Bethel wrestlers compete at Freestyle/Greco Roman National Championships

Bethel Wrestlers Thomas Dyment (at left) and Hayden Lieb competed at the 2017 Freestyle/Greco Roman National Wrestling Championships this July. Photo courtesy of Darren Lieb

Hayden Lieb and Thomas Dyment competed in the 2017 US Marines Cadet & Junior Freestyle/Greco Roman National Championships held at the FargoDome in Fargo, ND this past July.

“This was the first time for both wrestlers to compete at this National tournament. There were 101 wrestlers in Hayden’s bracket and he made it to the round of 16 before losing twice, just two matches away from placing. There were 77 wrestlers in Thomas’s Freestyle bracket,” wrote Coach Darren Lieb.

Below are the Freestyle results:

113 Cevion Severado Saint Peters, MO (Missouri) VPO1 Thomas Dyment Bethel, AK (Alaska), 13-12 (Severado made it to the Junior Greco World Championship finals just last week in Finland, and Thomas just about beat him)

113 Matt Vinci Coronado, CA (California) VSU1 Thomas Dyment Bethel, AK (Alaska), 12-2 1:50

138 Hayden Lieb Bethel, AK (Alaska) VSU1 John Ridle IL (Illinois), 14-4 5:58

138 Hayden Lieb Bethel, AK (Alaska) VPO1 Josh Cizmadia Fort Mill, SC (South Carolina), 12-4

138 Hayden Lieb Bethel, AK (Alaska) VPO1 Aaron Bahr La Crosse, WI (Wisconsin), 10-3

138 Christopher Roybal Ellicott City, MD (Maryland) VSU Hayden Lieb Bethel, AK (Alaska), 10-0 0:34

138 Joseph Henley Lanexa, VA (Virginia) VSU Hayden Lieb Bethel, AK (Alaska), 10-0 1:52

Lieb found out that he separated his pectoral (chest) muscles from his sternum during his last Freestyle match and wasn’t cleared to compete in Greco. Dyment was 2 matches away from placing out of 47 wrestlers in this bracket. He lost his first match then won his next 3 before losing his last match.

Below are his Greco results:

113 Dane Durlacher Mundelein, IL (Illinois) VSU Thomas Dyment Bethel, AK (Alaska), 12-0 1:40

113 Thomas Dyment Bethel, AK (Alaska) VSU1 Nicholas Bauer Coplay, PA (Pennsylvania), 14-4 1:13

113 Thomas Dyment Bethel, AK (Alaska) VSU Killian Perrigon Oceanside, CA (California), 12-0 0:51

113 Thomas Dyment Bethel, AK (Alaska) VPO1 Gregory Coapstick Frisco, TX (Texas), 5-2

113 David Stepanian Macomb, MI (Michigan) VFA Thomas Dyment Bethel, AK (Alaska), 8-5 1:59

“Both wrestlers and parents would like to thank all of the people that stopped by and got their car washed to help these two pay for the National prep camp in Fairbanks and for their dorm and meals while in Fargo,” said Coach Lieb. “Bethel Wrestling had another great summer of wrestling and we are looking forward to the upcoming ASAA season.”