NHSCA
SENIOR NATIONALS
FINAL RESULTS
                           CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL RESULTS
                              
103- Brennan Lyon (Michigan) dec. Brian Hauser (Ohio), 10-8
112- Estevan Cabanas (California) dec. Madison Gambrell (California), 5-2
119- Sean Boyle (New Jersey) dec.Tyler Cox (Wyoming), 9-2
125- Michael Garafalo (Virginia) dec.Cashe Quiroga (Indiana), 16-10
130- Dale Shull (Colorado) dec. Jeremy Goree (Oklahoma), 8-5
135- CJ Napier (Kansas) dec. Ian Paddock (New York), 7-3 OT.
140- Kyle Dake (New York) dec. Max Ortega (New Mexico), 5-2
145- Joey Napoli (Pennsylvania) dec. Zach Clemente (New York), 7-5
152- Cody Compton (Missouri) dec. John Greisheimer (New York), 10-3
160- Daniel Yates (Michigan) dec. John Nicholson (Iowa), 5-1
171- Ed Ruth (New Jersey) dec. Ethen Lofthouse (Utah), 9-3
189- Derrrick Borlie (Virginia) pinned Kevin Barrett (Nebraska), 2:52
215- Tony Nelson (Minnesota) pinned Grant Haschak (Washington), :30
285- Eloheim Palma (North Carolina) dec. Michael McClure (Michigan), 3-2

Mat Notes...
   There were 754 entries at the 20th annual NHSCA Senior National Championships with 47 states represented, the only states not entered were Arkansas, Hawaii and Mississippi. Rounding out the top five teams after California and New York, was Michigan (170) who finished third, Pennsylvania (162.5) and defending team champion New Jersey with 161 points. Virginia had 53 entrants, California and New Jersey had 45, followed by New York with 40 wrestlers in the tournament. The Empire State finished with nine All-Americans, including national champion
Kyle Dake who won the 140-pound title in a weight class with 66 entries and had a trio of runners-up, Ian Paddock (135), Zach Clemente (145) and John Greisheimer at 152. Earning All-American honors were Sean Walton (8th at 125), Mike Nevinger (4th at 140), Brian Herold (7th at 145), Ryan LeBlanc (5th at 160) and Ken Altarac (8th at 285). Ian Paddock dropped a heart breaking defeat to CJ Napier (142-9) of Kansas, as Napier scored with a hip toss four-point takedown in overtime to defeat Paddock, 7-3, and was voted the tournament's outstanding wrestler. Zach Clemente opened the scoring with a single leg takedown, but Joey Napoli (162-26) of Pennsylvania, rallied with a fireman's carry and edged Clemente, 7-5, for the 145-pound crown. John Greisheimer finished as a two-time national finalist, as he was defeated, 10-3, by tough Cody Compton (162-7) of Missouri. The fastest fall in the finals was recorded by Minnesota's Tony Nelson (141-18) as he clamped on a tight cross-face cradle and stunned Grant Haschak (Washington) at 215 pounds. In the medal round, MacArthur's Brian Herold (111-24) had a wild match as he caught Matt Melendrez (CA) in an overhead cradle, only to get reversed to his back, and then hit a granby roll and emerged with an exciting 13-12 victory and finished 7th at 145 pounds. New York State has crowned 17 national champions and has 114 All-Americans over the past 20 years. Special thanks to Bob & Jeanne Ferraro, along with the entire NHSCA staff for a smoothly ran tournament...

Jeff Reese Memorial OSW Awar
d:
  CJ Napier ( Kansas) - 135

Most Falls:
Mike Grillakis ( New Hampshire) - 215; 4 falls in 6:26

Team Scores:

1.California (186.5)
2.New York (177.5)
3.Michigan (170)
4.Pennsylvania (162.5)
5.New Jersey (161)
6.Kansas (143)
6.Ohio (143)
8.Virginia (127)
9. Missouri (116.5)
10.Minnesota (116)
                                  2009 NHSCA CHAMPIONSHIPS

     California rallied their squad through the consolation rounds to narrowly pass New York and capture the 20th NHSCA Senior National Championships at the Virginia Convention Center in Virginia Beach. California tallied 186.5 points, as New York finished with 177.5. New York had sent four into the finals with 140-pounder Kyle Dake (224-14) emerging as their only champion winning 5-2 in the finals. Dake opened the scoring with a quick snap spin takedown to defeat five-time New Mexico state champion Max Ortega to claim his third individual national crown. The other finalists for the New York contingent included Ian Paddock (268-7) at 135, Zach Clemente (209-25) at 145, and John Greisheimer (189-15) at 152 pounds.
National HS Senior All-Americans
OSW - C.J. Napier
Most Pins - Mike Grillakis
HS National Champions - Team California