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  • from InterMat 01/18/21 3:05 AM

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The Oklahoma wrestling team got into the win column on Sunday afternoon by defeating Bucknell 29-9 and West Virginia 21-9 at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. The Sooners' (2-1, 1-0) night was highlighted by pins from Mitch Moore and Josh Heindselman, in addition to Mason Naifeh'...

  • from InterMat 01/18/21 3:00 AM

    LITTLE ROCK, ARK. -- Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith moved past Gary Taylor and into third place on the all-time Division 1 coaching wins list with two victories Sunday in the Cowboys' road trip to Little Rock. OSU started the day with a dominating 38-0 victory over SIU-Edwardsville. The ...

  • from InterMat 01/18/21 12:40 AM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 9 Mizzou Wrestling (7-0) continued its dominance to start the 2021 campaign Sunday afternoon with a pair of dual victories over nationally ranked foes. The Tigers opened their day with a 34-6 triumph over No. 20 Northern Iowa, followed by a 31-7 win against No. 10 Iowa State. M...

  • from InterMat 01/18/21 12:05 AM

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Central Michigan wrestling coach Tom Borrelli has long been an advocate of aggressiveness and fast starts. His Chippewas delivered on Sunday, winning six matches and scoring bonus points in three of them in downing Northern Illinois, 22-14, in a Mid-American Conference wre...

  • from InterMat 01/18/21 12:00 AM

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Army West Point wrestling team welcomed conference opponent Hofstra University to Gillis Field House on Sunday afternoon for their second dual matchup of the year. Army commanded another dominant victory on home turf, moving past the Pride 30-18. The Black Knights had an ea...

  • from InterMat 01/17/21 11:55 PM

    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team posted two wins in a tri-meet at Gardner-Webb today. The Mocs defeated The Citadel 17-15 and Gardner-Webb 23-13 to improve to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in Southern Conference action. Gardner-Webb is an affiliate member of the SoCon in wrestling ...

  • from InterMat 01/17/21 10:20 PM

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team picked up its third straight lopsided win to start the season, taking eight of 10 matches to defeat Indiana, 32-6, on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 17) at Cliff Keen Arena. U-M earned bonus points in three matches, including pins fr...

  • from InterMat 01/17/21 9:20 PM

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill -- Illinois picked up two wins in Sunday's tri-meet at State Farm Center, defeating No. 8 Ohio State, 18-15, and Wisconsin, 21-9. Several key match wins helped the Illini secure both victories, including two-win days for multiple Illini wrestlers. The Illini are now 3-0 on the season ...

  • from InterMat 01/17/21 4:00 AM

    LEXINGTON, VA. -- Campbell swept a Saturday tri-meet in Lexington, Va., topping Ohio and VMI. The Camels (2-1) defeated Ohio (1-4) 34-6, then shut out VMI (1-2) in their first Southern Conference dual of the 2020-21 season. The shutout was Campbell's first since defeating Presbyterian 55-0 last sea...

  • from InterMat 01/17/21 4:00 AM

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- On a night in which nine of the 10 bouts were decided by three points or less, Navy found a way to win most of the close ones. No. 18 Lehigh raced out to an early 6-0 lead before the Mids rallied to win seven of the final eight bouts to top the Mountain Hawks 21-9 Saturday night at...

  • from InterMat 01/17/21 1:30 AM

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- In its first conference tri-meet since 1996, the 14th-ranked Gopher wrestling team (2-1) defeated Maryland (0-3) and host Michigan State (1-1) on Saturday afternoon. Minnesota routed the Terrapins with a 48-0 win and defeated the No. 17 Spartans, 28-6, in the finale. Eight o...

  • from InterMat 01/17/21 1:25 AM

    CLARION, PA - The Rider University wrestling team won 8-of-10 matches Saturday to dominate Mid-American Conference (MAC) foe Clarion, 30-9, Saturday afternoon at Tippin Gym. With the win, the Broncs even their record at 1-1 (1-0 MAC), while the Golden Eagles are now 0-2 (0-1 MAC). The Broncs jumped...

  • from InterMat 01/16/21 9:55 PM

    CLEVELAND -- Kody Komara earned fall and a technical fall victories as he, Jake Ferri and Colin McCracken went 2-0 amongst the Kent State starters, highlighting the Cleveland State Round Robin on Saturday. The Golden Flashes and Vikings squared off in a four-round round robin on Saturday, allowing ...

  • from InterMat 01/16/21 7:00 PM

    PITTSBURGH --The University of Pittsburgh wrestling team earned another decisive home win and opened the 2021 ACC wrestling season with a 31-12 victory over Duke on Saturday at the Fitzgerald Filed House. The Panthers, ranked No. 12 by the NWCA Coaches Poll this week, beat No. 17 Lehigh 24-9 last ...

  • from InterMat 01/16/21 5:05 AM

    Top-ranked Jaydin Eierman made a successful debut for Iowa, beating Chad Red (Photo/Iowa Athletics) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 6 Nebraska, 31-6, on Friday night in the 2021 season opener at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won eight-of-10 bouts, score...

  • from InterMat 01/16/21 3:30 AM

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The No. 16 ranked Purdue wrestling team opened the 2021 season in impressive fashion on Friday at Holloway Gymnasium, winning eight of the 10 matches and posting a 28-8 victory over No. 21 Northwestern. Head coach Tony Ersland started four true freshmen in the dual, watching ...

  • from InterMat 01/16/21 12:15 AM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -- The No. 4 NC State Wrestling team opened its ACC slate with a 23-9 win at Virginia Friday night. The Wolfpack (3-0) won seven of the 10 matches, and runs its nation's longest winning streak to 20 straight duals dating back to 2019. The dual started at 125 pounds, and the Pa...

  • from InterMat 01/15/21 1:50 PM

    The Binghamton University wrestling team won eight of 10 bouts, four of which had bonus points, en route to a 32-6 victory over LIU Thursday evening in Vestal. No. 4 Lou DePrez highlighted the team's strong match, picking up his second straight pin to open the season. "We wrestled well today and ha...

  • from InterMat 01/14/21 9:45 PM

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The Oregon State wrestling team earned its third win of the season, 23-17, on Thursday afternoon against Cal Poly inside the Mott Athletics Center. The Beavers opened the day with three straight wins to jump out to an early 10-0 lead on the team scoreboard. A Cal Poly ...

  • from InterMat 01/14/21 3:35 AM

    Penn State has sold out 55 straight duals in Rec Hall (Photo/Mark Selders) UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State wrestling has paused all team-related activities due to positive COVID-19 results among Tier 1 personnel. Due to the pause, the Nittany Lions' match at Rutgers scheduled for Saturday has b...

  • from InterMat 01/14/21 3:10 AM

    David Taylor gets in on a single leg against Jordan Burroughs in their match Wednesday night (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) LINCOLN, Neb. -- The time and place changed, but the wrestling was just as good as expected. The much-anticipated battle between Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs and...

  • from InterMat 01/12/21 5:55 AM

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  • from InterMat 01/11/21 2:35 AM

    BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Five different Panthers recorded pinfalls as UNI swept the South Dakota State and North Dakota State 28-13 and 27-11 respectively to open the 2021 wrestling season Sunday at Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D. Panthers roll South Dakota State 28-13 The Panthers opened the day with a ...

  • from InterMat 01/11/21 12:40 AM

    STILLWATER -- The No. 4 Oklahoma State wrestling team collected two dual wins to open its 2021 season Sunday in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys notched a 32-9 victory over Chattanooga before taking down Oregon State 29-8 later in the day. The Pokes collected five bonus-point wins in their match a...

  • from InterMat 01/11/21 12:10 AM

    MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- Virginia Tech wrestling won all three bouts Sunday at a quad meet vs. Ohio, Kent St. and West Virginia to improve to 4-0 on the 2020-21 season. The eighth-ranked Hokies lost just eight of the 30 matches Sunday afternoon and recorded 13 bonus-point victories. MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ...

  • from InterMat 01/11/21 12:05 AM

    No. 14 North Carolina opened its season Sunday with a 45-0 win over Gardner-Webb in Chapel Hill. Freshmen Julian Tagg and Gavin Kane won their first matches at UNC, while No. 1 Austin O'Connor began his season with a win via fall. The Tar Heels (1-0) started fast against the Runnin' Bulldogs (0-3)...

  • from InterMat 01/11/21 12:05 AM

    AMES, Iowa -- No. 9 Iowa State (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) won a pair of wrestling matches Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum, defeating Loras (40-0) and Nebraska-Kearney (38-4). Loras Recap Iowa State received bonus points in six of its 10 matches in a 40-0 victory over Loras. Alex Mackall (125) had a pin ...

  • from InterMat 01/10/21 11:00 PM

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team opened the 2021 campaign with a doubleheader victory over Bellarmine and SIUE at First Community Arena Sunday. "They guys found a way to secure both dual meet victories today, so it was a nice way to start," said NIU head coach ...

  • from InterMat 01/10/21 8:35 PM

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team wrapped up its opening weekend in dominant fashion, taking nine of 10 matches to cruise to a 38-3 win at Maryland on Sunday (Jan. 10) at the Terrapins' Xfinity Center. The Wolverines earned bonus points in six matches, inclu...

  • from InterMat 01/10/21 8:15 PM

    J'den Cox topped Hayden Zillmer (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The original main event of this past weekend's FloWrestling card got postponed, but the event still delivered a main event between two world champions. Richard Mann (@richardamann) and Clay Sauertieg (@ByCSauertieg) are back on t...

  • from InterMat 01/10/21 8:00 PM

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Illinois was extremely impressive all afternoon, racking up points and dominating Indiana, 39-3. The convincing win over the Hoosiers was the Illini's largest ever margin of victory in Bloomington. In their first Big Ten dual of the season, the Fighting Illini racked up two fall...

  • from InterMat 01/10/21 4:00 AM

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Army West Point wrestling team took the mat Saturday night against LIU, eager to redeem themselves after having their opportunity at an NCAA Tournament appearance cut short in 2020. Saturday's match was the first time that the Black Knights have taken the floor against an op...

  • from InterMat 01/10/21 3:35 AM

    Tamyra Mensah-Stock defeated Adeline Gray in the main event (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) AUSTIN, Texas -- It's an exciting time in the sport of wrestling with the high school and college seasons underway, and the Olympic Games less than 200 days away. A number of American standouts with t...

  • from InterMat 01/10/21 3:05 AM

    The Binghamton University wrestling team wasted no time making an imprint on the 2021 season, rattling off back-to-back pins to open the match in a 27-20 victory over Rider at the West Gym in Vestal. Six victories in total, highlighted by pins from Micah Roes, Anthony Sobotker and Lou DePrez helped ...

  • from InterMat 01/10/21 3:05 AM

    PITTSBURGH -- The University of Pittsburgh wrestling team earned a Top-25 victory over Lehigh on Saturday evening, winning 24-9 in the first home match of the season at the Fitzgerald Field House. The Panthers, ranked No. 13 by the NWCA Coaches Poll this week, took down No. 17-ranked Lehigh decisi...

  • from InterMat 01/10/21 3:00 AM

    The Navy wrestling team (1-1, 1-0 EIWA) secured its first win of the 2020-21 campaign by earning victories in nine of the 10 bouts to defeat Clarion (0-1) 41-3 on Saturday afternoon at Tippin Gym in Pennsylvania. Additionally, the two programs engaged in 24 "extra matches" which will count towards e...

  • from InterMat 01/09/21 10:40 PM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Virginia wrestling team (1-0) turned in a strong performance in the home opener on Saturday (Jan. 9), posting seven bonus-point victories on the way to a 44 to -1 victory over Gardner-Webb (0-2) in dual competition at Memorial Gym. A penalty point resulting in a deductio...

  • from InterMat 01/09/21 10:35 PM

    LEXINGTON, Va. -- The VMI wrestling team opened its 2021 home season with a 30-9 victory over Sacred Heart University (Conn.) Saturday in non-conference action from Cormack Hall. The Keydets won seven of the 10 weight classes, and avenged a 30-9 defeat last year at Sacred Heart. The Keydets opened ...

  • from InterMat 01/09/21 5:55 AM

    LINCOLN -- The Nebraska wrestling team kicked off the 2020-21 season on a high note, defeating No. 17 Minnesota 22-14 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Friday night. The Huskers wrestled in two top-20 matchups and won six bouts on their way to the first victory of the season. Liam Cronin got t...

  • from InterMat 01/09/21 5:40 AM

    NORMAN, Okla. -- The No. 11 Sun Devil wrestling team earned its first road win in nine years over No. 20 Oklahoma, 20-12, at McCasland Field House Friday night. Senior Kordell Norfleet (197) ultimately sealed the dual for ASU (2-0) in the ninth bout after an impressive two tie-breaker period decisio...

  • from InterMat 01/09/21 5:10 AM

    Brock Mauller earned a 10-3 win over Wyoming's Jaron Jensen (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 10 Mizzou Wrestling (5-0, 1-0 MAC) improved to 5-0 on the season after winning its first two home contests of the season. The Tigers defeated No. 21 Central Michigan, 30-6, to start off...

  • from InterMat 01/09/21 4:45 AM

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Nine months after the 2019-20 college wrestling season was abruptly canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic, the No. 3-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team rolled to a 26-10 win over No. 15 Rutgers in its return to the competition mat on Friday night (Jan. 8) at the Rutgers Ath...

  • from InterMat 01/09/21 2:50 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The #4 NC State Wrestling team scored a 24-12 win over visiting App State in its first home dual of the season Friday night in Reynolds Coliseum. The Wolfpack (2-0) won four of the first five matches to jump out to a 14-3 lead, and had four bonus point wins on the night overall inc...

  • from InterMat 01/09/21 1:30 AM

    OREM, Utah -- The 25th ranked Northern Colorado wrestling team swept a tri-dual against Utah Valley and California Baptist on Friday afternoon to improve to 3-0 on the year. The Bears dominated California Baptist 35-3 before taking down host Utah Valley 19-16. UNC's first Big 12 win of the year cam...

  • from InterMat 01/08/21 8:30 PM

    OREM, Utah -- The Utah Valley University wrestling team won six of the 10 bouts including four by bonus points en route to recording a 25-16 victory over California Baptist on Friday morning at Lockhart Arena. The dual meet marked the first of a three duals on the day that the Wolverines are hosti...

  • from InterMat 01/08/21 6:25 PM

    Jordan Burroughs gets his hand raised after beating David Taylor at the U.S. Open in 2014 (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) Saturday's Jordan Burroughs vs. David Taylor match has been postponed. FloWrestling announced the much-anticipated world showdown between the world champions has been moved fr...

  • from InterMat 01/07/21 4:25 PM

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Bakersfield College Athletics is excited to announce the promotion of Marcos Austin to head wrestling coach this week. Marcos Austin"I am excited and honored to continue my coaching career as the head coach of Bakersfield College Wrestling," said Austin. "Bakersfield has a ro...

  • from InterMat 01/06/21 8:35 PM

    FRESNO, Calif. -- The Bulldogs' road dual at Stanford scheduled for Saturday evening has been postponed to due to the public health orders in Santa Clara County. The dual will look to be made up later this season as Fresno State returns to the mat at home on Friday, Jan. 15 against Wyoming (0-1) at...

  • from InterMat 01/06/21 1:50 AM

    FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Coker University wrestling team opened its 2020-21 season with a 30-18 victory over Emmanuel (Ga.) Tuesday night (Jan. 5) in South Atlantic Conference Carolinas action. Emmanuel drew first blood with a victory by decision at 125 pounds, before No. 15 Omar Armengol got t...

  • from InterMat 01/06/21 1:25 AM

    Braxton Amos wrestling Nicholas Boykin in the Senior Nationals semifinals in Greco-Roman (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The Wisconsin RTC announced the first two matches for its Underground 3 event, which is slated for Jan. 20. Joe Dubuque will face Chris Fleeger in a battle of former Big ...

  • from InterMat 01/05/21 4:25 PM

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Pennsylvania Regional Training Center, in conjunction with the freshly relaunched Wrestlers in Business Network Philadelphia chapter, is excited to announce Summit 1, a 15-match card scheduled for January 29. The event, which will stream live via the PRTC's Rokfin channel, featu...

  • from InterMat 01/05/21 12:35 PM

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  • from InterMat 01/04/21 10:35 PM

    On Sunday, December 27, the NCWA Board of Directors met for the third time to determine the outlook for the delayed 2021 winter season. After a brief discussion with each conference chairman concerning their respective conference teams ability to participate, it was determined that no conference ha...

  • from InterMat 01/04/21 9:30 PM

    Kyle Snyder will be competing Henri Deglane Grand Prix (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) USA Wrestling is expecting to send a 33-athlete delegation to the Henri Deglane Grand Prix, which is set for Jan. 15-17 in Nice, France. The squad includes nine women's freestylers, 10 men's freesty...

  • from InterMat 01/04/21 2:40 AM

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The Utah Valley University wrestling team opened its 2020-21 season with a bang by crowning six champions at the season-opening Cal Poly Round Robin Tournament on Sunday afternoon at the Mott Athletics Center in San Luis Obispo. Senior 174-pounder Demetrius Romero and r...

  • from InterMat 01/04/21 2:30 AM

    The University of Pittsburgh wrestling team needed a spark on Sunday evening in the season-opening dual match against the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. And senior leader and team captain Jake Wentzel provided that boost for the Panthers (1-0, 0-0 ACC). With his team trailing 14-3 aft...

  • from InterMat 01/04/21 2:30 AM

    LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Hibernation is over. Northern Colorado wrestling made that statement loud and clear in its 24-19 season-opening dual win over Wyoming. The Bears jumped out to a 24-0 by the break with three falls in the first five matches. Jace Koelzer (125), Andrew Alirez (149) and Nick Knutson (...

  • from InterMat 01/04/21 1:35 AM

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Three Bulldogs went undefeated and earned top honors in their weight class on Sunday in the season-opening Cal Poly Tri-Meet hosted in the Mott Athletics Center. Redshirt senior 141-pounder DJ Lloren went 3-0 with a pair of decisions and a fall while redshirt freshman Kyl...

  • from InterMat 01/04/21 1:00 AM

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team returned to the mat on Sunday by hosting LIU and VMI in a round-robin tournament at Gerhard Fieldhouse. Vincent Andreano's performance at 174 pounds was a highlight for the Bison. The sophomore went 3-0 with a pair of pins; his first, of LIU's Tom DiGe...

  • from InterMat 01/03/21 11:50 PM

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Central Michigan won all 10 matches and scored bonus points in six of them on Sunday in topping Olivet, 44-0, in a nonconference dual wrestling meet at McGuirk Arena. It was the season opener for the Chippewas, who are ranked 21st nationally by the National Wrestling Coach...

  • from InterMat 01/03/21 11:45 PM

    AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State wrestling team (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) opened the season with a 35-6 victory over Wartburg (0-1, 0-0 ARC). The day consisted of a varsity dual, junior varsity dual and extra matches. In total, the Cyclones went 22-3 in individual matches. How It Happened In the varsity dual, ...

  • from InterMat 01/03/21 11:45 PM

    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- The #4 NC State Wrestling team opens its season in style, as the Wolfpack traveled to Gardner-Webb and shutout the Runnin' Bulldogs 42-0. NC State won all 10 bouts on the day, and seven of those wins were for bonus points. Fr. Ed Scott (149 pounds) and #2 R-Sr. Hayden Hi...

  • from InterMat 01/03/21 11:25 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 12 Mizzou Wrestling (3-0) opened its 2021 campaign with a bang Sunday, cruising to three dual victories over South Dakota State, North Dakota State and Oregon State. The Tigers improved as the afternoon progressed, beginning with a 33-9 win over the Jackrabbits. Mizzou then foll...

  • from InterMat 01/03/21 2:30 AM

    TEMPE -- The No. 10 Sun Devil wrestling team claimed their first victory of the 2021 season over Little Rock, 38-3, in Desert Financial Arena Saturday afternoon. "I think overall it was a good match and competed well," head coach Zeke Jones said. "We came and did what we were supposed to do. Our co...

  • from InterMat 01/03/21 1:35 AM

    BOONE, N.C. -- The Virginia wrestling team opened the 2021 season on Saturday (Jan. 2) with 23 wrestlers in competition at the Appalachian State Individual Quad at Varsity Gym in Boone, N.C. Wrestlers from Virginia and The Citadel joined competitors from host Appalachian State in the round-robin fo...

  • from InterMat 01/03/21 1:30 AM

    BOONE, N.C. -- Unbeaten days from Codi Russell, Thomas Flitz, Caleb Smith and Francis Morrissey, coupled with Will Formato's overtime win in a matchup of Southern Conference standouts, highlighted the season-opening performances at the App State Individual Quad event Saturday in Varsity Gym. Wrestl...

  • from InterMat 01/02/21 11:05 PM

    BLACKSBURG -- Over 10 months from its last dual meet, Virginia Tech wrestling started 2021 the right way with a 28-6 win over Campbell in Cassell Coliseum Saturday afternoon. The eighth-ranked Hokies won eight matches over the Fighting Camels, including two bonus-point victories. MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ...

  • from InterMat 01/02/21 10:25 PM

    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team opened the 2020-21 season with a 48-0 sweep over Emmanuel College today. UTC won every match, plus four extra exhibition bouts, at Maclellan Gym. It was exactly 300 days ago the Mocs last competed at the Southern Conference Tournament on M...

  • from InterMat 01/02/21 9:50 PM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team finally opened the season on Saturday afternoon and looked impressive in a 20-12 win over Mid-American Conference foe Ohio. A number of new faces made their dual debut for the Bulls. One of those Bulls making their debut was freshman Tristan...

  • from InterMat 12/30/20 9:05 PM

    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will formally recognize women's wrestling as an emerging sport, along with competitive cheer (coed), clay target shooting (coed) and men's volleyball. Below is the release from the NJCAA. CHARLOTTE, N.C. --?During the December NJCAA Board ...

  • from InterMat 12/29/20 4:55 PM

    NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. -- The National Wrestling Media Association has announced its annual award winners for the 2019-20 season. The NWMA is the national professional organization for journalists who cover the sport of amateur wrestling. This includes reporters, editors, publishers, webmasters, photo...

  • from InterMat 12/29/20 2:05 PM

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  • from InterMat 12/28/20 8:50 PM

    Austin Gomez gets his hand raised after beating Iowa's Austin DeSanto (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) AMES, Iowa - After a series of injuries, and concern for his health, Iowa State wrestler Austin Gomez has decided to medically retire from the sport of wrestling. "I had to sit down with myself,...

  • from InterMat 12/26/20 7:45 PM

    Mikey Racciato (Photo/Pitt Athletics) PITTSBURGH -- The University of Pittsburgh wrestling program is mourning the death of 2015 ACC champion and former Pitt student-athlete Mikey Racciato, who has passed away at the age of 26. "We are all saddened to hear this terrible news," Pitt wrestling head ...

  • from InterMat 12/26/20 6:45 PM

    Dan Hodge never lost a match in college, won an Olympic medal and is the only wrestler to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. But his most impressive feat may have come after he celebrated his 80th birthday. He demonstrated his ability to crush an apple with one hand. Dan HodgeHodge, who passe...

  • from InterMat 12/24/20 2:30 PM

    Jordan Burroughs defeated Zahid Valencia at FloWrestling's event on Nov. 14 (Photo/Justin Hoch, JHoch.com) And the wrestling community certainly felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with the cancellation of the NCAA Championships and the postponement of the Olympic Games. High school wrestling ...

  • from InterMat 12/23/20 3:20 AM

    Zain Retherford defeated Bajrang Punia at the fourth NLWC event (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion Kyle Snyder was back on the mat. And we had an intriguing matchup of Zain Retherford against Bajrang Punia. Those were among the standout...

  • from InterMat 12/22/20 1:20 PM

    Aljamain Sterling compiled a record of 87-27 at SUNY Cortland (Photo/SUNY Cortland Athletics) Like many successful MMA fighters, Aljamain Sterling got his start in the wrestling room. The UFC bantamweight contender will return to his roots for a freestyle match against Penn State's Roman Bravo-Young...

  • from InterMat 12/19/20 3:45 AM

    Bajrang Punia was presented with a check for $25,000 after winning Flo's 8-Man Challenge (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) AUSTIN, Texas -- Indian wrestling star Bajrang Punia is making the most of his month-long stay in the United States. Bajrang came through to win FloWrestling's 8-Man Chall...

  • from InterMat 12/17/20 3:30 AM

    Seth Gross edged Thomas Gilman in the main event of WRTC Underground 2 (Photo/Stacy Schiesl Photography) Another exciting of wrestling, featuring top senior-level and college athletes, produced an entertaining night of competition. Wisconsin RTC Underground 2 was held on Wednesday and was broadcast...

  • from InterMat 12/14/20 3:40 PM

    Evan Wick will face Kennedy Monday at Wisconsin RTC Underground 2 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The match order has been set for the Wisconsin RTC Underground 2, which will take place Wednesday, Dec. 16, in Wisconsin. It will be broadcast live on Rokfin. The undercard matches are sl...

  • from InterMat 12/13/20 11:40 PM

    The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced the cancellation of all 2021 winter state championships, including wrestling, and postponed all high-risk sports, which includes wrestling. Below is the announcement from the NYSPHSAA. The New York State Public High Sc...

  • from InterMat 12/11/20 9:50 PM

    The South Dakota Board of Regents approved plans Thursday for South Dakota State University to move forward with a $4 million on-campus wrestling training facility. The nearly 16,000-square-foot Kurtenbach Family Wrestling Center would be constructed on the southwest corner of the Sanford-Jackrabb...

  • from InterMat 12/10/20 7:40 PM

    Lars Jensen was affiliated with San Francisco State for four decades (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco State wrestling legend Lars Jensen passed away on Tuesday, surrounded by family. One of the most decorated Gators in history, Coach Jensen led the firs...

  • from InterMat 12/10/20 7:05 PM

    Jordan Burroughs gets his hand raised after beating David Taylor at the U.S. Open in 2014 (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) Two of America's biggest wrestling stars will go head-to-head next month. Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs and world champion David Taylor will meet on Jan. 9 live on FloWre...

  • from InterMat 12/10/20 5:50 PM

    BATESVILLE, Ark. -- Lyon College President W. Joseph King and Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins announced that Chad Cook will take over as the new head men's wrestling coach. Cook replaces Tom Erikson, who was in charge of the Scots since the 2015-16 season. "I am excited to welcome Chad Cook as ...

  • from InterMat 12/10/20 3:10 PM

    Bajrang Punia (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FloWrestling revealed its 150-pound 8-Man Challenge bracket on Thursday. The event is set for Dec. 18, and will be streamed on FloWrestling. A pair of multiple-time world medalists earned the top two seeds. Bajrang Punia, a 2018 world si...

  • from InterMat 12/09/20 3:00 AM

    Stanford's wrestling program released a statement Tuesday. On July 8, our student-athletes and coaches were blindsided when Stanford announced its intention to eliminate wrestling and ten other varsity athletics programs at the conclusion of this season due to fiscal concerns. Though shocked, our ...

  • from InterMat 12/09/20 2:45 AM

    LA GRANDE, Ore. -- Eastern Oregon University Director of Athletics Anji Weissenfluh is pleased to announced the hiring of Carlene Sluberski as the head women's wrestling coach. Sluberski becomes the third head coach in the program's history. Prior to joining the Mountaineers, she worked at the Uni...

  • from InterMat 12/07/20 2:50 PM

    Logan Massa and Mekhi Lewis battle in the championship match (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The first-ever RTC Cup went down over the weekend, and the event more than delivered. Richard Mann (@richardamann) and Clay Sauertieg (@ByCSauertieg) break down all the matches from the final between ...

  • from InterMat 12/06/20 5:50 PM

    Dan Gable speaking at the 2018 Freestyle World Cup in Iowa City (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) When I sat down to write about why Dan Gable is so deserving of being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, my mind started racing in a million different directions. His accomplishmen...

  • from InterMat 12/06/20 2:30 AM

    The Cliff Keen WC won the inaugural RTC Cup (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CINCINNATI -- The Cliff Keen Wrestling Club capped off an undefeated (4-0) weekend by winning the inaugural RTC Cup Saturday night in Cincinnati. The Cliff Keen WC held a narrow 3-2 lead on the NJRTC/SERTC in the cha...

  • from InterMat 12/06/20 12:00 AM

    Mason Parris came from behind late to avenge a loss to Nick Gwiazdowski (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CINCINNATI -- The Cliff Keen WC and the NJRTC/SERTC advanced to the finals of the RTC Cup. The teams will meet at 8 p.m. ET. The dual will be streamed on FloWrestling. In the first semif...

  • from InterMat 12/05/20 8:25 PM

    Nate Jackson of the NJRTC/SERTC after beating beating Brett Pfarr by technical superiority (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CINCINNATI -- The semifinals are set at the RTC Cup in Cincinnati. The NJRTC/SERTC and the Wolfpack RTC claimed quarterfinal victories in Saturday's first session to ear...

  • from InterMat 12/05/20 3:45 AM

    Yianni Diakomihalis helped lead the Spartan Combat RTC to a 2-0 day (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CINCINNATI -- The inaugural RTC Cup kicked off Friday in Cincinnati with six teams competing over two days. The opening day consisted of pool competition to set up the seeds for Saturday's ch...

  • from InterMat 12/01/20 7:25 PM

    Eric Swick, a former Wisconsin wrestler and multiple-time age group national champion, has joined the Wisconsin RTC as the club's youth director. Below is a posting from the Wisconsin RTC about the addition of Swick. Eric SwickHelp us welcome Eric Swick to the Wisconsin Regional Training Center! ...

  • from InterMat 12/01/20 2:45 AM

    Yonger Bastida gets in on a shot at the Junior World Championships (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State head coach Kevin Dresser announced today the addition of junior world silver medalist Yonger Bastida to the Iowa State Wrestling program. Bastida comes to Ames by ...

  • from InterMat 11/30/20 5:20 PM

    Bob Kauffman Bob Kauffman, a 1986 NCAA Division II national champion for Edinboro, passed away on Friday, Nov. 13. Kauffman, a native of Emmetsburg, Iowa, is a member of the Edinboro University Wrestling Hall of Fame. His obituary is below. Bob Kauffman of Fountain Hills, Arizona, passed away on ...

  • from InterMat 11/30/20 5:10 PM

    Bajrang Punia at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Cliff Keen Wrestling Club/Michigan RTC will host three-time world medalist Bajrang Punia of India for a month-long training camp in December, the club announced Sunday (Nov. 29). Alre...

  • from InterMat 11/30/20 12:25 AM

    Seth Gross and Thomas Gilman will meet at WRTC Underground 2 (Photos/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Less than a week after WRTC Underground 1 concluded, the first match has been announced for WRTC Underground 2: Seth Gross vs. Thomas Gilman. Both Gross and Gilman are Olympic hopefuls at 5...