The info below is based on the list of initial entries and could change as teams adjust their lineups.
Returning NCAA Qualifiers
Levi Englman, Ferrum – 2020 SE Region 3rd, 2019 All-American
Josiah Gehr, Messiah – 2019 NCAA Qualifier (125)
Eron Haynes, Nebraska Wesleyan – 2019 All-American (125)
Brock Henderson, Coe – 2020 LM Region 3rd
Robbie Precin, North Central – 2020 LM Region Champion (125)
Other Notable Entries
Shandon Akeo, Central – 4th 2020 LM Region
Reese Wallis, Olivet – 4th 2020 LM Region
Nathaniel McClanahan, Mount St. Joseph – 6th 2020 C Region (141)
Joseph Jones, Averett – 7th 2020 SE Region
Justin Hames, Elmhurst – 8th 2020 UM Region
Cody Castelline, Fontbonne – 8th 2020 LM Region
Joshua Wilson, Greensboro
Joe Pins, Wartburg
Zach Thompson, Loras
A pair of 2019 All-Americans enter this weight in Englman (7th at 133) and Haynes (8th at 125). Also here is Precin, the #2 seed at 125 a year ago. Henderson qualified at 133 in 2020 and has gone undefeated so far this season. Gehr was in the same 125 bracket as Haynes in 2019 but did not qualify at 133 in 2020, matching Haynes with a 6th place regional finish.
Akeo and Wallis just missed out on qualifying last season. Both have taken a few losses this year. Thompson has one loss to Iowa State and a win over Akeo, while Pins also has defeated Akeo while dropping matches to Precin and Henderson. Wilson is undefeated and put himself in the conversation with a win over Englman early in February.