LIVE This Week on FloWrestling: 5/23/15

Neil deGrasse Tyson expresses his love for wrestling & the Beat the Streets Gala.

Jordan Burroughs and David Taylor are LIVE this week on Flo! They're not squaring off against each other though...unfortunately. Instead, they'll be taking on a pair of world-level Cubans in this Thursday's Beat The Streets Gala in Times Square. We'll follow up this week's Beat the Streets Gala with one the largest and most competitive dual tournament in the country: the 16th annual NHSCA National Duals. The event is headlined by returning champs, Young Guns (of Pennsylvania), and will be broadcast in its entirety from Friday-Monday. 

Beat the Streets 2015 Gala
Date: May 21st, 2015

It's USA vs Cuba in seven men's freestyle matches, four women's freestyle matches and two greco-roman matches. Tagged the "Salsa in the Square," the 2015 Beat the Streets Gala will also boast a slew of exhibition matches between Beat The Streets-trained wrestlers as well as a special wrestle-off between 2x NCAA d1 champion Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) and 3x undfeated NCAA d2 champion Joey Davis (Notre Dame College). Full event line ups can be found here

The aim of this weekend's Beat the Streets Gala is to showcase the sport of wrestling while putting the Beat The Street athletes in the spotlight. The event is also a key fundraiser for the Beat The Streets organization and is expected to bring in over $1 million for the program. 

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to this weekend's event or find out more about the organization and this weekend's Gala here.

NHSCA National Duals 
Date: May 23rd-25th, 2015

One of the premier national dual meet tournaments is right around the corner. The 16th Annual NHSCA National Duals is looking to take over Memorial Day Weekend in Virginia Beach, VA once again with some of the best wrestler from around the country hoping to lead their respective teams to this year's title. Last years champs, Young Guns (Black), will be making its return in hopes of defending its title. But be on the lookout for Bison Legend Orange, Prestige Worldwide, Nauman Select and Diesel to come hard for the title as well. 


79kg World Team Trials Primer: The Best Weight In America

Austin Bernard
79kg Storylines For The 2018 US Open

For years, the tweeners who were too big for 74kg had to make the difficult decision to put on at least 20 pounds to bulk up to 84kg. Then came the introduction of 86kg, and the gap became even bigger. Thankfully though, there now exists a 79kg weight class.

NC State Extends Pat Popolizio's Contract Through 2025

Tony Rotundo

Courtesy of NC State athletics

#4 Michael Colaiocco Commits To Penn

Rob Preston
120 R16 - Michael Colaiocco, Blair Academy vs Tristan Black, SCA

One of the nation's best juniors announced his college decision earlier today, as Michael Colaiocco verbally committed to Penn. The National Prep champ released the commitment on his instagram. 

Pat Downey's Greatest Hits

Tony Rotundo
86kg Patrick Downey III, Unattached vs Gabe Dean, TMWC

One of the most mercurial and talented 86kg wrestlers in the United States will compete at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas a week from now. Pat Downey, the "Unattached Assassin," has been notching impressive wins since he first started wrestling on the men's freestyle senior circuit. Join us as we take a look back at his career and tally up his greatest hits. 

Breakout US Open Performances From The Past

Tony Rotundo

One of the great things about the U.S. Open is that it allows for some under-the-radar guys to make their names known and become a point of conversation before the World Team Trials.

Jordan Burroughs And Frank Chamizo's Epic Trash Talk Battle

Tony Rotundo
74kg Match Jordan Burroughs (USA) vs. Luis Quintana (CUBA)

One of the most anticipated matchups in recent memory is going down May 17 in lower Manhattan at this year's annual Beat the Streets event. Four-time World Champ and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs is scheduled to scrap with two-time world champ and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Frank Chamizo. 

Zeke Moisey Granted Release From West Virginia

Austin Bernard
125lbs Quarter: Jay Schwarm, UNI vs Zeke Moisey, WVU

Zeke Moisey has been granted a release from West Virginia. The 2015 NCAA finalist at 125lb was eighth this season at NCAAs in Cleveland and has one season of eligibility remaining. 

Who's Left At 74kg For The Open And Trials?

Austin Bernard
74 kg Final - Isaiah Martinez, Illinois vs Chance Marsteller, Lock Haven

Now that there are 10 senior-level weights, the question at 74kg becomes who is left to challenge Jordan Burroughs for a world team spot? Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer are both up at 79kg, and Chance Marsteller will not be competing at next week's U.S. Open in Las Vegas.

FRL 284: Is Daton Ready To Dethrone Ramos?

Richard Immel
FRL 284 Transfer News, Ramos vs Fix And Gable Steveson

FRL 284 discusses updates in the DI transfer scene, previews the U.S. Open weight classes, and more.

Can Cory Clark Make A Magical Run At The Open?

Tony Rotundo

Cory Clark is magical. Don’t believe me? Go watch his 2017 NCAA title run again and make sure it sinks in that he did it all with a bad shoulder and wrist.