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April 13, 2008

Returning champs Ramos, Alton unbeaten after day one of FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals

Returning champs Ramos, Alton unbeaten after day one of FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals
Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
04/12/2008

AKRON, OHIO - Two returning national champions remain unbeaten after the first day of competition at the FILA Cadet Freestyle National Championships at the Univ. of Akron on Saturday.

Returning champion Tony Ramos of Illinois won his first six matches at 58 kg/127.75 lbs, scoring two technical falls and four decisions. Ramos won the FILA Cadet Nationals last year at 54 kg/119 lbs.

Returning champion Dylan Alton of Pennsylvania had five victories at 63 kg/138.75 lbs., including three pins and two technical falls. Alton won the the FILA Cadet Nationals at 58 kg/127.75 pounds last season.

The other returning FILA Cadet National champion Hunter Stieber of Ohio suffered a loss in his pool competition on Saturday. Stieber won his first four matches, two by technical fall and two by pin. In the fifth round, he was defeated by Steven Keith of New York, 1-4, 2-2, 2-4. Keith has won all four of his matches so far. Stieber was also a Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle last summer.

Returning FILA Cadet National runner-up Robert Deutsch of New Jersey was defeated twice at 50 kg/110 lbs. and eliminated. He was second last year at 46 kg/101.25 lbs.

There were seven Cadet National champions, who won their titles last summer in Fargo, N.D., who entered the freestyle tournament this year. Two of them have lost bouts, Stieber and Kyle Caylor of Kansas at 100 kg/220 lbs.

The 2007 Asics Cadet Nationals champions who remain unbeaten in the tournament so far are Dylan Alton, plus Alan Waters of Missouri (54 kg/119 lbs.), Andrew Alton of Pennsylvania (63 kg/138.75 lbs.), Brandon Rolnick of New Jersey (69 kg.152 lbs.) and Jonathan Becker of New Jersey (85 kg/187.25 lbs).

Six of the FILA Cadet National Greco-Roman champions who won on Friday night are unbeaten in the freestyle tournament after the first day. These wrestlers are seeking to win a double title on Sunday. They are Tyler Fraley of New Jersey (42 kg/92.5 lbs.), Tony Pena of Colorad (50 kg/110 lbs.), Tyler Beckwith of New York (76 kg/167.5 lbs.), Max Huntley of Virginia (85 kg/187.5 lbs.), Alex Polizzi of Wisconsin (100 kg/220.25 lbs.) and Nikola Bogojevic of Wisconsin (125 kg/275 lbs.)