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Three Qualify for U.S Senior World Team Trials

May 1, 2021

CORALVILLE, IA -- Three Sun Devils solidified their qualification for the 2021 U.S. Senior World Team Trials in September after placing at the 2021 Senior Nationals. 

Wrestling alumni Josh Kramer defeated the number one seed, Nahshon Garrett, of the 61 kilogram men's freestyle class on the way to his championship bout against Shelton Mack on Saturday night. In the final seconds of the match, Mack grabbed a takedown to push himself ahead of Kramer for a 3-2 decision win.

Josh Shields and Jacori Teemer both fought their way through the consolation bracket to the fifth place bout to face each other in the 74kg class. Shields was awarded the fifth place podium finish after a forfeit. 

Phoenix native Chad Porter placed fourth at the Senior Greco-Roman 97kg weight class on Friday night. Porter went undefeated in three bouts to earn his opportunity to attend the World Team Trials in September.

Sunday will host the final bouts for the UWW Junior Nationals featuring all freshmen including a pair of Sun Devils wrestling against each other in 61kg, Jesse Vasquez and Cleveland Belton. Belton won four matches in the afternoon.

Trey Munoz (79kg) and Julian Chlebove (61kg) round out the group aiming to place on the podium via consolation.

Fall 2021 Sun Devil recruits Richard Figueora (57kg) and Cael Valencia (74kg) made appearances at UWW Juniors. Figueroa, a three-time California state champion, defeated his nemesis Drake Ayala 7-4 en route to the finals bout which will take place Sunday morning. 

Fans can follow the last day of the 2021 Senior and UWW Junior Nationals on with live results on FloArena. Coverage gets underway with UWW Juniors at 8 a.m. MST on Sunday. 


Senior Men's Freestyle:

61 kg Josh Kramer (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) 2nd Place

Bye - Josh Kramer

Josh Kramer defeats Cian Apple (Colorado Mesa Wrestling Club), Tech Fall 10-0

Josh Kramer defeats Chris Cannon (New Jersey), VPO1 9-8

Josh Kramer defeats Nahshon Garrett (TMWC/SERTC), VPO1 13-13


74 kg Jacori Teemer (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) 6th Place

Jacori Teemer defeats Cayd Lara (Panther Wrestling Club RTC), Tech Fall 10-0

Jacori Teemer defeats AJ Jaffe (New England Regional Training Center), Tech Fall 11-0

Jacori Teemer defeats Quentin PErez (Navy-Marine Corps Mat Club), VPO1 11-2

Joey Lavallee (TMWC/LVWC) defeats Jacori Teemer, VPO1 6-5

Philip Conigliaro (New England Regional Training Center) defeats Jacori Teemer, VPO1 7-4

Josh Shields forfeit Jacori Teemer (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club)


74 kg Josh Shields (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) 5th Place

Josh Shields defeats Patrick Schoenfelder (Panther Wrestling Club RTC), Tech Fall 11-0

Josh Shields defeats Branson Ashworth (Wyoming Wrestling Regional Training Center), VPO1 4-2

Josh Shields defeats Justin Mccoy (Cavalier Wrestling Club), Tech Fall 10-0

Hayden Hidlay (TMWC/Wolfpack Wrestling Club) defeats Josh Shields, VSU1 14-2

Branson Ashworth defeats Josh Shields, VPO1 4-3

Josh Shields forfeit Jacori Teemer (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club)


Junior Men's Freestyle:

61 kg Cleveland Belton (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club)

Cleveland Belton defeats Trayton Anderson (Jackrabbit Wrestling Club), Tech Fall 10-0

Cleveland Belton defeats Dustin Bhoren (Sebolt Wrestling Academy), VSU1 13-3

Trey Crawford (Tiger Style Wrestling Club) defeats Cleveland Belton, VFA 9-7

Cleveland Belton defeats Kase Mauger (Brunson UVRTC), VFA 4-0

Cleveland Belton defeats Nick Masters (Princeton Wrestling Club), Tech Fall 10-0

Cleveland Belton vs. Jesse Vasquez (California)


61 kg Jesse Vasquez (Unattached) 

Jesse Vasquez defeats Andrew Chambal (Michigan Wrestling Club), Tech Fall 11-0

Jesse Vasuqez defeats Lukas Richie (Pennsylvania RTC), VPO1 3-2

Carter Young (Cowboy Wrestling Club) defeats Jesse Vasquez, VSU1 12-2

Cleveland Belton (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) vs. Jesse Vasquez


61 kg Julian Chlebove (Unattached)

Julian Chlebove defeats David Medina (Tennessee), Tech Fall 11-0

Julian Chlebove defeats Cullan Schriever (Hawkeye Wrestling Club), VPO1 8-1

Julian Chlebove defeats Brady Hankin (Betterman Elite Wrestling), Tech Fall 10-0

Jesse Mendez (Region Wrestling Academy) defeats Julian Chlebove, VPO1 3-1

Julian Chlebove vs. Mason Clarke (New York City RTC)


65 kg Ethan Pickren (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) 

Ethan Pickren defeats Gunnar Fuss (New York City RTC), VPO1 11-6

Ethan Pickren defeats Blake Boarman (Maurer Coughlin Wrestling Club), VPO1 14-11

Hagen Heistand (Sebolt Wrestling Academy) defeats Ethan Pickren, Tech Fall 12-0

Aundre Beatty (Indiana) defeats Ethan Pickren, VFA 10-0


79 kg Trey Munoz (Unattached)

Trey Munoz defeats Fabo Preka (Bulls Wrestling Club) Tech Fall, 10-0

Trey Munoz defeats Matthew Singleton (Compound Wrestling), VPO1 10-3

Trey Munoz defeats Trey Kibe (Pennsylvania), Tech Fall 10-0

Trey Munoz vs. Clayton Whiting (Askren Wrestling Academy)


86 kg Josh Nummer (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) 

Bye - Josh Nummer

Kodiak Stephens (Ebbetts Pass Wrestling) defeats Josh Nummer, VSU1 12-1

Josh Nummer defeats Abraham Michel (Dubuque Wrestling Club), VSU1 14-3

Deanothy Parker (Moline Wrestling Club) defeats Josh Nummer, VFA 16-8


Senior Greco-Roman:

97 kg Chad Porter (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) 4th Place

Chad Porter defeats Guy Patron (Dubuque Wrestling Club), VPO 4-0

Chad Porter defeats Ben Hughes (Southern Oregon Regional Training Center), Tech Fall 8-0

Chad Porter defeats Diante Cooper (Air Force Regional Training Center), VFO 3-0

Third Place -  Vaughn Monreal-berner (Marines) forfeit Chad Porter