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    7 Big Stories from the Week in College Wrestling (1/23/2023)

    Purdue 125 lber Matt Ramos (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

    The college wrestling season continues to chug along. I feel like it’s a good sign when every week “seems like a crazy week of action.” I wouldn’t necessarily classify the past few days as too out of the ordinary; however, we did see plenty of notable, newsworthy results.

    Among them, one of my favorite duals of the year (NC State/Virginia Tech), a top-ten clash between Penn State and Michigan, and Iowa getting more than they bargained for in Wisconsin. We’ve mentioned those duals in some form or fashion below, but some items we didn’t mention were Clarion over Lock Haven, Columbia over Princeton, Rider over Princeton, maybe some problems for Oklahoma State at 125 and a #3 going down at 157 lbs. Be sure to check out our conference recaps as they will be discussed in greater detail.

    Spencer Continues His Unreal Run

    Later in the week, InterMat will release an article on the Hodge Trophy race. It’s an important subject and it’s newsworthy, but at the same time, it might be a little anticlimactic. With the run Spencer Lee is on, it is making a mockery of the term “race.” As of now, it’s a one-match sprint to the finish.

    Iowa had two matches over the weekend and Lee was tasked with facing a pair of opponents ranked in the top six nationally. “Tasked” may not be the perfect word. For most wrestlers, facing two foes ranked so highly may be a daunting task, but it didn’t seem as if it phased Lee at all.

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