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Check it Out: Week Three to Feature Some Excellent TOM Ranked-vs-Ranked Individual Bouts

Pictured: 2020 Olympic gold medalist and 2021 NCAA champion Gable Steveson. Picture courtesy of University of Minnesota Athletics. 

Last night, Week Three wrestling action got underway. The signature dual of the night, North Carolina at Nebraska, did not disappoint. 

While the Cornhuskers ran away with the dual, winning 27-6 and claimed eight of 10 Individual matches, the front half of the dual (125-157) was electric.

Fans saw Spencer Moore, a 17-year-old true freshman, go toe-to-toe with TOM’s No. 16, Liam Cronin, a 24-year-old super senior. We saw three-time All-American and four-time NCAA Qualifier Chad Red fall to Kizhan Clarke in a ranked matchup. Also, a pair of top-5-rated Tar Heels in No. 5 Zach Sherman (149) and, defending NCAA champ, No. 3 Austin O’Connor (157), suffered surprising losses. 

Well, there will be a plethora of equally compelling matchups to be on the lookout for as Week Three of the Division I season progresses onward.

Take a look below to see some of the potential individual matchups we might witness this coming week /weekend. 

Note: These are not confirmed matchups, just possible matchups. All times Eastern, with local times in parenthesis.

For the latest TOM NCAA D-I College Individual Regular Season Rankings – November 16th, 2021, click here.

For the complete D-I Upcoming Events for November 15-21 (Week 3), click here

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18:

 

Army West Point at Penn State, 7:00 PM – Possible Matchups

149: Beau Bartlett vs. No. 17 PJ Ogunsanya 

174: No. 1 Carter Starocci vs. No. 17 Ben Pasiuk    

197: No. 4 Max Dean (or Michael Beard) vs. JT Brown 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19:

 

Michigan at Columbia, 7:00 PM – Possible Matchups

125: Joe Manchio vs. No. 20 Jack Medley

133: No. 19 Dylan Ragusin vs. Angelo Rini 

141: No. 1 Nick Lee vs. Matt Kizimir 

Ohio State at Virginia Tech, 7:00 PM (Top-10 Team Dual) – Possible Matchups

125: No. 6 Sam Latona vs. No. 14 Malik Heinselman          

149: No. 1 Sammy Sasso vs. No. 9 Bryce Andonian 

174: No. 4 Mekhi Lewis vs. No. 6 Ethan Smith

184: No. 8 Hunter Bolen vs. No. 15 Rocky Jordan 

285: No. 7 Tate Orndorf vs. No.15 Nathan Traxler

Princeton at Iowa, 8:00 PM (7:00 PM) (Iowa Dual Meet Opener) – Possible Matchups 

157: No. 6 Kaleb Young vs. No. 7 Quincy Monday 

Air Force at Missouri, 8:00 PM (7:00 PM) – Possible Matchups 

133: Jared Van Vleet vs. No. 11 Matthew Schmitt    

285: No. 8 Wyatt Hendrickson vs. No. 11 Zach Elam 

Oklahoma at Arizona State, 9:00 PM (7:00 PM) (Top-20 Team Dual) – Possible Matchups

125: No. 4 Brandon Courtney vs. No. 19 Joey Prata

133: No. 8 Michael McGhee vs. No. 12 Tony Madrigal           

141: No. 8 Dom Demas vs. No. 19 Jesse Vasquez

149: No. 6 Kyle Parco vs. No. 11 Mitch Moore

157: No. 4 Jacori Teamer vs. No. 15 Justin Thomas

197: No. 6 Kordell Norfleet vs. No. 7 Jake Woodley 

285: No. 4 Cohlton Schultz vs. No. 19 Josh Heindselman   

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20:

 

Stanford at Cornell, 6:30 PM – Possible Matchups

149: No. 1 (141) Yianni Diakomihalis vs. No. 4 (149) Jaden Abas  

Oklahoma State at Minnesota, 8:00 PM (7:00 PM) (Top-15 Team Dual) – Possible Matchups 

125: No. 5 Patrick McKee vs. No. 18 Trevor Mastrogiovanni

149: No. 14 (141) Dusty Hone  vs No. 15 (149) Michael Blockhus vs. No. 

157: No. 5 Brayton Lee vs. No. 12 Wyatt Sheets

285: No. 1 Gable Steveson vs. No. 9 Austin Harris

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21:

 

West Virginia at NC State, 1:00 PM – Possible Matchups

125: No. 9 Killian Cardinale vs. No. 10 Jakob Comacho

165: No. 14 Peyton Hall vs. No. 15 Thomas Bullard 

285: No. 20 Owen Trephan vs. Michael Wolfgram

Pittsburgh at Lehigh, 2:00 PM – Possible Matchups

125: No. 15 Jaret Lane  vs Gage Curry 

285: No. 10 Jordan Wood vs. Jake Slinger 

Northern Illinois at Purdue, 3:00 PM – Possible Matchups

165: No. 16 Izzak Olejnik vs. No.17 Gerrit Nijenhuis           

184: No. 9 Britt Wilson vs. No. 19 Max Lyon

Oklahoma at Northern Colorado, 4:00 PM (2:00 PM) – Possible Matchups

No. 8 Dom Demas vs. No. 15 Andrew Alirez 

Campbell at North Carolina, 7:00 PM – Possible Matchups

149: No. 5 Zach Sherman vs. No. 19 Josh Heil 

174: No. 13 (174) Austin Murphy vs. No. 17 Clay Lautt 

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