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Big 12 Weekend Preview (11/11-11/14)

2021 Big 12 champion Luke Weber (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)

Thursday 11/11

Missouri at North Dakota State, 8:00 PM (all times Eastern)

Saturday 11/13

Northern Iowa at Grand View Open, Pleasant Hill, IA, 10:00 AM
North Dakota State, South Dakota State at Bison Open, hosted by North Dakota State, 11:00 AM
Oklahoma at West Virginia, 2:00 PM
Oklahoma State at Stanford, 5:00 PM

Sunday 11/14

Air Force at Mountaineer Invitational, hosted by Appalachian State, 9:00 AM
Northern Colorado at Missouri, 2:00 PM

What I'm Most Excited For: Travis Wittlake vs. Shane Griffith. Probably the match of the week in all of college wrestling will take place when NCAA champion Shane Griffith and All-American Travis Wittlake wrestle in the Oklahoma State-Stanford dual. Should be a good one.

Best Dual: Missouri at North Dakota State

Missouri is a really strong dual team and it will be hard for North Dakota State to topple them, but there are some really solid matchups and definitely some spots where the gritty NDSU team could pull a few upsets.
These two matches top my list:

157: Jared Franek-NDSU vs. Jarrett Jacques-Mizzou

165: Keegan O'Toole-Mizzou vs. Luke Weber-North Dakota State

O'Toole beat Weber at the NCAA tournament last year 5-1, but it will be intriguing to see how they match up this year coming out of the summer.

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Big Bird (1) about 3 weeks ago
Minnesota is bringing most of their team to the Bison Open too. 165 could be really good there with Weber, Sparks, T. Cook, and a freshman like Caliendo.