FARGO, N.D. -- For the first time ever, a Cadet girls freestyle division was contested at the Junior & Cadet Nationals in Fargo, N.D. Ten girls were crowned Cadet National champions on Saturday. Hawaii captured the team championship, finishing five points ahead of runner-up California.
Cadet girls champions (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com)Bree Rapoza of Hawaii earned Outstanding Wrestler honors by winning each of her five matches by pin or technical fall to claim the championship at 115 pounds.
California crowned three champions and was the lone state to crown multiple champions. Twins Marina Doi (88) and Regina Doi (95) were two of the Golden State's titlists, and Jasmine Mendoza (132) was the other. The Doi twins were also FILA Cadet Nationals champions this year.
Colorado's Cody Pfau went unscored upon en route to winning the title at 101 pounds. Pfau was a third-place finisher in the Junior division last summer in Fargo.
Also winning titles on Saturday were Indiana's Kayla Miracle (108), New York's Rosemarie Flores (124), Wyoming's Virginia Burkett (143), Michigan's Autumn Rux (154), and Texas' Kierra Boyce (198).
88: Marina Doi (California) dec. Kaelynn Canyete (Hawaii), 5-0, 3-1
95: Regina Doi (California) tech. fall Kaitlin Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania), 7-0, 6-0
101: Cody Pfau (Colorado) dec. Julia Long (Wyoming), 7-0, 6-0
108: Kayla Miracle (Indiana) pinned Kelly Rivera (Hawaii), 0:25
115: Bree Rapoza (Hawaii) pinned Michelle Lomas (Texas), 6-0, 0:22
124: Rosemarie Flores (New York) pinned Areana Villeascusa of Arizona, 0:42
132: Jasmine Mendoza (California) dec. Jamie Reif (Wisconsin), 2-0, 2-0
143: Virginia Burkett (Wyoming) pinned Brittany Harvey (Michigan), 1:01
154: Autumn Rux (Michigan) pinned Nicolette Breauchy (Pennsylvania), 0:30
198: Kierra Boyce (Texas) was uncontested