NEW PALESTINE — A two-time undefeated high school state champion, Chad Red added a prestigious national title to his wrestling resume over the weekend.
Red, an incoming New Palestine junior, won the 126-pound freestyle championship at the Cadet Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota.
The nationally-ranked grappler beat California’s Jaden Enriquez 4-3 in the title bout of the tourney, which ran from July 20-26. Enriquez was going for a coveted Triple Crown, having already won the Folkstyle and Greco-Roman national championships earlier this summer.
Earlier in the bracket, also by a 4-3 score, Red defeated Utah’s Taylor Lamont, a 2013 national freestyle champ.
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