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Kaitlyn is a three-sport athlete who is a leader in sports
and in the classroom. Kaitlyn, who
has been the captain of her softball team since her junior year, also plays
volleyball and basketball for her school.
She carries a 4.3 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, is
the Senior Class Historian, plus a member of the Math Team and is
Vice-President of the Future Educators Association. Kaitlyn’s softball coach
says she’s a natural leader.
Outside of school she has logged over 120 community service hours.
(Baseball) El Toro HS (Lake Forest, CA)
Ford is not only one of the top high school baseball
pitchers in the country, but he is also one of the smartest. Ford is currently wrapping-up his high
school career before he heads east to set his sights on a college baseball and
academic career at Yale University.
He carries a 4.80 GPA with AP courses in English, history, calculus and
physics. He was a perfect 11-0 as a junior with an ERA of 1.06 to help his
school to its 6th straight league title. He also served as Secretary General for the National Model
United Nations conference.
Candice carries a weighted 4.7 GPA as a two-sport athlete
playing volleyball and softball for her school. She’s an active member of the National Honor Society, the
school’s Athletic Boosters and Future Farmers of America. Every year that she has played varsity
sports she’s been named to the Greater Neuse River Conference All-Academic
Kevin James (Water
Polo) Coral Springs HS (Coral Springs, FL)
Aside from being an outstanding defender on his school’s
water polo team, James is incredible in the classroom. He is senior class valedictorian
with a weighted GPA of 5.4388 with an ACT composite score of 30. Kevin’s taken over 17 AP courses over
his four years in high school and is president of Mu Alpha Theta and a member
of the National Honor Society.
He’s won seven varsity letters as a member of the school’s water polo
and swim teams.
Brittany, who has a twin sister, is a three-sport athlete
that will continue her college career running track & field and cross
country at Indiana University. She
carries a 4.5 GPA, which ranks her second in her class. She’s a member of the
National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, Key
Club and Students Against Drunk Driving.
Aside from being her school’s all-time leading scorer in basketball,
she’s a three-time state finalist in track & field and a two-time state
finalist in cross-country.
Dan Rafuse (Track
& Field) Norton HS (Norton, MA)
This senior came of age in both basketball and track &
field during his junior year when he led the school to its first league
championship in basketball in 24 years and led the track team to its first
undefeated season. As a senior
he’s kept his GPA high a 3.75 while taking a challenging course load in AP and
Honors’ courses. He’s a member of
the school’s Leadership Council and works with younger students throughout the
district, serving as a role model and peer leader. This season in basketball he
was the team’s leading scorer. In December Rafuse was named MIAA Student-Athlete
of the Month for he outstanding achievements in sports and in the classroom.
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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
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),
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),
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
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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