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Tennessee 2x State Champ Noah Horst will be making his 4th straight trip to the GFC this fall. Horst won the GFC Elite 105lb title as a freshman and looks to get another title this year. He is a Fargo All-American and National Prep School All-American as well.
Derek Gilcher is a 2x State Champ in Division 1 Michigan and exploded nationally this summer earning Junior Freestyle All-American honors in Fargo. He is in for GFC!
Florida State Champ Justin Rivera took 5th at a loaded weight last year at GFC, and he is back for another shot at the title this year. Rivera is ranked #10 in the nation at 138lbs.
Trey Bates had a monster tournament last year at GFC, finishing 3rd and knocking off multiple all-staters along the way, including MI D1 Champ Brendan Ferretti in the 3rd place bout. The Tennessee State champ is back!
Perennial National top 10 HS program Lake Highland Prep out of Florida has been bringing kids to GFC for year and this year they have one of their best, nationally ranked 2x State champ Noah Castillo signed up! Castillo is ranked #17 in the nation and was 3rd at the NHSCA Junior Nationals as well as last year's GFC.
The list of all-state wrestlers from Michigan signed up for GFC continues to grow by the day, among the recent signups were D3 state runners up Christian Killion (Dundee) and Luke Mahaney (Williamston) and Anthony Walker of DCC who was 3rd in D1 last year at 103.
The North Florida Wrestling Academy and Fleming Island High School (returning 3A State Runners Up) signed up a dozen studs to come to Michigan to #Getsome on October 5th. Among the notables were all-staters Chad Nix (215) and Luke Chop (160) pictured.
Jayden Gomez, ranked #15 in the country at 126lbs, is registered to return to the GFC after finishing 5th a year ago. Gomez, a California state placer, was also recently 6th in Fargo in Junior Freestyle.
In the inaugural year of the GFC Girls Division Sabrina Nauss of Michigan, a 7th grader wrestling in the 155lb division, stormed through the chart and earned Outstanding Wrestler honors. This year she is back to defend her title in what is shaping up to be a more ramped up Girls division this year!
Chase Saldate of Gilroy, California is back to defend his GFC title! The #5 ranked wrestler in the nation is fresh off a Fargo Junior Freestyle performance.
More and more Michigan returning state medallists are signing up for GFC. Among the recent - pictured clockwise starting from top left - Colton Blaha (Owosso), Caden Natale (Hudson), Greyson Stevens (Brighton), and Aiden Smith (Brighton)
Returning Division 1 State Champ Eddie Homrock of Brighton, MI is among a wave of big time recent signups for the Grappler Fall Classic. Homrock won the D1 State Title last year and was undefeated in the state of Michigan. He is the #8 ranked wrestlers in Michigan's senior class.
The GFC Girls division is in it's 2nd year of existence and already proves to be bringing more firepower this year with a big time early signup in Nationally ranked Chloe Ogden of Florida. Ogden, from CFWA, was a Junior All-American last year in Fargo and won the Florida State Championship last year.
Returning GFC Champ Casey Swiderski of Dundee, Michigan is back to defend his title! Last year Swiderski put on a show, out-gunning California stud Ryan Luna in the 105lb finals. The State champ ended last season among the nation's top 20 106lbers and his brother, 2x State Finalist Tyler Swiderski, is signed on too!
Chase Warden is currently ranked #12 in the country at 145lbs per FloWrestling, he has placed in both styles at UWW Cadet Nationals, Fargo, and Flos. He was 3rd at the GFC last year. Now, he is coming back to #GETSOME again as Warden was one of the dozens of all-state entries that came flooding in the first few days of registration being open.
Alex Coleman of Ross HS in Ohio won the State Championship last year and also took 2nd at the NHSCA Junior Nationals. He won Fargo two summers ago and he was 5th at GFC last year. This year he will be a top contender to win the 285lb GFC title!