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?”   

The Bill Farrell has huge importance for Olympic hopefuls because it's an Olympic Trials qualifier for Team USA if you win it. That is what led to such loaded brackets as everyone looks to avoid making the trip to Fort Worth for the U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier which promises to be a bigger bloodbath than this was, if you can imagine. 

Here are the eight results'matches I found the most interesting.

Watch Match: 74kg Vincenzo Joseph over Mekhi Lewis, 4-1

Round two of this rivalry goes to Cenzo. Despite the match starting with Mekhi skying Cenzo on a single, the Nittany Lion star found his way to three offensive points plus a failed challenge to make it a 4-1 win. Not having to plant Mekhi as you would in folkstyle is helpful for Cenzo, who could get to a single and just take him out of bounds for a stepout. This was very different from their NCAA final a few months back. 

Watch Match: 74kg Jason Nolf over Vincenzo Joseph, 6-0

The PSU vs PSU hypotheticals have been fun online debates since Ed Ruth and David Taylor dominated NCAAs. We got our answer for now with Nolf winning with little issue against Cenzo.

Watch Match: 57kg Seth Gross over Nick Suriano, 4-2

Everything was going according to plan for Nick. A close, controlled match has Suriano win written all over it. Gross forcing the issue and making Suriano take the single-leg bait was astounding. The late two was super clutch.

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Watch Match: 65kg Joey McKenna over Dean Heil, 10-0

I am sure Joey McKenna is happy to have the Dean Heil monkey off his back. Heil beat McKenna twice last year in freestyle and had been a thorn in his side in folkstyle as well. McKenna had his single and high c working and working well.

Watch Match: 57kg Zane Richards over Nahshon Garrett, 8-6

There probably aren’t many wrestling fans or coaches who would predict this, but Nahshon has had some consistency issues in his freestyle career and this is his first time down at 57 since 2017 (then again Seth Gross last made this weight in 2012!).

Watch Match: 57kg Nick Suriano over Nahshon Garrett, 8-1

How much speed and athleticism can you fit in one match? This had plenty, but Suriano had all the answers here. Watching the entire tournament, it’s clear to me the finals were wrestled in the quarters at 57.

Watch Match: 74kg Nazar Kulchytskyy over Mekhi Lewis, 9-3

To freestyle dorks, Nazar has long been a popular watch. He has a ton of stuff in his arsenal (check the filth with 1:41 to go in the second of this match) He had it on display against Mekhi, who many thought had a great shot at winning this tournament. While I’m still bullish on Mekhi’s upside, I think he’s some time away from challenging the elite at this weight domestically (JB, Dake, IMAR). 

Watch Match: 57kg Seth Gross over Nathan Tomasello, 11-1

This one really had the full Seth Gross experience. We saw aggressive leg attacks and finishes, wild counters and a high pace. This kind of domination over NATO is further evidence that Gross is on the shortlist of guys who can make the Olympic team at one of USA’s deepest weight. 

The Vincenzo Joseph Wrestling Biography

A top five recruit coming out of high school, Vincenzo Joseph became another in a long line of hammers that Cael Sanderson transformed from elite high school talent to all-time college great. Joseph was also instrumental in Penn State's continued dynasty helping guide the Nittany Lions to three straight NCAA titles from 2017-2019. Before Episode 3 of WE ARE: Cael's First Decade drops Wednesday night, take a look back at Joseph's star studded career. 

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Bader Show: Quentin Wright & Zane Richards

Quentin Wright and Zane Richards

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On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Bray catch up with Quentin Wright and Zane Richards

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King Of The Ring Duals Hammer List

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For the first time since March I'll be going to an event, in person, to watch live wrestling happen right in front of my eyes. It's a high school dual tournament in Hammond, Indiana, featuring some of the best prospects in the nation.

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The Complete Jason Nolf Wrestling Biography

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Pennsylvania through and through, Jason Nolf dominated his way through high school and had no trouble continuing it at the NCAA level. Now he's trying to do the same on the Senior level. Get caught up on the complete Jason Nolf wrestling biography below.

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What Needs To Happen For The World Championships To Occur

The Executive Board for United World Wrestling recently laid out an action plan to try to have several major events on the calendar happen before the end of 2020.

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UWW Executive Board Releases Potential Dates For World Championships

United World Wrestling has released their plan for key remaining events that still may occur by the end of 2020, with tentative dates for senior, U23 and Junior worlds.

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PD3 Has Gone From Afterthought To Distinguished

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It’s no secret that Pat Downey and the NJRTC are a match made in heaven. Both parties have widely discussed the mutual beneficiality of the relationship.

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The Bo Nickal Wrestling Biography

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Bo Nickal is one of the most prominent stars in the Penn State constellation. From his high school achievements in Texas, to his legendary run at Penn State, to his international career and beyond, this is Bo Nickal's wrestling biography, from Lone Star to We Are.

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Lewis & Marinelli Lead The Best Weight Class You Aren't Thinking About

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Even if you’ve already heard the news, this is still probably going to be the best sentence you read all day: live wrestling returns to Flo on July 25 when Kyle Dake and Frank Chamizo square off right here in Austin, Texas. The stacked card also features David Taylor vs Pat Downey and Anthony Ashnault vs Luke Pletcher. 

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FRL 517 - Downey-DT Trash Talk, 2023 Recruiting Questionnaire

517. Pat Downey-David Taylor Trash Talk

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On episode 517 of FRL, the boys talk Downey-Taylor trash talk, how to incentivize guys to wrestle more on the senior level, and a 2023 recruiting questionnaire.

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