What 2 Watch 4: Finals Week

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Winter semester finals are monopolizing many of our favorite student-athletes this week, but we still have a full plate of ranked potential matches and quality wrestling action to keep you occupied as we roll through the holiday season. 

Here's what to watch for during week seven!

FRIDAY, DEC. 15

North Dakota St. at Utah Valley (2 PM ET)

Potential ranked matchups

165: No. 19 Andrew Fogarty, NDSU vs. No. 16 Demetrius Romero, UVU


No. 8 NC State at No. 13 Nebraska (8 PM ET)

Nebraska will unveil its new banners honoring Jordan Burroughs' and James Green's international accomplishments in the Devaney Center on Friday night.

Potential ranked matchups

141: No. 2 Kevin Jack, NC State vs. No. 8 Chad Red, Nebraska

149: No. 16 Beau Donahue, NC State vs. No. 10 Colton McCrystal, Nebraska

157: No. 11 Hayden Hidlay, NC State vs. No. 7 Tyler Berger, Nebraska

184: No. 3 Peter Renda, NC State vs. No. 6 Taylor Venz, Nebraska


No. 1 Ohio St. vs. Princeton at Newark, DE (8 PM ET)

By the way, Ohio State has all 10 starters ranked in the top 10 at the moment, in case you needed another reason to pay attention to the Buckeyes this year. 

Potential ranked matchups

149: No. 5 Ke-Shawn Hayes, OSU vs. No. 7 Matt Kolodzik, Princeton


SATURDAY, DEC. 16

Clarion at Pittsburgh, 3 PM ET

This Saturday's dual only has one potential ranked matchup. However, some brave Pitt wrestlers were thoughtful enough to provide some extra free entertainment with a stirring karaoke rendition of "Let It Snow" for your viewing pleasure. It's a great little video, even if I still have no idea how they were able to make it snow inside the gymnasium. 


Potential ranked matchups:

141: No. 13 Brock Zacherl, Clarion vs. No. 11 Nick Zanetta, Pitt


SUNDAY, DEC. 17

Reno Tournament of Champions, Reno, NV, Noon ET PT (9 AM ET)

LIVE ON FLO

This weekend's main event is going down in the Biggest Little City in the World. Dozens of schools will be sending squads, including the following Division I programs:

Cal Poly, Campbell, CSU Bakersfield, Fresno State, No. 5 Missouri, No. 8 North Carolina State, North Dakota State, Oklahoma State (redshirts), Oregon State, Stanford, The Citadel, Utah Valley, No. 20 Wyoming 

Based on those entries, we could see the following ranked wrestlers in the Reno brackets:

125: No. 8 Sean Fausz, NC State
125: No. 17 Connor Schram, Stanford
133: No. 11 John Erneste, Missouri
133: No. 20 Montorie Bridges, Wyoming
141: No. 5 Jaydin Eierman, Missouri
141: No. 2 Kevin Jack, NC State
141: No. 4 Bryce Meredith, Wyoming
149: No. 12 Grant Leeth, Missouri
149: No. 16 Beau Donahue, NC State
157: No. 2 Joey Lavallee, Missouri
157: No. 11 Hayden Hidlay, NC State
157: No. 15 Clay Ream, ND State
157: No. 16 Paul Fox, Stanford
157: No. 17 Archie Colgan, Wyoming
165: No. 18 Andrew Fogarty, ND State
165: No. 15 Branson Ashworth, Wyoming
174: No. 6 Daniel Lewis, Missouri
174: No. 13 Keaton Subjeck, Stanford
184: No. 3 Pete Renda, NC State
197: No. 2 Willie Miklus, Missouri
197: No. 7 Michael Macchiavello, NC State
197: No. 14 Corey Griego, Oregon State
197: No. 16 Nathan Traxler, Stanford
285: No. 13 Nathan Butler, Stanford


Chattanooga vs. No. 1 Ohio St. at Alpharetta, GA (2 PM ET)

Did we mention Ohio State has 10 top 10 wrestlers on its roster? Because it's pretty dang impressive.

Potential ranked matchups:

184: No. 12 Bryce Carr, Chattanooga vs. No. 2 Myles Martin, tOSU

197: No. 14 Scottie Boykin, Chattanooga vs. No. 1 Kollin Moore, tOSU


Pittsburgh at Bucknell (2 PM ET)

Potential ranked matchups:

141: No. 11 Nick Zanetta vs. No. 16 Tyler Smith, Bucknell


No. 19 North Carolina at No. 13 Nebraska (3 PM ET)

LIVE ON FLO

Our second dual meet of the weekend to feature two top 20 teams, only this time it's the Tar Heels visiting the Huskers rather than the Wolfpack.

141: No. 20 AC Headlee, UNC vs. No. 8 Chad Red, Nebraska

149: No. 4 Troy Heilmann, UNC vs. No. 10 Colton McCrystal, Nebraska

184: No. 16 Chip Ness, UNC vs. No. 6 Taylor Venz, Nebraska

Enjoy the competition, wrestling fans!

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.

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?