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Team Texas Junior Boys wrap up at the 2018 Junior Nationals Duals

Team Texas Junior boys got 2 more duals in at the freestyle tournament with 8 total,  and finished 3rd in the Green/Yellow pool out of 10 teams.  The started the tournament with the first 2 duals lost like in the Greco tournament.  Their first dual lost was by Minnesota 1 51-16, who ended up placing 2nd to Ohio 1 who won the Junior National Dual Championship who just happen to be in Texas pool on the first day as well.  Texas then dropped their next dual to Tennessee 40-29 before beating Alaska 39-29 for 7th in their pool.

The Green/Yellow pool had 10 teams in it and Texas won 3 of 4 duals in the pool, then beat team Nebraska 2 49-21 for their 3rd place pool finish.  Texas beat North Carolina 1 48-15, Lost to Minnesota 2 39-30, beat Kansas 2 45-20, and Florida 38-30.

Dominic Chavez

Some of the stand outs of the dual were Dominic Chavez who didn’t do well in greco but proved he owed the freestyle by going 7-0 and the only wrestler to not give up a single point.




Mason Kruljac

Mason Kruljac also went undefeated at 4-0, Kruljac was splitting matches with Robert Silva so his match count was low.




Daniel Manibog

Daniel Manibog could very well be the MOW of the whole national duals for Texas by going undefeated in both styles. Manibog went 7-0 in freestyle only giving up 6 points and only 8 for the whole tournament.



Aiden Conners

Aiden Conner was right there with Manibog going undefeated in both styles as well at 9-0. Conner went 5-0 in freestyle. Conner was sharing time with Sean DelMonte  at 220.


Complete results





All in all the Texas boys had a lot of matches and win or lose on the mat they won experience and this was a great tune up for Fargo the Nationals Championships where if you do good there or just do well against the right wrestler you will get noticed by college coaches.  GREAT JOB!!! Team Texas

Boys Junior Duals
Greco Freestyle
100 Forfeit
106 Trey Reed 0-3 2-5
113 Axel Hernandez 1-2 2-2
113 Jesse Martinez 1-2 1-3
120/126 Dominc Chavez 3-2 7-0
120/126 Jordan Haskins 4-2 4-4
132 Daniel Leal 1-5 3-5
138 Robert Silva 1-2 1-3
138 Mason Kruljac 1-2 4-0
145 Jesse Diaz 5-1 5-3
152/160 Daniel Manibog 6-0 7-0
152/160 Alexander Jacobs 2-4 3-3
170 Manuel Elizondo 2-3 5-2
182 Brodey Beckman 3-3 0-1
182 Ja’Marcus Thomas 0-0 2-5
195 Deandre Rucker 3-3 2-4
220 Aidan Conner 4-0 5-0
220 Sean DelMonte 0-1 0-2
285 Tristan Baugher 2-4 2-3
285 Tim Dendy 0-0 2-1