Top 5 Matches We Need At Escape The Rock

There is no shortage of heavy-hitting matchups that jump out while scanning through the pre-seeds for Escape The Rock in Holland, PA, this weekend. 

Over the last few years, we have seen big-time matches such as when Jake Woodley, now a true freshman at Oklahoma, took out John Borst, now a true freshman at Virginia Tech, in the 2017 finals. And this year has the potential to bring the heat as well.


5) 120: No. 14 Jared Lane, Southern Columbia vs. Shane Hanson-Ashworth, CRS

These guys come in as the No. 1 and 3 seeds of this year’s tournament, with Lane being the top dog. 

Hanson-Ashworth poses a threat to the FloNational champ and All-American with his ability to attack from a low level. But if this match was to go in Lane’s favors, it will be because of his top game. Lane has the ability to throw legs and stretch guys out. Meanwhile, Hanson-Ashworth hasn’t always had the most success getting off bottom, so there could be an opportunity for Lane.

4) 160: Zack Hartman, Belle Vernon vs Gerrit Nijenhuis, Canon Mac

This will be a rematch of the Powerade semifinals in which Hartman was able to shut out Nijenhuis. Obviously, the sophomore out of Canon Mac will be seeking some revenge if he gets the chance to meet Hartman again — this time it would be in the finals.


3) 113: No. 5 Anthony Clark, Delbarton vs No. 8 Lucas Byrd, Cincinnati LaSalle

This is just a really good match. That’s really the only way I can explain this one. Byrd has a go-for-it type of approach to things, and Clark is simply tough to beat.

2) 138: No. 5 Quinn Kinner, Kingsway vs No. 2 Ryan Anderson, Bethlehem Catholic

This bout will not be short on action. Anderson is like a little tank that doesn’t go in reverse. The pressure he puts on his opponents is his biggest offensive weapon. However, Kinner can match that pace with a big move. We’ve seen him hit a pretty deadly headlock in the past, so be on the lookout for this one to have a lot of back-and-forth action.

1) 126: No. 1 Pat Glory, Delbarton vs Logan Macri, Canon Mac

Don’t let the lack of a ranking next to Macri’s name fool you. He’s tough. He will be Glory’s biggest test should they meet in finals. 

FRL 309: Iowa vs Oklahoma State

FRL 309 discusses HS wrestlers competing in the Fall, Iowa vs Oklahoma State whiteboard war and Zain Retherford's future.

Husker Targets: All About The Middle

As we covered in A Decade of Recruiting, Nebraska has been one of the best at procuring talent over the last ten years. Their average recruiting class rank over that period was 7.1, the 4th highest of any program. 

World Wrestling Historical Heat Maps

Jordan Burroughs on being a rock star in Iran

Wrestling is famously the world's oldest sport, however true world championships have only been around for the last 70 years or so. Wrestling was first featured at the Olympics in 1904 but did not become a regular staple at the quadrennial until 1924, and it wasn't until 1951 that true World Championships became a regular event on the international wrestling circuit. 

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Tagg Brothers Leave Ohio For OTC

Henry Cejudo. Kyle Snyder.

2018-19 Depth Chart: Nebraska Cornhuskers Entering A New Era

165lbs Consi of 4: Isaiah White, Nebraska vs Jonathon Chavez, Cornell

One of the sneaky good moves by the Big Ten was adding Nebraska to the conference. Now, the Cornhuskers' depth chart is built from a roster being crafted to compete and win the Big Ten.

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Meet The Contenders: Macey Kilty vs Kennedy Blades

152 lbs - Macey Kilty, WI Junior Women's Fargo Champion

Most people are familiar with Macey Kilty. She’s making her second appearance at Who’s #1 this year and is fresh off of doing a whole bunch of winning.

Mike Zadick Issues Statement In Response To Dismissal

Mike Zadick Leads Cyclone Workout

Last Thursday (Aug. 9) it was reported that former Iowa State associate head coach Mike Zadick had been dismissed from the coaching staff via a press release from the Iowa State Athletic Communications Office. 

FRL 308 - What Really Happened At ISU

FRL 308 What Happened At Iowa State

FRL 308 discusses Iowa State's coaching turmoil, 141's tiers and recruiting news. 

2018-19 Redshirt Report: 149 Pounds

149 lbs Round of 64 - Josh Maruca, Arizona State vs Josh Cortez, Cal Poly

Are you wearing your best red colored shirt right now? If not, that's OK, but we'll still be pressing on with Redshirt Report season!

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Top 5 Schools for Carson Kharchla

170 lbs - Carson Kharchla, OH Junior Men's Freestyle Fargo Champion

A lot of very smart wrestling people were waiting for the breakout performance of Carson Kharchla. 

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