FloWrestler of the Week: Vincenzo Joseph, PSU

Juan Garcia
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.

FloSports Announces 2nd Annual Hometown Heroes Program To Award $25,000

Hometown Heroes Nominations Announcement Video

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.

Tech Notes: Daton Fix vs Tony Ramos

Tony Ramos has been the closest thing to a constant as we have had as our lightweight rep since Sammie Henson and Stephen Abas locked the weight down in the late 90’s and early 2000s. Although Tony has only made 2 teams (2014 and 2015) he has been the most stable force in a weight class that is ever changing due to growth, rule changes, and the simple act that the US just doesn’t cut as much weight as they once did. Every time you think that Toy Ramos is ready to pass the mantle and give the spot up for good he goes out and wins The Open and we are all, collectively reminded just how tough T-Ram is. 

2018 U.S. Open Pre-Seeds Released

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

The pre-seeds have been released for the 2018 U.S. Open. Check them out below, are there any you disagree with?

Jake Varner Enters US Open At 125kg

Tony Rotundo
Cael Sanderson and Jake Varner Warming up

After being off the mat since 2016, Olympic Gold medalist Jake Varner is getting back on the mat.

Ranking The Junior Freestyle Weight Classes At The 2018 US Open

Richard Immel
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

© Antonella Crescimbeni (Flo)-USA TODAY Sports

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

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

Former West Virginia standout Zeke Moisey has informed FloWrestling that he will finish his career in Nebraska as the Huskers' 125-pounder next year.

70kg Jr Will Have An Explosion Of Talent

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

Don’t let all the other crazy content we've posted lately distract you from the fact the 70kg Junior freestyle bracket at the 2018 U.S. Open features an explosion of talent.

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

Richard Immel

The 2018 U.S. Open is finally here. With it comes the final opportunity to qualify for the World Team Trials challenge tournament and, for five weights, the chance to get a bye to Final X.

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

Richard Immel

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.