OMAHA, Neb. – Three Huskers advanced to the second day of UWW Junior Nationals, as Ridge Lovett and Isaiah Alford secured quarterfinal matches and Elise Brown Ton wrestled back through the consolation bracket of the tournament.
Lovett rolled through the championship bracket, never giving up a point in his three matches on the day. After a first-round bye, the sophomore earned three consecutive 10-0 technical fall victories to cruise to the quarterfinals. He will meet Carter Young (Team BIG) in Sunday’s quarterfinals at 74 kg.
Isaiah Alford also recorded three technical fall wins Saturday to cement a place in the 61 kg quarterfinals. He held Kaleb Canoyer scoreless in his second match of the tournament and only gave up four points on the day. In the quarterfinals, he will take on Cade DeVos.
Freshman Elise Brown Ton (74 kg) opened the day with a technical fall win over Jack Chesman to advance to the Round of 16. Following a technical fall defeat in the championship bracket, he scored a four-point takedown on Cory Peterson late in the second period of his first consolation match to keep wrestling in the tournament.
At 61 kg, freshman Dominick Serrano finished the tournament 3-2. He earned an 11-10 decision victory in his first match of the day over Julian Farber, rattling off seven unanswered points in the last minute of the match to advance. After falling in the next bout, Serrano wrestled back through two consolation matches, but ultimately fell in the second round of the Consolation of 16.
Jordan Kelber (61 kg) wrestled in the first session of the day, competing in the U23 division. He earned a first-round bye and struck first in both of his two matches on the day but was unable to finish with a win.
Tomorrow’s action starts at 9 a.m. and will be streamed live on FloWrestling.
UWW Junior and U23 Nationals – Men’s Freestyle
Nov. 14, 2020
Jordan Kelber – 61 kg
Round of 32: Taylor Lamont (Sunkist Wrestling Club) tech. fall Jordan Kelber, 12-2
Cons. 16 #1: Matthew Berlin (Rabid Dawg Wrestling Club) dec. Jordan Kelber, 7-4
Isaiah Alford – 74 kg
Round of 64: Isaiah Alford tech. fall Gavin Model (Wisconsin RTC), 12-2
Round of 32: Isaiah Alford tech. fall Kaleb Canoyer (Nebraska Golden Eagles Wrestling Club), 10-0
Round of 16: Isaiah Alford tech. fall McKay Foy (Mustang Wrestling Club), 12-2
Elise Brown Ton – 74 kg
Round of 64: BYE
Round of 32: Elise Brown Ton tech. fall Jack Chesman (Pearl River High School Wrestling), 10-0
Round of 16: Bernie Truax (Central Coast RTC) tech. fall Elise Brown Ton, 10-0
Cons. 16 #2: Elise Brown Ton dec. Cory Peterson (Unattached), 8-4
Ridge Lovett – 61 kg
Round of 128: BYE
Round of 64: Ridge Lovett tech. fall Joseph Pins (Burg Training Center), 10-0
Round of 32: Ridge Lovett tech. fall Ryan Michaels (Pittsburgh Wrestling Club), 10-0
Round of 16: Ridge Lovett tech. fall Evan Buchanan (Cavalier Wrestling Club), 10-0
Dominick Serrano – 61 kg
Round of 128: BYE
Round of 64: Dominick Serrano dec. Julian Farber (Panther Wrestling Club RTC), 11-10
Round of 32: Cleveland Belton (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) tech. fall Dominick Serrano, 10-0
Cons. 32 #2: Dominick Serrano dec. Patrick Noonan (Unattached), 8-7
Cons. 16 #1: Dominick Serrano dec. Caleb Gross (Jackrabbit Wrestling Club), 13-4
Cons. 16 #2: Daniel Kimball (Jackrabbit Wrestling Club) tech. fall Dominick Serrano, 10-10
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One way to shake off a stinging loss is to win the next game....
- / 7 days ago
From the opening kickoff, you could tell this wasn’t going to be Nebraska’s day....