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  • Even though both Columbia and Gardner Webb will be participating in this year's Road Runner Open it is essentially the battle of California at the Division I level.   What a site it'd be if Fullerton,  Northridge, California, Long Beach State, Sacramento State, San Diego State, San Jo...

  • A favorite among the fans of the northeast is the Keystone Classic hosted by the university of Pennsylvania. This year's tournament looks to be quite different from prior year's with a greater number of teams participating.   What interest me most about a tournament like this is the opport...

  • ADA, Ohio -- The No. 9 Nationally ranked Baldwin Wallace University wrestling team improved to 1-0 after the 28-6 Ohio Athletic Conference victory over Ohio Northern University, inside the ONU Sports Center. Freshman 125-pounder Jack Stanley (Brecksville / Brecksville-Broadview Heights) got the nig...

  • ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 4 ranked Mount Union defeated Muskingum 54-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling dual Tuesday at Timken Gymnasium. It was the conference opener for both teams and the Purple Raiders won all nine contested matches. Mount Union has now won seven straight conference duals. ...

  • By Kyle Klingman Terry Steiner had never seen a college wrestling meet until he was a senior in high school. He and his identical twin brother, Troy, grew up in Bismarck, N.D., and drove to Minneapolis in 1988 to watch Iowa defeat Minnesota. Both eventually signed with Iowa and won individual NCAA t...

  • Daryl Thomas returns to the ODU Wrestling Monarch Matcast to look back at the dual loss against No. 9 NC State, a match the Monarch coaching staff believe they could have won. Coach Thomas explains why, as well as going match-by-match on what ODU needs to improve upon. Coach Thomas also briefly talk...

  • First Day Coach Reactions
    from NEWrestle 11/20/19 12:19 AM

    Class A Curtis Gocke – Bellevue West “First day was great, tons of young kids in the room. We’ll get a lot of work done before Dec 4th when our football players will start practice. We talked about getting quality reps and that anyone can be a leader.” Keenan McCurdy/Jeff Rut...

  • Luke Pletcher recently defeated Stanford's Real Woods (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Eight pounds have made a world of difference for Ohio State's Luke Pletcher. He's not only bigger and stronger. But he's also setting a faster pace. That was evident in his most recent match. The top-ran...

  • Wisconsin head coach Chris Bono goes On The Mat Now in his second year at the helm at the University of Wisconsin, head wrestling coach Chris Bono has the Badgers sitting near the top of the rankings and has a renewed energy building in Madison. Doug Waggoner of Quant Wrestling will also join the sh...

  • Wisconsin head coach Chris Bono goes On The Mat Now in his second year at the helm at the University of Wisconsin, head wrestling coach Chris Bono has the Badgers sitting near the top of the rankings and has a renewed energy building in Madison. Doug Waggoner of Quant Wrestling will also join the sh...

  • Wisconsin head coach Chris Bono goes On The Mat<br /><br />Now in his second year at the helm at the University of Wisconsin, head wrestling coach Chris Bono has the Badgers sitting near the top of the rankings and has a renewed energy building in Madison. Doug Waggoner of Quant Wrestling will also ...

  • After our upset-packed weekend, the rankings have been re-processed. Some notables: Sebastian Rivera has 2 matches at 133, and his ranking at that weight is now #2, right behind Seth Gross. Brent Moore of Virginia Tech moves up 12 spots to #4 after pinning #2 Sammy Sasso. Ethan Smith of Ohio State m...

  • In 18 years of following collegiate wrestling as I have, this is undisputed, the toughest I have ever seen the Navy Classic look.&nbsp; A tournament that in years past you had to win in order to have much merit on your ranking or significance within your season. Today, it's loaded enough to wear pla...

  • It was Monday. It didn’t snow. That’s all you need to know. This is Short Time Shots, a mostly daily look back at the scores and more from the world of wrestling, I’m Jason Bryant. Oh, I bought a standing desk today. I’ll put it in the office when that finally gets done. Ever seen [&#8230;]

  • Surprises, upsets &amp; eye openers.&nbsp; Week three of collegiate wrestling has been every bit if not better than week one and week two.<br /><br />In dual action I continue to be surprised Dack Punke of Missouri isn't wrestling well. He lost yet another match that I felt he should have won.&nbsp;...

  • Ben Askren before his match against Jordan Burroughs at Beat the Streets (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Ben Askren, two-time NCAA wrestling champ for University of Missouri and U.S. freestyle wrestler at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, announced his plans to retire Monday after a decade i...

  • UNI Panther Head Coach Doug Schwab held his weekly press conference today where he discussed his squad&#8217;s 24-20 loss to Northwestern Sunday night. He talked about some potential lineup changes, Jacob Holschlag&#8217;s latest knee injury, and moving forward to Nebraska this weekend. He also talk...

  • Frank Jasper played Brian Shute (bottom position) in the movie "Vision Quest" You may not immediately recognize the name Frank Jasper ... but, if you're a wrestling fan, you know Brian Shute, the muscular, undefeated state wrestling champ Jasper portrayed in the classic 1980s movie "Vision Quest." ...

  • Waverly Shell-Rock standout Bailey Roybal commits to South Dakota State

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  • Nov. 18, 2019 NEWTON, Iowa  — Old Dominion’s Killian Cardinale (125) and Shane Jones (165) and NC State’s Jarrett Trombley (133) and Nick Reenan (197) are among 15 newcomers to WIN Magazine’s Nov. 18, 2019 Tournament Power Index and Individual Rankings, presented by Cliff Keen Athletic. The other wr...

  • Class 1A Iowa High School Preseason Rankings

  • Holy smokes! What a weekend! Since we&#8217;ve been running this site, I&#8217;m not sure we&#8217;ve ever had a weekend of upsets quite like this. At the top of our list this week, #68 Aaron Bolo knocked off #2 Kyle Conel of Penn State. Watching the match, it definitely looked like Conel tweaked hi...

  • Missouri Valley Open - Final Results

  • WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0, 0-0 B1G), ranked No. 1 nationally by InterMat, dominated action at the 2019 Army West Point Invite on Sunday in West Point, N.Y. Fifteen Penn Staters competed at nine weights and the Nittany Lions came away with four champions with 11 total plac...

  • SAN FRANCISCO -- A fall from Nathan Traxler and technical falls by Jackson DiSario and Real Woods propelled Stanford to a 29-10 win at San Francisco State, Sunday, in Main Gym at Don Nasser Plaza. Stanford improved to 2-1 on the year after winning seven of the 10 bouts over the Gators (1-2). Traxl...

  • EVANSTON, Ill -- No. 21 Northwestern returned to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday with an emphatic 24-20 win over No. 14 Northern Iowa in its home opener. With the win, the 'Cats improve to 1-1 on the season. NU was able to come out on top today thanks in large part to the fact that four of their five in...

  • The Tavakolians present a check to Brandon Nunez, a Become Your Own Dream Fund Scholarship recipient (Photo/Justin Hoch, jhoch.com) They are corporate executives by day. And superheroes by night. For Hooman and Lorelei Tavakolian, that is the life they lead. They start their days before sunrise i...

  • Roman Rozell (Photo/Arizona State University) Roman Rozell marked his 35th birthday by doing what he loves ... while possibly making some history: He wrestled his first match for Arizona State as a walk-on member of the Sun Devils. Rozell, a married father of six and former Army combat veteran and ...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Wrestling team opened the 2019-20 season Sunday with a 39-0 shutout of Tennessee-Chattanooga at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes swept 10 bouts, scoring bonus points in five matches and punctuating the dual with a first-period fall at heavyweight. Reds...

  • George Mason edges Clarion
    from InterMat 11/18/19 1:53 AM

    CLARION, Pa. - The Patriots wrestling team opened its dual match season with a familiar opponent but in a different conference as Mason edged the Clarion Golden Eagles, 19-18 today at Tippin Gym on Clarion's campus. The two teams met five of the last six seasons in the Eastern Wrestling League bef...

  • The University of Northern Iowa Panthers lost a dual today to the Northwestern Wildcats, 24-21, in Evanston, Illinois. And along with that, returning All-American Jacob Holschlag went down with an apparent right knee injury in the first period of his first match of the season. In real-time it seemed...

  • DEKALB, IL -- The Rider University wrestling team continued to make statements on the mat, defeating Northern Illinois at the Huskie Duals, 26-6, on Sunday afternoon at Victor E. Court. Eight Broncs contributed individual wins for Rider, as the Broncs led throughout the dual. Rider started the matc...

  • The Iowa Hawkeyes first competition is officially in the books as the team logged a 39-0 over Tennessee-Chattanooga inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This lineup returns a total of seven All-Americans and all seven of those wrestlers managed a victory over their Moc opponent. Of the three weights where I...

  • Cover photo by Cam Kramer Courtesy of Iowa State Athletics AMES, Iowa – The No 12 Iowa State wrestling team (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) topped Bucknell (0-2, 0-0 EIWA), 24-15 in the dual season-opener. The Cyclones won six of the 10 bouts and were aided by bonus-point victories from Jarrett Degen (major decis...

  • Iowa State tops Bucknell
    from InterMat 11/17/19 9:51 PM

    AMES, Iowa -- The No 12 Iowa State wrestling team (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) topped Bucknell (0-2, 0-0 EIWA), 24-15 in the dual season-opener. The Cyclones won six of the 10 bouts and were aided by bonus-point victories from Jarrett Degen (major decision), David Carr (technical fall) and Marcus Coleman (fall...

  • Purdue snags win at NDSU
    from InterMat 11/17/19 9:36 PM

    FARGO, N.D. -- The No. 25 Purdue wrestling team improved to 3-1 in dual competition on the season Sunday, earning a 22-12 victory at North Dakota State at the Scheels Center. The Boilermakers won seven-of-10 matches on the day, highlighted by a major decision by junior Max Lyon at 184 pounds and a c...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Virginia Tech wrestling defeats third-ranked Ohio State Sunday in Columbus. The upset victory is already the second of the season for No. 11 Tech, first over a top-3 opponent. Joey Prata secured the win for the Hokies after a 5-2 decision over No. 20 Malik Heinselman to end the d...

  • USAFA, Colo. -- The Wyoming wrestling team opened up its 2019-20 dual season and Big 12 action Saturday night as the Cowboys rode a hot start on the way to a 21-12 victory over Air Force in Colorado Springs. The Pokes opened the dual winning the first four bouts and 5-of-6. UW had three bonus-point...

  • Northern Colorado beats WVU
    from InterMat 11/17/19 3:38 PM

    Northern Colorado put the Big 12 and the nation on notice Saturday night, as they beat West Virginia, 31-10 in front of a packed Bank of Colorado Arena. UNC won seven of 10 matches, picking up bonus points in four. The dual began in the 174-pound bracket. Billy Higgins started off strong in his fi...

  • The video is in processes and should be posted later today. Lehigh squeezed past Oklahoma State last night in Stabler Arena in front of nearly 3,000 fans.  Lehigh looked competitive and tough for the first 5 matches, even when they lost.  The teams split the first two matches. Then Josh Humphreys th...

  • NEW YORK -- It was standing room only in the sixth floor gymnasium of the New York Athletic Club for the men's freestyle finals at the Bill Farrell International, and the crowd standing was quite a large one. Only featuring the six Olympic weight classes, the brackets were stacked, and the finalist...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Willie Scott (174) worked a tech fall, Gerard Angelo (149) muscled a major decision and Rutgers wrestling (5-0) won seven of 10 bouts to earn a 24-12 victory over Cal State Bakersfield (0-3) on Saturday afternoon in Bakersfield, California. The win completed a 2-0 road trip fo...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Benny Martinez, Tom Lane and Nathan Tausch scored falls and Bernie Truax won by technical fall as Cal Poly defeated San Francisco State 29-15 in the Mustangs' first dual meet of the 2019-20 season. The dual was held outside on Richard O'Neill Green in front of the Orfala ...

  • KENT, Ohio -- Michigan State wrestling opened the 2019-20 dual meet season with a pair of victories over Kent State and No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Kent State's Tri-Meet inside the MAC Center. In a triangular scramble format, the Spartans rotated between two mats throughout the day agai...

  • Stanford knocks off UNC
    from InterMat 11/17/19 2:41 AM

    STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford wrestling opened its home schedule with a 21-11 upset win over No. 17 North Carolina, Saturday, in Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal (1-1) won seven of the 10 bouts against North Carolina (1-1), including three wins over individually ranked Tar Heels. Tyler Eischens, a re...

  • LEXINGTON, Va. -- A pair of Cenzo Pelusi decisions at 285 pounds sealed two Franklin & Marshall dual victories on Saturday in Lexington. The Diplomats fought back to down VMI by a narrow 19-17 tally before winning two of the three final matches in a 22-16 win over Davidson in the nightcap. The Dip...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. -- The No. 5 Arizona State wrestling team won nine of ten matches for the second day in a row to earn its second victory of the weekend and improve to 4-0, defeating the McKendree Bearcats 38-3 Saturday at Desert Financial Arena. No. 1 Zahid Valencia (184 lbs.) continued his strong sta...

  • ARCHIVED MATCHES Fresh/Soph &#8211; 125 Guaranteed Places 1st Place &#8211; Kyle Gollhofer of Northern Iowa 2nd Place &#8211; Aden Reeves of Iowa State University 3rd Place &#8211; Daniel Vargas of Iowa Central 4th Place &#8211; Matthew Jordan of Iowa Lakes Community College 5th Place &#8211; Forfei...

  • Elite &#8211; 125 Guaranteed Places 1st Place &#8211; Aaron Cashman of Iowa 2nd Place &#8211; Brady Kyner of Wartburg 3rd Place &#8211; Tristan Jenny of Wisconsin-La Crosse 4th Place &#8211; Amier Khamis of Coe 5th Place &#8211; Jared Hensley of Upper Iowa 6th Place &#8211; Trenton McManus of Minnes...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The ninth-ranked NC State wrestling team went a perfect 3-0 in the annual Wolfpack Duals. The Wolfpack (4-0) won 27 of its 30 matches, including 18 going for bonus points. Up Next: The majority of the Wolfpack will take part in the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open tomorrow. Action sta...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Competing in Staber Arena for the first time since 2016, No. 10 Lehigh went down to the wire with No. 4 Oklahoma State. A Cowboy forfeit in the final bout at 133 left the dual tied at 20-20, and on the third criteria, total match points, a 58-48 advantage gave the Mountain Hawks th...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The Edinboro wrestling team improved to 5-1 early in the season with a pair of wins in the Boro Duals on Saturday at McComb Fieldhouse. The Fighting Scots won their second Mid-American Conference match in their first season as a member of the MAC, defeating Ohio University 25-7. The...

  • Season Preview: Nebraska
    from NEWrestle 11/16/19 6:11 PM

    Nebraska looks to build off last seasons 9th place finish at the NCAA tournament.

  • Coming into the 2019-20 season there are some high hopes and expectation for Malvern Prep wrestling.  They return a strong and young core. They’ve had some good individual results at early tournaments. It appears that they have better depth than last season. If they can figure out a couple of pieces...

  • TAHOMA, Wash. -- The Oregon State wrestling team took on Simon Fraser for their first dual of the season on Friday evening. Held at Tahoma Senior High, the Beavers picked up five wins on the night and rolled to a 40-8 win. Sophomore Brandon Kaylor (125) started things off right for the Beavers as...

  • Rutgers downs Fresno State
    from InterMat 11/16/19 5:43 AM

    FRESNO, Calif. -- Rutgers wrestling (4-0) used six individual wins, including a pin from Nicolas Aguilar (125) in his home state and major decisions from No. 11 Sammy Alvarez (133) and No. 19 Christian Colucci (HWT) to secure a 23-13 victory over Fresno State (0-4) on Friday night at the Save Mart C...

  • Rider stuns Minnesota
    from InterMat 11/16/19 5:27 AM

    Rider's Jonathan Tropea takes down Minnesota's Patrick McKee at 125 pounds (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) MINNEAPOLIS -- Dean Sherry (Brick, NJ/Brick Township) pinned the No. 6 wrestler in the nation, Devin Skatzka, as the the Rider University wrestling team earned a statement dual victory toni...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- Coach John Smith tied Bobby Douglas for fifth on the list of all-time NCAA Division I coaching wins on Friday night in Oklahoma State's 30-6 victory over Drexel. Smith is the only active NCAA DI coach in the top five. "Bobby Douglas was an Oklahoma State guy," Smith said. "That's ...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. -- Winning nine of ten matches on the evening, the No. 5 Arizona State wrestling team defeated the Augustana Vikings in dominant fashion, 35-6, Friday night at Desert Financial Arena. In a meaningful moment for the program following Veterans Day this Monday, former Green Beret and 34-y...

  • The Binghamton wrestling team competed in its first dual match of the season Friday evening, and came out with a win over South Dakota State. The Bearcats won six of 10 bouts, and defeated the Jackrabbits 25-16. "As a team, we wrestled really hard," head coach Kyle Borshoff said. "This is a much be...

  • Sometimes you have to pivot. I had every intention of putting together another episode of The Guillotine Grapevine here on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, but sometimes things don’t go as planned, as you’re about to find out. This is Short Time Shots, a mostly daily look at the scores and more from th...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team was dominant as it scored its first dual victory of the season, defeating Bucknell, 24-10, in Victor E. Court Friday. "They came out to fight and it was gritty tough wrestling," NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig said. "Like I said before, th...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The ninth-ranked NC State wresting team opened its 2019-20 season with a 22-11 home win over Old Dominion in Reynolds Coliseum. With the Monarchs (0-1) up 9-3 after the first four bouts, the Pack (1-0) scored three straight wins, including a pin and a major decision to seal the du...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 3 Ohio State University wrestling team (2-0) seized a 23-12 road victory at No. 15 Pittsburgh (1-1) Friday afternoon. Chase Singletary impressed in his season debut, earning a decisive 8-3 win over ninth-ranked Demetrius Thomas in the heavyweight bout. Ohio State registere...

  • Cover Photo by Cam Kramer What: #8 Iowa State 0-0 (0-0)vs. Bucknell 0-0 (0-0) Where: Ames, IA &#124; Hilton Coliseum When: Sunday Nov. 17th at 1pm Watch: Flowrestling ($) &#124; Cyclone.tv Live Scoring: Trackwrestling The start of Iowa State’s dual season is upon us&#8230;finally. After taking only ...

  • On this episode of The Way, Cary Kolat and Matt Dernlan discuss the current state of officiating in college-level wrestling. Both agree that officials are held to unreasonably high expectations in relation to their compensation for working wrestling meets, and that fans harassing officials for misse...

  • Help Wanted
    from Mat Talk Online 11/15/19 7:14 PM

    For a solid year, Neil Erisman was it when it came to the new wrestling program at Little Rock. He was every coach, every recruiting coordinator, he ran every errand that needed to be run. He did all this while awaiting the completion of his offices and wrestling facility and with a wife and three [...

  • Who: #15 UNI 0-0 (0-0) vs #19 Northwestern 0-1 (0-0) Where: Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois When: Sunday, November 17, 2019 – 5:00 PM Watch: Online: BTN+/Flowrestling (Subscription required) After a taste of the season starting last Sunday at the Harold Nichols Open, the dual season gets underw...

  • Anthony Echemendia was a double champion in Fargo For more than a half-century, the NWCA All-Star Classic has been an annual event on the college wrestling calendar going back to 1967. Until this year. Last month, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced that the 2019 All-Star event wou...

  •     Presented by EZ Flex, the following are WIN Magazine’s updated 2019-20 Preseason High School Rankings. College commitments are provided by IntermatWrestle.com.   WIN’s 2019-20 National High School Team Rankings – Nov. 14, 2019 Rk Team Prev.  Season Outlook and Notes 1 Blairstown Township, N.J. B...

  • ST. LOUIS -- Fighting Illini wrestling secured a dramatic, 19-14 victory over No. 13 Missouri Thursday night at Francis Howell High School in St. Louis. Trailing, 11-6, at intermission, the Illini won four of the last five bouts of the night to take the dual. With the score at 16-14, the match came ...

  • With impeachment proceedings against the president in full swing at the House of Representatives, the often-hidden shenanigans of some congressmen have been well-televised and left some wrestlers to ponder if there is any intellectual, political, social, value, or diversity of opinion among the lead...

  • Someone, anyone, please tell me why Party in the U.S.A. is stuck in my head. I don’t own that song, but I believe the reason for this is the fact I live in a house with three females and one of them might actually own one of the NOW music CDs. I actually own NOW, [&#8230;]

  • On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Ben Askren and Matt Dernlan cover the results of the 2nd week of NCAA wrestling beginning with the 2019 Journeymen Tournament. The two cover Valencia’s slim victory, Dom Demas’ highlight reel performance and finally Luke Pletcher’s difficult match with...

  • HUGE week in Iowa Wrestling with Letter of Intent Signing Day, GREAT Class of 2020, big start to Class of 2021, HWC competing around the world, lineup for season opener on Sunday, Eierman transfers to Iowa, four year anniversary of Grapple on the Gridiron.