Jesse Thielke Qualifies For Olympic Games At 59KG

The Greco Roman contingent of Jesse Thielke, Ravaughn Perkins and Joe Rau punched through one additional competitor to the Rio Olympic Games.

Andy Bisek (75kg), Ben Provisor (85kg) and Robby Smith (130kg) had already qualified for the games for the Greco squad.

Now you can add the name Jesse Thielke to the list. The Wisconsin native got it done for Team USA today with a 17-8 technical fall over Islamov of Moldova in the semi's of the final Olympic Games qualifier in Turkey.

At 98kg Joe Rau won his first bout by tech over Rehanyan of Spain. In round two he was teched quickly 8-0 by Castillo of Honduras, eliminating Rau from qualifying for Rio.

Ravaughn Perkins was looking strong at 66kg before falling to Tsarev of Kyrgyzstan. In the 2nd period, Perkins held a 3-3 criteria advantage before giving up a passivity point to fall 4-3 late in the bout. A win in the quarters for Ravaughn would have put Perkins in the match to qualify for Rio.

The story of the day was Jesse Thielke. The "Honey Badger" began with an 8-0 tech over Olympic Bronze medalist Modos of Hungary. Thielke had two comeback wins in the quarters and semi's to secure his spot in the Rio Olympics. Thielke is in the finals where he will take on World and Olympic Champion Soryan of Iran later this morning.

Team USA Results:
Qualification: Jesse David THIELKE (USA) df. Peter MODOS (HUN) by TF, 8-0
1/8: Jesse David THIELKE (USA) df. Revaz LASHKHI (GEO), 13-6
Quarterfinal: Jesse David THIELKE (USA) df. Frunze HARUTYUNYAN (SWE) by FALL, 7-4
Semifinal: Jesse David THIELKE (USA) df. Donior ISLAMOV (MDA) by TF, 17-8
GOLD: Hamid Mohammad SORYAN (IRI) vs. Jesse David THIELKE (USA)

Qualification: Ravaughn Richard Ravelle PERKINS (USA) df. Pan ZHENG (CHN) by TF, 11-2
1/8: Ravaughn Richard Ravelle PERKINS (USA) df. Vladimiros MATIAS (GRE), 9-4
Quarterfinal: Ruslan TSAREV (KGZ) df. Ravaughn Richard Ravelle PERKINS (USA), 4-3

Qualification: Josef Patrick RAU (USA) df. Narek SETAGHYAN REHANYAN (ESP) by TF, 9-0
1/8: Kevin MEJIA CASTILLO (HON) df. Josef Patrick RAU (USA) by TF, 8-0

U23 World Championships Update

97 kg Rr Rnd 1 - Kollin Moore, Ohio State vs Kyle Conel, Golden Pride WC

We're already most of the way through the U23 World Championships in Bucharest, Romania. Our Greco-Roman and women's freestyle teams have wrapped up their tournaments. Additionally, half the men's freestyle team had their preliminary matches today. Tomorrow will see the medal matches for those guys and prelims for the final five Americans, followed by medal matches for those last five weights on the ultimate day of the event. 

5 Reasons To Watch OK State vs Minnesota

285 lbs Dual - Rylee Streifel, Minnesota vs Derek White, Okst

The Oklahoma State road trip will head to Minnesota after taking on South Dakota State to get it’s dual meet season going. 

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What 2 Watch 4: There's Almost Too Much Wrestling This Weekend

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NCAA Week 3 Live On Flo

FloWrestling is streaming a plethora of wrestling events this weekend. Do you know what a plethora is? Well no worries, this link will make the definition crystal clear. 

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Why You Have To Watch Lindenwood Open

125 lbs Malik Heinselman vs Brakan Mead

You should definitely check out the entries for this year’s Lindenwood Open, taking a look at that will make you immediately set your alarm to make sure you don’t miss a second of the action starting Saturday morning.

Week 3 College Odds

165 lbs Consi of 4 - Evan Wick, Wisconsin vs Isaiah White, Nebraska

Week 3 odds are up on BetDSI (you must be logged in to view).

BRACKASTROLOGY I: The First Brackastrology

125 lbs Final - Sean Fausz, NC State vs Daton Fix, UN-Oklahoma State

What is Brackastrology? It is an appeal to the stars for their celestial wisdom. It is an attempt by mere mortals to divine the future. It is two ding dongs, specifically Spey and Nomad, giving their best effort at projecting what the NCAA Tournament brackets will look like. 

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Full Lindenwood Open Entries

141 lbs Q - Jaydin Eierman, Missouri vs Matt Findlay, UN-Utah Valley

There will be a ton of the countries best wrestlers in the mix this weekend at the Lindenwood Open. 

Why Minnesota Should Pull Gable Steveson's Redshirt

285lbs Quarterfinal: Gable Steveson, Minnesota vs Austin Emerson, Nebraska

It's funny how we find out about whether kids are wrestling or not in today's digital age. For Gable Steveson, he shared that the current plan for him is to redshirt this season via an instagram story.

2018 Signing Day Hub

110kg RR 1: Daniel Kerkvliet, TMWC/Pinnacle vs Hunter Catka, LAB Trained

Stay tuned for updates all signing day long as the Class of 2019 signs their national letters of intent to wrestle Division 1 at the next level.

Live This Week: November 16-18, 2018

Oh. My. Goodness. What a weekend of wrestling! Iowa's season opener, Daton Fix's collegiate dual debut against #1 Seth Gross and #6 Ethan Lizak, #11 Lehigh vs. #5 Michigan, and so much more!