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Friday, March 29, 2013
Plenty of State Champs Entered in Freshman Division at 24th Annual National High School Coaches Association National Wrestling Championships
19 wrestlers from around America who are fresh off capturing
freshman state championships over the last month-and-a-half will be vying for
gold in the Freshman Division of the 24th Annual National High
School Wrestling Championships at the Virginia Beach Convention Center next week.
The 106-pound bracket is loaded with nine state champs
entered. In alphabetical order they are: Benjamin Anderson of Pleasant Grove
High School (Utah), Jake Brindley of Lake Highland Prep (Florida), Rian Burris
of White Knoll (South Carolina), Peter Del Gallo of Gardiner High School
(Maine), Chris McCrackin of Banks County (Georgia), Trent Olsom of Campbell
County (Wyoming), Derek Spann of Adirondack High School (New York), Dylan Udero
of Las Cruces High (New Mexico) and Tyler Warner of Claymont High School
2012 Middle School champ Kelan McKenna of New Hartford High
School in New York is entered at 103 after taking the 90-pound title last
year. Jimmy Saylor of Easton High
in Pennsylvania won the 127 Middle School title last year. This year’s he’s
entered at 132 pounds. Another
Middle School champ moving-up is Jordan Torbitt of Whitney Point High School in
New York, who won the 154-pound title in 2012.
Last year, Pennsylvania won the Freshman Division with 199
points, beating out Ohio and Virginia.
The Keystone State won the title with only one champ to Ohio’s four
individual champs it the Freshman Division. Austin Myers of Kentucky was the division’s Outstanding
Four of last year’s champs are back to defend their 2012
titles in the Sophomore Division.
2012 Freshman champs that are competing this year are: Conor Ross
(Florida) at 170, Tevis Bartlett (Wyoming) at 182, Ken Brinson (Georgia) at 195
and Gage Cervenka (South Carolina) at 285.