2023 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

7 Classic Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Matches

7 Classic Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Matches

The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational is regularly the nation's toughest in-season tournament. Check out these classic matches from over the years.

Nov 28, 2023 by David Bray
7 Classic Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Matches

For years, the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational has been the toughest in-season tournament on the NCAA wrestling calendar. Before the 2023 CKLV gets underway, relive some of the best matches from the past right here.

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2008 Jordan Burroughs vs Jordan Leen

Before Jordan Burroughs won his first NCAA title, he met up with Cornell defending NCAA champion Jordan Leen. This finals match was one for the ages.

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2017 Yianni Diakomihalis vs Bryce Meredith

Yianni had a lot of hype coming into his true freshman year, but wrestling fans weren't sure just how good he would be until after his CKLV semifinal against 2x NCAA finalist Bryce Meredith. The scrambles in this match had the wrestling world buzzing.

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2015 Cody Brewer vs Nahshon Garrett

NCAA champions Cody Brewer and Nahshon Garrett hung over 20 points on the board in one of the best shootouts in CKLV history.

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2017 Austin DeSanto vs Stevan Micic

DeSanto's Drexel days started with a bang at CKLV when he put his insane pace on Michigan NCAA finalist and eventual World champion Stevan Micic.

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2011 Hunter Stieber vs Kellen Russell

True freshman Hunter Stieber pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational history when he took our 2x NCAA champ Kellen Russell in the quarterfinals.

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2008 Andrew Howe vs Mack Lewnes

Andrew Howe and Mack Lewness met at the 2008 CKLV in one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament.

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