When #1 Oklahoma State hosts #2 Penn State, it will be more than just 19 ranked wrestlers from each side. It goes beyond the Mark Hall vs Kyle Crutchmer rematch and the #1 Zain vs #2 Collica bout.
This dual will feature the two most credentialed coaches in the country when you look at their on the mat, and on the bench accolades. John Smith vs Cael Sanderson is the gold standard coaching match up in wrestling today. The two coaches will collide once again on Sunday, February 19th, Live on FloWrestling.
John Smith - The CoachNCAA Coaching Titles: 5
Big 12 Titles: 18
Olympians Coached: 5
NCAA Champions Coached: 31
John Smith - The Wrestler Olympic Titles: 2
World Titles: 4
NCAA Titles: 2
FILA Outstanding Wrestler Of The Year: 1
Cael Sanderson - The CoachNCAA Coaching Titles: 5
Big 12 Titles: 3
Big 10 Titles: 5
Olympians Coached: 3
NCAA Champions Coached: 13
Cael Sanderson - The WrestlerOlympic Titles: 1
NCAA Titles: 4
Smith and Sanderson are both among the most innovative technicians as competitors and coaches that wrestling has seen. John Smith's influence on his wrestlers is apparent. The motion from space and elbow control proficiency reveals Smith's strong influence on his athletes. Likewise, PSU's collar tie usage and far ankle scrambles separate the Lions from much of their competition.
125: No. 2 Nick Suriano (Penn State) vs. No. 11 Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State)
133: George Carpenter (Penn State) vs. No. 2 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
141: No. 14 Jimmy Gulibon (Penn State) vs. No. 1 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State)
149: No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) vs. No. 2 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State)
157: No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) vs. No. 6 Joe Smith (Oklahoma State)
165: No. 5 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) vs. No. 7 Chandler Rogers (Oklahoma State)
174: No. 9 Mark Hall (Penn State) vs. No. 7 Kyle Crutchmer (Oklahoma State)
184: No. 2 Bo Nickal (Penn State) vs. No. 5 Nolan Boyd (Oklahoma State)
197: No. 9 Matt McCutcheon (Penn State) vs. No. 8 Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State)
285: No. 5 Nick Nevills (Penn State) vs. No. 6 Austin Schafer (Oklahoma State)
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