photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com
After three rematches have been announced for the NWCA All-Star Classic, we now have a fresh matchup to watch at 141 lbs between a pair of two-time All-Americans. Second-ranked Joey McKenna (Ohio State) will take on fifth-ranked Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State). The duo has yet to meet in college because Brock has spent the first two years of his career at 133 lbs. The introduction of Daton Fix into the Cowboy lineup, and Brock’s growth will lead him to move up a weight class for 2018-19.
McKenna has placed third at nationals twice in three seasons. He spent the first two years of his collegiate career before transferring to Ohio State in 2017-18. At Stanford, he won a pair of Pac-12 titles and took third as a freshman, then came up a match shy of AA’ing as a sophomore. As a Buckeye, McKenna never missed a beat and captured a Big Ten title before earning the fourth seed at the 2018 NCAA Championships.
Kaid Brock is entering his junior season as a two-time All-American after placing fifth in both of his seasons in an Oklahoma State singlet. In both of these years, he has finished as a Big 12 runner-up.
The NWCA All-Star Classic will take place on November 2nd, from Denver, Colorado.
Below are the wrestlers that the NWCA has announced will be participating in the All-Star Classic. The men’s weights are listed first, and the women’s weights are below.
|133 (141)||Seth Gross||South Dakota State||Tariq Wilson||NC State|
|141||Joey McKenna||Ohio State||Kaid Brock||Oklahoma State|
|149||Matt Kolodzik||Princeton||Mitch Finesilver||Duke|
|174||Myles Amine||Michigan||Jacobe Smith||Oklahoma State|
|184||Taylor Venz||Nebraska||Max Dean||Cornell|
|285||Youssif Hemida||Maryland||Derek White||Oklahoma State|
|109||Maria Vidales||Emmanuel||Charlotte Fowler||Campbellsville|
|123||Dominique Parrish||Simon Fraser||Gabriela Ramos-Diaz||Wayland Baptist|
|130||Abby Nette||Emmanuel||Erika Mihalca||Missouri Baptist|
|143||Alexis Porter||McKendree||Nicole Joseph||King|
|170||Brittany Marshall||Wayland Baptist||Mariah Harris||Campbellsville|