Super 32 Predictions

| October 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

The high school wrestling season is just around the corner and kicking things off in the right direction is the Super 32 Challenge, beginning this Saturday and running through Sunday.

The Super 32 is the biggest preseason tournament in the county and serves as the unofficial kickoff of the 2013-14 season.

Most of the top high school wrestlers in the nation converge on Greensboro, North Carolina to stake their claim for a challenge title belt.

Mifflin County’s Hayden Hidlay is registered and will compete at 132 pounds. Hidlay had a very successful summer with a double runnerup finish at the Cadet Nationals in Freestyle and Greco-Roman.

Hidlay, ranked No. 21 overall by Intermat in the sophomore class, is in a solid weight class featuring Colton Adams (Neb) and Pennsylvania standouts Mike Kemerer and Sam Krivus.

Here are my picks for championship gold:

106: Rudy Yates (IL)

Yates was a freshman state champion and won the Preseason Nationals at this weight last season.

113: Spencer Lee (PA)

Nick Suriano of New Jersey defeated Lee in last years 106-pound final. Lee, one of the top freshman in the nation, gets his revenge this time around.

120: Luke Pletcher (PA)

Stevan Micic is the top-ranked wrestler in the country at this weight class and the favorite, but I like Pletcher, who finished third at 106 last year, to pull off the minor upset.

126: Ryan Millhoff (GA)

Should come down to Millhoff and Tommy Thorn (Mn). Millhof won the 133-pound title last year and I like him to win his second title up a weight class.

132: Sam Krivus (PA)

Hidlay will place in the top eight, but I like Krivus, a Super 32 champ at 120 last season, to earn his second title.

138: Jason Nolf (PA)

The Kittanning star and Penn State recruit will improve upon his third-place finish last season with his first Super 32 title.

145: Solomon Chishko (PA)

Chishko lost in last years final to Grant Leeth of Missouri by injury default. Chishko is healthy and should win it all in 2013. Watch out for Logan Massa (MI). He could be the dark horse at this weight class.

152: Fox Baldwin (FL)

Baldwin, a third-place finisher a year ago, is the favorite in what could be argued is the weakest weight class in the event.

160: Garrett Peppelman (PA)

This weight class will be a battle between Peppelman and Jonathan Schleifer (NJ). Peppelman was sixth last year, while Schleifer placed third. Since I am obviously biased toward Pennsylvania, I’ll pick Peppelman.

170: Chance Marsteller (PA)

No need to say anything else. The No. 1 ranked wrestler in the class of 2014 wins his second Super 32 crown.

182: Lance Dix0n (OK)

Dixon, ranked No. 46 in the class of 2013-14 by Intermat, should prevail in the most wide-open class in the tournament.

195: Nathan Rose (MN)

Rose is a two-time state champ, who won the Preseason Nationals title last year, and was champion at both the NHSCA freshman and sophomore nationals.

220: Jordan Wood (PA)

Wood made quite a splash during his freshman season, placing fourth at the Super 32 and second in the Keystone State. Wood and Christian Jenco (NJ) should meet for the title if the brackets separate them.

285: Thomas Haines (PA)

Haines is more than thankful that Kyle Snyder decided to forgo his senior year of high school and train at the U.S Olympic Center in Colorado. The senior, ranked No. 9 overall in the class of 2014, won the Super 32 as a sophomore and came in second to Snyder as a junior. Despite being up a weight, Haines should win title number two.

Let me hear your comments below. Tell me if you agree with my picks or think I’m way off base. Let yourself be heard and predict the Super 32 winners.

Category: High School Wrestling

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  1. Chuck says:

    Brian,

    Thank you for The Wrestling Updates. I was just searching for this information about the Super 32 and now you saved me the time.

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