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2016 EAGLE WATCH :: NUWAY Nationals

04/08/2016, 6:45am EDT
By NUWAY staff

The 2016 NUWAY Nationals will again return to Battle Creek Michigan at Kellogg Arena on April 9-10.  

Each day leading up to the event we will feature a wrestler or multiple wrestlers that will look to be in the hunt for the prestigious NUWAY Nationals Championship Eagle.  

If you think your wrestler has the resume for the 2016 EAGLE WATCH, please EMAIL US.

In your email please include:  

Name, club & school, current record, resume of main highlights and picture.  

UPDATED Friday April 8, 2016

Bryce Holt of Center Line Wrestling Club is from Warren Michigan.

He is fresh off a state runner-up finish at last weekend's MYWAY State Champions and was a Central Regional Champion.  

Holt won the 2016 Border Wars Monster medal tournament, was a 2015 NUWAY Nationals and MYWAY runner-up.  

Garrison Weisner is from the Kodiak Attack Wrestling Club in Ohio.  

Weisner won the 2016 OHWAY State Championship after finishing 2nd at the Northwest Regional qualifying tournament.  

He won the 2015 Ohio State Fair and has a resume full of championships over the past couple years.  

Eugene Harney is from Cincinnati Ohio and wrestles for the Dehart Elite Wrestling Club.  

Harney is a recent OHWAY State Champion and won the OHWAY Southwest Regional title.  

He was a place winner at both Liberty and Dixie Nationals while winning the Show Me Nationals.  

Jezadiah Stevens out of the Clio Wrestling Club is headed to Battle Creek with the prestigioius golden eagle in his sights. 

He was undefeated during the 2015-2016 regular season and is fresh off a MYWAY State Championship.  

Stevens undefeated at the MYWAY Clash of the Titan duals, won the Northeast Regional, and was also a MMWA State Champion.  

Elijah Hunter is from Fremont Ohio and in search of a golden eagle this weekend in Battle Creek.  

Hunter is a 2016 OHWAY State Champion and OHWAY Regional Champion.  

Martez Sheard of La Crescent Minnesota is riding a wave of success into the 2016 NUWAY Nationals.  

He is a 2X NYWA State Champion, 2X Minnesota State Champion, 2X Midwest Tour Hall of Fame winner, a 2015 NUWAY Nationals champion, and has 19 National tournament titles under his belt and is look for #20 this weekend in Battle Creek.  

Jonathan Clack of Lakewood Wrestling Club in Michigan is fresh off dominating his way to a 2016 MYWAY State Championship and is looking to keep that dominance going this coming weekend at NUWAY Nationals as he looks to pick up another golden NUWAY Eagle.  

He was undefeated at the 2015 Border Wars All-Star Christmas duals and has placed 1st in nearly everything tournament he has entered in 2016.  

Jeremyah Gilbert of Chillicothe Ohio wrestles for Washington Court House Cobras. He is fresh off a state runner-up finish at the OHWAY State tournament.  

Gilbert finished 2nd at the American Pride tournament, 2016 OHWAY regional tournament, 2015 OHWAY regional tournament, 2015 OHWAY State tournament, and the 2015 OHWAY regional tournament.  With 42 pins and nearly 60 wins on the season, Gilbert is looking to break through and grab the gold at NUWAY Nationals.  

Justin Wilcox who wrestles for Harvard High School in Illinois and Team Poeta is coming to Battle Creek looking for his first NUWAY Eagle.  

He is now a 2X Illinois state qualifier and has collected over 100 varsity wins.  

Brayden Thompson of Chicago Illinois has traveled the country winning Gold almost everywhere he ha wrestled.  The Izzy Style WC 12 year old has his eyes firmly focused on the prestigious NUWAY Nationals Eagle!  

He had undefeated  IESA and IKWF seasons and has won state championships in both Illinois and Indiana.  

Thompson has won National Championships at Tulsa, Midwest Nationals, Brute, USA Freestyle, Amarillo, Liberty(where he was the tournament MVP), and was the Battle for the Belt Grand Champion in Kansas.  

He was also a tournament finalist in Reno, Missouri State Championships, Liberty and the Ohio Tournament of Champions.  


Braylen Johnson wrestles for the Danbury Youth Wrestling Club and is also trained by the infamous BTWC, Burnett Trained Wrestling Club out of Ohio.  

He stormed through the OHWAY Northwest Regional scoring all falls then went on to win his second OHWAY State Championship.  

Johnson is a 2014 NUWAY National Champion and won the 2016 Ohio Athletic Committee State title and is a 3X place winner.  

He accomplished the feat of becoming a double Ohio State Champion this season and will be gunning for his second NUWAY Eagle in Battle Creek.  

Blayne Crance of Union City Michigan competes for the Branch County Wrestling Club.  

This hard working six year old has already hit the 100 career win mark in only his second season and is currently 64-0 heading into this weekend's MYWA State Championships.  He rolled to a Southwest Regional MYWA title with three fall and a 12-2 major decision.  

Crance dominated his way to a Border Wars National title in November with a 5-0 performance.  He also brought home gold for a second year at Spartan Country, recently won the Monster Medal Gold and has nearly 20 tournament titles in the 2015-2016 season.  


Carter Schubert of Marion New York is coming back for some more hardware and is looking for his 4th consecutive NUWAY Nationals title.  

Schubert, who wrestles for G2 World Wrestling Academy, was a 2015 VAC Middle School Duals Gold Medalist, 3X Freak Show Champion, 2X Flo Nationals finalist with a title in 2014, 4X Pop & Flo Nationals Champion, 2 New York Freestyle and Greco State Champions, and a 3X NYWAY State Champion.  

Jericko Jackson from Pleasant Lake Indiana has progressively become one of the dominant wrestlers in his division over the past two seasons.  

He was a 2016 ISWA State Champion at 95lbs, 2016 INDY Nationals Champion, Border Wars Monster Medal Champion, and has placed high in major events such as Chicago Winter Nationals, Spartan County, Rocky Mountain Nationals, and has a large collection of 1st place finishes in local/regional tournaments.  


In only his 3rd year of wrestling, Kody Goffin of Dodge Knights Wrestling Club is a dark horse in search of his first NUWAY Nationals title.  

After a rough 1st year in the sport, Goffin has worked year round with some of Ohio's finest  youth wrestling coaches.  The reward has been a double placement at the 2016 OHWAY State Tournament.  He was a OHWAY Champion in the Central region.  He has worked his way to an over 40 win season this year and is coming to Battle Creek Michigan looking to pick up some more hardware!  

Plan ahead for the 2016 NUWAY Summer Nationals

July 29-31 in beautiful Long Branch New Jersey

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