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The state of North Carolina currently remains in Phase 2 of the Safer at Home reopening plan. Last week, Governor Cooper extended the Phase 2 order until at least September 11.
We are still planning to hold the Super 32 on October 24-25. This is, however, dependent on North Carolina moving out of Phase 2 as well as lifting restrictions on indoor gatherings when the state government makes their next decision on September 11.
Based on this timeline, we anticipate being able to make an official announcement regarding the status of this year’s event by the weekend of September 12-13.
If restrictions are lifted and we are able to hold the Super 32, Early Registration (all divisions) will open on September 26 and regular registration (all divisions) will open on October 3. Please also note that there will be NO PETITIONS this year.
We are still working out details regarding registration, as well as potential Early Entry Tournaments, and that information will be posted as soon as finalized. We do anticipate having several Early Entry Tournaments, but tournament directors are still trying to secure available venues and ensure that proper protocols are followed regarding COVID-19.
We appreciate your patience during these uncertain times. We realize that many of you have questions as you try to plan your schedule, but please understand that due to these fluid circumstances, we simply do not have further answers at this time.
The final 2018-19 InterMat rankings featured 115 wrestlers that competed in the 2018 Super 32 Challenge. This includes six wrestlers that ended the season ranked first in the country: Richard Figueroa (Selma, Calif.), Lucas Byrd (Cincinnati LaSalle, Ohio), Ryan Anderson (Bethlehem Catholic, Pa.), Alex Facundo (Davison, Mich.), Jacob Cardenas (Bergen Catholic, N.J.), and Braxton Amos (Parkersburg South, W.Va.); it was a repeat title for Amos, wile Byrd, Anderson, and Cardenas have matriculated on to college. In addition, 350 participants from the 2018 Super 32 high school tournament won a state title, New England Regional title, or National Prep championship at season’s end.
At the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh, fourteen of the finalists were wrestlers that competed in the Super 32 Challenge during their high school career; eight of them won titles. This includes three-time NCAA champion Jason Nolf (Penn State) as well as two-time champions Spencer Lee (Iowa), Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell), and Zahid Valencia (Arizona State); additional NCAA champions included Nick Suriano (Rutgers), Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers), Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech), Anthony Cassar (Penn State)
Those finishing second included Jack Mueller (Virginia), Daton Fix (Oklahoma State), Tyler Berger (Nebraska), Mark Hall (Penn State), Kollin Moore (Ohio State), and Derek White (Oklahoma State). Fix also was a Senior World Team qualifier, while Hall is now a three-time NCAA finalist. Of the 330 wrestlers to qualify for the tournament, 194 were past Super 32 Challenge participants with 53 of those earning All-American honors.
2019 SHORT TIME PODCAST: Looking back at 20 years of the Super 32
We’ll be announcing our Most Outstanding Wrestlers (for each division) this afternoon. Who do you think they will be?