Author Archives: Pablo Di Maria

TOM’s High School Wrestler of The Week – April 4th, 2017

Anthony Mantanona

The 2016-17 folkstyle season concluded last month for most and earlier this month for others. That means end of season tournaments are in full effect. This past weekend, University of Oklahoma recruit and California state champion Anthony Mantanona overshadowed the competition at the USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals as he earned a title at 170. With four falls to move ...

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Top Five Moments from the Folkstyle Nationals Finals

Anthony Mantanona

Photo By John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com There’s no such thing as an easy match in the sport of wrestling. Especially when attending a national-level tournament. From the first whistle, all the way to the last one in the tournament, a minimal mistake can have serious consequences. The 2017 Folkstyle Cadet/Junior Nationals had it all. From studs facing each other in the ...

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2017 USAW Folkstyle Nationals Cadet Preview

Daniel Kerkvleit - Minnesota

Many underclassmen with excellent credentials are scheduled to take the mats at the University of Northern Iowa Dome. Names like Cullan Schriever, Jeremiah Reno, Beau Bartlett, Michael Weber, Daniel Gregory Kerkvliet, and Luke Luffman, will compete in the Cadet portion of the tournament. Dreams will be fulfilled and shattered this weekend. All action can be followed on Trackwrestling. 182 The ...

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2017 USAW Folkstyle Nationals Junior Preview

Jaden Enriquez - Team California

Photo Courtesy of John Sachs Tech-Fall.com The first leg of USA Wrestling’s Triple Crown kicks off Friday with the Folkstyle Nationals inside the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Finals for the Cadet and Junior divisions are scheduled to be wrestled from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Central Daylight Time on Saturday, April 1st. The top eight wrestlers per weight class ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – March 27, 2017

Tanner Litterell - Tuttle

The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic, known as the Rose Bowl of scholastic wrestling, has been part of the high school scene since 1975. Getting an invitation to represent Team USA is an honor by itself for all seniors in the country. University of Oklahoma signee Tanner Litterell (Tuttle, OK) knew this was an opportunity of a lifetime to showcase his talent ...

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NY Sweeps the Junior and Senior Division; Silva, Brooks, and Hoffman win third NHSCA Titles

Aaron Brooks - Maryland

Photo By Sara Smith Virginia Beach, VA – In spite of not having two of their best wrestlers, Louie DePrez and Vitali Arujau, as both participated in the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic, team New York was triumphant in winning the junior and senior divisions at NHSCA Nationals. New York won the senior division with 384 points and had nine All-Americans. Kyle ...

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Biggest Upsets so far at NHSCA Nationals

Bradley Beaulieu - Maine

Virginia Beach, VA – In every match, there is a favorite and there is an underdog, but sometimes the underdog isn’t willing to go down quietly. The first two days of the NHSCA national tournament were filled with upsets as wrestlers who, on paper, were the favorites went down before the finals. Here are the top five upsets that we ...

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California’s Cheyenne Bowman Wins USMC Girls Folkstyle Cadet Nationals; Macey Kilty of Team Wisconsin repeats

Macey Kilty - Team Wisconsin

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Incoming high school freshman Cheyenne Bowman, of the Somar WC in California, won her first USMC Girls Folkstyle Cadet Nationals title as she defeated 2016 Cadet World freestyle bronze medalist Alara Boyd of Indiana, 7-2 in the 138-weight class. Bowman concluded the tournament with a 5-0 record including three falls and a major decision. 2016 Cadet ...

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28th Annual NHSCA National Wrestling Championships – Junior Division Preview

Joey Silva - NHSCA 2017

The 28th Annual NHSCA National Wrestling Championships junior division looks to be one of the toughest in recent years as it has a total of seven wrestlers attempting to win a second consecutive NHSCA championship title. Joey Silva of Florida (132), Aaron Brooks of Maryland (152), Gavin Hoffman of Pennsylvania (195), and Ben Goldin of Florida (220), are on pace ...

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