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Eli Sheeren, John Richardson, and Chase Parham Medal @ Pre Season Nationals

Out of 108 high school Texas boys wrestling Eli Sheeren, John Richardson, and Chase Parham were the lone placers at Pre Season Nationals.  Some of the guys went 0-2 losing heart breakers by 1 or in SV. Some of the guys wrestled as many as 6 matches and didn’t even get to the blood round.  This tournament is always deep with wrestlers in every bracket and this was a light year due to the Covid where PSN was limiting the entries to only 725 per division.  Sheeren and Richardson was both in the 11th-12th grade division.  The 9th-10th grade boys were blanked on placing.

It took Richardson 8 matches in the 11th-12th grade division to get to his 5th place finish.  Richardson stated out with a bye followed by 2 wins to reach the quarter finals where he dropped his first match to a Wisconsin State Champ Aiden Vandenbush 12-3.  Richardson reeled off 2 more wins on the consolation side making it to the consolation semi finals before dropping his next match in a 5-0 decision putting him into the 5th place match where Richardson prevailed with a narrow 1-0 decision to take 5th place bettering his 4-2 performance in 2019.

Eli Sheeren’s @ 195 11th-12th grade division road wasn’t as long but arguably a little tougher due to every match was a state placer of some sorts. The  first one being a freestyle champ from Colorado.  The 2nd wrestler Sheeren won by a fall before his 3rd match with another Colorado State Placer in Baumgartner where Sheeren squeaked out the 3-1 victory to reach the semi finals.  There Sheeren defeated the North Dakota State runner up Nathan Schauer by a 7-0 decision to reach the finals.  In the finals Sheeren matched up with an Illinois State Champ Joey Braunagel where he lost a close 5-3 decision to take 2nd place.

Chase Parham got him an 8th place finish as well going 3-2 on the day at 195lb 11th-12th grade.

Complete Mens PSN Results


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