With a holiday week full of events nationwide, there were plenty of qualified candidates for TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week, though Wyoming Seminary’s 126 lber Beau Bartlett stood above the rest of the field. Bartlett, the number nine ranked wrestler in the nation, won his weight class at the Powerade Tournament. In doing so, Bartlett gave three-time Pennsylvania state champion Gavin Teasdale his first career loss. Teasdale was looking to win his fourth Powerade championship. Beau did not just hang around hoping to slow Teasdale down, he was the aggressor and scored the first takedown of the bout, as well as another to clinch the match with less than 30 seconds remaining. In order to even make the finals, Bartlett had to defeat another Pennsylvania state champ, Sam Hillegas, in the semis. Bartlett was able to neutralize the dangerous Hillegas, taking a 2-0 decision. Prior to the semifinals, Bartlett picked up two falls and a technical fall. As a freshman in 2016-17, Beau won a National Prep title competing at 120 lbs.
Congratulations to Beau Bartlett, TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week!