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    Recruiting Analysis for the 2023 NCAA DI 141 lb Bracket

    2023 NCAA champion Andrew Alirez (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

    Earlier this week, InterMat released its re-ranking for the high school Class of 2018. With recruiting on the mind, we decided to jump in and look at each individual weight class for the 2023 NCAA DI Championships.

    As is customary in wrestling we'll start with the lower weights and work our way up.

    This analysis will break down the 2023 NCAA qualifiers a weight class at a time, by their pre-collegiate ranking within their recruiting class, their year of high school graduation, transfers, home states, and, of course, rankings for the 2023 All-Americans.

    We've made our way to the 141 lb weight class. After the top two wrestlers at this weight, 141 was difficult to rank and project for the 2022-23 season. Five of the eight All-American's started their tournament as a double-digit seed. With most of the key players 141 expected to return next season, this trend should continue. Looking at the recruiting history for this bracket, it is not as big of a surprise that some of these wrestlers made the NCAA podium. Most of the top-finishers had an impressive pedigree coming out of high school.

    This weight marks a success for Northern Colorado's 2019 recruiting class. It was highly lauded at the time and proved to be fruitful as Andrew Alirez captured the team's first national title since 1962.

    For past weights in this series:

    125 lbs

    133 lbs


    2023 NCAA Qualifiers (141 lbs) by Recruiting Rankings

    #1-#10


    #3 (2019) Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado)

    #3 (2022) Casey Swiderski (Iowa State)

    #7 (2020) Beau Bartlett (Penn State)

    #9 (2018) Brock Hardy (Nebraska)


    #11-#30

    #11 (2020) Lachlan McNeil (North Carolina)

    #11 (2021) Carter Young (Oklahoma State)

    #17 (2020) Ryan Jack (NC State)

    #21 (2018) Real Woods (Iowa)

    #22 (2020) Cael Happel (Northern Iowa)


    #31-#50

    #32 (2019) Dylan D'Emilio (Ohio State)

    #35 (2020) Frankie Tal-Shahar (Northwestern)

    #41 (2021) Jordan Titus (West Virginia)

    #47 (2017) Parker Filius (Purdue)

    #47 (2022) Kal Miller (Maryland)

    #50 (2021) Vince Cornella (Cornell)


    #51-#100

    #57 (2019) Mosha Schwartz (Oklahoma)

    #60 (2020) Joe Zargo (Wisconsin)

    #68 (2019) Malyke Hines (Lehigh)

    #79 (2018) Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh)

    #81 (2022) Tom Crook (Virginia Tech)

    #84 (2017) Allan Hart (Missouri)


    #101-200

    #106 (2021) Josh Koderhandt (Navy)

    #118 (2020) McKenzie Bell (Rider)


    Not Ranked by Willie Saylor/Matscouts; Ranked by The Open Mat

    #96 (2019) Cleveland Belton (Oregon State)


    Not Ranked

    Jakob Bergeland (Minnesota)

    Clay Carlson (South Dakota State)

    Saul Ervin (SIU Edwardsville)

    Carmen Ferrante (Penn)

    Shannon Hanna (Campbell)

    Matt Kazimir (Columbia)

    Seth Koleno (Clarion)

    Josh Mason (Bloomsburg)

    Cole Mattin (Michigan)


    2023 NCAA Qualifiers (141 lbs) by Recruiting Class


    2017


    Jakob Bergeland (Minnesota)

    Parker Filius (Purdue)

    Allan Hart (Missouri)


    2018

    Clay Carlson (South Dakota State)

    Saul Ervin (SIU Edwardsville)

    Carmen Ferrante (Penn)

    Brock Hardy (Nebraska)

    Matt Kazimir (Columbia)

    Seth Koleno (Clarion)

    Josh Mason (Bloomsburg)

    Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh)

    Real Woods (Iowa)


    2019

    Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado)

    Cleveland Belton (Oregon State)

    Dylan D'Emilio (Ohio State)

    Shannon Hanna (Campbell)

    Malyke Hines (Lehigh)

    Cole Mattin (Michigan)

    Mosha Schwartz (Oklahoma)


    2020

    Beau Bartlett (Penn State)

    McKenzie Bell (Rider)

    Cael Happel (Northern Iowa)

    Ryan Jack (NC State)

    Lachlan McNeil (North Carolina)

    Frankie Tal-Shahar (Northwestern)

    Joe Zargo (Wisconsin)


    2021

    Vince Cornella (Cornell)

    Josh Koderhandt (Navy)

    Jordan Titus (West Virginia)

    Carter Young (Oklahoma State)


    2022

    Tom Crook (Virginia Tech)

    Kal Miller (Maryland)

    Casey Swiderski (Iowa State)


    Home States for 141 lb NCAA Qualifiers


    Arizona


    Beau Bartlett (Penn State)


    California

    Cleveland Belton (Oregon State)


    Colorado

    Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado)

    Vince Cornella (Cornell)

    Mosha Schwartz (Oklahoma)


    Connecticut

    Ryan Jack (NC State)


    Florida

    Tom Crook (Virginia Tech)

    Shannon Hanna (Campbell)

    Malyke Hines (Lehigh)

    Frankie Tal-Shahar (Northwestern)


    Illinois

    Josh Koderhandt (Navy)


    Iowa

    Cael Happel (Northern Iowa)


    Kentucky

    Saul Ervin (SIU Edwardsville)


    Michigan

    Casey Swiderski (Iowa State)


    Minnesota

    Clay Carlson (South Dakota State)

    Jakob Bergeland (Minnesota)


    Missouri

    Kal Miller (Maryland)


    Montana

    Parker Filius (Purdue)


    New Jersey

    McKenzie Bell (Rider)

    Carmen Ferrante (Penn)

    Joe Zargo (Wisconsin)


    New Mexico

    Real Woods (Iowa)


    New York

    Jordan Titus (West Virginia)


    Ohio

    Dylan D'Emilio (Ohio State)

    Allan Hart (Missouri)

    Matt Kazimir (Columbia)

    Cole Mattin (Michigan)


    Oklahoma

    Carter Young (Oklahoma State)


    Ontario (Canada)

    Lachlan McNeil (North Carolina)


    Pennsylvania

    Seth Koleno (Clarion)

    Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh)


    Utah

    Brock Hardy (Nebraska)


    141 lb NCAA Qualifiers Signed by Another School

    Cleveland Belton (Arizona State)

    Shannon Hanna (Old Dominion)

    Josh Mason (Nebraska)

    Mosha Schwartz (Northern Colorado)

    Real Woods (Stanford)

    Carter Young (Northwestern)


    Recruiting Rankings for 2023 All-Americans

    1st: Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado) - #3 in 2019

    2nd: Real Woods (Iowa) - #21 in 2018

    3rd: Beau Bartlett (Penn State) - #7 in 2020

    4th: Lachlan McNeil (North Carolina) - #11 in 2020

    5th: Clay Carlson (South Dakota State) - NR in 2018

    6th: Brock Hardy (Nebraska) - #9 in 2018

    7th: Parker Filius (Purdue) - #47 in 2017

    8th: Dylan D'Emilio (Ohio State) - #32 in 2019

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