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  • from InterMat 11/27/22 3:35 PM

    Lehigh 197 lber Michael Beard (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) From the outside, it may seem that the #1 wrestler at each weight is untouchable. However, as we have seen historically and most recently in the Yianni vs. Gomez match, sometimes it just takes the right matchup to tak...

  • from InterMat 11/26/22 12:30 PM

    Iowa 149 lber Max Murin (left) and Penn's Doug Zapf (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Thanksgiving holiday has slowed down college wrestling this week as only three duals take place between today and Sunday. Luckily, we still have a fun dual to discuss for our "Dual of the We...

  • from InterMat 11/24/22 4:05 PM

    NC State freshman 149 lber Jackson Arrington (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) During the offseason, the NCAA enacted a handful of new measures that would impact the way that true freshmen would be used in wrestling, going forward. The key components of these changes included wres...

  • from InterMat 11/24/22 1:40 PM

    Keegan O'Toole at the 2022 All Star Classic (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) North Dakota State-Highest D1 ranking ever In the most recent coaches' poll, NDSU achieved their highest ranking in program history at #15. That's an incredible feat for this staff and team. Oklahoma Sta...

  • from InterMat 11/23/22 8:50 PM

    The 2022 NCAA Championships (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we've got a very light slate of duals over the next week, which is the fourth week of the 2022-23 regular season. Only three duals are on the schedule for Thursday-Sunday. Since it can b...

  • from InterMat 11/23/22 3:05 PM

    Top-ranked 165 lber Josh Ogunsanya of Columbia (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 2022-23 EIWA Rankings (11/23/2022)

  • from InterMat 11/23/22 4:45 AM

    Andrew Alirez at the All-Star Classic (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) All-Star Classic Results 125 - Patrick McKee (Minnesota) fall Kysen Terukina (Iowa State) 3:48 133 - Lucas Byrd (Illinois) dec Michael McGee (Arizona State) 3-2 157 - Will Lewan (Michigan) dec Bryce Andonia...

  • from InterMat 11/22/22 9:05 PM

    Michigan 141 lber Cole Mattin (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) This week in Big Ten wrestling action was highlighted by upsets. Maryland and Indiana - two teams that have perennially been at the bottom of the conference in recent years - both earned wins over ranked opponents in ...

  • from InterMat 11/22/22 7:00 PM

    Keystone Classic champion Jonah Niesenbaum of Duke (photo courtesy of Tony DiMarco/FantasyCollegeWrestling) Duke: The Blue Devils traveled north to the Keystone Classic in Philadelphia this weekend. #32 Jonah Neisenbaum continued his strong start to the season and picked up his second tournament ti...

  • from InterMat 11/22/22 5:55 PM

    Keystone Classic champion Anthony Artalona (photo courtesy of Tony DiMarco/Fantasy College Wrestling) A lot of various action this week in the EIWA. The biggest, most surprising news was Yianni's 75-match win streak coming to an end. Austin Gomez (#3 @ 149) shocked most of the country with his 9-3 ...

  • from InterMat 11/22/22 2:55 PM

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  • from InterMat 11/21/22 10:50 PM

    Carter Starocci (left) and Mekhi Lewis will clash in the main event at the 2022 All-Star Classic (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) After a short hiatus, the NWCA All-Star Classic is back with a very strong card. The following is a match-by-match preview of the event that takes pla...

  • from InterMat 11/21/22 7:45 PM

    Austin Gomez (right) and Yianni Diakomihalis in Saturday's dual (photos courtesy of Darl Zehr/Cornell athletics) Each college season has that one week where everything goes off the rails. Once that week takes place, it establishes the new year as its own and not the previous campaign. Needless to ...

  • from InterMat 11/21/22 5:40 PM

    Oregon State All-American Brandon Kaylor (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Is there a new look in the desert? A new two-piece singlet, new arena, and new faces to the lineup did not stop the fact that Arizona State is still one of the best teams in the country. The Sun De...

  • from InterMat 11/21/22 2:25 PM

    West Virginia All-American Peyton Hall (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Saturday's Dual Results Wisconsin 19 Cornell 13 125 - Eric Barnett (Wisconsin) dec Brett Ungar (Cornell) 6-5 133 - Vito Arujau (Cornell) maj Taylor LaMont (Wisconsin) 17-6 141 - Vince Cornella (Cornell) de...

  • from InterMat 11/19/22 10:35 PM

    Darrion Caldwell at the 2009 NCAA Championships (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) We're just a few hours removed from one of the most shocking college wrestling upsets in recent memory. Wisconsin's Austin Gomez put together a 9-3 victory over three-time NCAA champion Yianni...

  • from InterMat 11/19/22 12:10 PM

    Maryland 125 lber Braxton Brown (top) (photos courtesy of UMD athletics) Friday's DI Dual Results Indiana 22 Princeton 13 125 - Jacob Moran (Indiana) FFT 133 - Henry Porter (Indiana) maj Sean Pierson (Princeton) 12-4 141 - Cayden Rooks (Indiana) dec Danny Coles (Princeton) 12-9 149 - Graham Rook...

  • from InterMat 11/18/22 4:00 PM

    Tyrell Fortune competing in freestyle (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The college wrestling season has returned, and there are seemingly matches every day now. However, that does not stop the MMA conveyor belt. This weekend several former wrestlers will be in action. The ...

  • from InterMat 11/18/22 2:00 PM

    Virginia Tech freshman Caleb Henson (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Welcome back, folks. The college season is off to a hot start and we have plenty of questions to get to. Let's not waste any time here so you can quickly get to roasting me in the comments section. Thoughts on ...

  • from InterMat 11/18/22 4:00 AM

    Arizona State's 2x All-American Michael McGee (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Thursday's DI Dual Results Iowa 28 Army West Point 13 125 - Ethan Berginc (Army West Point) fall Aidan Harris (Iowa) 2:30 133 - Cullan Schriever (Iowa) dec Richard Treanor (Army West Point) 2-0 141 ...

  • from InterMat 11/17/22 9:40 PM

    Ohio State freshman star Jesse Mendez (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Ohio State freshman Jesse Mendez has been working off the same list of goals he wrote when he was 8 years old. The items on it are hyper-ambitious, but Mendez is the type of talent who could make even his loftie...

  • from InterMat 11/17/22 3:50 PM

    Minnesota's NCAA qualifier Michael Blockhus (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Week 2 continued the trend of great matchups and surprising upsets. Here is your Fantasy Roundup for Week 2: For the week itself though, that honor goes to 149 Michael Blockhus (Minn). Blockhus recorded t...

  • from InterMat 11/17/22 1:55 PM

    The 2022 NCAA Championships (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) We've got a great slate of duals over the next week, which is the third week of the 2022-23 regular season. 38 duals are on the schedule for Thursday-Sunday. Since it can be difficult to figure out where and when to wat...

  • from InterMat 11/16/22 10:30 PM

    Missouri's Zach Elam (left) and Arizona State's Cohlton Schultz (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Who's ready for some Thursday night wrestling! The schedule-makers and wrestling gods must have known it was a certain InterMat employee's birthday on Thursday and decided to throw a p...

  • from InterMat 11/16/22 6:30 PM

    Archie Colgan wrestling at Wyoming (photo courtesy of Wyoming athletics) As another college wrestling season kicks into high gear, it is important to remember that the competition does not always end on the mat. On Friday's Bellator 288 card, Archie Colgan will return to action looking to take anoth...

  • from InterMat 11/16/22 4:55 PM

    Aeoden Sinclair at the 2022 16U freestyle national finals (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Today, the #5 overall recruit in the Class of 2024, Aeoden Sinclair (Milton, WI) announced his collegiate intentions via social media. Sinclair has committed to Brian Smith's Missouri...

  • from InterMat 11/16/22 2:40 PM

    Victor Voinovich (left) and Manzona Bryant at Saturday's dual (photo courtesy of Tony DiMarco) Another week of wrestling down in the Big 12 and here are three of the biggest highlights from around conference this week in wrestling. Eli Griffin wins two in Iowa California Baptist saw what was likel...

  • from InterMat 11/15/22 10:25 PM

    North Carolina's Doubles on the Diamond dual against Michigan (photo courtesy of Jeffrey Camarati/UNC athletics) When I moved to Virginia from Nebraska after college, I came with the expectation of living here for two years before moving on to my next adventure. Fast forward 16 years and now, Charlo...

  • from InterMat 11/15/22 9:50 PM

    The Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa site of the 2022 World Cup (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) USA Wrestling has announced its lineups for both its men's freestyle and women's freestyle teams which will compete at the Men's and Women's Freestyle World Cup at Xtream Arena in Coral...

  • from InterMat 11/15/22 9:05 PM

    Bucknell 141 lber Darren Miller (photo courtesy of Bucknell athletics) A majority of the conference was in action this weekend. There were some outstanding performances. Penn seemed to keep things rolling from where they left off last year at the Journeyman Round Robin event in Bethlehem. Ethan Berg...

  • from InterMat 11/15/22 7:00 PM

    Paddy Gallagher's Ohio State home debut (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The 2022-23 NCAA wrestling season is in full swing as all Big Ten teams now have at least one competition under their belts. Rutgers, Penn State, Ohio State, and Purdue all held their home openers this past ...

  • from InterMat 11/15/22 4:15 PM

    Tiger Style Invite Champion Antonio Lorenzo (photo courtesy of Mark Lundy; LutteLens.com) Little Rock and Cal Poly finish on the podium at Tiger Style Invitational Cal Poly finished second out of six teams at the Tiger Style Invitational. Antonio Lorenzo and Bernie Truax helped lead the Mustangs t...

  • from InterMat 11/15/22 2:45 PM

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  • from InterMat 11/14/22 9:30 PM

    Peyton Robb (left) and Ed Scott at WrangleMania (photo courtesy of Tony DiMarco;FantasyCollege Wrestling/InterMat) Over the weekend, I was able to make it up to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for two days of great wrestling, despite Mother Nature's best efforts on Friday, coupled with the usual traffic non...

  • from InterMat 11/14/22 4:15 PM

    Lock Haven 125 lber Anthony Noto after his win at WrangleMania (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Week two of the collegiate wrestling season is in the books! Man, it was a good one too. Most programs took the mat in one form or another. I like this time of year, because you have so...

  • from InterMat 11/14/22 3:30 AM

    Rider's Quinn Kinner (photo courtesy of Rider athletics) Saturday's Dual Results Oklahoma State 25 Lehigh 6 125 - Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Oklahoma State) dec Carter Bailey (Lehigh) 4-2SV 133 - Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) tech Connor McGonagle (Lehigh) 15-5 141 - Carter Young (Oklahoma State) dec ...

  • from InterMat 11/12/22 1:30 PM

    Four-time World Champion Kyle Dake (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 57KG Two-time World/Olympic trials runner-up #2 Vito Arujau lost in the round of 16 at the U23 World Championships to eventual bronze medalist Bekzat Almaz Uulu (KGZ) and was eliminated from competition. ...

  • from InterMat 11/12/22 4:30 AM

    2021 NCAA Runner-Up Nino Bonaccorsi (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Friday Night Dual Results Penn State 44 Lock Haven 3 125 - Anthony Noto (Lock Haven) maj Gary Steen (Penn State) 14-4 133 - Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State) tech Gable Strickland (Lock Haven) 23-8 141 - Beau ...

  • from InterMat 11/11/22 4:30 PM

    2x NCAA finalist and 2021 champion Shane Griffith (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) During the 2021-22 preseason, InterMat debuted our top-50 wrestlers list and revealed all 50 day-by-day in the lead up to the regular season. Our second iteration of this feature will spotl...

  • from InterMat 11/11/22 3:10 PM

    California Baptist 184 lber Caden Gerlach (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) It's week two of the college wrestling season and after a great start for the Big 12 with North Dakota State and Iowa State knocking off Nebraska and Wisconsin, some other conference squads have a s...

  • from InterMat 11/11/22 2:45 PM

    Penn State redshirt freshman Shayne Van Ness Shayne Van Ness walked into the annex outside the Lorenzo Wrestling Complex on Monday swinging a plastic gallon water jug emblazoned with four words written in black Sharpie: Never care, never scared. "It's just a little thing to remind me that no matte...

  • from InterMat 11/10/22 10:15 PM

    Iowa State freshman Paniro Johnson (photo courtesy of Iowa State athletics) For Paniro Johnson, running WAS wrestling. Iowa State coach Kevin Dresser hammered that into his freshman 149-pounder's head the moment he stepped onto the Cyclones' campus last year, as he labored through a 1 1/2-mile run...

  • from InterMat 11/10/22 8:35 PM

    Coleman Scott (left) and Scotti Sentes (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki (Sentes)/Tony Rotundo (Scott) We've all seen this quote on shirts and posters peppered across the country at wrestling tournaments. For a long time, the gym floor was the only place where teams would hold dual meets, but as the s...

  • from InterMat 11/10/22 3:15 PM

    All-American's Ethan Smith (left) and Mekhi Lewis (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Friday evening in Columbus, Ohio it will be an ACC-Big Ten matchup as the #14 Virginia Tech Hokies head north to take on #4 Ohio State. Despite this being a non-conference dual, these schools have w...

  • from InterMat 11/09/22 11:20 PM

    2x NCAA All-American Mason Parris (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Week 1 started with a bang, with some surprising dual and tournament results. But that's what makes it fun, right? Not if your Fantasy roster is on the losing end of those surprises….. Currently, Mason Parr...

  • from InterMat 11/09/22 6:15 PM

    The 2022 NCAA Championships (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) We've got a great slate of duals over the next week, which is opening week of the 2022-23 regular season. 36 duals are on the schedule for Friday-Sunday. Since it can be difficult to figure out where and when to watch a...

  • from InterMat 11/09/22 3:25 PM

    U23 World silver medalist Jacob Cardenas (photo courtesy of Kostadin Andonov/UWW) 57KG Dzhabrail Gairbekov (RUS) won the Yusup Abdusalamov tournament over Anzor Mazhidov (RUS) with Gadzhimagomed Akhmedov (RUS) taking bronze over Magomed Gazigandov (RUS). Alexey Kopylov (RUS) won the Alexander Kr...

  • from InterMat 11/08/22 9:00 PM

    The 2022 Michigan State Open (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The 2022-23 NCAA wrestling season is in full swing, as many teams got their first taste of action last weekend. The opening week had its ups and downs for Big Ten teams. Wisconsin and Nebraska suffered upset losses to...

  • from InterMat 11/08/22 6:40 PM

    Lehigh 157 lber Josh Humphreys (photo courtesy of Josh Humphreys; SJanickiPhoto.com) Summary What else is there to say!? Wrestling season is back baby! Most teams competed in opens to start off the season. A few squads had duals - so it was a nice mix of events for the conference. We saw a superst...

  • from InterMat 11/08/22 3:10 PM

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  • from InterMat 11/08/22 2:40 PM

    Iowa State head coach Kevin Dresser (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) D1 wrestling kicked off last week and the Big 12 came out blazing with two of the premiere duals of the weekend and a host of other events. Let's dive in and look at some of the highlights from the weekend...

  • from InterMat 11/08/22 12:30 PM

    Stanford 125 lber Nico Provo (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Stanford storms through Menlo Open Stanford made an early statement at the Menlo Open by winning nine of the ten weight classes. Ranked wrestlers for the Cardinal coasted to first-place finishes and a combined f...

  • from InterMat 11/08/22 2:15 AM

    Oklahoma State recruit Christian Carroll (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) This evening, the top recruit in the high school Class of 2023, Christian Carroll (New Prairie, IN), announced his collegiate plans via our own Willie Saylor. Carroll will attend Oklahoma State Unive...

  • from InterMat 11/07/22 8:35 PM

    North Carolina 133 lber Joey Melendez (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Most of the conference opened the 2022-2023 season on the Open circuit. North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech were at the Southeast Open, while Pittsburgh was at the Clarion Open. NC State opened with a du...

  • from InterMat 11/07/22 6:40 PM

    Maryland 149 lber Ethen Miller (photo courtesy of UMD athletics) College Wrestling is back! We now have a week's worth of results and action to study and replay to get us through the work week. And what a week it was! There were two huge dual upsets and plenty of outstanding performances from the op...

  • from InterMat 11/07/22 3:50 AM

    Northwestern 157 lber Trevor Chumbley (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Southeast Open Open Division 125 lbs 1st Place - Eddie Ventresca (Virginia Tech) dec Cooper Flynn (Virginia Tech) 1-1TB 3rd Place - Jack Wagner (North Carolina) dec Nick Babin (Columbia) 6-5 5th Place - Joe...

  • from InterMat 11/07/22 1:25 AM

    Iowa State 125 lber Kysen Terukina (photo courtesy of Mark Lundy; LutteLens.com) Saturday's Dual Results American 21 Duke 15 125 - Raymond Lopez (American) fall Logan Agin (Duke) 2:16 133 - Jack Maida (American) dec Drake Doolittle (Duke) 7-2 141 - Ethan Szerencsits (American) maj Christian Colm...

  • from InterMat 11/05/22 2:20 PM

    Wisconsin's 197 lber Braxton Amos (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Before we get too deep into the season, we've decided to turn to our conference correspondent team and ask for some of their "bold predictions." They were instructed to focus on someone from their respective...

  • from InterMat 11/05/22 2:00 AM

    North Dakota State head coach Roger Kish (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Friday's Dual Results (11/4/2022) VMI 53 Southern Virginia 0 125 - Austin Zehring (VMI) FFT 133 - Dyson Dunham (VMI) fall Jaden Nelson (SVU) 4:21 141 - Freddy Junko (VMI) tech Preston Holt (SVU) 17-2 149...

  • from InterMat 11/04/22 9:40 PM

    2022 U17 Greco-Roman world champion Joel Adams (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) This afternoon, in a live broadcast on the NEWrestle Facebook page, 2022 U17 Greco-Roman world champion Joel Adams made his collegiate decision. He will attend the University of Michigan. Adams ...

  • from InterMat 11/04/22 7:45 PM

    2022 Big 12 champion Andrew Alirez (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) It's opening week of the college wrestling season and it's a pretty good one for the Big 12. Let's dive in and look at the slate for this week and some of the highlights for the conference. Friday 11/04 Northern...

  • from InterMat 11/04/22 6:45 PM

    2022 141 lb SoCon champion Shannon Hanna (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The SoCon: From A to V Appalachian State Preseason Poll Rank: 2 Preseason All-Conference Team Members: Caleb Smith (125), Jon Jon Millner (149), Cody Bond (157) What's up this season? JohnMark Bentley and...

  • from InterMat 11/04/22 6:00 PM

    2022 157 lb ACC champion Ed Scott (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) NC State will look to add a fifth-straight ACC title to the trophy case, but will be doing it with a lot of new faces in the lineup. The Wolfpack have had a lot of consistency in the lineup over the past few years,...

  • from InterMat 11/04/22 2:30 PM

    Zach Sherman in a 2021-22 dual with Ohio State's Sammy Sasso (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) As the ACC continues to rise in national prominence, the programs continue to challenge themselves with scheduling high-level out-of-conference duals. This year is no exception with the A...

  • from InterMat 11/04/22 1:15 PM

    4x NCAA All-American Hayden Hidlay (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Hey there college wrestling season. How are you? It's been awhile. Did you have a good summer? That's cool, I did, too. No, I haven't quit yet. I'm working on it. No, I haven't been fired from the mailbag...

  • from InterMat 11/04/22 11:40 AM

    All-ACC Team 125: Eddie Ventresca (Virginia Tech) 133: Micky Phillippi (Pittsburgh) 141: Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh) 149: Zach Sherman (North Carolina) 157: Bryce Andonian (Virginia Tech) 165: Justin McCoy (Virginia) 174: Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech) 184: Trent Hidlay (NC State) 197: Nino Bonaccorsi ...

  • from InterMat 11/04/22 1:45 AM

    2x NCAA qualifier Patrick McCormick (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The Hoos return the bulk of their lineup as they look to build off the successes of last season. They will be led by five returning NCAA qualifiers including preseason #9 Justin McCoy and #13 Jake Keating...

  • from InterMat 11/03/22 6:40 PM

    Dean Hamiti (left) and David Carr (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Saturday's "Battle in the River City" in Jacksonville, Florida will be headlined by a dual between #10 Wisconsin and #13 Iowa State. These are two programs with sky-high aspirations heading into the 2022-2...

  • from InterMat 11/03/22 3:20 PM

    2022 Pac-12 champion Trey Munoz (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) By the time you read this, three D1 teams will have competed to kick off the 2023 Wrestling season. That means setting a lineup to win the week. A reminder of some important rules: Wrestlers entered at a w...

  • from InterMat 11/03/22 1:35 PM

    125 (#17) Jarrett Trombley NCSU vs (#18) Caleb Smith App. State Kicking the dual at 125 we have two Top-25 Ranked wrestlers, at #17 Jarrett Trombley from NC State and at #18 Caleb Smith of Appalachian State. With Jakob Camacho out due to injury, Trombley leads the Wolfpack at 125 to begin the sea...

  • from InterMat 11/02/22 6:50 PM

    Pittsburgh All-American Cole Matthews (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Panthers will be a force to be reckoned with this year. They return several key starters, and their lineup is bolstered by solid recruiting and another year of excellent management of the transfer portal by...

  • from InterMat 11/02/22 2:35 PM

    Mason Shrader and Johnny Lovett at the 2022 CMU Maroon and Gold match (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The season officially got underway with a pair of duals on Tuesday night. Prior to that, college wrestling fans could only really satiate their thirst with intrasquad matches know...

  • from InterMat 11/02/22 1:55 PM

    The 2022 NCAA Championships (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) We've got a great slate of duals over the next week, which is opening week of the 2022-23 regular season. 26 duals are on the schedule for Friday-Sunday. Since it can be difficult to figure out where and when to watch a...

  • from InterMat 11/02/22 2:25 AM

    Little Rock 174 lber Triston Wills (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The Citadel 45 Queens 0 125 - Blair Orr (The Citadel) fall Griffen Gonzales (Queens) 4:32 133 - George Rosas (The Citadel) maj Stephen Cotton (Queens) 13-1 141 - Jason Garay (The Citadel) maj David Mak...

  • from InterMat 11/01/22 6:50 PM

    Cal Poly's 2x national qualifier Legend Lamer (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) In the midst of all of our season preview-type articles, we decided to take a bit of a more lighthearted look at some of our collegiate wrestlers for the 2022-23 season. Mainly, ones with reall...

  • from InterMat 11/01/22 4:45 PM

    The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced that the Class of 2023 is Distinguished Members Rich Bender, Jimmy Jackson, Patricia Miranda and Joe Williams, Meritorious Official honoree Ed Kelly, Order of Merit recipient Frank Popolizio, Medal of Courage recipient Richard Perry, and Outstanding...

  • from InterMat 11/01/22 2:00 PM

    3x NCAA Champion Yianni Diakomihalis (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) It was an exciting offseason to say the least. Brown University welcomed Jordan Leen as their new Head Coach. Yianni Diakomihalis earned a silver medal at the World Championships at the senior level. His teamma...

  • from InterMat 10/31/22 8:45 PM

    Demetrius Romero at the 2021 Big 12 Championships (photos courtesy of Mark Lundy; LutteLens.com) It's Halloween and I thought I'd take a fun/not-so-fun look at some of the scariest things that could happen to Big 12 wrestling programs across the conference as we head into another wrestling season. ...

  • from InterMat 10/31/22 6:50 PM

    2x NCAA Champion Carter Starocci (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The most competitive and powerful conference in college wrestling was just too big for a regular-sized preview, so we've divided it into two-parts. Our two Big Ten correspondents, Kevin Claunch and Lauren M...

  • from InterMat 10/31/22 5:50 PM

    Joseph Sealey at the 2022 U17 World Championships (photo courtesy of Kadir Caliskan) This morning the top overall recruit in the Class of 2024, Joseph Sealey gave a verbal commitment to the Penn State Nittany Lions. Sealey's stock rose this spring after winning the UWW U17 World Team Trials at 71 kg...

  • from InterMat 10/31/22 3:10 PM

    Iowa's 2x NCAA All American Tony Cassioppi (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The most competitive and powerful conference in college wrestling was just too big for a regular-sized preview, so we've divided it into two-parts. Our two Big Ten correspondents, Kevin Claunch and Lauren...

  • from InterMat 10/30/22 8:05 PM

    Cal Baptist 125 - Eli Griffin dec Devin Garcia 12-5 133 - Hunter Leake dec Antonio Saldate 4-3 141 - Christian Nunez dec Edson Alanis 7-6 149 - Chaz Hallmark dec Marcus Peterson 10-5 157 - Joseph Mora dec Nolan Miller-Johnston 7-6TB 165 - Mitchell Mesenbrink fall Mateo de la Pena 4:57 174 -...

  • from InterMat 10/30/22 2:50 PM

    2x NCAA finalist and 2021 champion Shane Griffith (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) During the 2021-22 preseason, InterMat debuted our top-50 wrestlers list and revealed all 50 day-by-day in the lead up to the regular season. Our second iteration of this feature will spotl...

  • from InterMat 10/28/22 6:00 PM

    North Carolina head coach Coleman Scott (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) One of the key, underrated components for a program's success and a fanbase's interest is its schedule. The growth and improvement of wrestlers are largely tied to their opposition. The old "iron sharp...

  • from InterMat 10/28/22 12:35 PM

    Ohio State freshman Nick or Treat Feldman (original photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Welcome to the very spooky and positively ghoulish Halloween edition of the Friday Mailbag! What a curse it is that all the best eating holidays hover around wrestling season. You can't eat candy. Y...

  • from InterMat 10/27/22 8:15 PM

    Purdue 125 lber Matt Ramos (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) It's a bit of an undertaking to make it through the Big Ten schedule. "It's a grind" is how the college wrestling season is generally referred to, but that's especially so when you are basically ensured to have no easy ma...

  • from InterMat 10/27/22 2:40 PM

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  • from InterMat 10/27/22 12:15 AM

    Richie Figueroa (left) and Brandon Courtney (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Before any wrestlers make an impact in the postseason they have to earn a starting role on their own team. In some instances that may be more difficult than it sounds. We've found 11 scenarios around the ...

  • from InterMat 10/26/22 3:15 PM

    2x NCAA 3rd Place finisher Parker Keckeisen (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) During the 2021-22 preseason, InterMat debuted our top-50 wrestlers list and revealed all 50 day-by-day in the lead up to the regular season. Our second iteration of this feature will spotlight five wrest...

  • from InterMat 10/26/22 12:45 PM

    Duke 157 lber Wade Unger (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Blue Devils will be Finesilver-less for the first time in what feels like a decade. Coach Lanham and crew will be looking to build around a core of young talent, several of whom have experience in the starting lineup. Du...

  • from InterMat 10/25/22 7:55 PM

    Nate Carr Jr (left) and Jordan Leen coaching at Virginia in 2013 (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) One of the staples of a new wrestling season is that there are bound to be a few (maybe more) programs with new head coaches. This year wasn't quite as chaotic as the 2021-22 s...

  • from InterMat 10/25/22 2:20 PM

    Oklahoma State sophomore Carter Young (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Every year there are wrestlers that have "breakout" seasons. Whether it's wrestlers that are coming off a strong redshirt season, or young wrestlers who have a big jump from experience in the next season...

  • from InterMat 10/24/22 6:30 PM

    Iowa State freshman Casey Swiderski (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) One of the best things about college sports (and wrestling) is that there is a constant stream of student-athletes coming into school each year hungry to prove themselves at the next level. That's obviousl...

  • from InterMat 10/24/22 12:10 PM

    2x U23 World Medalist Tony Cassioppi (photo courtesy of Kostadin Andonov/UWW) The 2022 U23 World Championships are in the books! With that conclusion of the event, we now have eight more American wrestlers who can call themselves world medalist (and the first multiple-time medalists). Here are the A...

  • from InterMat 10/23/22 9:25 PM

    2022 U23 World silver medalist Jacob Cardenas (photo courtesy of Kadir Caliskan/UWW) On the final day of the U23 World Championships, the American men's freestyle team came away with three medals. The upperweight contingent was responsible for the hardware as Trent Hidlay (86 kg) and Jacob Cardenas ...

  • from InterMat 10/23/22 11:30 AM

    2021 U17 World silver medalist Jim Mullen (photo courtesy of UWW) On Saturday evening, the highest-ranked uncommitted wrestler in the Class of 2023 is uncommitted no more. #9 overall Jim Mullen (St. Joseph, NJ) announced via social media that he will wrestle and play football for Virginia Tech. Mul...

  • from InterMat 10/22/22 7:50 PM

    2022 U23 silver medalist Tanner Sloan (photo courtesy of Kadir Caliskan/UWW) It was an eventful day in Pontevedra, Spain at the 2022 U23 World Championships as three American men competed for medals and the final four men's freestyle wrestlers started their tournaments. At 97 kg, Tanner Sloan was ...

  • from InterMat 10/21/22 6:55 PM

    2022 U23 World Champion Amit Elor (photo courtesy of Kadir Caliskan/UWW) History was made Friday afternoon in Pontevedra, Spain at the U23 World Championships as Amit Elor added another gold medal to her collection. Actually, it was her third world gold medal in 2022, all of which have come in the l...

  • from InterMat 10/21/22 1:30 PM

    2021 NCAA All-American Zach Sherman (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Tar Heels capped off their season by bringing home a top-20 team finish for the fourth straight season, and three All-Americans for the first time since 1995; highlighted by Kizhan Clarke's run to the NCAA fin...

  • from InterMat 10/20/22 9:05 PM

    2022 U23 World silver medalist Dymond Guilford (photo courtesy of Kostadin Andonov/UWW) The first set of medals were awarded Thursday in women's freestyle at the 2022 U23 World Championships from Pontevedra, Spain. Two American women, Dymond Guilford and Alisha Howk, came away with hardware. Guilfor...