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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.

  1. Nearly 100 Top 20's In Ironman Pre-Seeds!

    Nearly 100 Top 20's In Ironman Pre-Seeds!

    Dec 6, 2022

    This 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.
  2. Complete Super 32 Preview & Predictions

    Complete Super 32 Preview & Predictions

    Oct 12, 2022

    There'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.
  3. Over 160 Ranked Wrestlers Are Headed To Super 32

    Over 160 Ranked Wrestlers Are Headed To Super 32

    Oct 6, 2022

    Super 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.
  4. Who's Number One College Fan Guide & Recruiting Watch

    Who's Number One College Fan Guide & Recruiting Watch

    Sep 7, 2022

    Who'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.
  5. Josh Barr & Rocco Welsh To Meet In High Powered Rematch At WNO

    Josh Barr & Rocco Welsh To Meet In High Powered Rematch At WNO

    Aug 22, 2022

    Josh Barr and Rocco Welsh met in one of this year's most highly anticipated Fargo finals, and the action did not disappoint. Barr took a 1-0 lead after a calculated first period in which the only point came via activity clock. Rocco Welsh scored five straight points to take a 5-1 lead before Barr earned a takedown halfway through the second period. With 30 seconds left, the two had an incredible sequence that resulted in a Barr takedown and turn plus an additional step-out point. The match is good enough to watch over and over.
  6. The Complete & Total Fargo Junior Freestyle Preview And Predictions Article

    The Complete & Total Fargo Junior Freestyle Preview And Predictions Article

    Jul 13, 2022

    It’s Fargo time baby! There’s a whole lot to get into below, so I won’t waste your time with a boring intro. I’m just going to remind you that USA Wrestling uses separation criteria as their way of seeding. So, don’t freak out when brackets come out.
  7. A College Wrestling Fan's Guide To Fargo

    A College Wrestling Fan's Guide To Fargo

    Jul 13, 2022

    Fargo is often the last major tournament before incoming freshman-level up to college competition. It's also an event where committed underclassmen in high school test their might against the rest of the country.
  8. All The Ranked Wrestlers Headed To Fargo

    All The Ranked Wrestlers Headed To Fargo

    Jul 11, 2022

    The biggest Fargo ever is going to be packed with nationally ranked wrestlers. Here are all the boys we could find in the 16U and Junior freestyle registrations that also appear in the national high school rankings.
  9. Team Pennsylvania's Fargo Roster Has Plenty Of Firepower

    Team Pennsylvania's Fargo Roster Has Plenty Of Firepower

    Jun 29, 2022

    Fargo is a couple of weeks away, and Team Pennsylvania is sending a massive team to vie for stop signs. Check out their list of athletes along with national rankings.
  10. Ranked Wrestlers At NHSCA National Duals Will Shake Up The Rankings

    Ranked Wrestlers At NHSCA National Duals Will Shake Up The Rankings

    May 25, 2022

    This year's NHSCA National Duals field includes over 300 ranked or honorable mention wrestlers who will clash in Virginia Beach. We'll see weight shifts and ranked matchups that will set the stage for Fargo and the fall. Before all the action goes down, check out the complete list of ranked wrestlers here. If you want to look over full rosters, we have those as well.
  11. NHSCA National Duals Rosters Are Here!

    NHSCA National Duals Rosters Are Here!

    May 25, 2022

    Before NHSCA Duals this weekend, check out full rosters from every team in the field along with national rankings and grades. Coaches do still have the ability to make changes to their lineups.
  12. US Open: U20 Ultimate Preview & Predictions

    US Open: U20 Ultimate Preview & Predictions

    Apr 28, 2022

    U20 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.
  13. Triple-Digit Ranked High Schoolers Headed To u17 Trials & u20 Open

    Triple-Digit Ranked High Schoolers Headed To u17 Trials & u20 Open

    Apr 26, 2022

    the U20 division at the US Open attracts some of the most ambitious high schoolers and young college wrestlers, and the U17 World Team Trials are one of the pinnacles in the sport. As a result, more than 100 ranked high school wrestlers will be in action in Las Vegas this weekend. Check out the ranked wrestlers and their full fields below.
  14. Ohio State Fans Will Have A Lot To Watch At The US Open

    Ohio State Fans Will Have A Lot To Watch At The US Open

    Apr 18, 2022

    With wrestlers across three age divisions and two styles, Ohio State fans will have plenty of wrestling to watch at the US Open. Starting Friday, April 29, Ohio State fans can get a good look at where some current wrestlers stack up on the senior ladder and how a couple of key guys from one of the best recruiting hauls we’ve seen recently will compete at the college level.
  15. 2022 PIAA AAA Heavyweight Preview

    2022 PIAA AAA Heavyweight Preview

    Mar 10, 2022

    The PIAA Championships return to FloWrestling March 10-12. All bouts will be streamed live starting with AA on Thursday morning at 9am EST. AAA gets underway at 4pm Thursday afternoon.This four part series will preview each bracket for lightweights (106-138) and heavyweights (145-285) on both the AA and AAA side. AA release will be followed by AAA. Check into the event hub for all written and video content.