Over 3,000 wrestlers from more than 40 states were represented at Preseason Nationals this past weekend in Des Moines, IA. One Nebraskan won a national title, three finished as runner-ups, and twelve others became All-Americans in their respective weight classes.

Mia Anderson won a national title in the 53-57 bracket in the 10 and Under Girls Division. During the tournament, she recorded 2 falls and an 11-4 win over fellow Nebraskan Madyn Overman in the finals. Overman won 4-3 and 4-2 in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively to advance to the finals. Mara Vanderpool also finished as a runner-up (63-68), as she won 5-2 in the quarterfinals and earned a fall in the semifinals before losing to an opponent from Florida in the finals.

Terrance Crawford Jr finished as the runner-up in the 55 bracket in the 1st-2nd grade division. He recorded 2 falls and 2 majors on his way to the finals, and only lost 5-3 to his opponent from Texas.

Complete List of Nebraska Grade School and Middle School All-Americans:

Girls 10 & Under


3rd Place – Emmeline Barry of Warriors Wrestling Family

6th Place – Jaelyn Anderson of Nebraska Wrestling Academy


1st Place – Mia Anderson of Nebraska Wrestling Academy

2nd Place – Madyn Overman of Warriors Wrestling Family


3rd Place – Julia Colvin of Nebraska Wrestling Academy


 2nd Place – Mara Vanderpool of Nebraska Wrestling Academy

Boys 7th & 8th Grade


6th Place – Frankie Trevino of Scottsbluff Wrestling


6th Place – Alex Morris of MWC Wrestling Academy

Boys 5th & 6th Grade


7th Place – Cole Welte of MWC Wrestling Academy


7th Place – Brody Pitner of North Platte High


5th Place – Casey Popish of MWC Wrestling Academy

Boys 3rd & 4th Grade


7th Place – Cole Caniglia of Nebraska Boyz


5th Place – Ben Ziola of Nebraska Boyz

Boys 1st & 2nd Grade


7th Place – Wesley Martin of 2TG


2nd Place – Terrance Crawford Jr of Ready RP


5th Place – Aiden Hanshaw of Beatrice Wrestling

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