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šŸ“° Vincenzo Joseph Steps Down from Stanford

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Vincenzo Leaves Stanford, Heads to SKWC

After a year at Stanford, Vincenzo Joseph has stepped down from his role as assistant coach. The 2x NCAA Champion has decided to join the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club at Arizona State.

With his departure, Stanford has elevated Grant Leeth to assistant coach and brought on 2022 NCAA Champ Ryan Deakin as a volunteer assistant.

My Take:

For a first coaching job, Stanford appeared to be a great fit for Cenzo. But with a recent loss to Chance Marsteller at the World Team Trials, he may want to switch up his training environment. My guess is former Penn Stater Frank Molinaro had some pull.

Anthony Ashnault Departs Rutgers

In another big coaching move, 2019 NCAA Champion Anthony Ashnault resigned from his assistant coaching role at Rutgers. His reasoning? He wants to make a "full-time commitment to competing as a freestyle athlete."

My Take:

Athletes are in their "prime" for only so many years. With Ashnault in his mid 20's, now is the time to go all in on training. If not now, then when? I say good on him.

Iowa wins Fargo with Top Recruits

Now that Fargo is over, FloWrestling analyzed results of the committed recruits to determine which school "won" the event.

Based on their analysis, Iowa won big with 6 Fargo All-Americans including Nathanael and Joel Jesuroga, Ryder Block, Aiden Riggins, Bradley Hill, and Kolby Franklin.

Michigan was at #2, while Nebraska was #3. Penn State was at #5 on their list.

My Take:

Iowa hasn't recently been known as a "freestyle" school, so it's fascinating that their recruits are attracted to that style.

With Marinelli and DeSanto making freestyle debuts and Spencer Lee likely hitting the circuit after college, I think we could see a rise in freestyle success at Iowa.

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