The Clash Preview

When: Friday & Saturday, January 2-3, 2015
Where: Rochester, MN –  University Center Rochester Field House (Rochester Community and Technical College
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The Clash is a national high school wrestling tournament held annually in Rochester, Minnesota. 32 of the best high school wrestling teams from around the country will gather at Rochester Community & Technical College on January 2nd & 3rd, 2015 for this unique two-day, dual-format wrestling tournament.

During the first day Qualification Tournament on Friday, teams will be seeded and placed into one of four standard 8-team brackets. Two of these brackets will compete in a morning session consisting of matches at 9am, 11am, and 1pm. The other two brackets will compete at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm. The three matches will determine each team’s placing in the second day’s round-robin championship brackets.

During the second day Championship Tournament, each of the 4 teams that win their qualifying tournament will be placed together in a round-robin Division 1 group to determine positions 1 through 4 in the tournament. The four runner-up teams from the qualification tournament will be placed together in the Division 2 group to determine positions 5-8 and so on. Groups 5-8 will wrestling Saturday morning while brackets 1-4 will wrestle Saturday afternoon. Therefore, a team that wins its first match on Friday will wrestle Saturday afternoon.

There will be four teams in each of these eight second-day pools. The winner of each of these pools will receive a beautiful championship trophy. The second-place team in each of the pools will receive a runner-up trophy. There are no awards for the third and fourth place teams, even in the top pool.

I will be traveling to Rochester to cover the Iowa action. Make sure you follow us on twitter at @hagertony and @IAwrestle.

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The Clash XIII Preview: 32 Teams 

Bracket A – Teams wrestle Friday at 4pm

(1) No. 2 Oak Park River Forest, Ill. vs. (8) Pleasant Valley, Iowa
(4) Simley, Minn. vs. (5) Minneota, Minn.
(3) No. 48 Shakopee, Minn. vs. (6) Wasatch, Utah
(2) No. 41 Union, Iowa vs. (7) Kenyon-Wanamingo, Minn.

Bracket B – Teams wrestle Friday at 9am

(1) No. 12 St. Peter’s Prep, Minn. vs. (8) Parkston, S.D.
(4) No. 42 Marist, Ill. vs. (5) Vacaville, Calif.
(3) Carl Sandburg, Ill. vs. (6) Grand Island, Neb.
(2) No. 26 St. Michael-Albertville, Minn. vs. (7) Totino-Grace, Minn.

Bracket C – Teams wrestle Friday at 4pm

(1) No. 16 Apple Valley, Minn. vs. (8) Fox Lake Grant, Ill.
(4) Glenbard North, Ill. vs. (5) Prior Lake, Minn.
(3) Mediapolis, Iowa vs. (6) Jefferson, Ga.
(2) No. 25 Bound Brook, N.J. vs. (7) Jackson County Central, Minn.

Bracket D – Teams wrestle Friday at 9am

(1) No. 17 Marmion Academy, Ill. vs. (8) LCWM, Minn.
(4) Hastings, Minn. vs. (5) Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Iowa
(3) Hononegah, Ill. vs. (6) Anoka, Minn.
(2) No. 24 Bettendorf, Iowa vs. (7) Adrian, Minn.


 Who do you need to keep your eye on??

Intermat National Rankings – 12-24-14
Weight Name School State Grade
14 Kirk Johansen Glenbard Noth IL Senior
16 Anthony Madrigal Oak Park River Forest IL Freshman
4 Jason Renteria Oak Park River Forest IL Sophomore
5 Austin Gomez Glenbard North IL Sophomore
19 Alec Kelly St. Peter’s Prep NJ Junior
16 Alex Madrigal Oak Park River Forest IL Senior
2 Mitchell McKee St. Michael-Albertville MN Junior
20 Alex Lloyd Shakopee MN Freshman
2 Fredy Stroker Bettendorf IA Senior
3 Max Thomsen Union IA Senior
4 Larry Early Oak Park River Forest IL Senior
1 Isaiah White Oak Park River Forest IL Junior
10 Dayton Racer Bettendorf IA Senior
17 Matthew Rundell Oak Park River Forest IL Senior
1 Mark Hall Apple Valley MN Junior
6 Kamal Bey Oak Park River Forest IL Junior
8 Josh Ugalde Bound Brook NJ Senior
10 Jacob Holschlag Union IA Senior
17 Luke Norland Jackson County Central MN Senior
4 Keegan Moore Jackson County Central MN Junior
8 Nathan Traxler Marmion Academy IL Junior
16 Tyler DeMoss Hononegah IL Senior
1 Lance Benick Totino Grace MN Senior
2 Bobby Steveson Apple Valley MN Senior
12 Steven Holloway Mediapolis IA Senior
12 Christian Colucci St. Peter’s Prep NJ Senior
14 Lucas Warren Marmion Academy IL Junior
19 Gable Steveson Apple Valley MN Freshman
9 Brady Reiff Parkston SD Senior Not Wrestling
15 Alex Hart Prior Lake MN Senior

Iowa Individual Ranked Wrestlers at The Clash

6 John Hellman (Jr.) Union
1 Jack Wagner (Jr) Bettendorf
4 Brenden Baker (Jr) CR Jefferson
4 Derek Holschlag (So.) Union
8 Matt Robertson (Fr) Pleasant Valley
1 Jacob Schwarm (Sr) Bettendorf10 Joseph Sibomanam (Jr) CR Jefferson
3 Shea Swafford (Jr.) Mediapolis
3 Jackson Gallagher (Jr) Bettendorf
4 Darien Collins (Jr) Pleasant Valley (#4 in previous rankings left out due to inactivity)
1 Paul Glynn (Sr) Bettendorf
5 Kyle Briggs (Jr) CR Jefferson
6 Cody McNeil (Sr.) Mediapolis
2 Mason Buster (Jr.) Mediapolis
6 Spencer Nevills (Jr) Pleasant Valley
9 Colton Dietrich (Sr.) Union
1 Max Thomsen (Sr.) Union
1 Fredy Stroker (Sr) Bettendorf
4 Christian Foote (Jr) Pleasant Valley
2 Cole Erickson (Sr.) Mediapolis
3 Jacob Woodard (Sr) Bettendorf
4 Briar Dittmer (Sr) SE Polk
6 Tavian Rashed (So) CR Jefferson
1 Dayton Racer (Sr) Bettendorf
3 Trevor McLaughlin (Sr.) Union
2 Brad Conley (Sr.) Mediapolis
10 Luke Sedlacek (Sr) CR Jefferson
1 Jacob Holschlag (Sr.) Union
9 Luke Erickson (Jr.) Mediapolis
2 David Carr (Jr) Pleasant Valley
4 Kelly May (Sr) CR Jefferson
1 Steven Holloway (Sr.) Mediapolis
9 Tanner Shirk (Sr) Union
10 Chance Cary (Jr) Pleasant Valley

10 Jace Hadachek (Sr) Union
4 Dalton Kuehl (Sr) CR Jefferson