The US Open Wrestling Tournament Opened today in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament is open to all competitors and crowns champions in all Senior Level Weight Classes in Men's Freestyle, Women's Freestyle, and Men's Greco-Roman. Two New York City alums will compete tomorrow, Friday April 19th, on Day 2 of the tournament.
Kevin Hartnett was a two-time CHSAA Champion for Monsignor Farrell and now competes for the Bloomsburg Huskies. The Junior finished this past season with a record of 23-8 to up his career record to 71-34. He will open the tournament at 74 Kg with a match against Ryan Watts of Michigan. He will need to finish in the top 8 of his 32-man bracket to advance to the second day.
New Utrecht Alum Dmitry Riabchinsky will represent the New York Athletic Club at 55 Kg in Greco-Roman competition tomorrow. Riabchinsky has been a top competitor in his weight class nationally for the last few years, despite only compteting for one season at New Utrecht. He currently lives and trains out of the United States Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan. Riabchinsky will open the competition against Nikko Triggas, an NCAA All-American for Ohio State.
FloWrestling.com is live streaming the event for Flo Technique Wave Subscribers.
Brackets and results are available on TrackWrestling.com.
Eighteen high school girls, two college-aged coaches, and one alumna competed this past Saturday, April 13th, at the “Revolution in Springfield” Tournament in Springfield, MA.
Last week, three New York City Wrestlers traveled to Indiana University of Pennsylvania to compete in FloNationals. The tournament, which is open to competitors from all 50 states and does not separate wrestlers based on grade, has proven to be one of the premier high school wrestling events in the country. New York City was represented in the tournament by Monsignor Farrell Wrestlers Austin Addis, Ralph Maio, and NYSPHSAA 5th place finisher, Andrew Psomas.
Psomas, who recently committed to wrestle at Columbia University, was the headliner for New York City. The 170-pounder won his first two matches to advance to the quaterfinals where wrestled eventual finalist Myles Martin of New Jersey and fell 11-2. From there Psomas wrestled in the All-American round and was defeated by Dakota Juarez of Michigan 9-2. Psomas finished the tournament in the top 12 of his weight class. You can watch Psomas's quaterfinal match on FloWrestling.
It's hard to imagine that we could top last year's amazing event in Times Square, but this just could do it. It's going to be an unprecedented display within the majestic confines of Vanderbilt Hall inside of historic Grand Central Terminal. You won't want to miss it.
Of utmost importance is the acknowledgement that this is a private event. There will be no public view as in past years at Times Square. That means you have to have a ticket in order to view the Wrestling or attend the Awards Gala celebration and benefit being held afterwards at the Bryant Park Grill. Furthermore, there will NOT be walk-up ticketing -- the only way to buy tickets will be through our online portal opening Thursday, April 18th and closing on Monday, May 13th at 11:59:59 PM ET. Or whenever we sell out, whichever comes first.
Seating will be extremely limited. and the heightened security required by Grand Central dictates that only those with pre-arranged tickets will be admitted. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation!
All that said, stay tuned for further updates. We've got a lot of exciting things to share as we announce the lineups, special guests, and more.
This very well may go down as the greatest wrestling event in history.
Here is the official press release.
The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) national tournament wrapped up yesterday in Virginia Beach, VA. BTS emerged with its first NHSCA All-American as Adis Radoncic of Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy went 7-2 in the tournament, good enough for 5th place in the 51-man bracket.
Here is a match-by-match recap of his weekend:
On Saturday, 51 girls from six teams battled it out at Townsend Harris High School.
The PSAL Catch-All Team
For many, this marked the first match of not only this season, but their wrestling careers. The Townsend Harris tournament was one of two tournaments taking place today, with the second happening at Hunter College High School. Between the two, over 130 girls competed. Read coverage of the Hunter College HS tournament.
That total is double the average number of girls who have competed in the Mayor’s Cup Girls Division, the oldest girls tournament of the Folkstyle Season in New York City. It is also twice the number of girls that competed in the PSAL Girls Developmental League last year.
On Saturday, 80 Wrestlers from eight schools met at Hunter College High School to kick off the Inaugural PSAL Girls Wrestling Season. There was another kickoff tournament taking place at Townsend Harris High School as well.
Nikkiann Mitchell, a junior from Canarsie who took first place at 117 pounds, really grasped the significance of the event: “We’re the first girls in PSAL history to have our own league. This is huge. We’re a part of something bigger than we are, and I don’t think too many people realize the magnitude of that.”
Champions were crowned in 12 different weight classes. See coverage of the tournament at Townsend Harris.