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WVU’s Hall preps for Big 12

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Oak Glen High School graduate and West Virginia University freshman wrestler Peyton Hall seems to be set for a success in the postseason.

Hall ranks No. 22 by The Open Mat and No. 24 by FloWrestling at 165 pounds. The Chester native is tied for the team lead in wins with 10. He also is 3-2 against ranked foes.

West Virginia travels to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the 2021 Big 12 Wrestling Championship on March 6-7. Action starts Saturday with preliminary and quarterfinal rounds set for a noon start. The Big 12 has five automatic NCAA tournament bids at 165 pounds available this season.

The semifinals and consolation quarterfinals will take place at 6 p.m. that evening. The consolation semifinals, as well as the third- and fifth-place matches will start at 11 a.m. on Sunday, with the championship matches set for 6 p.m.

The first three sessions of the championship will be distributed on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, the conference’s digital platform, while the championship matches will be televised live on ESPN2. All matches from the championship also will be available on the ESPN App.

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