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The Exeter, Pennsylvania native was a three time all - state wrestler in Pennsylvania for Exeter high school. DeSanto finished fifth in the state and was a runner - up as a junior before heading into his senior year. As a senior DeSanto made the decision to wrestle the same weight as future teammate Spencer Lee who was going after his fourth Pennsylvania state title. In a vision quest like run, DeSanto defeated Lee with a late takedown to win his state title, handing Lee his first and only high school loss. DeSanto would wrestle as a true freshman for the Drexel Dragons compiling an overall record of 29-7 with a ranking as high as fourth in the nation.

  1. 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.
  2. Battle-Tested: 2022 133-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Battle-Tested: 2022 133-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Mar 14, 2022

    Brackets | Rankings | Additional Previews: 125, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 197, 285
  3. Who Was Helped Or Hurt The Most By Their NCAA Seeds

    Who Was Helped Or Hurt The Most By Their NCAA Seeds

    Mar 11, 2022

    NCAA Championship Tournament seeds don't always align with expectations. Outside of the coaches' poll, however, there is essentially no human element is involved. A seed is determined by a national qualifier's body of work over the course of the season, as well as that of his competitors, and then a formula which is applied to everyone.
  4. 8 Epic Matches From The Penn St. vs Iowa Rivalry

    8 Epic Matches From The Penn St. vs Iowa Rivalry

    Jan 26, 2022

    Penn State vs Iowa is an event that transcends the dual meet itself. The annual meeting between the Nittany Lions and the Hawkeyes has become a must-watch experience.
  5. Penn State vs Iowa: Preview & Betting Lines Contest

    Penn State vs Iowa: Preview & Betting Lines Contest

    Jan 25, 2022

    #1 vs #2 is always highly anticipated. Make it two of the most historic programs and college wrestling’s most notorious crazy venue, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for an A+ dual. On Friday, January 28 the #1 Nittany Lions of Penn State travel to Iowa City, Iowa, to take on the #2 Iowa Hawkeyes in what is the most anticipated dual of the year. You can listen to all the action live on the FloWrestling radio broadcast!
  6. DeSanto, Schriever On Iowa's List Of Probables For Ohio State

    DeSanto, Schriever On Iowa's List Of Probables For Ohio State

    Jan 19, 2022

    Austin DeSanto is back on Iowa’s list of probables — along with Cullan Schriever — for Friday night’s dual against Ohio State.
  7. Preview: #1 Iowa vs #6 Ohio State

    Preview: #1 Iowa vs #6 Ohio State

    Jan 19, 2022

    The top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes (10-0) take on #6 Ohio State (5-1) on Friday, January 21 in Columbus, Ohio, at 8 p.m. Eastern. The match will be aired live on the Big Ten Network but FloWrestling has you covered with a watch party for a second-screen experience. Here's a breakdown of the dual and what you can expect.
  8. Five Big Questions One Month Before Iowa vs Oklahoma State

    Five Big Questions One Month Before Iowa vs Oklahoma State

    Jan 12, 2022

    What can you expect when Iowa (8-0) faces Oklahoma State (8-0) on Saturday, February 12?The unique venue should come to mind. It doesn’t get much more innovative and creative than a dual on Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Unless, of course, you hosted a November dual on a football field in Iowa.
  9. LIVE BLOG: Iowa vs Army

    LIVE BLOG: Iowa vs Army

    Nov 28, 2021

    Iowa's weekend plans temporarily got derailed due to Oregon State travel difficulties. The Hawkeyes' dual against the Beavers was originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, then it got pushed back to Sunday, then it got scrapped altogether, which left Iowa scrambling for an opponent.
  10. 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.
  11. The Super Staffs Of The NCAA

    The Super Staffs Of The NCAA

    Sep 17, 2021

    For some time now the topic in major team sports leagues has been the formation of super teams and what they can accomplish. With the movement in coaching this summer the question should now arise: what about coaching super staffs in college wrestling? Some may come easily to mind but there are more than you may think.
  12. 2022 Title Contenders: 133 Pounds

    2022 Title Contenders: 133 Pounds

    Jul 12, 2021

    Lucky for fans but unfortunately for the field at 133 lbs, both finalists from this past year are returning. Roman Bravo-Young and Daton Fix have separated themselves from the field, so is there anyone else that could immerge as a title contender at the second to lightest weight class?
  13. 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.
  14. Several Hawkeyes Indicate They'll Take Extra Year Of Eligibility

    Several Hawkeyes Indicate They'll Take Extra Year Of Eligibility

    Mar 22, 2021

    The Hawks aren't going anywhere. Four key seniors have already indicated that they will be using the extra year of eligibility the NCAA granted them and returning for a fifth year of varsity of wrestling. 
  15. Austin DeSanto Out Of Parade Of AAs, Medal Ceremony

    Austin DeSanto Out Of Parade Of AAs, Medal Ceremony

    Mar 20, 2021

    After placing third at 133 lbs at this weekend's NCAA Championships, an incident with the NCAA media officials led to Austin DeSanto being removed from the Parade of All-Americans and medal ceremony. Head Coach Tom Brands commented on the situation.