Braxton Amos Excited For Challenge Ironman Brings

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He’s ranked second at 220 pounds with four Fargo titles and a Super 32 title; however, up until last week Parkersburg South (WV) sophomore Braxton Amos was winless in his high school career.

“My teammates like to joke with me and say, ‘How are you ranked so high but you don’t have any wins?’” Amos said before he and his teammates started their season against St. Edward (Ohio).

Going into his freshman campaign, Amos tore his ACL and had to sit out the entire year, prolonging his debut until last weekend. And now after getting off to a nice start, he is setting his sights on this weekend's Ironman, one of the toughest high school tournaments in the country.

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With his signature, and completely awkward, left-handed handshake, Amos will look to take out one guy after another over the course of two days until he’s on top of the podium on Saturday at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

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“I’m excited for this tournament,” Amos said. “I get to compete wearing my high school singlet. That’s really what I’m looking forward to.”

Although his teammates like to joke about his ranking, his performances in Fargo and at Super 32 completely solidify his ranking. But Amos doesn’t care about the number next to his name or who is across the mat from him.

“I’m not really worried about who is or isn’t in my bracket," he said. "I’m going to wrestle whoever is in front of me."

It's easy to see why Amos has this mentality considering the wrestlers he's had the chance to train alongside, including Olympic and world champ Kyle Snyder, NCAA champ and two-time All-American Myles Martin, and top-ranked returning NCAA All-American Kollin Moore at the Ohio RTC and former world team member and West Virginia assistant coach Nick Marable at the Mountaineers’ RTC.

“Getting to work with guys like that is humbling and fun,” Amos said. “I approach training with them the same way I do my matches. When they put Kyle Snyder in front of you and tell you to do your best, that’s exactly what you do and that’s what I do no matter what. I just compete.”

Final X Series To Provide Additional Funds For Athletes

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FRL 260 - Gross Called Bono About Bump, tOSU/Iowa + Final X

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Tech Notes: Bryce Meredith vs. Seth Gross

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By all accounts, an epic showdown is expected to take place in tonight's dual between Wyoming and South Dakota State, as the #1-ranked 133-pounder in the country, Seth Gross, bumps up to his old weight class to face top-ranked Bryce Meredith at 141lb in Brookings, SD.

What 2 Watch 4: 16 Duals On Flo NBD

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I hope you didn't make any plans this weekend, because Flo will be streaming 16 duals onto your platform of choice. You can even watch these duals on television if you so desire. Wrestling and big screens do go so well together. 

UWW Releases USA And Russia Rosters For Yarygin 2018

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United World Wrestling has released some preliminary rosters for one of the world's most prestigious tournaments.

Throw Rankings Out The Window When Piccininni And Moisey Wrestle

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West Virginia is putting its two-meet winning streak in Big 12 duals to the test against #6 Oklahoma State in Stillwater, OK, this Friday evening. The contest could feature two top 20 matchups, with the most explosive match potentially coming from the lightest weight class. 

Is Iowa Now Fielding A Lineup With Seven All-Americans?

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Perhaps no team has shifted the outside world’s opinion this year as much as the Iowa Hawkeyes. If nothing else, they have made us realize just how high their ceiling is in 2018.

T-Row & Funky Episode 94: Attacking Is Good

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Tommy & Ben discuss the advantages of being aggressive along with recapping some recent NCAA action!

Penn State's Six Most Important Matches Of The Weekend

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Another weekend of excellent Big Ten duals are on deck for this weekend, and we'll see #2 Penn State in action twice. Both the Nittany Lions' Friday match against Purdue and Sunday match at Maryland are streaming live on Flo.

DI Stock Report: Bonanza For The Bull

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We've transitioned from the topsy-turvy holiday tournaments to the heart of the NCAA dual meet season. The top 20 wasn't as volatile as a week before, but there was still a decent amount of movement this week. Read on to see who raised or lowered their status in our DI Stock Report.