This past weekend over 1,500 wrestlers made the trip to Greensboro, NC for the prestigious Super 32 wrestling tournament. Super 32 is the most prestigious folkstyle tournament in the country. Last years event featured over 90 wrestlers who finished the season ranked in the country, including 5 who finished ranked number 1 in the country. College coaches from all over the country flock to the tournament every year to scout and recruit. We are proud to say that we had 2 High School Champions and a Middle School Champion in the event. Below are some of our wrestlers who had standout performances at this years event. Congratulations to everyone who competed!
High School Results
Kyle Cochran– 1st at 160lbs Kyle, from Paramus NJ, recently committed to the University of Maryland. Competing in one the toughest weight classes in the tournament, Kyle managed to win the tournament without giving up a single takedown all weekend. Kyle was the 2016 NJ State Champion at 160lbs and NHSCA Junior National Champion.
Patrick Glory– 1st at 120lbs Pat, a 2x NJ State Finalist, would not be denied after finishing 2nd at last years Super 32 Championships. He started off his tournament with 4 straight pins, followed by 2 decisions over state place finishers including nationally ranked Julian Chlebove. In the semi-finals he majored his opponent. The finals would see him takedown Andrew Alirez of Colorado.
Kendall Elfstrum– 7th at 182lbs Kendall is a NY State Medalist for Monroe-Woodbury in NY, and a NHSCA All-American. Kendall put together an impressive 6-2 record at the tournament en route to his 7th place finish. Along the way he beat state medalists from Indiana, Colorado, and Virginia. Little known fact about Kendall: he has only been wrestling for 4 years and has already become one of the best wrestlers in the country.
Connor O’Niel– Rd. of 12 at 120lbs. Connor put together a great performance. The freshman went 5-2 and made the Rd. of 12. Connor showed that he has prepared for competition at the highest level and it capable of making the podium in Atlantic City this year!
John Burger– John had a tremendous tournament making the quarter finals. In the quarters he lost a close match to the eventual 4th place finisher. Due to injury he was forced to forfeit in the wrestle-backs.
Mitch Poltio– After a crushing first round match Mitch wrestled back hard and fell two rounds short of placing. In total he went 6-2 and knocked off a couple of state medalists.
Middle School Results
Nick Fea– 1st at 80lbs in the Middle School Division. For Nick this was actually his second national championship, in March Nick won the NHSCA National Championship as well. Nick is also a multiple time NY State Placer and State Champion.
Justin Mastroianni– 4th at 100lbs. Justin had a great tournament with 2 pins and a major on his way to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals he lost a close 4-2 decision to Isaac Salas. Justin is one of the best middle school wrestlers in the country and is projected to win another Conneticut state championship.
Dan Gibson– Competed at 105lbs and went 4-2 losing only to state place finishers. Congratulations on a good tournament Dan, we look forward to seeing you compete and place in states this year.