Fredy Guevara of Yonkers went unbeaten at the Schoolboy National Duals in Freestyle a few weeks ago. He kept his strong offseason going over the past few days, taking fourth in that style at the ASICS Kids Nationals in Utah at 136 pounds.
Guevara dominated early, pinning Tommy Neal of Wyoming in 2:39 in his opening bout before blanking Anthony De La Cruz of Nevada, 10-0, in his next match. He then dropped his semifinal contest to Nathan Moore of Washington before bouncing back with a 12-6 triumph over Jacob McMaster of Pennsylvania in his first wrestleback bout and later nabbing fourth.
Guevara wasn’t the only New York placer at the Kids Nationals. Ethan Ferro made the podium in Greco Roman on Tuesday, taking eighth place at 85 pounds in the Novice Division. He began by registering a 9-4 victory over Antonio Segura of Colorado before eventual champion Hunter Meinzen of Montana sent him to the consolations. Ferro responded with a 14-4 technical fall over Logan Boe of Indiana to clinch a spot on the medal stand.
Ferro also took the mat in Freestyle, recording a technical fall over Idaho’s Teegan Dunn before finishing with a 1-2 mark.
First published on June 25, 2014, by New York Wrestling News (NYWN)