Battle of the OSU’s as McKenna, Brock set to wrestle at the NWCA All-Star Classic

by Andy Hamilton, TrackWrestling

Manheim, PA – Joey McKenna has been one of college wrestling’s most consistent winners throughout his career. Kaid Brock has developed a reputation for toppling decorated opponents. The two-time All-Americans will tangle on Nov. 2 at 141 pounds at the NWCA All-Star Classic in Denver. The event will be streamed live on Trackwrestling.

McKenna, a senior at Ohio State, has compiled a 79-8 record at 141 during his first three college seasons. He placed third at the 2016 NCAA Championships as a freshman at Stanford and placed third again last year during his first season with the Buckeyes.

The Towaco, New Jersey, native is also a three-time conference champion, a 2017 U23 World bronze medalist, a 2014 Junior World silver medalist, and he’s currently second on the United States men’s freestyle ladder at 65 kilograms.

Brock immediately established himself as a national title threat three years ago when he debuted in an Oklahoma State singlet with a 42-second fall against returning NCAA champion Cody Brewer.

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Stillwater, Oklahoma native, has compiled a 59-9 record with 10 wins against All-Americans, including a victory against 2017 national champion Cory Clark.

Those results occurred at 133 pounds. The junior is taking on a new challenge at 141.

This is one of two 141-pound matches on the All-Star Classic bout card. The other one features two of last year’s top finishers at 133 — returning NCAA champion Seth Gross of South Dakota State against All-American Tariq Wilson.

What: 53rd NWCA All-Star Classic hosted by RMNevents, Nuway, and the University of Northern Colorado. Presented by, ARMS Software and Denver Chapter WIBN

When: Friday, November 2, doors open at 4 pm

Where:  National Wrestling Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216

Tickets: $20 (matside tables available) Click Here!

Social Media: #allstarclassic



141: Seth Gross (South Dakota State) Vs. Tariq Wilson (North Carolina State) – Release
141: Joey McKenna (Ohio State) Vs. Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State)
149: Mitch Finesilver (Duke)
174: Myles Amine (Michigan)
184: Max Dean (Cornell) Vs. Taylor Venz (Nebraska) – Release
285: Derek White (Oklahoma St.)

109: Charlotte Fowler (Campbellsville)
123: Gabriela Ramos-Diaz (Wayland Baptist)
130: Erika Mihalca (Missouri Baptist)
143: Nicole Joseph (King)
170: Brittany Marshall (Wayland Baptist) Vs.  Mariah Harris (Campbellsville) – Release

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