Chavez dominates Rogers in battle of returning champs

FARGO, N.D. -- Fifteen Junior National Greco-Roman champions were crowned on Tuesday, but it was Idaho's Jon Jay Chavez who shined brightest.

Jon Jay Chavez of Idaho was named USA Wrestling Junior Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year (Photo/John Sachs,
The 18-year-old Chavez earned a 10-0 technical fall victory over Chandler Rogers of Oklahoma in the finals at 170 pounds in a battle of returning Junior National Greco-Roman champions.

Chavez used a five-point throw and multiple turns to end the match in 80 seconds.

Chavez has become one of America's young rising stars in Greco-Roman. Last year he won a bronze medal at the Cadet World Championships. He earned a spot on this year's Junior World Team, and will compete at the Junior World Championships in August. He was also named USA Wrestling Junior Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year.

Utah's Roy Nash (220) joined Chavez as a repeat champion in the Junior National Greco-Roman competition. Nash topped Wisconsin's Tyler Schmidt 13-8 in the championship match.

California's Randon Miranda (100) and Arizona's Danny Vega (106) are still alive for Junior Triple Crowns after winning folkstyle and Greco-Roman titles this year.

Junior World bronze medalist Sam Stoll of Minnesota claimed his third Fargo title by defeating Adarios Jones of Illinois, 2-0, in the championship match at heavyweight.

Illinois took the team title with 69 points, finishing 18 points ahead of runner-up Minnesota.

Finals Results:
100: Randon Miranda (California) tech. fall Zack Murillo (Connecticut), 14-4
106: Danny Vega (Arizona) dec. Todd Small (Georgia), 7-2
113: Dorian Sapien (Idaho) dec. Corbin Nirschl (Kansas), 12-6
120: Skyler Petry (Minnesota) dec. Anthony Cefolo (New Jersey), 2-1
126: Taylor LaMont (Utah) dec. Kegan Calkins (Oklahoma), 7-2
132: Will Koll (New York) tech. fall Will Kui (New Jersey), 11-0
138: Blake Clevenger (Missouri) dec. Rudy Guillen (Georgia), 8-1
145: Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer (New York) tech. fall Sir Romeo Howard (Illinois), 16-5
152: Brooks Robinson (Utah) pinned Nick Tarpley (Colorado), 2:09
160: Burke Paddock (New York) tech. fall Jake Deutschlander (Minnesota), 10-0
170: Jon Jay Chavez (Idaho) tech. fall Chandler Rogers (Oklahoma), 10-0
182: Justan Rivera (Georgia) dec. Andrew Kowal (Ohio), 4-2
195: Sammy Colbray (Oregon) dec. Joel Dixon (Oklahoma), 8-0
220: Roy Nash (Utah) dec. Tyler Schmidt (Wisconsin), 13-8
285: Sam Stoll (Minnesota) dec. Adarios Jones (Illinois), 2-0


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