April 10th, 2013
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1. Nick Kee (Sr, Scotland Co., 3-1-1-1)
2. Parker Von Egidy (Sr, Piedmont, 6-1-1-1)
3. Cody Karns (Sr, Lake Norman, 4-3-2-1)
4. Kacee Hutchinson (Sr, Enka, SQ-4-1-1)
5. Rodney Shepard (Sr, Northern Durham, 5-2-1)
6. Michael Macchiavello (Sr, Sun Valley, 3-1)
7. Jake DeAngelo (Sr, Southern Alamance, 3-3-3-1)
8. Jeremy Ward (Sr, Parkland, 2-2)
9. Jorge Lima (Sr, West Wilkes, 3-1-1-1)
10. Michael Bedard (Sr, East Gaston, SQ-5-3-4)
Kee is another whose resume speaks for itself. Super 32 Runner-Up, Junior Nationals Runner-Up, Sophomore Nationals Champion, Freshman Nationals Third place finisher, two time state-champion...do I need to go on? Kee gets the nod over Von Egidy since he won their last head-to-head match-up.
Von Egidy's resume speaks for itself (7th at FloNationals, 6th at the Super 32, 2nd in Fargo Cadet Freestyle, Brockport NE Regional 1st Cadet & 2nd Juniors, undefeated at Waterway Duals) and most impressively his Senior National Championship.
Karns has steadily improved each year as has his state placement, finally got his state championship, and placed 4th at Senior Nationals.
Hutchinson who is a Senior All-American, was a Junior All-American, placed 7th at Freshmen Nationals, is a three-time state placer, four-time state qualifier, and two-time state champion checks in at three.
Shepard, his Fargo resume speaks for itself.
Macchiavello checks in at sixth in large part due to his placement at FloNationals this year nad last. Combine that with finishing 3rd at states this year with his only losses at his natural weight of 182 last season in North Carolina were to Parker Von Egidy, Cody Tysinger, and David Crouch by a combined 4 points and his state title this year.
DeAngelo has been a consistent performer his three years of high school so far. The only thing stopping him from being even higher on this list is the state championship that has so far alluded him.
Ward back-to-back years has been the second best wrestler in pretty solid weight classes. If he had managed to win either of those titles, he'd be higher.
Lima doesn't have the out of state resume of the others but as a three-time state champion he's hard to ignore.
Bedard is a three time state place-winner and a Senior All-American.
Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):
* Adrian Soto-Perez (Sr, Scotland, SQ-3-2-1)
* Tyler Ross (Sr, Jacksonville, 5-1-1)
* Nick Quillen (Sr, Rosewood, SQ-2-1-1)
* Colby Langford (Sr, North Henderson, 1-1-DNQ)
* Alexander Preudhomme (Sr, Bishop McGuiness, 4-1-2-2)
* Dylan Nelson (Sr, Piedmont, 5-1-3)
* Coburn Burroughs (Sr, TC Roberson, 5-3-5)
* Alex Guerva (Sr, Trinity, SQ-4-2-5)
* Josh Stephens (Sr, Chase, 6-5-3-1)
* Cody Walker (Sr, Cuthbertson, 3-1-1)
* Kyle Colburn (Sr, Croatan, 3-2-2)
* Tyler Myers (Sr, Trinity, 6-1-2-2)
* Jack Twomey-Kozak (Sr, Orange, SQ-3-2)
* Skyler Hicks (Sr, Wheatmore, SQ-3-3)