Author Archives: Pablo Di Maria

2017 Florida State Wrestling Tournament Preview

Florida State Tournament

The Florida state tournament will take place this weekend, March 3rd and 4th, inside the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. Two hundred and fifty-seven teams will be battling for the opportunity to claim a team state title in classes 1A, 2A, and 3A. Class 1A The two-time defending champions Lake Highland Prep are sending 13 wrestlers to the state tournament, ...

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2017 California State Wrestling Tournament Preview

California HS State Tournament

Preview Courtesy of The California Wrestler, Michael Cho, Bill Grant, Al Fontes, and Pablo Di Maria A NEW DYNASTY? As a state, California tends to be big all over – with nearly 40% more people than the next state – but in high school wrestling, has always embraced the single-division wrestling tournament. Over the years, most other states (45 of 50) ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestling Team of the Week – Feb. 27th, 2017

Allen, TX

There’s no doubt that the kings of high school wrestling in Texas are the Eagles of Allen HS. With 12 state medalists and five champions that included Juwan Robinson (152), A.J. Ferrari (160), Braeden Redlin (170), Mark Inglehart (195), and Nico Manzonelli (285), the Eagles won their eighth-straight 6A state championship and shattered their previous state record of 215 points. ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Feb. 27th, 2017

Adam Busiello

Winning an individual state championship in any state is no easy task. One must be willing to sacrifice endless hours on the mats sharpening one’s technique. Adam Busiello, of Eastport-South Manor, not only won a state title this weekend at Times Union Center in Albany but it was the third such title in three seasons for the sophomore. Busiello was ...

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What to Watch for at the 2017 Oklahoma State Tournament

Daton Fix - Sand Springs

The Oklahoma state tournament is scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. Friday Schedule 10:30-3:00 PM – First-round all classes 5:00-7:10 PM – First-round consolations 7:15-9:45 PM – Semifinalist Saturday Schedule 10:30-12:30 PM – Consolation semifinals 12:45-2:15 PM – Consolation finals 5:45-10:45 PM – Finals and Awards Class 3A Neither 2016 state championship ...

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Facts and Figures for the 2017 National Prep Wrestling Tournament

National Preps

The 2017 National Prep wrestling tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, February 24th-25th, at Stabler Arena on the campus of Lehigh University. Is the team title locked up? Some wrestling fans would say that since Blair Academy (NJ) is the top-ranked team in the country, they should be the favorites to win it all. Nevertheless, one cannot forget about ...

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Five Facts About the 2017 CIF State Girls Wrestling Championships

2017 CIF Girls State

The seventh annual CIF State Girls tournament is scheduled to take place February 24th-25th at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California. Miscellaneous Information Schedule: Wrestling begins Friday, February 24th, at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, February, 25th: Consolation Rounds at 9:00 a.m. and Finals at 6:00 p.m. General Admission: $12.00, Children/Students (ASB card) /Seniors 65+: $8.00, Purchase tickets in advance via ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestling Team of the Week – Feb. 20th, 2017

Pueblo County, CO

Photo By Dan Mohrmann Since taking over the Pueblo County wrestling team in 2010, head coach Eddie Soto has taken the Hornets to a whole new level. Last season, the Pueblo County wrestling team won its first-ever Class 4A state championship with 203.5 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Greeley Central (121) and claiming four individual state titles. This past weekend, the ...

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