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  • from InterMat 05/11/21 12:25 AM

    Max Dean after the 2019 NCAA semifinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Perhaps the biggest name in the transfer portal is off the market! 2019 NCAA runner-up Max Dean will transfer to Penn State, as confirmed by his older brother Gabe on Chael Sonnen's "Beyond the Fight" podcast tod...

  • from InterMat 05/10/21 6:10 PM

    Clay Carlson after winning in the 2021 NCAA Round of 12 (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) When the #FantasyCollegeWrestling season comes to an end, it's usual to feel like you need a break. I get it; even WE took a little time for some needed R&R (fear not, though, the FCW Podcast retu...

  • from InterMat 05/10/21 12:25 AM

    53 kg UWW U23 champion Ronna Heaton (Photo/John Sachs; Tech-Fall.com) Women's U23 National Championships Best-of-three Championship finals 50 kg - Emily Shilson over Alleida Martinez 12-2, Fall 3:19 53 kg - Ronna Heaton over Alisha Howk 5-3, 1-1 55 kg - Alex Hedrick over Sophia Mirabella 10...

  • from InterMat 05/09/21 9:15 PM

    61 kg UWW Cadet champion Korina Blades (Photo/John Sachs; Tech-Fall.com) Women's Cadet Nationals Best-of-Three Championship Finals 40 kg - Erica Patroriza (AZ) over Gigi Bragg (MN) 2-1, 9-2 43 kg - Angie Dill (NY) over Emilie Gonzalez (CA) Fall 1:02, Fall 1:58 46 kg - Ava Ward (MO) over Rian...

  • from InterMat 05/09/21 1:15 PM

    To celebrate Mother's Day, InterMat sat down with five prominent mothers in the wrestling community, Allyson Schwab, Kaille Grey, Lyndsey Beasley, Jaime Dubuque, and McKayla Engel. All five are married to DI coaches, as well. These women talk about how and when they met their husbands and some diffi...

  • from InterMat 05/08/21 1:25 PM

    Jesse Porter throws Marciano Ali for four points (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) On day three of the World Olympic Games Qualifier, it was the Greco-Roman wrestlers who took center stage. The United States sent two athletes to Sofia, Bulgaria, in search of a berth at the Olympic Gam...

  • from InterMat 05/08/21 12:00 PM

    76 kg UWW Junior champion Kylie Welker (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Junior Women's Nationals Best of three finals 50 kg - Emily Shilson over Samara Chavez Fall 4:04, Fall 5:04 53 kg - Tiare Ikei over Jaslynn Gallegos 10-0, Fall 2:48 55 kg - Payton Stroud over Amani Jones 1...

  • from InterMat 05/07/21 6:35 PM

    Oklahoma State's two-time NCAA runner-up Daton Fix (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) When the #FantasyCollegeWrestling season comes to an end, it's usual to feel like you need a break. I get it; even WE took a little time for some needed R&R (fear not, though, the FCW Podcast returns later thi...

  • from InterMat 05/06/21 8:25 PM

    MINOT, N.D. - MSU Director of Athletics, Andy Carter announced today, "I am proud to represent Minot State University Athletics. It is with tremendous excitement and anticipation to announce MSU will be adding Women's Wrestling as an intercollegiate varsity sport within Beaver Athletics." We will...

  • from InterMat 05/06/21 6:25 PM

    Jordan Oliver at the 2021 Olympic Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) On the first day of the World Olympic Games Qualifier from Sofia, Bulgaria, one lone member of the US men's freestyle team, Jordan Oliver, was in action attempting to qualify the 65 kg weight class for the Olymp...

  • from InterMat 05/06/21 2:55 PM

    Appalachian State's 125 lber Codi Russell (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) When the #FantasyCollegeWrestling season comes to an end, it's usual to feel like you need a break. I get it; even WE took a little time for some needed R&R (fear not, though, the FCW Podcast returns later this month!)...

  • from InterMat 05/05/21 8:55 PM

    Jim Zalesky (center) while coaching at Oregon State (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Yesterday news broke that former Iowa and Oregon State head coach would be taking over the vacant position at the NAIA's University of Jamestown. Coach Zalesky tells us what was attractive about this...

  • from InterMat 05/04/21 4:10 PM

    Jim Zalesky on the sidelines for Oregon State University (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The University of Jamestown is pleased to announce that Jim Zalesky is the new men's wrestling head coach. A member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Zalesky brings a track record of succe...

  • from InterMat 05/04/21 1:20 PM

    Saul Ervin at the 2021 NCAA Championships (Photo/SIUE athletics) "Wrestling is a big thing in our family. My dad, brothers, uncles, and cousins all wrestled; it's just what we do" said Saul Ervin, a redshirt sophomore at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Saul, the third youngest of the Erv...

  • from InterMat 05/03/21 1:20 AM

    (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) UWW Junior National Freestyle Best-of-three finals 57 kg - Richard Figueroa over Ryan Miller 10-1, 10-0 61 kg - Jesse Mendez over Carter Young Fall 1:32, 10-3 65 kg - Beau Bartlett over Chance Lamer 11-3, 3-2 70 kg - Bryce Andonian over Ed Scott Fall 1:0...

  • from InterMat 05/02/21 3:40 AM

    (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Senior Men's Freestyle Final Results Championship Finals 57 kg - Jakob Camacho over Ethan Rotondo 8-6 61 kg - Shelton Mack over Josh Kramer 3-2 65 kg - Jaydin Eierman over Dom Demas 8-4 70 kg - James Green over Alec Pantaleo 7-2 74 kg - Hayden Hidlay ov...

  • from InterMat 05/01/21 2:15 PM

    Senior Men's Greco Final Results Championship Finals 55 kg - Max Nowry over Brady Koontz 1-1 60 kg - Dalton Roberts over Dylan Koontz 8-0 63 kg - Randon Miranda over David Stepanian 9-0 67 kg - Hayden Tuma over Alston Nutter 10-1 72 kg - Xavier Johnson over Jamel Johnson 10-0 77 kg - Alec O...

  • from InterMat 04/27/21 6:20 PM

    (Photo/Sam Janicki; Sam JanickiPhoto.com) How many wrestlers hear their coach bark at them every day at some point, maybe many points, during practice : "You gotta work hard every day to be the best!"? How many coaches are guilty of using this phrase as a mechanism to get their athletes to give th...

  • from InterMat 04/27/21 3:10 PM

    (Photo/Sam Janicki; Sam JanickiPhoto.com) Less than a week after elevating Mike Poeta to the head coach of Illinois' Fighting Illini the program received their first win on the recruiting trail. One of Illinois' top high school sophomores has decided to stay in-state and wrestle for the home team....

  • from InterMat 04/26/21 12:35 AM

    195 lbs NHSCA Freshman National Champion Sawyer Bartelt (Photo/Jason Fulmore; SEWrestle.com) 2021 NHSCA Freshman National Placewinners 106 lbs placewinners 1st - Beric Jordan (OH) 2nd - Isaiah Quintero (CA) 3rd - Ethan Rivera (FL) 4th - Draegen Orine (MO) 5th - Matthew Marlow (NY) 6th - Peyton El...

  • from InterMat 04/25/21 11:05 PM

    132 lbs NHSCA champion Carter McCallister of Missouri (Photo/J Thomas Taylor/Columbia Tribune) 2021 NHSCA Sophomore National Placewinners 106 lbs placewinners 1st - Brady Roark (MO) 2nd - Carson Wagner (PA) 3rd - Bryson Terrell (TN) 4th - Caleb Uhorchuk (TN) 5th - Ty Tice (SC) 6th - Luke Sirianni...

  • from InterMat 04/25/21 10:30 PM

    2021 NHSCA national champion Michael Kilic (Photo/Amber Cloy; SEWrestle.com) NHSCA Junior National Placewinners 106 lbs placewinners 1st - Codie Cuerbo (OH) 2nd - Billy Smith (OH) 3rd - Isiac Paulino (MA) 4th - Christian Guzman (FL) 5th - Jacob Levin (NY) 6th - Dante DiStefano (MA) 7th - Brandon ...

  • from InterMat 04/25/21 9:45 PM

    2020 CIF state champion Alex Ramirez (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) NHSCA Senior National Placewinners 113 lbs 1st - Nicholas Curley (MA) 2nd - Evan Kinney (MA) 3rd - James Levy (SC) 4th - Kevin Lopez (NY) 5th - Josh Brault (CT) 6th - Mick Chagnon (MT) 7th - Conner Hueck (FL) 8th ...

  • from InterMat 04/25/21 8:55 PM

    (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Cadet Freestyle World Team Trials Results 45 kg finals - Bo Bassett (PA) over Mack Mauger (ID) 10-0, Fall 1:49 3rd - Brandon Morvari (MN) 4th - Dru Ayala (IA) 5th - Edwin Sierra (AZ) 6th - Davis Motyka (PA) 7th - Javaan Yarbrough (OH) 8th - Colyn Limbert (O...

  • from InterMat 04/24/21 1:00 PM

    (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Cadet Greco-Roman World Team Trials Results 45 kg finals - Bo Bassett (PA) over Mack Maguer (ID) 7-1, 11-2 3rd - Edwin Sierra (AZ) 4th - Cadyn Coyle (NE) 5th - Davis Motyka (PA) 6th - Javaan Yarbrough (OH) 7th - Andrew Fox (UT) 8th - Brayten Casey (WI) 48 ...

  • from InterMat 04/23/21 7:35 PM

    Clackamas CC wins their third consecutive NJCAA national championship (Photo/NJCAA.com) Final Team Scores 1. Clackamas 152.5 2. Western Wyoming 147 3. Iowa Central 129 4. Pratt 126.5 5. Northeastern Oklahoma 125 6. North Idaho 92.5 7. Northwest Kansas Tech 81.5 8. Indian Hills 81 9...

  • from InterMat 04/23/21 6:15 PM

    Jim Dutrow sporting one of his many wresting shirts In our first "Fan Podcast Friday" we talk to Jim Dutrow who started Wrestling Shirt a Day in May last year. We discuss why and how Jim started this movement and how it gained steam throughout May of 2020. He also shares some new wrinkles to this...

  • from InterMat 04/23/21 12:10 PM

    Bubba Jenkins (left) and Lance Palmer (right) (Photos; Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) On Friday, the Professional Fighters League will launch their 2021 season on ESPN2. One of the marquee fights will feature former Penn State and Arizona State wrestler Bubba Jenkins taking on former Ohio ...

  • from InterMat 04/22/21 2:25 PM

    Luke Smith (left) was the Roadrunners interim head coach in 2020-21, but was named head coach Wednesday (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Bakersfield, Calif. - CSU Bakersfield Director of Athletics and AVP of Student Affairs Dr. Kenneth 'Ziggy' Siegfried has announced the hiring of Luk...

  • from InterMat 04/22/21 12:40 PM

    Mike Poeta (center) at the 2020 Big Ten Championships (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Our Big Ten correspondent Cody Goodwin joined us last night to talk about Mike Poeta's assuming the head coaching role at his alma mater, the University of Illinois. Poeta was a two-time NCAA runner-up and...

  • from InterMat 04/21/21 8:55 PM

    Mike Poeta coaching at the 2020 Big Ten Championships; Photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com Champaign, Ill. -- Mike Poeta, who established himself as one of Illinois's all-time greatest wrestlers and top assistant coaches in the nation as a member of the Fighting Illini staff, was named ...

  • from InterMat 04/21/21 8:25 PM

    Recently, InterMat took a road trip to Boone, North Carolina to check out the Appalachian State wrestling facilities and other areas of interest on and around campus. Head coach John Mark Bentley, NCAA qualifier Will Formato, and Rachel Gallardo were our hosts for the trip. "The Grind" podcast host...

  • from InterMat 04/20/21 4:30 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 20, 2021) ?" States will have a choice of 12, 13 or 14 weight classes for both boys and girls competition in high school wrestling, effective with the 2023-24 season. This will be the first separate weight classes established for girls in high school wrestling, and it marks...

  • from InterMat 04/18/21 1:50 PM

    Cary Kolat (right) was hired by Navy following the 2019-20 season (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)Last week, American University announced the hiring of Jason Borrelli as their new head coach for the 2021-22 campaign. With the EIWA head coaching carousel finished spinning (for new), we at Int...

  • from InterMat 04/17/21 2:10 PM

    Demetrius Romero in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Now that the 2021 Season has concluded, every team, every conference, and every site has their "End-of-Season" awards, so why not do the same at #FantasyCollegeWrestling? The end of the season leaves us with a...

  • from InterMat 04/15/21 5:45 PM

    (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Rachel Gallardo is a Dietetic Intern at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Rachel will be graduating with her Master's in Nutrition in August and will sit for the Registered Dietitian exam following graduation. She has a background ...

  • from InterMat 04/15/21 1:05 PM

    2021 NCAA All-American Louie Hayes (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The University of Virginia has earned the reputation of being one of the top academic institutions in the country and head coach Steve Garland wants his athletes to make the most of their time on Grounds. Coach Garla...

  • from InterMat 04/13/21 10:15 PM

    Jason Borrelli (center) coaching in the 2021 NCAA Finals (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) WASHINGTON - Coming off 13 successful seasons as head wrestling coach at Stanford University, Jason Borrelli is switching coasts. American University Director of Athletics & Recreation Dr. Billy Walker ha...

  • from InterMat 04/13/21 2:45 PM

    J'den Cox at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Just before the Olympic Trials started in Fort Worth, news began to ripple through the crowd that J'den Cox had missed weight and would not compete in the tournament. As a returning medalist at the non-Olympic w...

  • from InterMat 04/13/21 1:15 PM

    Nathan Tomasello at the Olympic Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) This morning, on social media, 2015 NCAA champion and national team member, Nathan Tomasello, announced that he will be moving to Oklahoma to train at the Oklahoma RTC. Tomasello stated that situation appeals to h...

  • from InterMat 04/12/21 4:50 PM

    Richard Perry in the 2018 US Open semifinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Today, while driving to yet another doctor's appointment in Philadelphia, I noticed a man, probably in his mid-thirties, attempting to cross a busy intersection while in a wheelchair. What caught my eye wasn...

  • from InterMat 04/11/21 9:45 PM

    Jordan Oliver in match two of the Olympic Trials finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Intermat hit the road over the weekend and traveled to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to film content for an upcoming segment on the site. We were also able to catch up with Jordan Oliver, just abou...

  • from InterMat 04/10/21 12:55 PM

    Mark Manning (right) has led Nebraska since 2000-01 (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) With the retirement of longtime Illinois head coach Jim Heffernan on Thursday, a marquee vacancy opened up in the nation's toughest wrestling conference. While we and the rest of the wrestling world can specu...

  • from InterMat 04/09/21 1:05 AM

    Jim Heffernan (Photo/Illinois Sports Information) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jim Heffernan, who helped lead the University of Illinois wrestling program to 13 Top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, announced his retirement today after 12 years as head coach and 29 years overall with the Illini wrestling...

  • from InterMat 04/09/21 12:35 AM

    (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jim Heffernan, who helped lead the University of Illinois wrestling program to 13 Top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, announced his retirement today after 12 years as head coach and 29 years overall with the Illini wrestling pro...

  • from InterMat 04/08/21 2:30 AM

    Michael Kemerer (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) This evening, Iowa's NCAA runner-up Michael Kemerer announced, in a well-crafted Twitter video, that he would be suiting up for the Hawkeyes in the 2021-22 season. With Kemerer on board, Tom Brands' squad 2021 NCAA Championship squad wil...

  • from InterMat 04/07/21 4:35 PM

    Alex Sancho takes on Ellis Coleman in the Olympic Trials Finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The 2021 US Olympic Team Trials was a very exciting event, bringing all three wrestling styles together in Texas to determine who will compete for the US in Tokyo. Many of us were excited t...

  • from InterMat 04/07/21 2:50 PM

    Brady Berge in the NCAA Round of 16 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Today, Penn State's Brady Berge announced via social media that he was stepping away from competition due to concussions and other health concerns. Berge advanced to the 2021 NCAA quarterfinals after a close win ove...

  • from InterMat 04/07/21 1:15 PM

    Jenna Burkert with young fans after the challenge tournament finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) I walked down as close to the floor as possible Saturday night to get one last picture of Dickies Arena before the finals began. Before leaving, I took a few brief moments to soak it in...

  • from InterMat 04/06/21 4:35 PM

    Kennedy Blades (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) We all knew she was good, but 17-year-old Kennedy Blades made a statement as to just how good she is over the course of the last two weeks. The postponement of the Summer Olympics impacted the athletes of our community in a multitude of ...

  • from InterMat 04/05/21 8:55 PM

    2021 NCAA DII Wrestler of the year Kameron Teacher (Photo/Kylie Macziewski; SCSU athletics) Manheim, PA - On Monday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the winners of both the Division II Wrestler of the Year and Rookie Wrestler of the Year awards. "It is an honor on behalf of th...

  • from InterMat 04/04/21 4:35 PM

    (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) I remember it like it was yesterday. The date was June 8th, 2019. For those wrestling fans that recall dates and times in reference to notable wrestling events, like I do, it was Final X Rutgers. As the best-of-three finals were wrapping up, other medi...

  • from InterMat 04/04/21 3:35 AM

    (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Men's Freestyle 57 kg match one - Thomas Gilman over Vito Arujau 5:42 57 kg match two - Thomas Gilman over Vito Arujau 2-2 65 kg match one - Jordan Oliver over Joey McKenna 3-0 65 kg match two - Jordan Oliver over Joey McKenna 5-2 74 kg match ...

  • from InterMat 04/03/21 3:30 AM

    (Photo/Mark Lundy; www.luttelens.com) Aside from the drama surrounding the weigh-in status of two-time world champion and 2016 Olympian bronze medalist, J'Den Cox, the morning session at the Olympic Trials generally went according to plan. Most knew that would not be the case in the evening session...

  • from InterMat 04/03/21 2:00 AM

    (Photo/Mark Lundy; www.luttelens.com) Challenge Tournament Finals WFS Challenge Finals 50KG: Amy Fearnside (Titan Mercury) vs. Victoria Anthony (Sunkist) 53KG: Ronna Heaton (Sunkist) vs. Katherine Shai (Titan Mercury) 57KG: Jenna Burkert (WCAP) vs. Alli Ragan (Sunkist) 62KG: Maya Nelson (Sunk...

  • from InterMat 04/02/21 7:40 PM

    (Photo/Mark Lundy; www.luttelens.com) WFS Quarterfinal Results 50KG Whitney Conder (WCAP) tf. McKayla Campbell (Tiger), 12-0 Amy Fearnside (Titan Mercury) dec. Erin Golston (Wisc. RTC), 7-0 Victoria Anthony (Sunkist) tf. Emily Shilson (Titan Mercury), 10-0 Alyssa Lampe (Beaver Dam)f all. Aleid...

  • from InterMat 04/02/21 5:05 PM

    2016 Olympian Frank Molinaro (Photo/Mark Lundy; www.luttelens.com) Olympic Trials Prelim Round Results WFS Preliminaries 50KG McKayla Campbell (Tiger) fall. Aleeah Gould (Tornado), 4:35 Erin Golston (Wisc. RTC) tf. Angelina Gomez (Lion), 14-3 Amy Fearnside (Titan Mercury) tf. Estella Travino ...

  • from InterMat 04/02/21 3:00 PM

    Two-time World Champion J'Den Cox (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Before action gets underway at the Olympic Trials, we already have shocking news to report. Two-time world champion and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist J'Den Cox will not be competing in today's trials. Unnamed sources ha...

  • from InterMat 04/02/21 11:50 AM

    Iowa Hawkeyes All-American Jaydin Eierman (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to the new Intermat. I officially took the reigns yesterday - a hectic time to be undergoing a big transition - on the heels of NCAA's and just ahead of the much anticipated Olympic Trials. I'm hoping it...

  • from InterMat 03/31/21 10:20 PM

    Zach Hartman BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Bucknell's Zach Hartman was named the EIWA Wrestler of the Year, the conference office announced Wednesday afternoon. Hartman became the first Bison to earn this prestigious award after winning an EIWA title and earning All-America laurels during the 2020-21 campaign....

  • from InterMat 03/31/21 6:10 PM

    NC State's Pat Popolizio was named ACC Co-Coach of the Year with Pitt's Keith Gavin (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) GREENSBORO, N.C. -- National champion Austin O'Connor of North Carolina has been chosen the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Year and heads up the sport's 2021 season ...

  • from InterMat 03/31/21 4:10 PM

    Going back a half-decade or so, right around the time before and after the 2016 Rio Olympics, the trend of high-level wrestlers making an earnest transition to the sport of mixed martial arts was an extremely common occurrence. All you'd need to do is look at Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this series...

  • from InterMat 03/31/21 2:40 PM

    Another state is adding girls wrestling as a sanctioned sport. The North Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors met Tuesday and voted to approve the sanctioning of girls wrestling as a NDHSAA-sponsored sport starting in the 2021-22 school year. North Dakota becomes the 30th st...

  • from InterMat 03/30/21 8:20 PM

    Iowa State's David Carr won the NCAA title at 157 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Iowa State's David Carr was selected as the 2021 Big 12 Wrestler of the Year, as voted by the league's 12 head coaches. He is the first Cyclone to earn the distinction since the award's inception ...

  • from InterMat 03/30/21 6:55 PM

    Wrestlers competing in this weekend's Olympic Team Trials will not face sanctions from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee for raising their fists or kneeling during the national anthem. The USOPC release a document outlining what "racial and social demonstrations" will and will not be allowe...

  • from InterMat 03/30/21 3:25 PM

    Nick Soto Director of Athletics Kris Swogger announced the hiring of Nick Soto as the new head coach of the Keiser University wrestling team. Soto said on being named the head coach, "If you're on the Flagship campus, it doesn't take long to realize that Keiser University is a special place. As a F...

  • from InterMat 03/30/21 1:20 AM

    Nick Gwiazdowski is the top seed in men's freestyle at 125 kilograms (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The seeds have been released in all three styles for the Olympic Team Trials, which take place Friday and Saturday at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. Freestyle 57 kilograms: ...

  • from InterMat 03/30/21 12:40 AM

    Forrest Molinari is the top seed at 68 kilograms (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) The women's wrestling seeds have been announced for the Olympic Team Trials. The event is set for April 2-3 at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. 50 kilograms: Sarah Hildebrandt - sitting to the best-of-three f...

  • from InterMat 03/29/21 9:05 PM

    Adam Coon is the top seed at 130 kilograms (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The Greco-Roman seeds have been announced for the Olympic Team Trials. The event is set for April 2-3 at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. 60 kg Ildar Hafizov - sitting to the best-of-three finals 1. Le...

  • from InterMat 03/29/21 7:40 PM

    NEW YORK -- Peacock Original documentary, My Pursuit: Life, Legacy & Jordan Burroughs tells the story of American freestyle wrestler Jordan Burroughs as he attempts to make his third Olympic team. Fans will be able to stream the documentary for free on Peacock April 1 as part of NBCUniversal's Cou...

  • from InterMat 03/29/21 6:45 PM

    David Taylor is the No. 1 seed at 86 kilograms (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The freestyle seeds have been released for the Olympic Team Trials. The event is set for April 2-3 at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. 57 kilograms: 1. Thomas Gilman (Nittany Lion WC/TMWC) 2. Daton ...

  • from InterMat 03/29/21 5:25 PM

    Iowa's Spencer Lee and Minnesota's Gable Steveson are co-winners (Photos/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) For the first time since 2001, there are co-winners of the WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented by ASICS Wrestling. Last season's winner Spencer Lee of Iowa and Gable Steveson ...

  • from InterMat 03/29/21 5:15 PM

    Iowa's Spencer Lee after winning his third NCAA title (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- For the second year in a row, University of Iowa national champion Spencer Lee has been awarded the WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy. The award is presented annually to the nati...

  • from InterMat 03/29/21 12:50 PM

    Minnesota's Gable Steveson after a semifinal win at the 2021 NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Minnesota heavyweight Gable Steveson dominated his competition in 2021, finishing 17-0 with 14 of the 17 wins resulting in bonus points. Steveson defeated Michigan's Mason Parris 8-4 to ...

  • from InterMat 03/27/21 2:05 AM

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  • from InterMat 03/26/21 11:25 PM

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Former Michigan State wrestling All-American Mike Potts has passed away. He was 60 (1960-2021). Mike PottsA four-year letterwinner (1981-84) under Hall of Fame Coach Grady Peninger, Potts earned All-American honors in 1982 at 190 pounds and in 1984 at heavyweight. Potts won ...

  • from InterMat 03/26/21 8:30 PM

    Shane Griffith with the Stanford coaches during his NCAA finals match (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pac-12 Conference announced today the 2021 Pac-12 wrestling honors, as voted on by the Pac-12 coaches. STANFORD swept this year's awards with redshirt sophomore S...

  • from InterMat 03/26/21 3:00 PM

    Brandon Reed won three NAIA natioanl titles COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Brandon Reed is set to become the newest member of the Lindsey Wilson wrestling staff serving as a graduate assistant beginning in 2021-22, head coach Corey Ruff announced on Thursday. "I am excited to become the graduate assistant for Li...

  • from InterMat 03/26/21 11:55 AM

    I wrote the first Foley's Friday Mailbag nine years ago on April 13, 2012. I had graduated from journalism school in 2009 and had spent a majority of the next two years traveling to traditional wrestling events and writing for outlets like ESPN and FIGHT! Magazine. The money was terrible, and I was...

  • from InterMat 03/25/21 7:25 PM

    Tervel Dlagnev coached at Ohio State from 2016-2021 (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Two-time Olympian Tervel Dlagnev is heading home. The 35-year-old Dlagnev is leaving his position as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State to become the head freestyle coach for the Nebraska Wrestling Tr...

  • from InterMat 03/25/21 5:15 PM

    Tom Brands coaching Jaydin Eierman in the NCAA finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Tom Brands guided the Iowa Hawkeyes to an undefeated dual meet season, share of the Big Ten dual meet championship, Big Ten tournament championship and the program's first national championship since...

  • from InterMat 03/24/21 3:30 PM

    Pitt's Jake Wentzel comes out to the mat for his NCAA finals match (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) PITTSBURGH -- The University of Pittsburgh wrestling program received extremely welcome news on Wednesday when a pair of senior wrestlers -- NCAA finalist Jake Wentzel and NCAA qualifier Gregg Harve...

  • from InterMat 03/24/21 1:15 PM

    A.J. Ferrari after picking up a win over Michigan's Myles Amine in the NCAA semifinals (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) A.J. Ferrari "talks a big game and he shows a big game." Those were the words of Oklahoma State head wrestling coach John Smith when discussing his true freshman 197-pounder...

  • from InterMat 03/23/21 4:00 PM

    Fan voting is underway for the 2021 Dan Hodge Trophy. To vote, click here. Cast your vote below! (Listed alphabetically by last name) Roman Bravo-Young - Penn State Weight Class: 133 Record: 14-0 Pins: 1 Tech Falls: 2 Major Decisions: 2 For/DQ: 0 Bonus: 35.7% Aaron Brooks - Penn State Weight...

  • from InterMat 03/22/21 5:15 PM

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- NBC Olympics will present exclusive live coverage of every match of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Wrestling from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, across NBCSN, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms. 15 of the 18 winners of the Tria...

  • from InterMat 03/21/21 2:20 AM

    Roman Bravo-Young won Penn State's first of four NCAA titles Saturday (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ST. LOUIS -- While Iowa finished on top of the team standings at the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, it was Penn State that stole the show Saturday night in St. Louis. ...

  • from InterMat 03/20/21 7:05 PM

    Iowa's Austin DeSanto battled back to place third at 133 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ST. LOUIS -- Iowa has won its 24th NCAA Division I wrestling team championship. The top-ranked Hawkeyes mathematically clinched the team title during Saturday's medal round when Penn State...

  • from InterMat 03/20/21 3:50 AM

    Iowa's Jaydin Eierman celebrates after getting a pin in the NCAA semifinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ST. LOUIS -- The finals of the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships are set. The Iowa Hawkeyes who have led throughout the tournament still hold a lead. At the conclus...

  • from InterMat 03/20/21 3:00 AM

    UNC's Austin O'Connor advanced to the finals at 149 pounds with a win over Brock Mauller (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 125: No. 1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) maj. dec. No. 4 Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan), 11-0 No. 3 Brandon Courtney (Arizona State) dec. No. 7 Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley...

  • from InterMat 03/19/21 11:40 PM

    Cal Poly's Bernie Truax will face top-seeded Michael Kemerer of Iowa in the semifinals (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) The most recent updates appear at the top of the page. Refresh/reload the page for the latest updates. Links: Results | ESPN Live Streams 6:36 p.m. CT InterMat will be providin...

  • from InterMat 03/19/21 9:50 PM

    Austin DeSanto is one of five semifinalists for Iowa (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ST. LOUIS -- Friday of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships is often referred to as moving day. The winners in the quarterfinals secure themselves All-America status and separation begins in th...

  • from InterMat 03/19/21 8:50 PM

    Oklahoma State's A.J. Ferrari defeated Iowa's Jacob Warner in the quarterfinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 125: No. 1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) maj. dec. No. 9 Devin Schroder (Purdue), 10-2 No. 4 Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan) dec. No. 5 Brody Teske (Northern Iowa), 4-2 SV1 No. 3 B...

  • from InterMat 03/19/21 2:30 PM

    Trent Hidlay will face No. 6 John Poznanski (Rutgers) (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) The most recent updates appear at the top of the page. Refresh/reload the page for the latest updates. Links: Results | ESPN Live Streams 9:26 a.m. CT We will be providing a running notebook throughout the qua...

  • from InterMat 03/19/21 3:35 AM

    Spencer Lee won by major decision in his second-round match (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ST. LOUIS -- Iowa lost its undefeated streak but managed to hold onto the top spot at the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis. After the first day, the Hawkeyes have accum...

  • from InterMat 03/19/21 3:00 AM

    Penn State's Brady Berge defeated Iowa's Kaleb Young at 157 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 125: No. 1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) maj. dec. No. 17 Killian Cardinale (West Virginia), 15-5 No. 9 Devin Schroder (Purdue) dec. No. 8 RayVon Foley (Michigan State), 2-1 No. 5 Brody Teske (Nort...

  • from InterMat 03/18/21 9:35 PM

    No. 1 Myles Amine of Michigan will battle Jake Jakobsen of Lehigh in the second round (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The most recent updates appear at the top of the page. Refresh/reload the page for the latest updates. Links: Results | ESPN Live Streams 4:35 p.m. CT InterMat will be provi...

  • from InterMat 03/18/21 8:35 PM

    Jacob Warner celebrates after getting a come-from-behind victory at 197 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ST. LOUIS -- The Iowa Hawkeyes' quest to get back on the top of the podium got off to a strong start. In the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I wrestling tournament, Iow...

  • from InterMat 03/18/21 8:20 PM

    Northwestern's Yahya Thomas knocked off No. 8 Jaden Abas of Stanford in the first round at 149 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 125: No. 1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) tech. fall No. 32 Patrick McCormick (Virginia), 17-1 No. 17 Killian Cardinale (West Virginia) dec. No. 16 Codi Russell (Appalach...

  • from InterMat 03/18/21 2:35 PM

    The most recent updates appear at the top of the page. Refresh/reload the page for the latest updates. Links: Results | ESPN Live Streams 9:34 a.m. CT InterMat is providing a running notebook -- with periodic updates -- throughout the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis, w...

  • from InterMat 03/18/21 2:45 AM

    Tom Brands was named NWCA Coach of the Year (Photo/Darren Miller, HawkeyeSports.com) ST. LOUIS - On Wednesday the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year and seven finalists as selected by their peers. The award is presented to the coach that h...