Junior Folkstyle Nationals
Cedar Falls, Iowa: April 1-3
Danny Vega, Tucson Cyclones (Ironwood Ridge) tech fall Kyle Biscoglia, Waukee, 20-5
SEMIFINAL: Danny Vega, tech fall Patrick McKee Pinnacle, 20-5
QUARTER: Danny Vega, tech fall Nathan Rankin Best Trained, 15-0
Roman Bravo-Young, Tucson Cycle (Sunnyside) dec Brenden Baker, Elite Takedown, 3-1
SEMIFINAL: Roman Bravo-Young, maj dec Ethan Smiley, Team Indiana, 10-2
QUARTER: Roman Bravo-Young, maj dec. Devin Kohn, FL Jets, 16-6
AllSportsTucson.com caught up with Roman Bravo-Young and Danny Vega after the duo won another national title on Saturday:
How many titles do you have now:
RBY: This makes five stop signs. Unbelievable, makes me what to work harder for more.
Did you approach this competition differently this year:
RBY: I approached this year with a more of let it flow and have fun. Good things happen when you are enjoying yourself.
DV: Not really, just wanted to make sure I had fun and came home with the title.
RBY: Cadet world team trials and trying to get on the world team. Beginning of June, then Fargo in July. Also try and win the triple crown.
DV: World team trials in June and college. I’ve talked to ASU, Oregon State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Utah Valley, and Iowa State.
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