Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Ohio & Pennsylvania lead the Gold Rush at Freshman Nationals at 24th Annual National High School Coaches Association National Wrestling Championships

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

Ohio crowned three individual champs at the Freshman Nationals at the 24th annual National HighSchool Coaches Association National Wrestling Championships held April 3rd through the 7th in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Behind the Buckeye State was Georgia, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania with two individual champs each.

Leading the way was Tyler Warner of Claymont High School in Ohio, who followed-up his state championship by taking the gold medal at 106-pounds. Warner pinned Jose Tapia of New Mexico in the finals. 

The other Ohio champs were Nick Svarda from Carlisle High at 170-pounds and Kordell Chaney of Sandusky Perkins at 220.

Warner was one six state champs from the 2012-13 high school season that captured NHSCA gold medals.  The other 2012-13 state champs that mined gold in Virginia Beach are: Kyle Norstrem of nationally-ranked Brandon High School in Florida; Jarrett Degan of Belgrade High in Montana; Kevin Budock of Good Counsel in Maryland; and brothers Daniel and Thomas Bullard of Archer High School in Georgia.

At 152 pounds, Jordan Torbitt of Whitney Point High School in New York pinned Joe Nadotti of Florida in the finals.  Torbitt won the 2012 154-pound Middle School championship. 

Another 2012 Middle School champ Jimmy Saylor of Easton High School in Pennsylvania finished second at 132 pounds.

The team championship was a close battle with New York edging Pennsylvania by one point 208.5 to 207.5 points. Ohio finished a close third with 204 points.

Freshman Nationals Finals

106: Tyler Warner (Ohio) pinned Jose Tapia (New Mexico), 5:45
113: Kyle Norstrem (Florida) dec. Trent Olson (Wyoming), 11-6
120: Jarrett Degen (Montana) dec. Kellen Devlin (New York), 6-4
126: Kevin Budock (Maryland) dec. Max Pickett (New Jersey), 4-3
132: Christopher Mauriello (New York) dec. Jimmy Saylor (Pennsylvania), 9-4
138: Daniel Bullard (Georgia) dec. Ryan Peters (New Hampshire), 6-0
145: Thomas Bullard (Georgia) pinned Joey Nadotti (Florida), 3:24
152: Jordan Torbitt (New York) major dec. Dean Drugac (New Jersey), 10-0
160: Brandon Dallavia (New Jersey) major dec. John Jakobsen (Pennsylvania), 12-2
170: Nick Svarda (Ohio) dec. Alan Clothier (Kansas), 11-8
182: Drew Phipps (Pennsylvania) pinned Christian Araneo (New York), 0:56
195: Matthew Correnti (New Jersey) dec. Kobe Woods (Indiana), 13-7
220: Kordell Chaney (Ohio) dec. Joe Hensley (Ohio), 8-7
285: Jake Beistel (Pennsylvania) dec. Edwin Rubio (New York), 4-3

Freshman National Team Scores

1. New York – 208.5
2. Pennsylvania – 207.5
3. Ohio – 204
4. New Jersey – 184.5
5. Virginia – 135.5

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