2018 USMC/USAW Fargo Nationals Cadet and Junior Greco-Roman Thursday results
Ingram places second in Cadet G-R; Harter still alive for third
July 20th, 2018| Written by: Editor




Ingram at the 2018 Louisiana State Championships
Live Oak junior-to-be Camdyn Ingram placed higher than any other Team Louisiana wrestler ever (of which the editor is aware) by taking the runner-up honors at the 2018 USMC/USAW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota.  Last season's Division II and Louisiana Classic champion started the day dominating his semifinals opponent 10-0 and was finally felled by C. Manville of Pennsylvania in a 7-0 finals match.  Ingram finished the tournament, at which he competed at 152 lbs., with a 5-1 record.

Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
# 2317
vs. C. McCorkle - AZ
Win: 2-0
# 2730
vs. C. Fassett - OR
Win: 16-5
# 3437
vs. M. Rojas - MI
Win: 4-4
# 3531
K. Rothrock - PA
Win: 1:40
# 3714
vs. K. Reetz - WI
Win: 10-0
# 152
vs. C. Manville - PA
Loss: 7-0

Ingram fourth from the left with blond hair

Wins were hard to come by in the Junior Greco-Roman competition, but not for a lack of trying.  Six of the eight Team Louisiana members went 0-2 but several of those included tough losses.  North Desoto's Joshua Sarpy was knocked out of the tournament in an 8-5 loss.  Sergio Maldonado of Bonnabel lost his first match 6-0, while Clayton Hill was only defeated 4-0 in his first match.  Basile's three-time Division III state champion Gavin Christ lost his first match by two points, 8-6.  And North Desoto's Alex Lozano was eliminated by a 4-0 score in his second match.

That left graduates Jared Thieler of St. Paul's (a 2017 Division I state champion) and Dane Harter of St. Michael's (a 2018 Division II and Louisiana Classic winner).

Thieler has every right to be very proud of his performance, but also incredibly frustrated.  He lost his first match by one point, 15-14, to an opponent from Washington.  He then ran-off three wins, 10-0, 12-2 and 5-0, before losing another gut-wrenching one-point match 5-4 to a Connecticut wrestler.  He finished the event with a 3-2 record, and best of all seems to have recovered from the injuries that plagued him in the 2017-18 high school season.  The 2018-19 wrestlers should be very pleased Thieler graduated.

Still alive for matches on Friday is Harter, who won two championship round matches via scores of 10-0 and 12-1, lost a very close 13-10 match to a wrestler from Ohio, but dominated again in his sole consolation match on Thursday, defeating a Pennsylvania wrestler 10-0.  Harter's next match is # 6322 against J. Wimmer of Pennsylvania.

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