Spencer Lee Has Registered For The Olympic Trials Qualifier!

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He's back. Spencer Lee will be making his long-awaited return to freestyle this weekend.

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December 20-22 | 11:00 AM Eastern

Lee has registered for the Senior Nationals - US Olympic Trials Qualifier in Fort Worth at 57kg. Wrestling will begin on Saturday, December at 11 AM eastern, with the finals coming on Sunday.

The two-time national champ and three-time age-level world champ has not wrestled a freestyle match since September of 2016, when he won his second Junior world title. It will be the Iowa star's senior-level debut, and he will be competing for Titan Mercury along with his other Hawkeye Wrestling Club teammates.

Lee is considered a very real threat to win the Olympic Team Trials in April. He was incredibly dominant coming up through Cadets and Juniors, making two Cadet teams and winning a world title in 2014. He followed that up with two Junior gold medals, all coming at 50kg.

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All of Spencer's freestyle matches in eighth grade and high school came at 50kg, with the exception of the six matches he wrestled at 54kg in Akron in 2015 when he tried to make his third straight Cadet team. However, he has spent the last two years dominating his way to NCAA titles at 125 pounds, which is just a hair under the weight class he'll be entered in this weekend.

In order to qualify for the OTT at State College, he'll have to place in the top five. At this point, the best guys registered at 57kg include Nahshon Garrett, Vito Arujau, Nathan Tomasello and Zane Richards. Also expected to compete this weekend are Nick Suriano, Darian Cruz, and Jack Mueller, as they have not yet qualified for the Trials.

As soon as the brackets come available, set your FloArena alerts for Spencer and watch as one of the greatest youth freestylers we've ever seen begins his run at an Olympic gold medal next August in Tokyo.

#1 220, Nick Feldman's, School List

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The current #1 wrestler in the country at 220 lbs, #11 on the Class of 2022 Big Board — although I expect that to improve when David Bray updates the ranking — and the #14 P4P high schooler, Nick Feldman, is a National Prep champion out of powerhouse PA high school Malvern Prep. The Friars finished in third at both Ironman and National Preps behind historic programs in Blair and Wyoming Seminary. Feldman will put his #1 ranking on the line against Oklahoma State commit Kyle Haas October 3rd in Austin, TX, at Who’s #1.

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Beat The Streets Match Notes

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Beat the Streets is here! The virtual benefit is finished up and now it's time to watch some wrestling, or if you're only able to or so inclined, read about wrestling while I live blog all six matches from my home in Austin, Texas. Wrestling begins at 7:30 PM ET. Be sure to refresh frequently for second by second match updates. The blog in its entirety will be uploaded post event as "match notes" if you would like a recap or see what you missed.

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Cyclones, Hawkeyes & More With Iowa State Assistant Derek St. John

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A four-time All-American and one of the most decorated wrestlers in Iowa history, Derek St. John has found a home coaching within the Iowa State wrestling program, but his journey isn’t as clear-cut as just traveling west on Interstate 80. 

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FRL 550 - 8-Man Bracket Announcement, Beat The Streets Predictions

550. 8 Man Bracket Announcement

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On episode 550 of FRL, the boys talk about the 8 man bracket announcement, make their Beat The Streets predictions, and talk about the recruiting dead period being extended until January 1, 2021.

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$20k On The Line For FloWrestling's 195-Pound Tournament

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On October 31, FloWrestling will be hosting an eight-man 195-pound tournament with over $41,000 in payouts. The champion will earn $20k, the runner-up will be awarded $10k, third-place will get $5k, fourth-place $4k, and fifth-eighth will all be awarded $1k. 

Super 32 Moving To Myrtle Beach

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Super 32 2020 is headed to the beach. Due to concerns regarding COVID-19 regulations, the tournament announced its decision to move to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in South Carolina via Twitter Wednesday evening.

Charlotte Fowler Steps Up vs Emily Shilson At Beat The Streets

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Just one day before the annual Beat the Streets matches, Felicity Taylor found out she would not be able to compete. On short notice, Charlotte Fowler, a 2018 U23 World Team member, stepped up to compete against Cadet World champion Emily Shilson.

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Ryan Morningstar Feeling Better After Suffering Stroke

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The Iowa Hawkeye wrestling program announced this morning that assistant coach Ryan Morningstar suffered a medical stroke in August. However, he is already feeling good and back in the wrestling room.

FRL 549 - Could NCAA Eligibility Impact Events In October?

549. Eligibility Impacting October Events

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On episode 549 of FRL, the boys talk about an NCAA eligibility issue that could impact October events, how some organizations in power hold wrestling back, Big Ten football coming back, and questions from friends.

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Loras Coach TJ Miller Is Following In His Father's Legendary Footsteps

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If you’re a college wrestling fan, you’ve heard the name Jim Miller. 

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