Big Ten Wrestling Championships pre-seeds released

The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 9-10 on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Ill. Five schools boast at least one top-seeded wrestler, with Penn State leading the way with three. Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State and Penn State will bring a seeded wrestler in each of the 10 weight classes, while Nebraska will boast a seeded grappler in nine classes.

The pre-seeds, as voted on by the conference’s coaches, rank the top eight wrestlers in five weight classes, along with 11 or 12 schools’ starters in five weight classes due to the Big Ten receiving eight or more NCAA Championships qualifier allocations in those classes. Each team enters the championships with a seeded wrestler in the 165-, 174- and 285-pound weight classes.

For more information on the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, visit the Big Ten Championships Central page on Illinois’ web site HERE. The complete list of Big Ten Championships pre-seeds can be found below and attached.

125 lbs.
1.            Matt McDonough, IOWA
2.            Nico Megaludis, PSU
3.            Jesse Delgado, ILL
4.            Sean Boyle, MICH
5.            Nikko Triggas, OSU
6.            Camden Eppert, PUR
7.            David Thorn, MINN
8.            Dom Malone, NU

133 lbs.
1.            Logan Stieber, OSU
2.            Tony Ramos, IOWA
3.            Tyler Graff, WIS
4.            Jordan Conaway, PSU
5.            Daryl Thomas, ILL
6.            Cashe Quiroga, PUR
7.            Chris Dardanes, MINN
8.            Shawn Nagel, NEB

141 lbs.
1.            Hunter Stieber, OSU
2.            Nick Dardanes, MINN
3.            Mark Ballweg, IOWA
4.            Bryan Pearsall, PSU
5.            Brandon Nelsen, PUR
6.            Ridge Kiley, NEB
7.            Pat Greco, NU
8.            Camryn Jackson, MICH

149 lbs.
1.            Eric Grajales, MICH
2.            Dylan Ness, MINN
3.            Ivan Lopouchanski, PUR
4.            Jake Sueflohn, NEB
5.            Cam Tessari, OSU
6.            Andrew Alton, PSU
7.            Caleb Ervin, ILL
8.            Dan Osterman, MSU
9.            Josh Dziewa, IOWA
10.          Dylan Marriott, NU
11.          Preston Keiffer, IND

157 lbs.
1.            Derek St. John, IOWA
2.            Jason Welch, NU
3.            Dylan Alton, PSU
4.            James Green, NEB
5.            Taylor Walsh, IND
6.            Josh Demas, OSU
7.            Ryan Watts, MSU
8.            Danny Zilverberg, MINN

165 lbs.
1.            David Taylor, PSU
2.            Conrad Polz, ILL
3.            Taylor Massa, MICH
4.            Nick Moore, IOWA
5.            Cody Yohn, MINN
6.            Pierce Harger, NU
7.            Ryan LeBlanc, IND
8.            Austin Wilson, NEB
9.            Mark Martin, OSU
10.          Pat Robinson, PUR
11.          Frank Cousins, WIS
12.          Nick Proctor, MSU

174 lbs.
1.            Logan Storley, MINN
2.            Mike Evans, IOWA
3.            Robert Kokesh, NEB
4.            Nick Heflin, OSU
5.            Matt Brown, PSU
6.            Jordan Blanton, ILL
7.            Lee Munster, NU
8.            Dan Yates, MICH
9.            Scott Liegel, WIS
10.          Chad Welch, PUR
11.          Jordan Wohlfert, MSU
12.          Cheney Dale, IND

184 lbs.
1.            Ed Ruth, PSU
2.            Kevin Steinhaus, MINN
3.            Josh Ihnen, NEB
4.            John Rizqallah, MSU
5.            Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA
6.            Tony Dallago, ILL
7.            Luke Sheridan, IND
8.            Cody Magrum, OSU

197 lbs.
1.            Quentin Wright, PSU
2.            Scott Schiller, MINN
3.            Mario Gonzalez, ILL
4.            Andrew Campolattano, OSU
5.            Braden Atwood, PUR
6.            Nathan Burak, IOWA
7.            Jackson Hein, WIS
8.            Max Huntley, MICH
9.            Alex Polizzi, NU
10.          Luke Jones, MSU
11.          Caleb Kolb, NEB

285 lbs.
1.            Tony Nelson, MINN
2.            Mike McMullan, NU
3.            Connor Medbery, WIS
4.            Bobby Telford, IOWA
5.            Mike McClure, MSU
6.            Adam Chalfant, IND
7.            James Lawson, PSU
8.            Ben Apland, MICH
9.            Spencer Johnson, NEB
10.          Nick Tavanello, OSU
11.          Chris Lopez, ILL
12.          Alex White, PUR


Your Opinion?
Show Comments (10 Comments)
tom x coach on 3/4/2013 @ 1:25pm EDT Said:

watch out for ohio state wrestling team next year penn state might be in trouble next year

Hawkeye on 3/4/2013 @ 3:03pm EDT Said:

Watch out for the “HAWKEYES” next year.

CVB II on 3/4/2013 @ 5:19pm EDT Said:

Sorry, can’t see it PSU only loses Wright and has Morgan McIntosh and Jimmy Guilibon coming off redshirts. Plus amazing depth in the practice room.

Hawkeye on 3/4/2013 @ 6:31pm EDT Said:

Only loses Wright and Pearsall. Your talking about Only losing Wright who averages around 20 points at Nationals. The Hawkeyes have guilibon solved. The Hawkeyes have Clark or Gilman depending on what weight or , Ramos.

Luke on 3/4/2013 @ 11:06pm EDT Said:

Is there anywhere to watch the whole tourney on TV, or on the…uh, streaming thing on CBS/ staff on 3/5/2013 @ 10:23am EDT Said:

    Luke, we’ll speak only for BTN here. All of BTN’s tourney games (men’s and women’s) will be offered on BTN2Go. If you’re not familiar with BTN2Go, there’s more info at But basically, it’s an online app that lets you watch BTN TV on a number of platforms. To be able to use it, your cable or satellite TV provider needs to offer it.

william peters on 3/6/2013 @ 6:04pm EDT Said:

what day does the big 10 wrestling start?

tom x coach on 3/8/2013 @ 6:56pm EDT Said:

ohio state will have 2 4 time ohio state champs. i know both were the best in the usa i know penn state will be good but ohio state will be awesome. i worked 27 years state tournaments and mark my words ohio state will be great.

A Rob on 3/9/2013 @ 11:36am EDT Said:

Pat Greco the most underated wrestler in the whole tournament. He has beat major opponents to make him a force to be reckoned with!!!!!