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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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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 23rd, 2017

AJ Ferrari - Allen, TX

TOM’s high school wrestler of the week is freshman A.J. Ferrari of Allen High. The grappler from the Lone Star State improved to 30-1 on the season after winning the 2017 Jay Hancock Invitational in Oklahoma, over 2015 Fargo Freestyle Champion Jaryn Curry of Choctaw, 3-2. This was a rematch of the Reno Tournament of Champions quarter-final between the two, ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 16th, 2017

K.J. Fenstermacher - Northampton

Despite winning an Escape the Rock title last year and placing third in the PIAA state tournament, K.J. Fenstermacher (Northampton) was the underdog entering the 2017 Escape the Rock finals at 132 pounds. His opponent was Brian Courtney of Athens High, a PIAA state champion and the third-ranked wrestler in the country. Nevertheless, Fenstermacher competed against Courtney as just another ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 9th, 2017

Daniel Kerkvliet - Simley (MN)

In a weight class that included many outstanding wrestlers with state and national experience, University of Minnesota recruit Daniel Kerkvliet (Simley, MN) won the 195-pound weight division at the Cheesehead Invitational by upending two grapplers who were ranked top 10 in the nation. Kerkvliet knocked out tenth-ranked Jacob Raschka (Pewaukee, WI), 11-4, to reach the finals. In the finals, he ...

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