THE FINAL QUALIFERS BEFORE STATES WILL BE SATURDAY MAY 18th AT BIG SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL AND SUNDAY MAY 19th at CHARTIERS VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL. (See schedule page for details and directions)
YOUNG GUNS RED TEAM CAPTURES JUNIOR DUALS TITLE BY DEFEATING BLAIR ACADEMY 39-19. Picking up wins in the match were Devin Brown, Spencer Lee, Collin Glorioso, AC Headlee, Mike Kemerer, Josh Maruca, Joe Galasso, Chance Marsteller, Zack Zavatsky and Dustin Conti. Third Place went to Peak Performance Red.
YOUNG GUNS ALSO CAPTURED THE KIDS DUALS TITLE ON SATURDAY BY DEFEATING BAD KARMA 68-13. THE RANGERS (VA) TOOK THIRD PLACE.
Pennsylvania’s Zain Retherford Awarded the
2013 Dave Schultz High School Excellence National Award
STILLWATER, Okla. – Zain Retherford, a high school senior from Benton Area High School in Benton, Pennsylvania, has been selected as the national winner of the 2013 Dave Schultz High School Excellence National Award presented by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum (NWHOF).
The High School Excellence Award is named in honor of Olympic and World Champion Dave Schultz. Each award recipient is evaluated on excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship and community service.
“I am extremely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Dave Schultz Award,” said Retherford, “Dave Schultz was a fierce competitor on the wrestling mat and his mentality and dedication toward the sport of wrestling are two things that I admire most about him. To receive an award, which is commemorating a legend of wrestling, is a great way to end my high school career.”
Retherford was selected from the 49 state winners and five regional winners that were announced on May 1 by the NWHOF. Retherford praised those who have helped him reach his goals thus far, thanking his coaches Scotty Hughes, Russ Hughes, Bryan Hart, Mike Rhone, Larry Mankey, Ken Chertow, and his parents Allen and Sarah Retherford for “pushing me to reach new levels on and off the wrestling mat.”
Zain Retherford is a two-time Pennsylvania High School State Champion with a career record of 130-3. In 2012 Retherford claimed individual titles at the NHSCA Junior National Championships, USAW Junior Freestyle National Championships, and was a FILA Cadet World Freestyle Champion.
His scholastic and community engagement includes being an Academic Distinguished Honor Roll recipient all four years in high school and a member of the National Honor Roll Society. He is also a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and serves as a volunteer mentor for the Benton Tigers Youth Wrestling Club. Retherford maintains a 4.0 GPA and will attend Penn State University this coming fall as a projected 141 pounder.
“Zain Reterford is an outstanding recipient of this honor,” said Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. “He has balanced his priorities both on and off the mat with a keen sense of purpose in academics, wrestling and his community.”
Retherford will attend Honors Weekend on May 31 and June 1, to accept the award. The following is a list of previous award winners:
May 1, 2013 marks the beginning of World Wrestling Month as designated by FILA, wrestling's international governing body. We at USA Wrestling would like to bring some points to your attention so we can bring maximum exposure to our sport throughout this month.
We would like to ask all of you who have a Facebook and/or Twitter account to follow the accounts pertinent to keeping wrestling in the Olympics. By following these accounts not only will you stay informed about the progress of the Olympic wrestling movement, but you will also have a way to stay involved in the process.
Please "Follow" the following accounts:
@wrestlingvision: The official Twitter handle of CPOW
@fila_official: The official Twitter handle of FILA
@cpowlead: The official Twitter handle of CPOW leader Bill Scherr
We would also like to bring to your attention a new viral image campaign we are launching to help raise awareness. We are asking that everyone use the following images for your personal Facebook profile pictures for the duration of May. We want this to spread like wildfire
If you are interested in being on a PA National Team go to National Team Tab and click on the team you want and fill out the information