A native of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, Welsh is ranked eighth in the nation as of June 30th, 2021. Welsh has had his fair share of success in the sport going back to his time as a youth when he won a PENNWAY state title in 2016. In 2018, Welsh won the Trinity Hilger Classic and a title at the PAWF cadet freestyle state championships. Welsh repeated his freestyle state title the next year up from 100 to 120 pounds.
Top True Freshman To Watch This 2023-24 NCAA D1 Season
Oct 16, 2023A new NCAA collegiate wrestling season brings with it new speculation on which true freshman will have breakout seasons.
Early Line-up Look: Ohio State Wrestling 2023-24
Jul 10, 2023After a down year by Tom Ryan standards in 2022, the Buckeyes rebounded in 2023 by bringing home a team trophy from NCAAs. Despite losing valuable senior leadership from Malik Heinselman, Ethan Smith, Kaleb Romero, and Tate Orndorff, Ohio State is in a good position to bring home another trophy this year. While Jesse Mendez is planning to Olympic redshirt, this will be the debut season for a lot of the loaded 2022 #1 overall recruiting class.
U20 World Team Trials Preview & Predictions
May 31, 2023One 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.
US Open: U20 Ultimate Preview & Predictions
Apr 29, 2023U20 Nationals (formerly known as UWW Junior Nationals) is one of my favorite age-level tournaments every year. The top high school upperclassmen get to test themselves against the best first or second-year college guys who are often hungry to compete coming out of redshirt. It's the first step in making the Junior World Team as the winner of this event will earn an automatic berth to the best-of-three wrestle-off series against the World Team Trials challenge tournament champion in June.
US Open Wrestling Previews And Predictions for U20
Apr 25, 2023U20 Nationals (formerly known as UWW Junior Nationals) is one of my favorite age-level tournaments every year. The top high school upperclassmen get to test themselves against the best first or second-year college guys who are often hungry to compete coming out of redshirt. It's the first step in making the Junior World Team as the winner of this event will earn an automatic berth to the best-of-three wrestle-off series against the World Team Trials challenge tournament champion in June.
Every Ranked High School Wrestler Headed To The U17 & U20 US Open
Apr 23, 2023On the Senior level, the US Open will set the stage for Final X, but there's plenty to watch at the U17 and U20 divisions as well. The U17 division will conclude with a best-of-three series that will decide the World Team, shake up the high school rankings, and establish some wrestlers' cases to be in Who's Number One. High Schoolers in the U20 division will compete against other elite peers but will also test themselves against guys who have been seasoned in college rooms for a year or two.
Ranked Wrestlers Set To Take On Tough International Field At Journeymen
Apr 6, 2023This weekend's Journeymen World Classic features deep weights full of both domestic and international talent. Below are lists of all the ranked Americans, the complete international field, and a full registration list.
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.
Rocco Welsh versus Josh Barr in 49th Annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic
Feb 6, 2023Pittsburgh, PA – The country's two highest-ranked 170 lbs. seniors will face one another in the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Rocco Welsh will wrestle Josh Barr in the PA versus USA All-Star feature dual meet.
50 Ranked Wrestlers Headed To Powerade!
Dec 28, 2022Powerade is a must-watch event on the national high school calendar, and this year's field is no exception. 50 top-20 ranked wrestlers will be in attendance along with a ton of talent ranked just outside the top 20. This year's field also includes 4 different #1 ranked wrestlers. Take a look at the top 8 seeds at each weight along with some other notable names who didn't earn seeds.
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.
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.