2024 NCAA WRESTLING

​POST SEASON - "MARCH MADNESS"

NCAA

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EIWA -  Look for top schools Cornell and Lehigh to battle it out for the team title.

​              Lehigh has crowned 227 EIWA champions and the Big Red has 172 champs. The only five-                      time EIWA winner was Jordan Wood (285) of Lehigh. Cornell was the 2023 tournament                          champion with 165.5 points, ahead of Lehigh (120.5) and host Penn (106). 


               The Big Red line up looks like:

               125- Brett Ungar                                165- Julian Ramirez

               133- Vito Arujau                                 174- Benny Baker

               141- Vince Cornella                           184 - Chris Foca

               149- Ethan Fernandez                       197- Jacob Cardenas

               157- Meyer Shapiro                           285- Lewis Fernandes

             

              Cornell returns five EIWA champions: Arujau (also NCAA champ), Cornella, Ramirez, Foca                      and Fernandes.

              EIWA Championships top seeds:

              125 - Luke Stanich (Lehigh)                             165- Julian Ramirez (Cornell)

              133- Ryan Crookham (Lehigh)                         174- Philip Conigliaro (Harvard)

              141- Josh Kodernhandt (Navy)                         184- Chris Foca (Cornell)

              149- Ethan Fernandez (Cornell)                       197- Michael Beard (Lehigh)

              157- Meyer Shapiro (Cornell)                           285- Nathan Taylor (Lehigh)

                   



BIG TEN - Look for Penn State and Iowa as the top teams. The Nittany Lions could have five Big                          Ten champions.  The Pre-Seeds are:

                  125- Matt Ramos (Purdue)                             165- Dean Hamiti (Wisconsin)

                  133- Dylan Ragusin (Michigan)                       174- Carter Starocci (Penn State)

                  141- Beau Bartlett (Penn State)                     184- Isaiah Salazar (Minnesota)

                  149- Ridge Lovett (Nebraska)                         197- Aaron Brooks (Penn State)

                  157- Levi Haines (Penn State)                        285- Greg Kerkvliet (Penn State)          


BIG TWELVE - Iowa State and Oklahoma State are the top teams here, along with Missouri. The Cowboys unbeaten Daton Fix (13-0) is the top-seed at 133 pounds. New York natives that took their wrestling prowess to the Midwest include: Oklahoma teammates Willie McDougald (11-6 , of Niagara Falls), the 2nd-seed at 149 and Giuseppe Hoose (11-11, of Southwestern) at 184, along with another 184-pounder, Sam Warsaw (14-3, of Warsaw), the 6th seed, now at the Air Force Academy. A potential All-American is sophomore Jordan Titus (21-1, of Center Moriches), the 4th-seed for West Virginia in the 141-pound class.


ACC - NC State and Virginia Tech will battle for qualifiers to NCAA tournament. The 2024 Tournament is a one day event, scheduled for Sunday, March 10th, at the University of North Carolina. The top seeds are:

                       125- Jakob Comacho (NC State)               165- Derek Fields (NC State)

                       133- Kal Orine (NC State)                          174- Mekhi Lewis (Virg Tech)

                       141- Cole Matthews (Pitt)                          184- Thomas Stewart, Jr. (Virg Tech)

                       149- Caleb Henson (Virg Tech)                 197- Trent Hidlay (NC State)

                       157- Sonny Santiago (NCarolina)              285- Owen Trephan (NC State)


The tournament schedule is as follows:

11:00 AM - First and Second Round Matches

1:00 PM -  Semi Finals

4:30 PM - Consolations

7:00 PM - Championship Finals


Currently there are 15 undefeated Division I wrestlers as they get ready to embark on their Conference Championships and then the 93rd annual NCAA Division I Championships at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO, on March 21st - 23rd. The last time the NCAA Tournament was in Kansas City was in 2003 at the Kemper Arena and Oklahoma State won the team title.


Unbeatens are:

133- Daton Fix (13-0) of Okla State and Ryan Crookham (15-0) of Lehigh

141- Beau Bartlett (18-0) of Penn State

157- Levi Haines (15-0) of Penn State and Vince Zerban (21-0) of Northern Colorado

165- Keegan O'Toole (15-0) of Missouri and Mitchell Mesenbrink (19-0) of Penn State

174- Carter Starocci (11-0) of Penn State and Mekhi Lewis (13-0) of Virginia Tech

184- Parker Keckeisen (23-0) of Northern Iowa

197- Aaron Brooks (14-0) of Penn State and Trent Hidlay (22-0) of NC State

285- Greg Kervliet (12-0) of Penn State, Yonger Bastida (20-0) of Iowa State and

         Wyatt Hendrickson (19-0) of Air Force


Of the above elite list, there are four NCAA champions, O'Toole, Starocci, Lewis and Brooks. Starocci and Brooks seek their fourth NCAA crowns.


Also in the field at the NCAA Championships are three other NCAA titlists: VitoArujau (10-1, 85-8 career) of Cornell at 133, and a pair of 165-pounders: David Carr (19-1) of Iowa State, along with Shane Griffith (12-1) of Michigan.


The NCAA has pre-allocations for the upcoming championships, the breakdown is as follows:

ACC- 28 qualifiers

EIWA - 53 qualifiers

Big Twelve- 57 qualifiers

Big Ten - 85 qualifiers


* There are 47 at large qualifiers which will be announced on March 12th.

* The official NCAA Division I brackets will be available on Wednesday, March 13th at 8:00 PM.