This Sunday afternoon, the best college wrestlers go head-to-head against each other — and NFL football and holiday shopping — at the 2010 NWCA All-Star Classic.
InterMat Platinum writer TR Foley provides a weight-by-weight preview of the ten main matches… along with his predictions for the outcomes. However, as Foley correctly points out, this year’s event — which takes place on Sunday at 2:30 pm Pacific at Selland Arena in Fresno, California — will go on without some of collegiate wrestling’s brightest stars, like Darrion Caldwell of North Carolina State, Kyle Dake of Cornell University, Wisconsin’s Andrew Howe, and Jordan Burroughs of Nebraska.
However, as Foley also states, even though some of the matchups don’t feature the top two wrestlers at their weight, the lineup is loaded with top collegiate mat talent… which could lead to some exciting wrestling action for fans who gather in Fresno, or follow along at home online, thanks to live streaming coverage from Takedown Radio (TDR) and LiveSportsVideo.com.
Here are the wrestlers scheduled to compete at the event:
- 125: No. 3 Zach Sanders (Minnesota) vs. No. 5 Anthony Robles (Arizona State)
- 133: No. 1 Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma St.) vs. No. 2 Andrew Hochstrasser (Boise St.)
- 141: No. 3 Zack Bailey (Oklahoma) vs. No. 5 Germane Lindsey (Ohio)
- 149: No. 4 Torsten Gillespie (Edinboro) vs. No. 5 Kevin LeValley (Bucknell)
- 157: No. 1 Adam Hall (Boise State) vs. No. 4 Bubba Jenkins (Arizona State)
- 165: No. 5 Josh Asper (Maryland) vs. No. 11 Shane Onufer (Wyoming)
- 174: No. 3 Jordan Blanton (Illinois) vs. No. 6 Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford)
- 184: No. 2 Joe LeBlanc (Wyoming) vs. No. 5 AJ Kissel (Purdue)
- 197: No. 3 Sonny Yohn (Minnesota) vs. No. 4 Clayton Foster (Oklahoma State)
- 285: No. 2 Jarod Trice (Central Michigan) vs. No. 8 Ryan Flores (American)
In addition, there will be exhibition bouts featuring competitors from California college wrestling programs.
For more information about the 2010 NWCA All-Star Classic — and to purchase tickets — visit the NWCA’s official website for the event.
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