The Breakout Performers Of Super 32

Since so many of the best kids in the country go to Super 32, that means there are many opportunities for newcomers to show their mettle against top-flight competition. Here are some performers who stood out to us, and wrestlers who we all should now keep an eye on.

Antonio Lorenzo, CA - When this kid came to the mat for his semifinals match, I was scrambling to get some information on him. He has my full attention now. Lorenzo placed seventh in California as a freshman last year but showed he is absolutely ready for the big time after taking out Erik Barnett, Elijah Varona, and Greg Diakomihalis this weekend.

Antonio Lorenzo finishes off Elijah Varona in the last five seconds:


Bryce Rogers, FL - It may seem strange that a guy ranked 14th in the country (he was unranked before Journeymen) broke out this weekend, but Rogers was very much under the radar. Then he took out Myles Wilson, Anthony Mantanona, and Jake Allar on Sunday to take home a belt. Watch the matches though, he didn't just win, he controlled the matches and forced them into his offense. Rogers has a very high upside.

Antonio Mininno, NJ - There seemed like one obvious choice to be the breakout star from 113, and then he got majored by Minino in the consolation semifinals. He is exactly the kind of kid built to shine at Super 32. Minino had a strong season in New Jersey but didn't place at states. His run this weekend including wins over Brandon Wittenberg (Virginia state champion and cadet FS duals all-tourney team), as well as nationally ranked Jaret Lane, Pat McKee, and Matt Cardello.

Antonio Mininno reverses two-time Fargo champion Jaret Lane in UTB:

Breyden Bailey, IN - This Super 32 tournament is the type you'd hope to have going into your senior year when you've never won a state title. Bailey took out Paul Konrath and Zack Trampe and had a very close third-place match with Brian Courtney. It appears this young man wants to end his run of third-place finishes at Indiana states.

Brian Kennerly, PA - How about a kid who started wrestling just four years ago, who was on nobody's radar, winning Super 32? Kennerly didn't even place in his district two years ago and didn't place in Pennsylvania last year. Then he goes on a run in which he beats the guys who placed second through fifth this weekend, which includes No. 13 Jeff Allen and No. 15 Cole Nye. Also in there were Michigan third-place finisher Ryan Vasbinder and New Jersey eighth-place finisher Eric Keosseian.

Justin Ruffin, GA - When a guy beats the kid who is on the banner ads for Super 32, you know he had a good tournament. The Georgia boy placed fourth in one of the toughest weights at Super 32 and had a great run on the backside, beating Will Kaldes, Denton Spencer, and Joe Lee. He was down 3-0 against Joe Lee early and got a reversal in the last 30 seconds to send it into OT. When he reversed Lee again in the ultimate tiebreaker, he guaranteed himself some attention this week.

Justin Ruffin stays patient in comeback win over Joe Lee:


Daniel Kerkvliet, MN - Late on the first day of cadet freestyle in Fargo, I called a match between Kerkvliet and Braxton Amos. While Amos won that match, the Minnesota upperweight gave Amos all he could handle. Kerkvliet proved this weekend that not only can he hang with the big boys, he can also beat them. On the consolation side, he notched wins over No. 5 Jacob Raschka and No. 6 Jake Woodley. While he still has some work to do on bottom, Kerkvliet is a high upside kid who trains with one of the best clubs in the country at Pinnacle and could be a great get for most DI schools.

Oklahoma State's Lineup Plans For Big 12s Becoming More Clear

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The headline from Saturday was that Oklahoma State ended Missouri's 35-match winning streak in an excellent dual meet. But the real juice came at weigh-ins, before the teams even took the mat.

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The Story Of 133

From pre-season speculation as to what weight Nick Suriano and Daton Fix were going to the weekly upsets, 133 has been the biggest story of the season. As we approach the end of the regular season we wanted to take you on a trip down memory lane and recap the madness it has brought us this year. 

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D1 Stock Report: Shopping Mauller

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The penultimate weekend of dual meets has already come and gone. Below, we recap who made the most of their second-to-last regular-season matches, and who has been slipping in the top 20 rankings. 

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FRL 354: The 133lb Pecking Order & Iowa Puts It On Wisconsin

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FRL 354: The 133lb Pecking Order, Iowa Puts It On Wisconsin, and Oklahoma State Ends Missouri's Streak

Top 10 Upsets In Oklahoma State vs Iowa History

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This is one of the best dual meet rivalries in NCAA wrestling. Iowa and Oklahoma State have arguably the most historical programs to date with iconic history making coaches at the helm for both of them. 

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State Championships Recap: "The I's"

There were a multitude of state championships staged around the country this week. And the "I's" take precedence: Iowa, Illinois and Indiana offer the most results of national impact.

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Complete List Of 2019 National Prep Qualifiers

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With each of the 2019 National Prep qualifiers wrapped up, we now have the complete list of qualifiers.

Top JR Gerrit Nijenhuis Commits

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One of the Top Juniors comes off the board today as Canon McMillian's Gerrit Nijenhuis has made his decision.

Match Notes: Michigan vs Rutgers

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One of the biggest duals of the weekend, thanks to a titanic matchup at 133-pounds between #1 Stevan Micic and #4 Nick Suriano. Follow along below as we bring you live updates of the dual meet. 

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Oklahoma State Ends Missouri's 35 Dual Winning Streak, 19-15

Oklahoma State had to dig deep and win the last three bouts to end Missouri's 35 match dual win streak.  Check out the match notes below for details for each bout as well as final match scores.

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