Cadet and University Nationals – Results for New York Wrestlers

After redshirt seasons, a pair of two-time NCAA qualifiers, Ian Paddock of Ohio State and John-Martin Cannon of Buffalo returned to the mat this weekend and took sixth at the University Nationals Freestyle event in Akron, Ohio.

Cannon, the former Brockport High School standout, made the podium at 79 kg while Warsaw’s Paddock competed at 66 kg in his return from injury.

A third Empire State grappler, David White (55 kg), took sixth while representing Binghamton.  White transferred to the CAA institution after beginning his college career at Army.

The highest placer from New York in the University freestyle tournament was Pittsford’s Kyle Borshoff, currently an assistant coach at his alma mater, American University.  Borshoff earned bronze at 70 kg, losing only to eventual champion Ian Miller of Kent State in three periods.

The remaining medalists from the Empire State were Edinboro’s Ernest James (5th at 120 kg), a pair of 7th place finishers in Cornell’s Chris Villalonga (66 kg) and Columbia’s Jake O’Hara (70) and Kyle Frey (8th at 120 kg), who represented the Finger Lakes Wrestling Club.

In the FILA Cadet competition, Christopher Cuccolo, who is in his sophomore year at Pine Bush High School, earned two medals in the Buckeye State.  He was third in the Greco action on Friday in the 39-42 kg bracket and later in the weekend was the runner up in Freestyle.

For the full list of placers from the University and FILA Cadet Nationals, see below:

University Nationals – Freestyle 

55 kg:

David White (Binghamton), 6th

66 kg: 

Ian Paddock (Ohio State, Warsaw HS), 6th

Chris Villalonga (Cornell), 7th

70 kg: 

Kyle Borshoff (DCAC, Pittsford), 3rd

Jake O’Hara (Columbia), 7th

79 kg: 

John-Martin Cannon (Buffalo), 6th

120 kg: 

Ernest James (Edinboro, Longwood HS), 5th

Kyle Frey (Finger Lakes Wrestling Club), 8th


University Nationals – Greco 

60 kg:

Dmitry Ryabchinsky (NYAC/USOEC), 3rd

Oliver Lopez (NYAC), 4th

63 kg: Jason Chudzinski (New York), 3rd

66 kg: James Hogan (ATWA), 4th

70 kg: Elijah Sullivan (NYAC/Columbia), 3rd


FILA Cadet Nationals – Greco 

39-42 kg: Christopher Cuccolo, 3rd

63 kg: Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer, 3rd


FILA Cadet Nationals – Freestyle

39-42 kg: Christopher Cuccolo, 2nd


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