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!


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


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


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


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)


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!

Kanen Storr Transferring To Michigan

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Kanen Storr announced today where he will be transferring to:

These NCAA Champs Were Once PWC Competitors

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Let’s face it, there are guys who have made being in the main event a habit. 

2018 NHSCA Nationals: By The Numbers

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It's one of the biggest folkstyle tournaments of the year. The 2018 NHSCA High School Nationals has drawn top talent from across the country for this weekend's tournament in Virginia Beach, VA, with separate divisions for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

T-Row & Funky Episode 102: NCAA Recap Pt. 1

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The NCAA Wrestling Championships have wrapped and Ben & Tommy break down the lighter weights in Part 1 of a multipart series recapping this years NCAA's!

Biggest NCAA Surprise Performances

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There's never a shortage of surprises at the NCAA Championships each year, and last week's tournament in Cleveland was no exception.

Who's Going To Make Some Money At NHSCA Juniors?

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We have entered the short but very crucial part of the high school postseason when guys from all over the country can make their mark on college coaches. In particular, junior year heading into senior year is where a lot of scholarship money can be made.

The Top 10 Teams With The Most Points Returning For 2019

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In most sports, it is typical that the teams with the most returning starters start off the next season as favorites. In wrestling, the equivalent is returning points from the NCAA tournament. 

All-Time Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic Results

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The rose bowl of wrestling, The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic. National Champions, Olympians, and endless All-Americans have wrestled in the event. Check out complete results from 2017 all the way back to the beginning of the Classic in 1975 and don't miss this years edition of the classic Sunday evening.

Aaron Brooks & Joey Silva Eyeing NHSCA History

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Win a Cadet world title: check. Verbally commit to Penn State: check. Capture a fourth Maryland state title: check. 

FRL 276: 2019 Team Race, Lineup Changes, + Wisconsin Update

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FRL 276 discusses next year's team race, the Wisconsin coaching job, and potential lineup changes.