9 Events Live On FloWrestling This Weekend

How do you follow up all the amazing action we saw at Cliff Keen Las Vegas last weekend? With nine more events and the kickoff of the high school wrestling season.

No. 8 Iowa at No. 12 Rutgers
Date: Dec. 8 | Time: 7 PM CT | Where: Piscataway, NJ
Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

We all know the RAC will be packed and loud, but will Rutgers pull off the upset?

Projected Lineups:
125: Justin Stickley (Iowa) vs. No. 2 Nick Suriano (Rutgers)
133: No. 20 Phil Laux (Iowa) vs. No. 10 Scott Delvecchio (Rutgers)
141: Vince Turk (Iowa) vs. John Van Brill (Rutgers)
149: No. 2 Brandon Sorensen (Iowa) vs. No. 17 Eleazar Deluca (Rutgers)
157: No. 3 Michael Kemerer (Iowa) vs. No. 7 Richie Lewis (Rutgers)
165: No. 13 Alex Marinelli (Iowa) vs. Mike Van Brill (Rutgers)
174: Joey Gunther (Iowa) vs. Jordan Pagano (Rutgers)
184: Mitch Bowman (Iowa) vs. No. 11 Nick Gravina (Rutgers)
197: No. 8 Cash Wilcke (Iowa) vs. Kevin Mulligan (Rutgers)
285: No. 7 Sam Stoll (Iowa) vs. Razohnn Gross (Rutgers)

Walsh Jesuit Ironman
Date: Dec. 8-9 | Time: Noon CT | Where: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

High school wrestling is officially back, and it returns with a bang this weekend with the toughest in-season tournament in the country.

Don't miss your chance to see Joey Silva, David Carr, Jordan Decatur, Anthony Artalona, Michael Beard, Braxton Amos, Seth Nevills, Cohlton Schultz, and more. The team race will once again be fire between Blair, Wyoming Seminary, St. Paris Graham, and Montini Catholic.

VAC National Holiday Duals
Date: Dec. 8-9 | Time: 8 AM CT | Where: Virginia Beach, VA
Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

One of the nation's best youth/middle school tournaments goes down this weekend in Virginia Beach. Don't miss your chance to see the future stars of NCAA wrestling in action.

No. 17 Central Michigan at No. 11 South Dakota State
Date: Dec. 8 | Time: 8 PM CT | Where: Brookings, SD
Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The Chippewas invade the always hostile Frost Arena looking to upset the Jackrabbits.

Projected Lineups:
125: Drew Hildebrandt (CMU) vs. Connor Brown (SDSU)
133: Dresden Simon (CMU) vs. No. 1 Seth Gross (SDSU)
141: No. 9 Mason Smith (CMU) vs. Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU)
149: No. 3 Justin Oliver (CMU) vs. Colten Carlson (SDSU)
157: No. 15 Colin Heffernan (CMU) vs. No. 11 Luke Zilverberg (SDSU)
165: Logan Parks (CMU) vs. Zach Carlson (SDSU)
174: No. 15 CJ Brucki (CMU) vs. No. 9 David Kocer (SDSU)
184: No. 15 Jordan Ellingwood (CMU) vs. Brady Ayers (SDSU)
197: Jordan Atienza (CMU) vs. No. 6 Nate Rotert (SDSU)
285: Matt Stencil (CMU) vs. Alex Macki (SDSU)

Cal State Bakersfield at Fresno State
Date: Dec. 8 | Time: 9 PM CT | Where: Fresno, CA
Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Fresno State welcomes in-state rival Cal State Bakersfield as the host Bulldogs look to pick up their first Division I dual win since the program was reinstated.

Projected Lineups:
125: Sergio Mendez (CSUB) vs. Sean Williams (Fresno State)
133: Sean Nickell (CSUB) vs. Trevor Williams (Fresno State)
141: No. 19 Russell Rohlfing (CSUB) vs. Chris De Loza (Fresno State)
149: Kalani Tonge (CSUB) vs. Khristian Olivas (Fresno State)
157: No. 14 Coleman Hammond (CSUB) vs. Greg Gaxiola (Fresno State)
165: No. 18 Lorenzo De La Riva (CSUB) vs. Isaiah Hokit (Fresno State)
174: Bryan Battisto (CSUB) vs. Dominic Kincaid (Fresno State)
184: Dominic Ducharme (CSUB) vs. Angel Solis (Fresno State)
197: No. 12 Matt Williams (CSUB) vs. Richie Brandt (Fresno State)
285: Mark Penyacsek (CSUB) vs. AJ Nevills (Fresno State)

UNI Open
Date: Dec. 9 | Time: 9 AM CT | Where: Cedar Falls, IA
Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Northern Iowa plays host to the always tough UNI Open, and don't be surprised to see one of Iowa's very talented freshman enter...

No. 8 Iowa at Maryland
Date: Dec. 10 | Time: Noon CT | Where: College Park, MD
Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Iowa continues their tough East Coast road trip with a showdown against the Maryland Terrapins.

Projected Lineups:
125: Justin Stickley (Iowa) vs. Brandon Cray (Maryland)
133: No. 20 Phil Laux (Iowa) vs. Jhared Simmons (Maryland)
141: Vince Turk (Iowa) vs. No. 11 Ryan Diehl (Maryland)
149: No. 2 Brandon Sorensen (Iowa) vs. Adam Whitesell (Maryland)
157: No. 3 Michael Kemerer (Iowa) vs. Kyle Cochran (Maryland)
165: No. 13 Alex Marinelli (Iowa) vs. Brendan Burnham (Maryland)
174: Joey Gunther (Iowa) vs. Josh Ugalde (Maryland)
184: Mitch Bowman (Iowa) vs. Spencer Woods (Maryland)
197: No. 8 Cash Wilcke (Iowa) vs. Niko Cappello (Maryland)
285: No. 7 Sam Stoll (Iowa) vs. No. 12 Youssif Hemida (Maryland)

Fresno State at No. 13 Minnesota
Date: Dec. 10 | Time: 1 PM CT | Where: Minneapolis, MN
Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

After hosting CSUB on Friday night, Fresno State hits the road for a brutal road test at Minnesota.

Projected Lineups:
125: Sean Williams (Fresno State) vs. No. 3 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)
133: Trevor Williams (Fresno State) vs. No. 8 Mitch McKee (Minnesota)
141: Chris De Loza (Fresno State) vs. No. 10 Tommy Thorn (Minnesota)
149: Khristian Olivas (Fresno State) vs. Hunter Marko (Minnesota)
157: Greg Gaxiola (Fresno State) vs. No. 12 Jake Short (Minnesota)
165: Isaiah Hokit (Fresno State) vs. No. 9 Nick Wanzek (Minnesota)
174: Dominic Kincaid (Fresno State) vs. Chris Pfarr (Minnesota)
184: Angel Solis (Fresno State) vs. Owen Webster (Minnesota)
197: Richie Brandt (Fresno State) vs. Bobby Steveson (Minnesota)
285: AJ Nevills (Fresno State) vs. Rylee Streifel (Minnesota)

Grapple At The Garden
Date: Dec. 10 | Time: 8:30 AM CT | Where: New York, NY
Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The World's Most Famous Arena once again plays host to the world's oldest sport. Five duals will go down inside the Madison Square Garden Theater with No. 20 Princeton vs. No. 8 Virginia Tech and Hofstra vs. George Mason as the lone DI duals.

The Senior Men's Freestyle Matches We're Hoping To See At The Open

Tony Rotundo
74 Semis - Alex Dieringer, TMWC vs Kyle Dake, TMWC

The U.S. Open is right around the corner and the meanest, baddest, and raddest dudes in America are descending on Las Vegas to battle it out in freestyle at the U.S. Open. There will be more awesome matches than is humanly possible to keep track of, so we've highlighted a few of our most highly anticipated bouts.

Biggest Moves To Watch For At The U.S. Open

Tony Rotundo
Behind The Dirt, Daton's Trap Arm

Some of the United States' biggest and baddest stars are slated to throw down at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas this week, and we are bound to see some of their signature moves in action.

Nathan Tomasello Wrestled Season With Torn ACL, Meniscus

Austin Bernard
125 lbs Semifinal - Nathan Tomasello, Ohio State vs Spencer Lee, Iowa

Four-time NCAA All-American Nathan Tomasello released a statement today explaining his injury that kept him sidelined for half the season and plagued him when he returned to the mat for Ohio State in January.

Ranking The Senior Men's Freestyle Weight Classes At The US Open

Josh Conklin
61 kg Final - Tyler Graff, TMWC vs Jon Morrison, Nyac/mwc

Registration is nearly closed, the preseeds are set, and the start of the 2018 U.S. Open senior men's freestyle tournament is mere days away. Though a few more surprises may arrive at the last minute in Las Vegas, which weight is going to be the most impressive? We dug into the latest lists and ranked the divisions by overall strength.

2018 U.S. Open Betting Guide

Tony Rotundo

Las Vegas is synonymous with throwing a little money down. But while USA Wrestling has held the U.S. Open in Sin City for decades, this is the first time in a long time (ever?) that wrestling aficionados could place wagers on their favorite sport.

92kg World Team Trials Primer: J'den Found His Weight

Tony Rotundo

One of two new weight classes in men's freestyle, 92kg is for all the tweeners too big for 86kg and too small for 97kg. Chief among them is world and Olympic bronze medalist J'den Cox, who is the top-seeded 92kg wrestler at this weekend's U.S. Open in Las Vegas.

2018 US Open Middleweight Preview: Heavy Favorites At All Four Weights

Tony Rotundo

It's finally 2018 U.S. Open week. That means the last chance to qualify for the World Team Trials challenge tournament next month in Rochester, MN, as well as the opportunity to win Final X berths at five weights.

NCAA Fan Guide To Incoming Talent

Richard Immel
Final X Is Coming

The Junior level has talent coming out of the wazoo at the moment, and pretty soon it's going to be found in Division I rooms across the country.

FRL 285 - Ben Askren On US Open And Badger RTC

Tony Rotundo
FRL 285 Ben Askren On Badger RTC And US Open

FRL 285 welcomes Ben Askren to the show to discuss his new gig as Badger RTC coach.  Askren then touches on the US Open and more. 

70kg Jr Will Have An Explosion Of Talent

Matt Shuck
66 Cons 4 - Brayton Lee, Red Cobra vs Brock Mauller, Missouri

Don’t let all the other crazy content we've posted lately distract you from the fact the 70kg Junior freestyle bracket at the 2018 U.S. Open features an explosion of talent.