NCAA Wrestling Championships 2014: Dates, TV Schedule, Live Stream and Rankings

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NCAA Wrestling Championships 2014: Dates, TV Schedule, Live Stream and Rankings
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The 2014 NCAA wrestling championships are one of the most exciting collegiate events sports fan will witness all year, and the competitiveness of the top stars in each weight class makes this must-watch television.

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There will be 330 of the top wrestlers in the nation doing battle in Oklahoma City to determine the champion for each and every weight class. Three time-defending NCAA Champion Penn State will be looking to take another title home.

The Nittany Lions will face a stiff test at this year’s championships from perennial powerhouses like Oklahoma State and Iowa, both of which boast 10 legitimate contenders apiece, according to Roger Moore of NCAA.com.

Here is all the vital viewing information every wrestling fan needs and a breakdown of the defending champions for the casual fans looking to get into the sport.

 

Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Okla.

When: Thursday, March 20, through Saturday, March 22

Watch: ESPN and ESPN U

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Full Bracket for Each Weight Class: NCAA.com

 

Rankings for 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships
Weight Rank Name School
125 1 Nahshon Garrett Cornell
125 2 Nicholas Megaludis Penn State
125 3 Dylan Peters Northern Iowa
125 4 Martin(Josh) Martinez Air Force
125 5 Jesse Delgado Illinois
125 6 Bradley Taylor Wisconsin
125 7 David Terao American
125 8 Edward Klimara Oklahoma State
125 9 Robert Deutsch Rider
125 10 Evan Silver Stanford
125 11 Tyler Cox Wyoming
125 12 Kory Mines Edinboro
125 13 Joey Dance Virginia Tech
125 14 Conor Youtsey Michigan
125 15 Anthony Zanetta Pittsburgh
125 16 Jamie Franco Hofstra
125 17 Darian Cruz Lehigh
125 18 Paul Petrov Bucknell
125 19 Brandon Jeske Old Dominion
125 20 Corey Keener Central Michigan
125 21 Earl Hall Iowa State
125 22 Caleb Richardson Pennsylvania
125 23 Barlow McGhee Missouri
125 24 Nick Herrmann Virginia
125 25 Nick Roberts Ohio State
125 26 Samuel Brancale Minnesota
125 27 Jared Germaine Eastern Michigan
125 28 David White Binghamton University
125 29 Tim Lambert Nebraska
125 30 Brendan Campbell
125 31 Nathan Kraisser North Carolina
125 32 Trey Andrews Northern Colorado
125 33 Ares Carpio Arizona State
Weight Rank Name School
133 1 Aaron (A.J.) Schopp Edinboro
133 2 Jonathon Morrison Oklahoma State
133 3 Joe Colon Northern Iowa
133 4 Tony Ramos Iowa
133 5 Tyler Graff Wisconsin
133 6 Johnni DiJulius Ohio State
133 7 Mason Beckman Lehigh
133 8 David Thorn Minnesota
133 9 Cody Brewer Oklahoma
133 10 Joe Roth Central Michigan
133 11 Zane Richards Illinois
133 12 James Gulibon Penn State
133 13 Ryan Mango Stanford
133 14 Mackenzie McGuire Kent State
133 15 Mark Grey Cornell
133 16 Rosario Bruno Michigan
133 17 Nick Soto Chattanooga
133 18 Matt Manley Missouri
133 19 Jamel Hudson Hofstra
133 20 Colton Rasche Navy
133 21 Shelton Mack Pittsburgh
133 22 Nick Wilcox Bloomsburg
133 23 Dennis Gustafson Virginia Tech
133 24 Vincent Dellefave
133 25 Jose Mendoza CSU Bakersfield
133 26 Sam Sherlock Clarion
133 27 Devon Lotito Cal Poly
133 28 Cody Wheeler Lock Haven
133 29 Vincent Pizzuto Eastern Michigan
133 30 Chuck Zeisloft Rider
133 31 Joe Martinez Virginia
133 32 Nathan Pennesi West Virginia
133 33 Troy Heilmann North Carolina
Weight Rank Name School
141 1 Zain Retherford Penn State
141 2 Chris Mecate Old Dominion
141 3 Josh Dziewa Iowa
141 4 Logan Stieber Ohio State
141 5 Mitchell Port Edinboro
141 6 Laike Gardner Lehigh
141 7 Evan Henderson North Carolina
141 8 Zach Horan Central Michigan
141 9 Christopher Dardanes Minnesota
141 10 Joseph Spisak Virginia
141 11 Luke Vaith Hofstra
141 12 Richard Durso Franklin & Marshall
141 13 Anthony Collica Oklahoma State
141 14 Edgar Bright Pittsburgh
141 15 Todd Preston Harvard
141 16 Lavion Mayes Missouri
141 17 Tyler Small Kent State
141 18 Daniel Neff Lock Haven
141 19 Danny Sabatello Purdue
141 20 Sam Speno North Carolina State
141 21 Shyhiem Brown Maryland
141 22 Nick Lester Oklahoma
141 23 Undrakhbayar Khishignyam The Citadel
141 24 Colin Johnston West Virginia
141 25 Tyson Dippery Rutgers
141 26 Noah Forrider Ohio
141 27 Joe Locksmith Navy
141 28 Jeff Canfora Pennsylvania
141 29 Gabe Moreno Iowa State
141 30 Nick Flannery Buffalo
141 31 Jesse Thielke Wisconsin
141 32 Matt Bystol Columbia
141 33 Cole Mendenhall Wyoming
Weight Rank Name School
149 1 Nick Dardanes Minnesota
149 2 Drake Houdashelt Missouri
149 3 Kendric Maple Oklahoma
149 4 Christopher Villalonga Cornell
149 5 David Habat Edinboro
149 6 Augustus Sako Virginia
149 7 Jake Sueflohn Nebraska
149 8 Eric Grajales Michigan
149 9 Joshua Kindig Oklahoma State
149 10 Dyllan Cottrell Appalachian State
149 11 Brody Grothus Iowa
149 12 Mitchell Minotti Lehigh
149 13 Alexander Richardson Old Dominion
149 14 Jason Tsirtsis Northwestern
149 15 Tywan Claxton Ohio
149 16 Zach Neibert Virginia Tech
149 17 Ian Paddock Ohio State
149 18 Scott Sakaguchi Oregon State
149 19 Bryce Busler Bloomsburg
149 20 Mike Racciato Pittsburgh
149 21 Matthew Frisch The Citadel
149 22 Macaulay Maldarelli Lock Haven
149 23 Justin Arthur Clarion
149 24 Alex Kocer South Dakota State
149 25 Cody Ruggirello Hofstra
149 26 Christian Barber North Carolina
149 27 Michael Depalma Kent State
149 28 Rylan Lubeck Wisconsin
149 29 Mike Morales West Virginia
149 30 Brian Hamann North Carolina State
149 31 Frank Goodwin Maryland
149 32 Luke Goettl Iowa State
149 33 Scott Mattingly Central Michigan
Weight Rank Name School
157 1 James Green Nebraska
157 2 Alex Dieringer Oklahoma State
157 3 Derek St. John Iowa
157 4 Dylan Ness Minnesota
157 5 Roger Pena Oregon State
157 6 Dylan Alton Penn State
157 7 Ian Miller Kent State
157 8 Isaac Jordan Wisconsin
157 9 Nestor Taffur Boston U.
157 10 Joseph LaVallee Missouri
157 11 Brian Murphy Michigan
157 12 Taylor Walsh Indiana
157 13 Blaise Butler Virginia
157 14 Brian Realbuto Cornell
157 15 Johnny Greisheimer Edinboro
157 16 Thomas Gantt North Carolina State
157 17 Cody Pack South Dakota State
157 18 Zach Brunson Illinois
157 19 Ronnie Garbinsky Pittsburgh
157 20 Raamiah Bethea Pennsylvania
157 21 Luke Smith Central Michigan
157 22 Brandon Zeerip Eastern Michigan
157 23 Robert Burg Navy
157 24 Tristan Warner Old Dominion
157 25 Andy McCulley Wyoming
157 26 Paul Hancock Army
157 27 Austin Matthews Clarion
157 28 Mitchell Polkowske Northern Colorado
157 29 Alex Hudson Chattanooga
157 30 Spartak Chino Ohio
157 31 John Nicholson Iowa State
157 32 Anthony Perrotti Rutgers
157 33 Immanuel Kerr-Brown Duke
Weight Rank Name School
165 1 David Taylor Penn State
165 2 Nick Moore Iowa
165 3 Tyler Caldwell Oklahoma State
165 4 Cooper Moore Northern Iowa
165 5 Steven Monk North Dakota State University
165 6 Corey Mock Chattanooga
165 7 Dylan Palacio Cornell
165 8 Nicholas Sulzer Virginia
165 9 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj The Citadel
165 10 Pierce Harger Northwestern
165 11 Zach Toal Missouri
165 12 Michael Moreno Iowa State
165 13 Austin Wilson Nebraska
165 14 Joseph Booth Hofstra
165 15 Jim Wilson Stanford
165 16 Jackson Morse Illinois
165 17 Peyton Walsh Navy
165 18 Josh Veltre Bloomsburg
165 19 Ryan Leblanc Indiana
165 20 Daniel Zilverberg Minnesota
165 21 Daniel Yates Michigan
165 22 Casey Kent Pennsylvania
165 23 Dakota Friesth Wyoming
165 24 Harrison Hightower Ohio
165 25 Josh Houldsworth Columbia
165 26 Jacob Kemerer Lock Haven
165 27 Austin Trott Gardner-Webb
165 28 Chris Moon Virginia Tech
165 29 Mitchell Wightman Boston U.
165 30 Joseph Brewster South Dakota State
165 31 Clark Glass Oklahoma
165 32 Geno Morelli Pittsburgh
165 33 Ramon Santiago Rider
Weight Rank Name School
174 1 Andrew Howe Oklahoma
174 2 Chris Perry Oklahoma State
174 3 Michael Evans Iowa
174 4 Robert Kokesh Nebraska
174 5 Mathew Brown Penn State
174 6 Logan Storley Minnesota
174 7 Tanner Weatherman Iowa State
174 8 Stephen Doty Virginia
174 9 Tyler Wilps Pittsburgh
174 10 Mike Ottinger Central Michigan
174 11 Hayden Zillmer North Dakota State University
174 12 Bryce Hammond CSU Bakersfield
174 13 Mark Martin Ohio State
174 14 Collin Zeerip Michigan
174 15 Elliot Riddick Lehigh
174 16 Caleb Marsh Kent State
174 17 Joe Latham Oregon State
174 18 Cody Caldwell Northern Iowa
174 19 Tony Dallago Illinois
174 20 Scott Liegel Wisconsin
174 21 Billy Curling Old Dominion
174 22 Connor Brennan Rider
174 23 George Pickett Cornell
174 24 Brian Harvey Army
174 25 Pete Renda North Carolina State
174 26 Mike Dessino Bloomsburg
174 27 Patrick Kissel Purdue
174 28 Kyle Meyer Stanford
174 29 Mike England Missouri
174 30 Shane Hughes Columbia
174 31 Jakob Scheffel West Virginia
174 32 Eric Morris Harvard
174 33 John Nething II South Dakota State
Weight Rank Name School
184 1 Gabriel Dean Cornell
184 2 Jimmy Sheptock Maryland
184 3 Edward Ruth Penn State
184 4 Kevin Steinhaus Minnesota
184 5 Sam Wheeler Kent State
184 6 Lawrence Thomas Pennsylvania
184 7 Timothy Dudley Nebraska
184 8 Kenny Courts Ohio State
184 9 Ophir Bernstein Brown
184 10 Jack Dechow Old Dominion
184 11 John Eblen Missouri
184 12 John Rizqallah Michigan State
184 13 Nick Vetterlein Virginia Tech
184 14 Nolan Boyd Oklahoma State
184 15 Clint Morrison Rider
184 16 Alex Utley North Carolina
184 17 Jonathan Fausey Virginia
184 18 Lazarus Reyes Illinois
184 19 Victor Avery Edinboro
184 20 Austin Morehead Oregon State
184 21 Blake Stauffer Arizona State
184 22 Fred Garcia Lock Haven
184 23 Kurtis Julson North Dakota State University
184 24 Lucas Sheridan Indiana
184 25 Ryan Tompkins Army
184 26 Zachary Diekel Lehigh
184 27 Phillip Joseph Eastern Michigan
184 28 Benjamin Stroh Wyoming
184 29 Zach Nevills Stanford
184 30 Zack Hernandez Columbia
184 31 Cameron Croy Harvard
184 32 Mac Mancuso West Virginia
184 33 John Lampe Chattanooga
Weight Rank Name School
197 1 Scott Schiller Minnesota
197 2 Morgan McIntosh Penn State
197 3 Christian Boley Maryland
197 4 J'Den Cox Missouri
197 5 Nick Heflin Ohio State
197 6 Phillip Wellington Ohio
197 7 Taylor Meeks Oregon State
197 8 Travis Rutt Oklahoma
197 9 Kyven Gadson Iowa State
197 10 Alex Polizzi Northwestern
197 11 Dan Scherer Stanford
197 13 Richard Perry Bloomsburg
197 13 Braden Atwood Purdue
197 14 Nick Bonaccorsi Pittsburgh
197 15 Jace Bennett Cornell
197 16 Chris Penny Virginia Tech
197 17 Zach Nye Virginia
197 18 Daniel Mitchell American
197 19 Brandon Palik Drexel
197 20 Abram Ayala Princeton
197 21 John Bolich Lehigh
197 22 Conner Hartmann Duke
197 23 Donald Mcneil Rider
197 24 Shane Woods Wyoming
197 25 Vincent Pickett Edinboro
197 26 James Fox Harvard
197 27 Nick McDiarmid Michigan State
197 28 Timothy McCall Wisconsin
197 29 Cole Baxter Kent State
197 30 Paul Rands Navy
197 31 Bryce Barnes Army
197 32 Francis Mattiace Pennsylvania
197 33 Kevin Beazley Old Dominion
Weight Rank Name School
285 1 Adam Coon Michigan
285 2 Adam Chalfant Indiana
285 3 Nick Gwiazdowski North Carolina State
285 4 Anthony Nelson Minnesota
285 5 Connor Medbery Wisconsin
285 6 Mike McClure Michigan State
285 7 Jeremy Johnson Ohio
285 8 Spencer Myers Maryland
285 9 Austin Marsden Oklahoma State
285 10 William Smith Rutgers
285 11 Justin Grant Bloomsburg
285 12 Jonathan Gingrich Penn State
285 13 Amarveer Dhesi Oregon State
285 14 Ernest James Edinboro
285 15 Adam Fager Utah Valley University
285 16 J.T Felix Boise State
285 17 Patrick Tasser Pittsburgh
285 18 Eloheim Palma Campbell
285 19 Joe Stolfi Bucknell
285 20 Devin Mellon Missouri
285 22 Ross Larson Oklahoma
285 22 Blake Herrin American
285 23 Dawson Peck Chattanooga
285 24 Ethan Hayes Virginia
285 25 Ty Walz Virginia Tech
285 26 Chris Lopez Illinois
285 27 Collin Jensen Nebraska
285 28 Blaize Cabell Northern Iowa
285 29 Tyler Deuel Binghamton University
285 30 Riley Shaw Cleveland State
285 31 Evan Daley Clarion
285 32 Nick Tavanello Ohio State
285 33 Jacob Aiken-Phillips Cornell

Source: NCAA.com

 

What to Watch: Penn State Seniors Say Goodbye

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Penn State’s wrestling team has two of the biggest stars in the sport with seniors David Taylor and Ed Ruth, and each will be wrestling in his final collegiate match this weekend.

Together, the duo has carried the Nittany Lions over the past three years and amassed an incredible 260-6 record, 95 pins and 222 bonus-point victories.

Ruth is a two-time defending champion in the 184-pound weight class and Taylor is looking for his second career NCAA title at 165 pounds. The duo has been the key to Penn State’s success, and the program would like to send them out on top.

Taylor spoke to Moore on NCAA.com about his mindset heading into the tournament:

You’ve got to beat five guys. Whoever that is in front of you, you never know what can happen, who you're going to wrestle. You can’t really look forward to it. All you can look forward to is the first round and when you win, you go to the next round. It’s been an incredible experience. It’s hard to imagine not putting on a Penn State singlet. The national tournament is going to be an emotional week.

For No. 3-ranked Ruth, the road to another national title will be tough. Both Gabriel Dean of Cornell and Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland are ranked higher than Ruth (No. 1 and No. 2, respectively) and performing well.

Taylor is the clear favorite in the 165-pound division, ranking No. 1 over No. 2 seed Nick Moore of Iowa and No. 3 seed Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State. Both seniors will have the chance at glory.

 

*Stats via NCAA.com.

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