High School Wrestling

PA Round-Up: Fargo, State Tournament Brackets and Recruiting Updates

Miles Lee - PA

A new feature for The Open Mat, PA Round-Up will provide a regular snapshot of what’s going on in one of the nation’s premier wrestling states. Presented with the question, “When is wrestling season?” summer doesn’t typically come to mind. November, December, January, and February, sure, March, of course, but August? Not so much. Oddly enough, it’s in August that ...

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Easton Completes 2017 Escape the Rock Team Field

Escape-The-Rock

Holland, PA – With the formal addition of Easton High School, Escape the Rock Wrestling has completed the full team field for its 12th annual tournament. The Red Rovers return to the field after having won the title at the inaugural Escape the Rock Duals in December, 2005. Escape the Rock’s 49 team field will again be among the best ...

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Wrestling in the Beehive State: Utah

Utah

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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Getting to know 3x Fargo Champion Nicolas Aguilar of California

Nicolas Aguilar - California

Nicolas Aguilar competes for Central Coast Section power Gilroy High which is located 33 miles from San Jose, California. Aguilar has won two Central Coast Section titles and finished as the state runner-up during the 2015-2016 season. In 2015, Aguilar was a Double Cadet National Champion at 100-pounds.  In 2016, Aguilar won his third Fargo title, taking the junior 113-pound ...

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The Tech-Fall Epidemic: 10 Points is not Enough

Leg Lace

In 2013, when the best-of-three periods system met its end, rule changes in freestyle and Greco made a takedown worth two points, instead of one. In addition, a takedown directly to an opponents back would now be worth four points instead of three. With these changes, and a return to cumulative scoring, it became easier than ever before for a ...

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Five Things From Fargo: Final Day

Nic Aguilar - California

The 2016 Asics/Vaughan Cadet/Junior National Championships begin Saturday, July 16th in Fargo, North Dakota. There will be wrestlers competing in the FargoDome for eight consecutive days, beginning with Cadet women’s freestyle and culminating on the 23rd of July with the Junior men’s freestyle final session. In between, thousands of wrestlers from across the country will battle for the coveted stop ...

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Five Things From Fargo: Day Seven

Nick Raimo - Team New Jersey

The 2016 Asics/Vaughan Cadet/Junior National Championships begin Saturday, July 16th in Fargo, North Dakota. There will be wrestlers competing in the FargoDome for eight consecutive days, beginning with Cadet women’s freestyle and culminating on the 23rd of July with the Junior men’s freestyle final session. In between, thousands of wrestlers from across the country will battle for the coveted stop ...

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Five Things From Fargo: Day Six

Brody Teske - Iowa

The 2016 Asics/Vaughan Cadet/Junior National Championships begin Saturday, July 16th in Fargo, North Dakota. There will be wrestlers competing in the FargoDome for eight consecutive days, beginning with Cadet women’s freestyle and culminating on the 23rd of July with the Junior men’s freestyle final session. In between, thousands of wrestlers from across the country will battle for the coveted stop ...

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Five Things From Fargo: Day 5

Tyler Curd - Team Missouri

The 2016 Asics/Vaughan Cadet/Junior National Championships begin Saturday, July 16th in Fargo, North Dakota. There will be wrestlers competing in the FargoDome for eight consecutive days, beginning with Cadet women’s freestyle and culminating on the 23rd of July with the Junior men’s freestyle final session. In between, thousands of wrestlers from across the country will battle for the coveted stop ...

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Nebraska: Wrestling in the Cornhusker State

Nebraska State Wrestling

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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