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Silvis, Nelson, Collins win Age Group National Titles at USAW Freestyle and Greco Nationals

By Brandon Paulson, 07/03/18, 11:00AM CDT


The Freestyle and Greco nationals for Schoolboy(14U), Novice(12U), and Intermediate(10U) were held this past weekend in Atlanta, GA. It was held in the same venue as Coach Paulson competed in the 1996 Olympics. PINnacle had 10 wrestlers compete for a national title in the International Styles. 

Zach Silvis(Schoolboy 87) had a dominant year this year, and added to his double Northern Plain titles, with a Greco National Championship. Zach controlled underhooks, and of course threw a couple beautiful reverse lifts in route to his title! With the win, he also earned the coveted Gold Singlet(winning three major tournaments during the year). Zach also placed 6th in Freestyle.

Gavin Nelson(Schoolboy 149) had a great tournament and made huge strides since May. Gavin is extremely powerful when he gets to a dominant tie and ended up with a National Championship in Greco, and a 3rd place finish in Freestyle. 

Liam Collins came away with the Intermediate 53lb Freestyle National Title. Liam used his speed, a great Hi-C, along with some nasty front heads and gut wrenches. Liam also placed 3rd in Greco!

Other wrestles also competed hard, and had some fun in Atlanta. Zach Hanson was a double AA, and a finalist in Greco. Zach ended up 3rd in Greco, and 4th in Freestyle. Others competing Kaleb Mead(3rd Greco), Max Ramberg(4th Freestyle),Charli Raymond,Cash Raymond, Alex Diederich, Elijah Paulson,and Jed Wester