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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
New York wins Middle School Championship at 24th Annual National High School Coaches Assocation National Wrestling Championships
by Jeff Fisher Host, NHSCA Sports Hour Follow @NHSCARadioShow
With two individual champs and one runner-up
finish, New York won the team championship at the 6th annual Middle
School Nationals that were held during the 24th annual National High
School Coaches Association National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach,
Leading the way for the Empire State that
edged-out Pennsylvania by one-and-a-half points for the team title was Mack
Berkowitz, who won the title at 127, and Travis Race, who captured the
165-pound crown. Berkowitz was a
2012 NHSCA champ.
California, which finished third in the team
championship crowned three individual champs: Izzak Olejnik at 85, Navonte
Demison at 90 and J.J. Figueroa at 105.
At 90-pounds, Zach Sherman, who finished third
in the state in the Florida Class 1A championships at 106-pounds as an 8th
grader, finished third for the second straight year at the NHSCA Middle School
Nationals. Sherman lost his
first-round match, but battled-back through wrestlebacks to win a bronze medal.
The Top 8 wrestlers in each weight class won
All-American honors. To qualify of the Middle School Championship event, every
wrestler had to place in the Top 8 in his official NHSCA State Championship.
The top three states
all received team awards with New York taking home the National Championship
Cup to display at their State Championships.
2013 Middle School Nationals Finals
75 – Tanner Jordan (Ohio) pinned Ryan Zimmerman
(New Jersey) 3:54
80 – No Contest, Cole Rhone (Pennsylvania) and Joe Klock
85 – Izzak Olejnik (California) dec. Charles
Chapman (Ohio) 4-1