All Class Wrestling Showcase Discontinued
Coaches, Wrestlers, Families and Supporters,
As the 2015-16 FHSAA season kicks off, we regret to announce that the Florida All Class Wrestling Showcase will not be held this year.
When American Dreams Foundation developed and announced the All Class Wrestling Showcase in 2011 we had a vision of seeing all three FHSAA division champs battling it out to prove who’s truly number one in Florida. This also gave us an opportunity to support the best of the best student athletes – State placewinner caliber wrestlers – as they pursue their educational pursuits beyond high school. We are proud to announce that nearly $300,000 was awarded to participating, qualified athletes in the four years of the Florida All Class Wrestling Showcase.
Unfortunately, broad support from the top athletes and programs never materialized. While we did witness some great bouts – a few state final rematches and some state champ matchups – the overall turnout was not sufficient to warrant holding the Showcase any longer.
We are reviewing ways to continue our support for top caliber Florida wrestlers, and will still be sponsoring the All Star (CFWA/SoFlo) Disney Duals squad, which last year finished 3rd and brought All American honors to Florida.
We are also exploring alternate scholarship opportunities and the future possibility of establishing a true All Class Tournament in some form that ensures that a large majority of the best wrestlers participate.
Our sincere thanks go out to Coaches Palazzo and Bird, all the Lake Highland, CFWA and Osceola families and all the coaches, parents and athletes who supported the All Class Showcase.
Good luck in your future wrestling season!
Larry and Patrick White, American Dreams Foundation