Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic Announces Team USA

Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic Announces Team USA

The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic announced the roster for Team USA that will battle a team of Pennsylvania studs on Saturday, March 14.

Feb 18, 2020 by Andrew Spey

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The 45th annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic, the "Rose Bowl of High School Wrestling," announced the USA All-Star Team that will take on Team Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 14.

Watch the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic LIVE on FloWrestling

WPIAL vs MD 4:00 PM ET | PA vs USA 6:00 PM ET

The 13 wrestlers competing in 11 weight classes from high schools across the country are as follows.

120Ryan MillerBlair Academy, NJPennsylvania
126Eddie VentrescaPope John Paul XIII, NJVirginia Tech
132Dominick SerranoWindsor, CONebraska
138Cael HappelLisbon, IANorthern Iowa
138Frankie Tal-ShaharAmerican Heritage, FLNorthwestern
145Austin BooneLowell, MIPenn State
152Chase SaldateGilroy, CAMichigan State
160Keegan O'TooleArrowhead, WIMissouri
170Gavin KaneCambridge, GANorth Carolina
182John PoznanskiColonia, NJRutgers
195Gabe ChristensonSoutheast Polk, IAIowa
195Silas AllredShenandoah, INNebraska
220Braxton AmosParkersburg South, WVWisconsin

These elite wrestlers from across the United States are all ranked in the top 12 of their respective weight classes nationally, with 10 competitors in the top four and two in the pound-for-pound rankings (#1 Braxton Amos and #4 Keegan O'Toole).

The All-Pennsylvania team that will take on these All-Stars will be determined after the PIAA state Championships, which will take place in two weeks, live on FloWrestling.

2008 Olympian, Hodge Trophy winner and FRL co-host Ben Askren will serve as honorary coach of Team USA. 

For the full press release, please see below.