5 Reasons To Watch ASU, Utah Valley, & Wyoming

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Some of the best wrestlers in the west will be meeting up in Utah for a strong round-robin event this Saturday, January 23. Arizona State and Wyoming travel to Utah Valley where they'll forgo the typical dual meet structure for individual round-robins that should set up some fantastic individual matchups. As always, COVID-19 could change the starting lineups, but if all teams are full strength, here are the biggest stories we expect to see.

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1) 174 is Tough as Nails

If all teams are full strength, we'll see three ranked 174-pounders who have never met in competition. Demetrius Romero is back after a medical redshirt last season. He currently sits at #6 in the country. He'll look to maintain that ranking against two tough competitors.

Hayden Hastings is a two-time NCAA qualifier who's been a staple in the 174 rankings for the past couple of seasons. He's currently ranked #14 and will be looking for an opportunity to show that he's ready to content for All-American honors.

ASU's Trey Munoz has wrestled just once this season, but his match was an 8-3 win over Oklahoma's Anthony Mantanona who was #6 at the time. Now, Munoz sits at #19. We'll see how prepared the freshman is to contend with two more ranked 174-pounders.

Demetrius Romero's win over Joe Smith at the 2019 Big 12 Championships

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2) Freshmen Knocking On The Rankings Door

In this season with limited competition, ranked opponents provide huge opportunities for unranked wrestlers, particularly freshmen who haven't had the opportunity to build much of a resume. Two guys who could be poised to make moves are Wyoming 133-pounder Job Greenwood and Arizona State heavyweight Cohlton Schultz.

Greenwood already has one upset on the year from Wyoming's dual with Central Michigan. Greenwood pinned then #19 Andrew Marten. He has lost close matches to Missouri's #19 Matt Schmitt and Northern Colorado's #8 Mosha Schwartz and seems to be ready to make a move. He could have a big test on Saturday against #10 Michael McGee of Arizona State, and if he wins, he'll have a very strong case to be ranked.

Arizona State freshman Cohlton Schultz is the top Greco heavyweight in the country, and he was one of the biggest recruits in the class of 2019. Now he's looking for a ranked win to propel himself into the rankings. He'll have a big challenge with Big 12 champ #10 Brian Andrews of Wyoming. Many people expect big things out of Schultz, but Andrews has proved to be very solid at this level.

3) Taylor Lamont Looks To Stay Hot vs #4 Courtney

Utah Valley Junior Taylor LaMont has had incredible moments throughout his career, but he hasn't found his way onto the podium thus far. He started this season with a 10-6 victory over #20 Theorius Robison, and he'll have a big opportunity this weekend with #4 Brandon Courtney.

Courtney and LaMont have yet to square off in their college careers, and in a year where 125 has a ton of parity, this match between #4 and #13 feels like a toss up.

Taylor LaMont's 10-6 victory over Theorius Robison

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4) 6 Ranked Matchups

If all team's starters stay healthy, we'll see six matches between ranked opponents. Check them all out here:

125 - #4 Brandon Courtney, Arizona State vs #13 Taylor LaMont, Utah Valley

157 - #12 Jacori Teemer, Arizona State vs #19 Jacob Wright, Wyoming

174 - #6 Demetrius Romero, Utah Valley vs #14 Hayden Hastings, Wyoming

174 - #6 Demetrius Romero, Utah Valley vs #19 Trey Munoz, Arizona State

174 - #14 Hayden Hastings, Wyoming vs #19 Trey Munoz, Arizona State

197 - #8 Kordell Norfleet, Arizona State vs #16 Stephen Buchanan, Wyoming

5) 14 Ranked Wrestlers

Nearly a third of the starters in these lineups are ranked. Here are all 14 starters who currently sit in the top 25 of our NCAA Rankings

125 - #4 Brandon Courtney, Arizona State

125 - #13 Taylor LaMont, Utah Valley

133 - #10 Michael McGee, Arizona State

141 - #23 Peter Lipari, Arizona State

157 - #12 Jacori Teemer, Arizona State

157 - #19 Jacob Wright, Wyoming

165 - #4 Anthony Valencia, Arizona State

174 - #6 Demetrius Romero, Utah Valley

174 - #14 Hayden Hastings, Wyoming

174 - #19 Trey Munoz, Arizona State

184 - #21 Tate Samuelson, Wyoming

197 - #8 Kordell Norfleet, Arizona State

197 - #16 Stephen Buchanan, Wyoming

285 - #10 Brian Andrews, Wyoming

Live Updates: ACC Championships

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We'll be keeping ACC fans in the loop with live updates here. If you can't watch the action, refresh this page often to keep up with all the action.

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Match Notes: MAC Championship Finals

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The 2021 MAC Championship finals kick off, and we'll keep you up to date with live updates right here. For results from earlier rounds in the tournament, you can check the following link. If you can't watch the MAC finals live, refresh this page often so you don't miss anything.

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Real Woods Returning For Pac-12 Championships

After not wrestling all season, Stanford standout, Real Woods, has announced today on Instagram that he is entering the Pac-12 Championships. In the brackets released Friday morning by the Pac-12, Luciano Arroyo was listed at the Cardinal starter.

2021 NCAA D1 Transfer Tracker

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Since the transfer portal opened in October of 2018, it has been one of the hottest topics in college athletics. While the portal hasn't been utilized as much in wrestling as it has in football and basketball, there are still plenty of big-time transfers that have already gone down and talented wrestlers currently looking for a new home.

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PIAA Regional Weekend Watch Guide

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The postseason has arrived in Pennsylvania, and this year we are excited to expand our coverage of the road to Hershey with live coverage of numerous district and regional championships.

The D2 Postseason Is Here! Check Out The Top Stories For Regionals

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St. Cloud State was set up last March for a run at its fifth national title in six years until the college wrestling season came to an abrupt end on the eve of the Division II national tournament. 

PAC-12 Releases Conference Brackets

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Full PAC-12 Championships brackets have been released. Here's what will go down on Sunday, February 28.

MAC Championships Preview: 165-285

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In more than six decades of Mid-American Conference wrestling, there have been only eight four-time champions.

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ACC Championship Preview & Predictions

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It didn't happen overnight, but the ACC has made gains in recent years to become arguably the second-toughest conference in the NCAA despite having just six teams. 

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Projecting Every Seed At The Big Ten Championships

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The post-season is here. We have to wait an extra week for the biggest and baddest conference tournament of them all, but that just gives us more time to preview, prognosticate, and predict what will happen. Below is the projected seed for every weight at the Big Ten tournament with the number of allocations listed below. Pre seeds will be released early next week.

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