2019 Middle School 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 Middle School
division had 509 wrestlers. More than 1,300 high school
and college coaches as well as over 5,000 spectators were
in attendance throughout the weekend.
New Jersey claimed 4 champions with Joshua Palacio at
135, Lorenzo Norman at 142, Justin Onello at 165 and Jim
Mullen at 230. Palacio beat North Carolina’s Jeremiah Price
3-1. Norman won by an 8-2 decision over West Virginia’s
Dakota Hagedorn. Justin Onello won 7-4 over Georgia’s
Omaury Alaverz 7-4 and Mullen won by fall in 2:56 over
Alabama’s Carson Hall.
New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia fi nished with two
champions each. New York’s PJ Duke majored California’s
Daniel Zepeda 8-0 at 90 pounds, while AJ Fricchione won
11-8 over Massachusetts Joshua Cordio. Pennsylvania’s
Hayden Cunningham won by fall over Connecticut’s
Matthew Lopes in 2:46. At 85 pounds, in an all Pennsylvania
fi nal, Ethan Rivera majored Asher Cunningham 9-0. In an
all Virginia fi nal, Colin Dupill at 127 pounds beat Patrick
Jordan 10-8 in sudden victory and Brady Colbert majored
West Virginia’s Noah Casto 13-3.
All results and videos can be found on FloArena here.
30th Annual NHSCA High School Nationals – Middle School Finals
75: Javaan Yarbrough (OH) md. Matthew Botello (MA), 13-1
80: Emmitt Sherlock (GA) dec. Breyden Whorton (WV), 1-0
85: Ethan Rivera (PA) md. Asher Cunningham (PA), 9-0
90: PJ Duke (NY) md. Daniel Zepeda (CA), 8-0
95: Hayden Cunningham (PA) f Matthew Lopes (CT), 2:46
100: Jacob Brenneman (MD) md. Cooper Shore (OH), 17-7
105: Clarence Moore (CA) dec. Jackson Baglio (NC), 11-5
112: Hunter Mason (TN) dec. Christopher Bacchioni (NJ), 3-2
119: Gage Wright (WV) f Dagen Condomitti (PA), 2:12
127: Colin Dupill (VA) dec. Patrick Jordan (VA), 10-8SV
135: Joshua Palacio (NJ) dec. Jeremiah Price (NC), 3-1
142: Lorenzo Norman (NJ) dec. Dakota Hagedorn (WV), 8-2
154: AJ Fricchione (NY) dec. Joshua Cordio (MA), 11-8
165: Justin Onello (NJ) dec. Omaury Alvarez (GA), 7-4
180: Brady Colbert (VA) md. Noah Casto (WV), 13-3
230: Jim Mullen (NJ) f Carson Hall (AL), 2:56
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ASSOCIATION 21 COACHES QUARTERLY SPRING 2019