Senior Nationals Finals Are Set For Sunday

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The 2019 Senior Nationals - Olympic Trials Qualifier is going down in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend. The live action can be viewed over on FloWrestling, with the men's freestyle finals taking place on Sunday. I'll be giving some live updates over the next two days in the men's freestyle divisions. Check out my article from yesterday about five exciting wrestlers to watch. Here's the schedule for Sunday -  

Sunday, December 22

11 AM – 3 PM - Men’s Freestyle (57 KG, 65 KG, 74 KG, 86 KG , 97 KG, 125 KG) - Consolation, Consolation Semifinals, 3rd Place, 5th Place and 7th Place

11 AM – 3 PM - Women’s Freestyle (62 KG, 68 KG, 76 KG) - Consolation, Consolation Semifinals, 3rd Place, 5th Place and 7th Place

4 PM – 5:30 PM - Men’s Freestyle (57 KG, 65 KG, 74 KG, 86 KG , 97 KG, 125 KG) - Championship Finals

4 PM – 5:30 PM - Women’s Freestyle (62 KG, 68 KG, 76 KG) - Championship Finals

The finals are set and there's some exciting matchups taking place on Sunday. There were some seriously dominant wrestlers that will collide in these finals.

At 57 kg both Nathan Tomasello and Spencer Lee ripped through the division, with Spencer getting four techs to Nato's 3. These two have met three times in folkstyle competition, Lee hold's the edge there 2-1. Spencer's senior level debut has looked about as good as can be, outscoring his opponents 44-4 en route to the final.

65 kg saw Joey Mckenna take out top seed Yianni Diakomihalis in a wild comeback in the semifinals. He will face off with vet Jordan Oliver, who looked flawless on Saturday. Oliver had four techs with a score of 40-0 in those matches.

Logan Massa pulled off the upset at 74 kg, running up 15 points on the top seed in the semis. He will have to get through reigning NCAA Champ Mekhi Lewis, who knocked off Thomas Gantt in the semis.

The two and four seeds made the finals at 86 kg. Myles Martin eliminated Alex Dieringer with a last second takedown in his semi, and Zahid Valencia took down true freshman from Penn State Aaron Brooks 6-0 in the other semi.

A fourth straight top seed went down when Kollin Moore took out  Kyven Gadson at 97 kg. He will meet up with Hayden Zillmer in that final.

Tony Nelson defeated true freshman Daniel Kerkvliet 3-2 in his semi to set up a final with Dom Bradley. Bradley was running up the score on NCAA champ Anthony Cassar before an injury to Cassar stopped the match.

Here's a rundown of the results on Saturday- 

Round of 32

57Spencer Lee (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VSU Jacob Moran (Unattached), 10-0 0:28 - Lee with a quick takedown and string of leg laces to get the tech 28 seconds into his first senior level match.

57Nick Suriano (NYC RTC) VPO1 Shelton Mack (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 4-1 - Suriano keeps it close but controlled the entire match, only giving up a late step out point to Mack.

Round of 16

57Nahshon Garrett (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VIN Cory Clark (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 4-2 3:29 - Clark was winning 4-2 before they go off the mat and it looks like maybe a broken wrist for Clark.
57Spencer Lee (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VSU Shane Kim (Kwik), 10-0 0:29 - Spencer with another quick tech, been on the mat less than a minute in two matches.

57Darian Cruz (New York Athletic Club) VPO1 Sean Russell (Gopher Wrestling Club - RTC), 5-2 - gonna get Cruz vs Lee in the quarters.

57Nick Suriano (NYC RTC) VSU Britain Longmire (Team Nevada), 10-0 4:06 - Suriano with a tech to set up a big quarter vs Vito.

Quarterfinals

57Spencer Lee (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VSU Darian Cruz (New York Athletic Club), 10-0 3:59 - Spencer kills the NCAA champ, his third tech in three matches.
57Vitali Arujau (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VPO1 Nick Suriano (NYC RTC), 2-2 - Upset here as Vito beats Suriano on criteria and will have Spencer in the semis.

Semifinals

65 KG 

Round of 32

65Yianni Diakomihalis (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VSU Mario Mason (New York Athletic Club), 10-0 2:47 - Yianni finishes the tech with a high crotch and turn on the edge for another two.

65Joey Lazor (Panther Wrestling Club RTC) VFA Earl Hall (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 14-9 5:30

65Jaydin Eierman (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VSU Ali Yousefi (Unattached), 13-0 1:01 - Eierman finishes the tech with a suplex off a strange attempt at a stand up in freestyle wrestling.
65Bryce Meredith (New York Athletic Club) VSU1 Joshua Saunders (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 11-1 4:24 - was close early and then Meredith went on a 9-0 run to get the tech.
65Dean Heil (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VSU Tristan Snover (Warrior Wrestling Club), 10-0 0:42 - Heil with the tech to set up a match with his old college rival Meredith in the second round.

65Sean Fausz (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VSU Aldon Isenberg (Unattached), 10-0 1:06

Round of 16

65Ben Whitford (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VSU1 Domonick Demas (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 11-1 5:44 - big win for former high school standout Whitford against one of the best current NCAA wrestlers.
65Joey Lazor (Panther Wrestling Club RTC) VSU1 Frank Molinaro (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 15-5 3:00 - wild one here as 2016 Olympian Molinaro gives up 15 points and is teched by Lazor.

65Nick Lee (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) VPO1 Jaydin Eierman (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 10-6

65Bryce Meredith (New York Athletic Club) VSU1 Dean Heil (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 18-8 3:30 - Was close for a while, Meredith runs it up and techs 2x NCAA champ Heil.

65Jordan Oliver (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) VSU Sean Fausz (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 10-0 3:30 - JO looking sharp he's up 20-0 through two matches. Meredith vs Oliver in the quarters.

Quarterfinals

65Yianni Diakomihalis (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VPO1 Ben Whitford (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 11-3 - Third tech of the day for Yianni, he's outscored his opponents 31-3.
65Jordan Oliver (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) VSU Bryce Meredith (New York Athletic Club), 10-0 2:40 - Oliver with the fourth tech in the 65 quarters and his third straight. 30-0 on the day and has Lee in the semis.

Semifinals

65Joseph Mckenna (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VPO1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 6-5 - A lot of people had Yianni taking this division, Mckenna with a wild comeback at the end to advance to the finals.
65Jordan Oliver (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) VSU Nick Lee (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club), 10-0 2:42 - Jordan Oliver with a fourth tech and he's up 40-0 on points today.

74 KG

Round of 64

Round of 32

74Mekhi Lewis (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VSU Jaison White (Unattached), 10-0 1:02 - 2019 NCAA champ Mekhi Lewis with a real quick tech here.

Round of 16

Quarterfinals

74Logan Massa (New York Athletic Club) VSU1 Anthony Valencia (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club), 20-8 5:49 - Wild 28 point match here, Massa with the tech and will face Nazar, who just teched Logan's teammate from Michigan.

Semifinals

74Logan Massa (New York Athletic Club) VPO1 Nazar Kulchytskyy (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 15-6 - Massa avenges Pantaleo and almost techs the top seed to make the final.

86 KG 

Round of 32

Round of 16

86Alex Dieringer (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VSU Ryan Loder (San Francisco Wrestling Club), 10-0 1:28 - Ringer picks up the pace in the second match, will have Pfarr in the quarters.
86Aaron Brooks (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) VPO1 Maxwell Dean (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 10-7 - Big win for youngster Aaron Brooks from Penn State, big quarter for him against Sammy Brooks.

Quarterfinals

86Alex Dieringer (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VPO1 Brett Pfarr (Gopher Wrestling Club - RTC), 2-1 - Top seed Dieringer has a close one here but he's into the semis.
86Myles Martin (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VPO Nicholas Heflin (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club), 7-0 - After two techs to start the day, Myles shuts out Heflin and has a semi with Dieringer next.
86Aaron Brooks (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) VPO1 Samuel Brooks (New York Athletic Club), 15-9 - The true freshman Aaron Brooks continues his run, putting 15 points on the board in this one.
86Zahid Valencia (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) VPO1 Nathan Jackson (New York Athletic Club), 3-2 - Zahid started the tournament with two techs, tough match here but he's on to the semis and an interesting match with youngster Aaron Brooks.

Semifinals

86Zahid Valencia (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) VPO Aaron Brooks (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club), 6-0 - Zahid holds off Brooks and will meet Martin in the finals, a clash of NCAA champs.

97 KG

Round of 16


Quarterfinals

Semifinals

125 KG

Round of 32

125Nick Nevills (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) VSU1 Jacob Evans (Unattached), 14-3 4:33

125Ceron Francisco (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VPO1 Michael Kosoy (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club), 4-3

Round of 16

125Daniel Kerkvliet (Titan Mercury Wrestling Club) VSU Mauro Correnti (New York Athletic Club), 10-0 0:36 - Kerkvliet is one of the best young heavyweights out there and looked great in his first match.

125Anthony Cassar (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club) VSU Jeremy Benton (Unattached), 10-0 0:47 - current NCAA champ Cassar with the easy tech.

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

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