Daton Fix and Tony Madrigal at the 2021 Big 12 finals (photo courtesy of Mark Lundy; LutteLens.com)
Edinboro vs. North Dakota State at Binghamton, 2:00 PM
North Dakota State at Binghamton, 3:30 PM
Iowa State, Northern Iowa, at UNI Open, hosted by Northern Iowa, 10:00 AM (9:00 AM)
North Dakota State at Buffalo, 7:00 PM
West Virginia at VMI, 2:00 PM
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, 6:00 PM-ESPNU
**All times Eastern**
A lot of schools with finals this week, so a light week for the Big 12.
What I'm Most Excited For: Bedlam. We had an exciting rivalry match last weekend at Iowa State and who knows what will happen here? It's hard to see Oklahoma make this competitive. Dom Demas has not made a start yet at 141 and Mitch Moore went down with an injury at the Cliff Keen tournament this weekend. If those two are out, there's no way I could really see OU pulling this off.
If they're in, here's the most realistic path for OU.
125: Prata over Mastrogiovianni
141: Demas over Young
149: Moore over Gfeller
157: Thomas over Sheets
174: Mantanona over Plott
285: Heindselman over Surber
A few of those would be upsets, but it's realistic to say OU "could" win those. In some instances, they have won them before and in some they would be favored. If they can pull that off, they win the dual. If they can just get five of those and some bonus, they could win the dual.
But the general feeling around this matchup is that OSU is a pretty solid favorite that many expect to win here.
Big rivalries are always fun, and you can't beat nationally televised wrestling (ESPNU). It's important as fans, that if we want more wrestling on TV, we watch what we do get.