#21 Cooper Flynn Commits To Virginia Tech

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Virginia Tech added their second top 100 recruit in the class of 2021 when #21 Cooper Flynn pledged to wrestle for the Hokies Tuesday morning.

Flynn is originally from the tiny town of Seymour, Tennessee, but wrestles for McDonogh High School in Maryland. After finishing second and third at National Preps as a freshman and sophomore, he finally got his title as a junior, winding up with a 47-2 record on the year and fourth in our rankings at 120. His only losses came in the Ironman finals and Beast of the East quarters. Flynn will begin his senior season ranked third at 126.

Back in early May, Flynn gave us a list of schools he was looking at that included: Chattanooga, Indiana, Navy, North Carolina, NC State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Virginia, Wisconsin, and of course the Hokies. Virginia Tech was the only school that Flynn was able to get an official visit in to before a dead period was enacted by the NCAA in March. 

Flynn won NHSCA grade level nationals as both a freshman and a sophomore, and would have been the favorite for a three-peat this year if the tournament were not canceled due to COVID-19. Flynn is also very accomplished on the freestyle circuit as well placing placed fifth, third, and seventh at Fargo, and fourth at the always loaded Cadet World Team Trials.

As I mentioned above, Flynn is the second top 100 commit in the class of 2021 for the Hokies joining #24 and Pennsylvania state champion Trey Kibe. Virginia Tech brought in the ninth ranked 2020 recruiting class and is well on their way to another highly rated crop. If Flynn were to redshirt his first year in Blacksburg, the Hokies would still have two years of Sam Latona and three years of Eddie Ventresca.

Who's Registered So Far For 2020 Senior Nationals?

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Senior Nationals are a few weeks away, and registrations are finally starting to pick up. In the last 24 hours, the Sunkist Kids and Titan Mercury registered a bunch of athletes, and these brackets are starting to get deeper. Check out all of the currently registered athletes and their rankings. We used our domestic men's and women's freestyle rankings as well as greco rankings from Timmy Hands at 5 point move.

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Full 195-lb Tournament Lineup Set For Oct. 31st

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All eight competitors for FloWrestling's Oct. 31st tournament have signed the dotted line. Additionally, Macey Kilty's opponent has been announced

Virginia Tech Extends Tony Robie's Contract

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Press release from Virginia Tech athletics

#1 182 Rylan Rogers Releases Preliminary School List

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2019 Ironman and 2020 National Prep champion Rylan Rogers is the undisputed #1 high schooler in the country at 182 lbs. However, #3 at 170 Lenny Pinto is bumping up to take him on at Who’s #1. The two split the two times they wrestled in folkstyle in 2018/2019.

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Manny Rivera Steps Down As CSU Bakersfield Head Coach

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The Land Of Hidden Gems: Wrestling Is On The Rise In New England

Michael Joyce

When you think of New England, you might think about Maine lobsters, Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts-based sports dynasties, and Rhode Island beach towns. But there is one more thing you should probably add to that list: wrestling.

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Nathan Tomasello's Greatest Hits: Remembering The Buckeye's Stellar Career

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“Nate was a true gladiator.”

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FRL 554 - Thoughts On U23/Junior World Team Trials, METCALF Ep. 1

554. Thoughts On METCALF Ep. 1

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On episode 554 of FRL, the boys share their thoughts on METCALF Ep. 1, the announcement of U23 Nationals and Junior World Team Trials, and more.

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Ethen Miller Flips From Missouri To Maryland

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Maryland earned their fourth top-100 commitment in the class of 2021 on Tuesday night when #28 Ethan Miller flipped from his home state Missouri Tigers to the Terrapins. 

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Ryan Crookham Out Of Who's #1 Due To Injury

92. New High School And Domestic Rankings

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Yet another injury will deprive wrestling fans of a match at Who's #1. Ryan Crookham, who was slated to take on Nic Bouzakis at 132 lbs, has unfortunately suffered an injury and will not be able to recover in time to wrestle October 3rd.