High School Wrestling

Fargo 2019 – Day One Results and Recap


photo courtesy of Nick Cortez; MatFocus.com

After a day of action in the books, we have the finals set in the 16U women’s finals along with the quarterfinals in the 16U men’s freestyle. The usual suspect dominated the women’s tournament with California and Illinois both putting five wrestlers into the finals. At 117 lbs, a pair of California natives will square off for the stop sign. Just behind the big two is Missouri that has four finalists and two others that fell in the semi’s. Nevada also has two finalists in Sterling Dias and Reece Larramendy. This marks the first time that Nevada has ever had multiple finalists in the same style, in one year (Credit to Mat-Talk Online’s Jason Bryant for that fact).  Four women (Dias, Sage Mortimer, Kennedy Blades, and Olivia Brown) will attempt to win their second title in as many years. One 2018 champion, Ally Fitzgerald (New York) was knocked off in the semi’s, 12-2, by California state champion Jennifer Soto. This year’s finalists have plenty of experience competing at national and international events. Four of them (Jennifer Soto, Korina Blades, Larramendy, and Kennedy Blades) won medals at the 2019 U15 World Championships. Dias already has a Cadet World bronze medal from 2018 and has secured a spot on the 2019 team, as have with Mortimer and Kennedy Blades. 

Moving over to the Cadet men’s freestyle side, the biggest upset of the day occurred in the Round of 64 when fifth-ranked 195 lber Noah Pettigrew (Georgia) was downed by Evan Bates (Indiana) 4-1. Pettigrew was a Cadet National Champion last year. 

94 lbs – Sterling Dias (Nevada) over Eva Diaz (Florida)  11-1

94 lbs – Isabella Morales (Washington) over Alex Szkotnicki (Maryland)  4-2

100 lbs – Sage Mortimer (Utah) over Karina Vang (California)  13-2

100 lbs – Shea Reisel (Illinois) over Logan Farnsworth (Rhode Island)  10-8

106 lbs – Faith Cole (Missouri) over Eva Bayless (Pennsylvania)  14-2

106 lbs – Alexis Janiak (Illinois) over Julianna Moccia (Maryland)  10-0

112 lbs – Arieana Arias (California) over Torieonna Buchanan (Indiana)  12-9

112 lbs – Amani Jones (Georgia) over Lexy Beadles (California)  10-0

117 lbs – Katie Gomez (California) over Claire DiCugno (Washington)  13-6

117 lbs – Jennifer Soto (California) over Ally Fitzgerald (New York)  10-0

122 lbs – Sofia Macaluso (New York) over Cayden Condit (Colorado)  Fall 1:44

122 lbs – Kelly Escamilla (California) over Jaclyn Dehney (New Hampshire)  Fall 1:33

127 lbs – Haley Ward (Missouri) over Devin Patton (Texas)  6-0

127 lbs – Korina Blades (Illinois) over London Houston (Washington)  13-2

132 lbs – Nonnie Justice (Missouri) over Anna Krause (New Hampshire)  Fall 3:15

132 lbs – Maddie Kubicki (Missouri) over Elleni Johnson (Utah)  10-0

138 lbs – Reece Larramendy (Nevada) over Annie Hua (California)  8-0

138 lbs – Sara Sulejmani (Illinois) over Esther Han (Missouri)  9-5

144 lbs – Destiny Rodriguez (Oregon) over Ella Nichols (Connecticut)  13-1

144 lbs – Kayley Rada (Michigan) over Ayala Wolack (Ohio)  6-4

152 lbs – Hannah Ricoli (California) over Mariyah Casados (California)  12-0

152 lbs – Dakota-Marie Dinielli (Connecticut) over Abigail Bolling (Missouri)  InjDef

164 lbs – Kennedy Blades (Illinois) over Alivia White (Washington)  10-0

164 lbs – Dasia Yearby (South Carolina) over Alyssa Arana (California)  6-3

180 lbs – Brianna Staebler (Wisconsin) over Riley Dempewolf (Indiana)  3-0

180 lbs – Brittyn Corbishley (Texas) over Kailyn Garrett (Michigan)  Fall 2:00

200 lbs – Olivia Brown (Oklahoma) over Millie Peach (Iowa)  8-0

200 lbs – Raina Herzog (Oregon) over Sujeydy Matos (New York)  Fall :49

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