High School Wrestling

2017 USAW Folkstyle Nationals Cadet Preview

Daniel Kerkvleit - Minnesota

Many underclassmen with excellent credentials are scheduled to take the mats at the University of Northern Iowa Dome. Names like Cullan Schriever, Jeremiah Reno, Beau Bartlett, Michael Weber, Daniel Gregory Kerkvliet, and Luke Luffman, will compete in the Cadet portion of the tournament. Dreams will be fulfilled and shattered this weekend. All action can be followed on Trackwrestling.


The grapplers that stand out from the rest of the field are Brooks Empey of Team Stoughton, Ryan Cosio of Team California, and Grant Parrish of Team Pinnacle. Empey is a tough middle-school wrestler from the state of Wisconsin that represented the U.S. at the Schoolboy Pan Am Championships and won the bronze medal. Cosio is a sophomore that has advance to the California state tournament twice and is a former Cadet Folkstyle All-American. Parrish is Cadet Fargo All-American as well as a two-time state qualifier. Keep an eye on Minnesota state medalist Dawson Kellogg of the Northwest Reno wrestling club as he could emerge as the champion Saturday afternoon. Other wrestlers that will battle for All-American honors include Kansas state medalist Gavin Carter, Cadet Folkstyle All-American Jacob Robles of Team Arizona, and two-time Minnesota state qualifier Rowan Morgan of the Iron Mustangs wrestling club.

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