Tag Archives: High School Wrestling

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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Escape the Rock Field Set for 2016


“ETR WRESTLING” is proud to present the 11th annual Escape the Rock Wrestling Tournament (the 10th as an individual event), which will bring together 44 teams on Saturday & Sunday, January 16 & 17, 2016 at Council Rock South High School in Holland, PA. Some top teams and individuals from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts and West ...

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Tournament directors David Barker & Sara Koenig talk about the mind-blowing growth of the Super 32 – Short Time Ep. 113

In 1999, Morehead High School wrestling coach David Barker ran the Morehead Booster Club wrestling tournament in the border town of Eden, North Carolina. In 2000, the tournament became the Super 32 Challenge with the idea of bringing the top North Carolina high school wrestlers to one tournament. Initially drawing wrestlers from Virginia and North Carolina, the Super 32 has ...

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Florida state wrestling tournament to Kissimmee

By Rick Pedone Osceola News-Gazette Here’s some good news for high school wrestling fans: Kissimmee’s Osceola Heritage Park and Silver Spurs Arena has been awarded the Florida High School Athletic Association’s wrestling finals for the next three years, beginning in March of 2015 and continuing through 2017. The wrestling finals have been held at the Lakeland Center for the past ...

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TheOpenMat.com Top 25 H.S. Freshmen (Class of 2018)

TheOpenMat.com has released its Top 25 incoming freshmen. This list will be periodically updated. Questions or comments: feedback@theopenmat.com. Please provide relevant information (not just wins, but losses or placement) that could help to improve the class listings.

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Louis Bland to take over Modesto’s Central Catholic High wrestling program

By Joe Cortez Modesto Bee Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar often tells the story of how his college coach, UCLA legend John Wooden, never expected anything of the Bruins that the coach didn’t expect from himself. Of course, Abdul-Jabbar pointed out, Wooden was a three-time collegiate All-American and a straight-A student. Wrestlers at Central Catholic High School better get ...

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Franklin Regional’s Kemerer, teammates awaiting college onslaught

By Ken Wunderley Tri-State Sports & News Service Michael Kemerer completes his junior year at Franklin Regional High School this week and is now looking toward his future. “July 1 is the date everybody is waiting for,” said Kemerer, a three-time PIAA Class AAA runner-up. “That’s the day college coaches can begin talking to us. It’s restricted as to what ...

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Defending Division 2 state champion Lowell announces new coach to lead wrestling program

By Steve Kaminski MLive.com LOWELL – Lowell High School officials announced this week that R.J. Boudro has been promoted to coach the school’s varsity wrestling team. Boudro has served as a varsity assistant for the past seven years at Lowell, which won the Division 2 state championship in March and has had one of Michigan’s top programs for more than ...

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7 Minutes with Totino-Grace’s Lance Benick

The Open Mat launched the 7 Minutes feature in 2009 and profiled wrestlers with a series of short questions, some of them were relevant to wrestling, while others were looks inside to the wrestler’s personality and likes. TOM has launched the 7 Minutes feature for 2013-14, profiling athletes and coaches from all levels of wrestling. Some will be featured in ...

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Students surprise wrestling coach on his ‘Alive Day’

By Mona Abdi WSET-TV 13 Charlotte Co., VA – Students at Randolph Henry High School surprised their wrestling coach Thursday, on the 10th anniversary of the day he lost a leg in Iraq. Every year on that otherwise dark anniversary, Dean Schwartz chooses to celebrate that day to commemorate how fortunate he is to still be alive. Today it was ...

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