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28th Annual NHSCA Senior Nationals Preview

NHSCA 2017

The 28th Annual NHSCA Senior Nationals will take place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA, starting Friday, March 24th. Ten wrestlers that won their fourth consecutive state title this season in their respective state tournaments will be in attendance. The tournament is set to begin on Friday and conclude Sunday evening. Top eight finishers in each ...

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From Hawkeye To Nittany Lion: Gavin Teasdale Decommits From Iowa

Gavin Teasdale - Penn State

One of the top recruits from the state of Pennsylvania Gavin Teasdale of Jefferson-Morgan in Jefferson, PA, had a change of heart after watching Penn State dominate the field at the Division I nationals as he manifested his new decision of attending Penn State rather the University of Iowa via Twitter. “After a long and hard consideration, I’m proud to ...

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Reinstated Program Fresno State Adds A.J. Nevills To Their Wrestling Program

AJ Nevills - Fresno State

A.J. Nevills, a 2015 California state champion for the Cougars of Clovis at 195-pounds, will be returning home and attempt to help the reinstated wrestling program at Fresno State as they begin competition next season. Via Twitter, A.J. posted a photo of himself with the Fresno State coaching staff and announced to his followers his decision to compete for the ...

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Top Heavyweight Gable Steveson to Minnesota

Gable Steveson - Missouri

The top-rated heavyweight in the nation, Gable Steveson of Apple Valley (MN) has announced his decision to continue his wrestling career competing for Coach Brandon Eggum and staff. A two-time Cadet freestyle world champion, Steveson should make an immediate impact for the Gophers. A four-year varsity starter for the Eagles of Apple Valley, Steveson has won three consecutive Class AAA ...

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Adidas National High School Team Rankings – Mar. 15th, 2017

Adidas HS Team Rankings

TOM has released our latest edition of national high school wrestling team rankings, presented by Adidas, March 15th, 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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Emilio Saavedra to Fresno State “I’m a valley boy at heart!”

Emilio Saavedra

Photo By Ginger Robinson, Old Dominion After winning the CIF California state tournament in 2014, Emilio Saavedra of Modesto knew that his goal to garner All-American honors could be accomplished at Old Dominion University. Saavedra’s decision to travel to the East Coast paid off in 2015 when he became the second ODU wrestler to win a Ken Kraft Midlands Championship by ...

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

Mechanicsburg, PA

The 2016-17 season will always be a special one for the Mechanicsburg wrestling team. The Indians had many firsts this wrestling season. First, the team made history by advancing to the Division III state team finals and wound up in second place. They won the individual state tournament with 118 ½ team points and had three individual state champions. Kaleb ...

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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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