Full CKLV Tournament Preview

The Cliff Keen Invitational will host many ranked teams, and hold some very high caliber matches. Teams include Princeton, Minnesota, Nebraska, Michigan, Cornell, Oklahoma, Stanford and others. 

Ranked Wrestlers competing (Ranks subject to change within the week) 

125 Pounds

#2 Pat Glory, Princeton

#4 Taylor LaMont, Utah Valley

#6 Malik Heinselman, Ohio State

#9 Patrick McKee, Minnesota

#13 Michael DeAugustino, Northwestern

#14 Devin Schroder, Purdue

#15 Jack Medley, Michigan

#16 Joe Manchio, Columbia

#18 Joey Prata, Oklahoma

#23 Tanner Jordan, South Dakota State

#24 Liam Cronin, Nebraska

Pretty deep weight class with #2 Pat Glory leading the rankings, McKee and LaMont could be title contenders.

133 Pounds

#4 Vito Arujau, Cornell

#6 Chris Cannon, Northwestern

#11 Chance Rich, CSU-Bakersfield

#13 Anthony Madrigal, Oklahoma

#16 Mosha Schwartz, Northern Colorado

#19 Dylan Ragusin, Michigan

VIto could still go down to 125, chances are Vito will step on the mat at 133. 

141 Pounds

#7 Andrew Alirez, Northern Colorado

#8 Chad Red, Nebraska

#10 Clay Carlson, South Dakota State

#13 Real Woods, Stanford

#14 Dom Demas, Oklahoma

#15 Parker Filius, Purdue

#21 Matt Kazimir, Columbia

#23 Jake Bergeland, Minnesota

Steven Micic of Michigan is not expected to wrestle until the Second Semester.

149 Pounds

#1 Yianni Diakomihalis, Cornell

#2 Sammy Sasso, Ohio State

#4 Yahya Thomas, Northwestern

#6 Jaden Abas, Stanford

#11 Ridge Lovett, Nebraska

#17 Legend Lamer, Cal Poly

#18 Mitch Moore, Oklahoma

#22 Michael Blockhus, Minnesota

149 May be the most exciting weight of the tournament, Yianni vs Sasso may be a finals match. Can rising sophomore Ridge Lovett pull off an upset in this loaded bracket. It would not surprise if many of these placers in CKLV place on the podium come March.

157 Pounds

#2 Ryan Deakin, Northwestern

#5 Brayton Lee, Minnesota

#6 Quincy Monday, Princeton

#7 Peyton Robb, Nebraska

#9 Will Lewan, Michigan

#10 Jared Franek, ND State

#12 Kendall Coleman, Purdue

#16 Jacob Wright, Wyoming

#17 Justin Thomas, Oklahoma

#23 Bryce Hepner, Ohio State

Deakin is still questionable when he will come to the line. 157 is a loaded bracket with Peyton Robb upsetting Austin O’Conner and nearly upsetting David Carr in the same week. 

165 Pounds

#2 Evan Wick, Cal Poly

#4 Shane Griffith, Stanford

#6 Luke Weber, ND State

#9 Demetrius Romero, Utah Valley

#13 Carson Kharchla, Ohio State

#14 Cameron Amine, Michigan

#15 Julian Ramirez, Cornell

#17 Phillip Conigliaro, Harvard

#20 Andrew Sparks, Minnesota

#22 David Ferrante, Northwestern

#24 Cole Moody, Wyoming

Another deep weight class. Ranks are messed up from Griffith losing this previous week. It would not surprise if many placers at the CKLV place come March.

174 Pounds

#5 Mikey Labriola, Nebraska

#6 Ethan Smith, Ohio State

#9 Chris Foca, Cornell

#10 Hayden Hastings, Wyoming

#13 Gerrit Nijenhuis, Purdue

#18 Cade DeVos, South Dakota State

#19 Jackson Hemauer, Northern Colorado

#21 Jared Krattiger, Minnesota

#23 Troy Fisher, Northwestern

 All-Americans and Big Ten rivals Labriola and Smith are big names in the division. They’ve only faced each other in college once before but it was way back in the spring of 2019. Dark horse contender Chris Foca could play spoiler to either of them. 

184 Pounds

#8 Bernie Truax, Cal Poly

#11 Taylor Venz, Nebraska

#13 Tate Samuelson, Wyoming

#14 Rocky Jordan, Ohio State

#17 Max Lyon, Purdue

#19 Darrien Roberts, Oklahoma

#21 Jonathan Loew, Cornell

#22 David Key, Navy

#24 Travis Stefanik, Princeton

Myles Amine is also not expected to wrestle at CKLV but if he does step on the mat could change this bracket entirely, Taylor Venz and Bernie Truax lead the rankings in this bracket.

197 Pounds

#6 Jake Woodley, Oklahoma

#7 Patrick Brucki, Michigan

#9 Stephen Buchanan, Wyoming

#10 Eric Schultz, Nebraska

#11 Lou Deprez, Binghamton

#12 Tanner Sloan, South Dakota State

#13 Thomas Penola, Purdue

#14 Owen Pentz, ND State

#18 Andrew Davison, Northwestern

#20 Jacob Cardenas, Cornell

#21 Jacob Koser, Navy

Another loaded bracket with lots of AA contenders come March. 

#1 Gable Steveson, Minnesota

#2 Mason Parris, Michigan

285 Pounds

#7 Tate Orndorff, Ohio State

#10 Lucas Davison, Northwestern

#12 Brian Andrews, Wyoming

#15 Christian Lance, Nebraska

#19 Josh Heindselman, Oklahoma

HM Lewis Fernandes, Cornell

HM Brandon Metz, ND State

NCAA and Olympic Champ Gable Stevenson remains on top and projected to take gold. This pool at heavyweight is huge in depth with Mason Parris also being there. Christian Lance could look for upsets after doing good these last few weeks. Could a NCAA final rematch go down between Parris and Stevenson?

By: Lucas Royle (Junior Writer for Heavyweight Nation Media)

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