High School Wrestling

Alternate Two-Piece Uniform Approved for High School Wrestling

NFHS Rule Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 2, 2017) — An alternate two-piece uniform consisting of compression shorts or shorts designed for wrestling and a form-fitted compression shirt has been approved for the 2017-18 season in high school wrestling. Wrestlers will have the option of the new two-piece uniform or the traditional one-piece singlet. This revision to Rule 4-1-1 was one of 11 rules ...

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10 Wrestlers to Watch at the Cadet US Open

As the American wrestling community converges on Las Vegas, wrestlers of all ages will arrive looking to make a name for themselves.  While there are no world team spots on the line for the Cadets, those will be handed out in early June, there will be no shortage of tough grapplers taking to the mat in this age group.  Here ...

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Catching Up With: Josh Kim of Santiago/Corona, California

Josh Kim - Santiago/Corona, CA

Josh Kim is one of the elite grapplers the Golden State has coming back for next season. This past season, he wound up as the state runner-up behind the second-ranked wrestler in the nation Quentin Hovis of Poway. TOM noticed Kim’s wrestling abilities when Kim won his second Freak Show championship by defeating three-time New York place winner Evan Barczak. ...

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PA Round-Up: Top Incoming Freshmen Rewind

Gerrit Nijenhuis, Sammy Hillegas

At the beginning of the season, A Round-Up brought you PA’s Fab Five Freshmen to Watch and ranked the top incoming Pennsylvania wrestlers in the class of 2020. During the season all of the Fab Five made an impact and many others emerged as future stars from the Keystone state. A total of seven wrestlers made an appearance on TOM’s ...

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The Top Eight High School Wrestling Upsets from the 2016-17 Season

2016-17 HS Upsets

The 2016-17 high school wrestling season was filled with incredible moments across the country. Fans, coaches, and athletes alike were often left in awe at the remarkable events they saw unfolding before them on the mat. With the season in the books, we’re looking back at a few of those moments. Please join us now as we recount the top ...

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2017 Journeymen World Classic and Duals Preview

Kurt McHenry and Yianni Diakomihalis

The 2017 Journeymen World Classic and Duals is set for this weekend, April 22nd and 23rd in Schenectady, NY. This event attempts to attract strong domestic talent as well as teams of international wrestlers from around the world. Canada and Kazakhstan are confirmed for this year's event and we will probably see more countries in the mix. Last year Russia, ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – April 17th, 2017

Brik Filippo - Team Oklahoma

With freestyle and Greco-Roman currently under way, most states around the country are having their trials to see which wrestlers will represent them at the Junior and Cadet National Duals on June 20th-24th. This past weekend, the state of Oklahoma had their trials with many outstanding wrestlers competing in the event. A wrestler that stood out from the rest of ...

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Training Tips: Setting Goals Effectively

Jordan Burroughs - Team USA

Whether settling in for off-season training or ramping up for freestyle and Greco season, the spring is a great time to set goals for yourself going forward. Whether you already have goals in place and simply need to update them or have never set formal goals for yourself before, taking the time to think through how your folkstyle season went, ...

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The State of California End of Season Report

Alleida Martinez, Gracie Figueroa, Seth Nevills

Photos By John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com and Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com The 2016-17 season is long gone and many significant accomplishments occurred in the Golden State. From Justin Mejia (Clovis) making history by becoming the second four-time state champion in California to Selma capturing their second straight CIF girls state tournament, this was a year to remember. The 2017-18 should be even ...

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Catching Up With: Cleveland Belton of Temescal Canyon, California

Cleveland Belton - Temescal Canyon

Photo By John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com Recently, TOM caught up with sophomore Cleveland Belton of Temescal Canyon (California) to speak about his recent success on the mats of the Golden State and the nation as well. A native of Riverside, California, Belton began his scholastic career in the state of Georgia where he was the runner-up in Class 5A. This season, ...

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