Live This Week: January 9-12, 2020

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The biggest weekend so far this season on FloWrestling. Sixteen D1 duals and 20 events total headline the coast-to-coast, nonstop wrestling from Thursday through Sunday.

#9 Iowa State (2-1) vs Utah Valley (1-5)

Date: Jan. 9 | Time: 9 PM ET | Where: Orem, UT

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Iowa State kicks off a weekend road trip West with a Thursday-night showdown against Utah Valley. 

Projected Lineups

125: #9 Alex Mackall (Iowa State) vs Will Edelblute (Utah Valley)

133: #21 Todd Small (Iowa State) vs #17 Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley)

141: #5 Ian Parker (Iowa State) vs Cameron Hunsaker (Utah Valley)

149: #8 Jarrett Degen (Iowa State) vs Brigg Hoopes (Utah Valley)

157: #3 David Carr (Iowa State) vs Jerry Rubio (Utah Valley)

165: Chase Straw (Iowa State) vs Koy Wilkinson (Utah Valley)

174: #15 Marcus Coleman (Iowa State) vs #11 Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley)

184: #8 Sammy Colbray (Iowa State) vs Jacob Armstrong (Utah Valley)

197: Joel Shapiro/Francis Duggan (Iowa State) vs #19 Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley)

285: #10 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa State) vs #7 Tate Orndorff (Utah Valley)


#1 Iowa (4-0) vs Indiana (0-1)

Date: Jan. 10 | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: Bloomington, IN

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The top-ranked Hawkeyes begin a weekend trip to the Hoosier State with a Friday-night clash with Angel Escobedo's squad. 

Projected Lineups

125: #1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) vs #6 Brock Hudkins (Indiana)

133: #2 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) vs Jonathan Moran (Indiana)

141: #7 Max Murin (Iowa) vs Kyle Luigs (Indiana)

149: #1 Pat Lugo (Iowa) vs Graham Rooks (Indiana)

157: #4 Kaleb Young (Iowa) vs Fernando Silva (Indiana)

165: #2 Alex Marinelli (Iowa) vs Davey Tunon (Indiana)

174: #3 Michael Kemerer (Iowa) vs #24 Jacob Covaciu (Indiana)

184: #9 Cash Wilcke/Nelson Brands (Iowa) vs Jake Hinz (Indiana)

197: #4 Jacob Warner (Iowa) vs Spencer Irick (Indiana) 

285: #4 Anthony Cassioppi (Iowa) vs Rudy Streck (Indiana)


Illinois (3-1) vs #2 Penn State (3-1)

Date: Jan. 10 | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: Bloomington, IN

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Penn State returns to action for the first time since December as the Nittany Lions kick off a three-dual homestand with a new-look upperweight lineup. 

Projected Lineups

125: Justin Cardani (Illinois) vs #24 Brandon Meredith (Penn State)

133: #8 Travis Piotrowski (Illinois) vs #4 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)

141: #14 Dylan Duncan (Illinois) vs #4 Nick Lee (Penn State)

149: Mousa Jodeh (Illinois) vs Jarod Verkleeren (Penn State)

157: #22 Eric Barone (Illinois) vs #7 Brady Berge (Penn State)

165: Danny Braunagel (Illinois) vs #1 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)

174: #16 Joey Gunther (Illinois) vs #1 Mark Hall (Penn State)

184: #11 Zac Braunagel  (Illinois) vs #25 Aaron Brooks (Penn State)

197: Matt Wroblewski (Illinois) vs Shakur Rasheed (Penn State)

285: Luke Luffman (Illinois) vs Seth Nevills (Penn State)


Rutgers (6-0) vs #4 Ohio State (4-1)

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

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Rutgers takes their undefeated record into the electric Covelli Center for an exciting showdown with Ohio State, who is coming off a Monday-night win over Arizona State. The battle between true freshmen at 133 will be the match of the dual. 

Projected Lineups

125: #14 Nic Aguilar (Rutgers) vs Malik Heinselman (Ohio State)

133: #11 Sammy Alvarez (Rutgers) vs Jordan Decatur (Ohio State)

141: JoJo Aragona (Rutgers) vs #1 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State)

149: Gerard Angelo (Rutgers) vs  #6 Sammy Sasso (Ohio State) 

157: Mike Van Brill (Rutgers) vs Elijah Cleary (Ohio State)

165: Brett Donner (Rutgers) vs #13 Ethan Smith (Ohio State)

174: #19 Joe Grello (Rutgers) vs #9 Kaleb Romero (Ohio State)

184: Billy Janzer (Rutgers vs Gavin Hoffman (Ohio State)

197: #17 Jordan Pagano (Rutgers) vs #1 Kollin Moore (Ohio State)

285: Christian Colucci (Rutgers) vs Gary Traub (Ohio State)


South Dakota State (4-3) vs #14 Northern Iowa (1-2)

Date: Jan. 10 | Time: 8 PM ET | Where: Cedar Falls, IA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

South Dakota State takes a three-dual win streak into the always hostile West Gym for an important Big 12 dual. 

Projected Lineups

125: Danny Vega (SDSU) vs #18 Jay Schwarm (UNI)

133: Zach Price (SDSU) vs Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI)

141: Clay Carlson (SDSU) vs #16 Michael Blockus (UNI)

149: #17 Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU) vs Max Thomsen (UNI)

157: Colten Carlson (SDSU) vs Paden Moore (UNI)

165: Tanner Cook (SDSU) vs Austin Yant (UNI)

174: Cade King (SDSU) vs #5 Bryce Steiert (UNI)

184: #16 Zach Carlson (SDSU) vs #4 Taylor Lujan (UNI)

197: #20 Tanner Sloan (SDSU) vs Noah Glaser (UNI)

285: Blake Wolters (SDSU) vs #14 Carter Isley (UNI)


#13 Lehigh (4-3) vs Binghamton (2-1)

Date: Jan. 10 | Time: 5 PM ET | Where: Vestal, NY

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The first of two EIWA duals on the day the Bearcats. Later in the evening, Columbia comes to town. 

Projected Lineups

125: #5 Brandon Paetzell (Lehigh) vs Carson Sauriol (Binghamton)

133: #10 Nick Farro (Lehigh) vs Tomasso Frezza (Binghamton)

141: Ryan Pomrinca (Lehigh) vs Anthony Sparacio (Binghamton)

149: Luke Karam (Lehigh) vs Matt Swanson (Binghamton)

157: #10 Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) vs Chris Barker (Binghamton)

165: Brian Meyer (Lehigh) vs Aidan Monteverdi (Binghamton)

174: #2 Jordan Kutler (Lehigh) vs Alex Melikian (Binghamton)

184: #21 Chris Weiler (Lehigh) vs #5 Lou Deprez (Binghamton)

197: #18 Jake Jakobsen (Lehigh) vs Sam DePrez (Binghamton)

285: #9 Jordan Wood (Lehigh) vs Joe Doyle (Binghamton)


#6 Purdue (7-1) vs #8 Northwestern (2-1)

Date: Jan. 10 | Time: 8 PM ET | Where: Evanston, IL

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The Boilermakers look to continue their red hot start with a big-time conference showdown in Evanston. You can't miss Kendall Coleman-Ryan Deakin. 

Projected Lineups

125: #7 Devin Schroder (Purdue) vs #8 Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern)

133: Travis Ford-Melton (Purdue) vs Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern)

141: Parker Filius (Purdue) vs Alec McKenna (Northwestern) 

149: #14 Griffin Parriott (Purdue) vs #13 Yahya Thomas (Northwestern)

157: #6 Kendall Coleman (Purdue) vs #1 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern)

165: #23 Emil Soehnlen (Purdue) vs #18 Shayne Oster (Northwestern) 

174: #4 Dylan Lydy (Purdue) vs Tyler Morland (Northwestern)

184: Max Lyon (Purdue) vs Jack Jessen (Northwestern) 

197: #2 Christian Brunner (Purdue) vs Lucas Davison (Northwestern)

285: Thomas Penola (Purdue) vs Jack Heyob (Northwestern)


Wyoming (3-6) vs North Dakota State (3-2)

Date: Jan. 10 | Time: 8 PM ET | Where: Fargo, ND

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

A top-10 showdown between Montorie Bridges and Cam Sykora headlines a Big 12 showdown between Wyoming and North Dakota State. 

Projected Lineups

125: Doyle Trout (Wyoming) vs McGwire Midkiff (NDSU)

133: #8 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) vs #12 Cam Sykora (NDSU)

141: Chase Zollmann (Wyoming) vs Sawyer Degen (NDSU)

149: Jaron Jensen (Wyoming) vs Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU)

157: Dewey Krueger (Wyoming) vs Luke Weber (NDSU)

165: Cole Moody (Wyoming) vs #12 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU)

174: #12 Hayden Hastings (Wyoming) vs Lorenzo De La Riva (NDSU)

184: Tate Samuelson (Wyoming) vs Noah Cressell (NDSU)

197: Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming) vs Cordell Eaton (NDSU)

285: #20 Brian Andrews (Wyoming) vs #22 Brandon Metz (NDSU)


Columbia (0-1) vs Binghamton (2-1)

Date: Jan. 10 | Time: 6:30 PM ET | Where: Vestal, NY

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

In-state rivals Columbia and Binghamton do battle in the Bearcats second dual of the day.

Projected Lineups

125: #23 Joe Manchio (Columbia) vs Carson Sauriol (Binghamton)

133: Angelo Rini (Columbia) vs Tomasso Frezza (Binghamton)

141: #23 Matt Kazimir (Columbia) vs Anthony Sparacio (Binghamton)

149: Andrew Garr (Columbia) vs Matt Swanson (Binghamton)

157: Riley Jacobs (Columbia) vs Chris Barker (Binghamton)

165: Kyle Mosher (Columbia) vs Aidan Monteverdi (Binghamton)

174: Lennox Wolak (Columbia) vs Alex Melikian (Binghamton)

184: Joe Franzese (Columbia) vs Lou Deprez (Binghamton)

197: Sam Wustefeld (Columbia) vs Sam DePrez (Binghamton)

285: Daniel Herman (Columbia) vs Joe Doyle (Binghamton)


Eastern States Classic

Date: Jan. 10-11 | Time: 10:40 AM ET | Where: Loch Sheldrake, NY

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Stevo Poulin, Jordan Titus, Nic Bouzakis, Ryan Jack, Zack Redding, Beau Bartlett, Lachlan McNeil, and Kolby Franklin headline the 18th Annual Eastern States Classic which features 570 wrestlers from 175 schools and six different states.


Geary Invitational

Date: Jan. 10-11 | Time: 11 AM ET | Where: Geary, OK

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Billed as the oldest high school wrestling tournament in the nation, the 76th Geary Invitational will feature 24 teams from Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. 


5 Counties

Date: Jan. 10-11 | Time: Noon ET | Where: Fountain Valley, CA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

St. John Bosco (CA) and Gilroy (CA) headline one of the toughest tournaments in California. 


New Mexico National Showdown

Date: Jan. 11 | Time: 11 AM ET | Where: Rio Rancho, NM

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Another RMN event, another loaded youth through high school field.


#1 Iowa (4-0) vs #6 Purdue (7-1)

Date: Jan. 12 | Time: 4 PM ET | Where: West Lafayette, IN

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

This dual will be fire from straight to finish with a handful of top-15 showdowns. 

Projected Lineups

125: #1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) vs #7 Devin Schroder (Purdue) 

133: #2 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) vs Travis Ford-Melton (Purdue) 

141: #7 Max Murin (Iowa) vs Parker Filius (Purdue)

149: #1 Pat Lugo (Iowa) vs #14 Griffin Parriott (Purdue)

157: #4 Kaleb Young (Iowa) vs #6 Kendall Coleman (Purdue)

165: #2 Alex Marinelli (Iowa) vs #23 Emil Soehnlen (Purdue)

174: #3 Michael Kemerer (Iowa) vs #4 Dylan Lydy (Purdue)

184: #9 Cash Wilcke/Nelson Brands (Iowa) vs Max Lyon (Purdue)

197: #4 Jacob Warner (Iowa) vs #2 Christian Brunner (Purdue)

285: #4 Anthony Cassioppi (Iowa) vs Thomas Penola (Purdue) 


#8 Northwestern (2-1) vs #2 Penn State (3-1)

Date: Jan. 12 | Time: 2 PM ET | Where: State College, PA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Deakin-Berge? Yes, please. The Nittany Lions homestand continues as a tough Northwestern squad invades Rec Hall. 

Projected Lineups

125: #8 Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern) vs #24 Brandon Meredith (Penn State)

133: Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) vs #4 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)

141: Alec McKenna (Northwestern) vs #4 Nick Lee (Penn State)

149: #13 Yahya Thomas (Northwestern) vs Jarod Verkleeren (Penn State)

157: #1 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) vs #7 Brady Berge (Penn State)

165: #18 Shayne Oster (Northwestern) vs #1 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)

174: Tyler Morland (Northwestern) vs #1 Mark Hall (Penn State)

184: Jack Jessen (Northwestern) vs #25 Aaron Brooks (Penn State)

197: Lucas Davison (Northwestern) vs Shakur Rasheed (Penn State)

285: Jack Heyob (Northwestern) vs Seth Nevills (Penn State)


#24 Missouri (5-4) vs #14 Northern Iowa (1-2)

Date: Jan. 12 | Time: 3 PM ET | Where: Cedar Falls, IA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

West Gym will be poppin' when Mizzou invades for a top-20 showdown.

Projected Lineups

125: Dack Punke (Missouri) vs Jay Schwarm (UNI)

133: Allan Hart (Missouri) vs Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI)

141: #12 Grant Leeth (Missouri) vs #16 Michael Blockus (UNI)

149: #5 Brock Mauller (Missouri) vs #7 Max Thomsen (UNI)

157: #15 Jarrett Jacques (Missouri) vs Paden Moore (UNI)

165: Peyton Mocco (Missouri) vs Austin Yant (UNI)

174: Jeremiah Kent (Missouri) vs #5 Bryce Steiert (UNI)

184: #22 Dylan Wisman (Missouri) vs #4 Taylor Lujan (UNI)

197: #24 Wyatt Koelling (Missouri) vs Noah Glaser (UNI)

285: Jacob Bohlken (Missouri) vs #14 Carter Isley (UNI)


#7 Nebraska (5-0) vs #10 Wisconsin (7-1)

Date: Jan. 12 | Time: 3 PM ET | Where: Madison, WI

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The Cornhuskers look to stay undefeated on the year with a tough road trip to Madison. 

Projected Lineups

125: Alex Thomsen (Nebraska) vs Eric Barnett (Wisconsin)

133: #19 Ridge Lovett (Nebraska) vs #1 Seth Gross (Wisconsin)

141: #6 Chad Red (Nebraska) vs #9 Tristan Moran (Wisconsin)

149: #16 Collin Purinton (Nebraska) vs #12 Cole Martin (Wisconsin)

157: Peyton Robb (Nebraska) vs Drew Scharenbrock (Wisconsin)

165: #3 Isaiah White (Nebraska) vs #6 Evan Wick (Wisconsin)

174: #6 Mikey Labriola (Nebraska) vs Jared Krattiger (Wisconsin)

184: #6 Taylor Venz (Nebraska) vs #13 Johnny Sebastian (Wisconsin) 

197: #13 Eric Schultz (Nebraska) vs Peter Christensen (Wisconsin)

285: #17 Christian Lance (Nebraska) vs #5 Trent Hillger (Wisconsin)


Rutgers (6-0) vs Michigan State (4-2)

Date: Jan. 12 | Time: 1 PM ET | Where: East Lansing, MI

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The Scarlet Knights finish off a tough weekend road swing in East Lansing. 

Projected Lineups

125: Nic Aguilar (Rutgers) vs Julian Saldana (Michigan State)

133: #11 Sammy Alvarez (Rutgers) vs #25 Garrett Pepple (Michigan State)

141: JoJo Aragona (Rutgers) vs Matt Santos (Michigan State) 

149: Gerard Angelo (Rutgers) vs Alex Hrisopoulos (Michigan State) 

157: Mike Van Brill (Rutgers) vs #21 Jake Tucker (Michigan State) 

165: Brett Donner (Rutgers) vs Drew Hughes (Michigan State) 

174: #19 Joe Grello (Rutgers) vs Layne Malczewski (Michigan State)

184: Billy Janzer (Rutgers) vs #18 Cameron Caffey (Michigan State)

197: #17 Jordan Pagano (Rutgers) vs Nick May (Michigan State)

285: Christian Colucci (Rutgers) vs Christian Rebottaro (Michigan State)


Wyoming (3-6) vs South Dakota State (4-3)

Date: Jan. 12 | Time: 2 PM ET | Where: Brookings, SD

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Wyoming finishes off their weekend road trip to the Dakota's in Brookings with a showdown against the red hot Jackrabbits. 

Projected Lineups

125: Doyle Trout (Wyoming) vs Danny Vega (SDSU)

133: #8 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) vs Zach Price (SDSU)

141: Chase Zollmann (Wyoming) vs Clay Carlson (SDSU)

149: Jaron Jensen (Wyoming) vs #17 Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU)

157: Dewey Krueger (Wyoming) vs Colten Carlson (SDSU) 

165: Cole Moody (Wyoming) vs Tanner Cook (SDSU)

174: #12 Hayden Hastings (Wyoming) vs Cade King (SDSU)

184: Tate Samuelson (Wyoming) vs #16 Zach Carlson (SDSU)

197: Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming) vs #20 Tanner Sloan (SDSU)

285: #20 Brian Andrews (Wyoming) vs Blake Wolters (SDSU)


Indiana (0-1) vs Illinois (3-1)

Date: Jan. 12 | Time: 2 PM ET | Where: Champaign, IL

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Border rivals Indiana and Illinois square off. 

Projected Lineups

125: #6 Brock Hudkins (Indiana) vs Justin Cardani (Illinois)

133: Jonathan Moran (Indiana) vs #8 Travis Piotrowski (Illinois)

141: Kyle Luigs (Indiana) vs #14 Dylan Duncan (Illinois)

149: Graham Rooks (Indiana) vs Mousa Jodeh (Illinois)

157: Fernando Silva (Indiana) vs #22 Eric Barone (Illinois)

165: Davey Tunon (Indiana) vs Danny Braunagel (Illinois)

174: #24 Jacob Covaciu (Indiana) vs #16 Joey Gunther (Illinois)

184: Jake Hinz (Indiana) vs #11 Zac Braunagel  (Illinois)

197: Spencer Irick (Indiana) vs Matt Wroblewski (Illinois)

285: Rudy Streck (Indiana) vs Luke Luffman (Illinois)

5 Reasons To Watch The Women's Matches This Weekend

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We're not just awarding $40,000 to our eight 195-pound competitors. We've also got two women's showcase matches, one happening after the quarterfinals and the other after the semifinals. 

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How Each 8-Man Competitor Can Win It All On Halloween Night

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With over $40,000 in payouts and $20,000 going to the winner, there's a lot on the line for our 195 lbs 8-man bracket competitors. I'm sure they will all head to Austin with game plans in mind of their own, but I thought I would breakdown how I see each wrestler coming out on top.

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The 195lb 8-Man Challenge Betting Odds

568. Bottom Half Of The 8-Man Bracket

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Nothing leverages the enjoyment of a spectator event like a wager. Having skin in the game makes everything that much more exhilarating. As such, we've drafted future odds to win the 195-pound 8-Man Challenge. 

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Drew Foster's Jump From Heartbreak To Glory

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As a small-town Iowa kid, Drew Foster grew up calling for the game-winning shot in games of driveway basketball. He grew into an athlete who dreamed of getting it done in big spots, and while he got his hand raised on the NCAA stage, that glory followed a few painful moments.

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How To Watch: 2020 UWW Jr And U23 Nationals

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The best upperclassmen high schoolers and college age wrestlers in the nation across all three styles will come together in Omaha, NE, Nov. 13-15. The winners in each weight at the will secure a bid to the 2021 Senior World Team Trials and 2021 Junior World Team Trials is still eligible.

Bader Show: Digging Into The 195 Bracket With Mike Mal

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Bader, Bray, and Mike Mal talk about the action that went down at Super 32 and the upcoming pro events coming to FloWrestling.

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FRL 568 - Breaking Down The Bottom Half Of The 8-Man Bracket

568. Bottom Half Of The 8-Man Bracket

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On episode 568 of FRL, the boys breakdown the bottom half of the 195 lbs 8-man bracket, state associations axing wrestling, and more.

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Michigan Explodes With Two Super 32 Champs In Manny Rojas & Ethan Horwath

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Caden Horwath began clapping while his knee was still touching the mat following the final whistle.

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Keith Gavin's Exceptional Hit List

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While starting out his senior level career at 74 kg, spending the bulk at 84 kg, and then finishing at the changed Olympic weight class of 86 kg, Keith Gavin ran into his fair share of buzz saws. And as a result of Keith Gavin being very good at wrestling, he beat a lot of these buzz saws. 

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Bader Show: Myles Martin & Rich Bender

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Bader and Bray sit down with NCAA Champion Myles Martin and Executive Director of USA Wrestling, Rich Bender.

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