2020 NCAA Preview: 133 lbs.

2019 All Americans in Bold

Northeast 1BrownJWU37-5
Northeast 2BeaulieuSouthern Maine6-1
Northeast 3TrelliSpringfield23-4
Mideast 1JonesIthaca36-4
Mideast 2GiordanoTCNJ31-2
Mideast 3HortonRIT23-11
Southeast 1SlendornStevens20-3
Southeast 2RushDelaware Valley35-4
Southeast 3EnglmanFerrum25-6
Central 1TransueOhio Northern36-2
Central 2NashBaldwin Wallace30-7
Central 3MasseyMount Union36-8
Lower Midwest 1RumphWartburg17-1
Lower Midwest 2MullenNorth Central33-7
Lower Midwest 3HendersonCoe16-8
Upper Midwest 1BerlinStevens Point32-0
Upper Midwest 2BeckerSt. John’s24-2
Upper Midwest 3GlivaAugsburg25-5

Four All-Americans return at 133 lbs. Victor Gliva was at 125 last year, but the other three are back at the same weight. Charles Nash and Jake Giordano were 4th and 5th last season, while unseeded Levi Englman surprised and finished 7th. None of the four won their regional, however. Giordano had a single loss to Hayden Brown before his regional final loss to Jones, and Gliva defeated both Nash and Englman this season.

Matt Berlin (Stevens Point) and Kristian Rumph (Wartburg) are both undefeated against DIII opponents this year, though Berlin’s 32 wins nearly double Rumphs 17. Noah Becker’s only loss besides Berlin is to Nash, but he also beat Gliva and Englman on consecutive weekends straddling the new year. Seth Transue of Ohio Northern has two losses. He twice avenged his loss to Mount Union’s Massey, and his other loss was to an opponent who did not place in the same region Transue won.

Hayden Brown of JWU has a few losses to wrestlers not in the bracket but has defeated Slendorn, Giordano, and Horton while losing to Jones. Kyle Slendorn of Stevens split with Jones, beat Massey, and pinned Englman in the region semi. Jones put together a dominant performance at the regional with a pin in the finals, two tech falls, and a major decision.

Bradley Beaulieu of Southern Maine is just 6-1 with over half his matches coming at the regional. He spent a year at Old Dominion and is the Maine state record holder for career wins.