News And Notes From Week 3 In D1 Wrestling

A smattering of interesting tidbits and match results from the world that is Division 1 college wrestling, in particular things that may not have made it into our articles on top upsets or the stock report.

Oklahoma State Puts It On Minnesota

I'm not sure how many Cowboys knew they were wrestling for John Smith's 400th career victory, but they sure made a statement in their 30-3 shellacking of the Gophers. Save for an Ethan Lizak riding time point, Okie State won all the close battles and reminded everyone that they are pretty firmly in the trophy hunt once again.

Austin DeSanto Is In Better Shape Than You

How do you follow up eight takedowns in the first period? With five takedowns in the second period.



Drew Mattin's Redshirt Gets Pulled

This would seem to confirm that Austin Assad is done for the year. While there is still one more high profile 125 redshirt that could still yet be pulled, Mattin could figure into Michigan's shot at a team trophy. Though he lost to Darian Cruz, the defending NCAA champ currently ranked fifth, Mattin already has a win over All American Sean Russell.

Penn State's 197 Is Decided (Probably)

With Anthony Cassar finally looking healthy, and knocking off not only Matt McCutcheon but also Frank Mattiace, it appears the Nittany Lions have their situation at light heavyweight figured out.

Brady Ayers Stages Epic Comeback

By "epic comeback," I mean that Ayers scored two takedowns and forced a stall call in the final 45 seconds of the match.



New And Improved Iowa City Duals

In years past, Iowa used this weekend like a Top-25 football team uses their early schedule: to beat up on teams from a lower division. Though the scoreboard still showed big victories for the Hawkeyes, here's hoping they stick with D1 competition moving forward, particularly as their young guns filter into the lineup.

Boo Lewallen Keeps Winning Tournaments

Lewallen's latest victims were Grant Leeth and Jarrett Degen to take home the Lindenwood Open title. This Oklahoma State situation at 149 isn't going to be easy to decide once the second semester starts.

Barlow McGhee Might Be Back

While his Lindenwood opponents weren't world beating all stars, the Mizzou senior beat four solid opponents in what might have been his most consistent performance since his first or second year on campus.

Fargoes Nuts! Upsets From The Junior Men's Tournament!

113 Quarter-Finals - Dalton Rohrbaugh, Nauman vs Corey Gamet, Parma Western

The junior men's freestylers provided plenty of surprises in the Fargodome this year. Huge names went down and dark horses made waves. Check out some of the most eye-popping upsets from the junior men at the 2018 USAW National Championships.

Fargo JR Finals: How They Got There

The second day of Junior Men's Freestyle in Fargo is annually one of the best days of the year in high school wrestling.

Day 2 Fargo FS News & Notes

We'll keep a running log of news, updates, upsets, and various nuggets of info for the Men's FS here.

Best Morning Matches In Juniors

Day 1 of Fargo is in the books with Cadet Men and Women Freestyle. While many fans will want to tune in to catch the Cadet Men quarters, there are some tasty early matchups on the Junior side you'll want to peek in on.

Top Upsets From Day 1 of Cadets

Ryan Crookham and Isaac Salas both Super 32 Champs, won early round nailbiters. Other contenders like Yusief Lillie, Casey Swiderski, and Gary Steen also won close ones. 

Best Day 1 Matchups in Fargo

Brackets have been released and the action gets underway bright and early at 9AM.

Fargo Results Of Men's Senior Greco World Team

We’ve already taken a look at this year’s Senior Men’s Freestyle team did when they were battling in Fargo, now we’ve got to check out the results of the guys that loving going feet to back for a living.

Best Available Recruits At Fargo

74 kg Quarters - Dustin Plott, Unattached vs Kaleb Romero, OSC-Unattached

Few high school tournaments command the attention of as many college coaches as Junior Nationals. A veritable smorgasbord of talent brings NCAA recruiters from far and wide to the Fargodome. Which registered wrestlers will have the most eyes on them this week? We take a look at the best uncommitted junior freestylers registered for Fargo. 

Who's Looking To Repeat At Fargo 2018?

Everyone wants to knock off the champ. When you win a title, coming back the next year, you've got a target on your back. The entirety of your bracket is trying to take the crown off your head.

Analyzing The Junior Men's Freestyle Team Race At Fargo

120 lbs Jordan Decatur, OH vs Bryce Nickel, AZ

For various reasons, in the leadup to Fargo this year it seems there has been more talk than usual about the team race in Junior men's freestyle. Illinois is the defending champ; it ran away with it last year, scoring 82 points to outscore second-place Ohio (37 pts.) and third-place Iowa (36 pts.) combined.

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