Author Archives: Pablo Di Maria

TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Mar. 13th, 2017

Austin DeSanto - Exeter

Drexel recruit Austin DeSanto of Exeter did the unthinkable this past weekend by pulling the biggest upset in PIAA state history, defeating undefeated three-time state champion, not to mention three-time world champion, Spencer Lee of Franklin Regional, 6-5 to win the PIAA Class 3A 126-pound championship. DeSanto got the winning takedown on Lee with almost no time remaining on the ...

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Takeaways from the Ohio State Tournament: Kaleb Romero Wins His Fourth State Title

Kaleb Romero - Mechanicsburg

Photo by Bryant Billing After three grueling days of competing against the best from Division III in Ohio, Kaleb Romero of Mechanicsburg achieved his longtime dream of becoming the 29th grappler in the state to win four consecutive state titles. His finals opponent was Brett Vonderwell of St. John’s, the same opponent, he faced in the finals of the Troy ...

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Adidas National High School Team Rankings – Mar. 9th, 2017

Adidas HS Team Rankings

TOM has released our latest edition of national high school wrestling team rankings, presented by Adidas, March 9th, 2017. For TOM Prime members, check below the rankings for an in-depth breakdown of how the events of the week impacted the rankings and what to look for going forward.  Not a Prime member yet? Join TOM Prime today! Rank Team State City ...

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Nine Things to Look Forward to at the Ohio State Tournament

Ohio State Tournament

The 80th annual OHSAA state tournament is scheduled to get underway at 3 pm eastern time Thursday with the Division III championship preliminary matches, followed by Division II at 4:10 pm, Division I at 5:40 pm and consolation rounds in all three divisions to follow. The state tournament will conclude Saturday at 10 am with the consolation semifinals as well ...

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Eight Things You May Have Missed at the California State Tournament

Justin Mejia - Clovis

Photo By Chris Mora 8) Ray Cordova becomes a state medalist This talented senior from the Southern Section finally accomplished his goal of becoming a state medalist as he placed eighth at 132-pounds. Cordova suffered various injuries during his first three seasons of scholastic wrestling that denied him the opportunity to advance to the CIF state tournament. With the help ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestling Team of the Week – Mar. 6th, 2017

Buchanan (CA)

Is this the beginning of a new legacy in California? It looks like it is with Buchanan securing the team title at the CIF State Wrestling Championships before the end of the medal matches. Buchanan finished with 213 ½ points Saturday at Rabobank Arena. Clovis was second with 189, followed by Poway (142), Selma (108) and Gilroy (103) rounding out ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Mar. 6th, 2017

Justin Mejia - Clovis

It was a moment Justin Mejia was looking forward to since his wrestling days at Clark Middle School – to have his hand raised and become the second ever four-time state champion in California. His goal was accomplished Saturday evening after defeating section rival and Fresno State bound senior Robert Garcia IV of Selma, 3-2. Mejia, who will be continuing ...

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Seven Things to Know About the New Jersey State Tournament

New Jersey

The NJSIAA Wrestling Championships will be held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on March 3-5. Schedule FRIDAY, MARCH 3 • Round of 32/Preliminaries: 2:30 p.m. • Round of 16/Prequarterfinals: To follow SATURDAY, MARCH 4 Session 1 • Wrestlebacks 1, 2, 3: 9 a.m. • Round of 8/Quarterfinals: Noon Session 2 • Round of 4/Semifinals, 6 p.m. • Wrestlebacks 4, ...

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