#1 Nick Suriano's Next Test Comes Against #8 Ethan Lizak

It’s been a challenging year for returning NCAA runner-up Ethan Lizak, and it looks like it’s about to get a little tougher Friday night in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Up next for Minnesota's 125-pounder is a matchup against top-ranked Nick Suriano of Rutgers, who beat Lizak 8-6 in last year's meeting between the two. A lot has changed since then, but one thing is for sure — this is an important match for both wrestlers.

While Lizak, a junior, is hoping to get back to his NCAA finalist form, Suriano is looking to further solidify his position atop the rankings after missing NCAAs as a freshman due to a late-season injury.

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WHEN: Friday | TIME: 7 PM EST | Where: Piscataway, NJ

Lizak’s top game is what separates himself from his opponents, and it can be where he can control things against Suriano. However, that will certainly not be an easy task. 

Aside from Lizak and Suriano's bout, there are three other ranked vs. ranked matchups during this Big Ten dual meet between the visiting #19 Gophers and 13th-ranked Scarlet Knights, including #7 Nick Wanzek vs. #11 Richie Lewis at 165lb.

Watch #1 Nick Suriano dominate PSU's Devin Schnupp:

125 m, Nick Suriano, Rutgers vs Devin Schnupp, PSU


Projected Lineups

125: #8 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) vs. #1 Nick Suriano (Rutgers)

133: #13 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) vs. #16 Scott Delvecchio (Rutgers)

141: #11 Tommy Thorn (Minnesota) vs. Mike Van Brill (Rutgers)

149: #19 Steve Bleise (Minnesota) vs. #12 Eleazar DeLuca (Rutgers)

157: Jake Short (Minnesota) vs. #20 John Van Brill (Rutgers)

165: #7 Nick Wanzek (Minnesota) vs. #11 Richie Lewis (Rutgers)

174: Chris Pfarr (Minnesota) vs. Joe Grello (Rutgers)

184: Brandon Krone (Minnesota) vs. #13 Nick Gravina (Rutgers)

197: Dylan Anderson (Minnesota) vs. Anthony Messner (Rutgers)

285: Rylee Streifel (Minnesota) vs. Razohnn Gross (Rutgers)


2018-19 Redshirt Report: 149 Pounds

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

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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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Wrestling Retrospective: Weights Classes Through The Years

Great Scott! Coleman Claims Bronze

United World Wrestling just changed the number of senior-level weight classifications from six at the Olympics and eight at the World Championships, to six at the Olympics (still) and 10 at the World Championships. Ten weights will be contested at the Budapest World Championships this October for the first time since the 1996 Olympic cycle.

Kyle Ruschell Named Head Coach Of UT-Chattanooga

70kg Quarterfinal - Kyle Ruschell, NYAC vs Ty Lydic, Griffin WC

Kyle Ruschell has been named the head coach at UTC. Ruschell previously was named interim head coach upon the retirement of Heath Eslinger.

Heat Maps For Russian Nationals 2015-2018

Dagestan For Dummies

Russia is a large country. In fact, it is the largest of all the countries, at least when ranked by total land area. It is also very good at wrestling. Some would say the best at it. So where in this vast and expansive country do these very good wrestlers come from? We will find out, using our favorite technological advancement: heat maps!

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Zadick Is Out As Dresser Shakes Up ISU Staff

Zadick Works Bottom With Austin Gomez

From the Iowa State Athletics Communications office.

Ridge Lovett Reveals School List

132 lbs Semifinal - Ridge Lovett, Idaho vs Dylan D'Emilio, Ohio

Ridge Lovett's runner-up finish in Fargo surprised many, but not himself.

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Tristan Moran Is Headed To The University Of Wisconsin

141 Consi of 4 - Thomas Thorn, Minnesota vs Tristan Moran, Oklahoma State

Tristan Moran is headed to Madison as Chris Bono continues to add to an already-impressive Badger lineup. 

Meet The Contenders: Kurt McHenry vs Eric Barnett

WNO: Kurt McHenry vs Eric Barnett

As we continue to get to know this year’s Who’s #1 competitors we move to a match of clashing styles at 120.

2018-19 Redshirt Report: 141 Pounds

141 f, Kaden Gfeller, Ok State vs Nick Lee, Penn State

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