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A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Elam amassed a career high school record of 156-17 and was a two time Missouri State champion and four time qualifier. Elam won the cadet folkstyle nationals in 2017 and won the cadet freestyle nationals in 2018. In 2019, Elam won the USA wrestling preseason nationals, and junior freestyle nationals. Elam finished third at the Super 32 championships in 2018 and was third at the cadet UWW world team trials in 2019. Rated as the 11th ranked recruit in the nation, Elam committed to the Missouri Tigers in 2019.

  1. 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.
  2. Complete Chaos: 2022 197-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Complete Chaos: 2022 197-Pound NCAA Championship Preview

    Mar 14, 2022

    Brackets | Rankings | Additional Previews: 125, 133, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 285
  3. Who Was Helped Or Hurt The Most By Their NCAA Seeds

    Who Was Helped Or Hurt The Most By Their NCAA Seeds

    Mar 11, 2022

    NCAA Championship Tournament seeds don't always align with expectations. Outside of the coaches' poll, however, there is essentially no human element is involved. A seed is determined by a national qualifier's body of work over the course of the season, as well as that of his competitors, and then a formula which is applied to everyone.
  4. Top 30 NCAA Conference Dark Horses

    Top 30 NCAA Conference Dark Horses

    Mar 5, 2022

    Every year on conference weekend we see standout performances from the talented but lower seeded wrestlers at their respective conference tournaments.  I took a look at the seeds, the brackets, and the résumé’s in many of the NCAA conferences and condensed a list of the top 30 dark horses for this weekend’s conference tournaments.
  5. Double Digit Top Ten Upsets Headline NCAA Week 13

    Double Digit Top Ten Upsets Headline NCAA Week 13

    Jan 31, 2022

    Week 13 of NCAA wrestling saw significant team and individual upsets that will give our rankers plenty of work to do. With more than 30 upsets and double-digit top tens going down, it really was a wild one. Here are this weekend's biggest upset stories.
  6. NCAA D1 Box Scores January 18-23, 2022

    NCAA D1 Box Scores January 18-23, 2022

    Jan 21, 2022

    Last Week's Box Scores
  7. Five Fire Scuffle QF Matchups You Must Watch

    Five Fire Scuffle QF Matchups You Must Watch

    Jan 1, 2022

    The Southern Scuffle is humming along in Chattanooga as the first day of 2022 brings with it another slate of excellent college wrestling.
  8. Southern Scuffle Preseeds Are Out

    Southern Scuffle Preseeds Are Out

    Dec 31, 2021

    It's New Yera's Eve! Which means it's also the eve of the Southern Scuffle! Which means it's about that time to check out the preseeds to this prestigious annual college tournament!
  9. Southern Scuffle Upperweight Preview & Predictions

    Southern Scuffle Upperweight Preview & Predictions

    Dec 29, 2021

    It's nearly 2022, and what better way to put 2021 in the rear view than by watching a rad wrestling tournament. Thankfully, the Southern Scuffle is here with another edition of this annual tradition.
  10. Hawkeyes Sending 15 To Scuffle

    Hawkeyes Sending 15 To Scuffle

    Dec 29, 2021

    The Iowa Hawkeye's holiday tournament saga final turn will land them in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the 2022 Southern Scuffle. With the cancelation of the Midlands Championships and then the cancelation of the Hawkeye Open, the Hawks needed somewhere to get their nonstarters matches and the Scuffle accepted them in.
  11. Southern Scuffle Lightweight Preview & Predictions

    Southern Scuffle Lightweight Preview & Predictions

    Dec 29, 2021

    The Southern Scuffle is always an exciting way to kickoff the start of the year and it will all start with the lightweights. With 20 ranked wrestlers in the bottom three weights alone, Southern Scuffle will be must watch TV for all college wrestling fans.
  12. Southern Scuffle Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    Southern Scuffle Middleweight Preview & Predictions

    Dec 28, 2021

    The Southern Scuffle will feature some of the best middleweights the country has to offer! Take a look below at a detailed breakdown and prediction of the action that will take place in Chattanooga from 149-174 pounds.
  13. Full Southern Scuffle Registration List

    Full Southern Scuffle Registration List

    Dec 28, 2021

    Every New Year's Day, the Southern Scuffle kicks off the beginning of the year with an electrifying lineup that produces some of the year's top collegiate matches. The 2022 Southern Scuffle will be no different. Check out the full registration list here with ranked wrestlers at the top of each weight class, and get ready to kick back, relax, and ring in the only way we know-how.