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West Fargo wrestler Weston Dobler verbally commits to Oregon State

By Tom Mix West Fargo Pioneer WEST FARGO – Another North Dakota high school state wrestling champion is heading to the Division I ranks. West Fargo senior Weston Dobler announced Monday night that he has verbally committed to the Oregon State University. “I took three visits and Oregon State was the place I enjoyed the most,” Dobler said. “I loved ...

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McDonogh’s Myles Martin, of Penns Grove, commits to Ohio State for wrestling

By Rob Edwards NJ Advance Media for NJ.com After a 46-1 record at McDonogh School last season, Penns Grove’s Myles Martin doesn’t have much left to accomplish on the wrestling mat at the scholastic level. He’ll have plenty of prove at Ohio State University, the college Martin announced his commitment to on Monday after being accepted on a full athletic ...

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A.C. Headlee commits to North Carolina

By Joe Tuscano Observer-Reporter The way A.C. Headlee sees it, this is a perfect match. The senior from Waynesburg High School will wrestle next year at the University of North Carolina, home of Tar Heels assistant coach and Headlee’s close friend Coleman Scott. “I grew up watching him,” said Headlee, who made his decision known Sunday. “I’m hoping that the ...

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New Jersey’s David McFadden commits to Virginia Tech

By Jason Bryant TheOpenMat.com Virginia Tech received a verbal commitment from New Jersey state champion David McFadden on Thursday. McFadden announced his decision at a press conference and is the first monster recruit for the coach Kevin Dresser and his staff. A 2014 state champion, McFadden’s stock rose significantly after finished second at the USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle Nationals at ...

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State champ Will Roark commits to Missouri

By Levi Payton The Joplin Globe From the time he first stepped on a wrestling mat, all Will Roark ever really wanted was to wrestle in Mizzou Arena. What began as a young boy’s dream has become a young man’s reality. That dream initially revolved around Missouri’s state wrestling tournament, something Roark realized his freshman year of high school when ...

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Top recruits Josh Shields, Brandon James make verbal commitments

By Jason Bryant TheOpenMat.com Two major verbal commitments came in on Saturday as Josh Shields of Franklin Regional (Pa.) and Brandon James of Perry Meridian (Ind.) made their college intentions public. Shields informed TheOpenMat.com of his verbal commitment to Arizona State. The 152-pound state runner-up will start the season ranked second in the nation and is a three-time state placewinner. ...

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Cumberland Valley star Patrick Duggan will continue his wrestling career at West Virginia

By Jeremy Elliott PennLive.com Being a state champion-caliber high school wrestler in Pennsylvania is no part-time job. It’s 365 days full tilt. There is offseason running, lifting, workouts and discipline. For Patrick Duggan, it’s also taking care of some unfinished business. The Cumberland Valley star cleared his plate in preparation for the start of the season by committing to wrestle ...

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Gophers land second big verbal of the summer as Larry Early commits

By TheOpenMat.com Larry Early, an Illinois state champion and three-time high school state placewinner from national powerhouse Oak Park-River Forest, has announced via Twitter his intention to wrestle for the University of Minnesota. Early will start the year ranked fourth in the nation at 152 pounds by TheOpenMat.com. Early has seen success in both freestyle and Greco-Roman in Fargo. In ...

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TheOpenMat.com Top 50 H.S. Sophomores (Class of 2017)

TheOpenMat.com has released its Top 50 sophomores. This list will be periodically updated. Questions or comments: feedback@theopenmat.com. Please provide relevant information (not just wins, but losses or placement) that could help to improve the class listings.

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