These High-Level Youngsters Impressed On FloNationals Stage

106 lbs R Of 32 - Peyten Kellar, Warren HS vs Joey Cruz, Darkhorse

Over the years, some of the best young wrestlers in the country have put on a show at FloNationals, including future NCAA stars such as Spencer Lee, Luke Pletcher, and Zahid Valencia.

The 2018 edition of FloNationals once again saw a number of talented youngsters reach the podium at the Kovalchick Complex, proving that everyone should be keeping an eye on them in the future.


106: Richard Figueroa (FR) & Joey Cruz (8th Grade), CA

In an all-California final between freshman state champion Richard Figueroa and eighth-grader Joey Cruz, these youngsters impressed by showing off great attacks and elite-level defense until Figueroa was crowned the champion in OT.

Though he came up short in the finals, Cruz’s performance the entire weekend was incredible. He majored Ryan Miller, who was a National Prep champ and Ironman finalist this past season, in the semis after recording decisions in the first three rounds to get to the FloNats stage.

Other notable placings:

(FR) Dustin Norris - 3rd

(FR) Jordan Titus - 5th

(FR) Peyten Keller - 8th

Watch Figueroa and Cruz battle in the FloNats finals:

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106 lbs Final - Richard Figueroa Ll, Sunkist Kids Monster Garage vs Joey Cruz, Darkhorse

113: Brock McMillen (FR), PA

The freshman came out firing on day one with an impressive top game to record a 16-0 tech fall followed by a fall in 4:42. When it was all said and done, he outscored his opponents by a combined score of 33-3. More impressively, he didn’t relinquish one takedown—all the points he gave up were escapes.

Adding his name to the list of middle school wrestlers claiming high school accolades is eighth-grader Jesse Mendez, who placed third here. He made it all the way to the semis where he was downed by eventual runner-up Kai Orine 5-0.

Other Notable placings:

(FR) Vance VomBaur: 5th

152: Trey Kibe (FR), PA

Fresh off a title-claiming performance at NHSCA nationals, Kibe grinded out a seventh-place finish at FloNationals in a very tough 152-pound bracket. Kibe ended up going 5-2 with losses coming against Gabriel Dinette, whom Kibe eventually outplaced, and Thayne Lawrence, who finished third.

Gable Steveson Set To Make Debut Against OK. State

285 lbs S - Christian Lance, NE-Unattached vs Gable Steveson, MN Unattached

The time has come for the redshirt to come off of Gable Steveson.

7 Reasons To Rock Out To #11 Lehigh vs #5 Michigan

174 lbs, q, Myle Amine, Michigan vs Jordan Kutler, Lehigh

Ladies and gentlemen, whom amongst you desires to rock? Because the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is hosting a monster dual meet between two rad wrestling teams, the Moutain Hawks of Lehigh and hometown Wolverines.

U23 World Championships Update

97 kg Rr Rnd 1 - Kollin Moore, Ohio State vs Kyle Conel, Golden Pride WC

We're already most of the way through the U23 World Championships in Bucharest, Romania. Our Greco-Roman and women's freestyle teams have wrapped up their tournaments. Additionally, half the men's freestyle team had their preliminary matches today. Tomorrow will see the medal matches for those guys and prelims for the final five Americans, followed by medal matches for those last five weights on the ultimate day of the event. 

5 Reasons To Watch OK State vs Minnesota

285 lbs Dual - Rylee Streifel, Minnesota vs Derek White, Okst

The Oklahoma State road trip will head to Minnesota after taking on South Dakota State to get it’s dual meet season going. 

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2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2018-19 season.

What 2 Watch 4: There's Almost Too Much Wrestling This Weekend

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NCAA Week 3 Live On Flo

FloWrestling is streaming a plethora of wrestling events this weekend. Do you know what a plethora is? Well no worries, this link will make the definition crystal clear. 

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Why You Have To Watch Lindenwood Open

125 lbs Malik Heinselman vs Brakan Mead

You should definitely check out the entries for this year’s Lindenwood Open, taking a look at that will make you immediately set your alarm to make sure you don’t miss a second of the action starting Saturday morning.

Week 3 College Odds

165 lbs Consi of 4 - Evan Wick, Wisconsin vs Isaiah White, Nebraska

Week 3 odds are up on BetDSI (you must be logged in to view).

BRACKASTROLOGY I: The First Brackastrology

125 lbs Final - Sean Fausz, NC State vs Daton Fix, UN-Oklahoma State

What is Brackastrology? It is an appeal to the stars for their celestial wisdom. It is an attempt by mere mortals to divine the future. It is two ding dongs, specifically Spey and Nomad, giving their best effort at projecting what the NCAA Tournament brackets will look like. 

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Full Lindenwood Open Entries

141 lbs Q - Jaydin Eierman, Missouri vs Matt Findlay, UN-Utah Valley

There will be a ton of the countries best wrestlers in the mix this weekend at the Lindenwood Open.