Our full preview for the #3 Iowa vs. #21 Lehigh wrestling dual -- HAWK ON (MOUNTAIN) HAWK VIOLENCE! -- will be along a little bit later this today, but I wanted to first announce some exciting news about how you can watch the dual meet tonight.
The bad news? It's not on TV. BTN doesn't have the rights since the meet is at Lehigh and Mediacom isn't airing it because, well, do you think Mediacom's sending a crew out to Bethlehem, PA to cover the dual? Right.
The good news? It WILL be available via internet streaming, right here at BHGP, courtesy of our fine friends at the Patriot League powered by Campus Insiders. Just point your browser to www.blackheartgoldpants.com at 6 PM CT and look for the post titled "IOWA VS LEHIGH WRESTLING LIVE STREAM AND OPEN THREAD" (I'll also edit in the link here when that post goes live) and you'll be good to go.
Iowa's a solid favorite in this meet and Lehigh doesn't have a powerhouse team this year, but they do have some very good wrestlers, particularly in the lower and middle weights. The best of the bunch is #6 Mason Beckman, a sophomore at 133 lbs. who will be taking on #3 Tony Ramos in the spotlight match of the night. Who knows -- that match could end up being a preview of a future quarterfinal or semifinal showdown at the NCAA Tournament a little over a month from now. Lehigh also has solid wrestlers at 149 and 157, #13 Mitch Minotti and #12 Joey Napoli, so Brody Grothus and Derek St. John should get pretty decent challenges of their own.
Again: that's Iowa vs. Lehigh wrestling, 6 PM CT, right here at BHGP.
Come one, come all. Invite your friends and feel free to link back to this post on Twitter, Facebook, or elsewhere. We're very excited to have the opportunity to provide a live stream of Iowa wrestling right on BHGP and we hope you'll join us.
Thanks again to the folks at the Patriot League powered by Campus Insiders for providing us with this opportunity.