The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational added heaps of new upsets to the ever-growing list for this 2022-23 NCAA D1 wrestling season.
The usual caveats apply, as these results may not look like upsets by March (or earlier). Holler if we missed anything!
Richard Figueroa, Arizona State over #8 Matt Ramos, Purdue
Brett Ungar, Cornell over #10 Malik Heinselman, Ohio State
Nebraska won the CKLV, and it was thanks to efforts from wrestlers like Liam Cronin, who defeated All-American Brandon Kaylor to secure third place in the 125-pound division.
Kurt McHenry, Michigan over #18 Jake Ferri, Kent State
Tanner Jordan, South Dakota State over #19 Caleb Smith, Appalachian State
Dean Peterson, Rutgers over #23 Ryan Miller, Penn
Kyle Gollhofer, Northern Iowa over HM Tucker Owens, Air Force
Brett Ungar, Cornell over HM Tucker Owens, Air Force
HM Liam Cronin, Nebraska over #21 Eddie Ventresca, Virginia Tech
Joe Heilman, Rutgers over #10 Michael Colaiocco, Penn
Bisco lost his second match of the CKLV, then went on a tear on the backside, beating three ranked wrestlers on his way to receiving a medical forfeit in the third place bout, including a win over 2022 bloodrounder Ragusin in the consi semis.
Dylan Koontz, Ohio State over #17 Boo Dryden, Nebraska
#24 Kyle Biscoglia, Northern Iowa over #7 Chris Cannon, Northwestern
Angelo Rini, Columbia over #17 Boo Dryden, Nebraska
#22 Jason Shaner, Oregon State over #9 Sam Latona, Virginia Tech
#14 Micky Phillippi, Pittsburgh over #4 Lucas Byrd, Illinois
Kurtis Phipps, Bucknell over HM Hunter Leake, California Baptist
Derrick Cardinal, South Dakota State over HM Ethan Rotondo, Cal Poly
Brendon Fenton, Kent State over HM Ethan Rotondo, Cal Poly
#24 Kyle Biscoglia, Northern Iowa over #18 Cody Phippen, Air Force
#23 Chance Rich, CSU Bakersfield over #19 Sean Carter, Appalachian State
#9 Sam Latona, Virginia Tech over #7 Chris Cannon, Northwestern
#22 Jason Shaner, Oregon State over #20 Kai Orine, NC State
Dylan D'Emilio, Ohio State over #9 Cole Mattin, Michigan
Young's victory over a top 5 opponent wasn't enough to propel the Cowboys to a victory over the Gophers in a dual meet this weekend, but it will go a long way to helping the local Stillwater High School grad move up the rankings and earn a better seed for the NCAA tournament in March.
HM Parker Filius, Purdue over #13 Vince Cornella, Cornell
#17 Brock Hardy, Nebraska over #6 Ryan Jack, NC State
Isaac Salas, CSU Bakersfield over HM Job Greenwood, Wyoming
#17 Brock Hardy, Nebraska over #9 Cole Mattin, Michigan
HM Joshua Koderhandt, Navy over #18 Darren Miller, Bucknell
#16 Clay Carlson, South Dakota State over #13 Vince Cornella, Cornell
#15 Cael Happel, Northern Iowa over #12 Tom Crook, Virginia Tech
One of Hardy's three wins over higher ranked wrestlers at the CKLV. This one over Happel was for the title.
HM Parker Filius, Purdue over #24 Matt Kazimir, Columbia
HM Chance Lamer, Michigan over #12 Colin Realbuto, Northern Iowa
#24 Alec Hagan, Ohio over #12 Colin Realbuto, Northern Iowa
Danny Fongaro, Columbia over HM Isaiah Delgado, Utah Valley
#7 Yahya Thomas, Northwestern over #3 Jonathan Millner, Appalachian State
#17 Shayne Van Ness, Penn State over #14 Quinn Kinner, Rider
#9 Paniro Johnson, Iowa State over #6 Max Murin, Iowa
#4 Kyle Parco, Arizona State over #3 Jonathan Millner, Appalachian State
#5 Sammy Sasso, Ohio State over #4 Kyle Parco, Arizona State
Tommy Askey, Appalachian State over #19 Derek Holschlag, Northern Iowa
Cael Swensen, South Dakota State over #19 Derek Holschlag, Northern Iowa
Cesar Alvan, Columbia over #23 Peyten Kellar, Ohio
Coleman's CKLV semifinal win over #2 Lewan was arguably the most impressive of his career, and Coleman is a three-time NCAA Tournament qualifier.
#10 Kaden Gfeller, Oklahoma State over #5 Brayton Lee, Minnesota
Bubba Wilson, Nebraska over #12 Joshua Ogunsanya, Columbia
Bubba Wilson, Nebraska over #18 Tony Negron, Arizona State
Tanner Cook may be the most dangerous man in the NCAA, as evidenced by this 37 second pin over All-American Carson Kharchla.
Donald Cates, NC State over HM Jordan Slivka, Ohio
Donald Cates, NC State over HM Josh Kim, Harvard
Blaine Bergey, Princeton over HM Caleb Fish, Michigan State
Giano Petrucelli, Air Force over HM Cole Moody, Wyoming
Cameron Pine, Clarion over HM Cole Moody, Wyoming
HM Andrew Sparks, Minnesota over #17 Wyatt Sheets, Oklahoma State
HM Alex Facundo, Penn State over #24 Brian Meyer, Lehigh
Alex Faison, NC State over #17 Hayden Hastings, Wyoming
Sal Perrine, Ohio over #17 Hayden Hastings, Wyoming
#23 Chris Foca, Cornell over #6 Ethan Smith, Ohio State
Nick Incontrera, Penn over HM Jackson Turley, Rutgers
Foca is going to see a big boost in his ranking after defeating three wrestlers that were slotted ahead of him at the CKLV, including this bout with DeVos for third-place.
#23 Chris Foca, Cornell over #21 Troy Fisher, Northwestern
#3 Mikey Labriola, Nebraska over #2 Mekhi Lewis, Virginia Tech
Pinto made the semifinals of the CKLV, and all but guaranteed himself his first national ranking in the NCAA, thanks to this win over the Beavers' top 10 184-pounder.
Dylan Connell, Illinois over #20 Matthew Waddell, Chattanooga
Peter Acciardi, California Baptist over HM David Key, Navy
Noah Blake, Air Force over HM Ben Vanadia, Purdue
Tyler Dow, Wisconsin over HM Nate Dugan, Princeton
Lenny Pinto, Nebraska over HM Ben Vanadia, Purdue
#21 Anthony Montalvo, Arizona State over #16 Will Feldkamp, Clarion
#8 Hunter Bolen, Virginia Tech over #4 Kaleb Romero, Ohio State
HM Cade King, South Dakota State over #21 Anthony Montalvo, Arizona State
HM Neil Antrassian, Virginia over #22 Caleb Hopkins, Campbell
#12 Isaiah Salazar, Minnesota over #11 Travis Wittlake, Oklahoma State
#3 Trent Hidlay, NC State over #2 Parker Keckeisen, Northern Iowa
Jesse Dellavecchia beat Ryan Deakin at the 2022 NCAAs, but that was a year before Deakin won an NCAA title, so someone with better historical data and/or knowledge than me will have to see if a Rider wrestler has ever beaten a reigning national champ before. Either way, impressive stuff for the guy they call "Franchise".
HM Evan Bockman, Utah Valley over #12 Gavin Hoffman, Ohio State
Michial Foy, Minnesota over #23 Luke Surber, Oklahoma State
Billy Janzer, Rutgers over HM Cole Urbas, Penn
HM Tanner Harvey, Oregon State over #17 Kordell Norfleet, Arizona State
#8 Michael Beard, Lehigh over #1 Max Dean, Penn State
HM Andy Smith, Virginia Tech over #18 Tanner Sloan, South Dakota State
#19 Silas Alred, Nebraska over #12 Gavin Hoffman, Ohio State
#22 Luke Stout, Princeton over #15 Cameron Caffey, Michigan State
#6 Yonger Bastida, Iowa State over #3 Jacob Warner, Iowa
#24 Braxton Amos, Wisconsin over #22 Luke Stout, Princeton
#15 Cameron Caffey, Michigan State over #14 Lou Deprez, Binghamton
#23 Tyrell Gordon, Northern Iowa over #7 Tate Orndorff, Ohio State
Dean wasn't the only #1 in the rankings to take a loss this week. AJ Nevills knocked off 2022's heavyweight runnerup in the CKLV quarterfinals (it was an eventful CKLV if you hadn't noticed).
#23 Tyrell Gordon, Northern Iowa over #14 AJ Nevills, South Dakota State
Ryan Vasbinder, Michigan State over HM Matthew Cover, Princeton
#21 Owen Trephan, NC State over #12 Lewis Fernandes, Cornell
#9 Wyatt Hendrickson, Air Force over #5 Yaraslau Slavikouski, Harvard
HM Boone Mcdermott, Rutgers over #24 Ben Goldin, Penn