Live This Week: November 8-10, 2019

The opening weekend of college wrestling didn't disappoint, and it just gets better this weekend. Five of the nation's top 10 teams are in action live this weekend — including the season opener for top-ranked Penn State.

#5 Wisconsin (3-0) vs Edinboro (3-0)

Date: Nov. 8  | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: Saegertown, PA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The top five ranked Badgers hit the road for the second weekend in a row as they take on Edinboro inside a sold-out Saegertown High School gym.

Projected Lineups

125: Michael Cullen (Wisconsin) vs Lucas Rodriguez (Edinboro)

133: #1 Seth Gross (Wisconsin) vs Tye Varndell (Edinboro)

141: #11 Tristan Moran (Wisconsin) vs Nate Hagan (Edinboro)

149: #13 Cole Martin (Wisconsin) vs Tyler Vath (Edinboro)

157: Garrett Model (Wisconsin) vs Peter Pappas (Edinboro)

165: #3 Evan Wick (Wisconsin) vs Derek Ciavarro (Edinboro)

174: Jared Krattiger (Wisconsin) vs #23 Jacob Oliver (Edinboro)

184: Johnny Sebastian (Wisconsin) vs Cody Mulligan (Edinboro)

197: Taylor Watkins (Wisconsin) vs #25 Dylan Reynolds (Edinboro)

285: #7 Trent Hillger (Wisconsin) vs Jon Spaulding (Edinboro)


#18 North Carolina (0-0) vs Michigan (0-0)

Date: Nov. 8 | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: Ann Arbor, MI

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The Tar Heels and Wolverines open up their dual schedules with a big-time non-conference showdown.

Projected Lineups

125: #23 Joey Melendez (North Carolina) vs Jack Medley (Michigan)

133: Jaime Hernandez (North Carolina) vs Austin Assad (Michigan)

141: #23 Zach Sherman (North Carolina) vs Drew Mattin/Ben Freeman (Michigan)

149: Gino Esposito (North Carolina) vs Ben Lamantia (Michigan)

157: A.C. Headlee (North Carolina) vs #8 Will Lewan (Michigan)

165: #16 Kennedy Monday (North Carolina) vs Reece Hughes/Cam Amine (Michigan)

174: #17 Devin Kane (North Carolina) vs Max Maylor (Michigan)

184: Chasen Blair (North Carolina) vs #14 Jelani Embree (Michigan)

197: Brandon Whitman (North Carolina) vs Jackson Striggow (Michigan)

285: #23 Andrew Gunning (North Carolina) vs #5 Mason Parris (Michigan)


Journeymen Northeast Duals

Date: Nov. 9 | Time: 10 AM ET | Where: Troy, NY

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

#4 Arizona State, #20 Virginia, #23 Purdue, Buffalo, and Long Island headline the field at the always tough Journeymen Northeast Duals. 

Mat 1

10 AM: Buffalo vs Purdue

12 PM: Utah Valley vs Purdue

2 PM: Arizona State vs Purdue

4 PM: The College of New Jersey vs Ithaca College

Mat 2

10 AM: Long Island vs Virginia

12 PM: Arizona State vs Virginia

2 PM: The College of New Jersey vs Johnson & Wales

4 PM: St. Cloud State vs Johnson & Wales

Mat 3

10 AM: Ithaca College vs Pitt-Johnstown

12 PM: The College of New Jersey vs Castleton 

2 PM: Ithaca College vs Castleton 

4 PM: Alfred State vs Castleton 

Mat 4

10 AM: Utah Valley vs Sacred Heart

12 PM: Long Island vs Sacred Heart

2 PM: Long Island vs Buffalo

Mat 5 

10 AM: American International College vs Johnson & Wales

12 PM: American International College vs St. Cloud State

2 PM: Pitt-Johnstown vs St. Cloud State

4 PM: Pitt-Johnstown vs American International College


Mountaineer Invitational

Date: Nov. 9 | Time: 9 AM ET | Where: Boone, NC

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Air Force, Appalachian State, Central Michigan, Duke, Gardner-Webb, Kent State, Oregon State, and West Virginia do battle. 


National Middle School Duals

Date: Nov. 9-10 | Time: 9 AM ET | Where: Toledo, OH

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Thirty-two of the best teams and clubs from around the country square off at the fifth annual National Middle School Duals. 


Navy (2-1) vs #1 Penn State (0-0)

Date: Nov. 10 | Time: 2 PM ET | Where: State College, PA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Get your first look at #1 and defending NCAA champions Penn State as they open their 2019-20 inside Rec Hall against a scrappy Navy squad. 

Projected Lineups

125: Logan Treaster (Navy) vs Brody Teske/Devin Schnupp (Penn State)

133: #17 Casey Cobb (Navy) vs #3 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)

141: Cody Trybus (Navy) vs #3 Nick Lee (Penn State)

149: Morgan Fuenffinger (Navy) vs Jarod Verkleeren (Penn State)

157: Scout Skidgel (Navy) vs #5 Brady Berge (Penn State)

165: #14 Tanner Skidgel (Navy) vs #1 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)

174: #18 Spencer Carey (Navy) vs #1 Mark Hall (Penn State)

184: Andrew Buckley (Navy) vs #7 Shakur Rasheed (Penn State)

197: Jacob Koser (Navy) vs #3 Kyle Conel (Penn State)

285: John Birchmeier (Navy) vs #1 Anthony Cassar (Penn State)


Stanford (0-0) vs #3 Ohio State (0-0)

Date: Nov. 10 | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: Columbus, OH

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Ohio State welcomes Stanford to town for their first official inside the brand new Covelli Center. 

Projected Lineups

125: #14 Gabe Townsell (Stanford) vs. #21 Malik Heinselman (Ohio State)

133: Brandon Kier (Stanford) vs #20 Quinn Kinner (Ohio State)

141: #15 Real Woods (Stanford) vs #1 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State)

149: #19 Requir van der Merwe (Stanford) vs #5 Sammy Sasso (Ohio State)

157: Tyler Eischens (Stanford) vs Elijah Cleary/Jaden Mattox (Ohio State)

165: #8 Shane Griffith (Stanford) vs #20 Ethan Smith (Ohio State)

174: Foster Karmon (Stanford) vs #21 Kaleb Romero (Ohio State)

184: Judah Duhm (Stanford) vs Gavin Hoffman (Ohio State)

197: #12 Nathan Traxler (Ohio State) vs #1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State)

285: David Showunmi (Stanford) vs #9 Chase Singletary (Ohio State)


Journeymen Collegiate Classic

Date: Nov. 10 | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: Troy, NY

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

#4 Arizona State, #8 Nebraska, #13 Lehigh, #19 Old Dominion, #20 Oklahoma, Bloomsburg, Brown, Davidson, George Mason, Hofstra, Indiana, Lock Haven, Long Island, The Citadel, and Utah Valley are in action in an individual pool style format.

Kyle Haas Commits To Oklahoma State

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Another huge recruiting domino falls as Kyle Haas commits to Oklahoma State. The junior at Maize High School in Kansas is the #6 on the Class of 2021 Big Board. 

#2 Ryan Sokol Commits To Cornell

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Another big piece of the class of 2021 recruiting puzzle just snapped into place, as #2 Ryan Sokol committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Cornell. 

Northwestern Scoops Up #5 Joel VanderVere

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The Wildcats landed a prize recruit in Joel VanderVere, who verbally committed to continue his academic and athletic career at Northwestern. 

This Really Happened: The 8 Most Interesting Farrell Matches

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While you can check out all the Bill Farrell results and final brackets here, there are just a few matches that have me thinking either “wait this match actually happened” or “whoa, this guy won?”   

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The Bill Farrell Set The Tone For Greco's Olympic Season

By Tim Hands of Five Point Move - Was the 2019 Bill Farrell Memorial the tone-setting first tournament the US Greco-Roman program needed? 

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Immediate Bracket Reactions For The 2019 Bill Farrell

Today's the day! The Bill Farrell is about to get rolling. It will serve as the first qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials.

Zeke Jones Breaks Down Zahid Valencia's Close Match, Talks Olympic Push

After helping the Sun Devils overcome Virginia and Purdue on one night, Zahid Valencia, the country’s No. 2 pound-for-pound wrestler, came back the next day for the Journeymen Collegiate Classic and went down to the wire in the final.

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Brock Mauller & The Wrestlers Who Could Snap The MAC National Title Drought

The Mid-American Conference has been without an NCAA Champion since Missouri's J'den Cox won the last of his three titles in 2017. 

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What 2 Watch 4: Drinking From The Firehose

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We must prepare ourselves for the third weekend of NCAA wrestling, as things are about to get serious. A favorite metaphor of mine that pertains to trying to do or consume more than is reasonable in any given amount of time is to 'drink from the firehose'. It gets tossed out during things like freshman orientation or during your first week at a new job. I just like because it gives me a chance to post this sublime clip from the hilarious 1989 cult classic 'UHF'.

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Down To 133, Quinn Kinner Is Ready To 'Make It A War' For Ohio State

Luke Pletcher’s decision to move up to 141 sent ripples across Ohio State’s lineup, most notably altering the plan for redshirt freshman Quinn Kinner. 

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