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A native of Frankfort, Illinois, Thompson was a runner up at the Fargo junior freestyle nationals in the summer of 2021. Thompson has seen success going back to an early age winning titles on the schoolboy level. Thompson won the Tulsa nationals, and was a double champ at the Illinois freestyle and greco state tournament. Thompson also won the AAU Eastern Grand nationals in all three styles in 2017.

  1. Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    May 13, 2022

    The 2022 World Team Trials are set to go down in Coralville, Iowa May 21-22. This tournament will set the top two wrestlers at every weight who will wrestle-off for the world team spot in June at Final X. Seeds for the trials likely won't be released until a few days prior to the tournament, but because of its importance, we decided to predict what the top 7-8 seeds at each weight will look like. Take a look at those projections for men's freestyle below.
  2. Border Brawl Bout Order Set

    Border Brawl Bout Order Set

    Mar 14, 2022

    Wrestling gets started early on NCAA Championships week with the 2022 Border Brawl. This year's event has 18 matches that are sure to provide some incredible action.
  3. #2 Brayden Thompson Has Made His College Decision

    #2 Brayden Thompson Has Made His College Decision

    Mar 2, 2022

    Brayden Thompson is the second-ranked wrestler in the country at 170 lbs, perhaps the deepest weight class in all of high school wrestling. This season, he's had had strong performances at national level events with titles at Cheesehead, Powerade, and the Dan Gable Donnybrook. He also finished 3rd at Super 32 and 2nd at Fargo. Now, he's announced his next move.
  4. 170+ Ranked Wrestlers In State Championship Action

    170+ Ranked Wrestlers In State Championship Action

    Feb 17, 2022

    This weekend is the pinnacle of the high school season in nearly half the states in the Union. All that wrestling action means over 170 nationally ranked or Honorable Mention wrestlers are in action. Check out the full list of ranked competitors here in alphabetical order by state.
  5. Powerade Seeds Set Dream-Matchups

    Powerade Seeds Set Dream-Matchups

    Dec 27, 2021

    The 2021 Powerade might be the deepest one we've seen. The seeds are out which set the stage for some incredible matchups including a potential Who's Number One rematch at 172 lbs between Gabe Arnold and Rocco Welsh, the return of #1 Nic Bouzakis, and nearly 50 top-20 ranked wrestlers. The most anticipated matchup will come at 285 lbs where we could see #1 Nick Feldman vs #2 Jim Mullen who's fresh off the football field. Check out the full field below.
  6. The Ultimate Super 32 Preview And Predictions Article

    The Ultimate Super 32 Preview And Predictions Article

    Oct 21, 2021

    Super 32 is right around the corner. We know the field, we have seeds, and we can look forward to some likely matchups. Here is the complete Super 32 preview, complete with predictions for each weight class.
  7. The 6 Can't Miss Weight Classes Of Super 32

    The 6 Can't Miss Weight Classes Of Super 32

    Oct 20, 2021

    What are the toughest weight classes at this year’s Super 32? They're all insanely good, so this was no easy question to answer, but after much deliberation, we picked the following six divisions that we consider to be the deepest.
  8. Super 32 Preseeds Are Here!

    Super 32 Preseeds Are Here!

    Oct 20, 2021

    Super 32 preseeds have been released, and while there is the potential for some significant shakeups, we now have a good idea of some of the potential matchup we could see at the nation's toughest high school folkstyle tournament.
  9. Super 32 Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    Super 32 Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    Oct 18, 2021

    The middleweights at Super 32 will be electric. These five brackets average over 10 ranked wrestlers per weight. Find out who's sitting at the top and who might make a big move.
  10. Full Super 32 Registration List

    Full Super 32 Registration List

    Oct 11, 2021

    Every year, the nation's top high school wrestlers flock to Super 32, and it has become the number one stop on the folkstyle calendar. This year's field is especially deep. Check out the full registration list here with ranked wrestlers at the top of each weight class, and get ready for an unbelievably deep Who's Number One in two weeks.