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2013 Super 32 Challenge Weight-by-Weight Preview

Josh Lowe

10/14/2013
Josh Lowe, InterMat High School Analyst
josh@intermatwrestle.com

The 2013 Super 32 Challenge takes place Oct. 26-27, 2013, in Greensboro, N.C.

The final 2012-13 InterMat rankings featured 96 wrestlers that competed in the 2012 Super 32 Challenge. This includes six wrestlers that ended the season ranked first in the nation -- Super 32 Challenge champions Nick Suriano, Joey Dance, Zain Retherford, Mark Hall, and Kyle Snyder; along with Aaron Pico, who finished as runner-up in the tournament.

Also of interest is that Snyder was named the InterMat Wrestler of the Year, while Retherford was selected as the national winner of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award. In addition, over 200 participants from the 2012 Super 32 won a state title, New England Regional title, or National Prep championship at season's end.

Below is a weight-by-weight preview of this year's event. Weight class entries are subject to change.

106:

Four sophomores who ended their freshman seasons ranked nationally at this weight class lead the way in this year's opening weight of the Super 32 Challenge. Rudy Yates (Brother Rice, Ill.) was a state champion, and won last year's Preseason Nationals in this weight class; Jack Mueller (Trinity Christian Academy, Tex.) won a National Prep title, and also was a Cadet freestyle national champion this summer; Gage Curry (North Hills, Pa.) was fourth at state, and third at the FloNationals; while Tyler Warner (Claymont, Ohio) was a state champion, and champion at the NHSCA Freshman Nationals.

Top tier freshmen are also among the contenders in this weight class, led by Yianni Diakomihalis (Hilton, N.Y.), who was a Super 32 Challenge middle school division champion before winning a New York high school state title at 99 pounds. Diakomihalis is ranked No. 4 overall in the Class of 2017, and is joined by another pair of ranked incoming freshmen in No. 24 Paxton Rosen (Edmond North, Okla.) and No. 25 Austin DeSanto (Exeter, Pa.)

Notable veteran wrestlers in this weight class include state champion Devon Brown (Franklin Regional, Pa.), who was also champion at the FILA Cadet freestyle nationals in May; state runner-up Luke Karam (Bethlehem Catholic, Pa.), who was third in freestyle at the Junior Nationals this summer; state champion Toribio Navarro (Bradley Central, Tenn.); along with Junior folkstyle champion Christopher Lacayo (Santiago Corona, Calif.)

Ten additional All-Americans from Fargo this summer are featured in this weight class, including Cadet National Greco-Roman champion Joey Prata (St. Christopher's, Va.) and Cadet National freestyle champion Danny Vega (Ironwood Ridge, Ariz.)

113:

Seven of the eight placers in last year's Super 32 Challenge at 106 pounds return to the tournament in this weight class, led by the two finalists, Nick Suriano (Bergen Catholic, N.J.) and Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional, Pa.). Suriano went on to be an undefeated state champion during his freshman year of high school, and is No. 5 overall nationally in the Class of 2016; while Lee is the top incoming freshman nationally, was runner-up at the FloNationals, and was champion in freestyle at the FILA Cadet Nationals. Last year's final was a 4-3 classic won by Suriano on a takedown right before the end of the match.

Among other returning placers, Jose Rodriguez (Massillon Perry, Ohio) went onto win a state title, take third in Cadet freestyle, and is ranked nationally in the Class of 2015; Brandon Olsen (Indian River, Va.) finished second at state in the 113-pound weight class; Eli Stickley (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) won the Walsh Ironman, but was only third at his state tournament; Chad Red (New Palestine, Ind.) went onto win a state title, was fourth in Cadet Greco-Roman, and is ranked nationally in the Class of 2016; while Hayden Lee (Marysville, Ohio) went on to place at state for a second consecutive year.

This very deep weight class also features another nationally ranked wrestler from the Class of 2016 and two more from the Class of 2017 respectively. Two-time state champion Kyle Norstrem (Brandon, Fla.) is ranked No. 16 nationally among all sophomores, won a NHSCA Freshman Nationals title, and was a FILA Cadet National Greco-Roman champion; returning Super 32 Challenge middle school champion Eric Hong (Georgetown Prep, Md.) is ranked No. 7 overall among freshmen, and has a fourth place finish at the FloNationals along with a double All-American finish at the Cadet Nationals to his credit before starting high school; while Vitali Arujau (Syosset, N.Y.) is ranked No. 11 in the Class of 2017.

Seven other wrestlers in this weight class were All-Americans in Fargo this past summer, including Junior Greco-Roman champion Brandon Staley (Winter Springs, Fla.) and Junior double All-American Isaac Jimenez (Coronado, Tex.). Also meriting attention in this weight class are state champion Christian Moody (Collinsville, Okla.); three-time state placer Christian Clary (Dayton Christian, Ohio); and Ethan McCoy (Greater Latrobe, Pa.), who was a National Prep runner-up and placed at the Flo Nationals.

120:

Among the favorites in this weight class are three of the nation's most elite seniors, all of whom finished the 2012-13 season ranked in the top five at 113 pounds. Stevan Micic (Hanover Central, Ind.) ended the season number one at the weight class, and is No. 25 overall among seniors nationally. He is a two-time state champion, and a FILA Cadet Nationals champion this past May. Sean Russell (Collins Hill, Ga.) was runner-up at the Super 32 Challenge last year, champion at the NHSCA Junior Nationals, and is a three-time state champion; he is No. 43 overall in the Class of 2014. Brent Fleetwood (Smyrna, Del.) is a two-time Super 32 Challenge placer, finished second to Russell at the NHSCA Junior Nationals, and has finished fifth twice in Junior freestyle; he is ranked No. 51 overall in the senior class.

Six other wrestlers in this talent heavy weight class placed at the FloNationals this past April. Luke Pletcher (Greater Latrobe, Pa.) was champion of the 106-pound weight class, has also placed third twice in the Super 32 Challenge, and is ranked No. 6 overall in the sophomore class. Nick Piccinnini (Ward Mellville, N.Y.) was runner-up at 113 pounds, is a two-time state champion, and stands No. 30 overall in the Class of 2015. Jake Gromacki (Erie Cathedral Prep, Pa.) is now a two-time FloNationals placer, a three-time state placer, and placed in the Super 32 last year. Two-time state finalist Markus Simmons (Broken Arrow, Okla.) was fifth at 113 pounds. State champion George Phillippi (Derry Area, Pa.) finished sixth at 113, and is ranked No. 26 overall in the sophomore class. State champion Kyle Akins (Sycamore, Ill.) was seventh at 113 pounds, and followed that up with a third place finish in freestyle at the Junior Nationals. Finally, Tyrone Klump (Nazareth, Pa.) placed third at state and fifth in the FloNationals, both at 106 pounds.

Eleven additional wrestlers were All-Americans this past summer in Fargo. Among that group are Junior Greco-Roman runner-up Skyler Petry (Watertown, Minn.), Cadet double finalist Mitch McKee (St. Michael-Albertville, Minn.), and Cadet Greco-Roman runner-up Chris Debien (Cleveland, Tenn.)

Other notable wrestlers in the tournament include state champion and three-time state placer Luis Gonzalez (Don Bosco Prep, N.J.), returning Super 32 Challenge placer A.C. Headlee (Waynesburg, Pa.), and NHSCA Junior Nationals champion Radley Gillis (Archbishop McCarthy, Fla.)

126:

If one thinks the 120-pound weight class was crazy deep with talent, just check out this one that features six top 100 overall seniors. That group is led by No. 23 Tommy Thorn (St. Michael-Albertville, Minn.) and No. 27 Ryan Millhof (Collins Hill, Ga.). Thorn is a three-time state champion, who in 2012 was both a champion in freestyle at both Junior Nationals and the FILA Cadet Nationals; while Millhof is a two-time state champion, who won both the Super 32 Challenge and NHSCA Junior Nationals during the 2012-13 season. Other top 100 seniors include No. 66 Coy Ozias (Christiansburg, Va.), a three-time state champion and two-time Super 32 Challenge placer; No. 67 Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic, Pa.), a two-time state runner-up and two-time Super 32 Challenge placer; No. 68 Josh Alber (Dakota, Ill.), a three-time state champion who was runner-up at the Super 32 last year; and No. 88 Dalton Macri (Canon-McMillan, Pa.), a two-time state placer who placed fifth at the Super 32 in 2010.

Further augmenting that group is four top 50 juniors and a pair of top 50 sophomores. Leading the junior group is No. 23 Davion Jeffries (Broken Arrow, Okla.), a two-time state champion and 2012 Preseason Nationals champion; returning Super 32 placer Jared Prince (Palm Harbor University, Fla.) is No. 29 in the Class of 2015, and was third at the FloNationals; three-time state champion Dylan Lucas (Brandon, Fla.) is No. 43 among juniors, and was runner-up at the NHSCA Sophomore Nationals; while No. 49 Brandon James (Perry Meridian, Ind.) is a returning Super 32 placer, and was a Junior National freestyle All-American this summer at 126 pounds.

Ranked No. 21 overall in the sophomore class, Hayden Hidlay (Mifflin County, Pa.) finished as runner-up in both styles at the Cadet Nationals this past summer; while No. 31 Kevin Budock (Good Counsel, Md.) was runner-up at National Preps, and champion at the NHSCA Freshman Nationals.

2011 Super 32 placer James Flint (Brandon, Fla.), a four-time state finalist, is among four other wrestlers in this field to have earned an All-American finish in Fargo this past summer. Other returning Super 32 Challenge placers include New England regional champion Kevin Jack (Danbury, Conn.) and two-time state placer Christian Innarrella (Delbarton, N.J.).

Additional state champions meriting attention in this field are NHSCA Junior Nationals runner-up Anthony Tutolo (Lake Catholic, Ohio), Junior National folkstyle champion Trae Blackwell (Union County, Ky.), Deondre Wilson (Warren Central, Ind.), Eli Seipel (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), and FILA Cadet freestyle All-American Lincoln Olson (Davison, Mich.)

132:

Like the previous weight class, six top 100 seniors are present in the field. This group is led by No. 34 Colton Adams (Scottsbluff, Neb.), a three-time state champion and two-time Preseason Nationals champion; No. 45 Gary Wayne Harding (Collinsville, Okla.) is also a three-time state champion, and this summer placed third in Junior freestyle; No. 55 Brock Ervin (Union County, Ky.) is a four-time state champion and was a NHSCA Junior Nationals champion this spring; No. 58 Anthony Giraldo (North Bergen, N.J.) won state this past year, is a three-time state placer, a returning Super 32 placer, and was third in both the NHSCA Junior Nationals and Junior Greco-Roman; No. 62 Mike Magaldo (Watchung Hills, N.J.) won state in 2012, is a three-time state placer, and was third in the FloNationals; while No. 93 Bryce Meredith (Cheyenne Central, Wyo.) is a three-time state champion and two-time Junior National freestyle All-American.

This field also gets a significant boost from the presence of three top 20 overall juniors, led by two-time Super 32 Challenge finalist Michael Kemerer (Franklin Regional, Pa.). Ranked No. 6 in his grade, Kemerer was champion in this tournament at 106 pounds in 2011, is a two-time state runner-up, and was an All-American in Junior freestyle this summer. Another high end junior is No. 10 Sam Krivus (Hempfield Area, Pa.), who was champion in 2012-13 at the Super 32 Challenge, Pennsylvania Class AAA tournament, and the FloNationals; while No. 19 Keegan Moore (Putnam City, Okla.) was a state champion this past year.

A further talent injection is provided by three nationally ranked sophomores: No. 32 Brent Moore (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) placed third at state, No. 33 Chris Mauriello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) was a NHSCA Freshman Nationals champion, while No. 37 Griffin Parriott (New Prague, Minn.) is a two-time state placer and a Cadet Greco-Roman All-American. In addition, incoming freshman Cameron Coy (Penn Trafford, Pa.) is ranked No. 23 overall in that grade.

Six additional wrestlers in this field have earned All-American honors in Fargo during the course of their high school careers. Notable among this group are Tate Robinson (The Baylor School, Tenn.), three-time state champion Will Steltzen (Collinsville, Okla.), and Cadet freestyle runner-up Jonathan Ross (Northern York, Pa.). Four others in the field were placers at the FloNationals this past year: three-time state placer Cody Burcher (Claymont, Ohio), two-time state placer Zach Valley (Northampton, Pa.), three-time state champion Jamal Morris (Cardinal Gibbons, Fla.), and state placer Kent Lane (Southern Columbia, Pa.)

Also meriting attention in this weight class are two-time state placer Chase Zemenak (Nazareth, Pa.), New England regional champion Christian Monserrat (Methuen, Mass.), and returning Super 32 Challenge placer Colby Ems (East Stroudsburg, Pa.)

138:

A quartet of top 100 seniors anchor the field in this weight class, which led by No. 15 Jason Nolf (Kittanning, Pa.), a two-time state champion who placed third at the Super 32 last year and second at the FloNationals. Others in this group include No. 70 Cody LeCount (Perry Meridian, Ind.), a two-time state finalist and state champ this past year; No. 86 Brock Zacherl (Brookville, Pa.), a two-time state placer who was third at the FloNationals this spring; and No. 99 Tanner Bailey (Broken Arrow, Okla.), a three-time state placer and state champ this past year.

Seven additional wrestlers in this field were All-Americans in Fargo this past summer, a group led by three-time state finalist Jonce Blayclock (Berryhill, Okla.), who was sixth in Junior freestyle at 138 pounds. Others include two-time state champion Justin Oliver (Davison, Mich.), who also finished third at the FloNationals; Junior Greco-Roman runner-up Blake Clevenger (Kearney, Mo.); along with Cadet Greco-Roman runners-up in Logan Kass (Benilde St. Margaret's, Minn.) and Patricio Lugo (South Dade, Fla.)

Two other wrestlers - in addition to Nolf, Zacherl, and Oliver - placed at the FloNationals this past April: state placer Jesse Rodgers (North Allegheny, Pa.), who was sixth at 132 pounds; and state runner-up Zac Carson (Uniontown Lake, Ohio), eighth at that same weight class.

Other notables in this tournament field include returning Super 32 placer Josh Maruca (Franklin Regional, Pa.), a two-time state placer and ranked No. 26 in the Class of 2015; two-time state champion Max Thomsen (Union, Iowa), ranked No. 45 in the Class of 2015; NHSCA Junior Nationals champion Clay Walker (Eastside, S.C.); state placer Justin Thomas (Santiago Corona, Calif.), who is ranked No. 30 overall in the Class of 2016; Super 32 middle school champion Kyle Lawson (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), ranked No. 12 overall in the Class of 2017; along with Cadet folkstyle champion Carver James (Dakota, Ill.)

145:

This is yet another very deep weight class with five top 100 seniors and four top 50 juniors, including the pair of wrestlers who met in last year's final for this weight class: Solomon Chishko (Canon-McMillan, Pa.) and Grant Leeth (Kearney, Mo.), Leeth winning the match by injury default. Ranked No. 12 overall in the senior class, Chishko is after a rare fifth Super 32 Challenge placement finish (previously 8-5-3-2), and is a three-time state placer after winning state last season. Leeth is No. 40 in the Class of 2014, a three-time state finalist (two-time champion), and finished fifth in both the FloNationals and Junior National freestyle championships this past off-season.

Lead among the other ranked seniors is No. 18 Joseph Galasso (Father Judge, Pa.), a three-time state placer who won state this past year, and was eighth in last year's Super 32 Challenge after finishing second in the 2012 FloNationals. Alfred Bannister (Bishop McNamara, Md.) is ranked No. 20 in the senior class as a three-time National Prep placer, champion this past year, and also won Outstanding Wrestler honors at last December's Beast of the East; while two-time state runner-up Gary Dinmore (Hunterdon Central, N.J.) is No. 69 overall in the Class of 2014.

In the anchor position among juniors is Logan Massa (St. Johns, Mich.), who was fourth at the Super 32 Challenge last year and is No. 3 overall in the Class of 2015. Massa also was runner-up at the FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle, third in freestyle at the FILA Junior Nationals, and a state champion during 2013. Next among the juniors is No. 11 Tommy Forte (Mishawaka, Ind.), a state champion and Junior National folkstyle runner-up. Patrick Duggan (Cumberland Valley, Pa.) is ranked No. 18, a two-time state placer, and a two-time Cadet freestyle All-American; while two-time state placer Paden Bailey (Broken Arrow, Okla.) is No. 34 overall among juniors.

Four other wrestlers in this field earned an All-American finish in Fargo this past summer, head among them is Phil Downing (Broomfield, Colo.), a three-time state champion who has placed sixth in Junior Greco-Roman each of the last two years. Others in this field meriting attention are returning Super 32 placer Toby Hague (McDonogh, Md.), who has also placed three times at National Preps; former National Prep placer Nick Bennett (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.); state runner-up Frankie Garcia (Norwich, N.Y.); two-time state runner-up Aaron Hartman (Palm Harbor University, Fla.); and state placer Michael Longo (Santiago Corona, Calif.)

152:

A trio of top 100 seniors and a pair of top 50 juniors head the field in this weight class. Leading that group is three-time state champion Jacob Danishek (Dayton Christian, Ohio), who was runner-up at the Walsh Ironman this past December and is ranked No. 22 in the Class of 2014. Two-time National Prep champion Jack Clark (McDonogh, Md.) was runner-up at the FloNationals, and is No. 32 in the Class of 2014; while third among the Class of 2014 trio is No. 80 Zach Kelly (The Kiski School, Pa.), a two-time National Prep placer, who was sixth at the Super 32 last year and third in Junior freestyle this summer.

Notable among the juniors is three-time state champion Fox Baldwin (Osceola, Fla.), who is ranked No. 4 in the Class of 2015, placed third in last year's Super 32 and was a FloNationals champion in 2012 among three placing finishes in that tournament. The other nationally ranked junior is No. 50 Zach Hertling (Ocean Township, N.J.), a two-time state placer who also won a title at the NHSCA Sophomore Nationals.

Six other wrestlers in this field have earned All-American honors in Fargo during the course of their career. Among that group is three-time state runner-up Jack Bass (Robinson, Va.), state champion Colstin DiBlasi (Park Hill, Mo.), and NHSCA Sophomore Nationals champion Corbin Allen (Hanover, Va.). Three others join Hertling and Allen in winning NHSCA grade-level nationals titles this past April: Cody Hughes (Marshwood, Maine), a two-time New England regional placer who won at the sophomore level; along with Daniel Bullard (Archer, Ga.) and Thomas Bullard (Archer, Ga.), who both won freshman titles.

Additional notables in the field include state champion Louis Hernandez (Mepham, N.Y.), two-time former state champion Hunter Sutton (Churchill, Md.), New England regional champion Christian LaBrie (Exeter, R.I.), and 2012 state champion Austin Eades (Jenks, Okla.)

160:

Two of the nation's best seniors who did not win a state title during the 2012-13 season stand out at the head of this field. Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin, Pa.) is ranked No. 19 overall in the Class of 2014, and did win state as a sophomore before falling to Chance Marsteller in his state finals bout last year. Peppelman is a three-time state placer (5-1-2), and a two-time Super 32 placer. Jonathan Schleifer (East Brunswick, N.J.) is ranked No. 28 in the senior class, and a three-time state placer (8-3-2). During the 2012-13 season, he also finished third at the Super 32 Challenge and was a FloNationals champion.

Three wrestlers in this field earned All-American honors in Fargo during the past summer. Among them are Christian Stackhouse (Riverside, N.J.), who was third in Junior freestyle; and Logan Breitenbach (Archbishop Spalding, Md.), who is also a two-time National Prep placer.

Additional wrestlers to watch in this weight class are state champion and two-time state finalist Taylor Misuna (Grassfield, Va.), state runner-up and FloNationals placer Jordan Atienza (Franklin, Mich.), National Prep placer Dom Scalise (The Kiski School, Pa.), New England champion Andrew LaBrie (Exeter, R.I.), Preseason Nationals champion and two-time state finalist (state champ this past year) Dayton Racer (Apple Valley, Minn.), two-time state finalist and state champ this past year Michael Hamilton (Bartlesville, Okla.), state placer and NHSCA Sophomore Nationals champion Ben Schram (Bellbrook, Ohio), and three-time state placer Austin Reese (Mechanicsburg, Ohio).

170:

The nation's top-ranked senior Chance Marsteller (Kennard Dale, Pa.) anchors the field in this weight class. Marsteller is undefeated for his high school career, a three-time state champion, and seeks a second Super 32 Challenge title having won this tournament at 160 pounds in 2011. His weight class does feature three other top 100 ranked Class of 2014 prospects in No. 75 Andrew Garcia (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.), No. 92 Tyrel White (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.), and No. 96 Ryan Harris (Beachwood, Ohio).

Garcia is a three-time state finalist, two-time state champion, and was seventh in Junior freestyle this past summer. White is a two-time National Prep placer, and has finished third the last two summers in Junior Greco-Roman. Harris is a three-time state placer, finishing as undefeated state champ this past year, and was seventh in last year's Super 32 at 152 pounds.

Four wrestlers in this tournament placed in this past April's NHSCA Junior Nationals. Lead among them is state champion Adis Radoncic (Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, N.Y.), who was fifth at 170 pounds. Others included two-time state champion Jake Henson (Pope, Ga.), state champion Nick Weldon (Clay-Chalkville, Ala.), and Derek Holcomb (Newark Valley, N.Y.)

Other notable wrestlers in this field include Travis Linton (Rootstown, Ohio), a state champion who was fifth at the FloNationals; two-time state finalist T.J. O'Hara (Tartan, Minn.), who won state in 2012 and was third at the Preseason Nationals; three-time state placer Seth Williams (Tiffin Columbian, Ohio); two-time New England regional runner-up Brad Drover (North Andover, Mass.); state runner-up Steven Schneider (MacArthur, N.Y.); two-time National Prep placer Bryce Pappas (St. Mary's, Md.); two-time state champion and FILA Cadet double All-American Taylor Lujan (Carrollton, Ga.); and state champion Jacob Cooper (Springport, Mich.)

182:

Two top 100 seniors headline the field in this weight class, No. 46 Lance Dixon (Edmond North, Okla.) and No. 71 Zack Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe, Pa.). Dixon is a three-time state placer, who won state this past year, and was sixth in Junior freestyle at 170 pounds; while Zavatsky is a two-time state placer, and was third in the FloNationals at 170 this spring.

Four Pennsylvania state placers are among the other more notable wrestlers in this field: Tristan Sponseller (Bermudian Springs), Tom Sleigh (DuBois), Dylan Reynolds (Saegertown), and Stephen Loiseau (Lancaster Catholic). Sponseller is a two-time placer, having finished third and second the last year years; Sleigh placed third this past year, and also took sixth at the FloNationals in April; Reynolds was fourth at state, and a match away from placing at the Super 32 last year; while Loiseau was fifth at state.

Others to watch include National Prep champion Nicky Hall (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.), who also placed fourth and second in New York the two years prior; Cadet Greco-Roman champion Hunter Ritter (John Carroll, Md.), who also was champion at the NHSCA Sophomore Nationals and third at National Preps; Cadet freestyle runner-up Jack Harris (Urbana, Ohio), who placed fifth at state as a freshman and is ranked No. 24 in the Class of 2016; two-time state placer Armani Robinson (Greeneview, Ohio), who also was an All-American at the FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle; NHSCA Junior Nationals runner-up Malik McDonald South View, N.C.); state runner-up Jared Langley (Newton, Kans.); and state placer Nick Costa (Brick Memorial, N.J.)

195:

Four of the nation's elite seniors anchor the field in this weight class: No. 57 Nathan Rose (Sibley East, Minn.), No. 72 Chip Ness (Buford, Ga.), No. 78 Derek White (Edmond North, Okla.), and No. 81 Joel Dixon (Edmond North, Okla.). Rose is a two-time state champ, who won the Preseason Nationals title last year, and was champion at both the NHSCA freshman and sophomore nationals; Ness is a three-time state champ, who was fourth at the Super 32 last year, and runner-up at the FloNationals in April; White was a state champion this past year, and finished third in Junior freestyle this summer; while Dixon finished as a state runner-up, and was second in Junior freestyle this summer.

Two excellent sophomores, both of whom were champions at this past April's NHSCA Freshman Nationals, are also among the field in this weight class: No. 22 Matthew Correnti (Holy Cross, N.J.) and No. 36 Drew Phipps (Norwin, Pa.). Correnti placed eighth at state, and took third in Cadet freestyle this summer; while Phipps qualified for state and took sixth in Cadet freestyle. Another pair of wrestlers in this field placed eighth at the FloNationals: Teddy Warren (Dundee, Mich.), who was also a state champion in 2012-13; and Bailey Faust (Lexington, Ohio), who qualified for state in 2012-13 and also earned double All-American honors at the Cadet Nationals in Fargo.

Additional notable wrestlers in this field include state placers Ralph Normandia (Franklin, N.J.) and Nic Weber (Kings Park, N.Y.), NHSCA Junior Nationals All-American Michael Oxley (Christian Brothers Academy, N.J.), state champions Alec Shunnarah (Hoover, Ala.) and Anthony Mancini (Salesanium, Del.), along with Cadet National double All-American Randy Scott (Mooresville, Ind.)

220:

Two of the wrestlers with an All-American finish in Fargo on the resume stand at the head of the field in this weight class. The first of the pair is Andrew Dixon (Edmond North, Okla.), a two-time state finalist, state champion this past year, who also was a Junior freestyle All-American in 2012 and is ranked No. 30 overall in the Class of 2014. During his freshman season, Jordan Wood (Boyertown, Pa.) placed fourth at the Super 32 Challenge, second at the state tournament and FloNationals, and was a Cadet Nationals double All-American; he is ranked No. 8 overall in the Class of 2016.

Another pair of wrestlers joins Wood as returning place-winners in the Super 32 Challenge. Christian Jenco (Bergen Catholic, N.J.) placed third in this weight class last year, while NHSCA Junior Nationals runner-up Trent Allen (South Brunswick, N.C.) placed sixth.

Other wrestlers to watch in this field include returning state placer Jake Temple (Avella, Pa.), two-time state finalist and NHSCA Junior Nationals third place finisher Matthew Moore (Apalachee, Ga.), New England regional runner-up Ian Butterbrodt (St. Johns, Mass.); Rafael Rokosz (Southampton, N.Y.), a Junior Greco-Roman All-American; two-time state placer Jerry Thornberry (Cincinnati Moeller, Ohio); along with a pair of state runners-up in Ben Cruz (Osceola, Fla.), John Kramer (Wilson Central, Tenn.), and Oliver McKenzie (Waynesboro, Va.)

285:

Thomas Haines (Solanco, Pa.) has been in the finals the last two years in the 220-pound weight class, winning as a sophomore before falling to future college teammate Kyle Snyder in last year's final at the Super 32. However, the three-time state champion and No. 9 overall Class of 2014 prospect, moves up a weight class for this year's tournament. He'll enter as the favorite, but a group of five notable seniors will be among the challenge pack.

Leading that group is two-time Junior National freestyle All-American Jake Scanlan (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.), who has placed fourth the last two years at the Iowa state tournament. Haines is also joined in this weight class by the defending weight class champion at the Super 32 in Jesse Webb (Mt. Anthony Union, Vt.), a New England regional champion who earned double All-American honors at the Junior Nationals this summer after placing fifth at the NHSCA Junior Nationals in April. State champion Patrick Garren (Bishop Ready, Ohio) placed fourth at the NHSCA Junior Nationals after finishing fifth at the Super 32 Challenge last year. Logan Turner (Cave Spring, Va.) missed the 2012-13 season, but placed third at state in 2012 and was sixth in the Super 32 last year; while Austin Underwood (Tampa Jesuit, Fla.) was a state runner-up and seventh in the Super 32 down one weight class last season.

Others to watch include state champion Patton Gossett (White Knoll, S.C.), FILA Cadet Greco-Roman champion Gavin Jolley-Little (Jeffersonville, Ind.), NHSCA Junior Nationals All-American Dakota Bell (North Wilkes, N.C.), and FILA Cadet freestyle runner-up Nick Nader (Gahanna Lincoln, Ohio).

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