Super 32 Challenge National Tournament (Greensboro, North Carolina) November 1st-2nd
Ben Darmstadt, Nick Mayer, and Josh Breeding all traveled to the 2014 Super 32 Pre-Season National Tournament held in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Super 32 tournament is held on the campus of UNC-Greensboro. The Super 32 Challenge tournament brings in the best wrestlers in the country to compete. Wrestlers from California, Iowa, Pennsylvannia, Illinois, New York, Minnesota, and, and other states travel to compete. The winner of each weight class earned a championships belt.
Ben Darmstadt lead the trio by placing 4th in the 182 lb weight class. This was Ben’s third trip to the Super 32 Challenge High School Tournament . Ben opened the tournament with a tech fall, a pin, and 8-2 decision over an IA state champion who is NAIA committ to the number one school in NAIA. In the quarterfinals Ben defeated the No. 9 ranked wrestler in the country from Indiana by a score of 11-7. Ben would drop a hard fought match in the semi-finals to the No.1 ranked wrestler in the country from California. Ben would rebound in the consi semi-finals and pin a 2x OH , and Cadet Freestyle National Finalist. Ben lost a tight match for third place by the score of 8-7.
Nick Mayer competed in the 120 lb weight class. This was Nick’s first time competing in the Super 32. Nick opened the tournament with a tech fall. Nick would lose a tough match in the second round to the No. 6 ranked wrestler in the country from New York who went on to win the tournament. Nick rebounded from the loss to win his next two matches in the wrestle backs over very tough opponents. Nick would lose his third wrestle back match to be eliminated from the tournament with a record of 3-2.
Josh Breeding compted at 106 lbs. Josh was making his first appearance in the high school tournament this year. Josh had previously wrestled in the middle school tournament while in middle school. Josh suffered two very tough losses to very good opponents.