2023 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

Here Is Every Team Wrestling At The 2023 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

Here Is Every Team Wrestling At The 2023 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

Who's wrestling at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational in 2023? Here's a list of teams heading to the Westgate Paradise Event Center in December.

Nov 29, 2023 by Joe Harrington
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Some of the best college wrestling programs in the country will travel to the desert this December for the 2023 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, which is streaming live on FloWrestling and the FloSports app. 

The tournament is the closest thing the sport has to an NCAA preview and features nine wrestlers ranked in the top-20 of the FloWrestling Pound-for-Pound rankings and 30 wrestlers in the top-five or better in their weight classes, including four in the 184-pound class. 

Iowa State's David Carr, Cornell's Vito Arujau (a defending CKLV champion), UNI's Parker Keckeisen, Oklahoma State's Dalton Fix and Nebraska's Trent Hidlay (a defending CKLV champion) are among the top-10 pound-for-pound wrestlers who could compete at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. 

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Here's a list of all the teams heading to the Westgate Paradise Event Center in Las Vegas in December. 

Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational Teams

Here are the teams competing at the Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational: 

  • No. 20 Air Force
  • Appalachian State
  • No. 7T Arizona State University
  • Binghamton University
  • California Baptist University
  • Cal Poly
  • CSU Bakersfield
  • Campbell University
  • Citadel
  • Columbia
  • No. 5 Cornell
  • Harvard
  • Hofstra University
  • No. 11 Iowa State
  • Long Island University
  • Maryland
  • No. 9 University of Michigan
  • Morgan State
  • No. 6 University of Nebraska
  • No. 7T North Carolina State University
  • Navy
  • Northwestern University
  • No. 15 Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • No. 10 Oklahoma State University
  • No. 21 T Oregon State
  • No. 19 Purdue
  • Rider University
  • Sacred Heart
  • No. 13 South Dakota State University
  • Stanford University
  • No. 17 University of North Carolina
  • No. 14 University of Northern Iowa
  • Utah Valley University
  • No. 3 Virginia Tech
  • Wyoming

How To Watch The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational?

The entire Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational will stream on FloWrestling and the FloSports app. Every match will be available and on both platforms will be home to highlights, archives and breaking news from Las Vegas. 

Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational 2022 Results 

Here's the teams scores from the 2022 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational: 

  1. Nebraska 137.5 
  2. NC State 127.5 
  3. South Dakota State 123 
  4. Michigan 96.5 
  5. Northern Iowa 96 
  6. Arizona State 89 
  7. Cornell 83.5 
  8. Ohio State 82.5 
  9. Oregon State 82.5 
  10. Northwestern 81.5 
  11. Virginia Tech 76 
  12. Purdue 45.5 
  13. Columbia 44.5 
  14. Navy 41.5 
  15. Utah Valley 36.5 
  16. Air Force 34 
  17. Appalachian State 33.5 
  18. Harvard 22.5 1
  19. Bucknell 20.5
  20. Ohio 20 
  21. Kent State 14
  22. Hofstra 13.5
  23. Wyoming 12
  24. Cal Poly 11.5
  25. Clarion 9.5
  26. Cal State Bakersfield 9 
  27. Edinboro 8
  28. Nebraska-Kearney 8
  29. Sacred Heart 7.5
  30. California Baptist University 7
  31. The Citadel 6.5
  32. Western Wyoming 5
  33. Long Island University 2.5

Cliff Keen Las Vegas Wrestling Invitational 2022 Champions

Here are the weight class tournament champions: 

  • 125: Richard Figueroa, Arizona State 
  • 133: Vitali Arujau, Cornell
  • 141:  Brock Hardy, Nebraska
  • 149: Sammy Sasso, Ohio State
  • 157: Peyton Robb, Nebraska 
  • 165: Julian Ramirez, Cornell 
  • 174: Mikey Labriola, Nebraska 
  • 184: Trent Hidlay, N.C. State
  • 197: 2 Isaac Trumble, N.C. State
  • 285: Mason Parris, Michigan

FloWrestling 2023-2024 College Wrestling Rankings: Pound-for-Pound

Here are the top 20 pound-for-pound rankings entering the season. Here are the full rankings for every weight class.

Rank    Grade    Name    School    WT    Previous

1    SR    Carter Starocci    Penn State    174    1

2    JR    Keegan O'Toole    Missouri    165    2

3    SR    David Carr    Iowa State    165    3

4    SR    Aaron Brooks    Penn State    197    4

5    SR    Vito Arujau    Cornell    133    5

6    JR    Parker Keckeisen    UNI    184    6

7    SR    Daton Fix    OK State    133    7

8    SR    Greg Kerkvliet    Penn State    285    8

9    SR    Real Woods    Iowa    141    9

10    SR    Trent Hidlay    NC State    197    10

11    SR    Mekhi Lewis    Virginia Tech    174    11

12    SR    Wyatt Hendrickson    Air Force    285    12

13    SR    Chris Foca    Cornell    174    13

14    SR    Anthony Cassioppi    Iowa    285    14

15    JR    Ridge Lovett    Nebraska    149    15

16    SO    Levi Haines    Penn State    157    16

17    SR    Tanner Sloan    SD State    197    17

18    SR    Stephen Buchanan    Oklahoma    197    18

19    SR    Rocky Elam     Missouri    197    19

20    SR    Bernie Truax    Penn State    184    20

FloWrestling College Wrestling Rankings: Teams

Here’s the FloWrestling top 25 preseason rankings: 

1    Penn State    141

2    Iowa    73.5

3    Virginia Tech    64.5

4    Missouri    62

5    Cornell    61.5

6    Nebraska    59.5

T7    Arizona State    50.5

T7    NC State    50.5

9    Michigan    49

10    OK State    38

11    Iowa State    35.5

12    N. Colorado    31

13    SD State    27

14    UNI    26

15    Ohio State    25.5

16    Wisconsin    24.5

17    North Carolina    23

18    Oklahoma    21.5

19    Purdue    20

20    Air Force    18

T21    Lock Haven    17.5

T21    Oregon State    17.5

T23    Lehigh    13.5

T23    Rutgers    13.5

25    Indiana    13

When is the 2024 NCAA Wrestling Tournament?

The NCAA Wrestling Championships are March 21- 23 at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Mo.

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