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  • from InterMat 06/14/21 6:15 PM

    Ryan Anderson at the 2018 Walsh Ironman (Photo/SJanickiPhoto.com) Binghamton got a big transfer announcement today as Ryan Anderson of DIII's Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey gave Kyle Borshoff's team a verbal commitment. Anderson was named the Freshman of the Year by D3Wrestle.com ...

  • from InterMat 06/14/21 2:25 PM

    I'll never forget my first trip to NCAAs to watch my husband, Richard Perry, and five of his teammates from Bloomsburg University compete. On the plane ride to Oklahoma, I was surrounded by wrestlers from another D1 program and their team managers. We began to talk and the team managers told me ho...

  • from InterMat 06/14/21 1:05 PM

    Alan Vera at the 2021 Olympic Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Poland Open Day 6 Results - Greco Roman 60 kg Gold Medal: Michal Tracz (Poland) Silver Medal: Ekrem Ozturk (Turkey) Bronze Medal: Mukhammadkodir Yusupov (Uzbekistan) 63 kg Gold Medal: Islomjon Bakhramov (Uzb...

  • from InterMat 06/14/21 12:20 AM

    Luke Karam (Photo/Lehigh Athletic Department) Transfers as of 6/13/2021 - received by DI schools. (New school listed first) Wrestlers added since our last edition have been bolded. Appalachian State - Diavantae Reddick (Campbell) 165 Appalachian State - Jacob Sartorio (Fresno City College) 2...

  • from InterMat 06/13/21 3:40 PM

    Alex Sancho (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Poland Open Day 5 Results - Greco-Roman 67 kg Gold Medal: Murat Firat (Turkey) Silver Medal: Mohamed El Sayed (Egypt) Bronze Medals: Elmurat Tasmuradov (Uzbekistan); Bohdan Kovernyuk (Ukraine) Kovernyuk over Alex Sancho (USA) 5-2 7...

  • from InterMat 06/12/21 2:25 PM

    Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat's collegiate coverage. Each of our conference correspondent's will release videos talking about some of the current events in their respective conference. Our MAC correspondent Courtney Woods joins us to talk about the feedback from her article on Je...

  • from InterMat 06/12/21 1:05 PM

    Amy Fearnside at the Olympic Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Poland Open Day 4 Results - Women's Freestyle 53 kg Gold Medal - Vinesh Phogat (India) Silver Medal - Khrystyna Bereza (Ukraine) Bronze Medal - Katarzyna Krawczyk (Poland); Amy Fearnside (USA) Ronna Heaton over...

  • from InterMat 06/11/21 7:50 PM

    In last week's column, a coach asked: "Wrestling in pa is not growing. Lots of small towns are combining. What is one way we can help stop that decline?" You can read my full response here, but part of the answer was that small town kids congregating to mega-power teams was a big factor. Just a f...

  • from InterMat 06/11/21 1:20 PM

    Jesse Dellavecchia after the 2021 NCAA semifinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Today, Army West Point announced that they have hired 2021 NCAA runner-up Jesse Dellavecchia as their volunteer assistant. Dellavecchia comes to West Point after putting together an excellent career at ...

  • from InterMat 06/11/21 12:00 PM

    Erin Golston at Captain's Cup (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Poland Open Day 3 Results - Women's Freestyle 50 kg Gold Medal: Mariya Stadnik (Azerbaijan) Silver Medal: Oksana Livach (Ukraine) Bronze Medal: Mariia Tiumerekova (Russia); Valentina Islamova Brik (Kazakhstan) Erin G...

  • from InterMat 06/10/21 2:45 AM

    Yianni Diakomihalis at the Olympic Trials (Photo/SJanickiPhoto.com) Poland Open Day Two Results 61 kg: Gold Medal: Gulomjon Abdullaev (Uzbekistan) Silver Medal: Kumar Ravi (India) Bronze Medal: Nurislam Sanayev (Kazakhstan) Adlan Askarov (Kazakhstan) over Nathan Tomasello 14-0 Abdullaev o...

  • from InterMat 06/09/21 1:15 PM

    North Carolina's Associate Head Coach Tony Ramos (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Tony Ramos made his mark on college wrestling as an intense and hardworking 133 lber for the Iowa Hawkeyes with three top-three (3,2,1) finishes at the NCAA championship. Ramos has also made a name for h...

  • from InterMat 06/09/21 2:40 AM

    Two-time Indiana state champ Zeke Seltzer (Photo/RImmelpics.com) One of the top available juniors in the nation, Zeke Seltzer (Cathedral, IN) made his college decision public late Tuesday evening. Seltzer, the #10 overall wrestler in the Class of 2022, according to InterMat's commitment page.

  • from InterMat 06/09/21 1:45 AM

    Poland Open champion Alec Pantaleo (Photo/SJanickiPhoto.com) Poland Open Day One Results Men's Freestyle 57 kg Gold Medal: Stevan Micic (Serbia) Silver Medal: Beka Bujiashvili (Georgia) Bronze Medal: Makhmudjon Shavkatov (Uzbekistan) Micic over Bujiashvili 8-3 Micic over Shavkatov 10-0 ...

  • from InterMat 06/08/21 7:35 PM

    2020 Big 12 champion Cam Sykora (Photo/CamKramerPhoto.smugmug.com) FARGO, N.D. Four-time NCAA qualifier Cam Sykora will join the North Dakota State University wrestling staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2021-22 season, head coach Roger Kish announced Tuesday, June 8. Sykora, originally...

  • from InterMat 06/08/21 5:55 PM

    Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat's collegiate coverage. Each of our conference correspondent's will release videos talking about some of the current events in their respective conference. Our Big Ten correspondent Cody Goodwin checks in to talk about some of the big commitments with...

  • from InterMat 06/08/21 1:35 PM

    Army West Point head coach Kevin Ward (Photo/WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Raise your hand if you are subscribed to some website or company and you get automated emails. What percentage of those do you even read? Do you just delete them without reading? Is this really the best way to reach out to...

  • from InterMat 06/07/21 5:30 PM

    (Photo/Mount Union athletics) Alliance, Ohio - Ryan Riggs has been named the head wrestling coach at the University of Mount Union. Riggs, a native of Perry Township, Ohio, comes to Mount Union from Ferrum (Va.) College where he started in 2016 as an assistant coach, then promoted to associate he...

  • from InterMat 06/07/21 2:25 PM

    The Hall of Fame Class of 2021 front row: Left to Right; Bruce Burnett, Gary Abbott, Gary Chopp, Tim Shiels; Back Row: Left to Right; Bill Zadick, Mark Lieberman, Carl Eschenbach, Dremiel Byers) (Photo/Larry Slater) Stillwater, Okla. - The National Wrestling Hall of Fame's Honors Weekend concluded...

  • from InterMat 06/06/21 8:55 PM

    Tanner Sloan at the 2020 Big 12 Championships (Photo/The Citadel athletics) 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!). The...

  • from InterMat 06/05/21 2:00 PM

    Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat's collegiate coverage. Each of our conference correspondent's will release videos talking about some of the current events in their respective conference. Our SoCon correspondent Rachel Gallardo joins us for the first time to talk about some of the l...

  • from InterMat 06/04/21 9:05 PM

    Adam Coon at Final X 2019 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) This afternoon, NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero announced via Twitter that the Tennessee Titans have signed World silver medalist Adam Coon. He is expected to vye for a spot on the Titans offensive line. The #Titans agreed ...

  • from InterMat 06/04/21 7:30 PM

    Christian Carroll at the Grappler Fall Classic (Photo/ SeWrestle.com) As of today, only three wrestlers from the Class of 2023 have committed to wrestle at DI schools. Two of those have committed to new Illinois head coach Mike Poeta. Christian Carroll (New Prairie, IN) has joined Kannon Webster (Wa...

  • from InterMat 06/04/21 12:25 PM

    Fresno State All-American Josh Hokit at the 2019 NCAA Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The saving of the Stanford wrestling program was such a big win for the state of California and, if we're talking 'optics,' for the sport in general. Cutting wrestling at a prestigious ...

  • from InterMat 06/04/21 1:20 AM

    Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat's collegiate coverage. Each of our conference correspondent's will release videos talking about some of the current events in their respective conference. We'll start with our Big 12 correspondent Seth Duckworth. The biggest Big-12 related news of th...

  • from InterMat 06/04/21 12:35 AM

    Brent Moore prior to pinning Sammy Sasso in 2019 (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Brent Moore of Virginia Tech announced on Thursday via Twitter that he will be transferring to Clarion University, where he will join Head Coach, Keith Ferraro and Assistant Coach, Nathan Kraisser. Crazy how lif...

  • from InterMat 06/03/21 1:50 PM

    Cody Chittum at Who's #1 (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) It only took two days after the recruiting period opened up for one of the biggest shoes to drop. Cody Chittum (Cleveland, TN) the top-ranked 145 lber in the country has given a verbal commitment to the University of Minnesota per his ...

  • from InterMat 06/02/21 4:35 PM

    Obe Blanc (center) at the 2021 NCAA Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FARGO, N.D. - Obenson Blanc has been elevated to associate head coach of the North Dakota State University wrestling team for the 2021-22 season, head coach Roger Kish announced Wednesday, June 2. Blanc...

  • from InterMat 06/02/21 2:55 AM

    Jordan Oliver at the Last Chance Qualifier (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Our own Willie Saylor broke news tonight that 2021 Olympic Trials winner Jordan Oliver would be changing his training situation. My man @that_dude_JO. Had/has plenty of coaching offers. But he feels great and...

  • from InterMat 06/02/21 1:25 AM

    Austin Gomez (Left) and Nathan Traxler (Right) (Gomez Photo/Cam Kramer; CamKramerPhoto.Smugmug.com/Traxler Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) A couple of big name transfers made their destinations public Tuesday night which happens to be the first time since March 2020 that recruiting re...

  • from InterMat 06/02/21 12:45 AM

    Zahid Valencia at the 2021 Olympic Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The United States is sending 22 athletes, including 12 men's freestylers, seven women's freestylers and three Greco-Roman athletes, to Warsaw, Poland, to compete at the Ziolkowski, Pytlasinski and Poland Opens,...

  • from InterMat 06/01/21 1:05 PM

    (Photo/Courtesy of the Lillard family) If you're familiar with wrestling at the youth level, I'm sure you've heard the name Tyler Lillard - he was Georgia's first 8th-grade high school state champion in 2018, the 2019 FS/GR Cadet Ohio State Champion, 2019 Fargo All American, 2020 Journeyman Champio...

  • from InterMat 05/31/21 2:45 PM

    Jesse Dellavecchia's entrance at the 2021 NCAA finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) It's no secret that collegiate and elite-level wrestling demands a tremendous amount of discipline, dedication, and unmatched work ethic from its athletes. The everyday challenges of scholastic press...

  • from InterMat 05/31/21 1:20 PM

    Kyle Snyder 2021 Olympic Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 2021 Pan-American Championships (Men's Freestyle) Gold Medal Matches 57 kg - Vito Arujau (USA) over Robert Alejandro Blanco (Mexico) 10-0 61 kg - Shelton Mack (USA) over Juan Ramirez Beltre (Dominican Republic) 2-0 ...

  • from InterMat 05/30/21 2:45 PM

    Sarah Hildebrandt 2021 Olympic Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 2021 Pan-American Championships (Women's Freestyle) Gold Medal Matches 50 kg - Sarah Hildebrandt (USA) over Jacqueline Mollocana Eleno (Ecuador) 10-0 53 kg - Ronna Heaton (USA) over Luisa Valverde Melendres (Ecu...

  • from InterMat 05/30/21 2:00 PM

    Mike Grey(Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) It didn't take long for Cornell to fill its head coaching void after Rob Koll departed for Stanford. They didn't have to look far either. Associate Head Coach Mike Grey has been named head coach of the Big Red. Grey has been with the Cornell pr...

  • from InterMat 05/29/21 11:30 PM

    imgs/340x200photos/robkoll340.jpg Rob Koll(Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Just over a week ago, Stanford's athletic department shocked the wrestling community as they announced that the school would not drop wrestling and ten other sports, as announced in July of 2020. Today, anoth...

  • from InterMat 05/29/21 7:25 PM

    2021 77kg champion Britton Holmes (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) U23 World Team Trials (Freestyle) Best-of-three Championship Finals 57 kg - Patrick Glory over Taylor LaMont 8-0, 10-0 61 kg - Chris Cannon over Jesse Mendez 13-2, 8-9, InjDef 65 kg - Dom Demas over Lawrence Saenz 10-0, ...

  • from InterMat 05/29/21 12:50 PM

    Jennifer Page at the 2021 Olympic Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 2021 Pan-American Championships (Greco-Roman) Gold Medal Matches 77 kg - Peyton Walsh (USA) over Joilson De Brito Ramos Junior (Brazil) 5-5 82 kg - Ben Provisor (USA) over David Choc Huoc (Guatemala) 9-0 87...

  • from InterMat 05/28/21 6:20 PM

    Tony Rotundo with Jordan Burroughs at the 2017 World Championships(Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to the first podcast on InterMat from Fantasy College Wrestling. Tony and Todd have already collaborated to produce plenty of content here with their 2021 Fantasy weight class ran...

  • from InterMat 05/28/21 12:55 PM

    Xavier Johnson at Final X in 2019 (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 2021 Pan-American Championships (Greco-Roman) Gold Medal Matches 60 kg - Dicther Toro Castaneda (Colombia) over Ildar Hafizov (USA) 7-3 63 kg - Andres Montano Arroyo (Ecuador) over Randon Miranda (USA) 7-6 67 kg -...

  • from InterMat 05/28/21 1:15 AM

    2021 77kg champion Britton Holmes (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 2021 U23 Greco-Roman World Team Trials Final Results Championship Finals 55 kg - Taylor LaMont over Brady Koontz 3-1, 4-0 60 kg - Dylan Gregerson over Dylan Koontz 7-5, 9-6 63 kg - David Stepanian over Mosha Schwartz 5-...

  • from InterMat 05/25/21 5:40 PM

    Anthony Ashnault at the 2019 NCAA Finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Today Rutgers announced that the school's most decorated wrestler would assume a role on the Scarlet Knights coaching staff for the 2021-22 season. Four-time All-American and national champion Anthony Ashnault w...

  • from InterMat 05/24/21 1:40 PM

    Michael McAleavey at the 2021 SoCon Championships (Photo/The Citadel athletics) 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 05/24/21 2:15 AM

    Mac Stout (Photo/Eleanor Bailey; TheAlmanac.net) Tonight, the Pittsburgh Panthers received an important commitment from the #43 overall wrestler in the Class of 2022, Mac Stout (Mt. Lebanon, PA). Stout, a 2020 PIAA AAA state runner-up, did not compete in the 2021 postseason after suffering an injur...

  • from InterMat 05/23/21 3:15 PM

    Kyle Parco at the 2021 NCAA Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Transfers as of 5/23/2021 - received by DI schools. (New school listed first) Appalachian State - Diavantae Reddick (Campbell) 165 Appalachian State - Jacob Sartorio (Fresno City College) 285 Arizona Stat...

  • from InterMat 05/22/21 8:40 PM

    Tanner Sloan (Photo/Cam Kramer; CamKramerPhoto.smugmug.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!). The amount of work ...

  • from InterMat 05/22/21 1:25 PM

    Two-time World Champion J'den Cox (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The New Jersey Regional Training Center (NJRTC) announced the addition of two-time world champion J'den Cox as a part-time resident athlete. Cox will continue to split his time training between New Jersey and the Olymp...

  • from InterMat 05/21/21 6:40 PM

    Caleb Hopkins at the 2021 NCAA Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Appalachian State University The Mountaineers, placing second in the Southern Conference this year in the regular season (7-1) and conference tournament, will be seeing NCAA Qualifiers Cody Bond (157), Ant...

  • from InterMat 05/21/21 2:40 PM

    Shane Griffith and the Stanford staff (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Stanford was saved. What a relief. And a surprise. Throughout the campaign to reinstate the program, I watched with a massive appreciation for their efforts but also with very little optimism. There's one reason ...

  • from InterMat 05/20/21 5:50 PM

    Manheim, PA - On Thursday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the 2021 Scholar All-American Team and Individual honorees for NCAA Division I with awards going to 191 individuals representing 59 institutions. LINK: Top 30 Scholar All-American Teams LINK: Individual Scholar All-Ame...

  • from InterMat 05/20/21 4:00 PM

    Levi Haines at the Cadet World Team Trials finals (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Just yesterday InterMat went into detail about wrestlers from the Class of 2022 Big Board that have committed to DI schools. A name missing from that list was Penn State. That changed to as Levi Haines (Biglerv...

  • from InterMat 05/20/21 3:10 PM

    Northern Illinois' All-American Brit Wilson (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 returns later th...

  • from InterMat 05/20/21 12:25 PM

    The National Wrestling Hall of Fame will host its 44th Honors Weekend event on June 4-5 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Hall of Fame Class that will be inducted includes Distinguished Members Bruce Burnett, Dremiel Byers, Mark Lieberman and Bill Zadick, Meritorious Official Tim Shiels, Order of Mer...

  • from InterMat 05/19/21 3:25 PM

    This morning Nebraska joined 32 other states by sanctioning girls high school wrestling. A year ago, the Nebraska School Athletic Association (NSAA) voted to add girls wrestling as an emerging sport and it was on the state calendar as a winter sport. With sanctioning, the NSAA will host an official...

  • from InterMat 05/19/21 2:30 PM

    Brent Metcalf at the 2015 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) At the 2006 World Wrestling Championships in Guangzhou, China, Bill Zadick won a gold medal at 66 kg. Along the way, he scored victories over four-time World medalist Genadry Garzon (Cuba) and four-time Wor...

  • from InterMat 05/19/21 1:15 PM

    Courtesy of SW Michigan athletics In keeping with its ongoing mission of providing affordable, high-quality education, including the total college life experience, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees, during its regular meeting on May 12, unanimously authorized the SMC administra...

  • from InterMat 05/18/21 5:35 PM

    2021 NCAA champion Shane Griffith (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Breaking News courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle's Ann Killion: Stanford will not cut any of the 11 programs (including wrestling) as was previously announced in July of 2020. More information to come. For full ...

  • from InterMat 05/17/21 6:35 PM

    Utah Valley's Demetrius Romero (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 returns later this month!). T...

  • from InterMat 05/16/21 5:30 PM

    Travis Wittlake the 2021 NCAA Championships (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 returns later th...

  • from InterMat 05/15/21 1:00 PM

    Jacob Wright at the 2021 NCAA Championships (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 returns later th...

  • from InterMat 05/13/21 12:55 AM

    Sage Mortimer at Who's #1 (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Earlier this week, one of the top high school girls in the nation, Sage Mortimer (American Leadership Academy, UT), made her college decision. Mortimer has signed with traditional power King University. She joins an incredible recrui...

  • from InterMat 05/12/21 8:15 PM

    Two-time NCAA champion Yianni Diakomihalis (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) If you follow EIWA wrestling, you noticed something was missing last year. The league lacked the usual firepower that it produces year in and year out. The conference was founded in 1904, making it the oldest ...

  • from InterMat 05/12/21 1:45 PM

    Boo Lewallen at the 2021 NCAA Championships (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 returns later th...

  • from InterMat 05/11/21 1:10 PM

    Leya Deickman's Ferrum graduation (Photo/Courtesy of Leya Deickman) Before I knew much about wrestling, I would spend most of the dual looking in the stands in awe of the spectator's reactions. By far, my favorite reactions always came from the wrestling moms - there was Mrs. Shirey who would hide ...

  • 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...