FARGO, N.D. -- Nash Hutmacher’s winning streak came to an end in the 285-pound Greco-Roman semifinals of the U.S. Marine Corps Junior Nationals on Friday.
Hutmacher had won 12 consecutive matches dating back to the freestyle competition, but the Chamberlain native was edged by eventual champion Luke Luffman, of Illinois, by decision, 5-3. Hutmacher came back, though, to beat defending national champion Alex Coleman, of Ohio, in 1 minute, 28 seconds to advance to the third place match.
His opponent for third place, Michigan’s Donovan King, forfeited due to injury, sending Hutmacher home with third place in both disciplines for the tournament.
He ends the tournament with a record of 14-2 and earned All-American honors in freestyle and Greco-Roman.
Hutmacher took second place in freestyle and Greco-Roman at Junior Nationals last year.