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Three-time NCAA All-American and NWCA All-American for Virginia Tech. Graduate of DePaul High School in New Jersey.

  1. 11 Must-See Session 2 World Team Trials Matches

    11 Must-See Session 2 World Team Trials Matches

    May 21, 2022

    The World Team Trials are off to an incredible start. If you missed session one, check out highlights from some of the most exciting matches, then get ready for session two by reading about some of the best bouts on tap.
  2. 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.
  3. US Open Men's Freestyle Upperweight Preview + Predictions

    US Open Men's Freestyle Upperweight Preview + Predictions

    Apr 28, 2022

    The US Open finally returns, and with it, a chance for the top senior level contenders to qualify for the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in May, which determines who participates in Final X. Challenge Tournament seeds will also largely be determined by the results from the Open.
  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. Anything Can Happen At 79kg

    Anything Can Happen At 79kg

    Apr 30, 2021

    There are sure to be many upsets this weekend at Senior Nationals. The very nature of an upset is that no one sees it coming. However, there’s one weight with all the right conditions for chaos - 79kg.
  6. Weight Changes At The US Open

    Weight Changes At The US Open

    Apr 28, 2021

    Now that the Olympic Trials are over, we’ll begin to see some of USA’s best migrate to new weights as they look toward the 2021 World Team Trials in September. Let’s look at some of the most notable athletes changing weight this weekend at the US Open.
  7. Junior & Senior Nationals Registrations Are Getting Tough

    Junior & Senior Nationals Registrations Are Getting Tough

    Apr 28, 2021

    Junior and Senior Nationals are a few days away, and registrations are looking solid. Take a look at everyone who's registered to compete for spots on the Junior World Team or in the Senior World Team Trials.
  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. 86 kg At Last Chance Is A Meat Grinder

    86 kg At Last Chance Is A Meat Grinder

    Mar 24, 2021

    It's hard to believe only two of the guys at this weight will qualify for the Olympic Trials. With three NCAA champs holding four titles and ten NCAA or NWCA All-Americans holding 23 AA honors, this weight is loaded. Registrations remain open until Thursday night, so we won't have brackets until after that. Here's a look at how the top guys stack up at 86 kg.
  10. 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.
  11. Bader Show: Spartan Combat Faceoffs & Mark Ironside

    Bader Show: Spartan Combat Faceoffs & Mark Ironside

    Jan 5, 2021

    Today, Dake, McFadden, Macchiavello, Dean, Yianni, and Ashnault come on to talk Spartan Combat Wrestling, then Mark Ironside joins the show to talk about Gable.
  12. Junior & U23 Men's Freestyle Nationals Bracket Reactions

    Junior & U23 Men's Freestyle Nationals Bracket Reactions

    Nov 14, 2020

    It's Junior and U23 men's freestyle eve and the brackets are hung from the walls of FloArena for your viewing pleasure. We've viewed them, and we've got rapid reactions that we want to share with you!
  13. Bader Show: Zain Retherford, Matt McDonough, David McFadden & Adam Hall

    Bader Show: Zain Retherford, Matt McDonough, David McFadden & Adam Hall

    Apr 22, 2020

    Bader and Bray are joined by Zain Retherford, Matt McDonough, David McFadden & Adam Hall
  14. Midlands Middleweight Preview: 149, 157, & 165

    Midlands Middleweight Preview: 149, 157, & 165

    Dec 24, 2019

    The middleweights in this year's Midlands field will be deep once again. 149, 157, and 165 should all include four of the top eight wrestlers in the weight class. Here's a breakdown of some of the action we could see in Evanston.