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  • Spencer Lee won by technical fall at 125 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Spencer Lee and Austin DeSanto ran out of intermission with consecutive technical falls to send the top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team past No. 4 Ohio State, 24-10, on Friday night at Carv...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- Junior/sophomore Jack Medley used a third-period takedown to knock off sixth-ranked Michael DeAugustino and clinch the No. 25-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team's 20-17 win against No. 15 Northwestern on Friday night (Jan. 24) at the Wildcats' Welsh-Ryan Arena. It was the...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- It was a banner night on the mat for the Wyoming wrestling team as the Pokes finally got the chance to wrestle in a home dual Friday night and the Cowboys treated the Laramie faithful to quite the show in a 34-3 victory over CSU Bakersfield. Wyoming (5-7) recorded five bonus-point ...

  • UNC upsets Virginia Tech
    from InterMat 01/25/20 4:25 AM

    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Led by No. 17 Kennedy Monday's technical fall win over No. 3 David McFadden, No. 12 North Carolina defeated No. 3 Virginia Tech, 23-10 Friday night at Cassell Coliseum. Joey Melendez began the dual with a key upset win over No. 11 Joey Prata. In the first period, Melendez turne...

  • The Cleveland State University wrestling team jumped out to an early lead and won a few key matches down the stretch to claim a 21-14 win over SIU Edwardsville in Mid-American Conference action Friday evening inside First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center. CSU won the first three bouts to op...

  • NDSU tops Oklahoma
    from InterMat 01/25/20 4:25 AM

    FARGO, N.D. - Jaden Van Maanen's pin at 149 pounds lit the fuse as North Dakota State turned over the University of Oklahoma 24-15 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Friday, Jan. 24, before 615 spectators in the Scheels Center. It was the first Bison win in the brief three-match series. NDSU (4-3, 1-1...

  • OREM, Utah -- Four bonus-point victories propelled No. 16 Stanford to a 25-19 road win over Utah Valley, Friday, in front of 1,011 fans at Lockhart Arena. Stanford (8-1) and Utah Valley (1-7) each won five bouts, but the Cardinal registered a pair of falls and technical falls to come out on top. ...

  • Rutgers pounds Indiana
    from InterMat 01/25/20 3:55 AM

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No. 22 Rutgers wrestling (8-3, 3-2) used eight individual victories to claim a 29-7 win over Indiana (0-6, 0-5) on Friday night in front of 3,718 fans at the RAC. Gerard Angelo (149) picked off No. 16 Graham Rooks, No. 9 Sammy Alvarez (133) and Brett Donner (165) muscled major de...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State wrestling used four bonus point wins on its way to a 25-15 victory over Clarion on Friday evening inside Jenison Field House. The Spartans used bonus point wins from redshirt juniors Matt Santos and Jake Tucker, along with redshirt sophomore Cameron Caffey and ...

  • Purdue rolls Maryland on road
    from InterMat 01/25/20 3:55 AM

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Purdue wrestling team put up a huge road win Friday night, winning 9-of-10 matches on its way to a 37-4 dual win over Maryland at The Pavilion at the Xfinity Center. The Boilermakers put up bonus points in five of the nine wins, including back-to-back pins to close the dual ...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The second-ranked NC State wrestling team opened its ACC slate in convincing fashion, posting a 28-9 win over Virginia inside Reynolds Coliseum. After won the first bout at 125 pounds, the Wolfpack (11-0) won seven straight, and won eight of the 10 matches overall. The ACC dual sta...

  • SPIRNGFIELD, Mass. -- The Sacred Heart University Wrestling team picked up its third straight win of the year as the Pioneers defeated AIC by a final score of 33-16. SHU will return to action on Sunday Jan. 26 when the Pioneers wrestle at Bucknell. Matches begin at 2:00 p.m. The Pioneers took five ...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The Old Dominion wrestling team (5-8, 3-2 MAC) won the first six bouts of its match against Edinboro (9-6, 3-4 MAC) on Friday night, cruising to a 24-9 road victory over the Fighting Scots. "I thought all 10 guys competed hard and together as a group," head coach Steve Martin said ...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (7-1, 4-0 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, downed No. 7 Nebraska (5-3, 0-3 B1G) to begin a rugged 16-day stretch of Big Ten road action. Penn State posted a 20-18 win in front of a record-Nebraska crowd with true ...

  • Bryce Meredith at Senior Nationals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Bryce Meredith, two-time NCAA finalist for the University of Wyoming who is currently training to earn a spot on the U.S. men's freestyle Olympic team, is already looking beyond the 2020 Tokyo Games toward a profession...

  • A former professional wrestler who competed for the storied Oklahoma State wrestling program in the late 1950s will be welcomed into a leading pro wrestling hall of fame this summer. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum of Waterloo, Iowa announced that Adnan Bin Abdulkareem -- also ...

  • RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Technical falls by Bernie Truax and Tom Lane powered Cal Poly to a 19-16 victory over California Baptist in a non-conference dual wrestling meet Thursday night inside Van Dyne Gym. Truax blanked Cole Pruitt 18-0 before the first period ended at 165 pounds and Lane earned a 17-...

  • App State shuts out Duke
    from InterMat 01/24/20 3:55 AM

    BOONE, N.C. -- With a standing-room-only crowd surrounding the wrestling mat in Varsity Gym, App State pitched a P5 shutout. The Mountaineers posted a 45-0 home victory against in-state ACC program Duke on Thursday night, running their winning streak to six straight duals with a dominant performan...

  • ACC wrestling fans will enjoy a dedicated night of programming on ACC Network (ACCN), the 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports, throughout the remainder of the regular season as Friday Night Duals begin on Friday, January 24. Five straight Fridays of ACC dual matches highlight the winte...

  • The Montana High School Association voted to approve girls wrestling -- along with boys powerlifting -- as the state's two newest sports at its annual meeting on Monday, according to multiple media reports. These new sports will be available at MHSA member schools beginning in the 2020-21 school ye...

  • Devin Winston defeated Abe Assad at Who's Number One (Photo/Juan Garcia) EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- SIUE wrestling Head Coach Jeremy Spates received commitments from two top-level competitors. Devin Winston, of Park Hill, Missouri, is eligible immediately after transferring from Minnesota. Austin Cooley...

  • UNI's Jacob Schwarm is the third Division I wrestler to reach 10 falls (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championsh...

  • MINNEAPOLIS -- JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps and Trackwrestling have announced a partnership to co-host a DI Wrestling Championships kickoff party on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at The Barn at Cowboy Jack's Saloon and Restaurant in Minneapolis. Event proceeds will be donated to TakeDown Cancer,...

  • Donna Strobel and Greg Strobel at National Wrestling Hall of Fame Honors Weekend in 2012 (Photo/Larry Slater) Funeral services have been announced for Donna Strobel, wife of former Lehigh University wrestling coach Greg Strobel and active leader in the sport in her own right, who died Sunday, Januar...

  • One last full weekend of January is here. One week from Saturday is the start of February, and the proverbial "month of champions" in many states across the country. Below is the schedule of competitions for the Fab 50 teams during the week of Jan. 22-28. No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. Travels to No. 9 ...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Purdue wrestling team posted its 10th consecutive dual victory over intrastate rival Indiana on Monday, winning 7-of-10 matches en route to a 23-9 win on the road in Wilkinson Hall. The Boilermakers improved to 9-2 overall on the season and 2-1 in conference duals, while the...

  • Brandon Proveaux, White Knoll High School heavyweight who placed fourth at the 2009 South Carolina state wrestling championships, was killed in a three-vehicle crash Saturday. He was 29. The wreck happened at 6:40 a.m. on Highway 90 near Old Highway 90 not far from Myrtle Beach. According to South ...

  • Penn beats Binghamton, LIU
    from InterMat 01/20/20 4:05 AM

    PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania wrestling team returned to The Palestra for the first time in 2020 and graced The Cathedral with a pair of dominating EIWA victories. In the season's home opener, Penn won 17 of the doubleheader's 20 duals with nine of those duals adding bonus points....

  • PHILADELPHIA -- The Drexel wrestling team won seven total bouts and scored a pair of technical falls in a 28-9 win against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association foe Binghamton on Sunday evening at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Sunday's victory snapped a 12-match losing streak against the...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State wrestling used three bonus point wins to secure a 36-0 shutout victory over Maryland on Sunday afternoon inside Jenison Feild House on Alumni Day.The shutout marks the first for the Spartans over a Big Ten opponent in 36 years, last coming against Illinois on Ja...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Juniors Jarrod Snyder and Dominic Ducharme earned major decision victories to lead the CSU Bakersfield wrestling team past Duke University on Saturday afternoon at the Icardo Center. The Roadrunners won nine of the duals' 10 matches and routed the visiting Blue Devils by a sco...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (6-1, 3-0 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, rolled over visiting Rutgers (7-3, 2-2) in sold out Rec Hall. Head coach Cael Sanderson's squad used three pins to post a lopsided 38-6 victory over the Scarlet Knights i...

  • Oklahoma defeats WVU
    from InterMat 01/20/20 1:05 AM

    NORMAN -- Oklahoma defeated No. NR/23 West Virginia, 22-18, Sunday afternoon in McCasland Field House. The Sooners (3-2 overall, 1-1 Big 12) capitalized on three bonus-point victories to pull ahead of the Mountaineers (3-8 overall, 0-2 Big 12). "I think every time we took a little bit of a setback...

  • CLINTON, S.C. -- Wrestling picked up its second straight Southern Conference dual win of the weekend, downing Presbyterian College Sunday afternoon, 38-6. With the win, Davidson improves to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in SoCon duals. The 'Cats started strong with a pair of decision victories at 125 and ...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan wrestling team kept on fighting until the end, winning four of the final five bouts, to claim a 22-15 comeback win over No. 11 Minnesota on "Queen Day" Sunday afternoon (Jan. 19) in front of 2,764 fans at Crisler Center. The Wolverines won six bouts in ...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- An outstanding start and a timely momentum-shifting win late helped the Central Michigan wrestling team to a 25-15 victory over SIU Edwardsville in a Mid-American Conference dual on Sunday at McGuirk Arena. The win lifted CMU to 3-4, 3-2 MAC, and it helped the Chippewas bo...

  • Franklin & Marshall stuns Brown
    from InterMat 01/20/20 12:55 AM

    LANCASTER, Pa. -- Sunday wasn't for the faint of heart in Mayser gymnasium as Franklin & Marshall split a pair of memorable Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) doubleheaders. The Diplomats (4-3, 1-2 EIWA) dropped a heartbreaking 18-17 match to Sacred Heart that was decided by the t...

  • KENT, Ohio -- No. 23 Mizzou Wrestling extended its MAC winning streak to 19 straight duals and capped a perfect weekend of dual action with a 31-12 win over Kent State Sunday afternoon (Jan. 19). Mizzou won eight of the 10 weights, including bonus point wins at 141, 157 and 165. Mizzou improves to 8...

  • UNI tops Air Force
    from InterMat 01/20/20 12:50 AM

    COLORADO SPRINGS -- UNI Wrestling won seven bouts and earned bonus points at 174, 184 and 124 to earn a 28-12 win over Air Force Sunday afternoon in Colorado. Bryce Steiert picked up a major decision and Taylor Lujan and Jay Schwarm grabbed pins in the bout to lead UNI to the win. The match star...

  • BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- For the second straight dual, the Golden Eagle wrestling team's victory hinged on wins in the final two bouts of the day. And just as on Friday night against Buffalo, Greg Bulsak and Ty Bagoly delivered, bringing Clarion back from a 15-10 deficit to a 16-15 win over Bloomsburg on...

  • Virginia Tech handles Cornell
    from InterMat 01/20/20 12:45 AM

    ITHACA, N.Y. -- Virginia Tech wrestling won their second dual in as many days with a 23-9 victory over No. 19 Cornell Sunday afternoon in New York. With the win, the No. 3 Hokies improve to 8-0 on the season and 5-0 against ranked opponents. Only No. 1 Iowa and Virginia Tech hold records of at lea...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 4 Ohio State University wrestling team (7-1, 3-0 B1G) erased an early deficit and ultimately tore through Illinois (4-3, 1-2 B1G), 28-6. The Buckeyes won the final eight bouts of the afternoon, including five victories over nationally-ranked Fighting Illini. The highest-ra...

  • Rider defeats Old Dominion
    from InterMat 01/20/20 12:45 AM

    NORFOLK, VA -- The nationally-ranked No. 25 Rider University wrestling team earned a 22-10 victory at MAC foe Old Dominion, Sunday afternoon at Chartway Arena. With the win, the Broncs improve to 8-2 (4-1 MAC), while the Monarchs are now 4-8 (2-2 MAC). Old Dominion earned the first six points of t...

  • NEW YORK -- Down by four points heading into the final match at 133 pounds, Columbia Wrestling (2-2, 2-1 EIWA/0-1 IVY) needed at least five to lock up the win, and first-year Angelo Rini was up to the task, doing just that, recording a 22-7 technical fall win to push Columbia to a 21-20 complete tea...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team posted a 29-9 win at VMI this afternoon. The Mocs won seven of the 10 bouts to improve to 5-7 overall and 3-0 in the Southern Conference race. The loss drops the Keydets to 4-9 and 1-1 in league duals. Chattanooga jumped out to a 6-0 lead...

  • Bucknell dominates Brown
    from InterMat 01/19/20 7:30 PM

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team won nine of 10 bouts to drop Brown, 31-3, on Sunday afternoon at Davis Gym. The Bison (4-3, 3-1 EIWA) netted bonus points in two of their individual wins, helping them score their largest margin of victory over the Bears (0-3, 0-2 EIWA) in program histo...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa. -- The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 7 Nebraska, 26-6, on Saturday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. In its first appearance at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in seven weeks, Iowa won eight-of-10 bouts, including three-of-four top 10 matchups, to improve to 7-0 over...

  • RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- No. 21 Stanford wrestling captured six of 10 bouts to defeat host California Baptist, 22-12, Saturday, at Van Dyne Gym. Stanford improved to 7-1 overall, while CBU dropped to 3-6 in its first season as a Division I program. The Lancers took an early 6-0 lead in the dual with w...

  • STILLWATER -- The Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-1, 3-0 Big 12) picked up their first top-10 dual win of the season against the No. 10 Pittsburgh Panthers, 30-10, behind two big upsets and Nick Piccininni's 100th win Saturday evening inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. "It is special. Putting my name next to ...

  • Campbell downs The Citadel
    from InterMat 01/19/20 12:10 AM

    BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- No. 21 Campbell posted three pins and three tech falls on the way to a 42-3 win over The Citadel to begin Southern Conference action Saturday at the Pope Convocation Center. The Camels (4-2, 1-0 SoCon) picked up bonus points in six of the final seven bouts to top the visiting B...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- In a dual that featured a number of close matches that were decided in the third period or later, No. 12 Lehigh picked up its seventh straight dual win, topping Navy 23-9 Saturday inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall. The match was the 100th in what is Lehigh's second most-wres...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The fifth ranked NC State wrestling team won the first nine bouts, including five for bonus points, and came away with a 37-3 win at Hofstra. On the weekend in road action, NC State outscored Drexel and Hofstra a combined 81-6. The dual started at 125 pounds, as R-Fr. Jakob Ca...

  • VESTAL, N.Y. -- Virginia Tech wrestling dominated Binghamton 47-0 Saturday afternoon in New York to improve to 7-0 in duals on the season. Saturday afternoon was Virginia Tech's first shutout victory since Jan. 12, 2018, when the Hokies defeated Campbell 40-0 at the Virginia Duals. The No. 3 Hok...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern secured its first Big Ten victory of the season with a 21-15 win over Indiana in front of an alumni day crowd at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wildcats won six of the 10 bouts on the night, headlined by a tech fall from Shayne Oster and a major decision victory by No. 1 Ryan ...

  • CLEVELAND -- The Ohio wrestling team (4-5, 2-2 MAC) closed out its weekend road trip to northeast Ohio by earning a second-straight Mid-American Conference dual win, knocking off Cleveland State (6-2, 2-2 MAC), 19-13, this afternoon at Woodling Gymnasium. The Bobcats came away with victories in six...

  • CLEVELAND, Ga. -- The Truett McConnell University athletic department has announced Patrick James as the new Head Coach of the TMU wrestling program, effective immediately. James has served as the interim head coach since August of 2019. "We are very excited to have Patrick on board," Athletic Dire...

  • LEWISBURG, Pa. -- A late surge propelled the Bucknell wrestling team to a 26-12 victory over Harvard on Saturday afternoon at Davis Gym. The Bison (3-3, 2-1 EIWA) took four of the final five bouts, scoring bonus points in each, to down the Crimson (1-4, 1-1 EIWA). Zach Hartman, who is ranked as hig...

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Virginia wrestling team (7-2) capped its weekend of dual matches with a 44-3 victory over VMI (4-8) on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 18) at Memorial Gym. The Cavaliers won 9-of-10 weight classes and got bonus-point victories from seven wrestlers to power to the win. Three wr...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Lock Haven University wrestling team (6-4, 2-2 MAC East) got off to a quick start, winning the first three bouts of the dual and Bald Eagle' bonus points were a big part of the story throughout as LHU bounced back in a big way, downing host George Mason (7-4, 2-1 MAC East), 25-17...

  • Fresno State tops Duke
    from InterMat 01/18/20 5:35 AM

    FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno State wrestling team tallied wins in seven matches on its way to a 34-7 win over Duke on Friday evening at the Save Mart Center. Fresno State (7-5) got technical fall victories from redshirt freshman Hunter Cruz at 184 pounds and senior Josh Hokit at heavyweight while g...

  • BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. -- On the Friday of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, No. 1 Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) made the trip to face No. 2 Blair Academy (N.J.). In the annual showdown of National Prep powers, the host Buccaneers won eight of 14 bouts to upend the nation's top team 31-24. The Blue K...

  • STILLWATER -- The ninth-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team (6-1, 3-0 Big 12) notched seven bonus-point wins over West Virginia to knock off a third consecutive conference opponent, 37-9, inside Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday evening. "I thought we looked pretty good overall," coach John Smith sa...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Despite wrestling without multiple starters, No. 21 Stanford opened Pac-12 action with a 22-13 win at Cal Poly, Friday, at Mott Gym. Stanford won six of the 10 bouts to improve to 5-1 overall, while Cal Poly dropped to 2-4, 0-1 in the Pac-12. The dual started at 174 poun...

  • MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 4 Ohio State University wrestling team (6-1, 2-0 B1G) made good on an 8-hour trek to Cheese Country, grating the 8th-ranked Badgers of Wisconsin (8-3, 1-3 B1G) in a top-10 tilt. The Buckeyes won six of 10 bouts to snag a 24-13 victory. Four Buckeyes earned bonus points, inc...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. -- The No. 4 Arizona State wrestling team (9-1, 1-0 Pac-12) opened conference competition with a 26-12 victory over the Oregon State Beavers (4-2, 0-1) Friday night at Desert Financial Arena in the Beauty and the Beast meet with the Sun Devil gymnastics team. The victory was ASU's nint...

  • GREELEY, Colo. -- UNI Wrestling jumped out to a 32-0 lead, picking up bonus points at 125, 174 and 184 to earn a dominating 32-6 win over Northern Colorado that also marked the return of Jacob Holschlag to the lineup at 197. Jacob Schwarm set the tone early with a first-period pin, his 10th fall o...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team's winning streak was extended to four after a dominating 38-4 victory over Little Rock Friday night at the Convocation Center. The Huskies (8-3, 3-1) won nine of the 10 bouts, earning bonus points in five matches. NIU tallied a pair o...

  • BROOKINGS, S.D. -- No. 16 Iowa State (5-3, 2-0 Big 12) claimed its second Big 12 victory of the season, taking out South Dakota State (6-4, 3-1 Big 12) 22-17. The Cyclones claimed six out of the 10 matches, including one by pin and one by major decision. How It Happened It was a slow start for the ...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- In front of a packed house at the Rutgers Athletic Center, the Cornell wrestling team defeated former EIWA-foe No. 22 Rutgers by a final score of 18-16 on Friday night. Junior Hunter Richard's third period pin at 149 pounds was a catalyst for the Big Red, who led big at the break...

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Virginia wrestling team (6-2) kicked off the weekend with a strong performance on Friday night (Jan. 17), taking a 29-9 victory over Chattanooga (4-7) at Memorial Gym. It was the first of two duals on the weekend as the Cavaliers will host VMI at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. ...

  • LANCASTER, Pa. -- Winning its first five bouts of the night, Harvard wrestling (1-3, 1-0 EIWA) began EIWA play with a convincing, 26-16 victory over Franklin & Marshall (3-2, 0-1 EIWA) on Friday evening. Senior Nolan Hellickson set the tone for the Crimson, edging out Jose Diaz at 125 pounds with a...

  • Ohio earns win at Kent State
    from InterMat 01/18/20 4:20 AM

    KENT, Ohio -- For the second year in a row, the Ohio wrestling team (3-5, 1-2 MAC) can claim Grudge Match bragging rights after earning a 26-17 triumph over archrival Kent State (5-8, 1-3 MAC) tonight at the M.A.C. Center. The Bobcats picked up their first Mid-American Conference win of the 2019-20 ...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- In its first Grace Hall appearance since late November, No. 12 Lehigh ran its dual win streak to six with a 33-8 victory over American Friday night inside Leeman-Turner Arena. The Mountain Hawks won eight bouts, scoring bonus points in six of the eight victories. Junior Chris Wei...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan wrestling team claimed nine matches, earning bonus points in four, to earn a dominant 34-3 win over Maryland on Friday night (Jan. 17) in front of 1,163 fans at Cliff Keen Arena. Sophomore heavyweight Mason Parris, ranked second nationally, ended the d...

  • Clarion edges Buffalo
    from InterMat 01/18/20 4:15 AM

    CLARION, Pa. -- A dramatic last minute takedown by heavyweight Ty Bagoly propelled the Golden Eagle wrestling team to a 17-16 win by tiebreaker criteria over the Buffalo Bulls in Tippin Gymnasium. Both the Golden Eagles and the Bulls notched four decisions and one major decision on the night, but a ...

  • PHILADELPHIA, PA. -- The fifth ranked NC State wrestling team won nine of the 10 bouts, and came away with a 44-3 road win at Drexel Friday night. The Wolfpack (9-0) got seven bonus point wins, including three pins. The dual started at 174 pounds, and Drexel forfeited which gave No. 18 Daniel Bull...

  • NORFOLK, Va. -- In its first home match of the season, the Old Dominion wrestling team (4-7, 2-1 MAC) earned a 28-7 victory over Lock Haven (5-4, 1-2 MAC) in a Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division showdown. "Lock Haven finished in the top-15 in the country last year, so it's always going to...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- No. 23 Mizzou Wrestling extended its MAC winning streak to 18 consecutive duals with a Friday night win over Central Michigan, 25-13. The biggest win of the night came at 157 pounds as sophomore Jarrett Jacques won a top-15 bout over Logan Parks, 5-4, to tie the dual heading...

  • Davidson tops The Citadel
    from InterMat 01/18/20 4:05 AM

    DAVIDSON ?" Four pins powered the Davidson wrestling team to a 27-18 win over The Citadel on Senior Night Friday evening in Belk Arena. The Wildcats clinched their first Southern Conference victory of the season with back-to-back pins in the 174- and 184-pound matches. With the match tied 15-all...

  • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- The nationally-ranked No. 25 Rider University wrestling team defeated MAC foe Edinboro, 20-12, Friday night at Alumni Gym. With the win, the Broncs improve to 7-2 (3-1 MAC), while the Fighting Scots are now 9-5 (3-2 MAC). Edinboro earned the first points of the match, taking ...

  • Army West Point defeats Penn
    from InterMat 01/18/20 4:00 AM

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Army West Point wrestling team won seven of its ten dual matches Friday night at Gillis Field House, on the way to defeating Penn 27-9 in an EIWA affair. "I thought certainly some bright spots for our team -- some guys with some big performances," said head coach Kevin Ward...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The University of Minnesota wrestling program defeated Michigan State 25-10 behind the efforts of seven individual victories. Three Gophers made their career Big Ten dual debuts on the night, headlined by Ryan Thomas and Jake Bergeland who both won after never previously st...

  • Pete Veldman, Minnesota high school state wrestling champ who went on to take to the mat for the Minnesota Golden Gophers -- then later served as a high school athletic director and wrestling official for decades -- died Tuesday at age 86. Pete VeldmanA native of Hollandale, Minn., Peter Veldman wa...

  • Tyrell Fortune gets his hand raised after getting a win at Bellator 225 (Photo/Bellator) Next month's Bellator 239 will now feature two former college wrestling champs, as national junior college titlewinner and NCAA Division II champ Tyrell Fortune has been added to the card this week, joining form...

  • Ryan Crookham is seeded No. 1 at 126 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Entering its 14th edition this weekend, the Escape the Rock wrestling tournament hosted by Council Rock South in the general Philadelphia area has grown to be a regionally prestigious tournament with a national-level ...

  • BOONE, N.C. -- As the lead continued to increase, so did the noise inside Varsity Gym. Takedowns on the mat repeatedly brought fans to their feet. App State posted its most impressive showing of the season and extended its winning streak to five matches with a 29-10 dual victory Thursday against L...

  • Edinboro edges Bloomsburg
    from InterMat 01/17/20 3:30 AM

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Edinboro wrestling team improved to 9-4 overall and 3-2 in the Mid-American Conference on Thursday night, edging Bloomsburg, 19-16, at Nelson Field House. The Fighting Scots rallied for the win thanks to decisions by Dylan Reynolds and Jon Spaulding at 197 lbs. and heavyweight...

  • Jahi Jones (Photo/Maryland Athletics) ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference office announced today that it publicly reprimands Maryland wrestler Jahi Jones for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy following the 157-pound match vs. Rider University at the Virginia Duals on Jan. 11. Jones was...

  • Justin Rivera (Lake Highland Prep) gets his hand raised after winning a Doc B title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Beat the Streets Chicago has organized for a second straight year the Beat the Streets Brawl, which will be held this Saturday at Oak Park River Forest (Ill.). Like last...

  • A look inside U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, site of the 2020 NCAAs (Photo/Trex Commercial Products) Who will be the winners at the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships? Months before the first wrestler steps onto the mat, the individuals who will come out on top are thousands of...

  • Carlos Jacquez is tied for the most technical falls in Division II (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The in...

  • Brody Teske is leaving the Nittany Lions to become a UNI Panther. Brody TeskeThe 125-pound redshirt freshman who had been on the wrestling roster at Penn State is returning to his home state ... where he will wrestle at the University of Northern Iowa. Teske posted this succinct announcement on h...

  • It's official: Lourdes University will add women's wrestling to its varsity sport lineup beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year and that Kate Hill will serve as the team's head coach, the school located in northwest Ohio announced Tuesday. "Women's wrestling has been growing on the collegiate lev...

  • Who says you can never go home again? Not Derek Foore. Ten years after winning a national wrestling title for Notre Dame College, Foore has returned to his college alma mater as an assistant coach under head coach Sonny Marchette, the Cleveland-area school has announced. Foore, a 2014 NDC graduate...

  • A.J. Schopp at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Purdue assistant coach A.J. Schopp joins host Chad Dennis on the latest edition of The MatBoss Podcast. Schopp, a three-time All-American at Edinboro, is known for his amazing work on top while on the...

  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team batted 10-for-10 in a 41-0 win at No. 18 Purdue on Sunday. The Hawkeyes won four top-10 matchups and scored bonus points in half of their bouts, including two falls, two technical falls, and one major decision. "I like bonus ...

  • STILLWATER -- The No. 11 Oklahoma State wrestling team (5-1, 2-0 Big 12) notched six bonus point wins against Northern Colorado en route to a 36-3 defeat of the Bears on Sunday afternoon in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The victory marks the Cowboys' second conference win of the year. "When you wrestle som...

  • Wisconsin knocks off Nebraska
    from InterMat 01/13/20 1:25 AM

    MADISON, Wis. -- In their return home, the eighth-ranked Wisconsin wrestling team put on a show at the UW Field House on Sunday afternoon. The Badgers beat the No. 2-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, 25-18, highlighted by big wins from Tristan Moran and Cole Martin. At 141 pounds, Moran, coming off of a...

  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 18 Illinois Wrestling was dominant in its 32-3 victory over Indiana Sunday afternoon at Huff Hall. The Illini won bouts in nine of the 10 weight classes. Three points is the fewest allowed by the Illini in a dual since defeating SIU Edwardsville, 41-3, on November 15, 2015. Th...

  • UNI topples Missouri
    from InterMat 01/13/20 1:20 AM

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sixteenth ranked UNI Wrestling overcame an early deficit and picked up a 20-13 win over No. 19 Missouri Sunday afternoon at West Gym. Jay Schwarm earned a 3-0 win over Dack Punke to give the Panthers a 3-0 early lead, but Mizzou earned a major decision at 133 to take a 4-3 lead...

  • BOONE, N.C. -- JohnMark Bentley reached a career milestone Sunday. Coincidentally, he achieved it in the company of many App State wrestlers who helped him get there. With a large group of wrestling alums in attendance for the annual Old Timers Match, Bentley picked up the 100th win of his head ...

  • SDSU edges Wyoming
    from InterMat 01/12/20 10:15 PM

    South Dakota State and Wyoming each won five matches, but it was Danny Vega's technical fall in the opening bout of the wrestling dual that proved to be the difference in a 17-16 Jackrabbit victory Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena. With their fifth consecutive win, the Jackrabbits improved to 6-3 ov...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team moved to 2-0 in Southern Conference action with a 34-5 win over Gardner-Webb in McKenzie Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Mocs won seven of the nine matches contended and benefited from a GWU forfeit at 149 pounds. Sophomore Tyler Shilson was...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (5-1, 2-0 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, dominated No. 12 Northwestern (2-3, 0-2 B1G) for its second Big Ten dual meet victory of the weekend. Penn State won seven bouts to roll to a 30-9 victory in a Rec Hall S...

  • Rutgers downs Michigan State
    from InterMat 01/12/20 9:30 PM

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Using wins in seven out of 10 bouts, No. 24 Rutgers wrestling (7-1, 2-1) defeated Michigan State (4-4, 0-2), 25-12, on Sunday afternoon at Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Michigan. The Scarlet Knights won the first seven matches against the Spartans, including ranked deci...

  • Hofstra defeats Binghamton
    from InterMat 01/12/20 9:25 PM

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The Hofstra University wrestling team won seven of 10 weights and picked up two major decision victories and one tech fall as the Pride defeated Binghamton, 25-11, in their Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association opener Sunday afternoon at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibi...

  • Montini Catholic went undefeated at the DCC Super Duals on Saturday The second Saturday was another notable one on the national calendar, with many dual meets and bracket tournaments taking the fore, even if there were weather cancellations in some parts of the Midwest. Montini triply sensational a...

  • PHOENIX -- The Arizona State wrestling team (8-1) went 3-0 on the day, defeating Harvard (0-3), Campbell (3-2) and No. 11 Iowa State (4-3) in the Sun Devil Duals Saturday at Chase Field. With his second win of the day, Zahid Valencia surpassed Sun Devil great Anthony Robles to set the record for th...

  • HAMPTON, Va .-- The second-seeded Rider University wrestling team knocked off nationally-ranked No. 17 Virginia and Maryland to earn its first-ever Virginia Duals Championship on Saturday. The Broncs defeated Maryland, 24-8, in the semifinals before taking down the Cavaliers, 20-12, in the champions...

  • BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech wrestling stays undefeated in duals this season with a 36-3 win over West Virginia in Cassell Coliseum Saturday night. Redshirt senior David McFadden recorded career win No. 100 with a major decision victory over West Virginia's Nick Kiussis. McFadden is just the 13th H...

  • George Mason edges Brown
    from InterMat 01/12/20 4:30 AM

    FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Patriots dual with Brown University came down to the final match. Mason (7-3, 2-2 MAC) won six of the ten matches today en route to a 19-15 win against Brown (0-2, 0-0 IVY) in a home match held in EagleBank Arena. After the Patriots dropped decisions at 184 and 197 pounds to op...

  • WASHINGTON -- Behind a Tim Fitzpatrick pin and three major decisions, the American University wrestling team rolled to a 27-14 win over visiting Drexel (5-4) at Bender Arena on Saturday night. In front of a crowd that included many of the program's most decorated alums, the Eagles (2-3) soared to th...

  • Air Force sweeps Borah Duals
    from InterMat 01/12/20 4:20 AM

    GUNNISON, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team rolled to a pair of dual victories at the 30th Annual Borah Duals, Saturday morning, Jan. 11, on the campus of Western Colorado University. The Falcons defeated the host Mountaineers, 49-0, followed by a 38-9 win over CSU-Pueblo. Air Force ha...

  • Hofstra dominates The Citadel
    from InterMat 01/12/20 4:20 AM

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The Hofstra University wrestling team snapped a four-match losing streak with a 36-7 victory over The Citadel Saturday afternoon at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. The Pride won eight of 10 weight classes and recorded three wins by fall in the match. Hofstra (2-4...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky -- Streaks were again the theme as six National Dual Meet champions were crowned on Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, at the 2020 U.S. Marine Corps NWCA Multi-Division National Dual Meet Championships presented by ARMS Software and Defense Soap hosted...

  • ITHACA, N.Y. -- For the second straight year, the Lehigh-Cornell dual came down to the final bout. This time junior heavyweight Jordan Wood was the hero, beating Brendan Furman 5-0 to clinch a 19-14 victory for the 14th-ranked Mountain Hawks over the 19th-ranked Big Red Saturday at the Friedman Wres...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NC State Wrestling team won seven of the 10 bouts, including four for bonus point wins, and defeating No. 12 Princeton 29-12 in Reynolds Coliseum. NC State started the dual with a first period pin by No. 17 Daniel Bullard at 174 pounds. After a takedown seven seconds in, Bulla...

  • CORVALLIS, Ore. -- With three individual wins over ranked grapplers, Oregon State Wrestling notched a 21-12 victory in its home-opening dual inside Gill Coliseum. In front of a crowd of 887, the Beavers won seven of ten bouts to earn the victory over a challenging Northern Colorado team with five ...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team extended its modest win streak to three when it posted a 23-9 victory at Cal Poly Friday night. The Huskies (7-3, 3-1) won seven of the 10 bouts, scoring a pair of maj. dec. victories on the night. California natives Kenny ...

  • MINNEAPOLIS -- The No. 3 Minnesota wrestling program defeated the visiting No.9 Wisconsin Badgers 20-14 on Friday night as the Gophers celebrated the return of Brock Lesnar for the 20th Anniversary of his 2000 NCAA Championship. Minnesota took home six individual victories, including the first fiv...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State University wrestling team dealt a 22-13 loss to No. 24 Rutgers (6-1, 1-1 B1G). It marks the second visiting squad to suffer its first defeat thanks to the Buckeyes this week after No. 7 Arizona State (5-1) departed Columbus with an L on Monday (Jan. 6). Six Buckeyes ...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 25-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team started strong and ended with a bang to knock off in-state rival Michigan State, 22-14, in its Big Ten Conference opener on Friday night (Jan. 10) in front of a sellout crowd of 1,800 fans at Cliff Keen Arena. The Wolverine...

  • Navy rallies to edge Bucknell
    from InterMat 01/11/20 4:20 AM

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy rallied to edge the Bucknell wrestling team by a single point, 19-18, on Friday night at Alumni Hall. Trailing 15-9 through the first six bouts, the Midshipmen (4-3, 1-0 EIWA) won three of the next four to emerge victorious over the Bison (2-3, 1-1 EIWA). A major decision by ...

  • Wyoming rolls past NDSU
    from InterMat 01/11/20 4:10 AM

    FARGO, N.D. -- The Wyoming wrestling team racked-up eight match wins, four of which were bonus-point victories that included a pair of falls as the Cowboys rolled past North Dakota State, 34-6 Friday night in Fargo. Hayden Hastings at 174 pounds and Brian Andrews at heavyweight recorded the two fall...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Purdue wrestling team opened the Big Ten schedule in strong fashion, earning a 21-13 victory at Northwestern on Friday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Boilermakers picked up wins in six-of-10 matches, including a trio of major decisions as they improved to 8-1 (1-0 B1G) in duals on th...

  • SDSU scores upset at UNI
    from InterMat 01/11/20 4:10 AM

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - South Dakota State took control of its wrestling dual Friday night against Northern Iowa by winning five of the first six matches and went on to defeat the 16th-ranked Panthers, 25-13, at West Gym. In running their dual winning streak to four, the Jackrabbits improved to 5-3 ove...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 23 Mizzou Wrestling extended its MAC winning streak to 17 consecutive duals with a 22-12 win over Ohio Friday night (Jan. 10) at the Hearnes Center. Mizzou won seven of the 10 weight classes over the Bobcats as the Tigers are now 8-0 all-time against the MAC foe, including a per...

  • UNC tops Princeton
    from InterMat 01/11/20 3:15 AM

    CHAPEL HILL -- No. 2 Austin O'Connor's first-period pin helped No. 17 North Carolina (8-1) defeat No. 12 Princeton (2-3), 25-11 at Carmichael Arena Friday. Clay Lautt boosted his dual-meet record to 8-0 with a win over Kevin Parker at 174 pounds. After Princeton took the dual's first bout at 197 p...

  • WASHINGTON -- With back-to-back wins in the first two bouts of the night, American University wrestling took a lead on Brown and never lost it, ultimately winning 18-16 in the first home dual meet of the season. The Eagles won in six weight classes overall, each by decision. MATCH NOTES Redshirt se...

  • VESTAL, N.Y. -- With three seconds left in the match, sophomore Sam Wustefeld, at 197 pounds, took his shot and scored a big takedown to win his match and help propel Columbia Wrestling (1-1, 1-0 EIWA) to a 24-15 road win over Binghamton (2-2, 1-1 EIWA) in its Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Assoc...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (4-1, 1-0 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, won the last four bouts against No. 24 Illinois (3-2, 0-1 B1G) to pick up a victory in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Penn State won six of ten bouts including the l...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team extended its dual win streak to five with a 26-12 victory over SIU Edwardsville at Alumni Arena on Friday night. The Bulls improved to 7-6 overall and 3-2 in MAC duals. Derek Spann continued his impressive run, needing only 1:48 to pin Jacob...

  • Iowa blanks Indiana
    from InterMat 01/11/20 3:15 AM

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana -- The top-ranked University of Iowa team defeated Indiana 41-0 on Friday night in Wilkinson Hall, sweeping all 10 bouts and scoring bonus points in four weight classes, including falls from Alex Marinelli, Tony Cassioppi, and Austin DeSanto, and a 15-0 technical fall from Spenc...

  • LEXINGTON, Va. - The Clarion wrestling team finished their day in Virginia as the sole undefeated team, going 3-0 with victories over conference foe Cleveland State as well as VMI and Cal Baptist at the VMI Quad. The Golden Eagles (6-3, 3-2 MAC) have won six straight duals, including three straight...

  • VESTAL, N.Y. -- In its first dual action of the new year, No. 14 Lehigh rolled to a 36-3 win over Binghamton Friday evening at Events Center. The Mountain Hawks dropped the opening bout, then rolled off nine consecutive victories. Lehigh wrestlers posted five bonus wins, including a first period pin...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The monstrosity that is the NWCA's 92-team Mat Mayhem is halfway completed as six collegiate wrestling divisions will continue to battle for a national dual meet championship. Friday's action at the 2020 U.S. Marine Corps NWCA Multi-Division National Dual Meet Championships prese...

  • Girls wanting to wrestle in high school in the state of Wisconsin may soon have a division of their own, as a proposal is under development to create a separate girls division with opportunities to win a state title. An ad hoc committee comprised of coaches and administrators -- along with the Wis...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- The second-seeded Rider University wrestling team earned bonus points in eight of its nine victories to dominate Duke, 47-3, at the Virginia Duals Friday morning. With the win, the Broncs advance to the semifinals, where they'll take on Maryland tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. The Terra...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- The University of Maryland wrestling team got wins from Brandon Cray, King Sandoval, Jahi Jones, Kyle Cochran, and Jaron Smith en route to the team's second win of the season, downing Fresno State 22-18 in the first contest of the Virginia Duals. Maryland now advances to the semifin...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion wrestling team (2-5, 1-1 MAC) earned an 18-13 victory over Penn (0-2, 0-0 EIWA) in its first match of the 40th Annual Virginia Duals on Friday at the Hampton Coliseum. "We won the tight matches and that shows toughness, which is important," head coach Steve Martin ...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- The No. 22 Virginia wrestling team (4-1) opened the Virginia Duals with a strong performance on Friday (Jan. 10), taking a 23-12 victory over Kent State (3-6) in the first-round of the annual event at the Hampton Coliseum. Virginia, the top-seeded team in the event, will return to a...

  • The No. 1-ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (7-0, 2-0 NSIC) broke its own NCAA Division II record for consecutive dual wins on Friday, Jan. 10 with a solid 30-4 decision over Maryville University. The match was SCSU's first match of the day at the 2020 NWCA Division II National Duals ...

  • HIRAM, Ohio -- Hiram College Athletic Director Todd W. Hibbs announced on Friday the addition of men's and women's wrestling programs as the Terriers' 17th and 18th varsity sports. "Men's and women's wrestling are strategic additions as we continue to grow the Hiram College athletic department," Hi...

  • Blair Academy coach Brian Antonelli congratulates Rylan Rogers after winning the Ironman (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) No. 2 in the country Blair Academy (N.J.) is hosting a multi-team dual meet event on Saturday starting at 12 Noon Eastern Time. Even though No. 9 Malvern Prep (Pa.) recentl...

  • OREM, Utah -- No. 11 Iowa State (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) put on a pinning clinic against Utah Valley (1-6, 0-4 Big 12), routing the Wolverines by a final score of 45-0. The Cyclones locked up five falls in the dual, including four in the first period. Joel Shapiro, Alex Mackall, Ian Parker, Ryan Leisure a...

  • DAVIDSON -- A new year opened with a dominant road victory for California Baptist University over Davidson on Thursday. The Lancers came out aggressive and shot early and often to help them win nine of 10 matches and defeat the Wildcats 33-4 to open a four-dual road trip in the John M. Belk Arena. ...

  • BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- A second-period pin from Matt Zovistoski produced the strong start that App State wanted in its Southern Conference opener. Zovistoski delivered the first of four pins for the Mountaineers, who earned bonus points in six of their eight wins and posted a 40-9 road victory a...

  • C.J. Morgan A long-standing tradition -- senior night for Army West Point wrestling -- will take on a new home this year ... all to honor a late Black Knights wrestler who died in a training accident last summer. West Point wrestlers will host Lehigh at the 2020 senior night on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7...

  • Montreat College will be adding men's wrestling to its roster of intercollegiate athletic activities, the North Carolina school announced this week. In addition, Montreat will be also adding a co-ed cheer and dance program at the same time. Director of Athletics Jose Larios said, "With the suppor...

  • EMORY, Va. -- Emory & Henry College Director of Athletics Anne Crutchfield has announced the addition of men's and women's wrestling as intercollegiate sports which will begin competition during the 2020-21 academic year. The teams expand the College's varsity sports offerings to 22 NCAA Division II...

  • Adam Busiello competed at Beat the Streets last spring (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) It's been a busy, news-worthy week for Penn State wrestling off the mat. A day after the 2019 NCAA team titlewinners revealed that Anthony Cassar and Kyle Conel had suffered season-ending injuries...

  • The second weekend of January is upon us, with everyone back into the fold after the holidays are done. Below is the list of competitions for Fab 50 teams for the week of Jan. 8-14. No. 1 Wyoming Seminary, Pa. Competes at the Eastern States Classic on Friday and Saturday at SUNY Sullivan in Loch S...

  • SALEM, Va. -- Roanoke College Director of Athletics Scott Allison announced Wednesday the addition of wrestling as the College's 22nd NCAA Division III sponsored athletic program. The Maroons will begin competition in the Fall of 2021 with a search for a head coach beginning immediately. "We're pl...

  • Cornell's Ben Darmstadt leads Division I with 11 falls (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released the debut standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inaugural NC...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa wrestling program announced Wednesday that it will distribute #SorensenStrong headbands to the first 3,000 fans through the doors of Carver-Hawkeye Arena when the top-ranked Hawkeyes host No. 2 Nebraska on Jan. 18. The #SorensenStrong headbands are a symbol...

  • NJCAA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 01/08/20 3:30 PM

  • BROOKVILLE, Pa. -- Competing in front of a packed house at Brookville High School, the Clarion wrestling team capped off an evening of wrestling action with a 30-13 win over Mid-American Conference opponent Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Tuesday night. Racking up a number of bonus point victorie...

  • KENT, OHIO -- Colin McCracken and Spencer Berthold each picked up falls to help lift the Golden Flashes to a 25-15 victory over the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars on Tuesday afternoon at the Dix Stadium Fieldhouse. The victory improves Kent State to 3-5 in duals this season and 1-2 in the M...

  • MANHEIM, Pa -- A record 92 college teams will be participating in Mat Mayhem this coming weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center at the NWCA's annual National Duals. The 2020 U.S. Marine Corps NWCA Multi-Division National Dual Meet Championships presented by ARMS Software and Defense Soap hosted ...

  • Anthony Cassar gets interviewed by ESPN at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Four-time defending national champion Penn State has lost two key starters for the season. Returning NCAA champion Anthony Cassar (285) and 2018 All-American Kyle Conel (197) are out for the season d...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The fourth-ranked Sun Devils of Arizona State University landed in Ohio with an unblemished 5-0 mark, including the stoppage of Penn State's 60-match winning streak on Nov. 22, and left with a 17-16 defeat in-hand after No. 7 Ohio State (4-1) garnered enough to bonus points to secu...

  • Gable Steveson with Brock Lesnar International superstar Brock Lesnar has been named as an honorary Gophers coach for the team's Big Ten opener against Wisconsin on Friday January 10, 2020 as the program celebrates the 20th anniversary of his NCAA Championship. The 2000 NCAA National Champion will ...

  • Matt Azevedo (Photo/Drexel University) PHILADELPHIA -- Drexel University Athletics announced today the creation of the Mert and Joanne Hill Head Wrestling Coach position -- the first named male coaching position at Drexel. The endowment was made possible through a substantial and meaningful commitme...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich.-- A fast start was all the Beavers needed as Oregon State never looked back and collected a 21-15 victory at No. 22 Michigan on Sunday afternoon. Oregon State emerged victorious in six of its ten matches on the day as they racked up five decisions as a team. The Beavers ended the ...

  • Oklahoma dominates Ohio
    from InterMat 01/05/20 11:30 PM

    ATHENS, Ohio -- No. 20/NR/23 Oklahoma (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) rolled past the Ohio Bobcats (2-4, 0-1 MAC), 35-6, in its final non-conference dual on Sunday at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio. The Sooners took advantage of a trio of pins from Dom Demas, Justin Thomas and Anthony Mantanona and victo...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team turned in an impressive performance as it posted a 19-12 victory over Central Michigan at Victor E. Court Sunday. The win was the Huskies' first over CMU since Jan. 31, 2003 when NIU earned a 16-15 victory over the Chippewas. "This ...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team capped a successful weekend by sweeping duals against Edinboro and Gannon on Sunday afternoon. The wins extended UB's winning streak to four straight duals. In the opener against Mid-American Conference opponent Edinboro, the Bulls relied on...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Junior Shawn Orem (Pasadena, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) earned an 8-4 decision at 133 pounds in the final bout of the day to lift the Bloomsburg University wrestling team to a 20-19 victory via tiebreaker at Hofstra University on Sunday afternoon for the Huskies' second consecutive d...

  • The first weekend of January was a busy one across the country with many events and outcomes involving nationally ranked teams and athletes. Here is a recap with some of the highlights. No. 5 Buchanan cuts through a loaded Doc Buchanan Invitational field Tuesday evening, Buchanan (Calif.) had most...

  • Buchanan claimed the team title at the Doc Buchanan Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Tuesday evening, Buchanan (Calif.) had most things go wrong in a 26-25 dual meet loss to Montini Catholic (Ill.) at the Garlic City Rumble in Gilroy; the Bears went 0-4 in one-point matche...

  • CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI picked up bonus points at five different weights, including a pin by Jay Schwarm at 125 and rolled to a 32-12 victory over Utah Valley in the Panther's Big 12 opener Saturday evening at the West Gym in Cedar Falls. The match opened at 125 where Schwarm made quick work of U...

  • WEST POINT, N.Y. --- No. 17 North Carolina won all three matches in Saturday's Army Duals, defeating No. 21 Army, Wyoming and American. No. 15 Zach Sherman and No. 17 Kennedy Monday won all three matches, while No. 2 Austin O'Connor, A.C. Headlee, Clay Lautt and Joey Mazzara all knocked off top-15 o...

  • Bloomsburg dominates LIU
    from InterMat 01/04/20 3:55 AM

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Bloomsburg University wrestling team picked up its first dual victory of the season on Friday night as it handled Long Island University (LIU), 40-3, at the Nelson Field House. The Huskies improved to 1-3 overall while the Sharks dropped to 2-14 on the season in its inaugural ...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Virginia Tech wrestling won their fifth dual of the season Friday night over No. 24 Central Michigan to remain undefeated. With the win, the No. 5 Hokies improve to 4-0 over ranked opponents this season. Virginia Tech previously beat No. 9 Missouri, No. 21 Northwestern and...

  • Sarah Hildebrandt at the Final X press conference (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Sarah Hildebrandt, a world silver medalist in 2018, will be dropping in weight to to 50 kilograms for her Olympic run. She has been competing at 53 kilograms, a non-Olympic weight class. She made the a...

  • Brian Keck competing in Real Pro Wrestling (Photo/Danielle Hobeika) 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 active. Legends on the mat In 2019, the wrestling...

  • Navid Zanganeh Navid Zanganeh, a member of Iran's U23 national freestyle wrestling team who was reportedly detained for 2-3 days during anti-government protests in Iran in mid-November, is now in Canada. The 23-year-old Zanganeh, who earned a bronze medal in freestyle at the 2018 World U23 Wrestlin...

  • FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State wrestling team opened the New Year with a pair of dual meet victories at the Save Mart Center on Thursday evening downing Cal Poly, 24-16 and Big 12 opponent Utah Valley, 24-19 in front of 2,705 Red Wave supporters. Fresno State (3-4, 2-0 B12) earned six victories ...

  • Jesse Campbell, wrestling and football coach at Crestview High School in north-central Ohio between Columbus and Cleveland who had wrestled at Ohio State a decade ago, was killed in a three-car crash near Ashland, Ohio early Monday evening. He was 31. Jesse CampbellThe wreck took place on State Rou...

  • Oklahoma State won its first Southern Scuffle title since 2017 (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Two-time All-American Nick Piccininni repeated as Southern Scuffle champions and helped lead the Oklahoma State Cowboys to their first team title since 2017. Oklahoma State f...

  • 125: No. 4 Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) dec. Sam Latona (Virginia Tech), 6-4 Caleb Smith (Appalachian State) dec. Jonathan Tropea (Rider), 5-3 Luke Werner (Lock Haven) pinned Colton Camacho (Pittsburgh), 6:23 Michael McGee (Old Dominion) dec. No. 7 Nic Aguilar (Rutgers), 5-4 133: No. 4 Micky Ph...

  • Southern Scuffle Live Updates
    from InterMat 01/01/20 1:50 PM

    The Southern Scuffle takes place at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn. Links: Results | Schedule | Preview A Twitter List by InterMat

  • The Southern Scuffle takes place at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn. The initial brackets have been released for the Southern Scuffle, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET. Link: Brackets

  • Iowa won the Midlands title by 95.5 points and broke the tournament scoring record (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Top-ranked Iowa capped off a dominant performance at the 57th Midlands Championships on Monday by crowning five champions and 12 placewinners en route to bre...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- No. 14 Lehigh completed a 3-0 trip to the South Beach Duals with two victories Monday at the Broward County Convention Center. The Mountain Hawks began the day with a dominant 47-4 win over Duke, then broke a 9-9 tie by claiming the final four bouts in a 22-9 defeat of No. 1...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Newcomer Tanner Cook pinned two ranked opponents in leading the South Dakota State University wrestling team to a pair of victories Monday on the final day of the South Beach Duals. The Jackrabbits, who finished the two-day event with a 3-1 dual record, posted a 19-17 victo...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- On the final day of the South Beach Duals the Minnesota wrestling program defeated the Duke Blue Devils 53-0 before dispatching the Cornell Big Red 31-12. The Maroon and Gold got their hand-raised in 18-of-20 individual bouts. On the weekend Minnesota won 28 total individu...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- With five individuals winning weight class titles, the Augsburg University men's wrestling team claimed the championship at the Citrus Invitational, held on Sunday and Monday. THE BASICS TEAM SCORES: Augsburg 1st/14 (192.0) LOCATION: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County C...

  • Seth Gross edged Sebastian Rivera in the semifinals of the Midlands Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Wisconsin's Seth Gross will get an opportunity to avenge his only college loss at 133 pounds since March of 2017. The 2018 NCAA champion came from came from...

  • Hayden Hidlay is pre-seeded No. 1 at 157 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The pre-seeds have been released for the Southern Scuffle, which takes place Jan. 1-2 at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn. 125: 1. Nick Piccininni - Oklahoma State 2. Nic Aguilar - Rutgers 3. Sidney Fl...

  • Gary Kessel received the Meritorious Official award at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum in 2018 (Photo/Larry Slater) Gary Kessel, who has been a wrestling official for 40 years, will be welcomed into the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Officials Association (EIWOA) Hall of the Fame in ...

  • No. 1 Austin DeSanto advanced to the semifinals at 133 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Iowa extended its lead to 46 at the 57th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships by advancing 10 wrestlers to the semifinals. The Hawkeyes have semifinalists in nine of the 10 weight ...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The No. 18-ranked Cornell wrestling team picked up its first wins of the season on Sunday, Dec. 29, defeating South Dakota State (18-16), Michigan State (20-16) and Wyoming (28-9) at the South Beach Duals hosted at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla...

  • Anthony Cassioppi is one of 12 quarterfinalists for Iowa (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- A pair of Army West Point wrestlers, Markus Hartmann (157) and Alex Hopkins (197), pulled upsets over wrestlers ranked in the top 10 in the opening session of the 57th Ken Kraft Midla...

  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- A pair of Army West Point wrestlers, Markus Hartmann (157) and Alexander Hopkins (197), pulled upsets over wrestlers ranked in the top 10 in the opening session of the 57th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships. Hartmann stunned top-seeded Quincy Monday of Princeton at 157 poun...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- No. 17 Mizzou Wrestling closed its action at day one of the South Beach Duals with a 22-10 win over Wyoming Sunday afternoon. The Tigers, coupled with their 24-8 win over Old Dominion earlier Sunday, are now 5-2 on the season and have won five straight duals. The Tigers are ...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Sparked by junior lightweights Brandon Paetzell and Nick Farro, No. 14 Lehigh opened up action at the South Beach Duals with a convincing 29-10 triumph over No. 15 Minnesota on Sunday. Bonus point wins from Paetzell and Farro staked the Mountain Hawks to an early 9-0 lead an...

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  • Notre Dame-Green Pond showcased its depth at the Trojan Wars Several Fab 50 teams turned in strong performances this past week, highlighted by Wyoming Seminary's dominance at the Powerade. Below is a recap of other key events on the high school wrestling calendar. No. 31 Notre Dame-Green Pond show...

  • Wyoming Seminary dominated at the Powerade, winning the team title by 94 points The nation's top team, Wyoming Seminary (Pa.), dominated one of the nation's best tournaments over the course of Friday and Saturday south of Pittsburgh at Canon-McMillan. The Blue Knights placed 12 wrestlers, including ...

  • Happy holidays and season's greetings to everyone. We've made it to the last week of 2019. For those teams in state associations that do not have a mandatory shutdown, or are otherwise choosing to take the week off, there are significant competitions abound in this between Christmas and New Year's D...

  • Anthony Dunbar, former North Carolina State University wrestler who had wrestled at Cary (N.C.) High School then returned to his prep alma mater as coach, passed away in his sleep Monday night in his home. "We just learned of the passing of our head wrestling coach Anthony Dunbar who died in his sl...

  • Exactly one year after video of a New Jersey high school wrestler's impromptu matside haircut garnered millions of views worldwide, the state's governor, Phil Murphy, signed a bill Thursday banning discrimination in the workplace or schools based on hairstyle or texture. The original incident which...

  • Nick Buonocore, the founder of the Reformed Sports Parent, joins The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis to talk about what's going on with youth sports. Buonocore has six kids and they participate in a variety of sports, including wrestling. Buonocore was a member of North Carolina Wesleyan's NCAA ...

  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Six Mountaineers posted perfect records as the West Virginia University wrestling team went 3-0 at the Mountaineer Quad on Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. WVU topped VMI, 34-8, before earning its first sweep since Jan. 3, 2015, in a 38-0 win over Hofstra. The...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team earned its first Mid-American Conference dual win of the season in dominant fashion, beating George Mason, 26-10, at Alumni Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Bulls won five of the final six matches, including three matches with bonus points, to ...

  • Jordan Oliver gets to the leg of Joey McKenna in the finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jordan Oliver made a statement at Senior Nationals. The 29-year-old Oliver dominated a deep and talented 65-kilogram field in freestyle over the weekend. He outscored his...

  • Amateur wrestling fans are accustomed to seeing Jordan Burroughs in action on the wrestling mat at major wrestling events the world over. Now see Burroughs in a whole new way as the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and four-time World freestyle wrestling champion serves as host of the 2019 Team USA Award...

  • Kyle Dake warming up at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Four-time NCAA wrestling champ and two-time world titlewinner Kyle Dake is preparing to wrestle freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics ... but he's apparently entertaining the idea of com...

  • Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com Saturday saw the conclusion of a plethora of high school wrestling competitions from across the country. Here are some highlighted outcomes of nationally ranked wrestlers facing one another, and/or being "upset." Zinkin Classic No. 3 Buchanan (Calif.) rolled to the ...

  • Saturday saw the conclusion of a plethora of high school wrestling competitions from across the country. Here are some highlighted outcomes of nationally ranked wrestlers facing one another, and/or being "upset." Zinkin Classic No. 3 Buchanan (Calif.) rolled to the title placing a wrestler top six...

  • Saturday saw the conclusion of a plethora of high school wrestling competitions from across the country. Here are some highlighted outcomes of nationally ranked wrestlers facing one another, and/or being "upset". Zinkin Classic No. 3 Buchanan (Calif.) rolled to the title placing a wrestler top six ...

  • BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech wrestling defeated Chattanooga 29-3 Saturday night in Cassell Coliseum. With the win, the Hokies claim their fourth dual victory of the season and close out the 2019 slate. The Hokies showed why they're ranked fifth in the country Saturday, winning nine of the night's 1...

  • CLARION, Pa. -- Thanks in part to a trio of wins in the middle weights and a pair of bonus point wins, the Clarion wrestling team scored a significant win on Saturday with a 20-16 decision over Lock Haven. The Golden Eagles (2-3, 1-2 MAC) defeated the Bald Eagles for the first time since the 2013-1...

  • The marathon day one of the Beast of the East, which lasted over 14 hours, has seen the field churned down to the quarterfinals on the front side. In consolation wrestling, there are only eight wrestlers remaining as well, except any situation where a five-match rule came into play. The most notabl...

  • Kamal Bey throws Jake Fisher for four late in the match (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FORT WORTH, Texas -- After falling short of a spot on the 2019 World Team, Kamal Brey looks primed for an Olympic run in 2020. The 21-year-old Bey, a gold medalist at the 2017 Junior World Champi...

  • Alyssa Lampe won by fall over Victoria Anthony in the 50-kilogram finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FORT WORTH, Texas -- On Saturday, thirty-one-year-old Alyssa Lampe, a two-time world bronze medalist, showed that she is back. After not competing for most of the Olympic cycle, L...

  • Joey McKenna advanced to the finals at 65 kilograms (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FORT WORTH, Texas -- Former Ohio State wrestlers Joey McKenna, Myles Martin, along with current Buckeye Kollin Moore, fell short of their NCAA goals last season when they failed to win NCAA titles. O...

  • Joey Lazor gets his hand raised after beating Frank Molinaro (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FORT WORTH, Texas -- All six No. 1 seeds advanced to the quarterfinals of the Senior Nationals in freestyle. The biggest surprise of the opening session came at 65 kilograms where unseeded J...

  • BROOKINGS, S.D. -- The Minnesota wrestling program defeated the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 22-10 in a Friday evening dual that saw the Gophers win seven-of-ten on the road across the border. At 125 pounds Patrick McKee got the Gophers started as he battled hard in his bout against Danny Vega. ...

  • Nebraska tops Oregon State
    from InterMat 12/21/19 5:05 AM

    LINCOLN -- The No. 2 Nebraska wrestling team scored bonus points in five matches and won eight of nine bouts overall to defeat Oregon State (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) 32-3 in front of 1,278 fans at the Devaney Center on Friday night. No. 6 Mikey Labriola (174) started the night off in dominant fashion, rac...

  • Ohio takes down West Virginia
    from InterMat 12/21/19 5:05 AM

    PARKERSBURG, W. Va. -- The Ohio wrestling team (2-3, 0-1 MAC) earned a 20-13 victory over regional rival West Virginia (0-5, 0-1 Big 12) this evening at Parkersburg High School. "We've been trying so hard to get a win, and I think our guys feel the pressure. I know I feel the pressure," said 23rd-y...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Clay Lautt and Joey Mazzara led the way with back-to-back pins as No. 17 North Carolina defeated Little Rock on the road Friday night, 35-6, in the Jack Stephens Center. The Trojans began the match with a pair of wins at 125 and 133, but Zach Sherman turned momentum in UNC's d...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Citadel wrestling team made quick of the Blue Hose of Presbyterian, posting a 37-8 victory, Friday afternoon in McAlister Field House. In the first-ever season of Presbyterian's wrestling team, the Bulldogs have taken a 1-0 lead over the Blue Hose. Dazjon Casto came away w...

  • Pitt outlasts Maryland
    from InterMat 12/21/19 5:00 AM

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The 10th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team won seven bouts en route to its fifth win of the year over Maryland Friday night at the XFINITY Center. With the win, the Panthers finish 2019 5-1 overall, while the Terrapins drop to 1-4. Two Pitt wrestlers performance...

  • Binghamton downs Sacred Heart
    from InterMat 12/21/19 4:55 AM

    The Binghamton University wrestling team defeated Scared Heart by a score of 25-9 Friday afternoon in Vestal. The Bearcats won seven of 10 bouts, highlighted by Carson Sauriol's first career dual victory at 125 pounds and a major decision by heavyweight Joe Doyle to close things out. "We came away...

  • Bucknell rolls past LIU
    from InterMat 12/21/19 4:55 AM

    BROOKVILLE, N.Y. - The Bucknell wrestling team rolled past LIU, 39-7, in its EIWA opener on Friday night at the Pratt Recreation Center. The Bison (2-2, 1-0 EIWA) used two pins, a technical fall and a major decision to down the Sharks (2-13, 0-2 EIWA) in a dual that lasted only an hour and 15 minut...

  • The Cleveland State University wrestling team came from behind for a second straight dual as the Vikings fought back to claim a 22-14 victory over George Mason Friday evening in Woodling Gymnasium. Facing a Patriot squad that entered with a 6-1 mark, the Vikings found themselves trailing, 14-10, wi...

  • Gable Steveson (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) University of Minnesota wrestlers Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez will not be charged in a sexual assault investigation, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, who spoke at a news conference on Friday morning. Freeman cited "inadeq...

  • MADISON, Wis. -- In their home debut, the Wisconsin Badgers were electric against the Kent State Golden Flashes. The Badgers beat up on the Flashes with a final score of 42-6, featuring four pins and two technical falls. At 125, Eric Barnett got the crowd going early and recorded a pin against Kent...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- No. 21 Stanford Wrestling, competing for the first time since Nov. 24, defeated Drexel 26-11 on Thursday night in a neutral site dual. The Cardinal improves to 5-1 in duals and Thursday night's victory marked the 110th dual win in head coach Jason Borrelli's career. Seven...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Purdue wrestling team finished off the first semester in solid fashion, taking eight-of-10 road matches in a 35-9 dual victory at Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Thursday. The Boilermakers posted bonus points in five of their eight wins, including three falls, and freshma...

  • Princeton defeats Rider
    from InterMat 12/20/19 4:12 AM

    In its final match of 2019, 12th-ranked Princeton defeated 25th-ranked Rider tonight at 7 in Dillon Gym, 32-9. The win follows Princeton's two-point win a year ago that was the program's first over Rider since the 1981-82 season that ended an 18-match Broncs streak in the series. Now, the Tigers ha...

  • LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren) recorded his 100th career win, Brock Port (Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte) picked up a pin and the Bald Eagles benefitted from bonus points as the Lock Haven University wrestling team cruised past arch-rival Bloomsburg University (0-3, 0-2 MAC East), 26-...

  • OSKALOOSA -- William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the hiring of Tucker Black as the University's first-ever head women's wrestling coach. Black, a May 2019 graduate of Upper Iowa University with a degree in Agricultural Business, was a two-year starter and team captain for ...

  • The Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown has disciplined two Allentown Central Catholic wrestling coaches for allowing a boy to wrestle a girl at a dual meet earlier this month, in violation of the diocese's stated policy against mixed-gender wrestling during the regular season. The diocese did not ...

  • Just seven months after announcing it would be launching new men's and women's intercollegiate wrestling programs, Iowa Wesleyan University has received a $250,000 gift for a new wrestling training facility. The gift from Mark and Sandy Willis will be used to renovate an existing building to create...

  • The weekend before Christmas will be upon us … boy 2019 has flown by! This marks the start of the New Jersey (NJSIAA) high school wrestling season; while for other states, this week will mark the last competitions before their Christmas/New Year's "shutdown." Below is the schedule of competit...

  • NAIA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 12/19/19 5:43 PM

  • DEKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois University wrestling team used a fast start and strong finish to earn a 23-13 victory over Mid-American Conference rival Kent State in Victor E. Court Wednesday night. "We got a good start from Bryce West," said NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig. "He had a slow start ...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Four App State wrestlers picked up their first career dual wins, and the Mountaineers earned their first team win of the season with a 36-6 road victory against Little Rock on Wednesday night. App State (1-2) followed season-opening losses to two ranked ACC opponents with a do...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Old Dominion (1-1, 1-0 MAC) wrestling team won eight of 10 bouts in its dual against Mid-American Conference (MAC) foe SIUE (1-3, 0-1 MAC) to earn a commanding 33-9 victory on Wednesday night. "We had a good performance tonight," head coach Steve Martin said after the matc...

  • BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Gardner-Webb picked up a pin from Tayler Parks and a major decision by RJ Mosley to go on to earn a 22-18 win over Franklin & Marshall Wednesday afternoon in the first home dual match of the season. Gardner-Webb (1-3) totaled six wins on the day, including five straight ove...

  • Yianni Diakomihalis is pre-seeded No. 1 at 65 kilograms (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) USA Wrestling released the pre-seeds for this weekend's Senior Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas. A seeding meeting will be held Friday night to determine the final seeds. The top five finishers in each weight c...

  • St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio -- a suburb of Cleveland -- has suspended a part-time coach in its wrestling program which is ranked No. 4 in the nation by InterMat. An email sent to parents from St. Ed's principal reports possible "inappropriate sexual conduct" towards a student on the pa...

  • Mike Eierman coaching J'den Cox at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PROVIDENCE, R.I. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard University and Brown University today unveiled the formation of The New England Regional Training Center (newenglandRTC.com), a state of the...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State wrestling head coach Pat Popolizio has announced the hiring of Ian Assael as the Wolfpack's Director of Operations. Assael is a former college and club coach with experience dating back to 1995. "Ian brings unique experience that will help elevate our program on all level...

  • Adrian College will host the First Annual Cliff Keen National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships (NCWWC) in Adrian, Mich. on March 6-7, 2020. All NCAA varsity women's wrestling programs at the DI, DII, and DIII levels are eligible and welcome to enter. This is a historic event, as it is the...

  • Fresno City College won its fourth straight California CC state title (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) In many ways, this was the wildest state meet to my memory on an individual basis. But the team race, was one of familiarity. When all the smoke cleared, Fresno City College won a record fourth c...

  • Eastern Gateway Community College will add another sport beginning next fall with wrestling set to become their third varsity program, joining baseball, which began in the fall of 2017 and women's volleyball, also set to begin this fall under the direction of head coach Joe Conroy. Former YSU and O...

  • Pete PettryA GoFundMe page has been established for Pete Pettry, a former wrestler at Liberty University and University of Central Oklahoma. Pettry was seriously injured in a head-on car crash in Richmond, Virginia last week and remains hospitalized. According to Patricia Griffin who created the f...

  • RENO, Nev. -- It was a banner day for the Wyoming wrestling team Sunday at the Reno Tournament of Champions as the Cowboys took first place as a team with 155.5 points and crowned three individual champions on the day. Montorie Bridges at 133 pounds, Dewey Krueger at 157 and Tate Samuelson at 184 w...

  • NORMAN, Okla. -- The No. 9 Oklahoma State wrestling team (4-1, 1-0 Big 12) notched its 10th consecutive dual victory over Oklahoma, 23-9, Sunday afternoon in the teams' first contest in Norman in more than three years. The win against Oklahoma's squad pushed the Cowboys' all-time Bedlam record to 14...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- No. 18 Mizzou Wrestling earned a hard-fought dual win over MAC foe Buffalo, 28-11, Sunday afternoon (Dec. 15) to open MAC competition. The Tigers have now won 15 straight MAC duals. On Sunday, the Tigers won seven of the 10 bouts with two technical falls (157 and 174) and a pin (197...

  • AMES, Iowa -- The No. 11 Iowa State wrestling team (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) closed out the first semester with a commanding 26-7 victory over Chattanooga (3-5, 1-0 SoCon). The Cyclones took eight out of the 10 matches against the Mocs. Iowa State jumped out to an early 9-0 lead after getting wins from Ale...

  • GRANTHAM, Pa. -- The Lock Haven University wrestling team turned in an all-around dominating effort today on the way to a perfect 3-0 run at the Messiah Duals, hosted by Messiah College. LHU beat Millersville University 41-6, topped McDaniel College 49-6, and in the final match of the day, Lock Have...

  • Wyoming Seminary dominated the Walsh Jesuit Ironman, winning by 45.5 points (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- No. 2 Wyoming Seminary, Pa. made a statement in a big way as they won the Walsh Jesuit Ironman by 45.5 points over No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. The Blue Knights p...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- Drexel Wrestling set off on its 2019-20 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association campaign in a big way with a 42-3 win over Long Island University at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Saturday. The Dragons (3-2, 1-0 EIWA) won nine of 10 bouts and scored bonus points in six total...

  • Beau Bartlett advanced to the finals at 138 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- The finals are set at the Walsh Jesuit Ironman. Wyoming Seminary leads the team race heading into final session. 106: No. 1 Marc-Anthony McGowan (Blair Academy, N.J.) maj dec. Gabe Gia...

  • RED LION, Pa. -- Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./East Pennsboro) and Corey Hazel (Spring Mills, Pa./Penns Valley) recorded valuable bonus-points, and DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren) sealed the team victory with a dominating win in the night's final bout, helping the Lock Haven University wrestling tea...

  • The No. 1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling remained undefeated in 2019-20 with a 29-9 victory at Northern State on Friday, Dec. 13 in Aberdeen, S.D. SCSU opened the match at 149 with a 7-2 victory by Joey Bianchini over NSU's No. 8 Caden Moore. At 157, SCSU's No. 2 James Pleski lost a 7...

  • Day one of the Walsh Jesuit Ironman reached its conclusion in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio on Friday evening. Team Standings: 1. No. 2 Wyoming Seminary, Pa. 136.5 (4 semifinalists/9 consolation-12) 2. No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. 116.0 (6/2) 3. No. 8 Montini Catholic, Ill. 101 (2/6) 4. No. 22 Brecksville, Oh...

  • BOONE, N.C. -- The sixth ranked NC State Wolfpack went on the road and claimed a 24-12 road win at Appalachian State Friday night. NC State has now won 21 of its last 23 road duals. After the teams split the first two bouts, the Pack (7-0) went on to win five win a row and finished with three bonu...

  • Ian Clark ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Following an extensive search, Elmira College Director of Athletics Renee Carlineo is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Clark as head coach of the Soaring Eagles' men's wrestling program. Clark faces the unique challenge of building a program from the ground up. A...

  • The second week of December is upon us and the season starts to intensify across the country. Below is the schedule of competitions for teams ranked in the InterMat Fab 50 national high school team rankings during the week of Dec. 11-17. No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. Competes in the Walsh Jesuit (Ohio...

  • Brent Metcalf with Alex Mackall at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Iowa State assistant coach, multiple-time U.S. world team member and two-time NCAA champion Brent Metcalf joins The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis for Episode 43. Metcalf talks ...

  • FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College picked up a non-conference wrestling win tonight at home over Southern Virginia University, winning 39-9 at Swartz Gym. THE BASICS JD McMillin (125 lbs) picked up a forfeit win, then Levi Englman (133) won a decision to put the Panthers out in front 9-0. Southern Virgi...

  • WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- The Cardinal wrestling lineup caught fire midway through another home dual Tuesday night inside the Rike Center, punctuating the first half of the winter season with a 38-11 triumph against Division II Urbana University. Otterbein, improving to 6-2 in dual action, will now have...

  • Utah's Sage Mortimer gets her hand raised after winning a 16U freestyle title in Fargo (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) Add the state of Utah to the growing list of states to officially sanction girls' wrestling. The Board of Trustees of the Utah High School Athletics Association -- governing body...

  • The preliminary seeds for the 26th annual Walsh Jesuit Ironman, which will be held in Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio) this Friday and Saturday, have been released. Among the top seeds in the fourteen high school weight classes are three wrestlers ranked No. 1 at their respective weight classes nationally. In ...

  • A high school wrestling coach was among those wounded in the mass shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida on Friday. Ryan Blackwell is a staff member at Gulf Breeze High School, located near the Pensacola NAS in Florida's western Panhandle, as well as coach of the Gulf Breeze Wrest...

  • The documentary "Wrestle" which tells the stories of a handful of high school wrestlers from Alabama has been named one of the five best documentaries of 2019 by the National Board of Review, AL.com reported. Here's how InterMat opened its February 2019 article about the film's New York City premi...

  • Russia has been banned from the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unanimously agreed to ban Russia from major international competitions for four years over doping non-compliance. That ban includes the 2020 Summer Olympics, 2022 Winter Olympics, World Cup, as well...

  • No. 1 Iowa tops Princeton
    from InterMat 12/08/19 10:02 PM

    PRINCETON, New Jersey -- University of Iowa sophomore Jacob Warner scored a takedown with three seconds on the clock to top No. 2 Pat Brucki, 5-4, and lead the top-ranked Hawkeyes past No. 12 Princeton on Sunday. Warner, ranked No. 3 at 197, entered the third period tied, 3-3. He trailed 4-3 follo...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (3-1, 0-0 B1G) won all but two bouts to rout the Penn Quakers (0-1) in sold out Rec Hall on Sunday. The Nittany Lions rode an early win at 125 and a career milestone in the second half to a 33-7 victory over the visiting Quakers. Senior Mark Ha...

  • MORGANTOWN, WV -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team defeated West Virginia, 24-12, at the WVU Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. It was the first win over a Big 12 Conference opponent in program history. Head Coach John Stutzman leaned on his young lineup and they responded. Four of the Bulls' six...

  • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Central Michigan got back-to-back pins from Matt Stencel and Drew Hildebrandt to take control on Sunday as the Chippewas posted a 28-10 Mid-American Conference wrestling dual-meet victory over 20th-ranked Rider. The victory was CMU's second of the weekend as it improved to 2...

  • Pitt blanks Drexel
    from InterMat 12/08/19 9:47 PM

    PHILADELPHIA -- The 10th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team shutout Drexel, 33-0, Sunday afternoon at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. With the win, the Panthers improve to 4-1 on the year, while the Dragons move to 2-2 overall. "We saw a lot of good wrestling out of our guys today," ...

  • Rutgers downs Maryland
    from InterMat 12/08/19 3:55 AM

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No. 12 Nicolas Aguilar (125) and No. 24 Gerard Angelo (149) picked up pins, Joseph Grello (174) worked a win over a ranked foe and Rutgers wrestling (6-0, 1-0) defeated Maryland (1-2, 0-1) in its Big Ten Conference opener, 28-11, Saturday night in front of 5,405 fans at the RAC. ...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- No. 12 Mizzou Wrestling earned the 2019 Cougar Clash Tournament Championship Saturday (Dec. 7), earning 138.5 total team points to defeat No. 9 Wisconsin, Michigan State, Little Rock, Brown and SIU-Edwardsville. Mizzou had five grapplers earn titles at their respective weight ...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. - The Army West Point wrestling team returned to competition Saturday at the Patriot Open hosted by George Mason University. The Black Knights earned five individual titles on their way to the top overall team point total. "I felt like we performed well," said head coach Kevin Ward. "...

  • ASU's Zahid Valencia was named Outstanding Wrestler at the CKLV (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) LAS VEGAS -- Arizona State's Zahid Valencia entered this year's Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with an undefeated record in the tournament. After winning CKLV titles as a freshman and sophomore,...

  • ASU's Tanner Hall advanced to the finals, avenging a loss against Tate Orndorff of Utah Valley (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) LAS VEGAS -- The finals are set at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Nine of the 10 No. 1 seeds claimed victories in the semifinals. Northern Iowa's Max Thomsen ...

  • The Navy wrestling team (3-2) held off a rallying Maryland squad (1-2) to defeat the Terps, 21-12, Friday evening at Alumni Hall. Navy held a 15-4 advantage through the first six matches before the Terps won three in a row to cut the Mids' lead to three (15-12). Rookie heavyweight John Birchmeier sa...

  • LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Central Michigan wrestling team won seven matches, three of them by major decision, on Friday in knocking off 25th-ranked Lock Haven, 24-12, in the Chippewas' first Mid-American Conference dual of the season. The win lifted CMU to 1-1 and gave the Chippewas a shot of confiden...

  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 18 Illinois wrestling won its home opener, 22-15, over Northern Illinois on Friday at Huff Hall. Redshirt freshman Justin Cardani (125), redshirt junior Dylan Duncan (141), redshirt senior Joey Gunther (174) and redshirt freshman Zac Braunagel (184) led the way with victories ...

  • STILLWATER -- The ninth-ranked Cowboy wrestling team (3-1 overall; 0-0 Big 12) notched its third dual win of the season Friday night when it defeated the 12th-ranked Princeton Tigers, 18-15, inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The victory over Princeton (1-1 overall; 1-0 EIWA) marks Oklahoma State's sec...

  • Arizona State's Zahid Valencia won by technical fall in the quarterfinals over Sam Colbray of Iowa State (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) LAS VEGAS -- The top seeds took care of business at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Friday. The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds advanced to the semifinals in...

  • BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Seven Broncs won their matches as the Rider University wrestling team earned a 28-11 road win at Mid-American Conference foe Bloomsburg Friday night. A fall from Robbie Cleary (Edison, NJ/Bound Brook [Rutgers]) at 141 put the Broncs on top for good, as the Broncs improved to 3-0 (...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Cleveland State University wrestling team trailed by four points with two bouts left, but the Vikings won the final two matches of the evening in thrilling fashion to claim a 19-17 win at Buffalo in each team's Mid-American Conference opener Friday evening inside Alumni Arena. ...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (2-1, 0-0 B1G) rolled over No. 14 Lehigh (1-3) in the latest edition of Penn State's longest running dual series. Penn State dominated the Mountain Hawks 23-10 in front of 6,047 fans, a new Lehigh Stabler Arena attendance record. Penn State won seven...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Long Island University wrestling team earned its first victory against a Division I opponent when it defeated Gardner-Webb University at the Patriot Duals on Friday, Dec. 6. The Sharks finished 1-3 on the day, dropping a narrow decision (24-18) to Davidson College before suffer...

  • Fairfax, Va. -- George Mason wasn't the most gracious host today. The Patriots swept all four dual matches at Patriot Duals held today at the Mason Field House on campus. Mason (5-1, 1-0 MAC) defeated VMI (27-16), Gardner-Webb (36-10), Davidson (41-3) and LIU (43-6). MATCH HIGHLIGHTS The Patri...

  • Top-ranked Kollin Moore of Ohio State reached the quarterfinals at 197 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) LAS VEGAS -- The quarterfinals are set at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Nebraska has the most quarterfinalists with 10, one in every weight class. Arizona State and Iowa Stat...

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  • No. 1 Santiago signs with UNC
    from InterMat 12/06/19 2:58 PM

    Sonny Santiago (Photo/Chris Mora, Tech-Fall.com) North Carolina announced the signing of California state champion Sonny Santiago (St. John Bosco, Calif.), the nation's No. 1 152-pounder by InterMat, on Friday. Santiago is ranked No. 12 among all wrestlers in the Class of 2020. He originally commi...

  • Bucknell tops Bloomsburg
    from InterMat 12/06/19 3:54 AM

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team topped Bloomsburg, 24-13, on Thursday night in its home opener at Davis Gym. The Bison (1-2, 0-0 EIWA) used a first-period pin by Matthew Kolonia (149) and decisions by six other wrestlers to power past the Huskies (0-1, 0-0 MAC). Senior Garrett Hoffman...

  • Pitt dominates WVU
    from InterMat 12/06/19 3:39 AM

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The 10th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team recorded eight wins en route to a 29-6 win over rival West Virginia Thursday night at WVU Coliseum. With the win, the Panthers improve to 3-1 on the year, while the Mountaineers drop to 0-3. The win was the 38th over West...

  • Greg Kerkvliet gets his hand raised after a win at the U23 World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) Greg Kerkvliet, the nation's No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2019, is headed to Penn State. He made the announcement Thursday on Instagram. View this post on Instagr...

  • Joe Johnston (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Joe Johnston has the unique distinction of knocking off two top seeds at an NCAA wrestling championship in consecutive years. The Kansas native and past Iowa Hawkeye joins Chad Dennis on The MatBoss Podcast to talk about his wrestling career, coaching ...

  • Returning CKLV Invitational champion Isaiah White is pre-seeded No. 1 at 165 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LAS VEGAS -- The pre-seeds have been released for the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, which takes place Friday and Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Note...

  • Lourdes University just outside Toledo will be adding a women's intercollegiate wrestling program starting in the 2020-21 school year, according to a report at TransitionWrestling.com, a website devoted to covering women's collegiate wrestling. The website also reports that Lourdes will be the fir...

  • Ed Ruth gets his hand raised after beating Jason Jackson (Photo/Bellator) Ed Ruth is taking another significant step in his successful MMA career. Three years after his first MMA bout, the former Penn State wrestling champ will be appearing in his first main event. Ruth will headline Bellator 239 ...

  • This first full week of December begins the scholastic wrestling season in earnest for most parts of the country. Below is a listing of scheduled competitions during the week of Dec. 4-10 for teams that appear in the InterMat Fab 50 national high school team rankings. No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. Comp...

  • NJCAA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 12/03/19 10:50 PM

  • Brandon Sorensen wrestling Ryan Deakin at the Big Ten Championships (Photo/HawkeyeSports.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Four-time All-American and current Hawkeye Wrestling Club member Brandon Sorensen has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Testing began Friday, Nov. 29, and Brandon started...

  • Kaori Icho is a four-time Olympic champion (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) It appears that Kaori Icho's bid for an unprecedented fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal in wrestling is over. The 35-year-old Icho was not listed among the entries in women's wrestling for the upcoming All...

  • 2019 Holiday Gift Guide
    from InterMat 12/02/19 4:44 PM

    Wrestling with what to give the wrestlers, coaches and fans on your holiday gift list? No need to go into overtime at the mall or online ... thanks to this list of some gift ideas that'll score big points. (To learn more about an item -- and place your order -- simply click on the title.) Hot off...

  • Tony Cassioppi edged Trent Hillger at 285 pounds (Photo/HawkeyeSports.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Three University of Iowa wrestlers defeated top-three opponents to lead the No. 1 Hawkeyes past No. 6 Wisconsin, 32-3, on Sunday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Austin DeSanto upset No. 1 Seth Gross at 13...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 8/5 Ohio State University wrestling team (3-1) supplied a packed house assembled at the Covelli Center with cheering opportunities aplenty, taking seven of 10 bouts to top Cornell (0-2), 23-9, Sunday afternoon. The latest triumph pushes Ohio State ahead in the all-time seri...

  • FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota State won eight bouts including a pair of tech falls and four major decisions to defeat Augustana University 32-9 in a non-conference dual on Sunday, Dec. 1, in Scheels Center. It was the first meeting between the two former North Central Conference combatants since Feb. ...

  • CHAPEL HILL -- Zach Sherman's major decision win and Joey Mazzara's first dual meet win at UNC helped No. 18 North Carolina to a 19-13 win over Appalachian State Sunday at Carmichael Arena. After the Mountaineers won at 149 pounds with a major decision to begin the afternoon, the Tar Heels rattled...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team won a tight 19-15 dual over Ohio in Maclellan Gym this afternoon. The Mocs took six of the 10 matches to improve to 3-4 overall. "It is a good win," stated UTC head coach Kyle Ruschell. "We beat two of their top guys at 133 and 149, so th...

  • FRESNO, Calif. -- After more than a two-hour delay to start to the match, the Fresno State Wrestling team won six of 10 matches on Saturday evening to defeat Northern Colorado, 25-15 at the Save Mart Center in its Big 12 opener. Opening Big 12 action with a victory over the Bears for the second yea...

  • Brian Keck A GoFundMe page has been established for Brian Keck whose death in Mexico was announced earlier this week. He was 48. The family initially set up the fundraiser to help bring the former wrestler's body back to the U.S. with additional funds intended to help cover his funeral expenses. ...

  • Wrestling fans take in an Oklahoma State dual meet at Gallagher-Iba Arena (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Takedown Report -- the blog which has been providing analyses of various aspects of college wrestling over the past couple months -- has taken the same detailed approach to tallying dual wins...

  • IRVING, Texas -- Tickets for the 2020 Big 12 Wrestling Championship at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma are now on sale. The event is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8. All-session tickets can be purchased on Ticket Master by clicking here beginning Nov. 26. General admission tickets start as...

  • Emily Shilson (Photo/Augsburg Athletics) STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- Claiming two pins and a technical fall, the Augsburg University women's wrestling team scored a victory in its first-ever dual meet, a 35-8 win at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Monday evening. THE BASICS FINAL SCORE: Aug...

  • Brian Keck The tributes started flooding social media late in the day on Monday. Gentle giant. Trusted teammate. Caring mentor. Loyal friend. Brian Keck was all of those. And much more. The wrestling world lost a truly good dude when Keck passed away over the weekend. He was 48 years old. Th...

  • Leigh Jaynes after winning a bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- Delaware Valley University and Director of Athletics Dave Duda are pleased to announce that 2015 world bronze medalist Leigh Jaynes has been tabbed to lead the ...

  • STILLWATER --The seventh-ranked Cowboy wrestling team (2-1; 0-0) notched its second dual win of the season Sunday, defeating Minnesota, 21-12, inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The win marked coach John Smith's 428th dual victory, making him the fifth all-time winningest coach in NCAA DI wrestling. The ...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- It was a day of firsts as the Little Rock wrestling team competed in their first-ever dual as well as inaugural home opener at the Jack Stephens Center. The Trojans made history with their first-ever team victory, defeating the University of the Ozarks 34-6 in front of 1,453 lou...

  • Pitt upsets Lehigh on criteria
    from InterMat 11/24/19 11:29 PM

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The 12th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team defeated No. 7 Lehigh based on the third criteria (match points) Sunday afternoon, 19-18. With the win, the Panthers improve to 2-1 on the year, while the Mountain Hawks drop to 1-2 on the year. The bout wins were even, 5-5...

  • AMES, Iowa -- The second-ranked University of Iowa Wrestling team defeated No. 11 Iowa State, 29-6, on Sunday in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series LogoIowa won eight-of-10 bouts and held a 28-4 edge in takedowns and a 90-38 advantage in match points. Results below ... ...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 16 Northwestern bested North Dakota State Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena, winning seven of 10 bouts en route to a final score of 28-18. With the win, the 'Cats improve to 2-1 on the season and stayed unbeaten at home. Dating back to last season, the Wildcats have now won four-stra...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 21-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team claimed five of the final six bouts to overcome an early deficit and defeat in-state rival Central Michigan, 22-12, on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 24) in front of 1,467 fans at Cliff Keen Arena. The Wolverines took six total bout...

  • CHAPEL HILL --- Clay Lautt's second pin of the year and Zach Sherman's major decision win helped No. 19 North Carolina (2-1) to a 22-15 win over Chattanooga (1-4) Sunday in Carmichael Arena. After Chattanooga picked up five team points with a tech fall at 125 pounds, Jaime Hernandez and Sherman ac...

  • Nebraska tops Northern Iowa
    from InterMat 11/24/19 10:29 PM

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The No. 3 Nebraska wrestling team picked up bonus points in four of their five match victories on Sunday afternoon to defeat No. 17 Northern Iowa 23-19 at the West Gym in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Huskers' first road trip to Northern Iowa (0-2, 0-0 Big Twelve) in nearly a decade ...

  • WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Army West Point wrestling team scored early and often Sunday at Christl Arena, as the Black Knights won nine of 10 matches on their way to a 35-4 dual match win over West Virginia. "I thought we wrestled hard," said head coach Kevin Ward. "I thought our hustle was good and ...

  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The No. 25 Purdue wrestling team won 27-of-30 matches Sunday to post a 3-0 mark at the 2019 Boilermaker Duals in Holloway Gymnasium. The Boilermakers defeated Indianapolis 45-0, Clarion 34-6 and Northern Illinois 31-8 to improve to 6-1 in dual competition on the year. The B...

  • BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- The No. 9 NC State wrestling team hit the road for the first time this season up to New York, and won 16 of the 20 individual matches in bringing home a pair of road victories. The Wolfpack (6-0) started with a 25-9 win at Cornell, then made the short drive and scored a 28-9 wi...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Virginia Tech wrestling claimed first place at the Navy Classic Saturday at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Hokies finished with 116 points, nine points more than the second-place finisher, Campbell. David McFadden and Hunter Bolen took home titles for Tech at 165 pounds and 184 poun...

  • OREM, Utah -- The eighth-ranked Badger wrestling team faced its first ranked opponent of the season and passed with ease, defeating No. 18 Utah Valley 31-13 The match everyone had circled on their calendars lived up to its expectations. Wisconsin's No. 2 Trent Hillger faced off against No. 4 Tate ...

  • Different venue, different year, same result for the Princeton wrestling team in its series with Lehigh. A year after the Tigers got their first win over Lehigh since 1968 in a match in Bethlehem, Princeton gave the home fans the treat of seeing a win over the Mountain Hawks, 18-14 Saturday night i...

  • RIVERSIDE -- Four wins in the final five matches led California Baptist University to a come-from-behind, 22-16 victory over Gardner-Webb. Garrett Strang and Zach Schrader were key to the victory, as each grabbed technical-fall victories in the 184 pound and heavyweight matches, respectively. Those...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Trent Tracy and Tom Lane won by major decision and Cal Poly claimed five other bouts by decision en route to a 23-10 dual meet victory over Buffalo on Saturday afternoon inside Mott Athletics Center. Tracy was a 13-2 winner over Pete Acciardi at 184 pounds with a takedown...

  • Stanford outlasts Columbia
    from InterMat 11/23/19 10:14 PM

    Tyler Eischens gets his hand raised after a 6-1 win over Riley Jacops (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) STANFORD, Calif. -- Falls by Shane Griffith and Dalton Young helped Stanford wrestling secure a 21-19 win over Columbia, Saturday, in the Cardinal's annual outdoor dual inside Footbal...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- CSU Bakersfield's wrestling team picked up its first win of the 2019-20 season in thrilling fashion. A quick start gave Buffalo an early lead over CSU Bakersfield, but the Roadrunners would tie the score 9-9 just before intermission then win the last two bouts to earn a 16-15 ...

  • LINCOLN -- No. 3 Nebraska (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten) won eight of 10 bouts, including three by bonus points, to defeat Wyoming 28-7 in front of 1,460 fans at the Devaney Center on Friday night. The Cowboys (1-1, 1-0 Big Twelve) got off to a quick start, winning the first two matches of the evening. At 125...

  • Jacori Teemer celebrates after getting a win at 157 pounds (Photo/Arizona State Athletics) TEMPE, Ariz. -- Penn State's win streak is over. Arizona State stunned the top-ranked Nittany Lions, 19-18, on Friday night in Tempe, Arizona, in front of a record-setting of 8,542, snapping their 60-match w...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - North Dakota State won seven of 10 bouts including a pin from 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty and tech fall from 133 Cam Sykora to defeat Indiana University 26-12 in a non-conference dual on Friday Nov. 22 before 1,501 fans in Wilkinson Hall. North Dakota State (2-1, 0-0 Big12) is s...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team scored a 47-0 win at Davidson to open Southern Conference action tonight. The Mocs improve to 2-3 overall and 1-0 in league action, while the Wildcats drop to 0-3 and 0-2 in conference duals. Tonight was the first shutout for UTC since a 4...

  • OREM, Utah -- South Dakota State's Zach Carlson and Clay Carlson each recorded pins to lead the Jackrabbit wrestling team to a 24-12 victory over host Utah Valley in the Big 12 Conference dual opener for both teams Friday. The Jackrabbits evened their overall dual record at 1-1, while UVU dropped ...

  • The Grand View women's wrestling team picked up their first win at home on Thursday night DES MOINES, Iowa -- Grand View women's wrestling opened up their inaugural 2019 season at home tonight as they took on the Eagles of Central Methodist. The Vikings made history with the first-ever program dual ...

  • Dan Gable (Photo/Iowa Athletics) As the college wrestling season gets underway, the Takedown Report has been providing an analysis of the top college wrestling coaches across all divisions -- NCAA Division I, II and III, along with NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and NJCAA (...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou Wrestling improved to 2-2 on the year after sweeping an in-state doubleheader against Central Missouri and Missouri Valley Thursday night (Nov. 21) at the Hearnes Center. Mizzou downed UCM, 39-3, in the evening's first dual before defeating Missouri Valley, 45-0, just half an...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- Oregon State took on George Mason in its second dual of the season on Thursday night as the Beavers defeated the Patriots in comeback fashion by a final score of 26-16. The Beavers were down by five points late in the match and would then use five straight victories to close out th...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Junior Garrett Lambert and sophomore Zachary Knighton-Ward recorded Pride wins by fall to lead Hofstra to a 24-12 victory over the Falcons of Air Force in the Pride's dual match home opener at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex Thursday night. Air Force (0-2) jumped ...

  • NAIA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 11/21/19 7:54 PM

  • John Hughes with Pat Santoro (Photo/Lehigh Athletics) BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- John Hughes announced his resignation Wednesday as an associate head coach of the Lehigh wrestling program. Hughes was in the midst of his 12th season on the Mountain Hawks' staff, all of which has been spent working alongside H...

  • Members of the 2019 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championship team from The Pennsylvania State University, as well as many of the 2019 NCAA Div. I individual wrestling champions will be honored guests at the White House on Friday, November 22 in Washington, D.C. The wrestlers and coaches were invited as ...

  • WAVERLY -- The No. 3-ranked Wartburg wrestling team is set for its home-opening meet this Wednesday, Nov. 20, hosting an American Rivers Conference dual versus Simpson College at 7 p.m. inside Levick Arena. During the meet intermission, Wartburg will honor former great Kenny Anderson '14, who trag...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Anthony Echemendia was a double champion in Fargo Ohio State landed one of the prized recruits in the Class of 2019, Anthony Echemendia, a native of Cuba who won double titles in Fargo this past summer. He made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday. God's plan ???? I'm very happy to announce...

  • Looks can be deceiving. Kaila Del Toro, a 16-year-old sophomore at William Howard Taft High School in Chicago, appears like any 5-foot-1, 124-pound high school student. She's not. Last year she started wrestling -- and became an All-American with a fifth-place finish in the 117-pound weight class a...

  • Bo Nickal shoots on J'den Cox at Final X (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Bo Nickal, three-time NCAA champ for Penn State who is now making his mark in freestyle competition, is already making career plans once he steps off for the last time. The 2019 Hodge Trophy winner and InterMat...

  • Chad Dennis brings "Dr. Hawkeye" Alex Meyer to talk about the Iowa-Chattanooga dual as well as getting Meyer's perspective on the transfers into the Iowa program, payment of college athletes and some tangents on that. What is the going rate for what athletes can make in the summer? What's the deal ...

  • Over the past month or so, the Takedown Report blog has provided an analysis of the top college wrestling coaches in NCAA Division I, II and III who can claim the most team titles ... and InterMat has provided links to those TDR reports. Now TDR has recently posted its detailed analysis of the most...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State University wrestling program hosted its first match inside the Covelli Center, putting on a show for the nearly 4,000 fans in attendance by chopping down the Stanford Cardinal in 29-6 final tally. The Buckeyes were victorious in nine of 10 matches, including a pair o...

  • Campbell downs Ohio
    from InterMat 11/11/19 5:03 AM

    ATHENS, Ohio -- Camels took seven bouts and No. 21 Campbell picked up its first dual win of the 2019-20 season 24-16 at Ohio Sunday. Campbell (1-1) earned bonus point wins at 141 pounds, 165, 184 and heavyweight to pick up the road win over Ohio (0-1). No. 13 Josh Heil earned an early pin over Trev...

  • TROY, N.Y. -- Utah Valley University sophomore heavyweight Tate Orndorff had a day to remember on Sunday by knocking off both No. 2 Tanner Hall of Arizona State and No. 3 Jordan Wood of Lehigh on his way to winning the Journeymen Collegiate Classic at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New Yor...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Army West Point wrestling team picked up two impressive dual wins Sunday, taking down Illinois 19-15 and following with a 18-12 victory over host Tennessee Chattanooga. "Super proud of our guys," said head coach Kevin Ward. "To go on the road and face some adversity like ...

  • BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech wrestling improved to 2-0 in duals this season after a 21-18 win over No. 21 Northwestern at the first ever Mat on the Mound. John Borst won a major decision in the last match of the day to secure the win for the 11th-ranked Hokies at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank ...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0, 0-0 B1G), ranked No. 1 nationally by InterMat, opened up the 2019-20 campaign with a resounding 45-0 win over Navy in sold out Rec Hall. The Nittany Lions had four individuals making their Rec Hall debuts with all four coming away victoriou...

  • In a new lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday in Ohio, a college wrestling referee said that he had told two Ohio State wrestling coaches at the time -- head coach Russ Hellickson, and assistant coach (now Congressman) Jim Jordan -- about an alleged incident involving Dr. Richard Strauss, the sch...

  • PITTSBURGH -- The 15th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team used eight individual wins en route to a dominant 28-6 win over Campbell Saturday afternoon at the Fitzgerald Field House. With the win, the Panthers improve to 1-0 on the season while the Camels fall to 0-1. Campbell took an ...

  • LANSDALE, Pa. -- The Drexel wrestling team jumped out to a 2-0 start with wins over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and West Liberty at the Dragon Duals at North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa. The Dragons edged past SIUE, 18-15, before a convincing 32-9 victory over West Liberty. Drex...

  • TROY, N.Y. - The All-Americans led the Sun Devil charge at day one of the Journeymen Duals as they went 6-0, lifting ASU to two wins over No. 20 Virginia and No. 23 Purdue Two-time national champion Zahid Valencia backed up his preseason No. 1 rank at 184 lbs. by cruising to a victory in just over...

  • Across the border in Fargo, North Dakota, the Gopher wrestling team battled their way to five individual titles. The Gophers had 15 individuals reach the semifinals, including having three semifinalists at 157-pounds. By the end, 12 Gophers had placed in the top-three. Across over 55 combined vic...

  • Logan Storley kicks E.J. Brooks (Photo/Bellator) Five former college wrestlers entered the cage at Bellator 233 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. Friday night ... and four exited with wins. The winning former mat stars included Tyrell Fortune, Logan Storley, Romero Cotton, a...

  • ANN ARBOR -- Clay Lautt's first-period pin and A.C. Headlee's win over No. 10 Will Lewan helped lead No. 17 North Carolina to a 19-17 win over No. 19 Michigan Friday night at Cliff Keen Arena. After Michigan scored bonus points at 125 pounds, Jaime Hernandez stormed out of the gate to collect a 20...

  • SAEGERTOWN, Pa. -- In a showdown against Edinboro in Saegertown High School, the Wisconsin Badgers take home the 28-15 victory over the Fighting Scots, improving their record to 5-0 on the season. After taking a 1-0 loss at 125, the Badgers answered quickly. At 133, Seth Gross pinned Tye Varndell i...

  • Keith Gavin (right) with Jordan Leen at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Third-year head wrestling coach Keith Gavin from Pittsburgh joins The MatBoss Podcast for Episode 40. On this edition, host Chad Dennis talks about Gavin's prospectus for the ...

  • Dominick Moyer (Photo/Northern Illinois Athletics) DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois University wrestling head coach Ryan Ludwig announced the promotion of Dominick Moyer to associate head coach. "Coach Moyer works tirelessly for the betterment of this program and the men within," Ludwig said. "Th...

  • Matthew Schmitt MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- Redshirt junior Matthew Schmitt of the West Virginia University wrestling team announced his decision to sit out of the 2019-20 season to train for the 2020 United States Olympic Team Trials on April 4-5, 2020. Schmitt's decision comes after he earned the right...

  • Jaydin Eierman announced this week that he will be entering the transfer portal, signaling his intention to transfer immediately from the University of Missouri. He then announced he will become an Iowa Hawkeye. The Eierman transfer comes on the heels of news that Greg Kerkvliet has decommitted fro...

  • The fifth-ranked Nebraska wrestling team scored a pair of season-opening victories over ranked Division II foes as part of the Nebraska Duals on Thursday night. The event featured the Huskers, 24th-ranked Chadron State, Hastings College and fourth-ranked Nebraska-Kearney. The Big Red first grapple...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The fifth-ranked Badger wrestling team competed in "Mayhem on the Mainstage" at Buffalo on Thursday night and came away with a dominant win to remain undefeated on the season. Wisconsin (4-0) won the battle against the Bulls 34-3. In the 157-pound bout, Garrett Model put the team o...

  • Jaydin Eierman at the U23 World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) Jaydin Eierman will be an Iowa Hawkeye. After entering the transfer portal on Wednesday, Eierman announced Thursday on Instagram that he will be wrestling for the University of Iowa for his senior season af...

  • Pat Pecora picked up win No. 600 (Photo/Ali Single) Two-time defending national champion Chris Eddins and 2019 national champion Tyler Warner each won by fall to help the top-ranked Pitt-Johnstown wrestlers close out the Rutgers Quad Meet with a lopsided 33-6 over Division I Long-Island Post, Saturd...

  • Jaydin Eierman after winning bronze at the Pan American Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Jaydin Eierman appears to have wrestled his last match as a Missouri Tiger. Eierman, who is taking an Olympic redshirt season, has entered the transfer portal. He has one season of NCAA elig...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa -- The Hall of Fame Committee of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), college wrestling's oldest conference, is proud to announce that four new members have been elected for membership into the EIWA Hall of Fame. Members of the Class of 2020 include Cory Cooperma...

  • Dean Corner, a two-time Big 8 Conference champion and 1957 NCAA All-American for legendary Iowa State head wrestling coach Harold Nichols, passed away in Springfield, Missouri, late Monday night. He was 83. Dean CornerA native of Omaha, Neb., Corner qualified to the NCAA Championships for the Cyclo...

  • Tony Ramos talks to Austin O'Connor before the semifinals of the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CHAPEL HILL -- North Carolina wrestling coach Coleman Scott announced Tuesday the promotion of Tony Ramos to associate head coach and the addition of volunteer assistant Jordan Olive...

  • Big Ten Super Saturday wrestling events will be held at Madison Square Garden Big Ten Super Saturday just became more super. The annual sports event which has showcased intercollegiate sports from Big Ten Conference schools in a doubleheader event since 2016 will, for the first time, now feature t...

  • Minnesota Hall of Fame coach Don Dravis of Staples (Minn.) passed away on Nov. 3. He was 82 years old. Dravis' Staples teams won seven state championships and were runners-up four times. He received National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year honors in 1980 and 1981. Dravis was inducted into ...

  • NJCAA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 11/05/19 9:15 PM

  • Kevin Lee knocked out Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244 (Photo/sport.bt.com) Gregor Gillespie, 2007 NCAA champ and four-time All-American for Edinboro University, suffered the first loss of his nearly six-year pro MMA career with a first-round head-kick knockout at the hands -- or, actually, foot -- of fe...

  • Gable Steveson gets his hand raised after placing third at the NCAAs (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) Gable Steveson, University of Minnesota sophomore heavyweight, remains under suspension after being arrested last June, and has not practiced with the team nor participated in their first dual me...

  • KENT, Ohio -- In one day the Edinboro wrestling team eclipsed its win total from the 2018-19 season. Competing in the Kent State Duals to open the 2019-20 season, the Fighting Scots posted wins over Kent State (29-6), Mercyhurst North East (52-0), and Ashland (36-3) to sprint to a 3-0 start. Just a...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Four Wyoming Cowboys, three in the Elite Division and one in the Amateur Division took home Cowboy Open titles Saturday as the Pokes opened the 2019-20 season with their home tournament. Link: Brackets Hayden Hastings at 174, Cale Davidson at 197 and Brian Andrews at heavyweight a...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Five Ohio State wrestlers advanced to their respective weight class finals at the season-opening Michigan State Open and all five walked off the mat as champions. Carson Kharchla, Kollin Moore, Luke Pletcher, Kaleb Romero and Sammy Sasso each ignited their 2019-20 season with 5-0 r...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers wrestling picked up three dual victories over LIU (43-3), Centenary (38-6) and Pitt-Johnstown (22-9) to open the 2019-20 season on Saturday in front of 3,332 fans at the RAC. The Scarlet Knights won 25 out of 30 individuals bouts during their three dual matches, including...

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The No. 24 Virginia wrestling team (2-0) opened the season with a pair of strong performances on Saturday (Nov. 2), powering to wins in dual matches with Southern Virginia (0-2) and Maryland (1-1) at the Cavalier Duals. Virginia opened the day with a 50-3 victory over Southe...

  • B.C. LaPrade topped Jarrett Jacques in overtime (Photo/Virginia Tech Athletics) BLACKSBURG -- No. 16 Virginia Tech wrestling opened the 2019-20 season with a convincing 29-10 victory over ninth-ranked Missouri as the Hokies won the final four matches to earn the win on Saturday afternoon at Cassell ...

  • Angy-Mike Mossengo A GoFundMe page has been established for a 15-year-old Pennsylvania wrestler who needs a heart transplant. Angy-Mike Mossengo, a wrestler at Red Lion school in York, Pa., had been active in the sport until this past August, when he started to feel exhausted and weak. Even climbi...

  • Greg Kerkvliet wrestling Jordan Wood in the finals of the U23 Nationals (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Greg Kerkvliet, InterMat's No. 1 Class of 2019 recruit in the nation who had committed to wrestle as heavyweight at Ohio State, apparently has entered the transfer portal with plans to swit...

  • Wisconsin celebrates after beating Navy to earn the Dual for Valor trophy (Photo/Wisconsin Athletics) SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Badger wrestling team improves to a perfect 3-0 after a dual against Navy. Wisconsin took the 24-12 victory to earn the Dual for Valor trophy. Tyler Dow came up huge for W...

  • QUICK HITS Cleveland State won a pair of duals as it hosted the season-opening Cleveland Clash The Vikings knocked off John Carroll (27-14) and Case Western Reserve (51-(-1)) Chase Archangelo, Justin Patrick and Ben Smith all went 2-0 on the day The Vikings tallied seven pins in the two duals and 1...

  • No. 10 Brayton Lee edged No. 18 Russell Rohlfing, 8-7, at 149 pounds (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gopher wrestling program earned a 28-9 season opening victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Friday night in Maturi Pavilion. The Gophers won seven of the first ten individual...

  • UTC and SIUE battled at Miller Park in Chattanooga (Photo/Dale Rutemeyer, Chattanooga Athletics) The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team scored a 29-14 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in the season opener for both teams today. The Mocs and Cougars competed outside at Mille...

  • Trent Hillger pinned Randy Gonzalez of Fresno State (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The No. 5 Wisconsin wrestling team began its 2019-20 campaign at America's Favorite City Dual, taking on Fresno State and Army Friday afternoon. Winning both duals, Wisconsin now b...

  • Kayle Miracle finished with a silver medal at 62 kilograms (Photo/Sachiko Hotaka, United World Wrestling) BUDAPEST, Hungary -- For the second straight day, the United States has a silver medalist at the U23 World Championships. A day after Macey Kilty won a silver at 68 kilograms, Kayla Miracle fel...

  • NAIA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 11/01/19 2:35 PM

  • Wrestle Like A Girl held its annual fundraising gala in Washington D.C. on Oct. 30 (Photo/Justin Hoch, jhoch.com) Wrestle Like a Girl hosted its annual fundraiser Wednesday in Washington D.C. drawing a number of top influencers from within wrestling community and the sporting world at-large. The goa...

  • Macey Kilty finished with a silver medal at the U23 World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan) BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Macey Kilty will leave a world championship event with a silver medal for the third straight time. On Thursday, Kilty fell in the gold-medal match of the U23 World Championships at 68...

  • Bo Nickal with the American flag after winning gold at the U23 World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Bo Nickal capped off a dominant run to a world title at the U23 World Championships on Wednesday in Budapest, Hungary. The 23-year-old Nickal cruis...

  • Six months after a prominent wrestling coach was charged with hazing and child endangering, the case has been dropped. As InterMat reported in April 2019, Bart Freidenberg, active in various aspects of youth wrestling in the state of Ohio, had been charged with child endangering and hazing, based ...

  • Bo Nickal after beating Iran's Hossein Shahbazigazvar (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Bo Nickal made it look easy on Tuesday. The 23-year Nickal reached the finals of the U23 World Championships at 92 kilograms in dominant fashion. After getting a technical sup...

  • Alyssa Lampe shoots a double leg at the 2015 Pan American Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Norwich University head coach Alex Whitney finalized his coaching staff with the addition of volunteer assistant coach Alyssa Lampe. Lampe joins Whitney, assistant coache...

  • Muhamed McBryde will wrestle in repechage at 79 kilograms (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The United States U23 freestyle team failed to advance a wrestler past the quarterfinals on the opening day of the U23 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The first f...

  • Demian Maia gets his hand raised after beating Ben Askren at UFC Fight Night 162 (Photo/UFC Facebook) Ben Askren -- two-time NCAA champ for University of Missouri and 2008 Olympic wrestler -- suffered only his second loss of his decade-long professional MMA career when he was choked by Brazilian jiu...

  • Randy Couture, a three-time NCAA All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State who went on to hold UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight titles, was released from a Los Angeles area hospital Friday two days after undergoing emergency surgery for a heart attack. The 56-year-old Couture suffered a heart a...

  • Ed Ruth gets his hand raised after beating Jason Jackson (Photo/Bellator) Past Penn State wrestling champs Phil Davis and Ed Ruth came out as winners, while Oklahoma State All-American Jake Hager was involved in a bout that ended in a no-contest at Bellator 231 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Uncasville, Co...

  • Grand View wrestling coach Nick Mitchell (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) As another college wrestling season is about to begin, it's an unbeatable time to take a look back at the most successful collegiate mat programs. In the past month, InterMat has been sharing the results of the Takedown Re...

  • St. Thomas University will be adding a men's intercollegiate wrestling program taking to the mats for the first time in fall 2020, the private university located in Miami Gardens, Fla. announced Wednesday. In addition, the school revealed in the same announcement it will also be welcoming new men'...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Lehigh wrestling team kicked off the 2019-20 season with the annual Brown and White Wrestle-offs Thursday inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall. A crowd of just under 1,200 was treated to 11 bouts, many of which were decided in the third period or beyond. Four members of Leh...

  • The majority of NCAA wrestling programs will be starting their wrestle-offs in the coming week and while there aren't many top names locked in battle for starting positions, lesser known names are looking to break out in 2019. This is the start of that journey. I remember being thrashed my freshman...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Fans, many of which were lined up outside the doors an hour before they opened, were treated to an evening of Buckeye vs. Buckeye wrestling action. Ohio State hosted the 2019 wrestle-off finals for the first grappling event inside the Covelli Center. Results: 125 lbs | Malik Heins...

  • Ray Judkins, considered to be the father of the wrestling program at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, has passed away on Sunday, October at age 82, the two-year public community college in Miami, Okla. announced Tuesday. Ray JudkinsJudkins had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Judkins l...

  • Mitch McKee wrestling Joey McKenna at the NCAAs (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) Mitch McKee can see it from his house. The bright purple lights that glow at night from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It's the place where his beloved Minnesota Vikings play. And the place where he hopes to ca...

  • On Episode 39 of The MatBoss Podcast, host Chad Dennis returns with his college teammate, Jason Laflin, to talk fantasy wrestling as the two drafted after WrestleStat developed a fantasy wrestling engine for wrestling fans. The fantasy discussion centers around who's going what weights and where an...

  • Dremiel Byers wrestling at the 2009 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday that the Class of 2020 inductees are Distinguished Members Bruce Burnett, Dremiel Byers, Mark Lieberman and Bill Zadick, Meritorious Officia...

  • Hastings College will be welcoming women's wrestling to its roster of intercollegiate sports starting in the 2020-2021 school year, the Nebraska-based school announced Monday. A new varsity men's volleyball will also take to the gym floor next year at Hastings College. With the addition of wom...

  • 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...

  • InterMat Classic Placewinners
    from InterMat 10/20/19 12:40 AM

    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...

  • Russell joins Minnesota Storm
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    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...

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    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...

  • Winn to make UFC debut in June
    from InterMat 04/19/19 12:36 AM

    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 04/18/19 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...

  • InterMat Top 50 Junior Rankings
    from InterMat 04/16/19 10:56 AM

  • 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...

  • Nickal wins Dan Hodge Trophy
    from InterMat 04/01/19 8:14 PM

    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 03/25/19 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...

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  • 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. passes away
    from InterMat 03/11/19 9:34 PM

    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...

  • Quotes from Big Ten champions
    from InterMat 03/11/19 12:19 AM

    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...

  • EIWA Championships Preview
    from InterMat 03/04/19 5:33 PM

    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...

  • NJCAA Placewinners
    from InterMat 03/03/19 4:00 PM

    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...

  • NAIA All-Americans
    from InterMat 03/03/19 3:14 PM

    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...

  • Indiana shuts out Chattanooga
    from InterMat 02/24/19 11:52 PM

    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 02/24/19 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 02/24/19 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 02/22/19 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 02/20/19 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...

  • Ohio State defeats Nebraska
    from InterMat 02/17/19 10:14 PM

    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 02/17/19 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...

  • Penn rumbles by Cal Baptist
    from InterMat 02/17/19 9:24 PM

    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 earns win over Ohio
    from InterMat 02/17/19 8:54 PM

    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 02/17/19 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 02/16/19 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.&