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Bump Was No Problem

Judging by the seeds and many analysts picks, many thought the bump up to 86 kg for Kyle Dake & David Taylor was going to take some time to adjust. Sometimes you can overthink life (a problem a dummy like me rarely has) and this proved to be true when it came to predicting the results of the two most popular wrestlers in the country. 

Kyle Dake beat David Taylor again, but the real takeaway for me is the wins that led up to the renewal of the one-sided rivalry. Taylor defeated Ed Ruth & Richard Perry to reach the finals while Dake beat Jon Reader & Keith Gavin. Those are all big guys who are very good wrestlers. Perry and Taylor were at the NCAA's two seasons ago but Perry was in the 197 bracket while Taylor was at 165. Dake & Taylor being able to bump up successfully is a great sign for USA Wrestling as that Jordan Burroughs guy isn't going anywhere. Now the question is, who can beat Dake at 86 or is it his spot to lose?

Of course, there were 17 other brackets. Daniel Dennis dropped down and looked like a handful. Jimmy Kennedy survived the deepest bracket of the weekend. Both these weights seem incredibly fluid as we head towards determining who will go to Rio. 

There was a ton of great action and I can't wait to discuss it with Kevin on this week's podcast. 

Men’s Freestyle weight class results

57 KG
1st - Daniel Dennis, Iowa City, Iowa. (Titan Mercury WC) tech. fall Sam Hazewinkel, Norman, Okla. (Sunkist Kids), 10-0, 1:23
3rd - Coleman Scott, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Sunkist Kids) Erkin Tadzhimetov (NYAC), 7-3
5th - Nathan Tomasello (Titan Mercury WC) inj. dft. over Joe Colon (Titan Mercury WC)
7th - Angel Escobedo (NYAC) dec. Ali Naser (Sunkist Kids), 3-1

65 KG
1st – Jimmy Kennedy, Ann Arbor, Mich. (New York AC/Cliff Keen WC) dec. Logan Stieber, Columbus, Ohio (Titan Mercury WC/Ohio RTC), 9-2
3rd - Reece Humphrey, Columbus, Ohio (NYAC) tech. fall Aaron Pico (Titan Mercury WC), 10-0
5th - Kellen Russell, Ann Arbor, Mich. (NYAC/CKWC) inj. dft. Frank Molinaro (Nittany Lion WC)
7th - Jason Chamberlain (Titan Mercury WC) tech fall Bernard Futrell (TMWC/CKWC), 12-2

74 KG
1st - Andrew Howe, Norman, Okla. (New York AC) dec. Chris Perry, Stillwater, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC), 3-2
3rd - Nick Marable (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) won by decision over Logan Massa (NYAC/CKWC) (Dec 4-2)
5th - Adam Hall, Raleigh, N.C. (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) disq. over Kevin LeValley (Buffalo Valley RTC)
7th - Quinton Godley (Titan Mercury WC) dec. Vladyslav Dombrovskiy (Army WCAP), 6-5

86 KG
1st - Kyle Dake, Ithaca, N.Y. (Titan Mercury WC) dec. David Taylor, State College, Pa. (Nittany Lion WC), 11-4
3rd - Keith Gavin (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) won by decision over Jon Reader (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) (Dec 5-2)
5th Place Match - Richard Perry (NYAC/PWC) won by decision over Clayton Foster (GRIT Athletics - WY RTC) (Dec 5-0)
7th - Tyler Caldwell (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) forfeit over Edward Ruth (Sunkist Kids)

97 KG
1st - Wynn Michalak, Champaign, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC) dec. Scott Schiller, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 12-4
3rd - Kyven Gadson (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Dustin Kilgore (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) (TF 11-1)
5th - Micah Burak (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) dec. Jeffery Felix (TMWC/CKWC), 8-2
7th - Enock Francois (NYAC) dec. Deron Winn (Titan Mercury WC), 4-1

125 KG
1st - Dom Bradley, Morgantown, W.Va. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Tyrell Fortune, Tempe, Ariz. (Titan Mercury WC), 5-3
3rd - Bobby Telford (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) won by decision over Anthony Nelson (Minnesota Storm) (Dec 5-2)
5th - Eric Thompson (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Connor Medbery (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) (TF 11-0)
7th - Justin Grant (NYAC) dec. Matthew Meuleners (Titan Mercury WC), 7-2

Women’s Freestyle weight class results

WM 48 KG
1st - Cody Pfau, Brush, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC) pin Erin Golston, Lake In The Hills, Ill. (NYAC/USOEC), 2:23
3rd - Breonnah Neal (Titan Mercury WC) dec. Nicole Woody, Odenton, Mich. (Terrapin WC), 3-2
5th - Marina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC) inj. dft over Regina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC)
7th - Candace Workman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC) pin Harmonie Roberts (Running Eagles), 1:33

63 KG
1st - Amanda Hendey, San Gabriel, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC) pin Jennifer Page, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC/OTC), 4:13
3rd - Erin Clodgo (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Mallory Velte (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) (TF 10-0)
5th Place Match - Alexis Porter (NYAC/MWC) won by fall over Hannah Jewell (King University) (Fall 2:08)
7th Place Match - Leigh Jaynes-Provisor (Army (WCAP)) won by fall over Rachael McFarland (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:01)

69 KG
1st - Tamyra Mensah, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC) dec. Randi Miller, Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Army WCAP), 5-2
3rd - Forrest Molinari (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) won by decision over Rachel Watters (Gator/OKCU Women/Men RTC) (Dec 4-4)
5th - Veronica Carlson (NYAC) won by tech fall over Lisa Gonzalez (Lindenwood Women`s Wrestling c) (TF 11-0)
7th - Brittany David (Lindenwood Women`s Wrestling c) won by tech fall over Yvonne Galindo (Gator/OKCU Women/Men RTC) (TF 10-0)

53 kg/116.5 lbs.
1st - Michaela Hutchison, Lebanon, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC) dec. Haley Augello, Lockport, Ill. (NYAC/OTC), 3-0
3rd - Sarah Hildebrandt, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/OTC) dec. Deanna Betterman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids), 2-0
5th - Sharon Jacobson, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army WCAP) inj. dft. over Katherine Fulp-Allen, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/OTC)
7th - Jessica Medina, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Amy Fearnside, Morgan Hill, N.C. (Titan Mercury WC), 7-1

58 kg/128 lbs. 
1st - Teshya Alo, Honolulu, Hawaii (Titan Mercury WC) dec. Kelsey Campbell, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids), 8-1
3rd - Maya Nelson, Denver, Colo. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Randi Beltz, Chesterfield, Mo. (Titan Mercury WC), 8-4
5th - Jenna Burkert, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army WCAP) tech. fall Arian Carpio, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids), 10-0
7th - Becka Leathers, Choctaw, Okla. (Titan Mercury WC) tech fall over Savanna Nobile, Richmond, Mo. (Richmond Youth WC), 10-0

75 kg/165 lbs. 
1st- Jackie Surber, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC) dec. Victoria Francis, Litchfield, Ill. (Titan Mercury WC), 8-4
3rd - Julia Salata, Canton, Mich. (NYAC/OTC) tech fall Niauni Hill, Oakland, Calif. (Lindenwood Women`s WC), 10-0
5th - Brandy Lowe, Paxico, Kan. (Bearcat WC) inj. dft. Katerina Lobsinger, Martinez, Calif. (Combat Sports Academy)
7th - Nahiela Magee, Lancaster, Calif. (Wayland Baptist) pin Christina Schmidt, Marietta, Ga. (Running Eagles), 1:22

Final Greco-Roman results

59 kg/130 lbs. 
1st -. Ildar Hafizov, Colorado Springs,Colo. (Army WCAP) inj. dft. Spenser Mango, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army WCAP)
3rd - Ryan Mango, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army (WCAP) tech. fall Sam Jones, Folsom, La. (NYAC/NMU), 10-2
5th- Max Nowry, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army WCAP) inj. dft. Jermaine Hodge, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army WCAP)
7th - Dmitry Ryabchinskiy, Brooklyn, N.Y. (NYAC/NMU) dec. Aaron Kalil, Sneads Ferry, N.C. (U.S. Marines), 6-4)

66 kg/145.5 lbs. 
1st - Ellis Coleman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army WCAP) dec. Patrick Smith, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 4-2
3rd - Jesse Thielke, Germantown, Wis. (NYAC/OTC) tech. fall Christopher Gonzalez, Bolingbrook, Ill. (NYAC/NMU), 8-0
5th - Alejandro Sancho, Miami, Fla. (NYAC/NMU) tech. fall Devin Scott, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 11-0
7th - Brian Graham, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm) tech. fall Bo Beckman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/OTC), 8-0

75 kg/165 lbs.
1st - Geordan Speiller, Oviedo, Fla. (Florida Jets) dec. Cheney Haight, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/OTC), 5-1
3rd Place Match - Justin Lester (Army (WCAP)) won by tech fall over Tarrence Williams (CSU Pueblo wrestling RTC) (TF 8-0)
5th - Corey Hope, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/OTC) inj. dft. Jacob Fisher, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
7th - Barrett Stanghill, Philipsburg, Montana (NYAC/NMU) won by tech fall over Colin Schubert, Brussels, Wis. (NMU-OTS), 8-0

85 kg/187 lbs.
1st - Jacob Clark, Honolulu, Hawaii (Minnesota Storm) dec. Ben Provisor, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/OTC), 4-0
3rd - Patrick Martinez, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army (WCAP) tech. fall Lucas Sheridan, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army WCAP), 8-0
5th- Kevin Radford, Jr., Fayetteville, N.C. (Sunkist Kids) dec. Mark Stenberg, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/NMU), 13-12
7th - Ryan Hope, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/CKWC) dec. Courtney Myers, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army WCAP), 6-4

98 kg/215 lbs.
1st - Joe Rau, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm) dec. Caylor Williams, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army WCAP), 9-6
3rd– G’Angelo Hancock, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC/OTC) won by tech fall over Marcus Finau (CSU Pueblo Wrestling RTC), 9-0
5th - Orry Elor, Walnut Creek, Calif. (NYAC/NMU) inj. dft. John Wechter, Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota Storm)
7th - Jacob Kasper, Mansfield, Ohio (Roughhouse) won by fall over Endhyr Meza, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army (WCAP), 3:31

130 kg/286 lbs. 
1st- Adam Coon, Fowlerville, Mich. (NYAC/CKWC) tech. fall Parker Betts, St. Michael, Minn. (Minnesota Storm), 8-0
3rd - Jacob Mitchell, Portland, Ore. (CSU Pueblo Wrestling RTC) dec. Matthew Lamb, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Army (WCAP), 2-1
5th - Zach Merrill, Buermuda Dunes, Calif. (Titan Mercury WC), tech. fall Eric Fader, Camp Lejeune, N.C (U.S. Marines), 8-0
7th - Jack Griggs, Brighton, Mich. (NMU-OTS) pin Christopher Pierce, Lemont Furnace, Pa. (Patriot Elite WC), 2:10