About Holy Innocents

Located in Atlanta, GA., Holy Innocents’ is the largest Episcopal parish day school in the United States, a fully accredited, college-preparatory day school for 3-year-olds through 12th-grade boys and girls.

The Prep Slam Wrestling Tournament is one the oldest and most distinguished prep wrestling tournaments in the nation.

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The Prep Slam

Former Holy Innocents’ wrestling coach Jeff Walrich begin the Prep Slam over a decade ago as an event to attract the stronger private school wrestling teams in the southern United States. The original idea was to attract private school teams in Georgia as a unified event for private schools.

That concept immediately broadens as teams from all over the southern states found their way to our campus for this annual event. After the second year in existence, the tournament grew into a National event as teams as far away as California brought their ranked wrestlers to compete in the tournament.

Our program continues to build this event with the intentions of eventually being an early season meeting ground for teams who attend The Prep Nationals. It offers many teams as early season ability to wrestle teams from many areas across the Nation. Atlanta brings an international airport and a southern culture that contributes to helping The Prep Slam known as one the best-run tournaments in the country. The event continues to grow as The Prep Slam allow teams to enter an additional non-scoring wrestler in each weight class.

Last season brought 46 teams from 15 states that collided in last year’s tournament. The Prep Slam has seen many of its competitors go on to distinguished college careers. The future of the tournament is to continue to offer a competitive environment for teams that normally do match up during the regular season. The Prep Slam will continue to offer a first look to college coaches looking for athletes who are not only physically gifted but academically prepared to flourish in a college environment. This season will bring several college coaches who plan to attend the event

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2017 Champions

  • 106 – Chris Kim (GA)
  • 113 – Blair Orr (EA)
  • 120 – Preston Maucere (SA)
  • 126 – Alex Whitworth (McCS)
  • 132 – Kyle Gorant (THS)
  • 138 – Gray Hart (SCS)
  • 145 – Ethan Basile (JHS)
  • 152 – Nathan Thacker (GCHS)
  • 160 – Mason Reiniche (BS)
  • 170 – Jackson Turley (SCS)
  • 182 – Carter Davis (SCS)
  • 195 – Matt Savarese (SAHS)
  • 220 – Perry Ganci (JSH)
  • 285 – River Henry (McCS)

2017 Top 15 Team Results

  • 1st – St. Christopher’s
  • 2nd – Brother Martin
  • 3rd – St. Anthony’s
  • 4th – Baylor
  • 5th – McCallie
  • 6th – St. Paul’s
  • 7th – Jesuit (Tampa)
  • 8th – Holy Cross
  • 9th – Germantown
  • 10th – Darlington
  • 11th – Woodward
  • 12th – Jesuit (New Orleans)
  • 13th – Montgomery Bell
  • 14th – Trinity Christian
  • 15th – Episcopal

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