BATTLE FOR THE BELT - NOVEMBER 1-2, 2014
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES (all times listed are Eastern):
- Thursday, August 14, 6:00 pm: High School Early Entry (for those who meet established criteria)
- Sunday, August 24, 12:00 noon: Middle School Division
- Sunday, August 24, 12:00 noon: Elementary Division
- Sunday, September 21, 12:00 noon: High School Regular Registration
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The final 2013-14 InterMat rankings featured 88 wrestlers that competed in the 2013 Super 32 Challenge. This includes four wrestlers that ended the season ranked first in the country - Super 32 Challenge champions Yianni Diakomihalis (Hilton, N.Y.), Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional, Pa.), and Chance Marsteller (Kennard Dale, Pa.); as well as Nick Piccinnini (Ward Melville, N.Y.), who placed fourth in the tournament.
Also of interest is that Marsteller was named both the InterMat Wrestler of the Year and the recipient of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award. In addition, over 260 participants from the 2013 Super 32 won a state title, New England Regional title, or National Prep championship at season's end.
At the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City, seven of the finalists were wrestlers that competed in the Super 32 Challenge during their high school career. This includes three-time national champion Ed Ruth (Penn State), two-time national champion and two-time Hodge Trophy recipient David Taylor (Penn State), along with fellow national champions Tony Ramos (Iowa), Jason Tsirtsis (Northwestern), and Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State). Runners-up this past year were Devin Carter< (Virginia Tech) and Josh Kindig (Oklahoma State). Of the 330 wrestlers to qualify for the tournament, over one-quarter were past Super 32 Challenge participants, with 23 of those earning All-American honors.