2016 was one of most dramatic years in wrestling history. We saw the highest of the high in Rio with Helen Maroulis winning the first gold medal in USA's women's history. To the lowest of the lows with doping scandals, officiating debacles, and untimely deaths. The following list of 20 matches were the most viewed on Flowrestling this year, thanks for watching.
Hall put together one of the best displays of counter wrestling at any level in his first match with Jason Nolf at the 2016 Junior World Team Trials Finals.
Austin Bell came out swinging at the The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic (formerly known as the Dapper Dan), but The Kid was just too much late.
In what was a perfect exhibit of the future of middle weight wrestling in the United States Mark Hall and Anthony Valencia put on a show of tough hand fighting, solid base-line technique, and amazing athleticism. Something tells me that we are going to be bringing up this match a bunch in the years to come.
This time Nolf struck first, but ultimately Mark Hall's Par Terre game over powered his future teammate.
Cody Brewer took to the Who's Number One mat like a man on fire. He took everyone in the crowd, everyone watching at home, and especially his opponent, Tony Ramos, by complete surprise.
The greatest heavyweight bout in NCAA history. Period. End Of story. Not a very close second. Madison Square Garden had an electricity to it that I can only assume Ali Frazier felt.
When you run through a college tournament without having an offensive point scored on you it's pretty cool. When you hang 25 point on a top 15 opponent it's good day. But when you make up your own move for the tech in the finals…. Then you're on Jason Nolf's level.
Boltukaev plays the perfect "bad guy" and he put on amazing array of timely offense and creative defense to shut out reigning world champion Kyle Snyder.
A big gas tank is as much an offensive weapon as any other, just ask Steven Polakowski Of Minnesota.
Joey Silva stood toe to toe with world champion, Spencer Lee at the this year's Ironman in Ohio.
Franklin Gomez secured himself a spot in the Rio Olympics by winning in the semi finals of the Pan Ams against Brent Metcalf. It would be the last time that we would see Metcalf in a USA singlet.
Takedown, lace, tech. It's kind of Spencer Lee's thing.
Bo Nickal puts on a dominant performance in all three positions in the final of the 2016 Big ten Championships.
This epic lightweight battle ended with a bang in overtime as Thomas Gilman punched his ticket to session 6 at NCAA's.