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Who's #1 World Medal Count

Who's #1 World Medal Count
Photo: Matt Shuck | Richard Immel
Who's #1 has become a premier high school all-star event over the years, and its competitors have demonstrated that by collecting some serious hardware on the biggest stages.

Every year, the best high school wrestlers in the nation go head-to-head in the Snakepit in Bethlehem, PA. Obviously, a lot of them have a number of state titles and Fargo stop signs on their resumes, but it doesn't just stop there.

This year, there are 12 world team members who are competing on Oct. 8, including seven world medalists and two gold medal winners in Kurt McHenry (two-time champion) and Will Lewan (2017 champ).

As the fifth year of WNO approaches, let's take a look back at the top names who have earned medals at the international level.

Note: The numbers only include the high school wrestlers; in the first year of WNO, Jordan Oliver, a 2009 60kg junior world bronze medalist, wrestled Bubba Jenkins, a 2007 junior world 66kg gold medalist, in the main event. Then in 2014 Chris Perry, who wrestled Robert Hamlin in the WNO main event, was a bronze medalist in 2010 at 84kg at Junior Worlds. 

Total Medal Count: 28
Cadet Medals: 19
Junior Medals: 9

Year Competed At Worlds
Age Level
Year(s) Competed At WNO
Kurt McHenry 46kg Gold Cadet 2017
Jacori Teemer 63kg Bronze Cadet 2017
Will Lewan 69kg Gold Cadet 2017
Gavin Hoffman 85kg Bronze Cadet 2017
Daton Fix 55kg Gold Junior 2014, 2015, 2016
Mitch Mckee 60kg Silver Junior 2014
Mark Hall 74kg Gold Junior 2014
Zahid Valencia 84kg Silver Junior 2015
Gable Steveson 120kg Gold Junior 2015
2016 Macey Kilty 49kg Bronze Cadet 2017
Gracie Figueroa 56kg Bronze Cadet 2017
Kurt McHenry 42kg Gold Cadet 2017
Vito Arujau 58kg Silver Cadet 2015
Yianni Diakomihalis 63kg Gold Cadet 2015
David Carr 69kg Bronze Cadet 2016
Travis Wittlake 76kg Bronze Cadet 2016
Gable Steveson 100kg Gold Cadet 2015
Daton Fix 55kg Bronze Junior 2014, 2015, 2016
Taylor LaMont (Greco) 60kg Bronze Junior 2015
Mark Hall 74kg Gold Junior 2014
2015 Daton Fix 54kg Bronze Cadet
Yianni Diakomihalis 58kg Gold Cadet 2015
Jarod Verkleeren 63kg Gold Cadet 2015
Gable Steveson 100kg Gold Cadet 2015
2014 Mason Manville 69kg Gold Cadet 2013, 2015
Mark Hall 76kg Gold Cadet 2014
Jordan Wood 100kg Silver Cadet 2015
Joey McKenna 60kg Silver Junior 2013

WNO Details
When: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Where: Lehigh University's Lehman Turner Arena at Grace Hall (The Snakepit)
Time: 2 PM ET
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2017 Who's #1 Matchups
113: No. 1 Malik Heinselman (CO) vs. No. 1 (at 106) Kurt McHenry (MD)
120: No. 1 Robert Howard (NJ) vs No. 5 Patrick Mckee (MN)
125: Gracie Figueroa (CA) vs Macey Kilty (WI) (Freestyle)
126: No. 1 Jordan Decatur (OH) vs No. 2 (at 132) Gavin Teasdale (PA)
132: No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young (AZ) vs No. 2 (at 138) Joey Silva
138: No. 1 Jacori Teemer (NY) vs No. 3 Mitch Moore (Ohio)
145: No.1 Anthony Artalona (FL) vs. No. 3 Sammy Sasso (PA)
152: No. 1 Will Lewan (IL) vs. No. 2 (at 145) Brayton Lee (IN)
160: No. 1 David Carr (OH) vs No. 2 Joe Lee (IN)
195: No. 1 Micheal Beard (PA) vs. No. 2 Gavin Hoffman (PA)

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