CORALVILLE, Iowa – Six Huskers wrestled Greco-Roman on the first day of Senior Nationals Friday, with Alex Thomsen (60 kg) finishing first in his weight class. Top-10 finishers for the Huskers included Peyton Robb (77 kg) and Austin Emerson (130 kg), earning fourth and eighth-place, respectively.
Thomsen, seeded at No. 9 for the event, earned a 5-3 decision victory over Mosha Schwartz in the final match. His path to the title was highlighted by a 10-4 decision win over No. 1 seed Taylor LaMont in the quarterfinals. Thomsen ended the day 4-0 overall.
Robb finished above his No. 8 seed and 4-2 on the day. In his final bout, he ultimately fell to Alec Ortiz by decision, 6-1. Robb worked his way through consolation rounds, winning three straight matches for a spot in the third-place bout.
Emerson (130 kg) started the day with an 8-0 technical fall victory over Jacob Evans in the Round of 16, but was defeated by Cohlton Schultz 11-0 in the quarterfinals. In consolation matches, he picked up an 8-0 technical fall victory over Jonovan Smith for a spot in the consolation quarterfinals, which he dropped by injury default.
No. 4 seed Liam Cronin (60 kg) finished 2-2 at the event. In his first bout of the day, he pinned Alex Logsdon in 1:59, but fell to Chance Rich in a 10-6 decision in the Round of 16. Cronin wrestled in two consolation rounds, ultimately falling by decision to Randon Miranda.
Ridge Lovett and Brock Hardy competed at 67 kg for the Huskers. No. 8 seed Lovett finished 2-2 overall at the event. In the consolation matches, he defeated Bobby Treshock by technical fall but was eliminated by Morgan Flaharty in a 12-4 technical fall decision. Hardy went 0-2 on the day, falling 10-1 to Calvin Germinaro in the Round of 32 and 3-2 to Morgan Flaharty in the first round of consolation matches.
Sixteen current Huskers take the mat on Saturday, Oct. 10 to compete in the men’s freestyle division. Bouts begins at 10 a.m. and will be streamed by FloWrestling. Consolations and finals will be held on Sunday.
USA Wrestling Senior Nationals – Greco-Roman
Oct. 9, 2020
60 kg: Alex Thomsen
Round of 32: BYE
Round of 16: Alex Thomsen tech. fall Camden Russell (MWC Wrestling Academy), 9-0
Quarterfinals: Alex Thomsen dec. Taylor LaMont (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club), 10-4
Semifinals: Alex Thomsen tech. fall Chance Rich (Roadrunner WC), 8-0
Finals: Alex Thomsen dec. Mosha Schwartz (Unattached), 5-3
60 kg: Liam Cronin
Round of 32: Liam Cronin pinned Alex Logsdon (Cougar Wrestling Club), 1:59
Round of 16: Chance Rich (Roadrunner WC) tech. fall Liam Cronin, 11-2
Cons. 16 #2: BYE
Cons. 8 #1: Liam Cronin tech. fall Britain Longmire (Unattached), 11-2
Cons. 8 #2: Randon Miranda (New York Athletic Club) dec. Liam Cronin, 7-0
67 kg: Ridge Lovett
Round of 32: Ridge Lovett tech. fall Justin Feldman (Camarillo Wrestling Club), 12-0
Round of 16: Duncan Nelson (Unattached) dec. Ridge Lovett, 12-7
Cons. 16 #2: Ridge Lovett tech. fall Bobby Treshock (Curby 3 Style Wrestling Club), 12-4
Cons. 8 #1: Morgan Flaharty (New York Athletic Club) tech. fall Ridge Lovett, 12-4
67 kg: Brock Hardy
Round of 32: Calvin Germinaro (Minnesota Storm) tech. fall Brock Hardy, 10-1
Cons. 16 #1: BYE
Cons. 16 #2: Morgan Flaharty (New York Athletic Club) dec. Brock Hardy, 3-2
77 kg: Peyton Robb
Round of 32: BYE
Round of 16: Peyton Robb pinned Dracius Mckee (Unattached), 1:23
Quarterfinals: Patrick Smith (Minnesota Storm) tech. fall Peyton Robb, 11-0
Cons. 8 #2: Peyton Robb dec. Tommy Brackett (Unattached), 11-6
Cons. 4: Peyton Robb tech. fall Fritz Schierl (TMWC/Ohio RTC), 8-0
Cons. Semifinals: Peyton Robb tech. fall Ryan Epps (Unattached), 8-0
Third-Place: Alec Ortiz (Minnesota Storm) dec. Peyton Robb, 6-1
130 kg: Austin Emerson
Round of 16: Austin Emerson tech. fall Jacob Evans (Unattached), 8-0
Quarterfinals: Cohlton Schultz (Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club) dec. Austin Emerson, 5-0
Cons. 8 #2: Austin Emerson tech. fall Jonovan Smith (Unattached), 8-0
Cons. 4: Donny Longendyke (Unattached) dec. Austin Emerson by injury default