Blair Academy (NJ) wins back-to-back national wrestling title

Blair Academy

For the second straight year, Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) was crowned the NHSCA/USA TODAY Super 25 high school wrestling national champs. The Bucs won the team championship at the Ironman, Beast of the East and Geary Invitational during the 2016-17 season, plus Blair captured the Who’s No. 1 Duals, beating three nationally-ranked teams.

Falling in behind Blair were Buchanan (Clovis, CA) at No. 2, St. Edward (Lakewood, OH) at No. 3, Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, FL) at No. 4 and Graham (St. Paris, OH) at No. 5

Final 2016-17 NHSCA/USA TODAY Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings

#1 Blair Academy

Blairstown, New Jersey

#2 Buchanan

Clovis, California

#3 St. Edward

Lakewood, Ohio

#4 Lake Highland Prep

Orlando, Florida

#5 Graham

St. Paris, Ohio

#6 Malvern Prep

Malvern, Pennsylvania

#7 Clovis

Clovis, California

#8 Nazareth

Nazareth, Pennsylvania

#9 Wyoming Seminary

Kingston, Pennsylvania

#10 Bethlehem Catholic

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

#11 Bergen Catholic

Oradell, New Jersey

#12 Poway

Poway, California

#13 Tuttle

Tuttle, Oklahoma

#14 Perry

Massillon, Ohio

#15 Elyria

Elyria, Ohio

#16 Detroit Catholic Central

Detroit, Michigan

#17 Allen

Allen, Texas

#18 Sand Springs

Sand Springs, OK

#19 Olentangy Liberty

Powell, Ohio

#20 Pomona

Arvada, Colorado

#21 Pueblo County

Pueblo, Colorado

#23 Kiski Area

Vandergrift, Pennsylvania

#23 Southeast Polk

Pleasant Hill, Iowa

#24 Lockport Twp.

Lockport, Illinois

#25 Montini Catholic

Lombard, Illinois

Honorable Mention

Apple Valley, MN

Brecksville-Broadview Heights, OH

Broken Arrow, OK

Brownsburg, IN

Camden County, GA

Choctaw, OK

Fort Dodge, IA

Kasson-Mantorville, MN

Mason, OH

Mount Carmel, Chicago, IL

Oak Park River Forest, IL

Park Hill, MO

Shakopee, MN

Staley, MO

Wadsworth, OH

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