picture of 2020 FloWrestling 8-Man Challenge: 195 lbs

Completed , Nov 1, 2020

Myles Martin, Gabe Dean, Keith Gavin, Drew Foster, Sammy Brooks, Nate Jackson, Taylor Lujan, and Shakur Rasheed will do battle in an eight-man bracket with $20,000 going to the winner, $10,000 to the runner-up, $5,000 to the third-place finisher, $2,500 to the fourth-place finisher, and $1,000 to the first-round losers.

  1. The 2020 Year In Review As Told By Holiday Movies

    The 2020 Year In Review As Told By Holiday Movies

    Dec 24, 2020

    Can you believe we’ve made it to the final week of 2020? 
  2. 195lb 8-Man Challenge Match Notes

    195lb 8-Man Challenge Match Notes

    Oct 31, 2020

    Eight elite 195-pound wrestlers have made their way to Austin for a shot at $20,000 and a piece of total purse worth over $40,000. We'll also see two bouts between up-and-coming stars from the women's division. And I'm here to bring you all the action, as it happens, live in the form of this blog. 
  3. FloWrestling 8-Man 195lb Challenge Press Conference

    FloWrestling 8-Man 195lb Challenge Press Conference

    Oct 30, 2020

    Bader and Bray talk with all the men and women who will compete live on October 31 in the 8-Man 195 lb Challenge.
  4. The Ultimate 195-lb Flo 8-Man Challenge: Preview and Predictions Article

    The Ultimate 195-lb Flo 8-Man Challenge: Preview and Predictions Article

    Oct 30, 2020

    A possible pioneer wrestling event will be going down Saturday night in Austin, Texas, - the 8-Man challenge. Over $40,000 in payouts will be dispersed among the eight competitors with each win putting a little more money in their pocket. Below is a brief breakdown of each match along with a lot of other content surrounding the competitors and the FloWrestling staff predictions. If you want to try and predict your own bracket and win a Flo t-shirt you can do so HERE.
  5. Crafty Keith Gavin Out Of Retirement To Run the 195 lbs Gauntlet

    Crafty Keith Gavin Out Of Retirement To Run the 195 lbs Gauntlet

    Oct 29, 2020

    There's a mystique around Keith Gavin heading into the 195 lb 8-man challenge. He hasn't wrestled a match since 2016, and he has never wrestled a match against anyone in this field. So why is the Pitt Head Coach dusting off the singlet for the first time in a long time, and how well does he expect to do?
  6. Myles Martin Rides Ohio RTC Momentum, Kollin Moore Scraps Into Flo 8-Man

    Myles Martin Rides Ohio RTC Momentum, Kollin Moore Scraps Into Flo 8-Man

    Oct 29, 2020

    When wrestlers entered Ohio State’s Jennings Family Wrestling Facility this week, it marked the first time in more than 32 weeks that Buckeye or Ohio RTC athletes had drilled in the space. Shuttered by the University as part of its COVID-19 mitigation strategy since mid-March, the reopening of the facility was a big moment for the staff and especially for the competitors.
  7. Shakur Rasheed Finally Feeling Good For 8-Man

    Shakur Rasheed Finally Feeling Good For 8-Man

    Oct 29, 2020

    Shakur Rasheed had a roller coaster of a college career. He finished on the NCAA podium at 197 lbs as a sophomore but had to fight for his spot in the lineup and against a series of injuries throughout his time in State College. Now, he's finally feeling healthy and ready to go for the 195 lb 8-man bracket this weekend.
  8. 'Not Going To Waste Opportunities,' Gabe Dean Comes Out of Retirement

    'Not Going To Waste Opportunities,' Gabe Dean Comes Out of Retirement

    Oct 29, 2020

    After Gabe Dean's impressive career at Cornell came to a close, he didn't have the spark to compete. It was time to move into coaching full time. But the recent loss of a close uncle reminded him that life is short. Now, he's coming back to the mat and taking advantage of the opportunities in front of him.
  9. 5 Reasons To Watch The Women's Matches This Weekend

    5 Reasons To Watch The Women's Matches This Weekend

    Oct 29, 2020

    We're not just awarding $40,000 to our eight 195-pound competitors. We've also got two women's showcase matches, one happening after the quarterfinals and the other after the semifinals. 
  10. How Each 8-Man Competitor Can Win It All On Halloween Night

    How Each 8-Man Competitor Can Win It All On Halloween Night

    Oct 29, 2020

    With over $40,000 in payouts and $20,000 going to the winner, there's a lot on the line for our 195 lbs 8-man bracket competitors. I'm sure they will all head to Austin with game plans in mind of their own, but I thought I would breakdown how I see each wrestler coming out on top.