Can Silva Give Teasdale His 1st Career Loss At Powerade?

Could Gavin Teasdale's undefeated streak be in trouble?

Ranked third at 126 pounds, Teasdale is a three-time Powerade tournament champ with wins over Patrick Glory, whom Teasdale wrestled in back-to-back finals, and Logan Macri, whom he beat last year to claim his third straight title. This year, top-ranked 132-pounder Joey Silva is coming to town to see if he can become the first to derail Teasdale.

Silva just had a pretty spirited and controversial ending to his title run at Ironman, where he took on Real Woods in the finals [Watch #Shoegate Here]. And his next big test is right around the corner, as the three-time Pennsylvania state champ Teasdale could be waiting across the mat from the Florida hammer in the 132-pound bracket at Powerade in Pittsburgh on Dec. 29-30.

While Teasdale has tallied wins over Glory and Macri to claim his titles, Silva is a different animal. The multiple-time state champ out of Lake Highland Prep can stand in Teasdale's way of remaining undefeated, not just at Powerade but also in his high school career. 

So what can we expect when (and if) these two meet? 

Incredible attacks

Both guys have some serious bullets in the chamber when it comes to doing work on their feet. Teasdale possesses an elbow duck that can catch just about anybody slipping. But that's not the only thing he's got from the elbow tie. When you're worried about a duck, he uses the same tie to set up a dump. [Example below]

And Silva has a cat-like quickness that he uses to create angles as he’s shooting. [Watch below]

Turning defense into offense

Although both guys have the “you shoot, I score” mentality, they go about it in two very different ways. First, there’s Teasdale. It's difficult for opponents to get to his leg and convert on the takedown, because as soon as you get to his leg he’s already looking to pass yours and funk his way to a takedown.

Next there’s Silva. His cat-like quickness makes a second appearance here too. Silva isn’t the type to pass a leg and funk his way out of things. He will just disappear and turn your attack into his own.

In all honesty, this matchup really needs to happen. A pair of future Big Ten studs putting on a show will be fun for everyone to watch.

#4 Travis Ford-Melton Commits To Purdue

113 lbs Semifinal - Travis Ford-Melton, IL vs Adam Busiello, NY

More big recruiting news today. Travis Ford-Melton released his college decision on social media, announcing he will be wrestling for the Purdue Boilermakers.

Decision Time For Cam Amine

152 lbs Round Of 128 - Cameron Amine, Michigan vs Braydon Huber, Idaho

Find a bucolic setting in Michigan and name it Amine Arbor.

Cohlton Schultz Wins Bronze, Andrew Berreyesa In World Finals

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Team USA picked up two medals today in Greco-Roman at the Junior world championships. Cohlton Schultz won a bronze medal at 130kg and Andrew Berreyesa made the finals at 82kg.

Meet The Contenders: #1 Jakason Burks vs #2 Greg Diakomihalis

51 R16 - Greg Diakomihalis, FLWC vs Garett Lautzenheiser, Parkview

Jakason Burks has a big move arsenal and Greg Diakomihalis is nasty from an elbow tie. Burks is a walking warning sign when it comes to big throws while Greg D doesn’t always need to manufacture his own offense in order to score. 

FRL 317 - Penn State's Schedule, 125 and 133 Rankings Drop

FRL 317 discusses the Penn State wrestling schedule as well as the new NCAA rankings at 125 and 133 pounds.

Penn State Releases 2018-19 Schedule

174 lbs Round of 16 - Mark Hall, Penn State vs Hunter Bolen, Virginia Tech

The three-time defending national champion Penn State Nittany Lions have released their 2018-19 wrestling schedule.

Returning Division 1 All-Americans: 184lbs

184 lbs Semifinal - Taylor Venz, Nebraska vs Myles Martin, Ohio State

Now that preseason has officially started, pictures and videos are starting to filter in of teams practicing, all striving for the same goal: to win national championships and become All-Americans.

Ben Darmstadt Out, Ben Honis In For Cornell At 197

197 lbs Semifinal - Ben Darmstadt, Cornell vs Chris Weiler, Lehigh

Ben Darmstadt is likely to miss at least part of the the 2018-19 season due to injury. If possible (Ivy League has their own guidelines), Cornell may apply for a medical redshirt in the hopes of maintaining his final three years of eligibility.

#7 Theorius Robison Commits To Northern Colorado

132lbs Final: Carmen Ferrante, Bergen Catholic vs Theorius Robison, Pomona

Theorius Robison (Pomona, CO) has verbally committed to wrestle for the Northern Colorado Bears after high school.

Virginia Tech Recruiting Targets

Tony Robie is passing all the tests.

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