Author Archives: Pablo Di Maria

TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 2nd, 2017

Spencer Lee - Franklin Regional

Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee (126) engraved his name in the Powerade tournament record book this weekend by becoming the 17th wrestler in Powerade’s 50-year history to win the title three times. He lost out on four titles because he sat out last season’s tournament with a shoulder injury. Spencer opened the tournament with two falls and two technical falls to ...

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Top Five High School Wrestling Moments of 2016

Top HS Moments 2016

The 2016 year in scholastic wrestling was full of great stories across the country. From elite athletes being upset in their state tournaments, seemingly unbeatable wrestlers losing for the first time, to a wrestler beating two number one wrestlers in the nation in the same tournament, this has been a memorable year. In this article, we will be reminiscing about ...

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The Clash XV Dual Tournament Preview

Buchanan High

The 15th Annual Clash wrestling tournament is scheduled to take place in the RCTC Regional Sports Center in Rochester, Minn., on December 29th & 30th. The unofficial national dual-meet championship, as it is known, is expected to field many teams and individuals who are ranked in the nation. The second-ranked team in the nation, Buchanan, CA, made history last season ...

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50th Annual Powerade Wrestling Tournament Preview

50th Powerade - Spencer Lee

The toughest tournament in the keystone state will take place this week at Canon-McMillan High on December 29th & 30th. 2015 champion Wyoming Seminary (PA) is back on their quest to win the tournament once again. However, the Knights will be challenged by the eighth-ranked team in the nation, Bergen Catholic (NJ). Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional, PA, 126lbs) could make ...

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TOM’s High School Team of the Week – Dec. 27th, 2016

Brownsburg (IN)

This week’s winner of TOM’s team of the week is Brownsburg High out of Indiana. During the Christmas break, the Bulldogs, who are ranked #33 in the country, were triumphant in winning the Class 3A IHSWCA Team State Tournament by upending Perry Meridian High, 29-22. After winning their pool, Brownsburg defeated Portage High, 42-9, to set up the marquee match ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Dec. 26th, 2016

Zack Donathan - Mason (OH)

This week TOM’s wrestler of the week honors will go to Zack Donathan, of Mason High, Ohio. Despite having zero state titles of his own to this point in his career, Donathan is pounding on state champions like there is no tomorrow. During the Christmas break, Donathan won his second Al Dvorak title by pinning all foes he faced in ...

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Mason High Overcomes Strong Challenge from Illinois Schools to Win Al Dvorak Memorial

Austin O'Connor - St. Rita, IL

With defending champion fourth-ranked Lake Highland Prep (FL) not making the trip to the Al Dvorak Memorial, #29 Mason High (OH) made the best of their visit to the Land of Lincoln and won the tournament with 202.5 pts, nine medal winners, and a champion in Zack Donathan (132lbs) who is currently ranked fourth in the country. Despite being the ...

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TOM National High School Wrestling Team Rankings – Dec. 23rd, 2016

TOM National Highschool Team Rankings

TOM has released our latest set of national high school team rankings for the 2016-17 season. Blair Academy (NJ) remains on top of the list which includes 40 outstanding high school wrestling teams from across the country.  Two teams that were outside the top-40 last time around have made it in, including Pomona (CO) who won the Reno Tournament of ...

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TOM’s National High School Wrestling Individual Rankings – Dec. 22nd, 2016

TOM High School Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat has released our latest set of high school individual rankings Dec. 22nd, 2016. For questions or corrections please contact Pablo Di Maria at pdimaria@theopenmat.com. If a commitment is missing, please submit here: Commitment Form Before we get to the rankings, let’s discuss some of the bigger changes from last week. Blair Academy’s Julian Ramirez (152lbs) will take the number ...

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TOM’s High School Team of the Week – Dec. 21st, 2016

Colony, AK

The purpose of TOM’s team of the week is to showcase an outstanding performance by a high school wrestling team. The team to win the inaugural installment of TOM’s team of the week award will go to Colony High, out of Palmer, Alaska. The Knights squeezed past runner-up and Alaska power Wasilla High 269.5-245.5 to claim their sixth Class 4A ...

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