USAW Kids Nationals


Courtesy Dave Bartlett:

Last Monday through Saturday the West Regional was held in the Holt Arena in Pocatello, ID. This is one of 11 regionals held around the nation as a qualifier for the Kids National Tournament; 2400 wrestlers aging from 5-18 competed in Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling. The primary participants are from Alaska, Hawaii, California, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

Participants from Cheyenne were:
Intermediate (9-10) 55 lbs. – Benjamin Whitright
Intermediate (9-10) 103 lbs. – Keagan Bartlett
Novice (11-12) 95 lbs. – Bradley Whitright
Schoolboy (13-14) 126 lbs. – Gunner Bartlett
Schoolboy (13-14) 136 lbs. – Tommy Neal

Keagan Bartlett placed 2nd in Greco-Roman at the regional tournament and Tommy Neal placed 6th in Folkstyle.

USAW Kids Nationals in Orem, UT
This past Monday through Wednesday, the USA Wrestling Kids National Tournament was held at Utah Valley State University in Orem, UT. The tournament was for wrestlers ages 7-14 and had 525 wrestlers from 33 states compete. Placing in the top 8 in each age and weight class earns the individual USA Wrestling All-American honors.
Cheyenne had 3 wrestlers compete in Orem: Keagan Bartlett, Gunner Bartlett and Tommy Neal. Between the 3 of them, they brought home 5 AA honors back to Cheyenne. Greco took place Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Freestyle was Tuesday afternoon and finished up this afternoon.

Final placing were:
Greco-Roman
Keagan Bartlett (Intermediate 103) – 4th place
Gunner Bartlett (Schoolboy 128) – 4th Place
Tommy Neal (Schoolboy 136) – 5th Place

Freestyle:
Keagan Bartlett (Intermediate 103) – 4th place
Gunner Bartlett (Schoolboy 128) – 7th place


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