Incoming Sand Springs freshman Carter Young (27-1) was already named our Sandite of the Week for his National Runner-Up finish in Freestyle wrestling this past weekend. On Friday he padded his resume with a first-place finish in Greco-Roman.
The USA Wrestling Cadet National Championships are held annually in Fargo, North Dakota, and are one of the biggest events of the year in the wrestling community. Two styles of wrestling are held in Fargo. Freestyle is the most widely-practiced form of wrestling in the world, while Greco-Roman limits wrestlers to above-the-waist wrestling only. No tripping or holding below the waist requires a radically different skill set.
Young came into the event as the defending National Champion in freestyle. He lost his claim to the freestyle title after a 10-4 loss to Jett Strickenberger in the finals, but improved on his prior year's third-place finish in Greco.
The young Sandite won his first match 11-0 in only forty seconds with a tech fall against Dylan Driver. Next to fall was Devin Thomas by 5-1 decision, then Jack Ryan went down 10-0 in 1:08.
Young topped Idaho three-style State Champion Kase Mauger 6-3 in the semifinals, then won the first-place bout 10-0 over Danny Curran.
Team Oklahoma Results:
94 lbs - Jason Gilbert - DNP (2-2)
94 lbs - Cooper Mahaffey - DNP (0-2)100 lbs - Dayton Cary - DNP (1-2)
106 lbs - Braeden Williams - DNP (1-2)
113 lbs - Alexander Prince - DNP (0-2)
113 lbs - Jaxon Randall - DNP (1-2)
120 lbs - Cameron Picklo - 3rd Place (6-1)
120 lbs - Ryder Ramsey - DNP (2-2)
126 lbs - Reece Witcraft - 1st Place (6-0)
132 lbs - Blake Salt - DNP (0-2)
132 lbs - Timothy Trigg - DNP (1-2)
132 lbs - Spencer Schickram - DNP (7-2)
132 lbs - Christopher Dugger - DNP (2-2)
138 lbs - Kobi Gomez - DNP (0-2)
138 lbs - Dillon Berry - DNP (0-2)
138 lbs - Blake Ramos - DNP (3-2)
145 lbs - Wyatt Berry - DNP (0-2)
145 lbs - Cole Thomas - DNP (1-2)
152 lbs - Jacob Law - DNP (0-2)
152 lbs - Kyle Knowles - 6th Place (4-3)
160 lbs - Charles Floyd - DNP (1-2)
170 lbs - Talon Borror - DNP (2-2)
182 lbs - Matthew Santos - DNP (0-2)
195 lbs - Garrick Johnson - DNP (0-2)
195 lbs - John Wiese - DNP (1-2)
195 lbs - Taylor Fleming - DNP (1-2)
220 lbs - Micah Walker - DNP (3-2)
285 lbs - Carson Wiley - DNP (0-2)
285 lbs - Trenton Keith - DNP (1-2)