What To Watch For At Greco Trials

The U.S. world teams get one step closer to completing their rosters this week at the Senior Greco Roman World Trials in Tulsa, OK.

The two-day tournament gets underway Thursday and features plenty of Senior men's competitors who were in action at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas back in April. The Open gave us a sneak peek of what we can expect as these guys battle it out for a chance to get their hands on the wrestler waiting in the finals.

Going off of what we saw in Las Vegas this year—as well as last year and at the U23 tournament—we’ve got a few things that we are looking forward to seeing in Tulsa.

But first, here is who has clinched an automatic berth to the finals by winning the Open in Vegas:

55kg: Max Nowry

60kg: Dalton Roberts

63kg: Ryan Mango

67kg: Ellis Coleman 

72kg: RaVaughn Perkins

77kg: Kamal Bey

82kg: Geordan Speiller

87kg: Ben Provisor

97kg: Daniel Miller

130kg: Robby Smith

Miranda vs Roberts 

At the U.S. Open, Randon Miranda was down at 55kg and Dalton Roberts was at 60, where he won the title and is sitting in the finals. Then at U23 World Team Trials, they were both at 60 and had a thrilling three-match series that was decided by Miranda’s last-second heroics. It appears that Miranda will be at 60kg again which gives the potential to meet Roberts in the finals again. If they do meet up, expect more of the same fireworks.

Watch the wild finish in match three between Miranda and Roberts:

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Coon’s big weekend

By now, we all know that Adam Coon is a bit of a freak. This weekend is a very big one for him. Coon will look to bring reigning world team member Robby Smith’s streak to an end as Smith tries to remain the 130kg representative for Team USA for the sixth time. At the Open it was all Smith, just like it’s always been when the two match up. If that wasn’t enough of a tall task, Coon will then travel to Lehigh to take on returning freestyle world bronze medalist Nick Gwiazdowski at Final X on Saturday. Needless to say, this is a huge weekend for Coon. Will he earn his spot on one world team, two world teams, or no world teams?

Hancock has made big improvements

Prior to the Cadet and U23 World Team Trials, It had been a while since we saw G’Angelo Hancock compete. He was away from competition for a bit and made a big return earlier this month in Akron, Ohio, where he claimed a spot on the U23 Greco world team. In that return, he was flawless. I know that the level of competition at U23s is equal to what he will see this weekend, but his abilities showed up in a big way.

The saga at 77kg

This may be the most intriguing field with the rivalries that have the potential to add another chapter. Returning Junior world champ Kamal Bey is the one waiting to see who makes it the finals against him here. Bey has had some incredible battles with Kendrick Sanders, Mason Manville, and of course Jesse Porter. Sanders and Bey had a thriller at this year’s Bill Farrell in the semifinals that was followed by another epic Bey/Porter battle. Manville is the only one of these three to have a win over Bey in recent history. If Manville makes it through the challenge tournament to meet Bey it will be a rematch of last year’s trials finals, which Manville won in straight matches. Also, don’t forget about Peyton Walsh. He defeated Porter in the semis on criteria at the Open so definitely keep your eye on this bracket.

Watch Bey and Sanders in the Bill Farrell semis:

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Dom Bradley Going Greco

Let’s see what he’s got. We’ve seen that he’s pretty tough to move. I guess the only thing to question here is his technique. So, like I said, let’s see what he’s got.

How many points can Rau and Provisor score?

When Josef Rau and Ben Provisor met in Las Vegas, their match ended with 24 total points on the scoreboard. The referee looked like he was dancing with the amount of fours he was throwing up from the action coming from these two bruisers. Should the match happen again, we will get to see it go down at least twice. Now, I know Rau and Provisor got the headline here, but let’s pivot to a serious contender: Pat Martinez. He’s a former world team member that certainly has the skills to come between Rau and Provisor and put that rematch on the back burner.

Watch their wild match from the Open:

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Complete List Of 2019 National Prep Qualifiers

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Oklahoma State Ends Missouri's 35 Dual Winning Streak, 19-15

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By The Numbers: Iowa & Oklahoma State's Season So Far

The Hawkeyes and Cowboys are on a collision course scheduled for impact on Sunday, February 24th in historic Gallagher-Iba Arena. Both teams are loaded, with marquee matchups slated for just about every weight. Both teams have also gone through plenty of changes this season. We breakdown their respective journeys below. 

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Second Coaches Poll And RPI Breakdown

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The second coaches' poll was released this week, this time with an RPI accompaniment. Over 400 individual wrestlers made at least one of the lists. We've copied those two lists at the end of this article. Before them is a breakdown of the implications of both lists. 

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Daton Fix's Path To The 1 Seed At NCAAs

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Daton Fix came into his redshirt freshman year as one of the most hyped recruits in history, having won a Junior world title in 2017 and wrestling in Final X before ever wearing the Oklahoma State singlet.

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Iowa Travels To Wisconsin On Sunday With B1G Seeding Implications At 165

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Iowa finishes up their Big Ten schedule this weekend, starting with senior day against Indiana at Carver Hawkeye on Friday. Two days later, they make the trip to Madison to close out their conference duals.

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Can Oklahoma State End Missouri's 35-Match Winning Streak This Saturday?

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The #4 Oklahoma State Cowboys and #10 Missouri Tigers renew their rivalry this weekend in Columbia. The home team owns a 35-dual winning streak, which includes last year's 21-19 win in Stillwater.

Chris Ayers' 7 Ways To Defend A Leg Rider

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Plenty of us have had trouble with a tough/savvy leg rider. 

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Jody Strittmatter's Spencer Lee-Like Top Game

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Spencer Lee is an absolute hammer on top. 

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FRL 353: 165lb Big Ten Seeds + Micic/Suriano Will Tell Us A Lot About 133

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FRL 353 - 165lb Big Ten Seeds + Micic/Suriano Will Tell Us A Lot About 133