2021 FloWrestling Who's Number One

182 lbs National Prep Finals Rematch At Who's Number One

182 lbs National Prep Finals Rematch At Who's Number One

History is Jack Wehmeyer's side, but TJ Stewart has all the momentum going into their Who's Number One match.

Aug 27, 2021 by JD Rader
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Jack Wehmeyer put up two wins over TJ Stewart last season. The first was 7-1 at the Journeymen Fall Classic. The second was in the National Prep finals, but it was just a 4-2 match that came down to overtime. Now the two are officially #1 and #2 in the country, and both are trying to show the progress they made last season.

As previously stated, Wehmeyer has the upper hand in this rivalry, but Stewart might have momentum on his side. The Maryland native had a huge Fargo where he beat #3 Brian Soldano, #6 Hayden Walters, #13 Remy Cotton, and now D1 college freshman Jared Simma and DeAnthony Parker. Leading up to Fargo, Stewart also won an NHSCA title.

Watch TJ Stewart win his second Fargo title below.

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Stewart is one of the best uncommitted recruits in the class of 2022. Although the social media post has since been deleted (along with all the rest of his posts), Stewart put out his top-six schools back in June. In no particular order, they were Penn State, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Ohio State, Michigan, and Navy.

Not just athletic, Wehmeyer is clearly smart as he has already committed to the Ivy League’s Columbia. A bit of a folkstyle specialist, Wehmeyer did not wrestle at Fargo this summer, nor has he ever. 

A Sellersville, Pennsylvania, native, Wehmeyer competes for the emerging power Malvern Prep. Malvern was the biggest story out of this year’s National Prep Open. Although the tournament wasn’t at full strength, Malvern still went 6 for 6 in the finals. This is one year after taking 3rd behind Wyoming Seminary and Blair.

Wehmeyer had his breakout performance at the Journeymen Fall Classic where he first beat Stewart. In addition to TJ, Wehmeyer also beat Brian Soldano who was #4 at the time and current #4 at 195lbs Rylan Rogers. That shot him up the rankings from unranked all the way to #2 where he stayed until senior Lenny Pinto came out and Wehmeyer occupied the top spot.

So, will TJ Stewart be able to ride his hot streak all the way to the top, or will Jack Wehmeyer remind us all that history repeats itself with a third win over Stewart? Find out September 18th on FloWrestling.

Other Who’s Number One Match Announcements

Boys

Big Man Super Match: Nick Feldman vs Christian Carroll

106 Futures Match: Bo Bassett vs Seth Mendoza

106: Anthony Knox vs Luke Lilledahl

113: Braeden Davis vs Leo DeLuca

120: Nate Jesuroga vs Marc-Anthony McGowan

138: Jesse Mendez vs Casey Swiderski

145: Hunter Garvin vs Meyer Shapiro

152: Caleb Henson vs Jordan Williams

160: Levi Haines vs Josh Barr

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

195: Gavin Nelson vs Dylan Fishback

Girls

94: Erica Pastoriza vs Valarie Solorio

100: Ava Ward vs Brianna Gonzales

106: Audrey Jimenez vs Paige Morales

138: Korina Blades vs Savannah Gomez