What Happened To All The Undefeated Wrestlers?

Heading into the last weekend of January, there were 10 more undefeated Division I wrestlers than there are now. Which begs the question, what happened to them?

Bryce Meredith helped clue us in on just how much calamity there was, so let's take a look at the five days when those formerly undefeated wrestlers went down for the first time this season.

JANUARY 27

Sam Stoll, Iowa: Lost 3-2 to Adam Coon, Michigan 

Record at time of loss: 13-0

Coon, a 2016 NCAA finalist, won the battle of former junior Greco world bronze medalists in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Chad Walsh, Rider: Lost 8-4 to Chance Marsteller, Lock Haven 

Record at time of loss: 16-0

Marsteller essentially locked up the top seed at EWLs when he beat Walsh in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Preston Weigel, Oklahoma St.: Lost 10-4 to Willie Miklus, Missouri

Record at time of loss: 6-0

Weigel was leading going into the second period before Miklus turned up the heat, allowing Miklus to pick up his second win of the year over a guy ranked #2 at the time.

JANUARY 28

Jason Nolf, Penn State: Injury default to John Van Brill, Rutgers 

Record at time of loss: 18-0

I get this one has an asterisk, but Nolf gets an official NCAA loss on his ledger.

FEBRUARY 3

Kollin Moore, Ohio State: Lost 6-3 to Anthony Cassar, Penn State

Record at time of loss: 18-0

The prohibitive favorite at 197 lost to Cassar in the match that essentially sealed Penn State's win over Ohio State at Rec Hall. Cassar also has a win over Moore in freestyle.

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Myles Martin, Ohio State: Lost 10-2 to Bo Nickal, Penn State 

Record at time of loss: 22-0

Nickal had lost his previous meeting with Martin but put on a show and finished off the major to cement himself as the unquestionable favorite at 184.

FEBRUARY 10

Vincenzo Joseph, Penn State: Lost 9-6 to Alex Marinelli, Iowa

Record at time of loss: 16-0

The bear hug heard 'round the world set off a huge argument as to whether Marinelli or Isaiah Martinez should get the top seed at Big Tens.

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Brandon Sorensen, Iowa: Lost 6-2 to Zain Retherford, Penn State

Record at time of loss: 18-0

For the second time in three years, Sorensen's first loss of the year was to Retherford.

FEBRUARY 11

Kyle Snyder, Ohio State: Lost 3-1 to Adam Coon, Michigan

Record at time of loss: 7-0

Coon avenged his 2016 Big Ten finals defeat to hand Snyder his first collegiate loss since the 2015 NCAA finals.

Luke Pletcher, Ohio State: Lost 11-5 to Stevan Micic, Michigan 

Record at time of loss: 22-0

Micic gave up a strange takedown in his CKLV loss to Pletcher but left nothing to chance this time around in Ann Arbor, MI, getting four takedowns and nearly four minutes of riding time.

Iowa Class 2A Preview: Unpredictable Team Race Is Wide Open

The 2019-20 2A season looks to be as unpredictable as ever. Unlike Don Bosco and Lisbon in class 1A or Southeast Polk and Waverly-Shell Rock in class 3A, class 2A lacks a perennial championship contender. Union LaPorte City, Centerville, West Delaware, and Winterset will all be in the mix for the team title this season. 

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FRL 429: Iowa's Debut, Penn State's Lineup, & Bill Farrell Recap

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Episode 429 of FRL covers the debut of the Hawkeyes, Penn State lineup questions, Ohio State's loss to Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State's wild weekend and recapping the Bill Farrell.

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Team USA Finishes Second To Japan At Women's World Cup

By JD Rader — The Women’s World Cup went down this past weekend in Narita, Japan. Team USA brought a talented team, with seven of this year’s 10 World Teamers competing. America ran through Russia and defeated Mongolia before being stopped by powerhouse Japan in the final.

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Ohio State's Tom Ryan: 'Everything's On The Table' After Virginia Tech Loss

Ohio State dropped its first loss of the season to a tough Virginia Tech squad that looked much better on the mats in Columbus than the rankings indicated. 

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Week 3 Upsets: Top 10s Go Down 11 Times!

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This week was chock-full of surprises, including 11 upsets of guys in the top 10. We listed every upset we could find, but first, check out a few of the most significant ones of the weekend:

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Week 3 Roundup: 5 Top-12 Teams Fall!

Forget everything you thought you knew about the NCAA landscape after last weekend. Active NCAA champions wrestled freestyle during the college season, five top-12 teams were upset, top teams' rosters shifted, and we had individual upsets galore. 

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Kyle Haas Commits To Oklahoma State

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Another huge recruiting domino falls as Kyle Haas commits to Oklahoma State. The junior at Maize High School in Kansas is the #6 on the Class of 2021 Big Board. 

#2 Ryan Sokol Commits To Cornell

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Another big piece of the class of 2021 recruiting puzzle just snapped into place, as #2 Ryan Sokol committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Cornell. 

Northwestern Scoops Up #5 Joel VanderVere

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The Wildcats landed a prize recruit in Joel VanderVere, who verbally committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Northwestern. 

This Really Happened: The 8 Most Interesting Farrell Matches

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While you can check out all the Bill Farrell results and final brackets here, there are just a few matches that have me thinking either, “Wait this match actually happened,” or, “Whoa, this guy won?”   

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