Author Archives: Pablo Di Maria

TOM’s Recruiting News – June 19th, 2017

Sam Stuhl, AJ Burkhart

In this week’s recruiting news, Chris Bono’s recent success with South Dakota State helps him land a prize recruit from Wisconsin. National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) member Benedictine College signs a top heavyweight from California. Northern Illinois signs an Ohio state runner-up that could fill the vacant spot left by three-time NCAA qualifier Shawn Scott and a two-time Ohio ...

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TOM’s Recruiting News – June 14th, 2017

Nate Keaton, Patrick Duggan

In this week’s recruiting news Wartburg Colleges gets a recruit from neighboring school Iowa State; Merchant Marine Academy travels to Minnesota to recruit two teammates; a controversial grappler moves to his third program, and a former Walsh Jesuit Ironman champion stays local and will attend Ohio State. Want to read more of this article and others like it? Become a TOM ...

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2017 AAU Scholastic “Disney” Duals Preview

Pat Glory

The 2017 AAU Wrestling Scholastic Duals, often referred to as the Disney Duals, will take place June 12th through the 16th at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida. The event is expecting to see over 103 teams from nearly 20 states. Four divisions will be contested this weekend, the District All-Star Division, Developmental Division, and Community ...

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TOM’s Recruiting News – June 5th, 2017

Elijah Varona, Isaiah White

In this week’s edition of TOM's recruiting news, a Division II national champion transfers to a Division I school to help them challenge for a team trophy. Defending national champions Penn State get a much needed 133-pound wrestler with tons of national experience. An elite grappler from the South will travel to the Midwest and add depth to the Missouri ...

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Catching Up With: John Manning of St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic (Canada)

John Manning

Photo by Steve Griffin, The Salt Lake Tribune The Open Mat had the opportunity to speak with a former Utah state champion and a former Blair wrestler who now resides in Ontario, Canada. John Manning is only a junior that is currently being recruited by some of the top collegiate programs in the country. TOM - Who got you involved ...

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Top 75 Wrestlers in the Class of 2018 – June 2nd, 2017

Steveson, Nevills, Teasdale, Wittlake

Photo of Seth Nevills (top right) by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com The Open Mat has released our list of the top 75 wrestlers in the Class of 2018.  For questions or corrections please contact Pablo Di Maria at pdimaria@theopenmat.com. If you have a commitment to report, please submit here: Commitment Form Want to read more of this article and others like ...

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2017 UWW Cadet Nationals Freestyle Preview

Wittlake, McHenry

The best UWW Cadet age wrestlers, born 2000-2002, from across the country will assemble under one roof at the Louis and Freda Stile Athletic Field House in Akron, Ohio this weekend. The champions in each weight division, save 125 kg which is not a UWW weight class, will qualify to represent the US at the 2017 UWW Cadet World Championships ...

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