TOP 7 Things at POP n FLO

TOP 7 Things at POP n FLO

1. Strong Island aka Long Island flexes its muscle.  
Team X-Cel came to the Pop-N-Flo duals and met up with defending champions Apex in the championship finals. It was a back and forth match that was very emotionally charged and in the end was tied. It came down to criteria and Team X-Cel came out as the winners and team champions.

2. PA State Champ collides with NY State Champ
We had so many great matches over the weekend it is hard to point them all out, but one you will surely want to watch took place between two state champions from Pennsylvania and New York. Check out this thriller between Dylan Palacio of New York and Garrett Peppelman of Pennslyvania.

3. Wrestling for Vinny. Realbuto interview
Vinny Vespa is a wrestler from New York who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma. Brian Realbuto and his brother Dylan wore a special singlet this weekend in honor of Vinny. Please help spread the word on this unfortunate story on such a good kid #TeamVinnyV

4. Semi-final clash comes down to last match between two studs
In a rematch of the 2011 Pop-N-Flo championship finals, Apex and Iron Horse met in the semifinals of the 2012 tournament. It was a fun dual meet that saw the momentum swing back and forth several times. It came down to the final match with the team score tied 24-24 and the 120lb weight class which featured two studs, Innarella from Iron Horse and Rodriguez from Apex.

5. NJ vs NY state champ gets hot
During the finals match between Team X-Cel and Apex we got to see two state champs square off at 152lbs. It was James Dakrone of X-Cel and Lennie Richardson of Apex who had seen each other 3 times before with Richardson winning 2 of those 3 matches.

6. A B Core wins the Youth Team Title
The Pop-N-Flo youth division expanded the field of teams from 6 teams last year to 12 teams this year. Not only did the number of teams grow but so did the level of competition. This year it was A-B Core making their way to the finals and claiming the national youth team title.
 
7. New York State Champs Square Off at 130lbs
On the first day of competition wrestling fans were treated with an all-star match up. Team X-Cel met up with Iowa Style in the second round which meant we got to see a battle between 2 New York state champions at 130lbs between Sean McCabe and Dylan Realbuto. Lots of scrambling in this match and its likely a match up New York fans have been wanting to see for a while.

The Second Wave Of College Wrestlers Who Will Crash The Rankings

Josh Conklin Chance Marsteller

There are tiers to every weight in any given college season, and the beautiful thing about rankings is how often they change as guys emerge as stars, falter, change weight, or graduate.

What 2 Watch 4: Finals Week

Tony Rotundo Tyler Berger

Winter semester finals are monopolizing many of our favorite student-athletes this week, but we still have a full plate of ranked potential matches and quality wrestling action to keep you occupied as we roll through the holiday season. 

Preliminary 2018 Southern Scuffle Entry List

Austin Bernard Mark Hall

Once again, "The Rose Bowl of Wrestling" kicks off the year LIVE on Flo. The 2018 Southern Scuffle is the 16th annual edition of the tournament and takes place on January 1-2 at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, TN. 

Chris Bono Mic'd Up For SDSU's Dual

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The South Dakota State wrestling team just released the sights and sounds of head coach Chris Bono mic'd up during the Jackrabbits' win over Central Michigan last week.

FRL 252 - The Absurdity Of Ohio State vs Penn State

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FRL is back discussing Ohio State vs. Penn State, the tougher rebuild between Iowa State and Oklahoma, and the biggest takeaways of the first two months of the NCAA wrestling season.

141 At The Reno Tournament Of Champions Will Be Tremendous

Tony Rotundo Bryce Meredith

Just how tremendous might the 141-pound college bracket at the 2017 Reno Tournament of Champions be? Well, how does three of the top five ranked wrestlers plus Kaden Gfeller sound? Indeed, the 141 title race is shaping up to be quite tremendous in Reno, NV, on Saturday.

Top 7 Rankings Movers Of Ironman

Rob Preston Rocky Jordan

As usual there were a number of guys who showed up in a big way at Ironman this weekend, while others took some losses and saw their stock go down a bit. 

Most Memorable Moments Of Ironman

Rob Preston Izzy Palazzo

Every tournament has its unforgettable moments, but this year's Ironman had a little something extra. 

Three Events Live On FloWrestling This Weekend

Austin Bernard Jaydin Eierman

Another weekend has brought another loaded slate of events on FloWrestling. 

Preliminary Midlands 2017 Entry List

Tony Rotundo Seth Gross

The 55th edition of the Ken Kraft Midlands is coming to Flo on Dec. 29-30. Since there's a bit of a break in the college season before the tournament gets underway in Evanston, IL, we wanted to give you the list of starters likely heading to Chicago.