Super 32 Heavyweight Preview: 195-285

John Sachs
The big boys are in town and you better move out of the way when they take the mat at Super 32 on Saturday. There are some serious contenders coming this year, so you won't want to miss out on this heavyweight action in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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No. 4 Brandon Whitman
No. 5 Jacob Raschka
No. 6 Jake Woodley
No. 7 John Borst
No. 9 Andrew Davison
No. 10 Gavin Hoffman
No. 13 Noah Bushman
Andrew Horun
Daniel Kerkvliet
Tony Wuest

Commentary: The list of competitors isn't long, but the dudes who are coming are enough to bring the house down. John Borst is a man-child and really burst onto the scene with his huge runner-up performance in Fargo. I feel like Jake Woodley is a bit under the radar despite being ranked in the top 10. He moves well and is a guy that can do well here. I'd like to see Davison open up a bit. I've only seen it happen a few times, and when he gets his offense going he's as good as anyone. However, he's got to get it going first. Raschka is a great competitor, too. He is another guy who put his name on the mat with a big performance in Fargo when he won the stop sign two years ago. And then there's Brandon Whitman. He's got the potential to win it all, but it's very possible that Borst and Fargo runner-up Gavin Hoffman could be wrestling for the belt. 

Holmes' picks: 1. Borst  2. Hoffman  3. Whitman  4. Woodley
Willie's picks:  1. Hoffman  2. Woodley  3. Whitman  4. Raschka


No. 9 Zane Black
No. 13 Jeff Allen
No. 15 Cole Nye
Marquis Cobb
Diata Drayton
Johnny Shafer

Commentary: I really like Jeff Allen to emerge as the champion, but I wouldn't be surprised if an unknown big man came out with a big performance this weekend. Be on the lookout for our ranked guys---Zane Black, Cole Nye, and Allen---to do what they do, but someone will shine this weekend and really challenge these guys. 

Holmes' picks: 1. Allen  2. Black  3. Nye  4. Cobb
Willie's picks:  1. Black   2. Nye   3. Allen   4. Darrah


No. 5 Kevin Vough
No. 9 Mansur Abdul-Malik
No. 17 Zach Muller
Brendan Furman
Michael Kramer
Blake Zalapi

Commentary: The match that we will probably see in the end is Kevin Vough vs. Mansur Abdul-Malik. Vough had a tough season last year where he was pretty banged up the entire way. Seeing a healthy Vough will be something scary.

Holmes' picks: 1. Vough  2. Abdul-Malik  3. Furman  4. Kramer
Willie's picks:   1. Vough  2. Abdul-Malik  3. DeSeriere  4. Muller

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AUSTIN, TX -- April 02, 2018 -- FloSports, the innovator in live sports and original content, today announced the launch of the 2018 Hometown Heroes program, an award that recognizes the finest coaches across the country who have made an impact in their community by changing high-school-age athletes’ lives for the better.

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2018 U.S. Open Pre-Seeds Released

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86kg Finals - David Taylor, NLWC vs Richard Perry, NYAC

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Cael Sanderson and Jake Varner Warming up

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Ranking The Junior Freestyle Weight Classes At The 2018 US Open

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170lbs: Noah Warren, In vs Travis Wittlake, OR

Although registration is still open, as of this morning there are over 290 juniors registered in freestyle for the 2018 U.S. Open. Every weight class is going to be packed with hammers this week in Las Vegas, but which weight is going to be the most impressive? We dug into the latest lists and ranked the divisions by overall strength. 

2018 Powerade Teams Set

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The 2018 Powerade Wrestling Tournament has announced the field of 50 high school teams competing at its annual showcase hosted by Canon-McMillan High School in Canonsburg, PA, on December 28-29.

Zeke Moisey Transferring To Nebraska

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125 Round of 16 - Gavin Park, Clarion vs Zeke Moisey, WVU

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70kg Jr Will Have An Explosion Of Talent

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66 Cons 4 - Brayton Lee, Red Cobra vs Brock Mauller, Missouri

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2018 U.S. Open Lightweight Preview: Wide-Open Race In Deep 61kg Field

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Greco-Roman Storylines To Watch At The 2018 U.S. Open

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This Thursday and Friday will be the 2018 U.S. Open in Greco-Roman, setting the stage for the World Team Trials in June. The champs at all 10 weights will sit in the best-of-three WTT finals, giving the winners a massive advantage to be the guy wrestling in Budapest in October at the world championships.