It’s that time of year again for the USA Preseason Nationals. This tournament has always been the biggest participation tournament for preseason Texas wrestlers. As of today, 130 Texas wrestlers are registered for the sold out event of 1500 wrestlers. This year, Texas has some of the top wrestlers attending with 4 State Champions and a whole list of State placers and All Americans along with wrestlers looking to make their mark. This folkstyle tournament is separated by Cadets and Juniors on Saturday and Middle School Boys with all Girls on Sunday
Below will be a highlighted per weight notables for Saturday.
Landon Brown is the only 10th grader in the bunch with Braxton Brown, Carson Laughery, Christopher Martinez, and Zarek Hernandez all 9th graders from all 4 regions of the State. Brown was the only placer last year in the middle school division.
Stand out here is All American and World Placer Parker Decker, Noah Gochberg a freshman was a placer last year in middle school division.
Preston Decker and Jackson Bourne both state placers lead the pack here with freshman Jaren Powell making the scene.
Alex Maestas is the veteran here.
Newcomers Aaron Lofton, DeShawn Crosby, and Skylar Fernandez will make a showing here.
This weight highlights undefeated state champ Heath Roth and state placer and All America Chase Warden.
State Placer Jaydn Heaton is the lone cadet here.
Austin Cooley and Deven Durham are the lone contenders here.
152, 160, 170, and 182 Cadets
Elise Brown Ton, Zach Vasquez, Ethan Wilson, and top gun AJ Ferrari are the lone Texans at this weight listed in order.
Cody Goodman and Daniel Goodrich will battle at this weight.
State runner up Tyler Brennan and Gabe Gamez are the contenders at this weight.
State runner up Jordan Strmiska and Andrew Elmore will represent this weight.
This weight is loaded with 9 wrestlers registered. State Champ Gregory Coapstick leads this pack followed by state runner up Christian Moreno and state placers Gabe Martinez, Noah Yeamans, Broderick Green,
8 wrestlers entered here. Top Gun here would be Logan Brown followed by Baylor Steward.
Daniel Leal is the top ranked wrestler at this weight.
Adam Maestas and Lucas Brennan are the state placer/qualifiers here.
7 wrestlers entered here with top contenders being state placers and state qualifiers Trent Dooley, Jonathan Green, Kalob Jewett, and Julian Delgado.
State runner up Cameron Haddock fresh off his Freakshow placing in Vegas leads this weight followed by state placers Adolfo Almanza and Mathew Jewett.
State placer Thomas Flaherty is the headliner at this weight with 4 other register wrestlers.
3x state champ Braedan Redlin is going for his 4th consecutive Pre Season Nationals Championship.
Nathan Grimes leads the way here .
195, 220 Juniors
Luke Carlin and Tristan Baugher are the lone entries for the big guys.
17 Texas Girls are making the trip out of 48 girls total, the girls numbers have been low last couple of years but they should all get a match, the largest weight class is 112 with 11 girls.
97,148, 159, 198 all will have one match.