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Max Murin Commits to Wrestle at Iowa

Max Murin - Iowa

2015 Pennsylvania Class AA state champion Max Murin of Central Cambria High, announced on Saturday his decision to attend the University of Iowa via his twitter account. Murin is a three-time PIAA state place winner (5th, 1st and 2nd) and also a 3x USAW Fargo All-American in Freestyle. Murin is coached by former Cambria High alumnus and Iowa All-American Jody ...

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Getting to Know 2016 Cadet Pan American Champion Cierra Foster of Idaho

Cierra Foster - Idaho

This week’s interview features 2016 Cadet Pan American Champion Cierra Foster of Idaho. We spoke to Foster about her training routine, her diet and future goals on and off the mat. TOM – Cierra, how were you first introduced to the sport of wrestling? Foster – I was first introduced to wrestling by my brother. When my brother turned 6 ...

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How Might High School Rankings Translate Into College All-Americans

HS Rankings to AAs

Each year, at the Division I NCAA wrestling tournament, 80 wrestlers earn All-American honors. Becoming an All-American is quite an accomplishment and many wrestlers, even those that win a lot of matches at the collegiate level, never quite make it. Those that do are, generally, considered to have had a successful career. With TOM’s individual and class rankings for high ...

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High School State Power Rankings

Spencer Lee - PA

With the release of TOM’s latest edition of individual high school rankings this week, we thought we’d run the numbers and figure out which state came out on top, using our simple formula.  This isn’t a complex mathematical analysis, but it is something to consider.  For each wrestler, we gave 20 points for a #1 ranking, 19 for second, 18 ...

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Catching up with Double Fargo Champion Aaron Brooks of Maryland

Aaron Brooks - Maryland

Aaron Brooks is a junior in the state of Maryland. That state that has taken the wrestling world by storm with Marylanders Helen Maroulis and Kyle Snyder winning Olympic gold last week. Last month, Brooks was successful in acquiring both the Cadet Greco-Roman and Freestyle titles in the always tough, USAW Fargo Nationals. Brooks is also a two-time NHCSA champion ...

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Wrestling in the Hoosier State

Chad Red

All across America there are stories to tell of remarkable high school wrestling programs and wrestlers.  Each state has its own history, culture and flavor.  Here at TheOpenMat, we’re going state to state, profiling the high school landscape and giving you a taste of what high school wrestling means around the country.  You can catch-up on our other state profiles here. ...

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The History of the Doc Buchanan Tournament

Doc B

Every January, the best schools and individuals from all over the state of California travel to the city of Clovis to attend and compete in what is regard as the best tournament in the Golden State, the Doc Buchanan tournament. The tournament is hosted by Clovis High, a perennial powerhouse not only in the state of California, but in the ...

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Patrick McKee to the University of Minnesota

Patrick McKee

Six time USAW Fargo All-American Patrick McKee announced, via twitter, his decision to continue his collegiate career with the Golden Gophers. A two-year varsity starter for St Michael-Albertville High School, McKee was successful in gaining a Minnesota Class AAA state championship this past season in the 106-pound weight division. Only a junior, McKee has compiled an 82-13 prep record, and ...

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