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2021 NCAA Championships 3rd place, 3-time NCAA All-American, Two-time Big Ten Champion, 2014 Colorado State Champion

  1. 7 Incredible Semis Will Decide Final X Competitors

    7 Incredible Semis Will Decide Final X Competitors

    May 22, 2022

    The semi-finals at the World Team Trials will take place on Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 am (ET) and will decide Final X spots for 16 weights across men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle, and Greco-Roman. Check out a preview of some of the most notable semi-final bouts that will go down in Coralville, Iowa!
  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 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.
  4. Carr Paces The Field: 2022 157-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Carr Paces The Field: 2022 157-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Mar 13, 2022

    March Matness is here! Simple basketball fans are cursed with a paltry single bracket, while we wise and perspicacious wrestling fans get to enjoy ten glorious brackets featuring the world's oldest and most radical sport.
  5. Big 10 Tournament Preview & Predictions - The Middleweights

    Big 10 Tournament Preview & Predictions - The Middleweights

    Mar 1, 2022

    The premier conference in college wrestling is without a doubt the Big Ten. Too many returning NCAA champs and All-Americans to count will take the mats in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday and Sunday to try and win a coveted Big Ten title. The middleweights will feature some of the most intriguing matches, especially at 165 and 174 lbs.
  6. NCAA D1 Box Scores December 28-January 9, 2022

    NCAA D1 Box Scores December 28-January 9, 2022

    Jan 8, 2022

    Northwestern 39, SIUE 3
  7. 2021 CKLV Pre-Seeds Are HERE!

    2021 CKLV Pre-Seeds Are HERE!

    Dec 1, 2021

    The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational is the toughest early-season tournament and the pre-seeds are finally here! There are multiple national champions and over 100 ranked wrestlers in the field - take a look below to see the pre-seeds at every weight.
  8. Cliff Keen Las Vegas Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    Cliff Keen Las Vegas Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    Dec 1, 2021

    The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational is the best early-season tournament and the 149-174 weight classes are absolutely stacked. With multiple national champions in action and potential #1 vs #2 matchups, the action in Vegas is sure to be incredible. Take a look below at an in-depth breakdown and predictions for the middleweights at the CKLV.
  9. Every Ranked Wrestler We Could See At The Cliff Keen Las Vegas

    Every Ranked Wrestler We Could See At The Cliff Keen Las Vegas

    Nov 23, 2021

    Just how tremendous is the 2021 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational going to be? We haven't had one since 2019, so its mere existence is pretty tremendous in and of itself if you ask us.
  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. Who Will Be The #1 Seed At 70kg?

    Who Will Be The #1 Seed At 70kg?

    Aug 25, 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 70kg in men’s freestyle.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. Deakin Leads Loaded Big Ten Field At 157

    Deakin Leads Loaded Big Ten Field At 157

    Mar 4, 2021

    Not only does the Big Ten have the nation's top 157-pounder in Ryan Deakin, it has six of the top ten guys in the country. The top tier talent and depth will make this a great weight to watch. While the action is live on the Big Ten Network, we'll be breaking it down from Flo HQ on a watch party. Here's everything you need to know about this 157 lbs bracket.