Recapping FloNationals, NHSCA Senior Nationals

Champions were crowned on Sunday at the FloNationals in Philadelphia and the NHSCA Senior Nationals in Virginia Beach.

FloNationals Finals Results:
106: No. 1 Zahid Valencia (St. John Bosco, Calif.) dec. Scott Parker (Pennridge, Pa.), 5-3
113: J.R. Wert (Christiansburg, Va.) dec. Mason Pengilly (Porterville, Calif.), 5-1
120: Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic, Pa.) dec. No. 12 Godwin Nyama (Brashear, Pa.), 7-6
126: Anthony Valencia (St. John Bosco, Calif.) dec. Javier Gasca (Kingsburg, Calif.), 4-3
132: Fox Baldwin (Osceola, Fla.) dec. Joseph Galasso (Father Judge, Pa.), 7-0
138: No. 2 (at 132) Alex Cisneros (Selma, Calif.) dec. No. 8 Matt Cimato (LaSalle, Pa.), 5-4 UTB
145: T.J. Fox (Field, Ohio) dec. Myles Martin (McDonogh, Md.), 6-1
152: No. 2 Isaiah Martinez (Lemoore, Calif.) dec. No. 10 Josh Llopez (La Plata, Md.), 10-8
160: No. 2 Joey Davis (Santa Fe, Calif.) dec. Tyler Askey (Northgate, Ga.), 6-3
170: Jacob Taylor (Bald Eagle Area, Pa.) dec. Connor Moran (Solanco, Pa.), 4-1 TB
182: No. 5 Nikko Reyes (Clovis West, Calif.) dec. No. 15 Kevin Beazley (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.), 8-4
195: Dylan Devine (DeMatha, Md.) inj. def. over No. 5 Gage Harrah (Crystal Lake Central, Ill.)
220: No. 1 Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md.) dec. No. 8 (at 285) Nick Nevills (Clovis, Calif.), 10-4
285: No. 11 Dink Purnell (A.I. DuPont, Del.) dec. No. 9 Nick Tavanello (Wadsworth, Ohio), 5-3

Despite an extremely loaded California delegation, eight of their 14 state champions (and 3 other runner-up finishers), it was Pennsylvania that led the way in medalists with 23. Only one state champion from the Keystone State (Nyama) and four second place finishers were in the event. California was right behind with 22 of its wrestlers earning top eight medals.

Other states in terms of medalists:
13 -- New Jersey; 8 -- New York; 5 -- Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio; 4 -- Michigan, Minnesota; 3 -- Massachusetts; 2 -- Delaware, Georgia, Nevada; 1 -- Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Link: FloNationals Brackets/Results

NHSCA Senior Nationals Finals Results:
106: Phazon Roddy (Parkland, N.C.) dec. Alvaro Gallego (Pueblo, Ariz.), 10-3
113: Vito Pasone (Meyers, Pa.) dec. Braun Marquez (Canyon Randall, Texas), 9-3
120: Josh Rodriguez (Righetti, Calif.) dec. Sean McCabe (Connetquot, N.Y.), 7-4
126: No. 8 Nathan Kraisser (Centennial, Md.) maj. dec. No. 11 Hunter Weber (Marshall, Wis.), 8-0
132: No. 3 Mark Grey (Blair Academy, N.J.) dec. Cole Mendenhall (Great Falls, Mont.), 7-2
138: Natrelle Demison (Bakersfield, Calif.) maj. dec. Cole Moseley (Father Ryan, Tenn.), 11-1
145: No. 16 Alenick Richardson (St. Peter's Prep, N.J.) dec. Dylan Cottrell (Roane County, W.V.), 3-2 UTB
152: No. 12 (at 160) Dylan Palacio (Long Beach, N.Y.) dec. No. 17 Austin Trott (Camden County, Ga.), 6-2
160: No. 4 Clark Glass (Brandon, Fla.) dec. Taylor Lewandowski (Foley, Minn.), 9-4
170: Matt Reed (Wichita Heights, Kan.) dec. No. 3 (at 182) Jordan Thomas (Greenville, Mich.), 3-1
182: Anthony Lock (Pioneer, N.Y.) dec. Nolan Boyd (Deer Creek, Okla.), 5-4 TB
195: No. 2 Tim Dudley (Irmo, S.C.) pinned No. 18 (at 220) J.T. Goodwin (Bear Creek, Calif.), 3:30
220: Richard Black (Chavez, Calif.) maj. dec. David Luke Wilson (Central Phoenix, Ala.), 10-2
285: Doug Vollaro (Pine Castle Christian, Fla.) dec. No. 5 Austin Goergen (Caledonia/Houston, Minn.), 10-6

California wrestlers showed their willingness to "put it on the line," as about half of the senior state finalists not at the FloNationals went here instead (6 of 14). Five of those wrestlers were among 15 in all to earn top eight placements at the event, which represented the most medalists of any state.

Following behind California in terms of All-Americans were New York with 10, New Jersey with 9, and Michigan with 7. Other states were as follows: 6 -- Florida, Kansas; 5 -- Minnesota, Tennessee, Wisconsin; 3 -- Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas; 2 -- Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia; 1 -- Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia

Link: NHSCA Senior Nationals Brackets/Results


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shawcw (1) about 6 years ago
PA had 170 entries into the tournament, California had 65 wrestlers and PA had 1 more placer! We won the team title by a huge amount of pts
CoachAl (1) about 6 years ago
If we look at the place percentage...

CA 22 medalist/65 entries = 33.8%
PA 23 medalist/170 entries = 13.5%
seansullivan (1) about 6 years ago
yes, but CA brought all top kids. plenty of the pa kids were not very good and just came because of proximity to the tournament. so you really can't make that comparison.
CoachAl (1) about 6 years ago
We brought many good kids, but not all. The other half went to NHSCA many more did not attend. Below you will see many non-state champions that earned medals at FLO and NHSCA.
CoachAl (1) about 6 years ago
We brought many good kids, but not all. The other half went to NHSCA and many more did not attend. Below you will see several non-state champions that earned medals at FLO and NHSCA.
CoachAl (1) about 6 years ago