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  • from InterMat 10/25/21 7:50 PM

    2021 All-American Ethan Smith (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarrior.com) COLUMBUS, Ohio --The preliminary wrestle-off rounds will be held Tuesday with the finals set for 8 p.m. Thursday to determine the 2021-22 lineup for the Ohio State wrestling team. The finals are open to the public and will ...

  • from InterMat 10/25/21 4:15 PM

    2x NCAA champion Yianni Diakomihalis (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarrior.com) InterMat has released its preseason All-EIWA first and second teams, along with preseason conference Wrestler of the Year, preseason Newcomer of the Year, and preseason team favorite. We've used the term "Newcomer" si...

  • from InterMat 10/24/21 9:25 PM

    The 2021 Super 32 (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The 2021 Super 32 is officially in the books. This year's tournament returned to Greensboro, North Carolina and was as good as ever. The entire event was filled with future collegiate stars and coaches roaming around looking for diamonds in t...

  • from InterMat 10/23/21 12:35 PM

    Former Maryland wrestler Mansur Abdul-Malik (Photo/UMD athletics) This weekend's slate of MMA cards will naturally feature several former wrestlers. While the Bellator and UFC cards may not be loaded with wrestling talent, there are some smaller shows that will likely hold a lot of intrigue for the...

  • from InterMat 10/22/21 2:15 PM

    Drexel's national qualifier Mickey O'Malley (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Mailbags. Ever since the birth of the newspaper, someone thought it was a good idea to have readers send in their questions about marriage advice, nosy neighbors, and favorite pot roast recipes. I can't help you with ...

  • from InterMat 10/21/21 9:15 PM

    2021 NCAA Champion Daton Fix (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) InterMat has released its preseason All-Big12 first and second teams (and honorable mentions), along with preseason conference Wrestler of the Year, preseason Newcomer of the Year, and preseason team favorite. We've used the term "N...

  • from InterMat 10/21/21 2:40 PM

    BALTIMORE, Md. (October 21, 2021) ?" Morgan State University today announced the return of competitive collegiate wrestling to its athletic programs, making Morgan the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the country to offer the sport of wrestling at the NCAA Division I Varsity ...

  • from InterMat 10/20/21 8:45 PM

    2021 NCAA Champion Shane Griffith (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarrior.com) InterMat has released its preseason All-Pac-12 first and second teams, along with preseason conference Wrestler of the Year, preseason Newcomer of the Year, and preseason team favorite. We've used the term "Newcomer" sin...

  • from InterMat 10/20/21 2:05 PM

    Hello Wrestling Fans, First of all, thanks for the great support we've received from you since Willie Saylor purchased InterMat on April 1st. Recently, we have had a lot of questions regarding purchasing or the renewal of InterMat Platinum subscriptions. I'm sorry an explanation like this hasn't...

  • from InterMat 10/19/21 4:25 PM

    2021 NCAA Champion Austin O'Connor (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarrior.com) InterMat has released its preseason All-MAC first and second teams, along with preseason conference Wrestler of the Year, preseason Newcomer of the Year, and preseason team favorite. We've used the term "Newcomer" since...

  • from InterMat 10/18/21 8:00 PM

    G'Angelo Hancock (left) and Kayla Miracle (Hancock photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo;UWW; Miracle courtesy of Martin Gabor/UWW) While the men's freestyle team was the first portion of Team USA to finish at the 2021 World Championships, women's freestyle and Greco Roman also took to the mats earlier thi...

  • from InterMat 10/18/21 2:10 PM

    WAVERLY, Iowa - Wartburg College is adding women's wrestling to its athletic roster, becoming the first American Rivers Conference school to offer women the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level in the growing sport. With the addition of this new team, Head Wrestling Coach Eric Kelle...

  • from InterMat 10/18/21 1:05 PM

    2019 NCAA All-American Matt Stencel (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) InterMat has released its preseason All-MAC first and second teams, along with preseason conference Wrestler of the Year, preseason Newcomer of the Year, and preseason team favorite. We've used the term "Newcomer" since there...

  • from InterMat 10/18/21 10:35 AM

    2x NCAA All-American Ryan Deakin (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) If you think back hard enough, you may remember that your timeline was blowing up with random wrestler names and the hashtag #MatScoutsDynasty just over a year ago. That was the inaugural draft of the MatScouts Dynasty ...

  • from InterMat 10/17/21 1:00 PM

    2021 NCAA All-American Greg Kerkvliet (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) If you think back hard enough, you may remember that your timeline was blowing up with random wrestler names and the hashtag #MatScoutsDynasty just over a year ago. That was the inaugural draft of the MatScouts Dynasty Fan...

  • from InterMat 10/16/21 11:35 AM

    2021 NCAA All-American Tony Cassioppi (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) If you think back hard enough, you may remember that your timeline was blowing up with random wrestler names and the hashtag #MatScoutsDynasty just over a year ago. That was the inaugural draft of the MatScouts Dyn...

  • from InterMat 10/15/21 11:05 AM

    2x NCAA All-American Jacob Warner (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) If you think back hard enough, you may remember that your timeline was blowing up with random wrestler names and the hashtag #MatScoutsDynasty just over a year ago. That was the inaugural draft of the MatScouts Dynasty...

  • from InterMat 10/14/21 6:15 PM

    Akari Fujinami (left) and Irina Ringaci (Photo/UWW) Remina Yoshimoto (JPN, 50 kg Champion) - Coming into the World Championships, Remina Yoshimoto was a bit of an unknown. She had the credentials typical of her other Japanese teammates- a Cadet World title and a pair of age-level Asian golds- but ...

  • from InterMat 10/14/21 2:10 PM

    2021 NCAA All-American Jonathan Millner (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) InterMat has released its preseason All-SoCon first and second teams, along with preseason conference Wrestler of the Year, preseason Newcomer of the Year, and preseason team favorite. We've used the term "Newcome...

  • from InterMat 10/14/21 10:45 AM

    2021 NCAA All-American Korbin Myers (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) If you think back hard enough, you may remember that your timeline was blowing up with random wrestler names and the hashtag #MatScoutsDynasty just over a year ago. That was the inaugural draft of the MatScouts Dynast...

  • from InterMat 10/13/21 11:35 AM

    2021 NCAA All-American Taylor LaMont (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) If you think back hard enough, you may remember that your timeline was blowing up with random wrestler names and the hashtag #MatScoutsDynasty just over a year ago. That was the inaugural draft of the MatScouts Dynas...

  • from InterMat 10/12/21 12:00 PM

    3x NCAA Champion Spencer Lee (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) If you think back hard enough, you may remember that your timeline was blowing up with random wrestler names and the hashtag #MatScoutsDynasty just over a year ago. That was the inaugural draft of the MatScouts Dynasty Fanta...

  • from InterMat 10/11/21 6:50 PM

    Kyle Shoop at the 2019 NCAA Championships(Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) On Monday, August 23rd, 2021, The University at Buffalo named Kyle Shoop as their Assistant Head Coach via Twitter (@UB_Wrestling). As a standout wrestler for Lock Haven University (2015-2020), Coach Shoop is exc...

  • from InterMat 10/11/21 12:15 PM

    Patrick McKee at the 2021 NCAA Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) If you think back hard enough, you may remember that your timeline was blowing up with random wrestler names and the hashtag #MatScoutsDynasty just over a year ago. That was the inaugural draft of the MatScou...

  • from InterMat 10/10/21 3:45 PM

    Hunter Bolen at the 2021 NCAA Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) If you think back hard enough, you may remember that your timeline was blowing up with random wrestler names and the hashtag #MatScoutsDynasty just over a year ago. That was the inaugural draft of the MatScout...

  • from InterMat 10/10/21 1:25 PM

    Nate Jesuroga (left) and Aiden Riggins (Photo/Josh Conklin; JoshConklinPhotos.com) Saturday was a huge night in Iowa City on multiple fronts. In the wake of the University of Iowa's home football win over Penn State in a clash between top-five ranked teams, the wrestling squad also received verbal ...

  • from InterMat 10/09/21 2:10 PM

    Yahya Thomas at the 2021 NCAA Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) If you think back hard enough, you may remember that your timeline was blowing up with random wrestler names and the hashtag #MatScoutsDynasty just over a year ago. That was the inaugural draft of the MatScout...

  • from InterMat 10/08/21 5:35 PM

    G'Angelo Hancock in the 2021 World Quarterfinals (Photo/Kadir Caliskan) The second day of Greco-Roman competition from the 2021 World Championships saw a trio of young American stars hit the mat. As of the semifinals, all three (Dalton Roberts - 60 kg, G'Angelo Hancock - 97 kg, and Cohlton Schultz -...

  • from InterMat 10/08/21 11:55 AM

    Oklahoma State All-American Jacobe Smith (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) While the best wrestlers in the world competed this week at the 2021 World Championships, there are plenty of former wrestlers ready to ply their trade this weekend in the MMA cages. The action kicks off on Friday with a...

  • from InterMat 10/07/21 8:55 PM

    Three-time World Champion Helen Maroulis (Photo/Tony Rotundo/UWW) 57 kg Maroulis mauls Anshu for third world title. A couple of months after taking a bronze medal at the Olympics, Helen Maroulis is back on top of the world at 57 kgs. Maroulis started off slow and was put on the shot clock first. A...

  • from InterMat 10/06/21 9:50 PM

    Six-Time World Champion Adeline Gray (Photo/Martin Gabor/UWW) 50 kg Late takedown propels Yoshimoto over Hildebrandt. It had all the makings of a colossal clash. Far and away, the two best women in the 50 kg bracket separated themselves from the field and turned their attention to each other. Remi...

  • from InterMat 10/05/21 9:30 PM

    2021 World Medalists Jenna Burkert (left) and Kayla Miracle (Burkert Photo/Kadir Caliskan; Miracle Photo/Tony Rotundo; UWW) 50 kg Will Sarah Hildebrandt finally taste gold? The pre-tournament favorites both advanced at 50 kg as Sarah Hildebrandt will meet Japan's Remina Yoshimoto in tomorrow's fi...

  • from InterMat 10/05/21 8:00 PM

    2021 World Silver Medalist Kyle Snyder (Photo/Tony Rotundo/UWW) #6 Magomedmurad Gadzhiev (POL) wins 70 KG world gold. Past world champion #15 Zurab Iakobishvili (GEO) returns to form with world bronze. Facing off against fellow Tokyo 65 KG Olympian #7 (65) Ernazar Akhmataliev (KGZ), two-time world ...

  • from InterMat 10/05/21 6:15 PM

    Maya Nelson at the 2021 World Team Trials (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 57 kg 59 kg 68 kg 72 kg

  • from InterMat 10/05/21 1:45 PM

    2021 Junior World Champion Kylie Welker (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) 57 kg: 2020 Olympic Bronze Medalists Maroulis & Nikolova Headline 57 kg Bracket While 57 kilos was originally one of the most loaded brackets of the competition, it certainly suffered from registration changes a...

  • from InterMat 10/04/21 9:20 PM

    2021 World Champions Thomas Gilman (left) and Jordan Burroughs (Photo Courtesy of Tony Rotundo/UWW) #3 Thomas Gilman (USA) wins gold at 57 KG, Horst Lehr (GER) wins Germany's first world medal since 1999. #3 Thomas Gilman (USA) has been at another level this year, building off an impressive bronze ...

  • from InterMat 10/04/21 6:30 PM

    Amy Fearnside at the 2021 World Team Trials (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 50 kg 53 kg 65 kg 76 kg Women's Freestyle

  • from InterMat 10/04/21 1:55 PM

    Forrest Molinari 2021 World Team Trials(Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 50 kg: Hildebrandt Headlines a Young Lightweight Field As is typical in most post-Olympic World Championships, many weight classes are slightly depleted of talent. 50 kilos is no exception: reigning Olympic Champion Yui ...

  • from InterMat 10/04/21 2:10 AM

    2021 World Champion Kyle Dake (Photo Courtesy of Tony Rotundo/UWW) Dominant #3 Thomas Gilman (USA) and upset-minded Alireza Sarlak (IRI) break through into the 57 KG world finals. Returning Olympic bronze medalist #3 Thomas Gilman (USA) has been a man on a mission through his way to the gold medal ...

  • from InterMat 10/03/21 8:05 PM

    (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 70kg 97 kg 55 kg Women's Freestyle 62 kg Women's Freestyle

  • from InterMat 10/03/21 7:15 PM

    Jenna Burkert (left) and Kayla Miracle 2021 World Team Trials(Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 55 kg: Burkert Looks to Keep the 55kg World Title American Jenna Burkert has had one heck of a year. It started with heartbreak: at the beginning of 2021, Jenna's mother had begun suffering from ...

  • from InterMat 10/02/21 7:55 PM

    Daton Fix at the 2021 World Championships (Photo Courtesy of UWW) #1 Abasgadzhi Magomedov (RWF) and #4 Daton Fix (USA) dominate to set up the highly anticipated 61 KG world final. #1 Abasgadzhi Magomedov (RWF) and #4 Daton Fix (USA) have shown themselves to be on a completely different level than t...

  • from InterMat 10/02/21 3:25 PM

    (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 57kg 65 kg 79 kg 92 kg

  • from InterMat 10/01/21 9:40 PM

    (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlerAreWarriors.com) 61kg 74 kg 86 kg 125 kg

  • from InterMat 10/01/21 10:35 AM

    World Championship Fantasy Games are Live! Fantasy Fight League has dropped new monthly prizes and their first game of October. PLAY: Fantasy wrestling is here. There are games up for all three styles at the Worlds. Men's freestyle is first up in Oslo, so that game will close at 3am on Saturda...

  • from InterMat 09/27/21 3:05 PM

    Nic Bouzakis at the 2021 Junior WTT's (Photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Big news for the Buckeyes today on the recruiting front! As reported on MatScouts "The First Word", Tom Ryan's team has landed the number two overall recruit in the Class of 2022, Nic Bouzakis (Wyoming Seminary,...

  • from InterMat 09/27/21 12:05 PM

    New Oklahoma volunteer assistant Sam Hazewinkel (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) We're heading into the final days of September and most schools have been in classes for awhile. That means preseason workouts have begun. At this point in time, there are only a few DI vacanci...

  • from InterMat 09/24/21 1:20 AM

    Bo Nickal at the 2020 Olympic Team Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) This weekend features the MMA debut of a Dan Hodge Trophy winner as well as the return of a Greco Roman World champion, and that is before the UFC hosts one of their biggest shows of the year. As always, InterMa...

  • from InterMat 09/23/21 1:35 PM

    Iowa's Carver Hawkeye Arena (Photo Courtesy of Iowa Athletics) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Athletics Department is adding women's wrestling as an intercollegiate program, becoming the first NCAA Division I, Power Five conference institution to offer the sport. "This is an exciting da...

  • from InterMat 09/22/21 2:10 PM

    Princeton Head Coach Chris Ayres (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) It was the summer of 2006. Coach Chris Ayres left his comfortable assistant coaching job at perennial powerhouse Lehigh to become the head coach at Princeton. Why do I say comfortable? Well, Lehigh was, essentially, a t...

  • from InterMat 09/19/21 8:45 PM

    2021 Junior National freestyle runner-up Ben Kueter (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Even though the Iowa Hawkeyes have yet to receive a verbal commitment from the current senior class, head coach Tom Brands' Class of 2023 is off to a great start. Sunday, the Hawkeyes got a commitment ...

  • from InterMat 09/19/21 2:15 PM

    Casey Swiderski (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Who's Number One Boys Results 170 lbs - Rocco Welsh (PA) over Manny Rojas (MI) 6-4 170 lbs - Gabe Arnold (GA) over Brayden Thompson (IL) 3-2 106 lbs - Bo Bassett (PA) over Seth Mendoza (IL) 19-8 182 lbs - TJ Stewart (MD) over Jack Wehmeye...

  • from InterMat 09/18/21 2:25 PM

    Destiney Rodriguez (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 2021 Who's Number One Girls Results 127: Savannah Cosme (Colorado) over Alexis Janiak (Illinois) 8-3 132: Janida Garcia (California) over Hanna Errthum (Wisconsin) 16-8 112: Cecilia Williams (Michigan) over Jenavi Alejandro (Nevada) 6-3...

  • from InterMat 09/17/21 11:05 AM

    Jesse Delgado at the 2013 NCAA semifinals (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) In some way, the MMA weekend for former wrestlers got off to an early start this week. On Tuesday, Canadian nationals placer Jasmine Jasudavicius and three-time NCAA Division II All-American Mo Mille...

  • from InterMat 09/15/21 4:40 PM

    2021 All-American Demetrius Romero (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) "Sports is what we do. Our parents taught us to be champions. They taught us to be winners. We don't make excuses. If you lose, you lose, but figure it out," said Demetrius Romero, a redshirt senior at Utah Valley Univ...

  • from InterMat 09/15/21 3:30 PM

    The 2021 Big Ten Championships (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference office announced the dates and opponents for the 2021-22 wrestling season Wednesday. The schedule features eight conference duals for each of the 14 Big Ten programs and concludes with the 2...

  • from InterMat 09/14/21 5:00 PM

    The 2021 Pac-12 Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Preseason in Pac-12 Country As September draws the summer to a warm conclusion, teams across the Pac-12 begin their preparation for the forthcoming -- and very much welcome -- season of wrestling. We at InterMat published ...

  • from InterMat 09/12/21 9:40 PM

    Peyton Omania (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Finals Results 55KG M1: Max Nowry, WCAP def. Brady Koontz, TMWC, 2-1 M2: Max Nowry, WCAP vs. Brady Koontz, TMWC 60KG M1: Ildar Hafizov, WCAP def. Dalton Roberts, WCAP, 3-3 M2: Ildar Hafizov, WCAP vs. Dalton Roberts, WCAP 63KG M1: Sa...

  • from InterMat 09/12/21 3:05 AM

    Jesse Porter (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Finals Match Ups - Best of 3 - Sunday 2PM CT 55: 55: Max Nowry, WCAP vs. Brady Koontz, TMWC 60: Ildar Hafizov, WCAP vs. Dalton Roberts, WCAP 63: Sammy Jones, NYAC vs. David Stepanian, NYAC 67: Alejandro Sancho, WCAP vs. Peyton Omania, NY...

  • from InterMat 09/12/21 2:50 AM

    Kennedy Blades (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Sunday Best of 3 Finals - 2PM CT 53KG - Ronna Heaton, SK vs. Amy Fearnside, TMWC 55KG - Jenna Burkert, WCAP vs. Amanda Martinez, Cardinal 59KG - Maya Nelson, SK vs. Megan Black, WCAP 62KG - Kayla Miracle, SK vs. Mallory Velte, TMWC ...

  • from InterMat 09/12/21 2:20 AM

    James Green (Photo/Sam Janicki; sjanickiphoto.com) With four Tokyo medalists taking their spots for the 2021 World Championships in Norway, six weights were up for grabs at World Team Trials. After Saturday's wrestling, twelve Men are left standing in tomorrow's best-of-three finals. And the matchup...

  • from InterMat 09/11/21 7:35 PM

    Nathan Tomasello (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Many questions were answered in the first session of the World Team Trials which featured familiar faces either at new weights or coming back from long layoffs. The stunner of the session came at 61kg where Nick Suriano, who many had a...

  • from InterMat 09/11/21 6:40 PM

    Emma Bruntil (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Tonight's semifinals are set in the Women's division at Senior World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nearly all the top seeds held in the first session as 20 of the 24 semifinalists were seeded in the Top 5. Two #2 did fall however as ...

  • from InterMat 09/09/21 4:50 PM

    2020 Olympic Champion Gable Steveson (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Over the weekend, rumors surfaced that Olympic gold medalist and 2021 NCAA champion Gable Steveson had signed with the WWE. Since the NIL was enacted on July 1st, it didn't necessarily mean that his days at the Unive...

  • from InterMat 09/08/21 8:00 PM

    Tervel Dlagnev (right) (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Nebraska wrestling coach Mark Manning announced the naming of former NCAA National Champion and Olympic medal winner, Tervel Dlagnev, as an assistant coach. "We are extremely excited to announce the addition of Tervel," Coach Man...

  • from InterMat 09/08/21 6:45 PM

    Tyler Graff at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) USA Wrestling has released the pre-seeds for the men's freestyle division of the Senior World Team Trials, which will be held in Lincoln, Neb., September 11-12. A seeding committee met on Wednesday afternoon a...

  • from InterMat 09/08/21 11:55 AM

    Jacarra Winchester (left) and Pat Smith (Photos/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) USA Wrestling has released the pre-seeds for the women's freestyle division and thee Greco-Roman division of the Senior World Team Trials, which will be held in Lincoln, Neb., September 11-12. Seeding committees ...

  • from InterMat 09/07/21 4:15 PM

    Play Fantasy for the World Team Trials The World Team Trials are just a few days away. Don't have any rooting interests? Creating a fantasy team will make watching the event more interesting. Play Fantasy Wrestling There are three games up right now on Fantasy Fight League - one for each style ...

  • from InterMat 09/07/21 12:35 AM

    Cory Land at the Cadet World Team Trials (Photo/Josh Conklin, JoshConklinPhotos.com) The Labor Day weekend was not one of rest for the Northern Iowa coaching staff. Doug Schwab's crew landed not one, but two stud lightweights over the past two days. First the Panthers received a verbal from an in-st...

  • from InterMat 09/04/21 3:30 PM

    2016 NCAA qualifier Mauro Correnti (Photo Courtesy of Rider Athletics) In this week's edition of the coaching carousel, a trio of big men found new homes as Eric Thompson, Matt Meuleners, and Mauro Correnti all took new positions. The first announcement came from Arizona State who has hired Thomps...

  • from InterMat 09/03/21 6:25 PM

    Jude Swisher in Fargo (Photos/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Friday Morning, the University of Pennsylvania wrestling team received a verbal from their fifth top-100 recruit from the Class of 2022. Jude Swisher (Bellefonte, PA), #95 among current seniors, will join a star-studded group of w...

  • from InterMat 09/02/21 10:50 PM

    Shawn Bunch at the 2009 World Team Trials (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) As always there are plenty of top wrestlers competing in a variety of MMA shows across the globe. This week has a bit more international flavor as the preview features shows from Asia, the Middle Eas...

  • from InterMat 09/02/21 4:25 PM

    #15 ranked 133 lber Michael Colaiocco (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Penn Quakers released their wrestling schedule this morning, and boy, it's a good one! Let's look at some dates I am excited about that you should add to your calendar. Sunday, November 21st - The Keysto...

  • from InterMat 09/02/21 1:40 PM

    The 2021 individual NCAA champions (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) InterMat's 2021-22 preseason rankings have been released! They can be found here ! Since it is early September, these are very fluid. Many schools are trying to figure out weights, so we will likely see s...

  • from InterMat 09/01/21 5:35 PM

    Gabe LaVey competing for NC State On August 18th, it was back to school for students at Averett University in Danville, Virginia. Of course, that included a large contingent of wrestlers seeking to compete for head coach Blake Roulo's Division III program. But, back to school had an entirely differ...

  • from InterMat 08/31/21 10:25 PM

    Joey Butler (left) with teammate Isaiah Poppe (photo courtesy of the Butler family) How it started: 2017 InterMat Article on Joey Butler How it's going: Joey Butler, a Cadet-athlete at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is no ordinary college freshman. With aspirations to go into...

  • from InterMat 08/30/21 4:45 PM

    Cornell Robinson (right) at the 2018 Walsh Ironman (Photo Courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) About three weeks after we reported that Wyoming Seminary's head coach Scott Green was leaving the program to pursue a coaching position with Army West Point, the school filled their vacancy by hir...

  • from InterMat 08/30/21 1:40 PM

    The North Idaho College staff with Head Athletic Trainer Randy Boswell (Photo/Anna-Lee Marie;anna-leemariephotography.mypixieset.com) Wrestling coaching staffs across the country are defined by household wrestling names. Often overlooked are support staff members, whose primary responsibility is kee...

  • from InterMat 08/28/21 2:15 PM

    Marine Infantryman Rylee McCollum (left) and Navy Hospital Corpsman Max Soviak (right) On Thursday, two explosions rocked the gates at Kabul International Airport killing 13 U.S. Service members and an estimated more than 100 Afghani civilians. In a sport that's often viewed as synonymous with chara...

  • from InterMat 08/27/21 7:35 PM

    2021 16U freestyle National Champion Gabe Arnold (Photo courtesy of Josh Conklin; JoshConklinphotos.com) "It's just wrestling, it's just a game," I remember hearing J'den Cox utter these words in his 2017 post World Team Trials victory interview, after defeating the favored David Taylor, and being i...

  • from InterMat 08/27/21 12:00 PM

    Penn State's Bryce Jordan Arena (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) It's a rather slow time of year. In between Cadet Worlds, Tokyo, and Junior Worlds, there is a lull right now before we all ramp up for World Team Trials. Most of the questions that I've received asked about Trials predictions...

  • from InterMat 08/26/21 2:15 PM

    Ethan Aguigui competing for Guam (Photo courtesy of Ethan Aguigui) If you are immersed in the world of Wrestling Twitter, you have probably seen the name Ethan Aguigui. But who is this man and how did he get to Blacksburg, Virginia, from the beautiful island of Guam? Ethan was born and raised in ...

  • from InterMat 08/26/21 12:00 PM

    2x CIF State Placewinner Zeth Romney (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Cal Poly has undergone a recruiting renaissance under head coach Jon Sioredas and associate head coach Chris Chinouma. This duo, along with the rest of the Mustang coaching staff, continues to make keepin...

  • from InterMat 08/25/21 9:20 PM

    (photos courtesy of Little Rock Athletics) Today, Little Rock announced the latest addition to its coaching staff as Albert White will come aboard as the team's volunteer assistant. White was a teammate of head coach Neil Erisman at Oklahoma State during Erisman's final two years as a competitor. ...

  • from InterMat 08/25/21 3:00 PM

    Binghamton All-American Lou Deprez (Photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto) Remember growing up as a kid, there was always that one family in the neighborhood with tough kids? And no one ever wanted to mess with them, to smartly avoid a hefty hospital bill? Now imagine that family has four boy...

  • from InterMat 08/25/21 1:25 PM

    NC State's 3x All-American Kevin Jack (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State wrestling head coach Pat Popolizio has added former Wolfpack three-time All-American Kevin Jack as a volunteer assistant coach. Jack first captured All-American honors as a true ...

  • from InterMat 08/25/21 3:20 AM

    2020 CIF State Runner-up Joey Cruz (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The Oklahoma Sooners received a huge verbal commitment Tuesday evening as the top-ranked 120 lber in the nation, Joey Cruz (Bullard, CA), pledged to head coach Lou Rosselli's team. Cruz is ranked #13 over...

  • from InterMat 08/24/21 6:35 PM

    GREENSBORO, NC & ROSEMONT, IL & SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 today announced an historic alliance that will bring 41 world-class institutions together on a collaborative approach surrounding the future evolution of college athletics and scheduling. The alliance - which was unani...

  • from InterMat 08/23/21 5:40 PM

    2021 Junior World Champion Kylie Welker (Kadir Caliskan; UWW) Men's Freestyle 57 kg Gold - Ramazan Bagavudinov (Russia) Silver - Muhammet Karavus (Turkey) Bronze - Manvel Khndzrtsyan (Armenia) Bronze - Assylzhan Yessengeldi (Kazakhstan) 61 kg Gold - Rahman Amouzadkhalili (Iran) Silver - Ra...

  • from InterMat 08/21/21 2:30 PM

    Braxton Amos (Kadir Caliskan; UWW) The last group of American wrestlers took the mat Saturday morning in Ufa, Russia, during the second day of men's Greco-Roman competition at the Junior World Championships. Day one of the Greco tournament yielded no wins for the US team; however, Kodiak Stephens wa...

  • from InterMat 08/20/21 7:25 PM

    Kadir Caliskan; UWW) The team race in the women's freestyle portion of the 2021 Junior World Championships came down to the very last weight class of the entire tournament. A loss by India in a bronze medal bout at 72 kg crushed any hopes they had of catching the United States. The US also had an ac...

  • from InterMat 08/20/21 1:30 PM

    Clay Guida (left) and Mark Madsen(Photos courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) There has been plenty of wrestling to watch over the last few weeks, but the MMA machine keeps on moving. This weekend, in particular, there are a variety of shows complete with former wrestlers. The slate, ...

  • from InterMat 08/19/21 5:30 PM

    2021 Junior World Champions Kylie Welker (left), Amit Elor (center), Emily Shilson (Photo courtesy of Kadir Caliskan/UWW) Coming into Thursday, the United States Junior Women's program had never crowned more than a single world champion in the same year. That fact was blown out of the water by three...

  • from InterMat 08/18/21 5:15 PM

    2021 Junior World Champions Keegan O'Toole (left) and Rocky Elam (Photo courtesy of Kadir Calisken/UWW) "Make sure the stars are in your right hand." Those were the instructions from Junior National freestyle coach Kevin Jackson to his newly-minted 74 kg world champion, Keegan O'Toole. They also ma...

  • from InterMat 08/17/21 7:55 PM

    2021 Junior World Champion Braxton Amos (Photo courtesy of Kadir Caliskan/UWW) On the first day that medals were awarded at the Junior World Championships, the Americans came away with three. Braxton Amos (gold), Beau Bartlett (bronze), and Bryce Andonian (bronze) all have some extra hardware with t...

  • from InterMat 08/16/21 7:55 PM

    Braxton Amos at the 2021 Junior World Championships (Photo courtesy of Cliff Fretwell) Day one at the Junior World Championships yielded one finalist for the men's freestyle squad, along with three others that are in bronze medal contention. Five men's freestyle brackets began action Monday from Ufa...

  • from InterMat 08/16/21 12:00 PM

    2021 NCAA champion Shane Griffith (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) A few days into June, with the summer ahead of us, the Pac-12 Conference front office announced a set of policy changes that sent waves through the collegiate wrestling landscape. After over a decade of dwin...

  • from InterMat 08/16/21 12:15 AM

    2021 Olympic bronze medalist Helen Maroulis (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Today was the deadline for Olympic medalists to announce their intentions to compete at the 2021 World Championships. USA Wrestling ruled that any 2020 Olympic medalists would be able to lock in a ...

  • from InterMat 08/15/21 5:45 PM

    New Cornell volunteer assistant Nick Gwiazdowski (Photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) As we head into the dog days of summer, the coaching vacancies are beginning to dwindle a bit. Many schools have rounded out their coaching staffs, while a few others are still searching. It's...

  • from InterMat 08/14/21 3:20 PM

    Daton Fix (left), Maya Nelson (center), Kamal Bey (right) at the 2017 Junior World Championships (Photo courtesy of Richard Immel; RImmelPics.com) We're only days away from the start of the Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia. This will be the first time since 2019 that this tournament will be...