USAW Folkstyle Nationals
March 29-31: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Mountain View standouts Marcus Castillo and Jacob Frias earned All-American status at the USAW Folkstyle Nationals held in Iowa this weekend. Both wrestled in the 126-pound junior division with Castillo taking second place in the nation and Frias earning a fifth-place spot.
1st Place Match
Cody Phippen (Lawrence Elite) won by decision over Marcus Castillo (Cyclones Wrestling & Fitness) (Dec 5-2)
5th Place Match
Jacob Frias (Tucson Cyclones) won by decision over Kaden Anderlik (Outlaw Wrestling Club) (Dec 6-4)
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