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  • Kenny Anderson Kenny Anderson, three-time NCAA Division III wrestling champ for Wartburg College less than a decade ago, passed away Sunday, October 20 in New Orleans where he was living. He was 29. Anderson won three straight NCAA titles for the Waverly, Iowa-based Division III mat powerhouse, cla...

  • LAURINBURG, N.C. -- St. Andrews University has hired Nicholas (Nick) Soto to be the new Head Coach of the Men's Wrestling team. The Spring Hill, Florida native will start coaching the Knights wrestling team this upcoming season. Nick SotoSoto comes to us after coaching as a graduate assistant c...

  • Former top-flight amateur wrestlers Deron Winn and Chris Weidman came out on the losing end of their bouts at UFC on ESPN 6 at Boston's TD Garden Friday night. Winn, 30, a two-time NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) wrestling champ for St. Louis Community College, Meramec, suffere...

  • NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- The St. Olaf College Department of Athletics announced on Friday that it will discontinue the sport of men's wrestling, effective at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. The coaching staff and student-athletes were notified of the decision at a meeting prior to Friday's annou...

  • 100: 1st: Landon Robideau (STMA) dec. Alan Koehler (Prior Lake), 5-2 3rd: Nolan Reiter (Big Lake) maj. dec. Matt Randolph (Scott West), 11-1 5th: Robert Flege (Aquinas) by injury default over Austin Laudenbach (Apple Valley) 106: 1st: Shane Corrigan (De Pere) dec. Max Ricks (Rogers), 4-0 3rd: Aaro...

  • Charlie Pickell won the title at 132 pounds and was named Outstanding Wrestler (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine) EDINA, Minn. -- On Saturday, Charlie Pickell made a statement at the InterMat Classic, dominating a weight class that included three state champions, along with a state finalist. Pick...

  • Charlie Pickell is one of three state champions entered at 132 pounds (Photo/Mary Christen, The Guillotine) The 10th InterMat Classic takes place on Saturday at Edina High School in Edina, Minn. Wrestlers from eight different states are entered in this year's event. Wrestling is scheduled to begin a...

  • The 2019-2020 NCAA wrestling season is here! After a summer filled with keg parties, 3 a.m. pizza slices, and a general lack of regard for cross training, the nation's wrestling elite are once again bound to their sunless Resilite prisons to atone for their spats of heathenry and trim themselves to...

  • Justin Oliver BUFFALO, NY -- Justin Oliver, a former All-American and four-time national qualifier, has been named an assistant coach for the University at Buffalo wrestling program head coach John Stutzman announced on Thursday. Oliver comes to Buffalo following a decorated career at both Central M...

  • CHICAGO, Ill. -- With the Big Ten seeking its 14th consecutive wrestling national championship, BTN will bring fans along for the ride with the most wrestling coverage in network history -- a 40% increase from last season. BTN's schedule begins with a non-conference matchup as No. 17 Virginia Tech ...

  • Brent Fleetwood (Photo/Xavier Bonner) COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland wrestling head coach Alex Clemsen has announced the addition of Brent Fleetwood, who will serve as the program's volunteer assistant. "When I was at Mizzou I got to prepare for and compete against Brent, and he was just flat out to...

  • In recent weeks, InterMat has shared the links to the Takedown Report blog's analysis of the NCAA Division I wrestling coaches who have tallied the most team titles ... followed by a similar study of the most successful championship coaches in NCAA II. Now, TDR has performed its insightful analysi...

  • Mo Lawal (Photo/Bellator) Reports of Muhammed Lawal's retirement from MMA appear to have been premature. The former amateur mat star known as "King Mo" in his eleven-year pro MMA career had announced his retirement earlier this spring after losing his third straight bout ... but is now coming bac...

  • Larry Sciacchetano, who received the Order of Merit from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2006, passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 77. Information about funeral arrangements will be posted when received. Larry Sciacchetano"Larry Sciacchetano left a large footprint upon the sport of wrestl...

  • BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech wrestling announces that for the first time in its history the Hokies will hold a meet outside on English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park. The Hokies welcome Northwestern Nov. 10 for the first Mat on the Mound at 1 p.m. "As a program we are always looking for new way...

  • Wrestlers from New Zealand visited Carmel, Ind. No doubt about it: wrestling is very much a global sport. Some wrestlers get to participate in international tournaments, see the world, and make friends well beyond their hometowns. The cool thing is, these opportunities aren't limited to uber-talen...

  • OTTUMWA -- Indian Hills Community College has a coach to lead its men's and women's wrestling programs when the sport debuts on the IHCC Centerville Campus. Cole Spree, the head wrestling coach at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls for the past eight years, has been tapped to be the first co...

  • Pat Whitcomb lifts Taylor Kornoely after winning the NCAA title at heavyweight (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Pat Whitcomb, former wrestler and long-time head wrestling coach at North Idaho College who was fired in January, has filed a lawsuit against his alma mater and employer. Whitcomb's la...

  • Braxton Amos won his third straight Super 32 Challenge title (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The 20th anniversary edition of the Super 32 Challenge came to its conclusion on Sunday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C. It was also the 10th year of it being held as a two-day event ...

  • Two former big men of college wrestling who fought in the UFC Octagon and in a pro wrestling ring -- Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar -- will meet each other at a WWE event in Saudi Arabia this Halloween. Velasquez, who has participated in two lucha libre Mexican pro wrestling events in recent month...

  • OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The Kentucky Wesleyan College wrestling program has added Evansville native, Chad Cook to its staff, as announced by Head Coach Rob McCabe on Friday. Cook will primarily work with the upper weight classes. Chad CookCook comes to Wesleyan after three years at Wayland Baptist in Pl...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois University wrestling head coach Ryan Ludwig announced the addition of Kyle Springer to his coaching staff Friday. "We are excited to welcome Kyle to the pack," Ludwig said. "He's a great example of high character and work ethic. Those are values we preach to the t...

  • Hunter Catka defeated Hayden Copass to claim the title at heavyweight (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) 106: 1st: Mason Gibson (Forest Hills, Pa./8th grade) dec. Cory Land (Moody, Ala.), 5-4 3rd: Maxximus Martinez (St. John Bosco, Calif.) dec. Dylan Gilcher (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.), 3...

  • Semifinal matches have started at the 2019 edition of the Super32 Challenge here late in the morning. Below are the results. 106 pounds Mason Gibson (Forest Hills, Pa./8th grade) dec. Maximus Martinez (St. John Bosco, Calif.) 4-3 TB (ult) Cory Land (Moody, Ala.) dec. Charlie Farmer (Moline, Ill.) 6...

  • Quarterfinal matches started at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in Greensboro, N.C. Below are the semifinal pairings. 106 pounds Mason Gibson (Forest Hills, Pa./8th grade) vs. Maxximus Martinez (St. John Bosco, Calif.) Charlie Farmer (Moline, Ill.) vs. Cory Land (Moody, Ala.) 113 pounds Jeremiah Reno...

  • During Saturday's competition in Greensboro, N.C. the championship bracket took the competition down to the quarterfinal round. While consolation wrestling will yield eight additional remaining wrestlers. Competition is still in progress on Saturday, and will continue Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. Eas...

  • Kyle Snyder takes down Magomed Ibragimov of Uzbekistan at the World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Kyle Snyder posted a note Thursday to followers on Instagram and Twitter stating that he will be living and training in State College. The move to the Nittany Lion Wrestli...

  • Kyle Snyder with his bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Kyle Snyder will have a new home as he chases his second Olympic gold medal. On Thursday, Snyder, a 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion at 97 kilograms, announced on social media that ...

  • Iowa's Alex Meyer wrestling Ohio State's Bo Jordan in a 2017 dual meet (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) On Episode 38 of The MatBoss Podcast, host Chad Dennis talks with Iowa alum Alex Meyer. Meyer was a 2016 All-American at Iowa. He's currently enrolled in medical school with a career based arou...

  • Kyle Crutchmer Former Oklahoma State All-American wrestler Kyle Crutchmer appears to have a new opponent for his upcoming Bellator MMA debut next month. MMA commentator Ariel Helwani reported on Twitter that Antonio Jones will be facing Crutchmer in a welterweight (170-pound) bout at Bellator 233 a...

  • Joey Palmer wrestling in the semifinals of the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) AMES, Iowa - Today Iowa State wrestling head coach, Kevin Dresser, announced an addition to his coaching staff. Former three-time NCAA Qualifier Joey Palmer will join up with the Cyclones as a vol...

  • Pioneering wrestler and coach Bobby Douglas will be the guest of honor at a celebration at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum next month. Bobby DouglasThe Gable Museum will host an open house to honor the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Distinguished Member and Glen Brand Wrestlin...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland -- Two-time All-American and former U.S. National Team member B.J. Futrell has joined the Navy wrestling staff as an assistant coach it was announced by head coach Joel Sharratt on Monday. Futrell arrives in Annapolis after spending the last seven years training and competing on ...

  • Zain Retherford edged Yianni Diakomihalis in a Special Wrestle-Off (Photo/Juan Garcia) One of the things that attracted me to wrestling early on was the wrestle-off. If I wanted to be the varsity wrestler, then I had to beat the varsity wrestler. What could be fairer than that? When my high school...

  • Joey Davis gets his hand raised after a victory (Photo/Bellator) Joey Davis was the picture of perfection as a college wrestler, going 133-0 and becoming a four-time NCAA Division II wrestling champ at Notre Dame College of Ohio. Now the former collegiate mat champ continues to successfully pursue...

  • Eric Akin competing in Real Pro Wrestling (Photo/Danielle Hobeika) Four-time All-American Eric Akin joins The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis to talk about his career, how the battles shaped him as a competitor, what it was like competing in an era of stellar U.S. lightweights as well as what it wa...

  • The Test Event for Tokyo 2020 is underway and while the action on the mat can be compelling, it's the broader understanding of next year's events which might be of better use to readers. The competition hall is Makuhari Messe, a very large convention hall similar to the ones used for USA Wrestling ...

  • Iowa's Carver-Hawkeye Arena averaged 8,526 fans for dual meets this past season (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) College wrestling fans are passionate about the sport ... the athletes who step onto the mat ... and even the facilities where the action takes place. What's more, fans are more than w...

  • Alexis Porter gets her hand raised after picking up a win at the NWCA All-Star Classic (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) The Wyoming Wrestling Regional Training Center (WWRTC) made history this week after adding Alexis Porter to its roster. Porter will become the first female resident of the WWRTC ...

  • A.J. Ferrari with Oklahoma State coach John Smith A.J. Ferrari (Allen, Texas), ranked No. 1 overall in the Class of 2020, committed to Oklahoma State on Wednesday evening. His commitment gives the Cowboys six top-100 recruits in the senior class, including an astounding four of the top 20. Verbally...

  • SALEM, Ore. -- Corban University director of athletics Twiggs Reed announced on Monday that Stryder Davis has been named the inaugural head coach of the Warrior women's wrestling program. Corban becomes just the fourth full-time member of the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) to add the sport, wit...

  • Last week, InterMat shared the link to the Takedown Report blog's analysis of the NCAA Division I wrestling coaches who have tallied the most team titles. This week, Takedown Report shared the results of its research into the most successful coaches in NCAA Division II. As TDR's Martin Fleming p...

  • Stevan Micic wrestling at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Graduate student Stevan Micic, fifth-year seniors Myles Amine and Logan Massa and senior/junior Kanen Storr of the University of Michigan wrestling team will take Olympic redshir...

  • Penn State coach Cael Sanderson lifts Bo Nickal at the NCAA Division I Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Imagine choosing the two top college wrestlers in each weight class to face off against each other, even if they competed in different eras. NCAA.com did just that .....

  • A GoFundMe page has been created for a Virginia youth wrestling coach to help him get surgery to deal with a dangerous, debilitating brain disease he describes as "a ticking time bomb." The parents of Richard Harrell, 24, are seeking $25,000 to fund surgery and travel expenses to the Barrow Neurolo...

  • How do you honor the memory of a wrestling coach who was murdered outside his home a dozen years ago? One winning way: a fundraising event to generate funds for a suburban Cincinnati high school wrestling program where he wrestled and coached. The John Harris "No Excuses" Memorial Fundraiser wil...

  • The 2018 NWCA All-Star Classic was held in Denver (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) MANHEIM, Pa -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced that the 2019 All-Star Classic will not take place. Fans might have to wait until 2020 for the 53rd classic. Typically serving as the ki...

  • The InterMat Classic will take place at Edina High School in Edina, Minn., on Oct. 19 The 2019 InterMat Classic is less than three weeks away! The 10th edition of this premier preseason wrestling event will take place on Saturday, October 19, at Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road, in Edina, Mi...

  • Ryan Budzek won a Division III national title this year (Photo/TCNJ) JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Ryan Budzek, a 2019 NCAA Division III national champion, has been named assistant men's wrestling coach at New Jersey City University, head coach Harry Turner has announced. Budzek is the third member of the fi...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- Edinboro University wrestling coach Matt Hill today announced the hiring of Sean Boyle as assistant coach. Boyle joins Ernest James on Hill's staff. Sean Boyle"Sean Boyle is exactly what we are looking for here at Edinboro," related Hill, a former standout now in his second season...

  • Randi Miller wrestling Tamyra Mensah-Stock at the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) GAFFNEY, S.C. -- The Limestone College Athletics Department and head coach Brandy Green have announced the addition of 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller as an assistant coach for the wo...

  • Mark O. Madsen, 2016 Olympic silver medalist for Denmark in Greco-Roman wrestling, made short work of his opponent in the Olympian's UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 160 at Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark Saturday night. "It took Mark O. Madsen just 18 months of training mixed martial arts full time...

  • Kyle Crutchmer Early this month, Bellator MMA announced that its new signee, Kyle Crutcher, had been scheduled to make his promotional debut at Bellator 233 in November. Now the former Oklahoma State All-American wrestler will be facing Sean Clements in a welterweight (170-pound) bout at Bellator 2...

  • Don Gooder, a founding member of the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24. He was 86. Don GooderGooder was among the founders of the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame located in Cresco. He served as master of ceremonies for the inaugural banquet to welcome the first-ever induction ...

  • ADRIAN, Mich. -- Siena Heights University is proud to announce the addition of men's wrestling that will begin competition in fall 2020 with a women's wrestling program scheduled to follow in 2021. "We are excited to bring wrestling back to the campus of Siena Heights University," said Interim Athl...

  • LINCOLN, Ill. -- Lincoln College announced the addition of a women's wrestling program. "It is a positive sign for the college that we continue to grow our enrollment through increasing athletic opportunities," said Mark Perdue, Lincoln College's athletic director, said in a new release. "The add...

  • The World Championships wrapped up this past weekend. Russia cruised to a team title in freestyle, while Team USA came away with a paltry two Olympic licenses. The same was true in women's wrestling where despite winning a record three gold medals (!) only two licenses were punched for Tokyo. Desp...

  • Zahid Valencia after winning his third Pac-12 title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Days after winning the 174-pound title at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, Zahid Valencia was named winner of Amateur Wrestling News' Hammer Award for winning the title in the most com...

  • The past decade of Penn State wrestling has been an incredible one. In April 2009, Cael Sanderson became head wrestling coach of the Nittany Lions ... and it was a complete reversal of fortune for the program that had just completed its first century. In his first decade at the helm (2009-2018), ...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Jason Ecklof, a veteran Shore Area high school coach, has been named assistant men's wrestling coach at New Jersey City University, head coach Harry Turner announced on September 25. Ecklof is the second member of the first-ever wrestling staff in NJCU history. "Jay is a prove...

  • Who are the college wrestling coaches who can claim the most team titles? Dan GableThe TakeDown Report (TDR) website is in the process of gathering, analyzing and sharing this data. Recently the website revealed the NCAA Division I wrestling coaches who have amassed the most team titles. "The coa...

  • Greg Kerkvliet wrestling Jordan Wood at the U23 Nationals (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Greg Kerkvliet, the nation's No. 1 high school recruit in the Class of 2019, is expected to compete for a spot in Ohio State's lineup as a true freshman and not redshirt. "Anything can happen, but as of...

  • Daniel Cormier serves as head wrestling coach at Gilroy High School in California (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Daniel Cormier, former UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight champ, confirmed this week that he plans to return to the Octagon one last time for a third bout with fellow f...

  • Adam Latella, a 2014 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has been selected as an assistant wrestling coach for the 2019-20 season. He will also serve as a lecturer in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching. Adam LatellaLatella most recently served as t...

  • OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Indian Hills Community College will become the latest Iowa college to add wrestling to its athletic offerings. IHCC Athletic Director Dr. Brett Monaghan announced that the school hopes to begin a men's and women's wrestling program in the 2020-21 academic year. The program will op...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo head coach John Stutzman has announced that Evan Ramos has been hired as an assistant coach. Ramos comes to Buffalo after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Bucknell last season. Ramos was a standout wrestler at Shippensburg University where he compiled...

  • Mike Grey celebrates after Yianni Diakomihalis wins his second straight NCAA title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ITHACA, N.Y. -- In advance of the 2019-20 season, Mike Grey '11 has been elevated to the role of associate head coach. Grey has served the Cornell wrestling program in an...

  • WINCHESTER, Va. -- Shenandoah University announced Monday that it has added men's wrestling as its 22nd intercollegiate athletic program. AD Bridget Lyons announces addition of wrestlingThe team, which will compete in the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center and practice in Shingleton G...

  • The man who was found guilty of shooting and killing former New Jersey high school wrestling star Davontae Randall in 2018 has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, NJ.com reported Monday. Anthony Kille was convicted in early August of aggravated manslaughter and two gun charges relating to the ki...

  • Memorial services for James Johnson, 2012 Olympic Greco-Roman coach and past World Team member, have been announced for this weekend, USA Wrestling announced Monday. James Johnson (Photo/Larry Slater)The man affectionately known as "JJ" passed away Sunday, Sept. 8. He was 61. Visitation for James...

  • Mack Beggs, undefeated two-time Texas high school state wrestling champ who garnered national attention as a transgender athlete, is the subject of a new ESPN 30 for 30 documentary which premiered this past Sunday. The 26-minute documentary, tilted Mack Wrestles, aired on ESPN and ABC on Sunday af...

  • Scott Goodale coaching at the NCAA Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers University and reigning NCAA Tournament Coach of the Year Scott Goodale have come to terms on a contract extension that will keep the head wrestling coach matside at the RAC th...

  • Katherine Shai at the Final X: Lincoln press conference (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) GREELEY, Colo. -- The Northern Colorado Wrestling Club is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine Shai as a resident athlete of the NCWC. Shai is a six-time USA National Team member and a 2019 World Tea...

  • Kyle Dake with the American flag after winning his second straight world title (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- The United States closed out the 2019 World Championships on Sunday by crowning a repeat world champion for the second straight day. Kyle Dake claimed his sec...

  • J'den Cox with the American flag after winning the world title at 92 kilograms (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- J'den Cox left no doubt that he is the best freestyle wrestler in the world at 92 kilograms. Cox repeated as world champion on Saturday with a 4-0 victory in...

  • Tamyra Mensah-Stock jumps for joy after winning the world title at 68 kilograms (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- For the first time ever, the United States has three world champions in women's wrestling. On Friday, Tamyra Mensah-Stock capped her run to a gold medal at 6...

  • Jake Hager at weigh-ins for Bellator 221 (Photo/Bellator) Jake Hager, a former University of Oklahoma All-American wrestler and WWE star, has been booked for his third Bellator bout in his one-year-old pro MMA career. Hager -- who signed with the Bellator MMA promotion last November -- is set to fi...

  • Adeline Gray with the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Adeline Gray grew up like many female wrestlers from her era. Fighting for acceptance and respect. And trying to prove she belonged. She battled the usual stigmas of trying to excel while wrestling ...

  • CLARION, Pa. -- Clarion head wrestling coach Keith Ferraro today announced his coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-20 season. The Golden Eagles welcome a pair of new coaches -- Nathan Kraisser and Malik McDonald -- to fill positions formerly held by Kyle Kiss and TJ Ruschell, respectively. In add...

  • The referee who ordered a New Jersey high school wrestler to have his dreadlocks cut prior to being allowed to compete last December has been suspended for two years, according to multiple media reports. On Wednesday, a decision was reached between the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic As...

  • MEQUON, Wis. -- Concordia University Wisconsin Director of Athletics Dr. Rob Barnhill has announced the addition of Women's Wrestling, the University's 33rd sport within the athletic department. A nationwide search for a head coach begins immediately. The Falcons will begin competition in 2020-21. ...

  • Adeline Gray with the American flag after claiming her fifth world title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- Adeline Gray made history on Thursday at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The 28-year-old American defeated Japan's Hiroe Suzuki in the...

  • Branson Ashworth (Photo/Kyle Spradley) The Wyoming Wrestling Regional Training Center (WWRTC) bolstered its roster this week by adding former University of Wyoming wrestling standout Branson Ashworth. Ashworth will begin his journey in senior freestyle competition under the WWRTC banner this fall....

  • Jacarra Winchester with the American flag after winning a world title at 55 kilograms (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- Last year, Jacarra Winchester left the World Championships heartbroken after having match-winning takedown overturned in the semifinals. She called it a ...

  • Kyle Conel celebrates after pinning Kollin Moore in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Penn State graduate transfer Kyle Conel has been cleared by the NCAA and is ready to wrestle for the Nittany Lions in the 2019-20 season, a wrestling spokesperson confirmed to th...

  • Jacarra Winchester celebrates after winning in the semifinals at the World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- The United States has its first finalist at the 2019 World Championships. Jacarra Winchester, a fifth-place finisher at last year's World Championsh...

  • On Sept. 11, 1976, the now-familiar facility to honor the oldest and greatest sport first opened its doors to the public. On that date 43 years ago, the iconic National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Stillwater, Okla. was officially dedicated and opened to the public for the first time, welc...

  • The Olympic Team Trials will be held at Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University in University Park, Pa. has been selected to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for wrestling on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5. Penn State U...

  • Ildar Hafizov lifts Germany's Etienne Kisinger in his first mach at the World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- The United States Greco-Roman team posted a 1-3 record on Monday at the World Championships, failing to advance a wrestler beyond the round of 16. ...

  • Justin Gaethje scored a first-round knockout of Donald Cerrone in a top-of-the-card lightweight (155-pound) bout at UFC Fight Night 158 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday night. "Justin Gaethje put an absolute beating on Donald Cerrone," according to MMAmania.com. "From t...

  • Joe Rau went 1-1 Sunday at the World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- It was a day of disappointment for the U.S. Greco-Roman wrestling team at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Ellis Coleman (67 kilograms), Joe Rau (87 kilograms) and G'Ang...

  • NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- The United World Wrestling bureau passed a series of decisions yesterday during a meeting before the start of the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships at the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan. Topping the outcomes was the selection of Krasnoyarsk as host of the 2022 Senior ...

  • Max Nowry gets his hand raised after winning his first match at the World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- The United States Greco-Roman team picked up three wins in the opening session of the 2019 World Championships but failed to advance a wrestler past th...

  • Braxton Amos (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Ranked No. 2 overall in the Class of 2020, Braxton Amos (Parkersburg South, W.Va.) verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin on Friday evening. After missing his freshman season of high school due to injury, Amos is undefeated in two seaso...

  • Funeral arrangements have been announced for Ben Knaub, former Colorado high school and college wrestler who served as a high school coach for nearly a quarter-century, and as a mat official for a dozen years. Ben KnaubKnaub passed away in Greeley, Colo. on Monday, Sept. 2 at age 92. The funeral f...

  • A look at the venue for the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) The 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships start this week in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and like the past two years the competition starts with Greco-Roman, moves to women's...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Nicholas Gravina, a former four-year standout on the mat at Division I Rutgers University, has been named the first-ever assistant men's wrestling coach in New Jersey City University history, head coach Harry Turner announced on September 12. Gravina, a native of Allendale, N....

  • It's no secret wrestlers are tough, hardworking, and resilient. Kevin AhernKevin Ahern was all of those and more as a student-athlete, wrestler, and football player at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights in the late 1980s. After high school, Ahern went on to become an All-American wrestler at...

  • A GoFundMe page has been established for Mark Kerr, a champion wrestler in high school, college and national freestyle competition who went on to find success in a mixed martial arts career where he was known as "The Smashing Machine" and "The Specimen." Kerr, 50, has been battling peripheral neuro...

  • Tervel Dlagnev after a victory in the finals of the Olympic Team Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Tervel Dlagnev, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time NCAA Division II wrestling champ who is now on the coaching staff at Ohio State, is one of four former student-athletes and...

  • ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Elmira College Director of Athletics Renee Carlineo announced on Wednesday morning the addition of men's and women's wrestling as intercollegiate programs that will begin competition during the 2020-21 academic year. The teams expand Elmira's varsity sports offerings to 20 intercoll...

  • Joey Palmer wrestling in the semifinals of the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) AMES, Iowa -- Today, Cyclone Regional Training Center Director, Kevin Dresser, announced another addition to the C-RTC. Former three-time NCAA Qualifier Joey Palmer will join up with the C-RTC in ...

  • Sean Fausz gets his hand raised after a win at the U23 World Championships (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly head wrestling coach Jon Sioredas has added a top young talent to his staff as Sean Fausz has joined the program as an assistant coach. Fausz...

  • Nick Suriano gets is hand raised after winning in the NCAA semifinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Nick Suriano, 133-pound titlewinner at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships for Rutgers University, is planning to take an Olympic redshirt for the 2019-20 season, with an...

  • A 47-year-old unsolved murder of a former Pennsylvania wrestler appears to be closer to being a "closed case." An Ohio prison inmate has been charged in the 1972 shooting death of a wrestler who once competed at an Allentown high school then at Lycoming College, the Allentown Morning Call reported ...

  • Adam Wheeler at the 2008 Olympic Games (Photo/Larry Slater) The wrestling community loves an "overcoming adversity" story. Adam Wheeler's life is the very definition of that term, growing up in a single-parent home with serious economic struggles -- not to mention a couple major medical challenges...

  • James Johnson had a larger-than-life presence. And a personality to match. James Johnson coaching Ben Provisor at the 2012 Olympics (Photo/John Sachs)A strong, towering man who looked more like a basketball player than a wrestler, Johnson could light up a room with his infectious laugh, outgoing d...

  • Ryan Bader (Photo/Bellator) Ryan Bader, former Arizona State wrestler and current Bellator heavyweight champ, held onto his title when his top-of-the-card opponent Cheick Kongo received an unintentional eye poke that resulted in a first-round no-contest decision at Bellator 226 at SAP Center in San ...

  • Daniel Dennis (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Chad Dennis returns with Episode 36 of The MatBoss Podcast with 2016 Olympian and coach for RTC South, Daniel Dennis. Dennis talks about what brought him from Iowa City to Chattanooga after his run to Rio ended. He'll also break down what...

  • Chris DeLong, a two-time NCAA Division I qualifier and an All-American in 1984 for Cal Poly, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, the wrestling program at in San Luis Obispo announced Thursday. Chris DeLongDeLong, who had been diagnosed with leukemia five months ago, was 58. As a Cal Poly ...

  • The Zain Retherford-Yianni Diakomihalis saga came to an end on Labor Day as Retherford defeated Yianni 2-1 in a low-scoring defensive affair in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. In the one scoring exchange, Zain stopped a Yianni single leg attack and turned it into a crotch lift, scoring two exposure p...

  • Chris Gonzalez wrestling Pat Smith in the finals of the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) As the final seconds ticked down, Chris Gonzalez found himself in an unfamiliar position. He was well on his way to winning his Bellator MMA debut in only his second professional fight, b...

  • Jake Calhoun has been named the new head men's and women's wrestling coach at Lakeland University, Director of Athletics April Arvan has announced. Calhoun joins the Muskies coaching staff after spending the last four years as an assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He comes to L...

  • GREENWOOD -- Lander head wrestling coach RC LaHaye announced the addition of Trung Duong as a full-time assistant to the wrestling staff on Tuesday. Duong, a 2017 graduate of Newberry College, was a two-time All-American for the Wolves during LaHaye's tenure there, finishing in the top-eight of the...

  • Minnesota high school state wrestling champion. Finalist at the 1956 NCAA wrestling championships who took on the legendary Dan Hodge. Three-time NCAA All-American and NAIA champ at Mankato State. Successful high school and college wrestling coach. Honored by at least a dozen halls of fame. Roy Min...

  • Sean Russell battles Iowa's Spencer Lee (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) Former Gophers 125-pounder Sean Russell has joined the Minnesota Storm as he pursues a future in freestyle wrestling while staying in Dinkytown. Russell, a 2017 All-American with Edinboro, joined the Gophers the summer befo...

  • Frank Lignelli, whose connections to Clarion University athletics as a wrestler, coach and athletic director spanned from the end of World War II to 1990, passed away Sunday, September 1. He was 94. "He can truly be called the person responsible for Clarion's outstanding athletic tradition, and was...

  • Dr. Bill Welker has plenty to share with the amateur wrestling community. The former wrestler/coach/official has been generous in sharing his knowledge and experience about the sport over the decades. Welker produced the classic instructional DVD titled The Pancake Takedown Series ... and contin...

  • Zain Retherford celebrates after beating Yianni Diakomihalis (Photo/Juan Garcia) WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- After all the controversy and adjudication Zain Retherford was finally able to turn back the challenge of Yianni Diakomihalis and earn a spot on the 2019 U.S. World Team. Less than an hour away from...

  • In July, Kyle Crutchmer signed a contract with Bellator MMA. Now the former Oklahoma State wrestler has a date for his debut with Bellator. The Tulsa native will have his first fight with the promotion at Bellator 233 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. on Friday, November 8...

  • Former Penn State wrestling champ Ed Ruth will be taking on Legacy Fighting Alliance veteran Jason Jackson in a welterweight (170-pound) bout at Bellator 231 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on Friday, October 25. The 28-year-old Jackson brings a 10-3 record in a pro MMA career going back...

  • Chandler Rogers after picking up a fall in his final match at Oklahoma State (Photo/Oklahoma State Athletics) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team announced Friday, Aug. 30, that former Oklahoma State wrestler and two-time NCAA All-American Chandler Rogers will be joining ...

  • A GoFundMe page has been established for Jamie Kelly, former Old Dominion University wrestler who later returned to his college alma mater as an assistant coach. Kelly passed away unexpectedly this week at age 44. The page, which was established "for the future benefit of Jamie and Jacqueline's ch...

  • Services have been scheduled for Vinnie Harvey, wrestler at St. Edmond High School and Iowa Central Community College who drowned this past weekend in Lake Okoboji in northwestern Iowa. He was 23. Vinnie HarveyA Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, August 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred H...

  • A commemorative edition poster featuring the 2019 U.S. Women's Wrestling World Team, designed by team member Victoria Francis, is now available for purchase at rimmelpics.com. All proceeds from this poster will be donated to Wrestle Like A Girl. This one-of-a-kind poster may be ordered in two hor...

  • FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Sacred Heart University Wrestling head coach John Clark announced the addition of Will Switzer to serve as the team's assistant coach. He joins fellow assistant Jon Fausey and Clark to bring the staff up to three. Will Switzer"I'm very excited to welcome Will Switzer to the coa...

  • La PLUME, Pa. -- The Keystone College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Lance Moore as the new head wrestling coach on Tuesday. "I am looking forward to taking over the program," expressed Moore. "I have a lot of roots and ties to the area." "Northeast Pennsylvania is a wrestling ho...

  • Erik Wince GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Erik Wince has stepped down as Greensboro College's head wrestling coach to join the wrestling staff at Division I American University, interim Director of Athletics Dr. Robin Daniel announced Tuesday. Kevin Birmingham, an assistant coach for the Pride the past two se...

  • NEW YORK --The Nike Sport Hijab was a game-changer for access to sports for Muslim girls. Made with lightweight, breathable wicking material and a pull-on design that keeps the Hijab in place during activities, the sport Hijab helped remove one more barrier to access. However, due to the price, the ...

  • Peyton Omania celebrates after a win at the Junior Worlds (Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State wrestling redshirt freshman Peyton Omania has elected to take an Olympic redshirt for the 2019-20 season, MSU wrestling head coach Roger Chandler announced Wednesd...

  • The oldest and greatest sport continues to welcome growing numbers of participants at the high school level. The number of girls and boys participating in high school wrestling showed continued growth during the 2018-19 school year, bucking a trend of lower participation rates in high school sport...

  • A son of a three-time college wrestling champ who later became a high school mat coach -- with an NFL career in between -- has been arrested in the murder of his parents. Dylan Bennett, 22, was arrested at a hotel in Cancun, Mexico, by Mexican authorities for the murder of former NFL lineman Barry...

  • Wayne Boyd (right) resigned from the Titan Mercury Wrestling Club (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) Wayne Eric Boyd, co-founder and director of development for Titan Mercury Wrestling Club (TMWC), has resigned from the organization after a jury came to a split verdict in the trial where the former ...

  • After one year, Jason Renteria has left the University of Iowa wrestling program. The two-time Illinois state champ, who had originally committed to Iowa then wrestled one season at University of Nebraska before re-committing to the Hawkeyes in June 2018, is no longer with the program, an Iowa spok...

  • Leroy Vega WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue head coach Tony Ersland rounded out his coaching staff Monday, naming Leroy Vega as his volunteer assistant coach for the 2019-20 season. A three-time NCAA All-American, Vega will work primarily with the lower weight classes. Vega's name is widely known o...

  • Joey McKenna (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Regional Training Center is excited to announce that Joey McKenna (Towaco, N.J.) will be pursuing his post-collegiate wrestling career as a resident athlete with the PRTC. McKenna is a graduate of Ohio ...

  • Tyrell Fortune gets his hand raised after getting a win at Bellator 225 (Photo/Bellator) They were once on the same college wrestling team ... and even had at least one official match. However, in a mixed martial arts battle, the former Clackamas Community College wrestling teammates Tyrell Fortune ...

  • Josh Churella coaching at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Episode 35 of The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis features Michigan assistant coach and three-time All-American Josh Churella. Churella first breaks down the run of sophomore heavyweight M...

  • Mike Mena Lindenwood Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Brad Wachler has named Mike Mena as the new women's wrestling head coach. "Coach Mena has a wealth of coaching experience and a great track record of success both academically and athletically," Wachler said. "With his personal acc...

  • Kaid Brock gets in on a shot against Minnesota's Mitch McKee (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) Kaid Brock, two-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler for Oklahoma State, had surgery last week to repair a torn ACL and meniscus in his knee this past week, and may miss much of the upcoming season...

  • Mark Madsen wrestling Roman Vlasov of Russia in the Olympic finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Mark O. Madsen, 2016 Greco-Roman silver medalist at the 2016 Olympics, has signed with Ultimate Fighting Championships ... and is scheduled to make his UFC debut this September. The pro...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- As part of the Big Ten Conference's annual Super Saturday event, Rutgers wrestling will face Michigan this upcoming season on Feb. 1, 2020 at Madison Square Garden. The showcase, which also features the schools' men's basketball programs, will be a designated home match for the ...

  • Eric Akin (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) WATERLOO, Iowa -- Ten NCAA All-Americans, three state championship high school coaches, a record-setting high school wrestling team and five world team members will be inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa on Friday, June 19, 2020. L...

  • Seton Hill head wrestling coach Brian Tucker has recently announced Nick Soto as the team's assistant coach. Nick SotoSoto comes to Seton Hill after a spectacular wrestling career at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Tucker stated, ""Nick was an outstanding competitor during his career...

  • J'den Cox, a three-time NCAA champion, was named to the All-Decade Team at 197 pounds (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) Want to start a fight? One sure way to get something started: put together some sort of list of "all-time great" wrestlers. Amateur Wrestling News -- the nation's oldest wrestlin...

  • The Junior World Championships wrapped up last weekend in Tallinn, Estonia, with the United States capturing a handful of medals in freestyle, women's wrestling, and Greco-Roman. The success of the Junior team was a positive sign for the health of their program. Cohlton Schultz securing silver -- a...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- Iowa Wesleyan University announces that Robert Watson-Powell will serve as the men's and women's wrestling coach for the Tigers beginning on September 2, 2019. Coach Powell will relaunch the wrestling program and serve as the first NCAA Division III wrestling coach at Iowa We...

  • Kyle Kiss PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers wrestling head coach Scott Goodale added four-time NJSIAA placewinner and former University of North Carolina wrestler Kyle Kiss as the program's recruiting coordinator. Kiss, who spent the past four seasons as an assistant at Clarion, replaces Harry Turner, who...

  • A high school wrestler in suburban Cincinnati stepped in to prevent an attempted kidnapping of a classmate on school grounds Monday. Cody Hardin, a junior on the wrestling team at Conner High School in Hebron, Kentucky, was walking from the nearby vocational school to Conner when a female classmate...

  • Tyler Graff after beating Joe Colon at Final X (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Six-year-old Tyler Graff walked into a wrestling clinic and all he saw was gold. A wide-eyed Graff listened intently as Kevin Jackson shared his inspirational story with young wrestlers in Fort Collins, Colorado. And...

  • Zain Retherford and Yianni Diakomihalis have a staredown at Final X: Rutgers (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The final spot on the U.S. World Team will be decided on Labor Day. Zain Retherford and Yianni Diakomihalis will wrestle for the World Team spot at 65 kilograms in freestyle o...

  • Professional mixed martial arts fights usually take place in a casino or a basketball arena. Chris Honeycutt's next MMA bout will apparently be held on a cruise ship ... as part of an international economic forum to be held in Russia next month. The former Edinboro University All-American wrestler ...

  • OSKALOOSA -- William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is excited to announce the addition of women's wrestling to the list of intercollegiate sports the University offers. The sport will begin competition in the 2020-2021 school year. It is the sixth sport to be added recently, joining men's and w...

  • Craig Sesker interviews Daniel Cormier at the 2007 World Championships (Photo/Larry Slater) Daniel Cormier is an athlete I've seen at his very best. And very worst. I witnessed first-hand the struggles he had during an up-and-down wrestling career during my time at USA Wrestling. I saw him running...

  • Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier at UFC 241 (Photo/Getty Images) Former amateur wrestling stars went two-for-two at UFC 241 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Saturday night, with a pair of former Olympians coming out on the losing end. In the main event featuring two ex-wrestlers, Cleveland Sta...

  • Ed Ruth scored a TKO victory at Bellator 224 (Photo/Bellator) Bellator MMA has announced that it has extended the contracts of a handful of its fighters, including former Penn State wrestling champs Ed Ruth and Phil Davis ... while failing to renew the contracts of a number of others, including a tr...

  • Peyton Omania gets his hand raised at the Junior World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- The United States added a third medal in Greco-Roman on the final day of the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Peyton Omania defeated China's Xin ...

  • Kyle Dake (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ROUND ROCK, Texas -- On Saturday, Kyle Dake earned the right to wrestle for a second consecutive world title in September. The 28-year old Dake won in two straight matches over Alex Dieringer at Round Rock High School outside Austin, Texas, t...

  • Cohlton Schultz fell to Iran's Aliakbar Yousofiahmadchaliin in the finals (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- Cohlton Schultz didn't get what he wanted at the 2019 Junior World Championships in Tallin, Estonia, but completed his collection of medals from age-group world ...

  • Mike Duroe was an honorary coach for USA at the Freestyle World Cup (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) A celebration of the life and legacy of late wrestling coach Mike Duroe will be held at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Gable Museum next month. The event will take place from 6-9...

  • The state of Oklahoma -- arguably one of the nation's hotbeds for amateur wrestling at all levels -- is about to expand opportunities for girls in the oldest and greatest sport. For the first time in state history, the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association -- the organization that gover...

  • Macey Kilty shoots on Japan's Miwa Morikawa in the finals (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- For the second straight year, Macey Kilty is leaving the Junior World Championships with a silver medal. On Friday, the 18-year-old four-time world medalist from Wisconsin was ...

  • Jordan Oliver at the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Two-time NCAA champion and multiple-time national team member Jordan Oliver will join the Tar Heel Wrestling Club as a resident athlete, the club announced on Friday. Oliver, a former standout at Okl...

  • The United States Junior freestyle team finished second this week at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. While short of its goal to capture team gold, the team walked away with an array of hardware, including top finishes by David Carr and Mason Parris. The results confirm that the ...

  • FARGO, N.D. -- Former South Dakota State University 157-pounder Cody Pack has been named volunteer assistant wrestling coach at North Dakota State University. NDSU head coach Roger Kish made the announcement today. Pack, a native of Quincy, Calif., comes from Legends of Gold RTC in Beresford, S.D....

  • FERRUM, Va. -- Acting Director of Athletics Gary Holden has announced the hiring of Logan Meister as assistant wrestling coach at Ferrum College. A former Panther wrestler, Meister returns to Ferrum after a year as graduate assistant wrestling coach at McDaniel College. At McDaniel, Meister was res...

  • DANVILLE, Va. -- Averett University Director of Athletics Meg Stevens announced Wednesday the hiring of former assistant Blake Roulo as the new men's wrestling head coach. Roulo, who joined the Averett wrestling team as an assistant coach in July 2017, becomes the second head coach in the program's...

  • KENOSHA, Wis. -- Director of athletics Michelle Manning announced the hiring of Alberto Quiros as Carthage College's next men's, and first-ever women's wrestling coach Thursday morning. "I am thrilled to have Alberto join the Carthage family as our new men's and women's wrestling coach," said Manni...

  • On Thursday afternoon Professor Matthew Mitten, an arbitrator assigned by the American Arbitration Association, ruled that officials improperly allowed a challenge at the conclusion of the second bout of the Final X 65-kilogram match between Yianni Diakomihalis and Zain Retherford. As a consequence...

  • TALLINN, Estonia -- Macey Kilty will wrestle for her second age-group world title. The 18-year-old from Wisconsin was dominant in her three matches on Thursday at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. She advanced to the finals at 65 kilograms with a fall over Hanna Sadchanka of Bela...

  • Gerry Abas (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Episode 34 of The MatBoss Podcast is with four-time All-American and three-time NCAA Division I finalist Gerry Abas of Fresno State. Abas talks about his start in wrestling in the Bay Area and how his speed, quickness and flash on the wrestli...

  • David Carr after winning a gold medal at the Junior Worlds (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- A day after falling just short of a gold medal at the Junior World Championships, the United States crowned a pair of world champions on Wednesday in Tallinn, Estonia. David...

  • Mike Hatcher (center) spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Cal Poly (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling head coach Kyle Ruschell announced the addition of Mike Hatcher as head assistant coach today. Ha...

  • Vito Arujau was edged 3-2 in the finals by Japan's Toshiya Abe (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- For the second time in his wrestling career, Vito Arujau will leave an age group world championship with a silver medal. Arujau, a silver medalist at the 2016 Cadet Worl...

  • Virginia Tech's Mekhi Lewis celebrates after beating Alex Marinelli of Iowa in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Juan Garcia) BLACKSBURG -- Junior world champion and NCAA champion Mekhi Lewis will not compete for Virginia Tech in the upcoming 2019-20 season and will instead use an Olympic redshirt to tr...

  • Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer -- a former Colorado high school wrestler who went on to compete at Adams State University -- was killed in combat this weekend, the Marine Forces Special Operations Command announced Sunday. He was 35. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. KoppenhaferKoppenhafer, a...

  • Oklahoma State head coach John Smith with Nick Piccininni at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) STILLWATER -- Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith was named a finalist for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame class of 2019, USA Wrestling announced on Monda...

  • Dylan Peters (middle) spent two seasons as an assistant at Central Michigan (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Dylan Peters has been hired to lead the Simpson wrestling program as its next head coach, Director of Athletics Bob Nutgrass announced. Peters arrives after serving a...

  • Vito Arujua gets his hand raised after advancing to the finals at 57 kilograms (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- Twenty-year-old Vito Arujau shined brightly on the opening day of the Junior World Championships, reaching the gold-medal match at 57 kilograms. The Cor...

  • Oklahoma State wrestling can claim the most NCAA team titles (34) and the most individual national champions (134) ... yet still uses one of the oldest wrestling facilities in college wrestling (eight decades old). Mike Holder, Oklahoma State's athletic director, has big dreams for building a compl...

  • Jordan Burroughs gets his hand raised after winning a gold medal (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LIMA, Peru -- The United States freestyle wrestling team closed out the Pan American Games with a bang, collecting three gold medals and a bronze on Saturday in Lima, Peru. Olympic champi...

  • Kayla Miracle with the American flag after winning gold at the Pan American Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LIMA, Peru -- Four wrestlers took the mat for the United States on Friday at the Pan American Games. All four left with medals, three being gold. Kayla Miracle (62 kilog...

  • I'm in Odessa this weekend covering the third stop of the Beach Wrestling World Series, the competitive, prize-bearing circuit for United World Wrestling's burgeoning beach wrestling style. With the Olympic styles in full swing, the Beach Wrestling Odessa stop will have a limited number of competi...

  • Sarah Hildebrandt claimed the gold medal at 53 kilograms (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LIMA, Peru -- Whitney Conder and Sarah Hildebrandt added to America's gold-medal count on Thursday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Conder and Hildebrandt won gold medals at 50 kilograms...

  • Deron Winn (Photo/Josh Hedges, Getty Images) Deron Winn is expected to face Darren Stewart at UFC Boston in October, according to multiple media reports ... and the former junior college wrestling champ's own Instagram account. View this post on Instagram Man let's get this mone...

  • How do you measure the success of a college wrestling program? National titles and conference crowns, individual champions, and overall won-loss records are all valid measurements of a collegiate mat program's success. Here's another potential measure to consider: how much money a wrestling prog...

  • Jesse Delgado after winning a national championship (Photo/Illinois Athletics) AMES, Iowa -- Today Cyclone Regional Training Center Director, Kevin Dresser, announced the addition of Jesse Delgado as a Resident Athlete of the C-RTC. Prior to the C-RTC, Delgado had been training with the Illinois Reg...

  • Matt Hill Episode 33 of The MatBoss Podcast is with second-year Edinboro head coach Matt Hill. Host Chad Dennis visits with Hill to talk about the first year at the helm, the pride of the Edinboro program and what he's looking forward to as he heads into year two and the first year in the expanded M...

  • Pat Smith with the American flag after winning gold at the Pan American Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LIMA, Peru -- Pat Smith came through to win gold in Greco-Roman on the opening day of the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Smith, a two-time World Team member, was one of fi...

  • A GoFundMe page has been established for Ashland D. Tate, a former wrestler at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, who was murdered in suburban St. Louis Friday night. Ashland TateProceeds generated by the fund will help fund the future education of his two young sons. Tate, 35, was found ...

  • Tyrell Fortune (Photo/Bellator) Former collegiate wrestling champ Tyrell Fortune hopes to build on his flawless pro MMA record as he faces an opponent with the same perfect record at Bellator 225 later this month. Fortune, 6-0, will take on fellow undefeated heavyweight (265-pound) Rudy Schaffroth ...

  • Bryce Meredith competing at the Dave Schultz Memorial (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) The Princeton Wrestling Club (PWC) and the New Jersey Regional Training Center (NJRTC) announced that two-time NCAA runner-up Bryce Meredith has joined their organizations. "Sometimes, there are things in our li...

  • Austin Marsden FARGO, N.D. -- Former Oklahoma State All-American wrestler Austin Marsden has been named assistant wrestling coach at North Dakota State University. NDSU head wrestling coach Roger Kish made the announcement today. Marsden, a native of Crystal Lake, Ill., served as an assistant coach...

  • CLARKSVILLE, Ark. -- Jason Schweer is returning to University of the Ozarks as the Associate Head Men's Wrestling Coach, it was announced by Athletic Director Jimmy Clark Monday. Jason SchweerSchweer served as an assistant coach at Ozarks from 2015-2018 and then landed the head coaching job at Kans...

  • Jake Sinkovics WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. -- In preparation for their 2019-2020 campaign, head men's wrestling coach Jordan Countryman announced several changes to his coaching staff. Countryman promoted former graduate assistant Jake Sinkovics to an assistant coach while adding two new graduate assistants t...

  • SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Notre Dame College wrestling head coach, Sonny Marchette announced on Monday that his team will be adding Nate Skonieczny as an assistant coach. Nate SkoniecznySkonieczny comes to NDC after spending the past two years coach at the University of Mount Union and Rootstown High ...

  • Elena Pirozhkova at the 2016 Olympic Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Former world champion and two-time United States Olympian Elena Pirozhkova has been selected as the first-ever head coach of the New Jersey City University women's wrestling program. Piro...

  • Youssif Hemida battles Amar Dhesi at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Cliff Keen Wrestling Club has added former Maryland heavyweight standout Youssif Hemida to its 2019-20 senior-level freestyle roster, the club announced on Monday (Aug. 5). Hemida,...

  • Tyler Berger after a victory over Iowa's Kaleb Young (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Former Huskers Robert Kokesh and Tyler Berger will return to the Nebraska wrestling program in coaching capacities, Nebraska head coach Mark Manning announced Monday. Kokesh will rejoin the wrestling program as a...

  • Cain Velasquez Former amateur wrestling titlewinner. Two-time UFC champ. Now Cain Velasquez can add "potential pro wrestling star" to his resume after a successful lucha libre (Mexican pro wrestling) debut at TripleMania XXVll, arguably the biggest annual event for the top pro wrestling organization...

  • SOFIA, Bulgaria -- The United States failed to advance a wrestler past the quarterfinals in Greco-Roman at the Cadet World Championships for the second consecutive day. Tyler Hannah, competing at 92 kilograms, is the lone wrestler alive for the United States despite losing his only match on Saturd...

  • Nearly one year after a former New Jersey high school mat star was gunned down outside his family's home, a jury has found a suspected heroin dealer guilty of the crime Thursday. As InterMat reported late last August, Davontae Randall, a 2015 Paulsboro High School graduate who was a state champion...

  • NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. -- Manchester head wrestling coach Kevin Lake has added Jeff Mucha as an assistant coach. Mucha arrives in North Manchester after two successful campaigns at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. During his two seasons as the graduate assistant coach with th...

  • Kyle Snyder with the Olympic gold medal in Rio (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Not long after I laced up my first pair of wrestling shoes in fourth grade, I set the first significant goal in my life. I wanted to be an Olympic gold medalist. Growing up in Iowa in the 1970s and 1980s,...

  • Sterling Dias with her silver medal from the Cadet World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) SOFIA, Bulgaria -- A year after winning a bronze medal at the Cadet World Championships, Sterling Dias upgraded her medal. The 15-year-old Dias reached the gold-medal match at 40 k...

  • A look at the medals for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo One year from now -- Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 -- wrestlers will take to the mat for the first day of competition at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. For seven days -- through Saturday, Aug. 7, 2020 -- wrestlers from around the world will be vying for m...

  • BISMARK, N.D. -- The University of Mary wrestling staff has announced the addition of Colin Ayers and CJ Bostwick to the staff. Ayers will serve as an assistant coach and Bostwick will be an assistant coach and the director of wrestling operations. "I am very excited to have Colin and CJ joining t...

  • Jay Albis with head coach Lonnie Morris (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) PROVIDENCE, RI -- While Jay Albis '19 may have wrapped up his wrestling career on the mat with a second national championship, he will still be a part of the Johnson & Wales University wrestling program. Head coach Lonnie...

  • Like most wrestlers who were on the mats in the 1990's and 2000's I have an outsized, irrational, and deeply personal affection for the band Tool. While I can't guarantee that EVERY other wrestler from the 1990's had the same CD's in their wrestling room, I'm willing to bet a Krispy Kreme that the...

  • Army Paratrooper Pfc. Brandon Kreischer, a former wrestler at Bryan High School in northwest Ohio, was killed in an ambush in Afghanistan on Monday, one year after his graduation. He was 20. Army Paratrooper Pfc. Brandon KreischerA native of nearby Stryker, Ohio, Private Kreischer was shot and kill...

  • Alex Clemsen (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Two former Fighting Scot wrestling teammates - Alex Clemsen and Deonte Penn -- are among nine honorees to be named to the Edinboro Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019, the Pennsylvania-based university announced Wednesday. The 38th Annual Hall of Fam...

  • Cristelle Rodriguez claimed a silver medal at the Cadet World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) SOFIA, Bulgaria -- A pair of American women fell in the finals of the Cadet World Championships on Thursday in Sofia, Bulgaria. Cristelle Rodriguez and Skylar Hattendorf will ...

  • The InterMat Classic will take place at Edina High School in Edina, Minn., on Oct. 19 Registration is now open for the 2019 InterMat Classic high school wrestling tournament. Links: Register | InterMat Classic Website The 10th edition of this premier preseason event will take place on Saturday, Oc...

  • Alex Dieringer gets in on a shot against Kyle Dake in the U.S. Open finals in 2018 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The time and location for the Final X Special-Wrestle-off between Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer have been announced by USA Wrestling. The two wrestlers will meet in a be...

  • Dan Bedoy Dan Bedoy -- former Purdue University wrestler, and, most recently, head coach at Calumet College - has been named head wrestling coach at Andrean High School. Bedoy will be taking the helm at Andrean, a 500-student Roman Catholic high school in Merrillville in northwest Indiana, a natur...

  • Daniel Lewis looks for the fall (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland made a splashy hire Wednesday, welcoming four-time NCAA All-American Daniel Lewis into the Boilermaker wrestling room as a graduate assistant. The former Missouri Tiger...

  • Marc-Anthony McGowan celebrates after winning his world title (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) SOFIA, Bulgaria -- For the ninth consecutive year, the United States has a Cadet world champion in freestyle. Marc-Anthony McGowan captured a gold medal at the Cadet World Championships on W...

  • Jody KaramJody Karam has resigned after 26 seasons as head wrestling coach at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa. Karam built a record of 362-150-1 at the helm of the Hurricane mat program, making him the winningest head coach of any sport in the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD). While at ...

  • Julian Valtierrez Everyone calls him Jules. He moves like water. He's a hardworking and dedicated athlete. But Julian Valtierrez wasn't built for basketball. Or football. Or baseball. He'll be a senior at William Howard Taft High School in Chicago this year where he'll wrestle at 113 pounds. Valti...

  • Harry Lester walks out on to the mat for a match at the 2012 Olympic Games in London (Photo/Larry Slater) Harry Lester, 2012 U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler and two-time world medalist, was indicted by the Summit County Grand Jury on six criminal charges Monday, reported WOIO-TV, the CBS affiliate...

  • Marc-Anthony McGowan reached the finals at 45 kilograms (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) SOFIA, Bulgaria -- The United States has its first finalist at the Cadet World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Marc-Anthony McGowan, the nation's No. 2 overall freshman, advanced to the gold-med...

  • The Wrestling Drill Book by Dr. Bill Welker has found its way onto the shelves of thousands of school libraries, wrestling coaches' offices and homes of high school wrestlers. Now this classic instructional has earned a place on a national book awards list. Bill Welker with his books (Photo/Kim Nor...

  • Henry 'Harry' Turner, Jr., the Director of Recruiting and Player Development at Rutgers University, has been selected as the first-ever head coach of the New Jersey City University men's wrestling program, following a comprehensive national search. Turner, 28, a native of Howell, N.J. and current ...

  • A.J. Schopp and Tony Ersland coaching at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland announced the promotions of a pair of staff members Tuesday, promoting A.J. Schopp to head assistant and Jake...

  • Robert Howard reached the semifinals before losing to Iran's Mahdi Veisi (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Stevo Poulin and Robert Howard reached the semifinals of the Cadet World Championships on Monday before falling to Iranians. Poulin, the nation's No. 12 overall...

  • Seven individuals have been named to the Class of 2019 by the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Rick Bollenbach, Mitch Brown, Greg Evans, Todd Goolsby, Tony May and Malcolm Wade have been selected for their Lifetime Service to Wrestling, an award presented each year to coache...

  • Mount Olive, N.C. -- Mount Olive head wrestling coach Jake Patacsil announced the addition of Luke Welch as an assistant coach on Wednesday afternoon. The announcement comes just months before the Trojans take to the mat for their inaugural wrestling season at Mount Olive. "I am excited to announce...

  • We should all be lucky enough to have a neighbor like A.J. Grant. The former University of Michigan NCAA All-American wrestler helped Atlanta area police catch a man accused of stealing a neighbor's lawn equipment this week. Grant was washing dishes Monday evening when his dog started barking. Lo...

  • Women's wrestling has taken yet another step toward officially becoming an emerging sport in all three NCAA divisions. In separate actions this week, the NCAA Division II and Division III Management Councils each recommended that their divisions add women's wrestling (along with acrobatics/tumbling...

  • Komeil Ghasemi gets a front headlock on Tervel Dlagnev at the Olympics (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland -- The IOC Disciplinary Commission (DC) rendered its decision against Artur Taymazov (UZB) who failed a reanalysis of his anti-doping test at the 2012 ...

  • Former Ohio State mat star Lance Palmer stopped Luis Rafael Laurentino in the third round of their 145-pound bout at PFL (Professional Fight League) 5: 2019 Regular Season in Atlantic City Thursday night. Lance Palmer"Lance Palmer once again proved he's the gold standard in PFL's featherweight divi...

  • Bubba Jenkins, 2011 NCAA wrestling champ for Arizona State, retained his BRAVE featherweight (145-pound) title with a first-round TKO at BRAVE CF 24 in London Thursday night. Bubba JenkinsHere's how the website LowKickMMA.com described Jenkins' title defense: "The main event was a short-lived af...

  • According to online sources, the arbitration date for Yianni Diakomihalis' complaint has been set for July 29. The complaint surrounds Yianni's dispute following the video review at the end of his second match against Zain Retherford at Final X in New Jersey. The review, which happened after time ...

  • CONCORDIA, Kansas -- The Cloud County Community College wrestling program will have a familiar face take over as its new full-time assistant coach as Doug Moore, a volunteer coach the previous two seasons, was approved Tuesday evening by the Cloud County Board of Trustees. Moore has been a staple i...

  • A wrestling camp to honor the memory of late Augsburg University wrestler and coach Donny Wichmann -- and help pay his medical bills -- will take place just outside the Twin Cities next month. The Donny Wichmann Wrestling Camp will take place Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 10 at Shakopee H...

  • Kassie Archambault has been named head wrestling coach at Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts, making her the first female to lead a co-ed wrestling program at a New England prep school ... and one of the first women to head up a prep school mat program anywhere in the nation. Kassie Archamb...

  • Tervel Dlagnev at a press conference prior to the Olympic Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Tervel Dlagnev did it the right way. Tervel Dlagnev's remarkable journey as an elite wrestler now has a fitting final chapter. When it was announced this week that Dlagnev is expected to ...

  • Three-time NCAA All-American and three-time EIWA (Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association) titlist at Lehigh. Two-time Pennsylvania state champ. Assistant coach at his college and high school alma maters. Star of a number of instructional videos, and a 2006 documentary "Veritas." Creator of a ...

  • Tervel Dlagnev coaching Kyle Snyder at Final X (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Uzbekistan wrestler Artur Taymazov has been stripped of his 2012 Olympic gold medal, two years after giving up his Olympic championship from the 2008 Beijing games. One result: U.S. wrestler Tervel Dlagnev...

  • Juan StimpsonSPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Spartanburg Methodist College athletic director Megan Aiello is pleased to announce that Juan Stimpson will be the new men's wrestling coach. Stimpson replaces Matt Oliver, who left SMC in June to join the coaching staff at Huntingdon College. Stimpson comes to Sp...

  • Anthony Echemendia was a double champion in Fargo Anthony Echemendia, a Junior National double champion in Fargo last week, took to Twitter to chronicle his journey from Cuba to the United States. I knew that I could not say anything to my parents because they are overprotective of me and they woul...

  • A Celebration of Life service to honor Joe Seay has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5. Seay, a legendary wrestler who went on to success as a high school, college and freestyle coach, passed away on July 11 at age 80. Joe SeayJoe Seay's memory will be celebrated first by a scattering of ashes,...

  • COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. -- Joe Jamison has been named head coach of the Ursinus College wrestling program, announced Monday by Director of Athletics Laura Moliken. "Joe stood out to us in this search for his enthusiasm as an educator and his achievements at a leading Division I institution," Moliken sai...

  • Kevin Jackson coaching J'den Cox at Final X (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Kevin Jackson, 1992 Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler who went on to use those skills as a coach and in mixed martial arts, has been named to the Class of 2019 of the Louisiana State University Athletic Hall...

  • READING, Pa. -- Alvernia University Director of Athletics Bill Stiles announced on Friday the hiring of Kriss Bellanca as the Head Wrestling Coach of the Golden Wolves. Bellanca joins the Alvernia staff following 12 seasons with Division II Kutztown University. "Coach Bellanca is a lifelong educa...

  • Andre Gonzalez became a double champion at 106 pounds (Photo/John Sachs-Tech-Fall.com) FARGO, N.D. -- Andre Gonzalez (California) has yet to wrestle in a state final in high school, but is leaving Fargo as a national champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman at 106 pounds. Gonzalez, a state third-...

  • Jason Tsirtsis at the 2018 NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- IU head coach Angel Escobedo has announced the addition of three time All-American and NCAA Champion Jason Tsirtsis as a volunteer assistant coach. Tsirtsis, a native of Crown Point, Ind., where he...

  • Clarissa Chun is all smiles at the Azraq Refugee Camp (Photo/T.R. Foley) I'm in Jordan this week providing coverage for United World Wrestling's refugee-focused efforts at the Azraq Camp close to the Syrian border. The project is the first of its kind for United World Wrestling, who in recent year...

  • Robert Perez III (California) repeated as U16 Greco-Roman champion (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) FARGO, N.D. -- In two weeks, Robert Perez III, the nation's No. 1 freshman, will compete at the Cadet World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, so he headed to Fargo for a tune-up. The tune-up result...

  • Donny Wichmann Donny Wichmann, champion wrestler and assistant coach at Augsburg University who only recently was announced for induction into the National Wrestling Coaches Association NCAA Division III Hall of Fame, passed away Tuesday at age 53. For the past four years, Wichmann had been battli...

  • Joey Palmer wrestling in the semifinals of the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- University of Maryland head wrestling coach Alex Clemson announced the addition of three-time NCAA qualifier Joey Palmer to his staff as a volunteer assistant coach on Wednesd...

  • Shelton Mack NEW YORK -- Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling Zach Tanelli, on Wednesday, July 17, announced the addition of a new member to the Columbia Wrestling coaching staff, with the hiring of Shelton Mack as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the upcoming 2019-20 season. "Shelton is the per...

  • Emily Shilson gets her hand raised after picking up a technical superiority to claim the title at 106 pounds (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) FARGO, N.D. -- Emily Shilson made it look easy in Fargo. The 18-year-old Minnesotan capped off a dominant run through the Junior freestyle competition on ...

  • Alireza Dabir, 2000 Olympic gold medalist in men's freestyle wrestling, has been elected president of the Iran wrestling federation. Alireza DabirDabir received 31 votes out of 46 in the second round of the election in Tehran on Wednesday to win the position, according to Mehr News, an Iranian news...

  • A view of the Covelli Center (Photo/ ElevenWarriors.com) Be among the first to get an "inside look" at the brand-new Covelli Center and Jennings Wrestling Facility at Ohio State -- and meet Buckeyes head wrestling coach Tom Ryan -- at the Wrestling Open House on Tuesday, July 23, the Buckeye wrestli...

  • Abe Assad gets his hand raised after beating Dustin Plott (Oklahoma) to win the title at 182 pounds (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) FARGO, N.D. -- On Tuesday, Abe Assad avenged a recent loss on his way to winning a Junior National freestyle title while leading Illinois to a third straight team cha...

  • ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Fontbonne head men's and women's wrestling coach Amond Prater announced Marcus Hoehn as his assistant coach heading into the 2019-20 season. After winning a Big 12 Conference Championship and Qualifying for the NCAA National Championships for the University of Missouri in 2009, Co...

  • Jordan Williams (Oklahoma) came from behind late to win the title at 120 pounds (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) FARGO, N.D. -- A year ago, Jordan Williams (Oklahoma) came from behind late to win a Fargo U16 freestyle title On Monday, Williams did it again. This time it was even more dramatic. F...

  • Kennedy Blades gets in on a double leg in the finals at 164 pounds (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) FARGO, N.D. -- Four wrestlers repeated as Fargo champions in the women's 16U division on Sunday afternoon. Sterling Dias of Utah (94), Sage Mortimer of Utah (100), Kennedy Blades of Illinois (164) a...

  • Kyle Snyder defeated Ali Shabanibengar of Iran to win the gold medal at 97 kilograms (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The United States closed out a strong performance at the Yasar Dogu by winning three gold medals in freestyle on the final day of competition. World...

  • Ed Ruth scored a TKO victory at Bellator 224 (Photo/Bellator) It was a mixed night for former Big Ten wrestlers at Bellator 224 at WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Okla. Friday night, as Penn State mat champ Ed Ruth scored a second-round TKO ... while one-time University of Minnesota wrestler Joel Ba...

  • Alex Dieringer won a gold medal at 79 kilograms and outscored his opponents 18-1 (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The United States claimed a pair of gold medals on Saturday at the Yasar Dogu as Yianni Diakomihalis (65 kilograms) and Alex Dieringer (79 kilograms) won ...

  • World champion J'den Cox was unscored upon en route to reaching the finals at 92 kilograms (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- On Saturday, A trio of world champions for the United States advanced to the finals of the Yasar Dogu in Istanbul, Turkey. Jordan Burroughs (74...

  • Tyler Warner celebrates after winning the NCAA Division II title at 133 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Two 2019 NCAA Division II champion wrestlers have transferred from Wheeling Jesuit University to University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, the Pennsylvania-based school announced Friday. ...

  • Forrest Molinari claimed the gold medal at 65 kilograms (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- On Friday, Forrest Molinari became America's first gold medalist at this year's Yasar Dogu in Istanbul, Turkey. The 23-year-old Molinari picked up a 5-2 victory over Natalya Fede...

  • SCRANTON, Pa. -- Lackawanna College will add the area's first and only women's collegiate wrestling program. The College will compete in the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) with 2019-20 set as its inaugural season. WCWA has partnered with 38 colleges across the U.S. and Canada. Lacka...

  • Yianni Diakomihalis reached the gold-medal match at 65 kilograms (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The Americans went a perfect 3-for-3 in the semifinals of the Yasar Dogu on Friday to advance three wrestlers to the finals. Yianni Diakomihalis (65 kilograms), Alex Die...

  • Steve Garland (Photo/Matt Riley, Virginia Athletics) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia head wrestling coach Steve Garland has signed a four-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season, director of athletics Carla Williams announced on Friday (July 12). "Steve Garland is a tremendous represent...

  • Last month the NCAA announced that the singlet will no longer the only uniform option available to member institutions and wrestlers. In short, the rule states that shorts built for wrestling -- colloquially known as "fight shorts" -- can be used along with a compression top (aka rash guard). The c...

  • Know that feeling that it's about time to upgrade your home? The wrestling program at University of Northern Iowa must have that same feeling ... as the Panthers has launched a crowdfunding project to upgrade its wrestling room in the school's storied West Gym, built in the 1920s, and home to some ...

  • Joe Seay (Photo/National Wrestling Hall of Fame) Joe Seay, 1998 inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for his decades of involvement in the sport as a wrestler as well as a high school, college and freestyle coach, passed away Thursday. He was 80. Born in April 1939, Joe Van Seay was a ...

  • HARTFORD, Conn. --Trinity College has announced the hiring of Sebastian Amato as its head wrestling coach. Amato, who guided the Bantams to unprecedented success on the mat for 19 seasons before retiring from coaching in 2005, steps back into his former position 14 years later. Trinity won the New...

  • Daniel Cormier coaching Gilroy at the CIF State Championships (Photo/Tech-Fall.com) The honors keep piling up for Daniel Cormier. The current UFC heavyweight (265-pound) titleholder and former amateur wrestling champ was named first-ever Best MMA Fighter at the annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night at...

  • Matt Zwaschka coaching at the NCAAs (Photo/Larry Radloff, D3photography.com photo) After serving for one season as interim head wrestling coach at UW-Whitewater, Matt Zwaschka has been selected to permanently fill the position starting this August, Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ryan ...

  • Forrest Molinari advanced to the finals at 65 kilograms (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- World fifth-place finisher Forrest Molinari advanced to the gold-medal match on the opening day of the Yasar Dogu in Istanbul, Turkey. Molinari was one of two Americans competing...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou Head Wrestling Coach Brian Smith has added one of the nation's top rising young coaches to his staff as Kendric Maple has joined the program as an assistant coach, subject to the completion of a successful background check per University policy, announced today by Mizzou Wres...

  • Jack Gause (right) and Grant Nelson St. Cloud State University mourns the recent passing of Jack Gause, who helped establish the Huskies' wresting program as the team's first head coach in 1949-50. A U.S. Navy veteran, commercial diver and a longtime wrestling coach and official, Gause was born i...

  • Two years after announcing his plans to launch a career in mixed martial arts -- and 13 months after his MMA debut -- Kyle Crutchmer has signed with Bellator MMA, the Oklahoma State three-time NCAA All-American wrestler revealed on social media Wednesday afternoon. Here's what Crutchmer posted on ...

  • Two highly accomplished former University of Northern Iowa wrestlers -- Don Parker, and Dr. Justin Greenlee -- are among the former athletes who are members of the UNI Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019, the school announced Tuesday. The 2019 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Satu...

  • Lonnie Morris coaching at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association is proud to announce the Division III Hall of Fame Class of 2019 presented by Defense Soap. This year's class is comprised of two former student-athletes and four coach...

  • Jared Frayer coaching at the NCAAs (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) BLACKSBURG -- Head coach Tony Robie announced Wednesday that Jared Frayer, who enters his third season with the Virginia Tech wrestling program, will be promoted to associate head coach. Since his return to coaching in 2017-18, Fr...

  • Teague Moore coaching at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) WASHINGTON -- American University wrestling head coach Teague Moore has agreed to a new four-year contract, the athletic department announced today. Moore's contract will run through the 2023 season, according to dire...

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Queens University of Charlotte Head Men's Wrestling Coach Rob Tate has announced the hiring of Paul Bradley as Assistant Men's Wrestling Coach for the upcoming 2019-2020 campaign, the Royals' second season in Division II and the program's third overall. Paul Bradley"Paul has co...

  • ASHLAND -- Joel Gibson, a longtime Southern Oregon University assistant and former Raider All-American, has been chosen to lead the SOU women's wrestling program, Director of Athletics Matt Sayre announced Monday. Joel GibsonGibson will become the first full-time head coach for the team, which comp...

  • Donny Wichmann, NCAA Division III All-American wrestler and long-time assistant coach for Augsburg University, will be welcomed into the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Hall of Fame during a ceremony in August in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the Minneapolis-based school announced Mond...

  • You've undoubtedly heard of Wayne Baughman. The former University of Oklahoma wrestler owns the distinction of having won 16 national titles during his career in four different styles of wrestling (collegiate, freestyle, Greco-Roman, and sambo). He was also a member of the 1964, 1968, and 1972 U.S....

  • Colby Singletary, two-time Florida state wrestling champ -- and brother of Chase Singletary, heavyweight starter for Ohio State wrestling -- was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening. Colby Singletary (Photo/Naples Daily News)The 18-year-old rising senior at Palmetto Ridge High School ...

  • It was a challenging night for former amateur wrestlers as Jon Jones earns a "razor-thin" victory in the headline bout at UFC 239 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night ... while previously undefeated MMA star Ben Askren was knocked out cold in just five seconds -- the fastest KO in UFC histo...

  • Kaori Icho with the Japan flag after winning her fourth Olympic title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Kaori Icho will now have an even tougher time trying to earn her fifth Olympic gold medal. Icho, the legendary Japanese wrestler who is the only female athlete to have won four Olym...

  • Harry Lester Harry Lester, 2012 U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler and two-time world medalist, has been charged with sexual battery involving a year-long relationship with a student at the northern Ohio high school where he had served as wrestling coach. Justin "Harry" Lester, 35, of Uniontown, Oh...

  • New NCAA rules governing hair length of wrestlers, along with new state laws protecting natural hair styles just approved by one state and pending in at least two others, are expected to have an impact on some participants in the sport. New NCAA rules Late last month, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversi...

  • Austin Matthews after pinning Oklahoma State's Chandler Rogers (Photo/Matt Durisko) Austin Matthews, a three-time NCAA qualifier and two-time EWL champion, will finish his college wrestling career at Northern Colorado and attend graduate school. He made the announcement Friday on Twitter. I'm exci...

  • Cain Velasquez Cain Velasquez, collegiate wrestling titlewinner and two-time UFC champ, now knows who he will face in his pro wrestling debut next month. The former Arizona State wrestler will be teaming up with All Elite Wrestling star Cody Rhodes and Mexico's most popular pro wrestler, Psycho Clo...

  • The wrestling hotbed of Pennsylvania just got a bit hotter, as Berks Catholic High School in Reading will be putting a brand-new wrestling program on the mat come this December. Berks Catholic -- a four-year, 800-student co-ed Roman Catholic high school -- will be the first private school wrestli...

  • BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Campbell head wrestling coach Cary Kolat has announced promotions for Scotti Sentes and Mike Evans, as well as the additions of Nathan Kraisser, Blaize Cabell and Josiah Hritsko to the staff. Sentes will be elevated to associate head coach and Evans will be raised to head assis...

  • There is a new face in the Northwest Tech wrestling room this summer. After an extensive search for a coach with the skills and character to build on the success of the program, Athletic Director Rory Kling is pleased to announce that August Wesley will be leading the Mavericks Wrestling program. "...

  • MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West and Director of Athletics Eric Levanda announced the hiring of Matt Oliver on Wednesday as the new head wrestling coach. Oliver comes to Huntingdon after four seasons as the head wrestling coach at Spartanburg Methodist College in Sou...

  • Jesse Mendez gets his hand raised after beating Anthony Ferrari to make the Cadet World Team (Photos/Sam Janicki) Link: Top-50 Sophomore Rankings Talented lighter-weight wrestlers Ryan Crookham (Notre Dame-Green Pond, Pa.) and Nic Bouzakis (Lake Highland Prep, Fla.) continue to anchor the Class of ...

  • Bo Nickal takes down Kollin Moore in the Big Ten finals (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Bo Nickal, three-time Big Ten and NCAA wrestling champ for Penn State, has been named the 2019 Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year, his alma mater announced Wednesday. Nickal is the eleventh wrestle...

  • Robert "Bob" Dieli Sr., an icon in central Ohio wrestling as an athlete, coach, Hall-of-Famer and host of the popular "Matside with Bob Dieli" show on Columbus cable TV for a quarter-century, passed away on Monday, June 24. He was 94. "At his visitation, someone said that just about every Ohio high...

  • Gavin Teasdale battles Patrick Glory at Beat the Streets in New York (Photo/Juan Garcia) Gavin Teasdale, who had committed to the University of Iowa before joining the roster at Penn State last season at 125 pounds, has told PA Power Wrestling that he plans to join the Hawkeyes for the upcoming seas...

  • Cadet world medalists Alex Facundo and Richard Figueroa are the top two juniors (Photos/Sam Janicki) Link: Top-50 Junior Rankings For the last year, two wrestlers have separated from the rest of the 2021 class and are standing at its top: Alex Facundo (Davison, Mich.) and Richard Figueroa (Selma, C...

  • Lars Jensen was affiliated with San Francisco State for four decades (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Two years after being dropped as head wrestling coach at San Francisco State after more than three decades, Lars Jensen has received a half-million dollar settlement from the school. ...

  • Wrestling fans: Here's your opportunity to meet Jim Miller, the new Dan Gable Museum Director in person ... and check out the newly updated facility in Waterloo, Iowa, too. Dan Gable and Jim MillerThe National Wrestling Hall of Fame Gable Museum will be hosting a special "Open House" event - featu...

  • Timmy McCall wrestling at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas (Photo/Sandy Slater) RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina native Timmy McCall has joined the NC State wrestling program as a volunteer assistant coach, announced by head coach Pat Popolizio. "Timmy brings really good experience that will help elevate...

  • Tyler Graff at a press conference before Final X: Lincoln (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers wrestling head coach Scott Goodale added former Wisconsin four-time All-American and current USA World Team member Tyler Graff as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2...

  • JohnMark Bentley signed a contract extension through 2022-23 season (Photo/Appalachian State Athletics) BOONE, N.C. -- Appalachian State University wrestling head coach JohnMark Bentley has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2022-23 season, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced ...

  • Alex Dieringer gets in on a shot against Kyle Dake in the U.S. Open finals in 2018 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) USA Wrestling announced that returning world champion Kyle Dake and World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Alex Dieringer will wrestle for a spot on the 2019 Wor...

  • A.J. Ferrari and Braxton Amos headline the InterMat top-100 senior rankings (Photos/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Link: Top-100 Senior Rankings The beginning of July used to be a very big deal in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes. However, recent changes to NCAA bylaws have shifted ...

  • USAFA, Colo. -- Air Force Academy wrestling Head Coach Sam Barber announced the addition of Joe Johnston to the coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-20 season, Monday, July 1. Johnston, who most recently served as an assistant coach at the University of Missouri, will be the Associate Head Coach for...

  • How do you plan to spend your Independence Day? Many of us plan to go out for a picnic ... host a backyard barbeque ... or chill out by the pool. Perhaps take in a parade. Nick Suriano is grand marshal of a Fourth of July paradeNick Suriano, first Rutgers wrestler to win an NCAA title, will lead t...

  • Chris Williams coaching Michigan State in a dual meet against Northwestern (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State wrestling head coach Roger Chandler announced Monday that longtime assistant and Spartan alum Chris Williams has been promoted to associate head coa...

  • Andrew Philibeck (right) on American Ninja Warrior Once wrestlers put their shoes on the mat -- the universal indicator they are retiring from the sport -- what are the career options that let them use the skills gained from wrestling? The most obvious: become a wrestling coach or mat official. So...

  • Ernest James wrestling Adam Coon at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) EDINBORO, Pa. -- Edinboro wrestling coach Matt Hill has announced the appointment of Ernest James as an assistant wrestling coach for the upcoming season. James is no stranger to the Fighting Scot program, e...

  • Ladd Rupp is returning to Perry High School -- the place where he won four Oklahoma state wrestling titles before going off to Oklahoma State -- to become head coach of the Maroon mat program, the Stillwater News Press reported Saturday. Rupp, who most recently coached at Cushing High in central O...

  • Obe Blanc (Photo/NC State Athletics) FARGO, N.D. -- Obenson Blanc has been named head assistant wrestling coach at North Dakota State University. NDSU head wrestling coach Roger Kish made the announcement on Friday. "I am very excited about this opportunity to help bring my skill sets to a program...

  • MMA fighters strive to develop very high-level skills in all dimensions of the fight game. Perhaps no skill is more vital to the success of a mixed martial artist than the skill of being able to dictate where the fight takes place, be it standing or on the ground. It's simple, if you want to win in ...

  • USA Wrestling has just their rosters for the Pan Am Games this August in Lima and … wow. While we have been thinking of the drama around certain matches and even some of the non-Olympic weight talk, it's really eye-opening to see that starting six in men's and women's freestyle. This is a t...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard wrestling has added Jimmy Sheptock and Johnni DiJulius to its coaching staff, The David G. Bunning '88 Head Coach for Harvard Wrestling Jay Weiss announced today. Sheptock will serve as the program's assistant coach with DiJulius set to arrive in Cambridge as the Crimson'...

  • The nation's first -- and only -- six-time NCAA wrestling champion. Pennsylvania high school state champ (despite being from a school without a wrestling program). NFL All-Pro offensive guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. One of just fifte...

  • UFC fighter Desmond Green -- a former wrestler at University at Buffalo -- was arrested Monday for his involvement in a five-vehicle crash in Florida which killed two women last August. Desmond GreenGreen, 29, is facing 20 charges, including DUI manslaughter. As of Wednesday, he was still being he...

  • The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved allowing wrestlers to compete in shorts designed for the sport and removing all language in the sport's rules book regarding the length of a wrestler's hair. The changes are effective for the 2019-20 academic year. NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee memb...

  • Stevan Micic gets in on a shot against Mahir Amiraslanov in the gold-medal match (Photo/Martin Gabor, United World Wrestling) MINSK, Belarus -- University of Michigan fifth-year seniors Stevan Micic and Myles Amine captured silver and bronze medals, respectively, at the 2019 European Games on Wednes...

  • Steve Bleise gets his hand raised after a win against Oklahoma State (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) NORFOLK, Va. -- Old Dominion head wrestling coach Steve Martin announced the addition of Kevin Beazley as assistant coach and Steve Bleise as volunteer assistant coach on Tuesday afternoon. "We ...

  • Harrison coach Chris Baird and Chad Dennis coaching at a tournament Episode 32 of The MatBoss Podcast features Chad Dennis and his high school assistant coach Chris Baird. The main topic of discussion on this episode is the weight class debate in high school wrestling. Should we remove weights, shou...

  • Clint Musser CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Head coach Josh Moore of the Cleveland State University wrestling program announced the hiring of Clint Musser as assistant coach Tuesday morning. Musser, a two-time All-American at Penn State in his collegiate days, returns to his northeast Ohio roots with this anno...

  • Ohio joins the growing list of states which will now have a separate state wrestling tournament for high school girls next year. The Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association (OHSWCA) voted unanimously to officially sponsor a girls' state wrestling tournament for the upcoming 2019-2020 school ...

  • MILLERSVILLE, Pa. -- Millersville University wrestling head coach Kerry Regner has named Ryan Whittle as the program's assistant coach. Whittle and Regner have a relationship that dates to Whittle's first season as a collegiate wrestler. Ryan WhittleA 2018 graduate of Williams Baptist, Whittle was...

  • Stevan Micic gets his hand raised after winning in the semifinals of the European Games (Photo/Martin Gabor, United World Wrestling) MINSK, Belarus -- Stevan Micic earned a spot in the finals of the European Games at 57 kilograms. Competing for Serbia, the 23-year-old Micic picked up a 7-4 win over...

  • LA GRANDE, Ore. -- Michael Ayala has been hired as the Eastern Oregon head women's wrestling coach, director of athletics Anji Weissenfluh announced on Monday. "After conducting a national search we are excited to announce Michael Ayala as our women's wrestling coach," said Weissenfluh. "Through t...

  • CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland -- United World Wrestling announced the start of ticket sales for the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships, which are set to take place September 14-22 at the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. There was unprecedented interest in last year's Senior Wrestlin...

  • Stevan Micic (Photo/Martin Gabor, United World Wrestling) MINSK, Belarus -- Michigan three-time All-American Stevan Micic knocked off world No. 1 Suleyman Atli of Turkey to reach the semifinals of the European Games at 57 kilograms on Tuesday in Minsk, Belarus. Micic, who competes internationally f...

  • Greg Jones Keeping up with the Joneses of West Virginia University wrestling fame just got more difficult. Greg Jones and Vertus Jones -- two all-time great Mountaineer wrestlers who happen to be brothers -- will be among the nine honorees in the Class of 2019 to be welcomed into the West Virginia ...

  • Bo Nickal (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The honors keep piling up for Bo Nickal. Nickal, three-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion who earned 2019 InterMat Wrestler of the Year honors and the 2019 Hodge Trophy, has been named Penn State Male Student-Athlete of the Year, the school anno...

  • Deron Winn (Photo/Josh Hedges, Getty Images) Deron Winn scored an impressive unanimous decision win in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 153 -- also known as UFC at ESPN+ 12 -- at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina Saturday night. The judges scored the middleweight (185-pound)...

  • Administrators from NCAA schools sponsoring women's wrestling met in Orlando on June 11 to discuss a plan for positioning the sport to achieve the emerging sport status that has been recommended by the NCAA Women's Committee on Athletics. The administrators, in attendance, asked the National Wrest...

  • TULSA, Okla. -- Oklahoma Red stopped Illinois from winning Junior National Duals in both Greco-Roman and men's freestyle when they defeated them 32-31 in the finals today. This marks the third time since 2014 that Oklahoma has won Junior National Duals in men's freestyle. The showdown came down to ...

  • MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) is proud to announce the 2019 winners of the Inaugural State and National High School Girls Coach of the Year awards. These awards were made available for any state whose high school association sponsored a Girls Championship, Pilot, ...

  • TULSA, Okla. -- Shortly after their women's freestyle team claimed their first title, Illinois continued their Greco-Roman dominance at the Junior National Duals, picking up their third title in three years with a 46-21 victory over Minnesota Blue. Paxton Creese kicked the dual off at 113 pounds wi...

  • Earlier this week Minnesota heavyweight wrestler and NCAA Division I All-American Gable Steveson was arrested alongside teammate Dylan Martinez on suspicion of sexual assault. The wrestlers were released 36 hours later after police were unwilling or unable to file charges against the pair. The inv...

  • Pat Whitcomb lifts Taylor Kornoely after winning the NCAA title at heavyweight (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Pat Whitcomb, head wrestling coach at North Idaho College who was fired in the middle of last season after more than two decades at the helm, has filed a tort claim with intent to sue h...

  • Punahele Soriano, NCAA Division III All-American wrestler at Iowa's Wartburg College, secured a UFC contract with his impressive win on the Season 3 premiere of Dana White's Contender Series Tuesday night at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Punahele Soriano (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)The 26-year-old ...

  • Bo Nickal takes a shot on J'den Cox at Final X: Rutgers (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Hodge Trophy winner Bo Nickal has requested a requested a best-of-three special wrestle-off against U23 national freestyle champion Jakob Woodley for the 92-kilogram spot on USA's U23 team that wi...

  • Brent Fleetwood rides Northwestern's Sebastian Rivera at the CKLV Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The Pennsylvania Regional Training Center (PRTC) has announced the addition of three-time NCAA qualifier Brent Fleetwood to its freestyle program. He plans to compete at 57 ...

  • Bellarmine University's intercollegiate wrestling program will be making the move from NCAA Division II to Division I, the Louisville-based school announced Tuesday. The transition -- which will start after the completion of the 2019-2020 season -- will take four years. During that time, Bellarm...

  • Miron Kharchilava with members of Team Miron Miron Kharchilava, founder of Team Miron, joins Chad Dennis on Episode 31 of The MatBoss Podcast. Much of this episode's discussion centers around how Miron got to the United States, his upbringing and depictions of life in the Soviet Union before and aft...

  • Casey Dobson of Providence works from the top position against Nick Drendel of Williams Baptist (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) This article is in response to Todd Martin's column, The Bottom Line: A Strange Concept, which challenges the claim that Henry Cejudo -- or in fact any wrestler, no mat...

  • Jared Haught gets his hand raised after winning in the NCAA semifinals in 2018 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech head wrestling coach Tony Robie announced Tuesday that Hokie great Jared Haught has been added to his staff as the volunteer assistant coach. Wi...

  • Nine individuals were injured when a 15-passenger van flipped on an Alabama highway while on the way to a wrestling event at Disney World in Florida midday Monday. The Ford van was carrying 11 individuals at the time of the crash in Montgomery County in central Alabama. Nine were hospitalized, some...

  • Gable Steveson gets his hand raised after placing third at the NCAAs (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) Three days after Minnesota wrestlers Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez were arrested suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, the two have been released from jail without charges. The Hennepin Cou...

  • Mixed martial arts. A combative discipline comprised of other combative disciplines. Since the beginning of this still new sport, participants of the highest caliber from the majority of the known martial arts have been drawn to the cage. Of all the martial arts represented in this arena, a strong a...

  • Sebastian Rivera defeated Spencer Lee to win a Midlands title (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) EVANSTON, Ill. -- Following a dominant season on the mat, rising junior Sebastian Rivera was honored as Northwestern's Male Athlete of the Year at the annual NESPYs on Friday at the Hilton Orrington. Ri...

  • Less than a week before making his UFC debut, former wrestler Deron Winn now has yet another opponent for his UFC debut. Eric Spicely -- Winn's third named rival for UFC Fight Night 153 this Saturday, June 22 in Greenville, South Carolina -- replaces Bruno Silva, who had been announced for Winn's m...

  • Jason Nolf celebrates after a semifinal victory at the Big Ten Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Jason Nolf has concluded his athletic career at Penn State with three individual NCAA wrestling titles ... and being named the Nittany Lions' male recipient of the 2019 Big Ten Medal of Ho...

  • Dom Bradley wrestling Tony Nelson in the semifinals of the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou wrestling two-time All-American Dom Bradley has joined head coach Brian Smith's coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, announced today by the program. Bradley...

  • Moriah StickleyIOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands announced Monday that Moriah Stickley is joining the Hawkeye wrestling staff as director of operations. Stickley graduated from the University of Iowa in 2019 with a degree in Health and Human Physiology. She has ...

  • Gable Steveson (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) University of Minnesota wrestlers Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez were arrested Saturday on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. Jail records indicate the two Gopher wrestlers were arrested in Minneapolis at different times and different locati...

  • SPOKANE, Wash. -- For the second time this week, Minnesota Blue and Illinois advanced to the finals of the 16U National Duals. On Thursday, Minnesota Blue beat Illinois for the Greco-Roman title, 40-33. Today, the two teams advanced within the Gold-Silver Pool again for a rematch with the freestyle ...

  • Jordan Burroughs with his children Beacon and Ora after winning at Final X: Lincoln (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) LINCOLN, Neb. -- It wasn't easy, but Jordan Burroughs found a way to win on Saturday night and make his ninth straight World or Olympic team at 74 kilograms. The 30-year-old Burro...

  • Alli Ragan gets her hand raised after beating Lauren Louive at Final X (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) LINCOLN, Neb. -- Six more wrestlers earned spots on the 2019 World Team with victories in Saturday's opening session at Final X: Lincoln. Two of the winners came in women's wrestling, while fou...

  • It was a rough night for former wrestlers at Bellator 222, as Darrion Caldwell, Chael Sonnen and Aaron Pico all came out on the losing end of their bouts ... while Dillon Danis, who, as a high school wrestler was a New Jersey state championships qualifier, scored a first-round victory. Caldwell los...

  • Gus Garcia, retired high school coach who guided his wrestlers to multiple top-ten finishes at the Kansas state championships on his way to being welcomed into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame 15 years ago, died Wednesday, June 5 at age 80. Gus GarciaSon of Mexican immigrants, Rosalio "Gus" Garc...

  • Jonce Blaylock (Photo/Oklahoma State Athletics) Lindenwood wrestling head coach Jimmy Rollins has announced the newest addition to the coaching staff. Jonce Blaylock will join the wrestling program after spending the last five years as a wrestler at Oklahoma State University. "We are very excited...

  • Add the state known as the Land of Enchantment to the list of states which will have a separate state wrestling championship for girl wrestlers. The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal to sanction a girls' wrestling division that will end wit...

  • SPOKANE, Wash. -- Led by powerful lightweights, and some clutch performances at the end of the dual meet, Minnesota Blue defeated defending champion Illinois, 40-33 to claim the Greco-Roman team title at the U15 National Duals on Thursday. The drive to victory included Minnesota winning six of the...

  • I like to write about wrestling, but I also like to talk about wrestling! Check out my appearance with Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman on their podcast "On the Mat." The details are in the conversation, but it's the best I can do to fully explain the issues I have with the effort to overturn the w...

  • FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College has announced the hiring of Breonnah Neal as its new head women's wrestling coach. Neal comes to Ferrum from West Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she served the past two years as Assistant Wrestling Coach. She has also worked as an Assistant...

  • George Heebner, long-time Pennsylvania high school wrestling coach and official who was welcomed into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame a decade ago, passed away Sunday, June 2 ... just three days after his wife Brenda. Heebner launched his long-time relationship with wrestling at Shamokin Jr. H...

  • MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced that Colorado Mesa University captured the inaugural NCAA Women's Scholar All-American Team Title with a 3.32 GPA, besting Adrian College's 3.12 team GPA. Link: Scholar All-American Teams Link: Individual Scholar All-Am...

  • Shakur Rasheed wrestling at the Southern Scuffle (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Happy Valley wrestling fans are now doubly happy. Shakur Rasheed, who wrestled at 184 pounds last season, announced Tuesday that he will be back wrestling at Penn State next season ... just days after 2019 NCAA ...

  • Eric Juergens, mat champ for the University of Iowa two decades ago, is among the seven former Hawkeye athletes named to the Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019. A native of Maquoketa, Iowa, Juergens won back-to-back NCAA Division I titles for Iowa wrestling in 2000 and 2001 at 133 pounds, ha...

  • Reece Humphrey celebrates with Pat Downey at the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Episode 30 of The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis is with New Jersey Regional Training Center coach and past U.S. World Teamer Reece Humphrey. The Ohio State alum talks about the dynamic of an ...

  • Darrion Caldwell (Photo/Bellator) Past NCAA champion Darrion Caldwell will look to avenge his most recent loss in MMA on Friday night at Bellator 222 when he faces Kyoji Horiguchi at Madison Square Garden. Horiguchi won by submission (guillotine choke) over Caldwell on Dec. 31 in Japan. Despite the...

  • Tonight from 6 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET, BTN will air four consecutive episodes of Wrestling in 60. The block of wrestling programming will feature 24 of the premier matches from the 2018-19 Big Ten Wrestling season. Wrestling in 60 Night can be streamed on your tablet or mobile device via BTN2Go or ...

  • FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- Former West Virginia University and University of Nebraska standout Zeke Moisey has been named assistant wrestling coach at Fairmont State University, as announced by head wrestling coach Chris Freije on Monday afternoon. Zeke MoiseyThe former collegiate standout finished nation...

  • KENOSHA, WIS. -- Carthage College will broaden its sports offerings in 2020-21 with the revival of men's wrestling, and the addition of women's wrestling and women's bowling. These additions will expand the Carthage athletics department to 27 varsity programs. "I'm thrilled that Carthage is expand...

  • The body of a former wrestler whose career spanned middle and high school as well as at Campbell University was recovered from a lake in Raleigh Friday afternoon. Ryan Wayne Hall, 22, had been missing since Thursday evening. The cause of death is unknown. However, police said that foul play is not...

  • Henry Cejudo celebrates his victory with two belts (Jeff Bottari, Zuffa LLC/Getty Images) Most people would call it adversity. But not Henry Cejudo. Looking overwhelmed and overmatched early in his UFC title fight against Marlon Moraes on Saturday night in Chicago, Cejudo did what he's done his en...

  • Call Henry Cejudo "champ-champ." Henry CejudoThe 2008 U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning freestyle wrestler now holds two UFC titles at the same time, adding the bantamweight (135-pound) championship to his existing flyweight (125-pound) title with a third-round TKO of Marlon Moraes at the main event ...

  • Nick Gwiazdowski (Photo/NC State Athletics) PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Three returning world medalists earned spots on the 2019 U.S. World Team on Saturday at Final X: Rutgers. World champion J'den Cox (92 kilograms), along with world bronze medalists Nick Gwiazdowski (125 kilograms) and Tamyra Mensah-Sto...

  • Ellis Coleman lifts Jamel Johnson (Photo/Juan Garcia) PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Six wrestlers secured spots on the 2019 U.S. World Team with victories in Saturday's first session at Final X: Rutgers. All six wrestlers needed just two matches to claim their best-of-three victories. The opening session saw...

  • Ed Ruth, three-time NCAA champ for Penn State who is making a name for himself in mixed martial arts, will have his next pro MMA bout at Bellator 224 next month. The 28-year-old Ruth will be facing veteran Kiichi Kunimoto of Japan in a welterweight (175-pound) match at WinStar Casino and Resort in ...

  • Nikola Dinev, a heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Bulgaria who won two world and five European titles for a dozen years beginning in the mid-1970s, died Saturday, June 1, according to the Bulgarian Wrestling Federation. He was 65. Born in Nova Zagora, Bulgaria in October 1953, Nikola Dinev Nik...

  • Anthony Cassar gets interviewed by ESPN at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The Penn State wrestling program -- and its fans -- got some doubly big news Friday afternoon. Current NCAA heavyweight champ Anthony Cassar will be returning to the Nittany Lions this fall to contin...

  • GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- The men's freestyle team help complete a team title sweep at the 2019 Junior Pan American Championships, winning eight gold medals on Friday night in Guatemala City. An outstanding day for Team USA, the squad went 32-2 on the day and earned the tournament's Outstanding ...

  • MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) is proud to announce the 2019 winners of the Scholastic Coach of the Year awards for the State, Region, and National levels. Jason ChristensonThis year's National Coach of the Year is Jason Christenson from Southeast Polk High School...

  • Add Arkansas to the list of states which has said "yes" to separate wrestling competition for girls. The Arkansas Activities Association voted unanimously this week to officially sanction girls' high school wrestling. The decision was announced by Arkansas Wrestling Association President and Arka...

  • Christopher J. Morgan The cadet who was killed in a West Point training accident early Thursday morning was a member of the Army's wrestling squad. Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, 22, died from injuries in a vehicle rollover while on the way to a field training exercise near the U.S. Military Academy ...

  • The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics this week recommended that women's wrestling be granted the organization's emerging sport status. The status would allow member institutions to add women's wrestling as a Division I sport and enjoy whatever benefits come with adding and running any other Divis...

  • Stevan Micic (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) University of Michigan wrestler Stevan Micic has been named as a recipient of the 2019 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award. Emma McLean of Michigan's gymnastics program is also receiving the prestigious honor from the conference. "M...

  • Chance Marsteller wrestling Wisconsin's Evan Wick in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Two-time NCAA All-American wrestler Chance Marsteller has been named recipient of Lock Haven University's Bald Eagle Award as the school's male senior student-athlete for 2019, ...

  • Jim Miller with his trophies won as Wartburg's head wrestling coach WATERLOO, Iowa -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that it has hired Jim Miller as the director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. Miller will be responsible for the museum's daily op...

  • After eight years as head coach at Oklahoma's Perry High School -- the nation's most successful prep wrestling program -- Ronnie Delk is heading east to Arkansas, where he will be joining the coaching staff at Bentonville High School, according to multiple media reports. Delk told The Oklahoman ...

  • North Idaho College has hired Michael Sebaaly as its head wrestling coach, the Coeur d'Alene-based school announced this week. Michael SebaalySebaaly comes to NIC from Northwest Kansas Technical College, having spent five years at the school. Each year, NWKTC improved on its national finish at the...

  • Justin Signorelli has been named the new wrestling coach at Alfred State. Signorelli has already jumped into his duties as the Pioneers prepare for the 2019-20 season. Justin Signorelli is excited to take over the program. "I am grateful for the confidence being shown in my abilities and my vision...

  • Mo Lawal (Photo/Bellator) Muhammed Lawal -- better known as "King Mo" -- has retired from a nearly 11-year professional mixed martial arts career. The news about Lawal -- who made a name for himself in amateur wrestling before racking up honors in MMA as former Strikeforce light-heavyweight (205-p...

  • It's been a couple months since the college wrestling mats were rolled up and put away for the season. Even though it's the offseason, now is an unbeatable time for three national wrestling magazines -- WIN (Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine), Wrestling USA and Amateur Wrestling News -- to reveal their...

  • Gene Lybbert, successful wrestler at two of the top mat programs in the state of Iowa in the post-World War II era -- Cresco High School, and University of Northern Iowa -- passed away Saturday, June 1 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He was 89. Gene LybbertBorn outside Cresco in northern Iowa in January 1930...

  • An attorney who recently returned to the high school where he once wrestled to become the program's head coach died after participating in a wrestling match at a tournament in his native Florida this weekend. Tracy LeeTracy Lee, 51, passed away after taking on a college-age opponent at the Sunshine...

  • MOUNT VERNON -- Tim Prescott, an NCAA Division II champion and two-time NJCAA all-American, has been named head assistant coach on Cornell College's wrestling staff. Tim PrescottPrescott joins Coach Brent Hamm's program after serving the past two years as a graduate assistant at Division II Norther...

  • Kyle Dake runs with the American flag after winning gold at 79 kilograms (Photo/Larry Slater) Returning world champion Kyle Dake has requested a delay in his best-of-three matchup for a spot on the 2019 U.S. World Team in freestyle. Dake was scheduled to compete on Saturday against World Team Trial...

  • Tamyra Mensah-Stock flexes after weighing in at Final X (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors) MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- RUDIS, the fastest growing athletic apparel brand in wrestling, continues to invest in wrestling and the Olympic Dream by signing its third female wrestler, Tamyra Mensah-Stock. Ta...

  • The U.S. wrestling community, including its leading organizations, is celebrating today's announcement from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) concerning women's wrestling. The NCAA's Committee on Women's Athletics (CWA) has "recommended that all three divisions of the NCAA govern...

  • Competitors shake hands at Minnesota's girls high school state wrestling tournament (Photo/Deb Scherber, Minnesota/USA Wrestling) The NCAA announced on Monday that the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics has recommended women's wrestling as an emerging sport by their member institutions. If adopted,...

  • The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics has recommended that all three divisions of the NCAA governance structure add two sports -- women's wrestling, plus acrobatics and tumbling -- to the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program. If adopted, the sports would join the program Aug. 1, 2020. The comm...

  • Stephen Abas (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) It's not every day that a high school wrestling program lands a coach who was an Olympic medalist. Stephen Abas, 2008 Olympic silver medalist and three-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion at Fresno State, has been named head wrestling coach at Fres...

  • Greg Kerkvliet works for a pin at Minnesota's state wrestling tournament (Photo/Mary Christen, The Guillotine) Greg Kerkvliet, the nation's No. 1 senior recruit by InterMat, says that he plans to redshirt during the 2019-20 season at Ohio State. He spoke about it after beating NCAA All-American Jor...

  • AKRON, Ohio -- The first weekend of June saw many of the nation's finest young wrestling talents convene upon Akron, Ohio, for the UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals. Wrestlers born in 2002, 2003, and 2004 sought to earn one of ten spots on a world team that will compete in Sofia, Bulgaria come late July...

  • Five of the ten spots for the U23 men's freestyle World Team were claimed Sunday afternoon in Akron. However, it is unknown which five spots they will be. Five of the trials tournament winners can still be challenged by U23 eligible wrestlers that are competing for a Senior World Team spot in Final ...

  • TJ Ruschell (center) spent this past season on the Clarion coaching staff (Photo/Clarion Athletics) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga head wrestling coach Kyle Ruschell announced the hiring of former Clarion University assistant coach TJ Ruschell, today. He replaces Hunter Gamble, who took a p...

  • NEWBERRY -- Newberry wrestling head coach Cy Wainwright has announced the hiring of Daniel Ownbey as the new assistant coach. Daniel OwnbeyOwnbey make his way to Newberry after a one-year stint at Greensboro College where he helped coach four regional placers. Prior to Greensboro College, Ownbey...

  • Thirty-seven former Ohio State athletes have filed a lawsuit against the university involving Dr. Richard Strauss, the school's team doctor from 1978 to 1998. According to the lawsuit, which was filed this week in U.S. District Court in Columbus, "OSU had actual notice of and was deliberately indi...

  • In May 2018, the University of Regina announced it was eliminating its men's and women's intercollegiate wrestling programs. This May, a wrestler for the now-defunct mat program discovered the team's trophies, plaques and awards in the garbage. The discovery was made by Dane (who asked to be i...

  • David Taylor announced late last week that he had undergone season-ending knee surgery following his injury during the 2019 Beat the Streets event in New York City. Taylor's announcement left Pat Downey -- winner of the 2019 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament and Taylor's would-be opponent for ...

  • MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Concordia head coach Quincy Osborn announced that Greg Barner has been named the new full-time assistant coach in the program. Barner fills the position vacated by Osborn after he was hired as head coach. Barner comes to Concordia after serving as the top assistant at Simpson Col...

  • Ronnie Perry coaching at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- Ronnie Perry, a 2018 NCAA Division I national finalist, has been named the Lock Haven University head women's wresting coach. LHU announced last week its plans to add varsity women's wrestling. The...

  • Brayton Lee wrestling Sammy Sasso in the UWW Junior freestyle competition in Las Vegas (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Indiana native and 2019 U.S. Junior World Team member Brayton Lee joins The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis this week. Lee talks about his redshirt season at Minneso...

  • The Big Ten Conference houses some of the most storied wrestling programs in the history of the sport. When Maryland joined the conference in 2014, the Terps wrestling team was not on par with some other conference members, but the program appeared to be on an upswing. Some thought the conference ch...

  • John Smith with Nick Piccininni at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Imagine a state that's considered a hotbed of amateur wrestling that has a hall of fame to honor its most famous citizens of great accomplishment ... and none of the inductees has a wrestling background. Tha...

  • Chase Pami with his coach Brandon Slay (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) Chase Pami, a multiple-time placewinner in freestyle at the U.S. Open and World Team Trials, announced his retirement from the sport of wrestling on his social media accounts on Wednesday. Pami had been training at Pennsylvan...

  • COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland wrestling coach Alex Clemsen has announced the additions of assistant coaches Nick Brascetta and Devin Mellon to the coaching staff. "I'm excited to add Nick and Devin to our staff," Clemsen said. "Both coaches bring an immense amount of knowledge and recent wrestling ...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State wrestling coach Pat Popolizio has announced the promotion of Adam Hall to associate head coach. Hall joined the Wolfpack in the summer of 2015 as an assistant coach, and since that time NC State has finished in the top-20 at the NCAA Championships in all four seasons Hall h...

  • LITTLE ROCK -- Little Rock head wrestling coach Neil Erisman today announced the addition of Javier Maldonado as the first assistant coach in Trojan program history. "Javier is going to be a great addition to our program," Erisman said. "His knowledge, experience and overall character align with ...

  • Seth Gross (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Seth Gross has a new home. The 2018 NCAA Division I 133-pound national champion announced that he will be finishing his college career at Wisconsin after previously competing for South Dakota State. He was recently accepted into Wisconsin's ...

  • "Well, we're movin' on up…" To quote the lyrics of the popular 1970s sitcom "The Jeffersons", the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling program is moving on up in more ways than one... relocating from a lower-level facility upstairs to a new space that's larger, brighter and better. ...

  • The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) board of directors has voted to petition the National Federation of State High School Associations next year if the NFHS does not reduce the number of the wrestling weight classes from 14 to 12 for the 2020-21 school year ... all with the ...

  • A Florida high school wrestler scheduled to become a lead petty officer in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps in St. Augustine was struck and killed by a driver this week while on his morning run. Zander LaurinZander Laurin, 16, a sophomore wrestler at Ponte Verda (Fla.) High School, was hit by a picku...

  • Paden Moore hugs his coach Randy Baker after winning a state championship (Photo/The Guillotine) One year after announcing his retirement from a 35-year high school coaching career, Randy Baker has accepted the head coaching position of the wrestling program at Minnesota West Community and Technical...

  • David Taylor with Michael Novogratz at the Beat the Streets event (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) David Taylor will not be competing at Final X in June. The returning world champion in freestyle at 86 kilograms injured his knee at the Beat the Streets' "Grapple at the Garden" on May ...

  • OWENSBORO, KY. -- Rob McCabe has been elevated to Head Wrestling Coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College, as announced by Director of Athletics Rob Mallory on Thursday morning. McCabe spent the 2018-19 season as the Panthers' top assistant. McCabe will be the second head coach in program history. He re...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The next piece of the puzzle for Little Rock wrestling is in place as the Trojans will now have a conference affiliation. Little Rock has accepted an invitation to join the Pac-12 Conference as an affiliate member in the sport of wrestling. Little Rock joins Arizona State,...

  • Earlier this week it was announced that Lock Haven University will become the latest school to add a women's wrestling program. I spoke to Lock Haven head wrestling coach Scott Moore this week about the announcement. I was surprised to learn that (paraphrasing his thoughts) the idea came about thr...

  • The field for Final X in 2019 has been finalized, based upon the results of the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in Raleigh, N.C., May 16-19. The 30 champions from the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament advanced to one of the Final X events. Previously, one other athlete had qualified i...

  • Tony Ramos wrestling Cory Clark at the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Two-time World Team member and current North Carolina assistant coach Tony Ramos joins The MatBoss Podcast for Episode 28 with host Chad Dennis. Ramos will talk about the decision to leave his shoes on th...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The University of Wyoming was saddened to hear of the passing of UW Athletics Hall of Famer Steven Suder. Suder passed away on Wednesday. Steven SuderSuder wrestled for the Cowboys from 1975-79 and earned All-America honors as a senior in 1979. He returned to UW to lead the Wy...

  • Nicole Tyson OKLAHOMA CITY -- Nicole Tyson has been chosen as Oklahoma City University's head women's wrestling coach. Tyson became the first OCU alumna to take over the women's wrestling program. Tyson, nee' Woody, took four Women's College Wrestling Association all-American nods and an individual...

  • Cael Sanderson has guided Penn State to its fourth straight NCAA title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Add yet another honor to Cael Sanderson's already impressive resume. The Nittany Lions head wrestling coach -- voted 2019 InterMat Coach of the Year -- has been named recipient of th...

  • Brandon Jorge LAKELAND, Fla. -- Southeastern University Director of Athletics Drew Watson named Brandon Jorge as the second head wrestling coach in program history. Jorge has spent the last four seasons as the assistant coach with the Fire, helping start the program. As the assistant coach, Jorge ...

  • Daniel Cormier, who coaches Gilroy High School, embraces Nick Villarreal (Photo, Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Daniel Cormier -- amateur wrestling champion and 2008 U.S. Olympic team member who now holds UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight titles -- will add yet another honor to his alre...

  • Travis Paulson is entering his third season with Virginia (Photo/Matt Riley, UVA Media Relations) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia wrestling head coach Steve Garland announced on Wednesday (May 22) that Travis Paulson has been elevated to the position of associate head coach. Paulson is entering his...

  • Chris Freije was introduced as the head wrestling coach at Fairmont State University Two months after Fairmont State University announced it was reinstating its men's wrestling program after a 36-year absence, the West Virginia NCAA Division II school introduced Chris Freije as its head coach at a p...

  • LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- Lock Haven University has announced plans to add women's wrestling as a varsity sport. The addition of women's wrestling brings LHU's sport-sponsorship to 20 sports and the team will compete next year during the 2019-20 academic year. LHU currently sponsors 17 intercollegiate ...

  • Javier Maldonado LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Southeastern University athletic department announced today that Fire wrestling coach Javier Maldonado has resigned as head coach. He has accepted a position as an NCAA Division I assistant coach. Maldonado was the first head coach in program history, guidin...

  • Chad Mattox York College Athletics has announced Chad Mattox as the new head coach of the men's wrestling program. "I am extremely excited to have Coach Mattox as a part of York College Athletics," said Matthew Madole, athletic director. "He has been a part of the wrestling landscape throughout the ...

  • The results of a 13-month independent investigation involving allegations against a former Ohio State doctor stretching back decades have been released by the school. According to the 232-page investigative report made public Friday, 177 Ohio State students -- including 48 Buckeye wrestlers, along ...

  • Tony Ramos at the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Tony Ramos, 2014 NCAA champion and Big Ten champion for the University of Iowa who has competed in freestyle since graduation, retired from wrestling during the 2019 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament at North Carolina St...

  • Case Western Reserve University wrestlers will leave for an international summer trip to Italy on Tuesday, May 21st. The 10-day trip will provide the wrestlers with an opportunity for sightseeing and other once-in-a-lifetime experiences, in addition to having the chance to compete at the prestigious...

  • Rashad Evans EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State wrestling alumnus "Suga" Rashad Evans ('03) was named to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 18, joining Michael Bisping in the class of 2019. The 2019 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Frida...

  • A view of the Covelli Center (Photo/ ElevenWarriors.com) Wrestling fans can get a good look at Ohio State's new wrestling facilities at the Covelli Center -- a new, intimate 3,700-seat arena, along with the Jennings Family Wrestling Center inside -- even before the Buckeye mat stars do ... thanks to...

  • Last week, Deron Winn learned that his original opponent for his UFC debut - Markus Perez -- had been forced to withdraw because of injury. This week, UFC officials have found a new opponent for Winn. The former wrestler turned emerging MMA star will now face Bruno Silva in a middleweight (185-p...

  • Kayla Miracle earned a spot in Final X at 62 kilograms (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) RALEIGH, N.C. -- Victoria Anthony, Jenna Burkert and Kayla Miracle fell short at Final X last year. On Sunday, all three earned a chance to right last year's wrong. Anthony, Burkert and Miracle we...

  • Isaiah Martinez defeated Jason Nolf to earn a spot in Final X (Photo/Larry Slater) RALEIGH, N.C. -- Four of the 10 champions crowned on Sunday in the freestyle competition at the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament will be making return trips to Final X. 2018 Final X participants Thomas Gilman ...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- On Saturday, 2017 world silver medalist Thomas Gilman moved one step closer to a return trip to Final X. Thomas Gilman (Photo/Tony Rotundo)Gilman was among the 20 freestyle wrestlers to earn a spot in Sunday's best-of-three finals in freestyle. Gilman claimed a 10-0 technical f...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- High school senior Cohlton Schultz did what few thought possible: Beat Olympian Robby Smith to earn a spot in Final X. Cohlton Schultz (Photo/Larry Slater)Schultz, a Cadet world champion and Junior world bronze medalist, was one of 10 Greco-Roman champions crowned at the World Team...

  • 57 kilograms: Vito Arujau over Malik Heinselman, 2 matches to 0 Match 1: Arujau dec. Heinselman, 13-5 Match 2: Arujau tech. fall Heinselman, 11-1 61 kilograms: Gabe Tagg over Jaime Hernandez, 2 matches to 0 Match 1: Tagg tech. fall Hernandez, 10-0 Match 2: Tagg dec. Hernandez, 12-3 65 kilograms: ...

  • 50 kilograms: Erin Golston bye Alleida Martinez dec. Emily Shilson, 8-0 Amy Fearnside tech. fall Arelys Valles, 10-0 3:50 Victoria Anthony bye 53 kilograms: Haley Augello bye Shauna Kemp tech. fall Cody Pfau, 11-0 4:54 Gracie Figueroa bye Katherine Shai bye 55 kilograms: Dominique Parrish bye Alis...

  • 57 kilograms: Thomas Gilman bye Frank Perrelli tech. fall Zach Sanders, 14-3 4:58 Darian Cruz dec. Joshua Rodriguez, 3-2 Jack Mueller dec. Zane Richards, 7-5 61 kilograms: Nico Megaludis tech. fall Sean Fausz, 10-0 4:23 Tony Ramos dec. Cory Clark, 6-1 Tyler Graff dec. Earl Hall, 7-4 Joey Palmer dec...

  • Thomas Gilman is the top seed at 57 kilograms (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The freestyle seeds have been released for the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament, which takes place Saturday and Sunday in Raleigh, N.C. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday. 57 k...

  • After more than four decades as a wrestling official, Bruce Haselrig will be welcomed into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his officiating this Sunday, May 19 at State College. "I was at UPJ when I started officiating," the 74-year-old Haselrig told Mike Mastovich o...

  • 57 kilograms: Vito Arujau tech. fall Wyatt Henson, 14-4 Michael Colaiocco tech. fall Eric Barnett, 12-2 Challenge Tournament finals (57 kilograms): Vito Arujau tech. fall Michael Colaiocco, 12-0 61 kilograms: Roman Bravo-Young tech. fall Teague Travis, 10-0 Jaime Hernandez dec. Frankie Tal-Shaha...

  • 55 kilograms: Dalton Duffield dec. Britain Longmire, 19-10 Brady Koontz tech. fall Ibrahim Bunduka, 9-0 60 kilograms: Ildar Hafizov tech. fall Taylor Lamont, 10-0 Randon Miranda dec. Dalton Roberts, 8-2 63 kilograms: Sam Jones dec. Lillashawn Coleman, 5-1 Xavier Johnson dec. Travis Rice, 3-2 67 k...

  • Midland University announced today the appointment of Lawrence (Larry) Nugent as the new head coach of the men's wrestling program. Nugent most recently served as the head coach at Bethany College from 2015-2018 and will begin his tenure immediately. Eric MorrisWith more than 30 years of decorated ...

  • B.J. Futrell gets his hand raised after winning the Dave Schultz (Photo/Larry Slater) B.J. Futrell has called it a career. On Friday, Futrell announced his retirement from competitive wrestling in a letter to the sport of wrestling posted on Twitter. The former University of Illinois standout qua...

  • 57 kilograms: Vito Arujau tech. fall Matthew Ramos, 12-0 3:35 Wyatt Henson dec. Justin Cardani, 16-7 Michael Colaiocco dec. Kyle Biscoglia, 10-3 Eric Barnett dec. Rayvon Foley, 10-9 61 kilograms: Roman Bravo-Young tech. fall Timothy Decatur-Luker, 12-1 1:31 Teague Travis tech. fall Jarrett Trombley...

  • 55 kilograms: Dalton Duffield tech. fall Sean Sesnan, 8-0 0:39 Britain Longmire pinned Jemone Carter, 6-5 4:46 Ibrahim Bunduka dec. Joe Deangelo, 8-5 Brady Koontz tech. fall Jabari Moody, 8-0 1:47 60 kilograms: Ildar Hafizov bye Taylor Lamont tech. fall Liam Cronin, 12-0 1:14 Randon Miranda pinned ...

  • The World Team Trials Challenge Tournament is set to start on Friday and run through Sunday. The event will choose which athletes will go on to face the top wrestlers in each weight class at Final X. Any selection process is apt to be imperfect. For an ever-democratic process like USA Wrestling has...

  • How do you honor a legendary high school wrestling coach who's already been welcomed into eight Halls of Fame? Armand "Ace" CacciatoreYou dedicate the wrestling room in his honor. Niagara Wheatfield High School in upstate New York will name its wrestling room after Armand "Ace" Cacciatore, succes...

  • The World Team Trials Challenge Tournament is set for May 17-19 at the Reynolds Coliseum on North Carolina State's campus in Raleigh, N.C. This weekend will determine the remaining 30 spots for Final X across all three styles. Final X is the last step in the Senior World Team Trials process. The S...

  • Teague Moore coaching at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) American University head coach Teague Moore grew up wrestling in rugged and talent-rich Western Pennsylvania. An NCAA champion and three-time All-American, Moore joins Chad Dennis for Episode 27 of The MatBoss Podcast...

  • Kansas Wesleyan has decided to discontinue the sport of men's wrestling, effective immediately. Launched in 2015, the wrestling program has been well below a full squad in each of its three competitive seasons. The 2018-19 team had seven wrestlers but only four competed in the KCAC Championship wher...

  • The last remaining uncommitted top-100 senior recruit announced his commitment on Monday. Ryan Vulakh (Pope John II, Pa.), the nation's No. 29 senior recruit, committed to Rutgers University. View this post on Instagram Proud to announce I will be continuing my academic and athl...

  • National champion Menlo captured the inaugural NAIA Women's Scholar All-American team title MANHEIM, Pa -- On Monday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced that Menlo College captured the inaugural NAIA Women's Scholar All-American team title with a 3.4 GPA, edging out Eastern ...

  • Competitors line up for introductions the Beat the Streets event in New York City (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) NEW YORK, May 13, 2019 -- The excitement of a night of world-class wrestling at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, in which a sold-out, record-breaking crowd of 5,000 ...

  • Chad Walsh DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson head coach Andy Lausier announced the addition of Chad Walsh as the second full-time assistant to the wrestling staff, announced Friday. Walsh, a 2017 graduate of Rider University, was a two-time All-American for the Broncs, earning qualification to the NCAA Ch...

  • Michael Chandler, two-time Big 12 finalist as a University of Missouri wrestler, lost his lightweight title … while two other former college wrestlers -- Jake Hager and Tywan Claxton -- came out winners at Bellator 221: Chandler vs. Pitbull at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. outside Chicago ...

  • After years of planning and construction, Ohio State is about to roll out the wrestling mat -- and the welcome mat -- as the Buckeyes will host Stanford at their brand-new home, Covelli Center, on Saturday, November 10. Ohio State wrestling revealed the date and opponent for that inaugural wrest...

  • Tyrel Todd coaching for Purdue against Michigan (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou Wrestling head coach Brian Smith has hired Purdue's Tyrel Todd as the program's new associate head coach, subject to the completion of a successful background check per University policy, a...

  • The fighter schedule to face Deron Winn in the former wrestler's UFC debut has withdrawn because of an injury. On Thursday, Markus Perez revealed on his Instagram account that an injury has forced him to withdraw from his middleweight (185-pound) match with Winn at UFC Fight Night 153 on Saturday,...

  • Beau Bartlett competing at the Walsh Jesuit Ironman (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Beau Bartlett, the nation's No. 6 junior (Class of 2020), announced his verbal commitment to Penn State on Thursday via Instagram. View this post on Instagram I have enormous aspirations in...

  • Monday's Beat the Streets event was held at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Beat the Streets New York held its annual benefit match and gala Monday night at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, showcasing top-level freestyle matches to m...

  • Brian Smith celebrates during Missouri's meet against Oklahoma State (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Brian Smith, head wrestling coach at the University of Missouri, has been named recipient of the 2019 Don Faurot Sportsperson of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Columbia, Mo. The annual award --...

  • Carlos Jacquez after winning the NCAA Division II national title at 125 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) MANHEIM, Pa. -- On Thursday afternoon the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced that Lindenwood University's 125 pound national champion Carlos Jacquez was named th...

  • Jordan Burroughs at Beat the Streets in New York City (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The day after 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs scored an 11-0 technical fall over UFC star and 2008 Olympic wrestler Ben Askren at the Beat the Streets fundraiser at New York's Madison Squ...

  • Mike Dessino BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Bloomsburg University wrestling team has announced that former standout Mike Dessino (Middlesex, NJ/Middlesex) will join the staff as volunteer assistant. Dessino wrestled for Bloomsburg from 2009-14, and volunteered with the team during the 2016-17 season. A thr...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- Iowa Wesleyan University Athletic Director Derek Zander is pleased to announce that men's and women's wrestling will be added to the slate of athletic programs offered at Iowa Wesleyan University during the 2020-21 academic year. The search for a head coach will begin immedia...

  • Hunter Ritter gets in on a shot against Michael Macchiavello in the finals of the U23 Trials (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The University of Minnesota wrestling program and head coach Brandon Eggum are happy to announce the addition of Hunter Ritter, an upperweight from Perryville, Marylan...

  • Emily Shilson at the 2018 Junior World Championships (Photo/Martin Gabor, United World Wrestling) STILLWATER, Okla. -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Wednesday announced that Emily Shilson of North Oaks, Minnesota, is the 2019 national winner of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Awa...

  • Amir Aliakbari after winning a world title in 2013, which was later stripped from him (Photo/Martin Gabor, United World Wrestling) Amir Aliakbari, an Iranian former Greco-Roman wrestler who has been competing as a professional mixed martial arts fighter since October 2015, has reportedly signed a co...

  • Cohlton Schultz (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) STILLWATER, Okla. -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced that Cohlton Schultz of Parker, Colorado, is the 2019 national winner of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA). Schultz, who becomes the first natio...

  • Chad Dennis sits down to chat with past Northern Colorado All-American and current UFC lightweight contender Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje on Episode 26 of The MatBoss Podcast. Gaethje talks about how playing multiple sports growing up helped him as a fighter, his thoughts on Ben Askren in the UFC...

  • Add Maryland to the growing list of states which have said yes to an official girls' high school state wrestling tournament. The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) has approved an officially sanctioned girls state high school championships for the 2019-20 academic year...

  • How does a young wrestler make it to Fargo for the national wrestling tournament? It takes a ton of talent ... hard work ... perseverance ... and a good amount of money. To help cover the last element, a GoFundMe page has been established to help the wrestling team at Little Rock Central High Sc...

  • Cole Weaver (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) You can't keep a good man down. Especially if he's a wrestler. Cole Weaver, Indiana University wrestler who has endured multiple major injuries over the past three years, has been named a recipient of the 2019 Thomas A. Brady, M.D. Comeback Award. ...

  • Jordan Burroughs shoots a double leg on Ben Askren (Photo/Dustin Tillman) NEW YORK -- In the main event of the 2019 Beat the Streets event dubbed "Grapple at the Garden," Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs rolled through 2008 Olympian and current UFC fighter Ben Askren. He set the tone early with a s...

  • What's the true measure of a successful National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics men's college wrestling program? Beyond won-loss records, pinning percentages and other on-the-mat stats, there's the performance of wrestlers in the classroom. The men wrestlers at Montana State University-...

  • Which NCAA Division I wrestling programs can claim the top academic performance for 2019? The wrestlers of Drexel University pinned down the highest team grade point average with a 3.6263 GPA ... while Ohio State could claim the most wrestlers who earned All-American Scholar status, with seven, acc...

  • Vayle Baker was a regional winner of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (Photo/Martin Gabor, United World Wrestling) STILLWATER -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced the state and regional winners of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA). The award ...

  • STILLWATER -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced the state and regional winners of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA). The award recognizes and celebrates the nation's most outstanding high school senior female wrestlers for their excellence in wrestling, scho...

  • A stacked 65-kilogram weight class was the highlight of the men's freestyle division at the 2019 Last Chance Qualifier. Dean Heil took the title with a 5-2 decision over last year's National Team No. 2 Joey McKenna. Heil upset McKenna last weekend at the US Open 12-9 and proved it was no fluke beati...

  • Yianni Diakomihalis talks to his coach Mike Grey during the U.S. Open finals (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) The U.S. Open concluded last weekend in Las Vegas with a number of surprising first-time champions earning Final X berths and/or a place in the finals of the World Team Trials. Arguably t...

  • STILLWATER, Okla. -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Thursday announced the state and regional winners of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA). The DSHSEA recognizes and celebrates the nation's most outstanding high school senior male wrestlers for their excellence in wrest...

  • NEW YORK -- With the Beat the Streets (BTS) "Grapple at the Garden" benefit just a few days away, the organization today announced the complete final order of matchups, with the highly-anticipated battle between 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs and 2008 Olympian and MMA standout Ben Askr...

  • Brock Lesnar shoves Daniel Cormier With that simple statement from Ultimate Fighting Championships President Dana White, it appears that one of the largest figures in the UFC organization is stepping away from a professional mixed martial arts career stretching back a dozen years. Lesnar's decision...

  • Jimmy Lawson, former NCAA All-American heavyweight wrestler, came out on the losing end in his professional mixed martial arts debut this past weekend. Lawson lost a unanimous decision to Said Sowma, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, in a preliminary heavyweight (265-pound) bout at Titan FC 54: Soares vs. Franc...

  • Cornell assistant coach Mike Grey joins Chad Dennis on Episode 25 of The MatBoss Podcast to talk about life at Cornell, coaching with Rob Koll and of course, what it's like coaching two-time NCAA Champion and U.S. Open Champion Yianni Diakomihalis. About MatBoss: Created by coaches for coaches, ...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- In a historic expansion of its athletic offerings New Jersey City University will add men's and women's wrestling as the latest sports in its lineup of intercollegiate athletic programs, Shawn Tucker, Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President, has announced. NJCU will b...

  • Duke's Mitch Finesilver has been named ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Duke 149-pound senior Mitch Finesilver has been named the 2018-19 Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport's All-ACC Academi...

  • The point cannot be mentioned enough, but in an individualized team sport such as wrestling, talent matters. While there are clearly factors such as attrition, development, and culture that play integral roles in the success of teams and individuals at the college level -- there is a strong tie betw...

  • MINNEAPOLIS -- After serving on the Augsburg University men's wrestling coaching staff for the past seven seasons, three-time Augsburg All-American Tony Valek '12 will join current head coach Jim Moulsoff as co-head coaches of the Auggie men's wrestling program, the university has announced. Vale...

  • The referees gather to review a call during a match between Nick Suriano and Daton Fix (Photo/Juan Garcia) The NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee offered some proposed rule changes Monday to address some hot-button issues that have made headlines -- and rankled some athletes, coaches and fans. Among t...

  • Sebastian Rivera defeated Vito Arujua to place third at the NCAAs (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Northwestern's Sebastian Rivera has wrestling in his genes. Son of a NCAA Division III mat champ, Sebastian Rivera is a New Jersey high school state champion, Big Ten champ, and NCAA All-American who...

  • Wrestling fans: Want to do your part to introduce the oldest and greatest sport to the next generation? A GoFundMe page has been established to help built a brand-new wrestling program in Maryland from scratch. "The first ever wrestling program with the Loch Raven Recreation Center is seeking fun...

  • The Board of Directors of the Kansas State High School Activities Association overwhelming approved a measure to make girls wrestling a sanctioned sport in the state of Kansas Friday. The proposal to make girls high school wrestling the 23rd interscholastic sport in Kansas was approved by a vote of...

  • Cornell wretlers visited the UFC Performance Institute (Photo/UFC.com) The UFC Performance Center is just the ticket for mixed martial arts fighters ... and, it turns out, great for amateur wrestlers, too. Before stepping onto the mat at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas this week, ten Cornell University...

  • LAS VEGAS -- After two days and a whole lot of matches in the South Point Arena, 10 UWW Junior-aged wrestlers (born 1999-2002) are coming home with UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals titles and have earned an automatic berth to the best-of-three wrestle-off against the challenge tournament champion in A...

  • Yianni Diakomihalis won his first U.S. Open title at the age of 20 (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) LAS VEGAS -- Yianni Diakomihalis has won at every level. After winning two Cadet world titles, five state titles and two NCAA championships in two tries, the 20-year-old Cornell sophomore can now add...

  • Ryan Mango with his U.S. Army WCAP coaches (Photo/Larry Slater) LAS VEGAS -- Ryan Mango, Max Nowry, Ellis Coleman and Kamal Bey repeated as U.S. Open champions in Greco-Roman on Friday at South Point Arena in Las Vegas. Mango became the first wrestler to punch a ticket to Final X. He repeated as ...

  • Whitney Conder claimed the U.S. Open title at 50 kilograms (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) LAS VEGAS -- Three returning U.S. World Team members in women's wrestling, Whitney Conder, Jacarra Winchester and Forrest Molinari, punched their tickets to Final X by winning U.S. Open titles on Friday at S...

  • Yianni Diakomihalis advanced to the finals at 65 kilograms (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LAS VEGAS -- 2019 NCAA champions Yianni Diakomihalis and Bo Nickal have arrived on the senior level. Diakomihalis, a two-time Cadet world champion, put together an incredible run to the finals ...

  • Union County College will be adding an intercollegiate men's wrestling program for the 2019-2020 school year, the New Jersey school announced Friday. With the addition of men's wrestling program, Union County College now offers a total of 14 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) spo...

  • 57 kilograms: Thomas Gilman tech. fall Zane Richards, 12-2 5:52 Nathan Tomasello tech. fall Frank Perrelli, 11-0 2:30 Darian Cruz dec. Zach Sanders, 5-0 Daton Fix tech. fall Vito Arujau, 18-8 6:00 61 kilograms: Nico Megaludis tech. fall Shelton Mack, 10-0 3:39 Cory Clark dec. Tony Ramos, 6-3 Cody B...

  • Kaori Icho is a four-time Olympic champion (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The greatest wrestler in Olympic history returned to the mats today at the 2019 Senior Asian Championships in Xi'an. Kaori Icho, the four-time Olympic champion from Japan, had not competed outside of Japan sin...

  • LAS VEGAS -- Pat Smith defeated Mason Manville 5-2 in a battle of 2017 Greco-Roman World Team members to earn a spot in the U.S. Open Greco-Roman finals at 77 kilograms. Smith now faces 2017 Junior world champion Kamal Bey in the finals. Bey, a U.S. Open champion in each of the past two years, cru...

  • LAS VEGAS -- Less than a week after earning a silver medal at the Pan American Championships, Erin Golston claimed a spot in the U.S. Open finals at 50 kilograms. Golson scored a late takedown to knock off 2016 Olympian Haley Augello 4-4 on criteria in the U.S. Open semifinals on Thursday night at ...

  • It's official: girls wrestling has been named a sanctioned sport in the state of Colorado, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced Wednesday. That means a full season of wrestling competition for high school girls -- separate from boys' competition -- will take place starting in ...

  • 50 kilograms: Erin Golston dec. Maria Vidales, 14-5 Haley Augello dec. Amy Fearnside, 2-1 Victoria Anthony tech. fall Alleida Martinez, 10-0 2:42 Whitney Conder tech. fall Emily Shilson, 10-0 2:22 53 kilograms: Cody Pfau pinned Marissa Ritchie, 0:47 Tiare Ikei tech. fall Kierstien Bush, 10-0 1:01 K...

  • 55 kilograms: Max Nowry dec. Ibrahim Bunduka, 5-0 Jabari Moody tech. fall Joe Deangelo, 13-2 4:21 Jemone Carter dec. Sean Sesnan, 2-1 Dalton Duffield tech. fall Bernardino Gomez, 15-6 5:26 60 kilograms: Dalton Roberts tech. fall Austin Wallace-Lister, 11-2 2:20 Leslie Fuenffinger dec. Taylor Lamont...

  • INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- In an ongoing effort to minimize the risk of injury in high school wrestling, additional time will be given to evaluate head and neck injuries when an appropriate health-care professional is present at a match. In addition to the 1.5 minutes of injury time allotted for each wres...

  • Brock Hudkins was a two-time NCAA qualifier for NIU (Photo/NIU Athletics) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana wrestling program and IU head coach Angel Escobedo have announced the addition of Brock Hudkins. Hudkins, a native of Danville, Ind., started his collegiate career at Northern Illinois wher...

  • Joe Colon dominated Vladimir Dubov of Bulgaria at the World Championships (Photo/Larry Slater) Joe Colon stayed in shape. And stayed prepared. When the call came just a few weeks before the competition, Colon was ready. Nahshon Garrett had been injured in training and Colon would have to replace ...

  • Quincy Osborn MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Concordia Athletic Director Rachel Bergeson announced that Quincy Osborn has been named the head coach for the Cobber wrestling program. Osborn replaces Phil Moenkedick who resigned to take become of Dean of Students at Perham High School. Osborn steps into the ...

  • J'den Cox (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) NEW YORK -- J'den Cox, who won bronze at 86 kilograms the 2016 Olympics in Rio, will take on Princeton's Patrick Brucki at the "Grapple at the Garden" Beat the Streets (BTS) benefit, May 6 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The marquee ...

  • The 2019 NCAAs were held at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) This past season, the NCAA used seven key criteria for both selection and seeding of the Division I Wrestling Championships. Many of the criteria are familiar to wrestling fans, competitors and ...

  • Alex Clemson (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- University of Maryland Director of Athletics Damon Evans announced Tuesday that Alex Clemsen has been named the seventh head coach of the Maryland wrestling program. Clemsen comes to College Park following a successful five-year ...

  • Phil Moenkedick MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Concordia wrestling head coach Phil Moenkedick announced that he will resign from his position effective at the end of May to take the job as Dean of Students at Perham High School. Moenkedick said that the decision was very difficult and easy at the same time. "M...

  • Bo Nickal and Jason Nolf signed with ScrapLife WHIPPANY, N.J. -- The ScrapLife family is growing! Today, ScrapLife, the company behind the popular Under Armour Wrestling line of apparel, proudly announces that it has signed three-time national champions Bo Nickal and Jason Nolf to long-term endorsem...

  • The U.S. Open is held at South Point Arena in Las Vegas (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Chad Dennis returns with Episode 24 of The MatBoss Podcast with Jason Laflin to preview the upcoming U.S. Open. About MatBoss: Created by coaches for coaches, MatBoss for iPad® integrates wrestl...

  • James Green earned the No. 1 seed at 70 kilograms (Photo/Larry Slater) The pre-seeds for the U.S. Open were announced for the freestyle competition. The freestyle competition is set to begin Friday in Las Vegas. World medalists James Green and Thomas Gilman are among the No. 1 seeds. Other top see...

  • Kyle Snyder at the 2018 World Championships (Photo/Larry Slater) NEW YORK -- Kyle Snyder, who won gold at 97 kg the 2016 Olympics in Rio, will battle Canada's Nishan Randhawa at the "Grapple at the Garden" Beat the Streets (BTS) benefit, May 6 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The addition o...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The United States men's freestyle team won all 10 Pan American Championships gold medals over the last two days, collecting eight titles on Sunday evening in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the first time in the history of the event that a team has gone undefeated, winning...

  • Central Methodist University has named head coaches for its two new wrestling programs, with Terrel Wilbourn heading up the men's mat program, while Brieana Delgado will coach the women's program, the central Missouri school announced Friday. The school had announced it would be adding men's and wo...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The USA netted five gold medals, including three in women's freestyle and two in men's freestyle, on Saturday evening at the 2019 Senior Pan American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Winning the first gold of the night for the U.S. in women's freestyle was 2018 Wo...

  • INDIANA, Penn. -- With the conclusion of FloNationals day three, 11 wrestlers have been crowned Junior Freestyle champions, 10 wrestlers have been crowned Cadet Freestyle champions, and 10 wrestlers have been determined as the 2019 Cadet Pan American Championships Team that will represent the U.S. a...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- In addition to this morning's two gold medal performances from the women's freestyle team, Cheney Haight added another gold medal for Team USA, winning the 82-kilogram division in Greco-Roman at the 2019 Pan American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In his finals...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The USA has already clinched two women's freestyle gold medals on day two of the 2019 Pan American Championships. USA Greco-Roman also as three athletes wrestling for gold tonight. Alex Hedrick and Julia Salata, both competing in three-person round robins, went a perfect ...

  • Jimmy Kennedy coaching at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) EVANSTON, Ill. -- Three-time All-American Jimmy Kennedy has been promoted to assistant coach of the Northwestern wrestling program, it was announced Friday. Kennedy spent the 2018-19 season...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The USA picked up six medals, including three gold and three silver, on the first day of Greco-Roman competition at the 2019 Pan American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One of the highlights of the day came at 130 kilograms, where 2018 world silver medalist Ada...

  • After two years a redacted version of the Mueller Report was released Thursday … Nah, I wouldn't do that to you guys before the Easter weekend! While the comment section would have been lively, the real topic this week was Logan Stieber's announcement that he was retiring from the sport of w...

  • Deron Winn coaching with Daniel Cormier at California's state tournament (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Deron Winn will be making his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 153 on Saturday, June 22. The 29-year-old former wrestler will be facing Markus Perez at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in ...

  • Emily Shilson with the American flag after becoming a Cadet world champion (Photo/Martin Gabor, UWW) A day after Augsburg announced the addition of a women's wrestling program, the Auggies received a verbal commitment from one of the nation's most successful high school wrestlers. Emily Shilson, a...

  • Hayden Halter was initially suspended before a judge overruled the referee and WIAA (Photo/Amber Arnold, The Journal Times) Hayden Halter has managed to hold onto his 2019 Wisconsin state wrestling title, despite the appeals of the state organization governing high school sports. The Wisconsin Dis...

  • Martin signs with RUDIS
    from InterMat 04/18 10:05 PM

    MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- RUDIS is proud to announce its newest sponsored athlete, Myles Martin. Martin is the latest addition to a growing roster of elite senior level athletes that includes two-time world and Olympic champion Kyle Snyder, world silver medalist Sarah Hildebrandt, four-time NCAA finalis...

  • Cody Brewer coaching at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech head wrestling coach Tony Robie announced Wednesday that Cody Brewer has joined his coaching staff as an assistant coach. Brewer has spent the last three seasons ...

  • Augsburg University will be launching a new women's intercollegiate wrestling program taking to the mats for the 2019-20 academic year and has named Max Mejia as its first head coach, the Minneapolis-based school announced Wednesday. With this announcement, Augsburg will become the first college in...

  • Bart Freidenberg, active in various aspects of youth wrestling in the state of Ohio, has been charged with child endangering and hazing, based on an alleged incident in Franklin, Ohio -- a community about halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton -- last summer. Both charges are misdemeanor offenses. ...

  • Logan Stieber gets in on a shot against Jaydin Eierman at the World Team Trials (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine) Logan Stieber, a 2016 world champion and four-time NCAA champion, announced his retirement from competitive wrestling Tuesday on Instagram. "Grateful to have done this sport for the ...

  • Kevin Ward (Photo/Army West Point Athletics) Chad Dennis returns with Episode 23 of The MatBoss Podcast with Army West Point head coach Kevin Ward. Coach Ward's a Tennessee native who worked through his college career at Oklahoma State before getting into college coaching at Division II Ouachita Bap...

  • Logan Macri, 2018 Pennsylvania high school wrestling champion for Canon-McMillon High School in Pittsburgh who was shot multiple times by police after reportedly refusing to drop his weapon early Sunday morning, has been charged with multiple crimes Tuesday. Police charged 19-year-old Macri with a...

  • BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- Long Island University announced that is has accepted membership into the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association on Tuesday, April 16. LIU will begin competition as the league's 17th member during the 2019-20 season. The EIWA is the oldest wrestling conference in the nat...

  • Iowa averaged 8,526 fans for dual meets this season (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Official numbers released Tuesday showed the University of Iowa wrestling program led the nation in average and total attendance for the 13th straight season. The Hawkeyes averaged an NCAA-best...

  • TOKYO -- The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has announced the detailed competition schedule for the sport of wrestling at the 2020 Olympic Games. The two-day competition format will feature women's wrestling as the final gold medal bout on each day of co...

  • Jordan Burroughs joins Ariel Helwani to discuss his upcoming contest against Ben Askren in a freestyle exhibition match. Burroughs says everyone has wanted him to have a match with Askren for a long time and that it is the only match that would be a box office attraction in wrestling.

  • Joe Colon gets his hand raised after winning a bronze medal (Photo/Larry Slater) NEW YORK -- The depth of world-class-level matches on the 10th annual "Grapple at the Garden" Beat the Streets (BTS) benefit lineup was increased today as the organization announced a bout between current NCAA champion ...

  • "Wrestle" -- the documentary about four high school wrestlers from Huntsville, Alabama which debuted in New York City in late February -- is now available for viewing on iTunes. Here's how the Apple iTunes "Wrestle" page describes this one hour, 35-minute documentary: "Hoop Dreams goes to the m...

  • Last September, ISIS terrorists delivered back-to-back suicide bombings at a wrestling club in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 26 and wounding 91. Among the dead: 16 young wrestlers. In subsequent months, the US wrestling community stepped forward with donations of money and equipment to bring the Mai...

  • Sonny Marchtte SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Notre Dame College Director of Athletics, Scott Swain, has named former assistant coach, Sonny Marchette, the new Head Coach of Notre Dame wrestling. Marchette will take over after the previous head coach, Frank Romano retired earlier this week. "Hiring Sonny M...

  • Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Good news for wrestling fans ... not-so-good news for wrestlers: Abdulrashid Sadulaev, 2016 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling for Russia, appears to be sticking to the oldest and greatest sport for the foreseeable future....

  • Beat the Streets caused a publicity hurricane this week when it announced that Jordan Burroughs and Ben Askren had agreed to compete at the organization's "Grapple at the Garden" event May 6 at Madison Square Garden's Hulu Theater in New York City. Burroughs, a four-time world champion, 2012 Olymp...

  • Tyler Brooks, the Director of Officiating and Sports Management for the Ohio High School Athletic Association and associate A.D. at Anderson High School, joins Chad Dennis and the MatBoss Podcast to talk about the changes forthcoming with the state wrestling tournament in Ohio. Brooks is the admini...

  • Travis Piccard, former wrestler for The Citadel who has coached at his high school alma mater and at a wrestling training center, has been named the new head wrestling coach at Muskegon Community College, the two-year Michigan school announced this week. Travis PiccardPiccard replaces James Tietem...

  • Alex Lloyd won three state titles for Shakopee High School in Minnesota (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine) Three-time state champion Alex Lloyd (Shakopee, Minn.) is transferring from South Dakota State to Rochester Community and Technical College. Lloyd was the nation's No. 35 senior recruit in t...

  • Frank Romano is retiring as Notre Dame's wrestling coach SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Director of Athletics Scott Swain announced on Tuesday that National Wrestling Hall of Fame member Frank Romano is retiring as the head coach of the Notre Dame College wrestling program. Notre Dame has seen tremendous su...

  • St. Cloud State head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) Steve Costanzo's resume speaks for itself. His St. Cloud State wrestling teams have won four national championships in the past five years. And the Huskies have finished either first or second at the NCAA Divis...

  • Courtney Strauss It's official: Courtney Strauss has had the word "interim" removed from his title as head wrestling coach at Bethany College, the Kansas-based school announced Monday. Strauss, a 2015 Bethany graduate, had been named interim head coach of the Swedes mat program during the 2018-19 ...

  • Jordan Burroughs shakes Frank Chamizo's hand before their Beat the Streets match (Photo/Juan Garicia) NEW YORK -- Two of the most decorated and well-known recent Olympic wrestlers will square off for the first time as 2012 gold medalist Jordan Burroughs takes on 2008 Olympian Ben Askren as part of t...

  • Carson Kharchla had a dominant senior season, which included a Walsh Ironman title (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) One calendar month has passed since the last of the scholastic state champions were crowned in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania on March 9. Since then, the wrestling calendar has ...

  • Paul Rademacher (Photo/Bob Palermini) Indiana Tech has hired Paul Rademacher as head coach of its new women's intercollegiate wrestling program, the Fort Wayne-based school announced Monday. As InterMat reported in mid-February, Indiana Tech had announced it would launch the first women's college ...

  • Danny Irwin was introduced as West Liberty's new head wrestling coach at a Monday press conference WHEELING, W.Va. -- West Liberty University announced Monday that NCAA Division II Coach of the Year Danny Irwin has been hired as the Hilltoppers' new head wrestling coach. The announcement came durin...

  • Brian Antonelli coaching at the Walsh Ironman (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) is proud to announce Chris Brian Antonelli of Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey as its National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year. All Antonelli has ...

  • I've been following the sport of wrestling since the mid-1970s. And I've seen my share of outstanding performers on the collegiate level. With Penn State seniors Bo Nickal and Jason Nolf finishing their standout careers as three-time NCAA champions, a frequently asked question was brought to the f...

  • An entire day of exciting on-the-mat action. Auctions of one-of-a-kind wrestling collectibles and other must-have treasures. It's all for fun ... and for a great cause. It's the 12th annual Wrestle Against Autism fundraising event, to be held next Sunday, April 14 at the Otterbein University Clement...

  • Spencer Lee defeated Jack Mueller to claim his second straight NCAA title (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa sophomore Spencer Lee will be recognized Tuesday inside the House and Senate chambers of the Iowa State Capitol building for his 2019 NCAA wrestling champ...

  • Chance Marsteller defeated Evan Wick to place third at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Lock Haven senior Chance Marsteller is one of the most storied wrestlers in PIAA history with a 166-0 career mark as a four-time state champion for Kennard-Dale High Scho...

  • Penn State's Anthony Cassar has expressed interest in MMA (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Sadly, the college wrestling season is over. However, that doesn't mean the end of articles on the sport. In the past week, there have been a number of feature stories speculating on which wres...

  • Simpson University will be adding women's intercollegiate wrestling to its sports roster and has named Fan Zhang as head coach, the northern California school announced Friday. Zhang brings a diverse wrestling and coaching experience to the new women's program at Simpson University. This past year...

  • An attempt to make girls high school wrestling a separate, official sport in the state of Nebraska fell one vote shy of being approved Friday. A proposal to make girls wrestling a sanctioned winter sport under the jurisdiction of the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) failed to gain eno...

  • A team of senior all-stars from across the United States dominated those from the state of Illinois on Saturday evening in an exhibition match conducted by Wrestling USA Magazine, and held just outside of Chicago at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Ill. The dual meet started at 220 pounds, a...

  • CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland -- The schedule for the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships was finalized this week with competition set to begin September 14th at the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan. Nur-Sultan is Kazakhstan's capital city and was previously named "Astana" before being changed lat...

  • James Green weighs in at Final X in Lincoln (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) NEW YORK -- New Jersey natives James Green (Willingboro) and Anthony Ashnault (South Plainfield) will square off in the first announced Team USA vs. NCAA Champions match during the 2019 "Grapple at the Garden"...

  • The Senior European Championships start Monday in Bucharest. The continental championships for wrestling's strongest region will feature a whopping 18 defending world champions in Greco-Roman, women's wrestling, and freestyle, including megastars Abdulrashid Sadulaev (Russia), Geno Petriashvili (Geo...

  • Ethan Lizak was a three-time All-American for Minnesota (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) The Pennsylvania Regional Training Center (PRTC) has announced the addition of three-time All-American Ethan Lizak to its freestyle program. He will join the program in June 2019. "We are very excited to add...

  • Nick Goebel has been named head women's wrestling coach at Tiffin University. Goebel most recently coached at King University in Tennessee, joining King's staff in the fall of 2018 following a stint as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Findlay. The King Unive...

  • Maryville head wrestling coach Mike Denney MANHEIM, Pa. -- The Maryville Saints reigned atop the academic world of NCAA Division II Wrestling, repeating as team champions and leading with 15 honored individuals in the 2019 National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II All-Academic team and indi...

  • Pat O'Connell, assistant wrestling coach at Joliet Junior College who was instrumental in bringing back the school's intercollegiate mat program in 2017, passed away Sunday, March 31 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 62. Pat O'ConnellPatrick J. O'Connell wrestled, and ran track and cross...

  • Cassidy Jasperson History was made Monday in Oklahoma -- home state to all-time wrestling greats such as Dan Hodge and John Smith -- when Broken Arrow High School announced the establishment of the state's first girls wrestling program ... and the hiring of Cassidy Jasperson as the new program's hea...

  • John Stutzman (Photo/UBBulls.com) CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Mid-American Conference announced today three wrestling postseason awards for the 2019 season. Buffalo's John Stutzman was named MAC Coach of the Year, while Missouri's Jaydin Eierman was selected as MAC Wrestler of the Year for the second co...

  • Alec Pantaleo lifts Kaleb Young in the consolation semifinals of the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan senior Alec Pantaleo will remain at his alma mater to continue his international wrestling career with the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club, t...

  • Willie Miklus rides Iowa's Jacob Warner (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State wrestling head coach Kevin Dresser is continuing to build in Ames and today he made another addition to his staff. He announced that Willie Miklus will be joining the Cyclone wrestling staff as a grad...

  • Eager to see the totally renovated National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum ... but not able to make the trip to Waterloo, Iowa right now? Now you can take a look inside the facility which just reopened last week after having been closed since last September for a $1.4 million makeover ... ...

  • Wyoming coach Mark Branch, with assistants Ethan Kyle and Teyon Ware (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Mark Branch, head coach of the University of Wyoming, joins The MatBoss Podcast and host Chad Dennis to talk about recruiting, youth sports and some of the inherent difficulties within the wrestli...

  • Bo Nickal had 18 pins this season (Photo/Ashley De Jager) NEWTON, Iowa -- Penn State's Bo Nickal has won the 2019 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented by ASICS. The Nittany Lion won his third NCAA championship on March 23, defeating Kollin Moore of Ohio State. The 5-1 finals vict...

  • Bo Nickal defeated Kollin Moore to claim his third straight NCAA title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Bo Nickal -- Penn State senior and 2019 NCAA Division I wrestling champ at 197 pounds -- has been named the 2019 InterMat Wrestler of the Year, the amateur wrestling website announce...

  • One year after an alleged physical and verbal attack on eastern Pennsylvania high school wrestling coach JaMarr Billman at the 2018 state championships, the grandfather of one the school's wrestlers faces felony charges. Donald P. Miers, Sr. of Stewartsville, N.J. was charged with a felony count of...

  • Alli Ragan throws India's Sarita (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. women's senior freestyle wrestling team won handily against a team of stars from India and Mexico at the fifth annual Beat the Streets Gala at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Titled "Hollywo...

  • Myles Martin after claiming third place at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Get out your handkerchiefs. A father-son moment between Ohio State All-American wrestler Myles Martin and his dad Gregory has struck a chord well beyond the Martin household. The video (below) -- p...

  • Zahid Valencia won his third Pac-12 title before claiming his second NCAA title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pac-12 Conference has announced the 2019 Pac-12 Wrestling awards as voted on by the Pac-12 coaches. ARIZONA STATE junior Zahid Valencia (174) earns his ...

  • Mike Mendoza coaching at the Pac-12 Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Colorado Mesa University wrestling coach Chuck Pipher along with Co-Directors of Athletics Bryan Rooks and Kris Mort are excited to announce the hiring of Mike Mendoza as an assi...

  • Grant Henderson won two NAIA national titles (Photo/Doug Wells) DES MOINES, Iowa -- Grand View men's wrestling and head coach Nick Mitchell are pleased to announce the return of two-time NAIA national champion Grant Henderson to the coaching staff starting in the spring of 2019. Henderson was a 201...

  • Drew Foster became UNI's first NCAA champion since 2000 (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) DES MOINES, Iowa -- UNI wrestling's Drew Foster will be honored as a national champion at the Iowa Capitol on Monday, April 1 with a resolution from the House and Senate. Drew Foster and the University of Iowa...

  • Cael Sanderson coaching at the NCAAs in PIttsburgh (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Penn State head wrestling coach Cael Sanderson has been named 2019 InterMat Coach of the Year, the amateur wrestling website announced Friday. It is the sixth time Sanderson has earned Coach of the Yea...

  • The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships wrapped up last Saturday night in Pittsburgh with Penn State winning their eighth title in nine seasons and a handful of new individuals finding their way to the top of the podium. Like in past years, the NCAAs attracted enough fans for a six-session sell...

  • pisode 20 of The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis talks with Brownsburg High School state championship head coach Darrick Snyder. Dennis talks with Snyder about the system Brownsburg has in Indiana and the two talk ideas on the dynamics of navigating the systems in Ohio and Indiana. About MatBos...

  • Mekhi Lewis celebrates after beating Alex Marinelli of Iowa in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Mekhi Lewis, redshirt freshman who made history by winning the 165-pound title for Virginia Tech at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh last...

  • Cain Velasquez (Photo/Getty/Zuffa LLC) Cain Velasquez, who made the move from amateur wrestling champion to become a two-time heavyweight champ for UFC, is now set to make another career change ... this time to pro wrestling, for the Mexican promotion AAA. The former Sun Devil mat star announced Tu...

  • Mitch Smith WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. -- West Liberty University head wrestling coach Mitch Smith has announced that he is stepping down to pursue an opportunity outside of athletics that will allow him to spend more time with his growing family. "This is one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to...

  • ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Rochester College is pleased to announce Wesley Maskill as the new Head Wrestling Coach. Maskill has been part of the Rochester College community since a child, attending many summer camps provided on campus. Maskill began wrestling at a young age. He prepped at Oxford High Schoo...

  • Caleb Flores One month after Vanguard University announced it was bringing back its men's varsity wrestling program after a nearly four-decade absence, the southern California school has named Caleb Flores -- a former wrestler at University of Northern Iowa -- as head coach. As a wrestler for the U...

  • WATERLOO, Iowa -- After being closed since September while undergoing a $1.4 million renovation, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa celebrate the completion of its renovation this week. The Dan Gable Museum will officially open to the public on Thursday, March 2...

  • Hodge Fan voting has begun
    from InterMat 03/25 10:28 PM

    Fan voting for the 2019 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy has begun. The Hodge Trophy is the top award in college wrestling and has been presented annually since 1994 to the nation's most dominant collegiate wrestler. Vote now! The award is named after Dan Hodge, the former three-time (...

  • Steve Sprague (far right), the father of Michael Sprague, passed away on Friday A GoFundMe page has been established for Michael Sprague, 149-pound redshirt senior at American University, whose father Steve Sprague suffered a fatal cardiac event 30 minutes after his son wrestled his last collegiate ...

  • Rodney Jones Broken Arrow Public Schools announced today the resignation of head wrestling coach Shawn Jones after a decorated 14 years at the helm. Jones has accepted a job in the private sector; one that he sees as a new challenge and exciting opportunity for his family. He will finish out the yea...

  • Fairmont State University will be reinstating its NCAA Division II men's wrestling program this fall, the West Virginia-based school announced. The Falcon mat program was eliminated after the 1982-1983 season. In fact, the last time wrestlers took to the mat at Fairmont State, the top song of 198...

  • Nick Suriano became the first Rutgers wrestler to win an NCAA title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- After winning individual national titles over the weekend, Anthony Ashnault, Nick Suriano and Rutgers wrestling head coach Scott Goodale will ring the bell at Old...

  • Zahid Valencia finished the season with a 31-2 record an route to repeating as NCAA champion (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Amateur Wrestling News will present The Hammer, its annual award, to Arizona State's 174-pounder Zahid Valencia. The award is presented to the wrestler who wins the nation...

  • Cornell freshman All-American Vito Arujau was ranked No. 3 in the Class of 2017 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) One of the big keys for team success at the NCAA tournament is having a talented roster that can then perform at peak levels during the event. A tool available to assess the...

  • Penn State captured its fourth straight NCAA title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PITTSBURGH -- Penn State clinched the team title at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh Saturday, with three Nittany Lions earning individual championships...

  • 1. Penn State 137.5 2. Ohio State 96.5 3. Oklahoma State 84 4. Iowa 76 5. Michigan 62.5 6. Missouri 62 7. Cornell 59.5 8. Minnesota 53.5 9. Rutgers 51.5 10. Nebraska 51 11. Virginia Tech 50 12. Arizona State 42 13. Lehigh 40.5 13. Northern Iowa 40.5 15. Princeton 35 16. Iowa State 32 17. NC State 31...

  • 125: 1st: Spencer Lee (Iowa) dec. Jack Mueller (Virginia), 5-0 3rd: Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) dec. Vito Arujau (Cornell), 8-3 5th: Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) pinned Pat Glory (Princeton), 5:29 7th: RayVon Foley (Michigan State) dec. Ronnie Bresser (Oregon State), 7-4 133: 1st: Nick Suri...

  • ASU's Zahid Valencia will look to repeat as NCAA champion (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PITTSBURGH -- Follow the finals of the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on InterMat's running notebook. The most recent updates appear at the top. Refresh/reload the page to read th...

  • Cael Sanderson has guided Penn State to its fourth straight NCAA title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PITTSBURGH -- Penn State clinched its fourth straight NCAA title during Saturday's medal round. Nittany Lion wrestlers Nick Lee (141) and Roman Bravo-Young (133) capped their NCAA t...

  • Ohio State's Myles Martin will look to bounce back from his semifinal loss (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PITTSBURGH -- Follow the medal round of the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on InterMat's running notebook. The most recent updates appear at the top. Refresh/relo...

  • Jason Nolf edged Hayden Hidlay of NC State to reach the finals at 157 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) PITTSBURGH -- The second day of the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships concluded on Friday night at PPG Paints Arena in downtown Pittsburgh with defending champ Penn State in a p...

  • Cornell's Yianni Diakomihalis will look to return to the NCAA finals (Photo/Juan Garcia) PITTSBURGH -- Follow the semifinals of the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on InterMat's running notebook. The most recent updates appear at the top. Refresh/reload the page to read the latest upd...

  • Virginia Tech's Mekhi Lewis celebrates after beating Alex Marinelli of Iowa in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Juan Garcia) PITTSBURGH -- Six months after stunning the field at the Junior World Championships en route to a gold medal, Virginia Tech freshman Mekhi Lewis stunned The Bull, Iowa's Alex Mar...

  • Ohio State's Myles Martin will look to advance to tonight's NCAA semifinals (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) PITTSBURGH -- Follow the quarterfinals of the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on InterMat's running notebook. The most recent updates appear at the top. Refresh/reload the pa...

  • Penn State's Bo Nickal picked up his second pin of the day (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) PITTSBURGH -- Day 1 of the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships is one for the history books at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, with a few surprises along the way as part of the annual process w...

  • Ohio State's Joey McKenna opened his tournament with a 20-5 technical fall at 141 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) PITTSBURGH -- Follow the second round of the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on InterMat's running notebook. The most recent updates appear at the top. Refresh/r...

  • Iowa's Alex Marinelli came back to defeat Oklahoma State's Joe Smith at 165 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) PITTSBURGH -- Three-time defending national champion Penn State put together a dominant opening session at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh, going 9-0 w...

  • The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships are taking place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) PITTSBURGH -- Follow the opening round of the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on InterMat's running notebook. The most recent updates appear at the top. ...

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  • Purdue's Jacob Aven shakes Minnesota's Gable Steveson's hand before a dual meet (Photo/David Peterson) Buffalo heavyweight Jake Gunning, seeded No. 23, is a late scratch to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. He will be replaced by Purdue's Jacob Aven, the first alternate at heavyweight. Av...

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  • The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships take place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) The InterMat staff writers have broken down the brackets for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh and made their predictions. T.R. Foley 125: Spen...

  • Kevin Dresser high fives Austin Gomez (Photo/Iowa State Athletics Communications) AMES, Iowa -- The rebuild of Iowa State wrestling is on, and head coach Kevin Dresser is the man leading the charge. He has been named the 2019 NWCA Division I National Coach of the Year, presented by Defense Soap. It ...

  • A Pennsylvania wrestling coach was arrested Saturday after picking up a 12-year-old wrestler by the neck and tossing him to the mat at a tournament in Pittsburgh. The coach shown on the video is Eric Angle, brother of 1996 Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle who just last week announced his retirement...

  • Ryan Millhof battles Ronnie Bresser of Oregon State in the Pac-12 finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Arizona State's Ryan Millhof will not compete at the NCAAs this week. The 2016 All-American and three-time NCAA qualifier suffered a career-ending injury between the Pac-12 Champ...

  • The 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings The University of Minnesota wrestling program is excited to begin selling tickets for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling National Championships at U.S. Bank Stadium. The event, markin...

  • Kyle Conel celebrates after pinning Kollin Moore in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Penn State will be losing 197-pounder Bo Nickal, a multiple-time NCAA champion, to graduation after the season, but could be replacing him with a national finalist. Kent State'...

  • Kamal Bey lifts Aaron Brooks in their AWL exhibition (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) KANSAS CITY -- The American Wrestling League (AWL) hosted two freestyle matches, along with a freestyle/Greco-Roman exhibition match, after the Missouri Border Brawl on Sunday. Below are the results from the AWL ...

  • Greg Wojciechowski, University of Toledo wrestler who won an NCAA heavyweight title and a place on the 1980 U.S. Olympic men's freestyle team, will be inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame, the Ohio-based school announced Friday. Wojciechowski -- along three other non-wrestling a...

  • Joe Corso, Gary Steffensmeier, Jessie Whitmer and the late Don Buzzard have been announced as inductees for the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2019, the facility which honors individuals who have contributed to the sport of wrestling within the state of Iowa announced Friday. In addition, Da...

  • Kevin Dresser coaching at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) is pleased to announce its finalist for the 2019 NWCA Division I National Coach of the Year presented by Defense Soap. To be ...

  • Menlo claimed the first-ever NAIA Women's Wrestling Invitational title JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Menlo College women's wrestling has been rewriting the women's collegiate wrestling history book all season long and Saturday was one more chapter in what is becoming a lengthy novel. With a dominant 12 All-Ame...

  • YAKUTSK, Russia -- The United States took third at the 2019 Men's Freestyle World Cup, claiming a 6-4 win over Japan in the bronze-medal bout on Sunday in Yakutsk, Russia. The whole dual was a back-and-forth battle with the USA prevailing in the end. The U.S. won by forfeit at 57 kilograms, but Ja...

  • Andrew Nicola, with nearly a decade of high school and collegiate coaching experience, has been promoted to be head wrestling coach at Brother Martin High School, the New Orleans-based Catholic school announced Thursday. Andrew NicolaNicola, who had served as varsity assistant coach at the Louisia...

  • Messiah College wrestling is conducting an online fundraiser for an Athletes in Action sports ministry trip to central America this summer, the Pennsylvania-based school announced this week. "As we prepare for next season, we have an awesome opportunity," according to a message posted at Messiah C...

  • YAKUTSK, Russia -- The United States fell in its second-round matchup in pool play action of the 2019 World Cup, losing to Iran on criteria, 5-5. Iran held the edge on classification points, 21-18. After a strong second period, Zach Sanders dropped a close 4-3 match against Alirez Sarlak to start t...

  • PITTSBURGH -- Team USA jumped rolled to a 29-18 win over Pennsylvania's all-stars at the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic on Friday night. USA raced out to a 20-0 lead after six weight classes before No. 7 Julian Chlebove (Northampton) at 132 pounds stopped the bleeding by pinning Luke Baughman (Wadsw...

  • Episode 19 of The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis brings the return of college roommate Jason Laflin to talk about the recently drawn NCAA Division I college pairings. About MatBoss: Created by coaches for coaches, MatBoss for iPad® integrates wrestling stats directly into the video you record ...

  • Kurt Angle after winning a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta (Photo/Photo/Michel Lipchitz, AP) Kurt Angle, 1996 Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA heavyweight wrestling champ for Clarion University who has been a major figure in professional wrestling for two decades, has revealed his ...

  • This week the NCAA wrestling committee released the at-large bids, seeds, and brackets for the 2019 Division I Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh. Put mildly, the response has been less than positive. From Shakur Rasheed earning a No. 2 seed after he medically forfeited in the Big Ten finals ...

  • Big Ten champion Bo Nickal tops the Most Dominant Wrestler category (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded March 23 at the Division I Wrestling Championships. The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awa...

  • The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships are just around the corner, and this year Pittsburgh (Pa.) is hosting the biggest event in the sport of wrestling on March 21-23. As one of the largest wrestling hot spots in the U.S., the southwestern Pennsylvania area is accustomed large wrestling event...

  • Photo/VisitPittsburgh.com Pittsburgh: Home to the Steelers ... the Pirates ... the Penguins ... and, for three days this March, home to the biggest college wrestling event of the year, the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The 2019 NCAAs will start Thursday morning, March 21 and conclud...

  • Championship Saturday Night: ESPN Airs All Championship Matches; ESPN3 Offers Complementary Coverage in Addition to Pregame and Postgame Shows Icons Tim Johnson, Anthony Robles, Jim Gibbons, and Lee Kemp Return; Mike Couzens, Shawn Kenney and Quint Kessenich Anchor the Telecast; Billy Baldwin Bac...

  • The 2019 NCAA Division I Championships will take place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh The brackets have been released for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The event takes place March 21-23 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Link: Brackets

  • Sebastian Rivera of Northwestern earned the No. 1 seed at 125 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Today, starting at 4 p.m. ET, the NCAA started revealing the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in each weight class every 30 minutes. The NCAA's selection show, which will unveil the seeds and brackets, is sc...

  • Kerry McCoy (Photo/Maryland Athletics) COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Kerry McCoy, who has served as the University of Maryland head wrestling coach for the past 11 seasons, announced on Tuesday he will be stepping down following the NCAA Championships. During his tenure, McCoy guided the Terps to four top...

  • Iowa's Sam Stoll received an at-large berth at heavyweight (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA announced the 45 at-large selections for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The wrestlers, listed in alphabetical order by weight class, join the 285 student-athle...

  • Yianni Diakomihalis raises both arms in celebration after winning the NCAA title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PRINCETON, N.J. -- 2018-19 Ivy League wrestling champion Cornell swept Wrestler and Rookie of the Year honors and split Coach of the Year with the team that finished secon...

  • NEW YORK -- Beat the Streets Wrestling (BTS), the largest grassroots inner city wrestling program in the United States, and USA Wrestling have announced that tickets for the annual BTS benefit, featuring stars of Team USA vs. NCAA Champions, are on sale beginning today via Ticketmaster. The 10th a...

  • WCWA national champion Asia Ray is the top seed at 101 pounds (Photo/A.J. Grieves, MatFocus) Link: Preliminary Brackets KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Preliminary brackets for the 2019 NAIA Women's Wrestling National Invitational have been released by the national office. The Invitational, hosted by Jamestown...

  • Lee Roy Smith Sr., father of Oklahoma State head coach John Smith and Lee Roy Smith, Jr., Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, passed away Sunday evening … just as the Cowboys were winning the 2019 Big 12 Wrestling Championships, their 53rd conference crown. He was 85. ...

  • Dick Beyer (Photo/Syracuse University) Dick Beyer, an accomplished wrestler at Syracuse University who went on to become legendary masked professional wrestler "The Destroyer" and "Doctor X", died in his home just outside Buffalo, N.Y. Thursday. He was 88. Born July 11, 1930 in Buffalo, Dick Beyer...

  • Oklahoma State captured the Big 12 title TULSA, Okla. -- Cowboy wrestlers claimed six individual titles at the finals of the 2019 Big 12 Wrestling Championship Sunday night, as No. 2 Oklahoma State finished with 158 team points and a 43.5-point lead over the field to win its seventh consecutive Big ...

  • 125: 1st: Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) dec. Brent Fleetwood (North Dakota State), 2-0 3rd: Alex Mackall (Iowa State) tech. fall Christian Moody (Oklahoma), 18-3 6:41 5th: Jay Schwarm (Northern Iowa) pinned Rico Montoya (Northern Colorado), 1:13 133: 1st: Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) dec. Montorie...

  • Campbell claimed its second SoCon title in three years (Photo/Todd Drexler) BOONE, N.C. -- Behind eight medalists, Campbell held off Appalachian State to claim its second Southern Conference Championship in three years Sunday at the Holmes Convocation Center. All 10 Camels wrestled for medals, incl...

  • 125: 1st: Korbin Meink (Campbell) dec. Alonzo Allen (Chattanooga), 6-0 3rd: DeAndre Swinson-Barr (Appalachian State) dec. Derek Shockey (VMI), 6-4 133: 1st: Codi Russell (Appalachian State) dec. Noah Gosner (Campbell), 9-4 3rd: Jake Huffine (Chattanooga) dec. Kyle Gorant (Davidson), 10-3 141: 1st:...

  • Nick Suriano defeated Luke Pletcher to win the Big Ten title at 133 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) 125: 1st: Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) dec. Spencer Lee (Iowa), 6-4 SV 3rd: Sean Russell (Minnesota) dec. Elijah Oliver (Indiana), 6-0 5th: Travis Piotrowski (Illinois) by medical forfeit...

  • Below are quotes from the 10 Big Ten champions, along with the Big Ten champion coach Cael Sanderson. 125: Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) On coming from behind to win… "You kind of tell yourself when you're down, you ain't gonna lose. And then good things start happening. I was not losing ...

  • Penn State won the Big Ten title by over 30 points (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) MINNEAPOLIS -- No. 1 Penn State (14-0, 9-0 B1G) rolled through the competition to claim the 2019 Big Ten Championship. Head coach Cael Sanderson's squad crowned four individual champions to out-distance second plac...

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  • Stanford captured its first-ever Pac-12 crown in wrestling (Photo/Stanford Athletics) TEMPE, Ariz. -- After competing for the Conference wrestling title since 1963, the STANFORD Cardinal finally earned its first-ever Pac-12 crown, edging host ARIZONA STATE by two points. It was the closest team comp...

  • 125: 1st: Ronnie Bresser (Oregon State) dec. Ryan Millhof (Arizona State), 5-4 3rd: Gabe Townsell (Stanford) maj. dec. Edward Flores (CSU Bakersfield), 15-6 5th: Benny Martinez (Cal Poly) 133: 1st: Sean Nickell (CSU Bakersfield) by injury default over Mason Pengilly (Stanford) 3rd: Devan Turner (Or...

  • 125: 1st: Carlos Jacquez (Lindenwood) dec. Josh Portillo (Nebraska Kearney), 5-3 3rd: Cole Laya (Wheeling Jesuit) dec. Brett Velasquez (St. Cloud State), 6-4 5th: Marcus Povlick (McKendree) pinned Tyler Kreith (Maryville), 3:48 7th: Cole Jones (MSU Moorhead) maj. dec. Brendan Howard (Pitt Johnstown)...

  • 1. St. Cloud State 95.5 2. Wheeling Jesuit 87.5 3. McKendree 83 4. Notre Dame 77.5 5. Nebraska Kearney 71 6. Pitt Johnstown 68.5 7. Lindenwood 48 8. Tiffin 45 9. Newberry 42 10. Kutztown 41 11. Millersville 40 12. Maryville 38 13. Augustana 26.5 14. East Stroudsburg 23.5 15. Upper Iowa 22.5 16. Cent...

  • 125: 1st: Jay Albis (JWU) pinned Mike Tortorice (UW-Whitewater), 2:26 3rd: Peter Del Gallo (Southern Me.) dec. Ferdinand Mase (Ithaca), 8-5 5th: Victor Gliva (Augsburg) pinned Cameron Timok (Central (IA), 4:03 7th: Carlos Champagne (Wabash) dec. Eron Haynes (Neb. Wesleyan), 9-6 133: 1st: Jordin Jam...

  • 1. Augsburg 130 2. Loras 66 3. Johnson & Wales 63 4. Ithaca 59.5 5. Mount Union 58.5 6. Wartburg 52 7. UW-Whitewater 49.5 8. TCNJ 44 9. Millikin 42 9. Wabash 42 11. Rochester Institute of Technology 32.5 12. Stevens Institute of Technology 28 13. Lycoming 23.5 14. Baldwin Wallace 19.5 15. Western Ne...

  • Jason Nolf celebrates after a semifinal victory (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- No. 1 Penn State (14-0, 9-0 B1G) leads the field after day one of the 2019 Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis. Head coach Cael Sanderson's squad owns a 19.5-point lead after day one of the two-...

  • St. Cloud State won its fourth national title since 2015 (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The St. Cloud State University wrestling team (20-0, 8-0 NSIC) finished its perfect season by capturing the 2019 NCAA Division II team championship on March 8-9 at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio. ...

  • Augsburg won the NCAA title by 64 points (Photo/Don Stoner, Augsburg University) ROANOKE, Va. -- Winning all four of its individual national title bouts on Saturday evening, the Augsburg University wrestling team claimed a 64-point victory at the NCAA Division III National Championships at the Bergl...

  • NC State won the team title at the ACC Championships (Photo/NC State Athletics) BLACKSBURG, VA. -- By placing six of its 10 wrestlers into the ACC Finals, and claiming three individual titles, the NC State wrestling team won the 2019 ACC Championship held in Blacksburg Saturday night. R-So. Hayden...

  • TULSA, Okla. -- Seven Cowboy wrestlers clinched their spots in the Big 12 Championship finals Saturday as Oklahoma State finished day one with 129.5 team points to sit comfortably in first place in the team standings. OSU, which has now slated at least six Big 12 finalists for 10 consecutive seaso...

  • 125: 1st: Jack Mueller (Virginia) maj. dec. Sean Fausz (NC State), 10-2 3rd: Joey Prata (Virginia Tech) dec. Joseph Heilmann (North Carolina), 3-1 SV 133: 1st: Mickey Phillipi (Pittsburgh) dec. Tariq Wilson (NC State), 4-1 3rd: Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech) dec. Gary Wayne Harding (North Carolina), ...

  • 125: Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) maj. dec. RayVon Foley (Michigan State), 14-6 Spencer Lee (Iowa) maj. dec. Sean Russell (Minnesota), 8-0 133: Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) by medical forfeit over Stevan Micic (Michigan) Nick Suriano (Rutgers) dec. Austin DeSanto (Iowa), 6-3 141: Chad Red (Nebras...

  • Chance Marsteller was named Outstanding Wrestler (Photo/Tim Barnhart) FAIRFAX, Va. -- In what proved to be a dominant and historic outing, the Bald Eagles crowned six individual champions and soared by the tournament field, as the No. 21 Lock Haven University wrestling team claimed the 2019 Eastern ...

  • 125: 1st: Willy Girard (Bloomsburg) dec. Luke Werner (Lock Haven), 9-8 TB2 3rd: Jonathan Tropea (Rider) dec. Talha Farooq (George Mason), 11-5 133: 1st: D.J. Fehlman (Lock Haven) dec. Anthony Cefolo (Rider), 3-2 True 2nd: Anthony Cefolo (Rider) dec. Richie Gomez (Edinboro), 7-4 3rd: Richie Gomez (E...

  • 125: Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) maj. dec. Rico Montoya (Northern Colorado), 15-2 125: Brent Fleetwood (North Dakota State) dec. Jay Schwarm (Northern Iowa), 8-2 133: Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) dec. Matt Schmitt (West Virginia), 6-1 133: Montorie Bridges (Wyoming) dec. Austin Gomez (Iowa State...

  • Lehigh claimed its second straight EIWA title (Photo/Richard Warnke) VESTAL, N.Y. -- Powered by a total team effort, the Lehigh wrestling team battled through a competitive team race to claim its second straight EIWA championship Saturday at Binghamton's Events Center. The Mountain Hawks trailed Cor...

  • 125: 1st: Patrick Glory (Princeton) dec. Vito Arujau (Cornell), 10-8 3rd: Gage Curry (American) dec. Carmen Ferrante (Penn), 2-1 TB2 5th: Joe Manchio (Columbia) dec. Trey Chalifoux (Army), 9-6 7th: Audey Ashkar (Binghamton) dec. Antonio Mininno (Drexel), 3-2 133: 1st: Chas Tucker (Cornell) dec. Jos...

  • Missouri won its eighth straight conference title (Photo/Missouri Athletics) NORFOLK, Va. -- No. 5 Mizzou Wrestling claimed its eighth straight conference tournament title after winning the Mid-American Conference Championship with 180.0 team points Saturday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocatio...

  • 125: Ronnie Bresser (Oregon State) pinned Edward Flores (CSU Bakersfield), 3:43 Ryan Millhof (Arizona State) pinned Gabe Townsell (Stanford) SV 133: Sean Nickell (CSU Bakersfield) dec. Devan Turner (Oregon State), 5-0 Mason Pengilly (Stanford) dec. Josiah Kline (Arizona State), 2-1 141: Grant Will...

  • 125: Luke Werner (Lock Haven) tech. fall Talha Farooq (George Mason), 17-2 5:07 Willy Girard (Bloomsburg) pinned Jonathan Tropea (Rider), 6:54 133: D.J. Fehlman (Lock Haven) dec. Seth Koleno (Clarion), 14-7 Anthony Cefolo (Rider) pinned Shawn Orem (Bloomsburg), 1:42 141: Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven) ma...

  • 125: 1st: Michael McGee (Old Dominion) dec. Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan), 5-2 3rd: Bryce West (Northern Illinois) dec. Dack Punke (Missouri), 4-2 5th: Kyle Akins (Buffalo) pinned Shakur Laney (Ohio), 5:41 8th: Jacob Ferri (Kent State) maj. dec. Gage Datlovsky (SIU Edwardsville), 19-7 133: 1s...

  • 125: Jack Mueller (Virginia) maj. dec. Joseph Heilmann (North Carolina), 13-3 Sean Fausz (NC State) maj. dec. Joey Prata (Virginia Tech), 10-1 133: Mickey Phillipi (Pittsburgh) dec. Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech), 2-1 TB1 Tariq Wilson (NC State) dec. Gary Wayne Harding (North Carolina), 7-4 141: Jam...

  • MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- No. 1 Penn State (14-0, 9-0 B1G) had an impressive morning in Minnesota, roaring in the opening session of the 2019 Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis. Head coach Cael Sanderson's squad sits in first place after the opening session of the two-day event at the University of Mi...

  • 125: Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) tech. fall Mitch Brown (Utah Valley), 17-2 5:59 Rico Montoya (Northern Colorado) dec. Alex Mackall (Iowa State), 6-0 Jay Schwarm (Northern Iowa) pinned Cole Verner (Wyoming), 4:14 Brent Fleetwood (North Dakota State) dec. Christian Moody (Oklahoma), 3-1 SV 133:...

  • 125: Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) tech. fall Devin Schroder (Purdue), 20-4 6:23 RayVon Foley (Michigan State) dec. Travis Piotrowski (Illinois), 7-3 Sean Russell (Minnesota) maj. dec. Drew Mattin (Michigan), 10-1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) pinned Elijah Oliver (Indiana), 1:37 133: Stevan Micic (Michigan...

  • 125: Jay Albis (JWU) dec. Cameron Timok (Central), 11-4 Mike Tortorice (UW-Whitewater) dec. Victor Gliva (Augsburg), 5-3 SV 133: Jordin James (Mount Union) dec. Yoseph Borai (Stevens, 8-1 Ben Vosters (UW-Stevens Point) dec. Charles Nash (Baldwin Wallace), 7-6 141: David Flynn (Augsburg) dec. Clint...

  • 125: Carlos Jacquez (Lindenwood) dec. Cole Laya (Wheeling Jesuit), 4-1 Josh Portillo (Nebraska Kearney) dec. Brett Velasquez (St. Cloud State), 5-3 133: Tyler Warner (Wheeling Jesuit) dec. Tate Barnhardt (Mary), 4-2 Wesley Dawkins (Nebraska Kearney) dec. Hunter Bray (Notre Dame), 3-1 SV 141: Isaia...

  • 125: Vito Arujau (Cornell) maj. dec. Trey Chalifoux (Army), 13-1 Patrick Glory (Princeton) dec. Carmen Ferrante (Penn), 9-4 133: Chas Tucker (Cornell) dec. Lane Peters (Army), 6-3 Josh Terao (American) maj. dec. Brandon Paetzell (Lehigh), 14-3 141: Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) maj. dec. Anthony S...

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  • Lance Benick (Photo/Don Stoner) ROANOKE, Va. -- Claiming seven All-Americans, including six in national title contention, the Augsburg University wrestling team took a commanding lead at the NCAA Division III National Championships on Friday at the Berglund Center. Augsburg leads with 71.5 points, o...

  • Garret Vos celebrates after a win (Photo/SCSU Athletics) The St. Cloud State University wrestling team finished the first day of action at the 2019 NCAA Division II championships with a number one ranking. The Huskies posted 56.5 team points, while Wheeling Jesuit is in second place with 50.0 point...

  • VESTAL, N.Y. -- A tight four-team race has emerged at the 115th EIWA Championships, which kicked off Friday at Binghamton's Events Center. The Mountain Hawks rode a bonus-point filled first round to the early lead and placed six wrestlers into the semifinals to take a three-point lead into day two. ...

  • NORFOLK, Va. -- Fifth-ranked Mizzou Wrestling is in first place at the Mid-American Conference Wrestling Championships after sending six of 10 wrestlers to the finals after day one of competition Friday at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on the campus of Old Dominion. Mizzou has 127.5 total team...

  • 125: Michael McGee (Old Dominion) dec. Dack Punke (Missouri), 7-1 Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan) dec. Bryce West (Northern Illinois), 6-2 133: John Erneste (Missouri) pinned Tim Rooney (Kent State), 5:56 Derek Spann (Buffalo) dec. Mario Guillen (Ohio), 6-4 141: Jaydin Eierman (Missouri) pinne...

  • 125: Vito Arujau (Cornell) tech. fall Jakob Campbell (Bucknell), 19-1 6:24 Trey Chalifoux (Army) dec. Audey Ashkar (Binghamton), 8-4 Carmen Ferrante (Penn) dec. Antonio Mininno (Drexel), 6-2 Patrick Glory (Princeton) pinned Gage Curry (American), 4:22 133: Chas Tucker (Cornell) dec. Doug Zapf (Penn...

  • The brackets have been released for the 2019 Pac-12 Wrestling Championships. The event takes place on Saturday at Wells Fargo, Arena in Tempe, Ariz. Link: Brackets

  • 125: Michael McGee (Old Dominion) tech. fall Gage Datlovsky (SIU Edwardsville), 18-0 Dack Punke (Missouri) dec. Kyle Akins (Buffalo), 4-1 Bryce West (Northern Illinois) pinned Shakur Laney (Ohio), 3:12 Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan) pinned Jacob Ferri (Kent State), 2:09 133: John Erneste (Miss...

  • ROANOKE, Va. -- With one of its most dominating single-round performances in recent history, the Augsburg University wrestling team opened the NCAA Division III National Championships with wins in all 10 of its bouts, taking a 5.5-point advantage over second-place Johnson and Wales University (R.I.)...

  • The brackets have been released for the 2019 Big Ten Wrestling Championships. The event takes place Saturday-Sunday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minn. Link: Brackets

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  • Wrestling is underway at the 2019 EIWA Championships at Binghamton University. Session 1 includes the championship first round and the first round of wrestlebacks. Session 2 -- beginning at 6 p.m. ET -- includes the championship quarterfinals and the second round of wrestlebacks. Binghamton is ...

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  • The NCAA conference tournaments are this weekend with 286 of the 330 NCAA qualifiers being allocated by the outcome of those tournaments. The remaining 44 will be divvied out next week based on the total number of allocations in each weight class to balance each out for a total of 33. The qualifica...

  • Lonnie Morris coaching at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships MANHEIM, Pa. -- A night before his team starts its quest for a national championship, Johnson & Wales University wrestling head coach Lonnie Morris received his sport's highest honor. The 26-year Wildcat mat boss was named the N...

  • Alonzo Allen (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- VMI's 174-pounder Neal Richards has been named the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year and Chattanooga's 149-pounder Tanner Smith has been named the league's Freshman of the Year as determined by a vote of the conference's...

  • Neal Richards is the top seed at 174 pounds (Photo/VMI Athletics) SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Seeding for the 2019 Southern Conference Wrestling Championship has been released, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon. Two of last year's SoCon individual champions will be back in the fields this year...

  • Missouri's Daniel Lewis is currently ranked No. 2 at 174 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The 2019 MAC Wrestling Championships will be held March 8-9 and hosted by Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. Listed below is the pre-seeding for the MAC Wrestling Championship ...

  • Mark Cody (Photo/Oklahoma Athletics) The Upstate New York Chapter of National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced its honorees for its Class of 2019. These new inductees, to be welcomed this September, include seven Lifetime Service Award recipients, as well as the recipient of the Outstanding Ame...

  • Joe Smith wrestling Mark Hall in the finals of the Southern Scuffle (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Nowadays, wrestle-off results at the college level barely get mentioned beyond the wrestling room … or on a team's website. So it's something of a "big deal" when that kind of match gene...

  • Matthew Kolodzik is seeded No. 1 at 149 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) The pre-seeds for the 2019 EIWA Championships at Binghamton University have been determined. Here are the weight-by-weight results. All wrestlers who received votes are shown. 125: 1 Vitali Arujau Cornell 2 Patrick Gl...

  • Jose Champagne battles Alec Pantaleo of Michigan in Las Vegas (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LITTLE ROCK -- Head wrestling coach Neil Erisman has announced five additions to the Trojans' inaugural wrestling roster, set to begin competing this November. Jose Champagne, Justin Grant, C...

  • CLEVELAND -- The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced today a historic membership expansion in the sport of wrestling as the MAC has added seven new affiliate members -- Bloomsburg, Clarion, Edinboro, Lock Haven, Rider, George Mason and Cleveland State -- to begin competing in the MAC with the 2...

  • Pitt's Micky Phillippi is the top seed at 133 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced the seedings for the 2019 ACC Wrestling Championship, which will be held this Saturday at Virginia Tech's Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg...

  • INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division III Wrestling Committee has announced the participants and brackets for the 2019 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. The championships will be held March 8-9 at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Virginia. Ferrum College will serve as the host. CHAMPIONSHIP IN...

  • Lee Kemp -- arguably one of the greatest amateur wrestlers of all time -- is the subject of a new documentary, now in production, with a planned release for summer 2019. "Wrestled Away: The Lee Kemp Story" is a full-length documentary film chronicling the life, loss and legacy of one of America's ...

  • UNI's Josh Alber earned the No. 1 seed at 141 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Link: Preliminary Brackets The Big 12 has released the pre-seeds for the Big 12 Wrestling Championship set to take place on March 9-10 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State leads the way heading ...

  • Penn State's Mark Hall is seeded No. 1 at 174 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2019 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 9-10 at Minnesota. Seven schools boast at least one top-seeded wre...

  • NCAA champion Yianni Diakomihalis will look to repeat as EIWA champion (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) The nation's senior college wrestling tournament debuts at Binghamton University this weekend. This is the first time in more than fifty years that the EIWA has enjoyed consecutive first-time ho...

  • The brackets have been released for the 2019 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. The event is set for Friday and Saturday at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Va. A total of 180 wrestlers will compete in the tournament. Link: Brackets Schedule Friday, March 8, Session I 9:30 am: Doors open ...

  • UFC light-heavyweight (205-pound) champion Jon Jones retained his title with a unanimous decision over Anthony Smith in the main event at UFC 235. All three judges scored the five-round bout 48-44 for Jones, who, prior to launching his pro MMA career, won a New York high school wrestling champions...

  • Donnie Vinson coaching at the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) SMYRNA, Del. -- Donnie Vinson has been named Coach of the Year by the 2019 National Collegiate Open. Vinson serves as an assistant coach at NC State where his athletes have reco...

  • Shane Griffith of Stanford claimed the title at 165 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) SMYRNA, Del. -- The Wolfpack of NC State made a statement at the 2019 National Collegiate Open in Delaware on Saturday with ten athletes earning NCO All-American honors at the 11th annual event. NC Sta...

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    125: 1st: Jordan Marshall (Northwest Kansas) maj. dec. Mason Naifeh (Northeast Oklahoma), 9-0 3rd: Zeth Brower (Clackamas) pinned Greg Quinn (Niagara), 1:04 5th: Kevin Radcliff (Iowa Central) dec. Esco Walker (North Idaho), 6-3 7th: Tre Ponce (Labette) by medical forfeit over Tramon Jenkins (Spartan...

  • 1. Clackamas 176.5 2. Northeast Oklahoma 152 3. Iowa Central 125.5 4. Northwest Kansas 109.5 5. Ellsworth 89 6. North Idaho 84.5 7. Iowa Lakes 72.5 8. Western Wyoming 71.5 9. Harper 52 10. Iowa Western 51.5 11. Northeastern 48.5 12. Rochester 45 13. Niacc 44.5 14. Cloud County 44 15. Barton 41 16. J...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa -- The No. 2-ranked Indiana Tech men's wrestling team concluded its 2018-19 season on Saturday on the second day of the NAIA National Championships inside the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center with a four-place performance after scoring 81 points and getting two national champio...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa -- Brett Bradford and Brandon Reed both won individual national titles as Bradford won at the 165-pound class and Reed took home the Heavyweight crown after they both finished a perfect 5-0 for the tournament. As a team, Lindsey Wilson wrestling posted a second-place finish at the 2...

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    125: 1st: Sawyer Miller (Indiana Tech) dec. Randy McCray (Life), 4-2 SV 3rd: Trevor Murano (Grand View) pinned Keegan Hessler (Morningside), 0:27 5th: Justin Portillo (Grand View) tech. fall Koby Millner (Reinhardt), 19-0 7th: Jordan Martinez (Campbellsville) dec. Alexander Nunez (Life Pacific), 5-3...

  • 1. Grand View 219 2. Lindsey Wilson 85 3. Life 82.5 4. Indiana Tech 81 5. Reinhardt 71 6. Oklahoma City 56 7. Cumberlands 55 8. Menlo 53 9. Baker 52.5 10. MSU-Northern 50.5 11. Embry Riddle 45 12. Providence 39 13. Midland 35 14. Missouri Valley 35 15. Brewton-Parker 30 16. Campbellsville 29.5 17. E...

  • Don Sayenga, long-time amateur wrestling historian who was welcomed into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an Order of Merit recipient in 1993, passed away in his home in Bethlehem, Pa. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 after a long battle with cancer. He was 84. In its March 1 announcement of his passing...

  • Clackamas won the NJCAA team title (Photo/Johnnie Johnson) COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Clackamas CC, led by a pair of individual champions, won the team title at the 2019 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Nationals on Saturday. The Cougars individual champions were Elijah Ozuna (141)...

  • Grand View claimed the NAIA team title (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Des Moines, IA - No. 1 Grand View wrestling clinches their 8th consecutive national team title while crowning two individual national champions at the 2019 NAIA National Championship hosted by Catch Des Moines. Josh Wenger ...

  • INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has announced the qualifier allocations for the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships as listed in the chart below. Each qualifying tournament was awarded automatic bids per weight class based on current year data. Each wrestler was measured on the following: Divisi...

  • Ty Smith (Photo/Drexel Athletics) A GoFundMe page has been established for Ty Smith, a four-time Nevada high school state wrestling champion who has been forced to take a medical withdrawal as a freshman from Drexel University because of a serious medical condition. Wracked with stomach pain, Smit...

  • I'm on the road this week covering the Dan Kolov Ranking Series in Ruse, Bulgaria, where the United States has sent a deep women's and men's freestyle wrestling team. Though traveling I was able to read up on the TV vs. Streaming Twitter battle that seemed to consume Wrestling Twitter for the bette...

  • Josh Saunders won a Walsh Ironman title (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Joshua Saunders (Christian Brothers College, Mo.), the nation's No. 4 overall wrestler in the Class of 2020, committed to Cornell University on Thursday evening. The three-time state champion competed at both the Cadet an...

  • Mark Schwab and Doug Schwab coaching together at UNI (Photo/UNI Athletics) WATERLOO, Iowa -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum announced that it has selected Julien Broderson of Davenport Assumption as this year's recipient of the Bob Steenlage Iowa High School Wrestler of the Yea...

  • Matt Hansen, head coach at Nebraska's Doane University for the past three seasons, has been fired just days before the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) wrestling championships. Matt HansenHansen was informed of the school's decision Friday, Feb. 15; Doane wrestlers got the n...

  • James Bethel of SUNY Oneonta leads the Most Dominant standings in Division III (Photo/SUNY Oneonta) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inaugur...

  • Yet another wrestling video is creating a stir on mainstream and social media. It shows the aftermath of a dramatic fall at a wrestling tournament that has nothing to do with a pin. A 19-year-old man was seriously injured when he fell through a skylight of a Florida high school gym during a wrestli...

  • Cross Cannone wrestling against Coe (Photo/Wartburg Athletics) The distance between Trumbull, Connecticut and Waverly, Iowa is 1,157 miles. But every mile has been worth it for Cross Cannone. The standout senior has been on quite a journey during his remarkable wrestling career at Wartburg College...

  • CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY -- United World Wrestling, the international federation for the sport of wrestling, has confirmed plans for an ambitious worldwide tour of Beach Wrestling, the organization's fastest growing new discipline. The 2019 Beach Wresting World Series will launch in late March and includ...

  • Johnny Sebastian gets in on a shot against Minnesota's Chris Pfarr in a dual meet (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) Johnny Sebastian's college wrestling career is over. The Northwestern redshirt senior 174-pounder announced on Instagram that he will be undergoing two more shoulder surgeries, whic...

  • The preliminary brackets have been released for the 2019 NAIA Wrestling Championships. The event takes place Friday and Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The brackets are subject to change. Official brackets will be released on Thursday. Link: Brackets Schedule

  • Denny McCabe, two-time Army wrestling champ and titlewinner at the first-ever Midlands tournament who was also a longtime contributor to online amateur wrestling forums, passed away Feb. 18 after a long illness. He was 75. Denny McCabe as a high school senior in 1961Dennis Michael McCabe was born i...

  • Iowa's Pat Lugo and Oklahoma State's Kaden Gfeller battle at 149 pounds on Sunday (Photo/Oklahoma State Athletics) I woke up Sunday morning like a lot of wrestling fans. I was looking forward to the marquee matchup between college wrestling powerhouses. But then reality set in. It wasn't going to ...

  • Get ready to get to know Jailen, Jamario, Teague and Jaquan ... four high school wrestlers from Huntsville, Alabama whose stories on and off the mat are the focus of a brand-new documentary titled "Wrestle" which debuted in New York City this weekend and will open in theaters in a number of major U...

  • Samuel Grove and Zach Carlson recorded back-to-back pins to lead South Dakota State to a 22-19 victory over West Virginia in the final Big 12 Conference dual for both teams Sunday night at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits ended the dual season with a 3-10 overall record, including a 2-7 mark against le...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Fifth-ranked Mizzou Wrestling closed its regular season with a 23-15 win over No. 11 Iowa State to finish the 2018-19 campaign with a 16-1 record. RS senior Daniel Lewis earned his 47th career pin in a Mizzou singlet, tied for the second-most in school history, trailing only two-tim...

  • GREELEY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team won eight of ten matches to run away with a 31-6 Big 12 dual win over the University of Northern Colorado, Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24, at Bank of Colorado Arena. The Falcons (7-6, 3-5 Big 12) won the final six matches, including the last three by...

  • STILLWATER --The No. 2 Oklahoma State wrestling team capped off its 46th undefeated season in program history Sunday afternoon, defeating the No. 3 Iowa Hawkeyes, 27-12, in front of a sell-out crowd of 13,811 inside Gallagher-Iba Arena on senior day. The 2nd-ranked Cowboys (15-0 overall, 8-0 Big 1...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana wrestling team ended their dual match season with an exclamation point as they took down Chattanooga 32-0 at Wilkinson Hall on Sunday. Notes • The Hoosiers finish the dual match slate 6-12 overall. Chattanooga finishes with a mark of 7-7. • The shut ou...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 4-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team wrapped up its dual-meet slate with its most dominant win of the season, rolling to a 37-6 decision against Clarion on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 24) in front of 1,336 fans at Cliff Keen Arena. The Wolverines earned bonus points ...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- It's not about the start, but the finish. The Central Michigan wrestling team closed its dual-meet season on Sunday, getting key wins from junior Logan Parks and senior Jordan Atienza, in posting a 20-15 nonconference victory over Purdue at McGuirk Arena. The Chippewas w...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Tied 6-6 with Penn after four bouts, No. 20 Lehigh won its final six bouts of the dual season, scoring bonus points in four of those wins to top the Quakers 34-6 Sunday inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall. Freshman Josh Humphreys' 5-3 decision over Joe Oliva at 157 gave Lehi...

  • Oklahoma edges NDSU
    from InterMat 02/24 9:52 PM

    NORMAN -- Justin Thomas won the final bout of the day in a thriller to lift the Oklahoma wrestling team to a 20-18 victory over North Dakota State Sunday inside McCasland Field House. After besting the Bison in the final dual match of the season, OU (10-6, 5-3 Big 12) closes out the year on a five-...

  • BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Campbell closed out the regular season with a 42- -1 SoCon victory over Davidson, securing a share of its first ever conference dual championship Sunday at Gore Arena. Campbell finishes the regular season with an all-time program best 7-1 overall dual record and a 5-1 SoCon mar...

  • Wisconsin dominates SIUE
    from InterMat 02/24 9:21 PM

    MADISON, Wis. -- The Badgers finished the regular season in style at the Field House. Wisconsin (9-6, 3-6 B1G) won seven of 10 matches against SIUE (2-12, 1-6 MAC), with every win a major decision or a technical fall, en route to a 30-15 victory. It was a great day for Wisconsin's seniors, as the t...

  • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Danny Bertoni and Youssif Hemida each picked up a win by fall to guide the Maryland wrestling team to a 22-16 dual victory over the Rider Broncs on Sunday. Maryland's win was its second in its last three duals, previously beating George Mason last Sunday. Bertoni beat the fir...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- No. 1 Penn State (14-0, 9-0 B1G) hammered visiting Buffalo (12-5, 5-2 MAC) in the dual meet finale for the Nittany Lions, capping off the team's fourth straight undefeated season. Penn State won nine of ten bouts to roll to a 47-3 win and end the season 14-0 overall. Penn S...

  • PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Old Dominion (9-7, 5-2 MAC) wrestling team defeated Drexel (4-10, 1-4 EIWA) on Sunday afternoon, 23-12. Junior Tim Young defeated No. 11 Stephen Loiseau by a 5-4 decision at 197 pounds to highlight the afternoon. "Overall we wrestled much better today against Drexel with a ...

  • LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Behind a trio of first-period pins, the Bucknell wrestling team cruised to a 35-7 victory over Bloomsburg in its dual finale on Sunday at Nelson Field House. The Bison (7-11, 4-7 EIWA) won eight of 10 bouts, racking up bonus points in five, to close their dual season on a high not...

  • The No. 1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team claimed its third consecutive NCAA Division II regional championship with a first place finish at the 2019 NCAA DII Super V Regional tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Moorhead, Minn. The Huskies have won NCAA regional titles in 2019, 2018, 2017, ...

  • ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The McKendree University men's wrestling program won their first-ever NCAA regional title in program history earlier Saturday evening, all while setting a program record for individual regional champions in a season with four different Bearcats winning their respective weight cla...

  • KEARNEY, Neb. -- The third-ranked Nebraska-Kearney wrestling team had six finish in the top three to win the 2019 NCAA Super Region VI Championships Saturday at the Health & Sports Center. This is the first year of a new six-region format in NCAA Division II with top three finishers in each weight ...

  • LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- Competing in a dual match for the final time at home in front of the Mat-Town U.S.A. fans, Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard-Dale) and Thomas Haines (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco) celebrated 'Senior Night' in style, and sparked the No. 21 Lock Haven University wrestling team (1...

  • CLEVELAND, OHIO -- The Binghamton wrestling team finishes its regular season with back-to-back victories over Cleveland State, 22-13 and Kent State, 22-15 Saturday. The Bearcats close out their dual schedule riding a program-high 10 match win streak, securing a 10-3 overall record with an 8-2 mark ...

  • The Pitt-Johnstown wrestlers made the trip to Mercyhurst University for Saturday's 2019 NCAA Division I Super Region I Tournament and came away with three individual champions, three runner-ups, and a total of seven national qualifiers to claim the program's 22nd regional championship and the first ...

  • WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Four Messiah wrestlers claimed their spot in the National Championships as Messiah wrestling earned their sixth-straight Regional Championship. Messiah scored 121 team points on the weekend as Josiah Gehr (125 lbs.), Stephen Maloney (149 lbs.), Brian Shermeyer (174 lbs.), and Vi...

  • Wabash captured the team title at the 2019 NCAA Division III Wrestling Central Regional on Saturday. Six Little Giant wrestlers earned top-three individual places in the tourney to earn qualifying spots at the national championship meet to be held March 8 and 9 in Roanoke, Virginia. Wabash capture...

  • EAU CLAIRE, Wis. -- The No. 2-ranked Augsburg University wrestling team claimed an NCAA Division III regional title for the 17th straight year, qualifying individuals in nine weight classes, including five regional champions, to the national championships at the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional, complete...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The CSU Bakersfield wrestling team completed a perfect run through the state of California on Saturday by dominating California Baptist 38-6. The seven dual wins for the season are also a season high for CSUB Head Coach Manny Rivera. With the victory, CSUB completed a perfec...

  • LEWISBURG, Pa./BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Columbia Wrestling won 13 of 20 individual bouts and defeated Bucknell 20-16 and Bloomsburg 30-9 on Saturday. With the two wins, Columbia improves to 10-5 on the year and completes its regular season. Next up for Columbia is the EIWA Championships, scheduled for M...

  • WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The 24th-ranked Army West Point wrestling team put on a show on senior day with a 22-10 victory in the Star Meet over service-academy rival Navy in front of a packed Christl Arena on Saturday afternoon. Prior to the match, Army recognized seniors Rocco Caywood, Austin Harry, Za...

  • LINCOLN, Neb. -- The seventh-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers sent their five seniors off in style on Senior Day, defeating the Stanford Cardinal 31-9 on Saturday afternoon at the Devaney Center. The Huskers honored five seniors, Tyler Berger, Zeke Moisey, Brian Peska, Jordan Shearer and Aris Shino in an...

  • ON THE SHORES OF LAKE MICHIGAN -- Northwestern wrestling ended their season with a dual victory over SIUE on Saturday afternoon at the first-ever dual at the new Ryan Fieldhouse. For the first time in his career, redshirt junior Zack Chakonis (197) notched back-to-back pins, as he topped Illinois'...

  • BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- The Ohio wrestling team (8-6) finished the 2018-19 regular season strong, picking up a 31-15 road win over host Gardner-Webb (3-12) today at Paul Porter Arena. The Bobcats finished the regular season with a 4-3 record in non-conference dual meets. With the match beginning ...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Bears tallied nine victories, including six bonus-point wins, as Brown University wrestling bested Sacred Heart University, 38-3, in its regular season finale on Saturday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center in an EIWA dual meet. Competing in their home and dual finale,...

  • LEXINGTON, Va. -- Red-shirt junior Dom Gallo won by a technical fall late in Saturday's dual match with The Citadel to power the VMI wrestling team to 23-22 Southern Conference victory. The score was tied at 18 all with only the 141 and 149-pound bouts remaining. Gallo scored a 17-2 technical fall ...

  • Appalachian State (9-6) started the day by winning eight of 10 matches against Bloomsburg, with Irvin Enriquez's technical fall against Lewis Williams at 141 pounds and Matt Zovistoski's pin against Aaron Coleman at 149 pounds establishing an early 11-0 lead. Angel Najar trailed 7-0 after one peri...

  • Davenport University will be adding a women's intercollegiate wrestling program which will take to the mats in 2020-21, the Michigan-based school announced this week. Jamie Boyd, head coach of Davenport's men's wrestling program, will also lead the new women's program which will become the fifth i...

  • Men's intercollegiate wrestling will be returning to Vanguard University, taking to the mat again starting in the 2019-2020 school year, the private university located in southern California announced this past week. Back in the 1970s, the Vanguard Lions wrestling program made its presence known w...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. -- The No. 12 Arizona State wrestling team sent their senior class in celebratory fashion as they defeated the Cal Poly Mustangs 32-7 Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena in the Beauty and the Beast meet with Sun Devil Gymnastics. The Sun Devils won all but two bouts in the meet, and fo...

  • RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The Oregon State wrestling team ended the regular season on a high note as they won the first ever meeting between OSU and Cal Baptist on Friday night inside of Van Dyne Gym. The Beavers (5-8, 2-2 Pac-12) defeated the Lancers (2-5) by a final score of 33-7. Kegan Calkins sta...

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The 15th-ranked wrestling team concluded the 2018-19 season on a high night Friday night, defeating No. 23 Virginia, 20-15, at Memorial Gymnasium to finish the season 13-3. The Panthers finish with 13 wins on the year for the fifth time in program history and for the first ...

  • EAST LANSING, MICH. -- For the first time since the 2002-03 season, the Michigan State wrestling team will finish with a record above .500 following a 24-15 victory over Central Michigan on Friday, February 22. It was the Spartans first win over the Chippewas since the 2013-14 season when MSU defeat...

  • ITHACA, N.Y. -- Ohio State ends its 2018-19 regular season with a win against Cornell. The Buckeyes defeated the Big Red 25-9, improving their overall record to 12-2. The Buckceyes won seven of the 10 bouts, with victories from Micah Jordan (22-1), Ke-Shawn Hayes (18-7), Ethan Smith (15-8), Myles M...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The George Mason wrestling team wrapped up the regular season with a 28-9 victory over Hofstra at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead, N.Y. Mason finished with its best season in 11 years, recording a winning dual record for the first time since the 2007-...

  • DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Gardner-Webb totaled six match wins Friday night to leave Davidson with a 22-18 dual match victory in Southern Conference wrestling action. The evening began at 285 pounds, where Jeffery Linker was pinned by Davidson's Mitchell Trigg in 2:18, putting the 'Dogs in an early 6-0 hol...

  • Freshmen Marshall Keller and Quincy Monday both reached the 20-win mark for the season, while sophomore Patrick Brucki won a top-15 showdown at 197, to help lead Princeton to a 27-13 win over Drexel in front of 1,004 fans in Philadelphia. Keller earned a hard-fought 4-1 win over Nick Widmann at 141...

  • WASHINGTON -- Tanner Harvey, Niko Camacho and Josh Terao earned falls in the opening five bouts and American University went on to post a 24-14 victory over Old Dominion as the Eagles celebrated Senior Night for the wrestling program at Bender Arena. The Eagles, who have won seven of their last eig...

  • NORMAN -- The Oklahoma wrestling team picked up its fourth straight win Friday night with a 30-6 victory over South Dakota State inside the Lloyd Noble Center. OU (9-6, 4-3 Big 12) won eight on ten bouts and tallied three bonus-point victories in the match for its third consecutive win in league ac...

  • DURHAM, N.C. -- No. 13 North Carolina defeated Duke, 23-16, on Friday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium to win a share of the ACC regular season dual meet title for the first time since 2002. Gary Wayne Harding led the way with a win via fall, and Cory Daniel and Joe Heilmann won with tech falls to he...

  • BLACKSBURG, VA. -- No. 10 NC State and No. 14 Virginia Tech split the 10 matches, but the Wolfpack won the dual on criteria with total individual points and came away with a 17-16 win in Blacksburg Friday night. NC State finished with a 53-46 advantage on most individual points scored. With the ...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The Clarion wrestling team defeated a longtime rival for the first time in nearly a decade and in the process clinched their second straight non-losing dual match season, defeating Edinboro 18-15 at McComb Fieldhouse on Friday night. The Golden Eagles (7-6, 4-2 PSAC) and the Figh...

  • COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Behind four bonus-point victories, No. 18 Rutgers wrestling (12-6, 5-4) cruised to a 25-12 win over Maryland (1-12, 0-9) Friday night in College Park. With the victory over the Terrapins, the Scarlet Knights secured a winning Big Ten Conference record for the third time since RU...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team closed out the home portion of its dual schedule with a 23-14 win over Northern Illinois on Friday afternoon. Due to a scheduling conflict, the dual was held at the Ed Wright Practice Facility in Alumni Arena. It was the Bulls' 12th dual win...

  • Kristopher Ketchum Kristopher Ketchum can compete in the New York state wrestling championships this weekend, despite having been suspended from wrestling at a qualifying tournament earlier this month, a state Supreme Court judge ruled on Wednesday. Ketchum, a senior at Rocky Point High School on ...

  • The Oklahoma State- Iowa dual meet is this weekend, matching up the No. 2 and No. 3 teams in a matchup that more-or-less signifies the end of the 2018-2019 NCAA Division I dual meet season. The match is a sellout. Concessions will be sold, T-shirts will be printed, and donations to the Cowboy progr...

  • UNI knocks off Iowa State
    from InterMat 02/22 4:42 AM

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI wrestling's 22-13 win over Iowa State marked the third consecutive win for the Panthers over the Cyclones for the first time since 1952. UNI improved to 7-5 overall, 7-1 in the Big 12 while ISU fell 10-3 overall, 6-2 in the Big 12. UNI followed up on last year's win by t...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Bears' senior class went 5-0 on the evening, including a technical fall from Christian LaBrie and a major decision from Ian Butterbrodt, as Brown University wrestling defeated Harvard University, 25-12, on Thursday night at the Malkin Athletic Center in their final road dual ...

  • Alan Fried Episode 18 of The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis features one of the greats in the sport of wrestling, Alan Fried. A legend in Ohio, Fried is the first, and only, wrestler in U.S. history to win four Junior National freestyle titles. A three-time finalist at Oklahoma State, Fried talks ...

  • The brackets have been released for the 2019 NJCAA Wrestling Championships. The event takes place March 1-2 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Link: Brackets Schedule Friday, March 1, 2019 9:30 a.m. First Round Noon* Second Round TBA First Round Consolations/Second Round Consolati...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Citadel wrestling team picked up their second Southern Conference win this Wednesday against the Davidson Wildcats by a final score of 20-18. 149: Chon Porter (CIT) over Will Baldwin (DAV) (MD 8-0) The Bulldogs dropped a pair of matches to begin the dual before freshman, C...

  • NJCAA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 02/20 10:33 PM

  • Due to travel complications caused by the recent snowstorms in both Minneapolis and the East Coast, the Takedown Northrop wrestling dual between the University of Minnesota and Rider has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Fans with single match tickets and parking for the dual will receive ...

  • Hayden Halter was initially suspended before a judge overruled the referee and WIAA (Photo/Amber Arnold, The Journal Times) It's never been easy to be a wrestling referee, having every mat call questioned by hundreds of fans in the stands in a high school gym. Now, thanks to the internet and social...

  • Legally blind wrestler Jay Spencer won a state championsship (Photo/Eric Schultz, Rocket City Photo) The National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma has a mural titled "Any BODY Can Wrestle" featuring life-size images of Bobby Weaver, Stephen Neal, Adeline Gray, Anthony Robles and Claris...

  • LANCASTER, Pa. -- The University of Pennsylvania wrestling team won five in a row to open its dual at Franklin & Marshall, opening a comfortable lead en route to a 30-6 win to complete a sweep of two duals on Sunday. The five-spot to open the dual staked the Red and Blue to a 20-0 lead and the Dip...

  • FRESNO, Calif. -- The Oklahoma wrestling team powered past Fresno State Sunday to earn a victory in its final road match of the season. The Sooners (8-6) used three bonus-point victories to take out the Bulldogs, with two of those coming as wins by fall. Three OU wrestlers also notched upsets of ra...

  • BOONE, N.C. -- Another conference championship was a fitting way for this class to celebrate Senior Day. Appalachian State Wrestling clinched a share of its fourth straight Southern Conference regular season title with a 39-8 win against The Citadel in the home finale at Varsity Gym on Sunday. F...

  • STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford's seniors stole the show in the Cardinal's final home dual of the season, a 32-5 rout of Cal Poly, Sunday, at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal won nine of the 10 bouts en route to a perfect 6-0 record in home duals this season. Stanford (9-3) finished 3-1 in the Pac-12 Con...

  • GREELEY, Colo. -- The 12th-ranked Wyoming wrestling team finished off the 2018-19 dual season on Sunday afternoon, handling Big 12 foe Northern Colorado, 26-19, at Bank of Colorado Arena. With the win, the Cowboys (16-4, 6-2 Big 12) have eclipsed the most dual wins in a season in the Mark Branch e...

  • MADISON, Wis. -- The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team clinched a share of the Big Ten regular season championship with a 35-2 win over No. 16 Wisconsin on Sunday at the UW Field House. The Hawkeyes improved to 14-0 overall and 9-0 in the Big Ten. The regular season title is Iowa's 11...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- With 16 seconds left in sudden victory in a dual-deciding bout at 285 pounds, Jacob Aven converted a single-leg attack for the winning takedown while lifting No. 20 Purdue over Michigan State 18-14 at Jenison Fieldhouse on Sunday. The Boilermakers (7-9, 3-6 B1G) rallied from a...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio. -- The sixth-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers gave the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes all they could handle on Sunday afternoon at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. NU won four of the six bouts as OSU battled their way to a 21-12 win. The Buckeyes have been the national runner-up at the last t...

  • MINNEAPOLIS -- The No. 9 Gopher wrestling team dominated the Indiana Hoosiers and won 34-3 with nine individual victories, including five bonus point victories. Minnesota (14-3, 7-2 Big Ten) closes out the Big Ten schedule with two consecutive victories after shutting out Maryland last Sunday. With...

  • SIUE overpowers Truman
    from InterMat 02/17 9:24 PM

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - SIUE collected four falls Sunday in a 50-3 triumph over Truman in college wrestling action at the Vadalabene Center. "The guys wrestled well," said SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates. "We came out and had bonus points in a lot of matches. That was something we had talked about befor...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania wrestling team vaulted itself right past California Baptist, shutting out the Lancers, 39-0, as part of the "Rumble & Tumble" event alongside Penn's gymnastics team. The Red and Blue rumbled their way to four bonus point wins en route to the program's...

  • PSU clinched a share of the Big Ten dual title CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 1 Penn State (13-0, 9-0 B1G) pummeled No. 19 Illinois (2-9, 1-8 B1G) in the Big Ten dual meet finale for head coach Cael Sanderson's Nittany Lions. Penn State won eight of ten bouts to post a 39-9 win over the homestanding Illini...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team earned a 26-12 win over Ohio at Alumni Arena on Sunday afternoon. It was the Bulls fourth straight dual win and 11th of the season. It was only the fourth time Buffalo beat the Bobcats since joining the Mid-American Conference in 1998. Kyle ...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The No. 4-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team won decisively in his Big Ten Conference dual finale, taking eight of 10 matches to beat No. 18 Rutgers, 28-7, on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 17) at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The Wolverines closed their Big Ten schedule with an...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- Seven Maryland wrestlers claimed victories, including three by way of bonus points, to help guide the Maryland wrestling team to a 26-12 victory over George Mason on Sunday. The win was Maryland's fourth-straight triumph over the Patriots, a streak that began in the 2015-16 season....

  • USAFA, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team concluded its home schedule in style, as they knocked off Utah Valley University, 25-17, in Big 12 dual action, Saturday evening, Feb. 16, inside Clune Arena on Senior Night. The Falcons (6-6, 2-5 Big 12) used the strength of four bonus point wins...

  • BLACKSBURG -- No. 14 Virginia Tech won eight of 10 bouts against No. 22 Virginia, including four by bonus points, as the Hokies defeated the Cavaliers, 30-6, in front of a packed house at the Moss Arts Center. Tech (9-4, 3-1 ACC) six straight bouts and had three bonus point victories from 165 thro...

  • Cornell crushes UNC
    from InterMat 02/17 3:55 AM

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Cornell completed a successful run through ACC country, winning each of the final nine matches, including four against ranked Tar Heel wrestlers, as the Big Red dropped No. 13 North Carolina on Saturday evening at Carmichael Arena. The Big Red improved to 13-2 in dual meet compe...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- A strong start and finish led California Baptist University to a 19-16 dual win at Drexel on Saturday. The Lancers won six of the 10 matches, including the first two and four of the last six. Bryce Buckley, Garrett Strang, Antonio Saldate, Adam Velasquez, Zander Silva and Daxton Gor...

  • Arizona State honored MMA greats (Photo/Harrison Zhang) TEMPE, Ariz. -- The No. 11 Arizona State wrestling team won more than half of the individual matches en route to a decisive 24-12 victory over the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena. As part of the day's festi...

  • Nick Piccininni earned OSU's only bonus-point win (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) COLUMBIA, Mo. --The second-ranked Cowboy wrestling team (14-0, 8-0 Big 12) upended No. 5 Missouri in front of a record-setting Hearnes Center crowd, 19-15, on Saturday afternoon. The win snapped Mizzou's 35-dual win...

  • CLEVELAND -- The No. 23 Lock Haven University wrestling team won nine of 10 bouts and bonus points were a big part of the story, as the Bald Eagles capped an undefeated run through Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) action with a dominating 36-6 win at Cleveland State (4-11, 1-5 EWL) today. Seven of L...

  • CLEVELAND - The Northern Illinois University wrestling team stepped out of conference action as it closed its two-match weekend road trip with a 26-7 victory over Cleveland State at Woodling Gym Saturday. "The coaches are proud of the way the guys came out on the attack," said NIU head coach Ryan ...

  • Campbell tops VMI
    from InterMat 02/16 10:38 PM

    BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Campbell posted three pins and took 9-of-10 bouts to top visiting VMI 38-3 Saturday at Gore Arena. The Camels moved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 SoCon duals, while VMI dropped to 3-12 on the season and 2-3 in conference action. Campbell also remained perfect at home, moving to 3-0 in...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Following a weekend off from competition, No. 21 Lehigh returned to Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall with a convincing 28-6 win over No. 25 Army West Point Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Hawks won eight of the 10 bouts and picked up for wins by major decision to snap Army's five...

  • The most anticipated individual match lived up to the hype and wasn't determined until the final seconds. The team dual, however, was another story; Princeton posted its fourth straight win over Penn in dominant fashion, winning eight of 10 individual matches at the Palestra during a 28-6 victory. ...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Five different Bears earned two wins on the day as Brown University wrestling rallied past Columbia University, 19-18, before besting Hofstra University, 24-12, in a pair of EIWA duals at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday. As part of the team's Alumni & Family Weekend, th...

  • Logan Storley improved to 10-0 (Photo/Bellator) Four-time NCAA All-American wrestler Logan Storley remains perfect in his professional mixed martial arts career, garnering his tenth consecutive win at Bellator 215 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Friday night. The 26-year-old Storley earne...

  • Binghamton tops Bucknell
    from InterMat 02/16 6:15 AM

    VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Bucknell wrestling team was topped by Binghamton, 25-17, on Friday night at West Gym. The Bearcats (8-3, 8-2 EIWA) extended their winning streak to eight duals, using bonus-point victories at 174 and 184 pounds to turn a 16-14 lead into an insurmountable 25-14 advantage. Down 16...

  • GREELEY, Colo. -- Utah Valley University wrestling managed to overcome a 17-3 deficit by winning the final five matches of the night en route to record a 22-17 come-from-behind victory over Northern Colorado on Friday evening at Bank of Colorado Arena. During the clutch final five matches, UVU (10...

  • PITTSBURGH -- For the second consecutive dual, junior Demetrius Thomas lifted the 15th-ranked Pitt wrestling team to victory, this time over the Duke Blue Devils, 20-19. With the win, the Panthers improve to 12-3 on the year and pick up their second ACC win (2-2). The Blue Devils drop to 2-8 overa...

  • FARGO, N.D. -- 24th-ranked NDSU and SDSU renewed their rivalry, as the Jackrabbits traveled to Fargo to take on the Bison in a late season Big 12 conference dual. While this rivalry is always interesting, this year's version added a new wrinkle: This was the first rivalry dual for SDSU coach Damian ...

  • CORVALLIS, Ore. -- For the first time in program history, Stanford defeated No.18 Oregon State in Corvallis, topping the Beavers 19-16, Friday, at Gill Coliseum. The Cardinal defeated the Beavers for the second straight year - also a first in school history. Stanford improved to 8-3 overall and 2-...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team closed its home schedule with a 37-9 thumping of Indiana on Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won eight-of-10 bouts, registering three pins, one technical fall, and a major decision, to improve to 8-0 in the Big Ten Con...

  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Oklahoma wrestling team (7-6, 2-3 Big 12) picked up its second consecutive road win Friday night when the Sooners downed Air Force 31-9. OU picked up eight wins in the contest with four coming as bonus-point victories. At 133, Anthony Madrigal picked up his first maj...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern closed out the Big Ten regular season with a dominant performance against No. 24 Illinois Friday evening at the new Welsh-Ryan Arena, winning seven of the ten bouts en route to a 25-12 victory. No. 3 Ryan Deakin got the Wildcats on the board early with a 6-1 decision ...

  • KENT, Ohio -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team opened its two-match weekend road trip with a 22-13 victory over league foe Kent State. "The guys came out firing and looking to score," said NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig. "There were nice things to build off and plenty to learn from. We n...

  • Michigan routs Maryland
    from InterMat 02/16 3:42 AM

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 4-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team claimed nine matches, earning bonus points in four, to roll to a dominant 34-4 road win against Maryland on Friday night (Feb. 15) at the Terrapins' Xfinity Center. The dual opened and closed with a pair of highlights, incl...

  • BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Sophomore Max Dean set the tone by opening the match up with a major decision victory over the third-ranked wrestler at 184 pounds and No. 9 Cornell never looked back as the Big Red improved to 12-2 on the season with a 17-16 win over the Hokies on Friday evening at Cassell Colise...

  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Ohio State Wrestling rattled off six consecutive bout victories to begin the weekend, dashing ahead of Purdue 24-zip before 12th-ranked Dylan Lydy lit the scoreboard for the Boilermakers (6-9, 2-6 B1G) at 174 pounds. The No. 2 Buckeyes (9-2, 6-2 B1G) would then snag the final...

  • Ohio dominates Bloomsburg
    from InterMat 02/16 3:12 AM

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Ohio wrestling team (7-5) posted wins in eight of 10 weight classes on its way to a 34-9 victory over Bloomsburg (3-10) this evening at Nelson Field House. The Bobcats have come away with wins in four of their last five dual meets. The match began with Bloomsburg gaining a 6...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- No. 1 Penn State (12-0, 8-0 B1G) took care of visiting Michigan State (9-7, 3-5 B1G) in front of yet another sold out Rec Hall crowd. Head coach Cael Sanderson's crew won seven of 10 bouts, all for bonus points, to post the 37-10 win as over 6,600 fans looked on. The dual b...

  • WASHINGTON- Jack Mutchnik, Kizhan Clarke and Josh Terao all picked up first-period pins as American University won its fourth straight wrestling dual match with a 29-15 victory over George Mason Friday at Bender Arena. The Eagles, who have won six of their last seven duals, improved to 6-4 overall ...

  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- After dropping the first bout of the night, No. 10 NC State won the next five, and six of the next seven, and picked up a huge road ACC win over No. 13 North Carolina, 20-14. With the win over the ACC-leading Tar Heels, NC State will now go into next week's season finale at Vi...

  • The wrestling community has been treated these past few months to a number of viral videos -- some good, some bad, and some ugly. One of the uglier videos circulated last week with cell phone video of several parents fighting on the mats of a pee-wee wrestling tournament. The brawl, which lasted 20...

  • American edges Navy
    from InterMat 02/15 4:34 AM

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Michael Sprague and Josh Terao each won matchups between wrestlers ranked earlier in the day by the NCAA to help American University to a 19-18 victory at Navy in an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association dual match on Thursday. The Eagles beat the Midshipmen by viture of a...

  • The Beat the Streets benefit will be held at Hulu Theater NEW YORK -- Beat the Streets Wrestling (BTS), the largest grassroots inner city wrestling program in the United States, and USA Wrestling announced today that the annual BTS benefit will be held on Monday, May 6, at the Hulu Theater at Madiso...

  • Central Methodist University has announced the establishment of men's and women's intercollegiate wrestling programs, to take to the mat for the first time in fall 2019. The announcement was made Monday, Feb. 12, the 210th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, who was a noted wrestler befor...

  • Millersville claimed the Rupp Cup Millersville, Pa. -- The determining factor of the match went down to the 285-pound weight class to find out who claimed the Rupp Cup. The Millersville University wrestling team used a second-half of the lineup push to best Franklin & Marshall 22-21 and gain the Rup...

  • PSU's Bo Nickal leads the Most Dominant standings in Division I (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inau...

  • Sean McDermott (Photo/Mike Ehrmann, Getty Images) Episode 17 of The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis features the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, Sean McDermott. Coach McDermott is a former wrestler who remains a fan of the sport and has made that abundantly clear. He brought in Jordan Burroughs to...

  • DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Setting the tone with an aggressive start, Appalachian State Wrestling posted a 43-0 shutout of Davidson on Tuesday in Belk Arena. With the win, App State (7-6, 4-1 SoCon) can clinch a share of a fourth straight conference title by beating The Citadel (1-8, 1-2) on Sunday afterno...

  • VMI defeats Gardner-Webb
    from InterMat 02/13 4:36 AM

    Boiling Springs, N.C. - The VMI wrestling team had wins in five weight classes Tuesday night and scored a 21-19 Southern Conference victory at Gardner-Webb University. The competition started with the 165 pounders, and the Keydets and the Bulldogs traded pins in the first two bouts. Red-shirt jun...

  • Sarah Hildebrandt will compete for Team USA at Hollywood Wrestles Bollywood (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LOS ANGELES -- Stars of the United States Women's Wrestling National Team are scheduled to face off against powerhouse India at Hollywood Wrestles Bollywood March 31 at the Wilt...

  • FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Indiana Tech will be adding the sport of women's wrestling to its athletics offerings, with the goal of hiring a coach this spring and begin competition in the 2020-21 academic year, Director of Athletics Debbie Warren announced Monday. "We are excited to offer this emerging spo...

  • CORVALLIS, Ore. -- No. 12 Iowa State (10-2, 6-1 Big 12) went on the road and took out Oregon State (4-7, 0-1 Pac 12), 23-14 in a late night Monday showdown. The Cyclones won six out of the 10 bouts, including three by bonus-point variety with two major decision and a fall. At the intermission, the ...

  • Navy tops Old Dominion
    from InterMat 02/12 2:54 AM

    NORFOLK, Va. -- The Navy wrestling team (6-2, 3-1 EIWA) opened a busy week of action Monday evening with a convincing 24-10 victory over host Old Dominion (8-6, 5-2 MAC) at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, Va. The Mids won seven of the 10 matches, including the first three of the evening to lead ...

  • Dylan Palacio battles Iowa's Michael Kemerer in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Two former wrestlers with Long Island roots -- Chris Weidman and Dylan Palacio -- will be featured guests at the first-ever "Wrestling Takes Down Drugs" event Saturday, Feb. 16 at Na...

  • VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton wrestling team recorded their seventh straight win after taking a pair of EIWA wins over Drexel and Hofstra in front of 271 fans Sunday afternoon. Head coach Kyle Borshoff's squad rallied for a 21-20 electric win over Drexel before handling Hofstra 30-14. "I think th...

  • MADISON, Wis. -- There is no quit in this Badgers' team. Trailing 16-9 with two matches to go, No. 14 Wisconsin (8-5, 3-5 B1G) gritted out a decision and a major decision to tie the match against No. 22 Illinois (2-7, 1-6 B1G). The fate of the dual went to tiebreaker criteria, where the Badgers won ...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The 13th-ranked Wyoming wrestling team wrapped up its home schedule with a dominant, 32-9, victory over South Dakota State on Sunday afternoon. Prior to the dual, the team recognized seniors Branson Ashworth, Brock George and Anthony Lombardo, with each earning the opportunity to wr...

  • With a share of the Southern Conference regular season title on the line, first-year head coach Kyle Ruschell and his staff guided the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team to a gutty 18-12 win over No. 25 Campbell in Maclellan Gym today. UTC took six of the 10 matches in a clean d...

  • SAN LUIS OPISBO, Calif. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team used six wins via bonus points to cruise to a 39-9 non-conference dual win at Cal Poly, Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, at the Mott Athletics Center. Overall, the Falcons (5-5, 1-4 Big 12) won eight bouts, six by bonus points, a seventh by d...

  • Princeton bounced back from a disappointing road loss at Cornell Saturday and found enough bonus points to secure a 20-16 road win at Columbia to clinch at least a share of second place in the Ivy League this season. The Tigers will compete for sole possession of that spot next Saturday at the Pales...

  • LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- The No. 22 Lock Haven University wrestling team won eight of 10 bouts and racked up bonus points on five occasions as the Bald Eagles soared by visiting Clarion University, 35-6. With the win, Lock Haven won the 2018-19 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Division I Dual...

  • WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Trailing by three heading into the heavyweight bout, rookie Ben Sullivan of the Army West Point wrestling team picked up a pin to secure the team's fifth-straight victory with a 22-19 win over Bucknell at Christl Arena on Sunday afternoon. Sullivan carried a 1-0 lead into the t...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The 16th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team upset No. 8 NC State at Reynolds Coliseum Sunday afternoon, 18-16. With the win, Pitt improves to 11-3 overall and picks up its first ACC win of the year (1-2). NC State moves to 14-2 overall and 2-1 in conference action. The...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 4-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team was dominant in its first appearance at home in three weeks, cruising to a 30-9 decision over Northwestern on Sunday (Feb. 10) front of a crowd of 2,227 at Cliff Keen Arena. The Wolverines claimed seven individual bouts, earn...

  • KENT, Ohio -- Central Michigan scored bonus points in three of its six victories on Sunday as the Chippewas downed Kent State, 23-12, in a Mid-American Conference dual at the Golden Flashes' Memorial Athletic and Convention Center. The win lifted CMU to 4-7 overall and it finished 3-4 in MAC duals...

  • Minnesota blanks Maryland
    from InterMat 02/10 9:21 PM

    The No. 7 Gopher wrestling team shutout Maryland 45-0 with 10 individual victories including seven bonus point victories and two pins. The shutout victory was the Gophers second shutout of the season and first blanking of a Big Ten opponent since Jan. 15, 2012 against Purdue. Minnesota achieved 23 ...

  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- No. 18 Rutgers wrestling (11-5, 4-3) used wins in six individual bouts to grind out a 22-15 dual victory over No. 20 Purdue (6-8, 2-5) on Sunday in West Lafayette, Indiana. The dual win against the Boilermakers was the third for the Scarlet Knights over a ranked foe this seas...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan State wrestling program continued a strong stretch of duals on Sunday, February 10, defeating Cleveland State by a final mark of 36-7 from Jenison Field House. A win improved the Spartans season tally to 9-6 overall, which guarantees Michigan State's first seaso...

  • BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Dean Sherry (Brick, NJ/Brick Township) earned his first win by fall this season as part of the Rider University wrestling team's 28-15 road EWL victory over Bloomsburg Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Broncs improve to 8-4 (5-1 EWL), while the Huskies drop to 3-9 (1-5 EWL). Th...

  • MARIETTA, Ga. -- For the first time in school history, Menlo College can say that it now has a national champion. Menlo College Women's Wrestling finished the 2019 WCWA National Championship with the top team score, nine All-Americans, and three National Champions to claim the title. National Champ...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Bouncing back from a tough defeat at CSU Bakersfield earlier in the day, the No. 24 ranked Fresno State Wrestling team won nine of 10 matches at Cal Poly to defeat the Mustangs, 41-6 on Saturday evening at the Recreation Center. Fresno State (9-7) picked up seven bonus po...

  • OREM, Utah -- No. 17 UNI wrestling improved to 6-5 overall and 6-1 in the Big 12 with a 29-12 win over Utah Valley. The Panthers got bonus points from Jay Schwarm at 125 pounds, Max Thomsen at 149 pounds and heavyweight Carter Isley. Josh Alber earned a forfeit at 141 pounds for his 14th consecuti...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- The George Mason wrestling team won eight straight matches and defeated Franklin & Marshall, 36-10, on Saturday night at Mayser Gym in Lancaster, Pa. With the win, Mason (8-5, 3-3 EWL) improved to 5-2 on the road this season. Franklin & Marshall (2-7, 0-5 EIWA) picked up a 13-3 maj...

  • Indiana downs Stanford
    from InterMat 02/10 4:13 AM

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- The Indiana wrestling team dominated the No. 25 ranked Stanford Cardinal for a win in front of a loud crowd at Wilkinson Hall on Saturday. Notes • The Hoosiers improve to 5-10 overall for the season. • The win for the Hoosiers is their second win over a ranked opponent...

  • Fairfield, CT -- Freshman Holden Heller recorded a tech fall victory to lead eight Pride wrestlers to victory as Hofstra defeated the Pioneers of Sacred Heart, 26-11 in an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) match at the Pitt Athletic Complex Saturday night. The Pride, who posted t...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The Oklahoma wrestling team downed Edinboro 31-6 Saturday in head coach Lou Rosselli's return to his alma mater. OU (6-6) earned four bonus-point victories in eight matches to seal the win in its final non-conference contest of the season. With the win over Edinboro, OU finishes 20...

  • DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The 16th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team recorded two wins Saturday, defeating Gardner-Webb, 38-4, and Davidson, 31-6. The Panthers first took on the Bulldogs in Boiling Springs, N.C., before traveling to Davidson to take on the Wildcats. "It was good to get thos...

  • LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Bloomsburg University wrestling team notched victories in nine of the 10 matches en route to a 38-3 victory over Franklin & Marshall Saturday evening. With the win, the Huskies improved to 3-8 in dual matches this season. Bloomsburg came out firing on all cylinders, as Willy G...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - With the CSU Bakersfield wrestling team clinging to a 15-12 lead over No. 25 Fresno State and just one match remaining, Bakersfield native Carlos Herrera finished off the Bulldogs with a wild 15-11 decision as the Roadrunners won the Feud on the Field 18-12. There was a large...

  • NEW YORK -- Powered by six-point pins from first-year Cole Corrigan and senior Max Elling, Columbia claimed a 25-12 wrestling victory over Ivy League rival Penn Saturday evening at University Gymnasium at Dodge Fitness Center. With the victory, Columbia wins its third straight dual match and improve...

  • Virginia takes down Duke
    from InterMat 02/09 10:11 PM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. --The Cavaliers used wins at six weight classes, including bonus points at four, to pick up victory on Saturday (Feb. 9) as No. 23 Virginia (12-8, 1-2 ACC) took down Duke (2-7, 0-3 ACC) by a score of 26-17. Sophomores Louie Hayes (Orland Park, Ill.), Jake Keating (Naperville, I...

  • ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio wrestling team (6-5, 4-2 MAC) earned a 22-15 Senior Day victory over SIUE (1-11, 1-6 MAC) in a Mid-American Conference matchup this afternoon at the Convocation Center. The Bobcats won the first four bouts to jump out to a 14-0 lead. The Cougars countered with four-straight...

  • ITHACA, N.Y. -- On Senior Day, Ben Honis knocked off third-ranked and unbeaten Patrick Brucki as Cornell raced out to a 34-0 lead and cruised to a 34-7 win over No. 19 Princeton on Saturday afternoon at Friedman Wrestling Center to secure its 17th consecutive Ivy League title. The Big Red improved t...

  • A Wisconsin judge has ruled that a defending state champion wrestler can continue to compete, overturning a suspension issued by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association regarding alleged incidents during a wrestling match last weekend. Hayden Halter, a sophomore wrestler at Waterford Uni...

  • A wrestling team's toughest opponent can be winter weather. Just ask the Manistee High School wrestling squad. The MHS Chippewas were headed to individual district competition in north-central Michigan late Friday afternoon when a school van overturned in snowy conditions. The five wrestlers and t...

  • OREM, Utah -- The Wyoming wrestling team picked up an impressive victory on Friday evening, dropping Big 12 foe Utah Valley in a 27-6 dual win. With the win, the Cowboys earn their 14th dual triumph of the 2018-19 season, marking the most dual wins since the 2008-09 campaign. The Cowboys (14-4, 4-...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. -- Fifth-ranked Mizzou Wrestling improved to a perfect 15-0 with a 30-12 win over Arizona State Friday night (Feb. 8) in Tempe. Mizzou improved its winning streak to 35 consecutive duals and dating back to 2014, Mizzou has won 72 of its last 73 duals. Mizzou picked up pins at 133, 141, ...

  • STILLWATER -- The No. 2 Oklahoma State wrestling team improved to 13-0 Friday night, shutting out Air Force, 39-0, to wrap up a four-dual home stand at Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU finished with six bonus point victories as the Cowboys won all 10 bouts and scored 35 total takedowns while surrendering ...

  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- No. 20 Purdue was strong from start to finish, taking seven weights in a 22-9 win over No. 25 Stanford at Holloway Gymnasium on Friday. Highlighting the Boilermakers' victory were bonus points from No. 11 Dylan Lydy (174), a top-10 upset from No. 12 Christian Brunner (197) an...

  • Eric Schultz notched a win at 197 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) LINCOLN, Neb. -- The No. 6 Nebraska Cornhuskers rebounded from Sunday's defeat against Iowa with a come-from-behind 21-18 win over seventh-ranked Minnesota. The Gophers went up 14-0 early after a pin, tech. fall and decisi...

  • No. 15 Roman Bravo-Young topped No. 6 Luke Pletcher in the dual's first match (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 1 Penn State (11-0, 7-0 B1G) dominated No. 5 Ohio State (9-2, 5-2 B1G) in one of the biggest duals of the college wrestling season. Penn State controlled the ac...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team scored a 31-10 win over The Citadel in Maclellan Gym tonight. The Mocs improved to 6-6 overall and 4-1 in Southern Conference matches, while the Bulldogs dropped to 1-8 and 1-2 in league duals. The dual started at 141 pounds, and Chattanoo...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan State wrestling team extended their winning-streak to four dual on Friday, February 8, defeating Big Ten foe Northwestern by a final score of 30-10 from Jenison Field House. With a win, the Spartans improved to 8-6 overall on the season and 3-4 in Big Ten action....

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team scored bonus points in eight of 10 matches to blank Maryland on Friday, 48-0, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes used a 46-1 advantage in takedowns to record their first Big Ten shutout since a 44-0 win at Michigan State in J...

  • BUFFALO, NY -- Trailing by four heading in the final match of the night, Troy Keller earned a technical fall win over Blake Montrie to give the University at Buffalo wrestling team a thrilling 18-17 victory over Central Michigan at Alumni Arena on Friday night. It was the Bulls' first-ever win over ...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- No. 18 Rutgers wrestling (10-5, 3-3) captured wins in seven of its 10 individual bouts to defeat Indiana (4-10, 1-6), 24-11, Friday night in Bloomington. The dual win secured the 13th consecutive winning season for the program and 12th since head coach Scott Goodale took over th...

  • LANCASTER, Pa. -- Wins in each of the first six bouts carried Franklin & Marshall's wrestling team to a 33-8 thrashing of VMI on Friday evening in the Mayser Center. The Diplomats improved to 3-6 with the win while the Keydets fell to 2-11. Before the start of the match, F&M honored its seven-mem...

  • CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Clarion wrestling team won six straight bouts to clinch a conference road win on Friday night, defeating Cleveland State 25-9 at Woodling Gym. The Golden Eagles (6-5, 3-1 EWL) will look to make it two in a row on Sunday when they face 24th-ranked Lock Haven. The Vikings too...

  • American edges Bucknell
    from InterMat 02/09 3:08 AM

    LEWISBURG, Pa.-- Niko Camacho earned a second-period pin in the heavyweight bout to end a Bucknell rally and lift American University to a 22-21 win over the Bison in an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association match on Friday night. Camacho's win was one of three bonus-point victories by the ...

  • LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- The No. 22 Lock Haven University wrestling team (7-3, 4-0 EWL) won seven of 10 bouts and rolled by visiting Rider University (7-4, 4-1 EWL) to remain perfect in Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) action. The Bald Eagles held a 20-10 advantage in takedowns on the way to lopsided 23-9 v...

  • ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell won 9-of-10 matches and cruised to a 40-3 win over Penn on Friday evening at Friedman Wrestling Center. The victory, coming against the last Ivy team to hand the Big Red a dual meet loss all the way back in 2002, extended Cornell's league win streak to 87 matches and sets up ...

  • ATHENS, Ohio -- The Old Dominion (8-5, 6-2 MAC) wrestling team defeated Ohio (5-5, 4-3 MAC) 16-15 off of criteria, of total match points scored, where ODU had 43 and the Bobcats had 40. "I thought our kids wrestled hard and competed at a high level. They did a good job fighting the entire match," ...

  • CHAPEL HILL --- No. 15 North Carolina used some late-bout heroics from multiple wrestlers to secure an 18-14 victory over No. 11 Virginia Tech Friday night at Carmichael Arena. Trailing 15-14 with two matches remaining, freshman Brandon Whitman and redshirt senior Cory Daniel gutted out wins to give...

  • OSU has competed in the same building -- now known as Gallagher-Iba Arena -- since 1939 (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Eight decades ago -- February 3, 1939 -- one of the most iconic college wrestling programs in history, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, dedicated their new home with an entire day of...

  • Fans can now purchase tickets to the 2019 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament as well as the UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials, which will be held at the William Neal Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. on May 17-19, 2019. To purchase tickets, please vis...

  • I'm in Gori, Georgia, this week documenting the lives and wrestling careers of 2016 Olympic champion Vladimer Khinchegashvili and two-time world champion Geno Petriashvili. While the lightweight and heavyweight are both almost certain to be future Hall of Fame wrestlers, what interests me isn't th...

  • DURHAM, N.C. -- A road trip from Boone to the Bull City resulted in a good-looking win for Appalachian State Wrestling. Wearing new gold and black Nike singlets, App State claimed a 21-17 victory against Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday night, giving head coach JohnMark Bentley's program...

  • Jake Wentzel (Photo/Pitt Athletic Communications) PITTSBURGH -- University of Pittsburgh head wrestling coach Keith Gavin announced Thursday that redshirt sophomore Jake Wentzel will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. Wentzel, Pitt's starting 165 pounder, finishes the year 9-6 ...

  • Peyton Robb (Photo/Nebraska Athletic Communications) Peyton Robb competes with the same mindset every time he steps on the wrestling mat. "If I'm not scoring points," he said, "I'm wasting my time." Robb hasn't wasted much time during his redshirt season at the University of Nebraska. He's compil...

  • PSU's Bo Nickal leads the Most Dominant standings in Division I (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inau...

  • Richard Perry at the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Former Bloomsburg University wrestling standouts Chad Bailey and Richard Perry (Meriden, CT/Middletown) will be honored with induction into the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Hall of Fame on Saturday, Ma...

  • Jared Opfer Chad Dennis and The MatBoss Podcast returns to talk with former Kent State wrestler and current Director of the Ohio Athletic Committee, Jared Opfer. Much of the discussion centers around middle school and elementary wrestling, the Ohio Junior High and Elementary state tournaments, as we...

  • Postseason competition is happening in earnest across many areas of the country with dual meet state tournaments as well as individual state meet qualifying events on the schedule for this week. Below is a schedule of competitions for the week of Feb. 6-12. No. 1 Blair Academy (N.J.) -- hosts tri-...

  • FORT WORTH, Texas -- Texas Wesleyan University Athletics is pleased to announce Ray Bedford, wrestling coaching veteran at the state, national and international level, has joined its list of elite coaches as head coach of wrestling. Bedford is charged with building the new men's and women's varsity ...

  • Austin DeSanto (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands announced Tuesday that Austin DeSanto will serve a one-match suspension when the Hawkeyes host Maryland on Feb. 8. DeSanto was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct following Iowa...

  • Even the most avid wrestling fan may not immediately recognize the name Terry Davis. That said, you are most likely familiar with Davis' most famous work: the novel "Vision Quest: A Wrestling Story." Terry DavisPublished in 1979, Davis' book served as the basis for the 1985 movie "Vision Quest" whi...

  • NJCAA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 02/04 8:57 PM

  • BOONE, N.C. -- Appalachian State Wrestling stayed in the Southern Conference championship race with a 21-14 home victory Sunday against Chattanooga, which suffered its first league loss. The Mountaineers (5-6, 3-1 SoCon) clinched the victory against the Mocs (5-6, 3-1) in Varsity Gym when senior M...

  • STILLWATER -- Cowboy wrestling toppled Lehigh, 27-6, on Sunday afternoon in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The win against the 22nd-ranked Mountain Hawks moved the Cowboys to 12-0 on the season and was the eighth win for the Pokes over a ranked opponent. "I thought that would be a tough dual meet," coach Jo...

  • FRESNO, Calif. -- Winning its fourth straight dual and knocking off its highest ranked opponent this season, the Bulldog wrestling team downed No. 11 Wyoming, 21-12 on Sunday afternoon in a Big 12 dual at the Save Mart Center. In front of 2,032 Red Wave fans, Fresno State (8-6, 4-3 B12) won six of ...

  • NEW YORK -- Columbia Wrestling won nine of 10 bouts and claimed its second consecutive dual match in defeating Sacred Heart 34-4 Sunday at University Gymnasium. With the win, Columbia improves to 6-3 on the year, while Sacred Heart falls to 5-5. The victory also ended a successful weekend for Colu...

  • AMES, Iowa - No. 14 Iowa State (9-2, 6-1 Big 12) notched its second-consecutive shutout win with a dominant 53-0 victory over Utah Valley (9-11, 0-5 Big12) on Sunday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones notched bonus-point victories in all eight contested matches, and also won by forfeit at 13...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- The No. 2 Ohio State University wrestling team (9-1, 5-1 B1G) won six of 10 bouts for the second time in as many conference duals this weekend, posting a 27-15 win at No. 9 Northwestern 3-8, 1-5 B1G). The Buckeyes trailed 11-9 at intermission before emerging from the locker room wi...

  • Austin DeSanto picked up a technicall fall (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) LINCOLN, Neb. -- The order of appearance was flipped but the script stayed the same as the third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 9 Nebraska, 20-13, on Sunday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Iowa w...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- The Ohio wrestling team (5-4, 3-1 MAC) won five of its first six bouts on its way to a 19-15 victory over Mid-American Conference rival Central Michigan (3-6, 2-3 MAC) today at McGuirk Arena. The Bobcats earned their third-straight conference dual win with the victory over t...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Campbell stayed unbeaten in dual competition with a 38-6 Southern Conference win at The Citadel Sunday at McAlister Field House. Campbell, one of just five NCAA Division I squads without a dual loss this season (Penn State, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Missouri) moved to 4-0 overall an...

  • The No. 7 Gopher wrestling team took down their fourth straight Big Ten opponent with a 24-11 dual victory over the Purdue Boilermakers where they won seven out of ten bouts, including the first six. It's the Gophers 12th victory of the season and fifth overall in conference play. The Gophers previ...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No. 2 Anthony Ashnault (149) defeated No. 1 Matthew Kolodzik by bonus as No. 18 Rutgers (9-5, 2-3) downed No. 20 Princeton (6-6, 2-0), 19-18, Sunday afternoon in front of 5,290 fans at the RAC. With the Tigers leading, 18-15, heading into the final bout, Christian Colucci (HWT)...

  • LEWISBURG, Pa. -- A trio of first-period pins propelled the Bucknell wrestling team to a 35-6 victory over Franklin & Marshall on Sunday at Davis Gym. Overall, the Bison (6-7, 4-3 EIWA) won eight of 10 bouts to dispatch the Diplomats (2-6, 0-5 EIWA). Matthew Kolonia (149), Zach Hartman (157) and Fr...

  • NORMAN, Okla. -- No. 22 Lehigh opened up its Oklahoma trip with a convincing 28-3 win over the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday night at McCasland Field House. The Mountain Hawks won the first nine bouts and only scored bonus points in one, but continued to find ways to win matches, as Lehigh fell one bout...

  • LANCASTER, Pa. -- Senior Ryan Burkert recorded a major decision win at 165-pounds to lead six Pride wrestlers with wins as Hofstra defeated the Diplomats of Franklin and Marshall, 19-12 in an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) match at the Mayser Athletic Center Saturday night. Li...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- Jack Mutchnik earned a third-period takedown and held on for a 3-2 decision in the final bout of the night to help American University beat host Drexel, 21-16, in an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association dual wrestling match on Saturday. Mutchnik's tight win in the 141-pound...

  • STANFORD, Calif. -- With just eight seconds remaining, junior Gabriel Townsell converted a six-point move to clinch the dual win for No. 25 Stanford over No. 9 Arizona State, Saturday, at Burnham Pavilion. Stanford won 6 of the 10 bouts to improve to 7-1 overall and 1-1 in the Pac-12, while Arizon...

  • The 20th-ranked Princeton wrestling team learned its lesson last season when it let an early-season Ivy League match slip away in Providence. Despite getting national attention for a Super Sunday showdown at Rutgers tomorrow, the Tigers remained focused inside Jadwin Gym Saturday and opened their 20...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- Sweep! The University of Pennsylvania wrestling team picked up a pair of wins to open Ivy League dual meets, knocking off Brown (18-16) before handling Harvard (35-6) in The Palestra. With the wins, the Quakers are tied for first place in the Ivy League at 2-0, improving their ov...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan State wrestling program honored 16 former Spartans on Saturday, February 2 with a pair of dual wins. MSU defeated Bloomsburg University, 41-0, and Northern Illinois, 27-9, in front of their home fans inside Jenison Field House. With a pair of wins, the Spartans ...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The Oregon State wrestling team picked up a Pac-12 Conference win on Saturday afternoon at Cal Poly inside of Mott Athletic Center. The Beavers (4-6, 2-1 Pac-12) defeated the Mustangs (0-5, 0-2 Pac-12) by a final score of 37-10. For the first time this season for OSU t...

  • NEW YORK -- Cole Corrigan and Laurence Kosoy both registered falls and Columbia won five consecutive bouts as it battled back to claim a 25-18 wrestling victory over Hofstra Saturday at Columbia's University Gymnasium. Saturday's match was designated Columbia's annual Alumni Day as over 30 alumni me...

  • PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Cory Daniel's dramatic overtime win and No. 4 Austin O'Connor's pin helped lead No. 17 North Carolina to a 19-16 victory over No. 13 Pittsburgh Saturday at Fitzgerald Field House. Joe Heilmann started the afternoon strong with his second win in as many days. The freshman came ou...

  • Rider knocks off Clarion
    from InterMat 02/02 11:57 PM

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- The Rider University wrestling team remained unbeaten in EWL action with a 23-10 win over Clarion Saturday afternoon at Alumni Gymnasium. With the win, the Broncs (7-3, 4-0 EWL) handed the Golden Eagles (5-5, 2-1 EWL) their first league loss. The Broncs started out strong wi...

  • Kyle Crutchmer earned a unanimous decision Kyle Crutchmer remains perfect in his pro MMA career launched last summer. The former Oklahoma State All-American wrestler won a unanimous decision in a three-round welterweight (170-pound) bout vs. Josh Weston of St. Louis at XFN (Xtreme Fight Night) 356...

  • ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell extended its win streak to four matches, winning seven of the first eight matches to roll through No. 24 Lock Haven 32-9 on Saturday afternoon at Friedman Wrestling Center. The Big Red improved to 9-2 overall, while the Bald Eagles slipped to 6-3. Top-ranked Yianni Diakomiha...

  • COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Badgers returned to their winning ways on Saturday, as they rolled over the Terrapins en route to a 30-9 victory. No. 15 Wisconsin (7-6, 2-5 B1G) won eight of 10 matches over Maryland (0-8, 0-5 B1G), including four wins by bonus points. Senior Jens Lantz gave the Badgers t...

  • STILLWATER -- Cowboy wrestling picked up its seventh conference win of the season Friday night in Gallagher-Iba Arena when it defeated Northern Iowa, 24-9. The Pokes' 11th dual win on the season marked John Smith's 422nd career win and gave him sole possession of sixth place on the list of all-time ...

  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The No. 2 Ohio State University wrestling team (8-1, 4-1 B1G) won six of 10 bouts to earn a 23-14 road victory at No. 12 Illinois (2-6, 1-5 B1G). The Buckeyes won both battles of nationally-ranked wrestlers pitted against each other at 157 and 184 pounds. Ohio State's five uppercl...

  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- With temperatures in the mid-teens outside, the Army West Point wrestling team stayed hot with its fourth-straight dual win to the tune of 28-10 over West Virginia on Friday evening. The Black Knights improved to 6-2 on the season, while West Virginia dropped to 4-13. After ...

  • FARGO, N.D. -- No. 25 North Dakota State University returned to action at home against Big 12 conference foe Utah Valley. NDSU would win this one running away, as they won in nine of the ten weight classes against a short handed Utah Valley squad. NDSU would also pick up bonus points in all nine of ...

  • AMES, Iowa -- No. 14 Iowa State (8-2, 5-1 Big 12) blanked South Dakota State (2-6, 1-3 Big 12), 47-0 Friday night in wrestling action in Hilton Coliseum. It marked the first time the Cyclones recorded a shutout vs. a conference opponent since defeating Missouri, 45-0 in 1996 and it was the largest ...

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -- After dropping the first bout, No. 8 NC State won four straight matches and took a commanding lead in a 23-17 road win at #23 Virginia Friday night. With the win, head coach Pat Popolizio picked up his 100th dual victory at NC State. The dual started at 125 pounds, and No...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The No. 6 Nebraska Cornhuskers displayed strong performances up and down the lineup on Friday night as they came away with a 31-9 victory over the #14 Rutgers Scarlet Knights. NU took eight of the ten bouts with five of the victories coming courtesy of bonus points. The Huskers...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Despite missing three of its regular starters in the lineup, the Navy wrestling team (5-2, 3-1 EIWA) won seven matches, including the first five, en route to its 25-12 victory over conference foe Drexel (4-6, 1-2 EIWA) Friday evening at Alumni Hall. "What a great team effort this ...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team posted a 31-11 win at Gardner-Webb tonight. The Mocs even their record at 5-5 overall and stay in first place in the Southern Conference race at 3-0. Chattanooga took seven of the 10 matches, scoring bonus points in three of the contested ...

  • DURHAM, N.C. -- No. 12 Virginia Tech notched seven bonus point victories and won nine of 10 bouts as the Hokies handled Duke, 40-3, on Friday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tech (8-2, 2-0 ACC) tallied two pins, four major decisions and received a forfeit at 133 pounds. At 184, Zack Zavatsky be...

  • CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A wild night at Woodling Gym ended with a pin by Spencer Berthold to give Kent State a 23-20 road victory over Cleveland State. The redshirt freshman heavyweight helped the Golden Flashes overcome a 20-9 deficit heading into the final three matches. The host Vikings recorded thr...

  • UNC thumps Bucknell
    from InterMat 02/02 3:33 AM

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Josh McClure's upset of No. 10 Zach Hartman and No. 4 Austin O'Connor's second-period pin helped No. 17 North Carolina beat Bucknell, 31-6, Friday night at Sojka Pavilion. Joe Heilmann began the night for the Tar Heels (9-5) with a dominant 4-0 win over Bucknell's (5-7) Jakob Cam...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- No. 1 Penn State (10-0, 6-0 B1G) defeated No. 4 Michigan (9-1, 5-1 B1G) in front of nearly 16,000 fans in the sold out Bryce Jordan Center in a marquee Big Ten wrestling dual. The Nittany Lions won seven of ten bouts to roll to the 25-11 victory over the visiting Wolverines ...

  • FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Binghamton wrestling team heads home with it's fifth straight victory after a dominating 34-7 performance at Sacred Heart Friday night. The win moves them to 5-3 overall with a 5-1 EIWA mark. "I'm proud of how the team battled today," head coach Kyle Borshoff said. "We talk...

  • The Super Bowl is this weekend, and … Yeah, just kidding, I don't care. The real must-watch televised event was last weekend in Krasnoyarsk as the Ivan Yariguin kicked off the 2019 international wrestling season with United World Wrestling's first Ranking Series event. Much in the same way...

  • FRESNO, Calif. -- Winning the final four matches of the dual and seven in total, the Fresno State Wrestling team defeated Oregon State, 27-13 on Thursday evening at the Save Mart Center. Fresno State (7-6), who has won four of its five duals since the calendar turned to 2019, won three of the first...

  • MANKATO, Minn. -- It came down to the final match Thursday evening in Taylor Center but it was Minnesota State that was able to come away with the 22-18 victory over the University of Mary. With the win, MSU improves to 7-1 on the season, including a 5-0 NSIC record. With the loss, U-Mary falls to ...

  • Wartburg and Augsburg shake hands after the dual meet (Photo/David Peterson, Minnesota/USA Wrestling) MINNEAPOLIS -- For the eighth-straight year, Wartburg claimed the annual Battle of the Burgs. The Knights upset No. 1 Augsburg on tiebreakers, 16-15 Thursday night to retain the Swens-Milboy traveli...

  • FAIRFAX, VA -- Anthony Cefolo (Florham Park, NJ/Hanover Park Regional) won his sixth-straight match, including four-straight by fall, as the Rider University wrestling team overpowered George Mason, 30-6, Thursday night. With the win, the Broncs are now 6-3 (3-0 EWL), while the Patriots finish the c...

  • South Dakota State opened its wrestling dual against Utah Valley with four consecutive victories and went on to defeat the Wolverines, 26-16, in Big 12 Conference action Thursday night at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits improved to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in league duals. UVU dropped to 9-9 overall and 0...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- For the first time since 2002, the No. 21 Lock Haven University wrestling team downed Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) rival Edinboro University in a league dual, and the Bald Eagles made it look easy tonight, winning seven of 10 bouts, including five bonus-point victories. LHU post...

  • Iowa won its first national championship in wrestling in 1975 How would you define a dynasty in college wrestling? In terms of sports, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a dynasty as "a sports franchise which has a prolonged run of successful seasons." Wikipedia offers this definition of a spo...

  • Da'mani Burns INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three...

  • February will be upon us come Friday, and for many parts of the country that means it's the "month of champions" as state championship series happen in earnest. The following is a list of scheduled competitions for nationally ranked teams during the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5. No. 1 Blair Academy (N.J...

  • PELLA -- Former all-American Daniel Page is Central College's new varsity assistant wrestling coach. Since 2015, Page served as a volunteer assistant but now joins the Dutch staff on a full-time basis. A 2015 Central graduate, Page earned all-America distinction that year, placing seven...

  • Cody Cleveland The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has announced that Cody Cleveland, NCAA All-American wrestler for the Mocs from 2006-2011, will be among the honorees to be welcomed into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2016. A native of Tullahoma, Tenn., Cle...

  • The World Team Trials Challenge Tournament will take place at Reynolds Coliseum USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling, has announced that two important national events will be held at the Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of North Carolina State University, May 17-19. The World Tea...

  • WCWA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 01/28 5:26 PM

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Redshirt sophomore Jarrod Snyder came through when the Roadrunners needed him most on Sunday. With CSU Bakersfield clinging to a 17-10 lead over previously undefeated Stanford with just one bout remaining, Snyder took down Stanford's Haydn Maley in overtime to clinch the matc...

  • Former collegiate wrestlers Ryan Bader and Jake Hager made short of work of their respective rivals at Bellator 214 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Saturday night ... while two other fighters with amateur wrestling credentials -- Aaron Pico and A.J. Agazarm -- lost their bouts. Bader KOs Fedor, b...

  • FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota State University won eight of ten matches in a late season Big 12 conference dual on their way to a 30-7 victory over Northern Colorado. With the win, NDSU improved to 8-5 on the season and evened their Big 12 record at 3-3. The dual got underway at heavyweight. NDSU he...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- The Ohio wrestling team (4-4, 2-1 MAC) erased a 12-point deficit by winning the final four bouts for a thrilling 21-18 road victory over Mid-American Conference foe Northern Illinois (5-8, 1-4 MAC) today at NIU'S Convocation Center. The Huskies led the Bobcats, 18-6, through the fir...

  • STILLWATER -- Cowboy wrestling notched its sixth conference win of the season Sunday afternoon in Gallagher-Iba Arena when it defeated Iowa State, 22-15. The win marked coach John Smith's 421st career dual win, which ties him for the fifth most among NCAA Division I wrestling coaches. It also mar...

  • LINCOLN, Neb., -- The No. 7 Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the No. 13 Illinois Fighting Illini 30-9 on Sunday afternoon. After falling behind 9-0 in the first three matches, NU went on to win the remaining seven matches of the day to earn a convincing Big Ten victory. The Huskers won four of the fi...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The No. 8/11 Wyoming wrestling team earned its eighth-straight win on Sunday afternoon, handling West Virginia in a 33-15 battle in the UniWyo Sports Complex. Along with taking the 125-pound match by forfeit, the Cowboys (12-3, 3-1 Big 12) racked up three falls in the win, putting...

  • Iowa tops Northwestern
    from InterMat 01/27 11:04 PM

    EVANSTON, Illinois -- The fourth-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team rode past Northwestern, 32-7, on Sunday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Iowa dominated the top position in each win, totaling more than 18 minutes of riding time. The Hawkeyes also enjoyed a 19-4 advantage in takedowns. Aus...

  • UNI takes out Oklahoma
    from InterMat 01/27 11:04 PM

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - UNI wrestling stayed perfect in Big 12 duals with a 28-9 win over Oklahoma. UNI improved to 5-4 overall, 5-0 in the Big 12. Oklahoma fell to 5-5 overall and 1-3 in the Big 12. At 125 pounds, Jay Schwarm wrapped up his strongest weekend of performances to date this season with...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- 12th-ranked Virginia Tech won its seventh dual in a row on Sunday as the Hokies defeated No. 24 Lehigh, 23-9, in Grace Hall. Tech (7-2) won seven of the 10 bouts including four straight wins to start the match from 125 pounds through 149. Redshirt senior Zack Zavatsky, ranked eig...

  • The Cleveland State University wrestling team used strong performances throughout the lineup to claim a 27-15 win over visiting Bloomsburg Sunday afternoon inside Woodling Gymnasium. CSU won seven of 10 weight classes on the day, including netting two wins by fall. After coming up short in the ope...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan State wrestling team broke out of a slump on Sunday, January 27, defeating Maryland University by a final score of 28-12. Michigan State won five bouts by way of bonus points en route to their second Big Ten victory of the season. With a win on Sunday the Sparta...

  • NORFOLK, Va. -- Ali Wahab earned a 9-0 major decision at heavyweight to secure the team win for ODU (7-5, 4-2 MAC) as they defeated Duke (2-4, 0-1 ACC) by a 24-17 score on Alumni Day. The Monarchs notched their second-straight team victory on Sunday. To open the dual, Duke forfeited back-to-back we...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- George Mason redshirt senior captain Matthew Voss earned a major decision in the final bout of the afternoon, lifting the Patriots to a 20-19 win over Edinboro on Sunday at the Recreation Athletic Complex. Mason (7-4, 3-2 EWL) defeated Edinboro (2-6, 1-3 EWL) for the first time in p...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- No. 1 Penn State (9-0, 5-0 B1G) took down home standing Indiana (4-9, 1-5 B1G) to close out a Big Ten road swing through the Hoosier state on Sunday. Penn State downed Indiana 35-9 in Bloomington to remain unbeaten on the year. Penn State won all but one off the contested bou...

  • LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- The No. 22 Lock Haven University wrestling team (5-2) won all 10 bouts and the Bald Eagles recorded their first shutout in 11 years in downing visiting Millersville University (2-6), 45-0. LHU recorded bonus points in six of 10 wins and posted its first shutout since January 5, ...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team ran its Southern Conference record to 2-0 with a 34-9 win over Davidson today. The Mocs scored bonus points in five of six wins after the Wildcats started the match with a forfeit at 125. Senior Alonzo Allen took the opening walkover for th...

  • KRANOYARSK, Russia -- For many years, the Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix has been the most prominent Open freestyle tournament in the world. Now, decades after the United States began attending this prestigious event, the U.S. has a three-time Yariguin champion. 2018 World bronze medalist Tamyra Mensah-S...

  • .CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Binghamton wrestling team heads home with back-to-back EIWA wins under its belt. The Bearcats took a dominating 33-14 victory over Harvard earlier in the afternoon before making the trip to Providence, Rhode Island where Binghamton won 19-15 over the Bears. "We've got a lo...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- In front of a capacity crowd inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall, No. 24 Lehigh scored bonus points in the final three bouts of the night to rally past No. 23 Arizona State 23-13 Saturday evening. The Mountain Hawks trailed 13-9 after seven bouts but senior Ryan Preisch tied t...

  • UNC tops Virginia
    from InterMat 01/27 3:05 AM

    CHAPEL HILL -- Chip Ness won his 11th straight home match Arena and redshirt freshman Jaime Hernandez picked up his second major decision of the year to help No. 17 North Carolina beat No. 25 Virginia, 22-13, Saturday night at Carmichael Arena. After Virginia's No. 5 Jack Mueller won via major deci...

  • NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Casey Cobb (So / Nampa, Idaho), Jared Prince (Jr/Safety Harbor, Fla.), Quentin Hovis (So/Poway, Calif.), Tanner Skidgel (So/Tulsa, Okla.) and Anthony Cable (Sr/Hughesville, Md.) each won individual titles to lead the Navy wrestling team to the 2019 All-Academy Championship crown S...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Back-to-back pins by Zach Hartman (157) and D.J. Hollingshead (165), and a clutch major decision by Drew Phipps (197), propelled the Bucknell wrestling team to a 22-18 comeback victory at Hofstra on Saturday night. The Bison (5-6, 3-3 EIWA) flipped a 12-0 deficit into an 18-12 ad...

  • Rider defeats Hofstra
    from InterMat 01/26 10:03 PM

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Anthony Cefolo (Florham Park, NJ/Hanover Park Regional) won his fifth-straight match, including three-straight by fall, as the Rider University wrestling team defeated Hofstra, 24-16, Saturday afternoon at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. With the win, the Broncs a...

  • Perry High School, home of one of the nation's all-time top wrestling programs, secured its 1,000th dual-meet win Tuesday, Jan. 22 -- an achievement only three other schools in the nation can match -- then notched victory No. 1,001 two nights later. What makes these incredible accomplishments all t...

  • KENT, Ohio -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team won seven matches on Saturday afternoon as the Bulls won their second straight match with a 28-13 victory at Kent State. Redshirt senior Kyle Akins got the afternoon started with a 10-2 major decision at 125 lbs and then Derek Spann followed it...

  • FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Bucknell wrestling team scored its first shutout since the 2015-16 campaign, rolling to a 40-0 victory at Sacred Heart on Saturday afternoon. The Bison (4-6, 2-3 EIWA) picked up bonus points in five of their 10 bouts to cruise past the Pioneers (5-3, 1-1 EIWA). Zach Hartman ...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Bonus points all over the lineup allowed Cornell head coach Rob Koll to win his 300th dual match as head coach of the Big Red as his 10th-ranked team dropped Brown 42-6 on Saturday morning at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Big Red improved to 10-2 on the season (2-0 Ivy) with i...

  • KRASNOYARSK, Russia -- Sarah Hildebrandt became the seventh woman in U.S. history to win the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix title, winning gold at 53 kilograms on Saturday in Russia. A 2018 Senior World silver medalist, Hildebrandt took on 2014 Junior World champion Natalya Malysheva of Russia in the cham...

  • Iowa rolls past Illinois
    from InterMat 01/26 6:57 AM

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois -- The fourth-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team rolled past No. 20 Illinois, 31-8, on Friday night at Huff Hall. Spencer Lee opened the dual with a fall, Sam Stoll closed with a fall, and somewhere in between Iowa got bonus points from Pat Lugo and Alex Marinelli, and fi...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- Fifth-ranked Mizzou Wrestling rounded out MAC competition with a perfect 7-0 record after downing Northern Illinois, 40-6, Friday evening at the Duke Ellington Ballroom at NIU's Holmes Student Center. Mizzou improved its winning streak to 34 consecutive duals, including an unblemishe...

  • CORVALLIS -- The Oregon State wrestling program improved to 2-0 all-time against Clackamas Community College on Friday night inside of Gill Coliseum. The Beavers (3-5, 1-1 Pac-12) defeated the Cougars (11-2) by a final score of 44-3. No. 3 125-pounder Ronnie Bresser started fast and never looked...

  • CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Josh Alber earned his 100th career win to help UNI wrestling stay perfect in Big 12 duals with a 38-6 win over Northern Colorado. The Panthers improved to 4-4 overall and 4-0 in the Big 12. UNC fell to 4-6, 0-4 in Big 12. Jay Schwarm (125 pounds) worked his way closer to a m...

  • RED LION, Pa. -- The Bald Eagles won six of 10 bouts including a dramatic third-period pin from Luke Werner (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) and a dominating tech fall from No. 20 Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs), and the No. 22 Lock Haven University wrestling team (4-2) rolled to a thrilli...

  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Snapping a five-match losing streak, the West Virginia University wrestling team posted a 2-0 showing on Friday evening, at Lockhart Arena, in Orem, Utah. The Mountaineers (4-11, 3-4 Big 12) picked up a 21-16 victory over CSU Bakersfield (4-7, 0-0 Pac-12) and claimed a 26-13 w...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Freshman heavyweight Mason Parris used a pair of takedowns to earn a decision win in the final match and seal the No. 6-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team's 19-17 victory over No. 2 Ohio State on Friday night (Jan. 25) in front of a crowd of 7,465 at the Schottenstein Cen...

  • BLACKSBURG -- 14th-ranked Korbin Myers' 5-3 upset over second-ranked Micky Phillippi of Pitt at 133 pounds lifted the No. 12 Hokies in a 27-6 victory over the No. 13 Panthers in front of 3,187 in Cassell Coliseum on Corps of Cadets Appreciation Night. The Hokies (6-2) won eight of the 10 matches a...

  • ODU rolls past SIUE
    from InterMat 01/26 4:08 AM

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Michael McGee, Trevon Majette and Tim Young all earned pins for the Monarchs on Friday night, where the Old Dominion (6-5, 4-2 MAC) wrestling team defeated SIUE (1-10, 1-5 MAC) 28-13 in a MAC dual. Opening the dual with bonus points, No. 18 McGee pinned his opponent in the third pe...

  • AMES, Iowa -- No. 15 Iowa State (7-1, 4-0 Big 12) remained undefeated in Big 12 dual wrestling action with a 25-6 win over Oklahoma (5-4, 1-2 Big 12) Friday night in Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones won eight of 10 matches and increased their dual winning streak to six matches, the best string since 2...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No. 18 Rutgers wrestling (8-4, 2-2) won six out of 10 bouts to defeat Michigan State (4-6, 1-4), 22-20, Friday night in front of 4,014 fans at the RAC. No. 2 Anthony Ashnault (149) and No. 5 Nick Suriano (133) both recorded tech falls against their opponents, while Peter Lipari...

  • MADISON, Wisc. -- The No 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the No.16 Wisconsin Badgers in the 96th edition of the border rivalry 27-13 to increase their all-time series lead to 62-32-1. It's the Gophers third straight victory and they remain undefeated away from home with a 5-0 record on the road...

  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- No. 1 Penn State (8-0, 4-0 B1G) continued its winning ways in a lopsided Big Ten road win at Purdue (5-6, 2-3 B1G) Friday night. The Nittany Lions won seven of ten bouts and picked up two pins on their way to the 30-10 victory over the Boilermakers. The dual began at 125. ...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. - The No. 8 NC State wrestling team opened up its ACC dual season with a 30-12 win over Duke in Reynolds Coliseum Friday night. The Wolfpack (13-2, 1-0 ACC) used four bonus point wins, including a pin (141 pounds) and a tech fall (125). The ACC dual started at heavyweight, and the Pa...

  • The Sacred Heart University wrestling team earned a 43-9 victory over visiting American International College Friday evening at the Pitt Center. The victory improves the Pioneers to 5-2 on the year, while the Yellow Jackets fall to 0-9 Will Schmidt scored first points in the opening round of his b...

  • Pat Whitcomb, long-time head wrestling coach at the No. 4-ranked junior college mat program in the country, and his former employer, North Idaho College, don't seem to be able to see eye-to-eye on his recent, abrupt departure from the school where he was a two-time national champion wrestler in the ...

  • KRASNOYARSK, Russia -- Two Americans -- Victoria Anthony and Thomas Gilman -- won bronze in their respective weight classes at the Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix in Russia on Friday. Anthony began the medal run for the USA, winning bronze at 50 kilograms. A two-time Junior World champion and two-time U....

  • The Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix is taking place in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, this week The United World Wrestling Ranking Series kicked off this week with the 2019 edition of the Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The Ranking Series tournament awards ranking points to the top finishers in Ran...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- North Dakota State 165 Andrew Fogarty, 133 Cam Sykora and 125 Brent Fleetwood each had bonus point wins and 157 Luke Weber came up with a last-second decision as the Bison defeated host Central Michigan 24-15 in a non-conference dual at McGuirk Arena on Thursday, Jan. 24. ...

  • Dylan Palacio celebrates after winning in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Episode 15 talks with the always interesting Dylan Palacio. A two-time All-American at Cornell, Palacio's personality has been on display since his wrestling days in high school. At Cornel...

  • Kevin Dresser coaching at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Kevin Dresser doesn't believe in moral victories. When his Iowa State Cyclones nearly upset the third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes early in the season, Dresser was anything but satisfied. His takeaw...

  • Oklahoma State's Daton Fix leads Division I in technical falls (Photo/Juan Garcia) The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were pre...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Citadel Wrestling took down Southern Conference opponent Gardner-Webb this Wednesday and improved to 1-0 in the SoCon for the first time since 2015. With the experimental NCAA rule allowing weight classes to be chosen in an alternating manner by head coaches, the final we...

  • AUSTIN, Texas -- USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, and FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, have announced that tickets are now available online to the general public for both 2019 Final X events through FinalX.tv Final ...

  • The end of January is fast approaching. For one state (Indiana), this weekend marks the start of its individual state wrestling tournament series. For some other states, this is the last weekend of the regular season. Below is the list of scheduled competitions for the nationally ranked teams during...

  • Gavin Teasdale battles Patrick Glory at Beat the Streets in New York (Photo/Juan Garcia) Gavin Teasdale, Penn State 125-pound freshman who had yet to take to the mat for the defending NCAA team champions, is transferring, head coach Cael Sanderson confirmed late Tuesday afternoon. "Gavin is not gon...

  • RUDIS, the fastest growing athletic apparel brand in wrestling, continues to invest in wrestling and the Olympic Dream by signing its first female wrestler, Sarah Hildebrandt. Hildebrandt's most recent stand out silver medal performance at the 2018 World Championships in Budapest compliments her ma...

  • The 1975 Mocs with head coach Jim Morgan and All-Americans Randy Batten, John Kavelage, David Weeks and Turner Jackson. Jim Morgan and John Farr -- two men who shared University of Tennessee Chattanooga wrestling heritage and made major contributions to the sport in the Volunteer State and beyond -...

  • Former amateur wrestling champions Henry Cejudo and Gregor Gillespie both came out winners by TKO in their respective bouts at UFC Fight Night 143 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Saturday night. In the main event, Cejudo, 2008 Olympic gold medalist in men's freestyle wrestling, needed just ove...

  • Pat Whitcomb lifts Taylor Kornoely after winning the NCAA title at heavyweight (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Pat Whitcomb is out as head wrestling coach at No. 4-ranked North Idaho College, the school in Coeur d' Alene announced Thursday afternoon. Whitcomb, who had led NIC to four NJCAA (Nat...

  • Gable Steveson with Brock Lesnar It's not everyday that two brief videos of two heavyweights going at it in a college wrestling room could stir up so much interest -- and speculation -- well beyond the amateur wrestling world. The two titans: Brock Lesnar ... and Gable Steveson. This past week, Le...

  • The 2019 NCAA Division I Championships will take place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh It's not easy to get into the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. That's long been true for wrestlers who dream of taking to the mat at the Nationals. And, for fans who want to take in the action in person...

  • CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The No. 9 Sun Devil Wrestling team headed to the Pacific Northwest to open their Pac-12 schedule, coming away with a 20-13 win at Oregon State. The Sun Devils are now 24-18 all-time vs. the Beavers, improving to 8-9 in Corvallis. ASU wins their second straight in Corvallis after f...

  • FRESNO, Calif. - Winning nine of 10 matches, including five by bonus points and three via falls, the Bulldog Wrestling team downed Big 12 foe South Dakota State, 38-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Save Mart Center. Fresno State (6-6, 3-3 B12) won its second dual in three days and notched its first-eve...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The West Coast suited Northern Colorado wrestling this weekend, as they rallied to defeat CSU Bakersfield, 17-16 and go 2-0 on the road trip. UNC kept the momentum from Friday against the roadrunners, rallying with two wins in the final matches to erase a 16-11 deficit. "I'm ...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- After being tied at 10 after the first five matches, the Army West Point wrestling team won the final five matches of the evening to capture a 28-10 victory over Penn on Sunday afternoon at the Palestra. The Black Knights improved to 5-2 on the season and 5-0 in EIWA matches, while...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy wrestling team (4-2, 2-1 EIWA) suffered its first setback in conference action with a 28-6 loss to Lehigh (5-7, 4-1 EIWA), but regrouped to post a 22-16 victory over Duke (2-2) in the second match of a rare doubleheader Sunday afternoon held at Alumni Hall. "Our Superinte...

  • EDWARDSVIILE, Ill. -- Central Michigan recorded three pins and won two other matches by major decision on Sunday as the Chippewas defeated Southern Illinois Edwardsville, 32-10, in a Mid-American Conference dual meet. The Chippewas won seven matches in improving to 3-4, 2-2. They bounced back from...

  • CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI stayed perfect in the Big 12 with a 29-9 win over Air Force. The Panthers got bonus points from Jay Schwarm, Max Thomsen, Bryce Steiert, Taylor Lujan and Drew Foster. UNI now leads the series 6-2 with Air Force and improved to 3-4 overall, 3-0 Big 12. Air Force is now 4-...

  • BOONE, N.C. -- No. 18 Andrew Morgan's major decision propelled Campbell to a 19-17 win at Appalachian State Sunday at Varsity Gym. The matchup of the previous two SoCon team champions (Campbell in 2017, App State in 2018) included four extra time bouts and came down to the day's final match. Campbe...

  • Lexington, SC -- The Hofstra Wrestling team wrapped up their eight-match road swing with two more victories on Sunday at Lexington High School. The Pride defeated the Wildcats of Davidson, 33-8 in the first of two matches before topping the Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb, 32-13 in the second match. Six H...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Lehigh ran its dual winning streak to five and completed a weekend sweep of EIWA foes in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area with a convincing 28-6 win over Navy Sunday at Alumni Hall. The Mountain Hawks won eight of 10 bouts on the day, including four major decisions to move to 5-7 ...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team posted a 32-8 win over VMI in Maclellan Gym today. The Mocs won eight of 10 matches to improve to 3-5 overall and 1-0 in Southern Conference action. Watch the full MocsVision broadcast replay on the SoCon Digital Network here. Head coach K...

  • NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Binghamton wrestling team had some fun in the Big Apple today, clinching a 23-12 victory over Columbia to win their second straight dual. "I'm really proud of the way our athletes wrestled this weekend," head coach Kyle Borshoff said. "Today ws a fantastic effort against Colu...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 6-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team continued its perfect start to the 2018-19 season, claiming seven individual matches en route to a 23-9 win over No. 18 Purdue on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 20) in front of 1,756 fans at Cliff Keen Arena. The Wolverines improved...

  • NORFOLK, Va. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team earned a hard-fought 19-12 victory at Old Dominion on Sunday afternoon to secure its first Mid-American Conference win of the season. Trailing 12-10 in the dual, the Bulls won the day's final three matches to pull out the victory. After dropp...

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Wrestling at home for the first time in more than a month, the Virginia wrestling team (11-6) picked up another victory, defeating Ohio (3-4) on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Gym. Virginia won seven weight classes, including four bonus-point victories, in taking down the Bobc...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- No. 1 Penn State (7-0, 3-0 B1G) took care of No. 7 Nebraska (8-3, 2-2 B1G) in a marquee Big Ten dual meet on Sunday. The Nittany Lions downed the visiting Cornhuskers 25-6 in sold out Rec Hall, winning eight of ten bouts in a dual that featured 16 ranked wrestlers. Penn St...

  • MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- No. 16 Iowa State (6-1, 3-0 Big 12) was not troubled by West Virginia (2-11, 2-4 Big 12) on Sunday afternoon as the Cyclones blew past the Mountaineers, 36-3. ISU won nine out of the 10 bouts with two victories by fall, one by technical fall and one by major decision. The dual...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Golden Gophers wrestling team took down Big Ten foe Northwestern 29-12 with two pins and seven overall bout victories for their second victory of the weekend. After forfeiting the first bout due to injury the Gophers started hot with two consecutive first period pins from 133-...

  • FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Following an early back-and-forth battle, Franklin & Marshall's wrestling team rallied late with wins in the final two bouts but fell short in heartbreaking fashion with a tough 19-18 loss against Sacred Heart on Sunday in EIWA competition. The road defeat wrapped up a three-ma...

  • WASHINGTON -- The Lehigh wrestling team rode a fast start to pick up its fourth straight dual meet win as the Mountain Hawks won the first six bouts and seven overall in a 25-12 triumph at American Saturday at Bender Arena. The Mountain Hawks won the first three key swing bouts by decision and senio...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team picked up a pair of dominating victories at The Citadel Duals at McAlister Field House Saturday afternoon. "We went in pursuit of points today," said NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig. "It was a good day for the team. The guys competed fo...

  • NC State fends off Drexel
    from InterMat 01/20 1:56 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The No. 8 NC State Wrestling team used four bonus point wins to secure a 25-16 win over visiting Drexel in the final non-conference dual of the year Saturday night in Reynolds Coliseum. The dual started at 125 pounds, and the two teams split a pair of decisions to open the dual. R...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Bucknell wrestling team cruised to a 35-3 victory over Harvard on Saturday afternoon at the Malkin Athletic Center. The Bison (3-5, 1-2 EIWA) won nine of 10 bouts, scoring bonus points in three of them, to spoil the Crimson's (0-3, 0-1 EIWA) home and EIWA opener. For Bucknell...

  • Oklahoma State downs Pitt
    from InterMat 01/19 11:25 PM

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Oklahoma State wrestling team defeated Pittsburgh in Fitzgerald Field House on Saturday to maintain its unblemished dual record. Four Cowboys recorded bonus-point wins, and Wyatt Sheets notched a decision win over 10th-ranked Taleb Rahmani, in the 33-9 victory. Redshirt sop...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Fifth-ranked Mizzou Wrestling earned its eighth consecutive conference championship and second consecutive MAC regular season title after defeating Central Michigan, 32-15, Saturday (Jan. 19) at Mizzou Arena. With the win, Mizzou is now a perfect 13-0 on the season and has now won f...

  • NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Despite missing nearly half its lineup, No. 10 Cornell was able to keep its Ivy win streak intact with a 30-10 victory over Columbia on Saturday afternoon at Blue Gym at the Dodge Fitness Center. The Big Red won its final three matches, two with bonus points attached, to extend its...

  • Senior Jon Viruet posted a pin at 165 pounds, and senior CJ LaFragola tallied a technical fall at 184 pounds to propel Brown past Franklin & Marshall, 21-18, in an EIWA dual meet on Saturday morning. The Bears won the dual's first three bouts to take a 10-0 lead and registered bonus-point wins fro...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The eighth-ranked Wyoming wrestling team earned its seventh consecutive win on Friday night, defeating Big 12 foe Air Force, 33-3, in the UniWyo Sports Complex. "I saw a lot of those matchups that could be tight," head coach Mark Branch said. "Consistently, they came out and wrest...

  • SAN LUIS OBISOP, Calif. -- Friday night started with a bang for Northern Colorado wrestling, as they defeated Cal Poly, 28-13. Robert Winters Jr. and No. 17 Rico Montoya opened the dual with back-to-back falls and the team won six bouts to claim the victory. "I thought today was the best this team ...

  • OREM, Utah -- Winning seven matches, including four by bonus points, the Fresno State Wrestling team knocked off No. 23 Utah Valley, 26-10 on Friday evening at Lockhart Arena. With the win, Fresno State improves to 5-6 overall and 2-3 in Big 12 duals this season while knocking off its first nationa...

  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The 18th-ranked Purdue wrestling team made it nine straight over Indiana, beating the Hoosiers 18-11 at Mackey Arena on Friday to open #BeatIU weekend. The Boilermakers won three weights early in the dual and closed with three wins in the upper weights to lift their record to...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The fourth-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team won eight-of-10 matches to defeat No. 20 Rutgers, 30-6, on Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa scored bonus points in three wins, including a pair of first-period falls by Spencer Lee and Alex Marinelli, but it was a dec...

  • LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia wrestling team (10-6) hit the 40-point mark in a dual for the third time this season on Friday night, taking a 40-5 victory over VMI (2-9) at Cormack Hall. It closed a stretch of nine consecutive duals on the road for the Cavaliers. Virginia will return to action on S...

  • MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- Oklahoma State furthered its undefeated dual streak Friday night when it took nine of 10 bouts against West Virginia at the WVU Coliseum. The Cowboys notched two falls and two technical falls to defeat the Big 12 opponent, 40-3. Derek White notched his sixth career fall over...

  • MADISON, Wisc. -- Northwestern pulled off an impressive upset of No. 11 Wisconsin Friday night, taking down the Badgers, 25-18, on their home mat. NU was victorious in six of the ten bouts, winning each of the first two as well as the last two to seal the result. The win was the second of the seas...

  • Ohio topples Kent State
    from InterMat 01/19 4:32 AM

    ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio wrestling team (3-3, 1-1 MAC) earned its first Mid-American Conference victory of the 2018-19 season as it toppled Kent State (6-11, 1-3 MAC), 24-12, in the annual grudge match between the two rivals this evening at the Convocation Center. "It's bragging rights for the year...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The No. 6-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team claimed eight matches, earning bonus points in four to roll to a dominant 30-10 over in-state rival Michigan State on Friday night (Jan. 18) at Jenison Field House. The Wolverines improved to 7-0 with the win. Senior/juni...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The Edinboro wrestling team saw bonus point wins from Carmine Ciotti (141 lbs.), Jacob Oliver (174 lbs.) and Jon Spaulding (285 lbs.) as the Fighting Scots picked up a 24-13 win over visiting Cleveland State Friday night at McComb Fieldhouse. Edinboro improved to 2-5 overall and 1-2...

  • VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton wrestling team claimed its first dual victory over the season tonight in a 24-12 battle over Penn. The Bearcats won seven out of 10 contested bouts, two by bonus point, to seal the deal. "It's always nice to get the first win of the season out of the way," head coach...

  • College Park, M.D. -- The #7 Nebraska Cornhuskers won eight out of the ten matches against the Maryland Terrapins to take a 37-6 victory on Friday night at the Xfinity Center. NU won five of those eight matches by bonus points, not including a forfeit by Maryland at 174 pounds. "The team competed w...

  • Minnesota downs Illinois
    from InterMat 01/19 2:31 AM

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The No 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers took down No.17 Illinois on the backs of six victories, including two pins and two major decisions. The victory is the Gophers ninth of the season and their second in Big Ten competition. They bounce back from a 24-10 loss to No.4 Iowa. 157-pou...

  • Davit Modzmanashvili, who was awarded the silver medal in men's freestyle competition at 120 kilograms/264 pounds at the 2012 London Olympics, has been stripped of his medal. Davit Modzmanashvili Wrestling for Georgia, Modzmanashvili was disqualified after a re-analysis of his samples from London ...

  • Logan Storley, a four-time NCAA All-American wrestler for the University of Minnesota, has been added to the fight card at Bellator 216 in Connecticut next month. Logan Storley, 26, will face Ion Pascu in a welterweight (170-pound) bout at Bellator 216 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on S...

  • Mason Parris picked up a win against Illinois to improve to 20-3 (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Mason Parris was in eighth grade when Amar Dhesi started his college career at Oregon State. But that didn't stop Parris from believing he could knock off the top-ranked Dhesi when Parris made hi...

  • Daton Fix and Nick Suriano's match this past Sunday lasted over 30 minutes (Photo/Juan Garcia) Last weekend's mega match between Daton Fix and Nick Suriano lasted just about 31 minutes, produced no offensive points, and ended in overtime based on the assessment of a penalty point. In the minutes t...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Fifth-ranked Mizzou Wrestling extended its winning streak to 32 consecutive duals as it earned a top-15 win by toppling No. 14 Northern Iowa, 29-12, Thursday night at the Hearnes Center. Mizzou is now 12-0 this season and has not lost a dual since Feb. 12, 2017, which coincidentally...

  • Iowa State tops Rider
    from InterMat 01/18 3:21 AM

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- No. 21 Iowa State (5-1, 2-0 Big 12) opened up a two-match road trip with a victory at Rider (4-3, 2-0 EWL), 29-17. The Cyclones took seven out of 10 bouts on the night, winning five of those by bonus-point margin. ISU is now 4-0 in their last four duals. At 125-pounds, Alex M...

  • Seth Koleno picked up a quick pin (Photo/Ashby Diaz) CLARION, Pa. -- The Clarion wrestling team went off for three pins and closed out their home schedule with a victory, defeating George Mason 27-16 at Marwick-Boyd Auditorium on Thursday night. The Golden Eagles (5-4, 2-0 EWL) close out their home...

  • Lucas Weiland (Photo/Gary Rissler) PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Army West Point wrestling team sprinted out to a big lead en route to a 32-6 road victory against Brown on Thursday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Black Knights improved to 4-2 on the season and 4-0 against Eastern Intercolleg...

  • Seth Gross (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Seth Gross of South Dakota State will not be wrestling for a second consecutive NCAA title in March. Gross, who last competed on Nov. 11, will miss the remainder of the season due to injury. He developed spondylolisthesis. Gross is schedul...

  • In four season of the present iteration of the Suburban League in Northeast Ohio, Brecksville and Wadsworth are each 24-0 in American Division dual meets where they do not face each other. All of those dual meets have been decisive blowouts. When the two teams collide, the dual meet has been tightly...

  • Lock Haven's Kyle Shoop is tied with Oklahoma State's Daton Fix for the most technical falls (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestl...

  • The middle of January is here, and it's already the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Crunch time is fast approaching with at least one state ready to start its individual state tournament series next weekend. Below is the list of scheduled competition that appear in the Fab 50 national high s...

  • AUSTIN, Texas -- Today, USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, and FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, have announced that the general public will be able to order tickets for the two 2019 Final X events starting on Tuesday, ...

  • AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser announced today the short-term addition of Ben Durbin as the new Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Iowa State wrestling team. Durbin has spent the last two years competing on the senior circuit under the Cyclone Regional Training Center. B...

  • Scott Parker defeated Wyoming's Mantorie Bridges to place seventh at the 2018 NCAAs (Photo/Juan Garcia) The wrestling career of Lehigh's Scott Parker has come to an end. The two-time All-American has battled a shoulder injury that will prevent him from competing. He posted a message on Twitter anno...

  • Daton Fix edged Nick Suriano at 133 pounds (Photo/Juan Garcia) PISCATAWAY, N.J.-- Cowboy Daton Fix defeated No. 3 Nick Suriano in a packed Rutgers Athletic Center, helping the Cowboys to a 26-5 defeat of the Scarlett Knights on Sunday afternoon. Oklahoma State won eight of 10 bouts to secure the win...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy wrestling team (3-1, 2-0 EIWA) won seven matches, including three by way of fall, to secure a 30-12 victory over Hofstra (1-6, 0-2 EIWA) Sunday evening at Alumni Hall. The Mids dropped the first match of the dual, but won six straight to take a 24-3 lead and never looked b...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The 11th-ranked Wyoming wrestling team earned its sixth-straight win on Sunday afternoon, fighting off Oregon State in a thrilling, 22-16 win inside the UniWyo Sports Complex. The win marks the Pokes' third-straight win in the series with the Beavers. The Cowboys (10-3) won six of...

  • BROOKINGS, S.D. -- The 18th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team shutout South Dakota State Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena, 34-0. With the win, Pitt improves to 8-0 on the year, while SDSU drops to 1-5 overall. The Panthers have now avenged all non-conference losses from a year ago. P...

  • Alex Marinelli earned a fall at 165 pounds (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) MINNEAPOLIS -- The fourth-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defended the Governor's Border Belt on Sunday at Minnesota, defeating the eighth-ranked Gophers, 24-10, at a sold out Maturi Pavilion. Iowa won seven-of...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind.-- The Indiana wrestling team opened their new arena, Wilkinson Hall in dramatic fashion, with a 36-3 victory over Maryland on Sunday. Key Moments • Jake Kleimola started the match off with a victory at 197 pounds to put the Hoosiers up 3-0 in the dual. • Paul Konrath...

  • AMES, Iowa -- No. 21 Iowa State (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) defeated Fresno State (4-6, 1-3 Big 12), 31-6 in wrestling action Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State won eight of 10 matches contested, including four with bonus points (one fall, one technical fall, two major decisions). Ian Parker se...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 2 Ohio State (7-0, 3-0 B1G) posted 37 unanswered team points to close out a 37-4 triumph over Michigan State (4-4, 1-2 B1G). The Buckeyes dropped Bout 1 before rattling off nine consecutive victories, including six wins accompanied by bonus points (three major decisions, two te...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team earned its first Mid-American Conference victory of the season when it scored a 28-6 win over SIUE at Chick Evans Field House Sunday. "I think we've been building towards some things the whole season," said NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig....

  • CLARION, Pa. -- Toby Cahill pinned Bruce Graeber 12 seconds into the third period, clinching Clarion's team victory as the Golden Eagles defeated Bloomsburg 22-15 at Marwick-Boyd Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. Clarion (4-4, 1-0 EWL) will close out their three-match homestand on Thursday when they ...

  • WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Army West Point wrestling team opened its home dual schedule with a 30-7 victory over Binghamton at Gillis Field House on Sunday afternoon. The Black Knights improved to 3-2 on the year and 3-0 in duals against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) opponents....

  • LEXINGTON, Va. -- Pins by De'Andre Swinson-Barr and Angel Najar led Appalachian State's wrestling team as eight of its nine wins produced bonus points in a 43-6 road victory against VMI on Sunday. App State (4-5, 2-0) increased its winning streak in SoCon duals to 18 matches in advance of next Sun...

  • PHILADELPHIA - The Drexel wrestling team (4-4, 1-1 EIWA) outlasted the Penn Quakers (1-3, 0-1 EIWA) on Sunday afternoon from the Palestra on Penn's campus as the Dragons' claimed their fourth-straight Cheesesteak Trophy victory over Penn with a 16-15 final. The Dragons received decision wins by No...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 1 Penn State (6-0, 2-0 B1G) defeated No. 19 Wisconsin (6-3, 1-3 B1G) in a Big Ten home dual on Sunday. Nearly 6,600 fans watched in sold out Rec Hall as Penn State took down the Badgers 24-13 to remain unbeaten on the year. Penn State, which trailed at the midway point of a...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The No. 9 NC State wrestling team got four bonus point wins and cruised past visiting West Virginia, 26-10, Sunday afternoon at Reynolds Coliseum. R-So. Hayden Hidlay scored a pin at 157 pounds, and R-Sr. Jamel Morris (141) and R-So. Daniel Bullard (174) both scored 16-0 tech fall w...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- The George Mason wrestling team defeated The Citadel, 31-18, on Sunday at the Recreation Athletic Center in Fairfax, Va. Mason (6-3, 2-1 EWL) fell behind in the match when The Citadel (0-4) recorded a pin a 133 pounds in the first bout of the afternoon. At 141 pounds, freshman Juli...

  • Virginia Tech claimed the Virginia Duals title HAMPTON, Va. -- No. 13 Virginia Tech handed in-state foe Virginia a 37-5 defeat to win the 2019 Virginia Duals title at the Hampton Coliseum on Saturday night. The Hokies (5-2) won nine of the 10 bouts with five going for bonus points. The win marked ...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 6-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team was victorious in its return to Crisler Center, claiming seven matches to cruise to a 28-10 win against No. 19 Illinois on Saturday night (Jan. 12) in front of a season-high crowd of 4,026. The Wolverines took six of the last...

  • Lincoln, Neb. - The 11th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the No. 14 Northern Iowa Panthers in front of a record Tumble N' Rumble crowd of 4,699 Saturday night at the Devaney Center. With the win, Nebraska is now undefeated in its last 13 duals against UNI (12-0-1). The night started out on a ...

  • RALEIGH and DURHAM, N.C. -- Senior 184-pounder CJ LaFragola posted a pair of major decisions as Brown University wrestling defeated Duke University, 24-15, and fell to No. 12 North Carolina State University, 29-10, on Saturday at Cameroon Indoor Stadium and PNC Arena respectively. Concluding their...

  • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- The Rider University wrestling team won seven of 10 bouts to earn a 25-11 dual victory over Edinboro Saturday night at Alumni Gymnasium. The win was the Broncs' (4-2, 2-0 EWL) second-straight over the Fighting Scots (1-5, 0-2 EWL). Rider won the first six bouts to open a comm...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- The Oklahoma wrestling team upset No. 9/9/16/16 (Flo/Trackwrestling/InterMat/NWCA) Arizona State 21-19 Saturday to take third at the Virginia Duals. On day two, OU defeated Old Dominion 27-14 in the consolation semifinal. That win set the Sooners up for a rematch with Arizona State....

  • WASHINGTON -- Tanner Harvey earned a first-period pin in the 184-pound bout to lift American University to a 26-10 victory over Columbia in a dual wrestling match Saturday at Bender Arena. The win was the Eagles' first in the dual-match season and improved their record to 1-3 and 1-1 in the Eastern...

  • Pitt takes down NDSU
    from InterMat 01/13 4:12 AM

    FARGO, N.D. -- The 18th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team earned its seventh win of the year Saturday evening as the Panthers defeated No. 23 North Dakota State, 22-11. With the win, Pitt improves to 7-0 on the year for the first time since the 1986-87 season. North Dakota State moves...

  • GUNNISON, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team went a perfect 3-0 at the 29th Annual Borah Duals Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12, at Mountaineer Field House on the campus of Western Colorado University. The Falcons (4-2) knocked off the host Mountaineers, 46-6 and 29-9, while also defeating Sim...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The No. 9 NC State wrestling team scored five straight bonus point wins, including three straight technical falls, and defeated visiting Brown, 29-10, Saturday afternoon at the PNC Arena. The dual started at 285 pounds, and the Bears picked up decisions at heavyweight and 125 poun...

  • STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford prevailed in a pair of duals, upsetting No. 22 Utah Valley (20-19) and avenging last year's loss to Harvard (26-12), Saturday, at Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal improved to 5-0 on the season, while the Wolverines are now 7-6 and the Crimson dropped to 0-2. Five Stanford...

  • RICHMOND, VA. - Bonus points from Noah Gonser, Josh Heil, Austin Murphy and Andrew Morgan powered Campbell over Franklin & Marshall 29-12 at the Rumble on the River, hosted by St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Va. Saturday. The Camels jumped out to an 8-0 lead after Korbin Meink's 5-1 decision ...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- In a tightly-contested dual that came down to overtime in the final bout, Lehigh knocked off No. 7 Cornell 19-16 in the annual Billy Sheridan Memorial Dual in front of 1,820 Saturday inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall. The Mountain Hawks and Big Red were knotted at 16-16 th...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- Redshirt sophomore B.C. LaPrade's upset of No. 6 Larry Early at 157 pounds propelled No. 13 Virginia Tech to a 31-9 victory over Old Dominion to advance to the finals of the Virginia Duals on Saturday evening. The Hokies (4-2) won eight of 10 matches in the dual with three going fo...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- The Virginia wrestling team (9-5) used three bonus-point victories, including two wins by pin, on the way to a 23-16 victory over No. 16 Arizona State (2-5) in the semifinals of the Virginia Duals on Saturday afternoon. The win sets up a dual against No. 13 Virginia Tech (4-2) in to...

  • PRINCETON, N.J. -- Oklahoma State wrestling notched four bonus-point wins, pushing its way past the 25th-ranked Princeton Tigers at Jadwin Gymnasium, 27-12, on Saturday afternoon. Derek White and Jacobe Smith gave the Cowboys a late push with two first-period falls after Daton Fix and Kaid Brock pic...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- No. 14 Fighting Illini Wrestling won its first Big Ten matchup of the season at Michigan State in an 18-15 thriller on Friday night. With the score tied 15-15 heading into the final match, the Illini looked to redshirt senior leader and nationally-ranked No. 2 Emery Parker to ...

  • ATHENS, Ohio - No. 5 Missouri Wrestling (11-0, 5-0) mounted a comeback to defeat MAC opponent Ohio on Friday night, with a final score of 30-12. This victory extended the Tigers' regular season win streak to 31 duals and keeps the Tigers undefeated during the 2018-19 season. Mizzou Wrestling remain...

  • GREELEY, Colo. -- The Oregon State wrestling team got things back on track on Friday night with a nonconference dual win inside of Bank of Colorado Arena at Northern Colorado. The Beavers (2-3, 1-0 Pac-12) ended a three match losing streak with a 27-12 decision win over the Bears (2-5, 0-3 Big 12)...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- In its first-ever home Mid-American Conference match, the SIUE Cougars are winners. The Cougars picked up their first victory of the season with a 20-16 triumph over Buffalo. SIUE is now 1-7 overall and 1-1 in the MAC. "We're very excited," said SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates....

  • BROOKINGS, S.D. - Bonus points at four weights propelled No. 14 UNI wrestling to a 30-10 win over South Dakota State. UNI improved to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12 while SDSU fell 1-4 overall and 0-2 in Big 12 duals. The Panthers jumped out to big early lead with a first-period fall by Jay S...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 1 Penn State (5-0, 1-0 B1G) opened up Big Ten dual meet action with a convincing win at No. 11 Northwestern (2-5, 0-2 B1G) on Friday night. The Nittany Lions, under the direction of veteran head coach Cael Sanderson, rolled to a 33-8 victory for their 50th straight dual meet w...

  • Rutgers topples Wisconsin
    from InterMat 01/12 4:46 AM

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No. 24 Rutgers wrestling (7-2, 1-1) earned its signature win of the season, defeating No. 10 Wisconsin (6-2, 1-2), 17-16, Friday night in front of 4,563 fans at the RAC. With the dual ending in a five-five split, the Scarlet Knights secured their first Big Ten Conference victory ...

  • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- The Rider University wrestling team had a solid day on the mat on Friday, winning a pair of duals at Alumni Gymnasium. The Broncs (3-2, 1-0 EWL) started the day with a resounding, 33-5, victory over conference foe Cleveland State before topping regional rival Drexel, 21-13, in...

  • Princeton tops UNC
    from InterMat 01/12 4:31 AM

    With a lead and Patrick Brucki looming, Princeton knew it needed one more big victory in its upset bid of No. 15 North Carolina Friday night in Princeton. Travis Stefanik was more than happy to provide that win, and it was one that nearly took the roof of Jadwin Gym. The Princeton freshman came up...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- In its first home action in nearly six weeks, Lehigh piled up the bonus points in a 34-12 win over Bucknell Friday night inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall. The Mountain Hawks won seven bouts, scoring bonus points in five, including three first period pins to post their secon...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- No. 2 Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 B1G) steamrolled the Indiana Hoosiers (3-7, 0-3 B1G) in University Gym's final collegiate wrestling match, departing with a 43-3 win. Half the Buckeyes pinned their conference foe. The five falls are the most by Ohio State in a dual since racking up a ...

  • Bloomsburg edges Edinboro
    from InterMat 01/12 4:31 AM

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Bloomsburg University wrestling team won its second consecutive dual on Friday night as it edged the visiting Fighting Scots of Edinboro University, 21-19, at the Nelson Field House in an Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) contest. Bloomsburg improved to 2-4 overall and 1-2 agains...

  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- With the full lineup back in action, No. 17 Purdue powered its way past Maryland 28-10 in its first dual of the season at Holloway Gymnasium on Friday. The Boilermakers captured seven weights, picking up bonus points in four bouts, as they evened their record at 4-4 overall a...

  • The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers wrestling dual against Iowa at Noon on Sunday January 13, 2019 has sold out. The last Gopher wrestling sell out occurred on Feb. 9, 2014 when the No. 3 Gophers toppled No.1 Penn State 18-17 for a share of the 2014 Big Ten Dual Meet Championship. Current m...

  • DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Senior 165-pounder Jon Viruet, sophomore 174-pounder AJ Pedro, and senior 197-pounder Tucker Ziegler all posted pins as Brown University wrestling defeated Davidson College, 39-3, on Friday afternoon at Belk Arena in its first dual meet of the season. Opening a three-match trip t...

  • It's not necessarily the kind of official's call that will generate the level of mainstream media coverage and social media discussion of, say, December's incident where a New Jersey high school wrestler had his dreadlocks cut off by a team trainer so that he could wrestle the match, per the mat off...

  • HAMPTON, Va. - No. 13 Virginia Tech won nine of 10 bouts in its 35-4 victory over Chattanooga in the first round of the Virginia Duals on Friday morning at the Hampton Coliseum. The Hokies (3-2) had three bonus point victories, including two by fall, and won nine straight matches after dropping th...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- Collecting their fourth-straight win of the season on Friday afternoon, the Old Dominion (4-2, 3-1 MAC) wrestling team defeated Kent State, 30-10 in the first round of the Virginia Duals. The Monarchs are set to face No. 13 Virginia Tech on Saturday at 2 p.m. Starting off the dual w...

  • HAMPTON, Va. --The Cavaliers opened the Virginia Duals with a strong performance on Friday morning, advancing in the bracket as Virginia (8-5) took a 32-12 win over No. 20 Lock Haven (2-1) at the Hampton Coliseum. Virginia won seven weight classes, including six bonus-point victories highlighted by...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- No. 9 Arizona State Wrestling won six matches, including three by bonus points, cruising to a 25-12 victory over Oklahoma to open the 2019 Virginia Duals. The early second half of the Sun Devils' lineup proved to be the difference maker, clinching the match for ASU as they tacked o...

  • It's early January and that means the high school season is winding down, the NCAA wrestling season is heating up, and the international wrestling season is about to go to Siberia. Let us not loiter. To your questions … Carver-Hawkeye Arena is home to the Iowa Hawkeyes (Photo/Mark Lundy, ...

  • AUSTIN, Texas -- Today, USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, and FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, have announced which weight classes will be assigned to the two Final X events for 2019 Final X: Rutgers will be hosted at...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Columbia wrestling team came away with a pair of dual wins Thursday at George Mason, first topping Cleveland State 34-12, before besting the home team, 24-21. With the result, the Lions are now 4-0 in duals, with another one up at American at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. "I'm proud of...

  • Devin Carter was a three-time All-American and NCAA finalist (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) BLACKSBURG -- Head coach Tony Robie announced Thursday that Hokie legend Devin Carter has been added to the Virginia Tech coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Carter was a four-time ACC ...

  • Devin Winston defeated Abe Assad at Who's Number One (Photo/Juan Garcia) The University of Minnesota received a commitment from Devin Winston (Park Hill, Mo.), the nation's No. 30 senior recruit. He made his announcement on Twitter. I'd like to announce my verbal commitment to the University Of Min...

  • Coach Israel Martinez leads No. 5 Montini Catholic (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The first edition of the Beat the Streets Brawl is being hosted by Oak Park River Forest High School, which is just outside of Chicago as a fundraiser for the Beat the Streets Chicago program. Mike Powell, the ...

  • FARGO, N.D. -- No. 21 Iowa State went on the road and came away with a very impressive 29-7 conference victory over No. 24 North Dakota State. Iowa State would never trail, while winning eight of ten bouts in this dual. The action got underway at 157 pounds with Iowa State's Chase Straw taking on N...

  • CLARION, Pa. -- The Clarion wrestling team officially turned the calendar page to 2019 with a convincing home win, defeating LIU Post 39-7 at Marwick-Boyd Auditorium on Wednesday evening. The Golden Eagles (3-4) will open EWL action on Sunday when they host Bloomsburg for Senior Day. The match is ...

  • CMU's Matt Stencel tops the leaderboard in falls with 12 (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released the debut standings for the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inaugural ...

  • It's pretty rare of a TV network to take viewers inside a high school wrestling room. Perhaps rarer still when the TV network is Deutsche Welle of Germany ... and the wrestling room is located inside the U.S. wrestling hotbed of Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, the English-language version of DW shown in...

  • BOONE, N.C. -- Fresh off a long-awaited Southern Scuffle medal stand appearance that fulfilled an individual goal, Appalachian State senior wrestler Randall Diabe gave the Mountaineers an immediate lift in their Southern Conference opener Tuesday. Diabe began App State's 39-10 home victory against...

  • The 2019 NCAA Division I Championships will take place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh As we start a new year -- and enter the heart of the college wrestling season -- there might not be a better time to set our sights on the next four NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Here's a sneak peek a...

  • In less than two weeks, the first-ever girls' state wrestling championships will take to the mats in Iowa. The Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA) issued a statement Friday in conjunction with the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) to announce the establishment of th...

  • Saori Yoshida after winning world gold in 2015 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Saori Yoshida, three-time Olympic gold medalist in women's freestyle wrestling for Japan, announced her retirement Tuesday, 18 months before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Yoshida, 36, posted this message on her...

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  • A high school wrestling team is among those lending support and helping to raise funds on behalf of a fifth grader battling a rare form of brain cancer. The Raiders wrestling program at Williamsburg Jr.-Sr. High School just west of Iowa City posted a one-minute video on its Facebook page in support...

  • Staff Sgt. Jorge A. Hernandez Former California high school wrestler. Silver medalist at the Junior Olympics. Assistant high school wrestling coach in Florida. Special Tactics combat controller for the U.S. Air Force. All these attributes describe Staff Sgt. Jorge A. Hernandez, who was killed when ...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 2 Ohio State University wrestling team (5-0) began the New Year by topping No. 4 North Carolina State (9-2), 26-10, in front of 3,732 fans assembled at St. John Arena. The Buckeyes have won 15-of-20 bouts during duals against the Wolfpack in 2018 and 2019. The evening star...

  • LINCOLN, Neb. -- The 11th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers got back to its winning ways on Sunday at the Devaney Center. Northwestern led 14-4 after four matches, but NU took the final six bouts to earn their 12th straight victory over the Wildcats. The Huskers won seven of the ten matches, with four vi...

  • The University of Minnesota kicked off the Big Ten season with a 22-15 dual victory over No. 20 Rutgers. The win is the Gophers seventh consecutive victory this season dating back to Nov. 25, 2018. The Gophers remain undefeated against the Scarlet Knights, improving to 4-0 since the New Jersey scho...

  • TUTTLE, OKLA. -- The 20th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team remains perfect after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners on the road Sunday afternoon, 20-17. With the win, the Panthers improve to 6-0 on the year, while the Sooners move to 2-2. For the second time this season, the dual came ...

  • Duke rallies to beat Penn
    from InterMat 01/06 10:22 PM

    DURHAM, N.C. -- The Duke wrestling team won four of the final five matches to rally to a 25-18 victory over Penn in the Blue Devils' home opener Sunday afternoon. Duke scored bonus points in three of the final bout victories to secure the second win of the campaign. Trailing 11-0 after the first tw...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- The Old Dominion (3-2, 2-1 MAC) wrestling team took down Northern Illinois (2-6, 0-2 MAC) on the road by a 23-12 final score to win back-to-back duals this weekend. ODU won six of 10 bouts, including a technical fall and a pin. "We knew it would be a road trip that would test us. We...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team defeated Hofstra, 25-12, in a non-conference dual at Alumni Arena on Sunday afternoon. It was the Bulls' second straight win and they have now won four of their last five duals. Kyle Akins led things off with a 3-1 decision over Dylan Ryder....

  • TEMPE, Ariz. -- The No. 6-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team claimed each of the final six matches to overcome a sluggish start and surge past No. 16 Arizona State, 23-12, Saturday evening (Jan. 5) at the Sun Devils' Wells Fargo Arena. The Wolverines improved to 5-0 on the season. Michiga...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- First-time winners Northwest Tech and McKendree were among the five National Duals champions crowned on Saturday at the Kentucky Expo Center and Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky as NUWAY hosted the 2019 NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals presented by the United States Marine...

  • For the second time in three weeks, No. 8 Buchanan (Calif.) successfully navigated through a loaded field to win a tournament title in an event held near Fresno. This time, it was the Doc Buchanan Invitational held at neighboring Clovis High School. In a field with eight other nationally ranked tea...

  • LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Navy wrestling team (2-1, 1-0 EIWA) won seven of the 10 bouts en route to a 26-9 victory over Bucknell (2-4, 0-1 EIWA) Saturday afternoon at Davis Gym in what was both teams' conference opener. The Midshipmen have now won 18 consecutive duals against the Bison and improved to 2...

  • Despite having just one finalist (and champion) in No. 15 Colton Drousias at 113 pounds, it was No. 25 Chicago (Ill.) Mt. Carmel that emerged on top of the team standings at the Cheesehead Invitational this weekend near Green Bay, Wis. The Caravan used the strength of nine top six placers, plus a te...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The 13th-ranked Wyoming wrestling team handled its business on Friday night, sweeping the Cowboy Shootout with wins over No. 15 North Carolina, Army and American inside the Arena-Auditorium. "This is our third year (matching up with these teams)," head coach Mark Branch said. "The...

  • NORMAN -- The Oklahoma wrestling team picked up its first Big 12 victory in the Sooners' home opener, topping West Virginia 26-17 Friday night. Redshirt freshman Anthony Mantanona (174 pounds) and graduate transfer Kayne MacCallum (184 pounds) highlighted the Sooners' win with pins, while No. 8 Do...

  • BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Bloomsburg University wrestling team started the new year off on the right foot with a 21-14 non-conference victory over visiting Hofstra University on Friday night at the Nelson Field House. The win was the Huskies' first dual win of the season as they improved to 1-4 overall...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Winning seven of the 10 bouts, the Old Dominion (2-2, 1-1 MAC) wrestling team dominated CMU (2-3, 1-1 MAC) on the road by a 24-9 final score. Sa'Derian Perry, Shane Jones and Seldon Wright earned bonus points for the Monarchs on Friday night. "I thought our guys wrestled wel...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two of the longest college wrestling dual meet win streaks remained intact as St. Cloud State and Grand View went 2-0 to move into the semifinals in their respective divisions, while a pair of junior colleges, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Western Wyoming, both shutout a pair of o...

  • LANCASTER, Pa. -- Nine wins in 10 matches highlighted a dominant 35-4 Franklin & Marshall win over Davidson in non-conference wrestling action on Friday afternoon in Lancaster. It marked the team's largest margin of victory over an opponent since a 41-3 stomping of Millersville in February of 2014. ...

  • Michael Kemerer (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) On Episode 14 of The MatBoss Podcast, host Chad Dennis catches up with Iowa All-American Michael Kemerer to talk about his rehab and other wrestling topics. Kemerer will address the situation with the injury that cost him his 2018-19 sea...

  • A GoFundMe fundraising page has been established for Caleb Stockmaster, Cleveland State wrestler -- and former Kent State matman -- as the 22-year-old student-athlete battles esophageal cancer. Here's how Stockmaster's GoFundMe page described his plight: "He was pursuing his dream of a degree in C...

  • CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The No. 6-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team kicked off the New Year in dominant fashion, claiming eight individual matches -- five with bonus points -- en route to a 33-8 win at Oregon State on Thursday night (Jan. 3) at the Beavers' Gill Coliseum. Freshman Mason Parri...

  • FRESNO, Calif. -- Shutting out its first opponent since 2005, the Bulldog Wrestling team won all 10 matches on Thursday night against California Baptist blanking the Lancers, 43-0 at the Save Mart Center. Fresno State (4-5) used a pair of falls, a technical fall and two major decisions to roll to i...

  • Penn State won the Southern Scuffle in dominant fashion (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The Penn State Nittany Lions won the 2019 Southern Scuffle this weekend with a whopping 216.5 points -- a record for the tournament. Penn State's record-setting performance this week is starting to feel c...

  • 2019 is officially here. The season turns to the proverbial second trimester. We head into another big week of competition, and here is the schedule of competitions for team in the national high school Fab 50 team rankings between Jan. 2-8. No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. -- competes in the Geary (Okla....

  • Des Moines, Iowa -- Grand View University Director of Athletics, Troy Plummer, is proud to announce the addition of a women's wrestling program in the near future. Due to the increased interest and participation in the sport of women's wrestling locally and in the NAIA, along with the success of ...

  • No. 1 Richard Figueroa after winning a title at the Zinkin Classic (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) An absolutely loaded field that features the vast majority of the state finals contenders in California, plus many of the best wrestlers from the western third of the United States, alon...

  • Penn State claimed its third straight NCAA team title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Most of us are inundated with what seems like never-ending waves of negative news stories 'year round. However, as we look back at 2018, there were news events in amateur wrestling definitely worth r...

  • Alex Sebahie, a New Jersey state championships medalist and former Rider University wrestler, was killed in a one-car crash on New Year's Day. He was 21. Alex SebahieA four-time NJSIAA Individual Wrestling Championships qualifier for Paramus High, Sebahie was killed in a crash after he drove off th...

  • Adeline Gray claimed a gold medal at the World Championships (Photo/Larry Slater) The year 2018 will go down in history as significant for girls' and women's wrestling. This past year, there was tremendous growth on all levels, from high school to college to international competition. Explosive gro...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- With nearly 320 wrestlers from 84 teams converging this weekend on the Kentucky Expo Center and Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky, the name Mat Mayhem remains an adequate descriptor of what's to come on January 4-5 as NUWAY hosts the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals present...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Oklahoma State wrestling team collected a second-place team finish at the 15th Annual Southern Scuffle on Wednesday, with four wrestlers bringing home titles at their respective weights. The Cowboys finished with 188.5 points, with only Penn State finishing ahead at 216.5. ...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn -- No. 1 Penn State (4-0, 0-0 B1G) won the 2019 Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn. Head coach Cael Sanderson's Nittany Lions won the team title with a tournament record scoring total to outdistance second place Oklahoma State. The championship is Penn State's eighth in its las...

  • 125: Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) maj. dec. Luke Werner (Lock Haven), 13-2 Rico Montoya (Northern Colorado) dec. Alex Mackall (Iowa State), 4-0 133: Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) tech. fall Sean Nickell (CSU Bakersfield), 18-3 Austin Gomez (Iowa State) pinned Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State), 3:57 ...

  • 125: Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) tech. fall Jakob Camacho (NC State), 17-0 6:49 Luke Werner (Lock Haven) tech. fall Brody Teske (Penn State), 15-0 5:33 Alex Mackall (Iowa State) dec. Gabriel Townsell (Stanford), 7-5 Rico Montoya (Northern Colorado) maj. dec. Alonzo Allen (Chattanooga), 17-5 13...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Seven Oklahoma State wrestlers advanced to semifinals action at the Southern Scuffle on Tuesday evening, with Chandler Rogers (165), Dakota Geer (197) and Derek White (HWT) each pinning their opponents in the quarterfinals. The Cowboys had a strong outing on the first day of...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- No. 1 Penn State (4-0, 0-0 B1G) is standing tall after the first day of the 2019 Southern Scuffle, presented by Compound Sportswear, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Head coach Cael Sanderson's Nittany Lions sit in first place and have 11 semifinalists at nine weights. The two-day event...

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  • Brock Lesnar shoves Daniel Cormier Two MMA giants with UFC titles and amateur wrestling backgrounds in their career resumes may get to meet each other in the Octagon for an actual fight, according to UFC President Dana White. White said a bout between current UFC heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier an...

  • Mike Duroe was an honorary coach for USA at the Freestyle World Cup (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) This past year saw the passing of a number of individuals who participated in the oldest and greatest sport in some capacity, whether that was decades ago ... or if they were still acti...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Ten. -- The pre-seeds for the 2019 Southern Scuffle have been released. The event takes place Tuesday and Wednesday in Chattanooga, Tenn. 125: 1. Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) 2. Rico Montoya (Northern Colorado) 3. Gabriel Townsell (Stanford) 4. Fabian Guttierrez (Chattanooga) 5. S...

  • Matthew Kolodzik was one of two Midlands champs for Princeton (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Simply put, 2018 had to end this way. A year that saw Matthew Kolodzik roll through four of the top six seeds at NCAAs and Princeton end long droughts to both Lehigh and Rider fittingly ended Sunday ni...

  • Josh Alber celebrates after winning a Midlands title at 141 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- For the first time in UNI wrestling history, the Panthers crowned two champions and earned the highest team finish since competing at the Midlands Championships. Josh Albe...

  • Sebastian Rivera defeated Spencer Lee to win a Midlands title (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Sebastian Rivera and Ryan Deakin sealed their first-career Midlands championships with solid performances on Sunday evening at the Sears Centre Arena. No. 2 Rivera's win came w...

  • Iowa captured the team title at the 56th Midlands Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Sophomores Austin DeSanto and Alex Marinelli won individual titles to help Iowa capture the team race at the 56th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships on Sunday inside the Sears Ce...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The 18th-ranked Wyoming wrestling team finished up action at the South Beach Duals on Sunday afternoon, defeating both Michigan State and SIU-Edwardsville. The Cowboys opened the day with a 20-13 win over the Spartans, before a convincing win over the Cougars in which the Po...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- No. 12 North Carolina leaned on Austin O'Connor's two key wins and a late overtime decision from Cory Daniel to pick up team victories against both No. 20 Lehigh and No. 21 North Dakota State on Sunday to wrap up the 2018 South Beach Duals. The Tar Heels (5-3) began the da...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State wrestling team picked up a pair of dual wins to conclude its weekend 3-1 at the South Beach Duals, with a pair of wins over ranked teams. The Pack's day started with a 23-11 win over #22 Utah Valley. NC State won the first two and four of the first five bouts to take a...

  • FT. LAUDERDALE, Fl. - The University of Minnesota finished off the South Beach Duals in historic fashion with a 51-0 rout over Kent State followed by a 36-6 victory over No. 22 Utah Valley. The Gophers 51-0 victory was the program's first time scoring over 50 points since a Nov. 29, 2008 dual again...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- No. 6 Mizzou Wrestling capped a dominant weekend at the South Beach Duals by defeating No. 8 Cornell, 22-9, in a top-10 dual Sunday afternoon. The dual win improved Mizzou to a perfect 10-0 this season and extended its winning streak to 30 consecutive duals, dating back to 2...

  • Alex Marinelli is one of eight semifinalists for Iowa (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Eight University of Iowa wrestlers advanced to the semifinals in the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships on Saturday night inside Sears Centre Arena, placing the Hawkeyes at the top of the ...

  • FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Virginia wrestling team (6-4) opened the South Beach Duals with a pair of strong performances on Saturday, posting wins over West Virginia (1-6) and No. 22 Utah Valley (6-3). It was the first day of a two-day event for the Cavaliers. Virginia defeated the Mountaineers 26...

  • The Michigan State wrestling team is out to their best start in eight years following a pair of dual meet victories on Saturday, December 29 at the South Beach Duals in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. MSU defeated Southern Illinois Edwardsville, 28-11, in their morning dual before outlasting West Virginia...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Indiana wrestling team took down No. 12 North Carolina at the South Beach Duals on Saturday. Key Moments • The Hoosiers fell behind 13-0 as North Carolina won the first four bouts of the dual match. • Senior Jake Danishek pinned Josh McClure to get the Hoosi...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- No. 6 Mizzou Wrestling completed a perfect 2-0 outing during day one of the South Beach Duals, downing No. 21 Lehigh, 21-12, Saturday afternoon. After going 2-0 on the day, Mizzou has now won 28 consecutive duals, a streak that dates back to the 2016-17 season. The win was M...

  • FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. -- The NC State wrestling team split a pair of duals on the first day of action at the South Beach Duals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In the opening match, #7 NC State fell on criteria to #18 Wyoming, 22-21. Both teams won five bouts, and Wyoming overcame a 21-12 deficit with two ...

  • The University of Minnesota kicked off the South Beach Duals with their first day of competition and went 2-0 over a pair of ranked teams. The Gophers defeated No. 16 Lehigh 25-9 before finishing off No.12 North Carolina 29-1. Five Gopher wrestlers won both of their matches on the day. The Gophers...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Cornell head coach Rob Koll picked up career win No. 297 With a 23-9 victory over No. 18 Wyoming, but a weather cancellation means the Big Red mentor won't be able to pick up win No. 300. At least, not this weekend. Koll entered the weekend needing to win all four matches a...

  • AUSTIN, Texas -- Today, USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, and FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced the two sites for Final X in 2019. Final X: Rutgers will be hosted at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) on the c...

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  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- The brackets have been released for the Midlands Championships, which take place Saturday and Sunday at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman States, Ill. Link: Brackets

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  • New Jersey wrestler Andrew Johnson made national news this week after referee Alan Maloney directed the wrestler to trim his dreadlocks or face forfeiting his match. The haircut was first sent out by a local reporter who framed the moment as something like self-sacrifice for the good of the team, "...

  • Beau Breske MADISON, Wis. -- Former Nebraska wrestler and Wisconsin native Beau Breske has transferred to Wisconsin and is expected to wrestle at 197 pounds. "I'm happy to go out and represent Wisconsin on the mat," Breske said. "I like the way the coaches here run their program and the academics ...

  • Early this summer, InterMat shared the story of Torivio Gallegos, a 27-year-old who signed a letter of intent to wrestle at Eastern Oregon University. Torivio GallegosInterMat has profiled other wrestlers who have returned to college wrestling beyond the typical age -- to finish up their eligibilit...

  • No. 1 Braxton Amos leads No. 29 Parkersburg South at the Powerade (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) With the foundation of the field being arguably the strongest wrestling area in the country, Western Pennsylvania, the Powerade Wrestling Tournament is bound to have a very deep field. This year...

  • One of the long-standing events of the between Christmas and New Year's holiday period is the Brecksville Holiday Tournament, which is in its 58th consecutive year being just held south of Cleveland. This year's event features a strong field anchored by three nationally ranked teams - No. 7 Detroit ...

  • With Christmas in the rear-view mirror, and New Year's Day up next, it's another big weekend of holiday tournament wrestling in our midst. Below is the list of competitions for our Fab 50 teams between Dec. 26-Jan. 1. No. 6 St. Edward (Ohio) -- travels to Canon-McMillan (Pa.) for the Powerade Wres...

  • What's the biggest amateur wrestling news story in the U.S. in 2018? Andrew Johnson gets a haircut before competingIn terms of mainstream media coverage and social media buzz, it's not Team USA's incredible performance at the 2018 Worlds. Nor is it Penn State winning yet another national team title...

  • CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland -- The United World Wrestling Bureau has approved new regulations for the 2019 Ranking Series. The recommendations were brought forward by the Technical Commission at a meeting last week in Belgrade. The most important changes to the 2019 Ranking Series centered arou...

  • Barry Clark, who launched the wrestling program at Middletown High School in Rhode Island more than 40 years ago, died Thursday, Dec. 20 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was 72. Barry ClarkClark, a 1963 graduate of Middletown High -- the school's first graduating class -- returned to...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team put on a show for the home crowd on Saturday night as the Bulls won the first six matches, en route to a 26-6 win over Clarion. The night was highlighted at 165 where junior Troy Brown scored a technical fall over Evan DeLang, 17-2. He put t...

  • Champions came from five states and ten schools, but when all was said and done, No. 16 Tuttle (Okla.) stood on top of the 40-team field at this weekend's Kansas City (Mo.) Stampede with 686 points. The Tigers were one of two teams to crown three champions in the tournament - earning titles were Jun...

  • Hosting the Zinkin Classic this weekend, No. 9 Buchanan (Calif.) ran through a field that featured five other nationally ranked teams without real challenge. The Bears sprinted out on day one advancing nine wrestlers to the semifinals. Then on day two, four of those wrestlers won weight classes, and...

  • Deron Winn shoots a fireman's carry on Hayden Zillmer at the World Team Trials (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine) Deron Winn, two-time national junior college wrestling champ who has been fighting in mixed martial arts since May 2017, has signed a contract to compete for UFC. Winn, who revealed hi...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- A pillar of coach Tom Borrelli's philosophy with his wrestlers is aggression and bonus points. That made the difference on Friday at McGuirk Arena. CMU's Matt Stencel recorded a first-period pin in the 285-pound match and those six team points proved to be the difference...

  • CLARION, Pa. -- The 24th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team continued its winning way Friday night as the Panthers downed Clarion, 39-3. With the win, the Pitt improves to 5-0 as Clarion slides to 2-3 on the year. For the fourth time this season, Pitt allowed just one win by its oppo...

  • If you're on Twitter you've probably seen it, the video, that as of Friday night had been viewed nearly six million times, of a black high school wrestler who had to cut off his dreadlocks in order to compete in a match. The rules call for anyone who has hair that "extends below the earlobe on the s...

  • With the holidays in full swing the wrestling community is beginning the process of pulling back from the mats, logging off Twitter, and enjoying their friends and family. From spiked eggnog for mom and dad, to wind sprints reliving high school glory for college wrestlers, the holiday season gives u...

  • Missouri's Daniel Lewis secured a fall to give the Missouri Tigers the victory (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sixth-ranked Mizzou Wrestling entered the final bout of its dual against Virginia in unfamiliar territory, trailing 21-17. Needing bonus points to win or tie the matc...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- It marked back-to-back seasons with an Outstanding Wrestler at the Reno Tournament of Champions for the Wyoming wrestling team, as 141-pounder Sam Turner claimed top honors at the tournament on Thursday. It marked the first such honor for Turner and served as a repeat at 141 for the...

  • FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota State University welcomed Oregon State to Fargo for a non-conference battle. NDSU would grab an early lead and never relinquish it, winning seven of ten matches, on their way to a 31-13 victory. The dual started at 149, where NDSU's Jaden Van Maanen would meet Zac Evans...

  • RENO, Nev. -- Oklahoma State wrestlers earned twelve top-four finishes at the 23rd Reno Tournament of Champions on Thursday with seven bringing home top honors. The Cowboys sent 24 competitors to the event with four wrestling unattached. The No. 3 Cowboys outscored second-place finisher Michigan Sta...

  • ATHENS, Ohio -- A pin by redshirt freshman Alec Hagan (Eureka, Mo.) and a two-point victory by redshirt junior Zac Carson (Akron, Ohio) helped the Ohio wrestling team (2-2) overcome Chattanooga (1-2), 22-19, in the Bobcats' 2018-19 home opener this evening at the Convocation Center. "It was a good ...

  • Kevin Parker was thrown into the fire over his first two seasons as a starting upperweight in a loaded EIWA field. He may have been singed now and then, but he never gave in. On Thursday night, his growth manifested itself in front of a packed Dillon Gym, and he made sure he burned a second long los...

  • DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The George Mason wrestling team won its second dual of the day, defeating Atlantic 10 rival Davidson, 34-6, at Belk Arena in Davidson, N.C. Mason (4-2, 1-1 EWL) took the lead over Davidson (2-4, 0-1 SoCON) when redshirt freshman Cornelius Schuster began the match with a 6-0 decisi...

  • BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- In the first of two duals on Thursday, the George Mason wrestling team defeated Gardner-Webb, 30-13, at Paul Porter Arena in Boiling Springs, N.C. Mason (3-2, 1-1 EWL) fell behind Gardner-Webb (2-3, 0-0 SoCON) after the Runnin' Bulldogs began the match with a decision at 17...

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  • BLACKSBURG -- Five straight wins from 165 pounds through heavyweight kicked off the match between and it helped carry No. 14 Virginia Tech to a 24-9 win over West Virginia on Wednesday evening in Morgantown, W.Va. Bonus point wins, all by major decision, came from redshirt freshman Mekhi Lewis at ...

  • Brock Zacherl (Photo/Clarion Athletics) CLARION, Pa. -- Clarion wrestling coach Keith Ferraro announced today that due to injuries sustained earlier in the season, Golden Eagle wrestlers Brock Zacherl and Taylor Ortz will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season. Neither has competed since the Cliff...

  • No. 1 Cohlton Schultz recently won a Walsh Ironman title (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The Reno Tournament of Champions annually serves as a great showcase for high school and college wrestling. This year's program at the Reno (Nevada) Events Center is no exception. Thursday is the college ...

  • This is the last weekend of competition before the Christmas holiday (that comes about on Tuesday, Dec. 25), and when some states will start their shutdown period. Below is the list of scheduled contests for Fab 50 teams during the week of Dec. 19-25. No. 1 Blair Academy (N.J.) -- travels to Newar...

  • Coleman Scott (Photo/UNC Athletics) CHAPEL HILL -- Fourth-year head wrestling coach Coleman Scott has signed a contract extension with the University of North Carolina, Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham announced today. Scott, a four-time All-American and 2008 national champion at Oklahoma Stat...

  • Jody Strittmatter with Vincenzo Joseph, Jason Nolf and Spencer Lee Jody Strittmatter of Young Guns Wrestling Club in Pennsylvania talks with Chad Dennis on The MatBoss Podcast. Strittmatter will talk development of the club, the goals and mission behing Young Guns, which has recently produced NCAA c...

  • Last Friday's dual meet between Penn State and Arizona State featured a match between the last two champions at 174 pounds. In the fourth collegiate meeting, Mark Hall evened the series against Zahid Valencia with a dominant 4-0 decision. To discuss the match and the season outlook for Penn State, ...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- Kent State earned its first road victory of the season Tuesday night, downing Edinboro 26-12 at McComb Fieldhouse. In a traditionally tough environment, the Golden Flashes (4-5) won six matches with pins from Andrew McNally and Tim Rooney. "Our intensity was as high as it's been a...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team overcame a nine-point deficit to score a 23-15 win at Edinboro tonight. The victory is the first dual win for the Mocs' new head coach Kyle Rushcell. UTC trailed 15-9 before taking the last four matches. "It is all about the guys," stated...

  • A former high school wrestler who had been sidelined from his athletic and academic career for months waiting for a kidney, had his prayers answered Monday. Mohamed Emlemdi, who wrestled at 170 pounds for Lakota West High School just north of Cincinnati and is now an honors student at University of...

  • New Jersey state wrestling champ. Member of the Penn State wrestling team that won the 1953 NCAA team title at home. Head wrestling coach at Drexel University. Husband. Father. These are but a few of the elements which signify the life of Doug Frey, who passed away at home Monday, Dec. 10 after bat...

  • The Joliet Junior College wrestling program once again has a bright future, thanks in part to a recently established endowment fund by former JJC student athlete Larry Wollschlager. The $60,000 gift, which will fund wrestling equipment, supplies and technology, is in honor of former wrestling coach...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- An upset win by Trevor Rasmussen and a sudden victory decision by Mason Pengilly propelled Stanford to a 21-15 win over Northwestern, Monday, at Mott Gym. The win gave Cardinal head coach Jason Borrelli the 100th dual victory of his career as Stanford moved to 3-0 on the...

  • Kyle Snyder (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State wrestling legend Kyle Snyder has been selected as one of 10 NCAA student-athletes across ALL sports and ALL divisions to be honored as the 2019 Today's Top-10 Award winners. The award recognizes former student-at...

  • Bill Fralic Bill Fralic, offensive lineman for University of Pittsburgh and for two NFL teams who was a standout wrestler in high school, passed away in his suburban Atlanta home after a battle with cancer. He was 56. Some readers may be aware of Fralic's involvement in the WWE, most notably as a p...

  • Yianni Diakomihalis before wrestling in the NCAA finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- For the record, his last name is pronounced dee-aka-ma-hall--iss. But most people don't worry about that. All you need to know is the name he's best known by. Yianni. Corn...

  • AMES, Iowa -- No. 23 Iowa State (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) defeated Ohio (1-2, 0-0 MAC), 33-6 in wrestling action Sunday night in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State won seven of nine matches contested, including four with bonus points (one fall, one technical fall, two major decisions). With a forfeit at 125 poun...

  • Hawaii proved to be no paradise for two former college mat champs as Ed Ruth and Muhammed Lawal suffered losses at Bellator 213: Macfarlane vs. Latourneau at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu Saturday night. Ruth, three-time NCAA champ for Penn State, was submitted by a rear-naked choke by Neima...

  • GREELEY, Colo. -- The Oklahoma State wrestling team shut out Northern Colorado with ten bonus-point victories on Sunday afternoon at the Bank of Colorado Arena. The 47-0 win marked the Cowboys' first shut-out win over the Bears since Dec. 2014. At 149 pounds, 13th-ranked Kaden Gfeller started the ...

  • CORVALLIS, Ore. -- South Dakota State won six of the last seven bouts, including the final three, to post a 19-17 come-from-behind victory over Oregon State Sunday afternoon at Gill Coliseum. The Jackrabbits picked up their first dual win under head coach Damion Hahn, improving to 1-3 overall. Oreg...

  • CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sophomore Yianni Diakomihalis made his 2018-19 dual meet debut and Cornell ran off wins in the final three matches to overcome a deficit and top Northern Iowa 21-14 on Sunday afternoon at West Gym, The eighth-ranked Big Red improved to 3-0, while the Panthers fell to 1-2 with th...

  • BOONE, N.C. -- The Oklahoma wrestling team earned its first dual match victory of the season Sunday at Appalachian State, defeating the Mountaineers 20-12, in OU's final match of the calendar year. At 184, OU's Kayne MacCallum got the first win of the day, defeating Appalachian State's Alan Clothie...

  • Pitt downs Bucknell
    from InterMat 12/16 11:05 PM

    PITTSBURGH -- The 24th-ranked Pitt wrestling team improved to 4-0 on the year after another dominating performance at the Fitzgerald Field House Sunday afternoon. The Panthers downed the Bucknell Bison, 34-4. Pitt allowed just one win by the opponent for the third time this season, todays coming a...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No. 2 Anthony Ashnault (149) pinned, Willie Scott (174) earned a dramatic last-second decision and No. 11 Nicholas Gravina (184) made his return to the lineup as No. 25 Rutgers wrestling delivered a 28-6 victory over Rider on Sunday at the RAC. The Scarlet Knights claimed eight...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. - Mizzou Wrestling picked up its 25th consecutive dual win, a streak that dates back to the 2016-17 season, and its 11th straight Mid-American Conference dual as it defeated Buffalo, 30-8, Sunday afternoon (Dec. 16) at the Hearnes Center. RS senior Daniel Lewis picked up his 100th care...

  • BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- In all, the No. 15 Lock Haven University wrestling team won eight of 10 bouts and registered bonus points on six occasions as the Bald Eagles (2-0, 2-0 EWL, 1-0 PSAC) rolled by host Bloomsburg University, 36-6, today in Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) action. The Bald Eagles post...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- Falling behind 14-3 after the first five bouts, NC State won four of the final five matches and scored an 18-17 comeback over No. 11 Nebraska in Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday. Going into the final bout down 17-12, NC State's No. 4 R-So. Tariq Wilson needed the technical fall to even...

  • PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Athletic Director Jeff Rutter is excited to announce the hiring of Travis Patrick as the new head coach of the Arizona Christian University men's wrestling program. Travis PatrickDr. Peter Dryer, Associate Athletic Director, stated, "We are excited for Coach Patrick to join the AC...

  • The showcase event of Minnesota's regular season in high school wrestling happened the last two days in Rochester, as the Minnesota Christmas Tournament featured 40 teams. It includes the vast majority of Minnesota's best teams, plus a few teams from out of state (Illinois, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma)....

  • Pitt cruises past WVU
    from InterMat 12/16 3:34 AM

    PITTSBURGH -- The 24th-ranked Pitt wrestling team dominated rival West Virginia Saturday night, 37-3, at the Fitzgerald Field House. With the win, the Panthers improve to 3-0 on the year, while the Mountaineers drop to 1-3 overall. Pitt used seven individual wins to secure the team win, while We...

  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The No. 11 Nebraska wrestling team responded to some early adversity in its dual against the No. 12 North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday night at Carmichael Arena. The Huskers avenged last year's 22-14 loss to the Tar Heels in Lincoln by taking a 22-15 victory on the road. NU tr...

  • Bob Baxter In wrestling, sometimes an escape can be worth more than one point. In one case, a perfectly timed escape meant the difference between life and death for an Iowa wrestling official. Last weekend, Bob Baxter was headed to Council Bluffs, Iowa to officiate at the 2018 Council Bluffs Wrest...

  • No. 1 Penn State (4-0, 0-0 B1G) dominated No. 9 Arizona State (1-3) in the Sun Devils' first-ever appearance in Rec Hall. Penn State won nine of ten bouts, including two top five clashes, to roll to a 41-3 victory over the Sun Devils in front of yet another Rec Hall sellout crowd. The dual was hig...

  • Augustana University wrestling -- and all other intercollegiate sports at the Sioux Falls, S.D. school -- will be making the move from NCAA Division II to Division I. The transition -- part of school president Stephanie Herseth Sandlin's AU: Vision 2030 strategic vision plan -- was approved by Au...

  • Frank Molinaro (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech wrestling head coach Tony Robie announced Friday that assistant coach Frank Molinaro has stepped down from his position with the program to focus solely on preparing for the upcoming international freestyle se...

  • Mason Smith is a two-time NCAA qualifier (Photo/CMU Athletics) Mason Smith, a two-time NCAA qualifier at Central Michigan, announced that he would finish his wrestling career at Campbell. The announcement came via Twitter. You know what they say, the third time's the charm! I can't wait to see what...

  • Kyle Conel, who placed third at the 2018 NCAA Championships last year, announced on Twitter this week that he'll be undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery. In the note Conel also said that he was almost certain to retire from the sport. Conel was an unlikely and inspiring All-American in 2018, b...

  • The online sportsbook BetDSI has released college wrestling betting odds for this weekend's slate (Dec. 14-16). How betting works: When betting matches/dual meets with point spreads, a minus (-) sign indicates the favorite, while a plus (+) sign indicates the underdog. -120 means that for every $...

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    from InterMat 12/13 3:20 PM

  • The inaugural Grappler Gold Invitational is set to take place on Saturday at the Lansing (Mich.) Center as part of a weekend NUWAY/Border Wars event for all ages. Brighton, which is ranked No. 18 nationally, is serving as the organizing school/host of the high school tournament. The 17 school fiel...

  • The Minnesota Christmas Tournament is being held this Friday and Saturday in Rochester, Minn. Annually this event serves as a de facto single-class Minnesota state tournament. This year's 40-team field features the vast majority of top teams from the Gopher State plus a few schools from out of state...

  • Imagine having the same job at the same place for a half-century. Ron Ryan doesn't have to imagine. He's served as head wrestling coach at Mount Olive High School in Illinois since 1969. Now the 73-year-old has revealed that he plans to submit a letter officially announcing his retirement after 50 ...

  • Come this weekend, finally everyone will have started their scholastic wrestling season. Below is the list of scheduled contests for Fab 50 teams during the week of Dec. 12-18. No. 1 Blair Academy (N.J.) -- travels to Malvern Prep (Pa.) on Saturday for a tri-meet, along with McDonogh (Md.) No. 2 Wy...

  • The Bok Center will host the Big 12 Championships through 2024 The Big 12 conference wrestling championships will remain at BOK Center in Tulsa through 2024, the Tulsa Sports Commission announced Tuesday. Also known by its official name Bank of Oklahoma Center, the arena has hosted the Big 12 champ...

  • EAST STROUDSBURG - East Stroudsburg University President Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., announced Monday that the University will add women's wrestling as an intercollegiate sport beginning in fall 2019. Women's wrestling will be ESU's 21st varsity sport. While not recognized as an NCAA intercollegiate sp...

  • Spencer Lee won by major decision over Alex Mackall of Iowa State (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Spencer Lee doesn't lose wrestling matches often. But when he does, he comes back with a vengeance. So what did Lee, a returning Cadet world champion, do after he lost in the 201...

  • Kyle Conel celebrates after pinning Kollin Moore in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Kent State 197-pound All-American Kyle Conel will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season and his wrestling career may be over. He has missed most of this season with an injured...

  • A high school wrestling team has enflamed the passions of some Facebook users … and it's not for their performance on the mat, but for posing for a promotional poster some consider to be inappropriate. Some parents have raised concerns about the poster, featuring wrestlers from Norwalk High ...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Facing its biggest challenge of the season, the Wisconsin wrestling team (6-1, 1-1 B1G) suffered its first dual meet loss on the year, falling, 23-13, to the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0 B1G). The Badgers got on the board first in the dual thanks to sophomore Connor Brown, ...

  • CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland State University wrestling team returned to dual action Sunday and cruised to a pair of victories in two locations. CSU began the day by taking down visiting Otterbein, 47-6, before making the short trip east to John Carroll and collecting a 33-5 win over the Blue S...

  • NDSU tops Air Force
    from InterMat 12/09 11:23 PM

    USAFA, Colo. -- No. 19-ranked North Dakota State overcame a slow start and won six of the final seven bouts to turn back the Air Force Academy 23-14 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Sunday, Dec. 9, in Clune Arena. NDSU (4-1, 3-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host Oregon State at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 5-ranked University of Michigan wr