If you don’t frequent Team USA Wrestling’s YouTube channel you have been missing out. Last week, some of the country’s finest wrestlers all traveled to Fargo, North Dakota to take part in the High School National tournament, and USA Wrestling got the matches posted to watch (for free).

If you were looking at the Fargo brackets last week and you did a double take, and then proceeded to say, “Huh?”, you’re not alone. This is what I did when noticing that Marcus Harrington would be wrestling up at 220, after winning an Iowa state title at 195 (he is supposed to be Kyven’s heir at 197). Harrington responded by smashing any doubts I may have had, especially by coming down on one of the the highly touted Dixon triplets 7-2. Dixon is headed to Oklahoma, and I am not sure which Dixon he will be facing over the years, but he sent a clear message. Look out.

Post victory, Harrington had some good things to say about ISU:

Logan Breitenbach 160 Quafterfinal:

Well what did you think? Did that make you angry as your recruit just about pulled it out in the end, but didn’t? Well how about some vengeance in the 5th place match:

Feels so goooood.

I show these next two matches not to put down Iowa State fans, but to show you why the Cyclones competing at 152 didn’t have as successful weekend, as they ran into future Big 12 foe Joe Smith (Oklahoma State head coach John Smith’s son).

Joe Smith vs. Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer (took 8th in freestyle):

Joe Smith vs. DiBlasi (who did not place):

Ending on a high note, how about watching Rodriguez-Spencer put Sir Romeo Howard (yeah that’s his name) to shame in Greco-Roman has he cruised to an easy title. Rodriguez-Spencer earned All-American honors in both styles, pretty successful no?


By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle

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