2019 US Open Senior Men’s Freestyle Preseeds

Some huge matches should be in store this weekend at the US Open in Las Vegas, NV. Nebraska will be well represented in the event.

Former Nebraska 4x State Champ Thomas Gilman will be the top seed at 57kg. The former Iowa Hawkeye 3x All-American has been the representative for the USA the last two World Championships. Gilman was a World Runner-Up at the 2017 Championships.

Husker 4x All-American and 2x World Medalist James Green will be top seed at 70kg. Green could see former NWTC teammate Jason Chamberlain in the finals if the seeds hold. Green won two close matches over Chamberlain to make last year’s World Team. Another NWTC member Dom Bradley will be the second seed at 285. Bradley is a former World Team member.

Several other former Huskers are competing this weekend. Colton McCrystal is fresh off a Pan-Am Championships Gold in Argentina. He’ll look to keep the momentum going in one of the most exciting weights of the weekend at 65kg. His former teammate and All-American Timothy Dudley is competing at 92kg. Pat Downey who spent one season on the Nebraska roster will be at 86kg.

Former UNK National Champion Daniel DeShazer will be competing at 61kg. 7th seeded DeShazer has beaten some of the top guys at both 57 and 61kg. Rounding out the seeded wrestlers with Nebraska ties is Ceron Francisco who was a NAIA National Runner-Up for Concordia.

57kg
1 Thomas Gilman (Omaha Skutt 4x Champ, 3x NCAA All-American, World Silver Medalist)
2 Daton Fix
3 Zach Sanders
4 Nathan Tomasello
5 Frank Perrelli
6 Darian Cruz
7 Vito Arujau
8 Joshua Rodriguez
9 Zane Richards
10 Jesse Delgado
11 Nick Piccinnini
12 Austin Miller
13 Eddie Klimara
14 Austin Assad

61kg
1 Nico Megaludis
2 Tyler Graff
3 Ben Whitford
4 Cory Clark
5 Anthony Ramos
6 Cody Brewer
7 Daniel Deshazer (Former UNK Loper National Champ)
8 Johnny Dijulius
9 Shelton Mack
10 Joey Palmer

65kg
1 Jordan Oliver
2 Zain Retherford
3 Joey McKenna
4 Frank Molinaro
5 Yianni Diakomihalis
6 Jayden Eierman
7 BJ Futrell
8 Dominick Demas
9 Colton McCrystal (former Husker and Pan-Am Champ)
10 Evan Henderson
11 Jayson Ness
12 Bryce Meredith
13 Nick Dardanes
14 Brandon Wright
15 Dean Heil
16 Mitch McKee

70kg
1 James Green (former Husker 4x All-American and 2x World Medalist)
2 Jason Chamberlain (former NWTC member)
3 Brandon Sorensen
4 Jason Nolf
5 Nazar Kulchytskyy
6 Alec Pantaleo
7 Lavion Mayes
8 Mario Mason
9 Dylan Ness
10 Anthony Collica
11 Ryan Deakin

74kg
1 Isaiah Martinez
2 Tommy Gantt
3 Evan Wick
4 Quinton Godley
5 Dan Vallimont
6 Anthony Valencia
7 Joshua Shields
8 Jared Frayer
9 Joey Lavallee
10 Logan Massa
11 Chase Pami

79kg
1 Alex Dieringer
2 Chance Marsteller
3 Nathan Jackson

86kg
1 Sam Brooks
2 Myles Martin
3 Pat Downey (wrestled one season at UNL)
4 Nick Heflin
5 Brett Pfarr
6 Kenneth Courts
7 Josh Asper
8 Max Dean
9 Nino Bonaccorsi

92kg
1 Hayden Zillmer
2 Bo Nickal
3 Michael Macchiavello
4 Kollin Moore
5 Timothy McCall
6 Timothy Dudley (former Husker All-American)
7 Scottie Boykin
8 Riley Lefever
9 Nikko Reyes

97kg
1 Kyven Gadson
2 Ty Walz
3 Ben Honis
4 Blaize Cabell
5 Kevin Beazley
6 Wynn Michalak

125kg
1 Adam Coon
2. Dom Bradley (former World Team member and current NWTC athlete)
3 Anthony Nelson
4 Tanner Hall
5 Derek White
6 Youssif Hemida
7 Ceron Francisco (former Concordia All-American)
8 Garrett Ryan

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