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Ranked first in the nation as of June, 30th, 2021 at 138 pounds, Jesse Mendez will be set to compete at the Who's Number One event in Dallas, TX September 2021. Mendez is no stranger to Who's Number One, competing there in 2020 knocking off Jordan Williams 3-2. Mendez has had a very successful career to get him to this point. Mendez was a three time Indiana middle school state champion winning titles in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Mendez began his high school career in the 2018-2019 season going 42-0 en route to his first state title at 126 pounds. In that offseason, Mendez won the UWW cadet nationals to make the Cadet world team at 60 kg.

  1. The Top Potential Matches At U20 World Team Trials

    The Top Potential Matches At U20 World Team Trials

    Jun 2, 2022

    One of my favorite age-level tournaments of the year has arrived - the Junior World Team Trials. The nation’s best high school upperclassmen and college underclassmen putting it on the line for a chance to represent their country overseas.
  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. Ohio State Fans Will Have A Lot To Watch At The US Open

    Ohio State Fans Will Have A Lot To Watch At The US Open

    Apr 18, 2022

    With wrestlers across three age divisions and two styles, Ohio State fans will have plenty of wrestling to watch at the US Open. Starting Friday, April 29, Ohio State fans can get a good look at where some current wrestlers stack up on the senior ladder and how a couple of key guys from one of the best recruiting hauls we’ve seen recently will compete at the college level.
  5. Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-2023 Ohio State Buckeyes

    Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2022-2023 Ohio State Buckeyes

    Apr 6, 2022

    A 13th place finish at the national tournament isn’t quite what Ohio State wrestling fans have become accustomed to under head coach Tom Ryan. However, they have a lot to be excited about with both the amount of talent returning and the fact that they are bringing in one of the best recruiting classes of all time.
  6. Complete Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic Preview

    Complete Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic Preview

    Mar 23, 2022

    This year's Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic includes six of the top ranked wrestlers in the country and six matchups between opponents ranked in the top ten. Here's a preview of what to expect on Friday at the Rose Bowl of Wrestling.
  7. Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic College Fan Guide

    Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic College Fan Guide

    Mar 22, 2022

    With a couple dozen teams represented at the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic, college wrestling fans will have plenty to pay attention to this Friday at the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic. Here's a list of all the college commits wrestling at the PWC in alphabetical order by school.
  8. Loaded Team USA Squad Set For Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic

    Loaded Team USA Squad Set For Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic

    Feb 18, 2022

    Every year the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic finds the best wrestlers from Pennsylvania and then tests them against a team of all-stars from around the country. This year's US squad is incredible. It features two #1 ranked wrestlers, and all 13 athletes are ranked seventh or better in the nation. Team Pennsylvania athletes will be announced in the coming weeks.
  9. 170+ Ranked Wrestlers In State Championship Action

    170+ Ranked Wrestlers In State Championship Action

    Feb 17, 2022

    This weekend is the pinnacle of the high school season in nearly half the states in the Union. All that wrestling action means over 170 nationally ranked or Honorable Mention wrestlers are in action. Check out the full list of ranked competitors here in alphabetical order by state.
  10. Jesse Mendez Has Made His College Decision

    Jesse Mendez Has Made His College Decision

    Nov 3, 2021

    The wait is finally over.
  11. Jesse Mendez Makes His Return To Who's Number One Against Casey Swiderski

    Jesse Mendez Makes His Return To Who's Number One Against Casey Swiderski

    Aug 23, 2021

    Jesse Mendez will be making his third-straight appearance at FloWrestling’s Who’s Number One on September 18th and going for a historic fourth win at the prestigious event. For the first time, however, he won’t be wrestling in a four-man group. His opponent will be #2 Casey Swiderski of Michigan.
  12. The Ultimate U23 Men's Freestyle Preview & Predictions

    The Ultimate U23 Men's Freestyle Preview & Predictions

    May 26, 2021

    With Cadet and Junior World Teams in place, Team USA is looking to fill out its U23 roster. Some of the nation's top college wrestlers will battle for those spots this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska. Check out the top contenders and see our top four predictions for each Men's Freestyle weight.
  13. The U23 Field Is Coming Together

    The U23 Field Is Coming Together

    May 25, 2021

    This weekend, Lincoln, Nebraska plays host to the U23 World Team Trials, an event featuring some top NCAA athletes vying for World Team spots.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.