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McKenna and Brock to Meet at NWCA All-Star Classic


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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 GrossSouth Dakota StateTariq WilsonNC State
141Joey McKennaOhio StateKaid BrockOklahoma State
149Matt KolodzikPrincetonMitch FinesilverDuke
174Myles AmineMichiganJacobe SmithOklahoma State
184Taylor VenzNebraskaMax DeanCornell
285Youssif HemidaMarylandDerek WhiteOklahoma State
109Maria VidalesEmmanuelCharlotte FowlerCampbellsville
123Dominique ParrishSimon FraserGabriela Ramos-DiazWayland Baptist
130Abby NetteEmmanuelErika MihalcaMissouri Baptist
143Alexis PorterMcKendreeNicole JosephKing
170Brittany MarshallWayland BaptistMariah HarrisCampbellsville

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