May 8th, 2013
The new date for the 2013 RTOC College Tournament will be Sunday, Dec. 22.
January 23rd, 2013
The Reno Tournament of Champions are excited to announce the 19th installment of the tournament will take place Dec. 19-21 in Reno, Nevada, at the Downtown Events Center.
This year, the college teams will kick off the tournament followed by two-days of high school competition.
To reserve your spot go to the ‘forms’ section on our Web site and fill out the college or high school online agreement.
December 27th, 2012
Reno, Nev. – This year’s Reno Tournament of Champions saw two teams that won the team titles for the first time in tournament history. Canon-McMillan (PA) and Oregon State each battled to win tournament titles in the 18th installment of the tournament.
Canon-McMillan won the tournament title with 225.5 points followed closely by Poway at 221.5, while Maple Mountain (UT) finished third with 173.5 team points. Pomona (CO) and Green Valley (NV) rounded out the top with 158.5 and 155 team points, respectively.
Canon-McMillan and defending tournament champion Poway (CA) gave fans one of the best team races in recent memory. With the team race tied heading into the 220 pound third-place match, Canon-McMillan had a pair of wrestlers left at 220 and heavyweight.
The Big Macs had to win at least one of their final two bouts in order to secure the victory over Poway. At 220, Alex Campbell slid past Orland’s Victor Raugoza, 11-9, while Angelo Broglia defeated the tournament’s seventh seed Carlos Taylor of Broken Arrow, Okla., 9-8, to move the final tally to 225.5-221.5.
Canon-McMillan crowned one champ in Cody Wiercioch at 170 pounds. Wiercioch, who hasn’t given up a point in more than a year and a half, needed overtime to defeat Poway’s Stevie Cervantes, 3-1. This match was the only match between the Big Macs and Titans throughout the tournament, and at that point the Titans had the team lead by 2 at 219.5-217.5.
Centennial’s Hayden Tuma recorded five falls en route to a tournament title and was named Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament. Tuma recorded his fifth fall in the finals against the tournament’s third seed, Paul Fox of Gilroy.
In the college tournament, Jim Zalesky’s Oregon State Beavers cruised to the team title with 145 team points and one individual champion. Boise State scored 119 points for second, while Michigan State finished third with 107.5 team points. Wyoming and Southern Oregon rounded out the top five with 94.5 and 87 team points, respectively.
With its fifth-place finish, Southern Oregon became the first non-Division 1 team to place in the top five in tournament history. The Raiders finished with four wrestlers in the top four with Brock Gutches placing the highest at second.
The Citadel’s Ugi Khishgnyam earned OW for the tournament after winning the tournament title at 141 pounds. Khishgnyam cruised to the finals where he met the tournament’s top seed, Michael Mangrum of Oregon State.
In the finals, Mangrum was looking for his tournament title after finishing second last year in a wild three-overtime thriller against Cal Poly’s Boris Novachkov. This year was more of the same for the senior as the freshman from Mongolia scored on a pair of takedowns and held off Mangrum to secure the 4-3 victory.
Boise State crowned a pair of champions in Jason Chamberlain and Jake Schwartz en route to their second-place finish.
The tournament featured 35 ranked wrestlers among all divisions, including 27 D-1 ranked wrestlers. Next year’s tournament is slated to run from Dec. 19-21 with the college opening up the tournament followed by the two days of high school.
The RTOC will announce when teams can submit applications to enter the 19th Annual Reno Tournament of Champions.