2020 Who's #1

The Best Moments In Who's #1 History

The Best Moments In Who's #1 History

Bratke picks out the top Who's #1 year by year.

Oct 3, 2020 by Kyle Bratke
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Over the past seven years, Who's #1 has provided wrestling fans with some of the most exciting moments of the high school wrestling season. From high scoring affairs, matches that last over a half hour, and legendary celebrations, Who's #1 has had a little bit of everything. Before the 2020 version version of the event goes down, I thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane and look back at some of the best moments from previous Who's #1 cards. 

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2013 - Grace Hall, Lehigh University

Fredy Stroker Runs The First Four-Man Bracket Gauntlet 

The first Who's #1 also featured the first man bracket which has come to be the events calling card. The bracket featured #1 Seth Gross, #2 Zac Hall, #3 Fredy Stroker, and #4, Michael Kemerer. Stroker would upset the top-ranked Gross in his opening match and then take out Michael Kemerer to earn the nation's top spot.

Watch Stroker take out Kemerer to earn the #1 ranking.

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Nolf Storms Past McKenna

This match started with Joey McKenna firing on all cylinders, but Jason Nolf only got better as the match went on and the country got a look at what Nolf could be on the next level. 

Watch Nolf come from behind againstJoey McKenna.

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Johnny Sebastian Reigns Supreme

At the time, Johnny Sebastian-Michael Pixley was the potential matchup that high school wrestling fans across the country were talking about the most. Who's #1 made it happen and Sebastian left no doubt.

Watch Sebastian win the much anticipated showdown with Pixley.

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2014 - Grace Hall, Lehigh University

Nick Suriano and Daton Fix Wrestle For Over A Half Hour

A year before at the inaugural Who's #1, Nathan Boston and Sean Russell wrestled the longest match in high school history when they battled for over 16 minutes. Nick Suriano and Daton Fix would double that in their epic battle which would be an NCAA finals matchup five years later.

Watch Suriano win the marathon match with Fix.

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Mark Hall Makes A Statement

Mark Hall came into his showdown with Anthony Valencia as not only the second-ranked 170-pounder in the country but as the second-ranked pound for pound wrestler in America. In both rankings, Hall was behind Valencia. However, Hall left no doubt as he picked up the first bonus-point win in Who's #1 history when he majored Valencia.

Watch Hall dominate Valencia.

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2015 - Grace Hall, Lehigh University

Chad Red Scrambles His Way To Top Of Loaded Four-Man

The second four-man in Who's #1 was unbelievably loaded featuring #1 Chad Red, #2 Luke Pletcher, #3 Yianni Diakomihalis, and #4 Taylor LaMont. Red got past LaMont in the opening round and then was part of some of the craziest scrambles we've ever seen against Luke Pletcher in the finals.

Watch the scramble fest between Red and LaMont.

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Gable Steveson Silences The Snake Pit

In a battle of Cadet World finalists, with Jordan Wood wrestling in his future home gym, Gable Steveson would edge the future Lehigh standout, and let the Lehigh Valley crowd know about it.

Watch Steveson silence the Snake Pit.

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2016 - Grace Hall, Lehigh University

Jordan Decatur Stuns Gavin Teasdale

It was the first match of the card and it was fireworks from start to finish. Jordan Decatur went feet to back early, but Gavin Teasdale would dig himself out of the early hole and nearly complete the comeback.

Watch the 15-point barnburner between Teasdale and Decatur.

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Cody Brewer Blanks Tony Ramos

I know this wasn't a high school match, but it was the main event of the evening and pretty shocking. Tony Ramos had been the 57kg world team representative in 2014 and 2015 and had been in the Olympic Trials finals earlier that year. Cody Brewer scored early and often and less than a minute in the match was over

Watch Brewer shock the country and take out Ramos.

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2017 - Grace Hall, Lehigh University

McHenry Cashes In At The Buzzer

Rolling start or nah? You decide. Either way, Kurt McHenry found a way to get it done with short time on the clock and then made it rain in the Snake Pit.

Watch McHenry come up clutch at the buzzer.

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Hidlay Makes History, Eats A Hoagie On The Mat

Not only did Trent Hidlay earn the first pin in Who's #1 history, but he followed it up with a celebration for the ages when he caught a hoagie from the stands and enjoyed his win by taking a big ole bite on the mat. They call him Hoagie Hidlay for a reason.

Watch the first pin in Who' #1 history.

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Sasso Blows The Roof Off The Snake Pit

Anthony Artalona came in ranked #1 thanks to his win over Sammy Sasso in the Fargo semifinals earlier that summer, but this one would go much differently. Sasso locked up his deadly cradle and it was game over. In my opinion, the loudest moment in Who's #1 history.

Watch Sasso bring the Snake Pit crowd to their feet.

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2018 - Grace Hall, Lehigh University

JoJo Aragona Rolls To Four Man Title

At 138, #1 JoJo Aragona was tasked with defending his ranking against #2 Keegan O'Toole, #3 Jaden Abas, and #4 Gabe Tagg and he was up to the challenge. Aragona rolled past Tagg 8-4 in his first match and then showed why he came in ranked #1 when he beat O'Toole, 5-2.

Watch Aragona defend his #1 ranking.

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2019 - Carver-Hawkeye Arena, University of Iowa

Shayne Van Ness Shows He's #1 In Style

After injuring himself in his first match at the Cadet World Team Trials earlier that summer, Shayne Van Ness saw his dreams of making a Cadet World Team come to an end and was unable to compete at Fargo due to the injury as well. At Who's #1, Van Ness had his chance to beat the Fargo champion Dom Serrano and the Cadet World Team member Jesse Mendez and that's exactly what he did to leave Carver-Hawkeye Arena with the nation's top ranking. 

Watch Van Ness win one of the most exciting matches in Who's #1 history.

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Patrick Kennedy Wins In Front Of His Future Fans

It was the most anticipated match of the night and future Hawkeye, Patrick Kennedy, didn't disappoint the fans he will one day wrestle in front of in black and gold. Kennedy scored the only two takedowns of the match to roll past the now Penn State commit, Alex Facundo. 

Watch Kennedy put on a show in front of the Hawkeye faithful.

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What will be the biggest moment of this year's Who's #1 card? I can't wait to find out!

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2020 Who's #1 Match Order

138: Jesse Mendez vs Jordan Williams

145: Kylie Welker vs Skylar Hattendorf

182: Lenny Pinto vs Rylan Rogers

126: Jordan Titus vs Dean Peterson

152: Victor Voinovich vs Jagger Condomitti

285: Kyonte Hamilton vs Chase Horne

220: Kyle Haas vs Nick Feldman

145: Cody Chittum vs Wyatt Henson

195: Seth Shumate vs Tate Picklo

112: Sage Mortimer vs Mia Palumbo

160: Paddy Gallagher vs Travis Mastrogiovanni

138: Joel Vandervere vs Williams/Mendez

120: Richie Figueroa vs Drake Ayala

170: Alex Facundo vs Cael Valencia