Welcome to a new feature that we at TOM are very proud of, the High School regional rankings. For the next couple of weeks, we will release rankings of eight different regions that will cover the entire nation. Why is this needed, you may ask? These rankings will allow us to focus more attention on wrestlers from around the country that could be considered overlooked at this time. With talent clustered in certain areas of the nation, there are plenty of quality wrestlers from outside those “power-states” or regions that may get slighted. And don’t worry, we’ll have rankings for those areas too!
Our fourth installment of the regional rankings will focus on the Southeast Region. This area will include wrestlers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
For these rankings and all others, only wrestlers that competed in the state tournament series (aside from Ohio) will be considered. They will only be ranked at their weight from the state tournament, as well. This will only include high school wrestlers, even if their state allows seventh and eighth graders to compete at the high school level. Also, wrestlers from private schools will be counted in the state of their school, not their home state.
Once all of our rankings have been released, they will be found here.
So, with all of that out of the way, enjoy the Southeast Regional Rankings!
106 is a strong weight class that features the only wrestler in the region that’s ranked in the top-three nationally at their respective weight in #1 Spencer Moore. Spencer rolled to his second straight Kentucky state title, finished sixth at the Super 32 and earned a spot on TOM’s All-Sophomore team. #2 Nick Corday also was among the top 20 in the final rankings, while #3 Kai Owen spent a bulk of the year in them. The two squared off at the Prep Slam and it was Corday who prevailed 2-1. #4 Cole Hunt and #5 Mark Laney both finished the year unbeaten and claimed state titles.
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