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GFC STUD ALERT! St Paris Graham's Thomas brothers register

By MI Grappler, 10/03/17, 11:30AM EDT


Nationally ranked Ryan Thomas in at 160!

Thomas brothers of Graham register!

Ryan and Jeffrey Thomas of St Paris Graham high school in Ohio are both in to Get Some at the GFC! State Champ Ryan (160) is ranked nationally and a returning GFC Runner-Up.  Jeffrey (145) was 3rd in the state and is a past NHSCA Freshman All-American.

Noah Horst of TN back to defend GFC title!

Another returning GFC Champ is registered and set to defend his title!  Tennessee State Champ Noah Horst, who won the 105lb title last year, is registered at 112 this year.  #GETSOME

Returning Champ Champagne back to defend title

Last year Carlos Champagne of Illinois got hot and rolled through a tough 125lb weight class to win the GFC, and he is back to defend his title in the same weight!  

Fargo All-American Snodgrass adds to loaded 152lb weight

Super sophomore Nevan Snodgrass of Fairmont, Ohio recently registered for the GFC, adding to an already loaded 152lb weight class.  Snodgrass was 4th in D1 Ohio State Tournament as a freshman last year and placed 3rd in Fargo last summer in the Cadet Freestyle Nationals.  He is currently ranked #16 in the country by FloWrestling, making it now 5 nationally ranked wrestlers registered in the 152lb weight class.

Nationally ranked Ford-Melton of Illinois registers at 125

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!

OPRF studs sign up! Madrigal in at 130!

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.

Tennessee hammer Reiniche enters at 160

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.

Indiana State Champ Cayden Rooks enters at 125

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!

Top big man in the nation Whitman is in!

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.

Aronoff and Aquinas bringing more Florida heat

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.

Fargo Double Champ Carson Manville back for 3rd GFC title

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 Champ Shaeffer signs up!

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.

Nationally accomplished Indiana lightweight registers!

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.

Nationally ranked big man Jared Ball of Ohio registers at 215

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.

MI State Champs Proudlock & Facundo register!

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.

#3 ranked Connor Brady of Ohio adds to loaded 152 bracket

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

Nationally ranked Balmaceda of South Florida bringing the heat to GFC!

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 Champ brothers Zac and Danny Braunagel of Illinois register!

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, Florida is ALL IN for GFC 2017

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)

Fargo Champ Facundo is in!

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!

Markus Hartman of Illinois is back to defend title!

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 signs up

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 Amine signs up!

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!



Click here to register online today.


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Ryan Thomas (Ohio), 160lbs

Ranked #17 in nation, returning GFC Runner Up, Ohio State Champ, 4th at Ironman

Jeffrey Thomas (Ohio), 145lbs

OH State Placer (3rd), NHSCA Freshman All-American

Noah Horst (Tennessee), 112lbs

2016 GFC Champ, Tennessee State Champ

Reese Fry (Michigan), 112lbs

2017 Junior Double Fargo All-American, MI State Champ, Returning GFC Placer

Donnell Washington (Illinois), 152lbs

IL State Runner-Up, Returning GFC Placer, USAW Pre-Season National Champ, USAW Cadet Folkstyle All-American, 

Carlos Champagne (Illinois), 125lbs

Returning GFC Champ, 2x IL State Placer, USAW Pre-Season National Runner Up

Nevan Snodgrass (Ohio), 152lbs

Ranked #16 in Nation, Cadet FS All-American, OH State Placer (4th)

Chaz Robinson (Illinois), EL 65lbs

TOC Runner-Up, IL State Runner-UP

Vincent Robinson (Illinois), MS 105lbs

IL State Champ, TOC Champ

Cole Rees (Pennsylvania), 152lbs

Tulsa Champ, Freakshow Champ, PA JH State Champ

Christian Fretwell (Florida), EL 70lbs

GFC EL Champ

Noah Gochberg (Texas), 112lbs

2x GFC MS Champ, Cadet Greco All-American

Vincent Zerban (Illinois), 112lbs

Ranked #15 nationally, Cadet Freestyle All-American, Tulsa Champ

Travis Ford-Melton (Illinois), 125lbs

Ranked #12 nationally, 2x Cadet Freestyle National Runner-Up, UWW Cadet FS All-American

Tristan Jackson (Ohio), EL 60lbs

OHWAY State Champ, OAC State Champ

Aiden Davis (Michigan), MS 100lbs

MYWAY State Champ, GFC EL Champ

Aaron Cramer (Illinois), MS 105lbs

GFC Champ

Jacob Halsey (Michigan), MS 100lbs

Liberty Nationals Champ, MYWAY State Runner Up

Anthony Madrigal (Illinois), 130lbs

Ranked #6 in Nation, 2x IL State Runner-Up, Cadet Freestyle National Runner Up

Joshua Ogunsanya (Illinois), 119lbs

Cadet Freestyle All-American

Max Callahan (Michigan), 140lbs

MYWAY State Champ, USAW Freestyle All-American

Cooper Davidson-Haase (Florida), MS 90lbs

GFC EL Champ, Tulsa Kickoff Runner-Up

Brayden Thompson (Illinois), MS 130lbs

TOC Champ, Tulsa Kickoff Champ, USAW Freestyle National Champ

Logan Brown (Michigan), 105lbs

USAW Cadet Folkstyle National Runner-Up, 2016 GFC Runner-Up

Brandon Whitman (Michigan), 215lbs

3x State Champ, 5x Fargo All-American, Super 32 placer, FloNational Runner Up, 2015 GFC Champ, UWW Cadet FS All American

Ty Wilson (Ohio), EL 75lbs

OH-WAY State Champion

Bilal Bailey (Illinois), 145lbs

Returning GFC Placer, USAW Preseason Ntl All American

Nasir Bailey (Illinois), MS 85lbs

2107 USAW Folkstyle National Champ, 2016 GFC MS Runner-Up

Sincere Bailey (Illinois), 125lbs

Former GFC MS Champ

Quaylon Newton (Michigan), MS 90lbs

2x MYWAY State Champion

Sam Freeman (Michigan), 105lbs

2017 Cadet Folkstyle All-American

Nick Freeman (Michigan), 140lbs

D1 State Champion, 2017 Junior Folkstyle All-American, 2016 Fargo Double Cadet All-American, 3x D1 State placer

Grant Aronoff (Florida), 140lbs

#7 national ranking (Flo), 2x NHSCA National Champ, 2x GFC Champ, 2x State Champ

Ashton Eyler (Ohio), 189lbs

Returning GFC placer (3rd), 2x Ohio State Placer (3rd-6th)

Carson Manville (Pennsylvania), 135lbs

Ranked #5 in the country (Flo), Cadet Freestyle National Champ, Cadet Greco National Champ, MN State Champion, 2x GFC Champ

Pierson Manville (Pennsylvania), MS 90lbs

USAW Freestyle and Greco National Champion

Marc Shaeffer (Michigan), 135lbs

Cadet Folkstyle National Champion

Zeke Seltzer (Indiana), MS 110

Returning GFC Runner Up, USAW Freestyle All-American

Jacob Moran (Indiana), 105lbs

NHSCA Sophomore National Runner-Up, Fargo Junior Freestyle All-American, GFC Finalist, Indiana State Placer

Alex Cramer (Illinois), 160lbs

NHSCA Sophomore Nationals All-American (4th)

Alec Rees (Michigan), 152lbs

D2 State Runner-Up, GFC Placer

Corbyn Munson (Michigan), 135lbs

D2 State Runner-Up

Mitchell Christiansen (Michigan), 125lbs

D3 State Champion

AJ Facundo (Michigan), 130lbs

2x D1 State Champion, 3x State Finalist, GFC Finalist

Branson Proudlock (Michigan), 125lbs

State Champion, Fargo Junior Greco All-American

Connor Brady (Ohio), 152lbs

#3 national ranking (Flo), 2x Ohio State Placer, GFC placer

Brevin Balmaceda (Florida), 152lbs

Ranked #8 in nation (Flo), NHSCA Soph National Champ, NHSCA Freshman National Champ, USAW Pre-Season National Champ, State Champ

Bretli Reyna (Florida), 119lbs

Undefeated State Champ, NHSCA Freshman National All-American, Freakshow Runner-Up

Trevor Robinson (Michigan), 140lbs

State Runner-Up, 2x State Placer

Alex Roberts (Michigan), 152lbs

2x State Placer

Zac Braunagel (Illinois), 171lbs

Ranked #16 in Nation (Flo), Returning GFC Champ, Junior Fargo Double All American, FloNats Placer, IL State Champ

Danny Braunagel (Illinois), 160lbs

IL State Champ, Returning GFC Placer

Layne Malcewski (Michigan), 160lbs

3x D1 State Placer (3rd-3rd-4th)

Dylan Chappell (Pennsylvania), 98lbs

Ohio TOC Runner-Up, 5x PJW State Placer

Erich Byelick (Florida), 171

Ranked #4 in nation, 2x State Champ, NHSCA Jr National Champ, Super 32 Placer, GFC placer

Ben Goldin (Florida), 215lbs

Ranked #11 in country, 2x State Champ, 3rd @ 2015 GFC

Ryan Chauvin (Florida), 119lbs

2x State Champ, UWW Junior Double All-American, Fargo Junior Double All-American

Noah Castillo (Florida), 140lbs

2x State Champ

Nic Bouzakis (Florida), 112lbs

State Champion, USAW Folkstyle National Runner-Up

Maylek Hines (Florida), 125lbs

State Champion

Alex Facundo (Michigan), 145lbs

Ranked #13 in nation at 145 (Flo), Cadet Freestyle National Champ, Cadet Folkstyle National Champ, Cadet Greco Runner Up

TJ Daughtery (Michigan), 112lbs

D1 State Champion

Dylan Gilcher (Michigan), MS 80lbs

Returning GFC Champ, Tulsa Champ, Super 32 Champ, FloNats Champ

Markus Hartman (Illinois), 152lbs

#13 in nation (Flo), Returning GFC Champ, Junior Freestyle & Greco All-American, IL State Runner-Up

Derek Gilcher (Michigan), 135lbs

State Placer (4th)

Joey Silva (Florida), 130lbs

Ranked #2 in the nation (Flo), 4x State Champ, 2x Super 32 Champ, 2015 GFC Finalist

David Stepanian (Michigan), 112lbs

2016 Fargo Cadet Double All-American, UWW Cadet Greco All-american

Dominic Lomazzo (Michigan), 112lbs

2x GFC MS/EL Champ, GFC OW, 2x Ohio TOC Champ, 3rd @ Tulsa Nationals, 2x NUWAY National Champ

Cameron Amine (Michigan), 152lbs

Ranked #10 Nationally (Flo), 2x State Champ, 2016 GFC Runner-Up, 3rd @ FloNationals, 2016 Fargo Cadet Double All-American

Honour Kline (Michigan), 189lbs

2017 State Placer (5th)

Nick Felt (Michigan), 145lbs

2017 State Runner-Up, 2x State Placer

Tony Williams (Michigan), 135lbs

2x D2 State Placer (3rd, 3rd)

Matt Cardello (Ohio), 119lbs

Ranked #13 nationally (Flo), 3x OH State Placer, Super 32 Placer, UWW Freestyle All-American

Derek Smallwood (Kentucky), 152lbs

NHSCA Soph National Runner Up

Robert Rogers (Michigan), 130lbs

2x D4 State Champion

Bryce Brust (Michigan), 119bs

D1 State Runner-Up

Zac Bellaire (Michigan), 152lbs

2017 D3 State Champion

Ben Kamali (Michigan), 119lbs

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

Josh Edmond (Michigan), 135lbs

Cadet Freestyle All-American, D2 State Runner-Up

Andrew Chambal (Michigan), 105lbs

Fargo Cadet National Freestyle & Greco Runner-Up, 3rd in State

Noah Ewen (Ohio), MS 145lbs

2016 GFC Runner Up (MS)

Daniel Poupore (Michigan), 125lbs

3x D1 State Placer

Sandro Ramirez (Ohio), 152lbs

2x State Runner Up, 3x State Placer

Rhett Newton (Michigan), 145lbs

D1 State Placer (3rd)

Drew Lang (Utah), 98lbs

Tulsa Kickoff Runner-Up, former Trinity Award Winner

Tylor Orrison (Michigan), 160lbs

D3 State Champion, 3x State Placer

Dustin Gross (Michigan), 160lbs

2x D2 State Runner-Up, 3x State Placer

Tyler Storck (Kentucky), 125lbs

State Placer (6th)

Casey Swiderski (Michigan), 98lbs

Schoolboy Duals All-Tournament Team both styles, returning GFC MS Champ

River Shettler (Michigan), 171lbs

State Placer (4th)

Jesse Mendez (Indiana), 112lbs

Returning GFC 98lb Champ, USAW Triple Crown Winner

Beau Yineman (Wisconsin) 189lbs

WI State Placer (4th), returning GFC Placer (7th @ 189)

Joey Sanchez (Ohio), 160lbs

2x State Placer from St. Paris Graham HS, 7th @ NHSCA Junior Nationals

Riley Bettich (Michigan) 105lbs

2016 D2 State Runner-Up, returning GFC Runner-Up

Nick Montalbano (Pennsylvania), 145lbs

4th @ 2016 NHSCA Freshman Nationals 

Logan Badge (Michigan), MS 170

2x MYWAY State Champ, NUWAY National Champ, 4th @ Tulsa Nationals

Kevon Davenport (MIchigan), 140lbs

Ranked #13 Nationally (Flo), 2x State Champ, Cadet FS National Runner-Up, Cadet GR National Champ, Returning GFC Champ