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Fagen Transfers to ASU, Set For Greco-Roman Competition at Junior Worlds

Aug 20, 2021

TEMPE - Sun Devil Wrestling's presence at the international stage continues Friday when ASU commit Jonathon Fagen (Fruitland, Idaho) competes in the 82 kg Greco-Roman weight class at the UWW Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia for Team USA Friday, Aug. 20 at 11 p.m. MST/ 11 a.m. Russia. Fagen takes on the winner of Mikhail Khachaturau (Belarus)/ Azimkhon Abdaliyev (Kazakhstan), neither of whom enter with prior international credentials. A victory will put Fagen up against the winner of Mykyta Alieksieiev (Ukraine)/Ondrej Havelka (Czechia). The matches can be watched via FloWrestling with live updates coming from @usawrestling on Twitter.
Fagen goes to Russia as a 2017 Cadet Greco-Roman national champion and 2018 Cadet Greco-Roman USA World Team Member. He was a 2021 USA Junior World Team Trials champion too.
Greco-Roman brackets
Junior Worlds Schedule
Team USA Draws
Fagen comes to ASU after a brief career at Cornell. The Big Red didn't compete during the 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and in his freshman season of 2019-20, Fagen saw action in just three duals. Wrestling at 197 lbs, he earned six wins, picking up five  by decision and another one by fall. He went 2-2 at the Bearcat Open and was 4-0 at the Cornell Open. Fagen, a Barrett, The Honors College candidate, is expected to wrestle in the 184 lbs class for the Sun Devils
Fagen's highschool credentials include four Idaho State Champion crowns from Fruitland high school – where he graduated with a 4.0 gpa and as a valedictorian – a pair of All-Star Classic championships, a 194-14 career record, and two NHSCA National All-America accolades. His uncle Travis Fagen wrestled at Arizona State from 1986-90 and was on the 1988 ASU Wrestling National Championship team.
Aug. 16-22 | Ufa, Russia
U.S. Greco-Roman draws
55 kg: Billy Sullivan (Las Vegas, Nev./Legends of Gold Las Vegas)
vs. Iskhar KURBAYEV (Kazakhstan), bronze at 2018 Cadet World Championships
60 kg: Nic Bouzakis (Shavertown, Pa./XCalibur Athletics)
vs. Miguel LOUREIRO DOS SANTOS (Portugal), no international credentials
63 kg: Chayse La Joie (Gaylord, Mich./Spartan Combat RTC)
vs. Iman MOHAMMADI (Iran), silver at 2018 Youth Olympic Games
67 kg: Dominic Damon (Seattle, Wash./NMU RTC)
vs. Muslim IMADAEV (Russia), gold at 2018 Cadet World Champioships
72 kg: Justus Scott (Henderson, Nev./Legends of Gold Las Vegas)
vs. Omer DOGAN (Turkey), no international credentials
77 kg: Matthew Singleton (College Park, Ga./Woodward Academy)
vs. Andreas VASILAKOPOULOS (Greece), 15th at 2019 Cadet World Championships
82 kg: Jon Fagen (Fruitland, Idaho/Spartan Combat RTC)
vs. Mikhail KHACHATURAU (Belarus), no international credentials
OR Azimkhon ABDALIYEV (Kazakhstan), no international credentials
87 kg: Kodiak Stephens (Arnold, Calif./Ebbetts Pass WC)
vs. Tyrone STERKENBURG (Netherlands), bronze at 2017 Cadet European Championships
97 kg: Braxton Amos (Mineral Well, W.V./Wisconsin RTC)
vs. Yerzat YERLANOV (Kazakhstan), 24th at 2018 Cadet World Championships
130 kg: Luke Luffman (Urbana, Ill./Illinois RTC)
vs. Razmik KURDYAN (Armenia), silver at 2019 Cadet World Championships