The 2023 Top Gun struggled back after a two year absence from Covid cancellations in 2021-22. The tournament came off without an athletic director. Jeff Graffice, Sue Donohoe , Janene Pennington, Marcus Lambdin, Curt Hamilton, Doug Sikora, Frank Mancini, Doug Shields,
Milly and Bill Hurford plus the entire Alliance Wrestling, High School and community stepped up to help get this tournament back.
The tournament brought in 42 teams and finished quite early Friday night. The finals were broadcast online as well.
Donovan Paes of Streetsboro 132 lbs. was the First Outstanding Wrestler while Aidan Mozden Alliance 215 lbs lit up the gym and was second OW. Aidan wrestled a tenacious style, upset 3 quality wrestlers while being named 2nd OW. Johnny Green Aurora 113 lbs was the third OW. Team champions were Nordonia.
Hall of Fame inductees were Bill and Millie Hurford, Virginia Mozden and Mike Keating