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.

#2 Penn State Live On Flo vs Purdue And Maryland This Weekend

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Now into the swing of the Big Ten dual meet season, we'll see #2 Penn State in action twice this weekend. Both their Friday match against Purdue and Sunday match at Maryland will be 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.

Josh Hokit Lights Up The Field & The Mat For Fresno State

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As a dual sport star at Fresno State, Josh Hokit recently had the opportunity to lead the Bulldogs' football and wrestling teams to a pair of historic wins just days apart.

Projecting The 141lb Seeds For The 2018 NCAA Tournament

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Seeding for any tournament is a never-ending debate within the wrestling community, and that is only amplified when March rolls around and the NCAA seeds are released.

2018 Flo Tulsa Nationals Live This Weekend

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It's the oldest and most prestigious event in youth wrestling, a true youth "national championship" if you will. Now in its 63rd year, the Flo Tulsa Nationals wrestling tournament stands as the crown jewel of youth wrestling.

#1 Seth Gross vs. #1 Bryce Meredith Possible At Wyoming/SDSU Dual

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Right now it's all talk on social media, but could we see #1 Seth Gross take on #1 Bryce Meredith this week?

FRL 259 PSU's Performance, SharkNATO, And Iowa vs. OK State

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FloSports, USA Wrestling Announce Final X Series To Determine World Team

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AUSTIN, Texas — Today FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, announced a partnership to launch a new competition, Final X. FloWrestling will provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage of the three-event series that will determine the 2018 U.S. senior world teams in men’s and women’s freestyle.  

17 Events Live On FloWrestling: January 18-21

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Dual season is in full swing in the NCAA and on FloWrestling this week. Sixteen Division I duals are live on FloWrestling from Thursday to Sunday. 

Last Week In DI: PSU Back To Full Strength, A Thorn In McKenna's Side

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As the dual season gets in full swing for the 2018 NCAA wrestling season, the season's story continues to shift, perceptions evolve, and contenders both emerge and fade.