High School Wrestling

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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#7 Wyoming Seminary Edges #6 Bethlehem Catholic

Wyoming Seminary

Senior Jake Riegel (Wyoming Seminary, PA) made the best of his return to his former school, Bethlehem Catholic High. Riegel, a former PIAA state champion and two-time state medalist, transferred after the 2015 season to Wyoming Seminary and Thursday’s match was his first at Bethlehem Catholic since leaving. Riegel defeated his Bethlehem Catholic opponent, 18-1, to help the Blue Knights ...

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#2 Buchanan Makes It Two in A Row Over #8 Clovis


A raised stage identical to the one employed in the CIF state tournament, mascots, cheerleaders, and pyrotechnics, made the atmosphere feel like a collegiate match rather than a high school tilt. The face-off was one to remember for both the Buchanan and Clovis wrestling fans with so many wrestlers ranked at the state and national level. With an estimated crowd ...

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#8 Clovis vs. #2 Buchanan: The Battle for Golden State Supremacy

Clovis vs. Buchanan

Photos Courtesy of John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com The year was 1996 and Adam Tirapelle won a CIF state title for Buchanan High, wrestling for his coach, and father, Stephen. It was also the first time in the school’s history that the Bears won League and the Valley tournaments. They did so by outdistancing their hometown rivals, Clovis High. Fast forward 21 ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestling Weekend Recap – Jan. 24th, 2017

Anthony Montalvo of Buchanan

The annual St. Eds/St. Paris-Graham showdown and a couple of major events out west are the subject of this week's high school wrestling recap. St. Edward Still the King of Ohio St. Paris, Ohio. – The St. Edward wrestling team earned a tough, 30-26, win over St. Paris-Graham for their first victory over their rivals in five years. Late-week injuries ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestling Team of the Week – Jan. 23rd, 2017

Wasatch (UT)

The Rockwell Rumble tournament is regarded by many in Utah as the sturdiest in the state. Schools from all divisions gather at the Utah Valley UCCU Events Center to challenge for the coveted team title every year. The Wasps of Wasatch High won this year’s tournament with 239.5 points to outdistance Division 5A power Pleasant Grove, who tallied 188 points. ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 23rd, 2017

AJ Ferrari - Allen, TX

TOM’s high school wrestler of the week is freshman A.J. Ferrari of Allen High. The grappler from the Lone Star State improved to 30-1 on the season after winning the 2017 Jay Hancock Invitational in Oklahoma, over 2015 Fargo Freestyle Champion Jaryn Curry of Choctaw, 3-2. This was a rematch of the Reno Tournament of Champions quarter-final between the two, ...

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Battle in the Buckeye State: #3 St. Edward to Dual #5 St. Paris Graham Saturday

St. Eds vs. SPG

Two of the most successful teams in the Buckeye state are scheduled to meet-up this Saturday at Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio, at 7 pm. Third-ranked St. Edward is the favorite to win their 31st overall individual state championship in Division I, while fifth-ranked St. Paris Graham is likely to take home their 19th in Division II and ...

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TOM’s National High School Team Rankings – Jan. 19th, 2017

TOM National Highschool Team Rankings

Despite taking their first loss of the season from the Blue Knights of Wyoming Seminary (PA), 31-27, on Friday night, Blair Academy remains on top of the rankings. Blair has been solid all season long. Their body of work is still worthy of the top spot despite the loss. The absence of Ironman runner-up Andrew Merola at 160 should also ...

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