Joey McKenna Considering Transferring Out Of Stanford

After two years on the West Coast, could it be that Joey McKenna now wants out of Stanford? That appears to be the case, as multiple sources have confirmed the All-American is considering transferring.

Among the list of potential landing spots for the sophomore are Penn State, Ohio State, Lehigh, and Iowa. If he ends up at PSU or Iowa, it's likely he would stay down at 141 for this upcoming season, while a transfer to OSU or Lehigh could allow him to bump up to 149 pounds.

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Each school has some level of direct ties to McKenna. Next year's Penn State lineup could feature two of McKenna's 2015 junior world teammates in Mark Hall and Anthony Cassar. Likewise, Ohio State's Kyle Snyder was on the 2014 junior world team with McKenna.

Although not directly affiliated with Lehigh, McKenna's old high school coach, Jeff Buxton, runs the Lehigh Valley Wrestling Club, which would allow McKenna to attend RTC practices with Buxton. Similarly, Iowa's RTC of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club is now coached by Blair alum Mark Perry.

McKenna was a blue-chip recruit coming out of high school, after winning two Beast of the East titles and three national prep championships. Wrestling for one of the nation's most storied high school programs in Blair Academy, McKenna made the 2012 cadet world team, and was a junior world silver medalist in 2014 at 60kg.

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After graduating from Blair in 2014, he deferred his eligibility and primarily wrestled freestyle, competing overseas in Brazil, Cuba, Belarus, and Poland as well as wrestling in the senior World Team Trials. In his first season for the Cardinal in 2015-16, McKenna came in to NCAAs as the two seed. He wound up finishing third, with an overall record of 27-3, and his only losses came to NCAA finalists Dean Heil and Bryce Meredith.

This season, McKenna came into NCAAs as the three seed with just one loss but was upset in the second round and knocked out in the round of 12 by eventual All-Americans Tommy Thorn and Jaydin Eierman, respectively. McKenna ended his season No. 9 in our FloRankings.

Iowa State Releases Power-Packed 2019-20 Schedule

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Iowa State released their wrestling schedule for the 2019-20 season. Going into his third year as head coach of the Cyclones, Kevin Dresser has crafted a slate of competitions packed with power programs. Highlights include the annual intrastate rivalry with the Hawkeyes in Ames on November 24 as well as a home dual with Oklahoma State January 26. 

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Final X: Dake vs Dieringer Match Notes

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It's going down in Texas! Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer wrestle a best two-of-three series to determine who will represent the United States in Nur-Sultan, Kazahkstan at the 2019 UWW Senior World Championships at 79kg. 

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The Winner Of Dake/Dieringer Will Be The 79kg World Champ

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The winner between Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer this Saturday will be the favorite to win worlds next month.

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Watch Dieringer's Recent International Hit Parade

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Alex Dieringer has had a busy 2019, wrestling in three of the four UWW Rankings Series events. That travel and hard work paid off, as Dieringer currently sits fourth in the 79kg standings. With Kyle Dake at #1 and an injured Akhmed Gadzhimagomedov at #3, Dieringer would end up with the #2 seed should he beat Kyle Dake in this weekend's wrestle-offs.

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