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McKenna, Brock will tangle at NWCA All-Star Classic

Joey McKenna (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

MANHEIM, Pa. -- Joey McKenna has been one of college wrestling's most consistent winners throughout his career. Kaid Brock has developed a reputation for toppling decorated opponents. The two-time All-Americans will tangle on Nov. 2 at 141 pounds at the NWCA All-Star Classic in Denver. The event will be streamed live on Trackwrestling.

McKenna, a senior at Ohio State, has compiled a 79-8 record at 141 during his first three college seasons. He placed third at the 2016 NCAA Championships as a freshman at Stanford and placed third again last year during his first season with the Buckeyes.

The Towaco, New Jersey, native is also a three-time conference champion, a 2017 U23 World bronze medalist, a 2014 Junior World silver medalist, and he's currently second on the United States men's freestyle ladder at 65 kilograms.

Brock immediately established himself as a national title threat three years ago when he debuted in an Oklahoma State singlet with a 42-second fall against returning NCAA champion Cody Brewer.

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Stillwater, Oklahoma native, has compiled a 59-9 record with 10 wins against All-Americans, including a victory against 2017 national champion Cory Clark.

Those results occurred at 133 pounds. The junior is taking on a new challenge at 141.

This is one of two 141-pound matches on the All-Star Classic bout card. The other one features two of last year's top finishers at 133 -- returning NCAA champion Seth Gross of South Dakota State against All-American Tariq Wilson.

ANNOUNCED MATCHUPS

Men
141: Seth Gross (South Dakota State) vs. Tariq Wilson (North Carolina State)
141: Joey McKenna (Ohio State) vs. Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
149: Mitch Finesilver (Duke)
174: Myles Amine (Michigan)
184: Max Dean (Cornell) vs. Taylor Venz (Nebraska)
285: Derek White (Oklahoma St.)

Women
109: Charlotte Fowler (Campbellsville)
123: Gabriela Ramos-Diaz (Wayland Baptist)
130: Erika Mihalca (Missouri Baptist)
143: Nicole Joseph (King)
170: Brittany Marshall (Wayland Baptist) vs. Mariah Harris (Campbellsville)

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