Reno Tournament of Champions to feature strong college and high school fields, Dec. 20-22

By Ryan Teubner RTOC | Dec. 18, 2013, 6:05 p.m. (ET)
Photos of Nebraska star James Green by Tony Rotundo/Wrestlers Are Warriors. Nebraska returns to the Reno Tournament of Champions for the first time in a decade.

Every young wrestler grows up dreaming of getting their hand raised on the podium. They watch their heroes and want to be like them. Wrestle like them. Win like them. Be a Champion like them. 

Since the inception of the RTOC, there have been multiple Olympians wrestle in the tournament, including Gold Medalists Jake Varner, Cael Sanderson, Brandon Slay and Henry Cejudo. 

During this year's tournament we may be watching the next Olympian, World Champion or NCAA Champion compete to get his hand raised on the podium. 

This year marks the 19th Annual Reno Tournament of Champions and features a two-day high school tournament on Dec. 20-21 followed by a one-day college tournament on Dec. 22. Ticket prices are $15 per day for the high school tournament and an additional $15 for the high school finals. The college tournament ticket prices are $20 all day.

Each year, the RTOC prides itself in hosting one of the toughest tournaments in the U.S. for both high school and college wrestlers. This year is no different as we are working on hosting some of the best athletes from Coast to Coast to compete for a tournament title.

This year, more than 100 teams from high school and college will compete against the nation’s best in what is dubbed the “Toughest Tournament in the U.S.A."

Look for high schools such as Maple Mountain, Vacaville, Poway and Easton to contend for tournament titles. Both Poway and Easton have each won multiple tournament titles, with Poway looking to capture its third title in the last four years. 

In the college tournament, the Nebraska Cornhuskers make a return trip after more than a decade of not coming to the tournament. Look for Head Coach Mark Manning's Huskers to make a run at the tournament title. 

Mark Branch's Wyoming Cowboys will also look to make a run at the tournament title, making it his second tournament title in the last four years.

The college tournament also doubles as an open tournament. So you will see a number of future All-Americans, Conference Champions and NCAA Champions wrestle against the some of the nation's elite college wrestlers. 

The event will be webcast live on Flowrestling. For information and to sign up, visit

We have also made the move to Trackwrestling this year. For updates and brackets you can log onto and You can also follow the tournament on Twitter (@RenoTournament). 

Participating Teams from RTOC website

High School

Alamosa HS (Alamosa, CO)
Alta HS (Sandy, UT)
Amador Valley HS (Pleasant, CA)
Bartlesville HS (Bartlesville, OK)
Basha HS (Chandler, AZ)
Bingham HS (South Jordan, UT)
Bishop Manogue Catholic HS (Reno, NV)
Bonney Lake HS (Bonney Lake, WA)
Borah HS (Boise, ID)
Bret Harte HS (Angels Camp, CA)
Carlsbad HS (Carlsbad, CA)
Carson HS (Carson City, NV)
Cedar HS (Cedar City, UT)
Centennial HS (Boise, ID)
Ceres HS (Ceres, CA)
Chandler HS (Chandler, AZ)
Chaparral HS (Scottsdale, AZ)
Cheyenne East HS (Cheyenne, WY)
Chico HS (Chico, CA)
Christopher HS (Gilroy, CA)
Chugiak HS (Chugiak, AK)
Churchill County HS (Fallon, NV)
Cibola HS (Yuma, AZ)
Colony HS (Palmer, AK)
Columbia HS (Nampa, ID)
Columbia HS – B (Nampa, ID)
Crook County HS (Prineville, OR)
Damonte Ranch HS (Reno, NV)
De La Salle HS (Concord,CA)
Dillingham HS (Dillingham, AK)
Eagle HS (Eagle, ID)
Eagle River HS (Eagle River, AK)
Easton HS (Easton, PA)
Emmaus HS (Emmaus, PA)
Fernley HS (Fernley NV)
Foothill HS (Palo Cedro, CA)
Glendora HS ()
Gooding HS (Gooding, ID)
Grandview HS (Aurora, CO)
Great Oak HS (Temecula, CA)
Green Valley HS (Henderson, NV)
Herriman HS (Herriman, UT)
Hood River Valley HS (Hood River, OR)
Idaho Falls HS (Idaho Falls, ID)
Kodiak HS (Kodiak, AK)
Kotzebue HS (Kotzebue, AK)
La Costa Canyon HS (Carlsbad, CA)
La Quinta HS (La Quinta, CA)
La Salle Institute (Troy, NY)
Lehi HS (Lehi, UT)
Lemoore HS (Lemoore, CA)
Locust Grove HS (Locust Grove, OK)
Lowry HS (Winnemucca, NV)
Maple Mountain HS (Spanish Fork, UT)
McQueen HS (Reno, NV)
Meridian HS (Meridian, ID)
Moorpark HS (Moorpark, CA)
Mountain View HS-AZ (Mesa, AZ)
Mountain View HS-ID (Meridian, ID)
Nampa HS (Nampa, ID)
Nevada Union HS (Grass Valley, CA)
Nome Belts HS (Nome, AK)
Orland HS (Orland, CA)
Palmer HS (Palmer, AK)
Phillipsburg HS (Phillipsburg, NJ)
Pine Creek HS (Colorado Springs, CO)
Pleasant Grove HS (Pleasant Grove, UT)
Pomona HS (Arvada, CO)
Ponderosa HS (Parker, CO)
Poway HS (Poway, CA)
Queen Creek HS (Queen Creek, AZ)
Redwood HS (Visalia, CA)
Reed HS (Sparks, NV)
Reno HS (Reno, NV)
Rio Rancho HS (Rio Rancho, NM)
Roseburg HS (Roseburg, OR)
Salem Hills HS (Salem, UT)
Saratoga HS (Saratoga, CA)
Skyview HS (Soldotna, AK)
South Anchorage HS (Anchorage, AK)
Spanish Fork HS (Spanish Fork, UT)
Spanish Springs HS (Sparks, NV)
Spring Creek HS (Spring Creek, NV)
Stansbury HS (Stansbury Park, UT)
Stilwell HS (Stilwell, OK)
Sunnyside HS (Tucson, AZ)
Sutter Union HS (Sutter, CA)
Temecula Valley (Temecula, CA)
Thomas Edison HS (Alexandria, VA)
Turlock HS (Turlock, CA)
Vacaville HS (Vacaville, CA)
Valdez HS (Valdez, AK)
Wasatch HS (Heber City, CA)
Wasatch HS – B Team (Heber City, CA)
West HS (Salt Lake City, UT)
West Jordan HS (West Jordan, UT)
Wood River HS (Hailey, ID)
Yerington HS (Yerington, NV)
Yukon HS (Yukon, OK)

Adams State
Arizona State
Boise State
Cal Poly
CSU Bakersfield
Clackamas CC
Grand Canyon
Montana State University – Northern
North Carolina
Northwest Tech
Oklahoma City University
Oregon State
Shorter University
Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia)
Simpson University
Southern Oregon
University of Tennessee at Chattanoga
Upper Iowa
West Virginia