Matthew Kolodzik placed third at the NCAAs last season (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
MANHEIM, Pa. -- Mitch Finesilver, born and raised in Greenwood Village, is the only competitor to wrestle in this year's NWCA All-Star Classic that hails from Colorado. Mitch is one of four Finesilver brothers that will be wrestling for the Duke Blue Devils in the upcoming 2018-19 season. Coming into his redshirt senior season he has compiled a 62-25 career record while making three trips to the NCAA National Championships and was the 2018 Southern Scuffle runner-up. Mitch is looking forward to returning to his hometown to wrestle in front of his friends and family and against Princeton University's Matthew Kolodzik.
Returning two-time All-American and No. 1-ranked wrestler at 149 pounds Matthew Kolodzik is ready to bring the fire in his second consecutive NWCA All-Star Classic. Following a great 2018 season which included an EIWA championship and a third-place finish at the 2018 NCAA Championships, Kolodzik is looking for redemption following his tough 4-3 loss in last year's NWCA All-Star Classic. He holds a career 59-10 record and was an All-American in 2017. Kolodzik was the first freshman Princeton wrestler to accomplish All-American status since 2002.
This will be the first collegiate match between Kolodzik and Finesilver. Kolodzik is here to prove that he is the best 149 pounder in the nation, while Finesilver is looking to kick off the season at the 149 pound weight class with a bang.
141: No. 1 (133) Seth Gross (South Dakota State) vs. No. 3 (133) Tariq Wilson (North Carolina State)
141: No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) vs. No. 5 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
149: No. 1 Matthew Kolodzik (Princeton) vs. No. 8 Mitch Finesilver (Duke)
174: No. 3 Myles Amine (Michigan) vs. No. 10 (184) Jacobe Smith (Oklahoma State)
184: No. 3 Taylor Venz (Nebraska) vs. No. 8 Max Dean (Cornell) vs.
285: No. 4 Derek White (Oklahoma St.)
109: Charlotte Fowler (Campbellsville) vs. Maria Vidales (Emmanuel)
123: Gabriela Ramos-Diaz (Wayland Baptist) vs. Dominique Parrish (Simon Fraser)
130: Erika Mihalca (Missouri Baptist)
143: Nicole Joseph (King)
170: Brittany Marshall (Wayland Baptist) vs. Mariah Harris (Campbellsville)