Six Can't-Miss Matches From Lincoln

Tony Rotundo Austin Gomez Mitch McKee

Greatest. Trials. Ever. 

When you have matchups such as Taylor/Cox, Molinaro/Retherford, and Dake/Burroughs, it's understandable that some incredible wrestling has gone widely unnoticed. Any one of these six matches could have stood alone as a marquee matchup in most circumstances. 

Junior 60kg: Match 2 (Best-Of-3 Finals)
Austin Gomez, Gomez Wrestling Academy vs. Mitchell Mckee, Minnesota Storm
McKee may have won the war, but this battle went to Austin Gomez. This match is proof positive of how bright the freestyle wrestling future is in the USA. The first 11 points scored in this match would have amounted to exactly ZERO points on a folkstyle mat.

Senior 74kg: Challenge Tournament Finals
Kyle Dake, TMWC vs Alex Dieringer, TMWC
Dieringer has closed the gap considerably against Kyle Dake. This one wasn't the most high-scoring affair, but if you truly appreciate nuances of the sport like positional wrestling and situational tactics, this one is pure gold. Watch here. 

Junior 60kg: Challenge Tournament Semifinal 
Vitali Arujau, VHW vs. Jack Mueller, Cavalier Wrestling Club
If you'd like to take a glance at the future of USA Wrestling and hopefully a budding rivalry, look no further then the 9-6 shootout that went down in the 60kg challenge tournament semis between RSF jack Mueller from UVA and incoming Cornell freshman and Cadet world medalist Vito Arujau. Watch here. 

Senior 61kg Challenge Tournament Quarterfinal
Jayson Ness, Minnesota Storm vs. Cody Brewer, TMWC
I'm all in anytime Jayson Ness or Cody Brewer step onto a wrestling mat. Put them against each and you've got fireworks. These two hung 27 points on the board in the challenge tournament quarters.

Senior 57kg: Challenge Tournament Finals
Thomas Gilman, TMWC vs. Nathan Tomasello, TMWC
When the ref has to stop the action three seconds into a match and tell both athletes to watch how hard they club the head, you know you're in for a scrap. This was one that we all circled on the "possibility" bracket and crossed our fingers would materialize. It lived up to every expectation. Watch here. 

Junior 60kg: Match 3 (Best-Of-3 Finals) 
Austin Gomez, Gomez Wrestling Academy vs. Mitchell Mckee, Minnesota Storm
This epic three-match series had it all: sick technique, big throws, late lead changes, and just enough chippiness. How McKee managed to get off his back after that screw-lock throw is beyond me and to come back and win the match… amazing. Watch here. 

NCAA DI Stock Report: Pre-Reno Quietude

Josh Conklin Richie Lewis

We had a relatively quiet week in between the Cliff Keen chaos and whatever insanity awaits the wrestling world at the Reno Tournament of Champions this weekend.

Oklahoma State Redshirts Are Set To Compete In Reno

Daton Fix

FloWrestling has received confirmation that the Oklahoma State Cowboys are storming the Reno Tournament of Champions this weekend with one of the most talented group of redshirts in the country. 

The Next Test For Every #1

Tony Rotundo Kyle Snyder

As the first semester of the college wrestling comes to a close, we have yet to see a top-ranked wrestler in Division I go down. But there is plenty of season left to wrestle and opportunities for them to be unseated from their thrones.

FRL 251 - Time For Suriano vs. Spencer Talk

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In FRL 251, we discuss Iowa's weekend including a potential matchup between Nick Suriano and Spencer Lee.

Biggest Upsets From 2017 Walsh Ironman

Rob Preston Leo Tarantino

Upsets are a huge part of our sport, and the biggest tournaments are recognized as such because huge stars go down. The 2017 Walsh Jesuit Ironman was a great example of that, and here are the dozen that stood out to us this past weekend in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

FloWrestler Of The Week: Trevor Mastrogiovanni, Blair

Rob Preston Trevor Mastrogiovanni

Trevor Mastrogiovanni came into Ironman unranked and walked out with the title in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on Saturday.

Can Silva Give Teasdale His 1st Career Loss At Powerade?

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Could Gavin Teasdale's undefeated streak be in trouble?

DI NCAA News & Notes: Week 6

Josh Conklin Nick Suriano

Are you here for Nomad's Nibblers? Alas, we have no nibbles from Nomad. He is still recuperating from crushing coverage in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. For everything Ironman, click here. 

Malicious Intent - Ep 66 - Breaking Rules And The Longest Mile

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Mal and Spey talk about when Mike was the head coach at Middlesex County College and he learned to discriminate between what rules to break and what rules to abide by.

Spencer Lee Debuts + 13 Other Hawkeyes To Wrestle At UNI Open

Justin Hoch Spencer Lee

Iowa freshman Spencer Lee and 13 other Hawkeyes, including Pat Lugo and Jacob Warner, are registered to wrestle at the UNI Open in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Saturday morning at 8 ET.