WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Wrestler Nick Treaster of Newton claimed a national championship and a runner-up medal at the USA Wrestling National Freestyle and Greco-Roman Championships in Wisconsin Dells.
Treaster won the national freestyle title at 5-0 and the took second in the Greco-Roman championships at 4-1.
Treaster competed in the 14U division at 97 pounds.
In the freestyle championships, he downed Alexander Basken of Wisconsin at 10-0, Jameson Garcia of Illinois 11-0 and Nicholas Jones of Pennsylvania in the quarterfinals 12-1.
In the semifinals, Treaster pinned Ayson Rice of South Dakota. In the finals, Treaster downed Nathanael Jesuroga of Iowa 6-4.
In the finals, Treaster led 4-1 after the first period. Jesuroga came back to tie the match 4-4 and lead the tie-breaking criteria. Treaster scored a takedown with about 20 seconds remaining for the win.
In the Greco-Roman championships, Treaster downed Sid Tidsley of Massachussetts 12-0, Aliaksandr Kikiniou of New York 8-6, Marcello Milani of Michigan 10-6 in the quarterfinals and Cory Velasquez of Oklahoma 8-3 in the semifinals.
In the finals, Treaster fell to Rice 13-6. Treaster trailed 7-0 early in the match and 7-2 at the end of the first period. Each wrestler scored a four-point throw in the second period. Rice scored a late two-point exposure to ensure the win.
Treaster earlier this year won the USA Wrestling National Folkstyle Tournament. He won the Southern Plains titles in both freestyle and Greco-Roman and the Kansas state title in folkstyle, freestyle and Greco-Roman.
He will be a freshman at Newton High School this fall, joining his brother Grant, a two-time high school state champion. Brother Logan Treaster competes for the U.S. Naval Academy and was a 2015 state champ at Newton High School.