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Sweet Home wrestlers compete in Fargo North Dakota

Five Sweet Home High School athletes competed at the 2023 USA Wrestling Junior and 16U National Championships at the FargoDome in Fargo, N.D., which took place July 14-22.

Rising sophomore Bailey Chafin won two matches in the 127-pound Girls 16U division to advance to the round of 16. She beat Hayden Mayo of Virginia in the round of 64 by a fall in 59 seconds. She then scored a 22-14 victory over Zoe Bennet of Texas in the round of 32, before being pinned by Lynn Horn of Oklahoma in 0:49 in the round of 16.

2023 graduate Jacob Sieminski, who has committed to wrestle at Southern Oregon University, won two matches in the Junior Greco-Roman division at 138 pounds before falling in the round of 32 in 1:41 to William Baysingar of Illinois. To get there, Sieminski pinned John Foye of Ohio in 0:11 and won 12-8 over Ty Saulter of Minnesota.

In Junior Freestyle, Sieminski won three matches in the consolation bracket after losing 16-12 in the round of 128 to Jveion Redmon of Georgia.

The first of his consolation wins was over Sebastian Armstrong of Rhode Island in 3:48. Sieminski then beat David Ensminger of New York in 1:31 and Gabriel Brown of Idaho by a score of 7-6, before being pinned by Riley Brunson of Idaho in 0:30.

His younger brother Kyle Sieminski won two matches in the 120 pound Junior Greco-Roman consolation bracket after getting pinned in 0:51 by Anthony Ruzic of Illinois in the round of 64. He beat Brennan O'Donnell of Illinois 12-2 in 1:42, and then pinned Curtis White of Texas in 0:36 before getting pinned by Moses Mendoza of California in 1:16.

Rising sophomores Dillan Davis and Tytus Hardee competed in the 113 and 120 pound divisions respectively, but did not win matches.