Blair Wrestling Makes History with 40th National Prep Championship
Rhett Moroses
National Prep Championships

On February 24, Blair wrestling won its 40th national prep title during the annual national prep tournament held at Lehigh University. The Buccaneer team scored 354 points and was followed by Wyoming Seminary, which placed second with 325 points. Blair tied the all-time record for the number of individual champions at national preps with a remarkable nine champions, including four seniors, three juniors, one sophomore and one freshman.

In addition, two sophomores placed second in their weight categories and one freshman placed third. The Bucs’ final placements are as follows:

106 lbs: Danny Wask ’22, 1st 
113 lbs: Ryan Miller ’20, 1st 
120 lbs: Trevor Mastrogiovanni ’20, 1st
126 lbs: Michael Colaiocco ’19, 1st 
132 lbs: Shayne Van Ness ’21, 2nd
138 lbs: Travis Mastrogiovanni ’21, 1st
152 lbs: Nick Incontrera ’19, 1st
160 lbs: Dominic Mata ’20, 1st
170 lbs: Julian Ramirez ’19, 1st
182 lbs: Peyton Craft ’21, 2nd 
195 lbs: Rylan Rogers ’22, 3rd
220 lbs: Owen Trephan ’19, 1st  

This marks the 40th title for Blair in the last 45 years, making this championship a milestone for the wrestling program. Head coach Brian Antonelli ’93 expressed pride in the team, noting that the entire coaching staff was excited for the Blair wrestlers. “Wrestling one of the toughest schedules in the country and going through it undefeated is a huge accomplishment for our guys,” Coach Antonelli said. “Blair wrestlers competed hard, and they represented the School with class the entire season. We are thankful for the support we received throughout, and we are proud of concluding the high school season with a national championship.

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