On behalf of the Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament Committee, we want to inform you of our decision to cancel this year’s annual tournament, which would have been held on December 11th and 12th at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 

The current state of affairs with regard to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic has presented many health and safety hardships that in consultation with the Summit County (Ohio) Health Department make it inadvisable to hold the event without the risk of potential harm for our wrestlers, coaches, fans, and staff.

We will have the 2021 Ironman on Friday and Saturday, December 10th and 11th.

We are deeply sorry about not being able to execute our event and any unfulfilled expectations that this may cause. We trust that all involved understand our position and therefore hope to see you next year.

In the interim we offer our prayers and best wishes to all who have been affected by this pandemic. 

Congratulations Wyoming Seminary – 2019 Ironman Champions!

Wyoming Seminary 2019 Ironman Champions


Congratulations Blair Academy – 2019 Ironman 2nd Place

Blair Academy

Drew Munch, Wyoming Seminary
2019 Mendoza Award Winner

drew-munch-2020-medoza-winner

Lachlan McNeil, Wyoming Seminary
2019 Bill Barger Award Winner

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Congratulations to our 2019 Individual Champions

2019 Ironman 1st place winners

Front Row, L-R: Lachlan McNeil, 145, Wyoming Seminary; Drew Munch, 132, Wyoming Seminary; Dalton Haricins, 152, Malvern Prep; Jordan Titus, 120, Center Moriches; Nic Bouzakis, 126, Wyoming Seminary.

Top Row, L-R: Cole Deery, 285, Malvern Prep; Frankie Tal Shahar, 138, American Heritage; Tyler Stoltzfus, 170, St. Joseph Academy; Seth Shumate, 195, Dublin Coffman; Paddy Gallagher, 160, St. Edward; Braxton Amos, 220, Parkersburg South; Rylan Rogers, 182, Blair Academy; Marc Anthony McGowan, 106, Blair Academy; Gary Steen, 113, Reynolds.

The Ironman tournament showcases the best wrestlers in the country as well as the dominant teams that will play a role in winning the mythical National title.
Jeff Jordan, Head Coach, Graham HS (OH)
It’s the best tournament in country and very well run. I especially like the later start time on Friday so kids are rested after traveling and able to get the most out of them instead of being worn down from long travel.

I feel competing at the Iroman helps our team see the best competition in the country and gets them ready for making a run at the postseason. Also, it helps address what the younger guys need to be doing to be on that level.

Nathan Lautar, Head Coach, Malvern Prep (PA)
I love the individual nature of the Ironman. It is a great early season test for my guys and always lets them know how much more work they have to do.
Scott Green, Head Coach, Wyoming Seminary (PA)
We choose to come to the Ironman for the competition. It is one of the toughest and deepest tournaments in the country. We like the fact that the tournament is early in the season…it provides an early gage of how much grit your team has or does not have.
Brian Antonelli, Head Coach, Blair Academy (NJ)
Competing in the Walsh Jesuit Ironman gives our kids the opportunity to compete against the best kids from around the country. Wrestling such a high level of competition early in the season allows our coaching staff to evaluate areas of concentration to focus on for the remainder of the year.
Todd Haverdill, Head Coach, Brecksville High School (OH)
As the only Oklahoma team that routinely attends the Ironman every year, we feel the Ironman is second to none during the folkstyle season. It can be an eye-opening experience for a majority of our wrestlers. We have experienced, accomplished wrestlers in our program, so the Ironman acts as a great barometer in letting them know and us as coaches know how good we exactly are. As the saying goes, “Iron sharpens Iron” and facing the nation’s best will let you know just how strong your “Iron” really is. Win or lose, each wrestler and the coaches always come home with a better idea personally and collectively what it’s going to take to be champions. We believe attending the Ironman separates Broken Arrow from everyone else in the state.
Rodney Jones, Assistant Head Coach, Broken Arrow High School (OK)

Download the 2019 Walsh Jesuit Ironman Program.

This program contains all the information about the 2019 tournament as well as a comprehensive history of this nationally renowned wrestling tournament.

This program has all the record holders, team results and a yearly recap that goes from 1994 to 2015.

The 2019 Walsh Jesuit Ironman XXVI Tournament Media Guide and Record Book is a publication and property of Walsh Jesuit High School and its tournament Media Relations Director. The guide was compiled and edited by John Mascio, Ironman Media Relations Director, with assistance from Ironman Team Director Corey Haddad, Dave Ritterpusch (Author of “The Standard of Excellence”, a history of Blair Academy wrestling), Josh Lowe, Intermat high school editor, Brent Focht, Corey Haddad, Photographers Rob Preston , Tony Rotundo dba “Wrestlers are Warriors”. Cover Design by Richard Immel.

We’ll see you at Ironman XXVII, Dec. 11-12, 2020.