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Spartan Wrestling Shines At USA Wrestling National Championships


Spartan Wrestling Shines At USA Wrestling National Championships

OMAHA, Neb. — Michigan State wrestlers collected nine All-American accolades, including two national champions, at the USA Wrestling Greco-Roman National Championships over the weekend in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Cameron Caffey won the 87 kg U23 Greco-Roman championship, while Peyton Omania captured the 67 kg U23 Greco-Roman championship. Caffey won on a 10-2 technical fall over Guy Patron of Dubuque Wrestling Club, rallying from an early 2-0 deficit by reeling off 10 unanswered points. This is the second national title for Caffey, who won the UWW Junior Nationals in 2019 and competed in the 2019 UWW Junior Worlds.

Omania won his title bout by forfeit over Benjamin Peak of Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club. Omania collected his second-straight U23 National crown, and won a bronze medal at the 2019 Junior Worlds in Greco-Roman.

Other Spartans earning All-American honors in the U23 division were Matt Santos finishing seventh at 60 kg and Jackson Renicker placing fourth at 63 kg. In the UWW Junior division, Andrew Chambal was fourth at 55 kg and Jordan Hamdan was fifth at 60 kg.

In freestyle in the U23 division, Caffey was third at 86 kg, while Rayvon Foley was fifth at 57 kg. In the UWW Junior division, Layne Malczewski was fourth at 86 kg.

Caffey and Omania qualified for the 2021 Senior World Team Trials. 

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60kg – Matt Santos – 7th

63kg – Jackson Renicker – 4th

67kg – Peyton Omania – Champion 

87kg – Cameron Caffey –  Champion

UWW Junior:

55kg – Andrew Chambal – 4th

60kg – Jordan Hamdan – 5th



57kg – Rayvon Foley – 5th

86kg – Cameron Caffey – 3rd

UWW Junior:

86kg – Layne Malczewski – 4th