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.
Meet The U17 & U20 World Teams
Jun 13, 2022Below are our world team members in all three styles for the upcoming U17 (Cadet) World Championships, to be held in Rome, Italy from July 25-31, and the U20 (Junior) World Championships, to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from August 15-21.
The Top Potential Matches At U20 World Team Trials
Jun 2, 2022One of my favorite age-level tournaments of the year has arrived - the Junior World Team Trials. The nation’s best high school upperclassmen and college underclassmen putting it on the line for a chance to represent their country overseas.
Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds
May 13, 2022The 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.
Border Brawl Bout Order Set
Mar 14, 2022Wrestling 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.
#2 Brayden Thompson Has Made His College Decision
Mar 2, 2022Brayden 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.
170+ Ranked Wrestlers In State Championship Action
Feb 17, 2022This 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.
Powerade Seeds Set Dream-Matchups
Dec 27, 2021The 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.
The Ultimate Super 32 Preview And Predictions Article
Oct 21, 2021Super 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.
The 6 Can't Miss Weight Classes Of Super 32
Oct 20, 2021What 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.
Super 32 Preseeds Are Here!
Oct 20, 2021Super 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.
Super 32 Middleweight Preview & Predictions
Oct 18, 2021The 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.
Full Super 32 Registration List
Oct 11, 2021Every 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.