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Five claim second NHSCA title in the Sophomore division at the NHSCA National Wrestling Championship

Wednesday, May 11, 2016  
Posted by: Mattie Potter
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The 27th Annual NHSCA National Wrestling Championships were held April 1-3, 2016 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. A total of 3,501 wrestlers participated in the momentous event. The Sophomore division had 827 wrestlers from 45 states showcasing 105 State Champions with 27 2x champs and 51 1x champs. There were 363 state place finishers.

Pennsylvania led the way in the team race finishing with 295.5 points, 81.5 points ahead of New Jersey. Ohio and Missouri finished 3rd and 4th respectively. 

Five out of the fourteen champions won their second NHSCA Championship title. In the 126 pound weight class, Joey Silva of Lake Highland Prep in Florida beat Jacori Teemer of Long Beach in New York 5-3 for his second straight NHSCA gold medal. Silva, who was named the Sophomore Nationals Outstanding Wrestler, was ranked #6 this season, while Teemer was #14.


Silva’s Lake Highland Prep teammate Ben Golden captured his second NHSCA title at 220 pounds with a 2-1 tiebreaker win over Josiah Jones of Westmont-Hilltop in Pennsylvania. At 195, Gavin Hoffman of Pennsylvania also won his second NHSCA title in an impressive fashion. He pinned Cody Howard of St. Edward of Ohio in 1:32. At 285, Brey Walker of Southmoore High School in Oklahoma claimed his second title with a fall in 1:25. At 138, Aaron Brooks knocked off Cole Corrigan from New Jersey 7-0.

At 106 pounds, Nico Aguilar of Gilroy High in California captured a gold medal by pinning Isaiah Delgado of El Paso Eastwood in Texas. Aguilar was ranked #7 at the end of the 2015-16 wrestling season by InterMat.

Anthony Sciotto (106 pounds) from New York led the Sophomore Nationals with six pins during the tournament, coming in 10:08.

Below are the results from the Sophomore Nationals at the 27th annual NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Nic Aguilar, CA fall. Isaiah Delgado, TX, 5:02
Chris Wright, (PA) DEC Cam Fusco, (MO), 12-5
Joe Casey, (NJ) DEC Chase Zollmann, (CA), 8-2
Joseph Silva, (FL) DEC Jacori Teemer, (NY), 5-3
Grant Aronoff, (FL) DEC Alex Felix, (CA), 6-0
Aaron Brooks, (MD) DEC Cole Corrigan, (NJ), 7-0
145: Michael O’Malley, (NJ) F Mason Smith, (KY), 1:54
Billy Higgins, (NE) DEC Derrick Smallwood, (KY), 9-6
Josh Stillings, (PA) DEC David Crawford, (OH), 5-3
Jack Flynn, (MO) F Zac Braunagel, (IL), 2:48
Anthony Montalvo, (CA) DEC Anthony Walters, (PA), 4-1
Gavin Hoffman, (PA) F Dakota Howard, (OH), 1:32
Benjamin Goldin, (FL) DEC Josiah Jones, (PA), 2-1
Brey Walker, (OK) F Calvin Hayford, (VT), 1:25

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