Author Archives: Pablo Di Maria

TOM’s High School Wrestling Team of the Week – Feb. 6th, 2017

Nazareth, PA

With their aggressiveness and physical strength, the Nazareth Blue Eagles were victorious in winning the 2017 District XI Class AAA duals over number one seed Bethlehem Catholic, 33-24, over the weekend. It was a gratifying moment for the Nazareth wrestling squad as they were able to redeem themselves after losing to the Golden Hawks, 40-20, in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Feb. 6th, 2017

Asa Garcia - Avon, IN

A season ago around this time, Asa Garcia of Avon, Indiana, was flying under the radar when it came to wrestlers in contention of winning an Indiana state title. Garcia, then a freshman, wound up as the sectional, regional, and semi-state runner-up at 106, but did the unthinkable by winning an individual state championship. This season, he will enter the ...

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TOM’s National High School Team Rankings – Feb. 1st, 2017

TOM National Highschool Team Rankings

TOM has released our latest edition of national high school wrestling team rankings.  For our TOM Prime subscribers, check below the rankings for a run-down of the past week's action that impacted the rankings.  Not a member? Become a TOM Prime member today! Rank Team State City Previous Week 1 Blair Academy NJ Blairstown 1 2 Buchanan CA Clovis 2 3 St. ...

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Austin Gomez asks to be Released from Iowa State

Austin Gomez, Glenbard (IL)

Austin Gomez of Glenbard North, Illinois, announced his decision to decomitt from Iowa State after the announcement that head coach Kevin Jackson would be stepping down at the conclusion of this season. Gomez said that Jackson was a big reason he decided to commit to Iowa State in the first place. Gomez is the fifth-ranked grappler in the nation at ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestling Team of the Week – Jan. 31st, 2017

Vestavia Hills, AL

For decades, the Vestavia Hills wrestling team has been a power in the state of Alabama. In fact, the Rebels have won the traditional state tournament 14 times and have been runner-up 10 times. This season, for the first time in the state of Alabama, the AHSAA approved a dual-meet state championship for all divisions in addition to the traditional ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 31st, 2017

Tanner Litterell, Tuttle, OK

Senior Tanner Litterell of Tuttle, Oklahoma, is TOM’s wrestler of the week after earning five bonus points victories en route to winning the 2017 Mid-Cals tournament in California. The University of Oklahoma signee pinned all foes he faced in the first period, including the eighth-ranked wrestler in California, John Fox of Gilroy High. Litterell, who improved to 34-0 on the ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestling Weekend Recap – Jan. 30th, 2017

Kaukauna High

The high school post-season is officially here and Utah's 4A Dual state tournament is in the books. We have that, Mid-Cals, and the Pulaski Invitational in this week's high school wrestling weekend recap! Poway Boasts Four Winners at Mid-Cals Gilroy, CA - The final tally Saturday afternoon left Poway High on top of the heap at the Mid-Cals wrestling tournament ...

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High School Wrestling State Tournament Dates Around the Country

High School State Tournament

The beginning of the 2016-2017 post season begins across the U.S. Here are the dates of state wrestling tournaments around the country. If we’ve missed any, please let us know at support@theopenmat.com. Thursday 1/26: Utah (Class 4A dual team) Friday 2/3 and Saturday 2/4: Tennessee (dual team), American International School Folkstyle Championships (Abu Dhabi, UAE) Saturday 2/4: North Carolina (dual team), ...

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