Live This Week: December 18-22, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year. This week features of nice mix of NCAA duals and the start of Holiday tournaments. 


Chattanooga (0-1) vs. Edinboro (1-1)

Date: Dec. 18 | Time: 6 PM CT | Where: Edinboro, PA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

In a battle of first-year head coaches, Chattanooga and Edinboro both look to get their first dual wins of the year. 

Projected Lineups

125: Fabian Gutierrez/Alonzo Allen (Chattanooga) vs. Lucas Rodriguez (Edinboro)

133: Jake Huffine (Chattanooga) vs. Richie Gomez (Edinboro)

141: Chris Debien (Chattanooga) vs. PJ Gohn/Carmine Ciotti (Edinboro)

149: Tanner Smith (Chattanooga) vs. Chris Matzke (Edinboro)

157: Ryan Resnick (Chattanooga) vs. Tim Suter (Edinboro)

165: Drew Nicholson (Chattanooga) vs. Matthew Dowler (Edinboro)

174: Hunter Fortner (Chattanooga) vs. Jacob Oliver (Edinboro)

184: Dominic Lampe (Chattanooga) vs. Zach Ancewicz (Edinboro)

197: Rodney Jones (Chattanooga) vs. Dylan Reynolds (Edinboro)

285: Connor Tolley (Chattanooga) vs. Jon Spaulding (Edinboro)


Kent State (3-5) vs. Edinboro (1-1)

Date: Dec.18 | Time: 7:30 PM CT | Where: Edinboro, PA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

New Edinboro head coach, Matt Hill, welcomes his former school to town. 

Projected Lineups

125: Jake Ferri (Kent State) vs. Lucas Rodriguez (Edinboro)

133: Tim Rooney (Kent State) vs. Richie Gomez (Edinboro)

141: Cory Simpson (Kent State) vs. PJ Gohn/Carmine Ciotti (Edinboro)

149: Kody Komara (Kent State) vs. Chris Matzke (Edinboro)

157: Joe Andrassy (Kent State) vs. Tim Suter (Edinboro)

165: Isaac Bast (Kent State) vs. Matthew Dowler (Edinboro)

174: Dylan Barreiro (Kent State) vs. Jacob Oliver (Edinboro)

184: Andrew McNally (Kent State) vs. Zach Ancewicz (Edinboro)

197: Shane Mast (Kent State) vs. Dylan Reynolds (Edinboro)

285: Billy Bolia (Kent State) vs. Jon Spaulding (Edinboro)


#16 Virginia Tech (1-2) vs. West Virginia (1-3)

Date: Dec. 19 | Time: 6 PM CT | Where: Morgantown, WV

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The Black Diamond Rivalry. Virginia Tech invades the WVU Coliseum for a showdown with the Mountaineers. 

Projected Lineups

125: Joey Prata (Virginia Tech) vs. KJ Fenstermacher (WVU)

133: #13 Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech) vs. Lucas Seibert (WVU)

141: Dominic Latona (Virginia Tech) vs. Joe Wheeling (WVU)

149: Ryan Blees (Virginia Tech) vs. Christian Monserrat (WVU)

157: B.C. LaPrade (Virginia Tech) vs. Zach Moore (WVU)

165: #9 Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech) vs. Nick Kiussis (WVU)

174: #5 David McFadden (Virginia Tech) vs. Josh Ramirez (WVU

184: #6 Zack Zavatsky (Virginia Tech) vs. Jackson Moomau (WVU)

197: #16 Tom Sleigh (Virginia Tech) vs. Noah Adams (WVU)

285: #8 Billy Miller (Virginia Tech) vs. Brandon Ngati (WVU)


Reno Tournament of Champions

Date: Dec. 20-22 | Time: 11 AM CT | Where: Reno, NV

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

One of the nation's toughest high school and collegiate wrestling tournaments returns with a new schedule. This year in Reno, the collegiate tournament will go down first on Thursday. Oklahoma State, Wyoming, Old Dominion, and Michigan State headline the always tough field. Saturday and Sunday the Reno TOC will play host to some of the nation's best high school wrestlers and teams. 


Virginia (4-3) vs. #11 Missouri (5-0)

Date: Dec. 20 | Time: 5 PM CT | Where: Kansas City, MO

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Mizzou takes their show on the road as they face off with Virginia at a sold-out Park Hill High School. Liberty and Park Hall will square off in an undercard before the main event between the Cavaliers and Tigers. 

Projected Lineups

125: #15 Louie Hayes (Virginia) vs. #14 Colby Smith/Cameron Valdiviez (Missouri) 

133: Brian Courtney (Virginia) vs. #9 John Erneste/Allan Hart (Missouri) 

141: #14 Sam Krivus (Virginia) vs. #3 Jaydin Eierman (Missouri) 

149: Michael Murphy (Virginia) vs. #15 Brock Mauller (Missouri) 

157: Jake Keating (Virginia) vs. Jarrett Jacques (Missouri) 

165: Cam Coy (Virginia) vs. #13 Connor Flynn (Missouri) 

174: Robby Patrick (Virginia) vs. #4 Daniel Lewis (Missouri) 

184: #15 Will Schany (Virginia) vs. Dylan Wisman (Missouri) 

197: #8 Jay Aiello (Virginia) vs. Wyatt Koelling (Missouri) 

285: Quinn Miller (Virginia) vs. #11 Zach Elam (Missouri) 


#13 Oregon State (1-1) vs. North Dakota State (4-1)

Date: Dec. 20 | Time: 7 PM CT | Where: Fargo, ND

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

North Dakota State welcomes Oregon State to Fargo as the Bison look to continue their fast start to the season. 

Projected Lineups

125: #3 Ronnie Bresser (Oregon State) vs. #9 Brent Fleetwood (NDSU)

133: Kegan Calkins (Oregon State) vs. #16 Cam Sykora (NDSU) 

141: Grant Willits (Oregon State) vs. Gavin Sutton (NDSU)

149: Zach Evans (Oregon State) vs. Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU)

157: Hunter Willits (Oregon State) vs. Nick Knutson (NDSU)

165: Aaron Olmos (Oregon State) vs. #17 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) 

174: Colt Doyle (Oregon State) vs. Lorenzo De La Riva (NDSU)

184: Myles Terry (Oregon State) vs. Tyler McNutt (NDSU)

197: Bob Coleman (Oregon State) vs. Cordell Eaton (NDSU)

285: Jamarcus Grant (Oregon State) vs. Brandon Metz (NDSU)


Kansas City Stampede

Date: Dec. 21-22 | Time: 2 PM CT | Where: Kansas City, MO

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

One of the nation's toughest high school tournament returns to FloWrestling. This year’s tournament consists of 40 teams from 10 states, 53 high school individual State Champions, 27 teams that placed in the top 5 at their state tournaments, and over 200 returning state medalists.


Defense Soap Duals

Date: Dec. 21-22 | Time: 8 AM CT | Where: Cleveland, OH

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The first ever Defense Soap Duals will feature 12 teams from around the country including Askren Wrestling Academy (WI), Palmer Trained (OH), Dark Knights (PA), and more.

Zain Retherford vs Yianni Diakomihals Arbitration Set For July 29

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An arbitration date of July 29 has been set for the dispute stemming from the controversial ending to the second match between Zain Retherford and Yianni Diakomihalis at Final X.

The Best Wrestlers That Didn't Place In Fargo Juniors

While celebrating the outstanding performances all week, flying under the radar were highly ranked and standout wrestlers who didn't place. Whether it was do to injury, a tough draw in a loaded bracket, or just an atypical showing, Fargo has a way of humbling you. Here are some studs that didn't reach the podium in the ever-loaded Junior division.

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The Warm-Up Playlist: Fargo Edition

Everyone has their own warm-up routine for a big match, and they usually involve a fire playlist to get you into the right mental place before the match. Some guys like to listen to chill music to keep calm, like Jace Luchau with Hennessy and Moscato. Other guys like to listen to some hard rock, like Nic Bouzakis head bangin' to Ozzy. See what some of the best performers in Fargo put as their favorite warm up songs, and if you got a match coming up, just listen to the Spotify playlist I made for you and its guaranteed to make you wrestle like these guys. Maybe not, but at least you can warm up like them.

Ten Things You Missed At Fargo

You spent a week following all the results from Fargo. But with so many high profile matches, from front side and back side, there are some hidden gems and interesting stories you might not be aware of. Here are some of the best under the radar happenings from inside the Dome.

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Fargo 2019: The Biggest Fargo Ever

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It's official: 2019 was the biggest Fargo ever. And just how immense was the latest edition of the US Marine Corp USA Wrestling 16U and Junior National Championships? We will dig into the numbers and tell you!

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NCAA Champ Jason Tsirtsis Joins Indiana Coaching Staff

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- IU head coach Angel Escobedo has announced the addition of three time All-American and NCAA Champion Jason Tsirtsis as a volunteer assistant coach.

138 WNO Will Be A Crowd Pleaser

Two of the most electric wrestlers at any weight have agreed to meet at 138lbs. for the #1 spot in the country.

Jesse Mendez Will Defend #1 vs. Dom Serrano At Who's #1

Fargo freestyle has just ended but we're already cracking the Who's #1 puzzle.

Fargo 2019 Participants By State

Another Fargo is in the books (or at least, at the time of the creation of this article, all the brackets have been created). And sure, the team scores are very important. Everyone wants to know how their state did in the Junior and Cadet U16 Greco-Roman and Men's & Women's Freestyle tournament. 

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How Did Your Team's Recruits Do At Fargo 2019?

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For three or four days every July, the FargoDome becomes a buzz of recruiting, with all the college coaches looking to find their next stud.

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