High School Wrestling

TOM’s High School Weekend Recap – Jan. 17th, 2017

Malvern Prep, PA

No. 15 Poway Crushes the Field at Battle for the Belt For the fourth successive year, the Mean Green Machine of Poway High won the Battle for the Belt tournament at Temecula Valley High, considered one of the toughest tournaments in Southern California. With 289.5 team points and 11 place winners, Poway became the second team, after Clovis High, to ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 16th, 2017

K.J. Fenstermacher - Northampton

Despite winning an Escape the Rock title last year and placing third in the PIAA state tournament, K.J. Fenstermacher (Northampton) was the underdog entering the 2017 Escape the Rock finals at 132 pounds. His opponent was Brian Courtney of Athens High, a PIAA state champion and the third-ranked wrestler in the country. Nevertheless, Fenstermacher competed against Courtney as just another ...

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TOM’s High School Team of the Week – Jan. 16th, 2017

Nazareth HS, PA

Pennsylvania class AAA power Nazareth High was successful this past weekend in claiming its fifth National High School Division championship at the Virginia Duals with a tough 34-28 win over South Dade (FL). The Blue Eagles, 11-0 overall, were tied at 28 with South Dade after 12 bouts, but sophomore Sean Pierson defeated Junior Greco All-American Elijah Verona, 3-2, at ...

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No. 10 Wyoming Seminary Edges No. 1 Blair Academy, 31-27

Blair vs Wyoming Seminary

Kingston, PA. – In a showdown of the best two teams in the National Prep division, No. 10 Wyoming Seminary was successful in edging the number one team in the nation, Blair Academy, despite winning just six matches. Bonus points were the key as Wyoming Seminary scored three falls and won by injury default at 113. The dual-meet started at ...

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TOM National High School Wrestling Team Rankings – Jan. 13th, 2017

TOM National Highschool Team Rankings

Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) won the Geary Invitational in Oklahoma with five individual champions and scored 171 points. The event featured Oklahoma powers No. 12 Tuttle, No. 17 Sand Springs, and No. 18 Choctaw. Buchanan (Clovis, CA) acquired their first Doc Buchanan tournament by claiming four individual championships. Four nationally ranked teams were in attendance attempting to win the coveted ...

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2017 Five Counties High School Wrestling Tournament Preview

Jaden Enriquez - Mission Oaks

Photo Courtesy of John Sachs One of the oldest and hardest hitting tournaments in the Golden State is scheduled to take place this Friday and Saturday at Fountain Valley High in Orange County, California. Over 60 schools will be competing for the coveted Five Counties team championship. Sixth-ranked Selma High, as well as 10th-ranked Rancho Bernardo, will be in contention ...

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PA Round-Up: Escape the Rock Preview

Escape-The-Rock

In only it’s 12th year, Escape the Rock has grown into one of the strongest tournaments in the country, rivaling Powerade for the honor of being the top tournament in Pennsylvania. This year’s event features top ranked teams from the Keystone State including Malvern Prep, Northampton, North Allegheny, Canon-McMillan, Easton, Boyertown, Bishop McDevitt, and host Council Rock South. In addition, ...

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2017 Battle for the Belt Preview

Welcome to the 9th Annual Battle for the Belt Invitational hosted by Temecula Valley Wrestling and sponsored by WrestlingMart.  This year’s competition represents what fans, spectators, and wrestling enthusiasts have come to expect in this event:  an elite field of competitors in a spectacular setting that seeks to elevate the great sport of wrestling to the highest degree.  Temecula Valley ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestling Team of the Week – Jan. 9th, 2017

TF Riggs - Pierre, SD

Despite the frigid weather that is blasting the midwest, the T.F. Riggs High School wrestling team traveled to Bismarck, ND, from Pierre, SD, where they competed in the Bismarck Rotary Club tournament, which is considered by many as one of the toughest tournaments in North Dakota. The Governor wrestling team scored 222 points to capture the Bismarck Rotary Club tournament ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 9th, 2017

Daniel Kerkvliet - Simley (MN)

In a weight class that included many outstanding wrestlers with state and national experience, University of Minnesota recruit Daniel Kerkvliet (Simley, MN) won the 195-pound weight division at the Cheesehead Invitational by upending two grapplers who were ranked top 10 in the nation. Kerkvliet knocked out tenth-ranked Jacob Raschka (Pewaukee, WI), 11-4, to reach the finals. In the finals, he ...

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