picture of Sam Latona

The phenom freshman came in with a lot of accomplishments before getting to Blacksburg, Virginia. As a high school wrestler, Latona was a multiple time state champion in Alabama and the first wrestler in Alabama state history to win a junior national title. Latona was also a two time NHSCA national champion and was ranked sixth in the nation at 120 pounds as a senior. Latona opened up his college career competing unattached for the Hokies compiling a record of 20-2 winning three open tournaments and placing third at the Southern Scuffle with his lone loss coming to Oklahoma State's Nick Piccininni. The 2021 season was where Latona really made his mark in college wrestling.

  1. Who's Registered For The Last Chance Qualifier

    Who's Registered For The Last Chance Qualifier

    May 6, 2022

    Everyone Registered so far for the Last Chance Qualifier in Atlantic City, NJ, and who might see there yet.
  2. 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.
  3. Suriano - Arujau Collision Course: 2022 125-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Suriano - Arujau Collision Course: 2022 125-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Mar 14, 2022

    NCAA week is finally here! The lightest weight class in Detroit also has the potential to be one of the most chaotic. Take my predictions with a grain of salt considering now that I have put them on wax, they're almost sure to not come true. However, the info in the preview will always be true, so feel free to take it in salt-free!
  4. These Top 5 Seeds Are On Upset Alert Early!

    These Top 5 Seeds Are On Upset Alert Early!

    Mar 10, 2022

    Crazy things happen every year at NCAAs and I’m sure this year will be no different. After the initial look at the brackets, which can be found HERE, I’m putting some top seeds on upset alert.
  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. 28 Upsets In Week 1!

    28 Upsets In Week 1!

    Nov 8, 2021

    The first weekend of collegiate action saw 28 upsets, 3 of which were over wrestlers ranked in the top 10. Below are some of the biggest upset stories of the week along with every upset we could find. If you saw an upset we missed, email jonathan.kozak@flosports.tv so we can be sure to include it.
  7. 2022 Title Contenders: 125 Pounds

    2022 Title Contenders: 125 Pounds

    Jun 29, 2021

    Many people will say Spencer Lee next topic when asked about who will be the 2022 125-lbs NCAA champion. While Lee will rightfully be the HEAVY odds on favorite to win, it won’t be a done deal until March 19, 2022, at approximately 8 pm EST.
  8. NCAA 125-Pound Preview: UnLEEsh The Fury

    NCAA 125-Pound Preview: UnLEEsh The Fury

    Mar 15, 2021

    The longest anyone has ever had to wait for an NCAA Tournament since World War II ended is finally over. The competitors have made their way to St Louis and we are going to crown 10 new champs for the first time since 2019.