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Lost in the Shuffle, Part II


This stretch of the college Wrestling season is so incredibly busy some things may sneak past you. Here are some things you may have missed. 

Tamyra (Mensah) Stock and Kyle Snyder become first Americans to win the Yarygin twice. David Taylor also won the tournament absolutely destroying people. Taylor looks like since losing to J'Den Cox he locked himself in a weight room......well a weight room that also had a talented barber. 

Northwestern beat Minnesota for the first time since 1996. They split matches 5/5 but then Ryan Deakin got the pin to win the bonus points battle. 

Rider beat Lock Haven essentially putting them in the driver's seat for the EWL Conference dual title. Chance Marsteller knocked off Chad Walsh 8-4 in the highly anticipated match. Rider's Tyson Dippery (141) improves to 15-3 on the season, but the rankings aren't taking notice. If the name sounds familiar, the 5th year senior was 6th at the 2016 Big Ten Championships while competing for Rutgers. 

At what I call the "coolest tournament of the year", Navy won the All-Academy Championships having six champions. It was their first team title since 2014 at the annual event. Army and Air Force finished second and third. 

No Pat Downey this season. PD3 was hoping that Iowa would be his fourth collegiate program he could represent, but that hope is gone. He commented to the Des Moines Register that he got into graduate school at Iowa University, but did not get his NCAA waiver to transfer and be eligible. 

It's another big weekend of awesome NCAA Division 1 duals. For the Big Ten dual title, Penn State hosts Ohio State at 8 pm on Saturday. Sadly, there won't be Jason Nolf after a knee injury at Rutgers Sunday. The SoCon title will be up for grabs when Appalachian State travels to UT Chattanooga on Sunday.