High School Wrestling

Club Spotlight: Young Guns Wrestling Club

Young Guns WC

TOM is going around the country to highlight some of the best wrestling clubs in the country.  In addition to the great scholastic programs out there, many clubs are doing a fantastic job of developing athletes and growing the sport.  They give wrestlers additional opportunities to compete and learn regardless of what school district they happen to inhabit.  Join us as ...

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Top 10 High School Juniors from out West

Roman Bravo-Young, Travis Wittlake

Photo of Roman Bravo-Young by Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine Many fans are aware that the East Coast and the Midwest have great scholastic wrestlers that top most national rankings in their respective weight classes. However, there are also top competitors from the West Coast that can compete with the best in the country and have signed with some of the ...

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The Benefits of Competing in the Off-Season, Learning Freestyle and Greco-Roman


With the 2016-17 season over, coaches and wrestlers from across the country will begin reviewing their feats and failures from this past season. Many coaches and athletes will agree that the best way to improve their goals for next season is to get more mat time and learn new techniques. How can that be achieved? The answer is simple…compete in ...

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Training Tips: Building a Plan to Achieve Your Goals

Aaron Brooks - Maryland

In the last edition of Training Tips, we dug into how to set goals effectively so that you can get the most out of your training. However, setting your goals is just the first step to achieving them. Once you have figured out what you want to do, you need to plan how you are going to do it. Building ...

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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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