Live This Week: February 14-16, 2020

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Did you expect us to stop bringing the heat? We would never dream of it. Twelve D1 duals headline another loaded weekend of wrestling on the lesser-known FloSports vertical FloWrestling. 

All team rankings come from our flawless D1 dual rankings because these are of course duals, and the individual rankings come from my good friend Andrew Spencer Spey.

Northwestern (4-6) vs Rutgers (9-6)

Date: Feb. 14 | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: Piscataway, NJ

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Will Sebastian Rivera be back in the lineup in his home state? Expect the RAC to be rocking as Rutgers is coming off a big win over in-state rival Rider.

Projected Lineups

125: #11 Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern) vs #25 Nic Aguilar (Rutgers)

133: #3 Sebastian Rivera/Dylan Utterback (Northwestern) vs #9 Sammy Alvarez (Rutgers)

141: Alec McKenna (Northwestern) vs JoJo Aragona (Rutgers) 

149: #18 Yahya Thomas (Northwestern) vs Gerard Angelo (Rutgers)

157: #1 Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) vs Mike Van Brill (Rutgers)

165: #13 Shayne Oster (Northwestern) vs Brett Donner (Rutgers)

174: #22 Tyler Morland (Northwestern) vs Willie Scott (Rutgers)

184: Jack Jessen (Northwestern) vs #15 Billy Janzer (Rutgers)

197: #9 Lucas Davison (Northwestern) vs #17 Jordan Pagano (Rutgers)

285: Jack Heyob (Northwestern) vs Alex Esposito (Rutgers)


West Virginia (3-9) vs #20 Northern Iowa (6-3)

Date: Feb. 14 | Time: 8 PM ET | Where: Cedar Falls, IA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

The Mountaineers kick off a Big 12 road trip to Iowa with a visit to West Gym and a showdown with UNI, who has won five duals in a row. 

Projected Lineups

125: Joey Thomas (WVU) vs #12 Jay Schwarm (UNI)

133: Lucas Seibert (WVU) vs #17 Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI)

141: Caleb Rea (WVU) vs #14 Michael Blockhus (UNI)

149: Seth Hogue (WVU) vs #11 Max Thomsen (UNI)

157: Alex Hornfeck (WVU) vs Paden Moore (UNI) 

165: Nick Kiussis (WVU) vs Austin Yant (UNI)

174: Scott Joll (WVU) vs #4 Bryce Steiert (UNI)

184: Hunter DeLong (WVU) vs #4 Taylor Lujan (UNI)

197: #2 Noah Adams (WVU) vs Isaiah Patton (UNI)

285: Brandon Ngati (WVU) vs #13 Carter Isley (UNI)


Northern Colorado (2-6) vs Utah Valley (1-10)

Date: Feb. 14 | Time: 9 PM ET | Where: Orem, UT

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Three ranked showdowns are on tap Friday night when Big 12 rivals Northern Colorado and Utah Valley square off.

Projected Lineups

125: Jace Koelzer (Northern Colorado) vs Josiah Nava (Utah Valley)

133: #19 Mosha Schwartz (Northern Colorado) vs #12 Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley)

141: Chris Sandoval (Northern Colorado) vs Isaiah Delgado (Utah Valley)

149: #20 Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado) vs Cameron Hunsaker (Utah Valley)

157: Jimmy Fate (Northern Colorado) vs Jerry Rubio (Utah Valley)

165: Austin Matthews (Northern Colorado) vs Koy Wilkinson (Utah Valley)

174: Billy Higgins (Northern Colorado) vs #10 Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley)

184: Alan Clothier (Northern Colorado) vs Ashton Seely (Utah Valley)

197: #23 Jacob Seely (Northern Colorado) vs #22 Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley)

285: #15 Dalton Robertson (Northern Colorado) vs #7 Tate Orndorff (Utah Valley)


OKWA Open State Championships

Date: Feb. 14-15 | Time: 11 AM ET | Where: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Watch the future stars of Oklahoma wrestling do battle with the state title on the line. 


West Virginia (3-9) vs #24 Iowa State (7-4)

Date: Feb. 15 | Time: 8 PM ET | Where: Ames, IA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

West Virginia's brutal conference road trip continues 24 hours as the Mountaineers have their second top-25 opponent in as many days. 

Projected Lineups

125: Joey Thomas (WVU) vs #8 Alex Mackall (Iowa State)

133: Lucas Seibert (WVU) vs #16 Todd Small (Iowa State)

141: Caleb Rea (WVU) vs #8 Ian Parker (Iowa State)

149: Seth Hogue (WVU) vs #8 Jarrett Degen (Iowa State)

157: Alex Hornfeck (WVU) vs #3 David Carr (Iowa State) 

165: Nick Kiussis (WVU) vs Chase Straw (Iowa State)

174: Scott Joll (WVU) vs #19 Sammy Colbray (Iowa State)

184: Hunter DeLong (WVU) vs #23Marcus Coleman (Iowa State)

197: #2 Noah Adams (WVU) vs Joel Shapiro (Iowa State)

285: Brandon Ngati (WVU) vs #12 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa State)


#12 Stanford (10-2) vs North Dakota State (7-3)

Date: Feb. 15 | Time: 2 PM ET | Where: Fargo, ND

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Stanford begins their weekend in the Dakota's in Fargo against a North Dakota State squad looking to make it five straight wins. 

Projected Lineups

125: Jackson DiSario (Stanford) vs McGwire Midkiff (NDSU)

133: Gabe Townsell (Stanford) vs #13 Cam Sykora (NDSU)

141: #9 Real Woods (Stanford) vs Dylan Droegemueller (NDSU)

149: Requir van der Merwe (Stanford) vs Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU)

157: Tyler Eischens (Stanford) vs #21 Jared Franek (NDSU) 

165: #3 Shane Griffith (Stanford) vs #12 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU)

174: Jared Hill (Stanford) vs Luke Weber (NDSU)

184: Nick Addison (Stanford) vs Noah Cressell (NDSU)

197: #13 Nathan Traxler (Stanford) vs Cordell Eaton (NDSU)

285: David Showunmi (Stanford) vs #22 Brandon Metz (NDSU)


Fresno State (9-8) vs #25 South Dakota State (10-5)

Date: Feb. 15 | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: Brookings, SD

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Stanford won't be the only California school on a weekend road trip to the Dakotas. Fresno State's trip gets underway inside the always hostile Frost Arena.

Projected Lineups

125: Destin Summers (Fresno State) vs #24 Danny Vega (SDSU) 

133: Gary Joint (Fresno State) vs Zach Price (SDSU)

141: #23 DJ Lloren (Fresno State) vs Clay Carlson (SDSU)

149: Greg Gaxiola (Fresno State) vs #10 Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU)

157: Jacob Wright (Fresno State) vs Peyton Smith (SDSU)

165: Adam Kemp (Fresno State) vs #25 Tanner Cook (SDSU)

174: #18 Brandon Martino (Fresno State) vs Cade King (SDSU)

184: Dominic Kincaid (Fresno State) vs #17 Zach Carlson (SDSU) 

197: Isaiah Perez (Fresno State) vs #19 Tanner Sloan (SDSU)

285: #11 Josh Hokit (Fresno State) vs Blake Wolters (SDSU)


Penn (5-6) vs Drexel (6-8)

Date: Feb. 15 | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: Philadelphia, PA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Crosstown rivals Penn and Drexel square in an important EIWA showdown. 

Projected Lineups

125: #14 Michael Colaiocco (Penn) vs Antonio Mininno (Drexel) 

133: Carmen Ferrante (Penn) vs Chase Shields (Drexel)

141: #16 Doug Zapf (Penn) vs Julian Flores (Drexel) 

149: Lucas Revano (Penn) vs Nick Widmann (Drexel) 

157: #14 Anthony Artalona (Penn) vs Parker Kropman (Drexel) 

165: Jacob Lizak (Penn) vs #20 Ebed Jarrell (Drexel) 

174: Neil Antrassian (Penn) vs Michael O'Malley (Drexel) 

184: Jesse Quatse (Penn) vs Owen Brooks (Drexel)

197: Cole Urbas (Penn) vs Bryan McLaughlin (Drexel) 

285: Ben Goldin (Penn) vs Sean O'Malley (Drexel) 


#20 Northern Iowa (6-3) vs #24 Iowa State (7-4)

Date: Feb. 16 | Time: 3 PM ET | Where: Ames, IA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Bragging rights are on the line Sunday afternoon when the in-state rivals square off in a dual featuring seven top-25 matchups.

Projected Lineups

125: #12 Jay Schwarm (UNI) vs #8 Alex Mackall (Iowa State)

133: #17 Jack Skudlarczyk (UNI) vs #16 Todd Small (Iowa State)

141: #14 Michael Blockhus (UNI) vs #8 Ian Parker (Iowa State)

149: #11 Max Thomsen (UNI) vs #8 Jarrett Degen (Iowa State)

157: Paden Moore (UNI) vs #3 David Carr (Iowa State) 

165: Austin Yant (UNI) vs Chase Straw (Iowa State)

174: #5 Bryce Steiert (UNI) vs #19 Sammy Colbray (Iowa State)

184: #4 Taylor Lujan (UNI) vs #23 Marcus Coleman (Iowa State)

197: Isaiah Patton (UNI) vs Joel Shapiro (Iowa State)

285: #13 Carter Isley (UNI) vs #12 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa State)


#12 Stanford (10-2) vs #25 South Dakota State (10-5)

Date: Feb. 16 | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: Brookings, SD

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

End your weekend with a little Sunday night wrestling as the Cardinal and Jackrabbits meet in a fire top-25 non-conference dual. 

Projected Lineups

125: Jackson DiSario (Stanford) vs #24 Danny Vega (SDSU) 

133: Gabe Townsell (Stanford) vs Zach Price (SDSU)

141: #9 Real Woods (Stanford) vs Clay Carlson (SDSU)

149: Requir van der Merwe (Stanford) vs #10 Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU)

157: Tyler Eischens (Stanford) vs Peyton Smith (SDSU)

165: #3 Shane Griffith (Stanford) vs #25 Tanner Cook (SDSU)

174: Jared Hill (Stanford) vs Cade King (SDSU)

184: Nick Addison (Stanford) vs #17 Zach Carlson (SDSU) 

197: #13 Nathan Traxler (Stanford) vs #19 Tanner Sloan (SDSU)

285: David Showunmi (Stanford) vs Blake Wolters (SDSU)


Northern Colorado (2-6) vs Wyoming (7-9)

Date: Feb. 16 | Time: 4 PM ET | Where: Laramie, WY

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Three top-25 matches headline a Big 12 showdown between the Bears and Cowboys.

Projected Lineups

125: Jace Koelzer (Northern Colorado) vs Jake Svihel (Wyoming)

133: #19 Mosha Schwartz (Northern Colorado) vs #11 Montorie Bridges (Wyoming)

141: Chris Sandoval (Northern Colorado) vs Trevor Jeffries (Wyoming)

149: #20 Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado) vs Jaron Jensen (Wyoming)

157: Jimmy Fate (Northern Colorado) vs Dewey Krueger (Wyoming)

165: Austin Matthews (Northern Colorado) vs Cole Moody (Wyoming)

174: Billy Higgins (Northern Colorado) vs #20 Hayden Hastings (Wyoming)

184: Alan Clothier (Northern Colorado) vs Tate Samuelson (Wyoming)

197: #23 Jacob Seely (Northern Colorado) vs #21 Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming) 

285: #15 Dalton Robertson (Northern Colorado) vs #21 Brian Andrews (Wyoming) 


SIUE (2-11) vs Indiana (1-9)

Date: Feb. 16 | Time: 1 PM ET | Where: Bloomington, IN

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Can Tyshawn Williams slow down the red-hot Graham Rooks? 

Projected Lineups

125: Matt Malavsky (SIUE) vs #23 Liam Cronin (Indiana)

133: Jacob Blaha (SIUE) vs Cayden Rooks (Indiana)

141: Saul Ervin (SIUE) vs Eddie Bolivar (Indiana)

149: #24 Tyshawn Williams (SIUE) vs #14 Graham Rooks (Indiana)

157: #16 Justin Ruffin (SIUE) vs Fernando Silva (Indiana)

165: Chase Diehl (SIUE) vs Dillon Hoey (Indiana)

174: Kevin Gschwendtner (SIUE) vs Diego Lemley (Indiana) 

184: Austin Andres (SIUE) vs Jake Hinz (Indiana) 

197: Aric Bohn (SIUE) vs Nick Willham (Indiana) 

285: Colton McKiernan (SIUE) vs Jake Kleimola (Indiana)


Air Force (4-5) vs North Dakota State (7-3)

Date: Feb. 16 | Time: 2 PM ET | Where: Fargo, ND

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Air Force closes out a weekend road trip in Fargo as they face off with the Bison. 

Projected Lineups

125: Sidney Flores (Air Force) vs McGwire Midkiff (NDSU)

133: Jared Van Vleet (Air Force) vs #13 Cam Sykora (NDSU)

141: Lenny Petersen (Air Force) vs Dylan Droegemueller (NDSU)

149: Dylan Martinez (Air Force) vs Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU)

157: Trey Brisker (Air Force) vs #21 Jared Franek (NDSU)

165: Randy Meneweather (Air Force) vs #12 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU)

174: Cody Surratt (Air Force) vs Luke Weber (NDSU)

184: Jake Thompson (Air Force) vs Luke Weber (NDSU)

197: Casey Jumps (Air Force) vs Luke Weber (NDSU)

285: Kayne Hutchison (Air Force) vs Luke Weber (NDSU)

Cael Answers Lineup Question After American Dual

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Penn State's head coach Cael Sanderson answered an urgent lineup question after their regular-season dual meet finale with American University. 

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Live Updates: OK State vs Iowa

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Live updates of a dual meet between one of the biggest rivalries in college wrestling, the Oklahoma State Cowboys vs the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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What Iowa vs Oklahoma State Could Mean For The Post-Season

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Iowa and Oklahoma State have been two of the most dominant wrestling programs in the history of the sport, and their dual meet rivalry is one of the staples of the season. When they meet on Sunday night, Iowa will be favored in every single match which rarely, if ever, has happened.

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National Preps Semifinal Preview

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FRL Friday Edition #5: The Zahid Situation

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On this Friday edition of FRL, Spey and Bray break down what we know about Zahid Valencia's suspension and preview the upcoming weekend of wrestling.

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Fremont & Reeths-Puffer Finally Break Through In Their Michigan Divisions

Craig Zeerip and Matt Brink developed their passion for wrestling growing up in rural communities roughly 40 minutes apart near Muskegon. 

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Can Wisconsin Win An NCAA Team Trophy In Coach Bono's 2nd Season?

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Wisconsin finished its dual meet season last night with a 20-18 loss to #14 UNI. The Badgers are in their second year under the direction of head coach Chris Bono, and they're already in the conversation for a top-four team trophy at NCAAs.

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Arizona State Suspends Zahid Valencia Over Failed Drug Test

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Two-time NCAA champion Zahid Valencia has been suspended by the Arizona State Athletic Department for a failed drug test. According to azcentral.com, The Arizona State athletic department released the following statement: "Zahid Valencia has been suspended indefinitely from the ASU men's wrestling team." 

Purdue Is On The Rise, But Are They An NCAA Trophy Team?

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The Purdue Boilermakers wrapped up the dual meet portion of their season on Sunday with an 18-14 win over Illinois. Purdue's progression has been so impressive this season that The Wrestling Nomad named head coach Tony Ersland the mid-season Coach of the Year. Their season, impressive as it has been, will largely be judged based on their NCAA tournament performance. Are they capable of finishing in the top four at NCAA's?

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5 Reasons To Watch NDSU vs SDSU

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North Dakota State goes for their seventh straight dual win against border rival South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits will be looking to close their season with a sixth straight win and finish the season in the top 25 dual rankings. Here are the top reasons this dual is worth tuning in to.

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