Live Updates: 2022 NWCA All-Star Classic

Live Updates: 2022 NWCA All-Star Classic – FloWrestling

He is back! A star roster of epic proportions! 15 total matches, 11 men’s bouts and four women’s bouts will take place today in Austin, TX. Check back here early and often for real-time updates!

2022 NWCA All-Star Classic

The first whistle is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. EST! Below is the battle order:

125: Pat McKee (Minnesota) vs. Kysen Terukina (Iowa State)

133: Lucas Byrd (Illinois) vs. Michael McGee (Arizona State)

157: Bryce Andonian (Virginia Tech) vs. Will Lewan (Michigan)

197: Jacob Warner (Iowa) vs. Rocky Elam (Missouri)

285: Anthony Cassioppi (Iowa) vs. Greg Kerkvliet (Penn State)

191: Kelani Corbett (Missouri Valley) vs. Sydnee Kimber (McKendree)

170: Yelena Makoyed (Central North) vs. Jessie Lee (Life)

184: Aaron Brooks (Penn State) vs. Parker Keckeisen (Northern Iowa)

141: Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh) vs. Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado)

143: Adaugo Nwachukwu (Iowa Wesleyan) vs. Alara Boyd (McKendree)

109: Peyton Prussin (Life) vs. Emily Shilson (Augsburg)

165: David Carr (Iowa State) vs. Quincy Monday (Princeton)

165: Dean Hamiti Jr. (Wisconsin) vs. Keegan O’Toole (Missouri)

149: Sammy Sasso (Ohio State) vs. Austin Gomez (Wisconsin)

174: Carter Starocci (Penn State) vs. Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech)

It’s almost time! Blogging secure perch. I’m flanked by the great Mark Bader on my left and the inimitable Shane Sparks on my right!

125: #3 Pat McKee (Minnesota) vs. #12 Kysen Terukina (Iowa State)

1st period: These guys used to be the first game of an event. Terukina representing the state of Iowa through Hawaii, McKee is a Minnesota local product. Good action but no score after a minute. Terkuina fires a simple sweep but a solid chest wrap from McKee defends. Still no notes. 1 minute remaining in the period. Another shot from Terukina, he goes deep but McKee heads and scores the takedown. Pat’s impressive counter. Solid run from McKee, Terukina stays fairly close to the mat for the last minute and McKee has a 2-0 lead and 55 seconds of driving time at the break

2nd period: McKee chooses the bottom. He gets up and walks out after about 15 seconds. A few shots from Terukina, reattack from McKee. Right knee back. McKee jumps on his head. Terukina may have thought they were going out of bounds but McKee is dragging her toe. Readjust, barely within limits again, and it’s downfall! Pat McKee wins first All-Star Classic fight since 2018 via pinfall!

133: 5 Lucas Byrd (Illinois) vs #4 Michael McGee (Arizona State)

1st period: McGee comes out in a Sunkist Kids freestyle jersey. Byrd wears the traditional Illinois jersey with an I block. All of that is allowed, because these games are exhibitions. This is also why they wear red and blue ankle bands rather than red and green. No score halfway through the 1st period. Byrd with the first penetrating attack with about a minute left. And he converts for two, McGee tried to pass but Byrd sniffed the move. McGee escapes after 28 seconds of RT. 2-1 Byrd leads at the break.

2nd period: Byrd chooses down. Built to a quad-pod. And Byrd goes out while keeping 3 seconds of RT in his favor. 3-1 leads for Illinois. Another good shot from Byrd, he has one leg, McGee goes over, catches a few angles, no crotch lock. There is a scramble. McGee is close. No score! Time expired and Mark Perry, in McGee’s corner, throws the challenge brick. Thorough examination, and the appeal is upheld. No out, still 3-1 Bryd.

3rd period: McGee under and a stand at a granby and and McGee was out in about 10 seconds. 3-2 now, RT not a factor. Last minute of regulation, still standing. No stall calls out either wrestler. McGee attacking furiously. Byrd does not let him approach, and Byrd wins 3-2!

157: #4 Bryce Andonian (Virginia Tech) vs #2 Will Lewan (Michigan)

1st half: Andonian is a date viewing and Lewan is as tough as they come. It should be fun, though, duh, they all should be. No score after one minute. Andonian rolls up and releases a deep double but Lewan hooks him in and stops the attack. No scores as we come to short term. And a perfectly timed brace from Lewan scores with just 6 seconds left in the period. 2-0 heading into the break.

2nd period: Lewan starts under, and he’s out in 6 seconds, so the RT clock shows triple zero and Lewan has a 3-0 lead. Another brace from Lewan but Andonian stops it. Bryce slaps an over-under bodylock. Lewan gets away with it. Good burst in short time but no scores. Another flurry as the clock reaches zero, still 3-0 Lewan.

3rd period: Andonien with a turn on the bottom. He goes out quickly, 3-1. RT not a factor. Lewan isn’t afraid to go upper body. Some good bursts but still 3-1 with one minute left in regulation time. Andonian picks up the pace but Lewan won’t let him lock anything down. Time runs out and Will Lewan wins 3-1!

197: #2 Jacob Warner (Iowa) vs #4 Rocky Elam (Missouri)

1st period: Our first of two straight fights featuring the Hawkeyes. Warner was an NCAA finalist last season and a three-time All-American. Elam is a two-time All-American. This is the first collegiate meeting between them. Warner exits “Fat Bottom Girls”, Elam appropriately exits Rocky’s theme song. Elam has an early single and scores quickly. Warner out quickly, Elam leads 2-1. Necklace links and hand fights, not many level changes over the next 90 seconds. The period ends with no more scores, still 2-1 Missouri.

2nd period: Elam down. False start and caution on Rocky. Clean start, Warner goes up and back. Takes a few tries but Elam is out after about 30 seconds. Elam on a shot. Deadlocked with 44 seconds on the clock, 3-1 Elam. We break for blood, it looks like it’s from Elam. We are back to business. No score to close the period, still 3-1 Elam, RT not a factor.

3rd period: Warner starts at the bottom. He sits down and comes out in 4 seconds. Nice exchange, attack from Elam, re-attack from Warner, the two almost scored. Another attack from Elam, he has one leg, he chews the clock and the edge takedown. 5-2 Elam now and he has a 3-point lead with 52 seconds left on the restart. Warner with a whistle and cuts him off immediately. Pulled by Elam, he leads 6-4 and wants to exhaust this clock. Warner counters and Iowan ties it! 6-6, Warner on one leg, he gets hit by a call call but it’s worth it because the period expires and we go into overtime!

Sudden victory: Warner puts pressure. Elam falls below and converts for victory! 8-6, and a declaration win for the Missouri Tiger. He will likely move up to second in the nation after this victory.

285: #4 Anthony Cassioppi (Iowa) vs #2 Greg Kerkvliet (Penn State)

1st period: Another big one, figuratively and literally. The battle begins as heavyweight fights often do, lots of manual combat. 90 seconds without score. Straight on the double down from Kerkvliet and Cassioppi goes down to the mat. Clean conversion for Kerkvliet. Kerk kicks a leg to the left side. Roll for 40 seconds, 35 left in the period. Cass kicks the leg, stands and goes out with 15 seconds left in the period. Kerk leads 2-1 with exactly 1 minute of RT.

2nd period: Kerkvliet chooses the bottom. Cass rides hard but Kerk gets up and peels his hands for the breakout while preserving 33 seconds of ride time. Cassioppi pulls Kerkvliet out of bounds and there is a stall call on Kerkvliet. And Kerk responds with another double down and it’s another takedown to make it 5-1. Kerkvliet throws another leg, Cassioppi rushing under. And with seconds to go, he gets a knockdown. It was important to Cassioppi. The driving time is still over a minute, but the lead is only two as his 5-3 goes to third.

3rd period: Cassioopi chooses to go under. Cassioppi working for the breakout, finally gets it after a minute. Drive time point locked, 5-4 Penn State with less than a minute to go. Shot by Cass, he has one leg. He is close ! But Kerk’s defense is too strong, he’s falling behind as Cassioppi seems to have put everything he had into trying to get that takedown. He escapes for an extra point but that’s all he can muster. With the RT point, it’s an 8-5 win for Kerkvliet. Great heavyweight fight!

191: Kelani Corbett (Missouri Valley) vs. Sydnee Kimber (McKendree)

1st period: We fight in freestyle for these women’s matches. Quick takedown for Kimber and she leads 2-0. Kimber on another shot, good defense from Corbett but Kimber won’t be denied. Lead 4-0 for McKendree, a power women’s DII program in Illinois. Corbett represents the NAIA and is ranked No. 1 in the coaches poll.


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