2x Cadet Freestyle National Runner-Up Travis Ford-Melton of Marian Catholic, IL is in to #GETSOME at 125. Ford-Melton checks in at #12 nationally per FloWrestling and adds to the growing list of nationally ranked hammers at the GFC!
National powerhouse from Illinois, Oak Park River Forest, is going to be in the house at the GFC! The nation's #6 138lber Anthony Madrigal is in at 130, setting up a potential top 10 showdown with #2 Joey Silva of Florida. Cadet Freestyle All-American Joshua Ogunsanya of OPRF is signed up at 119 as well.
The Volunteer State is in the house in a major way for GFC 2017 - State Champ, NHSCA Sophomore National Champ, and UWW Cadet Greco World Team Member Mason Reiniche of Baylor School in Tennesse is in at 160! Reiniche clocks in at #13 in the country at 160 per FloWrestling.
A pair of hammers from the state of Indiana recently signed on as State Champion Cayden Rooks entered at 125 and 3x IN State Placer Graham Rooks entered at 135. Cayden Rooks is a former GFC Middle School Champ looking to #GETSOME in the HS division!
2015 GFC Champ Brandon Whitman of Dundee, MI is back for more! The 3rd ranked wrestler in the country, Whitman is registered at 215 for 2017 GFC. Whitman is a 5x Fargo All-American, including 3rd place finish this year in Junior Freestyle. He is also a Super 32, FloNational, and UWW Cadet All-American, committed to the University of North Carolina.
Another group of studs from the Sunshine state signed up this week as South Florida powerhouse St Thomas Aquinas signed on to bring a crew again this year. Most notably is 2x GFC Champ Grant Aronoff, returning to defend his title and look to become a 3x GFC Champ. Aronoff is ranked top 10 nationally, and is a 2x NHSCA National Champ as well. Additional state placers Vinny Sessa and Gianni Gererrio are on board as well.
Carson Manville is considered by most as the #1 freshman in the country going into this season. He won a Cadet Double Title in Fargo last summer, a Minnesota HS State Title as an 8th grader last year, and has won the GFC High School division the last two years. He is back for his 3rd title, registered at 135lbs. His little brother Pierson, who won the USAW Freestyle and Greco national titles last year, is in the MS division as well at 90lbs.
Cadet Folkstyle National Champion Marc Shaeffer of Davison, MI is on board to #GETSOME at the GFC at 135lbs. Shaeffer is one of the top sophomores in Michigan, a returning D1 State Qualifier who the Folkstyle Nationals in Iowa last spring.
Jacob Moran of Portage, Indiana adds some punch to the 105lb bracket as the 2015 GFC 98lb runner-up registered to return to GFC. Moran is also a NHSCA Sophomore National Runner-Up and a Junior Freestyle All-American last summer in Fargo.
Another hammer out of Ohio is in for GFC as returning GFC Runner-Up Jared Ball is back to Get Some again. Ball is a 2x Ohio State Placer who was 4th at FloNationals last year and 3rd at the Ironman in Ohio last season.
A pair of Michigan state champion lightweight seniors signed up to #GETSOME at GFC.
2x D1 State Champ AJ Facundo (Davison) who is a 3x State Finalist and returning GFC Runner-Up is at 130 while returning D2 State champ Branson Proudlock (Carlson), who was a Junior Greco All-American last summer in Fargo, signed up at 125.
The 152lb weight for GFC is shaping up to be epic! The #3 ranked wrestler in the country, Connor Brady of Olentangy Liberty, Ohio just added to the already loaded weight! Brady is a 2x Ohio State Placer who went undefeated at the Junior FS duals last year and one of the best pound for pound in the state of Ohio! This makes 4 nationally ranked wrestlers registered at 152 #GETSOME
Brevin Balmaceda of South Dade, FL made the 152lb bracket more interesting for GFC as the NHSCA Sophomore & Freshman National Champ signed up to #GETSOME. Balmaceda is a state champ ranked #8 in the country at 145lbs.
State champion brothers Zac and Danny Braunagel are back for another GFC, signing up at 160 and 171. Zac is a nationally ranked returning GFC Champ, winning the 171 title last year. He also is a Double Junior All-American from Fargo last year and a FloNational placer.
GFC is going down October 14th in Battle Creek, MI - get signed up, get training, and #GETSOME!
Lake Highland Prep, FL finished last year as the 4th ranked team in the country and they are bringing their whole crew to GFC on October 14th! Headlining this crew is 7 returning State champions:
Nik Bouzakis (112)
Ryan Chauvin (119)
Maylek Hines (125)
Joey Silva (130)
Noah Castillo (140)
Erich Byelick (171)
Ben Goldin (215)
Alex Facundo is one of the top incoming freshman in the country - the phenom won a Cadet Freestyle National title in Fargo earlier this summer and was also Greco Runner-Up. He won the Cadet Folkstyle National title, is ranked #13 in the country before even attending his first day of high school, and he is coming to #GETSOME at the GFC!
West Point commit Markus Hartman of Illinois is back to defend his GFC title! Hartman is ranked #13 in the country at 152lbs. He was a double Junior All-American in Fargo and was a Cadet Freestyle National Finalist two years ago. He is the 2nd nationally ranked wrestler at 152, joining Cameron Amine of Michigan who he beat in the 145lb finals last year.
4x Florida State Champ Joey Silva is back at the GFC! This will be Silva's 4th trip to Battle Creek after most recently finishing runner-up 2 years ago. He returns as the #2 ranked wrestler in the country with back-to-back Super 32 titles under his belt. Silva is committed to the University of Michigan after his senior year, so the Wolverine State will get an early glimpse at what is to come!
2x State Champ Cameron Amine of Michigan is back for another shot at the title! Amine is ranked #10 in the country by FloWrestling, has placed at FloNationals and Fargo, and won D1 state titles his freshman and sophomore years. One of the top juniors in the country, he lost a shootout in the finals last year and is back to #GETSOME again!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
SIGN UP AND START TRAINING TO #GETSOME ON OCTOBER 14th!
Grant Aronoff (St Thomas Aquinas, FL) rolled through a loaded 135lb bracket at GFC in 2016, including a win over nationally ranked Breyden Bailey of Indiana in the finals and fall over MI State Champ Austin Boone in the Semifinals.
TOC Runner-Up, IL State Runner-UP
IL State Champ, TOC Champ
Tulsa Champ, Freakshow Champ, PA JH State Champ
GFC EL Champ
2x GFC MS Champ, Cadet Greco All-American
Ranked #15 nationally, Cadet Freestyle All-American, Tulsa Champ
Ranked #12 nationally, 2x Cadet Freestyle National Runner-Up, UWW Cadet FS All-American
OHWAY State Champ, OAC State Champ
MYWAY State Champ, GFC EL Champ
Liberty Nationals Champ, MYWAY State Runner Up
Ranked #6 in Nation, 2x IL State Runner-Up, Cadet Freestyle National Runner Up
Cadet Freestyle All-American
MYWAY State Champ, USAW Freestyle All-American
GFC EL Champ, Tulsa Kickoff Runner-Up
TOC Champ, Tulsa Kickoff Champ, USAW Freestyle National Champ
USAW Cadet Folkstyle National Runner-Up, 2016 GFC Runner-Up
3x State Champ, 5x Fargo All-American, Super 32 placer, FloNational Runner Up, 2015 GFC Champ, UWW Cadet FS All American
OH-WAY State Champion
Returning GFC Placer, USAW Preseason Ntl All American
2107 USAW Folkstyle National Champ, 2016 GFC MS Runner-Up
Former GFC MS Champ
2x MYWAY State Champion
2017 Cadet Folkstyle All-American
D1 State Champion, 2017 Junior Folkstyle All-American, 2016 Fargo Double Cadet All-American, 3x D1 State placer
#7 national ranking (Flo), 2x NHSCA National Champ, 2x GFC Champ, 2x State Champ
Returning GFC placer (3rd), 2x Ohio State Placer (3rd-6th)
Ranked #5 in the country (Flo), Cadet Freestyle National Champ, Cadet Greco National Champ, MN State Champion, 2x GFC Champ
USAW Freestyle and Greco National Champion
Cadet Folkstyle National Champion
Returning GFC Runner Up, USAW Freestyle All-American
NHSCA Sophomore National Runner-Up, Fargo Junior Freestyle All-American, GFC Finalist, Indiana State Placer
NHSCA Sophomore Nationals All-American (4th)
D2 State Runner-Up, GFC Placer
D2 State Runner-Up
D3 State Champion
2x D1 State Champion, 3x State Finalist, GFC Finalist
State Champion, Fargo Junior Greco All-American
#3 national ranking (Flo), 2x Ohio State Placer, GFC placer
Ranked #8 in nation (Flo), NHSCA Soph National Champ, NHSCA Freshman National Champ, USAW Pre-Season National Champ, State Champ
Undefeated State Champ, NHSCA Freshman National All-American, Freakshow Runner-Up
State Runner-Up, 2x State Placer
2x State Placer
Ranked #16 in Nation (Flo), Returning GFC Champ, Junior Fargo Double All American, FloNats Placer, IL State Champ
IL State Champ, Returning GFC Placer
3x D1 State Placer (3rd-3rd-4th)
Ohio TOC Runner-Up, 5x PJW State Placer
Ranked #4 in nation, 2x State Champ, NHSCA Jr National Champ, Super 32 Placer, GFC placer
Ranked #11 in country, 2x State Champ, 3rd @ 2015 GFC
2x State Champ, UWW Junior Double All-American, Fargo Junior Double All-American
2x State Champ
State Champion, USAW Folkstyle National Runner-Up
Ranked #13 in nation at 145 (Flo), Cadet Freestyle National Champ, Cadet Folkstyle National Champ, Cadet Greco Runner Up
D1 State Champion
Returning GFC Champ, Tulsa Champ, Super 32 Champ, FloNats Champ
#13 in nation (Flo), Returning GFC Champ, Junior Freestyle & Greco All-American, IL State Runner-Up
State Placer (4th)
Ranked #2 in the nation (Flo), 4x State Champ, 2x Super 32 Champ, 2015 GFC Finalist
2016 Fargo Cadet Double All-American, UWW Cadet Greco All-american
2x GFC MS/EL Champ, GFC OW, 2x Ohio TOC Champ, 3rd @ Tulsa Nationals, 2x NUWAY National Champ
Ranked #10 Nationally (Flo), 2x State Champ, 2016 GFC Runner-Up, 3rd @ FloNationals, 2016 Fargo Cadet Double All-American
2017 State Placer (5th)
2017 State Runner-Up, 2x State Placer
2x D2 State Placer (3rd, 3rd)
Ranked #13 nationally (Flo), 3x OH State Placer, Super 32 Placer, UWW Freestyle All-American
NHSCA Soph National Runner Up
2x D4 State Champion
D1 State Runner-Up
2017 D3 State Champion
Ranked #10 nationally (Flo), 2x D1 State Champ, FloNational Champ, Super 32 placer, Junior FS All-American, Double Cadet All-American, UWW Cadet FS All-American, 3x GFC Placer
Cadet Freestyle All-American, D2 State Runner-Up
Fargo Cadet National Freestyle & Greco Runner-Up, 3rd in State
2016 GFC Runner Up (MS)
3x D1 State Placer
2x State Runner Up, 3x State Placer
D1 State Placer (3rd)
Tulsa Kickoff Runner-Up, former Trinity Award Winner
D3 State Champion, 3x State Placer
2x D2 State Runner-Up, 3x State Placer
State Placer (6th)
Schoolboy Duals All-Tournament Team both styles, returning GFC MS Champ
State Placer (4th)
Returning GFC 98lb Champ, USAW Triple Crown Winner
WI State Placer (4th), returning GFC Placer (7th @ 189)
2x State Placer from St. Paris Graham HS, 7th @ NHSCA Junior Nationals
2016 D2 State Runner-Up, returning GFC Runner-Up
4th @ 2016 NHSCA Freshman Nationals
2x MYWAY State Champ, NUWAY National Champ, 4th @ Tulsa Nationals
Ranked #13 Nationally (Flo), 2x State Champ, Cadet FS National Runner-Up, Cadet GR National Champ, Returning GFC Champ