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2021 NCAA Championships 3rd place, 3-time NCAA All-American, Two-time Big Ten Champion, 2014 Colorado State Champion

  1. NCAA D1 Box Scores December 28-January 9, 2022

    NCAA D1 Box Scores December 28-January 9, 2022

    Jan 8, 2022

    Northwestern 39, SIUE 3
  2. 2021 CKLV Pre-Seeds Are HERE!

    2021 CKLV Pre-Seeds Are HERE!

    Dec 1, 2021

    The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational is the toughest early-season tournament and the pre-seeds are finally here! There are multiple national champions and over 100 ranked wrestlers in the field - take a look below to see the pre-seeds at every weight.
  3. Cliff Keen Las Vegas Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    Cliff Keen Las Vegas Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    Dec 1, 2021

    The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational is the best early-season tournament and the 149-174 weight classes are absolutely stacked. With multiple national champions in action and potential #1 vs #2 matchups, the action in Vegas is sure to be incredible. Take a look below at an in-depth breakdown and predictions for the middleweights at the CKLV.
  4. Every Ranked Wrestler We Could See At The Cliff Keen Las Vegas

    Every Ranked Wrestler We Could See At The Cliff Keen Las Vegas

    Nov 23, 2021

    Just how tremendous is the 2021 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational going to be? We haven't had one since 2019, so its mere existence is pretty tremendous in and of itself if you ask us.
  5. Top Seniors Yet To Win An NCAA Title

    Top Seniors Yet To Win An NCAA Title

    Oct 25, 2021

    The 2021-2022 NCAA season is just around the corner. This will be the last run at an NCAA Title for many seniors, but there are a few that stick out who haven’t yet won it all. Take a look below as we outline (in weight class order) some of the best group of seniors yet to win an NCAA Championship.
  6. Who Will Be The #1 Seed At 70kg?

    Who Will Be The #1 Seed At 70kg?

    Aug 25, 2021

    The World Team Trials will take place September 11-12 to determine the team that will compete in Oslo, Norway October 2-10. In this article we’ll explore what the top 8 seeds might look like for the competitors at 70kg in men’s freestyle.
  7. Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2021-2022 Iowa Hawkeyes

    Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2021-2022 Iowa Hawkeyes

    Apr 8, 2021

    The 2021 NCAA Champion Iowa Hawkeyes aren’t going anywhere next season. All six seniors from the team have confirmed they’ll be using their extra year of eligibility and returning. Meaning, Iowa will most likely have the exact same lineup that won them a team title.
  8. Contenders And Sleepers: The 2021 Last Chance Qualifier Preview

    Contenders And Sleepers: The 2021 Last Chance Qualifier Preview

    Mar 25, 2021

    The last step before the 2021 Olympic Trials: the 2021 Last Chance US Olympic Trials Qualifier! The top two wrestlers at each weight will qualify for the Olympic Trials on April 2-3. Before you dismiss any of these guys take a look at the registration list and remember that in 2017 Thomas Gilman went from last chance qualifier to World silver. Nothing is impossible!
  9. Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier Registrations Are Loaded

    Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier Registrations Are Loaded

    Mar 24, 2021

    With the Olympic Trials just two weeks away, there is only one remaining opportunity for athletes to qualify. The Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier goes down March 26-27, and the registration list is stacked with talent. Check out all the competitors currently registered to compete in Fort Worth.
  10. Deakin Leads Loaded Big Ten Field At 157

    Deakin Leads Loaded Big Ten Field At 157

    Mar 4, 2021

    Not only does the Big Ten have the nation's top 157-pounder in Ryan Deakin, it has six of the top ten guys in the country. The top tier talent and depth will make this a great weight to watch. While the action is live on the Big Ten Network, we'll be breaking it down from Flo HQ on a watch party. Here's everything you need to know about this 157 lbs bracket.
  11. 2021 Hodge Rankings Update #3

    2021 Hodge Rankings Update #3

    Feb 22, 2021

    Daton Fix has arrived. The Cowboy went 4-0 at the Cowboy Challenge Tournament with three falls and added another pin to his record after Bedlam on Sunday. However, he stays below Gable Steveson because of Gable's superior strength of schedule.
  12. NCAA Week 8 Roundup

    NCAA Week 8 Roundup

    Feb 22, 2021

    Week 8 of NCAA wrestling didn't have very many matches, but it still brought some important developments before conference weekend #1 kicks off on Friday. Here are the biggest stories of the week.
  13. Week Eight Hodge Trophy Rankings Update

    Week Eight Hodge Trophy Rankings Update

    Feb 16, 2021

    Two weeks after releasing our first set Dan Hodge Trophy rankings, we have our first updated set! Three wrestlers from the first set; Logan Massa, Noah Adams, and Boo Lewallen, took losses and were taken out. Previous #9, Mekhi Lewis, injury defaulted in the third period after trailing the entire match to Jake Wentzel, so he was shown the door as well.
  14. Match Notes: Penn State vs Northwestern

    Match Notes: Penn State vs Northwestern

    Jan 30, 2021

    Penn State takes on Northwestern in its second dual of the day. Against Indiana, PSU was missing Robert Howard, Michael Beard, and Greg Kerkvliet, so we'll see who they roll out this afternoon. Even minus those guys, we still have 12 ranked wrestlers in this dual with ranked matchups at 133, 149, and 157. The Nittany Lions looked a bit vulnerable in a 24-15 dual against Indiana, so we'll see how they rebound against a tough Northwestern squad.
  15. 6 Interesting Questions That This Weekend's 74kg Bracket Could Answer

    6 Interesting Questions That This Weekend's 74kg Bracket Could Answer

    Oct 7, 2020

    Deakin is a beast. He’s one of those guys who looks huge for every single weight that he competes in. The fact that he has a junior world silver medal at 66kg is beyond comprehension, and it is needless to say that he was enormous for that weight class. When he made the jump to 157lbs in college I thought that he might be giving up some size, and that was definitely not the case. Making 74kg probably won’t be a problem, but I'm curious to see if he continues the trend of always being the biggest guy at the weight.