Author Archives: Pablo Di Maria

2017 UWW Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman Preview

Tyler Dow, Cohlton Schultz

Photo of Tyler Dow (left) by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com This weekend, the UWW Cadet and University Nationals begin at the Louis & Freda Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Akron. What’s on the line? The opportunity to represent the United States at Cadet World Championships in Athens, Greece. Attempting to become a part of another Cadet world ...

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TOM’s Recruiting News – May 30th, 2017

Gavin Hoffman, Alex Thomsen

Last week was another busy one for recruiting news across the country. One of the top upper weights in Pennsylvania Gavin Hoffman (Montoursville) made his college decision. The top junior from the Hawkeye state Alex Thomsen (Underwood) decided to leave his home state. Two former Boise State recruits found new homes and a top heavyweight from the class of 2013-2014 ...

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Catching Up With: Brock Hardy, Box Elder, Utah

Brock Hardy, Box Elder

Brock Hardy of Box Elder (UT) comes from a wrestling family.  When he won his third consecutive state title this season, he surpassed his brother Koleton, who won twice.  Next season, Brock will return looking to close out his career with a fourth title, which would put him in a select group that includes Cael Sanderson and make him just the ...

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The Top Five Teams at the 18th Annual NHSCA National Duals

Murin, Decatur, Fix

Photo of Jordan Decatur (middle) by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com A total of 189 high school teams from across the country will be competing at the NHSCA National Duals in Virginia Beach, Virginia this weekend. Many of the top teams scheduled to compete are made up of nationally ranked wrestlers who have already signed to compete with some of the top ...

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TOM’s College Recruiting News – May 23rd, 2017

Jacori Teemer and Michael Beard

This past week Penn State and Arizona State got outstanding recruits to reinforced their already tough recruiting classes. Penn State will get the services of Michael Beard who is the second-ranked 195-pound wrestler in the nation and could eventually start for the Nittany Lions as a true freshman. The Sun Devils got a skilled competitor in Jacori Teemer who captured ...

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Top 10 High School Wrestling Teams Out West

Buchanan, California

Photo by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com Last week The Open Mat came up with a list of the top 10 juniors from out West. This week, TOM is back at it with the top 10 teams from the West. Some of the teams on the list were part of the Adidas National High School Team Rankings, while other teams were on ...

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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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The Benefits of Competing in the Off-Season, Learning Freestyle and Greco-Roman


With the 2016-17 season over, coaches and wrestlers from across the country will begin reviewing their feats and failures from this past season. Many coaches and athletes will agree that the best way to improve their goals for next season is to get more mat time and learn new techniques. How can that be achieved? The answer is simple…compete in ...

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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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