On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan break down the current ratings for the NCAA wrestling season for 174lbs, 165lbs, and 157lbs. 6:10 At 174lbs the two discuss the lack of depth in the weight class with Mark Hall being the only remaining clear #1 at the weight, as well as the top rated athletes being majority seniors. They also discuss the performance of Anthony Valencia, and what the future may hold for Ohio State’s Carson Kharchla. 19:20 Askren and Dernlan also take a few minutes to attempt to name the 9 four time NCAA finalists as of 2001. 26:10The two then discuss the potential at 165lbs spending some time breaking down the success of Wisconsin’s Evan Wick and what he will need to do to remain successful in the coming season. The two finish up by breaking down 157lbs and have high hopes and excitement for the high volume of talented freshmen entering the scene including Jacori Teemer.


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Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan host the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast. Askren, World Champion, and Olympic Wrestler joins in official partnership as a content provider for all things RUDIS. Matt Dernlan joins from years of experience in D1 college coaching at Binghamton, Clarion, and Penn State University.

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