Three Manhattan High wrestlers will make the trip to Virginia Beach, Va., to compete in the National High School Coaches Association’s National High School Wrestling Championships, March 28-30.
The three are en rout to Virginia today, and will begin wrestling on Friday.
The group includes Manhattan’s two state champions from this past season, seniors Kian Clemens at 132 and Austin Chauncey at 160, with freshman Mason Wallace (3rd at 120) also competing.
Clemens and Chauncey will compete against other seniors at the competition, while Wallace will compete against the nation’s top freshmen.
Clemens’ bracket features wrestlers from 27 different states, including 21 state champions. Chauncey’s bracket has 25 states and 15 state champs, while Wallace will go up against opponents from 18 states, including four state champs.
Wrestlers who finish in the top eight will achieve All-American status and their name will be added to the list of All Americans at the National High School Hall of Fame Museum in Easton, Penn.