The Nation’s Top Talent A Big Hurdle For Perennial Ironman Powerhouses

For the first time in the Ironman’s 28 years the top step of the podium was left vacant by a wrestler from either Blair Academy, St. Edward, or St. Paris Graham as each school failed to produce a champion. Another first occurred when Blair Academy won its 17th team title and became the first Team [...]

By | December 13th, 2022|Ironman Tournament News|0 Comments

Eight Returning Ironman Champions: Will They Repeat?

Eight wrestlers will be seeking to repeat their 2021 Ironman titles.  Last year’s weight class and this year’s projected weight class are listed along with their opposition as ranked by Flo Sports. 113-Beric Jordan (JR), Stillwater, OK (106-2021, 113-2022) Ranked #5 #1 Bo Bassett (FR), Bishop McCort, PA.  #4 Hunter Taylor (JR), Liberty, MO. #8 [...]

By | December 4th, 2022|Ironman Tournament News|0 Comments

2022 Ironman Wrestling Classes

The Ironman Will Use Ohio High School Wrestling Weight Classes. These are as follows: 106-113-120-126-132-138-144 150-157-165-175-190-215-285

By | November 25th, 2022|Ironman Tournament News|0 Comments

Blair Academy Seeking 17th Title: Coach Gitomer Has Unique Resume

Blair Academy coach Ross Gitomer (below), former Ironman placer (2003, 2004) and now in his second year as coach of the defending Ironman team champions, is planning to lead the Buccaneer’s to their 17th team title. The nation’s #1 ranked team has appeared in 26 of the 27 tournaments since 1994. “It was special to [...]

By | November 22nd, 2022|Ironman Tournament News|0 Comments

Bishop McCort’s “Mod Squad” Invades Ironman

The Crushers from Bishop McCort (Johnstown, PA) enters the Ironman for the first time and will bring perhaps the youngest team in the tournament. But don’t be fooled by their age. Their youth movement is as promising as we have seen. “We are excited to come to the number one in season tournament in the [...]

By | November 19th, 2022|Ironman Tournament News|0 Comments

Rhode Island’s Ponaganset and Scituate Dialed in to Ironman XXVIII

Ponaganset is one of two schools from the Ocean State to enter the 2022 Ironman. Coach Steven Mineo is looking forward to the tournament. “We entered the Ironman to help raise the ceiling of the wrestling potential in New England by challenging ourselves to travel and compete against the best competition in the Country. The [...]

By | November 19th, 2022|Ironman Tournament News|0 Comments

The Hoosier State Bringing Their Best Talent.

When the Indiana High School Athletic Association changed their travel rules for out of state competition, Ironman Tournament Team Director Corey Haddad went to work to bring the best talent the Hoosier state has to offer to the 2022 Ironman. Crown Point, who will be ranked as a top ten team this year, won the [...]

By | November 19th, 2022|Ironman Tournament News|0 Comments

Connecticut powerhouse enters Ironman for the first time

Green Farms Academy located in Westport, Connecticut, brings a taste of New England wrestling to the Ironman for the first time. The sport of wrestling has given a lot to Greens Farms Academy’s Jack Conroy ’06. He has coached the Dragons into a nationally respected program that has risen to the ranks of a multi-time [...]

By | November 13th, 2022|Ironman Tournament News|0 Comments

Wrestling is growing exponentially in IDAHO

Schools from the Gem state have only placed three wrestlers in the Ironman since Meridian’s Tanner Hall won the 215-pound championship in 2010. It appears four schools are intent on changing that for this year. Wrestling is growing exponentially in Idaho. The reasons are plenty. As Ironman Ambassador Al Fontes writes in his Tier 1 Idaho [...]

By | November 8th, 2022|Ironman Tournament News|0 Comments

New Award for the 2022 Ironman!

The “John Mascio Ultimate Warrior Award” is a new, unique award that will be presented to the unseeded wrestler who places highest in the tournament among all weight classes. It is an entirely objective award and recognizes an outstanding effort by a wrestler who doesn’t stand at the top of a podium. If necessary, the [...]

By | November 4th, 2022|Ironman Tournament News|0 Comments