Northwestern's Sebastian Rivera Prepares For Big Tests This Weekend

You know that feeling when you have back-to-back final exams in your two toughest classes? 

That’s basically what Northwestern redshirt freshman Sebastian Rivera is facing this weekend when the #11th-ranked 125-pounder takes on #1 Nick Suriano of Rutgers in a rematch of their Midlands semifinal on Friday and then follows with a match against #3 Spencer Lee of Iowa two days later at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. 

WATCH LIVE: Northwestern at Rutgers (Feb. 2) | Northwestern at Iowa (Feb. 4)

In Rivera’s first meeting with Suriano, it was a tight battle decided by Suriano’s 1:21 of riding time. Certainly they are both very different wrestlers this time around, but don’t forget, Rivera was able to score a very rare takedown on Suriano.

Rivera and Suriano battle until the very end in the Midlands semis:

125 lbs, Semifinal, Nick Suriano, Rutgers vs Sebastian Rivera, Northwestern


After a tough battle with New Jersey’s favorite son, Rivera will head to Iowa City, Iowa, where a red-hot Lee awaits his arrival. Lee has been flawless since taking his only loss of the season to Ronnie Bresser during the same round Rivera lost to Suriano. 

This will be the first time the two meet. The closest they came was in 2014 when they were both in the same bracket at Super 32. Lee was the champion, while Rivera placed sixth at 113.

You can catch Rivera’s huge weekend against Suriano and Lee live on FloWrestling.

#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

130kg, Final 3 of 3, Cohlton Schultz, NYAC vs Anthony Cassioppi, ISI

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.

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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. 

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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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