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  1. 2022 CKLV Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    2022 CKLV Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    Nov 28, 2022

    The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational is one of the best tournaments of the season and will feature a number of the nation’s top wrestlers at every weight on December 2-3. Check out a full preview with predictions for the 149-174 weight classes below.
  2. Missouri vs Arizona State Match Notes

    Missouri vs Arizona State Match Notes

    Nov 18, 2022

    Follow along as #3 Missouri takes on #6 Arizona State in Tempe, Arizona. The Tigers are coming off a tournament win at the Tiger Style Invite while the Sun Devils won seven individual titles at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic.
  3. 2022-23 NCAA 174-Pound Preview: Catch A Rising Starocci

    2022-23 NCAA 174-Pound Preview: Catch A Rising Starocci

    Aug 2, 2022

    The last three years of NCAA wrestling have been anything but typical. And the next few seasons are primed to stay on the peculiar end of the spectrum thanks to the extra year of eligibility granted every wrestler who participated in the 2021 season.
  4. US Open: U20 Ultimate Preview & Predictions

    US Open: U20 Ultimate Preview & Predictions

    Apr 28, 2022

    U20 Nationals (formerly known as UWW Junior Nationals) is one of my favorite age-level tournaments every year. The top high school upperclassmen get to test themselves against the best first or second year college guys who are often hungry to compete coming out of redshirt. It's the first step in making the Junior World Team as the winner of this event will earn an automatic berth to the best-of-three wrestle-off series against the World Team Trials challenge tournament champion in June.
  5. Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-2023 Arizona State Sun Devils

    Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-2023 Arizona State Sun Devils

    Apr 1, 2022

    Arizona State has gone from finishing 58th at the 2013 NCAA Championships to back-to-back team trophies. What Zeke Jones has done in Tempe since being hired in 2014 is remarkable, and they’re not stopping. The Sun Devils are poised to make it back-to-back-to-back NCAA trophies by bringing back 90% of their starting lineup from this past season.
  6. 2021-2022 Post Season Redshirt Report

    2021-2022 Post Season Redshirt Report

    Feb 26, 2022

    The Div I regular season has come to a close. With the post season looming, I wanted to take a look at some of the bright young stars in the sport that didn’t get a chance to shine under the bright lights this season as they are competing unattached.
  7. What's The ASU Plan For Cael Valencia?

    What's The ASU Plan For Cael Valencia?

    Dec 2, 2021

    Cael Valencia currently owns an 8-0 record with a win over a top-10 opponent. Even though the Arizona State freshman has shown his tremendous upside, he’s still sitting on the shelf for the Sun Devils.
  8. The 2021-22 NCAA D1 Redshirt Report

    The 2021-22 NCAA D1 Redshirt Report

    Oct 31, 2021

    In typical years, now is around the time during the NCAA preseason where we'd take a look at the potential impact wrestlers who sat out last varsity season while on redshirt.
  9. Junior & Senior Nationals Super King Kong Mega Preview

    Junior & Senior Nationals Super King Kong Mega Preview

    Apr 29, 2021

    Coralville, Iowa is hosting Junior and Senior Nationals. Below, we preview the senior men's freestyle weight classes and the junior men's freestyle weight classes. The latter also serves as the team trials for the UWW Junior World Championships.
  10. 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.
  11. Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2021-2022 Arizona State Sun Devils

    Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2021-2022 Arizona State Sun Devils

    Apr 21, 2021

    Zeke Jones is building something in Tempe. Despite 2021 being the first post Zahid Valencia season for the Sun Devils, they brought home a team trophy from NCAAs for the first time since 1995. Adding a nice transfer and bringing back a lot of talent, Arizona State will be set up nicely next season as well.
  12. Alex Facundo Looks Back On Amazing Prep Career, Ahead To Penn State

    Alex Facundo Looks Back On Amazing Prep Career, Ahead To Penn State

    Apr 13, 2021

    The final seconds of the match that would clinch Davison's first Division 1 state wrestling championship in 15 years were ticking away.
  13. Zeke Jones Proud Of Big Sun Devil Haul On Signing Day

    Zeke Jones Proud Of Big Sun Devil Haul On Signing Day

    Dec 2, 2020

    After National Signing Day, Arizona State claimed another top-five recruiting class, including four highly talented recruits. Number one pound-for-pound wrestler Richard Figueroa and top-five recruit Cael Valencia headlined the class.
  14. Who's #1 Match Notes

    Who's #1 Match Notes

    Oct 3, 2020

    It's a wonderful night for a wrestling match, which is great news, because we have 14 of them for you! Literally the best high school wrestlers in the nation are in Austin for Who's #1, which I will live blog for you. 
  15. Hometowns & Heatmaps For Who's #1

    Hometowns & Heatmaps For Who's #1

    Oct 1, 2020

    Where does one go to find competitors for Who's #1? Our guy Kyle Bratke crunched the numbers on historical WNO wrestlers and the states from whence the came. To get a better idea of the class of 2020, let's take a deeper dive into everyone's hometowns and throw up some keen looking maps in the process.