Last Weekend In Wrestling: Penn State Beat Ohio State

Richard Immel

The 14th weekend of Division I wrestling this season was a remarkable one. The superdual lived up to the hype, but it was far from the only notable event of the weekend. We've got you covered though in case you missed any of the big stories from Super Bowl weekend.

Penn State Beat Ohio State

One of the best duals we’ve ever seen. From the raucous crowd to the upsets to the intrigue of missing Jason Nolf and still getting the win, there's no question now that PSU is the #1 team in the land and the favorite to win NCAAs. 

Speaking Of Penn State…

The Nittany Lions picked up a verbal commitment from Cadet world champ Aaron Brooks. Meanwhile, another PSU signee, Gavin Teasdale, lost his second-ever high school match.

Dean Heil Gets Back On Track

Following his losses last weekend to Jaydin Eierman and Ian Parker, Dean Heil had fallen to 3-4 in his last seven matches. But on Saturday in Stillwater, OK, he used a second-period takedown, third-period escape, and riding time to beat #8 Josh Alber of Northern Iowa.

Sebastian Rivera’s Big Weekend

We knew the Northwestern redshirt freshman had two daunting tasks facing him on Friday and Sunday. He wound up losing 4-1 to #1 Nick Suriano and 7-4 to #3 Spencer Lee, showing that he is just outside of that top group in the Big Ten and also the guy you really don't want to draw in the quarterfinals.

Michigan Wins 24-10 Over Nebraska

Outside of Kevin Beazley's loss to Eric Schultz, the Wolverines took care of business in Ann Arbor, MI. Michigan started its four-match home stand by winning four ranked matchups and positioning itself well for Big Ten seeding.

Bono’s 100th Win

This season, we've seen John Smith get his 400th career dual meet win, Tom Brands win his 200th, and now joining the century club is South Dakota State head coach Chris Bono. In just his ninth season heading a Division I program, Bono picked up 100th victory at home against his alma mater, Iowa State, with a 30-15 win in Frost Arena.

Rutgers Was Shorthanded Against Illinois

It's getting to that time of year. The second semester is in full swing, the flu is going around, and the bumps and bruises are accumulating from the season. We saw Minnesota miss several starters last weekend, and the Scarlet Knights were without the services of Nick Suriano, Eleazar DeLuca, Richie Lewis, and Nick Gravina on Sunday. Hopefully all were just precautionary measures and nothing that will keep guys out of the conference tournament.

Hokies Upend UNC On Senior Night

In the season's final dual at Cassell Coliseum, Virginia Tech won a toss-up at 133 and then proceeded to get upsets at 141, 149, and 174. The 21-9 win pushed the Hokies to 3-0 in the ACC and closed out the home career for senior Jared Haught, currently #2 at 197.

App State Wins 3rd Straight SoCon Title

Trailing by four with two matches to go, the Mountaineers got an upset from Randall Diabe over #9 Scottie Boykin at 197 and then Cary Miller won at heavyweight, meaning coach John Mark Bentley's team will get its third consecutive Southern Conference dual title.

Wartburg Won Battle Of The Burgs

Division III's biggest rivalry played out once again on Thursday night, with the home Knights winning 21-13, avenging a loss to Augsburg earlier this season.

Two World Champs Collide

They're not in DI yet, but Cadet world champ Greg Kerkvliet bumped up to wrestle three-time world champ Gable Steveson on Friday evening at Simley High School in Minnesota. Watch the future Gopher Steveson face off with the Oklahoma State commit Kerkvliet.

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285lbs Greg Kerkvliet Simley vs Gable Steveson Apple Valley



Six Of The Sickest Matches In NHSCA National Dual History

Tony Rotundo

By Oliver Astone

The NHSCA Duals always manages to attract a crazy amount of talent to Virginia Beach, VA, for Memorial Day weekend. As we gear up for the event's 2018 edition, check out six of our favorite matches from recent NHSCA Duals history. 

Will Kong Extend Its Reign At NHSCA Duals?

Richard Immel
145 lbs Dom Demas, Kong United vs Jarod Verkleeren, Young Guns Black

Four years running now, the NHSCA Duals have featured a showdown between Team Kong United and Young Guns Black in the finals. In 2016, Kong finally broke Young Guns' stranglehold on the title, ending a three-year championship run by the Pittsburgh-based club. Kong defended its title in 2017, by the exact same 25-24 score that allowed them to squeak by the previous year.

General Admission Ticket Prices Lowered For Final X Lehigh

Tony Rotundo
Final X Is Coming

Our Final X matchups are set at all of their different locations and there’s nothing left but to get to the action.

Five #1s In Action At NHSCA Duals

Matt Shuck
220 Mason Parris, Indiana HR vs Gavin Hoffman, Bison Legend Orange

As we’ve seen from the long list of ranked wrestlers who are competing this weekend at NHSCA National Duals, the talent level will be very high once again in Virginia Beach, VA.

FRL 292 - Can PSU Possibly Have Another Wave Of Monsters?

Tony Rotundo
FRL 292 The Next Wave Of PSU Scoring Machines

FRL 292 discusses the starting situation at Oklahoma State, the transfer news and who will be in the next wave of PSU monsters.

A College Wrestling Fan's Guide To The NHSCA Duals

Josh Conklin
120 Finals - Travis Ford-Melton, IL vs Adam Busiello, NY

Are you a fan of NCAA wrestling? Of course you are! Do you want to watch high schoolers who have committed to wrestle for your favorite college team this Memorial Day weekend? Of course you do! To help facilitate that burning desire, we've compiled a list of every wrestler registered for the event and which college holds their commitment.

#7 JoJo Aragona Commits To Rutgers

Josh Conklin
138 Round of 16 - Jojo Aragona, Pa vs Jd Stickley, Oh

Rutgers has picked up its second major verbal commitment for the class of 2019 as JoJo Aragona has pledged to wrestle for the Scarlet Knights in college.

Top 7 Upsets Of World Team Trials 2018

Tony Rotundo
65 Final - Nick Lee, Nittany Lion WC vs Andrew Alirez, Northern Colorado WC

Upsets are one of the greatest aspects of wrestling. Seeing an underdog become the favorite, or the young buck take the torch from a veteran, it never gets old.

Every Ranked Wrestler Coming To NHSCA Duals

Matt Shuck
138 lbs Kendall Coleman, Illinois Outsiders vs Max Murin, Young Guns Black

It time to head back to the beach to collect some hardware at the 2018 NHSCA National Duals. This time, you better bring some back up because only the best team will leave with the one souvenir they are looking for.

A Decade of Recruiting

Ten Year's of Recruiting Class Rankings

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