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Adams Continues to Move Up In The Reigns of NCAA Wrestling Greats

On Sunday afternoon, WVU wrestler Noah Adams defeated Northern Colorado’s Jacob Seely, to secure his 39th consecutive victory.

Adams had five takedowns in his majority decision win on Sunday winning, 13-1.

“Yeah, I think he (Adams) was dominant, and that’s what we were trying to get him to do, is used all of his weapons,” WVU coach Tim Flynn said. “He was shooting his attack in the legs. He was using his under hook.”

“He looked good,” Flynn added.

The West Virginia native made history last season, capturing the conference title, and becoming the Big 12 Wrestler of the Year. Adams is the first Mountaineer ever to accomplish this feat. At 32-0, Adams earned a two-seed in the NCAA Tournament before the cancellation of the season.

The 39-match win streak all started back on November 3, 2019, when the 197-pounder took on Gardner-Webb’s Roderick Davis. Adams defeated Davis, 17-2.

From there, Adams defeated 16-top 50 wrestlers in his weight class, to finish the 2019-20 season, 32-0.

In the Big 12 Tournament, Adams defeated Wyoming’s Stephen Buchanan (7-3), North Dakota State’s Cordell Eaton (2-1) and South Dakota State’s Tanner Sloan (5-1) to capture the Big 12 title.

For his redshirt junior campaign, Adams has not lost a beat since last year, starting out 7-0. Other than a 3-2 victory over Oklahoma’s Jake Woodley, Adams has handled the competition fairly easily thus far.

Next week, the Mountaineers will be competing in a four-team event that includes Wyoming, Fresno State and Air Force. Adams will take on Wyoming’s Buchanan, a rematch from the first round in last year’s Big 12 Tournament, in an attempt to leap into 40 wins in-a-row.

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