#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 World Championships: Day 2 Live Updates

57 m, Daton Fix, TMWC vs Thomas Gilman, TMWC

Live, from Budapest, it's Sunday morning! It's another beautiful day here in Hungary's first city. The weather is actually not so nice, but there's no rain here in the Papp Laszlo Arena, and there are EIGHT Americans wrestling, so of course it is a lovely, lovely Sunday. 

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World Championships Bracket Reactions: 57, 65, 79 & 92 KG

79 kg Semis - Kyle Dake, TMWC vs Joshua Asper, Navy-Marine Corps RTC

We load up four fresh sets of brackets for the second day of the 2018 World Championships in Budapest Hungary. It's time to look at Thomas Gilman, Logan Stieber, Kyle Dake and J'den Cox's draw in their quest for gold. 

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Men's Freestyle World Championship Team Race

61 kg Final - Joe Colon, TMWC vs Nahshon Garrett, Sunkist Kids WC

Below are the minimum and maximum number of points possible for the top contenders in the men's freestyle 2018 World Championship team race.

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Freestyle Day 1 Recap

Budapest 2018 Training Facility Tour

David Taylor is on to the World finals.

2018 World Championships: Day 1 Match Notes

A Gassed Out Yazdani After Wrestling DT

Updates live from Budapest, Hungary! It's the 2018 World Championships!

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Carson Kharchla Makes College Decision

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

Carson Kharchla, the nation's top available prospect, has made his college decision.

World Championships Bracket Reactions: 61, 74, 86 & 125 KG

86kg Quarters - David Taylor, Nittany Lion WC vs Noe Garcia, Roadrunners

The first order of business for the 2018 World Championships has been completed, as brackets for 61, 74, 86 and 125 kg have been drawn. Joe Colon, Jordan Burroughs, David Taylor and Nick Gwiazdowski can finally see their paths to Budapest gold. Let's see what's in store for the Americans tomorrow morning when the action gets underway.  

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2018 Super 32 Upperweight Preview

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Super 32 Lightweight Preview

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