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Who's #1 adds yet another powerhouse matchup to an already loaded bout card. Pennsylvania state champ and Nebraska commit Lenny Pinto will bump up to 182 pounds to take on #1-ranked and National Prep champion Rylan Rogers.
Pinto and Rogers are bringing their considerable talents to Austin for a contest of champions. Pinto is currently ranked #3 at 170, which is likely the deepest weight class in the country. A rising senior at Stroudsburg High School in Eastern Pennsylvania, Pinto is the #16 ranked recruit on the Class of 2021 Big Board.
Besides his most recent PIAA title, Pinto also won a stop sign at Fargo in the U16 division in 2019.
Watch Pinto horse his way to a dramatic pinfall win over Mac Stout in the PIAA finals.
Wrestling at Blair Academy, Rogers is no stranger to elite competition. He was runner-up at the 2019 UWW Cadet World Team Trials, then won an Ironman title, and finished second at Beast of the East.
The National Prep title capped off an incredible season for the Washington state native, who rose to #7 on the Class of 2022 Big Board as a result.
Check out Roger's victory in the National Prep finals over Cole Rees of rival Wyoming Seminary.
Pinto got the better of Rogers last time they locked horns, although that was over a year ago in freestyle and at 170 pounds. Rogers earned his number one ranking at 182, and Pinto earned the right to try and take him out once again. That score will be settled on October 3rd in Austin, Texas.