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2nd at 2021 U.S. Senior Nationals at 86 kg., 2021 NCAA Finalist, Two-Time NCAA All-American, 2020 ACC Freshman of the Year,  Two-time PA State Champion at Mifflin County HS, 2017 FloNationals Champion, Two-time Powerade Champion, Three-time Super 32 placer

  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. Expect Chaos In Charlottesville: ACC Preview & Predictions

    Expect Chaos In Charlottesville: ACC Preview & Predictions

    Mar 4, 2022

    Nearly two-thirds of the starters in the ACC will be headed to Detroit. In other words, this conference has an extremely high concentration of talent, and every match will matter.
  6. Can Any Challenger Dethrone J'den Cox?

    Can Any Challenger Dethrone J'den Cox?

    Sep 2, 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 92kg in men’s freestyle. We’ll also take a look at J’den Cox’s dominance at 92kgs since 2018.
  7. Best Potential Matches At Senior Nationals

    Best Potential Matches At Senior Nationals

    Apr 28, 2021

    There will be a number of incredible matches going down this weekend at the US Open. Take a look at the top 5 we hope to see at the senior level.
  8. 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.
  9. Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2021-2022 NC State Wolfpack

    Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2021-2022 NC State Wolfpack

    Apr 19, 2021

    Under the leadership of Pat Popolizio, NC State has vaulted itself into the national conversation and asserted control over the ACC. Now back-to-back-to-back conference champions, NC State is poised to add a fourth-straight with their probable 2021-2022 starting lineup.
  10. Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2021-2022 Cornell Big Red

    Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2021-2022 Cornell Big Red

    Apr 13, 2021

    It’s truly unfortunate we didn’t get to see Cornell compete this season. They were a legitimate trophy team contender. Luckily for us, they’ll be rolling out pretty much the exact same lineup in 2021-2022 that they would have this season.
  11. 184 lbs At NCAAs Is Sure To Be Chaotic

    184 lbs At NCAAs Is Sure To Be Chaotic

    Mar 17, 2021

    Both the ACC and Big Ten have no shortage of top 184-pounders, and we'll finally get to see them all in one bracket. Throw in the beasts from the remaining conferences, and baby, you got a stew goin. 
  12. Bader Show: Trent Hidlay & Bryce Meredith

    Bader Show: Trent Hidlay & Bryce Meredith

    Dec 8, 2020

    On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Spey catch up with Trent Hidlay after the RTC Cup and Bryce Meredith before the 150 lb 8-Man Challenge.
  13. What RTC Cup Teaches Us About The NCAA Season

    What RTC Cup Teaches Us About The NCAA Season

    Dec 7, 2020

    Last weekend's RTC Cup featured World medalists and Olympic hopefuls from a number of the country's top Regional Training Centers, and while the event gave us plenty to discuss in terms of senior level freestyle, it also allowed us to get a preseason look at several difference-makers in the upcoming NCAA Season. Here are a five big takeaways from the event.
  14. Complete Preview & Predictions - RTC Cup Presented By Titan Mercury

    Complete Preview & Predictions - RTC Cup Presented By Titan Mercury

    Dec 3, 2020

    The pools are set for the RTC Cup Presented by Titan Mercury where we'll see two days of incredible action. Here's a breakdown of the weight classes and the matches we expect to see during pool competition and how they could set up Saturday's bracket.
  15. Bader Show: Hayden & Trent Hidlay

    Bader Show: Hayden & Trent Hidlay

    Oct 6, 2020

    Bader and Bray catch up with NC State wrestlers Hayden and Trent Hidlay before they compete in Senior Nationals this weekend.