The NCAA Division I wrestling season is finally here

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NWCA All-Star Classic – Saturday, Nov 1st.

This weekend will kick off the annual All-Star Classic, which is at Penn University this year. Even though no Iowa wrestlers were selected to compete , you can look at the matchups below and see that most of the All-Star participants will face an Iowa wrestler at some point this season. Flowrestling will be carrying the stream on FloPro. If you were thinking about testing Flo’s streaming service out for a month, this might be the one to do so. With the Super 32, Freakshow finals, NWCA All-Star Classic, and MSU open all being carried by the service, this weekend practically pays for itself.

125: Nahshon Garrett – Cornell vs. Joey Dance – Virginia Tech (Alan Waters – Missouri replaces Garrett)
133: A.J. Schopp – Edinboro vs. Mason Beckman – Lehigh
141: Logan Stieber – Ohio State vs. Mitchell Port – Edinboro
149: Jason Tsirtsis – Northwestern vs. Josh Kindig – Oklahoma State
157: James Green – Nebraska vs. Ian Miller – Kent State

165: Alex Dieringer – Oklahoma State vs. Nick Sulzer Virginia
174: Robert Kokesh – Nebraska vs. Tyler Wilps – Pittsburgh (Brock Gutches – Southern Oregon replaces Wilps)
184: Gabe Dean – Cornell vs. Jack Dechow – Old Dominion
197: J’den Cox – Missouri vs. Scott Schiller – Minnesota
HWT: Nick Gwiazdowski – North Carolina State vs. Mike McMullan – Northwestern

Iowa State – Saturday, Nov 1st

We finally get to see an Iowa school in action this weekend as well! Iowa State will be heading to Mason City to compete at the Kaye Young Open, and you can read Kirk’s breakdown of the wrestlers going here.

Michigan State Open – Sunday, Nov 2nd

Teams in the field: Central Michigan, Columbia, Michigan, Navy, Notre Dame College, Ohio, Ohio State, Purdue, and West Virginia.

As mentioned this will be carried on FloPro and as you can see there are teams that every Iowa school will face competing. Everyone will be curious to see how Ohio State’s young trio (Nathan Tomasello, Bo Jordan, and Kyle Snyder) will fare now that they have been turned loose. That story line has captured my attention alone, but the truth is I am so hungry for some D1 wrestling I would be watching anyway.