Author Archives: Pablo Di Maria

Top 10 High School Juniors from out West

Roman Bravo-Young, Travis Wittlake

Photo of Roman Bravo-Young by Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine Many fans are aware that the East Coast and the Midwest have great scholastic wrestlers that top most national rankings in their respective weight classes. However, there are also top competitors from the West Coast that can compete with the best in the country and have signed with some of the ...

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Five Takeaways from UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals

The best 18-20-year-old wrestlers in the country began their first step this weekend towards achieving greatness and representing the U.S. at the Junior World Championships in Tampere, Finland, later this year. The next phase for the top seven place winners per weight class is to compete June 9th-10th in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the World Team Trials. Hall’s Reign Continues Is ...

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2017 UWW Junior Freestyle National Championships Preview

2017 UWW Junior Freestyle

2017 UWW Junior Freestyle Preview The nation’s best 17-20-year-old wrestlers will converge at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 26th-29th. This event will feature many of the nation’s best college underclassmen and high school stars. The UWW Junior Freestyle National Championships will act as a qualifier into the UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials in ...

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2017 UWW Greco-Roman Junior World Team Trials Preview

Gabe Townsell, Ben Darmstadt

Forget about Cirque du Soleil or the Criss Angel show this week in Las Vegas. The wrestling world will be in Vegas to watch outstanding wrestlers from every age group put it all on the line. On Thursday, April 27th, some of the best high school and young college scrappers will attempt to become part of the Junior World Team ...

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Catching Up With: Josh Kim of Santiago/Corona, California

Josh Kim - Santiago/Corona, CA

Josh Kim is one of the elite grapplers the Golden State has coming back for next season. This past season, he wound up as the state runner-up behind the second-ranked wrestler in the nation Quentin Hovis of Poway. TOM noticed Kim’s wrestling abilities when Kim won his second Freak Show championship by defeating three-time New York place winner Evan Barczak. ...

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The Top Eight High School Wrestling Upsets from the 2016-17 Season

2016-17 HS Upsets

The 2016-17 high school wrestling season was filled with incredible moments across the country. Fans, coaches, and athletes alike were often left in awe at the remarkable events they saw unfolding before them on the mat. With the season in the books, we’re looking back at a few of those moments. Please join us now as we recount the top ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – April 17th, 2017

Brik Filippo - Team Oklahoma

With freestyle and Greco-Roman currently under way, most states around the country are having their trials to see which wrestlers will represent them at the Junior and Cadet National Duals on June 20th-24th. This past weekend, the state of Oklahoma had their trials with many outstanding wrestlers competing in the event. A wrestler that stood out from the rest of ...

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The State of California End of Season Report

Alleida Martinez, Gracie Figueroa, Seth Nevills

Photos By John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com and Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com The 2016-17 season is long gone and many significant accomplishments occurred in the Golden State. From Justin Mejia (Clovis) making history by becoming the second four-time state champion in California to Selma capturing their second straight CIF girls state tournament, this was a year to remember. The 2017-18 should be even ...

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