Hunter Turner of Top Dawg, and 4th Place - Justin Sill of Unattached. Junior - 204-217: 1st Place - Brian Capps of Port City Pirates-Wilmington, 2nd Place - Ovie Locklear of Purnell Sweat, and 3rd Place - Noah Morgan of Purnell Sweat. Junior - 224-244: 1st Place - Christopher Valverde of North Brunswick and 2nd Place - Christian Lowry of Purnell Sweat. Junior - 284-299: 1st Place - Nicholas Wimmer of Unattached, 2nd Place - Keilyn Smith of Purnell Sweat, and 3rd Place - Jeffrey Kremer of Bear Claw Wrestling. Senior Men - 70 KG: 1st Place - Jason Joyce of Carolina Elite Wrestling, 2nd Place - Michael Bunn of Ruff Wrestling, 3rd Place - Alex Stanley of Independent, 4th Place - Kevin Murray of Individual, 5th Place - Raymond Mercado of Unattached, and 6th Place - Joe Hollands of Independent. Senior Men - 80 KG: 1st Place - Jarrett Payne of RAM, 2nd Place - Lee Reitzel of Kure Beach, 3rd Place - Jay Cornish of Jaguars Wrestling Club, and 4th Place - Rynell Burt of Independent. Senior Men - 90 KG: 1st Place - Jeff Funicello of American Pankration and 2nd Place - Alen Turcinhodzic of Pittsburgh. Senior Men - +90 KG: 1st Place - Ike Okoli of Southern Hawk Wrestling, 2nd Place - Ruslan Mukhamadiyarov of Independent, 3rd Place - Nicholas Wimmer of Unattached, and 4th Place - Dennis Cannon of Independen.

(Pictured Above): Vince Defreitas, Kure Beach defeated Richard Bloom,  Massachusetts for the national title in Veterans Div. C.

(Pictured Above): Ashley High School participants in the 2014 Beach Wrestling National Championships included (L-R) Madison Smith, Austin Gabriele (2nd place), Kaleb Giles (1st place), Joe Mondragon (1st place), Taylor Doty, (3rd place), Terrell Mondragon (1st place) and Marcus Mondragon (3rd place).