2021 FloWrestling Who's Number One

Jesse Mendez Makes His Return To Who's Number One Against Casey Swiderski

Jesse Mendez Makes His Return To Who's Number One Against Casey Swiderski

High school super star Jesse Mendez will be going for his fourth Who's Number One victory over a more than game Casey Swiderski.

Aug 23, 2021 by JD Rader
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Jesse Mendez will be making his third-straight appearance at FloWrestling’s Who’s Number One on September 18th and going for a historic fourth win at the prestigious event. For the first time, however, he won’t be wrestling in a four-man group. His opponent will be #2 Casey Swiderski of Michigan.

Mendez isn’t just the #1 ranked wrestler at 138 lbs, he’s the #1 ranked pound-for-pound high school wrestler in the country. Mendez earned this honor by making both Cadet and Junior World Teams as well as the finals of this year’s U23 World Team Trials before getting injured and being forced to withdraw.

Watch Jesse Mendez take out Jordan Williams at Who’s Number One in 2020 below.

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Mendez is one of the few high schoolers who is already more than capable of competing at the Division I level. He proved this by TECH FALLING Pat McKee, Brody Teske, and Dom Serrano in the past 12 months. He also split matches with 2021 NCAA All-American Chris Cannon in May. In the best of three U23 finals, Mendez lost match one but won match two before getting injured in match three. 

Jesse didn't have the performance he wanted at the Junior World Championships, and he's sure to come back with a vengence. You can see the full Junior World Championships results, replays, schedule, and more HERE.

Jesse isn’t your run-of-the-mill high school hammer. He is a certified superstar.

While Swiderski might not be as well known as Mendez, he is already committed to Iowa State, and Cyclone fans have a lot to be excited about. The Dundee, MI, native is a hard-nosed, face-paced, wrestler who doesn’t care who his opponent is. He’s a 3X state champion, NHSCA Nationals champion, Fargo finalist, and Super 32 placer. He’ll come to scrap.

Watch Casey Swiderski make the 2021 Fargo finals below.

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Other Who’s Number One Match Announcements

Big Man Super Match: Nick Feldman vs Christian Carroll

106: Anthony Knox vs Luke Lilledahl

120: Nate Jesuroga vs Marc-Anthony McGowan

152: Caleb Henson vs Jordan Williams

170: Manny Rojas, James Rowley, Gabe Arnold, and Rocco Welsh

195: Gavin Nelson vs Dylan Fishback

106 Futures Match: Bo Bassett vs Seth Mendoza