DI Stock Report: The Enigma That Is 197 Pounds

Richard Immel

We're reaching the end of the NCAA regular season, but that hasn't slowed down the action. As the upsets keep coming, we're taking a look at all the big movers in the top 20 rankings and finding out whose stock is going up and whose is on the way down. 

Stock Up

197: Anthony Cassar, Penn State UR to #5

Head coach Cael Sanderson has a difficult decision on his hands, as both Cassar and Shakur Rasheed have proven themselves capable of making a deep run in March.

Watch Cassar beat #1 Kollin Moore at Rec Hall:

197 m, Kollin Moore, OSU vs Anthony Cassar, PSU

Stock Down

157: BJ Clagon, Rider #11 to #17

Clagon started the season off with an impressive win over #7 Alec Pantaleo but hasn't been able to maintain that level for the rest of this season. Clagon has lost to three unranked wrestlers so far, including last week to Drexel's Garett Hammond.

Stock Up

285: Michael Boykin, North Carolina State UR to #10

Wolfpack head coach Pat Popolizio also has a tough decision on his hands, with Malik McDonald available in addition to Boykin at 285. Boykin at least earn himself a ranking, but we will have to wait another month to know if he's also won the starting heavyweight job as well.

Watch Boykin upset Nevills at this year's Southern Scuffle:

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285 lbs Quarterfinal - Mike Boykin, NC State vs Nick Nevills, Penn State

Stock Down

157: John Van Brill, Rutgers #15 to #20

Van Brill won the first two matches he's had with Illinois' Kyle Langenderfer, but Langenderfer has won the last two, at last year's NCAA tournament and then again in last weekend's dual meet, which nearly knocked Van Brill out of the top 20.

Stock Up

149: Ryan Blees, Virginia Tech UR to #15

Blees has taken over 149 for the Hokies after All-American Solomon Chishko bumped up to the 157 spot for an injured BC LaPrade. The move paid off in VT's latest dual against North Carolina, as Blees upset then-#5 Troy Heilmann to make his ranking debut at #15.

Stock Down

174: Ethan Ramos, North Carolina #14 to #10

Heilmann isn't the only Tar Heel to have a rough day against the Hokies. All-American Ethan Ramos lost to #19 Hunter Bolen, dropping him down four spots in the rankings. 

Stock Up

141: Joey McKenna, Ohio State #11 to #7

Going into Ohio State's massive dual at Penn State last weekend, the match between McKenna and then-#6 Nick Lee was circled as a pivotal one. PSU ended up winning the dual despite McKenna gutting out a close victory over Lee.

Watch McKenna defeat Nick Lee inside enemy territory:

141 m, Joey McKenna, OSU vs Nick Lee, PSU

Stock Up

141: Nate Limmex, Purdue #17 to #13

Limmex has been slowly but surely building up his resume and climbing up the rankings. His conference victories over Chad Red, Cole Weaver, Javier Gasca, Sal Profaci, Carter Happel, and Cole Martin will definitely come in handy during the Big Ten seeding meeting. 

Watch Limmex defeat NCAA qualifier Javier Gasca:

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141 lbs Nate Limmex, Purdue vs. Javier Gasca, Michigan State


197 Pounds: ALL OF IT

Take that weight class. Please. 

How you feel about this weight class depends on a lot of questions. Does Moore have the resume to justify staying at #1? Should Haught have moved up even though he lost to Moore and Miklus? How much should Darmstadt's loss to his own teammate count against him? What is Penn State going to do with two top 10 guys? Are we overlooking Preston Weigel?

All good questions. I wish we knew the answer to them! So perhaps the best strategy is to avoid buying or selling anyone in the weight class and just wait for the NCAAs to sort everything out. 

125kg World Team Trials Preview: It's Coon's Year

Tony Rotundo
125 kg Rnd Of 16 - Ben Durbin, TMWC vs Adam Coon, NYAC/MWC

With the World Team Trials challenge tournament finally upon us, all eyes are on 125kg. The deepest and most interesting weight at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas carries over to Rochester, Minnesota this weekend.

2018 UWW Junior World Team Trials Bracket Reactions

Richard Immel

We've got the brackets. All that's left to do is weigh in. The 2018 UWW Junior World Team Trials brackets are live in FloArena, and as expected, the fields for this weekend's challenge tournament in Rochester, MN, are much smaller than the ones at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas last month. 

By The Numbers: Senior World Team Trials

Tony Rotundo
World Team Trials, Last Stop Before Final X

The best wrestlers in the U.S. are looking to get one step closer to claiming a spot on the 2018 senior world team as they clash this weekend at the World Team Trials challenge tournament in Rochester, MN.

97kg World Team Trials Preview: Revenge Is Coming

Tony Rotundo
97 kg Quarterfinal - Ty Walz, TMWC vs Austin Schafer, Nyac/flwc

For some, any 97kg bracket in America that doesn't feature Kyle Snyder is glossed over. If that was you, then you missed the Cinderella story that came out of Las Vegas last month.

2018 UWW Junior World Team Trials: An Overview

Austin Bernard

This weekend in Rochester, Minnesota, 10 young men's freestyler's will earn the right to represent America at the Junior world championships. Starting on Friday, May 18th, and culminating with the finals on Saturday, May 19th, the UWW Junior world team trials will be used to determine who gets to go to Trnava, Slovakia this September.

8 Biggest Moments At The Journeymen World Classic

Josh Conklin

By Oliver Astone

Some of the biggest and baddest young stars have lit the mats on fire at the Journeymen World Classic over the years. As we prepare for more star-studded clashes this weekend in Lake Placid, NY, let's take a look at some of the biggest moments in tournament history.

Everything You Need To Know For Beat The Streets

Tony Rotundo
Jordan Burroughs Is Ready For The Super Match Against Frank Chamizo

It's finally time for the highly anticipated super match between five-time world and Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs and two-time world champion Frank Chamizo at Beat the Streets.

2018 Junior World Team Trials Preview

The passion and optimism for USA Wrestling is glowing.

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Your Beat The Streets And World Team Trials Schedule

Plan Your Beat the Streets and World Team Trials Weekend Accordingly

The next four days just may be the most tremendous stretch of American freestyle wrestling in the history of the universe. To help you better plan your next couple four days, we've created this handy schedule!

Is that whiteboard clear enough for you? Probably not. So here's what's going down, in chronological order.

The World Team Trials' Most Anticipated Matchups

Austin Bernard
79 kg Semis - Michael Evans, Buies Creek RTC vs Alex Dieringer, TMWC

The second phase of the road to Final X is nearly upon us. All of the qualifying tournaments have been completed. Every weight class has one Final X participant locked up. Who will be their challengers? We find out in Rochester, Minnesota, this weekend.