Updated Clinch Gear Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has updated its Clinch Gear Preseason National High School Individual Rankings. The impressive and detailed report by Willie Saylor is listed below. All information below, plus much more on USA Wrestling, can be found at TheOpenMat.com


Commentary By Willie Saylor:

“With new information coming in regarding weights, we’ve updated the national preseason rankings.

Of course, these updates also reflect the bevy of prominent preseason tournaments that were staged in prepping for the regular year.

There are always some conflicting results; wrestler A beat wrestler B in one tournament, but lost to him in another. Many wrestlers who outplaced others in Fargo slipped behind them in Greensboro, etc, etc.

Someone once asked me, “Is it fair to say that your rankings are the way you would predict the outcome if they all wrestled each other?”

To which I answered, “Absolutely not.”

Given the choice, there’s several instances where I’d take a guy ranked, say 9th, to beat someone ranked 5th. However the guy ranked 5th, in my opinion, has the better resume.

It’s the only fair way to do it, and a good example of the process that goes on in compiling rankings. It’s rarely ever clear-cut. And the plethora of contradictory placings might help folks understand that ‘totality’ of resume supersedes most everything else. That is: when there is a position discrepancy, rankings are a product of who has the longest and most proven track record coupled with enough recent success to justify their position.

Another thing to consider is the reduced middle weight this year. Of course, this is where a glut of talent is in high school wrestling. But in the infinite wisdom of the powers that be, a weight class has been erased in this region. The result is condensed talent from 126 through 145. Many very successful and credentialed wrestlers find themselves on the outside looking in. The honorable mention list could serve as a very respectable Top 20 in and of itself.

Likewise, the expanded upper weights are rather depleted. To be candid, the wrestlers in the back half of some of the upper weights have resumes that pale in comparison to those of the honorable mention kids at lower weights.

That being said, an interesting phenomenon has resulted in the weight changes. While 182 won’t likely be strong, unilaterally, across the country, the list of top flight guys in the rankings is extremely crowded there, with some 171lbers going up, and some 189ers dropping.

We’ll go weight-by-weight here, offering commentary, and, at times, a rationale.

If there are any questions or comments (and we’re sure there’ll be plenty), feel free to email me at willie@theopenmat.com or discuss them on our HS message board.

*Notes: Wrestlers are listed at the last weight they competed at unless reported otherwise. If a wrestler is listed at an incorrect weight, please notify us at the above email address.

*Honorable Mention list is in no particular order, but is not comprehensive. In essence, it’s a working list of athletes on my radar, and will be published only here, and at the end of the season.


106 – With many guys moving up, there’s a host of new names here. Starting at the top, Tommy Thorn had a fantastic summer winning Fila’s, Fargo, and competing at the Cadet Worlds. There has been speculation that he and Bresser will move up to 113, and Darian Cruz is likely to be back down, but Thorn is our #1 here until further notice.


1 So. Tommy Thorn St. Michael-Albertville MN

2 So. Nathan Boston Lawrence North IN

3 Jr. Ronnie Bresser Henley OR

4 Fr. Matt Kolodzik Miami Valley OH

5 Sr. Jordan Bremer Woodberry Central IA

6 So. Ryan Millhof Collins Hill GA

7 So. Noah Teaney Oak Park MO

8 So. Jaydin Clayton Fulton MO

9 So. Stevan Micic Cedar Lake IN

10 Fr. Michael Kemerer Franklin Regional PA

11 Jr. Paul Mascarenas Rio Rancho NM

12 Fr. Ke-Shawn Hayes Park Hill MO

13 Fr. Austin Assad Brecksville OH

14 Fr. Davion Jeffries Collinsville OK

15 So. Sean Russell Collins Hill GA

16 So. Dante Rodriguez Grand Island NE

17 So. Tommy Pawelski Montini IL

18 Fr. Cameron Sykora Border West MN

19 So. Coy Ozias Christiansburg VA

20 So. Brent Fleetwood Smyrna DE


Honorable Mention

7th Brady Berge Kasson-Mantorville MN

So. Sean Cannon Henderson NV

Fr. AC Headlee Hempfield PA

Fr. Isaiah Hokit Wasco CA

Fr. Cody Karstetter Sand Springs OK

So. William Koll Ithaca NY

So. Ethan Lizak Parkland PA

Fr. Dylan Lucas Brandon FL

Fr. Skyler Petry WEM-JWP MN

Sr. Jan Rosenberg Morris Nolls NJ

Fr. Israel Saavedra Pitman CA

Jr. Kyle Sether Oregon City OR

So. Zach Siegel Scott West MN

Fr. Angel Velasquez Central Catholic CA

So. Gannon Volk Apple Valley MN

Sr. Javier Vieryra Salina South KS


113- There are several new faces here as well. Other than Brooks and Wert, most of last year’s 112’s have moved up. Brooks and Tomasello split their Fargo and Super32 finals, with Brooks winning the latest meeting.

It may be a little surprising to some to see the phenom Valencia all the way up at #3 to debut, but he’s already posted a fantastic performance. Last month at Nuway Vegas, he beat a pair of ranked wrestlers, Micah Perez and Johnson Mai, who both placed top three in Fargo JR’s this summer.


1 Jr. Jarred Brooks Warsaw IN

2 Jr. Nathan Tomasello CVCA OH

3 Fr. Zahid Valencia St. John Bosco CA

4 Jr. Micah Perez Central Union CA

5 Jr. JR Wert Christiansburg VA

6 Sr. Phil Laux Iowa City West IA

7 Jr. Barlow McGhee Rock Island IL

8 So. Joey McKenna Blair Academy NJ

9 Jr. Kyle Gliva Simley MN

10 Jr. Sebastian Pique Carl Sandberg IL

11 Sr. Matt Garelli Elmhurst IL

12 Sr. Johnson Mai North Torrence CA

13 Jr. Darian Cruz Bethlehem Catholic PA

14 Jr. Jaret Singh Kearney MO

15 Fr. Sam Krivus Hempfield PA

16 Sr. Cassidy Oshiro Maryknoll HI

17 So. Zac Hall St. John’s MI

18 So. Jordan Northrup Harlem IL

19 So. Josh Alber Dakota IL

20 Fr. Freddy Stroker Bettendorf IA


Honarable Mention

Jr. Brendan Calas Seton Hall Prep NJ

Jr. Zac Gentzler Andover KS

So. Luis Gonzalez North Bergen NJ

So. Micah Hight Caesar Rodney DE

Fr. Brandon James Lawrence North IN

So. Isaiah Locsin Live Oaks CA

So. Dalton Macri Canon-Mac PA

Jr. Tristan Manderfield Foley MN

Sr. Matt Manley Perry OK

So. Jonathan Marmelejo Glenbard North IL

Jr. Doug Miner Spirit Lake IA

Jr. Jarred Oftedahl Benilde-St. Margarets MN

So. Mason Pengilly Porterville CA

Jr. Jordan Shearer West Fargo ND

Sr. Gunner Woodburn Claremore OK


120 – This weight is sort of ‘up in the air’ as far as a true #1 goes. Although Roberts has a fine track record, his status at #1 is contentious; there are several comparable kids here all the way down to DiCamillo.

*Dalton Brady was originally slated to board at the Olympic Training Center and forego high school eligibility. However, those plans have changed and he will be wrestling in high school back in his native Arizona.*


1 Sr. Nicky Roberts North Star PA

2 Jr. Dalton Brady Chandler AZ

3 Sr. Tim Lambert Forest Hills East MI

4 Sr. George DiCamillo St. Ignatius OH

5 Sr. Ryan Taylor St. Paris-Graham OH

6 So. Jared Cortez Glenbard North IL

7 Jr. Ryan Diehl Trinity PA

8 Sr. Dylan Peters Denver-Tripoli IA

9 Sr. Eric Montoya Volcano Vista NM

10 Sr. Mason Todd Pendelton Heights IN

11 Jr. Connor Schram Canon-Mac PA

12 Sr. Max Hvolbeck Blair Academy NJ

13 Sr. Colton Howell St. Charles MO

14 So. Colton Adams Scottsbluff NE

15 So. Gary Wayne Harding Collinsville OK

16 Jr. Deshaun Brown West Mesa NM

17 So. Zeke Moisey Bethlehem Catholic PA

18 So. Johnny Jimenez Marmion Academy IL

19 So. Emilio Saavedra Pitman CA

20 So. Seth Gross Apple Valley MN


Honorable Mention

Jr. Andrew Crone Hartland Arrowhead WI

Sr. Drew Ferguson-Mitchell Collins Hill GA

Jr. James Flint Brandon FL

Sr. Calib Freeman Claremore OK

So. Josh Fuqua Crown Point IN

Sr. Kagan Galvadon Ft. Collins CO

Sr. Austin Hood Louisburg KS

Sr. Kaleb Lemaire Caesar Rodney DE

Jr. Daniel Lewis Blue Springs MO

So. Isaiah Locsin Live Oaks CA

Sr. Will Mason Cape Henry Collegiate VA

So. Jason Nolf Kittaning PA

Jr. Brad Perkins Oak Park MO

Sr. Paul Petrov Cedar Lake IN

Sr. Cody Phillips Union County IN

Sr. Billy Rappo Council Rock-South PA

Jr. Colton Schilling Sweet Home OR

Jr. Cory Stainbrook Streetsboro OH

So. Will Steltzlen Collinsville OK

Jr. Nate Thomas Kasson-Mantorville MN

Fr. Anthony Valencia St. John Bosco CA

Sr. Jordan Wigger Summerville SC


126 – Unbelievable. The talent here this year is obscene. There are half a dozen kids at 126 with credentials enough to justify a true #1.

Although he doesn’t compete in as many events as the others, Gulibon’s record is the cleanest, with two wins over Dance and two over Malone in the two years.

Dance won Fargo. And although he lost to Ashnault in S32 finals late, his 1st in JR Freestyle and 2nd in S32 trumps Ashnault’s 3rd in Cadet FS and 1st at S32.

Gilman went unscathed at Fargo, but he’s up a weight here.

Again, here’s my email so you can disagree: willie@theopenmat.com


1 Sr. Jimmy Gulibon Derry PA

2 Jr. Joey Dance Christiansburg VA

3 Sr. Rossi Bruno Brandon FL

4 Sr. Thomas Gilman Omaha Skutt NE

5 Jr. Anthony Ashnault South Plainfield NJ

6 Sr. Corey Clark South Polk IA

7 Sr. Dom Malone Wyoming Seminary PA

8 Jr. Zain Retherford Benton PA

9 Jr. Dean Heil St. Edwards OH

10 Sr. Randy Cruz Bethlehem Catholic PA

11 Sr. Nathan Kraisser Ellicott City MD

12 Sr. Hunter Weber Marshall WI

13 Sr. Corey Keener Blue Mountain PA

14 Sr. Kyle Ayersman Lake Central IN

15 Sr. Daniel Gaytan Clovis CA

16 Sr. Drew Templeman Orting WA

17 Sr. Sam Brancale Eden Prairie MN

18 Sr. Kyle Garcia Choctaw OK

19 Sr. Nick Hermann Amarillo TX

20 Sr. Zach Watson Baylor School TN


Honorable Mention

Sr. Ares Carpio WA

Sr. Clay Cathey Skyview MT

Sr. Russell Coleman Park Hill MO

Sr. Eric Devos Iowa City West IA

Jr. Tyson Dippery Central Dauphin PA

Sr. Morgan Engrbrecht Sturgis SD

Jr. Dennis Gustafson Forest Park VA

Sr. Steven Hopkins Tahoma WA

Sr. Austin Hood Louisburg KS

Jr. Curtis Lampert Sparks NV

Sr. Joey Munos S. St. Paul MN

Sr. Maverick Passaro South Eastport NY

Sr. Martin Ramirez Elk Grove CA

Jr. Renaldo Rodriquez-Spencer Buffalo NY

So. Tate Robinson Christian Brothers TN

Jr. Jacob Schmitt St. Johns MI

Sr. Jake Smith Newark Memorial CA

Jr. Juan Torres Simley MN

Sr. Isaiah Varona South Dade FL

Sr. Josh Walker Tulsa Union OK

So. Chad Walsh Camden Catholic NJ


132 – No real surprises here. Grey had a great summer winning the spot on the JR World Team and taking 5th.

I went high with Joey Ward here. 1) Because he beat Squire for the state title and 2) because he was a whisker from making Super32 finals. And he looked great down there. Bull market on him.

Edgar Bright may be low for some. He did have a fantastic summer in winning the Fargo title over Ashnault. But he did take a loss to an unranked guy in that tournament and I’m always a little leery when kids go up in weight. Plus, his number of quality wins is still limited. That’s simply the difference between talent and resume. He’ll have plenty of chances to move up as there will be several ranked guys present at Ironman.


1 Sr. Mark Grey Blair Academy NJ

2 Sr. Zane Richards Carbondale IL

3 Sr. Alex Cisneros Selma CA

4 Jr. Bradon Jeske Cox VA

5 Sr. Eddie Klimara Providence Catholic IL

6 Sr. Joey Ward Moeller OH

7 Sr. Jared McKinley Perry Meridian IN

8 Jr. Kevin Norstrem Brandon FL

9 So. Hayden Tuma Boise ID

10 Sr. Joey Palmer Orting WA

11 Sr. Dakota Trom Apple Valley MN

12 Sr. Kagan Squire Wadsworth OH

13 Jr. Edgar Bright St. Edwards OH

14 Sr. Brent Fickel Padua Franciscan OH

15 Sr. Jeff Ott Belmont Abbey MA

16 Sr. Kyle Larson West Des Moines Valley IA

17 Jr. Mitch Bengston St. Cloud Apollo MN

18 Jr. Troy Heilman South Plainfield NJ

19 Jr. Victor Lopez Poway CA

20 Sr. Luke Zeiger Glasgow MT


Honorable Mention

So. Tyler Berger Hermiston OR

Sr. Dakota Bauer Iowa City West IA

Sr. Chris Caton Northside CA NC

Sr. Anthony Finochiarro Conastota NY

Sr. Eric Friedman St. Pauls MD

Jr. Stephen Myers Grant County KY

Sr. Mitch Newhouse Massillon-Perry OH

Sr. Josh Pennell St. Johns MI

Jr. Clayton Ream Wentzville MO

Sr. Freddie Rodriquez Holt MI

Sr. Austin Roper Kirksville MO

Sr. Justin Scherkenbach Muskego WI

Sr. Garrison White Concord NC


138 – Otherwise cut-and-dry. Tsirtsis is your clear #1. It will become cloudy, however, should he move up to 145.

#2 was a tough call. But Skon’s loss at S32 (which he did avenge) gave Liberatore the edge.


1 Sr. Jason Tsirtsis Crown Point IN

2 Sr. Tyler Liberatore Wharton FL

3 Sr. Nate Skonieczny Walsh Jesuit OH

4 Sr. Quinton Murphy Holley NY

5 Jr. Jake Short Simley MN

6 Sr. John Meeks DM Roosevelt IA

7 Sr. Todd Preston Blair Academy NJ

8 Sr. Case Garrison St Paris Graham OH

9 Jr. Anthony Collica Solon OH

10 Jr. Austin Matthews Reynolds PA

11 Sr. Devon Jackson Yorktown IN

12 Jr. Mikey Racciato Pen Argyl PA

13 Sr. Natrelle Deminson Bakersfield CA

14 Sr. Joey Delgado Hermiston OR

15 Sr. Laike Gardner Biglerville PA

16 Sr. Chase Ferman Broken Arrow OK

17 Sr. Steve Spearman Erie McDowell PA

18 Jr. Brandon Sorenson Denver-Tripoli IA

19 So. Nikko Villareal Gilroy CA

20 Jr. BJ Clagon Toms River South NJ


Honorable Mention

Fr. Fox Baldwin Osceola FL

So. Jack Bass Allen TX

Jr. Ryan Blees Bismarck ND

Sr. Shyheim Brown Central Dauphin PA

Sr. Topher Carton Davenport Assumption IA

Jr. Kevin Cooper Morningview KY

Sr. Brian Crutchmer Tulsa Union OK

Sr. Dylan D’Urso Reynolds PA

Sr. John Fahy Trinity KY

Sr. Tyler Goodwin Arundel MD

Sr. Jack Hathaway Iowa City-West IA

So. Aaron Hartman Palm Harbor FL

Sr. Jamel Hudson St. Anthony’s NY

Jr. Kyle Langenderfer Lincoln Way East IL

So. Grant Leeth Fulton MO

Sr. Ben Morgan Forest Lake MN

Jr. Neal Molloy Danville IN

Jr. Shayne Tucker Bella Vista CA

Sr. Skyler Wood Platte County MO


145 – Whitford gets the edge in a battle between two Fargo champs. Both had losses in that tournament, but while Whitford was otherwise dominant, Realbuto had three bouts go to the 3rd period.


1 Jr. Ben Whitford St. Johns MI

2 Sr. Brian Realbuto Somers NY

3 Sr. Gabe Moreno Urbandale IA

4 Sr. Jacob Crawford Millbrook VA

5 Sr. Lenny Richardson St. Peters Prep NJ

6 Sr. Matt Cimato LaSalle PA

7 So. Solomon Chisko Canon-Mac PA

8 So. Bryce Brill Mt. Carmel IL

9 Sr. Rylan Lubeck Wisconsin Rapids WI

10 So. Dylan Milonas Blair Academy NJ

11 So. Jack Clark McDonough MD

12 Sr. Tony DeAngelo Southern Alamance NC

13 Jr. Collin Holler Carl Sandburg IL

14 8th Mark Hall Apple Valley MN

15 Jr. Grant LaMont Maple Mountain UT

16 Sr. Angelo Silvestro Marmion Academy IL

17 Sr. Eleazar Deluca Phoenix OR

18 Sr. Andrew Morse Lowell MI

19 Sr. Blake Kastl St. Paris Graham OH

20 Sr. Willie Fox Gilroy CA


Honorable Mention

Jr. Alexander Anciete Las Vegas NV

Jr. Kaleb Baker Christian Brothers TN

So. Paden Bailey Catoosa OK

Sr. Dylan Cottrell Roane County WV

Sr. Jake Faust Lexington OH

Sr. Jordan Henrickson Loveland CO

Sr. Michael Hooker Father Ryan TN

Jr. Jeremiah Lutz Woodstock GA

Sr. Ty Lydic Latrobe PA

Sr. Curt Maas Medford MN

So. Logan Marcicki Detroit CC MI

Jr. Jake Marlin Creston IA

Jr. TJ Miller Camden Catholic NJ

Sr. Connor Melde Bergen Catholic NJ

Sr. Alec Mooradian Detroit CC MI

Jr. Bo Nickal Allen TX

Jr. Russ Parsons Blair Academy NJ

Sr. Cody Ross Springstead FL

Jr. Cain Salas Oak Park MO

Sr. Taylor Simaz Allegan MI

Sr. Will Switzer Archbishop Spaulding MD

Jr. Devin Vasquez El Paso TX


152 – Since winning the NHSCA JR title over DeAngelo, Minotti’s been out after having shoulder surgery. Expect him back late December, early January.

Schneider has been out even longer. Should surgery had sidelined him for his individual state tournament. But he’s reportedly ready to roll for early December.

Kingsley may seem rather low at 5. But he’s taken losses to both Murphy and Martinez recently.

Hammond had a disappointing state tournament, bad a fantastic Fargo. Consider that he’s just going to be Junior, and the three kids that placed ahead of him were all outgoing Seniors.


1 Sr. Mitch Minotti Easton PA

2 Jr. Isaiah Martinez Lemoore CA

3 Sr. Max Schneider Lane Tech IL

4 Jr. Brian Murphy Glenbard North IL

5 Sr. Brandon Kingsley Apple Valley MN

6 Jr. Coleman Hammond Bakersfield CA

7 Jr. Joey LaVallee Reno NV

8 Sr. Zach Witte Cedar Rapids IA

9 So. Josh Llopez La Plata MD

10 Sr. Jake Elliott Oakmont CA

11 Sr. Zach Dailey Massillon-Perry OH

12 Jr. Keilan Torres Altus OK

13 Jr. Chandler Rogers Mead WA

14 Sr. Brett Pfarr LeSeur-Henderson MN

15 Jr. Garrett Hammond Chambersburg PA

16 Sr. Jared Reis Napolean ND

17 Sr. Nick Becker Hartford Union WI

18 Sr. Pete Galli St. Paul’s MD

19 Sr. Kyle Ash Tulsa Union OK

20 Jr. Nick Wanzek Simley MN


Honorable Mention

Jr. Travis Berridge Brandon FL

So. Patrick Coover Blair Academy NJ

Sr. Cody Copeland Greenville PA

Sr. Travis Curley St. Johns MI

Sr. TJ Fox Field OH

Jr. Eric Hoffman N. Calvert MD

So. Bryce Pappas St. Mary’s MD

So. Garrett Peppelman Central Dauphin PA

Sr. Tyler Manion Pitt CC PA

Jr. Ryder Newman Las Vegas NV

Sr. Chris Nevinger Letchworth NY

Sr. Dylan Palacio Longwood NY

Jr. JaVaughn Perkins Omaha NE

Jr. Abraham Rodriguez Hermiston OR


160 – Chance has won everything this summer. Some said ‘but it was only Cadets’ when he won double Fargo titles. But he ran through a 160lb field at the Super32 that featured ten ranked wrestlers.

Joey Davis proved himself in the spring with his FloNats title and (more importantly) his finals win against then #2-Ian Miller. He also beat Isaiah Martinez twice this summer.

Jordan may just be as talented as anyone, at any weight, in the country. However, we haven’t seen him compete since his state tournament and outside of Ironman, he hasn’t had much resistance.

*Devon Gobbo, sadly, has opted for surgery after tearing up his knee at Super32. He’ll miss his senior season before he heads to Harvard.*


1 So. Chance Marsteller Kennard Dale PA

2 Sr. Iceman Davis Sante Fe CA

3 Jr. Bo Jordan St. Paris-Graham OH

4 Jr. Eric Morris Wyoming Seminary PA

5 Sr. Brian Brill Central Mountain PA

6 Sr. Clark Glass Brandon FL

7 Sr. Justin Koethe Iowa City-West IA

8 Sr. Micah Barnes Simley MN

9 Jr. Oliver Pierce Allen TX

10 Sr. Dylan Reel Washington IL

11 Sr. Victor Periera Newark CA

12 Sr. Jim Wilson McNair CA

13 Sr. Jordan Wohlfert St. Johns MI

14 Sr. Felipe Martinez Genoa OH

15 Sr. Zak Benitz Wisconsin Rapids WI

16 Jr. Nick Kee Scotland NC

17 Jr. Tyler Askey Northgate GA

18 Sr. Taylor Lewandowski Foley MN

19 Sr. Ryan Gartner Wilmot WI

20 Jr. Daniel Woiwor Apple Valley MN

*INJ* Sr. Devon Gobbo Delbarton NJ


Honorable Mention

Jr. Jacob Davis St. Edwards OH

Jr. Zach Epperly Christiansburg VA

So. Andrew Garcia Detroit CC MI

Sr. Jimmy Kloc Iriquois NY

So. Chip Ness Buford GA

Sr. Zeb Wahle Council Bluffs IA


170 – Massa’s the man here all the way after winning Fila JR’s and dominating at S32. The real question was for #2. Nevills has been at this weight his entire high school career and while Brunson had a fantastic Fargo, he’s up 18lbs from where he won that title.


1 Sr. Taylor Massa St. Johns MI

2 Sr. Zach Nevills Clovis CA

3 Sr. Zac Brunson Churchill OR

4 Sr. Cody Allala Hopewell VA

5 Sr. Geordan Speiller Pine Castle FL

6 Sr. Jason Luster Pittsburgh CC PA

7 Sr. Steve Congenie Villa Park IL

8 Sr. Alex Meyer Southeast Polk IA

9 Sr. Mark Martin St. Edwards OH

10 Sr. Isaac Jordan St. Paris Graham OH

11 Jr. Ricky Robertson Carl Sandberg IL

12 Jr. Zach Beard Tuttle OK

13 Sr. Silas Nacita Bakersfield CA

14 Sr. Kalvin Hill Minooka IL

15 Sr. McCoy Newburg Independence TN

16 Sr. Cooper Moore Jackson County MN

17 Sr. Kegan Gennerich Hortonville WI

18 Jr. Tsvetomir Petrushev Peachtree GA

19 Sr. Elliot Riddick Bethlehem Catholic PA

20 Jr. Troy Hembury Muncy PA


Honorable Mention

Sr. Kyle Begin Anoka MN

Sr. Tyler Coates Ellensburg WA

Jr. Matt Grey Ringers WI

Sr. Ryan Harrington West Morris NJ

Jr. Kyle Koziel Brandon FL

Sr. Sean Mappes Center Grove IN

So. Burke Paddock Warsaw NY

Sr. Matt Reed Wichita KS

Jr. Troy Seymour Peru NY

Sr. Ben Sullivan Apple Valley MN

Jr. Parker Vonegidy Marshville NC


182 – This weight is like 126 2.0. Reyes has a tough California state title and the last two NHSCA championships. He’s by far the ‘cleanest’.

The next tier has all beaten up on each other. Griffin beat Rogers at the Western Regional. Thomas beat Griffin in three periods at both Fila JR’s and Fargo. However Thomas took two losses at Super32, one to Reck (who’s up at 195), one to Gresham.

Griffin’s lone loss at S32 came to Dudley, who’s also up at 195


1 Sr. Nikko Reyes Clovis West CA

2 Sr. Jordan Rogers Mead WA

3 Sr. Kyle Crutchmer Tulsa Union OK

4 Sr. Brandon Griffin Sprague OR

5 Sr. Wes Phipps Grove City PA

6 Sr. Chaz Gresham Goshen OH

7 Sr. Jordan Thomas Greenville MI

8 Jr. Cody Weircioch Canon-McMillan PA

9 Sr. Jack Dechow Richmond IL

10 Sr. Scott Gibbons Metarie LA

11 Jr. Dominic Abounader St. Edwards OH

12 Sr. Taylor McGiffen Alton IL

13 Sr. Brandon McBride Olympus UT

14 Sr. Reece Wright-Conklin Lawrence KS

15 Jr. Dakota DesLauriers Burrell PA

16 Jr. Ray O’Donnell Saucon Valley PA

17 Sr. Tevin Shaw Piscataway NJ

18 Sr. Kevin Beazley Detroit CC MI

19 Sr. Connor King Poway CA

20 Sr. Greg Wilson Keller TX


Honorable Mention

Sr. Michael Baker Twinsburg OH

Jr. Jaeden Bernstein Vorhees NJ

Sr. Jason Grimes Atlanta GA

Sr. JJ Jude Johnson Central KY

Sr. Robert Marchese Oak Hills CA

Jr. Jacob Morrissey Oconto Falls WI

Sr. Anthony Pafumi St. Peters Prep NJ


195 – Peterson was otherworldly in Fargo. Other than a close one with Brooks, he torched the field. Brooks was 4th behind Peterson and two outgoing seniors.

Along with Tim Lambert and Joey Ward, Tim Dudley’s stock may have rose more than any other’s in the last eight months. He won S32 and NHSCA’s.


1 Sr. Devin Peterson Wisconsin Rapids WI

2 Sr. Sam Brooks Oak Park IL

3 Sr. Gage Harrah Crystal Lake IL

4 Sr. Huston Evans St. Paris-Graham OH

5 Sr. Ben Stroh Chinook MT

6 Sr. Tim Dudley Irmo SC

7 Sr. Willie Miklus SE Polk IA

8 Sr. Mitch Sliga Fishers IN

9 Sr. Roland Dunlap Muskego WI

10 Sr. Dwight Howes Arvada CO

11 Sr. Perry Hills Pitt CC PA

12 Sr. David Reck Colonial Forge VA

13 Sr. Jesse Doyle Wheatmore NC

14 Sr. Jared Bartel Mason City IA

15 Sr. Matt McCutcheon Kiski Area PA

16 Sr. Brooks Climmons Pope GA

17 Sr. Joe Jessen Millbrook VA

18 Sr. Preston Lehman West Fargo ND

19 Sr. Kevin Marvel McDonough MD

20 Sr. Broc Berg Kasson-Mantorville MN


Honorable Mention

Jr. Tyler Denova Bremen GA

Sr. Matt McClimens Pacific MO

Sr. Nate Shaw Bettendorf IA

Sr. James Suvak St. Edward OH

Sr. Dallas Winston Jackson Memorial NJ

Jr. Jordan Ellingwood Plainfield Central IL


220 – The Top Ten here are incredibly solid and all have fine records of success. Coon’s only loss at Fargo came to Morgan McIntosh. Coon then went on to World Gold at Cadets.

Anyone who missed the Cox – Snyder bouts at Fargo should go back and watch them on themat.tv. They’re a treat with two active big guys really going at it. Cox won in GR. Snyder in FS.


1 Jr. Adam Coon Fowlerville MI

2 Sr. Mike Kroells Scott West MN

3 So. Kyle Snyder Good Counsel MD

4 Jr. J’Den Cox Hickman MO

5 So. Thomas Haines Solanco PA

6 Sr. Gabe Dean Lowell MI

7 Sr. Josh Marchok Schaumberg IL

8 Sr. Brad Johnson Lockport IL

9 Sr. Eric Laytos Lackawanna Trail PA

10 Sr. Ryan Solomon Milton PA

11 Sr. Jordan Gruettner Muskego WI

12 Sr. AJ Vizcarrando Wyoming Seminary PA

13 Sr. Ty Walz St. Edwards OH

14 Sr. Matt Meadows CVCA OH

15 Jr. Spencer Empey Reed NV

16 Jr. Alex Bambic Desert Vista AZ

17 Sr. Austin Lobsinger West Valley CA

18 Jr. Nate Rotert Spearfish SD

19 Jr. Nick Cobb Allen TX

20 Sr. Hashem Omari Kansas City MO


Honorable Mention

Sr. Nolan Boyd Deer Creek OK

Sr. Brett Geilenfeldt Marquette WI

Sr. JT Goodwin Bear Creek CA

Sr. Mitchell Keppy Riverdale IL

Jr. Nick Lupi Huntington NY

Jr. Brian Moran Fowlerville MI

Sr. Joe Scanlan Johnston IA

Sr. Jimmy Trull Bellevue WA


HWT – Status quo from last year. Although Vollaro outplaced him in Fargo, Black has owned their series meetings to the tune of 9-1.

Nick Nevills wrestled Black down to the wire twice at the Cheesehead last year. He then went on to win a state title in single-class California as just a Freshman.

*NHSCA Champ and State Runner-Up Dawson Peck had Tommy John surgery and will miss his senior season before matriculating to Virginia Tech.*


1 Jr. Brooks Black Blair Academy NJ

2 Sr. Doug Vollaro Pine Castle FL

3 So. Nick Nevills Clovis CA

4 Sr. Nick Tavanello Wadsworth OH

5 Sr. John Rizzo Richland PA

6 Sr. Austin Georgen Caledonia MN

7 Sr. Averee Robinson Susquehanna PA

8 Sr. Greg Kuhar St. Edwards OH

9 Sr. Mike Shoff Cambridge NE

10 Sr. John Dreggors Springstead FL

11 So. Sam Stoll Kasson-Mantorville MN

12 Sr. Travis Morgan Stillwater OK

13 Fr. Michael Johnson, Jr. Wyoming Seminary PA

14 Jr. Joe Bexley Bremen GA

15 Sr. Gaylen Edmo Fort Hall ID

16 Sr. Cody Klempay Canon-McMillan PA

17 Sr. Mimmo Lytle Swanton OH

18 Sr. Riley Shaw Washington OH

19 Sr. James Buss De LaSalle IL

20 Sr. John Shupp Vacaville CA

*INJ* Sr. Dawson Peck Chambersburg PA


Honorable Mention

Sr. Gavin AndrewsGranite Bay CA

Sr. Jeremy Brazil Vernon Hills IL

Sr. Jared Groner Oregon City OR

Sr. Tanner Lowe Coon Rapids MN

Sr. Evan McGhee Ardmore OK

Jr. Chet Spears Sheldon OR

Sr. DaQuante Timbers Freedom VA

Sr. Kacee Sauer Holley NY


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