InterMat unveils 2012-13 High School All-Americans

Josh Lowe

4/24/2013
Josh Lowe, InterMat High School Analyst
josh@intermatwrestle.com

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InterMat Wrestler of the Year: Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md.), Junior, 220

In three years of high school wrestling, Snyder has amassed a career record of 179-0. This includes three titles at the National Prep Championships and the Beast of the East, a pair of titles at the Ironman, as well as a POWERade title during the 2012-13 season. While amassing a record of 63-0 during his junior campaign, Snyder won every single match by major decision, technical fall, or pin.

At the Walsh Ironman, Snyder had a major decision in the semifinals, technical falls in the final and quarterfinal rounds, and a pin during a preliminary match. His journey at the Beast of the East featured three pins leading up to technical fall victories in the semifinal and final rounds. Snyder opened his POWERade tournament with two pins and a technical fall, scored a semifinal victory by fall over the seventh-ranked wrestler in the country, and in the final earned a major decision over the nation's second-ranked wrestler. Finally, at the National Prep Championships, he had four victories by fall preceding a victory by technical fall over the nation's eleventh-ranked wrestler.

Notable off-season accomplishments for Snyder during the 2012-13 cycle included a runner-up finish at the 2012 FILA Junior World Team Trials, a Junior National Greco-Roman title, a third-place finish in the Junior National freestyle competition, a Super 32 Challenge title (all matches there won by bonus points except for a finals victory over the nation's second-ranked wrestler), and a FILA Junior National freestyle title this past weekend.

Kyle Snyder (Photo/Rob Preston)
Snyder will forego high school competition during his senior season to train at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He has already verbally committed to attend The Ohio State University in the Fall of 2014, where he is projected to compete at either 197 or 285 pounds.

Others considered for the 2013 InterMat Wrestler of the Year were Adam Coon (Fowlerville, Mich.), senior, 285 pounds; Bo Jordan (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), senior, 160 pounds; Chance Marsteller (Kennard Dale, Pa.), junior, 160 pounds; Aaron Pico (St. John Bosco, Calif.), freshman, 132 pounds; and Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa.), senior, 138 pounds.

2012-13 InterMat High School All-Americans

The following other wrestlers join Kyle Snyder as members of the 2012-13 InterMat High School All-American Team ...

106 First Team: Nick Suriano (Bergen Catholic, N.J.), Freshman
Suriano finished his high school freshman season with an undefeated record of 38-0, and a New Jersey state championship. In addition, he was also champion of the Beast of the East in December, and prior to the start of the season was champion at the Super 32 Challenge in October.

Other All-Americans at 106:
2. Luke Pletcher, Greater Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Freshman
3. Christian Moody, Collinsville, Oklahoma, Sophomore
4. Jose Rodriguez, Massillon Perry, Ohio, Sophomore
5. Austin Assad, Brecksville, Ohio, Sophomore
6. Chad Red, New Palestine, Indiana, Freshman
7. Kyle Bierdumpfel, Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey, Freshman
8. Tyrone Klump, Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Junior
9. Rudy Yates, Brother Rice, Illinois, Freshman
10. Jack Mueller, Trinity Christian Academy, Texas, Freshman
11. Adrian Camposano, Central, California, Junior
12. Gage Curry, North Hills, Pennsylvania, Freshman
13. Gionn Peralta, Vacaville, California, Junior
14. Ariel Dominguez, Osceola, Florida, Senior
15. Trent Olson, Campbell County, Wyoming, Freshman
16. Vincente Elizalde, Brawley, California, Junior
17. Trent Watson, Coronado, Colorado, Sophomore
18. Miguel Silva, Jr., Plainfield South, Illinois, Junior
19. Tyler Warner, Claymont, Ohio, Freshman
20. Hunter Marko, Amery, Wisconsin, Freshman

113 First Team: Stevan Micic (Hanover Central, Ind.), Junior
Micic cemented a second straight state title with his 96th consecutive win going back to a victory in the third place match of the state tournament during his freshman season of high school. For his career, Micic has a record of 138-5. Outside of the scholastic season, he was fifth at the FILA Junior Nationals in freestyle this past weekend, second at the FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle last spring, and has Cadet freestyle finishes in Fargo of first and third.

Other All-Americans at 113:
2. Zahid Valencia, St. John Bosco, California, Sophomore
3. Sean Russell, Collins Hill, Georgia, Junior
4. Ke-Shawn Hayes, Park Hill, Missouri, Sophomore
5. Brent Fleetwood, Smyrna, Delaware, Junior
6. Davion Jeffries, Collinsville, Oklahoma, Sophomore
7. Jaret Singh, Kearney, Missouri, Senior
8. Ethan Lizak, Parkland, Pennsylvania, Junior
9. Kaid Brock, Stillwater, Oklahoma, Sophomore
10. Nathan Boston, Woodford County, Kentucky, Junior
11. Aaron Assad, Brecksville, Ohio, Senior
12. Zack Fuentes, Norristown, Pennsylvania, Senior
13. Scott Parker, Pennridge, Pennsylvania, Junior
14. Luis Gonzalez, Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey, Junior
15. Nick Piccinnini, Ward Mellville, New York, Sophomore
16. Jordan Allen, Huntington, West Virginia, Sophomore
17. Israel Saavedra, Modesto, California, Freshman
18. Paul Mascarenas, Cleveland, New Mexico, Senior
19. Jake Gromacki, Erie Cathedral Prep, Pennsylvania, Junior
20. Eli Seipel, St. Paris Graham, Ohio, Sophomore

120 First Team: Nathan Tomasello (CVCA, Ohio), Senior
Tomasello finished as an undefeated state champion for the third straight season, a career that includes four state titles, three titles at the Walsh Ironman, multiple titles at Medina and the Top Gun, as well as a Beast of the East title during this season. His cumulative high school record was 178-5, which included over 150 consecutive wins (141-0 during his sophomore, junior, and seniors seasons). Accomplishments outside the scholastic season include a pair of runner-up finishes at the Super 32 Challenge and a pair of Junior National freestyle titles. Tomasello will be attending The Ohio State University this fall.

Other All-Americans at 120:
2. Matthew Kolodzik, Blair Academy, New Jersey, Sophomore
3. Sam Krivus, Hempfield Area, Pennsylvania, Sophomore
4. Darian Cruz, Bethlehem Catholic, Pennsylvania, Senior
5. Ryan Millhof, Collins Hill, Georgia, Junior
6. Tommy Thorn, St. Michael-Albertville, Minnesota, Junior
7. Johnny Jimenez, Marmion Academy, Illinois, Junior
8. Coy Ozias, Christiansburg, Virginia, Junior
9. Mason Pengilly, Porterville, California, Junior
10. Josh Alber, Dakota, Illinois, Junior
11. Isaiah Locsin, Live Oak, California, Junior
12. Dalton Macri, Canon-McMillan, Pennsylvania, Junior
13. Jonas Gayton, Clovis, California, Senior
14. Jared Prince, Palm Harbor University, Florida, Sophomore
15. Barlow McGhee, Rock Island, Illinois, Senior
16. Ronnie Bresser, Henley, Oregon, Senior
17. Josh Terao, Mid Pacific, Hawaii, Junior
18. Brandon Thompson, Solon, Ohio, Senior
19. Boo Lewallen, Yukon, Oklahoma, Sophomore
20. Vincenzo Joseph, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Pennsylvania, Sophomore

126 First Team: Joey Dance (Christiansburg, Va.), Senior
Dance ended his high school career as a four-time state champion with career record of 186-14. Though he placed every year at the Ironman and Beast of the East, he did not win championships in those events until his senior season, a season in which he went undefeated. Out of season accomplishments for Dance are numerous, and include four Super 32 Challenge finals appearance (titles as freshman and senior), being a member of the 2012 FILA Junior World freestyle team, a Junior National freestyle title in 2011, and a Cadet National freestyle title in 2009. He will be attending Virginia Tech this fall.

Other All-Americans at 126:
2. Jered Cortez, Glenbard North, Illinois, Junior
3. Connor Schram, Canon-McMillan, Pennsylvania, Senior
4. Zac Hall, St. Johns, Michigan, Junior
5. Michael Kemerer, Franklin Regional, Pennsylvania, Sophomore
6. Ryan Diehl, Trinity, Pennsylvania, Senior
7. Brad Perkins, Oak Park, Missouri, Senior
8. Cole Weaver, Hudson, Michigan, Junior
9. T.J. Fabian, Shoreham-Wading River, New York, Senior
10. Anthony Giraldo, North Bergen, New Jersey, Junior
11. Corey Stasenko, South Plainfield, New Jersey, Senior
12. Fredy Stroker, Bettendorf, Iowa, Sophomore
13. Mike Magaldo, Watchung Hills, New Jersey, Junior
14. Kenny Bade, Detroit Catholic Central, Michigan, Senior
15. Ivan McClay, Massillon, Ohio, Senior
16. Brock Ervin, Union County, Kentucky, Junior
17. Zeke Moisey, Bethlehem Catholic, Pennsylvania, Junior
18. Michael Pongracz, Delaware Valley Regional, New Jersey, Senior
19. Jordan Northrup, Machesney Park Harlem, Illinois, Senior
20. Emilio Martinez, Greeley West, Colorado, Senior

132 First Team: Aaron Pico (St. John Bosco, Calif.), Freshman
Prior to starting high school, Pico was a highly known commodity; he was a Cadet National double champion during the summer of 2011 and a Cadet National "triple crown" winner during the summer of 2012. This past October, Pico finished as runner-up at the Super 32 Challenge, losing his championship bout in overtime. However, he went without a loss, and with mostly total domination, during his freshman scholastic season - which included titles at the Walsh Ironman and Doc Buchanan Invitational in addition to the state tournament. This spring he has won a Junior National folkstkyle title and double titles at the FILA Junior Nationals this past weekend.

Other All-Americans at 132:
2. Micah Jordan, St. Paris Graham, Ohio, Junior
3. Dean Heil, St. Edward, Ohio, Senior
4. Joey McKenna, Blair Academy, New Jersey, Junior
5. Brandon Jeske, Cox, Virginia, Senior
6. Jason Nolf, Kittaning, Pennsylvania, Junior
7. Dalton Brady, Chandler, Arizona, Senior
8. Jacob Schmitt, St. Johns, Michigan, Senior
9. Scott Delvecchio, South Plainfield, New Jersey, Senior
10. Dennis Gustafson, Forest Park, Virginia, Senior
11. Ronnie Gentile, Paulsboro, New Jersey, Sophomore
12. Javier Gasca, Kingsburg, California, Senior
13. Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer, Cheektowaga, New York, Junior
14. Colton Adams, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Junior
15. Andrew Atkinson, Liberty Christian Academy, Virginia, Senior
16. George Fisher, Marmion Academy, Illinois, Senior
17. Keegan Moore, Putman City, Oklahoma, Sophomore
18. Seth Gross, Apple Valley, Minneosta, Junior
19. Joseph Smith, Stillwater, Oklahoma, Sophomore
20. Cody LeCount, Perry Meridian, Indiana, Junior

138 First Team: Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa.), Senior
The runner-up for Wrestler of the Year honors was this young man who earned his second state title with an undefeated 47-0 record during his senior season. Retherford amassed a three-year high school record is 131-2, as he was precluded from competition during his junior season by the PIAA. He was champion at the Ironman and POWERade during this past regular season and amassed the following off-season titles during the 2012-13 cycle: FILA Cadet Nationals (freestyle), Junior Nationals (freestyle), FILA Cadet Worlds (freestyle), and Super 32 Challenge. Additional out of season accomplishments include four placements at the Super 32 Challenge and a title at the NHSCA Junior Nationals. Retherford will be attending Penn State University this fall.

Other All-Americans at 138:
2. Hayden Tuma, Centennial, Idaho, Junior
3. Anthony Ashnault, South Plainfield, New Jersey, Senior
4. Mitch Bengtson, St. Cloud Apollo, Minnesota, Senior
5. Logan Massa, St. Johns, Michigan, Sophomore
6. Joseph Galasso, Father Judge, Pennsylvania, Junior
7. Alfred Bannister, Bishop McNamara, Maryland, Junior
8. Kevin Norstrem, Brandon, Florida, Senior
9. Tyson Dippery, Central Dauphin, Pennsylvania, Senior
10. Daniel Lewis, Blue Springs, Missouri, Junior
11. Jake Marlin, Creston, Iowa, Senior
12. Jake Velarde, North Kitsap, Washington, Senior
13. Tyler Berger, Hermiston, Oregon, Junior
14. Noah Forrider, Marysville, Ohio, Senior
15. Mech Spraggins, Belleville West, Illinois, Senior
16. Tommy Forte, Mishawaka, Indiana, Sophomore
17. Nikko Villarreal, Gilroy, California, Junior
18. Lawrence Otero, Volcano Vista, New Mexico, Senior
19. Jed Mellen, Payson, Utah, Senior
20. John Dutrow, Council Rock North, Pennsylvania, Senior

145 First Team: Ben Whitford (St. Johns, Mich.), Senior
Whitford ends his career as a four-time state champion, winning titles his first two years at Marmion Academy in Illinois, and the last two for St. Johns in Michigan. While in the Wolverine State, Whitford went 84-0 as part of a 167-1 career record. Accomplishments for Whitford outside the high school season include being a two-time Cadet National double finalist (three titles), winning a Junior National double in 2011, a Super 32 Challenge title in 2011, and winning the FILA Junior title in freestyle this past weekend. Whitford will be attending the University of Michigan this fall.

Other All-Americans at 145:
2. Bryce Brill, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Junior
3. B.J. Clagon, Toms River South, New Jeresey, Senior
4. Solomon Chishko, Canon McMillan, Pennsylvania, Junior
5. Mikey Racciato, Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, Senior
6. Neal Molloy, Danville, Indiana, Senior
7. Jacob Danishek, Dayton Christian, Ohio, Junior
8. Troy Heilmann, South Plainfield, New Jeresey, Senior
9. Edgar Bright, St. Edward, Ohio, Senior
10. T.J. Miller, Camden Catholic, New Jersey, Senior
11. Clayton Ream, Holt, Missouri, Senior
12. Brandon Sorenson, Denver-Tripoli, Iowa, Senior
13. Christian Pagdilao, Santiago Corona, California, Senior
14. Jack Clark, McDonogh, Maryland, Junior
15. Mason Manville, Blair Academy, New Jersey, Freshman
16. Joey Lavallee, Reno, Nevada, Senior
17. Josh Shields, Franklin Regional, Pennsylvania, Sophomore
18. Grant Leeth, Kearney, Missouri, Junior
19. Chris Vassar, Cedar Cliff, Pennsylvania, Senior
20. Darick Lapaglia, Blue Springs, Missouri, Senior

152 First Team: Mark Hall (Apple Valley, Minn.), Freshman
Like Destin McCauley before him, Hall has won state titles as a seventh grader, eighth grader, and freshman for Apple Valley. In those three seasons, competing at 130, 145, and 152 pounds, he has amassed a career mark of 133-4. Notable in-season accomplishments include two third place finishes at the Cheesehead Invitational and three Minnesota Christmas Tournament titles. Off-season accomplishments in the 2012-13 cycle include a 2012 Cadet National freestyle title, 2013 Cadet National folkstyle title, and championships in four preseason tournaments (Grappler Fall Classic, Super 32 Challenge, InterMat JJ Classic, and NUWAY Vegas).

Other All-Americans at 152:
2. Oliver Pierce, Allen , Texas, Senior
3. Russ Parsons, Blair Academy, New Jersey, Senior
4. Anthony Collica, Solon, Ohio, Senior
5. Kyle Langendorfer, Lincoln-Way East, Illinois, Senior
6. Brian Murphy, Glenbard North, Illinois, Senior
7. Austin Matthews, Reynolds, Pennsylvania, Senior
8. Jake Short, Simley, Minnesota, Senior
9. Markus Scheidel, St. Edward, Ohio, Senior
10. T.C. Warner, Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania, Junior
11. Alex Marinelli, St. Paris Graham, Ohio, Freshman
12. Garrett Hammond, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Senior
13. Fox Baldwin, Osceola, Florida, Sophomore
14. Cain Salas, Blue Springs, Missouri, Senior
15. Kaleb Baker, Christian Brothers, Tennessee, Senior
16. Wayne Stinson, North Burlington, New Jersey, Senior
17. Luke Wilson, Righetti, California, Senior
18. Chad Walsh, Camden Catholic, New Jersey, Senior
19. Reed Van Anrooy, Roseburg, Oregon, Senior
20. Josh Farrell, Greenfield Central, Indiana, Senior

160 First Team: Chance Marsteller (Kennard Dale, Pa.), Junior
In three seasons of high school wrestling, Marsteller has accrued 125 wins against zero defeats. The accomplishments include three state titles, the last two coming with major decision victories over defending state champions in the final. He has also won three titles at the POWERade, including this year's victory up at 170 pounds against now three-time state champion Cody Wiercioch. Off-season accomplishments for Marsteller include a 2012 FILA Cadet Nationals freestyle title, 2011 Super 32 Challenge title, 2011 Cadet National double title, and 2010 Cadet National freestyle title.

Other All-Americans at 160:
2. Bo Jordan, St. Paris Graham, Ohio, Senior
3. Isaiah Martinez, Lemoore, California, Senior
4. Bo Nickal, Allen, Texas, Junior
5. Garrett Peppelman, Central Dauphin, Pennsylvania, Junior
6. Dylan Artigliere, Roxbury, New Jersey, Junior
7. Jonathan Schleifer, East Brunswick, New Jersey, Junior
8. Myles Martin, McDonogh, Maryland, Sophomore
9. Josh Llopez, St. Mary's Ryken, Maryland, Junior
10. Burke Paddock, Warsaw, New York, Junior
11. Ryan Blees, Bismarck, North Dakota, Junior
12. Tyler Grimaldi, Half Hollow Hills West, New York, Senior
13. Javaughn Perkins, Omaha North, Nebraska, Junior
14. Cody Law, Forest Hills, Pennsylvania, Senior
15. Davonte Mahomes, Oak Park River Forest, Illinois, Junior
16. Zack Zavatsky, Greater Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Junior
17. Abraham Rodriguez, Hermiston, Oregon, Senior
18. Ray Lomas, Central Catholic, California, Senior
19. Daniel Woiwor, Apple Valley, Minnesota, Senior
20. Kimball Bastian, Maple Mountain, Utah, Junior

170 First Team: Zach Beard (Tuttle, Okla.), Senior
Beard was an undefeated state champion for the second straight year, and also won a third straight Kansas City Stampede title during his senior season. His last high school loss came midway through his sophomore year, and the career record of 163-9 includes undefeated marks of 42-0 and 41-0 the last two seasons. Notable off-season accomplishments for Beard include winning a Cadet National freestyle title in 2011, finishing second at the FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle in 2012, and winning a Preseason Nationals title in the fall of 2012. A crucial result for Beard, who will be attending the University of Wyoming this fall, came in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic last month when he scored a 7-4 victory over previous number one Cody Wiercioch to save the dual meet for Team USA.

Other All-Americans at 170:
2. Cody Wiercioch, Canon McMillan, Pennsylvania, Senior
3. Nick Wanzek, Simley, Minnesota, Senior
4. Zach Epperly, Christiansburg, Virginia, Senior
5. Peter Renda, Brandywine Heights, Pennsylvania, Senior
6. Tyler Askey, Northgate, Georgia, Senior
7. Nick Kee, Scotland, North Carolina, Senior
8. Peter Santos, Oakmont, California, Senior
9. Chandler Rogers, Mead, Washington, Junior
10. Colin Holler, Carl Sandburg, Illinois, Senior
11. Ethan Ramos, Hawthorne, New Jersey, Senior
12. Corey Griego, Sultana, California, Junior
13. Andrew Garcia, Detroit Catholic Central, Michigan, Junior
14. Robert Steveson, Merrillville, Indiana, Sophomore
15. Jadaen Bernstein, Voorhees, New Jersey, Senior
16. Steve Cervantes, Poway, California, Senior
17. Travis Berridge, Brandon, Florida, Senior
18. Nicky Hall, Wyoming Seminary, Pennsylvania, Senior
19. Derek White, Edmond North, Oklahoma, Junior
20. Jacob Morrissey, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, Senior

182 First Team: Domenic Abounader (St. Edward, Ohio), Senior
Abounader was an undefeated 36-0 on the way to winning a third consecutive state title this season. In those three campaigns, he has a record of 102-2, which combined with his freshman season places his career mark at 135-8. Abounader moves up to the number one position in the rankings on the strength of his 1-0 victory over previous number one Eric Morris in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic. Bound for the University of Michigan this fall, he also won titles at the NHSCA freshman, sophomore, and junior Nationals during the course of his career.

Other All-Americans at 182:
2. Eric Morris, Wyoming Seminary, Pennsylvania, Senior
3. Brooks Climmons, Pope, Georgia, Senior
4. Jacob Taylor, Bald Eagle Area, Pennsylvania, Senior
5. Brett Harner, Norristown, Pennsylvania, Senior
6. Preston Lehmann, West Fargo, North Dakota, Senior
7. Johnny Sebastian, Bergen Catholic, New Jersey, Junior
8. Zach Zupan, Canastota, New York, Senior
9. Michael Pixley, Blue Springs, Missouri, Junior
10. Ryan Christensen, Woodville, Washington, Junior
11. Jared Haught, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Senior
12. Parker Vonegidy, Piedmont, North Carolina, Senior
13. B.J. Toal, Troy Christian, Ohio, Senior
14. Lance Dixon, Edmond North, Oklahoma, Junior
15. Will Schany, Blair, Nebraska, Junior
16. Chip Ness, Buford, Georgia, Junior
17. Joe Ariola, Oak Park River Forest, Illinois, Senior
18. Adrian Salas, Clovis, California, Senior
19. Garrett Linebarger, Thomas Stone, Maryland, Senior
20. Aero Amo, Rapid City Central, South Dakota, Senior

195 First Team: Ryan Solomon (Milton, Pa.), Senior
Solomon was an undefeated 40-0, including titles at the Beast of the East and Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic, on the way to a second state title and fourth state placement during his senior season. He has amassed a record of 109-4 in his last three seasons, all of which have ended in a state finals appearance, and finished with a career record of 142-14. Solomon, who will be attending the University of Pittsburgh this fall, also earned double All-American honors each of the last three summers in Fargo: as a Cadet in 2010, and at the Junior level in 2011 and 2012 (includes a 2012 Greco-Roman national title).

Other All-Americans at 195:
2. Frank Mattiace, Blair Academy, New Jersey, Senior
3. Mitch Sliga, Fishers, Indiana, Senior
4. Ricky Robertson, Carl Sandburg, Illinois, Senior
5. Garrett Krohn, Arvada, Colorado, Senior
6. Jake Hart, Hampton, Pennsylvania, Senior
7. Lance Benick, Totino Grace, Minnesota, Sophomore
8. Matt McCutcheon, Kiski Area, Pennsylvania, Senior
9. Jordan Ellingwood, Plainfield Central, Illinois, Senior
10. Broc Berge, Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota, Senior
11. Nathan Rose, Sibley East, Minnesota, Junior
12. Payne Hayden, St. Johns, Michigan, Senior
13. Tommy Petersen, Lakeville South, Minnesota, Senior
14. Nate Rotert, Spearfish/Lead-Deadwood, South Dakota, Senior
15. Josh Lehner, Lexington, Ohio, Senior
16. Joel Dixon, Edmond North, Oklahoma, Junior
17. Razohn Gross, Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey, Senior
18. Chase Morlock, Morehead, Minnesota, Senior
19. Jeramy Sweany, Vacaville, California, Junior
20. Preston Weigel, Hays, Kansas, Junior

220 First Team: Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md.), Junior
See Wrestler of the Year section

Other All-Americans at 220:
2. Thomas Haines, Solanco, Pennsylvania, Junior
3. Spencer Empey, Reed, Nevada, Senior
4. Raymond O'Donnell, Saucon Valley, Pennsylvania, Senior
5. Andrew Dixon, Edmond North, Oklahoma, Junior
6. Adam Reth, West Delaware Manchester, Iowa, Senior
7. Chalmer Frueauf, Cincinnati Moeller, Ohio, Junior
8. Cody Crawford, Cascade, Oregon, Senior
9. Cody Andersen, Lowry, Nevada, Senior
10. Bryan Dobzanski, Delsea Regional, New Jersey, Junior
11. Garrett Ryan, Wyoming Seminary, Pennsylvania, Senior
12. Derrick Jones, Bloomington, California, Junior
13. Roy Nash, Taylorsville, Utah, Junior
14. Austin Myers, Campbell County, Kentucky, Sophomore
15. Zach Chakonis, Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey, Sophomore
16. Brian Moran, Fowlerville, Michigan, Senior
17. Zack Bacon, Hornell, New York, Senior
18. Lucas Joseph, East Peoria, Illinois, Senior
19. Gelen Robinson, Lake Central, Indiana, Junior
20. Sean Medley, Wasco, California, Senior

285 First Team: Adam Coon (Fowlerville, Mich.), Senior
The performance level of Coon wrestling as a 215 his first two years of high school and as a 285 the last two years has been absolutely astonishing. He is a four-time state champion, and has not lost a scholastic match since some point during his freshman season. Coon's last three state titles come with a combined 161 wins against no losses, which is part of an absurd career mark of 212-3. Signed to attend the University of Michigan this fall, his off-season resume is extremely robust: two-time FILA Junior National Greco-Roman champion, two-time Junior National Greco-Roman champion, two-time Junior National folkstyle champion, 2012 Junior National freestyle champion, 2011 FILA Cadet World champion, and 2011 FILA Cadet Nationals double champion.

Other All-Americans at 285:
2. J'den Cox, Hickman, Missouri, Senior
3. Nick Nevills, Clovis, California, Junior
4. Brooks Black, Blair Academy, New Jersey, Senior
5. Sam Stoll, Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota, Junior
6. Aaron Bradley, Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Senior
7. Cole Johnson, De Soto, Wisconsin, Senior
8. Nathan Butler, Leavenworth, Kansas, Senior
9. Brian Allen, Hinsdale Central, Illinois, Junior
10. Michael Johnson, Jr., Wyoming Seminary, Pennsylvania, Sophomore
11. Chet Spears, Sheldon, Oregon, Senior
12. Andrew Geers, Neuqua Valley, Illinois, Senior
13. Donte Winfield, Perry Meridian, Indiana, Senior
14. Travis Gusan, Hilliard Davidson, Ohio, Senior
15. Will Geary, Topeka, Kansas, Senior
16. Newton Smerchek, Luxemburg-Casco, Wisconsin, Senior
17. Harrison Phillips, Millard West, Nebraska, Junior
18. Mike Hughes, Smithtown West, New York, Senior
19. Jacoby Brown, Chickasa, Oklahoma, Senior
20. James O'Hagan, Seaford, New York, Junior

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Igreeley (1) about 1 and a half years ago
I'm surprised Dakota Deslauriers was left off the 182lb list. PIAA 6th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st & 2x Powerade Champ. Plus the kid went 80?-1 last 2 years. I guess you will have some top guys left off this list but I feel he has always been a little under estimated.
Bucksman (1) about 1 and a half years ago
Losses at Super32 to No. 16 Ness and unranked Murtha drive his exclusion.
timx (1) about 1 and a half years ago
I can understand it and no disrespect meant to Beard, but it's pretty rough to drop Wiercioch for losing in the Dapper Dan which comes a week after the grueling PIAA tournament. I also think a number 2 has a lot more incentive going into an All Star event than a number 1.
Bucksman (1) about 1 and a half years ago
Head-on win for Beard takes weight here, especially with it being so recent, and Beard having a solid resume of his own. Some would say being the week after the season carries some benefit, being in the rhythm of competition; as opposed to Beard whose last competition was three weeks before.
DannyClarke (1) about 1 and a half years ago
Adam Coon lost this week... and #2 J'den Cox won Fargo last year in a weight that had your wrestler of the year Kyle Snyder. Seems only fair Cox should be #1 at 285
Bucksman (1) about 1 and a half years ago
Coon's loss was to a Canadian, who is a superlative freestyle wrestler. Coon's accomplishments are laid out in the article very clearly. J'Den Cox and Kyle Snyder split matches in Fargo in 2011 & 2012 (Cox won FS '12 and GR '11). Coon has the greater resume.
CalGrappler (1) about 1 and a half years ago
No Anthony Valencia, St. John Bosco, California, Sophomore??
Bucksman (1) about 1 and a half years ago
Did not do enough this season to merit ranking at a very tough 145 classification nationally. Most recent loss to Forte in Junior National folkstyle is but one example.
cwills120145 (1) about 1 and a half years ago
I'm from PA, and I love watching Marsteller and Retherford, but great call making Synder Wrestler of the Year. Absolute stud and he majored his #2, Haines. Chance beat his previous #2, Wiercioch, 3-2 in TB. Snyder is unbelievably dominant, and undoubtably deserves to win this.
spencerszewczyk (1) about 1 and a half years ago
I honestly don't know how you don't have zain retherford ranked first. All he did the last calendar year is not lose a single match, which included winning FILA nationals, FILA world title, super 32 title, ironman title, powerade title and an undefeated state title. Undoubtedly the most pressive calendar year for any high school wrestler ever.
spencerszewczyk (1) about 1 and a half years ago
Forgot, a Fargo junior national title as well.
Bucksman (1) about 1 and a half years ago
Retherford lost to Ashnault at a FS regional. He also took a loss in GR at the Junior Duals. It was a very good calendar period for Zain. Snyder had a similarly strong period, but was more dominant (i.e. bonus point wins).
pete29grant (1) about 1 and a half years ago
Josh doesn't have a clue!!!!
gdj3218 (1) about 1 and a half years ago
Not Sure how you have Mark Hall as #1 at 152. He is a Freshman Stud, but he lost to #8 Jake Short and #6 Brian Murphy THIS year.
Bucksman (1) about 1 and a half years ago
Hall and Jake Short did NOT wrestle this year. They met in 2011-12 season with Hall winning. Short beat Murphy at the Cheesehead in TB after Murphy beat Hall in TB.
BURG WC (1) about 1 and a half years ago
How do you have Gustofson ahead of Gasca at 132??!! Gasca beat him at the NHSCA National semis??!!!
rick smith (1) about 1 and a half years ago
how can Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md.),be wrestler of the yr & is ranked 2nd in the,Juniors(TopFive)of 2014??
and Retherford was The runner-up for Wrestler of the Year honors.
so where does
chance sit??

help me im confused?

Juniors(TopFive)2014

1. Chance Marsteller (Kennard Dale, Pa.)
2. Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md.)
3. Bryce Brill (Mount Carmel, Ill.)
4. Nick Nevills (Clovis, Calif.)

thanks--i do enjoy your work.