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2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Preview: 285 Pounds


photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com

The 2021 NCAA Championships are rapidly approaching and since brackets have been released, we now know everyone’s path to an NCAA title. Before the action gets underway from St. Louis, we will break down each bracket in detail. We’ll start with some historical facts for reference, break down who can win each weight class, who will contend for All-American honors, who are scary matchups for potential upsets, and how this bracket will affect the team race. Let’s move on to the 285 lbers. 

Conference Champions

ACC: Deonte Wilson (NC State)

Big 12: Gannon Gremmel (Iowa State)

Big Ten: Gable Steveson (Minnesota)

EIWA: Jordan Wood (Lehigh)

MAC: Matt Stencel (Central Michigan)

Pac-12: Cohlton Schultz (Arizona State)

SoCon: Michael McAleavey (The Citadel)

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