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Vote now: Who is the best high school boys wrestler in the nation at 120 pounds?

Read up on the decorated SBLive National Mock Wrestling Invitational field and make your pick for the winner of the 120-pound weight class

As the high school wrestling seasons come to a close across the country, SBLive is unveiling a fictitious tournament — let’s call it the SBLive National Mock Invitational — featuring eight of the top boys wrestlers from across the United States in each weight class.

Over the next several weeks, we will unveil the weight classes one at a time then ask you, the reader: Who would emerge victorious in matchups between the best wrestlers from New England to Southern California, and everywhere in between?

The leading vote-getter in each weight classification will be crowned mock national champion — and all the winners will be announced atop the would-be podium.

We opened with 106 pounds, the smallest weight class, then 113 pounds. Now, we'll take a look at 120 pounds. Scroll down to read up on the field and cast your vote. Voting will close Monday, March 6 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

SBLive's National Mock Invitational: 120 pounds

Marcus Blaze, Perrysburg (Ohio)

Blaze was named most outstanding wrestler in Fargo last summer at the 16U National Championships. He went 55-0 a season ago en route to the state title as a freshman and is looking to pick up another this year.

Isaiah Cortez, Gilroy (California)

Cortez placed third in the 106-pound bracket at the California state championships as a freshman and is the favorite to win the 120 title this winter. Two years ago, Cortez was named most outstanding wrestler at the U15 Pan American Championships.

Sebastian Degennaro, Jensen Beach (Florida)

One of Florida’s top pound-for-pound wrestlers, Degennaro took home a state championship as a freshman. He recently won a district title uncontested as he pursues a second consecutive state title.

Jax Forrest, Bishop McCort (Pennsylvania)

Earlier this month, Forrest won the 125-pound title while competing against college wrestlers at the Edinboro Open. The freshman sensation was a silver medalist at last year’s U17 World Championships.

Anthony Knox, St. John Vianney (New Jersey)

Knox has yet to lose a match during his sophomore season. He captured the 120-pound title at the Beast of the East and is looking to add a second state title to his illustrious resume.

Luke Lilledahl, Wyoming Seminary (Pennsylvania)

Lilledahl, a state champion in Missouri as a freshman, will be going for his second Pennsylvania title this year. He won gold at the U17 World Cadets Wrestling Championships last summer and was named most outstanding wrestler at this year’s Walsh Ironman.

Jayden Raney, Union County (Kentucky)

Raney captured freestyle (106 pounds) and Greco-Roman (113) titles at the U16 National Championships last summer. He has notched several strong finishes this season and recently pinned his way to a region title. His twin brother, Jordyn, also earned All-America status in Fargo last year.

Hunter Taylor, Liberty (Missouri)

Taylor is a two-time gold medalist at the U16 National Championships. The junior, who won the 113-pound state title last year, is committed to North Carolina.

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