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The Cadet Freestyle Team Gets Three All Americans as KJ Evans Makes the Finals at 152

The Oklahoma Cadets have been wrestling at Fargo over the last two days and as the dust is starting to settle a bit and placement matches are being determined, three Oklahomans have now secured All-American finishes.

Heritage Hall State Champion KJ Evans has performed incredibly this weekend. With the exception of one tough test in the round of 32 where Evans got a late pushout to beat Missouri’s Braxton Strick 11-10, Evans has been nearly untouchable. He’s won every single other match by a tech or a fall and all but one of those he finished in the first period! Tomorrow he’ll take on New York’s Zach Ryder with a shot at a national title at 152 pounds.

Clay Giddens has locked in a top-eight finish at 126, one of the toughest weights of the tournament. He fell in the round of 16 but bounced back with a few wins to make the consolation quarterfinals. He’ll have Kamdyn Williams from Pennsylvania tomorrow, who beat Stillwater’s JJ McComas last round.

Talon McCollom rounds out the Oklahoma All-Americans at 160 as he’s made the consolation quarterfinals there. He picked up a close 10-8 win over Arizona’s Mike Avelar last round and will have Missouri’s Peyton Westpfahl in his first match tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s 16U Freestyle finals begin at 1:30 p.m. CST. Every match can be streamed live on FloWrestling.

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