Live This Week: December 6-9, 2018

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From youth through college wrestling, we are bringing you the best action from coast to coast this weekend. 


Pin Cancer Dual

Date: Dec. 6 | Time: 6 PM CT | Where: Andover, Massachusetts

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Merrimack Valley Conference and Middlesex League Conference will do battle in the second-annual “Pin Cancer" all-star dual. All proceeds from the match will go to Pin Cancer.


Walsh Jesuit Ironman

Date: Dec. 7-8 | Time: 9 AM CT | Where: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The nation's toughest in-season high school wrestling tournament. Sixten of the nation's top-25 teams will be in action including #1 Blair Academy (NJ), #3 Wyoming Seminary (PA), #4 La Salle (OH), #6 St. Edward (OH), #7 Montini Catholic (IL), and #8 Lake Highland Prep (FL).

Eight #1-ranked wrestlers headline the loaded field. Don't miss your chance to see Richard Figueroa, Jordan Decatur, Carson Kharchla, AJ Ferrari, Braxton Amos and Cohlton Schultz.


Navy (0-1) vs. Maryland (0-1)

Date: Dec. 7 | Time: 6 PM CT | Where: College Park, Maryland

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The battle for Maryland. After a solid showing at CKLV, Navy looks to get their first dual win of the year as Maryland looks to bounce back from a loss to Penn. 

Projected Lineups

125: Jacob Allen (Navy) vs. Brandon Cray (Maryland)

133: Casey Cobb (Navy) vs. Orion Anderson (Maryland)

141: #16 Nicholas Gil (Navy) vs. Michael Doetsch (Maryland)

149: #17 Jared Prince (Navy) vs. Alfred Bannister (Maryland) 

157: Connor Prince (Navy) vs. Adam Whitesell (Maryland) 

165: Tanner Skidgel (Navy) vs. Philip Spadafora (Maryland)

174: #17 Spencer Carey (Navy) vs. Josh Ugalde (Maryland)

184: Alex Benoit (Navy) vs. Kyle Jasenski (Maryland) 

197: Joshua Roetman (Navy) vs. David-Brian Whisler (Maryland)

285: Thomas Ott (Navy) vs. #5 Youssif Hemida (Maryland)


VAC National Holiday Duals

Date: Dec. 7-9 | Time: 8 AM CT | Where: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The future stars of high school and NCAA wrestling will be on display as the nation's 120 best youth and middle school teams will do battle at Virginia Beach for a national title.


UNI Open

Date: Dec. 8 | Time: 9 AM CT | Where: Cedar Falls, Iowa

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Iowa State and Northern Iowa headline the always tough field at the UNI Open.


North Dakota State (3-0) vs. Wyoming (2-2)

Date: Dec. 8 | Time: 6 PM CT | Where: Laramie, Wyoming

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

After two great showings at CKLV, Big 12 rivals North Dakota State and Wyoming do battle headlined by ranked matchups. 

Projected Lineups

125: #9 Brent Fleetwood (NDSU) vs. Cole Verner (Wyoming)

133: #17 Cam Sykora (NDSU) vs. #13 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) 

141: Gavin Sutton (NDSU) vs. Sam Turner (Wyoming) 

149: Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU) vs. Jaron Jensen (Wyoming)

157: Nick Knutson (NDSU) vs. Dewey Krueger (Wyoming) 

165: #16 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) vs. #7 Branson Ashworth (Wyoming)

174: Lorenzo De La Riva (NDSU) vs. #19 Hayden Hastings (Wyoming) 

184: Tyler McNutt (NDSU) vs. Carless Looney (Wyoming)

197: #20 Cordell Eaton (NDSU) vs. Cale Davidson (Wyoming)

285: Brandon Metz (NDSU) vs. #20 Brian Andrews (Wyoming)


#17 Lehigh (0-3) vs. #3 Iowa (5-0)

Date: Dec. 8 | Time: 7:30 PM CT | Where: Iowa City, Iowa

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

A struggling Lehigh squad invades Carver-Hawkeye Arena for a showdown with the Hawkeyes fresh off a scare against Iowa State. 

Projected Lineups

125: Luke Resnick (Lehigh) vs. #1 Spencer Lee (Iowa)

133: Brandon Paetzell (Lehigh) vs. #12 Austin DeSanto/Paul Glynn (Iowa)

141: Ryan Pomrinca/Dan Moran (Lehigh) vs. #20 Max Murin (Iowa)

149: Jimmy Hoffman (Lehigh) vs. #10 Pat Lugo/Carter Happel (Iowa)

157: #19 Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) vs. #7 Kaleb Young (Iowa)

165: #20 Cole Walter/Gordon Wolf (Lehigh) vs. #4 Alex Marinelli (Iowa) 

174: #6 Jordan Kutler (Lehigh) vs. Jeremiah Moody (Iowa)

184: #8 Ryan Preisch/Andrew Price (Lehigh) vs. #17 Cash Wilcke/Mitch Bowman (Iowa)

197: #14 Jake Jakobsen/Kyle Gentile (Lehigh) vs. #6 Jacob Warner (Iowa)

285: #6 Jordan Wood (Lehigh) vs. #1 Sam Stoll/Aaron Costello (Iowa)


#9 Minnesota (2-1) vs. Fresno State (3-4)

Date: Dec. 8 | Time: 9 PM CT | Where: Fresno, California

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

A week after a sixth-place finish at CKLV, Minnesota heads west again. This time for a non-conference dual with Fresno State. 

Projected Lineups

125: #7 Sean Russell (Minnesota) vs. Robert Garcia (Fresno State)

133: #8 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) vs. Gary Joint (Fresno State)

141: Brent Jones (Minnesota) vs. Chris Deloza (Fresno State)

149: #20 Tommy Thorn (Minnesota) vs. Khristian Olivas (Fresno State)

157: Jose Champagne (Minnesota) vs. Isaiah Hokit (Fresno State)

165: Carson Brolsma (Minnesota) vs. Jacob Wright (Fresno State)

174: #16 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota) vs. Ricky Padilla (Fresno State) 

184: Owen Webster (Minnesota) vs. Jackson Hemauer (Fresno State) 

197: Dylan Anderson (Minnesota) vs. Danny Salas (Fresno State) 

285: #3 Gable Steveson (Minnesota) vs. #19 AJ Nevills (Fresno State)


Central Michigan (0-1) vs. Maryland (0-1)

Date: Dec. 9 | Time: 1 PM CT | Where: College Park, Maryland

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Maryland finishes off a weekend home stand with a little MACtion as Central Michigan comes to town.

Projected Lineups

125: Drew Hildebrandt (CMU) vs. Brandon Cray (Maryland)

133: Brock Bergelin (CMU) vs. Orion Anderson (Maryland)

141: Drew Marten (CMU) vs. Michael Doetsch (Maryland)

149: Dresden Simon (CMU) vs. Alfred Bannister (Maryland) 

157: Logan Parks (CMU) vs. Adam Whitesell (Maryland) 

165: Bret Fedewa (CMU) vs. Philip Spadafora (Maryland)

174: Colin Lieber (CMU) vs. Josh Ugalde (Maryland)

184: Jordan Atienza (CMU) vs. Kyle Jasenski (Maryland) 

197: Landon Pelham (CMU) vs. David-Brian Whisler (Maryland)

285: #15 Matt Stencel (CMU) vs. #5 Youssif Hemida (Maryland)


Indiana (2-1) vs. #6 Michigan (2-0)

Date: Dec. 9 | Time: 1 PM CT | Where: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Michigan looks to stay unbeaten on the year as Big Ten rival Indiana comes to town.

Projected Lineups

125: Elijah Oliver (Indiana) vs. #10 Drew Mattin (Michigan)

133: Garrett Pepple (Indiana) vs. #3 Stevan Micic (Michigan)

141: Cole Weaver (Indiana) vs. #8 Kanen Storr (Michigan)

149: Breydon Bailey (Indiana) vs. Malik Amine (Michigan)

157: Jake Danishek (Indiana) vs. #6 Alec Pantaleo/Layne Van Anrooy (Michigan)

165: Bryce Martin (Indiana) vs. #6 Logan Massa (Michigan)

174: Jake Hinz (Indiana) vs. #3 Myles Amine (Michigan)

184: #20 Norman Conley (Indiana) vs. Jelani Embree (Michigan)

197: Jake Kleimola (Indiana) vs. Jackson Striggow (Michigan)

285: Rudy Streck (Indiana) vs. Luke Ready (Michigan)


Patriot Open

Date: Dec. 9  | Time: 8 AM CT | Where: Fairfax, Virginia

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

George Mason plays hosts to what is sure to be a tough field at the Patriot Open.

2020 Title Contenders: 149 Pounds

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A lot of heavy hitting 149-pounders used up their final year of NCAA eligibility last season, including the champ Anthony Ashnault, three-time All-American Micah Jordan, and 2018's fourth-place finisher Mitch Finesilver. A solid crop of contenders return, however, to a weight class that is very much up for grabs. 

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2020 Title Contenders: 141 Pounds

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Ohio State's Three-time All-American Joey McKenna has exhausted his NCAA eligibility, but just about every other 141-pounder from last season has time left to earn an NCAA title. Four-time national qualifier Josh Alber of UNI is another noteworthy departure from the division. 

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#4 Gaige Garcia Commits To Michigan

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Gaige Garcia is pulling double duty in college. The Pennsylvania state champ has committed to wrestle and play football for Michigan.

2020 Title Contenders: 133 Pounds

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For as gnarly as the hunt for the 125-pound NCAA title looks to be, 133 is going to be an absolute bloodbath. Although the weight class loses two All-Americans to graduation in John Erneste and Ethan Lizak, and it looks like 2018 third-placer Tariq Wilson will be bumping up to 141 for the 2020 season, the weight class does expect to see the return of Seth Gross, the 2019 133-pound champ. 

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Six Questions For Ohio State's Lineup In 2020

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For three straight years now Ohio State has finished as the second best team in the country. Their lineups have totaled 341 points at NCAAs in that time, an average of nearly 114 per tournament.

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Rutgers Depth Charts & Targets

Rutgers wrestling has made steady improvements over the last decade. Now, after bringing home two of the nation's ten NCAA titles, the next step is upon them. 

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2020 Title Contenders: 125 Pounds

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A good amount of talent returns to the lightest NCAA weight class next season, as only a couple of All-Americans in Ronnie Bresser and Sean Russell have used up their eligibility. 

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Bo Nickal Receives Special Wrestle-Off For U23 World Team

After losing to World Champion J’den Cox at Final X - Rutgers Bo Nickal will receive a special wrestle-off for the 92kg spot on the U23 World Team.

USA Men's Freestyle Mount Rushmore

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It's Mount Rushmore season! For this edition, we are crafting a monument to men's freestyle wrestlers from the USA. So NCAA records, either as a competitor or coach, are not factors when it comes to deciding who gets their face carved into the mountain. Maybe in a subsequent Mount Rushmore!

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FRL 386 - American Wrestling's Mt. Rushmore

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FRL 386 discusses Final X, Aaron Pico and Mt. Rushmore for American Wrestling.