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3 Weights to Watch at Cliff Keen this Weekend

published2 months ago
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The first major tournament of the season is here. Below is a quick look at what to expect and which other events you should watch.

Cliff Keen Las Vegas

When: Friday & Saturday (All Day)

How to Watch: FloWrestling

Here are three weights I'm watching at the CKLV Invitational:

  1. 133 lbs. Cornell's Arujau is the favorite, but McGee (ASU), Ragusin (MICH), and Latona (TECH) could pose threats.
  2. 157 lbs. Let's see if Will Lewan (MICH) can hang on to his #2 ranking against Robb (NEB), Scott (NCST), and Gallagher (OSU).
  3. 285 lbs. This is a colossal clash between Cohlton Schultz (ASU) and Mason Parris (MICH). Schultz won 6-5 at last year's NCAAs, but this is a battle for #1 heavyweight.

My Prediction:

While I'm excited for the weight above, my bold prediction comes at 149 lbs. I think there's going to be another shakeup between Millner (APP), Sasso (OSU), Thomas (NU), Parco (ASU), and Henson (TECH).

Iowa vs Iowa State

When: Sunday (2:30pm EST)

How to Watch: Big Ten Network

Midwesterners rejoice! The CyHawk series is this weekend, and both teams are ranked in the top ten. The best matchup will likely be a rematch between Jacob Warner and Yonger Bastida at 197 lbs. Last year Bastida won 4-2.

And could freshman Paniro Johnson pull another 149 lbs upset against Max Murin?

My Prediction:

This dual can either be exciting or boring. It just depends if Spencer Lee and Real Woods are in Iowa's lineup. If they're there, Iowa wins 26-7. If not, Iowa still wins 18-13.

Penn State vs Lehigh

When: Sunday, 2:00pm EST

How to Watch: FloWrestling

On paper, Penn State should dominate Lehigh. But, look a bit closer and you'll see the real draw to this dual: Max Dean vs Michael Beard.

The 197 lbs bout is a revenge match for Beard since Dean transferred from Cornell and took the All-American's starting spot.

My Prediction:

Penn State wins 31-6, and Dean beats Beard (but it's close).

📺 Other Events to Watch:

  • WVU vs Mizzou (Fri, FloWrestling)
  • Anthony Cassar MMA Debut (Fri, Fight Pass)
  • OK State vs Minnesota (Sun, ESPN+)
  • Pitt vs Illinois (Sat, B1G+)
  • Garden State Grapple (Sun, B1G+)

What will you be tuning in to watch?

Josiah Hritsko

Wrestling Fan & Founder of Fanco Wrestling

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