High School Wrestling

Your Comprehensive Guide to the 2017 PIAA State Wrestling Championships


560 wrestlers. 1010 matches. 224 medalists. 28 champions. The Pennsylvania state individual wrestling tournament assembles the deepest group of wrestlers vying for a state title in the nation. There are elite wrestlers found across the United States, but no state will put more quality wrestlers on the mat under one roof trying to become a champion. This 23-page, 6800-word guide ...

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Eight Things You May Have Missed at the California State Tournament

Justin Mejia - Clovis

Photo By Chris Mora 8) Ray Cordova becomes a state medalist This talented senior from the Southern Section finally accomplished his goal of becoming a state medalist as he placed eighth at 132-pounds. Cordova suffered various injuries during his first three seasons of scholastic wrestling that denied him the opportunity to advance to the CIF state tournament. With the help ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestling Team of the Week – Mar. 6th, 2017

Buchanan (CA)

Is this the beginning of a new legacy in California? It looks like it is with Buchanan securing the team title at the CIF State Wrestling Championships before the end of the medal matches. Buchanan finished with 213 ½ points Saturday at Rabobank Arena. Clovis was second with 189, followed by Poway (142), Selma (108) and Gilroy (103) rounding out ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Mar. 6th, 2017

Justin Mejia - Clovis

It was a moment Justin Mejia was looking forward to since his wrestling days at Clark Middle School – to have his hand raised and become the second ever four-time state champion in California. His goal was accomplished Saturday evening after defeating section rival and Fresno State bound senior Robert Garcia IV of Selma, 3-2. Mejia, who will be continuing ...

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Seven Things to Know About the New Jersey State Tournament

New Jersey

The NJSIAA Wrestling Championships will be held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on March 3-5. Schedule FRIDAY, MARCH 3 • Round of 32/Preliminaries: 2:30 p.m. • Round of 16/Prequarterfinals: To follow SATURDAY, MARCH 4 Session 1 • Wrestlebacks 1, 2, 3: 9 a.m. • Round of 8/Quarterfinals: Noon Session 2 • Round of 4/Semifinals, 6 p.m. • Wrestlebacks 4, ...

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OPINION: Give Randall (TX) the State Title They Earned

Randall, TX

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing”. Unfortunately for the wrestling team from Randall High School in Texas, the UIL, Texas’ state governing body, chose to do the worst thing this ...

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Adidas National High School Team Rankings – Mar. 2nd, 2017

Adidas HS Team Rankings

TOM has released our latest edition of national high school wrestling team rankings, presented by Adidas, March 2nd, 2017. For TOM Prime members, check below the rankings for an in-depth breakdown of how the events of the week impacted the rankings and what to look for going forward.  Not a Prime member yet? Join TOM Prime today! Rank Team State City ...

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2017 Florida State Wrestling Tournament Preview

Florida State Tournament

The Florida state tournament will take place this weekend, March 3rd and 4th, inside the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. Two hundred and fifty-seven teams will be battling for the opportunity to claim a team state title in classes 1A, 2A, and 3A. Class 1A The two-time defending champions Lake Highland Prep are sending 13 wrestlers to the state tournament, ...

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2017 California State Wrestling Tournament Preview

California HS State Tournament

Preview Courtesy of The California Wrestler, Michael Cho, Bill Grant, Al Fontes, and Pablo Di Maria A NEW DYNASTY? As a state, California tends to be big all over – with nearly 40% more people than the next state – but in high school wrestling, has always embraced the single-division wrestling tournament. Over the years, most other states (45 of 50) ...

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