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Blair Academy remains No. 1 after claiming their 37th National Prep team title

Wednesday, March 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mattie Potter
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While there are two weeks remaining in the 2016-17 high school wrestling season, Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ) has defended its USA TODAY/National High School Coaches Association Super 25 national championship by winning its 37th National Prep team championship last weekend. No. 1 Blair won the team title by outscoring No. 9 Wyoming Seminary (Kingston, PA) by 30 points and No. 6 Malvern Prep (Malvern, PA) by 80 points.

Six Buccaneers won individual titles. Ohio State-bound Chase Singletary won his second straight National Prep title at 220 pounds. Also winning a second title were sophomore Chris Cannon at 126 and junior Andrew Merola at 160. Capturing their first titles were freshman Trevor Mastragiovanni at 113, senior Zach Sherman at 132 and junior Malcolm Robinson at 138.

“The guys raised their intensity and competed extremely well in the medal round,” said Blair head coach Brian Antonelli. “Nick got the team off to a great start and Trevor sparked the moment with his huge overtime win. Overall, the team made great progress over the past several months and team members are better wrestlers than they were at the beginning of the season. A great deal of our wrestlers’ success came from their hustle and dedication in the wrestling room.”

Aside from Blair locking-up the national title, there are no changes in this week’s rankings.

There won’t be any rankings next week, and we’ll release our final Super 25 on March 15th.

Super 25 USA Today/NHSCA Rankings

#1 Blair Academy
Blairstown, New Jersey
Record: (10-1)
LW: #1

#2 Buchanan
Clovis, California
Record: (10-1)
LW: #2

#3 St. Edward
Lakewood, Ohio
Record: (26-2)
LW: #3

#4 Lake Highland Prep
Orlando, Florida
Record: (4-1)
LW: #4

#5 Graham
St. Paris, Ohio
Record: (14-1)
LW: #5

#6 Malvern Prep
Malvern, Pennsylvania
Record: (22-1)
LW: #6

#7 Clovis
Clovis, California
Record: (10-1)
LW: #7

#8 Nazareth
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Record: (20-1)
LW: #8

#9 Wyoming Seminary
Kingston, Pennsylvania
Record: (24-0)
LW: #9

#10 Bethlehem Catholic
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Record: (17-5)
LW: #10

#11 Bergen Catholic
Oradell, New Jersey
Record: (13-4)
LW: #11

#12 Poway
Poway, California
Record: (8-0)
LW: #12

#13 Tuttle
Tuttle, Oklahoma
Record: (14-0)
LW: #13

#14 Perry
Massillon, Ohio
Record: (12-1)
LW: #14

#15 Elyria
Elyria, Ohio
Record: (18-1)
LW: #15

#16 Detroit Catholic Central
Detroit, Michigan
Record: (25-1)
LW: #16

#17 Allen
Allen, Texas
Record: (5-0)
LW: #17

#18 Sand Springs
Sand Springs, OK
Record: (18-0)
LW: #18

#19 Olentangy Liberty
Powell, Ohio
Record: (5-1)
LW: #19

#20 Kiski Area
Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
Record: (24-1)
LW: #20

#21 Pomona
Arvada, Colorado
Record: (4-0)
LW: #22

#22 Pueblo County
Pueblo, Colorado
Record: (4-1)
LW: #23

#23 Southeast Polk
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Record: (18-0)
LW: #24

#24 Lockport Twp.
Lockport, Illinois
Record: (25-0)
LW: #24

#25 Montini Catholic
Lombard, Illinois
Record: (14-2)

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