The Top 10 High School Matches Of The Year

Josh Conklin Chad Red Luke Pletcher

Across all age levels and styles, the high school season delivered from early preseason bouts all the way through Fargo. Here are the 10 most entertaining and high-level bouts of the 2015-2016 season!

10. Jacori Teemer, NY vs. Mason Phillips, Washington

Holy smokes what a final. Down late, Teemer forces a scramble and gets two-point exposure for the lead, but gets reversed! Then as time nearly expires Phillips goes for the gut, and Teemer steps over to finish off the match. Watch the whole match, but the end especially.

9. Sammy Sasso, Pennsylvania vs. Luke Pletcher, Pennsylvania

One of the most exciting no-takedown bouts you'll see. Pletcher and Sasso hit in the Pennsylvania state quarterfinals this year. An illegal head-scissors put Pletcher up 2-1. Sasso was in on the winning takedown late and just missed the winning takedown on the edge of the mat.

8. Mark Hall, Minnesota vs. Austin Bell, Pennsylvania

Bell came out firing for his home crowd during the Pittsburgh wrestling classic. Hall mounted his comeback and showed why he's among the most decorated wrestlers in high school history.


7. Yianni Diakomihalis, New York vs. Luke Pletcher, Pennsylvania

Not many gave Pletcher a shot in this one. He used some great over-collar shrug work to take the lead late. Diakomihalis also had a counter that will make you rewind more than a few times.


6. Kaden Gfeller, Oklahoma vs. Mitchell McKee, Minnesota

Two goers put it on the line at Junior Worlds. This one wasn't decided until LATE in the match.

5. Brody Teske, Iowa vs. Josh Saunders, Missouri

Saunders showed his merit early, scorching to a 7-0 lead, only to be run down late by a relentless Teske.

4. Nick Lee, Indiana, vs. Kanen Storr, Michigan

Storr looked to have the Fargo title in the bag. Lee went for broke late and piled up the points to earn the title in by far the toughest weight of the entire tournament.


3. Chad Red, Indiana vs. Nick Lee, Indiana

Amazing match where the offense of Lee was trumped by the incredible defense of Red. The atmosphere was electric for this Indiana state final, in which Red was going for his fourth title.



2. Gable Steveson, Minnesota vs. Jordan Wood, Pennsylvania

Wood came to the match with revenge on his mind. He scored the opening takedown against Steveson, who blew Wood out a few months prior. We haven't seen Steveson tested like this in some time.  


1. Chad Red, Indiana vs. Luke Pletcher, Pennsylvania

I've never watched a high school match and come away more impressed with both wrestlers like I was in this bout. They gave the Snakepit fans something to cheer for. Double-single leg, elite scrambling and offense to boot all at one of wrestling's most incredible atmospheres.

17 Events Live On FloWrestling: January 18-21

Richard Immel Gross, Suriano, Hall

Dual season is in full swing in the NCAA and on FloWrestling this week. Sixteen Division I duals are live on FloWrestling from Thursday to Sunday. 

Last Week In DI: PSU Back To Full Strength, A Thorn In McKenna's Side

Austin Bernard Jason Nolf

As the dual season gets in full swing for the 2018 NCAA wrestling season, the season's story continues to shift, perceptions evolve, and contenders both emerge and fade. 

Match Notes: #6 Oklahoma State At #5 Iowa

Mark Lundy Alex Marinelli

One of the nation's best rivalries is renewed today, and we are doing live updates for each match. The fifth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes host the #6 Oklahoma State Cowboys at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa, in the two teams' traditional January dual meet.

Projecting The 133lb Seeds For The 2018 NCAA Tournament

Tony Rotundo Luke Pletcher

There is one thing in the back of every coach’s mind throughout the NCAA season: seeding at the national tournament. Of course, “seeds don’t matter” because you still “have to beat everyone,” but there is still a ton of jockeying for position during the year.

PSU vs MSU Today, Nick Lee vs Javier Gasca

Andy Mitchell Nick Lee

Today at 12 pm CT, Penn State will face Michigan State, live on FloWrestling.  While the dual will make for a lopsided team competition, the feature bout at 141 pounds could prove interesting.

Live Updates: Minnesota at Ohio State

Richard Immel Nathan Tomasello

Here we go! Time for some live updates folks. Tonight's dual will feature the #18 Minnesota Golden Gophers at the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes.

Top 5 Matches We Need At Escape The Rock

Matt Shuck Pat Glory

There is no shortage of heavy-hitting matchups that jump out while scanning through the pre-seeds for Escape The Rock in Holland, PA, this weekend. 

New National Girls High School Rankings Released To Kick Off 2018

Josh Conklin Gracie Figueroa

The National Girls High School Rankings for January 12 have been released, recognizing the top high school girl wrestlers in the nation. It is the second ranking of the 2017-18 season.

T-Row & Funky Show Episode 93: Midlands Recap

Mark Lundy Spencer Lee

Ben and Tommy return for 2018 to break down what we've missed the last month including the Midlands tournament and more!

#18 Minnesota At #1 Ohio State Features Six Ranked Matchups

Richard Immel, Austin Bernard mckee pletch.jpg

We're starting off what will prove to be a tremendous weekend of wrestling with an excellent Big Ten dual in Columbus, Ohio, tonight.