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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. Final X Men's Freestyle Complete Scoring Breakdown

    Final X Men's Freestyle Complete Scoring Breakdown

    Jun 16, 2022

    Wrestling always has been and probably, given the nuanced and complicated nature of the sport, always will be lacking in the stats department. I'm doing my very small part to fix that. Below is a breakdown of all the scoring across the 24 matches men's freestyle matches at Final X Stillwater and New York.
  2. Early Predictions For Team USA At 2022 Worlds

    Early Predictions For Team USA At 2022 Worlds

    Jun 9, 2022

    Team USA’s world team is set and expectations are high for the men’s freestyle team. With 3 months remaining, it's time for some “way too early predictions” and give a brief outlook on every weight at the 2022 world championships in men’s freestyle.
  3. All The Scoring Action From Final X NYC

    All The Scoring Action From Final X NYC

    Jun 9, 2022

    If you're ready to re-live the best scoring action from Final X New York City, scroll through this compilation of scoring highlights from all 14 best-of-three series.
  4. The Complete Final X New York Greco Preview

    The Complete Final X New York Greco Preview

    Jun 7, 2022

    All five series on the docket for Final X New York presented by Tezos involve the elite of the elite in American Greco-Roman wrestling. Who the headliners are is subjective fodder, but many are looking forward to the only Olympic Trials final rematch from last year pitting ‘21 World bronze G’Angelo Hancock against Braxton Amos, who captured a World bronze last year on the Junior level.
  5. All The Ranked College Wrestlers At U23s

    All The Ranked College Wrestlers At U23s

    May 31, 2022

    The U23 World Team Trials have always been big draws for NCAA participants, and this year is no exception.
  6. True Third National Team Matches Set To Wrestle Before Final X

    True Third National Team Matches Set To Wrestle Before Final X

    May 26, 2022

    USA Wrestling has announced that there will be 11 True Third National Team Wrestle-offs held to determine the No. 3 athlete on USA Wrestling’s National Team
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.