Get to know your Greco-Roman junior world team

Get to know your Greco-Roman wrestling team ahead of the World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia, August 16-22.

Billy Sullivan

Weight: 55kg
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
High school: SLAM Nevada
University: University of Oklahoma City
club: Legends of Gold Las Vegas
Instagram: @billyxsullivan

What would you like to know: Sullivan was a conference champion for the University of Oklahoma City and qualified for the NAIA Championships. He was the 2019 National Junior Greco-Roman Champion and a Bronze Medalist at the Pan-American Junior Greco Championships.

Championship Series: Sullivan v Aizayah Yacapin, 2-1
First match: Yacapin won. Sullivan, 4-1
Game Two: Sullivan defeated. Yacapin, 10-6
Match 3: Sullivan defeats. Yacapin, 4-1

Nicolas Bouzakis

Weight: 60kg
Hometown: Shavertown, Pennsylvania
High school: Wyoming Seminar
University: Undecided
club: Greco / Xcaliber team
Instagram: @nicbouzakis

What would you like to know: Bouzakis was a 2019 Fargo 16U Freestyle National Champion and a Double All-American Freestyle in 2021. He won the 2020 National Prep Championships and is a two-time Super 32 Champion, three-time Florida State Champion, Beast of the East champion, and a Powerade champion.

Championship Series: Bouzakis vs. Phillip Moomey, 2-0
First match: Bouzakis beats. Moomey, 12-2 4:29
Second match: Bouzakis beats. Moomey fall, 13-5, 5:11

Chayse LaJoie

Weight: 63kg
Hometown: Gaylord, Michigan
High school: Gaylord
University: Cornell
club: Spartan Combat RTC
Instagram: @chayselajoie

What would you like to know: LaJoie is two-time national junior champion in Greco-Roman Fargo (2018-19) and third in the 16U division (2016). He was a two-time Michigan State Champion and a four-time runner-up.

Championship Series: LaJoie vs. Richard Fedalen, 2-0
First game: LaJoie won. Fedalen, 8-0 2:47
Match 2: LaJoie defeats. Fedalen fall, 10-0 3:43

Dominique damon

Weight: 67kg
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
High school: Nathan Hale
University: Northern Michigan
club: NMU-National Training Center
Instagram: @ dominic.damon

What would you like to know: Damon is currently participating in the Greco-Roman program in northern Michigan. He placed seventh at the 2017 Fargo 16U Greco-Roman National Championships, third at the 2019 World Junior Team Trials, fifth at the U23 Trials, and was a member of the 2018 World Cadet Team.

Championship Series: Damon vs. Payton Jacobson, 2-1
First match: Damon won. Jacobson, 5-4
Game two: Jacobson beat. Damon, 5-1
Match 3: Damon defeats. Jacobson, 5-2

Justus scott

Weight: 72kg
Hometown: Henderson, Nevada
High school: Green Valley
University: Baker
club: Legends of Gold Las Vegas
Instagram: @juicetiss

What would you like to know: Scott ended his high school career as a two-time Nevada State Champion with a 3-1-1-2 standings during his pre-season career. He placed fourth at the Heart of America Conference Championships for Baker, but did not place at the 2021 NAIA tournament.

Championship Series: Scott def. Noah Wachsmuth, 2-1
First game: Scott won. Wachsmuth, 8-8
Game two: Scott won. Wachsmuth, 7-0

Matthew Singleton

Weight: 77kg
Hometown: Moreland, Georgia
High school: Woodward Academy
University: State of North Carolina engaged
club: Compound wrestling
Instagram: @ matty.singleton

What would you like to know: Singleton begins his senior season at Woodward Academy as a three-time state champion after winning his second NHSCA title this year. He also placed seventh at the UWW Junior Nationals at 79kg and is a two-time Fargo 16U finalist in 2019.

Championship Series: Singleton vs. Justin McCunn, 2-0
Match 1: def. McCunn, 8-6
Match 2: Singleton def. McCunn, 9-0 3:12

Jonathon Fagen

Weight: 82kg
Hometown: Fruitland, Idaho
High school: Fruit soil
University: Cornell
club: Spartan Combat RTC
Instagram: @ jonny_gun101

What would you like to know: Fagen missed the 2021 season due to the cancellation of all Ivy League sports, but set a 6-7 record in his debut campaign. He was a four-time Idaho State Champion, Cadet Greco National Champion in 2017, and a member of the Cadet Greco-Roman World 2018 team.

Championship Series: Fagen v James Burks, 2-1
First match: Fagen Dec. Burks, 5-1
Game Two: Burks Tech drops Fagen, 9-0, 0:31
Third game: Fagen Dec. Burks, 6-0

Kodiak Stephens

Weight: 87kg
Hometown: Arnold, California
High school: Bret Harte High School
University: State of Oregon
Club: Ebbetts Pass Wrestling
Instagram: @kodiak_the_maniac

What would you like to know: Stephens will compete for the state of Oregon in the fall after finishing fourth at the 2020 California state tournament as a junior and missing his senior season due to COVID-19 protocols in the state. He also placed eighth at the UWW Junior Nationals Freestyle Championships.

Championship Series: Stephens vs. Tyler Hannah, 2-1
First match: Hannah won. Stephens, 10-0 1:32
Game two: Stephens beat. Anne, 10-2 3:55
Third game: Stephens beat. Anne, 10-2, 3:37

Braxton Amos

Weight: 97kg
Hometown: Mineral Wells, West Virginia
High school: Parkersburg South
University: Wisconsin
club: Wisconsin RTC
Instagram: @thebraxtonamos

What would you like to know: Amos had a good year in 2021 even though he didn’t make a college game. He was part of the world junior teams in freestyle and greco and competed in the last Olympic trials in both styles, reaching the best of three finals in greco. Amos is a five-time Fargo champion and six-time runner-up.

Championship Series: Amos v Christian Carroll, 2-0
First match: Amos beat. Carroll, 8-0, 0:48
Match 2: Amos defeats. Carroll, 10-0, 0:44

Luc Luffman

Weight: 130kg
Hometown: Urbana, Illinois
High school: Urban
University: Illinois
club: Illinois RTC
Instagram: @ luc.luff

What would you like to know: Luffman was a three-time Illinois State Champion (2017-19) and two-time National Junior Champion in 2019. He currently wrestles at 285 pounds for Illinois with a career record of 26-18, including a appearance at the 2021 NCAA Championships where he went 1-2.

Championship Series: Luffman v Peter Christensen, 2-0
First game: Luffman won. Christensen, 12-4 4:55
Game Two: Luffman won. Christensen, 9-4


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Robert J. King