Top Stories To Watch In Mat Mayham

Top Stories To Watch In Mat Mayham

10. Iowa State vs Wisconsin...Who is getting out of the cellar? These two teams have had uncharactisticly horrible dual meet seasons. Both are unranked in dual rankings. They face off in the first round and both teams need to get a win for morale.




9. #12 Oklahoma's Mark Cody faces former Team (UR) American. Mark Cody is a wizzard of a coach and built American University Wrestling up from the dust of the earth. Last year American finished 5th at NCAAs! This year Cody has taken over an Oklahoma squad that has had some pretty flat performances. Although American is ranked 10th in tournament rankings they have a relatively weak dual team. Oklahoma is the opposite, they have a weak tournament team but a stronger Dual team. Great first round match up with a lot of back story.  



8. #6 Ohio State vs #8 Nebraska in Semis. Last time these two teams met they had a barn burner match with Nebraska winning 18-16. #6 Ohio State must win for the fans to see a #3 Stieber vs #1 Oliver match up in the finals. If Ohio State wins the fans will most likely get to see a very rare dual between #6 Ohio State vs #1 Oklahoma State



7. 
Can Branch's Cowboys Give Oklahoma State a Run For Their Money? Wyoming won 4 or 5 matches from Oklahoma State in their first dual, and if Wyoming can hold the same punch without the element of surprise and on the road they are the real deal. An Upset would be an all out shocker.




6. 133lbs #4 Ramos (Iowa) vs #2 Devin Carter (Virginia Tech) This match up is very likely to happen so long as Virginia Tech beats Northern Iowa and Iowa and VT stick to their lineups. 

5. Will #3 Cornell stay in the elite, or will #7 Illinois take their spot?
 After repeat Runner Up performances at the NCAA Tournament, Rob Koll's Big Red doesnt look as strong as previous years, but are coming on strong toward the end of the season. They likely have to defeat a tough #7 Illinois squad to adance from their region. If Cornell can advance they remain in that elite core gorup of teams. On the other hand Illinois hasnt been in the elite in quite some time.  



4. 125 lbs #3 Alan Waters (Mizzou)  vs #2 Zack Sanders (Minnesota) This Alan Waters kid is a real great surprise for Mizzou. In the RPI rankings (as opposed to the coaches rankings) he actually is ranked 1! Zach Sanders is way more established though. If Waters faces and beats Sanders he will have entered a new class and will be in a great position to earn a #2 seed or higher. 



3. 141 lbs #4 Mangrum (Oregon state) vs #6 Marion (Iowa) Remember when #6 Marion (Iowa) made the NCAA Finals two years ago? Well he is ranked 6th now. Despite that he is one of the nations most exciting wrestlers to watch. Oregon State's Jim Zalesky will have a hard time to get past Iowa  to win the region but getting a moral victory by having #4 Mangrum win against Marion will be BIG. #6 Marion (Iowa) cant just wrestle exciting, he has got to win to position himself from a seeding standpoint and mental standpoint heading into NCAAs. Also a huge Match for Iowa as a team. Marion has to perform down the stretch for Iowa to be in the hunt against Penn state Oklahoma State and the rest. This match tells us where he is at. 


 
2. Is #4 Minnesota Back for a Title? Remember when they pulled out a title in 2007? That is also the last year they won the National Duals. At times this year Minnesota looked stellar and other times they seemed a bit flat. IF they can win another National Duals Title they should have the confidence to go into St Louis and win it all. First they have to get out of their region: Kent State, Missouri and Michigan all vying to take em down. 


 
1. 133lbs: #3 Logan Steiber (Ohio State) vs #1 Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) In the most dramatic weight class of the year we can expect an all out war from these two studs - IF they meet. #6 Ohio State has to get past #8 Nebraska for this match up to be possible.  A ton of NCAA seeding implications on the line here. 

       

Keystone Classic Seeds Released

Tony Rotundo Mark Hall 2017

The 2017 Keystone Classic is going to be lit. Over a dozen ranked wrestlers are headed to the Palestra in Philly on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions of Penn State headline the event by snagging eight No. 1 seeds. Check out the full list below.

5 Crucial Keystone Contests

Austin Bernard Matt McCutcheon

Hundreds of NCAA wrestlers, including 17 ranked in the top 20, are headed to the historic Palestra on UPenn's campus in Philadelphia for the 2017 Keystone Classic on Sunday.

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Five Ranked Matchups In Minnesota At Oklahoma State Dual

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We've got a Sunday matinee for you, and the slate is full of intriguing matchups.

What 2 Watch 4: Iowa Returns To Carver-Hawkeye

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You know it's definitely wrestling season when (a) Whiteboard Wars return and (b) the Iowa Hawkeyes kick off their season with the Iowa City Duals.

T-Row & Funky Episode 91: Live and Worldwide

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Ben is in Singapore for his retirement fight, but that won't stop the T-Row & Funky Show from breaking down the week in news and NCAA Wrestling results!

Flo Kickoff Classic 15u Preview

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By Ryan Lance, Youth1

The 2017 Flo Kickoff Classic is bringing together some of the top youth wrestlers in the country for its 21st annual tournament this weekend at the Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Boise State President Bob Kustra To Retire

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Bob Kustra, the long-serving president of Boise State University and the driving force behind the school’s decision to abruptly drop the varsity wrestling program last spring, has announced that he will retire at the end of the school year, effective June 30, 2018.

Notable Competitors At Lindenwood Open

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The Lindenwood Open is providing the first look at some very talented freshman and a few of the NCAA's best this Saturday at Robert F. Hyland Arena in St. Charles, MO.

Marquee Matchup: #3 Bryce Meredith vs #6 Chad Red

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This Friday night, one of the most exciting freshmen in the country takes on a former NCAA finalist in Lincoln, NE.

Keystone Classic Seeds Released

Tony Rotundo Mark Hall 2017

The 2017 Keystone Classic is going to be lit. Over a dozen ranked wrestlers are headed to the Palestra in Philly on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions of Penn State headline the event by snagging eight No. 1 seeds. Check out the full list below.

5 Crucial Keystone Contests

Austin Bernard Matt McCutcheon

Hundreds of NCAA wrestlers, including 17 ranked in the top 20, are headed to the historic Palestra on UPenn's campus in Philadelphia for the 2017 Keystone Classic on Sunday.

FloWrestling Login Procedures

Tony Rotundo NCAA Finals green carpet

Hello wrestling fans! If you are experiencing difficulty logging in to our updated website, it maybe because, for security purposes, the site no longer recognizes usernames. Please use your email address to login.

Five Ranked Matchups In Minnesota At Oklahoma State Dual

Austin Bernard Nick Piccininni

We've got a Sunday matinee for you, and the slate is full of intriguing matchups.

What 2 Watch 4: Iowa Returns To Carver-Hawkeye

Tony Rotundo Brandon Sorensen Iowa

You know it's definitely wrestling season when (a) Whiteboard Wars return and (b) the Iowa Hawkeyes kick off their season with the Iowa City Duals.

T-Row & Funky Episode 91: Live and Worldwide

Tony Rotundo 17CMWOSUASU6562.jpg

Ben is in Singapore for his retirement fight, but that won't stop the T-Row & Funky Show from breaking down the week in news and NCAA Wrestling results!

Flo Kickoff Classic 15u Preview

John Sachs 27399452111_e48958f288_o (1).jpg

By Ryan Lance, Youth1

The 2017 Flo Kickoff Classic is bringing together some of the top youth wrestlers in the country for its 21st annual tournament this weekend at the Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Boise State President Bob Kustra To Retire

© Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports BSU Bob Kustra

Bob Kustra, the long-serving president of Boise State University and the driving force behind the school’s decision to abruptly drop the varsity wrestling program last spring, has announced that he will retire at the end of the school year, effective June 30, 2018.

Notable Competitors At Lindenwood Open

Tony Rotundo Jaydin Eierman.jpg

The Lindenwood Open is providing the first look at some very talented freshman and a few of the NCAA's best this Saturday at Robert F. Hyland Arena in St. Charles, MO.

Marquee Matchup: #3 Bryce Meredith vs #6 Chad Red

meredith.jpg

This Friday night, one of the most exciting freshmen in the country takes on a former NCAA finalist in Lincoln, NE.