High School Wrestling

Coming Up This Weekend: U.S. In Poland, Cadet Duals FS

Joey McKenna - Stanford

By: Alex Steen, Editor 10 Americans will compete in Spala, Poland this weekend. Patrick Martinez is our lone Greco competitor and will take the mat Saturday wrestling at 80 kg. Also competing Saturday will be Stanford’s Joey McKenna at 65 kg and Iowa State alum Kyven Gadson at 97 kg, both in men’s freestyle. On Sunday, our 2016 Olympic representative ...

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Minnesota Wrestling: Teams and Wrestlers to Watch

Garrett Aldrich - Albert Lea

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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UWW Cadet Greco Wrestler Seriously Injured

Ian Malesiewski

Ian Malesiewski was seriously injured Friday during his opening match at 85 kg at the UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals.  He fractured two cervical vertebrae and damaged his spinal cord.  He underwent eight hours of surgery Friday in Akron, Ohio and was on a breathing tube Monday as a result of complications.  His prognosis is unknown at this time.  We at ...

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State Profile: Florida

Max Wohlabaugh

By: Pablo Di Maria 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 ...

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Cadet World Champions Diakomihalis, Steveson Repeat at UWW Cadet Nationals

Gable Steveson - USA Wrestling

By: Pablo Di Maria AKRON, Ohio – Cadet World champions Yianni Diakomihalis and Gable Steveson were triumphant Sunday morning as they dominated the field to claim a second UWW Cadet National Championship. Competing up a weight class at 63 kg/138 lbs. one weight above where he won the Cadet World Championships in 2015, Diakomihalis shutout two-time Cadet Freestyle All-American Jamie ...

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2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle Preview

Yianni Diakomihalis

By: Pablo Di Maria The 2016 UWW Cadet Freestyle & Greco-Roman tournaments will be held at the Louis and Freda Stile Athletic Field House, on the beautiful campus of the University of Akron. The top eight place winners in each weight class will qualify for Fargo Cadet Nationals in the same style, while the winner will represent the U.S. Team ...

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2016 UWW Cadet Greco-Roman Preview

Jake Allar - Minnesota

By: Pablo Di Maria AKRON, OHIO – The city of Akron will be in the spotlight as it will be hosting the UWW Cadet and University Nationals for both Freestyle and Greco-Roman. The top eight per weight class will be considered All-Americans while the champions will get the opportunity to represent team U.S.A. Cadet champions will be competing in the ...

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TOM TOP 30 HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN

Adam Busiello

Rank Name School State Weight 1 Adam Busiello Eastport-South Manor NY 106 2 Cohlton Schultz Ponderosa CO 220 3 Nick Raimo Hanover Park NJ 120 4 Dylan D’Emilio Genoa OH 106 5 Julian Ramirez Tampa Jesuit FL 152 6 Jordan Decatur CVCA OH 120 7 Travis Ford-Melton Marian Catholic IL 106 8 Julian Chlebove Northampton PA 120 9 Matthew Olguin ...

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Beasts in Training: Volume 4

Beasts In Training

By: Alex Steen, Editor Every week across the country wrestlers of all ages, shapes, sizes and both genders get after it competing in the greatest sport known to man.  Tomorrow’s NCAA Champions and Olympians are out there honing their craft and laying waste to the competition.  In this space, I pay tribute to some of those Beasts In Training (BIT).  ...

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Future Wrestling Stars of Tomorrow – Alejandro Herrera-Rondon

Alejandro Herrera-Rondon

By: Pablo Di Maria The second installment of Future Wrestling Stars of Tomorrow features a seventh grader from the Keystone state in Alejandro Herrera-Rondon. Herrera-Rondon of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, competes for the Bones Wrestling Club where he is one of their top youth wrestlers. This upcoming weekend, the Bones Wrestling Club and Alejandro, will be competing in the 16th Annual NHSCA ...

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