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With the end of the high school upon us (abruptly in the case of Ohio), we are forced to look back on the season that way 2019-20. We’ll be doing plenty of exercises over the next few weeks that allow us to appreciate and relive the wrestlers that starred this year. Today we’re focusing on the impact sophomores that emerged. This crop of sophomores is extraordinarily talented and very deep. The Class of 2021 probably has more DI-quality wrestlers that any of the other three years of high schoolers. Particularly in the upperweights. Typically, it’s difficult to find sophomores from 195 and up that stand out. This class of wrestlers was extremely easy to identify, mainly because they are featured prominently in the national rankings. So, get ready to meet the 2019-20 High School All-Sophomore Team. This year’s squad features seven wrestlers that are currently ranked in the top-five at their respective weights.
If you missed yesterday’s article, here’s the All-Freshman Team
106 – Spencer Moore (Walton-Verona, KY)
Quietly, Spencer Moore has blown through the field in Kentucky, capturing his first state title in 2019-20. Moore went undefeated while competing mainly at 113 and 120 lbs. In the single-class Kentucky state tournament, Spencer pinned his way through the competition, never making it out of the first period. His championship match went the “longest” of any of his five bouts at the tournament, ending with a fall in 1:55. Moore just missed out on a state title as a freshman when he fell in the state finals during the ultimate tie-breaker. Spencer’s success isn’t only limited to in-state competition, he was sixth in October at the Super 32. Earlier that month, Moore also claimed a championship at IndianaMat’s Hoosier Preseason Opener.
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