Blair Academy (NJ) continues as No. 1 in High School Wrestling Rankings

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Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ), the No. 1 team in the latest USATODAY/National High School Coaches Association Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings, adds another team championship to its 2016-17 resume. Last weekend, the Bucs, who have already won Ohio’s Ironman and Delaware’s Beast of the East, captured the team championship at the Geary Invitational in Oklahoma, which featured Oklahoma-powers No. 13 Tuttle, No. 19 Sand Springs and No. 22 Choctaw. Blair finished the tournament with 171 points to runner-up Tuttle’s 131. The Bucs had five individual champs.

Friday night, Blair will square-off with No. 9 Wyoming Seminary (Kingston, PA) in a dual meet in northeast Pennsylvania.

No. 2 Buchanan (Clovis, CA) continues to prove itself very worthy of its lofty ranking. The Bears captured the Doc Buchanan Invitational, which featured No. 5 Clovis (California), No. 21 Pueblo County (Pueblo, Colorado) and former No. 22 Pomona (Arvada, Colorado). Buchanan won the team title with 216 points and four individual champs. Clovis finished runner-up with 174 points and two champs. Pueblo finished third with 117 team points and two champs. On January 26th, Buchanan and Clovis will square-off in its annual dual match clash.

There are three new teams entering the rankings this week’s Super 25 — Montini Catholic (Lombard, IL) at No. 23, Brownsburg (Indiana) at No. 24 and Chicago’s Mt. Carmel at No. 25.

Looking ahead on the high school wrestling schedule, circle January 22nd for the Who’s #1 Duals at the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The tournament will feature No. 1 Blair, No. 4 Lake Highland Prep (Orlando. FL), No. 7 Bethlehem Catholic (Bethlehem, PA), No. 8 Malvern Prep (Malvern, PA) and No. 10 Bergen Catholic (Oradell, NJ).

USA TODAY/National High School Coaches Association Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings

#1 Blair Academy

Blairstown, New Jersey

Record: (0-0)

LW: #1

#2 Buchanan

Clovis, California

Record: (5-1)

LW: #2

#3 St. Edward

Lakewood, Ohio

Record: (12-1)

LW: #3

#4 Lake Highland Prep

Orlando, Florida

Record: (0-0)

LW: #4

Notes: Won team championship at Ron Peters Tournament of Champions in Florida with 7 individual champs

#5 Clovis

Clovis, California

Record: (0-0)

LW: #5

#6 Graham

St. Paris, Ohio

Record: (8-0)

LW: #6

#7 Bethlehem Catholic

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Record: (5-0)

LW: #7

#8 Malvern Prep

Malvern, Pennsylvania

Record: (5-0)

LW: #8

#9 Wyoming Seminary

Kingston, Pennsylvania

Record: (12-0)

LW: #10

#10 Bergen Catholic

Oradell, New Jersey

Record: (1-0)

LW: #11

11 Olentangy Liberty

Powell, Ohio

Record: (1-1)

LW: #9

#12 Park Hill

Kansas City, Missouri

Record: (9-2)

LW: #12

#13 Tuttle

Tuttle, Oklahoma

Record: (2-0)

LW: #16

#14 Nazareth

Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Record: (6-0)

LW: #15

#15 Elyria

Elyria, Ohio

Record: (7-0)

LW: #14

#16 Detroit Catholic Central

Detroit, Michigan

Record: (15-0)

LW: #16

Notes: Won Catholic Central Invitational team championship with four champs

#17 Allen

Allen, Texas

Record: (0-0)

LW: #17

#18 Poway

Poway, California

Record: (5-0)

LW: #18

#19 Sand Springs

Sand Springs, OK

Record: (1-0)

LW: #19

#20 Kiski Area

Vandergrift, Pennsylvania

Record: (7-0)

LW: #23

#21 Pueblo County

Pueblo, Colorado

Record: (0-0)

LW: #20

#22 Choctaw

Choctaw, Oklahoma

Record: (1-0)

LW: #21

#23 Montini Catholic

Lombardd, Illinois

Record: (9-2)

LW: Honorable Mention

#24 Brownsburg

Brownsburg, Indiana

Record: (4-0)

LW: Honorable Mention

#25 Mount Carmel

Chicago, Illinois

Record: (13-2)

LW: Not Ranked

Dropped-out: #22 Pomona (Colorado), #23 Kasson-Mantorville (Minnesota), #25 Lockport (Illinois)

Honorable Mention or Teams to Watch:

Anoka, MN

Apple Valley, MN

Brecksville-Broadview Heights, OH

Camden County, GA

Lockport Twp. IL

Long Beach, NY

Northampton, PA

Oak Park River Forest, IL

Pomona, CO

Roseburg, OR

Shakopee, MN

Southeast Polk, IA

Valley, IA

Wadsworth, OH

Washington Community, IL

Editor’s Note: High School Football America co-produces the NHSCA High School Wrestling Rankings with the National High School Coaches Association for our partners at USA TODAY High School Sports.

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