National Prep Wrestling Championships History

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In 2019 Blair Academy won its 40th team title- the most in tournament history.

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Tatnall (DE) Wrestler Jim Krapf was the first four-time national Prep Champion, Winning titles from 1966-1669

Special Thanks to Larry Sheridan, son of William (Lehigh Coach & National Prep Tournament Founder), who has maintained copies of all tournament brackets back to 1935.


All records compiled and updated regularly by Bill X. Barron (Cardigan Mt. 1980-98, Hyde-ME 1998-2008) – e-mail any additions / corrections / suggestions to bxb4barron@gmail.com. In certain years, the brackets did not identify consolation place-winners; please help fill in the missing information!


Not all first names were listed on many early brackets; as much as possible, they have been filled in by viewing adjacent years and newspaper articles. If you would still like your own copy of a bracket or news article, email Bill and he will send it to you directly. Bill welcomes any correspondence, especially anecdotes from past wrestlers and coaches, as a written history of the National Preps is in the making. PDF files of the history of the National Prep Championships are at the bottom of the page.

National Prep Wrestling Championships History: By the numbers

Most Team Titles

 40

17

11
7

7
5


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1

Blair Academy (NJ)
Hill  School(PA)
Mt. St. Joseph’s (MD)
DeMatha (MD)

Wyoming Seminary

Mercersburg Academy (PA), Milton Hershey (PA) 

Bullis School (MD), Franklin and Marshall (PA), St. Benedict's (NJ)
Baylor (TN), Bishop Egan (PA), Blue Ridge (VA), Bryn Athyn (PA), Haverford (PA), Newton H.S. (NJ)

Four-Time National Prep Champions

Jim Krapf

Todd Beckerman

John Giacche

Cory Cooperman

Steve Mocco

Rudy Rueda

Travis Blasco

Chris Villalonga

Evan Silver

Mark Grey

Jack Mueller

Beau Bartlett

Tatnall (DE)
DeMatha (MD)
Blair (NJ)
Blair (NJ)
St. Benedict’s (NJ)
DeMatha (MD)
Blair (NJ)
Blair (NJ)
Blair (NJ)
Blair (NJ)
Trinity Christian (TX)/ Wyoming Seminary (PA)
Wyoming Seminary (PA)

1966-1969
1993-1996
1995-1998
1998-2001
1998-2001
2001-2004
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2007-2010
2008-2011
2009-2012
2013-2016
2017-2020

Three-Time National Prep Champions

Andrew Kaul
Bill “Danny” Dyer
Hiram Mersereau
Robert Chappell
Mark Lieberman
Jim Reilly
Lenny Bernstein
Jim Miller
Mark Mangrum
Sean Gray
Quinn Foster
Chris Rodrigues
Kurt Backes
Max Meltzer
Robbie Preston
Hudson Taylor
Ben Ashmore
Eric Medina
Max Shanaman
Dan White
Mario Mason
Austin Ormsbee
Todd Preston
Brooks Black
Joseph McKenna
Kyle Snyder
Matthew Kolodzik
Myles Martin
Michael Beard
Andrew Merola
Trevor Mastrogiovanni
Nicholas Feldman
Danny Wask

Hill School
Hill School
Hill School
Hill School
Blair Academy 
Germantown Academy
Bullis School
Archbishop Wood 
Bishop Ireton 
Blair Academy 
Paul XI Catholic /Blair Academy
Walker 
Blair Academy 
Bullis/Blair Academy
Blair Academy 
Blair Academy 
Bishop Lynch 
Blair Academy 
Blair Academy 
Peddie 
Blair Academy 
Blair Academy 
Blair Academy 
Blair Academy 
Blair Academy 
Good Counsel 
Blair Academy 
McDonogh 
Malvern Prep 
Blair Academy 
Blair Academy 
Malvern Prep 
Blair Academy 

1949-1951
1956-1958
1956-1958
1957-1959
1972-1974
1977-1978
1982-1984
1982-1984
1984-1986
1994-1995, 1997
1995-1997
1998-2000
2000-2002
2000-2002
2001-2003
2003-2005
2004-2006
2004-05, 2007
2005-2007
2005-2007
2006-2008
2008-2010
2010-2012
2011-2013
2011-2013
2011-2013
2013-2015
2013-2015
2016-2018
2016-2018
2017-2019
2020-2022
2019-2022

Five-Time National Prep All-Americans

Scott Hill ‘88
Ty Willman ‘95
Nate Wachter
David Hoffman ‘01
Michael Bressler ‘07
Nicky Gordon ‘09

Bishop O’Connell (VA)/Blair Academy (NJ)
Hill (PA)
Germantown Academy (PA)
Hill (PA)
Grace Brethren (MD)/Progressive Christian (MD)
Wyoming Seminary (PA)

1985-1989 (4-4-2-3-1)
1991-1995 (8-2-4-1-1)
1995-1999 (3-2-6-1-1)
1997-2001 (7-2-1-3-1)
2003-2007 (4-3-4-2-4)
2005-2009 (6-3-2-2-2)

Four-Time National Prep All-Americans

Randy Weinberg '70
Ken Miller '85
Kurt Tamai ‘86
Noel Clavel ‘87
Kevin McCarthy ‘92
Chris Arcuri ‘94
Preston Berry ’00
Reed Carpenter ’01
Bruce Dulski ’04
Josh Wildes ‘04
Victor Mocco '06
Mike Powers ‘06
Sean Bilodeau ‘07
Mario Mason ‘08
John Regan ‘08
Joe McMullan ‘09
Shane Milam ’09
Troy Silver ‘10
Bobby Burg '11
Ryan Ponte ‘11
Pete Galli ‘12
Jeff Ott ‘12
Alfred Bannister ‘14
Jack Mutchnik ‘14
Matthew Lattanze ‘16
Nick Lattanze ‘16
Joey Prata ‘16
Will Verallis '16
Philip Conigliaro '18
King Sandoval '18
Justin Henry '19
Connor Alexander '19
Chris Barnabee ’20
Chris Perry '21
Danny Wask '22

Baylor (TN)
Archbishop Curley (MD)
DeMatha (MD)
Blair (NJ)
Cardinal O’Hara (PA)
Haverford (PA)
Mercersburg (PA)
Bishop O’Connell
Mt. St. Joe’s
Pomfret (CT)
Exeter (NH)/Blair Academy (NJ)
Loomis ’06 (CT)
Fay ’04 (MA)/Brooks (MA)
Blair (NJ)
Kiski (PA)
Wyoming Seminary (PA)
McDonogh (MD)
Bishop Lynch (TX)
Woodberry Forest (VA)/Mercersburg Academy (PA)
Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA)
Saint Paul’s (MD)
Belmont Hill (MA)
Bishop McNamara (MD)
St. Paul’s Boys (MD)
Malvern Prep (PA)
Malvern Prep (PA)
St. Christopher’s (VA)
Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA)/Wyoming Seminary (PA)
Belmont Hill (MA)
St. Mary’s Ryken (MD)
Mt. St. Joseph (MD)
St. Christopher's (VA)
Mt. St. Joseph (MD)
Brunswick
Blair (NJ)

1967-1970 (2-3-1-2)
1982-1985 (4-1-2-1)
1983-1986 (3-6-1-1)
1984-1987 (4-4-2-2)
1989-1992 (6-2-1-2)
1989, 1992-1994 (2-3-2-1)
1997-2000 (6-3-3-1)
1998-2001 (4-5-2-5)
2001-2004 (6-4-8-5)
2001-2004 (8-4-7-8)
2003- 2006 (6-6-2-3)
2003, 2004-2006 (3-2-6-3)
2004- 2007 (2-3-3-1)
2005-2008 (3-1-1-1)
2005-2008 (6-5-3-3)
2006-2009 (3-2-1-1)
2006-2009 (6-4-4-2)
2007-2010 (7-7-4-6)
2008-2011 (6-2-2-1)
2008-2011 (4-3-4-5)
2009-2012 (4-5-2-3)
2009-2012 (8-1-3-2)
2011-2014 (7-2-1-1)
2011-2014 (4-5-1-1)
2013-2016 (4-5-7-3)
2013-2016 (8-4-4-3)
2013-2016 (5-1-1-2)
2013-2016 (4-2-5-6)
2015-2018 (4-7-1-6)
2015-2018 (5-3-2-3)
2016-2019 (6-6-8-3)
2016-2019 (5-7-7-2)
2017-2020 (2-3-3-3)
2018-2021 (7-5-5-3)
2019-2022 (1-6-1-1)

NCAA Champions from National Prep Programs*

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Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel) won three National Prep titles (2011-2013) before winning three NCAA Championships for Ohio State (2016-2018). He is also an Olympic Gold Medalist (2016) and two-time Senior World Champion.

Blair Academy- NJ (17)
Ed Ruth (Penn State) 3X Champion
Mark Lieberman (Lehigh) 2X Champion
Pat Santoro (Pittsburgh) 2x Champion
Steve Mocco (Oklahoma State/Iowa) 2X Champion
Mark Perry (Iowa) 2X Champion
Kellen Russell (Michigan) 2X Champion
Mike Lieberman (Lehigh)
Kelly Ward (Iowa State) 
Rico Chiapparelli (Iowa) 
Zack Esposito (Oklahoma State) 

McDonogh- MD (1)
Myles Martin (Ohio State) 

Our Lady of Good Counsel- MD (3)
Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) 3X Champion

St. Benedict's Prep- NJ (3)

Mike Caruso (Lehigh) 3X Champion

 

Hill School- PA (2)

Hud Sampson (Penn State) 

Andy Fitch (Yale) 

Academy of the New Church- PA (1)

Kirk Pendleton (Lehigh)  

St. Andrews- TN (1)

Bill Harlow (Oklahoma State) 

 

* Please help us complete this list. If you know of former National Prep champions who went on to win an NCAA title, please click here to email the information to the webmaster. Please include the wrestler's name, their National Prep school and NCAA school.