5:38 pm — Tourdot won his first match of the day by fall in 5:03 over Florida’s Filmore McMillan. That sets up a showdown between the #15 ranked Matt Tourdot and the #14 ranked Nicholas McDiarmid after McDiarmid won his first match by fall in 1:04. The winner advances to the quarterfinals.
2:30 pm — Matt Tourdot received a bye in the first round of today’s senior nationals in Virginia. In his first match he will face Filmore McMillan from Florida. McMillan was a Class A champion at 215 pounds in Florida. He barely won his state semifinal match by a 2-1 score before winning in the finals 6-2. He is currently unranked by Intermatwrestle.com
If Tourdot wins his match against McMillan, he will likely face Michigan’s Nicholas McDiarmid. According to Intermatwrestle.com, Tourdot is ranked 15th while McDiarmid is ranked 14th. It looks to be a tough match for Tourdot. Here is a scouting report on McDiarmid…
In terms of overall national experience, McDiarmid may be the most proven amongst this year’s senior class. He has placed high at the Preseason Nationals, Super 32s, Fargo, and he wrestled well at the Disney Duals. He was ranked 14th by Intermat in their January edition of the HS rankings, and many of the other top ranked guys will not be wrestling. The only other three wrestlers featured in that poll that are entered to wrestle this weekend are #4 Kyle Colling of New York, #12 Kyle Caylor of Kansas and #16 Matt Tourdot of Wisconsin. There is no reason to think that the MSU bound senior cannot contend for a title at this weight.
Ha! If the writer of this report had seen Tourdot decimate Wisconsin competition this year, he would definitely have a reason to think twice. Check back here later today for results from Tourdot’s afternoon competition.
We will also be updating how Margo Degenhardt does at the Women’s High School National Championships this weekend so check back here for that too!