Week 4 Upsets: 11 Top 5s Go Down!
Week 4 Upsets: 11 Top 5s Go Down!
Another wild weekend of NCAA wrestling saw 11 top 5 wrestlers go down.
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Each week we try to put together a comprehensive list of every upset that happened over the weekend. If you saw an upset that didn't make this list, we'd love to know about it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to report upsets that we missed.
As we've come to expect, this weekend was packed with upsets that will have big impacts on this season's rankings. Before diving into the complete list of this week's upsets, check out some of the landscape shifting results we saw in week 4:
Trent Hidlay Takes Out #2 & #3
NC State wrestled both Cornell and Binghamton this Saturday. This gave Wolfpack freshman Trent Hidlay the chance to take on #3 Ben Darmstadt and #2 Louie DePrez in back-to-back matches. Hidlay came out on top in two razor-thin contests. The second was live on FloWrestling, and you can watch it above. While Hidlay was a high-profile freshman, these wins will certainly propel him toward the top of the NCAA rankings and put him even higher on people's radars.
David Carr Over #2 Kaleb Young
Like Trent Hidlay above, David Carr is a freshman who wrestling fans have been clamoring for since last season. He won a Junior World gold medal over the summer, and everyone has been curious to see how his age level success would translate at the NCAA level.
He had the first big test of his young career on Sunday when he took on second-ranked Kaleb Young of Iowa. While many Iowa State fans favored Carr in the matchup, he still had to prove that he was ready to take out a proven All-American. Carr did just that in one of the weekend's most entertaining matches.
Unranked Orndorff Upends #4 Sloan
In one of the biggest numerical upsets of the weekend, unranked Tanner Orndorff surprised South Dakota State's fourth-ranked Tanner Sloan. The Jackrabbit had an impressive true freshman year last year which had him near the top of the field at 197. But Utah Valley's Orndorff was ready. He needed third-period heroics to get the win. Check it out here:
Brands Makes Case for Starting Spot With Win Over #5 Colbray
Nelson Brands notched his second-ranked win in as many weeks, this time beating a top-five opponent in Iowa State's Sammy Colbray. Before this dual meet, many considered Brands to be a backup at 184 to #11 Cash Wilcke. Now the question is how Iowa can leave him out of the lineup.
The match itself was exciting. Brands, clearly giving up substantial size, had what it took in an overtime contest with plenty of late drama. It's a must-watch match.
#20 Purinton over #3 Thomsen in a Wild One
Nebraska's Collin Purinton came into his match against #3 Max Thomsen as a major underdog, having lost an 11-4 decision to Thomsen a season ago. That didn't stop Purinton from knocking off the UNI All-American in an overtime match that played a major role in Nebrada's win against the third-ranked Panthers.
Purinton is a wrestler who has been looking for a signature win like this throughout his career. Now he has one. Take a look at that action-packed match here:
Those upsets just scratch the surface of all the madness that went down this weekend. Take a look at every upset we could find here:
125: Gage Curry, American over #13 Killian Cardinale, Old Dominion
125: Joe Manchio, Columbia over #16 Gabe Townsell, Stanford
125: Brandon Kaylor, Oregon State over #17 Sidney Flores, Air Force
125: Nic Aguilar, Rutgers over #17 Sidney Flores, Air Force
125: Sean Carter, Appalachian State over #20 Jonathon Tropea, Rider
125: Patrick McCormick, Virginia over #20 Jonathon Tropea, Rider
125: Kilian Cardinale, Old Dominion over #25 Joey Prata, Virginia Tech
125: Nic Aguilar, Rutgers over #25 Joey Prata, Virginia Tech
133: Isaha Perez, Fresno State over #14 Chance Rich, CSU Bakersfield
133: #16 Derek Spann, Buffalo over #14 Chance Rich, CSU Bakersfield
133: Garrett Pepple, Michigan State over #15 Sammy Alvarez, Rutgers
133: Garrett Pepple, Michigan State over #17 DJ Fehlman, Lock Haven
133: Jared Van Vleet, Air Force over #18 Collin Gerardi, Virginia Tech
133: Steven Simpson, Old Dominion over #20 Tye Varndell, Edinboro
133: Tim Rooney, Kent State over #22 Devan Turner, Oregon State
133: Zack Trampe, Binghamton over #23 Jarrett Trombley, North Carolina State
133: Michael Jaffe, Harvard over #24 Codi Russell, Appalachian State
133: Chris Wright, Rider over #24 Codi Russell, Appalachian State
133: Richie Koehler, Rider over #24 Codi Russell, Appalachian State
141: #17 Joshua Heil, Campbell over #6 Kyle Shoop, Lock Haven
141: Ryan Pomrinca, Lehigh over #16 Cole Matthews, Pittsburgh
141: Shakur Laney, Ohio over #18 Mitch Moore, Virginia Tech
141: Cody Trybus, Navy over #20 Lenny Petersen, Air Force
141: Cole Mattin, Michigan over #21 Dresden Simon, Central Michigan
149: #12 Griffin Parriott, Purdue over #5 Brock Zacherl, Clarion
149: Matt Kolonia, Bucknell over #15 Brent Moore, Virginia Tech
149: A J Raya, California Baptist over #17 Russell Rohlfing, CSU Bakersfield
149: A J Raya, California Baptist over #22 Greg Gaxiola, Fresno State
157: #24 Matt Zovistoski, Appalachian State over #7 Anthony Artalona, Penn
157: Alexander Klucker, Lock Haven over #13 BC LaPrade, Virginia Tech
157: Zac Carson, Ohio over #13 BC LaPrade, Virginia Tech
157: Parker Kropman, Drexel over #25 Justin McCoy, Virginia
165: Philip Conigliaro, Harvard over #16 Ebed Jarrell, Drexel
165: Zach Hartman, Bucknell over #18 Quentin Perez, Campbell
165: John Crawford, Franklin & Marshall over #25 Cam Coy, Virginia
165: Michael Kistler, Penn over #25 Cam Coy, Virginia
174: Michael O'Malley, Drexel over #9 Dean Sherry, Rider
174: Mason Eaglin, Duke over #9 Dean Sherry, Rider
174: Daniel Bullard, North Carolina State over #11 Brandon Womack, Cornell
174: Jeremiah Kent, Missouri over #21 Connor Flynn, Missouri
174: Jacob Oliver, Edinboro over #23 Spencer Carey, Navy
174: Jacob Oliver, Edinboro over #24 Jared Siegrist, Lock Haven
174: Layne Malczewski, Michigan State over #24 Jared Siegrist, Lock Haven
184: #13 Trent Hidlay, North Carolina State over #3 Ben Darmstadt, Cornell
184: #19 Cameron Caffey, Michigan State over #9 Andrew Morgan, Campbell
184: Tanner Harvey, American over #19 Cameron Caffey, Michigan State
184: Caden McWhirter, Northern Illinois over #21 Max Lyon, Purdue
184: Owen Webster, Minnesota over #25 Anthony Montalvo, Oklahoma State
197: Kordell Norfleet, Arizona State over #13 Kyle Conel, Penn State
197: Gage Braun, Northern Illinois over #23 Greg Bulsak, Clarion
197: Christian Brunner, Purdue over #23 Greg Bulsak, Clarion
285: #10 Demetrius Thomas, Pittsburgh over #4 Jordan Wood, Lehigh
285: Jose Diaz, Missouri over #17 Colton McKiernan, Southern Illinois Edwardsville
285: Tyler Bagoly, Clarion over #19 Thomas Penola, Purdue
285: Terrese Aaron, Northern Illinois over #19 Thomas Penola, Purdue
285: Jon Spaulding, Edinboro over #20 Christian Colucci, Rutgers
285: Jordan Earnest, Ohio over #20 Christian Colucci, Rutgers
285: Zachary Kight-Ward, Hofstra over #22 Kayne Hutchison, Air Force
285: Jon Spaulding, Edinboro over #22 Kayne Hutchison, Air Force
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Sep 18, 2021
- 92 kg 3rd Place - Trent Hidlay, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club vs Drew Foster, Panther Wrestling Club RTC
Sep 12, 2021
- 92 kg Con Semis - Trent Hidlay, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club vs Myles Martin, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club
Sep 12, 2021
- 92 kg Consi 4 - Scottie Boykin, TMWC / Spartan Combat RTC vs Trent Hidlay, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club
Sep 12, 2021
- 92 kg Consi 8 #2 - Jack Jessen, Wildcat Wrestling Club vs Trent Hidlay, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club
Sep 11, 2021
- 92 kg Quarters - Kollin Moore, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club vs Trent Hidlay, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club
Sep 11, 2021
- 92 kg Rnd Of 16 - Christopher Smith, Southeast Regional Training Center, Inc vs Trent Hidlay, Titan Mercury Wrestling Club
Sep 11, 2021
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Sep 2, 2021
- 70 kg 3rd Place - Collin Purinton, Nebraska Wrestling Training Center vs Austin Headlee, Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club
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