Jesuit High School wrestler Julian Ramirez ’19 provided a sensational encore to the State title he captured last month, winning the NHSCA National Championship for freshmen on Saturday (April 2) in Virginia Beach.
Ramirez, competing in the same 152-pound class in which he stormed to a State crown on March 5, dominated the freshman division of the National High School Coaches Association event. In his first four matches, against opponents from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and California, Ramirez pinned twice in the 1st minute and earned two other wins by technical fall (match stopped with 15-point margin).
Ramirez also pinned in the final, in the 2nd period against another Pennsylvania wrestler, to earn the title.
It was a continuation of Ramirez’s dominance during the Florida prep wrestling playoffs in February and March, when he pinned every opponent in the 1st period at District, Region, and State, including a 30-second pin in the State championship. (The homepage photo is after Ramirez pinned for the State title.)
Click here for a link to the bracket of the NHSCA National Championships, with video of Ramirez’s matches available by joining the website for a fee. Click here for a Tampa Tribune story.
View below a video of Ramirez’s win in the State Final, and a photo slideshow from State wrestling, at which Ramirez, Adam Lewis ’16 (145), and Brian Buser ’16 (182) all won titles. It marked the first time three Jesuit wrestlers earned a State title in the same year.
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