Blair Academy (NJ) crowned national high school wrestling champs

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Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) is the No. 1 team in the final USA TODAY/National High School Coaches Association Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings. The Bucs, who began the season as the top-ranked team in our preseason poll, had to battle back from a season-opening second place finish at the Ironman in Ohio in December.

Wyoming Seminary (Kingston, PA), which finishes No. 2 in the final poll, won the Ironman and took over the top spot in our rankings, a position it held until a late January loss to Blair in a dual match.

Rounding-out the final Top 5 are Graham (St. Paris, OH) at No. 3, Bergen Catholic (Oradell, NJ) at No. 4 and Bethlehem Catholic (Bethlehem, PA) at No. 5.

Last weekend, Bethlehem Catholic ended its season in-style by winning the Class AAA team title with three state champs.

Final NHSCA/USA TODAY Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings

#1 Blair Academy

Blairstown, New Jersey

Previous: #1

#2 Wyoming Seminary

Kingston, Pennsylvania

Previous: #2

#3 Graham

St. Paris, Ohio

Previous: #3

#4 Bergen Catholic

Oradell, New Jersey

Previous: #4

#5 Bethlehem Catholic

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Previous: #5

#6 Buchanan

Clovis California

Previous: #6

#7 St. Edward

Lakewood, Ohio

Previous: #7

#8 Oak Park River Forest

Oak Park, Illinois

Previous: #8

#9 Clovis

Clovis, California

Previous: #9

#10 Belle Vernon Area

Belle Vernon, PA

Previous: #10

#11 Lake Highland Prep

Orlando, Florida

Previous: #11

#12 Tuttle

Tuttle, Oklahoma

Previous: #12

#13 Poway

Poway, California

Previous: #13

#14 Apple Valley

Apple Valley, Minnesota

Previous: #14

#15 Washington Community

Washington, Illinois

Previous: #15

#16 Marmion Academy

Aurora, Illinois

Previous: #16

#17 Carl Sandburg

Orland Park, Illinois

Previous: #17

#18 Elyria

Elyria, Ohio

Previous: #18

#19 Mount Carmel

Chicago, Illinois

Previous: #19

#20 St. Michael-Albertville

Albertville, Minnesota

Previous: #20

#21 Nazareth

Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Previous: #21

#22 Boyertown

Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Previous: #22

#23 Malvern Prep

Malvern, Pennsylvania

Previous: #23

#24 Archer

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Previous: #24

#25 Delta

Delta, Ohio

Previous: Not Ranked

Receiving consideration (alphabetical) – Allen (Texas); Anoka (Minnesota); Brownsburg (Indiana); Camden County (Georgia); Fort Dodge (Iowa); Kasson-Mantorville (Minnesota); Kiski Area (Pennsylvania); Pomona (Colorado); Southeast Polk (Iowa); Warren Central (Indiana); West Des Moines Valley (Iowa)

Note: The USA TODAY/NHSCA Super 25 High School Wrestling Rankings are produced by High School Football America for the NHSCA.


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