2024 NCAA Preview: 133 lbs.

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Returning 2023 All-Americans in Bold

Northeast 1Chase RandallCoast Guard
Northeast 2Gabriel Leo-EsparoliniJohnson & Wales
Northeast 3Gianni ManginelliSpringfield
Mideast 1Isaias TorresIthaca
Mideast 2Zach LeveyAlfred State
Mideast 3Danny HawsCentenary
Southeast 1Luke HoerleStevens
Southeast 2Jacob BlairDelaware Valley
Southeast 3Zach BecknerFerrum
Central 1Jaden HintonBaldwin Wallace
Central 2Desmond DiggsMount St. Joseph
Central 3Joey LangemanTrine
Lower Midwest 1Robbie PrecinNorth Central
Lower Midwest 2Joe PinsWartburg
Lower Midwest 3Bryce ParkeCoe
Upper Midwest 1Dominik MallinderUW-Whitewater
Upper Midwest 2Chance SuddethAugsburg
Upper Midwest 3Tyler FleetwoodUW-Eau Claire

Defending national champion Robbie Precin has the longest current winning streak in all three divisions of NCAA wrestling. He recently won his fourth regional title and has just two losses in his career. He is a big favorite to earn his third straight NCAA title. Three other returning 2023 All-Americans are in the bracket and are among those hoping to dethrone Precin. Tyler Fleetwood defeated Jaden Hinton in the 3rd place match a year ago and both return this year. Hinton has two losses, one at 141 and one to a wrestler not in the bracket. Fleetwood was 3rd at the Upper Midwest, and half of his eight losses are to regional champ Dominik Mallinder of Whitewater, a qualifier here a year ago. The final returning All-American is Chase Randall of Coast Guard. Randall was 8th last season and won the Northeast region this year.

The regional weekend threw some chaos into the weight when a pair of top-5 wrestlers failed to qualify. Coe’s Bryce Parke lost to Boryla of Augustana in the quarterfinals but came back to pin Boryla in a spladle late in the consolation finals to earn his spot in the tournament. Top seeded Ty Bisek was upset by the 8th seed in the Upper Midwest then fell 13-0 to Fleetwood in a consolation semifinal match between returning All-Americans with the same result as the consolation semis at last year’s NCAA tournament.

Joey Langeman of Trine became the first qualifier for his team since 2015 with a third place finish in the Central. He lost in the quarterfinals, but came back to get 3rd as the #5 seed. Alfred State got their first ever NCAA qualifier in Zach Levey at this weight. Levey previously qualified for Brockport, so it will not be his first trip to the tournament. He beat Haws from Centenary, a qualifier last year, to earn his spot in the regional finals. Haws came back for 3rd to earn his second trip to the championships.

Gabriel Leo-Esparolini of JWU, Desmond Diggs of Mount St. Joseph, and Mideast champ Isaias Torres of Ithaca all return from last year’s bracket. Also returning to the championships is Zach Beckner of Ferrum. Beckner was a 2017 NCAA runner-up at 125 in his first season at Ferrum, making and unseeded run to the finals. He is back in the lineup this year and back at the NCAA tournament after taking 3rd in the Southeast.

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