St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio)
won all three matches on Saturday - including a 32-22 victory over defending national champion Apple Valley (Minn.)
- to place first during The Clash dual wrestling tournament in Rochester, Minn.
Apple Valley was the three-time defending champion at The Clash, which just completed its 10th season.
Apple Valley had been ranked No. 1 in the nation by HSWrestling.net, while St. Edward was No. 3. St. Edward has a chance to meet No. 2-ranked Blair Academy (Blairstown, N.J.)
on Jan. 14 during the NHSCA Festival in Brodheadsville, Pa., but must win four times for that possible match to materialize.
An MVP was chosen in each weight class. St. Edward's only MVP was Ty Walz, a 220-pound senior who will attend Virginia Tech.