Blair Academy (Blairstown, N.J.)
retained its national No. 1 ranking in wrestling by defeating No. 2 St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) 32-20 during a quadrangular meet on Saturday in Lakewood, Ohio.
InterMat reported that the unbeaten New Jersey powerhouse overcame an early 16-15 deficit and clinched the big victory by winning five of the last six matches.
Blair also defeated Steubenville, Ohio, 60-9 and Marysville, Ohio 61-9. St. Edward defeated Marysville 51-18 and Steubenville 60-10.
Marysville senior Noah Forrider, an Ohio University recruit, wrestled up one class and upset No. 3-ranked Edgar Bright of St. Edward 3-2 at 145 pounds in the day's biggest surprise.