Saturday and Sunday saw one of the toughest tournaments of the high school regular season take place, the Beast of the East. The tournament has a long history as a showcase for the future superstars of our sport. This year won’t be any different as top wrestlers from around the nation descended upon Delaware in search of an exclusive Beast title. Even getting onto the podium or perhaps winning a few matches is enough to get an unknown wrestler onto the national stage or enhance the resume of any already established high school star.
This tournament is different from the Ironman because it includes wrestlers from New Jersey high schools. The Ironman has Blair Academy, but no NJSIAA schools.
In the past, after a tournament of this magnitude, we have mentioned placewinners and grouped them into their future collegiate homes. We’ve done that this time, but also have listed wrestlers who have committed to wrestle at the next level and tracked their progress; regardless of their finish.
Below are the results, sorted by team and alphabetically. Wrestlers are assumed to be in the Class of 2024 unless noted otherwise
Carter Nogle - Mt. St. Joseph, Maryland: 4th Place (138 lbs)
Jesse Vanorden - Wantagh, New York: 4-2 (157 lbs)
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