2023 Offseason Transfer Tracker

Michigan transfer Michael DeAugustino a 2022 NCAA 4th Place finisher (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki;

The weeks following the NCAA Tournament can now be called portal season. College wrestling is inundated with names of wrestlers entering the portal, signing with other programs, and thanks to NIL, rumors of gigantic, hypothetical sacks of cash involved. We know, that's not necessarily how NIL works, but it's fun social media fodder.

Along with recruiting, re-recruiting of current team members and cherry-picking wrestlers from the portal has become almost an essential part of roster building. This will certainly impact the 2023-24 team race, as six past All-Americans have already gone in and out of the portal. In addition, some high-profile freshmen have done so, too.

As of Tuesday morning, these are the names of wrestlers that have transferred into DI wrestling programs. I'm sure that list will continue to grow in the near future.

Wrestlers have been listed by their new school with their previous one in parenthesis.

Arizona State

Chance McLane (Oklahoma State)

Iowa State

Garrett Grice (Virginia)


Hunter Mays (Rider)


Seth Nevills (Penn State)


Chris Cannon (Northwestern)

Lucas Davison (Northwestern)

Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern)


Caleb Smith (Appalachian State)

North Dakota State

Giuseppe Hoose (Buffalo)

Northern Illinois

Tommy Curran (NC State)

Oklahoma State

Mirzo Khayitov (Ellsworth CC)

Izzak Olejnik (Northern Illinois)

Troy Spratley (Minnesota)

Penn State

Mitchell Mesenbrink (California Baptist)

Aaron Nagao (Minnesota)

Bernie Truax (Cal Poly)


Joey Milano (NC State)

Marcos Polanco (Minnesota)


Jacob Butler (Oklahoma)

Yaraslau Slavikouski (Harvard)


Ryan Catka (Navy)


Shane Liegel (Loras)


Ethan Ducca (Edinboro)

Gabe Willochell (Edinboro)


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