So, um, Vincenzo Joseph is good. In fact, he's very good, and he put on the best show of the weekend.
'Cenzo defeated the No. 5- and No. 15-ranked wrestlers in the country on his way to claiming the Keystone Classic title. He started out with back-to-back technical fall wins to get the train on the tracks. And when he met fifth-ranked Chad Walsh in the semifinals, Joseph rolled the train right over him to the tune of a 12-5 decision.
Joseph looked like he was shot out of a cannon as he scored almost immediately and kept the ball rolling against No. 15 Te' Shan Campbell in the finals. Campbell put up a nice fight, and it wasn't totally easy for Joseph. But in the end he got the job done with a 9-5 win to claim the 165-pound title.
Vincenzo Joseph put on a great performance at the Keystone Classic, and that makes him our FloWrestler of the Week.
Other FloWrestler of the Week Nominees:
Hayden Hidlay, North Carolina State: The redshirt freshman claimed his first open title of his college career, and he did so with a nice win over NCAA qualifier Mitch Finesilver.
Christian Brucki, Central Michigan: With the odds stacked against him in the finals, Brucki picked up a one-point win over junior world champion Mark Hall. Brucki's ability to tilt Hall for the full allotment of back points was the X-factor in the match, and it allowed him to get the win over Hall.
Drew Hughes, Michigan State: In a world full of nails, Hughes appeared to be a hammer in the Michigan State Open finals. After trailing 4-1 to start the third period, Hughes took top and turned Isaiah White for four back points and the riding time point to get the 6-4 win.
Matt Kolodzik, Princeton: For the second time in two years, Kolodzik defeated No. 3 Anthony Ashnault. Last year, it happened at Midlands, and on Saturday Kolodzik repeated a victory over Ashnault on a last-second takedown at Rutgers' football stadium.
Colton McCrystal, Nebraska: Beware of that mixer, it's proved to be deadly. McCrystal reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a cement mixer to collect some huge points and defeat returning NCAA runner-up Bryce Meredith.