FARGO, N.D. -- Chandler Rogers was recently honored as the Cadet Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year. On Monday, Rogers showed why by dominating his competition at 170 pounds en route to winning his second straight Cadet National Greco-Roman title in Fargo. Rogers was one of 17 Cadet National Greco-Roman champions crowned on Monday at the FARGODOME.
Chandler Rogers won his second straight Cadet National Greco-Roman title (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com)
The 16-year-old Rogers, a Cadet World Team member this year, wasted little in the finals, throwing his friend and fellow Washington wrestler Ryan Christensen to his back and picking up a pin in 33 seconds. Rogers, a two-time state champion for Mead High School, posted a 9-0 record with five pins, one technical fall, and three decisions during the two-day Cadet National Greco-Roman competition.
"Greco is probably No. 1 on my list of my favorite styles of wrestling," said Rogers in a post-match interview. "Throwing is my favorite. I did it in the finals. I love to throw. You don't really get that opportunity in freestyle and folkstyle."
Rogers and California's Aaron Pico (132) were the only repeat champions in the Cadet National Greco-Roman competition.
Finals Results: 88: Devin Schnupp (Pennsylvania) pinned Breandan Coughlin (Maryland), 2-1, 1:04 94: Hunter Marko (Wisconsin) dec. Jon Gabriel (Pennsylvania), 4-0, 6-2 100: Mitchell McKee (Minnesota) dec. Kyle Bierdumpfel (New Jersey), 1-0, 2-1 106: Kyle Norstrem (Florida) dec. Vincenzo Joseph (Pennsylvania), 4-1, 7-0 113: Coy Ozias (Virginia) dec. Drake Foster (Idaho), 5-0, 0-4, 1-0 120: Vincent Turk (Illinois) dec. Jonathan Marmolejo (Illinois), 1-2, 4-0, 2-0 126: Cole Weaver (Michigan) dec. Seth Gross (Minnesota), 3-0, 5-0 132: Aaron Pico (California) dec. Brady O'Keefe (Nevada), 6-0, 6-0 138: Joe Nelson (Wisconsin) dec. Joey Gunther (Illinois), 3-0, 1-0 145: Mason Manville (Minnesota) dec. Dustin Williams (Kansas), 2-0, 1-0 152: Bo Nickal (Texas) dec. Keiffer Taylor (Utah), 7-0, 1-0 160: Kimball Bastian (Utah) dec. Nick Fiegner (California), 1-0, 1-0 170: Chandler Rogers (Washington) pinned Ryan Christensen (Washington), 0:33 182: Samuel Colbray (Oregon) dec. Michael Pixley (Missouri), 1-0, 0-1, 3-0 195: Lance Benick (Minnesota) pinned Landon Pellham (Michigan), 0:40 220: Roy Nash (Utah) dec. Connor Tolley (Indiana), 4-0, 1-0 285: Wyatt Spears (Oregon) dec. Tanner Farmer (Illinois), 0-8, 3-2, 2-0