2019 Junior Nationals
The 30th Annual High School Nationals was held at the
Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia
March 29-31, 2019.
The 30th Annual NHSCA High School Nationals featured
six divisions of competition: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior,
Senior, Middle School and the inaugural Girls’ division on
48 mats under one roof.
This event is the crown jewel of high school wrestling.
Past Champions include Olympic Gold Medalists Cael
Sanderson, Jordan Burroughs, Jake Varner and 2019 NCAA
All Americans Sebastian Rivera, Mitch Finesilver, Myles
Amine and Kollin Moore.
The 30th Annual High School Nationals showcased many
elite wrestlers from around the nation. This year boasted
a record breaking 4,551 wrestlers whom participated in
the momentous event. The entrants hailed from 49 states,
Canada, Italy and Germany competing. The Junior division
had 1238 wrestlers. More than 1,300 high school and
college coaches as well as over 5,000 spectators were in
attendance throughout the weekend.
In the Junior Division, two weight classes in the fi nals
featured a state to state match up. At 132, two Florida State
Champs went head to head. Ethan Basile of Jesuit High
School beat Justin Rivera of Lake Highland Prep 5-2. At 160,
St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy’s Tyler Stoltzfus knocked off
Gettysburg High School’s Dylan Reinert 7-4.
The Junior outstanding wrestler and future NC State
Wolfpack member Ryan Jack had an impressive tournament
with a 12-5 decision over New York’s Zachary Redding in
the fi nals. Jack, currently ranked #5, is the younger brother
of 4x NCAA All American Kevin Jack.
At 120-pound weight class, Kysen Terukina, currently
ranked #11 edged by Keegan Slyter from Kansas 7-6.
Terukina hails from Kamehameha-Kapalama High School in
All results and videos can be found on FloArena here.
30th Annual NHSCA High School Nationals – Junior Finals
106: Joziah Fry (RI) dec. Pacey Najdusak (OH), 6-0
113: Nicholas Babin (NJ) dec. Isaiah Gamez (CO), 4-2
120: Kysen Terukina (HI) dec. Keegan Slyter (KS), 7-6
126: Ryan Jack (CT) dec, Zachary Redding (NY), 12-5
132: Phil Simth (MD) dec. Charlie Pickell (MN), 8-3
138: Ethan Basile (FL) dec. Justin Rivera (FL), 5-2
145: Payton Hall (WV) dec. Charles Darracott (GA), 9-5
152: Elan Heard (OH) dec. AJ Kovacs (CT), 6-4
160: Tyler Stoltzfus (PA) dec. Dylan Reinert (PA), 7-4
170: Tanner Mendoza (AZ) dec. Ethan Hernadez (OH), 3-2
182: Colton Hawks (MO) dec. JT Davis (DE), 3-1SV
195: Ethan Hatcher (OH) dec. Nick Stemmet (IL), 11-9
220: Danny Striggow (MN) dec. Guillermo Escobedo (CA), 5-4
285: Jessie Knight (VA) f Alex Coleman (OH), 3:18
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION 11 COACHES QUARTERLY SPRING 2019