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2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Preview: 125 Pounds

Nathan Tomasello, Darian Cruz, Spencer Lee

Outside photos by Richard Immel, USA Wrestling, center photo by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we've got brackets!  The 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships is rapidly approaching and we now know what everyone's path to the title looks like.  Before we head for Cleveland, we’re breaking down every weight class in depth.  We’ll start with some facts for reference, break down who can win the weight, who will contend for All-American honors, who needs to be on upset alert in the first two rounds, how this weight will affect the team race, and end with a little analysis for those of you participating in fantasy wrestling contests.  We'll start with 125 pounds and move up through each and every weight class. Enjoy and check back later for much more!

Other weights: 133141149157165174, 184197, 285

125

Conference Champions

ACC – Sean Fausz (NC State)

Big Ten – Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State)

Big 12 – Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State)

EIWA – Darian Cruz (Lehigh)

EWL – Sean Russell (Edinboro)

MAC – Michael McGee (Old Dominion)

Pac-12 – Ronnie Bresser (Oregon State)

SoCon – Alonzo Allen (Chattanooga)

Performance by Seed, Last 10 Years (13-16 seed started in 2014)

1: 10 AAs, 5 finalists, 4 champions

2: 9 AAs, 5 finalists, 2 champions

3: 6 AAs, 2 finalists, 2 champions

4: 9 AAs, 4 finalists, 2 champions

5: 7 AAs, 1 finalist

6: 5 AAs, 1 finalist

7: 3 AAs

8: 5 AAs

9: 2 AAs

10: 5 AAs, 1 finalist

11: 2 AAs

12: 3 AAs

13: 0 AAs

14: 0 AAs

15: 1 AA

16: 2 AAs

US: 11 AAs, 1 finalist

Returning All-Americans

Darian Cruz (Lehigh) – Champion in 2017, 7th in 2014

Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) - 2nd in 2017

Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) - 3rd in 2017 at 133, 3rd in 2016, 1st in 2015

Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) - 4th in 2017

Sean Russell (Edinboro) - 7th in 2017

Ryan Millhof (Arizona State) - 7th in 2016

Zeke Moisey (West Virginia) - 2nd in 2015

Who can win?

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