Kaid Brock Has Surgery For Torn ACL

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Unfortunate news from Stillwater, as it was recently reported in Pistols Firing that two-time All-American Kaid Brock recently had surgery for a torn ACL and will likely miss a significant portion, if not all, of the upcoming NCAA season. 

Brock placed fifth at the NCAAs for Oklahoma State at 133-pounds as both a freshman and sophomore. Last season Brock moved up to 141 and fell one match shy of the podium at the NCAA Tournament. 

We can only speculate as to how long Brock's recovery will last at this point, but as Seth Duckworth of Pistol Firing's mentioned, ACLs typically keep athletes out of action for between six to nine months, and the NCAA tournament in Minneapolis takes place in a little over six months from now. 

No matter how long he is sidelined, Kaid Brock's absence will be missed, as his hit list contains a multitude of NCAA champions and All-Americans, including Cody Brewer and Cory Clark.

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The Cowboys suffered a rash of injuries last season, keeping several starters out of the lineup for significant stretches. It appears that this trend of bad luck will continue into the 2019-20 season. 

The injury also adds more question marks for head coach John Smith. If Daton Fix takes an Olympic redshirt, as it is strongly suspected he will, it was assumed that Brock would move back down to 133, with Kaden Gfeller also moving down to 141 so Boo Lewallen could step back into the 149 slot. Among the options to start at 133 if Brock and Fix don't wrestle is incoming blue-chip recruit Reece Witcraft, who was ranked #24 on the Class of 2019 Big Board.

It is unknown if Brock will seek a sixth year of eligibility; however, there is a long time to go before that decision needs to be made. 

Bratke's 10 Favorite Matches From The Weekend

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As was the theme last weekend points and pins were the story of this weekend in D1 wrestling. Three matches on the list total at least 20 points, another two totaled at least 13, and three other matches ended with a fall. Just a reminder, this list is made up of matches that were live only on FloWrestling. 

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Week 16 Roundup: Iowa Holds Serve + A New #1

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The second-to-last week of the dual meet season had its share of excellent action, but the post-season narratives have now nearly taken shape. The Hawkeyes held on to their rankings in a number of important spots, and several title contenders made themselves known. Here are the biggest stories from week 16:

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Updated Seeding Points For The Olympics After The European Championsips

The Olympic Games will be seeded for the second time, and there are three opportunities to earn seeding points. The second of those are the continental championships, two of which were just completed.

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#2 Trey Kibe Commits To Penn State

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Trey Kibe will be staying in central Pennsylvania as he committed to Penn State today.

Top 5 Weights To Watch At Class 2A Districts

Saturday, February 15, is the day that dreams will be realized and hearts will be broken. Thirty-two competitors remain in each weight class and this weekend the field will be narrowed down to the 16 that get to call themselves state qualifiers. Like any tournament, certain Districts have weights that are more difficult than others, so these are the five weight classes in Class 2A you need to watch this weekend.

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Match Notes: #1 Iowa Routs #7 Minnesota, Win Big Ten Title

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The expectations for the Hawkeyes this season are sky-high. Can the team title front runners stay unbeaten against a dangerous Minnesota squad in front of a rowdy crowd in Iowa City? Follow the action as we bring you live updates of this classic Big Ten brawl. 

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Match Notes: #2 Lee Beats #1 Pletcher, #2 PSU Defeats #3 tOSU

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The battles between the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions rarely disappoint, and we expect tonight's match to hold true to form. 

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Match Notes: Michigan vs Nebraska

#19 Michigan invades the Bob Devaney Sports Center looking to upset #7 Nebraska Despite the Wolverines Olympic redshirting All-Americans Stevan Micic, Logan Massa, and Myles Amine, there will still be a total of 13 ranked wrestlers stepping on to the mat.

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Conference Breakdown + NCAA Forecast

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With only two weekends before we wrap up dual meet season, the conference and NCAA tournaments will be here before we know it. Indeed the whirlwind that is the NCAA D1 wrestling season has nearly blown right by. 

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USA Wrestling Announces Roster For Pan Am Olympic Qualifier

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USA Wrestling has released the list of 14 wrestlers that will be sent to Ottawa, Canada for the Pan American Olympic Qualifier.