Midwest Matchup: Dustin Plott vs Rocky Elam at Who's #1

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Dustin Plott and Rocky Elam will meet at Who's #1 to determine who is the best 182 pounder in the country.

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In one of the toughest Fargo brackets in recent memory, Plott and Elam were the highest placing non-graduated seniors. Two-time finalist Plott will carry the #1 ranking into the event on October 5th, and fourth place Elam will be the challenger ranked second.

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A rising senior at Tuttle high school, we have the two-time state champ from Oklahoma rated as the second best prospect in the Class of 2020. The Oklahoma State commit is also #5 in the pound-for-pound rankings.

Elam was a Class 4 state champ this year for Staley high school in Missouri, and is #13 on the senior Big Board. He was a Cadet champ last year in Fargo and was third at 92kg in Akron.

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Both wrestled in Super 32 last year, with Plott winning the 170lb weight over fellow WNO competitor Patrick Kennedy in the finals. Meanwhile, Elam finished third up at 182, losing to Abe Assad in the quarterfinals, who wrestled in Who's #1 last October.

WNO Match Order

132: #1 Jesse Mendez, IN vs #4 Ryan Jack, CT

132: #2 Dom Serrano, CO vs #3 Shayne Van Ness, NJ

120: #1 Jesse Ybarra, AZ vs #2 Jakason Burks, NE

113: #1 Richard Figueroa, CA vs #2 Stevo Poulin, NY

145: #1 Victor Voinovich, OH vs #2 Jesse Vasquez, CA

65kg: Josh Saunders, MO vs Anthony Echemendia, AZ

152: #1 Sonny Santiago, CA vs #2 Travis Mastrogiovanni, NJ

160: #1 Paddy Gallagher, OH vs #2 Keegan O'Toole, WI

182: #1 Dustin Plott, OK vs #2 Rocky Elam, MO

126: #1 Robbie Howard, NJ vs #2 Trevor Mastrogiovanni, NJ

138: #1 Beau Bartlett, PA vs #2 Ryan Sokol, MN

170: #1 Alex Facundo, MI vs #2 Patrick Kennedy, MN

132: Mendez/Jack vs Serrano/Van Ness

2020 Olympic Qualifier Update, Women's Freestyle Edition

The year before the Olympics means that the 2019 world championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, serve as the first qualifier for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

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Day 8 Recap

Team USA got off to a strong start on the final day of the 2019 World Championships going 6-0n before their first loss. Tyler Graff and Pat Downey each picked up two wins in the preliminaries but ultimately fell. Graff remains alive for repechage. He'll wait to see if Beka Lomtadze (GEO) wins in tonights semifinals.

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2019 World Championships: Day 8 Live Updates

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We have come to our final full day of competition here at the 2019 world championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

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Anthony Echemendia Commits To Iowa State

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Fargo double champ Anthony Echemendia announced on social media today his intentions to continue his academic and athletic career at Iowa State University.

Day 8 Bracket Analysis

All eyes will be on the paths of a potential Snyderlaev III which would close out the 2019 World Championships on Sunday. 

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Day 7 Recap

Two in, one alive, one out. 

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2019 World Championships: Day 7 Match Notes

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Day seven of the 2019 world championships have begun in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

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Spey's Stupid Podcast: Mike Mal The Beach Wrestling Expert

Mike Mal sits down with Spey for a fun conversation between pals. Beach wrestling, among other styles, is covered extensively. Spare 90 minutes and join in the fun!

FRL 408 - Daton/Zain Drama, Draws And Aliev/Rashidov Pandemonium

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FRL 408 discusses the Daton/Zain losses, draws mattering and the Aliev/Rashidov insanity.

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Day 7 Bracket Analysis

Team USA didn't get off to a great start on Thursday as Zain Retherford lost nailbiters to two reigning medalists. Zain Retherford fell 10-9 in the opening round to Tobier (CUB) and Daton got beat on a late, controversial call in the second round against Takahashi.

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