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2023 Fargo Blog Day 3: Monday wrap-up from men’s freestyle Junior and 16U Nationals

By Gabby Lord-Klein, 07/17/23, 8:45PM CDT


Featured photo of Dawson Johnson by Bret Peterson

FARGO, North Dakota—Monday is the single largest day of wrestling here in Fargo. The new schedule has 16U and Juniors starting on the same daymore than 3,000 men’s freestyle athletes battling for stop signs through Wednesday night. It’s not just skills these wrestlers need to make the podium but grit and heart, which Wisconsin has plenty of.

Today’s sessions consisted of championship rounds up to the round of 32 and consolations. Here’s everyone in on the championship side of the brackets:


  • 106LBS: Aidan Gruenenfelder
  • 195LBS: Ben Kienbaum
  • 126LBS: Benjamin Bast
  • 160LBS: Braeden Scoles
  • 160LBS: Brett Back
  • 126LBS: Brett Birchman
  • 152LBS: Caleb Cady
  • 120LBS: Charles Meudt
  • 160LBS: Charlie Millard
  • 220LBS: Cole Mirasola
  • 132LBS: Collin Mcdowell
  • 195LBS: Connor Mirasola
  • 145LBS: Corbin Ramos
  • 220LBS: Dalton Wolf
  • 182LBS: David Malin
  • 132LBS: Dawson Johnson
  • 120LBS: Easton Cooper
  • 285LBS: Grant Stromberg
  • 106LBS: Haakon Peterson
  • 195LBS: Kasey Gish
  • 285LBS: Koy Hopke
  • 120LBS: Liam Neitzel
  • 113LBS: Marshall Hanke
  • 170LBS: Noah Mulvaney
  • 106LBS: Owen Becker
  • 195LBS: Trace Schoenebeck
  • 160LBS: Tristan Steldt
  • 182LBS: Wyatt Ingham


  • 120LBS: Alois Schlumpf
  • 220LBS: Beminjam Helminski
  • 170LBS: Breyson Kelley
  • 160LBS: Brock Swenson
  • 285LBS: Brok Carolfi
  • 126LBS: Cade Aaberg
  • 220LBS: Cael Leisgang
  • 170LBS: Caleb Dennee
  • 94LBS: Camden Rugg
  • 145LBS: Colton Weiler
  • 145LBS: Daniel Heiser
  • 152LBS: Gage Losiewicz
  • 285LBS: Hunter Vander heiden
  • 132LBS: Jacob Herm
  • 138LBS: Jayden Yauck
  • 160LBS: Liam Crook
  • 182LBS: Max Matthias
  • 182LBS: Owen Burling
  • 138LBS: Owen Seffrood
  • 138LBS: Sullivan Ramos
  • 195LBS: Tyson Martin
  • 88LBS: Bryson Busler

Many more are wrestling strong in the consolations—having as many as four matches already today—and are ready to continue working on the backside tomorrow. 

Tomorrow morning will be the round of 32 and consolations, starting at 9AM. The PM session will be the round of 16, quarterfinals, and consolations. We have a lot of wrestling ahead of us.