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    Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational History (2010-2021)

    3x CKLV champion Kollin Moore (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

    It's Vegas Week! That means the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational is on the horizon and will get underway Friday. The CKLV typically has one of the strongest fields and this year is no exception. Later in the week we'll have an actual preview of the action, but before then, let's take a look back at some history at the event. We've gone back to 2010 to find out who had the most champions, placewinner, and other vital information.

    Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational Champions (2010-21)

    Ohio State (19) - Kaleb Romero (184 - 2021), Luke Pletcher (141 - 2019, 133 - 2017), Kollin Moore (197 - 2019, 197 - 2018, 197 - 2017), Joey McKenna (141 - 2018), Myles Martin (184 - 2018, 184 - 2017), Nathan Tomasello (133 - 2016, 125 - 2015), Micah Jordan (149 - 2016, 141 - 2015), Logan Stieber (141 - 2014, 141 - 2013, 133 - 2012, 133 - 2011), Johnni DiJulius (133 - 2013), Hunter Stieber (141 - 2012)

    Cornell (16) - Yianni Diakomihalis (149 - 2021, 141 - 2017), Chaz Tucker (133 - 2019), Gabe Dean (184 - 2016, 184 - 2015, 184 - 2013), Nahshon Garrett (133 - 2015, 125 - 2014, 125 - 2013), Brian Realbuto (174 - 2015), Chris Villalonga (149 - 2014), Kyle Dake (165 - 2012, 157 - 2011), Mack Lewnes (174 - 2010), Steve Bosak (184 - 2010), Cam Simaz (197 - 2010)

    Michigan (9) - Dylan Ragusin (133 - 2021), Mason Parris (285 - 2019), Myles Amine (174 - 2018), Alec Pantaleo (157 - 2017), Adam Coon (285 - 2017, 285 - 2013), Logan Massa (165 - 2016), Eric Grajales (149 - 2011), Kellen Russell (141 - 2010)

    Nebraska (7) - Mikey Labriola (174 - 2021), Isaiah White (165 - 2019, 165 - 2018), Robert Kokesh (174 - 2014, 174 - 2012), James Green (157 - 2013), Josh Ihnen (184 - 2012)

    Minnesota (6) - Brayton Lee (149 - 2019), Gable Steveson (285 - 2018), Jake Short (157 - 2016), Brett Pfarr (197 - 2016), Chris Dardanes (133 - 2014), Dylan Ness (157 - 2014)

    Arizona State (5) - Zahid Valencia (184 - 2019, 174 - 2017, 174 - 2016), Blake Stauffer (184 - 2014), Anthony Robles (2010 - 125)

    Boise State (4) - Jason Chamberlain (149 - 2012, 149 - 2010), Andrew Hochstrasser (2010 - 133), Adam Hall (2010 - 157)

    Missouri (4) - Lavion Mayes (149 - 2015), J'den Cox (197 - 2015), Alan Waters (125 - 2012), Dom Bradley (285 - 2012)

    Northwestern (4) - Ryan Deakin (157 - 2021, 157 - 2019, 157 - 2018), Sebastian Rivera (125 - 2018)

    Oklahoma (4) - Kendric Maple (149 - 2013), Andrew Howe (174 - 2013), Travis Rutt (197 - 2013), Nathan Fernandez (285 - 2010)

    Oregon State (4) - Gary Traub (285 - 2021), RJ Pena (157 - 2012), Michael Mangrum (141 - 2011), Clayton Jack (285 - 2011)

    Kent State (3) - Ian Miller (157 - 2015), Dustin Kilgore (197 - 2012), Nic Bedelyon (125 - 2011)

    Virginia (3) - Jack Mueller (125 - 2019), Nick Sulzer (165 - 2014, 165 - 2013)

    Virginia Tech (3) - David McFadden (165 - 2017), Joey Dance (125 - 2016), Ty Walz (285 - 2015)

    Wisconsin (3) - Connor Medbery (285 - 2016), Isaac Jordan (165 - 2015), Andrew Howe (165 - 2010)

    Wyoming (3) - Stephen Buchanan (197 - 2021), Shane Onufer (165 - 2011), Joe LeBlanc (184 - 2011)

    Cal Poly (2) - Evan Wick (165 - 2021), Ryan DesRoches (174 - 2011)

    Rutgers (2) - Nick Suriano (125 - 2018), Anthony Ashnault (149 - 2018)

    Central Michigan (1) - Justin Oliver (149 - 2017)

    Edinboro (1) - Chris Honeycutt (197 - 2011)

    Iowa State (1) - Kyven Gadson (197 - 2014)

    NC State (1) - Nick Gwiazdowski (285 - 2014)

    Princeton (1) - Patrick Glory (125 - 2021)

    Purdue (1) - Dylan Lydy (174 - 2019

    South Dakota State (1) - Clay Carlson (141 - 2021)

    Stanford (1) - Joey McKenna (141 - 2016)

    Utah Valley (1) - Taylor LaMont (125 - 2017)


    Multiple-Time Champions (competing between 2010-21)

    4x Champions:
    Logan Stieber - Ohio State (2011-14)

    3x Champions: Ryan Deakin - Northwestern (2018-19, 2021), Kollin Moore - Ohio State (2017-2019), Zahid Valencia - Arizona State (2016-17, 2019), Gabe Dean - Cornell (2013, 2015-16), Nahshon Garrett (2013-15), Andrew Howe - Wisconsin/Oklahoma (2009-10, 2013), Mack Lewnes - Cornell (2008-10)

    2x Champions: Yianni Diakomihalis - Cornell (2017, 2021), Isaiah White - Nebraska (2018-19), Luke Pletcher - Ohio State (2017, 2019), Adam Coon - Michigan (2013, 2017), Joey McKenna - Ohio State/Stanford (2016, 2018), Myles Martin - Ohio State (2017-18), Nathan Tomasello (2015-16), Micah Jordan - Ohio State (2015-16), Nick Sulzer - Virginia (2013-14), Robert Kokesh (2012, 2014), Kyle Dake - Cornell (2011-12), Jason Chamberlain - Boise State (2010, 2012)


    CKLV and NCAA Title in Same Season (2010 - 2021)

    2021-22: Yianni Diakomihalis - Cornell (149), Ryan Deakin - Northwestern (157)

    2018-19: Nick Suriano - Rutgers (133), Anthony Ashnault - Rutgers (149)

    2017-18: Yianni Diakomihalis - Cornell (141), Zahid Valencia - Arizona State (174)

    2015-16: Nahshon Garrett - Cornell (133), Gabe Dean - Cornell (184), J'den Cox - Missouri (197)

    2014-15: Logan Stieber - Ohio State (141), Kyven Gadson - Iowa State (197), Nick Gwiazdowski - NC State (285)

    2013-14: Logan Stieber - Ohio State (141)

    2012-13: Logan Stieber - Ohio State (133), Kyle Dake - Cornell (165)

    2011-12: Logan Stieber - Ohio State (133), Kyle Dake - Cornell (157)

    2010-11: Anthony Robles - Arizona State (125), Kellen Russell - Michigan (141)


    Freshmen in the Top-3

    2021: Haiden Drury (Utah Valley; 133/3rd); Carson Kharchla (Ohio State; 165/3rd)

    2019: Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern; 125/3rd), Ridge Lovett (Nebraska; 133/3rd), Brayton Lee (Minnesota; 149/1st), Sammy Sasso (Ohio State; 149/2nd), David Carr (Iowa State; 157/3rd), Trent Hidlay (NC State; 184/2nd)

    2018: Micky Phillippi (Pittsburgh; 133/2nd), Austin O'Connor (North Carolina; 149/3rd), Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech; 165/3rd), Gable Steveson (Minnesota; 285/1st), Tate Orndorff (Utah Valley; 285/2nd), Zach Elam (Missouri; 285/3rd)

    2017: Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley; 125/1st), Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell; 141/1st), Evan Wick (Wisconsin; 165/2nd), Taylor Venz (Nebraska; 184/3rd)

    2016: Jose Rodriguez (Ohio State; 125/2nd), Stevan Micic (Michigan; 133/2nd), Cole Martin (Wisconsin; 141/3rd), Logan Massa (Michigan; 165/1st), Zahid Valencia (Arizona State; 174/2nd), Myles Amine (Michigan; 174/3rd), Kollin Moore (Ohio State; 197/3rd)

    2015: Micah Jordan (Ohio State; 141/1st), Tommy Thorn (Minnesota; 141/3rd), Daniel Lewis (Missouri; 165/3rd), Zack Zavatsky (Virginia Tech; 184/3rd)

    2014: Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State; 125/3rd), Alec Pantaleo (Michigan; 149/2nd), Kyle Snyder (Ohio State; 197/3rd)

    2013: Brian Realbuto (Cornell; 157/2nd), Gabe Dean (Cornell; 184/1st), TJ Dudley (Nebraska; 184/2nd), Adam Coon (Michigan; 285/1st)

    2012: Nahshon Garrett (Cornell; 125/2nd), Josh Martinez (Air Force; 125/3rd), Devon Lotito (Cal Poly; 133/3rd), Blake Stauffer (Arizona State; 174/3rd)

    2011: Logan Stieber (Ohio State; 133/1st), AJ Schopp (Edinboro; 133/2nd), Hunter Stieber (Ohio State; 141/2nd), David Habat (Edinboro; 149/3rd); James Green (Nebraska; 157/3rd), Robert Kokesh (Nebraska; 165/3rd)


    Finalists by School

    28 - Ohio State

    22 - Cornell

    17 - Michigan

    16 - Nebraska

    12 - Virginia Tech

    11 - Minnesota

    9 - Arizona State

    8 - Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon State

    7 - Purdue, Wisconsin

    6 - Wyoming

    5 - Boise State, Northwestern, Virginia

    4 - Edinboro

    3 - American, Cal Poly, Central Michigan, Harvard, Kent State, NC State

    2 - Indiana, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford, Utah Valley

    1 - Air Force, CSU Bakersfield, Hofstra, Nebraska-Kearney, North Carolina, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, Pittsburgh, South Dakota State (1)


    Placewinners by School:

    67: Ohio State

    50: Nebraska

    49: Michigan

    48: Cornell

    38: Virginia Tech

    31: Northern Iowa

    30: Minnesota, Wyoming

    29: Arizona State, Oregon State

    28: Oklahoma

    26: Purdue

    23: Iowa State, Wisconsin

    21: CSU Bakersfield

    20: Navy, Virginia

    19: Missouri

    16: Boise State, Utah Valley

    14: North Dakota State

    13: Cal Poly, Pittsburgh

    12: Northern Colorado, Stanford

    11: Air Force, Central Michigan, Harvard, Hofstra, Kent State, Northwestern

    10: American, Illinois, NC State

    9: West Virginia

    8: Army West Point, Binghamton

    9: Edinboro

    7: Drexel, North Carolina

    6: Bucknell, Indiana

    5: Rutgers

    4: Brown, Clarion, Columbia, Princeton, The Citadel

    3: California Baptist, Nebraska-Kearney, South Dakota State, UNC Greensboro

    2: Duke, Eastern Michigan

    1: Campbell, CSU Pueblo, Fresno State, North Idaho CC, San Francisco State


    Team Title History:

    2021: Champion - Nebraska (125), Runner-Up - Ohio State (104)

    2019: Champion - Nebraska (118), Runner-Up - Ohio State (109.5)

    2018: Champion - Ohio State (148), Runner-Up - Missouri (115.5)

    2017: Champion - Ohio State (155), Runner-Up - Michigan (140)

    2016: Champion - Ohio State (118.5), Runner-Up - Wisconsin (113.5)

    2015: Champion - Missouri (154), Runner-Up - Cornell (113)

    2014: Champion - Minnesota (146), Runner-Up - Ohio State (120)

    2013: Champion - Oklahoma (154.5), Runner-Up - Nebraska (130.5)

    2012: Champion - Ohio State (124.5), Runner-Up - Missouri (123.5)

    2011: Champion - Ohio State (129), Runner-Up - Michigan (116)

    2010: Champion - Cornell (140), Runner-Up - Wisconsin (101.5)

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