Ten Matches to Watch for at CKLV

Vegas, baby! The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational has long been a staple of the college wrestling season and, in recent years, has become the premier event of the regular season. A plethora of highly-ranked wrestlers will make the trip to Sin City this weekend looking to cement themselves squarely in the national title conversation as the season moves forward. Every year, there are some massive upsets, breakout performances, and incredible matches that take place at CKLV and this year’s edition looks as promising as ever.

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Six Takeaways from Iowa/Wisconsin

Iowa and Wisconsin clashed last night in a dual featuring a pair of top-ten teams and all sorts of individual superstars. As is often the case inside of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa rolled and picked up a pair of upsets along the way en route to a 32-3 victory over the Badgers. Austin DeSanto and Anthony Cassioppi both notched wins over highly-ranked opponents for the Hawkeyes and graduate transfer Johnny Sebastian provided the lone win for the Badgers. On a night that wasn’t short on upsets or exciting matches, a few things stood out to me above all else. Here are my top five takeaways from the night that was in Iowa City:

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Bill Farrell Men’s Freestyle Recap

This year’s edition of the Bill Farrell Memorial International showcased a ton of domestic talent with a sprinkle of international flavor. The tournament carried an extra bit of weight this time around, though, due to it being a qualifier for the Olympic Trials next April. The highest-placing American in each weight punched their ticket to State College, and there was no shortage of drama. I dove into each weight and gave my thoughts and observations below, enjoy!

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