The organizing committee for The Clash XIV unveiled the first five teams among the 32 that will be competing in this high school season’s event which will be held on January 1-2, 2016. One newcomer and two past event champions were among the quintet of teams.
The newcomer is Buchanan, Calif. The Bears ended the 2014-15 season ranked No. 12 nationally, and finished fourth in the California state tournament. Among the other highlights of the season was a runner-up finish at the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament, 2.5 points behind Franklin Regional, Pa.
The 2015-16 iteration will be anchored by state champion Durbin Lloren, two other state placers, along with seven additional state qualifiers; among those ten returning state participants, five were freshmen in 2014-15. Buchanan’s arch-rival Clovis placed third overall at The Clash X in December of 2011. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com