Author Archives: Pablo Di Maria

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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Catching Up With: Cleveland Belton of Temescal Canyon, California

Cleveland Belton - Temescal Canyon

Photo By John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com Recently, TOM caught up with sophomore Cleveland Belton of Temescal Canyon (California) to speak about his recent success on the mats of the Golden State and the nation as well. A native of Riverside, California, Belton began his scholastic career in the state of Georgia where he was the runner-up in Class 5A. This season, ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of The Week – April 9, 2017

Jayson Renteria - OPRF

What was supposed to be a close match between the seventh and eighth-ranked wrestlers in the nation at the 2017 Cliff Keen/Wrestling USA Dream Team Dual, turned out to be a one-sided victory for Jayson Renteria of Team Illinois. The blue chip prospect out of Oak Park River Forest put 13 points on the scoreboard to get the major decision ...

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Pinning Down Autism Athletes That Went On To Have Great Success

Pinning Down Autism Alumni

This weekend the 7th Annual Pinning Down Autism: Team New York vs. Team New Jersey All-Star Dual-Meet is scheduled to take place at Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, New Jersey. Many outstanding individuals that competed in this event have gone on to have great careers beyond their prep days. Here are seven individuals that have accomplished great things in ...

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