Alex Marinelli Set To Make Hawkeyes Debut

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The Bull will be running this weekend. Alex Marinelli is making his Iowa Hawkeyes debut this Friday, LIVE on Flo.

According to Cody Goodwin of Hawk Central, the redshirt freshman is going to be wrestling in his first varsity action on this weekend's roadtrip to Rutgers and Maryland.

Although he has not wrestled a match yet this season due to injury, the #13th-ranked Marinelli could drastically change the Hawkeyes' lineup. Marinelli gives Iowa a potential All-American at 165.

Marinelli should face John Van Brill of Rutgers on Friday night. Although the Scarlet Knights lost on the road to Lock Haven this past weekend, they are considered a very tough matchup for the Hawkeyes. Rutgers' home gym, the RAC, is sold out, a point that does not seem to faze Marinelli:

I've been in that environment before. They say its sold out or whatever, but I've been in New Jersey before, wrestling Blair, and it's a packed gym.

When Iowa sent out its official press release about the match, Marinelli was included, along with 141-pounder Carter Happel and 149-pounder Jeren Glosser. Iowa head coach Tom Brands spoke very highly of both Kaleb Young and Happel.

Tech Notes: Travis Wittlake vs Trent Hidlay

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Travis Wittlake and Trent Hidlay are due to wrestle at the PWC this Sunday. The two haven’t been in the same circle together since Fargo back in 2015 where Wittlake won by tech 11-0. But before you start jumping to conclusions you should know that they wrestled Greco and that most of the techniques that Wittlake used to score do not translate to a folk style setting (front head lock roll throughs and step-outs). We haven’t seen Wittlake in a national level competition since Akron. He suffered an ankle injury at the National Duals. So we’ll see if there is any rust that needs to be knocked off. 

2018 Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic: Confidence Picks

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You've got to be a pretty confident wrestler to be chosen to represent Team USA or Team Pennsylvania at the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic. We feel pretty confident too about these five things that will happen on Sunday at the Fitzgerald Field House on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.

Connor Brady Commits To Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from one of the nation's best juniors today. Connor Brady of Olentangy Liberty high school in Ohio gave a verbal to wrestle for the Hokies in college. 

The Biggest Upsets At The 2018 NCAAs

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Upsets are a common occurrence every year at NCAAs, but things got particularly crazy at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland last weekend. Relive all the shocks and awes as we run down the 10 biggest upsets from the 2018 NCAA Championships.

History-Making Career Finishes: NaTo, BoJo, & Snyder

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The 2018 NCAA tournament featured a number of four-time individual qualifiers, but three teammates from Ohio State, in particular, found themselves in position for a history-making achievement this past weekend in Cleveland. 

California Coming In Hot To FloNationals

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In the past, we’ve seen some of the biggest stars from California have incredible success at FloNationals. 

Retrospective: Ohio State's 2018 NCAA Tournament

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The 2018 NCAA tournament is over, and we finally have a moment to reflect on this season and take a first look ahead at next year. Today, we're examining Ohio State's performance as the best runner-up of all time.

Where Are PWC Participants Going To College?


Year after year, the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic showcases the next wave of college wrestling superstars. In fact, six of this year's ten NCAA champions were Classic alumni. Below we break down which colleges the 2018 Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic participants will be attending in the fall.

Robert Kanniard Commits To Rutgers

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Rutgers will be adding a Fargo champ to their roster in the next couple years. Robert Kanniard has verbally committed to wrestle for the Scarlet Knights in college.

Tech Notes: Gavin Teasdale vs. Pat Glory

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We all may still have an NCAA hangover, but don’t take your straps down just yet: The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic returns to Fitzgerald Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh this Sunday.