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2021 NCAA Champion at 174 lbs. for the Nittany Lions and Two-time state champion at Cathedral Preparatory School

  1. #1 Penn State vs #19 Lehigh - Preview & Predictions

    #1 Penn State vs #19 Lehigh - Preview & Predictions

    Nov 30, 2022

    The defending NCAA champion Penn State Nittany Lions will travel to Bethlehem Pennsylvania to take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Sunday, December 4. Take a look at the article below for the expected lineups from each squad and a full breakdown of every potential match.
  2. Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 5 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 5 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Nov 29, 2022

    December is upon us, and that means it's CKLV week! Throw in Iowa vs Iowa State and a bunch of other great duals, and week 5 of the season is shaping up to be the most consequential week of the season so far. Below is a list of every D1 event on the calendar along with all the ranked wrestlers we could see at those events. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
  3. The Mat Made The Difference For #1 Carter Starocci Over #2 Mekhi Lewis

    The Mat Made The Difference For #1 Carter Starocci Over #2 Mekhi Lewis

    Nov 25, 2022

    The main event between Carter Starocci and Mekhi Lewis had no shortage of intrigue, but ultimately, Starocci stayed undefeated against the 2019 NCAA champ.
  4. Carter Starocci Looks Forward To Matchups With Elite Guys Like Mekhi Lewis

    Carter Starocci Looks Forward To Matchups With Elite Guys Like Mekhi Lewis

    Nov 24, 2022

    Carter Starocci talks about what it took to beat Mekhi Lewis and why matches with Lewis motivate him so much.
  5. Nittany Lions Geared Up For All-Star Classic Tests

    Nittany Lions Geared Up For All-Star Classic Tests

    Nov 19, 2022

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Carter Starocci’s collegiate season is barely up and running, but Penn State’s star 174-pounder has been in “Alpha Mode” for months already.
  6. Where Every Ranked Wrestler Is Set To Compete On Week 3 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Where Every Ranked Wrestler Is Set To Compete On Week 3 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Nov 15, 2022

    NCAA wrestling action keeps heating up. After back-to-back weekends with more than 50 upsets, week three sets the table for even more potential chaos than we've already seen. Here's a list of every D1 event on this weekend's calendar along with all the ranked wrestlers who could participate in that event. This list also includes links to events that are live on FloWrestling along with preview content where applicable. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
  7. Where Every Ranked Wrestler Is Set To Compete On Week 2 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Where Every Ranked Wrestler Is Set To Compete On Week 2 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Nov 8, 2022

    The first week of the NCAA season saw incredible duals, new emerging stars, and over 50 upsets. Get ready for week two with a list of every D1 wrestling event on the calendar along with a list of every ranked wrestler who could compete in each event. Also, look out for links to preview content for many of these events throughout this article. All events listed are in Eastern Standard Time.
  8. U23 World Championships Match Notes - Day 6

    U23 World Championships Match Notes - Day 6

    Oct 22, 2022

    Day 6 of the U23 World Championships will see five men's freestylers compete for medals. Tanner Sloan (97 kg) is wrestling for gold while Yahya Thomas (70 kg) and Carter Starocci (79 kg) compete for bronze. Trent Hidlay (86 kg) and Jacob Cardenas (92 kg) are in the semifinals. The action begins at 10:45 a.m. Eastern.
  9. Georgia Wins, Team USA Takes Third At U23 World Championships

    Georgia Wins, Team USA Takes Third At U23 World Championships

    Oct 21, 2022

    For full match results and updated brackets, check out FloArena. My colleague Andrew Spey also has a full results article you can view HERE. There are two days until a team champion is crowned and I'll continue to update this article after each session.
  10. U23 World Championships Match Notes - Day 5

    U23 World Championships Match Notes - Day 5

    Oct 21, 2022

    Amit Elor (72 kg) will attempt to win her third World gold medal this year after winning U20 and Seniors. It would be the first time an American has accomplished this feat. Felicity Taylor (53 kg) and Alex Hedrick (57 kg) will wrestle for bronze while three men's freestylers are in the semifinals. The action begins at 10:45 a.m. Eastern.
  11. U23 Men's Freestyle Brackets Have Dropped!

    U23 Men's Freestyle Brackets Have Dropped!

    Oct 20, 2022

    USA's men's freestyle team begins competition tomorrow at 4:30 am eastern time. Before the action gets underway, scroll through the brackets below to see where each US athlete sits.
  12. USA's U23 Men's Freestyle Team And Their Biggest Challengers

    USA's U23 Men's Freestyle Team And Their Biggest Challengers

    Oct 13, 2022

    Team USA is bringing a very experienced men's freestyle squad to the U23 World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. Every team member is a medal threat, but they'll have plenty of international challengers. Below is a breakdown of the toughest competitors we're expecting to see at each weight class.
  13. Longest D1 Winning Streaks Entering The 2022-23 Season

    Longest D1 Winning Streaks Entering The 2022-23 Season

    Sep 28, 2022

    It’s almost college wrestling season! Before the 2022-23 Division 1 season kicks off, get to know the wrestlers who are carrying the longest winning streaks into this year.
  14. NWCA All-Star Classic Makes Its Return After Four-Year Absence

    NWCA All-Star Classic Makes Its Return After Four-Year Absence

    Sep 9, 2022

    The National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic presented by Cliff Keen will make a triumphant return this year — and the scheduled matchups will make for one of the best wrestling events this year.
  15. 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.