FloWrestler of the Week: Logan Stieber, TMWC

Mark Fitzgerald
Logan Stieber Has The Arsenal To Win A World Title ...
Down at his new weight and looking dominant, Logan Stieber made his 61kg debut in a big way as he dismantled the field to claim a berth on his first world team at the Bill Farrell International Open in New York City this past weekend. On the way to claiming the spot, Stieber gave up six total points, which all came in his 13-6 win over bout with Jayson Ness, whom he defeated 13-6.

Stieber bookended the day with 10-0 technical falls. He started with a tech over Andrew Hochstrasser and finished with back-to-back shutout tech falls over Tyler Graff in the best-of-three finals.

It was an impressive showing for Stieber, and it makes him our FloWrestler of the Week.

Other FloWrestler of the Week Nominees:

Chris Gonzalez, Marquette: After dropping the first match of the best-of-three finals against Alejandro Sancho, Gonzalez forced a decisive third match with a win in the second bout before getting the 4-1 win and claiming the 71kg spot on the Greco-Roman world team.

Sarah Hildebrandt, NYAC: Miss "I just won OW" was deserving of the award as she defeated 2012 Olympian Kelsey Campbell and former world team member Whitney Conder in the finals with a pair of one-point wins to win the spot at 55kg.

Alex Dieringer, TMWC: Just two-points. That's all that Dieringer gave up on his way to winning gold at 74kg. The lone takedown that he gave up came in the finals against world bronze medalist Bekzod Abdurakhmonov before scoring eight unanswered points to get the 8-2 win.

Conor Medbery, Wisconsin: Back to business for Medbery as he defeated No. 4 Tanner Hall and No. 5 Michael Kroells on his way to a top finish at the 2016 Journeymen ASISCS Collegiate Classic on Sunday.

Dawaylon Barnes, Oklahoma: The junior college transfer made his presence known early as he pinned No. 13 BJ Clagon of Rider in 4:27 and Izaec Quintanilla in 5:41 before advancing to the finals where he edged Lehigh's Jordan Kutler 3-2 to finish in first place at 157 pounds.

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.