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While stuck in your house or apartment in quarantine, there's nothing better to do than watch fire wrestling matches in my opinion. Below you'll find 22 of my personal favorite matches that went down live on FloWrestling this college wrestling season.
Quentin Perez (Campbell) FALL Kennedy Monday (North Carolina), 6:59
This one went down on opening weekend and was fun from the first whistle until the ref slapped the mat with just one second remaining. The exchange in the final 30 seconds will blow your mind.
Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) dec Real Woods (Stanford), 3-1 SV1
What an overtime scramble! Real Woods is an insane overtime scramble away from turning in an undefeated freshman campaign. In matches that went the full seven minutes, Woods gave up three points just twice and in this match it took extra wrestling for Pletcher to score three.
Dean Sherry (Rider) FALL Devin Skatzka (Minnesota), 2:46
How does one go from being cradle to having a cradle and picking up a fall? Ask Dean Sherry. His stunning pin over All-American Skatzka fueled Rider's upset of Minnesota.
Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) dec Taylor Venz (Nebraska), 8-7
Taylor Venz nearly ended Zahid Valencia's Hodge Trophy campaign in early November before it eventually was later in the season. The two-time NCAA champion had to dig his way out of an early 4-1 hole.
David Carr (Iowa State) dec Kaleb Young (Iowa), 6-1
Highly touted freshman David Carr blew the roof off Hilton Coliseum when he took out returning All-American Kaleb Young.
Collin Purinton (Nebraska) dec Max Thomsen (UNI), 9-7 SV1
Nonstop action from start to finish. Sit back, relax, and watch Collin Purinton and Max Thomsen trade blows for over seven minutes.
Ryan Deakin (Northwestern) dec Hayden Hidlay (NC State), 6-2
A #1 vs #2 showdown in early December? Yes, please. Watch Ryan Deakin and Hayden Hidlay square off with a CKLV title and the nation's top ranking on the line.
Seth Gross (Wisconsin) dec Austin DeSanto (Iowa), 6-5
After Austin DeSanto took round one in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Seth Gross would get revenge in another wild match that came down to the final second.
Pat Lugo (Iowa) dec Austin O'Connor (North Carolina), 8-4
Pat Lugo had been great all season long, but this was the moment he took control of the weight. O'Connor entered ranked #1 in the country, but Lugo left no doubt.
Kaleb Young (Iowa) FALL Kendall Coleman (Purdue), 7:57
After trading takedowns in regulation, Kaleb Young and Kendall Coleman arguably gave us the scramble of the year.
Jaden Abas (Stanford) dec Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado), 3-1
In high school, Jaden Abas gave Andrew Alirez the only loss of his prep career. In the Southern Scuffle finals, the Stanford redshirt gave Alirez the first loss of collegiate career.
Sammy Alvarez (Stanford) dec Cam Sykora (NDSU), 5-4
"Jersey till the wheels fall off." Mike Mal delivered a classic call after Rutgers true freshman Sammy Alvarez capped off an incredible Southern Scuffle performance with a title.
Noah Adams (West Virginia) FALL Nathan Traxler (Stanford), 2:32
By January 1 of last season, Noah Adams had six losses. After an incredible first period pin over top-five-ranked Nathan Traxler, Adams improved to 21-0. The Mountaineer would go on to finish 32-0 and be named a Hodge Trophy finalist.
Tristan Moran (Wisconsin) dec Chad Red (Nebraska), 11-4
In the first of their three meetings on the year, Tristan Moran comes up clutch late and nearly packs Chad Red.
Todd Small (Iowa State) dec Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley), 13-12
Defense optional in this one. Todd Small finds a way in the final 15 seconds in a 25-point thriller.
Tanner Cook (SDSU) dec Adam Kemp (Fresno State), 18-12
Do yourself a favor and binge watch every Tanner Cook match on the site. But first, enjoy this 30-point shootout.
Lucas Davison (Northwestern) dec Shakur Rasheed (Penn State), 7-5
Less than 48 hours after taking out then #2 Christian Brunner, Lucas Davison stunned All-American Shakur Rasheed inside Rec Hall.
Keaton Geerts (UNI) dec Wyatt Sheets (Oklahoma State), 8-6
Keaton Geerts entered this matchup with a losing record, but his upset win proved to be crucial as UNI took down Oklahoma State.
Isaiah White (Nebraska) FALL Ethan Smith (Ohio State), 6:59
Final match of the night, dual on the line, and Isaiah White more than delivered. The All-American sends the Bob Devaney Center into a frenzy with a walk-off pin.
Sammy Colbray (Iowa State) dec Bryce Steiert (UNI), 7-6
With the Cyclones back against the wall, Sammy Colbray stepped up big and upset Bryce Steiert in the match that kick-started Iowa State's comeback win.
Shayne Oster (Northwestern) dec Ethan Smith (Ohio State), 10-9
When the dust settled 19 points were on the board and Shayne Oster had overcome a late three-point (four if you including the riding time Smith had at the time) deficit to pull the upset.
Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) dec Seth Gross (Wisconsin), 7-6
It was all Seth Gross early and all Sebastian Rivera late. In front of his home state fans, Rivera navigates Gross' incredible defense to punch his ticket to the Big Ten finals.
I hope you enjoyed all of these matches. Let me know what your personal favorite matches were from the season!