Justin Mejia Commits To Illinois

John Sachs Justin Mejia

null
Justin Mejia announced today on twitter that he will be verbally committing to the University of Illinois.


The rising Clovis senior is No. 18 on the Big Board and was the fifth highest rated athlete who had not yet committed.

Exactly two months ago, we posted a story on Mejia's college visits up to that point. He had de-committed from Iowa right after the Fourth of July, and became one of the hottest prospects on the market. When he spoke to FloWrestling after that, he mentioned Minnesota and Illinois as the only two schools with whom he was talking. He also posted a picture with Illinois assistant coach Mark Perry on social media.

The three-time California state champ is currently ranked third in the country at 126, and projects as a 125 or 133 for the Illini. It is the first Class of 2017 Big Boarder the Big Ten school has picked up thus far. Mejia projects as the possible replacement for All American Zane Richards. Illinois and Perry have had success with lightweights (Richards), Californians (Isaiah Martinez), and an intersection of the two (Jesse Delgado) in the very recent past.

Justin Mejia wins 2015 Doc B

141 At The Reno Tournament Of Champions Will Be Tremendous

Tony Rotundo Bryce Meredith

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

With North Carolina State, Wyoming and Missouri all scheduled to send full teams to the biggest little city in the world, we could see a bracket with No. 2 Kevin Jack, No. 4 Bryce Meredith and No. 5 Jaydin Eierman. 

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 at the end of this month, December 29th and 30th. Since there's a bit of a break in the college season before that, we wanted to give you the list of starters likely heading to Chicago.

NCAA DI Stock Report: Pre-Reno Quietude

Josh Conklin Richie Lewis

We had a relatively quiet week in between the Cliff Keen chaos and whatever insanity awaits the wrestling world at the Reno Tournament of Champions this weekend.

Oklahoma State Redshirts Are Set To Compete In Reno

Daton Fix

FloWrestling has received confirmation that the Oklahoma State Cowboys are storming the Reno Tournament of Champions this weekend with one of the most talented group of redshirts in the country. 

The Next Test For Every #1

Tony Rotundo Kyle Snyder

As the first semester of the college wrestling comes to a close, we have yet to see a top-ranked wrestler in Division I go down. But there is plenty of season left to wrestle and opportunities for them to be unseated from their thrones.

FRL 251 - Time For Suriano vs. Spencer Talk

Josh Conklin surianofrl.jpg

In FRL 251, we discuss Iowa's weekend including a potential matchup between Nick Suriano and Spencer Lee.

Biggest Upsets From 2017 Walsh Ironman

Rob Preston Leo Tarantino

Upsets are a huge part of our sport, and the biggest tournaments are recognized as such because huge stars go down. The 2017 Walsh Jesuit Ironman was a great example of that, and here are the dozen that stood out to us this past weekend in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.