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Mike Schyck

A two time AA for the Buckeyes who was a part of one of the greatest Buckeye teams ever.

Johnny Thompson

Johnny Thompson wasn?t the highest recruit coming out of high school. He had won a State Title in Oklahoma but that was it (He never wrestled freestyle). Yet he had something special in store for his wrestling. No one foresaw, except maybe Johnny, the success on the collegiate level. His red shirt year he exploded to surprise first his team by winning the spot and then the country by getting to the National Finals. He lost but was back the next year and proved it was no fluke and won the national tournament. His Junior year he repeated. In the end Johnny Thompson was a 4 time all-american and 2xNational Champion.

Jeff Buxton

Head Coach Jeff Buxton In a fitting tribute from the American wrestling community, the national hierarchy of U.S. amateur wrestling came to New Jersey for a major Olympic fundraising dinner in 2006 and honored Blair’s Jeff Buxton with USA Wrestling’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The speakers included wrestling legend Dan Gable, U.S. Olympic Coach Steve Fraser and recently retired Olympic Gold Medallist Rulon Gardner, who was honored along with Coach Buxton. One of the highlights of the evening for the four hundred in attendance was a special video depicting former Buxton Blair wrestlers in action at the 2005 NCAA’s, where two of Jeff’s protégés won NCAA crowns. Coach Buxton’s success at Blair is legendary. His teams and his individual wrestlers have established a standard of excellence widely respected throughout the wrestling world, both in the United States and abroad. Of the more than 10,000 high schools in the United States that wrestle, Coach Buxton’s Blair teams have been the #1 team in the USA eight times, including six years in a row the beginning of this decade, and were again USA #1 in the 2008-2009 season. Jeff Buxton has been a coach and math teacher at Blair Academy since 1982. At first, Jeff coached both lacrosse and wrestling at Blair, but eventually he focused on coaching wrestling, becoming co-head wrestling coach in 1984 and head wrestling coach in 1991. Blair has won the National Prep Tournament every one of Coach Buxton’s 27 years at Blair. During that time, Blair has had 145 individual National Prep Champions. Under Jeff Buxton, Blair has won the USA’s top in-season tournaments 21 times. Specifically, Blair has won the renowned “Ironman” in Ohio 8 times, which is more than all other programs in the country combined. Blair has won the other top tournament, the “Beast of the East” in Delaware, 13 times, including the last 9 years in a row. Begun in the mid-1990’s, these two events typically feature most of the best teams in the country, yet Coach Buxton’s Blair teams have won the overwhelming majority of them and have rarely finished lower than second. To date, Blair wrestlers under Coach Buxton have won 40 individual Ironman championships, 38 individual Beast championships, 14 Senior Nationals titles and 12 Junior Nationals Freestyle crowns. Beyond that, Blair graduates who wrestled for Jeff Buxton have won 32 NCAA Division 1 All American places, so far. Moreover, they have won 7 individual NCAA crowns and taken 6 NCAA seconds and 6 thirds. Along the way, Coach Buxton’s former Blair wrestlers have been an integral part of 5 NCAA championship teams. The 2005 NCAA tournament was a milestone event for Blair grads who had wrestled for Coach Buxton as five of them won NCAA All American places, with 3 getting to the NCAA finals and 2 winning NCAA championships. The two Blair NCAA Champs helped enable Oklahoma State win the 2005 NCAA team title. Coach Buxton’s Blair USA #1 team of 2001-2002 is considered by many wrestling experts and students of the game to have been the best high school wrestling team ever. It was known for its extraordinary talent, its unparalleled depth and its ability to generate huge bonus points up and down its line-up. Wrestlers from the 2001-2002 Blair team have won 14 NCAA All American places and are on the Hall of Fame walls at Iowa, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Maryland, Columbia and Harvard. Jeff’s most recent USA #1 team, the 2008-2009 squad, holds a special place in Blair Academy history. Not only did it prove to be a surprisingly dominant, perhaps over-achieving team, but among the outstanding graduates it sent off to America’s best colleges was Jeff and Carol Buxton’s son, Tony, who is studying and wrestling at Harvard as a member of its Class of 2013. Known for his selfless contributions to the development of wrestlers throughout New Jersey, Coach Buxton has long had an open wrestling room in which many non-Blair wrestlers have developed their wrestling skills. In the off-season Jeff works with the New Jersey state teams that go to the national Cadet and Junior Freestyle Duals in June and the Cadet and Junior Nationals in Fargo, ND in July. Every year a solid core of Blair wrestlers are New Jersey natives, as the names of Blair NCAA All Americans from New Jersey, such as Kurt Backes, Zack Esposito, Steve Mocco and Hudson Taylor, attest. However, the reputation of Blair’s program under Coach Buxton is so widespread that wrestlers come to Blair from throughout the USA, and even from outside the country. Eventual 4-time NCAA All American and 2-time NCAA Champ Mark Perry came to Blair from Stillwater, Oklahoma. Marat Tomaev, who won Ironman (twice), Beast and National Preps for Blair, came from Russia. A dyed-in-the-wool Boston Red Sox fan, Jeff Buxton was a three-sport athlete at Providence Country Day School in Rhode Island, where he played lacrosse and football and wrestled. He was undefeated all four years as a wrestler, and won the National Prep Tournament in 1975. Coach Buxton wrestled for the University of Rhode Island, and was the Outstanding Wrestler at the 1980 Northeastern Regional Trials for the United States’ Olympic Team. He is a member of the Rhode Island Hall of Fame and in 2009 was the first ever National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Prep Coach of the Year. In addition to son Tony, Carol and Jeff Buxton have a daughter, Siena, Blair Class of 2011.

2008 NCAA DI Wrestling Championships

St Louis, Missouri

2008 NCAA DI Wrestling Championships

2010 Ironman (FloNationals Major)

Walsh Jesuit High School - Cayahoga Falls, Ohio

2010 Ironman (FloNationals Major)

World Championships

Herning, Denmark

World Championships

2008 Olympics

China Agriculture University Gymnasium - Beijing, China

2008 Olympics

Walsh Ironman 2011

Walsh Jesuit High School - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Walsh Ironman 2011

US Olympic Trials 2008

Thomas and Mack Center - Las Vegas, Nevada

US Olympic Trials 2008

2009 Walsh Ironman Tournament

Cuyahoga Heights - Cuyahoga Falls, , Ohio

2009 Walsh Ironman Tournament

2011 FloNationals

Walsh Jesuit - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

2011 FloNationals

2009 World Championships

Kongres Center - Herning, Denmark

2009 World Championships

2011 World Championships

Sinan Erdem Dome - Istanbul, Turkey

2011 World Championships

Junior Worlds In Turkey

Ankara, Turkey

Junior Worlds In Turkey

2008 Walsh Ironman

Walsh Jesuit High School - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

2008 Walsh Ironman

2011 Olympic Training Center

Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs, Colorado

2011 Olympic Training Center

2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships

2007 NCAA Wrestling Nationals

Detroit, Michigan

2007 NCAA Wrestling Nationals