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  • from InterMat 07/01/22 2:50 PM

    Ohio State's Covelli Center (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) One by one, Ohio State's "Savages" group text grew over the course of the 2022 recruiting cycle. Each new commitment was added to the thread, which pushed coach Tom Ryan and his staff to higher and higher levels of exci...

  • from InterMat 07/01/22 12:40 PM

    The Ogunsanya brothers, PJ (left) and Josh (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Wrestling was not always in the cards for the Ogunsanya brothers. Thankfully, they found their way into our sport. Because of it, they have had incredible opportunities after high school that any parent w...

  • from InterMat 06/30/22 7:25 PM

    Peyton Omania (left) and Kyle Parco (photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) This afternoon social media exploded with rumors of Pac-12 stalwarts UCLA and USC exploring a possible move to the Big Ten. A move of this magnitude wouldn't be totally out of the blue after having Oklahoma and ...

  • from InterMat 06/30/22 11:45 AM

    2x NCAA All-American Jordan Wood (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-...

  • from InterMat 06/29/22 7:20 PM

    New Arizona State transfer Tony Negron (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) While general news has been slow as June comes to a close, there are still plenty of wrestlers transferring into DI institutions. While none are past All-Americans like in some of our latest updates, there are...

  • from InterMat 06/29/22 3:35 PM

    2022 Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year Gable Steveson (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ROSEMONT, Ill. - University of Minnesota wrestling heavyweight Gable Steveson has been named the 2021-22 Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year, as the conference announced on Wedne...

  • from InterMat 06/29/22 2:40 PM

    3x NCAA All-American Ian Miller (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-h...

  • from InterMat 06/28/22 4:05 PM

    #15 seeded Ronnie Perry in the 2018 NCAA Semifinals (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Every year there are a number of wrestlers that fans look to be potential dark horses to make the podium. While there are sometimes easy choices, such as Cody Brewer in 2015, most of them can be s...

  • from InterMat 06/28/22 1:05 PM

    2021 NCAA champion David Carr (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-har...

  • from InterMat 06/28/22 12:20 AM

    New Virginia Tech commit Parker Ferrell at the 2021 Super 32 (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Monday afternoon the Virginia Tech Hokies received a verbal commitment from a top rising junior in their backyard in Parker Ferrell (Christiansburg, VA). Ferrell is the #30 overall wrestl...

  • from InterMat 06/27/22 6:10 PM

    2022 NCAA champion Keegan O'Toole in the NCAA semifinals (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) On Thursday, InterMat released our first DI collegiate rankings of the 2022-23 season, our summer version. It goes without saying, but there will likely be plenty of changes between those ran...

  • from InterMat 06/27/22 2:50 PM

    3x NCAA Champion Spencer Lee (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard support...

  • from InterMat 06/27/22 12:10 AM

    2022 Russian National champion Zavur Uguev (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Clutch superduck wins title number five for #1 Zavur Uguev at 57 KG. Final Results GOLD: #1 Zavur Uguev over #5 Nachyn Mongush 3-2 BRONZE: #6 Ramiz Gamzatov over Ramazan Abdurakhimov 15-13 BRONZE:...

  • from InterMat 06/26/22 1:55 PM

    2022 Russian National finalist Artur Naifonov (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) #1 Zavur Uguev shines at 57 KG, Tuva Republic puts two in the semis in Kyzyl. Semifinal Results #1 Zavur Uguev over Amir Chamyzn 10-0 #5 Nachyn Mongush over #6 Ramiz Gamzatov 11-2 #1 Zavur Ugu...

  • from InterMat 06/26/22 1:20 PM

    2x NCAA All-American Nate Jackson (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard su...

  • from InterMat 06/25/22 3:30 PM

    2022 Matteo Pellicone champion Skylar Grote (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 50 kg Women's Freestyle Gold Medal Match - Madison Parks (Canada) over Agatha Walerzak (Poland) 10-8 Bronze Medal Match - Anna Lukasiak (Poland) over Zehra Demirhan (Turkey) 2-1 53 kg Wome...

  • from InterMat 06/25/22 1:35 PM

    92 kg World silver medalist Magomed Kurbanov (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Returning national champion #4 Malik Shavaev shines at 79 KG. #4 Malik Shavaev put together an amazing run to make his second Russian Nationals finals. Repeating his wins from the 2021 Russian...

  • from InterMat 06/25/22 11:55 AM

    2021 World champion at 61 kg Abasgadzhi Magomedov (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Following up on the incredible action from day one of Russian Nationals, day two of Russian Nationals will see athletes in the 57, 65, 74, 86, 97, and 125 KG weight classes toe the line for...

  • from InterMat 06/24/22 2:00 PM

    2010 NCAA champion Bubba Jenkins (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Friday night is jam-packed with MMA action featuring former wrestling stars. Across the Bellator, Professional Fighters League and Xtreme Fight Night, wrestlers will be in action across Showtime, ESPN and UF...

  • from InterMat 06/24/22 1:30 PM

    Stalemates returns with their third Street League event. The cards, which are always a mix of current and former wrestlers as well as MMA fighters and grappling competitors, have delivered up to this point. The following is a preview of the key matches from the event, which can be purchased via Pa...

  • from InterMat 06/24/22 12:40 PM

    2021 World champion at 61 kg Abasgadzhi Magomedov (photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) With loaded fields across the board, the 2022 Russian Nationals promises to welcome in the first year of the new quad with a bang. With an impressive mixture of seasoned Senior-level talent...

  • from InterMat 06/24/22 11:45 AM

    Yianni Diakomihalis and Zain Retherford at Final X Rutgers in 2019 (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Tonight, the crew at Stalemates presents their third edition of Street League. Once again, proving to be a force in the industry, Zach and the gang continue to evolve in an industry...

  • from InterMat 06/24/22 1:10 AM

    2022 Matteo Pellicone champion Yelena Makoyed (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 72 kg Greco-Roman Gold Medal Match Kristupas Sleiva (Lithuania) over Ulvi Ganizade (Azerbaijan) Injury Default Bronze Medal Matches Valentin Petic (Moldova) over Haavard Joergensen (Norway...

  • from InterMat 06/23/22 4:10 PM

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  • from InterMat 06/23/22 3:10 PM

    New Northern Colorado assistant coach Justin Oliver (middle) (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Today, the University of Northern Colorado announced the hiring of a new member of their coaching staff, assistant coach Justin Oliver. Oliver comes to the Bears after spending a year on ...

  • from InterMat 06/23/22 12:20 AM

    Senior World Team member Cohlton Schultz (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 55 kg Greco-Roman Round 1 Mohammad Hosseinvand Panahisani (Iran) over Florin Tita (Romania) 11-7 Round 2 Max Nowry (USA) over Mohammad Hosseinvand Panahisani (Iran) 5-4 Round 3 Florin Tita (R...

  • from InterMat 06/22/22 1:10 PM

    Austin O'Connor at the 2022 NCAA Championships (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Tar Heels capped off a fourth straight top-20 finish at NCAA's and brought home three All-American finishes--their most since 1995. Kizhan Clarke highlighted the tournament with an incredible run t...

  • from InterMat 06/21/22 7:30 PM

    Illinois head coach Mike Poeta (left) and Isaiah Martinez (right) (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) On Friday, June 10th, the University of Illinois turned the wrestling world on its head as the school announced it had brought back one of its most notable wrestling alums for a slot...

  • from InterMat 06/21/22 1:15 PM

    2x NCAA Champion Jesse Delgado (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-ha...

  • from InterMat 06/20/22 12:30 PM

    2018 NCAA All-American Michael Hughes (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a...

  • from InterMat 06/19/22 3:05 PM

    Mark Churella embracing his son, Josh, after his final collegiate match in 2008 (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Wrestling is a family sport. Teammates become brothers, the families in the stands become extensions of your own. Some mom adopts the team and becomes the team ...

  • from InterMat 06/18/22 12:25 PM

    New Army West Point volunteer assistant Taylor Venz (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) One of the staples of the college wrestling offseason is the movement on the coaching front. Normally, a few head coaching positions open up, which leads to a game of musical chairs, as ne...

  • from InterMat 06/17/22 2:05 PM

    UFC fighter Deron Winn in Fargo in 2021 (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The Wrestling Fan's Guide to MMA is back. This week we focus on Friday's offer from the Professional Fighters League as well as a UFC show that will air live on ESPN. The two shows feature multiple fo...

  • from InterMat 06/17/22 11:25 AM

    0222 Junior World Team member Alex Facundo (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) I admit I was wrong. I had my doubts about the turnout for FInal X New York. I didn't think timing and location would persuade many fans to travel to the center of Metropolis for something they cou...

  • from InterMat 06/16/22 8:15 PM

    New Army West Point Volunteer Assistant Taylor Venz WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army West Point Wrestling's Head Coach Kevin Ward has announced the addition of Taylor Venz to his staff for the upcoming season. Venz, who is coming off an extremely successful career with Big Ten powerhouse Nebraska, will s...

  • from InterMat 06/16/22 4:50 PM

    The 2022 NCAA Championships at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Division: I Proposal Number: 2021-25 Title: ACADEMIC AND ATHLETICS ELIGIBILITY -- MEN'S WRESTLING ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT PACKAGE Status: Adopted by Council Intent: In men'...

  • from InterMat 06/16/22 2:40 PM

    2020 EIWA runner-up Yaraslau Slavikouski (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you'r...

  • from InterMat 06/16/22 1:50 AM

    Mason Gibson at the 2022 Cadet Trials (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) On the first day that DI schools were allowed to contact prospective student-athletes from the Class of 2024, Cornell received a huge commitment. #16 overall Mason Gibson (Bishop McCort, PA) announced v...

  • from InterMat 06/15/22 7:50 PM

    New Cleveland State assistant coach Devin Schroder (photo courtesy of Cleveland State athletics) CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland State Athletic Department and head wrestling coach Josh Moore announced the hiring of Devin Schroder as an assistant coach for the Vikings program. Schroder arrives at C...

  • from InterMat 06/15/22 6:50 PM

    Alex Madrigal at the 2022 Southern Scuffle (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a di...

  • from InterMat 06/15/22 2:00 PM

    Jesse Thielke at Final X Stillwater (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The World Team spots are now filled across men's and women's freestyle and Greco-Roman and a team that quietly makes up a large part of the contingent heading to Serbia in September, is the Army World Cla...

  • from InterMat 06/14/22 11:50 PM

    Willie Miklus before a 2021-22 home dual meet (Photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Kevin Claunch: I am very happy to speak with Willie Miklus, assistant coach at Michigan State University. Willie was a 4x All-American while competing for both Missouri and Iowa State. Willie, I can't b...

  • from InterMat 06/14/22 5:00 PM

    Clockwise from top left: Matt Azevedo, Steve Garland, Troy Nickerson, Mike Grey, Jordan Leen, Brian Smith, Jeremy Spates, and Damion Hahn; with Rob Koll (center) (All photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) On Monday afternoon, Brown University announced that Jordan Leen would be...

  • from InterMat 06/14/22 12:40 PM

    2x NCAA Qualifier RJ Mosley (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporte...

  • from InterMat 06/13/22 8:40 PM

    New Brown University head coach Jordan Leen (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Today, Brown University announced Jordan Leen as their next head coach. Leen has spent the last five years as the associate head coach under Keith Gavin at the University of Pittsburgh. He held th...

  • from InterMat 06/13/22 7:25 PM

    Eric Thompson (left) and Cohlton Schultz at the 2022 NCAA Championships (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Arizona State's heavyweight Cohlton Schultz took the wrestling world by storm last season, finishing second at NCAAs. Although many factors led to Schultz's success, th...

  • from InterMat 06/13/22 4:50 PM

    Cohlton Schultz (right) and Zachary Knighton-Ward (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) WWE unveiled 15 college athletes who will join the company's NIL (Name, Image & Likeness) program - "Next In Line™" - that provides a clear pathway from collegiate athletics to WWE. The second "Nex...

  • from InterMat 06/13/22 2:15 PM

    Oklahoma State's Dustin Plott at the U23 World Team Trials (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Several World Teams have been decided in the last few weeks, and a host of Big 12 wrestlers made those teams. We're going to look at who from the Big 12 grabbed some of those spots along wi...

  • from InterMat 06/13/22 12:35 AM

    New Michigan Wolverine Matt Finesilver (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) It's only been two weeks since our last transfer tracker update, but some big names have been on the move. Most notable is three-time NCAA qualifier Matt Finesilver, who moved from Duke to Michigan. Finesilver...

  • from InterMat 06/12/22 6:50 PM

    F&M All-American Richard Durso (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-ha...

  • from InterMat 06/12/22 5:25 PM

    Top-ranked Russian 79kg wrestler Radik Valiev (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 57KG 2020 Russian Nationals runner-up #4 Azamat Tuskaev avenged two past losses to #5 Abubakar Mutaliev in the semis and #6 Nachyn Mongush in the finals to win gold at the Poddubny tournament. ...

  • from InterMat 06/11/22 7:25 PM

    2x NCAA Runner-Up Mitchell Port (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-h...

  • from InterMat 06/11/22 3:30 PM

    125 kg men's freestyle Final X winner Hayden Zillmer (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Below are full Final X results from this year in Stillwater and New York City, along with the previous two versions of the event from 2018 and 2019. 2022 2019 2018

  • from InterMat 06/10/22 3:15 PM

    2x NCAA Champion Isaiah Martinez (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CHAMPAIGN, IL - University of Illinois wrestling coach Mike Poeta has added one of the most-storied wrestlers in Fighting Illini history to his coaching staff with today's announcement that Isaiah Martinez i...

  • from InterMat 06/10/22 2:55 PM

    2022 NCAA All-American and U23 national champion Cole Matthews (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Pitt's Cole Matthews could have been in a worse spot than having to rely on a Yianni Diakomihalis win at Final X in New York and hope it sways him away from claiming the 65-kilogram spo...

  • from InterMat 06/10/22 1:45 PM

    3x Final X winner Sarah Hildebrandt (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) With Final X in the rearview mirror and 29 world team members crowned, it's time to reflect on some of the results we've seen within the last week. Now that there has been three years' worth of Final X, w...

  • from InterMat 06/10/22 12:35 PM

    2x All-American Jacob Kasper (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard...

  • from InterMat 06/09/22 6:40 PM

    U20 Greco-Roman champion Christian Carroll (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) USA Wrestling hosted the U20 and U23 World Team Trials for both Greco Roman and men's freestyle last weekend. While the representative for the upcoming World Championships was only selected in certain weig...

  • from InterMat 06/09/22 11:35 AM

    Dom Parrish (left) G'Angelo Hancock and David Taylor (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 2022 Men's Freestyle Team 57 kg - Thomas Gilman (4th World Team - 5th World/Olympic Team) 61 kg - Seth Gross (1st World Team) 65 kg - Yianni Diakomihalis (2nd World Team) 70 kg - Zain...

  • from InterMat 06/09/22 4:40 AM

    Jordan Burroughs at Final X NYC (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Second Round Final X Bouts 77 kg GR - Kamal Bey fall Britton Holmes Fall 6:00 72 kg WFS - Amit Elor over Skylar Grote 10-0 65 kg MFS - Yianni Diakomihalis over Evan Henderson 14-4 87 kg GR - Alan Vera ...

  • from InterMat 06/08/22 9:40 PM

    Alan Vera lift Timothy Young at Final X NYC Round 1(photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) National Team True Third Place bouts 61 kg MFS - Daniel DeShazer FFT Nico Megaludis 57 kg WFS - Amanda Martinez FFT Cameron Guerin 79 kg MFS - Carter Starocci FFT Vincenzo Joseph 62 kg ...

  • from InterMat 06/08/22 2:00 PM

    3x NCAA Qualifier Michael O'Malley (photo courtesy of Tony DiMarco) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a part...

  • from InterMat 06/07/22 12:30 PM

    2x NCAA Qualifier Scott Patrick (photo courtesy of Davidson athletics) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a p...

  • from InterMat 06/07/22 12:00 AM

    2021 World silver medalist Kayla Miracle (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 2021 World silver medalist Kayla Miracle (Tempe, Ariz./Sunkist Kids) has received a delay of her 62 kg women's freestyle Final X series for medical reasons. Miracle was scheduled to face Jennifer Ro...

  • from InterMat 06/06/22 12:55 PM

    New Spartan Combat RTC member Michael Kemerer (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) There has been some offseason action in the EIWA, regarding wrestling transfers (in and out of the conference), coaching changes, and RTC athlete signings. In addition, there are some current op...

  • from InterMat 06/06/22 3:20 AM

    130 kg champion Matthew Cover (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) U23 Men's Greco-Roman Best Two-out-of-Three Finals 55 kg - Camden Russell (MWC Wrestling Academy) over Sam Braswell (Cougar WC) 8-4, 9-0 60 kg - Phillip Moomey (Spartan Combat WC) over Max Black (Northern Michigan) ...

  • from InterMat 06/06/22 1:35 AM

    74 kg champion Patrick Kennedy (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) U23 Men's Freestyle Best Two-out-of-Three Finals 57 kg - Anthony Noto (Lock Haven) over Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Oklahoma State) Fall 3:00, 4-0, 4-2 61 kg - Aaron Nagao (Minnesota) over Jake Gliva (Minnesota) 12-2, ...

  • from InterMat 06/05/22 7:50 PM

    2x NCAA Qualifier Chance Rich (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-har...

  • from InterMat 06/05/22 2:35 PM

    55 kg U20 champion Jonathan Gurule at the World Team Trials (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Best of Three Finals Results **Note: 60, 77, 82, 87, 97 were conducted as round robin, so there was no challenge tournament or consolations*** 55 kg - Jonathan Gurule (Northern Michigan)...

  • from InterMat 06/05/22 1:50 PM

    The 2022 U20 freestyle world team with James Green (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Best of Three Finals Results 57 kg - Jore Volk (Wyoming/MN) 4-2, 3-6, 5-5 over Troy Spratley (Minnesota/TX) 61 kg - Nic Bouzakis (Ohio State/FL) 6-14, 12-7, 15-4 over Jesse Mendez (Ohio State/...

  • from InterMat 06/04/22 2:15 PM

    Benji Peak after his third match at Final X Stillwater (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The United States particularly in our men's freestyle and, of late, women's freestyle programs have emerged as perennial threats to win team titles at the World Championships. With such...

  • from InterMat 06/04/22 1:00 PM

    On Friday night in Richmond, Virginia, Hodge Trophy winner Bo Nickal finally made his professional MMA debut in dramatic fashion. He needed only 33 seconds to finish off his opponent John Noland via knockout and advance to 1-0. The former wrestler did not attempt a single takedown in the bout. He ...

  • from InterMat 06/04/22 4:35 AM

    Mallory Velte survives a three-match series to make the world team at 65 kg (photo courtesy of Mark Lundy; LutteLens.com) Final X Stillwater Round Two Results 63 kg GR - Jesse Thielke over Sammy Jones 3-2 76 kg WFS - Dymond Guilford over Yelena Makoyed 12-2 130 kg GR - Cohlton Schultz over Tan...

  • from InterMat 06/03/22 9:50 PM

    Daton Fix wins match one in his Final X series with Seth Gross (photo courtesy of Mark Lundy; LutteLens.com) Final X Stillwater Round One Results 63 kg GR - Jesse Thielke over Sammy Jones 4-4 76 kg WFS - Dymond Guilford over Yelena Makoyed 10-5 130 kg GR - Cohlton Schultz over Tanner Farmer 5...

  • from InterMat 06/03/22 6:10 PM

    David Carr and Joey Lavallee wrestling for true third place (photo courtesy of Mark Lundy; LutteLens.com) Before the action gets underway from Final X Stillwater, there were two wrestle-off matches for true-third place in men's freestyle. Zane Richards and David Carr finished in third place at the ...

  • from InterMat 06/03/22 1:20 PM

    3x NCAA Champion Yianni Diakomihalis (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard...

  • from InterMat 06/03/22 12:10 PM

    A Columbia/Stanford dual from the 2019-20 season (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) June is here and starting today world team spots will be earned. I'd wish the best of luck to the thirty wrestlers competing, but only fifteen of you can win, so I'm wasting fifteen lucks on ...

  • from InterMat 06/02/22 7:15 PM

    South Dakota State's Clay Carlson at the 2021 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Since 2000, there have been six colleges with wrestling programs that have successfully transitioned from Division II to Division I. Unfortunately, there have a...

  • from InterMat 06/02/22 10:45 AM

    2022 EIWA Runner-Up Josh Ogunsanya (photo courtesy of Tony DiMarco) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a part...

  • from InterMat 06/02/22 3:00 AM

    Ben Provisor at the 2022 World Team Trials (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Many consider the differences between folkstyle and Greco Roman to be quite numerous. Despite this many of the Greco competitors set to compete at this Friday's Final X event previously competed, or are cu...

  • from InterMat 06/02/22 2:40 AM

    Final X 2019 (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Here is your one place to look for all of our content related to Final X 2022. This page will be updated with links to new content as they are released. Final X Matchups/Locations/Bout Order Storylines for Every Final X Series Fina...

  • from InterMat 06/01/22 3:20 PM

    57 KG #6 Azamat Tuskaev (RUS) moved up two spots in the rankings to #4 after winning the Poddubny tournament over Nachyn Mongush (RUS) and #17 Abubakar Mutaliev. Tuskaev's move up the rankings coincides with Mongush's return to the rankings as Mongush upset Yarygin champion #4 Ramiz Gamzatov (RUS)...

  • from InterMat 06/01/22 11:25 AM

    2x MAC runner-up Marcus Robinson (photo courtesy of Cleveland State athletics) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporte...

  • from InterMat 05/31/22 7:30 PM

    Brown wrestling at the Pizzitola Sports Center (photo courtesy of Brown athletics) On May 5th, Todd Beckerman stepped down from his position as the Marvin Wilenzik '56 Head Coaching Chair of Wrestling for Brown Wrestling, in order to transition to another role within the athletic department. With v...

  • from InterMat 05/31/22 3:30 PM

    Thomas Gilman and Vito Arujau at the 2020 Olympic Team Trials (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) We get it, spring is a busy time for most people, with school ending, graduation, prom, wedding season and families taking off on vacations. Understandably, the casual college fa...

  • from InterMat 05/31/22 12:05 PM

    4x NCAA qualifier Brock Zacherl (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supp...

  • from InterMat 05/30/22 6:20 PM

    It's officially Final X week! The first installment of the method used to determine our Senior-level world teams takes place Friday in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Before getting to actual previews of the action and competitors, we're looking back at the first two editions of Final X (2018 and 2019) to fin...

  • from InterMat 05/30/22 3:45 PM

    2022 SoCon champion Fabian Gutierrez (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard...

  • from InterMat 05/30/22 1:40 PM

    Brandon Meredith now of South Dakota State (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) It's been 20 days since our last transfer tracker update and there are plenty of new names on our list. Most notable is 2021 All-American Taylor LaMont, who moves on to Wisconsin from Utah Valley. Two new ...

  • from InterMat 05/29/22 3:45 PM

    4x NCAA All-American Ben Bennett (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-...

  • from InterMat 05/28/22 9:10 PM

    Tyler Kasak at the 2022 Cadet World Team finals (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Today, the defending national champion Penn State Nittany Lions got a huge verbal from one of the top remaining, uncommitted wrestlers in the Class of 2023. 2021 Pennsylvania AAA state champio...

  • from InterMat 05/28/22 1:25 PM

    5x NCAA qualifier Josh Heil at the 2021 MatMen Open (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if yo...

  • from InterMat 05/28/22 12:10 PM

    Grant Willits (left) and Hunter Willits (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Friday evening, the Willits twins, Grant and Hunter, announced that they both would not be returning to compete for Oregon State during the upcoming 2022-23 season. The Willits' were a part of an Oreg...

  • from InterMat 05/27/22 6:00 PM

    Rider's Quinn Kinner at the 2022 NCAA Championships (photo courtesy of Rider athletics) An obstacle is defined as a thing that blocks one's way or prevents or hinders progress (dictionary.com). Quinn Kinner, a redshirt junior at Rider University, is no stranger to overcoming life's obstacles on and...

  • from InterMat 05/27/22 2:20 PM

    2022 NCAA 3rd Place finisher Evan Wick (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're ...

  • from InterMat 05/27/22 12:05 PM

    Chance Marsteller before match three in the 2022 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament finals (Photo/Mark Lundy; www.LutteLens.com) By now I'm sure most of you have seen the very moving Chance Marsteller interview after qualifying for Final X. For even the toughest wrestlers it can be difficult to...

  • from InterMat 05/26/22 8:00 PM

    Davidson's Andy Lausier (photo courtesy of Davidson athletics) InterMat has learned that Davidson College head coach Andy Lausier has stepped down after five years at the helm for the Wildcats. Lausier has chosen to pursue employment outside of the collegiate wrestling world. In his five years with...

  • from InterMat 05/26/22 7:20 PM

    New McKendree Women's Head Coach Alexio Garcia (photo courtesy of McKendree Sports Information) LEBANON, Ill. (May 26, 2022) - McKendree University Athletics Director Anthony Francis has announced the hiring of Alexio Garcia as the school's new women's wrestling head coach. "I am very excited to...

  • from InterMat 05/26/22 5:40 PM

    2022 NCAA Round of 12 finisher Joey Prata (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Oklahoma wrestling offseason has arguably been the most intriguing of any team in the Big 12 recently. Chess pieces have moved across their roster with multiple wrestlers transferring in and out and setting up a te...

  • from InterMat 05/26/22 12:30 PM

    4x NCAA qualifier Bryan Lantry (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-ha...