InterMat Wrestling – Big Ten Releases 2022 Championship Preseeds

2021 NCAA Champion Aaron Brooks (photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 5-6 at Nebraska. Six schools boast at least one top-seeded wrestler, with Penn State leading the way with four No. 1 seeds. The pre-seeds, as voted on by the conference’s coaches, rank 14 starters in all 10 weight classes.

The Nittany Lions boast four top-seeded wrestlers, with 133-pounder Roman Bravo-Young, 141-pounder Nick Lee, 174-pounder Carter Starocci and 184-pounder Aaron Brooks. Michigan’s Nick Suriano (125), Minnesota’s Gable Steveson (285), Nebraska’s Eric Schultz (197), Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin (157), along with Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso (149) and Carson Kharchla (165) round out the group of top- ranked grapplers.

This year’s field contains a combined 18 Big Ten individual championships (12 wrestlers) and six NCAA individual championships (six wrestlers).

For more information on the 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, visit the Big Ten Championships Central page HERE. The complete list of Big Ten Championships pre-seeds can be found below.

125 lbs.

1. Nick Suriano (MICH)
2. Drew Hildebrandt (PSU)
3. Eric Barnett (WIS)
4. Malik Heinselman (OSU)
5. Devin Schroder (PUR)
6. Drake Ayala (IOWA)
7. Michael DeAugustino (NU)
8. Patrick McKee (MINN)
9. Dylan Shawver (RU)
10. Justin Cardani (ILL)
11. Tristan Lujan (MSU)
12. Jacob Moran (IND)
13. Jeremiah Reno (NEB)
14. Zach Spence (MD)

133 lbs.

1. Roman Bravo-Young (PSU)
2. Austin DeSanto (IOWA)
3. Lucas Byrd (ILL)
4. RayVon Foley (MSU)
5. Dylan Ragusin (MICH)
6. Brock Hudkins (IND)
7. Chris Cannon (NU)
8. Joe Olivieri (RU)
9. Matt Ramos (PUR)
10. Dominick Serrano (NEB)
11. Kyle Burwick (WIS)
12. Jake Gliva (MINN)
13. King Sandoval (MD)
14. Dylan Koontz (OSU)

141 lbs.

1. Nick Lee (PSU)
2. Jaydin Eierman (IOWA)
3. Sebastian Rivera (RU)
4. Chad Red (NEB)
5. Jakob Bergeland (MINN)
6. Stevan Micic (MICH)
7. Dylan D’Emilio (OSU)
8. Joseph Zargo (WIS)
9. Dylan Duncan (ILL)
10. Frankie Tel Shahar (NU)
11. Parker Filius (PUR)
12. Matt Santos (MSU)
13. Cayden Rooks (IND)
14. Danny Bertoni (MD)

149 lbs.

1. Sammy Sasso (OSU)
2. Austin Gomez (WIS)
3. Ridge Lovett (NEB)
4. Max Murin (IOWA)
5. Yahya Thomas (NU)
6. Mike Van Brill (RU)
7. Beau Bartlett (PSU)
8. Christian Kanzler (ILL)
9. Graham Rooks (IND)
10. Michael Bockhus (MINN)
11. Kanen Storr (MICH)
12. Michael North (MD)
13. Peyton Omania (MSU)
14. Alec White (PUR)

157 lbs.

1. Ryan Deakin (NU)
2. Kaleb Young (IOWA)
3. Will Lewan (MICH)
4. Kendall Coleman (PUR)
5. Peyton Robb (NEB)
6. Chase Saldate (MSU)
7. Garrett Model (WIS)
8. Robert Kanniard (RU)
9. Bryce Hepner (OSU)
10. Brady Berge (PSU)
11. Derek Gilcher (IND)
12. Joe Roberts (ILL)
13. Lucas Cordio (MD)
14. Sebas Swiggum (MINN)

165 lbs.

1. Carson Kharchla (OSU)
2. Alex Marinelli (IOWA)
3. Dean Hamiti (WIS)
4. Cameron Amine (MICH)
5. Caleb Fish (MSU)
6. Dan Braunagel (ILL)
7. Hayden Lohrey (PUR)
8. Clayton Wilson (NEB)
9. Cael Carlson (MINN)
10. Creighton Edsell (PSU)
11. David Ferrante (NU)
12. Andrew Clark (RU)
13. Kasper McIntosh (IND)
14. Gaven Bell (MD)

174 lbs.

1. Carter Starocci (PSU)
2. Logan Massa (MICH)
3. Mikey Labriola (NEB)
4, Michael Kemerer (IOWA)
5. Ethan Smith (OSU)
6. Bailee O’Reilly (MINN)
7. Gerrit Nijenhuis (PUR)
8. Troy Fisher (NU)
9. Dominic Solic (MD)
10. DJ Shannon (ILL)
11. Andrew McNally (WIS)
12. Nick South (IND)
13. Connor O’Neill (RUT)
14. Nate Jimenez (MSU)

184 lbs.

1. Aaron Brooks (PSU)
2. Myles Amine (MICH)
3. Kaleb Romero (OSU)
4. Taylor Venz (NEB)
5. Abe Assad (IOWA)
6. Layne Malczewski (MSU)
7. John Pozanski (RU)
8. Kyle Cochran (MD)
9. DJ Washington (IND)
10. Isaiah Salazar (MINN)
11. Christopher Weiler (WIS)
12. Zach Braunagel (ILL)
13. Max Lyon (PUR)
14. Jack Jessen (NU)

197 lbs.

1. Eric Schultz (NEB)
2. Max Dean (PSU)
3. Cameron Caffey (MSU)
4. Jacob Warner (IOWA)
5. Patrick Bucki (MICH)
6. Thomas Penola (PUR)
7. Greg Bulsak (RU)
8. Braxton Amos (WIS)
9. Gavin Hoffman (OSU)
10. Andrew Davison (NU)
11. Jaron Smith (MD)
12. Michial Foy (MINN)
13. Nick Willham (IND)
14. Matt Wroblewski (ILL)

285 lbs.

1. Gable Steveson (MINN)
2. Tony Cassioppi (IOWA)
3. Greg Kerkvliet (PSU)
4. Mason Parris (MICH)
5. Lucas Davison (NU)
6. Christian Lance (NEB)
7. Trent Hillger (WIS)
8. Tate Orndorff (OSU)
9. Luke Luffman (ILL)
10. Jacob Bullock (IND)
11. Michael Wulfe (PUR)
12. Boone McDermott (RU)
13. Brad Wilton (MSU)
14. Zach Schrader (MD)

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