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.

Add Back & Grip Strength To Help Pull In That Single

Extra Circuit Work For Bo Jordan

When you’ve got a guy by the ankle and he’s trying to kick out you’ll never been so thankful for having a strong back to pull him back in and the grip strength to hold on. 

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Frank Molinaro Moving On From Virginia Tech

70kg Semifinal: Frank Molinaro, Titan Mercury vs Alec Pantaleo, MichiganRTC

Frank Molinaro is leaving his position as assistant coach of Virginia Tech. He will be focusing the next few months on his freestyle training as he tries to make a run at the 2019 world team.

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174 lbs Mikey Labriola, Nebraska vs Hayden Hastings, Wyoming

#7 Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina to take on the #5 Wolfpack of NC State this Sunday.  

NCAA Wrestling Will Grow To 80 Division 1 Programs By 2022

184lbs 5th Place: Colton Wolfe (Nebraska) vs Lukas Poloncic (Augustana)

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What 2 Watch 4: Yule Love These Matches

149 lbs Quarters - Anthony Ashnault, Rutgers vs Alec Opsal, Air Force

It's a relatively light schedule for this mid-December weekend. But there are still a good number of worthy dual meets taking place that yule be sure to enjoy. I simply cannot wait to describe them to you! All times Eastern and a tip of the hat to SHP for the schedules. 

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Mason Smith Transferring To Campbell

141 lbs Consi of 8 #1 - Mason Smith, CMU vs Nikko Villarreal, ASU

Former Midlands champ Mason Smith is transferring to Campbell to finish out this season.

The Race For Second Place At NCAAs

141 lbs Rd Of 32 - Joseph McKenna, Ohio State vs Garrett Lambert, Hofstra

During NBA All-Star weekend in 1988, Larry Bird came into the locker room before the 3-point contest and said out loud, “So who’s finishing second?”

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Yianni D's Return & Why You Must Watch UNI vs Cornell

184 lbs - Max Dean, Cornell vs Drew Foster, UNI

Raise your hand if you miss seeing Yianni Diakomihalis on the mat. Yes, us too. Thankfully we won’t have to wait very much longer.

Live This Week: December 14-16, 2018

Finals week has arrived for many D1 schools which makes for a light slate of action across the country. 

#1 Zahid Valencia vs #2 Mark Hall Is Going Down In Rec Hall

174lbs Dual: Mark Hall, Penn State vs Dylan Barreiro, Kent State

The best current rivalry in college wrestling gets renewed on Friday night in Happy Valley as Arizona State has made their way East to to face #1 Penn State.

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