The college wrestling season kicks off this weekend with the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic in Fairfax, Virginia. But before some of the NCAA’s brightest stars take the stage on Saturday, some of the future standouts in the sport will compete in the inaugural Wrestlers in Business Network (WIBN) Middle School All-Star Meet on Friday at 7 p.m at the George Mason University Field House.
Among the 34 highly accomplished youth wrestlers selected for the event are a pair of New Yorkers – Stevo Poulin and Adam Busiello. [Wrestlers from nine states are slated to participate].
Poulin, who has won events all over the country, including the Ohio Tournament of Champions and the Gene Mills Eastern Nationals, will take on Maryland state champion Meyer Shapiro at 65 pounds.
Meanwhile, Busiello, who earned his second consecutive Super 32 Middle School crown last weekend, will square off with two-time Pennsylvania titlewinner Cameron DeLucia at 90 pounds. Busiello will join the varsity squad at Eastport South Manor High School this fall as a seventh grader.
The main event, featuring numerous college stars, will begin on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. New York will be represented at 125 pounds by Cornell All-American Nahshon Garrett, who will battle Oklahoma’s Jarrod Patterson.
Nasir Wilkinson (Maryland) vs. Joe Couch (Maryland)
Stevo Poulin (New York) vs. Meyer Shapiro (Maryland)
Malik Heinselman (Colorado) vs. Corbin Hopkins (Pennsylvania)
Kurt McHenry (Virginia) vs. Colt Newton (Oklahoma)
Carson Manville (Virginia) vs. Sammy Hilligas (Pennsylvania)
Cameron DeLucia (Pennsylvania) vs. Adam Busiello (New York)
Gavin Teasdale (Pennsylvania) vs. Colton Yapoujian (Colorado)
Joshua Humphreys (West Virginia) vs. Cade Olivas (California)
Patrick McCormick (Virginia) vs. Levi Engleman (Virginia)
Brian Stuart (Maryland) vs. Theorius Robinson (Colorado)
Collin Gerardi (Virginia) vs. Mark Salvatore (Pennsylvania)
Grant Gorvette (Virginia) vs. Luke Grubbs (Virginia)
Malcolm Robinson (Virginia) vs. Aaron Brooks (Maryland)
Caden Mareno (Pennsylvania) vs. Marshall Keller (Virginia)
George Worthy (New Jersey) vs. Jack Parr (Maryland)
Imran Heard (Maryland) vs. Cameron Pine (West Virginia)
Justin Henry (Maryland) vs. Earnest Holland (Pennsylvania)
College All-Star Matches (Saturday)
125: Jarrod Patterson (Oklahoma) vs. Nahshon Garrett (Cornell)
133: A.J. Schopp (Edinboro) vs. Mason Beckman (Lehigh)
141: Devin Carter (Virginia Tech) v. Tony Ramos (Iowa)
149: Kendric Maple (Oklahoma) v. Logan Stieber (Ohio State)
157: Joey Napoli (Lehigh) vs. Nestor Taffur (Boston)
165: David Taylor (Penn State) v. Michael Moreno (Iowa State)
174: Andrew Howe (Oklahoma) v. Matt Brown (Penn State)
184: Jimmy Sheptock (Maryland) vs. Jake Swartz (Boise State)
197: Taylor Meeks (Oregon State) v. Scott Schiller (Minnesota)
285: Mike McMullan (Northwestern) v. Tony Nelson (Minnesota)
Isn’t St John out and Lehigh’s Joey Napoli taking his place?