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fellow Cadet Nationals Greco champion Mitchell McKee of Minnesota in the Cadet freestyle finals. Fix bumped up to 113 for freestyle after winning a Cadet Greco title at 106 earlier in the week.

“This is amazing to be able to win a

Triple Crown,” Fix said. “It means a lot. (McKee) is a real good wrestler and I knew it would be a tough match.” Reenan completed his Triple Crown quest by blanking Trace Carello of Illinois 4-0 in the finals.

“This is really important,” Reenan said. “I’m excited to win the Triple Crown and finish the season strong. I’ve trained real- ly hard for this and it paid off for me.” Hall completed an amazing run through the field by shutting out Kamal Bey of Illinois 10-0 in the finals. He did not allow a point in the tournament.

“I’ve been training out at the Olympic

Training Center since April and I’ve been getting my butt kicked a lot,” Hall said. “I’ve improved a lot during the time I’ve been in Colorado Springs, and that has helped me a lot up here. I just came out and was looking to dominate.” Marnin built a quick early lead before pinning Washington’s Tate Orndorff in the finals. “It’s pretty spectacular to do this,” Marnin said. “I don’t think anyone can come out and expect to win a Triple Crown. It feels really good to be able to do this.”

2012 Cadet Triple Crown winner Lance Benick of Minnesota completed a feat that may have been even more impres- sive after beating Maryland’s Michael Smith 12-0 in the 220 freestyle finals. Benick won titles at all three USA

Wrestling Triple Crown events this year after capturing a Junior Folkstyle Nationals title in April before earning a Cadet Nationals Greco title this week. Illinois won the team title with Pennsylvania second and Ohio third. Cadet Greco-Roman Five wrestlers kept their USA Wrestling

Triple Crown hopes alive by earning Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman titles. Oklahoma’s Daton Fix (106 pounds),

Illinois’ Larry Early (138), Texas’ Nick Reenan (152), Colorado’s Mark Hall (160) and Iowa’s Jacob Marnin (285) moved two-thirds of the way toward history. Illinois won the team title. 2012 Cadet Triple Crown winner Lance Benick of Minnesota rolled to a 7-0 tech- nical fall over Pennsylvania’s Jordan Wood in the 220 finals. Minnesota’s Mitchell McKee repeated as Cadet Nationals Greco champion by earning a quick 8-0 technical fall over

Hawaii’s Teshya Alo won Junior and Cadet titles in Fargo. John Sachs photo.

Georgia’s Adam Flatt in the 113 finals. “I like the new rules for Greco,” McKee said. “There is a lot more scoring out there plus you can come right out and fin- ish a match quicker.” Oregon’s Samuel Colbray repeated as Cadet Greco champion after earning a first-period fall over Indiana’s Randy Scott in the 195 finals. New Jersey’s Mason Manville held off Joey Gunther of Illinois 2-1 in a battle of returning champions at 145. Manville repeated as Cadet Greco champion.He was named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. Illinois’ Gabriel Townsell delivered with

a spectacular five-point throw on his way to defeating Tennessee’s Chris Debien 7- 0 in the 120 finals. Illinois’ Austin Gomez recorded a first- period fall over California’s Randon Miranda in a wild match in the 94 finals. Illinois’ Louie Hayes of Illinois wasted virtually no time in storming to a quick 7-0 technical fall over Minnesota’s Alexander Crowe in the first finals match at 88. California’s Zahid Valencia lost his first match of the tournament by fall before coming all the way back to win at 126. Cadet women’s freestyle

Hawaii’s Teshya Alo capped a dominat- ing tournament with a strong performance in the Cadet women’s freestyle finals. The talented Alo took charge immedi- ately in rolling past Wyoming’s Jenna Elmlinger 10-0 in the 124-pound finals. Alo repeated as champion. “My game plan for Fargo was just to

treat it like any other tournament and don’t give anybody a chance to score,” said Alo, who was named Outstanding Wrestler.

California crowned three champions on

its way to claiming the team title. FILA Cadet World Team member Gabrielle Garcia of California came out strong en route to posting a 10-0 win over Idaho’s Koral Sugiyama at 115. California’s Angelia Llanes blanked returning Cadet champion Jessica DeHart of Oregon 11-0 in the finals at 108. Llanes was second at 108 last year while DeHart won a title at 101 in 2012. California’s McKenzie Bacich kicked off the finals by downing Wisconsin’s Brooke Thurber by a 12-1 technical fall at 95. Colorado’s Maya Nelson defeated

Washington’s Tatum Sparks 10-0 in the 132 finals. Florida’s Nadine Fiege surrendered the

first takedown before storming back to pin returning champion Ryan Gibbons of Washington at 198 pounds. Junior women’s duals

New York made history by becoming the first team to win the championship other than California and Texas. Rachel Hale (121 pounds), Rosemary Flores (125) and Shannon Henry (130) rattled off three straight pins to finish the match and secure a 39-17 finals victory. The New York team dedicted its victory

to Jeff Blatnick, an Olympic gold medalist and great supporter of women’s wrestling. Blatnick died last year after complications with heart surgery.

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