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Short Time Wrestling Podcast

Hosted by Hall of Fame and award-winning wrestling broadcaster and journalist Jason Bryant, Short Time brings you the most relevant topics in wrestling with news, reviews, previews and interviews with the top names from Olympic-level, college and high school wrestling. Short Time is outfitted by Compound Clothing and is produced by Mat Talk Online.
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Apr 5, 2019

Drew Foster became the first NCAA Division I champion from Northern Iowa since 2000 when he topped Cornell's Max Dean in the finals at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh at 184 pounds.

On Episode 501 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, I'll talk with Foster about his rise from a sub-.500 wrestler as a freshman, to his All-American finish as a sophomore and his final season, which saw him best an opponent who'd already beaten him twice.

He'll explain what it's like wrestling in Iowa and why Northern Iowa is Iowa's team.

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Apr 2, 2019

Episode 500 brings back a previous guest as Emma Randall of Beat The Streets New York is back on the Short Time Wrestling Podcast. Randall, the only woman who holds a gold-level coaching status by USA Wrestling, left Colorado Springs last summer to take over as the Girls Development Coordinator for Beat The Streets New York. The Ohio native and Lock Haven graduate talks about the recent US win over India in the Hollywood vs. Bollywood dual hosted by Beat The Streets LA among other things.

One of the focal points of this episode is the Cliff Keen Gotham City Girls Open, set for Pratt Institute in Brooklyn on April 19-20. Randall explains the dynamic of the tournament and why it's an important event, not just for the New York area's development, but for girls of all wrestling age groups.

Information can be found at BTSNY.org

Photo by Nikki Macaluso

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Mar 20, 2019

NCAA Division I Coach Press Conference audio with Tom Ryan of Ohio State, Cael Sanderson of Penn State, Tom Brands of Iowa, John Smith of Oklahoma State and Keith Gavin of Pittsburgh.

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Check out the greatest accompaniment to the NCAA Division I Championships, and it's Mat Talk Online's NCAA Division I Championship Preview Guide at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. This link provides listeners of this show a $5 discount off the retail price. It's everything you'll need to know about every athlete in the NCAA championships coming up in Pittsburgh.

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Mar 20, 2019

NCAA Division I Athlete Press Conference audio with Bo Nickal and Jason Nolf of Penn State, Yianni Diakomihalis of Cornell, Myles Martin of Ohio State and Derek White of Oklahoma State.

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Mar 7, 2019

It's a Division III preview with PA announcers Bryan Hazard and Jason Bryant as they drive down to Roanoke from Northern Virginia. Stats and names to watch and some cool things we like about the Division III Championships, which run March 8-9.

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Feb 28, 2019

A full rundown of the 2019 NAIA Champions of Character recipients and a quick weight-by-weight list of some names to watch for the 2019 NAIA National Championships set for March 1-2 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Get the Guide! Check out the greatest accompaniment to the NCAA Division I Championships, and it's Mat Talk Online's NCAA Division I Championship Preview Guide at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. This link provides listeners of this show a $5 discount off the retail price. It's everything you'll need to know about every athlete in the NCAA championships coming up in Pittsburgh.

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Feb 19, 2019

The long and storied history of Perry High School wrestling in Perry, Oklahoma is being chronicled in an upcoming documentary. That storied history added another milestone last month when Perry won the school's 1,000th dual meet.

On Episode 495 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, I talk with head coach Ronnie Delk, an Oklahoma State alum, in his eighth year coaching the program. The school and town center around wrestling, with a noted monument dedicated to all its state champions as well as historical heroes like Jack VanBebber and Danny Hodge.

What's it like being an "outsider" coaching in Perry? How relevant is Danny Hodge today? What about guys like Jake Hager? How did Delk's battles with Daniel Frishkorn for the starting spot at 141 pounds at Oklahoma State impact his career and impact how he coaches kids?

Information on the documentary, The Price of Legacy, can be found at ThePriceOfLegacy.com

Photo courtesy Ronnie Delk

Get the Guide! Check out the greatest accompaniment to the NCAA Division I Championships, and it's Mat Talk Online's NCAA Division I Championship Preview Guide at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. This link provides listeners of this show a $5 discount off the retail price. It's everything you'll need to know about every athlete in the NCAA championships coming up in Pittsburgh.

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Feb 15, 2019

Menlo College is a small, business-minded school in California's Silicon Valley. Joey Bareng is a native Hawaiian who found himself ready to coach. Six years ago, Bareng took over at Menlo and the slow process of building the women's program from the bottom to the top began. That process came to a head on February 9 as Menlo won the school's first national title in any sport as the Oaks won the WCWA championship and crowned three individual winners.

On Episode 494 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Bareng will talk about his beginnings in Hawaii, wrestling at San Francisco State and jumping right into coaching. Bareng coached Alleida Martinez, Gracie Figueroa and Solin Piearcy to national titles this season, the first national champs in Menlo's history that weren't named Fulp-Allen.

What's the future look like for the school of barely 750 students? What about the growth of women's wrestling and the recruiting grounds in California that he's finally been able to pluck talent?

Get the Guide! Check out the greatest accompaniment to the NCAA Division I Championships, and it's Mat Talk Online's NCAA Division I Championship Preview Guide at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. This link provides listeners of this show a $5 discount off the retail price. It's everything you'll need to know about every athlete in the NCAA championships coming up in Pittsburgh.

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Feb 7, 2019

After wrestling for 96 years, Colorado School of Mines still hadn't ever won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title. On February 6, the Orediggers topped Colorado Mesa to claim a share of the regular season title, assuring the program of its first RMAC championship in school history. And just for stat nerds, Mines is the only original member of the conference, which was founded in 1909.

On Episode 493 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Colorado School of Mines head coach Austin DeVoe talks about this season, how his team has been building for the last two years and how he's assembled a team of smart wrestlers and smart coaches. You'll also learn the story of Blaster the Burro and the meatwad moniker.

Get the Guide!
Check out the greatest accompaniment to the NCAA Division I Championships, and it's Mat Talk Online's NCAA Division I Championship Preview Guide at WrestlingPreviewGuide.com. This link provides listeners of this show a $5 discount off the retail price. It's everything you'll need to know about every athlete in the NCAA championships coming up in Pittsburgh.

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Feb 5, 2019

The 16th WCWA National Championships are coming to Marietta, Georgia on February 8-9 and to talk about it is the head coach of the host Life University Running Eagles women's team, Ashley Sword.

A Florida native, Sword started wrestling in the 11th grade and then traveled across the country trying to find the right situation for her education and wrestling. After stints at Missouri Valley, the OTC and Oklahoma City, she was out of wrestling until the sport did what it does - brings people back in.

In her second year as the head coach at Life, Sword and assistant coach Christian Flavin are ready to run this event. Sword talks about her background, getting into coaching, the development of the women's wrestling scene and what it's been like to see the wave of great women coming into the sport.

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Jan 22, 2019

An Oregon native, Sam Schmitz said his introduction to women's wrestling wasn't a stellar one. Years later, Schmitz is now the head wrestling coach at McKendree University in Illinois where he coached the Bearcats to the school's first NWCA National Duals title in Louisville, Kentucky a few weeks ago. On Episode 491 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, I talk with Schmitz about his path to coaching, what his college career was like prior to coaching and how he hired his future wife as a graduate assistant, but he didn't actually know it at the time.

Schmitz also talks about the landscape of women's college wrestling, the differences in coaching both genders as he's also an assistant with the men's program and there's also the Short Time on Short Time segment.

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Jan 18, 2019

Spotsylvania (Va.) Athletics Director Bill Swink has coached for decades. An inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for Lifetime Service to Wrestling in Virginia in 2016, he's now working on a proposal aimed at reducing forfeits, improving competition and creating valuable dual meet schedules that help the sport of wrestling.

On Episode 490 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Swink, who has coached state championship teams at Colonial Forge prior to coming to Spotsylvania, talks about the why behind the proposal and what the timetable could be on implementation, should it get the support from the member schools in Virginia.

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Jan 14, 2019

At the Virginia Duals, Liberty's 52-year-old Jeff Lester competed once again for the Flames. A wrestler at Liberty in the 1980s when the school was competing in Division II, Lester is making the most (and maybe more), of his last year of eligibility. I talk to the oldest wrestler in Virginia Duals history just after the Flames finished up on Saturday at the Hampton Coliseum.

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Jan 10, 2019

Arizona State wrestling Director of Operations Maddie Schossow joins the Short Time Wrestling Podcast to talk about her role with the program and the growing presence of women in and around Division I wrestling programs. The Iowa native talks about her journey from Southeast Polk, to the University of Iowa and then to Tempe.

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Jan 8, 2019

Longtime college wrestling forum personality, small college wrestling coach and all-around wrestling junkie Aaron "The Swayz" Sweazy joins the program to talk about the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals and some of the things he's been watching around the country this year.

Sweazy is also a patron of the Mat Talk Podcast Network at the Olympian level and with that comes his opportunity to be on the show. We also talk about his fight with cancer and some other things that have made him a small school wrestling fan.
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Jan 3, 2019

The TL;DR version of the Multi-Divisional National Duals preview I released for the NWCA. The full text is available at the bottom of the show notes.

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Louisville, Kentucky – With nearly 320 wrestlers from 84 teams converging this weekend on the Kentucky Expo Center and Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, the name Mat Mayhem remains an adequate descriptor of what’s to come on January 4-5 as NUWAY hosts the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals presented by the United States Marine Corps and Defense Soap.

Five different collegiate wrestling divisions will come to Louisville for the first time in a dual meet advancement format to crown a national dual meet champion as the draws were also released on Wednesday.

This year’s field features 65 ranked teams, with the three of the five divisions competing in 16-team brackets. Division III will stage a 24-team bracket, while the women’s teams, which compete in the Olympic freestyle style, compete in a 12-team bracket.

Brackets & Event Links
Division II (PDF | Web) – Division III (PDF | Web) – NAIA (PDF | Web)
NJCAA (PDF | Web) – Women (PDF | Web)

WHAT: NUWAY hosts the 2019 NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals presented by the Marines and Defense Soap
WHEN: January 4-5, 2019
WHERE: Freedom Hall & Exhibition Hall – Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky
TICKETS: All-Session Adult ($45), All-Session Student ($25); Single Day Adult ($25), Single Day Student ($17).
WATCH: Trackwrestling.com (PPV) / Fox College Sports (Tape Delay)
INFO: bit.ly/MatMayhem2019
SOCIAL: #MatMayhem

COMPETING TEAMS:
Division II (16): Central Oklahoma, Fort Hays State, Gannon, Indianapolis, Limestone, Lindenwood, McKendree, Nebraska-Kearney, Notre Dame College, Pitt-Johnstown, Seton Hill, St. Cloud State, Upper Iowa, UW-Parkside, West Liberty, Wheeling Jesuit
Division III (24): Augsburg, Augustana (Ill.), Baldwin Wallace, Centenary, Chicago, Coe, Greensboro, Heidelberg, Ithaca, Johns Hopkins, Johnson & Wales, Luther, Millikin, Mount Union, Olivet, Roger Williams, UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Whitewater, Wabash, Wartburg, Westminster, WPI, York (Pa.)
NAIA (16): Baker, Bethany (Kan.), Campbellsville, Grand View, Indiana Tech, Life, Lindsey Wilson, Marian, Midland, Missouri Valley, Providence (Mont.), Southeastern, Southern Oregon, U. of the Cumberlands, Williams Baptist, York (Neb.).
NJCAA (16): Barton, Cowley, Harper, Itasca, Jamestown (N.Y.), Joliet, Labette, Muskegon, Nassau CC, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Northwest Kansas Tech, Rochester (Minn.), Southwestern Oregon, Spartanburg Methodist, Triton, Western Wyoming
Women (12): Campbellsville, Emmanuel, Gannon, King, Life, Lyon, McKendree, Missouri Valley, Nassau CC, Southern Oregon, U of the Cumberlands, Wayland Baptist

Here is a breakdown of what to look for in each respective division.

Division II
Top Bracket
St. Cloud State is looking to win its third straight National Duals crown and a fifth overall. Currently riding a Division II-best 35-match win streak, the Huskies will be the top seed and open with Seton Hill in a rematch of last year’s final which St. Cloud State won 41-0. The Huskies (7-0) also bring a Division II-best eight nationally ranked wrestlers to Louisville, led by top-ranked 125-pounder and 2016 NCAA Division II champion Brett Velasquez and top-ranked 197-pounder Vince Dietz, a Division II runner-up a year ago. The winner of the dual will face the winner of the Upper Iowa-West Liberty dual in the quarterfinals.

Upper Iowa, seeded eighth, has four nationally ranked wrestlers to contend with, led by Justin Foley at 133 and Dalton Hahn at 184 pounds. The pair comes in ranked seventh. There’s one matchup between ranked foes that could take place and that’s at 197 pounds where West Liberty’s Logan Kemp is ranked seventh and Upper Iowa returning All-American Nick Baumler is ranked No. 12.

Despite its amazing wrestling tradition, the Mountain Cats of Pitt-Johnstown have never finished higher than third at the National Duals. That third-place finish came back in 2016 and longtime coach Pat Pecora’s squad will come to Louisville with five ranked wrestlers, including top-ranked returning Division II national champion Chris Eddins at 149 pounds. The Mountain Cats open with Fort Hays State, which has placed in the top eight just once in school history. Coach Chas Thompson’s team finished fifth back in 2014. The key matchup is a possible national final at 133 pounds as 2017 All-American Brandon Ball is ranked second for Fort Hays State, while UPJ counters with third-ranked Joey Alessandro. The winner of this dual will advance to the quarterfinals to face either Indianapolis or No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney.

While Nebraska-Kearney is ranked No. 1 in Division II, that ranking is based on a tournament point projection by how teams’ individual wrestlers are slotted in the rankings. The Division II Coaches Association seeded the National Duals based on dual strength as each region had a representative submit their votes for the top eight seeds. The Lopers will face a UIndy team that could make things interesting as the Greyhounds have three ranked wrestlers in the mix. The Lopers boast a pair of top-ranked wrestlers – Matt Malcolm at 157 and Calvin Ochs at 165. The top matchup comes at heavyweight as UIndy’s Dylan Faulkenberg comes in ranked third, ahead of returning All-American and fifth-ranked Jarrod Hinrichs.

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Third-seeded Notre Dame College is loaded again as the Falcons have five ranked wrestlers and return All-Americans Kelan McKenna (133), Tony Vezzetti (184) and Kameron Teacher (285). They’ll face UW-Parkside, which returns All-Americans Airk Furseth (133) and James Lehman, who was an All-American at 197 last season, but has competed at 184 this year. The winner will advance to face either No. 6 Lindenwood or Wheeling Jesuit.

While Seton Hill was the unseeded team making a run to the finals last year, the year prior, it was Wheeling Jesuit that crashed the party. The Cardinals again find themselves unseeded, opening up with No. 6 Lindenwood. With 11 wrestlers ranked between the two teams and three matches head-to-head involving ranked wrestlers, the key for advancing in this tight dual will be bonus points. Third-ranked Carlos Jacquez of Lindenwood has been on fire recently, winning the Midwest Classic. He’ll face fifth-ranked Cole Laya. Danny Swan was a solid fifth at the Midwest Classic and he’ll match-up with returning All-American Tyler Warner of Wheeling Jesuit at 133. The dual could come down to a pair of ranked heavyweights as Wheeling Jesuit has a strong presence with returning national champion Terrance Fanning. Lindenwood can counter with 11th-ranked Courvosier Morrow.

The rest of that quarter bracket involves seventh-seeded Central Oklahoma squaring off with Gannon and second-seeded McKendree drawing Limestone to open the round. UCO has placed in the top eight 15 times and was a 2002 winner of the event. The Bronchos (yes, with an h) have three ranked individuals, while Gannon’s top individual is fifth-ranked George McGuire at 157 pounds. McKendree is a solid No. 2 seed and the Bearcats are looking to set a new program record for highest men’s finish. The team finished fifth in 2017, while the school’s women’s program has two National Duals runner-up finishes to its credit. McKendree has been bolstered by the availability of Michael Pixley, a past NAIA national champion who transferred from Grand View and had previously been an NAIA finalist at Lindsey Wilson. With no ranked wrestlers, Limestone will have a monumental task ahead of itself should the Saints want to be this season’s Cinderella.

Division II Ranked Wrestlers/Matchups
#1 St. Cloud State vs. Seton Hill
125: #1 Brett Velasquez (SCSU)
133: #11 Garrett Vos (SCSU)
141: #9 Travis Swanson (SCSU)
149: #2 James Pleski (SCSU)
157: #7 Jake Barzowski (SCSU)
165: #4 Devin Fitzpatrick (SCSU)
174: #3 Kolton Eischens (SCSU)
197: #1 Vince Dietz (SCSU)

#8 Upper Iowa vs. West Liberty
125: #10 Maleek Williams (UIU)
133: #7 Justin Foley (UIU)
184: #7 Dalton Hahn (UIU)
197: #12 Nick Baumler (UIU) vs. #7 Logan Kemp (WLU)

#5 Pitt-Johnstown vs. Fort Hays State
141: #3 Joey Alessandro (UPJ) vs. #2 Brandon Ball (FHSU)
149: #1 Chris Eddins (UPJ)
157: #4 Efe Osaghae (FHSU)
165: #9 Devin Austin (UPJ)
174: #7 Brock Biddle (UPJ)
197: #6 Levi Niebauer (UPJ)

#4 Nebraska-Kearney vs. Indianapolis
125: #2 Josh Portillo (UNK)
141: #4 Jon Killingsworth (UNK)
149: #7 Jacob Wasser (UNK) vs. #9 Kyle Barkovich (UIndy)
157: #1 Matt Malcolm (UNK)
165: #1 Calvin Ochs (UNK)
184: #5 Zach Stodden (UNK) vs. #8 Brody Connor (UIndy)
285: #3 Dylan Faulkenberg (UIndy) vs. #5 Jarrod Hinrichs (UNK)

#3 Notre Dame College vs. UW-Parkside
125: #11 Joe Arroyo (UWP)
133: #2 Kelan McKenna (NDC) vs. #10 Airk Furseth (UWP)
141: #8 Jose Rodriguez (NDC)
174: #6 Cornell Beachem (NDC)
184: #2 Tony Vezzetti (NDC) vs. #11 James Lehman (UWP)
285: #1 Kameron Teacher (NDC)

#6 Lindenwood vs. Wheeling Jesuit
125: #3 Carlos Jacquez (LU) vs. #5 Cole Laya (WJU)
133: #3 Tyler Warner (WJU) vs. #8 Danny Swan (LU)
149: #4 Gavin Londoff (LU)
165: #10 Keegan Driscoll (WJU)
174: #11 Connor Craig (WJU)
184: #10 Colton Clingenpeel (LU)
197: #11 Jared McKindley (LU)
285: #2 Terrance Fanning (WJU) vs. #11 Courvosier Morrow (LU)

#7 Central Oklahoma vs. Gannon
157: #5 George McGuire (GU)
184: #4 Heath Gray (UCO)
197: #4 Colton Looper (UCO)
285: #8 Blake Berryhill (UCO)

#2 McKendree vs. Limestone
125: #8 Marcus Povlick (McK)
133: #9 Charles McNeal (McK)
149: #6 Isaiah Kemper (McK)
157: #9 Nate Smalling (McK)
174: #2 Nick Foster (McK)
184: #3 Michael Pixley (McK)

Division III
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With 24 teams in the Division III field, the top eight seeds have opening round byes. That being said, the depth of Division III is continually growing, but the power still remains centered around “The Burgs” – Augsburg and Warburg. Combined, they’ve won all previous 17 iterations of the Division III National Duals and they’re seeded 1-2 again this year. No. 1 Augsburg brings eight ranked wrestlers, including two No. 1’s to Louisville, while No. 2 Wartburg has six ranked wrestlers and a pair of top-ranked competitors. Augsburg, the retuning National Duals champions, will draw the winner of the Chicago-Centenary dual. Centenary comes to the event with the nation’s top-ranked 197-pounder and All-American Etiini Udott. Chicago has two ranked wrestlers, including All-American Steve Bonsall at 157.

No. 8 York College of Pennsylvania will see the opening-round winner between UW-La Crosse and Augustana (Ill.). Key matchup to watch there is featuring a pair of returning Division III All-Americans – Augustana’s Adarios Jones, who placed third in 2017, and fourth-ranked Konrad Ernst of UW-La Crosse. Ernst was sixth last year. York is led by three-time Division III All-American Gregory Warner at 149 pounds and the Spartans will bring three ranked wrestlers and a formidable dual squad to Louisville.

No. 5 Wabash has four ranked wrestlers, including top-ranked All-American Darden Schurg at 174 pounds. The Little Giants will have an opening-round bye and face the winner of the dual between Luther and No. 12 UW-Whitewater. The Warhawks are in their first year under head coach Matt Zwaschka and bring two ranked wrestlers to the field, including All-American Mike Tortorice at 125 pounds.

No. 4 Ithaca has four returning All-Americans and leading the Bombers are Ben Brisman, a returning NCAA Division III national champion who comes in ranked No. 2 at 141 pounds, along with top-ranked All-American Jake Ashcraft at 184 pounds. Marty Nichols’ squad awaits the winner of the dual between Johns Hopkins and No. 13 Olivet College.

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No. 3 Johnson & Wales has emerged out of Rhode Island and staked a claim to be a perennial contender in Division III. The Wildcats have five wrestlers ranked in the top seven, including returning national champion Jay Albis at 125 pounds. With four returning All-Americans and a battle-tested squad, the Wildcats are a threat down low to always jump out to a big lead. They face the winner of the Heidelberg-Millikin dual. Millikin has three ranked wrestlers – Chris Williams (141), Braden Birt (157) and Keajon Jennings (197) – all of whom are returning All-Americans.

No. 11 Roger Williams will face first-time entrant Greensboro College in the opening round with the winner facing No. 6 Mount Union. Roger Williams’ wrestler to watch is 165-pound Taylor Shay, who’s ranked fourth in the country. Mount Union is off to 10-0 start. Jairod James won the program’s second-ever individual Division III national championship a year ago and is recently off a seventh-place finish at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships, where he became the first wrestler in school history to place at the prestigious event. James’ brother Jordin is ranked ninth at 133 pounds.

No. 7 Baldwin Wallace has an opening-round bye and will face the winner of the dual between Westminster and No. 10 Coe. Baldwin Wallace has been on the rise the last half decade, led by head coach Jamie Gibbs. Second-ranked Anthony Arroyo is a two-time All-American. Coe should be heavy favorites over Westminster, which is in just its second year as a program led by head coach Mike Eierman.

No. 2 Wartburg will have an opening-round bye and will face either No. 15 WPI or UW-Eau Claire. The Knights, winners of 11 Division III National Duals titles, have reached the championship round in each of the last 17 years. They’re 5-6 against Augsburg in finals and 6-0 against everyone else. Top-ranked Brock Rathbun (133) and Cross Cannone (157) are returning national champions.

Division III Ranked Wrestlers/Matchups
#1 Augsburg – BYE
125: #6 Victor Gliva (Augsburg)
133: #2 Sam Bennyhoff (Augsburg)
141: #3 David Flynn (Augsburg)
149: #1 Alex Wilson (Augsburg)
157: #6 Aaron Wilson (Augsburg)
165: #1 Ryan Epps (Augsburg)
184: #4 Tanner Vassar (Augsburg)
197: #4 Lance Benick (Augsburg)

#16 U. of Chicago vs. Centenary
157: #3 Steve Bonsall (Chicago)
174: #9 Kyle Peisker (Chicago)
197: #1 Etiini Udott (Centenary)

#9 UW-La Crosse vs. Augustana (Ill.)
157: #9 Grant Zamin (UW-La Crosse)
285: #3 Adarios Jones (Augustana) vs. #4 Konrad Ernst (UW-La Crosse)

#8 York (Pa.) – BYE
149: #7 Greg Warner (YCP)
184: #5 Frankie Krauss (YCP)
197: #10 Hasan Alic (YCP)

#5 Wabash – BYE
133: #10 Riley Lomenick (Wabash)
141: #10 Owen Doster (Wabash)
149: #8 Griffin Schermer (Wabash)
174: #1 Darden Schurg (Wabash)

#12 UW-Whitewater vs, Luther
125: #3 Mike Tortorice (UWW)
174: #6 Nick Bonomo (UWW)

#13 Olivet vs. Johns Hopkins
133: #8 Ricky Cavallo (JHU)

#4 Ithaca – BYE
125: #5 Ferdinand Mase (Itahca)
141: #2 Ben Brisman (Ithaca)
184: #1 Jake Ashcraft (Ithaca)
285: #5 Jake O’Brien (Ithaca)

#3 Johnson & Wales – BYE
125: #2 Jay Albis (JWU)
141: #7 Joe Ferinde (JWU)
149: #3 Da’Mani Burns (JWU)
184: #3 Khamri Thomas (JWU)
197: #5 Michael DiNardo (JWU)

#14 Millikin vs. Heidelberg
141: #4 Chris Williams (MU)
157: #8 Braden Birt (MU)
184: #9 Dylan Roth (Heidelberg)
197: Keajion Jennings (MU)

#11 Roger Williams vs. Greensboro
165: #4 Taylor Shay (RWU)

#6 Mount Union – BYE
133: #9 Jordin James (UMU)
174: #2 Jairod James (UMU)

#7 Baldwin Wallace – BYE
149: #5 Stanley Bleich (BWU)
165: #2 Anthony Arroyo (BWU)
197: #9 Zachary Lehman (BWU)

#10 Coe vs. Westminster
133: #4 Brock Henderson (Coe)
157: #10 Cole Erickson (Coe)
174: #5 Jake Voss (Coe)

#15 WPI vs. UW-Eau Claire
157: #4 Tyler Marsh (WPI)
184: #6 Dan Wensley (WPI)

#2 Wartburg – BYE
125: #10 Brady Kyner (Wartburg)
133: #1 Brock Rathbun (Wartburg)
157: #1 Cross Cannone (Wartburg)
165: #9 Mike Ross (Wartburg)
174: #4 Kyle Briggs (Wartburg)
197: #6 Kobe Woods (Wartburg)

NAIA
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The NAIA is unique in the way it allows more than one wrestler per weight class to qualify for its year-end national championships. With a max of 12 wrestlers, it also provides teams with various options when it comes to dual meets. The NAIA also ranks 20 wrestlers and of the 200 ranked wrestlers in the nation, 116 are expected to compete in Louisville. Grand View, the top seed, is looking for the record-breaking eighth straight National Duals title. They share the record with Division III Wartburg, which won consecutive titles between 2011-2017. Grand View’s dual meet win streak currently sits at 67 in a row and the squad’s last loss came in the fall of 2013 to Division I Iowa State. They’ll open with Bethany of Kansas, which has three ranked wrestlers. Best match in the opener could be top-ranked Ryan Niven against Bethany’s 11th-ranked Brandon Lawson-Archuleta. Grand View has 12 wrestlers ranked in the Top 20.

The winner of the Grand View-Bethany dual will face the winner of the Missouri Valley-Southern Oregon dual. While ranked lower by one spot in the NAIA rankings, Southern Oregon comes in as the No. 8 seed and this one should be a back-and-forth affair as six of the weights will feature head-to-head matchups between ranked wrestlers. Southern Oregon is led by returning All-Americans Chandler Michael at 149 and Hunter Hodges at 165. Missouri Valley’s big gun is returning All-American Jesse Gomez, who’s ranked second at 285.

A Mid-South Conference battle will open up the action for fifth-seeded Lindsey Wilson as the Blue Raiders face off with Campbellsville. Nine of the 10 weights feature ranked wrestlers, with five head-to-heads. Lindsey Wilson boasts top-ranked heavyweight Brandon Reed, while Campbellsville has a young squad led by 2017 All-American Jaedin Sklapsky, who enters the event ranked No. 12 at 149 pounds. The winner will advance to face Williams Baptist or fourth-seeded University of the Cumberlands.

With 15 wrestlers ranked in the Top 20, the Williams Baptist-Cumberlands dual has the opportunity to be tight, despite the ranking discrepancy. The Patriots and head coach Chris Fleeger are led by returning national champion Hayden Lee at 125 and top-ranked 149-pounder Tres Leon, who was named the NAIA Wrestler of the Week after his performance at the Division I-dominated Midlands championships. Lee and Leon are two of four All-Americans in the Cumberlands’ lineup. They’re joined by 197-pounder Eric Deluse and heavyweight Quandre Chisolm. Arkansas’ Williams Baptist finished second at the National Duals a year ago and was hit hard by graduation and the transfer of two-time finalist Demetrious Thomas to Division I Pittsburgh.

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Fans are still struggling with the name change, but the University of Providence doesn’t seem to have any identity crisis with its wrestling program. Formerly known as Great Falls, the Argonauts are seeded third and will open with Marian, a third-year program making aggressive strides to be nationally competitive. Providence has five wrestlers ranked in the top 10, including returning NAIA runner-up Adrian Lyons-Lopez. Keep an eye on 12th-ranked Brandon James of Marian at 133. He has a very successful high school career and had stops in Division I before landing on the Indianapolis campus.

The winner there will face either No. 6 Life or Baker University in the quarterfinals. Life is led by the program’s first national champion, Nosomy Pozo, who returns at 157 pounds. Baker has a returning champ of its own in the form of 174-pounder Lucas Lovvorn, who will match up with fifth-ranked Lucius Van Rensburg.

No. 7 Midland is solid down low, with three wrestlers ranked in the top four at 125, 133 and 141 pounds, respectively. The Warriors face an up-and-coming Southeastern squad which saw the program earn its first individual All-Americans last season and two of them return – Dylan Chatterton at 157 pounds and Ethan Owen at 141. Owen will have one of the tallest orders, facing off with David Berg, the second-ranked wrestler in the country at the weight. Berg was third at last season’s NAIA championships at 133, while Owen was seventh at 141. California products Julian and Jonas Gaytan are solid at 125 and 133 for Midland, as noted above.

No. 2 Indiana Tech has been second at the National Duals two of the last three seasons, but the Warriors were just seventh last year. They will open with Cumberland University in the first round, a squad that features just three ranked individuals compared to Indiana Tech’s 12. Six of Indiana Tech’s wrestlers are ranked in the top 10, highlighted by returning NAIA runner-up Erique Early. All-Americans Sawyer Miller (125), Gaige Torres (141) and Justin Atkinson (149) also pace the Warriors.

NAIA Ranked Wrestlers/Matchups
#1 Grand View vs. Bethany (Kan.)
125: #1 Justin Portillo (GV)
133: #1 Shiquan Hall (GV)/ #4 Trevor Murano (GV) vs. #19 Trey Edwards (Bethany)
141: #3 Eric Clarke (GV)
149: #2 Devin Reynolds (GV)/#3 Josh Wenger (GV)
157: #4 Steven Lawrence (GV)/#7 Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer (GV)
165: #1 Ryan Niven (GV) vs. #11 Brandon Lawson-Archuleta (Bethany)
174: #3 Lawton Benna (GV)
197: #1 Evan Hansen (GV)
285: #5 Cooper Thomas (GV) vs. #20 Brix Brickey (Bethany)

#8 Southern Oregon vs. Missouri Valley
125: #10 Francisco Barrera (SOU)
133: #7 Zachary Durbin (MVC)
141: #10 Casper Sherow (MVC) vs. #13 Devin Poppen (SOU)
149: #4 Chandler Michael (SOU) vs. #19 Seth Johnson (MVC)
165: #12 Hunter Hodges (SOU) vs. #19 Elias Vaoifi (MVC)
174: #14 Dalton Tipton (MVC)
184: #10 Tristan Ramberg (MVC)/#14 Dayton Brown (MVC) vs. #18 Calvin McKinnis (SOU)
197: #4 Tanner Fischer (SOU) vs. #20 Terry Martin (MVC)
285: #2 Jesse Gomez (MVC) vs. #17 Max Hane (SOU)

#5 Lindsey Wilson vs. Campbellsville
125: #11 Jordan Martinez (CU) vs. #14 Cagen Wallace (LW)
133: #10 Marvin Galette (CU) vs. #15 Brady Moser (LW)
141: #5 Trent Johnson (LW)
149: #12 Jaedin Sklapsky (CU)
157: #8 Derrick Smallwood (LW) vs. #15 Michael Diemer (CU)
174: #10 Brett Bradford (LW) vs. #19 Mahlic Sallah (CU)
184: #16 Aaron Mosley (CU)
197: #13 Avery Buckman (LW)
285: #1 Brandon Reed (LW) vs. #10 Ashton Mutuwa (CU)

#4 U. of the Cumberlands vs. Williams Baptist
125: #3 Hayden Lee (UC)
133: #6 Tanner Irwin (WB)/#17 Jaitlan Pitts (WB)
149: #1 Tres Leon (UC)
157: #6 Bobby Ehman (UC) vs. #12 Kyle Lee (WB)
165: #9 Tristan Macri (UC) vs. #20 Tristan Kole Meador (WB)
174: #18 Jonathan Stewart (WB) vs. #20 Jarod Swank (UC)
184: #8 Jeff Haley (WB)
197: #6 Eric Deluse (UC) vs. #8 Benjami Turnbough (WB)
285: Quandre Chisolm (UC)/#12 Aaron Johnson (UC)

#3 Providence (Mont.) vs. Marian
125: #16 Christopher Sharp (Marian)
133: #12 Brandon James (Marian)
141: #18 T.J. Baun (UP)
149: #6 Shonn Roberts (UP) vs. #9 Noah Warren (Marian)/#15 Bailey Moore (Marian)
157: #5 Casey Dobson (UP)
165: #2 Adrian Lyons-Lopez (UP) vs. #16 Trezdon O’Neal (Marian)
174: #15 Jack Servies (Marian)
184: #12 Randy Keesler (UP)
197: #5 John Hensley (UP) vs. #13 Zachary Worm (Marian)
285: #4 Mathew Hopkins (UP)/#13 Justin Harbison (UP) vs. #16 Ethan Bunce (Marian)

#6 Life vs. Baker
125: #9 Devaughn Sapien (Life) vs. #20 Emmanuel Brown (Baker)
141: #20 Chase Zemenak (Life)
149: #17 Mason Calvert (Life)
157: #1 Nosomy Pozo (Life)/#16 Syd Ohl (Life)
165: #13 Osvani Ley (Life)
174: #1 Lucas Lovvorn (Baker) vs. #5 Lucius Van Rensburg (Life)
184: #5 Jacob Smith (Baker)
197: #3 David Dow (Baker) vs. #9 Dialo Matsimela (Life)
285: #15 Bradon Hill (Life)

#7 Midland vs. Southeastern
125: #5 Jonas Gaytan (Midland) vs. #13 Jaaziel Santana (SEU)
133: #4 Julian Gaytan (Midland)
141: #2 David Berg (Midland) vs. #6 Ethan Owen (SEU)
149: #13 Jake Watters (SEU)
157: #9 Dylan Chatterton (SEU)
165: #7 Dominique Evans (Midland)
174: #9 Stephon Gray (Midland)
184: #11 Jason Davids (SEU)
197: #12 Luis Peguero (SEU)/#17 Jesse Pryor (SEU)

#2 Indiana Tech vs. Cumberland U.
125: #2 Sawyer Miller (IT)
133: #3 Erique Early (IT)
141: #4 Gaige Torres (IT)/#14 Matthew Miller (IT) vs. #17 Keyshawn Laws (CU)
149: #5 Justin Atkinson (IT)/#10 Robert Humphrey (IT)
157: #10 Mason Gaines (IT)
165: #6 Jacob Gross (IT)
174: #13 Jake Weimer (IT) vs. #12 Nathan Walton (CU)
184: #8 Thomas Dull (IT)/#15 Josue Hill (IT) vs. #19 John Olivieri (CU)
197: #11 Oscar Martinez (IT)

NJCAA
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Despite winning the last five National Duals titles, Clackamas is unable to attend this season, which opens the door for a new winner for the first time since 2013, when Labette claimed the title. While Northeastern Oklahoma A&M isn’t familiar with winning National Duals titles in its short history, NEO head coach Joe Renfro is. He led Labette to that 2013 title before taking over the restarted program at NEO. The Golden Norsemen will be heavy favorites to advance past Itasca Community College of Minnesota. The top individual matchup pits top-ranked Zeke Silva of NEO against fourth-ranked Corey Schmidt at 197 pounds. Boo Dryden (133) and Alex Kauffman (184) are returning All-Americans. The NEO-Itasca winner will face either No. 8 Labette or Triton.

Only three ranked wrestlers will be featured in the Triton-Labette dual, but one of them is top-ranked Dillon Prutch of Labette at 125 pounds. Second-ranked Tyree Johnson of Triton was third last year at the NJCAA championships.

Fifth-seeded Barton has come on the scene in a hurry. The fourth-year program features three ranked wrestlers, including returning All-American Gage Gomez at 133 pounds. Barton was fifth a year ago, while Muskegon’s best finish was seventh in 2012. The winner will face either fourth-seeded Nassau Community College or second-year Joliet Junior College.

Nassau, winners of a number of non-scholarship NJCAA championships over the years, made its return to the National Duals last year and finished eighth. Coach Paul Schmidt’s Lions will face a Joliet quad with a rich history that head coach A.J. Blahut is trying to recapture. Nassau’s top gun is top-ranked Michael Abidin at 174 pounds, while Joliet’s lineup features sixth-ranked Rodsean Graham.

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No. 3 Northwest Kansas Tech has noted international feel as two of its three ranked wrestlers hail from Mongolia. They’ll face Jamestown Community College of New York in the opening round. Top-ranked Munkbhat Bat-Ederene finished second in the NJCAA championships a year ago at 133 pounds, while the Mavericks also highlight the lineup with second-ranked Bat-Erdene Boldmaa at 141 pounds. The top matchup here comes at 184 pounds where second-ranked Cameron Page of Jamestown will face sixth-ranked Charles Small of Northwest Kansas Tech. The winner of this dual will face either No. 6 Harper or Spartanburg Methodist.

Spartanburg Methodist coach Matt Oliver brings two ranked wrestlers to the event with fourth-ranked Tramon Jenkins at 125 and seventh-ranked Caleb Spears at 174. Harper’s Michial Foy was third a year ago at the national championships.

No. 7 Rochester is a slight favorite over Southwestern Oregon as the dual features just two wrestlers who are ranked and both of them are Rochester YellowJackets. Second-ranked Shane Siewert is one to watch at 174 for Rochester. The winner of the dual will face either second-seeded Western Wyoming or Cowley Community College.

Cowley’s been ambitious this year, wrestling duals against Division I, Division II and NAIA schools. Maybe being battle-tested will help as Western Wyoming comes into the event with seven wrestlers ranked and very lofty goals this season. Returning All-American Jaxon Cole (125) is one of three wrestlers ranked third in the nation. He’s joined by Sam Freeman at 157 and heavyweight Landon Brown.

NJCAA Ranked Wrestlers/Matchups
#1 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M vs. Itasca
125: #6 Mason Naifeh (NEO)
133: #2 Boo Dryden (NEO)
149: #1 Kendon Lee (NEO)
184: #1 Alex Kauffman (NEO)
197: #1 Zeke Silva (NEO) vs, #4 Corey Schmidt (ICC)
285: #7 Antonio Andrade (NEO)

#8 Labette vs. Triton
125: #1 Dillon Prutch (LCC)
149: #2 Tyree Johnson (Triton)
285: #8 Chris Colvin (Triton)

#5 Barton vs. Muskegon
133: #8 Gage Gomez (Barton)
157: #7 Gable Howerton (Barton)
174: #5 Gage McBride (Barton)

#4 Nassua vs. Joliet
125: #5 Barreiro Jorge (Nassau)
174: #1 Michael Abidin (Nassua)
197: #6 Rodsean Graham (Joliet)

#3 Northwest Kansas Tech vs. Jamestown (N.Y.)
133: #1 Munkbat Bar-Erdene (NWKT)
141: #2 Bat-Erdene Boldmaa (NWKT)
184: #2 Cameron Page (JCC) vs. #6 Charles Small (NWKT)

#6 Harper vs. Spartanburg Methodist
125: #4 Tramon Jenkins (SMC)
165: #1 Michael Foy (Harper)
174: #7 Caleb Spears (SMC)

#7 Rochester vs. Southwestern Oregon
157: #8 Elijah Hollins (Rochester)
174: #2 Shane Siewert (Rochester)

#2 Western Wyoming vs. Cowley
125: #3 Jaxon Cole (WWCC)
133: #5 Joe Revelli (WWCC)
149: #7 Jake Thompson (WWCC)
157: #3 Samuel Freeman (WWCC)
165: #6 Jace Anderson (WWCC)
197: #8 Connor Kirkland (WWCC)
285: #3 Landon Brown (WWCC)

Women
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Last year, Campbellsville broke through and ended King’s four-year reign at the top of the women’s division. McKendree, the runners-up the past two seasons, looks poised to become just the sixth women’s program to win a women’s National Duals title. Much like the NAIA where numerous wrestlers from one team can be ranked at a weight class, McKendree brings 15 wrestlers to the event who appear in the most recent Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) rankings. Age-group world medalists Alexis Porter (143) and Alex Glaude (155) are ranked No. 1 as is talented freshman Felicity Taylor at 116 pounds. The top four teams get byes in the 12-team field, so McKendree’s hammers will await the winner of the Southern Oregon-Missouri Valley dual.

Interestingly enough, Southern Oregon and Missouri Valley meet in the opening round of the NAIA portion of the National Duals as well on the men’s side. The dual will feature five ranked wrestlers, four of them from Southern Oregon. Sienna Ramirez is a returning WCWA All-American for SOU, while Missouri Valley’s Shamera McTier comes in ranked ninth at 155 and was accomplished on the age-group levels.

No. 4 Emmanuel will have a first-round bye. The Lions have one of the nation’s most exciting wrestlers in top-ranked Abby Nette at 130 pounds. Cadet World medalist Kayla Marano (143) is a returning All-American, while Hannah Gladden (155) is looking for a breakout season. The Lions will face the winner of the Campbellsville-Nassau dual.

Fifth-seeded Campbellsville, last year’s WCWA and National Duals champions, were hit hard with graduation, but still return All-Americans McKayla Campbell (109), Koral Sugiyama (123), Alexia Foca (155) and Mariah Harris at 170. Nassau, which is still working on building its roster numbers for its fledgling program will struggle in dual meets.

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Third-seeded King has been one of the nation’s most successful women’s college programs, putting numerous wrestlers on to U.S. World and Olympic teams. While the Tornado have an opening-round bye, they could make things interesting as they’ll bring 10 ranked wrestlers at seven weights with some depth to bump wrestlers around to create more favorable matchups. Returning All-Americans to watch are second-ranked Nicole Joseph at 136 and Allison Petix at 130.

King will see the winner of the dual between longtime participant and No. 6 seed University of the Cumberlands and first-year Gannon, coached by Cumberlands alum Christen Dierken. The Patriots will be decided favorites against the start-up Golden Knights. Keep an eye on returning All-Americans Kelly-Ann Jimenez and Bridgette Duty at 136 pounds as well as Anna Naylor at 155.

Second-seeded Wayland Baptist has an opening-round bye so the Pioneers will await the winner of the dual between seventh-seeded Life and Lyon. Wayland Baptist brings ranked wrestlers at six weights, including the top-ranked 101 pounders with No. 1 Asia Ray, a Junior world bronze medalist and No. 2 Nina Pham. National champion Brittany Marshall helps secure the upper weights at 170 as does the arrival of Paige Baynes, last year’s national champion at 191 pounds who transferred in from Grays Harbor.

Life has started to become a national player on the women’s wrestling scene. The Running Eagles had three All-Americans last year and have three ranked wrestlers coming into the dual with Lyon. The top individual match there comes at 101 pounds with ninth-ranked Faye Cherrier taking on 10th-ranked Kassidy Ramirez of Lyon.

WCWA Ranked Wrestlers/Matchups
#1 McKendree – BYE
101: #6 Natalie Reyna (McK)
109: #6 Vanessa Ramirez (McK)/#10 Allissa Maldonado (McK)
116: #1 Felicity Taylor (McK)/#6 Theresa Rankin (McK)
123: #10 Alexia Ward (McK)
130: #2 Brenda Reyna (McK)
136: #6 Michelle Camacho (McK)
143: #1 Alexis Porter (McK)
155: #1 Alex Glaude (McK)/#8 Jasmine Bailey (McK)
170: #7 Syndee Kimber (McK)/#8 Kori Bullock (McK)
191: #3 Brandy Lowe (McK)/#6 Destane Garrick (McK)

#8 Southern Oregon vs. Missouri Valley
109: #9 Carol Johnson (SOU)
116: #10 Tara Othman (SOU)
135: #7 Gladdys Palma (SOU)
143: #9 Sienna Ramirez (SOU)
155: #9 Shamera McTier (MVC)

#5 Campbellsville vs. Nassau
109: #3 McKayla Campbell (CU)
123: #9 Koral Sugiyama (CU)
155: #9 Alexia Foca (CU)
170: #4 Mariah Harris (CU)
191: #9 Alexandra Castillo (CU)

#4 Emmanuel – BYE
101: #5 Angelina Gomez (EC)
116: #8 Kasey Baynon (EC)
130: #1 Abby Nette (EC)
143: #4 Kayla Marano (EC)
155: #4 Hannah Gladden (EC)/ #5 Felicity Bryant (EC)

#3 King – BYE
101: #7 Jaclyn McNichols (KU)
116: #5 Makayla Welch (KU)
123: #4 Cheyenne Sisenstein (KU)/#7 Briana Kellin (KU)
130: #7 Alyssa Aceval (KU)/#9 Allison Petix (KU)
136: #2 Nicole Joseph (KU)
143: #3 Ashlynn Ortega (KU)/#5 Ana Luciano (KU)
170: #10 Nia Crosdale (KU)

#6 U. of the Cumberlands vs. Gannon
116: #9 Jessica Rodriguez (UC)
136: #5 Kelly-Ann Jimenez (UC)/#8 Bridgette Duty (UC)
155: #7 Anna Naylor (UC)
191: #10 Jessie Kirby (UC)

#7 Life vs. Lyon
101: #9 Faye Cherrier (Life) vs. #10 Kassidy Ramirez (Lyon)
123: #8 Sierra Powell (Life)
191: #7 Stephanie Pantoja (Life)

#2 Wayland Baptist – BYE
101: #1 Asia Ray (WBU)/#2 Nina Pham (WBU)
109: #4 Rhonda Johnson (WBU)
116: #7 Mayra Ramirez (WBU)
123: #6 Jathiya Isaac-Thomas (WBU)
170: #1 Brittany Marshall (WBU)
191: #1 Paige Baynes (WBU)

Dec 20, 2018

The Mat Talk Podcast Network will launch a year-long series about the start of Little Rock's Division I wrestling program later this winter. During a trip to Little Rock to collect interviews for the series, we sat down with freshman Conner Ward, a Kansas native who is the only wrestler that's currently a part of the program.

We'll talk with Ward about what it's like to be the only guy "on the team" even though there isn't officially a team yet and what it's like to be the first building block to a new Division I program.

Ward's story will be chronicled later on in 2019 with the launch of the Little Rock show, but this episode of Short Time is the raw interview as I sat down with Ward at the Arkansas Wrestling Academy on December 17, 2018.

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Dec 12, 2018

Fresno City College won its eighth California Community College state championship in the last 13 years and its second three-peat last weekend at Cerritos College in Southern California. On Episode 484 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, head wrestling coach Paul Keysaw returns to the program for the first time in two years to talk about this year's team and why it was special.

Keysaw also broaches the topic of opportunities available in California for wrestlers and the untapped potential the state has to be able to teach and coach wrestling. He'll also touch on the relevance of Fresno State's program on the state as well as new coaches up and down the college rankings in the Golden State.

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Dec 10, 2018

The 40th edition of the Midwest Classic is coming to the University of Indianapolis on December 15-16, 2018 and with that comes a host of relevance and history in the world of Division II wrestling.

On Episode 483 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, I visit with head wrestling coach Jason Warthan and Jackie Paquette of UIndy to talk about the program, the impact of the Midwest Classic past, present and future as well as some historical research being done to pursue a doctorate.

The Midwest Classic is streaming live this weekend on Trackcast.

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Dec 6, 2018

Welcome back to the world of wrestling Richard Immel. That's right, the man himself, Captain Burundi will be a guest on Short Time where we talk about what he's been doing since leaving USA Wrestling, his foray into photography and the world of wrestling, ranging from AWL, attendance in wrestling, things in Vegas, Final X and how no one cares about your fantasy football league.

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Dec 4, 2018

It's been 20 years since a group of wrestling-minded fans, parents, promoters, and media-types got together and formed the Virginia Challenge, a youth-based wrestling group aimed at building wrestling in Virginia.

One of the notable events that's come out of the formation of the Virginia Challenge is the annual Holiday Duals, held in Virginia Beach. Now in its 18th year, the VAC Holiday Duals is regarded as one of the toughest events among those in age-group wrestling.

On Episode 481 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, Virginia Challenge Executive Director Frank Lipoli joins in to talk about about the foundation of the event, his promotional efforts over the years and what it's been like to see this event grow into the monster that it is today.

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Dec 1, 2018

No cheeky intros. No elaborate song lyrics sprinkled through. Today, it’s just wrestling. I’m Jason Bryant and this is Short Time Shots, a sometimes daily rundown of the day’s wrestling scores and more.

There will be more on the AWL in other episodes, since this show concentrates on the college levels of the sport. Highlights though were Jordan Oliver knocking off Zain Retherford, Alex Dieringer beating Isaiah Martinez, Cory Clark beating Tony Ramos and Kyven Gadson giving a very short interview after he beat Jacob Kasper to get to the hospital, where he had a baby on the way - like literally any minute. All those results on Trackwrestling. Check the daily newsletter at mattalkonline.com/news or the @mattalkonline twitter for links to the recaps.

In Las Vegas, as always, there were some solid upsets and individual wins. Ohio State put six into the semis, so that’s the short version. All that can be viewed at Flowrestling. But here’s some of the quarterfinal notables from Friday in Lost Wages.

Notables from each weight:
At 125: North Dakota State’s Brent Fleetwood stormed into the semifinals with back-to-back wins over Louie Hayes and Zeke Moisey. He’ll face top-seeded Sebastian Rivera of Northwestern, while down low, it’s a 2-3 matchup with Minnesota’s Sean Russell facing Oregon State’s Ronnie Bresser.

At 133: Pittsburgh’s Micky Phillipi upended Minnesota’s Ethan Lizak 4-0 in the quarters to reach Saturday’s semifinals. He’ll face second-seeded Luke Pletcher of Ohio State, while up top, it’s No. 1 Nick Suriano of Rutgers and No. 4 John Erneste of Mizzou. Erneste is 3-0 with three first-period falls.

At 141: Second-seeded Jaydin Eierman gave up a reversal and then outlasted Michigan’s Kanen Storr 3-2 in the tiebreakers. Eierman will see a familiar foe, Illinois’ Mikey Carr in the semis. Up top, it’s one vs. four with Joey McKenna of Ohio State meeting Northern Iowa’s Josh Alber. Storr, by the way, knocked off Chad Red of Nebraska in the Round of 16. All-American Red was bounced out of the tournament in the consolations.

At 149: Clarion’s Brock Zacherl upended All-American Grant Leeth and his neckbrace 3-2 in the quarterfinals courtesy of a third-period takedown. Zacherl will face Micah Jordan of Ohio State in the semis, while fifth-seeded Mitch Finesilver of Duke reached the semis after beating All-American Max Thomsen of Northern Iowa 3-2. Finesilver will face Rutgers’ Anthony Ashnault.

At 157: The on-again, off-again Griffin Parriott is on again. The Purdue sophomore beat All-American Tyler Berger of Nebraska 4-2 in the quarters and earned the right to face fifth-seeded Taleb Rahmani of Pittsburgh. Rahmani beat Eric Barone of Illinois, who had previously bumped off Ohio State’s Ke-shawn Hayes. Down low, it’s Kennedy Monday of UNC against Ryan Deakin of Northwestern.

At 165: Michigan’s Logan Massa seems back in his Super Saiyan Level 3 form. He breezed into the semis and will face fourth-seeded Isaiah White of Nebraska. Just so you know, while looking up the correct spelling of Saiyan, I got distracted by the Dragon Ball wiki. Where were you when you first watched the Namek saga? Down low, Mekhi Lewis of Virginia Tech upended red-hot Branson Ashworth of Wyoming 3-1. He’ll face Northern Iowa’s Bryce Steiert in the semis.

In just three short minutes, the Planet Namek … that was the longest three minutes in television history.

At 174, all top four seeds reached the semis as Michigan’s Myles Amine will face Nebraska’s Mikey Labriola and Northern Iowa’s Taylor Lujan will face Missouri’s Daniel Lewis.

At 184, second-seeded Taylor Venz of Nebraska was down 8-4 with riding time against in the third period when he countered a Nino Bonaccorsi shot by stepping over a chestlock and earning the fall. Venz will face sixth-seeded Drew Foster of Northern Iowa, who beat All-American Zack Zavatsky of Virginia Tech 9-6 in the quarters. Up top, Myles Martin of Ohio State has been rock solid. He’ll face All-American Max Dean of Cornell in the semis. Dean majored North Carolina’s Chip Ness in the quarters.

At 197, unseeded Greg Bulsak of Clarion picked off Virginia Tech’s Tom Sleigh 8-1 in the quarters to reach his semifinal opponent, 10th-seeded Eric Schultz of Nebraska. Second-seeded Nathan Traxler of Stanford was upset by Virginia’s Jay Aiello early, then Schultz edged Aiello 3-2 in the quarterfinals. Up top, Kollin Moore of Ohio State is back in action after returning from the U23 Worlds. He’ll face Purdue’s Christian Brunner, the fifth-seed, in the semis there. Brunner beat Tanner Orndorff of Utah Valley in the quarters. Orndorff majored Drexel’s No. 4 seed Stephen Loiseau in the Round of 32.

At 285 pounds, unseeded Chase Singletary of Ohio State pulled two upsets on his way to the semis. First he beat Northwestern’s Conan Jennings 6-5 in the Round of 16, then he pinned Central Michigan’s Matt Stencel in the quarters. Singletary will face Tate Orndorff of Utah Valley in the semis, while up top, Gable Steveson of Minnesota is almost to the point of going full heel turn as he bullied his way into the semis with some powerful bonus victories. Steveson will face North Carolina’s Cory Daniel in the semis.

Team-wise, it’s Ohio State, Missouri, Nebraska and Northern Iowa leading the back, with a host of teams bunched between 5-13.

Now to some duals, where we had two historical feats occur in Pennsylvania. First, unranked Princeton beat Lehigh for the first time in 50 years and for the first time ever at Lehigh. While the eighth-ranked Mountain Hawks aren’t even close to full strength, you wrestle with who you’ve got and on Friday night, Princeton got them. Patrick Brucki’s win over Jake Jakobsen at 197 sealed the deal for this one.

Further west in Lewisburg, the first sellout in Bucknell wrestling history with over 4,200 fans present saw No. 1 Penn State extend its dual meet win streak to 47 with a 42-3 win over the host Bison.

No. 7 NC State survived a scare as they went to Norfolk, Virginia and beat Old Dominion 16-15. This one was supposed to take place on Thursday, but a bomb threat at ODU forced the school to postpone women’s basketball and wrestling events. The rest might have served the host Monarchs well as Larry Early upended second-ranked Hayden Hidlay at 157 pounds. That offset NC State’s upset at 141, where Jamal Morris beat Sa’Derian Perry 7-2. Tariq Wilson’s bonus point at 133 proved to be the difference.

No. 20 Lock Haven had over 2,300 fans at Thomas Fieldhouse watch the Bald Eagles pick up an EWL win over George Mason 28-10. Other action in Division I saw Indiana beat Northern Illinois 20-14 and Ohio beat Appalachian State 25-16.

In the NAIA, Grand View extended its win streak to 66 duals in a row as they blanked Benedictine 56-0. Out in Great Falls at the Battle of the Rockies duals, which saw schools from Division II, the NAIA and the NJCAA, McKendree won three duals, as did Embry-Riddle.

Colorado School of Mines won a Division II tri over Chadron State and San Francisco State. Other multiple-dual winners on Friday included Eastern Oregon, Lindenwood, Northwest Kansas Tech, Providence (the one in Montana) and Spartanburg Methodist.

Looking at some other tournaments, Johnson & Wales leads the New Standard Corporation Invitational hosted by York College - the one in Pennsylvania. The Wildcats lead Ithaca, Baldwin Wallace and Roger Williams. Quarters kick up tomorrow, so there should be rowdiness. Couple of national champions meet in the quarters too, as Division III champ Jay Albis of Johnson & Wales meets Colton Messick of the Newport News Apprentice School, the returning NCWA national champion. Messick was coached by my old roommate, Matt Wright, at Warwick H.S. in Newport News, Virginia. Same one where Michael Vick - and my brother actually - graduated from.

12.

(Editor’s note: This is always a rough draft of the script of the show, there may be minor errors sprinkled throughout and no, it’s not in APA style or anything that resembles a journalistic published work)

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Nov 28, 2018

Jonny Ruggiano of Titan Mercury Wrestling Club and the Executive Director of the American Wrestling League comes on Short Time to talk about the idea behind the upcoming AWL and to answer questions about the long-term viability of the league, why it's in the current format, its future prospectus and more.

Lots of Q&A here and it should fill in plenty of gaps for fans willing to find out more. The AWL featuring Team Dake vs. Team Taylor starts on November 30 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Nov 19, 2018

Sure enough, the first full day with the new car, and I have to take my wife’s Pontiac G6 down to Maturi Pavilion. Why? I don’t quite yet know how to park our new monstrosity and her car fits in better places.

Yup, it’s a Sunday in college wrestling and we’ve got some real fun stuff to discuss. I’m Jason Bryant and this is Short Time Shots, a look at the day’s happenings in college wrestling from around the world. I don’t have any funny anecdotes to share today, other than man, my fantasy football teams SUCK. Like bad. Horrible. Hashtag #NoOneCaresAboutYourFantasyTeam.

I’ll start off at the dual I was at today as No. 4 Oklahoma State pulled away from No. 13 Minnesota 23-9 in front of over 3,000 fans at Maturi Pavilion. We saw two highly anticipated bouts and five overall that featured both competitors in the national rankings.

After a rather uneventful Cowboy win at 125 pounds, Daton Fix of Oklahoma State knocked off Minnesota’s two-time All-American Ethan Lizak 6-1 at 133 pounds. Lizak is every bit of 133 and this new weight class should serve him well. Fix and Lizak got involved in some fun scrambles, but a pair of takedowns AND a reversal helped give the Cowboy redshirt freshman the W. I talk with Fix and a bunch of Gophers on The Guillotine Grapevine, which you can also find on the Mat Talk Podcast Network.

Bonus wins by Chandler Rogers, Jacobe Smith and Dakota Geer allowed the Cowboys to pull ahead, even after a lost team point during the 133-pound bout. Minnesota did give their fans something to cheer about as Gable Steveson’s first home dual was a big W as he used a first period takedown and set of four nearfall points to top All-American Derek White 8-2 at 285 pounds. Again, hear from Gable, Eggum, Fix and Mitch McKee, who FINALLY beat Kaid Brock in a folkstyle match on the latest edition of The Guillotine Grapevine.

No. 2 Ohio State had no Myles Martin and no Kollin Moore, but the Buckeyes had enough to beat Arizona State 22-17 in Tempe. Zahid Valencia of ASU beat TeShan Campbell at 174 pounds, while Micah Jordan registered a solid 18-8 major decision over Josh Maruca at 149 pounds.

Lineups weren’t exactly at 100 percent for either team, but No. 5 Michigan topped No. 6 Lehigh 21-13 at Crisler. At 174, Myles Amine topped Jordan Kutler 6-4 at 174 … and really, that’s the only matchup that really had ranked wrestlers. We had an injury default with Malik Amine dropping a match to Jimmy Hoffman and Lehigh’s Jordan Wood majoring Luke Ready at heavyweight. Other than that, nothing really riveting, other than this match was supposed to be wrestled on Friday, but snow moved it to Sunday.

Virginia Tech will limp home to Blacksburg after taking two losses on the road this weekend. No. 25 Northwestern used a major decision at heavyweight by Conan Jennings to knock off the 10th-ranked Hokies 20-16 in Evanston. The key match there came at 149 pounds where Shayne Oster upended Ryan Blees 8-7 in the tiebreaker.

No. 12 Nebraska topped No. 18 Wyoming 22-12 in Laramie. A couple of interesting results from this dual on both sides. First, Zeke Moisey was upended by Wyoming’s Cole Verner at 125, then Tucker Sjomeling, who was just beaten the other night by Jens Lantz of Wisconsin, well Sjomeling beats All-American Montorie Bridges 13-11. Eye-Yeye-EYE. Branson Ashworth beat Nebraska’s Isaiah White 2-0. Nebraska picked up seven wins.

No. 17 Wisconsin had redshirt freshman heavyweight Trent Hillger play hero on two occasions on Sunday. First against Princeton, Hillger earned a first period technical fall to push the Badgers past the Tigers 22-18. A few hours later, an overtime win over Tate Orndorff lifted Wisconsin past No. 21 Utah Valley 22-17.

We’ll get to the tournaments in a sec, but we had some D3 action to get around to. John Carroll went 5-0 as it hosted the JCU Duals along with D2, D3 and NAIA teams. The Blue Streaks, and we don’t mean Martin Lawrence, beat Urbana, Waynesburg, Lourdes, Pitt-Bradford and Penn State … Behrend. Speaking of Urbana, the first-year Division II program earned its first win in school history by defeating another first-year program, Pitt-Bradford. Trevor Hankins’ technical fall at 184 pounds clinched the dual for the Blue Knights, who are coached by Seton Hill alum Brett Smith.

Ok, tournament time and that’s where top-ranked Penn State rolled. One media professional, who shall remain nameless, told me earlier on Sunday that he appreciates how Penn State helps move a tournament along. Yeah, if Brock Lesnar welcomes people to suplex city, then Penn State wrestling .. wait, Pittsburgh is already calling itself Pinzburgh this year .. hey Penn State faithful, let’s come up with some type of name for Penn State that has some type of geographical marker like “city” or “town” or I dunno, maybe my friend Nate Schy, the Mayor of Bringtown, can come up with something.

So Penn State won the tournament for a third straight year, scored 192 points and had EIGHT champions. The only weights they didn’t win were 125 and 149. Drexel was second with 109.5 points and five runners-up.

Roman Bravo-Young, Nick Lee, Jason Nolf, Vincenzo Joseph, Mark Hall, Shakur Rasheed, Bo Nickal and Anthony Cassar. Two things MIGHT have gotten sorted out with the Penn State lineup. Brady Berge beat Jared Verkleeren at 149 pounds in a tight one before Berge would medically forfeit the finals. Cassar beat Nick Nevills convincingly in the semis at 285. I remember my first episode of Short Time, “depth is never a bad thing.”

There wasn’t much in the way of ranked roadblocks in the finals, but Cassar had a solid major decision win over Drexel’s Joey Goodhart - Lancaster kid! - in the finals.

Lock Haven won the Black Knight Invitational. THE BLACK KNIGHT ALWAYS TRIUMPHS! NC State didn’t see much in the way of super crazy battles at the Wolfpack open, but Tariq Wilson did beat Zach Sherman of North Carolina in the finals at 133.
Best final of the New York State Intercollegiate championships was at heavyweight, where a pair of Division III All-Americans mixed it up. It was Oneonta State’s James Bethel who came away with the title, beating Ithaca’s Jake O’Brien 5-1. Bethel was a D3 runner-up a year ago.

North Dakota State won five titles at the Roadrunner Open. Stanford freshman Shane Griffith, who’s still redshirting, was impressive in winning a title at 165 pounds. Menlo’s Terrill Sidner won at 149 pounds, beating high school phenom Jaden Abas and Junior World teamer Peyton Omania of Michigan State on the way to the title.

The Missouri Valley Open took place in Marshall, Missouri for the women on Sunday. Marshall, as we know, is a nice community. There were plenty of notables.

Sarah Allen of the University of the Cumberlands topped Wayland Baptist’s Junior world medalist Asia Ray with a second-period fall at 101. McKendree’s Felicity Taylor registered a solid title and a fall over Makayla Welch of King to win the gold at 116 pounds. Brenda Reyna of McKendree topped returning WCWA champion Andribeth Rivera of Campbellsville by fall to claim top honors at 130. Rivera had beaten Ali Howk in the semis, while Reyna topped Arian Carpio of Sunkist in her semi. Junior world champion Maya Nelson mixed it up with the college kids as she topped fellow Colorado native Ashlynn Ortega of King 11-1 in the finals. Ortega topped NYCRTC’s Bri Csontos in the semifinals there.

Anna Naylor of the University of the Cumberlands won a 7-7 criteria final over McKendree’s Jasmine Bailey at 155, while veteran Brandy Lowe, who seems to have been around forever, gave McKendree another title with an 8-2 win over Alex Castillo of Campbellsville in the finals at 191.

As always, all those scores and more at the nation’s most comprehensive college wrestling scoreboard at almanac.mattalkonline.com. Contribute and say thanks with a small monthly contribution at mattalkonline.com/jointheteam.

The kids are off from school this week. We will have shakeups in the rankings this week with the coaches poll and I’m going to go watch Spaceballs!

I’d like to thank you for spending your time with me, because you’ve always got time for Short Time.


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Nov 18, 2018

If you recently listened to the episode of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast where Kyle Klingman and I talked about our experiences 10 years ago with the Wrestling 411 project, you’ll know that year, I totaled my car and had to buy a new one.

Well, it’s almost fitting that we put a bow on that year in an episode and my trusty 2008 Chevy Trailblazer finally got retired. My wife and I said the last time we got the car out of the shop - which happened to be in Iowa City prior to the World Cup - that this was the last repair. Anything else, and we’d get a new car.

Sure enough, the driver’s side window went on the blink and with winter the way it is, that was the final straw. And no, we are NOT minivan folk. So rather than sit and watch wrestling on Saturday, I listened to ODU close out Foreman Field with a football victory and watched updates on Twitter - I’m Jason Bryant and this is Short Time Shots, an update for you, the wrestling fan, on the pertinent happenings in and around college wrestling for November 17.

This day was actually pretty loaded when you look at it. There were 84 dual meets and over a dozen tournaments across all divisions - and that’s also exactly what this program covers - all divisions. If you do the math, there’s approximately 450 varsity college wrestling teams in this country. Division I accounts for 75 of those and it goes to 77 next year. That’s 17 percent of college wrestling. This show talks about that 17 percent and as much as the other 83 percent as possible.

So enough with the car buying and the statistical pleasantries, let’s get to the upsets!

Why are we starting with upsets? Because there were two of them on Saturday, the first seeing No. 24 North Carolina head to the valley of the sun and knock off No. 8 Arizona State in Tempe.

The Tar Heels benefitted from a major decision at 141 pounds by Jaime Hernandez and a fall from Devin Kane at 174 and a rare brother vs. brother matchup at 285 pounds. In case you’re wondering, returning national champion Zahid Valenica of Arizona State bumped up to 184 and beat All-American Chip Ness 9-6. That bump opened the door open for Kane to pin Jacen Petersen in the third period. With Carolina leading 16-15, Cory Daniel bested his younger brother Brady Daniel 12-3 to cement the upset for Coleman Scott’s squad.

The other big upset on the day saw unranked Pitt pick up falls from Micky Phillipi and Taleb Rahmani as the Panthers from Pittsburgh knocked off the 14th-ranked Panthers of Northern Iowa 21-19. UNI led 19-15 heading into the final two bouts, but a pair of transfers - Kellan Stout and Demetrius Thomas - both picked up six-point decisions to give Keith Gavin his biggest win of his coaching career. Thomas, an NAIA national champion as a freshman and a runner-up a year ago, beat UNI’s Carter Isley 9-3 to make it a final.

In Brookings, South Dakota, over 1,800 people were a bit let down as Seth Gross didn’t weigh-in, denying the much anticipated Gross vs. Daton Fix match from happening. The dual, however, wasn’t even much of a consideration as No. 4 Oklahoma State smashed host South Dakota State 45-6. The only Cowboy loss was an injury default at 149 pounds by Boo Lewallen.

No. 8 NC State won three duals at the Wolfpack Duals, topping Davidson 47-6 and then picking up wins over Division II UNC Pembroke 40-0 and NAIA Reinhardt 35-6. The rest of the Pack gets to the mats on Sunday at the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open in Raleigh.

Trailing 15-14 with just one bout to go, No. 9 Cornell needed All-American Max Dean to deliver a victory. He did that, but did it with some flare as Dean pinned Jackson Moomau in the first period to lift the Big Red past visiting West Virginia 20-15. West Virginia jumped out to a 9-0 lead after picking up wins at 197, 285 and 125. Noah Adams had the duals’ most notable win, a 13-7 win over nationally ranked Ben Honis of Cornell. We also saw Vito Arujau wrestling at 133 and Chaz Tucker up at 141 for the Big Red. Hrmmmm.

No. 21 Utah Valley swept a trio of duals as the Wolverines improved to 5-1 with wins over Northern Illinois, Clarion and Harper College. What was one of the most interesting, and perhaps unusual things of this quad at Northern Illinois was the three matches lost by Harper College, which is a junior college in Illinois, were by identical 44-3 scores - and it wasn’t the same winner. Hrm.

There were a ton of duals in the world of Division III with Roanoke, Virginia hosting the Southeast Duals. Mount Union, which was fresh off its big win over Baldwin Wallace this week, went 4-0 with a 32-15 win over Messiah, a 33-14 win over Lycoming and a pair of shutouts, 54-0 over Huntingdon and 51-0 over Penn College. Wilkes also went 4-0, beating Averett 27-12, Bluefield 51-0, Greensboro 33-10 and Otterbein 30-21.

Central College - they’re the Dutch and coached by a guy named Van Kley - fitting I know - went out to Muhlenberg in Pennsylvania and won five duals to come away with the title at the Scotty Woods Duals. Central beat host Muhlenberg 36-6, Washington & Jefferson 42-11 and Keystone 54-3 as well as two shutout wins over a pair of junior colleges.

Olivet swept the Comet Duals, going 4-0 with wins over Manchester, Millikin, Cornell College and Mt. St. Joseph. Individually, Manchester’s JaVon Phillips was most impressive, pinning all four of his opponents on the day at 157 pounds.

Up in New England, Matt Oney picked up his first win as the new head coach at WPI as the Engineers, yeah, go figure a Polytechnic school would be called the Engineers, beat Castleton 31-19. What was most notable though at the WPI duals was No. 14 Roger Williams picking off No. 24 Stevens Tech 24-18. Anthony Malfitano’s pin at 197 pounds was the back-breaker, giving the Hawks the win.

We did have some tournament action to tackle with the Navy Classic taking place in Annapolis. Michigan State had two champions and nine placewinners overall to capture the team title with 126 points. Indiana was second with 95.5, followed by Navy and Old Dominion.

Six different teams had champions, as Michigan State was led by individual champions RayVon Foley at 125 pounds and Cameron Caffey at 184. Foley beat Ohio’s Shakur Laney 7-4, while Caffey beat Old Dominion’s Antonio Agee 12-6. Navy had two champs - Casey Cobb at 133 and Nicholas Gil at 141. Gil beat All-American Sa’Derian Perry 7-6.

Other champions were Josh Heil of Campbell at 149, Larry Early of ODU at 157, Jonathan Viruet of Brown at 165, Andrew Morgan of Campbell at 174, Jake Kleimola of Indiana at 197 and Zack Parker of Ohio at 285.

Host Springfield won the Doug Parker Invitational, placing seven and outdistancing second-place Centenary 111.5 to 102.5. Nine different teams had champions with Springfield’s Ryan Peters at 141 and heavyweight Joe Fusco picking up titles for the Pride.

Some notables from the opens around the country:

At Lindenwood
Ohio State’s Malik Heinselman edged Iowa State’s Alex Mackall 11-10 to take top honors at 125 pounds. Iowa State’s Austin Gomez reportedly stormed back from a big deficit to claim a 15-13 win over Danny Swan of Division II Lindenwood in the finals at 133. Iowa’s Vince Turk beat Iowa State’s Ian Parker 6-5 at 141. Iowa’s Nelson Brands won at 165, beating former Hawkeye Joey Gunther in the semifinals on his way to the title. NAIA national champion Lucas Lovvorn of Baker won the title at 174. Among his notable wins was a 5-4 win over Iowa State’s Marcus Coleman in the semifinals. Illinois’ Emery Parker and Iowa State’s Willie Miklus won titles at 184 and 197, respectively, while Iowa freshman Anthony Cassioppi had three falls and a major on his way to a heavyweight crown.

Also of note, Oklahoma State freshman Travis Wittlake won five matches to claim gold at 174 pounds in the freshman/sophomore division …

All these results and even the stuff I didn’t mention is available at the nation’s most comprehensive college wrestling results and schedule page at almanac.mattalkonline.com or just click the scoreboard link on the main page of Mat Talk Online. This service, like this podcast, is free, but if you want to throw something that shows you appreciate what I’m doing here, you can do that at mattalkonline.com/jointheteam or contact me @jasonmbryant on Twitter for other options, such as Paypal or Venmo.

Now, to figure out these car sets … and who’s got time for that? You do, because you’ve always got time, for Short Time.


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