High School Wrestling

Catching Up With: John Manning of St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic (Canada)

John Manning

Photo by Steve Griffin, The Salt Lake Tribune

The Open Mat had the opportunity to speak with a former Utah state champion and a former Blair wrestler who now resides in Ontario, Canada. John Manning is only a junior that is currently being recruited by some of the top collegiate programs in the country.

TOM - Who got you involved in the sport of wrestling?

Manning - My dad got me involved in wrestling when we were living in Pennsylvania at 5 years old.

TOM - Do you believe you could’ve won two more additional state titles in Utah if you would of have stayed? Also, do you believe the state is becoming stronger in all three styles of wrestling?

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