Can’t be in Washington, D.C. for Saturday night’s 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic? Don’t sweat it, as a number of websites will be providing live coverage of the annual event, held this year at Bender Arena at American University.
Wrestling media sites InterMat and Amateur Wrestling News-TheOpenMat announced Friday they will each provide live, free blogs starting at 7:30 p.m. Eastern.
All-Star Classic event sponsor National Wrestling Coaches Association will also offer live scoring from its website.
In addition, fans may purchase a live website of the event featuring top collegiate wrestlers from FloWrestling.org.
Here are the featured matches for the event (rankings are from InterMat):
- 125: No. 2 Nico Megaludis (Penn State) vs. No. 3 Jesse Delgado (Illinois)
- 133: No. 4 Chris Dardanes (Minnesota) vs. No. 6 A.J. Schopp (Edinboro)
- 141: No. 1 Kendric Maple (Oklahoma) vs. No. 5 B.J. Futrell (Illinois)
- 149: No. 2 Jason Chamberlain (Boise State) vs. No. 9 Nick Lester (Oklahoma)
- 157: No. 2 Andrew Alton (Penn State) vs. No. 3 Jason Welch (Northwestern)
- 165: No. 1 Kyle Dake (Cornell) vs. No. 2 David Taylor (Penn State)
- 174: No. 2 Jordan Blanton (Illinois) vs. No. 4 Josh Asper (Maryland)
- 184: No. 3 Robert Hamlin (Lehigh) vs. No. 4 Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota)
- 197: No. 2 Quentin Wright (Penn State) vs. No. 3 Matt Wilps (Pittsburgh)
- 285: No. 2 Dom Bradley (Missouri) vs. No. 5 Mike McMullan (Northwestern)
In addition, there will be these local match-ups:
- Youth: Sam Kalishman vs. Gene Quodala
- 133: Sam Shames (MIT) vs. Travis Barroquillo (Indiana Tech)
- 149: Kevin Tao (American) vs. Kodie Silvestri (Wartburg)
- 285: Jake Kettler (George Mason) vs. Matt Meuleners (Northern State)
Anticipating the All-Stars: Over the past couple weeks, College Wrestling Examiner has provided individual previews of the anticipated match-up in each weight class for the 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic. To take a look at these previews, click on each weight class to get each wrestler’s won-loss records, major titles and other honors, along with on-the-mat history (if any) between the two contestants.
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