Iowa’s Derek St. John, the defending NCAA champion at 157 pounds, has withdrawn from Saturday’s NWCA All-Star Wrestling Classic due to an illness.
He will be replaced at 157 by Lehigh’s Joey Napoli in the season-opening event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
Iowa’s Tony Ramos (141 pounds) and Iowa State’s Michael Moreno (165 pounds) are scheduled to compete.
Rankings by Amateur Wrestling News
125: #3 Nahshon Garrett, So. (Cornell) vs. #6 Jarrod Patterson, Sr. (Oklahoma)
133: #3 A.J. Schopp, Jr. (Edinboro) vs. #10 Mason Beckman, So. (Lehigh)
141: #1 (at 133) Tony Ramos, Sr. (Iowa) vs. #3 Devin Carter, Jr. (Virginia Tech)
149: #1 (at 141) Logan Stieber, Jr. (Ohio State) vs. #1 Kendric Maple, Sr. (Oklahoma)
157: #10 Joey Napoli, Sr. (Lehigh) vs. #11 Nestor Taffur, Sr. (Boston U.)
165: #1 David Taylor, Sr. (Penn State) vs. #3 Michael Moreno, Jr. (Iowa State)
174: #2 Andrew Howe, Sr. (Oklahoma) vs. #3 Matt Brown, Jr. (Penn State)
184: #3 Jimmy Sheptock, Sr. (Maryland) vs. #6 Jake Swartz, Sr. (Boise State)
197: #1 Taylor Meeks, Jr. (Oregon State) vs. #2 Scott Schiller, Jr. (Minnesota)
285: #1 Tony Nelson, Sr. (Minnesota) vs. #2 Mike McMullan, Jr. (Northwestern)