Sammy Alvarez Transferring To Rutgers

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Sammy Alvarez is transferring from NC State to Rutgers. He will be eligible to compete immediately for the Scarlet Knights. 

Alvarez committed to the Wolfpack back in January of 2018. A New Jersey native, he made the state finals each of his final three seasons before finally winning a title this past March by knocking off Penn State commit Robert Howard in the finals. 

A graduate of St. Joseph Regional, Alvarez was part of NC State's #17 ranked recruiting class. Included in that class was Kai Orine of Missouri, who projects as a 125 or 133, the same weights Alvarez at which was projected. Also coming to Raleigh next year is Ryan Jack, who currently is also projected to be a lightweight.

After winning his state title this year over Howard, a teammate of his at Bitetto Trained Wrestling Club, he finished his career as the #3 ranked 126 pounder. The final 2019 Big Board had him rated as the 34th best prospect from this high school class that just graduated.

Shane Metzler was Rutgers' starter for 17 of their 18 duals as well as their representative at Big Tens, but did not qualify for the national tournament. His primary competition for the spot this year was going to be redshirt freshman Nic Aguilar, a three-time California finalist and 2018 state champ. Aguilar was 7-7 last year and 1-5 against NCAA qualifiers.

Iowa State Releases Power-Packed 2019-20 Schedule

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Iowa State released their wrestling schedule for the 2019-20 season. Going into his third year as head coach of the Cyclones, Kevin Dresser has crafted a slate of competitions packed with power programs. Highlights include the annual intrastate rivalry with the Hawkeyes in Ames on November 24 as well as a home dual with Oklahoma State January 26. 

2019 World Championship Preview: 57kg

Daton Fix has represented the United States all over the planet, but for the first time he will be wrestling at the senior world championships.

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Greco Juniors Nab 3 World Medals

Team USA's junior Greco-Roman team had one of their best performances in recent memory in Tallinn, Estonia. The Americans return home with three medals, ultimately finishing sixth in the team standings.

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Final X: Dake vs Dieringer Match Notes

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It's going down in Texas! Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer wrestle a best two-of-three series to determine who will represent the United States in Nur-Sultan, Kazahkstan at the 2019 UWW Senior World Championships at 79kg. 

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Who's #1 Coming To Carver Hawkeye Arena

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For the first time in its history, Who's #1 is on the move.

Spey & Bray Go Podcasting! SSP Episode 4!

The 5 star-rated podcast that is sweeping the nation returns, and it's better than ever! 

Dake vs Dieringer Preview: Spey & Nomad's Picks

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It's been happening for years. Message board posters, media personalities, and wrestling fans of all sorts have been picking against Kyle Dake for nearly a decade now.

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FRL 398: Zain/Yianni Arbitration Ruling Emergency Show!

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FRL 398: Zain/Yianni Arbitration Ruling Emergency Show!

The Winner Of Dake/Dieringer Will Be The 79kg World Champ

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The winner between Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer this Saturday will be the favorite to win worlds next month.

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Watch Dieringer's Recent International Hit Parade

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Alex Dieringer has had a busy 2019, wrestling in three of the four UWW Rankings Series events. That travel and hard work paid off, as Dieringer currently sits fourth in the 79kg standings. With Kyle Dake at #1 and an injured Akhmed Gadzhimagomedov at #3, Dieringer would end up with the #2 seed should he beat Kyle Dake in this weekend's wrestle-offs.

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