Edinboro Sees 2 Starters Transfer: Russell To Minnesota, Geer To OK State

Richard Immel
125 lbs Nick Piccininni, Oklahoma State vs Sean Russell, Edinboro

Two Edinboro starters will be wrestling for different teams this fall. Sean Russell, an All-American at 125 pounds, is going to Minnesota to use his final year of eligibility as a Golden Gopher, and 184-pounder Dakota Geer will transfer to Oklahoma State with sophomore eligibility.

Russell and Geer are the biggest departures from the Fighting Scots since Tim Flynn, head coach at Edinboro for 21 years, announced last month that he was leaving the program for West Virginia.

Georgia native Sean Russell has manned the 125-pound weight class for the Scots for the last three years, qualifying for the NCAA tournament each season. Russell reached the podium once, placing seventh in 2017. Russell's presence in Minnesota will bolster the lineup, as Ethan Lizak and the rest of the Gophers' lower weights move up. It will also allow incoming freshman Pat McKee to redshirt.

Geer, a two-time FloNationals champion from Franklin, Pennsylvania, qualified for the NCAA tournament as a true freshman. He was eliminated in the round of 16 in 2017, then spent all of last season redshirting. 

Keegan Moore qualified for the NCAA tournament last year for Oklahoma State and will presumably be battling for Geer for the starting spot for the Cowboys next fall. Seth Duckworth at PistolsFiring has more on Geer and the Cowboys here

Final X - Lehigh LIVE Updates

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Ladies and gentlepersons, we have arrived at the final, Final X. Can you believe it!? 

Adam Coon Beat Robby Smith Twice Yesterday

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Adam Coon had struggled to even keep it close with USA stalwart at 130kg, Robby Smith.  Yesterday at the Greco World Team Trials, Adam Coon took out Robby Smith in two straight matches, stunning wrestling fans around the country.

Everything You Need To Know For Final X: Lehigh

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Final X - Lehigh Men's Press Conference

Today's the day!  The last stop for the Final X is Bethlehem, PA in historic Grace Hall (AKA Snakepit).

J'den Cox's Remarkable Hit List

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197lbs Finals Jden Cox (Missouri) vs. Conner Hartmann (Duke)

Three-time NCAA champion J'den Cox is a proven performer. He's made the last two world teams and earned a bronze medal in both years, first at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and last year at the Paris World Championships. 

Flo Predicts Final X - Lehigh

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Get Pumped For Final X Lehigh

On Saturday evening, the third installment of Final X takes the stage. Six world team series, as well as a handful of true third matchups, will take place at historic Grace Hall on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

Tech Notes: Haley Augello vs. Sarah Hildebrandt

Tony Rotundo
Final X Lehigh Hype

Sarah Hildebrandt will obviously make adjustments to how she wrestles Haley Augello this time around. Hildebrandt may own a victory over Augello from their 53kg finals bout at the U.S. Open back in April, but winning a match doesn’t always equate to a perfect performance. 

Tech Notes: Victoria Anthony vs. Whitney Conder

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Final X Lehigh Hype

Whitney Conder punched her ticket to Final X Lehigh by taking out Victoria Anthony in the finals of the U.S. Open, and now they will go at it once again in the best-of-three series for the 50kg spot on the world team this Saturday at Grace Hall in Bethlehem, PA.

FRL 297 - Stoll's Gunshot Wound, New Transfer Rules And Final X

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FRL 297 Stoll Ramifications And New Transfer Rules

FRL 297 discusses the gunshot wound to Sam Stoll, what the new transfer rule means, 2020 Olympics thoughts and Final X Lehigh predictions.

2018 Greco-Roman World Team Trials Preview

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77kg Semis - Kamal Bey, Sunkist Kids vs Jon Jay Chavez, NYAC/FLWC

Today marks the beginning of the 2018 Greco-Roman World Team Trials in Tulsa, OK. Athletes competing in the classic style will finish out the challenge tournament today to determine who will wrestle in Friday's finals. Wrestling starts at 10 AM Central.

Betting Odds For Final X Bethlehem

125 kg Final - Adam Coon, NYAC vs Jacob Varner, NLWC

Three men's and three women's weights are on tap to close out the inaugural Final X series in Bethlehem. Each match up should be competitive and official odds are posted on BetDSI .