Live This Week: February 21-23

Mark Hall

We've sadly reached the final weekend of D1 duals. The good news is that we're going out with a bang as 10 D1 duals will be live throughout the weekend along with some of the best high school wrestlers in the country in action at the National Prep Championships. 

As always, the rankings you'll beside team names come from our flawless D1 dual rankings and the individual rankings from the man himself, Andrew Spencer Spey. 

North Dakota State (9-3) vs South Dakota State (12-5)

Date: Feb. 21 | Time: 8 PM ET | Where: Brookings, SD

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

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.

Projected Lineups

125: McGwire Midkiff (NDSU) vs #25 Danny Vega (SDSU)

133: #13 Cam Sykora (NDSU) vs Zach Price (SDSU)

141: Dylan Droegemueller (NDSU) vs Clay Carlson (SDSU)

149: Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU) vs Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU)

157: #21 Jared Franek (NDSU) vs Peyton Smith (SDSU)

165: #11 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) vs #25 Tanner Cook (SDSU)

174: Luke Weber (NDSU) vs Kelby Hawkins (SDSU)

184: Noah Cressell (NDSU) vs #17 Zach Carlson (SDSU) 

197: Cordell Eaton (NDSU) vs #12 Tanner Sloan (SDSU)

285: #22 Brandon Metz (NDSU) vs Blake Wolters (SDSU)


Michigan (6-6) vs Edinboro (10-8)

Date: Feb. 21 | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: Edinboro, PA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Michigan looks to snap a three-dual losing streak as they end their season on the road at upset-minded Edinboro.

Projected Lineups

125: #21 Jack Medley (Michigan) vs Lucas Rodriguez (Edinboro)

133: Joey Silva/Austin Assad (Michigan) vs Tye Vardnell (Edinboro)

141: Cole Mattin (Michigan) vs Richie Gomez (Edinboro)

149: #12 Kanen Storr (Michigan) vs Tyler Vath (Edinboro)

157: #8 Will Lewan (Michigan) vs Peter Pappas (Edinboro)

165: Reece Hughes (Michigan) vs Derek Ciavarro (Edinboro)

174: Max Maylor (Michigan) vs #14 Jacob Oliver (Edinboro)

184: #22 Jelani Embree (Michigan) vs Cody Mulligan (Edinboro)

197: Jackson Striggow (Michigan) vs Dylan Reynolds (Edinboro)

285: #2 Mason Parris (Michigan) vs Jon Spaulding (Edinboro)


Fresno State (9-9) vs Illinois (9-4)

Date: Feb. 21 | Time: 5 PM ET | Where: Champaign, IL

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Illinois looks to rebound from a tough loss to Purdue as they close their season with a non-conference showdown with Fresno State. 

Projected Lineups

125: Destin Summers (Fresno State) vs #20 Justin Cardani (Illinois)

133: Gary Joint (Fresno State) vs #7 Travis Piotrowski (Illinois)

141: #23 Durbin Lloren (Fresno State) vs #15 Dylan Duncan (Illinois)

149: Greg Gaxiola (Fresno State) vs Mousa Jodeh (Illinois)

157: Jacob Wright (Fresno State) vs Eric Barone (Illinois) 

165: Adam Kemp (Fresno State) vs #16 Danny Braunagel (Illinois) 

174: #19 Brandon Martino/Jackson Hemauer (Fresno State) vs #23 Joey Gunther (Illinois) 

184: Hunter Cruz (Fresno State) vs #16 Zac Braunagel (Illinois) 

197: Dominic Kincaid (Fresno State) vs Matt Wroblewski (Illinois) 

285: #11 Josh Hokit (Fresno State) vs Luke Luffman (Illinois)


George Mason (8-8) vs Maryland (2-15)

Date: Feb. 21 | Time: 7 PM ET | Where: College Park, MD

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Separated by just 52 miles, George Mason and Maryland square off in a non-conference dual on the final weekend of the regular season.

Projected Lineups

125: Talha Farooq (George Mason) vs Brandon Cray (Maryland)

133: Josh Jones (George Mason) vs King Sandoval (Maryland)

141: Alex Madrigal (George Mason) vs Hunter Baxter (Maryland)

149: #21 Colston Diblasi (George Mason) vs Ryan Garlitz (Maryland)

157: Kolby Ho (George Mason) vs Lucas Cordio (Maryland)

165: Neil Schuster (George Mason) vs Kyle Cochran (Maryland) 

174: Tony Lombardo (George Mason) vs Philip Spadafora (Maryland)

184: Paul Pierce (George Mason) vs Kyle Jasenski (Maryland)

197: Ramses Montalvo (George Mason) vs #23 Jaron Smith (Maryland) 

285: Jake Slinger (George Mason) vs Parker Robinson (Maryland) 


National Prep Championships

Date: Feb. 21-22 | Time: 9 AM ET | Where: Bethlehem, PA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Wyoming Seminary, Blair Academy, McDonogh School, and more of the nation's best high school wrestlers will be in action at the always-loaded National Prep Championships. 


Rider (11-3) vs Maryland (2-15)

Date: Feb. 22 | Time: 6 PM ET | Where: College Park, MD

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Rider looks to pick up their fifth win over a power five school as they square off with Maryland for the second time this season. The Brons and Terrapins squared off back in January at the Virginia Duals where Rider came away victorious, 24-8. 

Projected Lineups

125: Jonathan Tropea (Rider) vs Brandon Cray (Maryland)

133: Richie Koehler (Rider) vs King Sandoval (Maryland)

141: Peter Lipari (Rider) vs Hunter Baxter (Maryland)

149: Gino Fluri (Rider) vs Ryan Garlitz (Maryland)

157: #7 Jesse Dellavecchia (Rider) vs Lucas Cordio (Maryland)

165: Gary Dinmore (Rider) vs Kyle Cochran (Maryland) 

174: #18 Dean Sherry (Rider)vs Philip Spadafora (Maryland)

184: George Walton (Rider) vs Kyle Jasenski (Maryland)

197: #15 Ethan Laird (Rider) vs #23 Jaron Smith (Maryland) 

285: Ryan Cloud (Rider) vs Parker Robinson (Maryland) 


Rumble in Reno

Date: Feb. 22 | Time: Noon ET | Where: Reno, NV

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Over 1,000 of the best youth through high school wrestlers in the West will do battle at the next event in the tough RMN series of tournaments. 


WAWA Championships

Date: Feb. 22-23 | Time: 8 AM ET | Where: Monaca, PA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

Watch the future studs of Pennsylvania wrestling do battle at the Western Area Wrestling Association Championships. 


American (3-7) vs Penn State (11-2)

Date: Feb. 23 | Time: 2 PM ET | Where: State College, PA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

American takes on Penn State as both teams close their regular season. 

Projected Lineups

125: Gage Curry (American) vs Brandon Meredith (Penn State) 

133: Joshua Vega (American) vs #4 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State)

141: Sal Profaci (American) vs #1 Nick Lee (Penn State)

149: #8 Kizhan Clarke (American) vs #17 Jarod Verkleeren (Penn State)

157: Ethan Karsten (American) vs Brady Berge (Penn State)

165: Tim Fitzpatrick (American) vs #1 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State)

174: Conner Allshouse (American) vs #2 Mark Hall (Penn State) 

184: #24 Tanner Harvey (American) vs #8 Aaron Brooks (Penn State) 

197: William Jarrell (American) vs #17 Shakur Rasheed (Penn State)

285: Niko Camacho (American) vs #18 Seth Nevills (Penn State) 


North Dakota State (9-3) vs Iowa State (9-4)

Date: Feb. 23 | Time: 8 PM ET | Where: Ames, IA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

A dual that was postponed due to weather back in January closes out the regular season for these Big 12 foes.

Projected Lineups

125: McGwire Midkiff (NDSU) vs #11 Alex Mackall (Iowa State)

133: #13 Cam Sykora (NDSU) vs #16 Todd Small (Iowa State)

141: Dylan Droegemueller (NDSU) vs #8 Ian Parker (Iowa State)

149: Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU) vs #11 Jarrett Degen (Iowa State)

157: #21 Jared Franek (NDSU) vs #3 David Carr (Iowa State)

165: #11 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU) vs Chase Straw (Iowa State)

174: Luke Weber (NDSU) vs #13 Sammy Colbray (Iowa State)

184: Noah Cressell (NDSU) vs #23 Marcus Coleman (Iowa State)

197: Cordell Eaton (NDSU) vs Joel Shapiro (Iowa State)

285: #22 Brandon Metz (NDSU) vs #12 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa State)


Utah Valley (2-10) vs West Virginia (3-11)

Date: Feb. 23 | Time: 1 PM ET | Where: Morgantown, WV

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

West Virginia closes out a weekend homestand with a visit from Utah Valley as Noah Adams gets his second ranked opponent of the weekend. 

Projected Lineups

125: Josiah Nava (Utah Valley) vs Joey Thomas (WVU)

133: #12 Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley) vs Lucas Seibert (WVU)

141: Kainalu Estrella (Utah Valley) vs Caleb Rea (WVU)

149: Cameron Hunsaker (Utah Valley) vs Liam Lusher (WVU)

157: Jed Loveless (Utah Valley) vs Alex Hornfeck (WVU)

165: Koy Wilkinson (Utah Valley) vs Nick Kiussis (WVU)

174: #11 Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley) vs Scott Joll (WVU)

184: Ashton Seely (Utah Valley) vs Jackson Moomau (WVU)

197: #22 Tanner Orndorff (Utah Valley) vs #2 Noah Adams (WVU)

285: #7 Tate Orndorff (Utah Valley) vs Sean Mullican (WVU)


Clarion (9-6) vs Edinboro (10-8)

Date: Feb. 23 | Time: 1 PM ET | Where: Edinboro, PA

Broadcast Info: WATCH LIVE HERE

In-state rivals Clarion and Edinboro square off in a MAC showdown. 

Projected Lineups

125: Jake Gromacki (Clarion) vs Lucas Rodriguez (Edinboro)

133: Seth Koleno (Clarion) vs Tye Vardnell (Edinboro)

141: Brayden Palmer (Clarion) vs Richie Gomez (Edinboro)

149: #13 Brock Zacherl (Clarion) vs Tyler Vath (Edinboro)

157: Taylor Ortz (Clarion) vs Peter Pappas (Edinboro)

165: Mike Bartolo (Clarion) vs Derek Ciavarro (Edinboro)

174: Mike Vernagallo (Clarion) vs #14 Jacob Oliver (Edinboro)

184: Christian Sequete (Clarion) vs Cody Mulligan (Edinboro)

197: #11 Greg Bulsak (Clarion) vs Dylan Reynolds (Edinboro)

285: Tyler Bagoly (Clarion) vs Jon Spaulding (Edinboro)

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