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Out of Rochester, NY Diakomihalis was a four time New York state champion setting a state record with his win streak of 210 matches. Diakomihalis is one of only two American wrestlers to win two world championships at the cadet level. At Cornell, Diakomihalis has won back to back national titles in his true freshman and sophomore seasons.

  1. Women's Weekly: Final X Is Set

    Women's Weekly: Final X Is Set

    May 25, 2022

    The World Team Trials were held in Coralville, Iowa, on May 21-22, which set all 10 Final X matchups.
  2. 10 Must-Watch Final X Era WTT Matches

    10 Must-Watch Final X Era WTT Matches

    May 18, 2022

    The Final X era of the World Team Trials Challenge tournament has a brief but memorable history. A tournament was held in 2018 and 2019 to determine which wrestlers would face each other for the World team spot in each weight class. The format was scrapped for the 2021 World Team Trials since the Olympics were held the same year due to the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games.
  3. Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    May 13, 2022

    The 2022 World Team Trials are set to go down in Coralville, Iowa May 21-22. This tournament will set the top two wrestlers at every weight who will wrestle-off for the world team spot in June at Final X. Seeds for the trials likely won't be released until a few days prior to the tournament, but because of its importance, we decided to predict what the top 7-8 seeds at each weight will look like. Take a look at those projections for men's freestyle below.
  4. US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    Apr 25, 2022

    In which we provide a quick guide to the men's freestyle weight classes at the USMC US Open.
  5. 5 Things We Learned From The 2022 NCAA Championships

    5 Things We Learned From The 2022 NCAA Championships

    Mar 21, 2022

    The 2022 NCAA Division I Championships are over. Here are five things we learned.
  6. Saturday Night Storylines From The NCAA Championships

    Saturday Night Storylines From The NCAA Championships

    Mar 20, 2022

    College wrestling’s crown jewel event had been around for 56 years when the Dan Gable-coached Iowa squad buzzed through the 1986 NCAA Championships, becoming the first team to capture five individual titles.
  7. Yianni's The Final Boss At 149 lbs

    Yianni's The Final Boss At 149 lbs

    Mar 15, 2022

    The bracket at 149 lbs has a clear favorite in Yianni Diakomihalis, but it also has the kind of volatility fans love to see in March. Several wrestlers outside the top 8 seeds could finish, and in fact, have finished on the podium which makes for a chaotic forecast.
  8. Longest Win Streaks Entering The 2022 NCAA Tournament

    Longest Win Streaks Entering The 2022 NCAA Tournament

    Mar 10, 2022

    Below is the list of wrestlers bringing a 20+ match winning streak into NCAAs with them. Eight of these 12 are carrying it over from a previous season. Yianni Diakomihalis’ streak is longest by both number of matches and date. The lone loss of his carrier came on December 30, 2017 - 1,531 days since this was published.
  9. Olympic Champs Headline USA's Freestyle Team For Bout At The Ballpark

    Olympic Champs Headline USA's Freestyle Team For Bout At The Ballpark

    Jan 13, 2022

    For release, January 12, 2022
  10. Five Fire Scuffle QF Matchups You Must Watch

    Five Fire Scuffle QF Matchups You Must Watch

    Jan 1, 2022

    The Southern Scuffle is humming along in Chattanooga as the first day of 2022 brings with it another slate of excellent college wrestling.
  11. Southern Scuffle Preseeds Are Out

    Southern Scuffle Preseeds Are Out

    Dec 31, 2021

    It's New Yera's Eve! Which means it's also the eve of the Southern Scuffle! Which means it's about that time to check out the preseeds to this prestigious annual college tournament!
  12. Hawkeyes Sending 15 To Scuffle

    Hawkeyes Sending 15 To Scuffle

    Dec 29, 2021

    The Iowa Hawkeye's holiday tournament saga final turn will land them in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the 2022 Southern Scuffle. With the cancelation of the Midlands Championships and then the cancelation of the Hawkeye Open, the Hawks needed somewhere to get their nonstarters matches and the Scuffle accepted them in.
  13. Southern Scuffle Lightweight Preview & Predictions

    Southern Scuffle Lightweight Preview & Predictions

    Dec 29, 2021

    The Southern Scuffle is always an exciting way to kickoff the start of the year and it will all start with the lightweights. With 20 ranked wrestlers in the bottom three weights alone, Southern Scuffle will be must watch TV for all college wrestling fans.
  14. Southern Scuffle Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    Southern Scuffle Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    Dec 28, 2021

    The Southern Scuffle will feature some of the best middleweights the country has to offer! Take a look below at a detailed breakdown and prediction of the action that will take place in Chattanooga from 149-174 pounds.
  15. Full Southern Scuffle Registration List

    Full Southern Scuffle Registration List

    Dec 28, 2021

    Every New Year's Day, the Southern Scuffle kicks off the beginning of the year with an electrifying lineup that produces some of the year's top collegiate matches. The 2022 Southern Scuffle will be no different. Check out the full registration list here with ranked wrestlers at the top of each weight class, and get ready to kick back, relax, and ring in the only way we know-how.