2012 High School Wrestling
National Team Rankings
January 11th, 2011
The era of Apple Valley as the #1 ranked high school wrestling team in the nation has ended. For the first time in 3 years, 2012 will have a new high school wrestling team crowned National Champions. The remaining field of contenders will now battle it out for a chance at a national team title. In the running for the #1 spot… is Blair Academy, St. Edward and St. Johns. Good luck and lets find out who’s #1.
2. St. Edward, OH - Looking very impressive, taking out nationally-ranked teams left and right. St. Ed’s won this year’s Clash by defeating Christiansburg, Clovis, Brandon & Apple Valley. Even after losing a close Individual Tournament to Blair Academy at the Walsh Ironman, they still make a strong case for the #1 team right now.
3. Apple Valley, MN - Came up just short against #2 St. Edward at the Clash. Valley lost 2 of the 3 overtime matches, which would cost them the match and a shot at the national championship. Look for them to bounce right back as contenders next season.
4. St. Johns, MI - They enter the spotlight these next couple weeks as they face nationally-ranked teams which gives them a shot to prove they belong at or near the top. St. Johns has the talent to make some noise.