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TOM’s High School Wrestler of The Week – April 9, 2017

Jayson Renteria - OPRF

What was supposed to be a close match between the seventh and eighth-ranked wrestlers in the nation at the 2017 Cliff Keen/Wrestling USA Dream Team Dual, turned out to be a one-sided victory for Jayson Renteria of Team Illinois. The blue chip prospect out of Oak Park River Forest put 13 points on the scoreboard to get the major decision ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of The Week – April 4th, 2017

Anthony Mantanona

The 2016-17 folkstyle season concluded last month for most and earlier this month for others. That means end of season tournaments are in full effect. This past weekend, University of Oklahoma recruit and California state champion Anthony Mantanona overshadowed the competition at the USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals as he earned a title at 170. With four falls to move ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – March 27, 2017

Tanner Litterell - Tuttle

The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic, known as the Rose Bowl of scholastic wrestling, has been part of the high school scene since 1975. Getting an invitation to represent Team USA is an honor by itself for all seniors in the country. University of Oklahoma signee Tanner Litterell (Tuttle, OK) knew this was an opportunity of a lifetime to showcase his talent ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Mar. 13th, 2017

Austin DeSanto - Exeter

Drexel recruit Austin DeSanto of Exeter did the unthinkable this past weekend by pulling the biggest upset in PIAA state history, defeating undefeated three-time state champion, not to mention three-time world champion, Spencer Lee of Franklin Regional, 6-5 to win the PIAA Class 3A 126-pound championship. DeSanto got the winning takedown on Lee with almost no time remaining on the ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Mar. 6th, 2017

Justin Mejia - Clovis

It was a moment Justin Mejia was looking forward to since his wrestling days at Clark Middle School – to have his hand raised and become the second ever four-time state champion in California. His goal was accomplished Saturday evening after defeating section rival and Fresno State bound senior Robert Garcia IV of Selma, 3-2. Mejia, who will be continuing ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Feb. 27th, 2017

Adam Busiello

Winning an individual state championship in any state is no easy task. One must be willing to sacrifice endless hours on the mats sharpening one’s technique. Adam Busiello, of Eastport-South Manor, not only won a state title this weekend at Times Union Center in Albany but it was the third such title in three seasons for the sophomore. Busiello was ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Feb. 20th, 2017

Austin O'Connor - St. Rita

St. Rita’s Austin O’Connor joined the elite four-timer club this weekend by winning his fourth Illinois state championship, this one at 152-pounds. With his 20-7 win over Cole Smith of Providence High, who O’Connor beat for the fourth time this season, O’Connor became the 15th four-time state champion in IHSA history. O’Connor became St. Rita’s second four-time state champion. The ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Feb. 13th, 2017

Clayton Currier, Colstrip (MT)

Clayton Currier of Colstrip High not only made history for himself this week but for his family as well. Currier became the 30th member of the prestigious four-time wrestling state champions club Saturday night at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings, Montana, after earning a 13-3 major decision over Jonathan Schmidt of Lincoln County (Eureka) in the Class B-C ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Feb. 6th, 2017

Asa Garcia - Avon, IN

A season ago around this time, Asa Garcia of Avon, Indiana, was flying under the radar when it came to wrestlers in contention of winning an Indiana state title. Garcia, then a freshman, wound up as the sectional, regional, and semi-state runner-up at 106, but did the unthinkable by winning an individual state championship. This season, he will enter the ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 31st, 2017

Tanner Litterell, Tuttle, OK

Senior Tanner Litterell of Tuttle, Oklahoma, is TOM’s wrestler of the week after earning five bonus points victories en route to winning the 2017 Mid-Cals tournament in California. The University of Oklahoma signee pinned all foes he faced in the first period, including the eighth-ranked wrestler in California, John Fox of Gilroy High. Litterell, who improved to 34-0 on the ...

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