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.
Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic 2023 Preview - PA vs The Nation's Best
Mar 24, 2023The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic, formerly the Dapper Dan, has a long-standing tradition of showcasing high school wrestling excellence. Every year, they pit the toughest Pennsylvania high school seniors against the highest-ranked national competitors they can find. This year's PA All-Star team includes 8 nationally ranked wrestlers, half of whom are ranked in the top ten in the country. Team USA? All 12 are ranked inside the top 7 in the country with three #1s and four #2s.
#1 Brayden Thompson Bumps To 215 lbs For Top Ten Match In Stillwater Debut
Feb 11, 2023Brayden Thompson, the top ranked 182-pounder in the country, made his Stillwater debut by bumping to 215 lbs against #10 Jersey Robb at Oklahoma Dual State. This came on the heels of Thompson's high-profile transfer from Lockport, Illinois to Stillwater, Oklahoma where he will attend Oklahoma State after high school.
#1 Brayden Thompson Transfers From Lockport, IL To Stillwater, OK
Jan 9, 2023Oklahoma State commit Brayden Thompson is the top-ranked 182-pounder in the country. Now, his move to Oklahoma is happening sooner than most people expected. Thompson competed this weekend at the Doc Buchanan Invitational for Lockport High School in Illinois, but he'll be transferring to Stillwater immediately. He will be accompanied by his family and Jon Henslee, his Chicago-area personal coach.
Doc Buchanan Seeds Released For Stacked West Coast Tournament
Jan 5, 2023On Friday and Saturday, many of the nation's best high school wrestlers travel to California to test themselves and earn an iconic Doc B cowboy hat. Here are the top 16 pre-seeds for every weight.
Complete Preview & Predictions For Ironman
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Nearly 100 Top 20's In Ironman Pre-Seeds!
Dec 6, 2022This year's Walsh Jesuit Ironman is absolutely loaded. Nearly 100 registered wrestlers are ranked in the top 20 in the country, and over half of those are ranked in the top 10. We'll see 7 #1s and 11 weights with possible top-five matchups. Below is a list of the pre-seeds along with everyone else who's registered at each weight. National rankings are included where applicable.
Complete Super 32 Preview & Predictions
Oct 12, 2022There's nothing quite like Super 32. This year's field includes over 60% of the nation's 280 top-twenty-ranked wrestlers. That group includes eight of 14 #1's and six weights where the two highest-ranked wrestlers at the weight could square off for the number one spot. Here's everything you need to know about the contenders at each weight along with seeds (completed by Willie Saylor), a synopsis of each weight, and our predictions which are sure to be blown up by deep fields of hungry competitors.
Over 160 Ranked Wrestlers Are Headed To Super 32
Oct 6, 2022Super 32 is a little over a week away, and this year's field is as deep as ever. Eight different #1 ranked wrestlers will be in action, and six different weights will have both #1 and #2. Check out the full list of top-twenty ranked wrestlers below which includes over 160 ranked athletes.
Elite 8 Duals College Fan Guide
Sep 22, 2022Fans of NCAA wrestling won't want to miss the Elite 8 Duals this weekend. With more than a couple dozen college commits representing 19 schools and a ton of ranked but uncommitted wrestlers in action, college fans will get a preview of the future of D1 wrestling. Here's a list of who's committed already and the ranked wrestlers who still need to make their college decision. If you see a committed wrestler we missed, let us know!
50 Ranked Matchups Set For Day 1 At Elite 8 Duals!
Sep 20, 2022By the end of the Elite 8 Duals on September 24 and 25, the rankings will be in shambles. If all teams send out their starting lineups on day 1, we'll see 50 ranked matchups during pool action alone. The number of ranked bouts will soar on day 2 as the best teams progress through the bracket.
Elite 8 Duals Pools & Day 1 Matchups Released!
Sep 19, 2022On September 24 and 25, Elite 8 Duals will throw the rankings into chaos when nearly seventy ranked wrestlers descend on Atlanta for the toughest high school dual tournament on the calendar. Pools and day 1 matchups have been set.
Who's Number One College Fan Guide & Recruiting Watch
Sep 7, 2022Who's Number One gives college wrestling fans a glimpse of what they can look forward to in just a few years on the NCAA stage. we've seen matchups between NCAA finalists like Jason Nolf vs Joey McKenna in 2013, Nick Suriano vs Daton Fix and Zahid Valencia vs Myles Martin in 2014, and Nick Lee vs Sammy Sasso in 2016. The athletes at Who's Number One will make their mark in college wrestling. Get ready for Friday's action by seeing who's already committed, and read about the uncommitted recruits who your team might snag.
Nearly 30% Of The Nation's Top 10's Are Heading To Elite 8 Duals!
Aug 20, 2022After Who's Number One on September 9, the Elite 8 Duals will set the stage for Super 32 like no other event can. It's exclusive. Only 12 teams are allowed in, but those 12 teams will bring an unbelievable number of ranked high school wrestlers. These duals have only been around for a couple of years, but they've already become one of the top stops on the calendar for D1-bound recruits.
2022 U20 World Championships Men's Freestyle Recap
Aug 15, 2022Greetings from lovely Sofia, Bulgaria. We're recapping the men's freestyle action at the U20 World Championships and there is quite a bit of action to cover. For a running tally of American results, skip to the very end of this article.
U20 Men's Freestyle Day 1 Bracket Rapid Reactions
Aug 14, 2022The first day of wrestling at the U20 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria starts tomorrow, which means we all get to feast our eyes on glorious brackets today!