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  • Abdulrashid Sadulaev after winning a world title in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (Photo/Larry Slater) Olympic champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev has revealed that he is infected by the coronavirus. Sadulaev, arguably the world's top pound-for-pound freestyle wrestler, shared the news on an Instagram video. S...

  • Joe Dubuque, a two-time NCAA champion at Indiana and the current associate head coach at Princeton, joins Chad Dennis on Episode 55 of The MatBoss Podcast. They talk about the state of wrestling with the COVID-19 global pandemic and what the impact is on college wrestling, Princeton and the sport o...

  • It was a tale of two sports within the state Nebraska, as the NSAA -- the Nebraska Scholastic Athletic Association, the governing body for student athletic activities in the Cornhusker State -- came to two different conclusions about rules for two different high school sports this week. The NSAA Boa...

  • NCAA Division I wrestlers -- as well as student-athletes in other D1 college sports -- will be permitted to participate in voluntary athletics activities beginning June 1, the Division I Council voted electronically this week. The decision was announced late Thursday afternoon. The current waiver ...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kollin Moore earned the right to represent The Ohio State University as a 2020 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient. He named Ohio State's male recipient, while Jincy Dunne, a hockey player, was the female recipient. The Big Ten Conference's most exclusive award was the first of its ...

  • VILNIUS, Lithuania -- With few cases of COVID-19 nationwide, Lithuania's top wrestlers are returning to the mat, albeit with safety precautions in place. Lithuania has only seen 1600 total cases of COVID-19 and 60 deaths. Despite the lower numbers the wrestling federation and the athletes are tak...

  • Henry Cejudo takes his shoes off, signaling his retirement from wrestling, after losing at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials (Larry Slater) After Henry Cejudo announced his retirement from MMA on May 9 at UFC 249, speculation swirled about what was next for the 2008 Olympic gold medalist. One thing appea...

  • The 2019 NCAAs were held in Pittsburgh and attracted 109,405 fans (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) In more than a century of college wrestling, the competitive season has always taken place in the winter, usually starting in late fall, and concluding in mid- to late March ... going bac...

  • John Smith (left) coaching at the 2019 NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Earlier this week, Seth Duckworth of the "Pistols Firing" blog which covers Oklahoma State sports, reported on a "teaser tweet: suggesting that the Oklahoma Hall of Fame would be officially announcing that le...

  • STILLWATER, Okla. -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Thursday announced the regional winners of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA). The DSHSEA was established in 1996 to honor Olympic and World champion Dave Schultz, whose career was cut short when he was murdered in Jan...

  • CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland -- United World Wrestling has launched #ThisIsWrestling, a multi-platform social media campaign asking athletes, fans, coaches, and members of the wrestling community to share photos and videos of themselves as it relates to wrestling. The social media driven celebr...

  • Ethan Kyle, the Cowboy wrestler who later became a Cowboy coach at another school will now coach the Pioneers at Stillwater High School in Oklahoma. Ethan KyleKyle, who once wrestled for the Oklahoma State Cowboys then served as associate wrestling coach of the University of Wyoming Cowboys for th...

  • Lou Miloni, long-time, former head wrestling coach at Westside High School in Omaha until his retirement in 2000, died this week at his home in Arizona. He was 79. Lou MiloniMiloni took the helm of the Westside mat program in 1964. Over the course of his time at Westside, Miloni coached 24 individu...

  • Cody Runnels was a successful high school wrestler before becoming a pro wrestler It might be an understatement to say that wrestling is in the blood for Cody Runnels. However, it might not be the type of wrestling that takes place in high school gyms and wrestling rooms across the country. Before R...

  • John Smith (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) A wrestling wrong is about to be made right, as legendary wrestler and Oklahoma State head coach John Smith is about to become the first inductee with impressive wrestling credentials to be welcomed into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in its 92-year history&h...

  • Moore signs with RUDIS
    from InterMat 05/19/20 9:45 PM

    MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- RUDIS is proud to announce the signing of its newest sponsored athlete, Kollin Moore. Moore joins RUDIS at the culmination of a storied wrestling career at The Ohio State University, where he was a 3x NCAA All-American, a 2019 NCAA Finalist and the runner-up for the 2020 Hodge T...

  • STILLWATER, Okla. -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced the regional winners of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA). First presented in 2014, the TSHSEA is named for Tricia Saunders, a four-time World Champion and women's wrestling pioneer. Saunders was ...

  • Tom Ryan coaching against Stanford (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Tom Ryan has experienced the euphoria of coaching a team to a national championship. And experienced the heartache and devastation of losing a young son. Ryan shares his compelling, emotional and inspiring story in his new b...

  • Oklahoma adds transfer Moore
    from InterMat 05/18/20 7:00 PM

    Mitch Moore wrestling Ohio State's Luke Pletcher (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) NORMAN -- University of Oklahoma wrestling head coach Lou Rosselli announced the addition via transfer of two-time NCAA qualifier and ACC Freshman of the Year Mitch Moore to the roster on Monday. Moore comes to...

  • Isaiah Martinez battling Jordan Burroughs at Final X (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State wrestling coach Chris Pendleton has announced the additions of Isaiah Martinez and Nate Engel to the Beaver coaching staff. "I'm excited to officially announce the hi...

  • Kollin Moore gets his hand raised after winning a Big Ten title (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kollin Moore is one of five male finalists for Ohio State's prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor. The Big Ten Conference's most exclusive award was the first of its kind in interc...

  • Liam Cronin celebrates after a victory (Photo/Indiana Athletics) LINCOLN -- The Nebraska wrestling team added a highly-touted transfer on May 16 when Head Coach Mark Manning announced that Liam Cronin will join the Huskers as a graduate transfer for the 2020-21 season. Cronin, a 125-pounder, comes t...

  • Kevin Randleman, Ohio State wrestling great who went on to be one of the greats as a professional mixed martial arts fighter, was announced for induction into the Pioneer Wing of the UFC Hall of Fame Saturday night. The announcement was made during UFC Fight Night 176 to honor Randleman into the P...

  • Every NCAA wrestling championship is historic for its own reasons. The 1957 NCAAs held in Pittsburgh ranks as one of the all-time greats because of the significance of the stars who took to the mat in the finals. Dan Hodge concluded his Sooner career with a 45-0 record, and a pin (his 36th.) Iowa's ...

  • Magomed Aliomarov (Photo/United World Wrestling) Magomed Aliomarov, a leader in the development of women's wrestling in Russia, died Wednesday, after a brief battle with COVID-19. He was 67. Born in the small village of Tlyarosh in Dagestan, Aliomarov launched his lifelong involvement in the sport ...

  • USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, has formed four committees to deal with specific issues facing the organization and the sport caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These committees include numerous experienced professionals in a variety of industries who ha...

  • STILLWATER, Okla. -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Thursday announced the state winners of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA). The DSHSEA was established in 1996 to honor Olympic and World champion Dave Schultz, whose career was cut short when he was murdered in January...

  • Jim Goodale, the father of Rutgers University wrestling coach Scott Goodale and Jackson Memorial girls basketball coach Rachel Goodale, died Monday morning having battled leukemia then went into cardiac arrest. He was 77 years old. Scott Goodale with father Jim GoodaleCoaching appeared to run in t...

  • STILLWATER, Okla. -- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced the state winners of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA). First presented in 2014, the TSHSEA is named for Tricia Saunders, a four-time world champion and women's wrestling pioneer. Saunders was the ...

  • Last week ended with good news for a number of Ohio State student-athletes -- many of them former Buckeye wrestlers -- who had been victims of ongoing sexual abuse and assault at the hands of past university staff doctor Richard Strauss, who was employed by the Columbus-based school from 1978-1998, ...

  • "Give me liberty ... and give me collegiate wrestling!" Patrick Henry Community College -- the school named for the Revolutionary War patriot who uttered a phrase like that more than 200 years ago -- has announced that it will be adding a men's intercollegiate wrestling program. The Virginia-based...

  • Luke Broadwater Luke Broadwater '02, an Ithaca College wrestling alumnus, was surprised when he found out that the story he broke for the Baltimore Sun had earned the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize. His reporting led to a series of stories written last year in the Baltimore Sun exposing Baltimore's mayo...

  • Pat Galbincea, wrestling writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper who earned numerous honors over his 45-year career, died Friday afternoon at his home in Rocky River, Ohio just outside Cleveland from a stroke. He was 72. Pat GalbinceaGalbincea started covering wrestling for the Plain Deale...

  • Ben Askren before his Beat the Streets match against Jordan Burroughs in 2019 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The Wisconsin Regional Training Center is proud to announce that they are extending the contract of Ben Askren as the Regional Training Center Coach. Askren joined the RTC sta...

  • UFC 249 was definitely one for the history books. Saturday night's first major mixed martial arts event in months -- and the first pro sports event in this era of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic -- could also claim a couple other firsts. For starters, there were no fans in the stands at VyStar Vet...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The Hofstra University Department of Athletics and its wrestling program mourns the passing of Joel Kislin '73. Kislin, an All-American as a senior, passed away May 7 after a battle with cancer. He was 68. Joel KislinA two-time Middle Atlantic Conference champion and NCAA qualifi...

  • Ryan Millhof after a win at the 2019 Pac-12 Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The saying is ... you can never go home again. That said, it appears that NCAA All-American wrestler Ryan Millhof has found his way home to become a head wrestling coach ... at his high school al...

  • Based upon its principle of following current advice and direction from local health and government authorities, and with a focus on developing best practices for the return to wrestling, USA Wrestling has extended its suspension of sanctioned events through May 24. The postponement of national and...

  • Landon Williams (Photo/Wartburg College Athletics) WAVERLY, Iowa -- 2014 Wartburg College graduate Landon Williams has been named the head assistant coach of the Wartburg Wrestling program, head coach Eric Keller announced May 8, 2020. Williams is promoted to the full-time assistant position follo...

  • Bruce Baumgartner will call May 8, 2020, his final day at Edinboro. Bruce BaumgartnerBaumgartner served in the athletic department for over 30 years before assuming the role of Assistant Vice President for University Advancement two years ago. A four-time Olympic medalist in wrestling who served a...

  • MANHEIM, Pa -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced today that their annual national convention will switch to a virtual event in response to concerns over social distancing and travel. Sessions will run, as usual, just online starting Wednesday, July 29, and closing Friday, July 31....

  • Lake Highland Prep wrestling coach Mike Palazzo (left) coaching at the Doc Buchanan (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Confirmed by multiple media reports, including Brant Parsons at the Orlando Sentinel, Lake Highland Prep (Fla.) has made the decision to no longer compete as an FHSAA me...

  • WILLMAR and HUTCHINSON, Minn. -- Ridgewater College Warrior wrestlers will have a new head coach for the 2020-21 season. Meet Joey Brown from Washington state. Brown comes to Ridgewater College highly recommended after serving the previous five seasons as the head wrestling coach at Snohomish High ...

  • Sergei Beloglazov coaching Logan Massa (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Cliff Keen Wrestling Club and head coach Sergei Beloglazov have agreed to a contract extension in conjunction with the postponement of the Tokyo Games and the start of a new Olympic cycle, t...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Lukasz Zagowalko, a wrestling trainer with international experience, has been named as an assistant women's wrestling coach at New Jersey City University, head coach Elena Pirozhkova has announced. Zagowalko is the third member of the first-ever women's wrestling staff in NJCU h...

  • Chris Weiler takes a shot on Cornell's Ben Darmstandt at the 2018 NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) MADISON, Wis. -- Chris Weiler, the redshirt senior from Lehigh University, is headed west to finish out his collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin, head coach Chris Bono a...

  • Daryl Thomas BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Campbell head wrestling coach Scotti Sentes has announced the addition of former Old Dominion lead assistant Daryl Thomas to the Camels' coaching staff. Thomas served as assistant head coach for the last two seasons at ODU, originally joining the Monarchs' staff ...

  • Dan McCool He was one of a kind. And the sport of wrestling was lucky to have him. In 30-plus years of covering wrestling, I've never met a journalist more passionate about his craft than Dan McCool. It was a sad day in the wrestling world on Monday afternoon when the news broke that McCool had p...

  • Joe Rau at the Pan American Olympic Qualifier (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The Illinois Regional Training Center is happy to announce that it is adding world team member Joe Rau to its roster. Rau, originally from Chicago, Illinois, was the Olympic Trials champion and 2016 and w...

  • Jacori Teemer celebrates after getting a win against Penn State SAN FRANCISCO -- Pac-12 Networks is set to air a pair of wrestling matches from the 2019-20 season, including the Pac-12 Championships, this Sunday on Pac-12 Network. First up at 12 p.m. PT / 1 p.m. MT is the then-No. 5 Arizona State ...

  • from InterMat 04/30/20 8:45 PM

    Spencer Lee wrestling in the Big Ten Championships quarterfinals (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) MANHEIM, Pa -- On Thursday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the full slate of 2019-2020 Scholar All-American Team and Individual honorees for NCAA Division I with awards going...

  • Earlier this week, the NFHS Wrestling Rules Committee announced nearly a dozen new rules with an impact on high school wrestling -- eliminating restrictions on hair length, and clarification of weigh-in requirements to eliminate potential issues with having male and female wrestlers stepping onto th...

  • Ursinus College Athletics is devastated by the recent loss of former standout student-athlete Daniel Manganaro. Earlier this month Manganaro '15, a star on the Bears' wrestling team, was reported to have been one of two men paddling in a canoe on Seneca Lake in New York when the canoe overturned. D...

  • One of the top high school wrestling coaches in Oklahoma is about to take the helm as principal at his school. Matt SurberMatt Surber, head wrestling coach at Tuttle High School, has been named principal at the school just outside Oklahoma City. In the words of The Oklahoman -- the daily newspap...

  • The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on our lives. Disrupting long-standing ways of doing things. Like conducting wrestling practice in these times of shuttered schools, "shelter-in-place" orders, mandatory "home schooling" and "social distancing." Even in these challenging times, there ar...

  • "The NCAA takes biggest step yet toward allowing college athletes to be compensated for name, image and likeness." That's the headline on a MSN.com news story Wednesday reporting that the NCAA Board of Governors -- the association's highest governing body -- expressed support for recommended rule...

  • Spencer Lee wrestling in the Big Ten Championships quarterfinals (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa junior Spencer Lee was named co-winner of the AAU James E. Sullivan Award on Wednesday, presented annually since 1930 to the most outstanding amateur athlete ...

  • Last week, a decision made by the governor of Florida that deemed professional wrestling to be "an essential activity" generated headlines -- and some derision -- well beyond the Sunshine State. This week, the Florida High School Athletic Association took an historic first step in opening new oppo...

  • Heath Gray MANHEIM, Pa -- On Wednesday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the winners of both the Division II Wrestler of the Year and Rookie Wrestler of the Year awards. "We are proud to honor two very deserving athletes on their outstanding achievements during the 2020 season. ...

  • J'den Cox (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The date is March 18, 2017. J'den Cox has just defeated Minnesota's Brett Pfarr, 8-2, to win his third national championship in front of 18,000 fans at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. In his home state, he has just finished one of, if not ...

  • Hungry to watch some college wrestling in the off-season? Feeling housebound because of the COVID-19 quarantine? University of Tennessee-Chattanooga wrestling has just what you're looking for: old-school wrestling films available for your viewing pleasure ... this Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m. Easter...

  • As the result of a concerted effort to accommodate the growing number of female wrestlers, the 2020-21 high school wrestling rules changes are headlined by significant adjustments to weigh-in protocol and appropriate hair length requirements. The National Federation of State High School Associatio...

  • The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Executive Board unanimously voted to make girls wrestling an official team sport, removing its "emerging sport" status. The organization responsible for high school sports in the state of Arizona has further refined its state championships for girls wr...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Barry Hart, a successful coach with the Beat The Streets wrestling organization in New York City, has been named as an assistant women's wrestling coach at New Jersey City University, head coach Elena Pirozhkova has announced. Hart is the second member of the first-ever women's...

  • ASHLAND -- Southern Oregon University Director of Athletics Matt Sayre is staying in-house to pick Mike Ritchey's successor, at least for now. Sayre announced Monday that Joel Gibson, who completed his first season as the Raiders' head women's wrestling coach in 2019-20, will additionally oversee t...

  • Cash Wilcke wrestling Minnesota's Owen Webster in a dual meet (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) ESTHERVILLE, Iowa -- Iowa Lakes head wrestling coach Cody Alesch announced the addition of three-time NCAA qualifier Cash Wilcke to the staff as a graduate-assistant coach. "We couldn't be more excited ...

  • Josh Hokit (Photo/Fresno State Athletics) Josh Hokit, Fresno State heavyweight wrestler and running back, will continue his football career after signing an undrafted free agent agreement with the San Francisco 49ers. The former Bulldog walk-on agreed to his UDFA deal shortly after Saturday's NFL Dr...

  • Noah Adams after picking up a win in the semifinals of the Southern Scuffle (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Noah Adams, 197-pound redshirt sophomore wrestler at West Virginia University, has been named winner of the annual Hardman Award for West Virginia's amateur athlete of the year, as sele...

  • Quincy Monday wrestling Rider's Jesse Dellavecchia (Photo/Beverly Schaefer) NCAA wrestling may be over prematurely, but the lives of the student-athletes go on. COVID-19 put a halt to the NCAA wrestling season right before the national tournament was to start, ending the careers of many seniors, a...

  • It's not every day that a school can add two women's intercollegiate sports programs in one day -- and welcome aboard a head coach for one of those new women's programs. Nick SotoYet that's what just happened at St. Andrews University in North Carolina, which announced Friday the addition of women...

  • WHEELING, W.Va. -- Wheeling University has appointed August Wesley as Head Coach of the wrestling program, with the anticipation to be back on the mat for this upcoming season. August WesleyWesley joins Wheeling after a successful four-year stint running the Iowa State University club wrestling pr...

  • Iowa attracted 14,905 fans against Penn State (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) In the previous 13 years, the University of Iowa's wrestling program led the nation in home attendance. One thing it hadn't done, though, was put over 10,000 fans into Carver-Hawkeye Arena for every dual in a season. T...

  • MT. PLEASANT, Iowa -- Shawn Contos will take the reigns of both the men's and women's wrestling programs at Iowa Wesleyan University beginning May 1, 2020. This announcement is made as Coach Robert Powell submits his resignation to pursue other professional opportunities. "I am pleased to announce ...

  • It's a story that spans the decades, bringing together the winner of the 2020 Hodge Trophy ... and the mat legend whose name is on the award known as the "Heisman Trophy of amateur wrestling." Here's the Cliffs Notes version: Dan Hodge, three-time NCAA champ for the University of Oklahoma in the m...

  • The nomadic UFC 249 mixed martial arts event may have found a place to take place. In Jacksonville, the second-largest city in the state of Florida. In terms of when and where UFC 249 was to be held, the mixed martial arts event's date and location have been something of a moving target, originally...

  • Next year will likely see the start of SDHSAA-sanctioned girls' wrestling in South Dakota schools according to the the Rapid City Journal. The first reading approving the new sport was taken Tuesday by the South Dakota High School Activities Association's board of directors which governs school extr...

  • Wynn Michalak served as an assistant coach at Michigan State since 2016 BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Former Central Michigan All-American and U.S. Senior Nationals champion Wynn Michalak has been named associate head wrestling coach by first-year Campbell head coach Scotti Sentes. "Wynn Michalak fits into ...

  • Urbana University, a private school in central Ohio that had announced back in 2018 it had added an intercollegiate wrestling program with the hope of increasing its student enrollment, will close after this semester due to ongoing financial challenges which have worsened because of the current cor...

  • Army West Point head wrestling coach Kevin Ward returns to the MatBoss Podcast to talk about the situation at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, on Episode 54. Host Chad Dennis talks about the ins and outs of what the global pandemic means on college coaching, the recruiti...

  • Mizzou Athletics got some sad news Tuesday as one of its most endeared and longtime supporters, Ed "Doc" Lampitt, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on April 21. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. Lampitt is a Mizzou Athletics Hall of Fame (class of 1998) and National Wrestling Hall o...

  • Alex Dieringer at the Pan Am Championships with coaches Bill Zadick and Joe Russell (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Alex Dieringer will chase Olympic gold in a new training environment. After spending almost a decade (2011-2020) in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Dieringer announced Tuesday o...

  • Nico Megaludis: Chasing gold
    from InterMat 04/21/20 2:40 PM

    Nico Megaludis wrestling at the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) All through college, father and son spoke on the phone every night at nine. "The first thing in my mind was, 'How was practice? You didn't get injured?'" Dan Megaludis said. "You just have those worries as a p...

  • Two months after conducting a first-ever exhibition state wrestling tournament for girls, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association -- the organization that governs high school sports in the Sooner State -- made it official, approving the addition of a girls wrestling division at the 2021...

  • Minnesota's Colby Njos throws Joseph Roberts of Illinois in the Greco-Roman Junior National Duals finals (Photo/David Peterson) Due to the nature of what it would entail to host a national or regional USA Wrestling competition, with the first priority being the health and safety of all participants ...

  • Ben Honis reached the U.S. Open finals in 2019 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The Pennsylvania Regional Training Center (PRTC) has announced the addition of Ben Honis to its freestyle program. A 2019 All-American and First-Team All-Ivy selection, Ben competed with Cornell for four s...

  • Larry Nelson Wisconsin high school state champ. Big Ten titlewinner for the University of Michigan. Founding coach of the successful Vacaville High wrestling program for a third of century. Inductee into a half-dozen Halls of Fame. All these accomplishments describe Larry Nelson, legendary high sc...

  • Iowa's Michael Kemerer was ranked No. 2 prior to the NCAAs (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Michael Kemerer has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. The University of Iowa 174-pounder announced the news on Twitter Sunday night. The NCAA granted another year of eligibility for K...

  • DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- Delaware Valley University Director of Athletics David Duda announced on Monday that, after a national search, Andrew Taylor has been named the full-time head men's wrestling coach. Taylor comes to DelVal by way of Division III affiliate Baldwin Wallace University where he served...

  • Four-time state champion Jesse Vasquez is ranked No. 9 among all seniors (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Jesse Vasquez (Excelsior Charter, Calif.), the No. 9 overall wrestler in the Class of 2020, made his decision to attend Arizona State this weekend. Just under two months ago, he b...

  • Shae Bloom, 184-pound redshirt sophomore wrestler for Clarion University, passed away on Thursday, April 16, the Pennsylvania-based school announced Friday. He was 22 years old. Members of the Clarion wrestling team were informed of Bloom's death on the evening of April 16. Counseling services ha...

  • Michael McGee wrestling UNI's Jay Schwarm at the 2019 NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Two weeks after Old Dominion discontinued its wrestling program, two of the program's top lightweights announced where they will be finishing their college careers. Michael McGee announced his...

  • Mark Perry coaching Forrest Molinari (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State wrestling added another impressive hire to its coaching staff on Friday, with head coach Zeke Jones announcing the addition of four-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion Mark Perr...

  • MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association has announced the 2020 Division I All-American teams. Each year the NWCA recognizes the outstanding work of the DI Student-Athletes by naming the All-Americans based on their achievements in the national championship, however, this year du...

  • David McFadden was a three-time All-American for Virginia Tech (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The Pennsylvania Regional Training Center (PRTC) has announced the addition of three-time All-American David McFadden to its freestyle program. David joins Joey McKenna and Ethan Lizak as new PRTC a...

  • Born and raised in Iowa. Served in the U.S. Army. College-educated in Colorado then remained in the state as a high school teacher and wrestling coach. Headed back to the Midwest to teach and coach wrestling at Huron College in South Dakota. Those forty-two words encapsulate some of the high points...

  • One-on-One with Andrew Sparks
    from InterMat 04/16/20 2:45 PM

    Andrew Sparks gets his hand raised after winning a California state title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Andrew Sparks capped off an outstanding senior season at Calvary Chapel High School in California by claiming a title at the CIF State Wrestling Championships. Sparks defeated Cae...

  • High school wrestler, then coach. Director of the Colorado High School Coaches Association. National Wrestling Hall of Fame honoree. President of the Colorado Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. All of these accomplishments -- and more -- describe Arnold Torgerson Jr. The man affectiona...

  • OKWU has named Tom Carr to lead the wrestling program following his five-year tenure at Central Christian College. In April 2015, Central Christian College made the decision to add the sport of wrestling and named Tom Carr as the head wrestling coach. In the years since, Carr has laid the foundatio...

  • OKWU has named Tom Carr to lead the wrestling program following his five-year tenure at Central Christian College. In April 2015, Central Christian College made the decision to add the sport of wrestling and named Tom Carr as the head wrestling coach. In the years since, Carr has laid the foundatio...

  • Kurt Angle after winning a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta (Photo/Photo/Michel Lipchitz, AP) Kurt Angle, two-time NCAA heavyweight champ and 1996 Olympic gold medal-winning freestyle wrestler who later became a long-time fixture in professional wrestling, was among those released by the W...

  • Jan Maynard, two-time Ohio state champion wrestler and father of amateur wrestling star and mixed martial arts star Gray Maynard, passed away on March 24 in Las Vegas. He was 74. Jan Maynard with son Gray MaynardBorn October 10, 1945, Jan Maynard made a name for himself in wrestling at Cleveland So...

  • Cody Hughes, a three-sport athlete in high school who later served as a wrestling coach in two Florida schools, died Monday at age 32. Cause of death was not disclosed. Cody HughesHughes served as head wrestling coach at Sarasota High School, and before that, was an assistant to Andy Gugliemini ...

  • The Virtual NCAA Bracket from the 1980s has been released and Chad Dennis and Jason Laflin will go weight-by-weight to talk about this virtual tournament being run via FloArena and as part of the Legends of NCAA Wrestling Facebook Group and the MatBoss Podcast. The MatBoss Podcast is also sponsore...

  • CMU's Tom Borrelli, along with NIU's Ryan Ludwig, were named MAC Co-Coaches of the Year (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Mid-American Conference announced today the wrestling postseason awards for the 2020 season. Sharing the honor as MAC Coach of the Year is Central Mic...

  • Dan Dennis defeated Tony Ramos to earn a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlesAreWarriors.com) Olympian Dan Dennis is returning to Iowa City to become the Hawkeye Wrestling Club's coach. He replaces another former Hawkeye, Mark Perry, who recently left the position. "Dan ...

  • Jordan Burroughs dressed up as the Easter Bunny and helped brighten the day of neighborhood families in this difficult time Gold medalist in men's freestyle, at the 2012 Olympics. Four-time world champion. Two-time NCAA champ. Now Jordan Burroughs can add yet another role to his already impressive a...

  • Imagine a 10-year-old being a member of a college wrestling team, working out with teammates twice his age. Meet Samuel Sedelbauer, who just completed his first season with the wrestling program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Despite being a fourth grader, Samuel signed a letter of ...

  • Nick Piccininni (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Where do Cowboy wrestlers go once their collegiate mat careers have concluded? Apparently into mixed martial arts. Oklahoma State's Nick Piccininni has announced that he has signed with Zinkin MMA and will train at the American Kickboxing Acade...

  • Junior National freestyle runner-up Victor Voinovich (Brecksville, Ohio) verbally committed to Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon. The No. 14 overall wrestler in the Class of 2021 is also a two-time state placer, having won a state title as a freshman in 2018, and was projected to win a state titl...

  • UFC 249 postponed
    from InterMat 04/10/20 9:15 PM

    Tony Ferguson and Jason Gaethje were supposed to headline UFC 249, which has now been postponed UFC 249 -- featuring a main event featuring two former wrestlers, Tony Ferguson and Jason Gaethje -- has been postponed, the mixed martial arts organization has announced. Here is the text of the announc...

  • Thomas Gilman warming up for the Pan American Olympic Qualifier (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Thomas Gilman has found a new home to chase his Olympic dreams. Gilman, who is currently ranked No. 2 in the U.S. at 57 kilograms, announced Friday on Twitter that he is leaving Iowa City ...

  • Frank Molinaro at the 2019 U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State head wrestling coach Zeke Jones announced the addition of former four-time All-American and 2016 Olympian Frank Molinaro to the coaching staff on Thursday. "Frank Molinaro is an outst...

  • MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association has announced the 2020 Division II All-American teams. Each year the NWCA recognizes the outstanding work of the DII Student-athletes by naming the All-Americans based on their achievements in the national championship, however, this year d...

  • A group of women's college wrestling coaches and administrators from two-year universities held a historic meeting with members of the USA Wrestling staff on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to begin planning to launch a Community College Women's Wrestling National Championships in 2021. With the rapid growth o...

  • With no wrestling, Episode 52 features Chad Dennis and his assistant coaches from Harrison High School in Ohio will chat some wrestling. Join Dennis and Chris Baird and Eric Meyer as they talk all things wrestling in the current climate. About MatBoss: Created by coaches for coaches, MatBoss for...

  • Luke Pletcher wrestling against Northwestern's Alec McKenna on Feb. 9 (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) PITTSBURGH -- University of Pittsburgh head wrestling coach Keith Gavin announced the addition of two-time All-American Luke Pletcher to the staff as the volunteer assistant coach. "We coul...

  • Tom Brands coaching Alex Marinelli in Iowa's dual against Ohio State (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced Wednesday that University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has been named 2020 NWCA National Coach of the Year. The ...

  • It is with great sadness that the Edinboro University Athletic Department sends its condolences to the family of Shaun Shapert. A former wrestler at Edinboro, Shapert's body was found on a hillside in Shaler Township, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, on Monday night. He had turned 42 on January 1. Sh...

  • Eighteen months after first setting foot at the WWE Performance Training Center in Florida, Denzel Dejournette, 2017 NCAA All-American at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, made his first appearance in the ring at WWE Raw on Monday. Denzel DejournetteIn Dejournatte's WWE Raw debut, Set...

  • MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association has announced the 2020 Division III All-American teams. Each year the NWCA recognizes the outstanding work of the DIII Student-athletes by naming the All-Americans based on their achievements in the national championship, however, this yea...

  • Photo/United World Wrestling CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY -- The United World Wrestling bureau has voted to preserve the dates and host cities for the remaining qualification events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Bureau also passed a a series of technical adjustments to clarify athletes' Olympic eligibil...

  • Andrew Sparks defeated Cael Valencia to win the state title at 160 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) California state champion Andrew Sparks will be heading to the University of Minnesota. The Calvary Chapel (Calif) senior announced his commitment to Minnesota Monday night on In...

  • Justin GaethjeTwo former amateur wrestlers -- Tony Ferguson and Jason Gaethje -- will face each other for the interim UFC lightweight (155-pound) title at the main event at UFC 249, a pay-per-view scheduled for Saturday, April 18, as announced by UFC president Dana White Monday. White revealed the ...

  • MANHEIM, Pa. --?On Tuesday,?the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the Bob Bubb Coaching Excellence Award winner.? This award was scheduled?to be presented?at the?NWCA 2020 Jim Koch Division II Hall of Fame Banquet on the eve of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships?at?the?Denny...

  • CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland -- The stars of United World Wrestling took to social media in massive numbers this week to encourage fellow wrestlers and their fans to "Stay Strong and Stay at Home!" More than 70 of the world's most successful wrestlers, including Olympic champions Jordan BURROUGH...

  • Russia's Abdulrashid Sadulaev after winning his fourth world title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) This past weekend was supposed to bring one of USA Wrestling's most anticipated matchups of all time: Kyle Snyder vs. J'den Cox, both multiple-time world champions and Olympic medalists,...

  • MANHEIM, Pa. -- For the third year in a row, the Saints of Maryville University posted the top team GPA in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division II Scholar All-America ranking for the 2019-20 year, released Tuesday. Maryville bested its own record GPA with a 3.695 in this year...

  • Tate Orndorff qualified for the NCAAs twice while at Utah Valley (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Tate Orndorff, a two-time NCAA qualifier, is transferring from Utah Valley to Ohio State. The Washington native recently entered the NCAA transfer portal. He made the announcement of his ...

  • MANHEIM, Pa. -- On Thursday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced the NAIA Women's Wrestling National Coach of the Year Award and Campbellsville's Lee Miracle earned the honor. Lee MiracleCoach Miracle is in his seventh year as head coach and his squad took home a runner-up ...

  • Steve Costanzo (Photo/SCSU Athletics) The National Wrestling Coaches Association has selected St. Cloud State University's Steve Costanzo as the NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year Award winner for 2019-20. Presented annually, this honor goes to a coach who has demonstrated outstanding effo...

  • Seth Gross at the 2020 Big Ten Championships (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) After finishing a storied collegiate wrestling career, two-time NCAA finalist and 2018 NCAA Champion, Seth Gross will be joining the Wisconsin Regional Training Center as a resident athlete. Gross said "I am excited...

  • Penn State's Mark Hall and Iowa's Michael Kemerer shake hands before a dual meet (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) The Big Ten Network will air a wrestling marathon today with consecutive wrestling programs airing from Friday morning until Saturday morning. The wrestling marathon includes five ma...

  • Johnny Sebastian, a New Jersey native who recently wrapped up his career at the University of Wisconsin joins Chad Dennis on Episode 51 of The MatBoss Podcast. Sebastian was from the wrestling powerhouse at Bergen Catholic and started his career at Northwestern. After graduating, Sebastian was gran...

  • Old Dominion University as seen on March 12, 2020 (Photo/Stephen M. Katz) NORFOLK, Va. -- Old Dominion University Athletics announced it will discontinue the sport of wrestling effective immediately. Currently enrolled students will retain their scholarships through the completion of their fourth ac...

  • Cuba's Ismael Borrero recently won a gold medal at the Pan American Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Ismael Borrero, 2016 Olympic gold medalist for Cuba, is one of five Cuban athletes who has tested positive for COVID-19 as announced Thursday by the Cuban Ministry of Publ...

  • These days, with kids at home from school due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, there's no better time to introduce youngsters to all that's great about wrestling. With the pandemic, there's a smart, safe way to introduce them to the oldest and greatest sport … without leaving home: Simp...

  • Missouri's Max Askren defeated Boise State's Kirk Smith in the NCAA finals in 2010 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Want to catch some NCAA wrestling on TV while in quarantine? ESPNU will be airing five years of NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Saturday, April 4, from noon un...

  • Yet another major amateur wrestling event is doing a major calendar shift. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has rescheduled its 2020 Honors Weekend from June 5-6 of this year to exactly one year later ... to June 5-6, 2021. The annual event -- which welcomes honorees to the National Wrestling ...

  • ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- Augustana will add women's wrestling to its varsity athletic lineup beginning with the 2021-22 school year, it was announced today by director of athletics Mike Zapolski. The addition of women is wrestling pushes to 26 the number of intercollegiate varsity sports offered by Aug...

  • 'Grapple at the Garden was held in Hulu Theater last year (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) NEW YORK -- Beat The Streets, the largest grassroots inner-city wrestling program in the United States, today announced that "Grapple At The Garden," its annual fundraiser which was to be held on...

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact of each of us in unique ways. For families with youngsters, that can mean mandatory home schooling with mom and dad looking for activities that are educational yet fun. And "social distancing" and "shelter in place" have turned things upside down for youth wre...

  • Ryan Riggs FERRUM, Va. -- Director of Athletics John Sutyak has announced the hiring of Ryan Riggs as head men's wrestling coach at Ferrum College. Riggs has been with the Panther wrestling program the past four seasons and recently completed his second year as associate head coach. "We are extrem...

  • With unanimous support of the USA Wrestling COVID-19 Advisory Committee, USA Wrestling has suspended all sanctioned events and national events through May 10. This is an extension of a previous suspension of activities announced on March 16, which discontinued sanctioned events through April 6 and ...

  • Frank Molinaro wrestling Bryce Meredith at the U.S. Senior Nationals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Frank Molinaro, U.S. freestyle wrestler at the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2013 NCAA champ for Penn State, has symbolically placed his shoes on the mat, so to speak, by announcing that he wi...

  • USA Wrestling, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, the Bryce Jordan Center and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have collectively decided to postpone the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Wrestling, scheduled for April 4- 5, 2020 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The International Olympic Committee has ...

  • Hayden Hidlay was selected ACC Wrestler of the Year (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Led by a historic first by brothers Hayden and Trent Hidlay, Atlantic Coast Conference champion NC State has swept the league's season honors for 2019-20. Hayden Hidlay (157 pounds...

  • Stephen V. DeAugustino, pioneering wrestler and coach in Pennsylvania, died Friday, March 27, 2020 after a brief illness. Steve DeAugustino was 95. DeAugustino was born in Pine Twp., Mercer County on Nov. 9, 1924 to Leonard and Mary (Puntureri) DeAugustino DeAugustino was a graduate of Grove City ...

  • NCAA wrestlers who had their seasons cut short due to the spread of coronavirus will not be granted additional eligibility, the NCAA announced Monday. The NCAA's Division I Council voted to allow schools to provide student-athletes participating in spring sports an additional season of competition...

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    Spencer Lee finished the season with a perfect 18-0 record (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa junior Spencer Lee has been named winner of the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented annually to the nation's most dominant college wrestler. He ...

  • Chris Pendleton coaching at the Pac-12 Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Corvallis -- Chris Pendleton, one of the most successful collegiate wrestlers in the history of the sport, has been selected to lead the Oregon State program, Vice President and Director of Athletics ...

  • Mark your calendars: the next Summer Olympics have been rescheduled to begin July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee and Japan announced Monday morning. With the new schedule, the Tokyo Olympics will have its Opening Ceremonies on July 23, 2021 ... with the Closing Ceremonies t...

  • Iowa's Spencer Lee rides PSU's Brandon Meredith in a dual meet on Jan. 31 (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Spencer Lee -- University of Iowa junior who was crowned 2020 Big Ten champion at 125 pounds (and named 2020 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year at the conference championships) -- has been named th...

  • The Board of Trustees of MacMurray College in Illinois has announced the small private college will be closing down after 174 years ... along with its men's and women's intercollegiate wrestling programs, which were added to their sports roster less than four years ago. As InterMat reported in Jan...

  • Want to get a conversation going -- or start a fight -- among wrestlers, coaches and fans? Cael SandersonPut together any kind of ranking of wrestlers or wrestling programs. Some examples: InterMat's recent feature providing details of late historian Jay Hammond's three biggest upsets in NCAA Di...

  • Kyle Dake defeated David Taylor in the 2013 NCAA finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Do you want to re-live Kyle Dake making history by becoming the first wrestler to win four NCAA titles in four different weight classes? Now you can. ESPN will be re-airing the 2013 NCAA Divisi...

  • Aurora University, an NCAA Division III institution, announced the return men's wrestling and addition of women's wrestling to the varsity sport offerings at AU. The Spartan wrestling program's will begin in the 2021-2022 season and become AU's 23rd and 24th collegiate sport. "We are thrilled that...

  • Iowa coach Tom Brands guided Iowa to a No. 1 ranking heading into the NCAAs (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has been named 2020 InterMat Coach of the Year, the amateur wrestling website announced Friday. This award, presented each year since 2006 to the b...

  • Joe Heskett (Photo/Mark Aikman) A GoFundMe page has been set up Thursday, March 26 for former wrestler/coach Joe Heskett who suffered a stroke earlier this month. Here's how the GoFundMe page, sponsored by Evelyn Heskett, described Joe Heskett's present situation: "On Thursday, March 12, 2020 Joe...

  • Scott Sentes (Photo/Bennett Scarbourgh) BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- After helping Campbell's wrestling program to unprecedented heights, Scotti Sentes has been named head coach, announced today by director of athletics Omar Banks. Since arriving at Campbell, Sentes has helped the Camels to three Southern ...

  • MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. -- Dan Willis has been named the new Head Coach of the University of Mount Olive Wrestling team, it was announced by Vice President for Athletics Jeff Eisen. "Dan brings a wealth of coaching experience and is a fixture in North Carolina wrestling, which combined with his energy an...

  • Dick DiBatista, legendary wrestler, coach and referee, passed away at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania on Feb. 29, 2020 ... though his death was not widely reported until Wednesday, March 25, 2020. He was 99 years old. Born in Palombaro, Italy in October 1920, Richard "Dick" DiBatista and h...

  • Sammy Sasso compiled a record of 24-3 as a freshman (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Sammy Sasso, Ohio State redshirt freshman originally from Pennsylvania, has been named 2020 InterMat Freshman of the Year, the amateur wrestling website announced on Thursday. This award, presented each year...

  • Larry Owings stunned Dan Gable in the 1970 NCAA finals Wrestling fans love a great upset -- unless it's their wrestler who is the one who comes out on the losing end. Fifty years ago this week, arguably the biggest upset in NCAA Wrestling Championships finals history took place at the 1970 NCAAs wh...

  • SALEM, Va.-- Roanoke College Director of Athletics Scott Allison has announced the hiring of Nate Yetzer to serve as the college's first head wrestling coach. Allison announced in January the addition of wrestling as the College's 22nd NCAA Division III sponsored athletic program. The Maroons wi...

  • Andy Vogel has been named head coach for the reinstatement of the Hiram College men's wrestling program -- as well as the Director of Wrestling Operations -- the Ohio-based college announced Monday. Vogel comes to Hiram from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa., where he served as the head wrestl...

  • FERRUM, Va. -- Director of Athletics John Sutyak has announced the resignation of Nate Yetzer as the head men's wrestling coach at Ferrum College. Yetzer is leaving to accept the same position at Roanoke College, which recently announced that it would be starting a new mat program. Nate YetzerYetze...

  • It's official: The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that the 2020 Olympics, originally scheduled to take place in Tokyo starting on July 24, will be postponed until 2021, due to the worldwide coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic ...

  • ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Elmira College Associate Vice President of Athletics Renee Carlineo is pleased to introduce Cody Griswold as the first head coach of the new EC women's wrestling team. Griswold will be tasked with building the women's wrestling program from the ground up, as the Soaring Eagles prepar...

  • Iowa's Spencer Lee won the award for most dominant wrestler (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released the winners and final standings for the 2020 NCAA wrestling awards in Divisions I, II and III. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wre...

  • Fan voting has begun for the 2020 Dan Hodge Trophy. Links: Fan Vote | Hodge Finalists 2020 Highlight Video Despite the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Championships, it is once again time to select the top wrestler in the collegiate ranks as voting will soon begin for the 2020 WIN Magazi...

  • The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are expected to be postponed, most likely to 2021, with details to be worked out in the next four weeks, long-time International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA Today Monday afternoon. "On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decide...

  • The Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast has released a two-part documentary series on legendary wrestler and coach Dan Gable. The series features original interviews from Dan Gable, Barry Davis, Lincoln McIlravy, Tom Brands, Jim Gibbons, Alan Fried, Tom Ryan and many others. Part one details Gable...

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board announced today it is considering possibility of delaying the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while Team Canada and the Australian Olympic Committee have revealed it won't be sending any of its athletes -- including wrestlers -- to this year's Games, w...

  • Spencer Lee at the 2020 Big Ten Championships (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa junior Spencer Lee has been named one of 10 finalist for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award, presented annually since 1930 to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United Sta...

  • We all say, "I need to be reading more." Now you can do something about that. With the abrupt ending of the college wrestling season, picking up a good book about our favorite sport makes sense right now. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has put together a quick list of great books you'll want t...

  • Dylan Cottrell (Photo/Glenville State Athletics) GLENVILLE, W.Va. -- The Glenville State College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the addition of wrestling to the list of Pioneer athletic teams, as well as the hiring of Dylan Cottrell as the head coach for the new team. Cottrell comes to...

  • RIO GRANDE, Ohio -- Jason Schweer has been tabbed as the head coach of the University of Rio Grande's new men's wrestling program. Athletic director Jeff Lanham made the announcement Friday afternoon. Jason SchweerThe 31-year-old native of Waverly, Iowa comes to the RedStorm after spending the pas...

  • Nick LeForce comes on to The MatBoss Podcast to talk about one of the most polarizing topics in high school wrestling, transferring. LeForce went to four different high schools in four years and has a unique take on the position. LeForce tried to balance the desire to wrestle with battling a broken...

  • Cary Kolat coaching at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) A week after Navy announced that Joel Sharratt would not be returning as head wrestling coach, the program has found his replacement: Cary Kolat. The news was first reported by The Capital, a daily newspaper in Annapoli...

  • Kenny Monday and Coleman Scott coaching Tony Ramos (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Two-time Olympic medal-winning wrestler. Three-time NCAA All-American for Oklahoma State. Four-time Oklahoma high school state champ. National Wrestling Hall of Fame honoree. Now Kenny Monday has adde...

  • Despite the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Championships, it is once again time to select the top wrestler in the collegiate ranks as voting will soon begin for the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy. Eight Division I wrestlers, who finished the season undefeated going into ...

  • NC State's Darrion Caldwell stunned Iowa's Brent Metcalf in the NCAA finals in 2009 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Normally, this is the time of year when college wrestling fans are focused on the NCAA Wrestling Championships. This year, things are different, with the NCAA canceling ...

  • Pennsylvania -- arguably a hotbed for amateur wrestling -- will now have at least one high school with a dedicated girls wrestling program. McCaskey High School in Lancaster will be the first in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to have a girls mat program, thanks to a unanimous vote of the School D...

  • Jacobe Smith wrestling MSU's Drew Hughes at the 2019 NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Jacobe Smith, an NCAA All-American wrestler for Oklahoma State, has signed a contract with Zinkin MMA, a major mixed martial arts management organization. Smith posted the news on his Facebook ...

  • Tom Ryan just concluded his 13th season as Ohio State's head wrestling coach (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) For the past 33 years, Tom Ryan knew exactly where he would be on Thursday morning in the third week of March. On the mat at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. But Thursday, March 19,...

  • Wyoming Seminary won the Walsh Jesuit Ironman title by 45.5 points (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Link: Final Fab 50 Team Rankings The 2019-20 high school wrestling season was certainly one to remember. Crowning a national champion this year was pretty clear, despite the only undefeated team ...

  • Braxton Amos has been named InterMat High School Wrestler of the Year (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Link: Final High School Individual Rankings If one has been paying any attention to the news, the novel coronavirus has put global society at a total stalemate for the last week and will do...

  • One week after the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame had announced its Class of 2020 honorees, the Cresco, Iowa-based facility has announced it is postponing the ceremony one year, to 2021. Here is the statement issued by the Hall on Tuesday, March 17: Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandem...

  • USA Wrestling has postponed the 2020 U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Open, which was scheduled to take place at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 21-26. The U.S. Open includes a number of major national-level competitions, including: • UWW Junior Nationals (April 23-25) ...

  • The coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an impact on a number of amateur wrestling events. Now it is affecting the National Wrestling Hall of Fame facilitates in Stillwater and Waterloo, as both halls will be closed through the end of the month. The Hall of Fame located in Stillwater, Okla. has announc...

  • Dick DiBatista won his third EIWA title in 1943 (Photo/National Wrestling Hall of Fame) When it was announced last week that the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Championships for Divisions I, II and III had been canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the news was so startling, many in the w...

  • NCWA championship trophies (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The National Collegiate Wrestling Association held its annual national wrestling championships in Texas this weekend, in contrast to other sports organizations such as the NCAA which had cancelled major sports events such as national ...

  • MINNEAPOLIS -- For the third straight year, Augsburg University men's wrestler Victor Gliva (SR, Farmington, Minn./Farmington HS) was named as the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average scheduled to compete at the NCAA Division III...

  • At USA Wrestling, our No. 1 priority is always the safety of our athletes and their families, all our members, our national staff and the entire U.S. wrestling community. With that in mind, USA Wrestling has made the decision to immediately enact the following: • Discontinue all sanctioned ev...

  • Thomas Gilman was one of three gold medalists for the U.S. in freestyle at the Pan American Olympic Qualifier (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) OTTAWA, Canada -- It was a day of mixed emotions for the American freestyle wrestling program. The U.S. freestyle team entered Sunday's Pan Am...

  • Sarah Hildebrandt celebrates after beating Canada's Jessica MacDonald (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) OTTAWA, Canada -- The United States will be represented in all six women's wrestling weight classes at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. On Saturday, the American women domina...

  • While the wrestling community remains disappointed that the NCAA was forced to cancel the Championships on all three divisional levels, fans will still get a chance to be part of the voting process in determining the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy winner. Between March 23-27, fans...

  • In the wake of the cancellation of all NCAA sports for the winter and spring seasons, Chad Dennis gets on the horn for Episode 49 of The MatBoss Podcast to talk with Wyoming head wrestling coach Mark Branch about the situation and the feelings going around his wrestling room and others around the c...

  • For college wrestling fans, the decision to cancel the 2020 Wrestling Championships for NCAA Division I, II and III because of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is understandable ... but understandably disappointing. However, here's a bit of good news: If you ordered tickets from an official NCAA...

  • Joe Rau won a gold medal at 87 kilograms (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) OTTAWA, Canada -- On Friday, the United States qualified four of the six Olympic Greco-Roman weight classes for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Ildar Hafizov (60 kilograms), Alejandro Sancho (67 kilogram...

  • The Olympic Team Trials will be held at Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State Due to the ever-changing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and out of concern for the health and well being of athletes, fans, staff and the community, USA Wrestling, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, the...

  • On Friday, the National High School Coaches Association announced that the 31st High School Nationals will take place May 19-21 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The event was originally scheduled for March 27-29, but has been rescheduled due to the spread of coronavirus. The NHSCA released the followin...

  • Joel Sharratt ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced Friday that Joel Sharratt will not return as head coach of the Navy wrestling program. A national search will begin immediately for the program's next head coach. "My gratitude to Joel for his efforts and th...

  • Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com Fallout from the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, has reached the global sports world. All major professional sports organizations have canceled or suspended their seasons and the NCAA, no doubt feeling immense pressure, has canceled the NCAA Wrestling Champio...

  • Missouri head wrestling coach Brian Smith (Photos/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) pic.twitter.com/RwVGNmIkIP— Brian Smith (@mutigerstyle) March 12, 2020 Today is sad day. I feel for all our student-athletes and those that have been affected by this current situation. ?????'" https://t.co/yQUIIPz...

  • The 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships were scheduled to be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis The NCAA Wrestling Championships in all three divisions -- along with all the remaining winter and spring championships -- have been canceled due to the spread of coronavirus. The NCAA rel...

  • T.J. Miller (Photo/Loras College Athletics) CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- On Thursday, prior to the NCAA Division III Championships, the National Wrestling Coaches Association honored the six finalists for the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year and announced the winner as selected by his peers. Th...

  • The 2020 NAIA Women's Wrestling Invitational was scheduled to be held at Harold Newman Arena The NAIA Women's Wrestling Invitational has been canceled. The NAIA announced Thursday that it will cancel the remainder of its winter championship events due to the spread of coronavirus, including the NAI...

  • The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic -- formerly known as the Dapper Dan -- has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus. The event was scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 14. Directors Kraig Nellis and Phillip Mary issued the following statement: The Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic has be...

  • At USA Wrestling, our number one priority is always the safety of our athletes and their families, all our members, our national staff and the entire U.S. wrestling community. With that in mind, USA Wrestling's Executive Committee, its newly-created Coronavirus Advisory Committee, and members of th...

  • Four individuals who have made major contributions to the sport of wrestling in the state of Iowa will be welcomed into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame's Class of 2020, the Cresco, Iowa-based amateur wrestling hall announced Monday. This year's honorees: Tom Hogan: three-time state medalist inclu...

  • Mike Ritchey ASHLAND -- Mike Ritchey, who shaped the culture of Southern Oregon University athletics over the course of four decades in the department, announced his retirement Tuesday after 25 seasons as the Raiders' head men's wrestling coach. A nine-time regional coach of the year and the two-t...

  • The 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings The brackets have been released for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The event takes place March 19-21 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Link: Brackets

  • Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, NCAA championship events, including the NCAA wrestling tournaments, will take place with no fans. Only essential staff, athletes and coaches will be able to attend. "I have made the decision to conduct our upcoming championship events, including the D...

  • Spencer Lee is seeded No. 1 at 125 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Today, starting at 4 p.m. ET, the NCAA revealed the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in each weight class. The NCAA's selection show, which will unveil the seeds and brackets, is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET and can been be seen at NCAA.co...

  • Ohio State University announced Friday it has reached a monetary settlement with survivors in 11 of the 18 lawsuits pending against the school regarding sexual assault claims related to Richard Strauss, a university-employed physician from 1978 to 1998 who died by suicide in 2005. The 11 lawsuits ...

  • Rulon Gardner stunned Alexander Karelin at the 2000 Olympic Games The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday that it will host "Miracle on the Mat: Gardner Shocks Karelin" at 2:45 p.m. on March 21 on the main stage at the NCAA Wrestling Tournament Fan Fest in The Armory in Minneapolis....

  • The OHSAA State Wrestling Championships are held at the Schottenstein Center Hours after the governor of Ohio recommended that indoor sporting events within the state take place without fans in the stands because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced ...

  • You could win a luxurious 2020 Infiniti Q50 sedan -- and help the CSU Bakersfield wrestling program -- by purchasing a raffle ticket in this year's "Ride in Style" Roadrunner wrestling car raffle fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the CSUB wrestling program. Each ticket is just $100. Only 1,00...

  • The Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast today announced that it will interview J Robinson and Barry Davis during the 2020 WIN Show/NCAA Fan Fest. The interviews will take place as follows: Friday (3/20), 2p.m. J Robinson Saturday (3/21), 2:30 p.m. Barry Davis Location: Booth 19 Both interviews wil...

  • Patrick McKee received an at-large berth at 125 pounds (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA announced the 48 at-large selections for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Minneapolis. Seeding and brackets for this year's event will be revealed tomorrow, March 1...

  • OTTAWA, Canada -- The U.S. men's freestyle team won all six of its finals on Monday night at the Pan American Championships in Ottawa, Canada, and ran away with the team trophy, scoring 205 points. In second place was Canada with 120, and Cuba rounded out the top-three with 100 points. Those picki...

  • Jim Zalesky (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Corvallis -- Oregon State University Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes announced Monday that there will be a change of leadership of the wrestling program at the conclusion of the season. "I want to thank Coach Jim Zale...

  • Spencer Lee defeated Purdue's Devin Schroder to claim the Big Ten title (Photo/Juan Garcia) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa junior Spencer Lee has been named a semifinalist for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award, presented annually since 1930 to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United ...

  • Mark Hall celebrates after picking up a win against Ohio State (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the Division I Wrestling Championships. Both all-session and single-sessio...

  • Two former champion wrestlers -- Yoel Romero, and Deron Winn -- both suffered defeats at UFC 248 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night. Romero loses decision to Adesanya in middleweight main event In the main event at UFC 248, Israel Adesanya held onto his middleweight (185-pound) title wi...

  • 125: 1st: No. 4 Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 14 Alex Mackall (Iowa State), 3-1 3rd: Christian Moody (Oklahoma) pinned No. 13 Jacob Schwarm (UNI), 2:35 5th: Cody Phippen (Air Force) dec. McGwire Midkiff (NDSU), 2-0 7th: Daniel Vega (SDSU) maj. dec. Joey Thomas (West Virginia), 12-4 133:...

  • NC State won the ACC title by four points over runner-up Pitt (Photo/NC State Athletics) PITTSBURGH, PA. -- The NC State wrestling team won back-to-back ACC Championships for the first time since 2001-02, as the Wolfpack claimed top honors at the 2020 ACC Championship Sunday at Pitt. NC State won ...

  • 125: 1st: No. 18 Jakob Camacho (NC State) dec. No. 2 Jack Mueller (Virginia), 11-4 3rd: Joey Prata (Virginia Tech) dec. Louis Newell (Pittsburgh), 5-2 133: 1st: No. 6 Mickey Phillipi (Pittsburgh) dec. Jaime Hernandez (North Carolina), 8-5 3rd: Louie Hayes (Virginia) dec. Jarrett Trombley (NC State)...

  • 125: 1st: Korbin Meink (Campbell) dec. Fabian Gutierrez (Chattanooga), 7-4 3rd: Sean Carter (Appalachian State) maj. dec. Cian Fischer (Davidson), 11-3 133: 1st: No. 8 Noah Gosner (Campbell) dec. Codi Russell (Appalachian State), 4-1 3rd: Kyle Gorant (Davidson) dec. Wade Cummings (Chattanooga), 14-...

  • Campbell captured its second staright SoCon title (Photo/Campbell Athletics) BOONE, N.C. -- Campbell captured its second straight Southern Conference Wrestling Championship behind five individual titles and nine medalists Sunday at the Holmes Convocation Center. Claiming individual championships we...

  • Oklahoma State won its eighth consecutive Big 12 title (Photo/Oklahoma State Athletics) TULSA, Okla. -- The Oklahoma State wrestling team claimed three individual titles at the finals of the 2020 Big 12 Wrestling Championships Sunday night, as the Cowboys finished with 147.5 team points and a 31-poi...

  • Missouri captured the MAC title (Photo/Missouri Athletics) DeKALB, Ill. -- Mizzou Wrestling claimed its ninth-straight conference tournament title and eighth-straight MAC Tournament Championship, scoring 142.0 team points as the two-day event ended Sunday (March 8). Mizzou has won the MAC tournament...

  • 125: 1st: No. 7 Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan) dec. No. 15 Kilian Cardinale (Old Dominion), 2-0 3rd: No. 8 Luke Werner (Lock Haven) dec. Jonathan Tropea (Rider), 9-7 5th: Cameron Valdiviez (Missouri) pinned Logan Heil (Cleveland State), 1:17 7th: Bryce West (Northern Illinois) dec. Christian Ga...

  • Iowa's Alex Marinelli defeated Penn State's Vincenzo Joseph to claim the title at 165 pounds (Photo/Juan Garcia) PISCATAWAY, New Jersey -- The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team won the 2020 Big Ten Championship on Sunday, scoring 157.5 team points and crowning three individual champions. ...

  • Sebastian Rivera defeated Roman Bravo-Young to claim the title at 133 pounds (Photo/Juan Garcia) 125: 1st: No. 1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) maj. dec. No. 6 Devin Schroder (Purdue), 16-2 3rd: No. 12 Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern) dec. No. 17 Jack Medley (Michigan), 3-2 5th: Liam Cronin (Indiana) pinned A...

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  • The McKendree women captured the title with 191 points ADRIAN, Mich. -- The No. 1-ranked McKendree University women's wrestling team competed in the inaugural Cliff Keen National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championship (NCWWC) Friday and Saturday afternoon at Adrian College. The Bearcats finished ...

  • Clackamas repeated as NJCAA national champion (Photo/Clackamas Community College) COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Led by individual champion Josh Shaner (133), two runners-up and seven All-Americans, Clackamas repeated as the NJCAA Nationals champion on Saturday night. Shaner defeated Ladamien Sturdivant o...

  • 125: 1st: No. 10 Brandon Courtney (Arizona State) dec. Jackson Disario (Stanford), 4-1 3rd: Brandon Kaylor (Oregon State) dec. Alex Hernandez-Figueroa (CSU Bakersfield), 7-3 5th: Jayden Carson (Little Rock) maj. dec. Benny Martinez (Cal Poly), 15-3 133: 1st: No. 17 Devan Turner (Oregon State) dec. ...

  • Arizona State secured its 19th conference title (Arizona State Sports Information) STANFORD, Calif. -- The No. 6 Sun Devil wrestling team willed their way back to the top of the conference with five individual titles to win its third Pac-12 Wrestling Championship in four years after posting their hi...

  • Grand View captured its ninth straight national title (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) WICHITA, Kan. -- Brackets | Team Scores | No. 1 Grand View claimed their ninth consecutive national title tonight while crowning two individual national champions at the 2020 NAIA National Championship at the Ha...

  • Northwestern's Sebastian Rivera knocked off No. 1 Seth Gross of Wisconsin (Photo/Juan Garcia) 125: No. 1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) tech. fall No. 17 Jack Medley (Michigan), 19-3 3:23 No. 6 Devin Schroder (Purdue) dec. No. 12 Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern), 6-0 133: No. 5 Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern...

  • Lehigh captured its third straight EIWA title (Photo/Lehigh Athletics) BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- A tight team race was expected at the 116th EIWA Championships, but a strong Saturday session propelled Lehigh its third consecutive team title. The Mountain Hawks placed five wrestlers in the finals and won thr...

  • 125: No. 7 Drew Hildebrandt (Central Michigan) maj. dec. Cameron Valdiviez (Missouri), 11-2 No. 15 Kilian Cardinale (Old Dominion) dec. Logan Heil (Cleveland State), 8-5 133: No. 19 Tim Rooney (Kent State) dec. No. 18 DJ Fehlman (Lock Haven), 4-2 SV2 No. 20 Allan Hart (Missouri) dec. No. 15 Derek S...

  • 125: Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) maj. dec. McGwire Midkiff (North Dakota State), 12-1 Alex Mackall (Iowa State) dec. Cody Phippen (Air Force), 7-3 133: Mosha Schwartz (Northern Colorado) dec. Anthony Madrigal (Oklahoma), 3-2 Cameron Sykora (North Dakota State) dec. Montorie Bridges (Wyoming), ...

  • Lehigh's Josh Humphreys celebrates after beating Princeton's Quincy Monday in the finals at 157 pounds (Photo/Juan Garcia) 125: 1st: No. 3 Patrick Glory (Princeton) dec. Joe Manchio (Columbia), 3-0 3rd: No. 5 Brandon Paetzell (Lehigh) dec. No. 20 Gage Curry (American), 4-1 5th: No. 16 Trey Chalifoux...

  • Grand View's Justin Portillo gets his hand raised after a semifinal victory at 125 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) 125: Justin Portillo (Grand View (Iowa) dec. Alexander Nunez (Life Pacific), 4-3 Nick Kunz (Montana State-Northern) dec. Riley Siason (Menlo), 11-4 133: Blaysen Terukina (Men...

  • The Rutgers Athletic Center is hosting the 2020 Big Ten Championships (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) 125: Spencer Lee (Iowa) pinned Nicolas Aguilar (Rutgers), 2:53 Jack Medley (Michigan) dec. Justin Cardani (Illinois), 9-4 TB2 Michael Deaugustino (Northwestern) dec. Brandon Meredith (Penn St...

  • Nick Farro celebrates after beating No. 16 Zack Trampe in sudden victory (Photo/Juan Garcia) 125: No. 3 Patrick Glory (Princeton) maj. dec. No. 16 Trey Chalifoux (Army), 12-1 Joe Manchio (Columbia) dec. Dominic Lajoie Ithaca, NY (Cornell), 9-7 133: No. 4 Chas Tucker (Cornell) dec. Casey Cobb (Navy)...

  • Wisconsin's Evan Wick is ranked No. 4 at 165 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Head coach Chris Bono has announced that Wisconsin's Evan Wick will not be competing at this weekend's Big Ten Conference Wrestling Championship due to an unexpected medical conditi...

  • Follow the action from the seven NCAA Division I conference tournaments taking place this weekend. Big Ten Wrestling Championships Date: Saturday, March 7 - Sunday, March 8 Venue: Rutgers Athletic Center (Piscataway, N.J.) Event Website | Results | Twitter Updates | Pick 'Em Contest Big 12 Wrestl...

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  • Lehigh's Jordan Wood reached the semifinals at heavyweight (Photo/Juan Garcia) BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The 2020 EIWA Championships were expected to feature a wide open team race. With nine place winners and seven semifinalists, two-time defending champion Lehigh holds a 14 point lead after Friday's marath...

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  • Princeton's Quincy Monday is seeded No. 1 at 157 pounds (Photo/Beverly Schaefer, Princeton Athletics) The seeds for the 2020 EIWA Championships at Lehigh University have been decided. The top eight at each weight class are shown below. 125: 1 Patrick Glory Princeton 2 Brandon Paetzell Lehigh 3 Mich...

  • Campbell's Josh Heil is seeded No. 1 at 141 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Related: Brackets SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Seeding for the 2020 Southern Conference Wrestling Championship has been released, the league office announced Tuesday. The tournament will take place Sunday at the Holmes Co...

  • CMU's Drew Hildebrandt is pre-seeded No. 1 at 125 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced today the pre-seeding for the 2020 MAC Wrestling Championships coming March 7-8 and hosted by Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, I...

  • Iowa State's David Carr is pre-seeded No. 1 at 157 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Link: Brackets The Big 12 Conference has released the pre-seeds ahead of the Big 12 Wrestling Championship set for March 7-8 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State led the Conference with thr...

  • Chad Dennis sits down with college buddy and wrestling junkie Jason Laflin as the two host a Facebook Live discussing the upcoming Big Ten Championships at Rutgers. Chad and Jason go weight-by-weight on Episode 48 of The MatBoss Podcast. About MatBoss: Created by coaches for coaches, MatBoss for...

  • Virginia Tech's Hunter Bolen, the nation's top-ranked 184-pounder, is seeded No. 1 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced seeding and brackets for the 2020 ACC Wrestling Championship, which will be held this Sunday (March 8) at ...

  • When it comes to a news story, there's often "more to the story" that goes beyond the headlines. At a hearing of the Civil Justice Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives in mid-February, the testimony of Adam DiSabato -- an Ohio State wrestler from 1988 through 1993 who served as team capt...

  • Seth Gross is pre-seeded No. 1 at 133 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 7-8 at Rutgers. Six schools boast at least one top-seeded wrestle...

  • Two weeks ago, BJJ Fanatics announced a unique 2020 Leap Day event, featuring a wrestler vs. a submission grappler in two different matches featuring two different forms of combat -- freestyle wrestling ... and submission fighting. The results in this two-part main event on Saturday, Feb. 29.: the...

  • 'Beat the Streets returns to Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) NEW YORK -- One of the highlights on the annual amateur wrestling calendar returns for the 11th straight year as Beat the Streets Wrestling (BTS), the largest grassroots inner city wrest...

  • EIWA Championships Preview
    from InterMat 03/02/20 3:55 AM

    Princeton's Matthew Kolodzik will look to win his third EIWA title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The nation's oldest college wrestling tournament returns to familiar surroundings after consecutive years at first-time hosts. Lehigh University has hosted 24 times, more than any other ...

  • Cornell's Chas Tucker is pre-seeded No. 1 at 133 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The pre-seeds for the 2020 EIWA Championships at Lehigh University are shown below, subject to change by coaches' vote prior to the tournament. 125: 1. Patrick Glory (Princeton) 2. Michael Colaiocco (Penn...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The NCAA Northeast Regional trophy will stay in Providence. Thanks to six wrestlers advancing to the NCAA Championships, the eighth-ranked Johnson & Wales University wrestling team won an unprecedented fourth-straight regional title on Sunday at Rhode Island College. Johnson & W...

  • DUBUQUE, Iowa -- After a regular season to remember, the No. 1 Loras College wrestling team engineered a historic performance at the NCAA Division III Lower Midwest regional, qualifying eight wrestlers for the national tournament and securing the program's first ever regional team title, finishing a...

  • GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Four student-athletes won individual titles to lead the Stevens Institute of Technology wrestling team to the Southeast Regional title Saturday at Hitchcock Arena. Freshman Kyle Slendorn, senior Troy Stanich, junior Brett Kaliner and sophomore Michael Dooley each won the gold medal...

  • A former University of Michigan wrestler has claimed that he was dismissed from the team 45 years ago for alerting the then-head wrestling coach of his being sexually abused by a university doctor at the time. Tad Deluca was one of three former Wolverine wrestlers who spoke at a press conference Th...

  • INDIANAPOLIS -- As familiar as it has become, winning the Regional Tournament is still a great feeling for Notre Dame College wrestling. The Falcons came away with the team victory, scoring 127.5 points on Saturday, while six wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament. Notre Dame has n...

  • PEMBROKE -- Nick Daggett (125 pounds), Logan Seliga (133) and Nick Kee (197) all posted unblemished runs through their respective tournaments, while three of their teammates registered runner-up finishes, to lead a dominating performance for the UNC Pembroke wrestling team that helped the Braves cap...

  • KEARNEY, Neb. -- The sixth-ranked Nebraska-Kearney wrestling team won the NCAA Super Region VI Championships and qualified seven for the NCAA's Saturday night at the Health & Sports Center. This was the second straight year UNK hosted the 10-team event. The top three finishers in each of 10 weight ...

  • Pitt-Johnstown sent six wrestlers into the finals and came away with four champions and a total of eight NCAA national Tournament qualifiers on their way to winning to the 2019-20 NCAA Division II Super Region I Tournament title, Saturday at Mercyhurst University. Pitt-Johnstown, which claimed its ...

  • The St. Cloud State University wrestling team captured its fourth consecutive NCAA Division II regional championship and its seventh title since 2011 on Saturday, Feb. 29 in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Huskies tallied 155.0 points to earn the team title while SCSU wrestlers claimed seven individual title...

  • ADRIAN, Mich. -- The No. 6 nationally ranked Baldwin Wallace University wrestling team placed first out of 18 teams at the NCAA Division lll Central Region Championships, hosted by Adrian (Mich.) College, inside the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center. With the championship, BW has now won two region...

  • MINNEAPOLIS -- The No. 3-ranked Augsburg University men's wrestling team claimed an NCAA Division III regional title for the 18th straight year, qualifying individuals in eight weight classes, including four regional champions, to the national championships at the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional, comple...

  • MINNEAPOLIS -- The Augsburg University men's wrestling team was dominant in the first day of the 2020 NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Regional, with nine of its 10 wrestlers alive in championship contention on Friday. TEAM SCORES AFTER DAY 1: 1. Augsburg 107.5; 2. Wisconsin-La Crosse 80.5; 3. Wisco...

  • Nearly two years after the first victims of former Ohio State team physician Richard Strauss came forward -- and decades after the reported sexual assaults took place -- the Columbus-based school's trustees took a critical step to resolving the matter once and for all. On Thursday, the Ohio State t...

  • The brackets have been released for the 2020 NJCAA Wrestling Championships. The event takes place March 6-7 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Link: Brackets Schedule Friday, March 6, 2020 9:30 a.m. First Round Noon* Second Round TBA First Round Consolations/Second Round Consolati...

  • INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has announced the qualifier allocations for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships as listed in the chart below. Each qualifying tournament was awarded automatic bids per weight class based on current year data. Each wrestler was measured on the following: Divisio...

  • Charles "Biff" Walizer, a man who made a name for himself as a wrestler and wrestling coach within Pennsylvania and beyond, passed away Friday, Feb. 21. He was 78. Charles "Biff" WalizerBorn in Salona, Pa. in September 1941, Walizer wrestled at Bald Eagle Nittany High School in Mill Hall, where he ...

  • Mark Hall leads the Most Dominant standings in Division I (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inaugural NCA...

  • MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 26, 2020 -- JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps and Trackwrestling have announced the lineup of featured guests at the 7 IN 7 PRE-GAME PARTY at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, which will take place on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at The Barn at Cowboy Jack's Saloon and Restaurant i...

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- (Qualifiers by weight class | Qualifiers by school | Qualifiers by conference) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA) has officially announced the qualifiers for the 2020 NAIA Wrestling National Championships hosted by Visit Wichita on Tuesday. The 63rd annua...

  • Always dreamed of being able to go the NCAAs ... but only have time to take in a single session? Now you can! The 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships are now offering college wrestling fans the opportunity to purchase single-session tickets in advance ... online. For the first time in...

  • Two St. Croix Falls High School wrestlers were killed on their way to work out with their teammates before school Friday. Kegan Koshiol and McKinley Erickson Kegan Koshiol and McKinley Erickson died when their SUV hit a patch of ice, ran off the road, flipped over, and struck a series of trees in...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Senior Pat Lugo wrapped his senior day with a fall and the top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team wrapped its undefeated regular season (13-0) with a 34-6 win over No. 10 Oklahoma State on Sunday. Pat Lugo (Photo/Brian Ray, HawkeyeSports.com)Lugo made short work in his hom...

  • AMES, Iowa -- No. 19 Iowa State (10-5, 7-1 Big 12) ended its dual season on a bright note with a 22-16 victory over North Dakota State (10-4, 5-2 Big 12) in wrestling action Sunday evening in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State won six matches and the takedown battle, 16-7. The win gave the Cyclones a sha...

  • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- In the final regular-season meet of the season, the No. 5 Sun Devil wrestling team (15-2) took advantage in the back half of the lineup, taking six straight matches to defeat No. 8 North Carolina, 22-9 on Sunday afternoon at Carmichael Arena. ASU ended the dual season 15-2 with...

  • NORMAN -- Oklahoma wrapped up its regular season with a dominating performance on Sunday afternoon, beating Fresno State, 25-5, inside McCasland Field House. The Sooners (5-7 overall, 3-6 Big 12) won eight of the bouts, including the final four over Fresno State (9-11 overall, 4-4 Big 12). Before ...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Northwestern wrestling completed the 2019-20 regular season with a dominant win over SIU-Edwardsville Sunday afternoon. The 'Cats were victorious in eight of the 10 bouts as they won by a final score of 38-9. Jack Jessen got the scoring started in the second bout of the day a...

  • ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio wrestling team (9-8, 5-4 MAC) finished its 2019-20 regular season strong, picking up a pair of Senior Day wins this afternoon at the Convocation Center. The Bobcats earned a decisive 27-10 win over Mid-American Conference foe Buffalo, then rolled to a 40-6 triumph over Gardn...

  • Northern Colorado wrestling showed what its capable of at full strength as they defeated Air Force 25-12, Sunday afternoon. UNC won seven matches, scoring bonus points in four. The Bears won the first five matches of dual, building a 17-0 lead over the Falcons. Jace Koelzer started the team off st...

  • FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Senior Trey Keeley, junior Charlie Faber, and sophomore Jack Bokina all posted major decisions as Brown University wrestling rallied past Sacred Heart University, 18-15, in its regular season finale on Sunday afternoon at the William H. Pitt Center. Trailing 12-3 after the firs...

  • No. 14 Princeton broke a 23-match skid to No. 25 Rutgers and picked up the program's first win over the Scarlet Knights since 1990, closing the dual-match season with a win to finish 9-4 and complete the New Jersey sweep, with wins over Rutgers and Rider, for the first time since the 1982-83 season....

  • App State shuts out VMI
    from InterMat 02/23/20 10:20 PM

    BOONE, N.C. -- App State Wrestling wrapped up the regular season with a 43-0 victory against VMI on Senior Day at Varsity Gym. The Mountaineers (9-3, 6-1) will be back in action March 8, when App State hosts the SoCon Championships in the Holmes Center. The 2019-20 wrestling season is presented by...

  • Penn State routs American
    from InterMat 02/23/20 9:55 PM

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (12-2, 8-1 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, dominated American University (4-8) in the team's dual meet finale Sunday. Three Penn State seniors got falls on Senior Day for Penn State and sophomore Jarod Verkleeren...

  • NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion wrestling team (10-9, 6-2 MAC) capped off its regular season by honoring its seniors and earning a 33-3 victory over Mid-American Conference (MAC) foe Bloomsburg (3-10, 0-8 MAC) on Sunday afternoon at Chartway Arena. "I thought everybody wrestled up to their abilit...

  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Trailing 19-17 entering the final match and fourth-ranked heavyweight Tate Orndorff sitting out the contest, freshman Chase Trussell delivered a 4-3 overtime win over 2019 NCAA qualifier Brandon Ngati to propel Utah Valley to a 20-19 Big 12 Conference win over West Virginia in t...

  • DAVIDSON, N.C. -- No. 20 Campbell completed a sweep of the Southern Conference's regular season with a 35-13 win at Davidson Sunday at Belk Arena, claiming its second straight league dual championship. The Camels finish the regular season at 11-2 overall and a perfect 7-0 in SoCon duals, winning it...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The Golden Eagle wrestling team clinched their second 10-win season in three years with a close win on Sunday, with Clarion hanging on for a 17-16 win over Edinboro at McComb Fieldhouse. With the win, Clarion finishes the dual match season with a 10-7 overall record, and a 7-4 reco...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- In a thriller that came down to a total match point tiebreaker, the Army West Point wrestling team made it four straight wins over service-academy rival Navy Saturday night, edging out a 16-15 Star-Meet victory. "Just really proud of our guys for finding a way in a really hard fou...

  • Missouri dominates Iowa State
    from InterMat 02/23/20 3:45 AM

    Missouri's Allen Hart lifts ISU's Todd Small at 133 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou Wrestling closed its regular season with a 27-6 win over No. 21 Iowa State Saturday afternoon (Feb. 22) at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers extended their win streak against their form...

  • PITTSBURGH -- The 10th-ranked University of Pittsburgh Wrestling team upset No. 7 Virginia Tech, 18-13, Saturday night at the Fitzgerald Field House in the regular season finale. With the win, Pitt ends its regular season 10-4 overall for its second consecutive winning season under third-year head...

  • COLLEGE PARK, MD -- Seven Broncs contributed wins as the Rider University wrestling team won its regular-season finale over the University of Maryland, 22-16, Saturday evening inside the Xfinity Center. With the win, the Broncs improve to 12-3, while the Terrapins are now 2-17. Rider claimed victo...

  • Cornell tops Lock Haven
    from InterMat 02/23/20 3:00 AM

    LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- Four bonus point victories helped No. 16 Cornell wrestling close the book on its 2019-20 dual season on Saturday, Feb. 22, defeating Lock Haven by a final score of 23-13. The Big Red trailed 13-10 heading into the final three bouts of the night, but bonus wins from Jonathan Loew, ...

  • Oregon State defeats Cal Poly
    from InterMat 02/23/20 2:55 AM

    CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State Wrestling (8-6, 2-2 Pac-12) edged conference opponent Cal Poly, 24-15, in the final dual of the regular season Saturday afternoon inside Gill Coliseum. Brandon Kaylor (125) and Grant Willits (141) each recorded pins for the Beavers to help seal the victory. Kaylor ...

  • WVU knocks off Wyoming
    from InterMat 02/23/20 2:55 AM

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Three members of the West Virginia University wrestling team earned a win over a ranked opponent as the Mountaineers knocked off Wyoming, 17-16, at University High School in Morgantown on Saturday. Freshman Scott Joll, redshirt freshman Alex Hornfeck and redshirt sophomore Noa...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Hofstra won eight of the nine contested matches and defeated Sacred Heart, 38-3, Saturday afternoon in an Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association match at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. The match was the final regular season contest for the Pride, who finis...

  • NEW YORK -- The Bucknell wrestling team edged Columbia, 18-14, in its dual finale on Saturday at the University Gymnasium "Blue Gym." Brandon Stokes sealed the Bison's 10th dual victory of the season, edging Danny Conley by a 2-0 decision at heavyweight. Bucknell wrapped up its dual season with a 1...

  • CHARLESTON and CLINTON, S.C. -- The VMI wrestling team swept two important Southern Conference road matches Saturday, a thrilling 20-19 win over The Citadel and a 34-10 win at Presbyterian College. With the victories, the Keydets move into fourth place in the eight-team conference. In a bout where...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Junior Nino Bastianelli tallied his third pin of the season to propel Brown University wrestling to a 19-18 win over Harvard University in a tiebreaker on Saturday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center. In their home and Ivy finale, the Bears (3-8, 3-7 EIWA, 1-4 Ivy) never t...

  • It was a rough night for former top-ranked amateur wrestlers, as Ed Ruth, Tyrell Fortune and Shawn Bunch all came out on the losing end of their bouts at Bellator 239 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. Friday night. One exception: former Oklahoma State mat star Kyle Crutchmer ...

  • Dr. John Raber, former Georgia politician and professor who ran wrestling camps, served as a wrestling official, and received a lifetime service award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, died Thursday, Feb. 20. He was 81. Dr. John Raber (Photo/Tom Reed)Known affectionately as "Doctor John," R...

  • Andy Hrovat wrestling Mo Lawal at the 2008 Olympic Team Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Andy Hrovat, former University of Michigan NCAA All-American wrestler who also competed in international freestyle (including the 2008 Olympics), this week became the first Wolverine athlete...

  • UNC slips past Virginia
    from InterMat 02/22/20 5:40 AM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Bonus points proved critical on Friday night (Feb. 21) as No. 8 North Carolina (14-2, 4-1 ACC) slipped past Virginia (8-6, 1-4 ACC) by a score of 19-18 in the regular-season finale at Memorial Gym. The Cavaliers and the Tar Heels each won five weight classes on the night, wi...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Redshirt freshman Chance Rich earned a pin to lead the CSU Bakersfield wrestling team past California Baptist on Friday night at the Icardo Center. The Roadrunners won secen of the duals' ten matches and routed the visiting Lancers by a score of 31-9. Duke forfeited bouts at...

  • MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The fourth-ranked Nebraska wrestling team finished the regular season on a high note, winning seven of 10 bouts en route to a 29-12 victory over No. 13 Minnesota at the Maturi Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday night. With the win, the Huskers enter postseason competitio...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team earned its 13th win of the season when it dispatched of Drexel, 35-3, on Senior Night in Victor E. Court Friday. It is the Huskies' (13-4, 7-2) first 13-win campaign since 2004-05 when NIU won 14 duals that season. NIU won nine of the...

  • BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Heavyweight Brandon Metz won the final bout and North Dakota State claimed its seventh straight dual win defeating South Dakota State 19-18 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Friday, Feb. 21, in Frost Arena. NDSU (10-3, 6-1 #Big12WR) wrestles at No. 19-ranked Iowa State (9-4, 6-1 #...

  • George Mason upends Maryland
    from InterMat 02/22/20 4:25 AM

    College Park, Md. -- Mason's final dual match of the season came down to the last match of the evening between the Patriots and Terps inside XFINITY Center Pavillion. With the Patriots down two points, 16-14, Alex Madrigal delivered Mason's only major decision tonight with a 9-0 win over Maryland'...

  • Ohio edges Utah Valley
    from InterMat 02/22/20 4:25 AM

    ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio wrestling team (7-8, 4-4 MAC) edged Utah Valley (2-11) this evening at the Convocation Center, 18-17. "For the first part, I think we competed pretty hard," said 23rd-year head coach Joel Greenlee. "It was a good win for us. Our goal was to try to get three wins this weeken...

  • Chattanooga downs Indiana
    from InterMat 02/22/20 4:20 AM

    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team scored a 26-10 win over Indiana in McKenzie Arena tonight. The Mocs earned wins in seven of the 10 matches to cap off Senior Night and the dual season. UTC improved to 7-9 overall, while the Hoosiers dropped to 2-10. Indiana came out with...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- End of the season, and Central Michigan is wrestling well. End of a match, and the Chippewas, to a man, wrestled with energy. End of a career, and a big, big win for Logan Parks. The Central Michigan wrestling team won six matches including the final two on Friday as the C...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- In front of a sellout crowd of 1,880 Friday night inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall, No. 11 Lehigh capped its dual meet season with a 19-14 win over No. 5 Arizona State. The Mountain Hawks started fast, winning the first four bouts of the evening and ended up winning six of ...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The No. 21-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team wrapped up its dual season in style, cruising to a dominant 33-5 win over Edinboro on Friday night (Feb. 21) at the Fighting Scots' McComb Fieldhouse. The Wolverines won eight bouts, including each of the first six and four wit...

  • DURHAM, N.C. -- The second-ranked NC State wrestling team concluded an undefeated dual season with a 34-9 win at Duke Friday night. The Wolfpack (15-0, 5-0 ACC) won seven of the 10 matches, including six for bonus points. With the win, NC State finishes a perfect 5-0 in ACC action and wins the ACC...

  • Buffalo takes down Binghamton
    from InterMat 02/22/20 3:35 AM

    BUFFALO, NY -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team sent their seniors out with a win, defeating Binghamton, 20-15, on Senior Night at Alumni Arena on Friday night. The win snapped the Bulls' four-dual losing streak. After falling behind, 3-0, Derek Spann wrestled a strong match to upset eighth...

  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 17 Illinois wrestling closed out the regular season with a 23-9 victory over Fresno State on Friday at Huff Hall. The Illini were led by redshirt senior Eric Barone's upset win over No. 14 Jacob Wright in the 157-pound match, which was the first of five consecutive bouts won b...

  • MADISON, Wisc. -- If you ask Isaiah Patton about his senior year, you would be hard-pressed to find much to be excited about, but that changed Thursday night when he picked up a 3-2 win the third tiebreaker period to lock up the 20-18 dual win for 17th-ranked UNI over No. 12 Wisconsin. The win was...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- In its next-to-last action of the dual season, No. 11 Lehigh posted a convincing 35-9 victory over Penn Thursday night at the Palestra. The Mountain Hawks won six of the eight contested bouts, with four bonus point wins on the way to their 10th consecutive dual win. Junior Chris We...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- Four straight wins in the latter half of the match fueled American University wrestling to an 18-14, come-from-behind win at George Mason in a road dual meet. The Eagles (4-7) twice scored bonus points while the Patriots (8-9) did so only once and also lost two team points for unspor...

  • Zahid Valencia at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Two-time NCAA champion Zahid Valencia has been suspended indefinitely from Arizona State's wrestling team after a report surfaced that he failed a drug test. The failed drug test came at the Matt...

  • HASTINGS, Neb. -- Hastings College Athletic Director B.J. Pumroy announced that Cara Romeike (Car-uh Rome-ike-uh) has been named head coach of the women's wrestling team. The team, announced last fall, will begin competing in the 2020-21 academic year. Cara RomeikeRomeike is currently head girls wr...

  • ANGOLA, Ind. -- Trine University Assistant Vice President for Athletics Matt Land has named Amy Hildebrandt as the inaugural head coach of the Thunder women's wrestling team. "Amy is a great asset to Trine University and the sport of women's wrestling," said Land, "She is determined to grow women's...

  • EMORY, Va. -- Director of Athletics Anne Crutchfield has announced the hiring of Pete Hansen as the inaugural men's and women's wrestling coach at Emory & Henry College. Pete HansenHansen moves from his position as an assistant football coach with the Wasps, to lead the wrestling program as it prep...

  • Braxton Amos will represent Team USA at 220 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) On Tuesday afternoon, the organizing committee for the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic announced the 13-member Team USA squad for the all-star event to be held on Saturday, March 14. The event in its 45th year is ...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- As a nationally ranked program, the Johnson & Wales University wrestling team is very selective in its recruiting. Nine-year-old Daine Johnson's fight and determination caught the attention of JWU head coach Lonnie Morris and on Monday he was officially signed to the Wildcats thr...

  • Pat Downey at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Pat Downey, junior college wrestling champ, NCAA All-American and 2019 U.S. World Team member, will be participating in two top-of-the-card matches at the BJJ Fanatics Grand Prix on Saturday, Feb. 29. The Jiu...

  • SDSU handles Stanford
    from InterMat 02/17/20 3:15 AM

    The South Dakota State wrestling team got off to a fast start and carried the momentum throughout, posting a 34-4 home victory over 21st-ranked Stanford Sunday evening before a crowd of 1,103 at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits, who won the first nine matches in the contest, ran their dual winning stre...

  • Penn dominates F&M
    from InterMat 02/17/20 2:05 AM

    PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania wrestling team rebounded from a four-match losing streak with a dominating performance against Franklin & Marshall. The Quakers stormed in front, winning five of the first six duals and taking bonus points in three of those victories, and never looked b...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The No. 3 Sun Devil wrestling team (14-1, 5-0 Pac-12) rallied to win the final eight matches of the meet to pick up a 31-10 victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday afternoon at the CSUB Soccer Field. ASU recorded victories in eight of 10 matches, including four bonus-p...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming wrestling team closed its 2020 home slate with a solid win Sunday afternoon, downing Northern Colorado 22-11 in the Pokes' final home dual of the season. The win also marked the 600th dual victory in Wyoming program history. "I'm happy to come out of here with a win, it...

  • Wisconsin beats Michigan
    from InterMat 02/17/20 12:25 AM

    MADISON, Wis. - The No. 4 Wisconsin wrestling team bounced back with a big win on Sunday in the UW Field House, beating No. 17 Michigan 20-12. Despite falling behind early with Michigan taking the decision at 125, redshirt senior Seth Gross brought the crowd back into it at 133 pounds. No. 1 Gross...

  • COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Northwestern wrestling closed out the Big Ten dual season in impressive fashion Sunday afternoon, cruising to a 37-9 victory over Maryland in the conference finale. The Wildcats were triumphant in eight of the 10 matches on the day, with three of those wins coming via fall. The...

  • STILLWATER -- The Oklahoma State Cowboys (13-2 overall; 8-1 Big 12) topped in-state rival Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon, 27-8, securing four bonus-point victories in the dual. With the win, OSU improved to 143-27-10 all-time in the Bedlam wrestling series and notched its 11th straight against the Soo...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Old Dominion wrestling team (9-9, 5-2 MAC) won seven out of 10 bouts and earned a 25-11 win over Mid-American Conference (MAC) foe George Mason (7-8, 2-5 MAC) in its final road contest of the regular season on Sunday afternoon. "We liked the effort that our team gave today," he...

  • FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Looking to wrap up the 2019-20 road season with a solid result, Columbia Wrestling (8-5, 8-4 EIWA/2-3 IVY) stormed back over the final five matches to come away with a 28-16 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Conference victory over Sacred Heart (7-4, 2-3 EIWA) on Sunday, Feb. 16 ...

  • UNC tops Cornell
    from InterMat 02/16/20 11:40 PM

    ITHACA, N.Y. --- Brandon Whitman's upset of No. 3 Ben Darmstadt at 197 pounds helped lead No. 8 North Carolina to a 21-13 win over No. 17 Cornell Sunday. Joey Melendez won via fall at 125 pounds late in the dual to secure the victory for the Tar Heels. With the dual starting at 149 pounds, No. 3 A...

  • FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota State won its sixth straight dual with a 31-6 victory over Air Force in a Big 12 Conference dual on Sunday, Feb. 16, on Senior Day before 447 spectators in SCHEELS Center. All four seniors in the NDSUd lineup posted wins NDSU (9-3, 5-1 #Big12WR) wrestles at South Dakota...

  • AMES, Iowa - No. 19 Iowa State (9-4, 6-1 Big 12) came back in dramatic fashion to defeat No. 18 Northern Iowa (7-4, 6-2), 18-16, in wrestling action Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum. Down 12-6 with five matches to go, the Cyclones won four of the last five bouts, including the decisive match at ...

  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Purdue wrestling team put an exclamation mark on the end of its dual season, toppling No. 23 Illinois 18-14 at Huff Hall on Sunday. The Boilermakers finish their schedule at 12-5 overall and 5-4 in conference action, clinching their first winning Big Ten Dual record since 2013...

  • LEWISBURG, Pa. -- As they head down the final stretch of the regular season, the Army West Point wrestling team scored a 29-7 dual match win against EIWA foe Bucknell on Sunday. The Black Knights (9-3, 3-1 EIWA) won eight of their 10 matches against the Bison (9-6, 8-3 EIWA), including three bonus...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team scored a 39-9 Southern Conference win at The Citadel today. The Mocs improve to 6-9 overall and 4-2 in league duals. The Citadel dropped to 4-5 and 2-4 in SoCon action. Sophomore Mason Wallace opened action with a major decision at 141. ...

  • Gardner-Webb tops Davidson
    from InterMat 02/16/20 9:30 PM

    BOILING SPRINGS ­-- Gardner-Webb rallied from an early 9-0 deficit Sunday afternoon, winning five consecutive matches to bolster what grew to a 25-12 win over Davidson on Senior Day in Paul Porter Arena. After Davidson scored a forfeit at 157, the Wildcats led 9-0 after the second match of the day...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Hofstra and Harvard split 10 matches but the Pride scored bonus points in three of their wins in 20-17 victory in the first of two Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association matches Sunday at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. The Pride dominated Brown in the seco...

  • CLEVELAND -- Michigan State's wrestling team used six wins in the final seven bouts to knock off Cleveland State, 25-9, Sunday afternoon inside CSU's Woodling Gymnasium. The Spartans used bonus-point wins by redshirt junior Alex Hrisopoulos and redshirt freshman Layne Malczewski en route to the vi...

  • Indiana topples SIUE
    from InterMat 02/16/20 9:00 PM

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana wrestling team won their last match of the season in Wilkinson Hall with a 24-11 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Sunday. Notes • The Hoosiers improved to 2-9 overall on the season. SIUE dropped to 2-12 on the season. • Indiana won seven of the 10 bout...

  • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Six Broncs won their matches and two seniors won by fall to push the Rider University wrestling team over MAC foe Clarion University, 25-13, Sunday morning at Alumni Gymnasium. With the win, the Broncs (11-3, 7-1 MAC) clinched the MAC East Division title, while the Golden Eagl...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The No. 3 Sun Devil (13-0, 3-1 Pac-12) wrestling team pulled out front early and never let up as the team secured its first shutout win since 2012, a 43-0 victory over Cal Poly on Saturday night at the Robert A. Mott Center. The conference matchup featured six bonus-poin...

  • Max Murin celebrates after beating Mitch McKee (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Senior Michael Kemerer put the finishing touches on a Hawkeye route Saturday, pinning No. 9 Devin Skatzka in two minutes, 52 seconds to punctuate top-ranked Iowa's 35-6 win over No. 13 Minnesota. K...

  • AMES, Iowa -- The No. 19 Iowa State wrestling team (8-4, 5-1 Big 12) racked up the bonus points on Saturday night, defeating West Virginia (3-11, 0-7 Big 12) by a final score of 34-6. The Cyclones won eight matches on the night with four coming by major decision and two by fall. How It Happened Jun...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (11-2, 8-1 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, rode a string of three straight bonus wins at the second half to beat No. 3 Ohio State (10-4, 6-3 B1G) in the 2020 BJC Dual. Head coach Cael Sanderson's squad won its fif...

  • South Dakota State wrestlers Zach Carlson and Tanner Sloan each won by major decision and the Jackrabbits picked up a pair of forfeits to defeat Fresno State, 26-12, in a Big 12 Conference dual Saturday night at Frost Arena. In winning their fourth dual in a row, the Jackrabbits improved to 11-5 ov...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- Drexel wrestling sent out its seven-member senior class in grand fashion with a 27-15 win over nearby rival Penn in the Battle for the Cheesesteak Trophy. Saturday night's win at the Daskalakis Athletic Center is the fifth in a row against the Quakers. Prior to the action, Drexel p...

  • Campbell rolls at VMI
    from InterMat 02/16/20 1:10 AM

    LEXINGTON, VA. -- No. 20 Campbell picked up its 10th dual win of the season, defeating VMI 38-6 on the road at Cormack Hall Saturday. The Camels move to 10-2 on the season and 6-0 in SoCon matchups, sending VMI to 4-12 overall and 1-3 in conference action. The win marked Campbell's eighth-straight,...

  • CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State Wrestling (7-6, 1-2 Pac-12) picked up its first conference win as they defeated Little Rock, 42-0, inside Gill Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers collected two major decisions, two technical falls and a pin to earn the dominating victory in their second dual...

  • NEW YORK -- Harvard wrestling (2-8, 2-5 EIWA, 1-3 Ivy) snapped a five-match skid with a 25-13 victory over Ivy League foe Columbia (7-6, 7-3 EIWA, 2-4) in a Saturday afternoon EIWA dual match in the Big Apple. First-year Beau Bayless set the tone for the Crimson, beginning the day with a pin of the...

  • NDSU defeats Stanford
    from InterMat 02/16/20 12:45 AM

    FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota State won six of 10 bouts including pins from 174-pounder Luke Weber and 133 Cam Sykora to defeat No. 21 Stanford in a non-conference dual on Saturday, Feb. 15, before 499 in Scheels Center. It marked the fourth straight season the Bison have knocked off a nationally-rank...

  • Last Sunday's win over Cornell ended a long skid against the Big Red, a long drought without an Ivy League title, and Cornell's 92-match, 18-year Ivy League winning streak. Saturday in Dillon Gym, the Tigers arrived knowing they'd have at least a share of the Ivy League title, but a win over Penn w...

  • Cornell bests Binghamton
    from InterMat 02/15/20 9:15 PM

    ITHACA, N.Y. -- Wrestling in its final dual of the season at the Friedman Wrestling Center, Cornell wrestling defeated Binghamton by a final score of 32-8 on Saturday, Feb. 15. It's the 21st season of 10+ dual wins in the Rob Koll coaching era and the 37th such season in program history. A win on ...

  • CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Beavers came away with victories in eight of ten bouts and cruised to a 28-6 win over Cal Baptist inside Gill Coliseum on Friday night. Brandon Kaylor started the dual at 125 pounds and helped set the tone with a 14-3 major decision over Dilan Atjun. The redshirt freshman has...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The CSU Bakersfield wrestling team won the first five bouts of its Pac-12 dual against Cal Poly Friday night and never looked back. The Roadrunners tamed the Mustangs, winning eight bouts in total, on the way to a 26-9 road victory in the Mott Athletic Center. "We wrestle...

  • WAVERLY, Iowa -- In a rematch of last years American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) championship , the No. 3 Loras College Duhawks made history Friday night by capturing the program's first conference title, defeating No. 1 Wartburg 19-17 in a thrilling back-and-forth dual. The Duhawk victory snapped Wa...

  • OREM, Utah -- Utah Valley University wrestling snapped its losing streak with a 20-16 Big 12 Conference victory over Northern Colorado on Friday night at Lockhart Arena. The Wolverines (2-10, 1-7 Big 12) and Bears (2-7, 1-5 Big 12) split the contest at five wins apiece, but bonus points proved to...

  • Nebraska tops Michigan
    from InterMat 02/15/20 5:05 AM

    LINCOLN -- The fourth-ranked Nebraska wrestling team won six of ten bouts, scoring bonus points in four matches to defeat No. 22 Michigan 25-15 in front of 1,891 fans on Senior Night at the Devaney Center on Friday. Johnny Blankenship, Zak Hensley, David Jensen, Collin Purinton, Kyle Ruettiger and I...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team posted a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Mid-American Conference foe Buffalo in Victor E. Court Friday night. The Huskies (12-4, 7-2) scored a 19-16 victory over the Bulls in a contest that featured four overtime matches, three...

  • Gardner-Webb defeats VMI
    from InterMat 02/15/20 4:45 AM

    LEXINGTON, Va. -- Gardner-Webb took the last four matchups of the evening to earn a 23-15 win over VMI in Southern Conference wrestling action Friday night at Cormack Hall in Lexington, Va. Gardner-Webb (4-7, 2-4 SoCon) earned its third straight dual win after trailing VMI (4-11, 1-2 SoCon) by a ...

  • CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- In their last dual at West Gym, Northern Iowa seniors Isaiah Patton, Bryce Steiert, Jay Schwarm, Paden Moore, Taylor Lujan, and Max Thomsen celebrated their careers with a 36-6 victory over West Virginia. Schwarm, Thomsen, Steiert and Lujan all earned bonus-point wins to spur th...

  • Oklahoma tops Air Force
    from InterMat 02/15/20 4:45 AM

    NORMAN -- Oklahoma used three major decisions and wins from all five of its ranked wrestlers to defeat Air Force, 24-10, inside McCasland Field House on Friday night. The win snapped a four-match losing streak for the Sooners (4-6 overall, 2-5 Big 12), who took the lead after the third bout of the...

  • Rutgers pounds Northwestern
    from InterMat 02/15/20 4:40 AM

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Behind six individual victories, including a fall from Alex Esposito (HWT) and a Top-10 upset from No. 25 Nicolas Aguilar (125), Rutgers wrestling (10-6, 4-5) defeated No. 25 Northwestern (4-7, 2-6), 25-13, on Friday night in front of 3,497 fans at the RAC. Willie Scott (174) w...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- In a match where both teams won five bouts by decision, the Old Dominion wrestling team (8-9, 4-2 MAC) came away with a hard-fought 16-15 victory over Navy (8-5, 3-1 EIWA) on Friday night, earning the tie-breaking win by way of criteria after collecting 41 total match points to Nav...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- Down 15-9 with four bouts left, No. 2 NC State won three of the final four bouts of the night and claimed a 21-18 win over No. 5 Virginia Tech inside Reynolds Coliseum. The Hokies claimed a pin at 197 pounds to take the 15-9 lead. NC State went back-to-back top-20 wins with takedo...

  • Clarion defeats Kent State
    from InterMat 02/15/20 4:30 AM

    CLARION, Pa. -- The Golden Eagle wrestling team clinched a winning dual season with a dominant effort over Kent State on Friday, as Clarion defeated the Golden Flashes 30-8 at Tippin Gym. Clarion (9-5, 6-3 MAC East) took eight of the 10 bouts to claim their first win over Kent State since the 2000-...

  • DURHAM, N.C. -- The Virginia wrestling team (8-5, 1-3 ACC) went on the road and picked up the win on Friday (Feb. 14), taking a 34-15 victory over Duke (0-16, 0-4 ACC) at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Cavaliers won seven weight classes with bonus-point victories in six of them, including a pin by Lo...

  • CHAPEL HILL -- Kennedy Monday's upset of No. 12 Jake Wentzel helped lead No. 8 North Carolina to a 22-14 home victory over No. 9 Pittsburgh in Carmichael Arena on Friday night. No. 3 Austin O'Connor won his 20th match of the year with a second-period pin to help UNC to another conference win. The ...

  • The Cleveland State University wrestling team was given a late scare by host Bloomsburg, but redshirt sophomore John Kelbly came through in the final bout to help the Vikings claim a 23-13 win in Mid-American Conference dual action Friday evening inside Nelson Field House. With CSU holding a 17-13 ...

  • LEWISBURG, Pa. -- No. 11 Lehigh kicked off a stretch of three duals in eight days with a strong 32-8 win at Bucknell Friday night at Davis Gym. The Mountain Hawks won eight bouts, scored bonus points in four of those wins, and held a 19-2 edge in takedowns as Lehigh wins its ninth straight dual, imp...

  • MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees approved Friday (Feb. 14) the recommendation for the NMU Department of Athletics to begin a women's wrestling program. Northern will be the first public university in Michigan to sponsor women's wrestling as an NCAA scholarship ...

  • Ryan Epps is ranked No. 2 at 157 pounds (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine) Augsburg coach Jim Moulsoff knows it won't be easy to say goodbye to Ryan Epps. The two-time national champion embodies everything you want in a successful student-athlete. Epps is one of the leaders on the loaded Augsburg...

  • GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro College will offer women's wrestling as a varsity intercollegiate sport beginning in Fall 2020. It will be the first college or university in North Carolina to do so. The proposal was approved Feb. 12 by President Lawrence D. Czarda, Ph.D., on the recommendation of Ro...

  • STANFORD, Calif. -- No. 13 Stanford won eight of 10 bouts in a dominating 38-10 win over Little Rock, Thursday, at Burnham Pavilion. Stanford improved to 11-2 overall and 4-1 in the Pac-12 Conference. Little Rock, which is in its inaugural season of wrestling and is the newest member of the Pac-12,...

  • Campbell downs App State
    from InterMat 02/14/20 4:50 AM

    BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Noah Gonser's major decision clinched No. 20 Campbell's 20-13 win over Appalachian State Thursday night inside Carter Gym. In a matchup of the only two unbeaten teams in SoCon action, the Camels (9-2, 5-0 SoCon) claimed four of the final five bouts to top the visiting Mountaine...

  • LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall's wrestling team celebrated senior night with a commanding 23-10 win over Millersville on Thursday evening in Mayser, bringing the Rupp Cup trophy back to campus. The Diplomats improved to 5-6 while the Marauders fell to 7-10. Before the start of the annual ri...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- No. 24 Mizzou Wrestling captured the outright Mid-American Conference Wrestling Championship with a 35-7 win over SIU-Edwardsville Wednesday night (Feb. 12). The win improves the Tigers to 11-7 on the year and a perfect 8-0 in MAC competition. The Tigers have won 22 straight MA...

  • Zahid Valencia leads the Most Dominant standings in Division I (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. Th...

  • Turtogtokh Luvsandorj at the 2018 World Cup (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Northern Colorado wrestling team has added volunteer assistant coach Turtogtokh Luvsandorj to the staff for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. Luvsandorj comes by way of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where he was b...

  • Iowa coaches Terry Brands, Ryan Morningstar and Tom Brands coaching in Iowa's dual against PSU (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa wrestling coaches Tom Brands, Terry Brands, and Ryan Morningstar have agreed to contract extensions to remain in Iowa City through t...

  • Duke Carrillo A former Texas high school wrestler who was a U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 3rd Class (sophomore) died while taking the semi-annual physical readiness test on Saturday, Feb. 8. Duke Carrillo, 21, had wrestled at 285 pounds for Flower Mound High School in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth. ...

  • University of the Ozarks will launch a women's wrestling program beginning the 2020-21 academic year, Eagles Athletic Director Jimmy Clark announced this week. The program will be a club sport for the 2020-21 year and will move to an NCAA Division III varsity intercollegiate program starting in the...

  • J'den Cox at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) After much speculation, two-time world champion J'den Cox has announced his weight class for his 2020 Olympic run. Cox, who competed in the non-Olympic weight class of 92 kilograms, told USA Wrestling's Taylor ...

  • Old Dominion downs Drexel
    from InterMat 02/11/20 6:35 AM

    NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion wrestling team (7-9, 4-2 MAC) won seven out of 10 bouts, including five straight to open the match, and cruised to a 25-11 victory over Drexel (6-9, 2-5 EIWA) on Monday night at Chartway Arena. "We're trying to get everyone to compete up to their level," head coach...

  • Gary Traub (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com Chad Dennis of The MatBoss Podcast visits with one of the viral phenoms of the 2019-20 season, Gary Traub of Ohio State. "Gas Tank Gary" as he's been dubbed, has become a fan favorite at heavyweight for his never quit attitude and his late-match heroi...

  • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Using eight individual victories - including a Top-10 win from No. 19 Jordan Pagano (197) and another ranked triumph from JoJo Aragona (141) - No. 25 Rutgers wrestling (9-6, 3-5) defeated Rider (10-3, 6-1), 25-6, on Sunday night at Alumni Gym. The win secured the 14th consecut...

  • Jordan Burroughs has earned yet another distinction to add to his already impressive list of achievements as the only wrestler -- male or female -- to earn a place on Sports Illustrated's Fittest 50 for 2020 revealed this past week. Burroughs shared the good news on his social media Saturday: I'...

  • STANFORD, Calif. -- A pair of falls by Tyler Eischens and Shane Griffith sparked a 25-12 win for No. 14 Stanford over Oregon State, Sunday, at Burnham Pavilion. Eischens needed just 21 seconds to pin Logan Meek at 157 pounds. It was the fastest fall by a Cardinal this season and the sixth for the r...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Senior captains Kollin Moore and Luke Pletcher closed a chapter on 'Senior Day,' both recording bout victories in their final match in front of the home crowd. Oiho State won seven of 10 bouts in total, disbanding the Northwestern Wildcats by a final score of 28-10. Moore and Plet...

  • MADISON, Wis. -- Michigan State wrestling pulled off one of the biggest upsets in college wrestling this season, as well as one of the biggest upsets in school history, upsetting No. 4 Wisconsin, 19-17, Sunday afternoon inside Wisconsin Field House. The win is the Spartans' first over the Badgers si...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The fourth-ranked Nebraska wrestling team won eight of 10 bouts, scoring bonus points in six matches, to win its fourth consecutive dual meet and defeat Indiana 35-6 at Wilkinson Hall on Sunday afternoon. The meet began at 141 pounds. No. 8 Chad Red Jr. wasted no time against E...

  • CLINTON, S.C. -- Gardner-Webb wrestling picked its second dual victory in row Sunday afternoon, taking a 27-18 win at Presbyterian in Southern Conference action. The Runnin' Bulldogs improve to 3-7 overall and 1-4 in SoCon action, while the Blue Hose drop to 1-8 overall and 0-5 in SoCon matchups. ...

  • COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- No. 15 Illinois wrestling won its fifth straight dual on Sunday afternoon, winning at Maryland, 31-9. The Illini won bouts in eight of the 10 weight classes, with victories from junior David Riojas (174), redshirt freshman Zac Braunagel (184), freshman Luke Luffman (285), redshi...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Sun Devils ended its Midwest road trip 2-0, as they avenged last year's loss and defeated No. 20 Missouri, 21-13 on Sunday at the Hearns Center. Redshirt senior Tanner Hall recorded his 100th career win in an ASU singlet after earning the decision win over Jacob Bohlken (Miss...

  • NORMAN, Okla. -- The No. 18 Iowa State wrestling team (7-4, 4-1 Big 12) went into Norman on Sunday afternoon and came away with a 22-14 victory over Oklahoma (3-6, 1-5 Big 12). The Cyclones took six out of the 10 bouts, including major decision wins from Alex Mackall, Chase Straw, Marcus Coleman and...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- The Central Michigan wrestling team won seven matches, two of them by pin in rolling to a 27-12 Mid-American Conference dual-meet victory over Kent State on Sunday at McGuirk Arena. The win was CMU's fifth straight and it lifted the Chippewas to 7-4 in duals. They finished...

  • ATHENS, Ohio -- Three of South Dakota State's ranked wrestlers won by technical fall as the Jackrabbits turned in another dominant performance, defeating Ohio University, 28-9, in nonconference dual action Sunday afternoon at the Convocation Center. With their third road victory in a row, the Jackr...

  • USAFA, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team had four bonus point wins to defeat Cal Poly in a non-conference dual, 29-14, Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9, inside Clune Arena. AF (4-5, 1-4 Big 12) had six wins total, including three pins and a tech fall, to defeat the visiting Mustangs (3-6, 0-1 Pa...

  • Princeton won the Ivy League title, its first since 1986 (Photo/Beverly Schafer) For the first time since 1986, the Princeton wrestling team is the Ivy League champion. For the first time since 1986, the Tigers beat Cornell. And for the first time since 2002, ending in incredible 92-match Ivy League...

  • PITTSBURGH -- The 10th-ranked University of Pittsburgh Wrestling team recorded five pins en route to a 51- -1 win over Davidson Sunday afternoon at the Fitzgerald Field House. Davidson was deducted a team point following an unsportsmanlike conduct call at 133 pounds. With the win, the Panthers imp...

  • MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (10-2, 7-1 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, rolled through No. 6 Minnesota (9-6, 4-3 B1G) in the Lions' final road dual of the season. Penn State won seven of ten bouts for the second time in three days and posted a...

  • The Navy wrestling team (8-4, 3-1 EIWA) secured a 39-6 victory over a short-handed Duke (0-15, 0-3 ACC) squad Sunday afternoon at Northwood High School in Pittsboro, N.C. The Blue Devils forfeited two (125 & 141) of the first three matches, giving way to 12 points. Navy, meanwhile, claimed victory i...

  • ATHENS, Ohio -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team turned in a dominant performance as the Huskies posted a 31-6 victory at Ohio Sunday afternoon. The win was the first for NIU (11-4, 6-2) over the Bobcats since Jan. 18, 2008 and the Huskies' 11 wins this season are the most since the...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- Hofstra won nine weight classes, posting two falls, two major decisions, and a tech fall on the way to a 40-5 rout of George Mason Sunday afternoon at the Recreation Athletic Complex. The win was Hofstra's fifth dual match victory in a row. The Pride moved to 8-5 with the win while ...

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bucknell wrestling team downed American, 26-19, to move to 8-1 in EIWA action on Sunday at Bender Arena. Powered by three pins, and a technical fall, the Bison (9-4, 8-1 EIWA) extended their winning streak over EIWA opponents to seven duals despite splitting five of 10 bouts...

  • Campbellsville ran away with its second team crown at the WCWA Nationals Championships MARIETTA, Ga. -- In just seven years, Campbellsville Lady Tiger wrestling has pushed their national championship total to 11 individuals and ran away with their second team crown at the 2020 WCWA National Champion...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The No. 11 Oklahoma State wrestling team collected two Big 12 dual wins on the road Saturday in back-to-back contests. The team picked up a dominant 37-3 win over Air Force in Colorado Springs and capped off the evening with a 25-7 win against Wyoming in Laramie. Beginning with th...

  • FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota State won six of the first seven bouts including a forfeit and a fall to defeat Fresno State 28-7 in a Big 12 Conference dual before 534 spectators on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Scheels Center. The Bison extended their win streak to four matches. NDSU (7-3, 4-1 #Big12WR) is s...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 22 Michigan, 27-9, on Saturday night at the Crisler Center. Iowa won eight-of-10 bouts and owned a 26-5 advantage in takedowns to improve to 8-0 in the Big Ten and clinch a share of the conference regular season titl...

  • Stanford tops CSU Bakersfield
    from InterMat 02/09/20 5:30 AM

    STANFORD, Calif. -- No. 14 Stanford won seven of 10 bouts en route to a 28-12 win over CSU Bakersfield, Saturday, in Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal improved to 9-2 overall and 2-1 in the Pac-12. Four of Stanford's seven wins came by bonus points against the Roadrunners. The dual started at 174 pou...

  • BLACKSBURG -- It was a memorable night at the Moss Arts Center as Virginia Tech wrestling defeated the Duke Blue Devils 46-3 on Senior Night. With the win, No. 7 Tech improves to 11-1 on the season and 2-1 in ACC play. The Hokies have now won three straight duals, rebounding well after their loss ...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C. -- App State Wrestling used bonus points in eight of their 10 wins to remain unbeaten in the Southern Conference and post a 44-0 victory at The Citadel on Saturday. With Campbell's 27-11 win against Chattanooga, Saturday's results set up a huge SoCon matchup Thursday between the Mo...

  • Princeton tops Columbia
    from InterMat 02/09/20 2:00 AM

    No. 16 Princeton defeated Columbia Saturday 28-9 at Dillon Gym on ESPNU, setting up a battle of Ivy-unbeaten teams Sunday in Jadwin against No. 17 Cornell. More to come. Match results are below. Results: 141: Matt Kazimir (Columbia) wins by decision over Marshall Keller (Princeton), 6-4 149: Matth...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- The Cornell wrestling team moved one step closer to an Ivy League championship on Saturday, Feb 8, defeating Penn by a final score of 30-6, to set up a clash for the league title against Princeton on Sunday, Feb. 9. Following a win over the Quakers, Cornell improves its overall dua...

  • BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- No. 20 Campbell remained unbeaten in Southern Conference action with a 26-11 win over visiting Chattanooga, 26-11, Saturday inside Carter Gym. Campbell moved to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in SoCon matches with its sixth straight dual win, while UTC dips to 5-9 on the year and 3-2 in c...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The Edinboro wrestling team picked up technical falls by Peter Pappas and Jacob Oliver to snap a three-match losing streak with a 28-18 win over Davidson on Saturday afternoon at McComb Fieldhouse. Edinboro improved to 10-8 overall while the Wildcats are now 3-9. The Fighting Scot...

  • Bucknell downs Binghamton
    from InterMat 02/08/20 8:45 PM

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team moved to 7-1 in EIWA action, and 6-0 at home, by defeating Binghamton, 25-13, on Saturday at Davis Gym. After the Bison (8-4, 7-1 EIWA) tied the dual at 13-13 entering the final two bouts, the Bearcats (3-10, 2-8 EIWA) forfeited to the Hartman brothers ...

  • Northern Colorado wrestling honored its senior class on Friday night and delivered with a 25-18 dual win over Cal Poly. UNC won six matches, scoring bonus points in three for the win. The Bears saw the return of multiple starters to the lineup to help give the team the spark for the win. Sean Cannon...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No. 15 Illinois wrestling won decisively, 29-6, at No. 25 Rutgers on Friday night for its fourth straight dual victory. Senior Travis Piotrowski (133), ranked seventh-nationally in his weight class, pinned ninth-ranked Sammy Alvarez in the first period (2:43) to extend the Illini...

  • It was a historic night in front of a large Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center crowd on Friday. Pitt-Johnstown wrestling Coach Pat Pecora earned his 617th career win and snapped a 46-year-old record to become college wrestling's all-time winningest coach when his fourth-ranked Mountain Cats dealt 11th-ra...

  • MADISON, Wis. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (9-2, 6-1 1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, rolled through No. 4 Wisconsin (10-4, 3-4 B1G) in a top-five Big Ten dual meet in Madison. The Lions used three victories over ranked opponents to post a 29-10 win over the homes...

  • PITTSBURGH -- The 10th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team won seven of 10 bouts en route to a 23-10 victory over Virginia Friday night at the Fitzgerald Field House. With the win, Pitt improves to 8-3 overall and 2-1 in the ACC. Virginia falls to 7-5 overall and 0-3 against ACC foes. ...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. -- The No. 4 Sun Devil wrestling team found its stride in the back half of the lineup, securing the win over Little Rock, 38-9 at the Jack Stephens Center on Friday night. ASU notched seven bonus-point wins, including three-straight pins from Anthony Valencia, Zahid Valencia, and Korde...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Bookend pins from Drew Hildebrandt and Matt Stencel keyed a 24-15 Mid-American Conference dual-meet win for the Central Michigan wrestling team over Buffalo on Friday at McGuirk Arena. It was the fourth straight win for the Chippewas, who improved to 6-4, 6-2 MAC. Buffalo ...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- Wins in three of the final five matches, along with clutch bonus points in all three of those wins, were key to powering Columbia Wrestling (5-3, 5-2 EIWA/0-1 IVY) to a well-earned 19-16 Eastern Collegiate Wrestling Association road win at Drexel (6-8, 2-4 EIWA) on Friday, Feb. 7 at ...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. ?" Northwestern secured its second Big Ten victory of the season with a 24-15 win over Michigan State in front of a Wildcat-laiden crowd on Senior Night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The 'Cats won six of the 10 bouts on the night, four of which were bonus-point victories. The dual was headlin...

  • CLEVELAND -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team rallied from an early deficit to post a 24-6 victory over Cleveland State at Woodling Gymnasium Friday night. The Huskies improve to 10-4 on the season and 5-2 in Mid-American Conference action. NIU's 10 wins are the most for the program...

  • Bloomsburg takes down VMI
    from InterMat 02/08/20 3:20 AM

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Bloomsburg University wrestling team snapped a three-match losing skid with an impressive 37-11 victory over visiting Virginia Military Institute on Friday night at the Nelson Field House. With the win, the Huskies improved to 3-6 overall while the Keydets dropped to 4-10 on t...

  • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Trailing the entire match, the Rider University wrestling team won the final four bouts to take a 20-17 comeback win over MAC foe Lock Haven Friday night at the Thomas Fieldhouse. With the win, the Broncs' seventh-straight, Rider improves to 10-2 (6-1 MAC), while the Bald Eagl...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- Holding a two-point lead heading into the final bout, So. Deonte Wilson got a late takedown and scored a 5-2 decision at heavyweight to give No. 2 NC State a 19-14 win over No. 9 North Carolina in a top-10 ACC battle in Reynolds Coliseum. NC State wrestling set a new attendance re...

  • SDSU cruises to win over WVU
    from InterMat 02/08/20 3:10 AM

    MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - South Dakota State wrestlers reeled off three consecutive pins in the middle weights, propelling the Jackrabbits to a 29-15 victory over West Virginia in Big 12 Conference dual action Friday night at the WVU Coliseum. The Jackrabbits improved to 9-5 overall and 5-2 in Big 12 du...

  • Nebraska dominates Purdue
    from InterMat 02/08/20 3:10 AM

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The fourth-ranked Nebraska wrestling team won seven of ten bouts, including two by pinfall, to defeat No. 14 Purdue 31-9 at Mackey Arena on Friday night. The meet began at 125 with Alex Thomsen squaring off against No.6 Devin Schroder. Schroder, a redshirt junior from Grand ...

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    from InterMat 02/07/20 6:55 PM

  • Alex Facundo won a bronze medal at the Cadet Worlds for the second straight year (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) Two-time Cadet world medalist Alex Facundo (Davison, Mich.) verbally committed to Penn State on Friday morning. The nation's No. 1 ranked wrestler at 170 pounds is also a...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. - With the dual coming down to the final match, redshirt sophomore 165-pounder Adam Kemp came through in the clutch for the Bulldogs with a hard-fought 3-2 win to lift Fresno State past Wyoming, 22-19 at the UniWyo Sports Complex on Thursday evening. Despite forfeiting both 125 and 19...

  • WAVERLY, Iowa -- The No. 1-ranked Wartburg wrestling team earned a 19-14 comeback victory over No. 2 Augsburg University Thursday evening at Levick Arena in the Annual "Battle of the Burgs" dual match. Down 14-3 after the fifth bout, the Orange & Black closed out second half with victories, capped ...

  • WAVERLY, Iowa -- The No. 1-ranked Wartburg wrestling team earned a 19-14 comeback victory over No. 2 Augsburg University Thursday evening at Levick Arena in the Annual "Battle of the Burgs" dual match. Down 14-3 after the fifth bout, the Orange & Black closed out second half with victories, capped...

  • LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- The Lock Haven University wrestling team (7-5, 3-2 MAC East) got off to another quick start and recorded key bonus points as the Bald Eagles proved too strong for visiting Edinboro University (9-8, 1-4 MAC East), and won the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Eastern Division dual, 25-...

  • Team captain Spencer Carey's win by fall in the third match of the night set the tone for the Navy wrestling team (7-4, 3-1 EIWA) and provided a lead the Mids would not relinquish en route to a 23-14 win over George Mason (7-6) Thursday evening at the Recreation Athletic Complex in Fairfax, Va. Nav...

  • It's official: The Iowa Board of Regents has approved the University of Iowa's plans to build a new wrestling training facility for its storied Hawkeye mat program, one week after the Big Ten school first announced its intention to replace the existing wrestling room inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. O...

  • Kirk Douglas (second row, second from left) was a member of the St. Lawrence University wrestling team Kirk Douglas was a man of many achievements: a star of over 70 films, nine Broadway plays, and nearly a dozen TV programs ... as well as author, producer and 2011 recipient of an Oscar for Lifetim...

  • Kyle Crutchmer weighing in at Bellator 233 (Photo/Bellator) Add former Oklahoma State wrestler Kyle Crutchmer to the card at Bellator 239. The two-time Big 12 mat champ and NCAA All-American for the Cowboys will take on Scott Futrell in a 175-pound contract weight preliminary bout at the Bellator e...

  • Thomas Gilman (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Thomas Gilman's goal was launched when he was 6 years old. He wanted to be an Olympic gold medalist. Now two decades later, Gilman feels that goal is within reach. A world silver medalist in 2017 before finishing fifth in 2018, Gilman i...

  • Mike Gillette, the a mind coach and author of Mind Boss, talks with Chad Dennis on Episode 46 of The MatBoss Podcast. Gillette explains his background and how he's taken his experiences and it plotted a course to help people with their own mental hurdles, challenges and improving their mental train...

  • A former part-time wrestling coach at nationally-ranked St. Edward High School was indicted Tuesday on charges of sexually assaulting two members of the team between June 2015 and July 2019. A Cuyahoga County grand jury handed up a 20-count indictment charging Daniel Gonsor, 30, of Avon, Ohio with ...

  • The Women's Collegiate Wrestling Coalition (WCWC) is launching #ThankYouMonth today, Wednesday, February 5, 2020, on National Girls and Women in Sports Day (#NGWSD). This coalition of wrestling leaders, with input from the vast U.S. wrestling community, will be making phone calls, sending letters a...

  • Wayne Wells display at National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Photo/National Wrestling Hall of Fame) Being a Nike signature athlete is a unique honor/distinction bestowed on a select few sports stars. Among the honorees: Bo Jackson, John McEnroe, Sheryl Swoopes. However, sports fanatics may be surprised t...

  • The Iowa-Penn State dual meet drew 14,905 fans and averaged 342,955 viewers on BTN (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) CHICAGO, Ill. -- On Jan. 31, No. 1 Iowa vs. No. 2 Penn State became the most-watched wrestling telecast in BTN history as well as the day's highest-rated college sporting event acros...

  • The California Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2020 honorees. Eleven will be welcomed into the Hall of Fame, while ten others will be presented with the Lifetime Service Award at a ceremony this summer. The 2020 Hall of Fame inductees include: Matt AzevedoMatt Azevedo: Drexel Un...

  • OREM, Utah -- Each team won five bouts, but three bonus point decisions helped North Dakota State grind out a 20-15 win over Utah Valley in a Big 12 Conference dual on Monday, Feb. 3, before 931 in Lockhart Arena. NDSU (6-3, 3-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host Fresno State (7-6, 2-1 #Big12WR) at 7 ...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The CSU Bakersfield wrestling team put forth its most complete match of the season on Sunday, dominating the 25th-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs en route to a 26-10 win at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. The Roadrunners won seven of the dual's ten bouts, including major d...

  • Wisconsin bests Purdue
    from InterMat 02/03/20 3:35 AM

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The No. 4 Wisconsin wrestling team went undefeated on their Big Ten Conference tour of Indiana, besting No. 7 Purdue, 27-14, on Sunday afternoon. At 133 pounds, No. 1 Seth Gross got the first period fall over Travis Ford-Melton. Gross came out firing on all cylinders and re...

  • STILLWATER -- The No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2 overall, 5-1 Big 12) picked up a gritty 26-6 win over 24th-ranked Missouri on Sunday, highlighted by an upset win from Wyatt Sheets and two overtime victories. The 157-pound sophomore took out No. 11 Jarrett Jacques in the first tiebreaker of t...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- South Dakota State wrestlers won three matches by technical fall and another by pin in shutting out first-year program Little Rock, 42-0, in dual action Sunday afternoon at Jack Stephens Center. The Jackrabbits, who have now won seven of their last nine duals, improved to 8-5 o...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- App State remained unbeaten in Southern Conference action with a 27-12 road victory against rival Chattanooga on Sunday. The Mountaineers (7-2, 4-0) entered the dual in a three-way tie for first place with the Mocs (5-8, 3-1) and Campbell. Those three teams shared the SoCon r...

  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 15 Illinois wrestling edged past No. 21 Northwestern, 19-18, Sunday afternoon at Huff Hall. Trailing 18-15 heading into the final bout, freshman Luke Luffman came through with a 14-4 major decision over Jack Heyob in the heavyweight match to give the Illini the 19-18 dual win....

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (8-2, 5-1 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, dominated visiting Maryland (2-13, 0-7) in sold out Rec Hall Sunday. The Nittany Lions won all but one bout and had a couple Lions pick up landmark victories in a 40-3 wi...

  • ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio wrestling team (6-6, 4-3 MAC) recorded its fourth Mid-American Conference victory in its last five conference duals, taking down Bloomsburg (2-5, 0-4 MAC) in decisive fashion, 28-9, this afternoon at the Convocation Center. The Bobcats won seven of the final nine bouts to b...

  • NORFOLK, Va. -- Virginia Tech defeated Old Dominion 23-9 Sunday afternoon in Norfolk to sweep the weekend set of in-state foes. With the win, No. 7 Tech improves to 10-1 this season and 6-0 on the road. The Hokies have three duals remaining on their schedule, two of which are away from Blacksburg....

  • CLEVELAND -- The Central Michigan wrestling team won six matches, all by decision, on Sunday in topping Cleveland State, 18-13, in a Mid-American Conference dual at the Vikings' Woodling Gym. It was CMU's third-consecutive dual victory as it improved to 5-4, 5-2 MAC. Cleveland State is 8-4, 4-4 MA...

  • LINCOLN, Neb. -- The No. 6 Nebraska wrestling team used a last-second, match-clinching pin from a hobbled No. 4 Isaiah White (165) to defeat No. 3 Ohio State 19-14 in front of 1,675 fans at the Devaney Center on Sunday afternoon. The Huskers (7-3, 2-3 Big Ten) won six of ten bouts overall to record ...

  • Minnesota dominates Indiana
    from InterMat 02/02/20 8:35 PM

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Golden Gophers wrestling team took down the Indiana Hoosiers 38-9 on Sunday afternoon behind four pins in the first six matches. Bailee O'Reilly, Owen Webster, Hunter Ritter, and Gable Steveson all pinned their opponents to earn the Gophers a combined 24 team points. The fo...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated Michigan State, 32-3, on Sunday at the Jenison Field House. Iowa improves to 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the conference. The Hawkeyes won nine-of-10 bouts, including three bonus-point victories, and held a 19-3 advantage in...

  • WASHINGTON -- It came down to the final match and No. 26 Sal Profaci finished the job, earning American University wrestling's sixth win by decision and putting the Eagles on top of Binghamton, 18-15. The Bearcats fall to 3-9 overall and 2-7 in the EIWA, while AU now stands at 3-6 overall and 3-4 in...

  • PITTSBURGH -- The second-ranked NC State wrestling team up its season record to a perfect 12-0 as the Wolfpack scored a 21-12 win at No. 10 Pitt in ACC action. NC State won six of the 10 bouts, including five straight at one point, and added a pair of bonus point wins while not conceding any. The ...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team got back in the win column with a 29-9 victory over conference foe and in-state rival SIUE, 29-9, Saturday. The Huskies (9-4, 4-2) won seven of the 10 bouts, scoring a pair of maj. dec. and pin victories on the night. "Those g...

  • The Cleveland State University wrestling team dug itself a huge early hole, but the Vikings did not give up and rallied to claim a thrilling 16-15 victory at Kent State Saturday evening at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. The Vikings took a four-point lead into the final match, but the...

  • UNI tops Oklahoma
    from InterMat 02/02/20 3:50 AM

    NORMAN, Okla. -- No. 15 UNI wrestling took over the top spot in the Big 12 standings with a 25-13 win over the University of Oklahoma on Saturday, Feb. 1. Six Panthers earned bout wins and Jay Schwarm and Carter Isley recorded falls in the win. At 125, Schwarm set the tone with a pin at the 1:16 ma...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The Hofstra University wrestling team picked up a pair of Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association victories Saturday, defeating Franklin & Marshall, 45-3, and Columbia, 24-14, at the David S. Mack Physical Education Center Saturday night. The wins moved Hofstra's win streak ...

  • Sparked by junior Andrew Buckley's 10-5 win at 184 pounds, the Navy wrestling team (6-4, 3-1 EIWA) won the final three bouts of the afternoon to earn a 23-15 victory over Drexel (6-7, 2-3 EIWA) Saturday afternoon at Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia. Navy won the first three and the final t...

  • CHAPEL HILL -- No. 8 North Carolina won a pair of duals in Carmichael Arena this weekend as a part of the team's 2020 Alumni Weekend. The Tar Heels (11-1, 2-0 ACC) knocked off Duke, 44-3, on Friday night, followed by a 25-9 win over Bucknell on Saturday afternoon. Against the Blue Devils, the Tar ...

  • No. 16 Princeton swept the opening weekend of Ivy League competition with a 29-10 win Brown Saturday, moving to 2-0 in the Ivy. Though Brown began the meet with three straight wins including one with a bonus point for a major decision, the Tigers took seven straight wins to finish out the match an...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania wrestling team opened Ivy League play with a pair of big victories on the road. On Saturday, the Quakers started the day with a 19-19 win by criteria against Brown, then capped off their road trip with a 22-19 victory against Harvard. The doubleheader...

  • GREELEY, Colo. -- North Dakota State won six bouts including a fall, a major decision and a pair of overtime wins to defeat Northern Colorado 25-12 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Saturday, Feb. 1 in Bank of Colorado Arena. NDSU (5-3, 2-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to wrestle Utah Valley (1-9, 0-6 #Big...

  • FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Sacred Heart University Wrestling team picked up a pair of wins this afternoon as SHU defeated Davidson 27-15 and picked up a late win against Cal Baptist 21-17. The Pioneers will return to action on Sunday, Feb. 9 when SHU hosts Bloomsburg. Matches begin at 2:00 p.m. In the...

  • Mason Parris won by pin to seal the victory for Michigan (Photo/Juan Garcia) NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Sophomore heavyweight Mason Parris used a first-period pin to put the exclamation point on the No. 25-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team's 21-16 win against No. 23 Rutgers in the Big Ten Super S...

  • Winn added to UFC 248
    from InterMat 02/01/20 7:15 PM

    Deron Winn (Photo/Josh Hedges, Getty Images) It's official: former junior college national wrestling champ Deron Winn has been added to the card at UFC 248 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Winn, who won back-to-back NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) ti...

  • Iowa's Michael Kemerer knocked off top-ranked Mark Hall (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Things did not get off to a particularly good start for No. 2 Michael Kemerer (Iowa). He was facing off against three-time NCAA finalist No. 1 Mark Hall (Penn State), and he was thrown to hi...

  • CORVALLIS, Ore. (Jan. 31, 2020) - The Wyoming wrestling team held on to win a hard-fought dual Friday evening over Oregon State, defeating the Beavers on the road, 18-13 to secure the Cowboys' third consecutive dual victory. No. 31 Dewey Krueger's 8-3 victory over Logan Meek at 157 pounds was the de...

  • FRESNO, Calif. -- The No. 18 Iowa State wrestling team (6-4, 3-1 Big 12) took down Fresno State (7-6, 2-1 Big 12) by a final score of 34-9 on Friday night. The Cyclones took seven of the 10 bouts on the night with all seven ISU victories coming by bonus-point variety (two pins, one forfeit, five maj...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. -- The No. 3 Arizona State wrestling team (10-1, 2-0 Pac-12) defeated the Stanford Cardinal, 28-12, Friday night at Desert Financial Arena to finish undefeated at home for the first time since 1992-93. The win extended ASU's current win streak to five and snapped an eight-match win stre...

  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 15 Illinois wrestling pushed past Michigan State with an 18-12 victory Friday night at Huff Hall. With the score tied at 12-12 heading into the final two bouts, redshirt sophomore Matt Wroblewski (197) and freshman Luke Luffman (285) were able to pick up wins in the final matc...

  • ATHENS, Ohio -- Good start, outstanding finish. The Central Michigan wrestling team recorded three pins and a major decision in winning five matches on Friday to top Ohio, 25-15, in a Mid-American Conference dual at the Bobcats' Convocation Center. The win lifted CMU to 4-4, 4-2 MAC. Ohio, which...

  • Minnesota tops Purdue
    from InterMat 02/01/20 4:35 AM

    WEST LAFAYETTE, In. -- The University of Minnesota wrestling program defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 27-12 on Friday night in Holloway Gymnasium in front of 788 in attendance. The Gophers took home seven of the ten bouts, including three by bonus points. Bailee O'Reilly got the first team points...

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia Tech wrestling put the North Carolina loss behind them with a 20-16 win over Commonwealth Clash foe Virginia in Charlottesville Friday night. After a slow start, the No. 7 Hokies rattled off six-straight match wins to improve to 9-1 on the season. Tech has now defe...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 3 Ohio State University wrestling team (9-2, 5-1 B1G) amassed bonus points aplenty in a 43-3 triumph over Maryland (2-12, 0-6 B1G). Ohio State totaled 53 takedowns on the night while surrendering a lone Terrapin takedown. The Buckeyes won nine of 10 bouts, including four te...

  • WEST ORANGE, N.J. -- On a special night for the Army West Point wrestling program, Lehigh was locked in a battle. A second period pin from senior Jordan Kutler helped turn the tide in the Mountain Hawks' favor. Kutler's fall over Ben Harvey broke a 9-9 tie and sparked a four-bout Lehigh run to close...

  • STILLWATER -- The 11th-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team (9-2 overall, 5-1 Big 12) took nine of 10 bouts from the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in its 17th consecutive dual win inside Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday evening. First-ranked Boo Lewallen kept his perfect season intact with a shutou...

  • Wisconsin dominates Indiana
    from InterMat 02/01/20 3:25 AM

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- In Wisconsin's first Big Ten dual of the weekend, the Badgers took care of Indiana with ease, with a final score of 27-12. Jared Krattiger got his first pin as a Badger. At 174, the redshirt freshman pinned Diego Lemley of Indiana. This is Krattiger's first Big Ten dual victor...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Hofstra recorded three wins by fall and won eight weights in a 37-7 victory over Davidson Friday afternoon at the David S. Mack Physical Education Center. Reece Heller, Ricky Stamm, and Sage Heller all recorded wins by fall. The Pride moved to 5-5 on the season with its second co...

  • BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- Three wins via fall and three wins via technical fall powered Columbia Wrestling (3-2, 3-1 EIWA, 0-1 IVY) to a dominating 45-3 win over Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association foe, LIU (2-18, 0-6 EIWA) at the Pratt Recreation Center on Friday, Jan. 31, kicking off a busy we...

  • Getting two pins and a technical fall along the way, No. 16 Princeton opened the Ivy League schedule Friday night with a 27-12 win at Harvard. Princeton's third-ranked Patrick Glory started the match with a first-period pin of Nolan Hellickson at 125, and the Tigers were in front the rest of the w...

  • Navy freshman Jacob Koser's win by fall over 197-pound William Jarrell broke an 18-18 tie and led the Navy wrestling team (5-4, 2-1 EIWA) to a 24-21 victory over conference foe American (2-6, 2-4 EIWA) Friday evening at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C. Though American won six of the 10 matches, all ...

  • Campbell downs Gardner-Webb
    from InterMat 02/01/20 3:20 AM

    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- No. 19 Campbell collected four pins on the way to a 43-5 win at Gardner-Webb, remaining unbeaten in Southern Conference matches. Campbell took its fifth straight match, improving to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in SoCon action, while GWU fell to 1-7 on the year and 0-4 in conference...

  • OREM, Utah -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team won six of ten bouts on their way to a 22-14 Big 12 Conference dual win over Utah Valley, Thursday evening, Jan. 30, at Lockhart Arena. The Falcons move to 3-3 on the season and secure their first Big 12 dual win on the year. AF had two bonus poin...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- SIUE wrestling won the last six matches of Thursday's dual meet against Little Rock, earning a 26-12 triumph in First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center. It was the season debut for redshirt senior Nate Higgins. The former NCAA Championships participant was inserted into...

  • LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team won nine of 10 bouts for the fourth-straight dual en route to a 36-3 victory at Franklin & Marshall on Thursday night at Mayser Gymnasium. The Bison, who also extended their winning streak to five duals to improve to 7-3 (6-1 EIWA) on the season, picked...

  • BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- The Citadel wrestling team captured its first conference victory of the season, toppling Gardner-Webb, 31-14, Thursday night. The Bulldogs sealed bonus-point wins in four matches, including three pins. Michael McAleavey, Selwyn Porter and Martin Duane, and all earned victor...

  • The Oregon Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced the honorees for the Class of 2020. Here is the list of 2020 inductees being honored with Lifetime Service to Wrestling awards, in alphabetical order: • J.D. Alley, Coach, Culver • Dr. Bill Bettis, Historian, Rosebur...

  • Matt Findlay gets his hand raised after a win at the NCAAs (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) OREM, Utah -- Utah Valley University head wrestling coach Greg Williams has announced that returning national qualifier Matt Findlay will miss the 2019-20 season with an injury. Findlay, who is a red...

  • Matthew Schmitt (Photo/WVU Athletics) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou Wrestling head coach Brian Smith has announced the signing of two-time NCAA qualifier and Missouri native Matt Schmitt (Platte City, Mo.), a graduate transfer 133-pounder from West Virginia. Schmitt, a former team captain for the Mountain...

  • Iowa wrestlers get introduced before wrestling Ohio State (Photo/Darren Miller, HawkeyeSports.com) The University of Iowa Hawkeyes -- currently the top-ranked Division I wrestling program in the nation -- is planning to build a top-flight wrestling facility, according to multiple media reports, and ...

  • Mitch Clark gets his hand raised after winning the NCAA title The Upper New York Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced the honorees for its Class of 2020. This year's honorees, in alphabetical order: Mitch Clark: The son of Hall of Fame Coach John Clark (former coach at St....

  • U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Ian H. McBeth A GoFundMe page has been set up for one of three U.S. firefighters killed Thursday when their C-130 Hercules aerial tanker crashed while fighting the wildfires in Australia. The fundraising page was created Friday to help the family of U.S. Lieutenant Colonel ...

  • MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The Ohio State University wrestling team marched into the Maturi Pavilion and pillaged a 22-13 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Three bouts featured a pair of top-10 competitors squaring off, all of which went in favor of the Scarlet & Gray. According to the rankings, Mi...

  • Aaron Pico (Photo/Bellator) Former amateur wrestlers Aaron Pico and Darrion Caldwell came out on top in their respective fights at Bellator 238 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Saturday night. Pico scored a knockout of Daniel Carey in the opening seconds of the second round of their featherweight ...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- When Purdue wrestling sophomore Parker Filius' teammates needed him most he came through, gutting out a 4-2 overtime decision to seal a 20-18 dual victory over Rutgers at the Rutgers Athletics Center on Sunday. Filius' win was 1-of-6 for the Boilermakers on the day as they improv...

  • Oklahoma State's Nick Piccininni won by major decision at 125 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) AMES, Iowa -- No. 8 Oklahoma State wrestling (8-2 overall, 4-1 Big 12) closed out its weekend in Iowa with a 23-9 victory against the 16th-ranked Cyclones on Sunday afternoon inside Hilton Coliseu...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Redshirt freshman Angelo Martinoni picked up an 11-8 win in the deciding bout, as the CSU Bakersfield wrestling team outlasted Northern Colorado 20-16. The Roadrunners won six of the meet's ten bouts, bouncing back well from a disappointing performance at Wyoming. The win give...

  • LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team cruised past Sacred Heart, 36-3, and Drexel, 27-2, on Sunday afternoon at Davis Gym. For the second- and third-straight duals, the Bison (6-3, 5-1 EIWA) won nine of 10 bouts to emerge victorious. Darren Miller (133), David Campbell (141), Matthew Koloni...

  • GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- In front of a raucous crowd of over 1,000 in Green River, the Wyoming wrestling team put on a show during their outreach match, recording four falls while taking care of business over Utah Valley, 37-9. The win makes it a clean weekend sweep for the Pokes in their home-opening d...

  • LINCOLN, Neb. -- The No. 7 Nebraska wrestling team defeated Michigan State 25-12 to earn its first conference victory of the season on Sunday afternoon. The Huskers (6-3, 1-3 Big Ten) won seven of 10 bouts and earned bonus points in two of those matches to roll to victory over the Spartans (6-6, 1-4...

  • South Dakota State came up with four bonus-point victories to defeat Oklahoma, 23-16, in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits, who entered the week 24th in the Intermat dual rankings, improved to 7-4 overall and 4-1 against league foes. Oklahoma dropp...

  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 15 Illinois wrestling started strong and pulled away during the second half of its dual against No. 23 Michigan, defeating the Wolverines by a final score of, 20-13, at Huff Hall on Sunday. Redshirt freshman Justin Cardani (125), senior Travis Piotrowski (133) and redshirt jun...

  • Indiana prevails over Maryland
    from InterMat 01/26/20 10:40 PM

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- It came down to the final match of the dual and the Indiana Wrestling team overcame Maryland for a 19-16 win on Sunday. Notes • The Hoosiers improve to 1-6 on the season and 1-5 in the Big Ten. Maryland falls to 2-11 overall and 0-5 in the Big Ten. • The Hoosiers w...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Ohio wrestling team (5-5, 3-2 MAC) picked up its third-straight Mid-American Conference victory to close out the road portion of its 2019-20 regular season schedule, knocking off SIUE (1-10, 0-7 MAC), 24-9, this afternoon at First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center. ...

  • CLARION, Pa. -- The Old Dominion wrestling team (6-8, 4-2 MAC) wrapped up its weekend trip to Pennsylvania with a 25-9 win over Clarion (8-5, 5-3 MAC) on Sunday afternoon. Junior 285-pounder Will Hilliard capped off the Monarch victory with a ranked win, taking down No. 27 Ty Bagoly in a 9-3 win by...

  • PITTSBURGH -- The 10th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team used eight individual wins to take down the Edinboro Fighting Scots, 28-6, Sunday afternoon at the Fitzgerald Field House. The win completes Pitt's sweep of the weekend as the Panthers shutout Duke Saturday, Jan. 25 in Durham. ...

  • Hofstra picks up win over LIU
    from InterMat 01/26/20 9:40 PM

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Hofstra won nine of the 10 weight classes, including a win by fall and two technical falls, in a 38-6 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association victory over Long island University Sunday afternoon at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Hofstra moved to 4-5 overal...

  • Bucknell routs Sacred Heart
    from InterMat 01/26/20 9:20 PM

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team routed Sacred Heart, 36-3, on Sunday afternoon at Davis Gym. For the second-straight dual, the Bison (5-3, 4-1 EIWA) won nine of 10 bouts to emerge victorious. They moved to 8-0 all-time against the Pioneers (4-3, 2-2 EIWA). Bucknell picked up bonus po...

  • LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- After facing some tough early competition, and an early deficit Saturday night at Thomas Fieldhouse, the Army West Point wrestling team was able to lock in, taking down Lock Haven 26-9 for its fourth straight dual win of the season. "Nice win on the road over a really good team,...

  • UNI's Bryce Steiert after beating Oklahoma State's Joe Smith at 174 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- No. 20 UNI wrestling won six bouts, including a major decision by Bryce Steiert at 174 to top eighth-ranked Oklahoma State 19-15 Saturday night in front of over 4,000 fa...

  • Logan Treaster (Jr / Newton, Kan.), Casey Cobb (Jr / Kuna, Idaho), Cody Trybus (Jr / Elkton, Md.), Jacob Koser (Fr / Dillsburg, Pa.) and John Birchmeier (Fr / Ashburn, Va.) each won individual titles to lead the Navy wrestling team to the 2020 All-Academy Championship crown Saturday at East Gym in C...

  • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- The nationally-ranked No. 25 Rider University wrestling team cruised past MAC foe George Mason, 36-6, Saturday night at Alumni Gym. With the win, the Broncs improve to 9-2 (5-1 MAC), while the Patriots are now 7-5 (2-4 MAC). Rider had a dominating Senior Night, claiming vict...

  • Kent State fends off Buffalo
    from InterMat 01/26/20 2:30 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Kent State rallied off victories in five of the first seven matches and the Golden Flashes knocked off the Buffalo Bulls 20-17 on Saturday afternoon. A tech-fall by Andrew McNally and Tim Rooney victory in a battle of top-20 wrestlers to highlighted the six individual victories for...

  • ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell wrestling racked up its 300th all-time Ivy League victory on Saturday, Jan. 25 with a 32-9 win over Harvard. Following the win, the Big Red is now 300-52-1 in Ivy League duals dating back to the 1955-56 season (first season of Ivy League competition). Facing Brown in the nigh...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 24 Mizzou Wrestling claimed its ninth consecutive conference championship after defeating Cleveland State, 20-12, Saturday afternoon (Jan. 25) in the second of a dual doubleheader at the Hearnes Center. The Tigers are now 10-5 on the season and a perfect 7-0 in MAC competition. ...

  • BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- No. 21 Campbell stayed perfect at home with wins over Oregon State and Presbyterian Saturday at the Pope Convocation Center / Gore Arena. The Camels defeated PC 55-0 before taking down Oregon State 27-11. OSU also topped PC 40-6 in the first match of the day. Campbell moved to...

  • Pitt cruises past Duke
    from InterMat 01/25/20 9:50 PM

    DURHAM, N.C. - The 10th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team recorded its second shutout of the season in dominant fashion Saturday morning. The Panthers downed the Duke Blue Devils, 50-0, at Card Gymnasium in the ACC opener. With the win, Pitt improves to 6-2 on the year, while the Blue...

  • Augsburg's Emily Shilson gets her hand raised after getting a technical fall against Stevens Point (Photo/David Peterson) The National Collegiate Athletic Association has approved Full Emerging Sports status for women's wrestling for NCAA Division II and Division III, in a vote of members in Anaheim...

  • Spencer Lee won by technical fall at 125 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Spencer Lee and Austin DeSanto ran out of intermission with consecutive technical falls to send the top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team past No. 4 Ohio State, 24-10, on Friday night at Carv...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- Junior/sophomore Jack Medley used a third-period takedown to knock off sixth-ranked Michael DeAugustino and clinch the No. 25-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team's 20-17 win against No. 15 Northwestern on Friday night (Jan. 24) at the Wildcats' Welsh-Ryan Arena. It was the...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- It was a banner night on the mat for the Wyoming wrestling team as the Pokes finally got the chance to wrestle in a home dual Friday night and the Cowboys treated the Laramie faithful to quite the show in a 34-3 victory over CSU Bakersfield. Wyoming (5-7) recorded five bonus-point ...

  • UNC upsets Virginia Tech
    from InterMat 01/25/20 4:25 AM

    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Led by No. 17 Kennedy Monday's technical fall win over No. 3 David McFadden, No. 12 North Carolina defeated No. 3 Virginia Tech, 23-10 Friday night at Cassell Coliseum. Joey Melendez began the dual with a key upset win over No. 11 Joey Prata. In the first period, Melendez turne...

  • The Cleveland State University wrestling team jumped out to an early lead and won a few key matches down the stretch to claim a 21-14 win over SIU Edwardsville in Mid-American Conference action Friday evening inside First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center. CSU won the first three bouts to op...

  • NDSU tops Oklahoma
    from InterMat 01/25/20 4:25 AM

    FARGO, N.D. - Jaden Van Maanen's pin at 149 pounds lit the fuse as North Dakota State turned over the University of Oklahoma 24-15 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Friday, Jan. 24, before 615 spectators in the Scheels Center. It was the first Bison win in the brief three-match series. NDSU (4-3, 1-1...

  • OREM, Utah -- Four bonus-point victories propelled No. 16 Stanford to a 25-19 road win over Utah Valley, Friday, in front of 1,011 fans at Lockhart Arena. Stanford (8-1) and Utah Valley (1-7) each won five bouts, but the Cardinal registered a pair of falls and technical falls to come out on top. ...

  • Rutgers pounds Indiana
    from InterMat 01/25/20 3:55 AM

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No. 22 Rutgers wrestling (8-3, 3-2) used eight individual victories to claim a 29-7 win over Indiana (0-6, 0-5) on Friday night in front of 3,718 fans at the RAC. Gerard Angelo (149) picked off No. 16 Graham Rooks, No. 9 Sammy Alvarez (133) and Brett Donner (165) muscled major de...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State wrestling used four bonus point wins on its way to a 25-15 victory over Clarion on Friday evening inside Jenison Field House. The Spartans used bonus point wins from redshirt juniors Matt Santos and Jake Tucker, along with redshirt sophomore Cameron Caffey and ...

  • Purdue rolls Maryland on road
    from InterMat 01/25/20 3:55 AM

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Purdue wrestling team put up a huge road win Friday night, winning 9-of-10 matches on its way to a 37-4 dual win over Maryland at The Pavilion at the Xfinity Center. The Boilermakers put up bonus points in five of the nine wins, including back-to-back pins to close the dual ...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The second-ranked NC State wrestling team opened its ACC slate in convincing fashion, posting a 28-9 win over Virginia inside Reynolds Coliseum. After won the first bout at 125 pounds, the Wolfpack (11-0) won seven straight, and won eight of the 10 matches overall. The ACC dual sta...

  • SPIRNGFIELD, Mass. -- The Sacred Heart University Wrestling team picked up its third straight win of the year as the Pioneers defeated AIC by a final score of 33-16. SHU will return to action on Sunday Jan. 26 when the Pioneers wrestle at Bucknell. Matches begin at 2:00 p.m. The Pioneers took five ...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The Old Dominion wrestling team (5-8, 3-2 MAC) won the first six bouts of its match against Edinboro (9-6, 3-4 MAC) on Friday night, cruising to a 24-9 road victory over the Fighting Scots. "I thought all 10 guys competed hard and together as a group," head coach Steve Martin said ...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (7-1, 4-0 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, downed No. 7 Nebraska (5-3, 0-3 B1G) to begin a rugged 16-day stretch of Big Ten road action. Penn State posted a 20-18 win in front of a record-Nebraska crowd with true ...

  • Bryce Meredith at Senior Nationals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Bryce Meredith, two-time NCAA finalist for the University of Wyoming who is currently training to earn a spot on the U.S. men's freestyle Olympic team, is already looking beyond the 2020 Tokyo Games toward a profession...

  • A former professional wrestler who competed for the storied Oklahoma State wrestling program in the late 1950s will be welcomed into a leading pro wrestling hall of fame this summer. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum of Waterloo, Iowa announced that Adnan Bin Abdulkareem -- also ...

  • RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Technical falls by Bernie Truax and Tom Lane powered Cal Poly to a 19-16 victory over California Baptist in a non-conference dual wrestling meet Thursday night inside Van Dyne Gym. Truax blanked Cole Pruitt 18-0 before the first period ended at 165 pounds and Lane earned a 17-...

  • App State shuts out Duke
    from InterMat 01/24/20 3:55 AM

    BOONE, N.C. -- With a standing-room-only crowd surrounding the wrestling mat in Varsity Gym, App State pitched a P5 shutout. The Mountaineers posted a 45-0 home victory against in-state ACC program Duke on Thursday night, running their winning streak to six straight duals with a dominant performan...

  • ACC wrestling fans will enjoy a dedicated night of programming on ACC Network (ACCN), the 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports, throughout the remainder of the regular season as Friday Night Duals begin on Friday, January 24. Five straight Fridays of ACC dual matches highlight the winte...

  • The Montana High School Association voted to approve girls wrestling -- along with boys powerlifting -- as the state's two newest sports at its annual meeting on Monday, according to multiple media reports. These new sports will be available at MHSA member schools beginning in the 2020-21 school ye...

  • Devin Winston defeated Abe Assad at Who's Number One (Photo/Juan Garcia) EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- SIUE wrestling Head Coach Jeremy Spates received commitments from two top-level competitors. Devin Winston, of Park Hill, Missouri, is eligible immediately after transferring from Minnesota. Austin Cooley...

  • UNI's Jacob Schwarm is the third Division I wrestler to reach 10 falls (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championsh...

  • MINNEAPOLIS -- JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps and Trackwrestling have announced a partnership to co-host a DI Wrestling Championships kickoff party on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at The Barn at Cowboy Jack's Saloon and Restaurant in Minneapolis. Event proceeds will be donated to TakeDown Cancer,...

  • Donna Strobel and Greg Strobel at National Wrestling Hall of Fame Honors Weekend in 2012 (Photo/Larry Slater) Funeral services have been announced for Donna Strobel, wife of former Lehigh University wrestling coach Greg Strobel and active leader in the sport in her own right, who died Sunday, Januar...

  • One last full weekend of January is here. One week from Saturday is the start of February, and the proverbial "month of champions" in many states across the country. Below is the schedule of competitions for the Fab 50 teams during the week of Jan. 22-28. No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. Travels to No. 9 ...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Purdue wrestling team posted its 10th consecutive dual victory over intrastate rival Indiana on Monday, winning 7-of-10 matches en route to a 23-9 win on the road in Wilkinson Hall. The Boilermakers improved to 9-2 overall on the season and 2-1 in conference duals, while the...

  • Brandon Proveaux, White Knoll High School heavyweight who placed fourth at the 2009 South Carolina state wrestling championships, was killed in a three-vehicle crash Saturday. He was 29. The wreck happened at 6:40 a.m. on Highway 90 near Old Highway 90 not far from Myrtle Beach. According to South ...

  • Penn beats Binghamton, LIU
    from InterMat 01/20/20 4:05 AM

    PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania wrestling team returned to The Palestra for the first time in 2020 and graced The Cathedral with a pair of dominating EIWA victories. In the season's home opener, Penn won 17 of the doubleheader's 20 duals with nine of those duals adding bonus points....

  • PHILADELPHIA -- The Drexel wrestling team won seven total bouts and scored a pair of technical falls in a 28-9 win against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association foe Binghamton on Sunday evening at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Sunday's victory snapped a 12-match losing streak against the...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State wrestling used three bonus point wins to secure a 36-0 shutout victory over Maryland on Sunday afternoon inside Jenison Feild House on Alumni Day.The shutout marks the first for the Spartans over a Big Ten opponent in 36 years, last coming against Illinois on Ja...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Juniors Jarrod Snyder and Dominic Ducharme earned major decision victories to lead the CSU Bakersfield wrestling team past Duke University on Saturday afternoon at the Icardo Center. The Roadrunners won nine of the duals' 10 matches and routed the visiting Blue Devils by a sco...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (6-1, 3-0 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, rolled over visiting Rutgers (7-3, 2-2) in sold out Rec Hall. Head coach Cael Sanderson's squad used three pins to post a lopsided 38-6 victory over the Scarlet Knights i...

  • Oklahoma defeats WVU
    from InterMat 01/20/20 1:05 AM

    NORMAN -- Oklahoma defeated No. NR/23 West Virginia, 22-18, Sunday afternoon in McCasland Field House. The Sooners (3-2 overall, 1-1 Big 12) capitalized on three bonus-point victories to pull ahead of the Mountaineers (3-8 overall, 0-2 Big 12). "I think every time we took a little bit of a setback...

  • CLINTON, S.C. -- Wrestling picked up its second straight Southern Conference dual win of the weekend, downing Presbyterian College Sunday afternoon, 38-6. With the win, Davidson improves to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in SoCon duals. The 'Cats started strong with a pair of decision victories at 125 and ...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan wrestling team kept on fighting until the end, winning four of the final five bouts, to claim a 22-15 comeback win over No. 11 Minnesota on "Queen Day" Sunday afternoon (Jan. 19) in front of 2,764 fans at Crisler Center. The Wolverines won six bouts in ...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- An outstanding start and a timely momentum-shifting win late helped the Central Michigan wrestling team to a 25-15 victory over SIU Edwardsville in a Mid-American Conference dual on Sunday at McGuirk Arena. The win lifted CMU to 3-4, 3-2 MAC, and it helped the Chippewas bo...

  • Franklin & Marshall stuns Brown
    from InterMat 01/20/20 12:55 AM

    LANCASTER, Pa. -- Sunday wasn't for the faint of heart in Mayser gymnasium as Franklin & Marshall split a pair of memorable Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) doubleheaders. The Diplomats (4-3, 1-2 EIWA) dropped a heartbreaking 18-17 match to Sacred Heart that was decided by the t...

  • KENT, Ohio -- No. 23 Mizzou Wrestling extended its MAC winning streak to 19 straight duals and capped a perfect weekend of dual action with a 31-12 win over Kent State Sunday afternoon (Jan. 19). Mizzou won eight of the 10 weights, including bonus point wins at 141, 157 and 165. Mizzou improves to 8...

  • UNI tops Air Force
    from InterMat 01/20/20 12:50 AM

    COLORADO SPRINGS -- UNI Wrestling won seven bouts and earned bonus points at 174, 184 and 124 to earn a 28-12 win over Air Force Sunday afternoon in Colorado. Bryce Steiert picked up a major decision and Taylor Lujan and Jay Schwarm grabbed pins in the bout to lead UNI to the win. The match star...

  • BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- For the second straight dual, the Golden Eagle wrestling team's victory hinged on wins in the final two bouts of the day. And just as on Friday night against Buffalo, Greg Bulsak and Ty Bagoly delivered, bringing Clarion back from a 15-10 deficit to a 16-15 win over Bloomsburg on...

  • Virginia Tech handles Cornell
    from InterMat 01/20/20 12:45 AM

    ITHACA, N.Y. -- Virginia Tech wrestling won their second dual in as many days with a 23-9 victory over No. 19 Cornell Sunday afternoon in New York. With the win, the No. 3 Hokies improve to 8-0 on the season and 5-0 against ranked opponents. Only No. 1 Iowa and Virginia Tech hold records of at lea...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 4 Ohio State University wrestling team (7-1, 3-0 B1G) erased an early deficit and ultimately tore through Illinois (4-3, 1-2 B1G), 28-6. The Buckeyes won the final eight bouts of the afternoon, including five victories over nationally-ranked Fighting Illini. The highest-ra...

  • Rider defeats Old Dominion
    from InterMat 01/20/20 12:45 AM

    NORFOLK, VA -- The nationally-ranked No. 25 Rider University wrestling team earned a 22-10 victory at MAC foe Old Dominion, Sunday afternoon at Chartway Arena. With the win, the Broncs improve to 8-2 (4-1 MAC), while the Monarchs are now 4-8 (2-2 MAC). Old Dominion earned the first six points of t...

  • NEW YORK -- Down by four points heading into the final match at 133 pounds, Columbia Wrestling (2-2, 2-1 EIWA/0-1 IVY) needed at least five to lock up the win, and first-year Angelo Rini was up to the task, doing just that, recording a 22-7 technical fall win to push Columbia to a 21-20 complete tea...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team posted a 29-9 win at VMI this afternoon. The Mocs won seven of the 10 bouts to improve to 5-7 overall and 3-0 in the Southern Conference race. The loss drops the Keydets to 4-9 and 1-1 in league duals. Chattanooga jumped out to a 6-0 lead...

  • Bucknell dominates Brown
    from InterMat 01/19/20 7:30 PM

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team won nine of 10 bouts to drop Brown, 31-3, on Sunday afternoon at Davis Gym. The Bison (4-3, 3-1 EIWA) netted bonus points in two of their individual wins, helping them score their largest margin of victory over the Bears (0-3, 0-2 EIWA) in program histo...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa. -- The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 7 Nebraska, 26-6, on Saturday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. In its first appearance at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in seven weeks, Iowa won eight-of-10 bouts, including three-of-four top 10 matchups, to improve to 7-0 over...

  • RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- No. 21 Stanford wrestling captured six of 10 bouts to defeat host California Baptist, 22-12, Saturday, at Van Dyne Gym. Stanford improved to 7-1 overall, while CBU dropped to 3-6 in its first season as a Division I program. The Lancers took an early 6-0 lead in the dual with w...

  • STILLWATER -- The Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-1, 3-0 Big 12) picked up their first top-10 dual win of the season against the No. 10 Pittsburgh Panthers, 30-10, behind two big upsets and Nick Piccininni's 100th win Saturday evening inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. "It is special. Putting my name next to ...

  • Campbell downs The Citadel
    from InterMat 01/19/20 12:10 AM

    BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- No. 21 Campbell posted three pins and three tech falls on the way to a 42-3 win over The Citadel to begin Southern Conference action Saturday at the Pope Convocation Center. The Camels (4-2, 1-0 SoCon) picked up bonus points in six of the final seven bouts to top the visiting B...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- In a dual that featured a number of close matches that were decided in the third period or later, No. 12 Lehigh picked up its seventh straight dual win, topping Navy 23-9 Saturday inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall. The match was the 100th in what is Lehigh's second most-wres...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The fifth ranked NC State wrestling team won the first nine bouts, including five for bonus points, and came away with a 37-3 win at Hofstra. On the weekend in road action, NC State outscored Drexel and Hofstra a combined 81-6. The dual started at 125 pounds, as R-Fr. Jakob Ca...

  • VESTAL, N.Y. -- Virginia Tech wrestling dominated Binghamton 47-0 Saturday afternoon in New York to improve to 7-0 in duals on the season. Saturday afternoon was Virginia Tech's first shutout victory since Jan. 12, 2018, when the Hokies defeated Campbell 40-0 at the Virginia Duals. The No. 3 Hok...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern secured its first Big Ten victory of the season with a 21-15 win over Indiana in front of an alumni day crowd at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wildcats won six of the 10 bouts on the night, headlined by a tech fall from Shayne Oster and a major decision victory by No. 1 Ryan ...

  • CLEVELAND -- The Ohio wrestling team (4-5, 2-2 MAC) closed out its weekend road trip to northeast Ohio by earning a second-straight Mid-American Conference dual win, knocking off Cleveland State (6-2, 2-2 MAC), 19-13, this afternoon at Woodling Gymnasium. The Bobcats came away with victories in six...

  • CLEVELAND, Ga. -- The Truett McConnell University athletic department has announced Patrick James as the new Head Coach of the TMU wrestling program, effective immediately. James has served as the interim head coach since August of 2019. "We are very excited to have Patrick on board," Athletic Dire...

  • LEWISBURG, Pa. -- A late surge propelled the Bucknell wrestling team to a 26-12 victory over Harvard on Saturday afternoon at Davis Gym. The Bison (3-3, 2-1 EIWA) took four of the final five bouts, scoring bonus points in each, to down the Crimson (1-4, 1-1 EIWA). Zach Hartman, who is ranked as hig...

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Virginia wrestling team (7-2) capped its weekend of dual matches with a 44-3 victory over VMI (4-8) on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 18) at Memorial Gym. The Cavaliers won 9-of-10 weight classes and got bonus-point victories from seven wrestlers to power to the win. Three wr...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Lock Haven University wrestling team (6-4, 2-2 MAC East) got off to a quick start, winning the first three bouts of the dual and Bald Eagle' bonus points were a big part of the story throughout as LHU bounced back in a big way, downing host George Mason (7-4, 2-1 MAC East), 25-17...

  • Fresno State tops Duke
    from InterMat 01/18/20 5:35 AM

    FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno State wrestling team tallied wins in seven matches on its way to a 34-7 win over Duke on Friday evening at the Save Mart Center. Fresno State (7-5) got technical fall victories from redshirt freshman Hunter Cruz at 184 pounds and senior Josh Hokit at heavyweight while g...

  • BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. -- On the Friday of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, No. 1 Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) made the trip to face No. 2 Blair Academy (N.J.). In the annual showdown of National Prep powers, the host Buccaneers won eight of 14 bouts to upend the nation's top team 31-24. The Blue K...

  • STILLWATER -- The ninth-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team (6-1, 3-0 Big 12) notched seven bonus-point wins over West Virginia to knock off a third consecutive conference opponent, 37-9, inside Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday evening. "I thought we looked pretty good overall," coach John Smith sa...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Despite wrestling without multiple starters, No. 21 Stanford opened Pac-12 action with a 22-13 win at Cal Poly, Friday, at Mott Gym. Stanford won six of the 10 bouts to improve to 5-1 overall, while Cal Poly dropped to 2-4, 0-1 in the Pac-12. The dual started at 174 poun...

  • MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 4 Ohio State University wrestling team (6-1, 2-0 B1G) made good on an 8-hour trek to Cheese Country, grating the 8th-ranked Badgers of Wisconsin (8-3, 1-3 B1G) in a top-10 tilt. The Buckeyes won six of 10 bouts to snag a 24-13 victory. Four Buckeyes earned bonus points, inc...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. -- The No. 4 Arizona State wrestling team (9-1, 1-0 Pac-12) opened conference competition with a 26-12 victory over the Oregon State Beavers (4-2, 0-1) Friday night at Desert Financial Arena in the Beauty and the Beast meet with the Sun Devil gymnastics team. The victory was ASU's nint...

  • GREELEY, Colo. -- UNI Wrestling jumped out to a 32-0 lead, picking up bonus points at 125, 174 and 184 to earn a dominating 32-6 win over Northern Colorado that also marked the return of Jacob Holschlag to the lineup at 197. Jacob Schwarm set the tone early with a first-period pin, his 10th fall o...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team's winning streak was extended to four after a dominating 38-4 victory over Little Rock Friday night at the Convocation Center. The Huskies (8-3, 3-1) won nine of the 10 bouts, earning bonus points in five matches. NIU tallied a pair o...

  • BROOKINGS, S.D. -- No. 16 Iowa State (5-3, 2-0 Big 12) claimed its second Big 12 victory of the season, taking out South Dakota State (6-4, 3-1 Big 12) 22-17. The Cyclones claimed six out of the 10 matches, including one by pin and one by major decision. How It Happened It was a slow start for the ...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- In front of a packed house at the Rutgers Athletic Center, the Cornell wrestling team defeated former EIWA-foe No. 22 Rutgers by a final score of 18-16 on Friday night. Junior Hunter Richard's third period pin at 149 pounds was a catalyst for the Big Red, who led big at the break...

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Virginia wrestling team (6-2) kicked off the weekend with a strong performance on Friday night (Jan. 17), taking a 29-9 victory over Chattanooga (4-7) at Memorial Gym. It was the first of two duals on the weekend as the Cavaliers will host VMI at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. ...

  • LANCASTER, Pa. -- Winning its first five bouts of the night, Harvard wrestling (1-3, 1-0 EIWA) began EIWA play with a convincing, 26-16 victory over Franklin & Marshall (3-2, 0-1 EIWA) on Friday evening. Senior Nolan Hellickson set the tone for the Crimson, edging out Jose Diaz at 125 pounds with a...

  • Ohio earns win at Kent State
    from InterMat 01/18/20 4:20 AM

    KENT, Ohio -- For the second year in a row, the Ohio wrestling team (3-5, 1-2 MAC) can claim Grudge Match bragging rights after earning a 26-17 triumph over archrival Kent State (5-8, 1-3 MAC) tonight at the M.A.C. Center. The Bobcats picked up their first Mid-American Conference win of the 2019-20 ...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- In its first Grace Hall appearance since late November, No. 12 Lehigh ran its dual win streak to six with a 33-8 victory over American Friday night inside Leeman-Turner Arena. The Mountain Hawks won eight bouts, scoring bonus points in six of the eight victories. Junior Chris Wei...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan wrestling team claimed nine matches, earning bonus points in four, to earn a dominant 34-3 win over Maryland on Friday night (Jan. 17) in front of 1,163 fans at Cliff Keen Arena. Sophomore heavyweight Mason Parris, ranked second nationally, ended the d...

  • Clarion edges Buffalo
    from InterMat 01/18/20 4:15 AM

    CLARION, Pa. -- A dramatic last minute takedown by heavyweight Ty Bagoly propelled the Golden Eagle wrestling team to a 17-16 win by tiebreaker criteria over the Buffalo Bulls in Tippin Gymnasium. Both the Golden Eagles and the Bulls notched four decisions and one major decision on the night, but a ...

  • PHILADELPHIA, PA. -- The fifth ranked NC State wrestling team won nine of the 10 bouts, and came away with a 44-3 road win at Drexel Friday night. The Wolfpack (9-0) got seven bonus point wins, including three pins. The dual started at 174 pounds, and Drexel forfeited which gave No. 18 Daniel Bull...

  • NORFOLK, Va. -- In its first home match of the season, the Old Dominion wrestling team (4-7, 2-1 MAC) earned a 28-7 victory over Lock Haven (5-4, 1-2 MAC) in a Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division showdown. "Lock Haven finished in the top-15 in the country last year, so it's always going to...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- No. 23 Mizzou Wrestling extended its MAC winning streak to 18 consecutive duals with a Friday night win over Central Michigan, 25-13. The biggest win of the night came at 157 pounds as sophomore Jarrett Jacques won a top-15 bout over Logan Parks, 5-4, to tie the dual heading...

  • Davidson tops The Citadel
    from InterMat 01/18/20 4:05 AM

    DAVIDSON ?" Four pins powered the Davidson wrestling team to a 27-18 win over The Citadel on Senior Night Friday evening in Belk Arena. The Wildcats clinched their first Southern Conference victory of the season with back-to-back pins in the 174- and 184-pound matches. With the match tied 15-all...

  • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- The nationally-ranked No. 25 Rider University wrestling team defeated MAC foe Edinboro, 20-12, Friday night at Alumni Gym. With the win, the Broncs improve to 7-2 (3-1 MAC), while the Fighting Scots are now 9-5 (3-2 MAC). Edinboro earned the first points of the match, taking ...

  • Army West Point defeats Penn
    from InterMat 01/18/20 4:00 AM

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Army West Point wrestling team won seven of its ten dual matches Friday night at Gillis Field House, on the way to defeating Penn 27-9 in an EIWA affair. "I thought certainly some bright spots for our team -- some guys with some big performances," said head coach Kevin Ward...

  • EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The University of Minnesota wrestling program defeated Michigan State 25-10 behind the efforts of seven individual victories. Three Gophers made their career Big Ten dual debuts on the night, headlined by Ryan Thomas and Jake Bergeland who both won after never previously st...

  • Pete Veldman, Minnesota high school state wrestling champ who went on to take to the mat for the Minnesota Golden Gophers -- then later served as a high school athletic director and wrestling official for decades -- died Tuesday at age 86. Pete VeldmanA native of Hollandale, Minn., Peter Veldman wa...

  • Tyrell Fortune gets his hand raised after getting a win at Bellator 225 (Photo/Bellator) Next month's Bellator 239 will now feature two former college wrestling champs, as national junior college titlewinner and NCAA Division II champ Tyrell Fortune has been added to the card this week, joining form...

  • Ryan Crookham is seeded No. 1 at 126 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Entering its 14th edition this weekend, the Escape the Rock wrestling tournament hosted by Council Rock South in the general Philadelphia area has grown to be a regionally prestigious tournament with a national-level ...

  • BOONE, N.C. -- As the lead continued to increase, so did the noise inside Varsity Gym. Takedowns on the mat repeatedly brought fans to their feet. App State posted its most impressive showing of the season and extended its winning streak to five matches with a 29-10 dual victory Thursday against L...

  • Edinboro edges Bloomsburg
    from InterMat 01/17/20 3:30 AM

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Edinboro wrestling team improved to 9-4 overall and 3-2 in the Mid-American Conference on Thursday night, edging Bloomsburg, 19-16, at Nelson Field House. The Fighting Scots rallied for the win thanks to decisions by Dylan Reynolds and Jon Spaulding at 197 lbs. and heavyweight...

  • Jahi Jones (Photo/Maryland Athletics) ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference office announced today that it publicly reprimands Maryland wrestler Jahi Jones for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy following the 157-pound match vs. Rider University at the Virginia Duals on Jan. 11. Jones was...

  • Justin Rivera (Lake Highland Prep) gets his hand raised after winning a Doc B title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Beat the Streets Chicago has organized for a second straight year the Beat the Streets Brawl, which will be held this Saturday at Oak Park River Forest (Ill.). Like last...

  • A look inside U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, site of the 2020 NCAAs (Photo/Trex Commercial Products) Who will be the winners at the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships? Months before the first wrestler steps onto the mat, the individuals who will come out on top are thousands of...

  • Carlos Jacquez is tied for the most technical falls in Division II (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The in...

  • Brody Teske is leaving the Nittany Lions to become a UNI Panther. Brody TeskeThe 125-pound redshirt freshman who had been on the wrestling roster at Penn State is returning to his home state ... where he will wrestle at the University of Northern Iowa. Teske posted this succinct announcement on h...

  • It's official: Lourdes University will add women's wrestling to its varsity sport lineup beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year and that Kate Hill will serve as the team's head coach, the school located in northwest Ohio announced Tuesday. "Women's wrestling has been growing on the collegiate lev...

  • Who says you can never go home again? Not Derek Foore. Ten years after winning a national wrestling title for Notre Dame College, Foore has returned to his college alma mater as an assistant coach under head coach Sonny Marchette, the Cleveland-area school has announced. Foore, a 2014 NDC graduate...

  • A.J. Schopp at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Purdue assistant coach A.J. Schopp joins host Chad Dennis on the latest edition of The MatBoss Podcast. Schopp, a three-time All-American at Edinboro, is known for his amazing work on top while on the...

  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team batted 10-for-10 in a 41-0 win at No. 18 Purdue on Sunday. The Hawkeyes won four top-10 matchups and scored bonus points in half of their bouts, including two falls, two technical falls, and one major decision. "I like bonus ...

  • STILLWATER -- The No. 11 Oklahoma State wrestling team (5-1, 2-0 Big 12) notched six bonus point wins against Northern Colorado en route to a 36-3 defeat of the Bears on Sunday afternoon in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The victory marks the Cowboys' second conference win of the year. "When you wrestle som...

  • Wisconsin knocks off Nebraska
    from InterMat 01/13/20 1:25 AM

    MADISON, Wis. -- In their return home, the eighth-ranked Wisconsin wrestling team put on a show at the UW Field House on Sunday afternoon. The Badgers beat the No. 2-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, 25-18, highlighted by big wins from Tristan Moran and Cole Martin. At 141 pounds, Moran, coming off of a...

  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 18 Illinois Wrestling was dominant in its 32-3 victory over Indiana Sunday afternoon at Huff Hall. The Illini won bouts in nine of the 10 weight classes. Three points is the fewest allowed by the Illini in a dual since defeating SIU Edwardsville, 41-3, on November 15, 2015. Th...

  • UNI topples Missouri
    from InterMat 01/13/20 1:20 AM

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sixteenth ranked UNI Wrestling overcame an early deficit and picked up a 20-13 win over No. 19 Missouri Sunday afternoon at West Gym. Jay Schwarm earned a 3-0 win over Dack Punke to give the Panthers a 3-0 early lead, but Mizzou earned a major decision at 133 to take a 4-3 lead...

  • BOONE, N.C. -- JohnMark Bentley reached a career milestone Sunday. Coincidentally, he achieved it in the company of many App State wrestlers who helped him get there. With a large group of wrestling alums in attendance for the annual Old Timers Match, Bentley picked up the 100th win of his head ...

  • SDSU edges Wyoming
    from InterMat 01/12/20 10:15 PM

    South Dakota State and Wyoming each won five matches, but it was Danny Vega's technical fall in the opening bout of the wrestling dual that proved to be the difference in a 17-16 Jackrabbit victory Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena. With their fifth consecutive win, the Jackrabbits improved to 6-3 ov...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team moved to 2-0 in Southern Conference action with a 34-5 win over Gardner-Webb in McKenzie Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Mocs won seven of the nine matches contended and benefited from a GWU forfeit at 149 pounds. Sophomore Tyler Shilson was...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (5-1, 2-0 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, dominated No. 12 Northwestern (2-3, 0-2 B1G) for its second Big Ten dual meet victory of the weekend. Penn State won seven bouts to roll to a 30-9 victory in a Rec Hall S...

  • Rutgers downs Michigan State
    from InterMat 01/12/20 9:30 PM

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Using wins in seven out of 10 bouts, No. 24 Rutgers wrestling (7-1, 2-1) defeated Michigan State (4-4, 0-2), 25-12, on Sunday afternoon at Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Michigan. The Scarlet Knights won the first seven matches against the Spartans, including ranked deci...

  • Hofstra defeats Binghamton
    from InterMat 01/12/20 9:25 PM

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The Hofstra University wrestling team won seven of 10 weights and picked up two major decision victories and one tech fall as the Pride defeated Binghamton, 25-11, in their Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association opener Sunday afternoon at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibi...

  • Montini Catholic went undefeated at the DCC Super Duals on Saturday The second Saturday was another notable one on the national calendar, with many dual meets and bracket tournaments taking the fore, even if there were weather cancellations in some parts of the Midwest. Montini triply sensational a...

  • PHOENIX -- The Arizona State wrestling team (8-1) went 3-0 on the day, defeating Harvard (0-3), Campbell (3-2) and No. 11 Iowa State (4-3) in the Sun Devil Duals Saturday at Chase Field. With his second win of the day, Zahid Valencia surpassed Sun Devil great Anthony Robles to set the record for th...

  • HAMPTON, Va .-- The second-seeded Rider University wrestling team knocked off nationally-ranked No. 17 Virginia and Maryland to earn its first-ever Virginia Duals Championship on Saturday. The Broncs defeated Maryland, 24-8, in the semifinals before taking down the Cavaliers, 20-12, in the champions...

  • BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech wrestling stays undefeated in duals this season with a 36-3 win over West Virginia in Cassell Coliseum Saturday night. Redshirt senior David McFadden recorded career win No. 100 with a major decision victory over West Virginia's Nick Kiussis. McFadden is just the 13th H...

  • George Mason edges Brown
    from InterMat 01/12/20 4:30 AM

    FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Patriots dual with Brown University came down to the final match. Mason (7-3, 2-2 MAC) won six of the ten matches today en route to a 19-15 win against Brown (0-2, 0-0 IVY) in a home match held in EagleBank Arena. After the Patriots dropped decisions at 184 and 197 pounds to op...

  • WASHINGTON -- Behind a Tim Fitzpatrick pin and three major decisions, the American University wrestling team rolled to a 27-14 win over visiting Drexel (5-4) at Bender Arena on Saturday night. In front of a crowd that included many of the program's most decorated alums, the Eagles (2-3) soared to th...

  • Air Force sweeps Borah Duals
    from InterMat 01/12/20 4:20 AM

    GUNNISON, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team rolled to a pair of dual victories at the 30th Annual Borah Duals, Saturday morning, Jan. 11, on the campus of Western Colorado University. The Falcons defeated the host Mountaineers, 49-0, followed by a 38-9 win over CSU-Pueblo. Air Force ha...

  • Hofstra dominates The Citadel
    from InterMat 01/12/20 4:20 AM

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The Hofstra University wrestling team snapped a four-match losing streak with a 36-7 victory over The Citadel Saturday afternoon at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. The Pride won eight of 10 weight classes and recorded three wins by fall in the match. Hofstra (2-4...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky -- Streaks were again the theme as six National Dual Meet champions were crowned on Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, at the 2020 U.S. Marine Corps NWCA Multi-Division National Dual Meet Championships presented by ARMS Software and Defense Soap hosted...

  • ITHACA, N.Y. -- For the second straight year, the Lehigh-Cornell dual came down to the final bout. This time junior heavyweight Jordan Wood was the hero, beating Brendan Furman 5-0 to clinch a 19-14 victory for the 14th-ranked Mountain Hawks over the 19th-ranked Big Red Saturday at the Friedman Wres...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NC State Wrestling team won seven of the 10 bouts, including four for bonus point wins, and defeating No. 12 Princeton 29-12 in Reynolds Coliseum. NC State started the dual with a first period pin by No. 17 Daniel Bullard at 174 pounds. After a takedown seven seconds in, Bulla...

  • CORVALLIS, Ore. -- With three individual wins over ranked grapplers, Oregon State Wrestling notched a 21-12 victory in its home-opening dual inside Gill Coliseum. In front of a crowd of 887, the Beavers won seven of ten bouts to earn the victory over a challenging Northern Colorado team with five ...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team extended its modest win streak to three when it posted a 23-9 victory at Cal Poly Friday night. The Huskies (7-3, 3-1) won seven of the 10 bouts, scoring a pair of maj. dec. victories on the night. California natives Kenny ...

  • MINNEAPOLIS -- The No. 3 Minnesota wrestling program defeated the visiting No.9 Wisconsin Badgers 20-14 on Friday night as the Gophers celebrated the return of Brock Lesnar for the 20th Anniversary of his 2000 NCAA Championship. Minnesota took home six individual victories, including the first fiv...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State University wrestling team dealt a 22-13 loss to No. 24 Rutgers (6-1, 1-1 B1G). It marks the second visiting squad to suffer its first defeat thanks to the Buckeyes this week after No. 7 Arizona State (5-1) departed Columbus with an L on Monday (Jan. 6). Six Buckeyes ...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 25-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team started strong and ended with a bang to knock off in-state rival Michigan State, 22-14, in its Big Ten Conference opener on Friday night (Jan. 10) in front of a sellout crowd of 1,800 fans at Cliff Keen Arena. The Wolverine...

  • Navy rallies to edge Bucknell
    from InterMat 01/11/20 4:20 AM

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy rallied to edge the Bucknell wrestling team by a single point, 19-18, on Friday night at Alumni Hall. Trailing 15-9 through the first six bouts, the Midshipmen (4-3, 1-0 EIWA) won three of the next four to emerge victorious over the Bison (2-3, 1-1 EIWA). A major decision by ...

  • Wyoming rolls past NDSU
    from InterMat 01/11/20 4:10 AM

    FARGO, N.D. -- The Wyoming wrestling team racked-up eight match wins, four of which were bonus-point victories that included a pair of falls as the Cowboys rolled past North Dakota State, 34-6 Friday night in Fargo. Hayden Hastings at 174 pounds and Brian Andrews at heavyweight recorded the two fall...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Purdue wrestling team opened the Big Ten schedule in strong fashion, earning a 21-13 victory at Northwestern on Friday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Boilermakers picked up wins in six-of-10 matches, including a trio of major decisions as they improved to 8-1 (1-0 B1G) in duals on th...

  • SDSU scores upset at UNI
    from InterMat 01/11/20 4:10 AM

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - South Dakota State took control of its wrestling dual Friday night against Northern Iowa by winning five of the first six matches and went on to defeat the 16th-ranked Panthers, 25-13, at West Gym. In running their dual winning streak to four, the Jackrabbits improved to 5-3 ove...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 23 Mizzou Wrestling extended its MAC winning streak to 17 consecutive duals with a 22-12 win over Ohio Friday night (Jan. 10) at the Hearnes Center. Mizzou won seven of the 10 weight classes over the Bobcats as the Tigers are now 8-0 all-time against the MAC foe, including a per...

  • UNC tops Princeton
    from InterMat 01/11/20 3:15 AM

    CHAPEL HILL -- No. 2 Austin O'Connor's first-period pin helped No. 17 North Carolina (8-1) defeat No. 12 Princeton (2-3), 25-11 at Carmichael Arena Friday. Clay Lautt boosted his dual-meet record to 8-0 with a win over Kevin Parker at 174 pounds. After Princeton took the dual's first bout at 197 p...

  • WASHINGTON -- With back-to-back wins in the first two bouts of the night, American University wrestling took a lead on Brown and never lost it, ultimately winning 18-16 in the first home dual meet of the season. The Eagles won in six weight classes overall, each by decision. MATCH NOTES Redshirt se...

  • VESTAL, N.Y. -- With three seconds left in the match, sophomore Sam Wustefeld, at 197 pounds, took his shot and scored a big takedown to win his match and help propel Columbia Wrestling (1-1, 1-0 EIWA) to a 24-15 road win over Binghamton (2-2, 1-1 EIWA) in its Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Assoc...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (4-1, 1-0 B1G), ranked No. 2 in the latest InterMat Tournament Power Index, won the last four bouts against No. 24 Illinois (3-2, 0-1 B1G) to pick up a victory in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Penn State won six of ten bouts including the l...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team extended its dual win streak to five with a 26-12 victory over SIU Edwardsville at Alumni Arena on Friday night. The Bulls improved to 7-6 overall and 3-2 in MAC duals. Derek Spann continued his impressive run, needing only 1:48 to pin Jacob...

  • Iowa blanks Indiana
    from InterMat 01/11/20 3:15 AM

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana -- The top-ranked University of Iowa team defeated Indiana 41-0 on Friday night in Wilkinson Hall, sweeping all 10 bouts and scoring bonus points in four weight classes, including falls from Alex Marinelli, Tony Cassioppi, and Austin DeSanto, and a 15-0 technical fall from Spenc...

  • LEXINGTON, Va. - The Clarion wrestling team finished their day in Virginia as the sole undefeated team, going 3-0 with victories over conference foe Cleveland State as well as VMI and Cal Baptist at the VMI Quad. The Golden Eagles (6-3, 3-2 MAC) have won six straight duals, including three straight...

  • VESTAL, N.Y. -- In its first dual action of the new year, No. 14 Lehigh rolled to a 36-3 win over Binghamton Friday evening at Events Center. The Mountain Hawks dropped the opening bout, then rolled off nine consecutive victories. Lehigh wrestlers posted five bonus wins, including a first period pin...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The monstrosity that is the NWCA's 92-team Mat Mayhem is halfway completed as six collegiate wrestling divisions will continue to battle for a national dual meet championship. Friday's action at the 2020 U.S. Marine Corps NWCA Multi-Division National Dual Meet Championships prese...

  • Girls wanting to wrestle in high school in the state of Wisconsin may soon have a division of their own, as a proposal is under development to create a separate girls division with opportunities to win a state title. An ad hoc committee comprised of coaches and administrators -- along with the Wis...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- The second-seeded Rider University wrestling team earned bonus points in eight of its nine victories to dominate Duke, 47-3, at the Virginia Duals Friday morning. With the win, the Broncs advance to the semifinals, where they'll take on Maryland tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. The Terra...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- The University of Maryland wrestling team got wins from Brandon Cray, King Sandoval, Jahi Jones, Kyle Cochran, and Jaron Smith en route to the team's second win of the season, downing Fresno State 22-18 in the first contest of the Virginia Duals. Maryland now advances to the semifin...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion wrestling team (2-5, 1-1 MAC) earned an 18-13 victory over Penn (0-2, 0-0 EIWA) in its first match of the 40th Annual Virginia Duals on Friday at the Hampton Coliseum. "We won the tight matches and that shows toughness, which is important," head coach Steve Martin ...

  • HAMPTON, Va. -- The No. 22 Virginia wrestling team (4-1) opened the Virginia Duals with a strong performance on Friday (Jan. 10), taking a 23-12 victory over Kent State (3-6) in the first-round of the annual event at the Hampton Coliseum. Virginia, the top-seeded team in the event, will return to a...

  • The No. 1-ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (7-0, 2-0 NSIC) broke its own NCAA Division II record for consecutive dual wins on Friday, Jan. 10 with a solid 30-4 decision over Maryville University. The match was SCSU's first match of the day at the 2020 NWCA Division II National Duals ...

  • HIRAM, Ohio -- Hiram College Athletic Director Todd W. Hibbs announced on Friday the addition of men's and women's wrestling programs as the Terriers' 17th and 18th varsity sports. "Men's and women's wrestling are strategic additions as we continue to grow the Hiram College athletic department," Hi...

  • Blair Academy coach Brian Antonelli congratulates Rylan Rogers after winning the Ironman (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) No. 2 in the country Blair Academy (N.J.) is hosting a multi-team dual meet event on Saturday starting at 12 Noon Eastern Time. Even though No. 9 Malvern Prep (Pa.) recentl...

  • OREM, Utah -- No. 11 Iowa State (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) put on a pinning clinic against Utah Valley (1-6, 0-4 Big 12), routing the Wolverines by a final score of 45-0. The Cyclones locked up five falls in the dual, including four in the first period. Joel Shapiro, Alex Mackall, Ian Parker, Ryan Leisure a...

  • DAVIDSON -- A new year opened with a dominant road victory for California Baptist University over Davidson on Thursday. The Lancers came out aggressive and shot early and often to help them win nine of 10 matches and defeat the Wildcats 33-4 to open a four-dual road trip in the John M. Belk Arena. ...

  • BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- A second-period pin from Matt Zovistoski produced the strong start that App State wanted in its Southern Conference opener. Zovistoski delivered the first of four pins for the Mountaineers, who earned bonus points in six of their eight wins and posted a 40-9 road victory a...

  • C.J. Morgan A long-standing tradition -- senior night for Army West Point wrestling -- will take on a new home this year ... all to honor a late Black Knights wrestler who died in a training accident last summer. West Point wrestlers will host Lehigh at the 2020 senior night on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7...

  • Montreat College will be adding men's wrestling to its roster of intercollegiate athletic activities, the North Carolina school announced this week. In addition, Montreat will be also adding a co-ed cheer and dance program at the same time. Director of Athletics Jose Larios said, "With the suppor...

  • EMORY, Va. -- Emory & Henry College Director of Athletics Anne Crutchfield has announced the addition of men's and women's wrestling as intercollegiate sports which will begin competition during the 2020-21 academic year. The teams expand the College's varsity sports offerings to 22 NCAA Division II...

  • Adam Busiello competed at Beat the Streets last spring (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) It's been a busy, news-worthy week for Penn State wrestling off the mat. A day after the 2019 NCAA team titlewinners revealed that Anthony Cassar and Kyle Conel had suffered season-ending injuries...

  • The second weekend of January is upon us, with everyone back into the fold after the holidays are done. Below is the list of competitions for Fab 50 teams for the week of Jan. 8-14. No. 1 Wyoming Seminary, Pa. Competes at the Eastern States Classic on Friday and Saturday at SUNY Sullivan in Loch S...

  • SALEM, Va. -- Roanoke College Director of Athletics Scott Allison announced Wednesday the addition of wrestling as the College's 22nd NCAA Division III sponsored athletic program. The Maroons will begin competition in the Fall of 2021 with a search for a head coach beginning immediately. "We're pl...

  • Cornell's Ben Darmstadt leads Division I with 11 falls (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has released the debut standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inaugural NC...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa wrestling program announced Wednesday that it will distribute #SorensenStrong headbands to the first 3,000 fans through the doors of Carver-Hawkeye Arena when the top-ranked Hawkeyes host No. 2 Nebraska on Jan. 18. The #SorensenStrong headbands are a symbol...

  • NJCAA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 01/08/20 3:30 PM

  • BROOKVILLE, Pa. -- Competing in front of a packed house at Brookville High School, the Clarion wrestling team capped off an evening of wrestling action with a 30-13 win over Mid-American Conference opponent Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Tuesday night. Racking up a number of bonus point victorie...

  • KENT, OHIO -- Colin McCracken and Spencer Berthold each picked up falls to help lift the Golden Flashes to a 25-15 victory over the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars on Tuesday afternoon at the Dix Stadium Fieldhouse. The victory improves Kent State to 3-5 in duals this season and 1-2 in the M...

  • MANHEIM, Pa -- A record 92 college teams will be participating in Mat Mayhem this coming weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center at the NWCA's annual National Duals. The 2020 U.S. Marine Corps NWCA Multi-Division National Dual Meet Championships presented by ARMS Software and Defense Soap hosted ...

  • Anthony Cassar gets interviewed by ESPN at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Four-time defending national champion Penn State has lost two key starters for the season. Returning NCAA champion Anthony Cassar (285) and 2018 All-American Kyle Conel (197) are out for the season d...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The fourth-ranked Sun Devils of Arizona State University landed in Ohio with an unblemished 5-0 mark, including the stoppage of Penn State's 60-match winning streak on Nov. 22, and left with a 17-16 defeat in-hand after No. 7 Ohio State (4-1) garnered enough to bonus points to secu...

  • Gable Steveson with Brock Lesnar International superstar Brock Lesnar has been named as an honorary Gophers coach for the team's Big Ten opener against Wisconsin on Friday January 10, 2020 as the program celebrates the 20th anniversary of his NCAA Championship. The 2000 NCAA National Champion will ...

  • Matt Azevedo (Photo/Drexel University) PHILADELPHIA -- Drexel University Athletics announced today the creation of the Mert and Joanne Hill Head Wrestling Coach position -- the first named male coaching position at Drexel. The endowment was made possible through a substantial and meaningful commitme...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich.-- A fast start was all the Beavers needed as Oregon State never looked back and collected a 21-15 victory at No. 22 Michigan on Sunday afternoon. Oregon State emerged victorious in six of its ten matches on the day as they racked up five decisions as a team. The Beavers ended the ...

  • Oklahoma dominates Ohio
    from InterMat 01/05/20 11:30 PM

    ATHENS, Ohio -- No. 20/NR/23 Oklahoma (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) rolled past the Ohio Bobcats (2-4, 0-1 MAC), 35-6, in its final non-conference dual on Sunday at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio. The Sooners took advantage of a trio of pins from Dom Demas, Justin Thomas and Anthony Mantanona and victo...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team turned in an impressive performance as it posted a 19-12 victory over Central Michigan at Victor E. Court Sunday. The win was the Huskies' first over CMU since Jan. 31, 2003 when NIU earned a 16-15 victory over the Chippewas. "This ...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team capped a successful weekend by sweeping duals against Edinboro and Gannon on Sunday afternoon. The wins extended UB's winning streak to four straight duals. In the opener against Mid-American Conference opponent Edinboro, the Bulls relied on...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Junior Shawn Orem (Pasadena, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) earned an 8-4 decision at 133 pounds in the final bout of the day to lift the Bloomsburg University wrestling team to a 20-19 victory via tiebreaker at Hofstra University on Sunday afternoon for the Huskies' second consecutive d...

  • The first weekend of January was a busy one across the country with many events and outcomes involving nationally ranked teams and athletes. Here is a recap with some of the highlights. No. 5 Buchanan cuts through a loaded Doc Buchanan Invitational field Tuesday evening, Buchanan (Calif.) had most...

  • Buchanan claimed the team title at the Doc Buchanan Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Tuesday evening, Buchanan (Calif.) had most things go wrong in a 26-25 dual meet loss to Montini Catholic (Ill.) at the Garlic City Rumble in Gilroy; the Bears went 0-4 in one-point matche...

  • CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- UNI picked up bonus points at five different weights, including a pin by Jay Schwarm at 125 and rolled to a 32-12 victory over Utah Valley in the Panther's Big 12 opener Saturday evening at the West Gym in Cedar Falls. The match opened at 125 where Schwarm made quick work of U...

  • WEST POINT, N.Y. --- No. 17 North Carolina won all three matches in Saturday's Army Duals, defeating No. 21 Army, Wyoming and American. No. 15 Zach Sherman and No. 17 Kennedy Monday won all three matches, while No. 2 Austin O'Connor, A.C. Headlee, Clay Lautt and Joey Mazzara all knocked off top-15 o...

  • Bloomsburg dominates LIU
    from InterMat 01/04/20 3:55 AM

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Bloomsburg University wrestling team picked up its first dual victory of the season on Friday night as it handled Long Island University (LIU), 40-3, at the Nelson Field House. The Huskies improved to 1-3 overall while the Sharks dropped to 2-14 on the season in its inaugural ...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Virginia Tech wrestling won their fifth dual of the season Friday night over No. 24 Central Michigan to remain undefeated. With the win, the No. 5 Hokies improve to 4-0 over ranked opponents this season. Virginia Tech previously beat No. 9 Missouri, No. 21 Northwestern and...

  • Sarah Hildebrandt at the Final X press conference (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Sarah Hildebrandt, a world silver medalist in 2018, will be dropping in weight to to 50 kilograms for her Olympic run. She has been competing at 53 kilograms, a non-Olympic weight class. She made the a...

  • Brian Keck competing in Real Pro Wrestling (Photo/Danielle Hobeika) This past year saw the passing of a number of individuals who participated in the oldest and greatest sport in some capacity, whether that was decades ago ... or if they were still active. Legends on the mat In 2019, the wrestling...

  • Navid Zanganeh Navid Zanganeh, a member of Iran's U23 national freestyle wrestling team who was reportedly detained for 2-3 days during anti-government protests in Iran in mid-November, is now in Canada. The 23-year-old Zanganeh, who earned a bronze medal in freestyle at the 2018 World U23 Wrestlin...

  • FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State wrestling team opened the New Year with a pair of dual meet victories at the Save Mart Center on Thursday evening downing Cal Poly, 24-16 and Big 12 opponent Utah Valley, 24-19 in front of 2,705 Red Wave supporters. Fresno State (3-4, 2-0 B12) earned six victories ...

  • Jesse Campbell, wrestling and football coach at Crestview High School in north-central Ohio between Columbus and Cleveland who had wrestled at Ohio State a decade ago, was killed in a three-car crash near Ashland, Ohio early Monday evening. He was 31. Jesse CampbellThe wreck took place on State Rou...

  • Oklahoma State won its first Southern Scuffle title since 2017 (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Two-time All-American Nick Piccininni repeated as Southern Scuffle champions and helped lead the Oklahoma State Cowboys to their first team title since 2017. Oklahoma State f...

  • 125: No. 4 Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) dec. Sam Latona (Virginia Tech), 6-4 Caleb Smith (Appalachian State) dec. Jonathan Tropea (Rider), 5-3 Luke Werner (Lock Haven) pinned Colton Camacho (Pittsburgh), 6:23 Michael McGee (Old Dominion) dec. No. 7 Nic Aguilar (Rutgers), 5-4 133: No. 4 Micky Ph...

  • Southern Scuffle Live Updates
    from InterMat 01/01/20 1:50 PM

    The Southern Scuffle takes place at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn. Links: Results | Schedule | Preview A Twitter List by InterMat

  • The Southern Scuffle takes place at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn. The initial brackets have been released for the Southern Scuffle, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET. Link: Brackets

  • Iowa won the Midlands title by 95.5 points and broke the tournament scoring record (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Top-ranked Iowa capped off a dominant performance at the 57th Midlands Championships on Monday by crowning five champions and 12 placewinners en route to bre...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- No. 14 Lehigh completed a 3-0 trip to the South Beach Duals with two victories Monday at the Broward County Convention Center. The Mountain Hawks began the day with a dominant 47-4 win over Duke, then broke a 9-9 tie by claiming the final four bouts in a 22-9 defeat of No. 1...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Newcomer Tanner Cook pinned two ranked opponents in leading the South Dakota State University wrestling team to a pair of victories Monday on the final day of the South Beach Duals. The Jackrabbits, who finished the two-day event with a 3-1 dual record, posted a 19-17 victo...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- On the final day of the South Beach Duals the Minnesota wrestling program defeated the Duke Blue Devils 53-0 before dispatching the Cornell Big Red 31-12. The Maroon and Gold got their hand-raised in 18-of-20 individual bouts. On the weekend Minnesota won 28 total individu...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- With five individuals winning weight class titles, the Augsburg University men's wrestling team claimed the championship at the Citrus Invitational, held on Sunday and Monday. THE BASICS TEAM SCORES: Augsburg 1st/14 (192.0) LOCATION: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County C...

  • Seth Gross edged Sebastian Rivera in the semifinals of the Midlands Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Wisconsin's Seth Gross will get an opportunity to avenge his only college loss at 133 pounds since March of 2017. The 2018 NCAA champion came from came from...

  • Hayden Hidlay is pre-seeded No. 1 at 157 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The pre-seeds have been released for the Southern Scuffle, which takes place Jan. 1-2 at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn. 125: 1. Nick Piccininni - Oklahoma State 2. Nic Aguilar - Rutgers 3. Sidney Fl...

  • Gary Kessel received the Meritorious Official award at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum in 2018 (Photo/Larry Slater) Gary Kessel, who has been a wrestling official for 40 years, will be welcomed into the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Officials Association (EIWOA) Hall of the Fame in ...

  • No. 1 Austin DeSanto advanced to the semifinals at 133 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Iowa extended its lead to 46 at the 57th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships by advancing 10 wrestlers to the semifinals. The Hawkeyes have semifinalists in nine of the 10 weight ...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The No. 18-ranked Cornell wrestling team picked up its first wins of the season on Sunday, Dec. 29, defeating South Dakota State (18-16), Michigan State (20-16) and Wyoming (28-9) at the South Beach Duals hosted at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla...

  • Anthony Cassioppi is one of 12 quarterfinalists for Iowa (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- A pair of Army West Point wrestlers, Markus Hartmann (157) and Alex Hopkins (197), pulled upsets over wrestlers ranked in the top 10 in the opening session of the 57th Ken Kraft Midla...

  • HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- A pair of Army West Point wrestlers, Markus Hartmann (157) and Alexander Hopkins (197), pulled upsets over wrestlers ranked in the top 10 in the opening session of the 57th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships. Hartmann stunned top-seeded Quincy Monday of Princeton at 157 poun...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- No. 17 Mizzou Wrestling closed its action at day one of the South Beach Duals with a 22-10 win over Wyoming Sunday afternoon. The Tigers, coupled with their 24-8 win over Old Dominion earlier Sunday, are now 5-2 on the season and have won five straight duals. The Tigers are ...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Sparked by junior lightweights Brandon Paetzell and Nick Farro, No. 14 Lehigh opened up action at the South Beach Duals with a convincing 29-10 triumph over No. 15 Minnesota on Sunday. Bonus point wins from Paetzell and Farro staked the Mountain Hawks to an early 9-0 lead an...

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  • Notre Dame-Green Pond showcased its depth at the Trojan Wars Several Fab 50 teams turned in strong performances this past week, highlighted by Wyoming Seminary's dominance at the Powerade. Below is a recap of other key events on the high school wrestling calendar. No. 31 Notre Dame-Green Pond show...

  • Wyoming Seminary dominated at the Powerade, winning the team title by 94 points The nation's top team, Wyoming Seminary (Pa.), dominated one of the nation's best tournaments over the course of Friday and Saturday south of Pittsburgh at Canon-McMillan. The Blue Knights placed 12 wrestlers, including ...

  • Happy holidays and season's greetings to everyone. We've made it to the last week of 2019. For those teams in state associations that do not have a mandatory shutdown, or are otherwise choosing to take the week off, there are significant competitions abound in this between Christmas and New Year's D...

  • Anthony Dunbar, former North Carolina State University wrestler who had wrestled at Cary (N.C.) High School then returned to his prep alma mater as coach, passed away in his sleep Monday night in his home. "We just learned of the passing of our head wrestling coach Anthony Dunbar who died in his sl...

  • Exactly one year after video of a New Jersey high school wrestler's impromptu matside haircut garnered millions of views worldwide, the state's governor, Phil Murphy, signed a bill Thursday banning discrimination in the workplace or schools based on hairstyle or texture. The original incident which...

  • Nick Buonocore, the founder of the Reformed Sports Parent, joins The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis to talk about what's going on with youth sports. Buonocore has six kids and they participate in a variety of sports, including wrestling. Buonocore was a member of North Carolina Wesleyan's NCAA ...

  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Six Mountaineers posted perfect records as the West Virginia University wrestling team went 3-0 at the Mountaineer Quad on Sunday afternoon at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. WVU topped VMI, 34-8, before earning its first sweep since Jan. 3, 2015, in a 38-0 win over Hofstra. The...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team earned its first Mid-American Conference dual win of the season in dominant fashion, beating George Mason, 26-10, at Alumni Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Bulls won five of the final six matches, including three matches with bonus points, to ...

  • Jordan Oliver gets to the leg of Joey McKenna in the finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jordan Oliver made a statement at Senior Nationals. The 29-year-old Oliver dominated a deep and talented 65-kilogram field in freestyle over the weekend. He outscored his...

  • Amateur wrestling fans are accustomed to seeing Jordan Burroughs in action on the wrestling mat at major wrestling events the world over. Now see Burroughs in a whole new way as the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and four-time World freestyle wrestling champion serves as host of the 2019 Team USA Award...

  • Kyle Dake warming up at the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Four-time NCAA wrestling champ and two-time world titlewinner Kyle Dake is preparing to wrestle freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics ... but he's apparently entertaining the idea of com...

  • Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com Saturday saw the conclusion of a plethora of high school wrestling competitions from across the country. Here are some highlighted outcomes of nationally ranked wrestlers facing one another, and/or being "upset." Zinkin Classic No. 3 Buchanan (Calif.) rolled to the ...

  • Saturday saw the conclusion of a plethora of high school wrestling competitions from across the country. Here are some highlighted outcomes of nationally ranked wrestlers facing one another, and/or being "upset." Zinkin Classic No. 3 Buchanan (Calif.) rolled to the title placing a wrestler top six...

  • Saturday saw the conclusion of a plethora of high school wrestling competitions from across the country. Here are some highlighted outcomes of nationally ranked wrestlers facing one another, and/or being "upset". Zinkin Classic No. 3 Buchanan (Calif.) rolled to the title placing a wrestler top six ...

  • BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech wrestling defeated Chattanooga 29-3 Saturday night in Cassell Coliseum. With the win, the Hokies claim their fourth dual victory of the season and close out the 2019 slate. The Hokies showed why they're ranked fifth in the country Saturday, winning nine of the night's 1...

  • CLARION, Pa. -- Thanks in part to a trio of wins in the middle weights and a pair of bonus point wins, the Clarion wrestling team scored a significant win on Saturday with a 20-16 decision over Lock Haven. The Golden Eagles (2-3, 1-2 MAC) defeated the Bald Eagles for the first time since the 2013-1...

  • The marathon day one of the Beast of the East, which lasted over 14 hours, has seen the field churned down to the quarterfinals on the front side. In consolation wrestling, there are only eight wrestlers remaining as well, except any situation where a five-match rule came into play. The most notabl...

  • Kamal Bey throws Jake Fisher for four late in the match (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FORT WORTH, Texas -- After falling short of a spot on the 2019 World Team, Kamal Brey looks primed for an Olympic run in 2020. The 21-year-old Bey, a gold medalist at the 2017 Junior World Champi...

  • Alyssa Lampe won by fall over Victoria Anthony in the 50-kilogram finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FORT WORTH, Texas -- On Saturday, thirty-one-year-old Alyssa Lampe, a two-time world bronze medalist, showed that she is back. After not competing for most of the Olympic cycle, L...

  • Joey McKenna advanced to the finals at 65 kilograms (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FORT WORTH, Texas -- Former Ohio State wrestlers Joey McKenna, Myles Martin, along with current Buckeye Kollin Moore, fell short of their NCAA goals last season when they failed to win NCAA titles. O...

  • Joey Lazor gets his hand raised after beating Frank Molinaro (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) FORT WORTH, Texas -- All six No. 1 seeds advanced to the quarterfinals of the Senior Nationals in freestyle. The biggest surprise of the opening session came at 65 kilograms where unseeded J...

  • BROOKINGS, S.D. -- The Minnesota wrestling program defeated the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 22-10 in a Friday evening dual that saw the Gophers win seven-of-ten on the road across the border. At 125 pounds Patrick McKee got the Gophers started as he battled hard in his bout against Danny Vega. ...

  • Nebraska tops Oregon State
    from InterMat 12/21/19 5:05 AM

    LINCOLN -- The No. 2 Nebraska wrestling team scored bonus points in five matches and won eight of nine bouts overall to defeat Oregon State (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12) 32-3 in front of 1,278 fans at the Devaney Center on Friday night. No. 6 Mikey Labriola (174) started the night off in dominant fashion, rac...

  • Ohio takes down West Virginia
    from InterMat 12/21/19 5:05 AM

    PARKERSBURG, W. Va. -- The Ohio wrestling team (2-3, 0-1 MAC) earned a 20-13 victory over regional rival West Virginia (0-5, 0-1 Big 12) this evening at Parkersburg High School. "We've been trying so hard to get a win, and I think our guys feel the pressure. I know I feel the pressure," said 23rd-y...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Clay Lautt and Joey Mazzara led the way with back-to-back pins as No. 17 North Carolina defeated Little Rock on the road Friday night, 35-6, in the Jack Stephens Center. The Trojans began the match with a pair of wins at 125 and 133, but Zach Sherman turned momentum in UNC's d...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Citadel wrestling team made quick of the Blue Hose of Presbyterian, posting a 37-8 victory, Friday afternoon in McAlister Field House. In the first-ever season of Presbyterian's wrestling team, the Bulldogs have taken a 1-0 lead over the Blue Hose. Dazjon Casto came away w...

  • Pitt outlasts Maryland
    from InterMat 12/21/19 5:00 AM

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The 10th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team won seven bouts en route to its fifth win of the year over Maryland Friday night at the XFINITY Center. With the win, the Panthers finish 2019 5-1 overall, while the Terrapins drop to 1-4. Two Pitt wrestlers performance...

  • Binghamton downs Sacred Heart
    from InterMat 12/21/19 4:55 AM

    The Binghamton University wrestling team defeated Scared Heart by a score of 25-9 Friday afternoon in Vestal. The Bearcats won seven of 10 bouts, highlighted by Carson Sauriol's first career dual victory at 125 pounds and a major decision by heavyweight Joe Doyle to close things out. "We came away...

  • Bucknell rolls past LIU
    from InterMat 12/21/19 4:55 AM

    BROOKVILLE, N.Y. - The Bucknell wrestling team rolled past LIU, 39-7, in its EIWA opener on Friday night at the Pratt Recreation Center. The Bison (2-2, 1-0 EIWA) used two pins, a technical fall and a major decision to down the Sharks (2-13, 0-2 EIWA) in a dual that lasted only an hour and 15 minut...

  • The Cleveland State University wrestling team came from behind for a second straight dual as the Vikings fought back to claim a 22-14 victory over George Mason Friday evening in Woodling Gymnasium. Facing a Patriot squad that entered with a 6-1 mark, the Vikings found themselves trailing, 14-10, wi...

  • Gable Steveson (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) University of Minnesota wrestlers Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez will not be charged in a sexual assault investigation, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, who spoke at a news conference on Friday morning. Freeman cited "inadeq...

  • MADISON, Wis. -- In their home debut, the Wisconsin Badgers were electric against the Kent State Golden Flashes. The Badgers beat up on the Flashes with a final score of 42-6, featuring four pins and two technical falls. At 125, Eric Barnett got the crowd going early and recorded a pin against Kent...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- No. 21 Stanford Wrestling, competing for the first time since Nov. 24, defeated Drexel 26-11 on Thursday night in a neutral site dual. The Cardinal improves to 5-1 in duals and Thursday night's victory marked the 110th dual win in head coach Jason Borrelli's career. Seven...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Purdue wrestling team finished off the first semester in solid fashion, taking eight-of-10 road matches in a 35-9 dual victory at Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Thursday. The Boilermakers posted bonus points in five of their eight wins, including three falls, and freshma...

  • Princeton defeats Rider
    from InterMat 12/20/19 4:12 AM

    In its final match of 2019, 12th-ranked Princeton defeated 25th-ranked Rider tonight at 7 in Dillon Gym, 32-9. The win follows Princeton's two-point win a year ago that was the program's first over Rider since the 1981-82 season that ended an 18-match Broncs streak in the series. Now, the Tigers ha...

  • LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren) recorded his 100th career win, Brock Port (Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte) picked up a pin and the Bald Eagles benefitted from bonus points as the Lock Haven University wrestling team cruised past arch-rival Bloomsburg University (0-3, 0-2 MAC East), 26-...

  • OSKALOOSA -- William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the hiring of Tucker Black as the University's first-ever head women's wrestling coach. Black, a May 2019 graduate of Upper Iowa University with a degree in Agricultural Business, was a two-year starter and team captain for ...

  • The Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown has disciplined two Allentown Central Catholic wrestling coaches for allowing a boy to wrestle a girl at a dual meet earlier this month, in violation of the diocese's stated policy against mixed-gender wrestling during the regular season. The diocese did not ...

  • Just seven months after announcing it would be launching new men's and women's intercollegiate wrestling programs, Iowa Wesleyan University has received a $250,000 gift for a new wrestling training facility. The gift from Mark and Sandy Willis will be used to renovate an existing building to create...

  • The weekend before Christmas will be upon us … boy 2019 has flown by! This marks the start of the New Jersey (NJSIAA) high school wrestling season; while for other states, this week will mark the last competitions before their Christmas/New Year's "shutdown." Below is the schedule of competit...

  • NAIA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 12/19/19 5:43 PM

  • DEKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois University wrestling team used a fast start and strong finish to earn a 23-13 victory over Mid-American Conference rival Kent State in Victor E. Court Wednesday night. "We got a good start from Bryce West," said NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig. "He had a slow start ...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Four App State wrestlers picked up their first career dual wins, and the Mountaineers earned their first team win of the season with a 36-6 road victory against Little Rock on Wednesday night. App State (1-2) followed season-opening losses to two ranked ACC opponents with a do...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Old Dominion (1-1, 1-0 MAC) wrestling team won eight of 10 bouts in its dual against Mid-American Conference (MAC) foe SIUE (1-3, 0-1 MAC) to earn a commanding 33-9 victory on Wednesday night. "We had a good performance tonight," head coach Steve Martin said after the matc...

  • BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Gardner-Webb picked up a pin from Tayler Parks and a major decision by RJ Mosley to go on to earn a 22-18 win over Franklin & Marshall Wednesday afternoon in the first home dual match of the season. Gardner-Webb (1-3) totaled six wins on the day, including five straight ove...

  • Yianni Diakomihalis is pre-seeded No. 1 at 65 kilograms (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) USA Wrestling released the pre-seeds for this weekend's Senior Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas. A seeding meeting will be held Friday night to determine the final seeds. The top five finishers in each weight c...

  • St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio -- a suburb of Cleveland -- has suspended a part-time coach in its wrestling program which is ranked No. 4 in the nation by InterMat. An email sent to parents from St. Ed's principal reports possible "inappropriate sexual conduct" towards a student on the pa...

  • Mike Eierman coaching J'den Cox at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PROVIDENCE, R.I. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard University and Brown University today unveiled the formation of The New England Regional Training Center (newenglandRTC.com), a state of the...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State wrestling head coach Pat Popolizio has announced the hiring of Ian Assael as the Wolfpack's Director of Operations. Assael is a former college and club coach with experience dating back to 1995. "Ian brings unique experience that will help elevate our program on all level...

  • Adrian College will host the First Annual Cliff Keen National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships (NCWWC) in Adrian, Mich. on March 6-7, 2020. All NCAA varsity women's wrestling programs at the DI, DII, and DIII levels are eligible and welcome to enter. This is a historic event, as it is the...

  • Fresno City College won its fourth straight California CC state title (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) In many ways, this was the wildest state meet to my memory on an individual basis. But the team race, was one of familiarity. When all the smoke cleared, Fresno City College won a record fourth c...

  • Eastern Gateway Community College will add another sport beginning next fall with wrestling set to become their third varsity program, joining baseball, which began in the fall of 2017 and women's volleyball, also set to begin this fall under the direction of head coach Joe Conroy. Former YSU and O...

  • Pete PettryA GoFundMe page has been established for Pete Pettry, a former wrestler at Liberty University and University of Central Oklahoma. Pettry was seriously injured in a head-on car crash in Richmond, Virginia last week and remains hospitalized. According to Patricia Griffin who created the f...

  • RENO, Nev. -- It was a banner day for the Wyoming wrestling team Sunday at the Reno Tournament of Champions as the Cowboys took first place as a team with 155.5 points and crowned three individual champions on the day. Montorie Bridges at 133 pounds, Dewey Krueger at 157 and Tate Samuelson at 184 w...

  • NORMAN, Okla. -- The No. 9 Oklahoma State wrestling team (4-1, 1-0 Big 12) notched its 10th consecutive dual victory over Oklahoma, 23-9, Sunday afternoon in the teams' first contest in Norman in more than three years. The win against Oklahoma's squad pushed the Cowboys' all-time Bedlam record to 14...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- No. 18 Mizzou Wrestling earned a hard-fought dual win over MAC foe Buffalo, 28-11, Sunday afternoon (Dec. 15) to open MAC competition. The Tigers have now won 15 straight MAC duals. On Sunday, the Tigers won seven of the 10 bouts with two technical falls (157 and 174) and a pin (197...

  • AMES, Iowa -- The No. 11 Iowa State wrestling team (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) closed out the first semester with a commanding 26-7 victory over Chattanooga (3-5, 1-0 SoCon). The Cyclones took eight out of the 10 matches against the Mocs. Iowa State jumped out to an early 9-0 lead after getting wins from Ale...

  • GRANTHAM, Pa. -- The Lock Haven University wrestling team turned in an all-around dominating effort today on the way to a perfect 3-0 run at the Messiah Duals, hosted by Messiah College. LHU beat Millersville University 41-6, topped McDaniel College 49-6, and in the final match of the day, Lock Have...

  • Wyoming Seminary dominated the Walsh Jesuit Ironman, winning by 45.5 points (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- No. 2 Wyoming Seminary, Pa. made a statement in a big way as they won the Walsh Jesuit Ironman by 45.5 points over No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. The Blue Knights p...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- Drexel Wrestling set off on its 2019-20 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association campaign in a big way with a 42-3 win over Long Island University at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Saturday. The Dragons (3-2, 1-0 EIWA) won nine of 10 bouts and scored bonus points in six total...

  • Beau Bartlett advanced to the finals at 138 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- The finals are set at the Walsh Jesuit Ironman. Wyoming Seminary leads the team race heading into final session. 106: No. 1 Marc-Anthony McGowan (Blair Academy, N.J.) maj dec. Gabe Gia...

  • RED LION, Pa. -- Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./East Pennsboro) and Corey Hazel (Spring Mills, Pa./Penns Valley) recorded valuable bonus-points, and DJ Fehlman (Warren, Pa./Warren) sealed the team victory with a dominating win in the night's final bout, helping the Lock Haven University wrestling tea...

  • The No. 1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling remained undefeated in 2019-20 with a 29-9 victory at Northern State on Friday, Dec. 13 in Aberdeen, S.D. SCSU opened the match at 149 with a 7-2 victory by Joey Bianchini over NSU's No. 8 Caden Moore. At 157, SCSU's No. 2 James Pleski lost a 7...

  • Day one of the Walsh Jesuit Ironman reached its conclusion in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio on Friday evening. Team Standings: 1. No. 2 Wyoming Seminary, Pa. 136.5 (4 semifinalists/9 consolation-12) 2. No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. 116.0 (6/2) 3. No. 8 Montini Catholic, Ill. 101 (2/6) 4. No. 22 Brecksville, Oh...

  • BOONE, N.C. -- The sixth ranked NC State Wolfpack went on the road and claimed a 24-12 road win at Appalachian State Friday night. NC State has now won 21 of its last 23 road duals. After the teams split the first two bouts, the Pack (7-0) went on to win five win a row and finished with three bonu...

  • Ian Clark ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Following an extensive search, Elmira College Director of Athletics Renee Carlineo is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Clark as head coach of the Soaring Eagles' men's wrestling program. Clark faces the unique challenge of building a program from the ground up. A...

  • The second week of December is upon us and the season starts to intensify across the country. Below is the schedule of competitions for teams ranked in the InterMat Fab 50 national high school team rankings during the week of Dec. 11-17. No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. Competes in the Walsh Jesuit (Ohio...

  • Brent Metcalf with Alex Mackall at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Iowa State assistant coach, multiple-time U.S. world team member and two-time NCAA champion Brent Metcalf joins The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis for Episode 43. Metcalf talks ...

  • FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College picked up a non-conference wrestling win tonight at home over Southern Virginia University, winning 39-9 at Swartz Gym. THE BASICS JD McMillin (125 lbs) picked up a forfeit win, then Levi Englman (133) won a decision to put the Panthers out in front 9-0. Southern Virgi...

  • WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- The Cardinal wrestling lineup caught fire midway through another home dual Tuesday night inside the Rike Center, punctuating the first half of the winter season with a 38-11 triumph against Division II Urbana University. Otterbein, improving to 6-2 in dual action, will now have...

  • Utah's Sage Mortimer gets her hand raised after winning a 16U freestyle title in Fargo (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) Add the state of Utah to the growing list of states to officially sanction girls' wrestling. The Board of Trustees of the Utah High School Athletics Association -- governing body...

  • The preliminary seeds for the 26th annual Walsh Jesuit Ironman, which will be held in Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio) this Friday and Saturday, have been released. Among the top seeds in the fourteen high school weight classes are three wrestlers ranked No. 1 at their respective weight classes nationally. In ...

  • A high school wrestling coach was among those wounded in the mass shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida on Friday. Ryan Blackwell is a staff member at Gulf Breeze High School, located near the Pensacola NAS in Florida's western Panhandle, as well as coach of the Gulf Breeze Wrest...

  • The documentary "Wrestle" which tells the stories of a handful of high school wrestlers from Alabama has been named one of the five best documentaries of 2019 by the National Board of Review, AL.com reported. Here's how InterMat opened its February 2019 article about the film's New York City premi...

  • Russia has been banned from the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unanimously agreed to ban Russia from major international competitions for four years over doping non-compliance. That ban includes the 2020 Summer Olympics, 2022 Winter Olympics, World Cup, as well...

  • No. 1 Iowa tops Princeton
    from InterMat 12/08/19 10:02 PM

    PRINCETON, New Jersey -- University of Iowa sophomore Jacob Warner scored a takedown with three seconds on the clock to top No. 2 Pat Brucki, 5-4, and lead the top-ranked Hawkeyes past No. 12 Princeton on Sunday. Warner, ranked No. 3 at 197, entered the third period tied, 3-3. He trailed 4-3 follo...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (3-1, 0-0 B1G) won all but two bouts to rout the Penn Quakers (0-1) in sold out Rec Hall on Sunday. The Nittany Lions rode an early win at 125 and a career milestone in the second half to a 33-7 victory over the visiting Quakers. Senior Mark Ha...

  • MORGANTOWN, WV -- The University at Buffalo wrestling team defeated West Virginia, 24-12, at the WVU Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. It was the first win over a Big 12 Conference opponent in program history. Head Coach John Stutzman leaned on his young lineup and they responded. Four of the Bulls' six...

  • LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Central Michigan got back-to-back pins from Matt Stencel and Drew Hildebrandt to take control on Sunday as the Chippewas posted a 28-10 Mid-American Conference wrestling dual-meet victory over 20th-ranked Rider. The victory was CMU's second of the weekend as it improved to 2...

  • Pitt blanks Drexel
    from InterMat 12/08/19 9:47 PM

    PHILADELPHIA -- The 10th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team shutout Drexel, 33-0, Sunday afternoon at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. With the win, the Panthers improve to 4-1 on the year, while the Dragons move to 2-2 overall. "We saw a lot of good wrestling out of our guys today," ...

  • Rutgers downs Maryland
    from InterMat 12/08/19 3:55 AM

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No. 12 Nicolas Aguilar (125) and No. 24 Gerard Angelo (149) picked up pins, Joseph Grello (174) worked a win over a ranked foe and Rutgers wrestling (6-0, 1-0) defeated Maryland (1-2, 0-1) in its Big Ten Conference opener, 28-11, Saturday night in front of 5,405 fans at the RAC. ...

  • EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- No. 12 Mizzou Wrestling earned the 2019 Cougar Clash Tournament Championship Saturday (Dec. 7), earning 138.5 total team points to defeat No. 9 Wisconsin, Michigan State, Little Rock, Brown and SIU-Edwardsville. Mizzou had five grapplers earn titles at their respective weight ...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. - The Army West Point wrestling team returned to competition Saturday at the Patriot Open hosted by George Mason University. The Black Knights earned five individual titles on their way to the top overall team point total. "I felt like we performed well," said head coach Kevin Ward. "...

  • ASU's Zahid Valencia was named Outstanding Wrestler at the CKLV (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) LAS VEGAS -- Arizona State's Zahid Valencia entered this year's Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational with an undefeated record in the tournament. After winning CKLV titles as a freshman and sophomore,...

  • ASU's Tanner Hall advanced to the finals, avenging a loss against Tate Orndorff of Utah Valley (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) LAS VEGAS -- The finals are set at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Nine of the 10 No. 1 seeds claimed victories in the semifinals. Northern Iowa's Max Thomsen ...

  • The Navy wrestling team (3-2) held off a rallying Maryland squad (1-2) to defeat the Terps, 21-12, Friday evening at Alumni Hall. Navy held a 15-4 advantage through the first six matches before the Terps won three in a row to cut the Mids' lead to three (15-12). Rookie heavyweight John Birchmeier sa...

  • LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Central Michigan wrestling team won seven matches, three of them by major decision, on Friday in knocking off 25th-ranked Lock Haven, 24-12, in the Chippewas' first Mid-American Conference dual of the season. The win lifted CMU to 1-1 and gave the Chippewas a shot of confiden...

  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- No. 18 Illinois wrestling won its home opener, 22-15, over Northern Illinois on Friday at Huff Hall. Redshirt freshman Justin Cardani (125), redshirt junior Dylan Duncan (141), redshirt senior Joey Gunther (174) and redshirt freshman Zac Braunagel (184) led the way with victories ...

  • STILLWATER -- The ninth-ranked Cowboy wrestling team (3-1 overall; 0-0 Big 12) notched its third dual win of the season Friday night when it defeated the 12th-ranked Princeton Tigers, 18-15, inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The victory over Princeton (1-1 overall; 1-0 EIWA) marks Oklahoma State's sec...

  • Arizona State's Zahid Valencia won by technical fall in the quarterfinals over Sam Colbray of Iowa State (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) LAS VEGAS -- The top seeds took care of business at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Friday. The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds advanced to the semifinals in...

  • BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Seven Broncs won their matches as the Rider University wrestling team earned a 28-11 road win at Mid-American Conference foe Bloomsburg Friday night. A fall from Robbie Cleary (Edison, NJ/Bound Brook [Rutgers]) at 141 put the Broncs on top for good, as the Broncs improved to 3-0 (...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Cleveland State University wrestling team trailed by four points with two bouts left, but the Vikings won the final two matches of the evening in thrilling fashion to claim a 19-17 win at Buffalo in each team's Mid-American Conference opener Friday evening inside Alumni Arena. ...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (2-1, 0-0 B1G) rolled over No. 14 Lehigh (1-3) in the latest edition of Penn State's longest running dual series. Penn State dominated the Mountain Hawks 23-10 in front of 6,047 fans, a new Lehigh Stabler Arena attendance record. Penn State won seven...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Long Island University wrestling team earned its first victory against a Division I opponent when it defeated Gardner-Webb University at the Patriot Duals on Friday, Dec. 6. The Sharks finished 1-3 on the day, dropping a narrow decision (24-18) to Davidson College before suffer...

  • Fairfax, Va. -- George Mason wasn't the most gracious host today. The Patriots swept all four dual matches at Patriot Duals held today at the Mason Field House on campus. Mason (5-1, 1-0 MAC) defeated VMI (27-16), Gardner-Webb (36-10), Davidson (41-3) and LIU (43-6). MATCH HIGHLIGHTS The Patri...

  • Top-ranked Kollin Moore of Ohio State reached the quarterfinals at 197 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) LAS VEGAS -- The quarterfinals are set at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Nebraska has the most quarterfinalists with 10, one in every weight class. Arizona State and Iowa Stat...

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  • No. 1 Santiago signs with UNC
    from InterMat 12/06/19 2:58 PM

    Sonny Santiago (Photo/Chris Mora, Tech-Fall.com) North Carolina announced the signing of California state champion Sonny Santiago (St. John Bosco, Calif.), the nation's No. 1 152-pounder by InterMat, on Friday. Santiago is ranked No. 12 among all wrestlers in the Class of 2020. He originally commi...

  • Bucknell tops Bloomsburg
    from InterMat 12/06/19 3:54 AM

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell wrestling team topped Bloomsburg, 24-13, on Thursday night in its home opener at Davis Gym. The Bison (1-2, 0-0 EIWA) used a first-period pin by Matthew Kolonia (149) and decisions by six other wrestlers to power past the Huskies (0-1, 0-0 MAC). Senior Garrett Hoffman...

  • Pitt dominates WVU
    from InterMat 12/06/19 3:39 AM

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The 10th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team recorded eight wins en route to a 29-6 win over rival West Virginia Thursday night at WVU Coliseum. With the win, the Panthers improve to 3-1 on the year, while the Mountaineers drop to 0-3. The win was the 38th over West...

  • Greg Kerkvliet gets his hand raised after a win at the U23 World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) Greg Kerkvliet, the nation's No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2019, is headed to Penn State. He made the announcement Thursday on Instagram. View this post on Instagr...

  • Joe Johnston (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Joe Johnston has the unique distinction of knocking off two top seeds at an NCAA wrestling championship in consecutive years. The Kansas native and past Iowa Hawkeye joins Chad Dennis on The MatBoss Podcast to talk about his wrestling career, coaching ...

  • Returning CKLV Invitational champion Isaiah White is pre-seeded No. 1 at 165 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LAS VEGAS -- The pre-seeds have been released for the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, which takes place Friday and Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Note...

  • Lourdes University just outside Toledo will be adding a women's intercollegiate wrestling program starting in the 2020-21 school year, according to a report at TransitionWrestling.com, a website devoted to covering women's collegiate wrestling. The website also reports that Lourdes will be the fir...

  • Ed Ruth gets his hand raised after beating Jason Jackson (Photo/Bellator) Ed Ruth is taking another significant step in his successful MMA career. Three years after his first MMA bout, the former Penn State wrestling champ will be appearing in his first main event. Ruth will headline Bellator 239 ...

  • This first full week of December begins the scholastic wrestling season in earnest for most parts of the country. Below is a listing of scheduled competitions during the week of Dec. 4-10 for teams that appear in the InterMat Fab 50 national high school team rankings. No. 1 Blair Academy, N.J. Comp...

  • NJCAA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 12/03/19 10:50 PM

  • Brandon Sorensen wrestling Ryan Deakin at the Big Ten Championships (Photo/HawkeyeSports.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Four-time All-American and current Hawkeye Wrestling Club member Brandon Sorensen has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Testing began Friday, Nov. 29, and Brandon started...

  • Kaori Icho is a four-time Olympic champion (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) It appears that Kaori Icho's bid for an unprecedented fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal in wrestling is over. The 35-year-old Icho was not listed among the entries in women's wrestling for the upcoming All...

  • 2019 Holiday Gift Guide
    from InterMat 12/02/19 4:44 PM

    Wrestling with what to give the wrestlers, coaches and fans on your holiday gift list? No need to go into overtime at the mall or online ... thanks to this list of some gift ideas that'll score big points. (To learn more about an item -- and place your order -- simply click on the title.) Hot off...

  • Tony Cassioppi edged Trent Hillger at 285 pounds (Photo/HawkeyeSports.com) IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Three University of Iowa wrestlers defeated top-three opponents to lead the No. 1 Hawkeyes past No. 6 Wisconsin, 32-3, on Sunday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Austin DeSanto upset No. 1 Seth Gross at 13...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 8/5 Ohio State University wrestling team (3-1) supplied a packed house assembled at the Covelli Center with cheering opportunities aplenty, taking seven of 10 bouts to top Cornell (0-2), 23-9, Sunday afternoon. The latest triumph pushes Ohio State ahead in the all-time seri...

  • FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota State won eight bouts including a pair of tech falls and four major decisions to defeat Augustana University 32-9 in a non-conference dual on Sunday, Dec. 1, in Scheels Center. It was the first meeting between the two former North Central Conference combatants since Feb. ...

  • CHAPEL HILL -- Zach Sherman's major decision win and Joey Mazzara's first dual meet win at UNC helped No. 18 North Carolina to a 19-13 win over Appalachian State Sunday at Carmichael Arena. After the Mountaineers won at 149 pounds with a major decision to begin the afternoon, the Tar Heels rattled...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team won a tight 19-15 dual over Ohio in Maclellan Gym this afternoon. The Mocs took six of the 10 matches to improve to 3-4 overall. "It is a good win," stated UTC head coach Kyle Ruschell. "We beat two of their top guys at 133 and 149, so th...

  • FRESNO, Calif. -- After more than a two-hour delay to start to the match, the Fresno State Wrestling team won six of 10 matches on Saturday evening to defeat Northern Colorado, 25-15 at the Save Mart Center in its Big 12 opener. Opening Big 12 action with a victory over the Bears for the second yea...

  • Brian Keck A GoFundMe page has been established for Brian Keck whose death in Mexico was announced earlier this week. He was 48. The family initially set up the fundraiser to help bring the former wrestler's body back to the U.S. with additional funds intended to help cover his funeral expenses. ...

  • Wrestling fans take in an Oklahoma State dual meet at Gallagher-Iba Arena (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Takedown Report -- the blog which has been providing analyses of various aspects of college wrestling over the past couple months -- has taken the same detailed approach to tallying dual wins...

  • IRVING, Texas -- Tickets for the 2020 Big 12 Wrestling Championship at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma are now on sale. The event is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8. All-session tickets can be purchased on Ticket Master by clicking here beginning Nov. 26. General admission tickets start as...

  • Emily Shilson (Photo/Augsburg Athletics) STEVENS POINT, Wis. -- Claiming two pins and a technical fall, the Augsburg University women's wrestling team scored a victory in its first-ever dual meet, a 35-8 win at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Monday evening. THE BASICS FINAL SCORE: Aug...

  • Brian Keck The tributes started flooding social media late in the day on Monday. Gentle giant. Trusted teammate. Caring mentor. Loyal friend. Brian Keck was all of those. And much more. The wrestling world lost a truly good dude when Keck passed away over the weekend. He was 48 years old. Th...

  • Leigh Jaynes after winning a bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- Delaware Valley University and Director of Athletics Dave Duda are pleased to announce that 2015 world bronze medalist Leigh Jaynes has been tabbed to lead the ...

  • STILLWATER --The seventh-ranked Cowboy wrestling team (2-1; 0-0) notched its second dual win of the season Sunday, defeating Minnesota, 21-12, inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The win marked coach John Smith's 428th dual victory, making him the fifth all-time winningest coach in NCAA DI wrestling. The ...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- It was a day of firsts as the Little Rock wrestling team competed in their first-ever dual as well as inaugural home opener at the Jack Stephens Center. The Trojans made history with their first-ever team victory, defeating the University of the Ozarks 34-6 in front of 1,453 lou...

  • Pitt upsets Lehigh on criteria
    from InterMat 11/24/19 11:29 PM

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The 12th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team defeated No. 7 Lehigh based on the third criteria (match points) Sunday afternoon, 19-18. With the win, the Panthers improve to 2-1 on the year, while the Mountain Hawks drop to 1-2 on the year. The bout wins were even, 5-5...

  • AMES, Iowa -- The second-ranked University of Iowa Wrestling team defeated No. 11 Iowa State, 29-6, on Sunday in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series LogoIowa won eight-of-10 bouts and held a 28-4 edge in takedowns and a 90-38 advantage in match points. Results below ... ...

  • EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 16 Northwestern bested North Dakota State Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena, winning seven of 10 bouts en route to a final score of 28-18. With the win, the 'Cats improve to 2-1 on the season and stayed unbeaten at home. Dating back to last season, the Wildcats have now won four-stra...

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 21-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team claimed five of the final six bouts to overcome an early deficit and defeat in-state rival Central Michigan, 22-12, on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 24) in front of 1,467 fans at Cliff Keen Arena. The Wolverines took six total bout...

  • CHAPEL HILL --- Clay Lautt's second pin of the year and Zach Sherman's major decision win helped No. 19 North Carolina (2-1) to a 22-15 win over Chattanooga (1-4) Sunday in Carmichael Arena. After Chattanooga picked up five team points with a tech fall at 125 pounds, Jaime Hernandez and Sherman ac...

  • Nebraska tops Northern Iowa
    from InterMat 11/24/19 10:29 PM

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The No. 3 Nebraska wrestling team picked up bonus points in four of their five match victories on Sunday afternoon to defeat No. 17 Northern Iowa 23-19 at the West Gym in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Huskers' first road trip to Northern Iowa (0-2, 0-0 Big Twelve) in nearly a decade ...

  • WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Army West Point wrestling team scored early and often Sunday at Christl Arena, as the Black Knights won nine of 10 matches on their way to a 35-4 dual match win over West Virginia. "I thought we wrestled hard," said head coach Kevin Ward. "I thought our hustle was good and ...

  • WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The No. 25 Purdue wrestling team won 27-of-30 matches Sunday to post a 3-0 mark at the 2019 Boilermaker Duals in Holloway Gymnasium. The Boilermakers defeated Indianapolis 45-0, Clarion 34-6 and Northern Illinois 31-8 to improve to 6-1 in dual competition on the year. The B...

  • BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- The No. 9 NC State wrestling team hit the road for the first time this season up to New York, and won 16 of the 20 individual matches in bringing home a pair of road victories. The Wolfpack (6-0) started with a 25-9 win at Cornell, then made the short drive and scored a 28-9 wi...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Virginia Tech wrestling claimed first place at the Navy Classic Saturday at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Hokies finished with 116 points, nine points more than the second-place finisher, Campbell. David McFadden and Hunter Bolen took home titles for Tech at 165 pounds and 184 poun...

  • OREM, Utah -- The eighth-ranked Badger wrestling team faced its first ranked opponent of the season and passed with ease, defeating No. 18 Utah Valley 31-13 The match everyone had circled on their calendars lived up to its expectations. Wisconsin's No. 2 Trent Hillger faced off against No. 4 Tate ...

  • Different venue, different year, same result for the Princeton wrestling team in its series with Lehigh. A year after the Tigers got their first win over Lehigh since 1968 in a match in Bethlehem, Princeton gave the home fans the treat of seeing a win over the Mountain Hawks, 18-14 Saturday night i...

  • RIVERSIDE -- Four wins in the final five matches led California Baptist University to a come-from-behind, 22-16 victory over Gardner-Webb. Garrett Strang and Zach Schrader were key to the victory, as each grabbed technical-fall victories in the 184 pound and heavyweight matches, respectively. Those...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Trent Tracy and Tom Lane won by major decision and Cal Poly claimed five other bouts by decision en route to a 23-10 dual meet victory over Buffalo on Saturday afternoon inside Mott Athletics Center. Tracy was a 13-2 winner over Pete Acciardi at 184 pounds with a takedown...

  • Stanford outlasts Columbia
    from InterMat 11/23/19 10:14 PM

    Tyler Eischens gets his hand raised after a 6-1 win over Riley Jacops (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) STANFORD, Calif. -- Falls by Shane Griffith and Dalton Young helped Stanford wrestling secure a 21-19 win over Columbia, Saturday, in the Cardinal's annual outdoor dual inside Footbal...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- CSU Bakersfield's wrestling team picked up its first win of the 2019-20 season in thrilling fashion. A quick start gave Buffalo an early lead over CSU Bakersfield, but the Roadrunners would tie the score 9-9 just before intermission then win the last two bouts to earn a 16-15 ...

  • LINCOLN -- No. 3 Nebraska (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten) won eight of 10 bouts, including three by bonus points, to defeat Wyoming 28-7 in front of 1,460 fans at the Devaney Center on Friday night. The Cowboys (1-1, 1-0 Big Twelve) got off to a quick start, winning the first two matches of the evening. At 125...

  • Jacori Teemer celebrates after getting a win at 157 pounds (Photo/Arizona State Athletics) TEMPE, Ariz. -- Penn State's win streak is over. Arizona State stunned the top-ranked Nittany Lions, 19-18, on Friday night in Tempe, Arizona, in front of a record-setting of 8,542, snapping their 60-match w...

  • BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - North Dakota State won seven of 10 bouts including a pin from 165-pounder Andrew Fogarty and tech fall from 133 Cam Sykora to defeat Indiana University 26-12 in a non-conference dual on Friday Nov. 22 before 1,501 fans in Wilkinson Hall. North Dakota State (2-1, 0-0 Big12) is s...

  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team scored a 47-0 win at Davidson to open Southern Conference action tonight. The Mocs improve to 2-3 overall and 1-0 in league action, while the Wildcats drop to 0-3 and 0-2 in conference duals. Tonight was the first shutout for UTC since a 4...

  • OREM, Utah -- South Dakota State's Zach Carlson and Clay Carlson each recorded pins to lead the Jackrabbit wrestling team to a 24-12 victory over host Utah Valley in the Big 12 Conference dual opener for both teams Friday. The Jackrabbits evened their overall dual record at 1-1, while UVU dropped ...

  • The Grand View women's wrestling team picked up their first win at home on Thursday night DES MOINES, Iowa -- Grand View women's wrestling opened up their inaugural 2019 season at home tonight as they took on the Eagles of Central Methodist. The Vikings made history with the first-ever program dual ...

  • Dan Gable (Photo/Iowa Athletics) As the college wrestling season gets underway, the Takedown Report has been providing an analysis of the top college wrestling coaches across all divisions -- NCAA Division I, II and III, along with NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and NJCAA (...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou Wrestling improved to 2-2 on the year after sweeping an in-state doubleheader against Central Missouri and Missouri Valley Thursday night (Nov. 21) at the Hearnes Center. Mizzou downed UCM, 39-3, in the evening's first dual before defeating Missouri Valley, 45-0, just half an...

  • FAIRFAX, Va. -- Oregon State took on George Mason in its second dual of the season on Thursday night as the Beavers defeated the Patriots in comeback fashion by a final score of 26-16. The Beavers were down by five points late in the match and would then use five straight victories to close out th...

  • HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Junior Garrett Lambert and sophomore Zachary Knighton-Ward recorded Pride wins by fall to lead Hofstra to a 24-12 victory over the Falcons of Air Force in the Pride's dual match home opener at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex Thursday night. Air Force (0-2) jumped ...

  • NAIA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 11/21/19 7:54 PM

  • John Hughes with Pat Santoro (Photo/Lehigh Athletics) BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- John Hughes announced his resignation Wednesday as an associate head coach of the Lehigh wrestling program. Hughes was in the midst of his 12th season on the Mountain Hawks' staff, all of which has been spent working alongside H...

  • Members of the 2019 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championship team from The Pennsylvania State University, as well as many of the 2019 NCAA Div. I individual wrestling champions will be honored guests at the White House on Friday, November 22 in Washington, D.C. The wrestlers and coaches were invited as ...

  • WAVERLY -- The No. 3-ranked Wartburg wrestling team is set for its home-opening meet this Wednesday, Nov. 20, hosting an American Rivers Conference dual versus Simpson College at 7 p.m. inside Levick Arena. During the meet intermission, Wartburg will honor former great Kenny Anderson '14, who trag...

  • ADA, Ohio -- The No. 9 Nationally ranked Baldwin Wallace University wrestling team improved to 1-0 after the 28-6 Ohio Athletic Conference victory over Ohio Northern University, inside the ONU Sports Center. Freshman 125-pounder Jack Stanley (Brecksville / Brecksville-Broadview Heights) got the nig...

  • ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 4 ranked Mount Union defeated Muskingum 54-0 in an Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling dual Tuesday at Timken Gymnasium. It was the conference opener for both teams and the Purple Raiders won all nine contested matches. Mount Union has now won seven straight conference duals. ...

  • Luke Pletcher recently defeated Stanford's Real Woods (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Eight pounds have made a world of difference for Ohio State's Luke Pletcher. He's not only bigger and stronger. But he's also setting a faster pace. That was evident in his most recent match. The top-ran...

  • Ben Askren before his match against Jordan Burroughs at Beat the Streets (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Ben Askren, two-time NCAA wrestling champ for University of Missouri and U.S. freestyle wrestler at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, announced his plans to retire Monday after a decade i...

  • Frank Jasper played Brian Shute (bottom position) in the movie "Vision Quest" You may not immediately recognize the name Frank Jasper ... but, if you're a wrestling fan, you know Brian Shute, the muscular, undefeated state wrestling champ Jasper portrayed in the classic 1980s movie "Vision Quest." ...

  • WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0, 0-0 B1G), ranked No. 1 nationally by InterMat, dominated action at the 2019 Army West Point Invite on Sunday in West Point, N.Y. Fifteen Penn Staters competed at nine weights and the Nittany Lions came away with four champions with 11 total plac...

  • SAN FRANCISCO -- A fall from Nathan Traxler and technical falls by Jackson DiSario and Real Woods propelled Stanford to a 29-10 win at San Francisco State, Sunday, in Main Gym at Don Nasser Plaza. Stanford improved to 2-1 on the year after winning seven of the 10 bouts over the Gators (1-2). Traxl...

  • EVANSTON, Ill -- No. 21 Northwestern returned to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday with an emphatic 24-20 win over No. 14 Northern Iowa in its home opener. With the win, the 'Cats improve to 1-1 on the season. NU was able to come out on top today thanks in large part to the fact that four of their five in...

  • The Tavakolians present a check to Brandon Nunez, a Become Your Own Dream Fund Scholarship recipient (Photo/Justin Hoch, jhoch.com) They are corporate executives by day. And superheroes by night. For Hooman and Lorelei Tavakolian, that is the life they lead. They start their days before sunrise i...

  • Roman Rozell (Photo/Arizona State University) Roman Rozell marked his 35th birthday by doing what he loves ... while possibly making some history: He wrestled his first match for Arizona State as a walk-on member of the Sun Devils. Rozell, a married father of six and former Army combat veteran and ...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Wrestling team opened the 2019-20 season Sunday with a 39-0 shutout of Tennessee-Chattanooga at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes swept 10 bouts, scoring bonus points in five matches and punctuating the dual with a first-period fall at heavyweight. Reds...

  • George Mason edges Clarion
    from InterMat 11/18/19 1:53 AM

    CLARION, Pa. - The Patriots wrestling team opened its dual match season with a familiar opponent but in a different conference as Mason edged the Clarion Golden Eagles, 19-18 today at Tippin Gym on Clarion's campus. The two teams met five of the last six seasons in the Eastern Wrestling League bef...

  • DEKALB, IL -- The Rider University wrestling team continued to make statements on the mat, defeating Northern Illinois at the Huskie Duals, 26-6, on Sunday afternoon at Victor E. Court. Eight Broncs contributed individual wins for Rider, as the Broncs led throughout the dual. Rider started the matc...

  • Iowa State tops Bucknell
    from InterMat 11/17/19 9:51 PM

    AMES, Iowa -- The No 12 Iowa State wrestling team (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) topped Bucknell (0-2, 0-0 EIWA), 24-15 in the dual season-opener. The Cyclones won six of the 10 bouts and were aided by bonus-point victories from Jarrett Degen (major decision), David Carr (technical fall) and Marcus Coleman (fall...

  • Purdue snags win at NDSU
    from InterMat 11/17/19 9:36 PM

    FARGO, N.D. -- The No. 25 Purdue wrestling team improved to 3-1 in dual competition on the season Sunday, earning a 22-12 victory at North Dakota State at the Scheels Center. The Boilermakers won seven-of-10 matches on the day, highlighted by a major decision by junior Max Lyon at 184 pounds and a c...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Virginia Tech wrestling defeats third-ranked Ohio State Sunday in Columbus. The upset victory is already the second of the season for No. 11 Tech, first over a top-3 opponent. Joey Prata secured the win for the Hokies after a 5-2 decision over No. 20 Malik Heinselman to end the d...

  • USAFA, Colo. -- The Wyoming wrestling team opened up its 2019-20 dual season and Big 12 action Saturday night as the Cowboys rode a hot start on the way to a 21-12 victory over Air Force in Colorado Springs. The Pokes opened the dual winning the first four bouts and 5-of-6. UW had three bonus-point...

  • Northern Colorado beats WVU
    from InterMat 11/17/19 3:38 PM

    Northern Colorado put the Big 12 and the nation on notice Saturday night, as they beat West Virginia, 31-10 in front of a packed Bank of Colorado Arena. UNC won seven of 10 matches, picking up bonus points in four. The dual began in the 174-pound bracket. Billy Higgins started off strong in his fi...

  • NEW YORK -- It was standing room only in the sixth floor gymnasium of the New York Athletic Club for the men's freestyle finals at the Bill Farrell International, and the crowd standing was quite a large one. Only featuring the six Olympic weight classes, the brackets were stacked, and the finalist...

  • BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Willie Scott (174) worked a tech fall, Gerard Angelo (149) muscled a major decision and Rutgers wrestling (5-0) won seven of 10 bouts to earn a 24-12 victory over Cal State Bakersfield (0-3) on Saturday afternoon in Bakersfield, California. The win completed a 2-0 road trip fo...

  • SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Benny Martinez, Tom Lane and Nathan Tausch scored falls and Bernie Truax won by technical fall as Cal Poly defeated San Francisco State 29-15 in the Mustangs' first dual meet of the 2019-20 season. The dual was held outside on Richard O'Neill Green in front of the Orfala ...

  • KENT, Ohio -- Michigan State wrestling opened the 2019-20 dual meet season with a pair of victories over Kent State and No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Kent State's Tri-Meet inside the MAC Center. In a triangular scramble format, the Spartans rotated between two mats throughout the day agai...

  • Stanford knocks off UNC
    from InterMat 11/17/19 2:41 AM

    STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford wrestling opened its home schedule with a 21-11 upset win over No. 17 North Carolina, Saturday, in Burnham Pavilion. The Cardinal (1-1) won seven of the 10 bouts against North Carolina (1-1), including three wins over individually ranked Tar Heels. Tyler Eischens, a re...

  • LEXINGTON, Va. -- A pair of Cenzo Pelusi decisions at 285 pounds sealed two Franklin & Marshall dual victories on Saturday in Lexington. The Diplomats fought back to down VMI by a narrow 19-17 tally before winning two of the three final matches in a 22-16 win over Davidson in the nightcap. The Dip...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. -- The No. 5 Arizona State wrestling team won nine of ten matches for the second day in a row to earn its second victory of the weekend and improve to 4-0, defeating the McKendree Bearcats 38-3 Saturday at Desert Financial Arena. No. 1 Zahid Valencia (184 lbs.) continued his strong sta...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The ninth-ranked NC State wrestling team went a perfect 3-0 in the annual Wolfpack Duals. The Wolfpack (4-0) won 27 of its 30 matches, including 18 going for bonus points. Up Next: The majority of the Wolfpack will take part in the Wolfpack Wrestling Club Open tomorrow. Action sta...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Competing in Staber Arena for the first time since 2016, No. 10 Lehigh went down to the wire with No. 4 Oklahoma State. A Cowboy forfeit in the final bout at 133 left the dual tied at 20-20, and on the third criteria, total match points, a 58-48 advantage gave the Mountain Hawks th...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- The Edinboro wrestling team improved to 5-1 early in the season with a pair of wins in the Boro Duals on Saturday at McComb Fieldhouse. The Fighting Scots won their second Mid-American Conference match in their first season as a member of the MAC, defeating Ohio University 25-7. The...

  • TAHOMA, Wash. -- The Oregon State wrestling team took on Simon Fraser for their first dual of the season on Friday evening. Held at Tahoma Senior High, the Beavers picked up five wins on the night and rolled to a 40-8 win. Sophomore Brandon Kaylor (125) started things off right for the Beavers as...

  • Rutgers downs Fresno State
    from InterMat 11/16/19 5:43 AM

    FRESNO, Calif. -- Rutgers wrestling (4-0) used six individual wins, including a pin from Nicolas Aguilar (125) in his home state and major decisions from No. 11 Sammy Alvarez (133) and No. 19 Christian Colucci (HWT) to secure a 23-13 victory over Fresno State (0-4) on Friday night at the Save Mart C...

  • Rider stuns Minnesota
    from InterMat 11/16/19 5:27 AM

    Rider's Jonathan Tropea takes down Minnesota's Patrick McKee at 125 pounds (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) MINNEAPOLIS -- Dean Sherry (Brick, NJ/Brick Township) pinned the No. 6 wrestler in the nation, Devin Skatzka, as the the Rider University wrestling team earned a statement dual victory toni...

  • PHILADELPHIA -- Coach John Smith tied Bobby Douglas for fifth on the list of all-time NCAA Division I coaching wins on Friday night in Oklahoma State's 30-6 victory over Drexel. Smith is the only active NCAA DI coach in the top five. "Bobby Douglas was an Oklahoma State guy," Smith said. "That's ...

  • TEMPE, Ariz. -- Winning nine of ten matches on the evening, the No. 5 Arizona State wrestling team defeated the Augustana Vikings in dominant fashion, 35-6, Friday night at Desert Financial Arena. In a meaningful moment for the program following Veterans Day this Monday, former Green Beret and 34-y...

  • The Binghamton wrestling team competed in its first dual match of the season Friday evening, and came out with a win over South Dakota State. The Bearcats won six of 10 bouts, and defeated the Jackrabbits 25-16. "As a team, we wrestled really hard," head coach Kyle Borshoff said. "This is a much be...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team was dominant as it scored its first dual victory of the season, defeating Bucknell, 24-10, in Victor E. Court Friday. "They came out to fight and it was gritty tough wrestling," NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig said. "Like I said before, th...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. -- The ninth-ranked NC State wresting team opened its 2019-20 season with a 22-11 home win over Old Dominion in Reynolds Coliseum. With the Monarchs (0-1) up 9-3 after the first four bouts, the Pack (1-0) scored three straight wins, including a pin and a major decision to seal the du...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 3 Ohio State University wrestling team (2-0) seized a 23-12 road victory at No. 15 Pittsburgh (1-1) Friday afternoon. Chase Singletary impressed in his season debut, earning a decisive 8-3 win over ninth-ranked Demetrius Thomas in the heavyweight bout. Ohio State registere...

  • Anthony Echemendia was a double champion in Fargo For more than a half-century, the NWCA All-Star Classic has been an annual event on the college wrestling calendar going back to 1967. Until this year. Last month, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced that the 2019 All-Star event wou...

  • ST. LOUIS -- Fighting Illini wrestling secured a dramatic, 19-14 victory over No. 13 Missouri Thursday night at Francis Howell High School in St. Louis. Trailing, 11-6, at intermission, the Illini won four of the last five bouts of the night to take the dual. With the score at 16-14, the match came ...

  • With impeachment proceedings against the president in full swing at the House of Representatives, the often-hidden shenanigans of some congressmen have been well-televised and left some wrestlers to ponder if there is any intellectual, political, social, value, or diversity of opinion among the lead...

  • Anthony Echemendia was a double champion in Fargo Ohio State landed one of the prized recruits in the Class of 2019, Anthony Echemendia, a native of Cuba who won double titles in Fargo this past summer. He made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday. God's plan ???? I'm very happy to announce...

  • Looks can be deceiving. Kaila Del Toro, a 16-year-old sophomore at William Howard Taft High School in Chicago, appears like any 5-foot-1, 124-pound high school student. She's not. Last year she started wrestling -- and became an All-American with a fifth-place finish in the 117-pound weight class a...

  • Bo Nickal shoots on J'den Cox at Final X (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Bo Nickal, three-time NCAA champ for Penn State who is now making his mark in freestyle competition, is already making career plans once he steps off for the last time. The 2019 Hodge Trophy winner and InterMat...

  • Chad Dennis brings "Dr. Hawkeye" Alex Meyer to talk about the Iowa-Chattanooga dual as well as getting Meyer's perspective on the transfers into the Iowa program, payment of college athletes and some tangents on that. What is the going rate for what athletes can make in the summer? What's the deal ...

  • Over the past month or so, the Takedown Report blog has provided an analysis of the top college wrestling coaches in NCAA Division I, II and III who can claim the most team titles ... and InterMat has provided links to those TDR reports. Now TDR has recently posted its detailed analysis of the most...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State University wrestling program hosted its first match inside the Covelli Center, putting on a show for the nearly 4,000 fans in attendance by chopping down the Stanford Cardinal in 29-6 final tally. The Buckeyes were victorious in nine of 10 matches, including a pair o...

  • Campbell downs Ohio
    from InterMat 11/11/19 5:03 AM

    ATHENS, Ohio -- Camels took seven bouts and No. 21 Campbell picked up its first dual win of the 2019-20 season 24-16 at Ohio Sunday. Campbell (1-1) earned bonus point wins at 141 pounds, 165, 184 and heavyweight to pick up the road win over Ohio (0-1). No. 13 Josh Heil earned an early pin over Trev...

  • TROY, N.Y. -- Utah Valley University sophomore heavyweight Tate Orndorff had a day to remember on Sunday by knocking off both No. 2 Tanner Hall of Arizona State and No. 3 Jordan Wood of Lehigh on his way to winning the Journeymen Collegiate Classic at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New Yor...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Army West Point wrestling team picked up two impressive dual wins Sunday, taking down Illinois 19-15 and following with a 18-12 victory over host Tennessee Chattanooga. "Super proud of our guys," said head coach Kevin Ward. "To go on the road and face some adversity like ...

  • BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech wrestling improved to 2-0 in duals this season after a 21-18 win over No. 21 Northwestern at the first ever Mat on the Mound. John Borst won a major decision in the last match of the day to secure the win for the 11th-ranked Hokies at English Field at Atlantic Union Bank ...

  • UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0, 0-0 B1G), ranked No. 1 nationally by InterMat, opened up the 2019-20 campaign with a resounding 45-0 win over Navy in sold out Rec Hall. The Nittany Lions had four individuals making their Rec Hall debuts with all four coming away victoriou...

  • In a new lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday in Ohio, a college wrestling referee said that he had told two Ohio State wrestling coaches at the time -- head coach Russ Hellickson, and assistant coach (now Congressman) Jim Jordan -- about an alleged incident involving Dr. Richard Strauss, the sch...

  • PITTSBURGH -- The 15th-ranked University of Pittsburgh wrestling team used eight individual wins en route to a dominant 28-6 win over Campbell Saturday afternoon at the Fitzgerald Field House. With the win, the Panthers improve to 1-0 on the season while the Camels fall to 0-1. Campbell took an ...

  • LANSDALE, Pa. -- The Drexel wrestling team jumped out to a 2-0 start with wins over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and West Liberty at the Dragon Duals at North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa. The Dragons edged past SIUE, 18-15, before a convincing 32-9 victory over West Liberty. Drex...

  • TROY, N.Y. - The All-Americans led the Sun Devil charge at day one of the Journeymen Duals as they went 6-0, lifting ASU to two wins over No. 20 Virginia and No. 23 Purdue Two-time national champion Zahid Valencia backed up his preseason No. 1 rank at 184 lbs. by cruising to a victory in just over...

  • Across the border in Fargo, North Dakota, the Gopher wrestling team battled their way to five individual titles. The Gophers had 15 individuals reach the semifinals, including having three semifinalists at 157-pounds. By the end, 12 Gophers had placed in the top-three. Across over 55 combined vic...

  • Logan Storley kicks E.J. Brooks (Photo/Bellator) Five former college wrestlers entered the cage at Bellator 233 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. Friday night ... and four exited with wins. The winning former mat stars included Tyrell Fortune, Logan Storley, Romero Cotton, a...

  • ANN ARBOR -- Clay Lautt's first-period pin and A.C. Headlee's win over No. 10 Will Lewan helped lead No. 17 North Carolina to a 19-17 win over No. 19 Michigan Friday night at Cliff Keen Arena. After Michigan scored bonus points at 125 pounds, Jaime Hernandez stormed out of the gate to collect a 20...

  • SAEGERTOWN, Pa. -- In a showdown against Edinboro in Saegertown High School, the Wisconsin Badgers take home the 28-15 victory over the Fighting Scots, improving their record to 5-0 on the season. After taking a 1-0 loss at 125, the Badgers answered quickly. At 133, Seth Gross pinned Tye Varndell i...

  • Keith Gavin (right) with Jordan Leen at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Third-year head wrestling coach Keith Gavin from Pittsburgh joins The MatBoss Podcast for Episode 40. On this edition, host Chad Dennis talks about Gavin's prospectus for the ...

  • Dominick Moyer (Photo/Northern Illinois Athletics) DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois University wrestling head coach Ryan Ludwig announced the promotion of Dominick Moyer to associate head coach. "Coach Moyer works tirelessly for the betterment of this program and the men within," Ludwig said. "Th...

  • Matthew Schmitt MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- Redshirt junior Matthew Schmitt of the West Virginia University wrestling team announced his decision to sit out of the 2019-20 season to train for the 2020 United States Olympic Team Trials on April 4-5, 2020. Schmitt's decision comes after he earned the right...

  • Jaydin Eierman announced this week that he will be entering the transfer portal, signaling his intention to transfer immediately from the University of Missouri. He then announced he will become an Iowa Hawkeye. The Eierman transfer comes on the heels of news that Greg Kerkvliet has decommitted fro...

  • The fifth-ranked Nebraska wrestling team scored a pair of season-opening victories over ranked Division II foes as part of the Nebraska Duals on Thursday night. The event featured the Huskers, 24th-ranked Chadron State, Hastings College and fourth-ranked Nebraska-Kearney. The Big Red first grapple...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The fifth-ranked Badger wrestling team competed in "Mayhem on the Mainstage" at Buffalo on Thursday night and came away with a dominant win to remain undefeated on the season. Wisconsin (4-0) won the battle against the Bulls 34-3. In the 157-pound bout, Garrett Model put the team o...

  • Jaydin Eierman at the U23 World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) Jaydin Eierman will be an Iowa Hawkeye. After entering the transfer portal on Wednesday, Eierman announced Thursday on Instagram that he will be wrestling for the University of Iowa for his senior season af...

  • Pat Pecora picked up win No. 600 (Photo/Ali Single) Two-time defending national champion Chris Eddins and 2019 national champion Tyler Warner each won by fall to help the top-ranked Pitt-Johnstown wrestlers close out the Rutgers Quad Meet with a lopsided 33-6 over Division I Long-Island Post, Saturd...

  • Jaydin Eierman after winning bronze at the Pan American Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Jaydin Eierman appears to have wrestled his last match as a Missouri Tiger. Eierman, who is taking an Olympic redshirt season, has entered the transfer portal. He has one season of NCAA elig...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa -- The Hall of Fame Committee of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), college wrestling's oldest conference, is proud to announce that four new members have been elected for membership into the EIWA Hall of Fame. Members of the Class of 2020 include Cory Cooperma...

  • Dean Corner, a two-time Big 8 Conference champion and 1957 NCAA All-American for legendary Iowa State head wrestling coach Harold Nichols, passed away in Springfield, Missouri, late Monday night. He was 83. Dean CornerA native of Omaha, Neb., Corner qualified to the NCAA Championships for the Cyclo...

  • Tony Ramos talks to Austin O'Connor before the semifinals of the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CHAPEL HILL -- North Carolina wrestling coach Coleman Scott announced Tuesday the promotion of Tony Ramos to associate head coach and the addition of volunteer assistant Jordan Olive...

  • Big Ten Super Saturday wrestling events will be held at Madison Square Garden Big Ten Super Saturday just became more super. The annual sports event which has showcased intercollegiate sports from Big Ten Conference schools in a doubleheader event since 2016 will, for the first time, now feature t...

  • Minnesota Hall of Fame coach Don Dravis of Staples (Minn.) passed away on Nov. 3. He was 82 years old. Dravis' Staples teams won seven state championships and were runners-up four times. He received National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year honors in 1980 and 1981. Dravis was inducted into ...

  • NJCAA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 11/05/19 9:15 PM

  • Kevin Lee knocked out Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244 (Photo/sport.bt.com) Gregor Gillespie, 2007 NCAA champ and four-time All-American for Edinboro University, suffered the first loss of his nearly six-year pro MMA career with a first-round head-kick knockout at the hands -- or, actually, foot -- of fe...

  • Gable Steveson gets his hand raised after placing third at the NCAAs (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) Gable Steveson, University of Minnesota sophomore heavyweight, remains under suspension after being arrested last June, and has not practiced with the team nor participated in their first dual me...

  • KENT, Ohio -- In one day the Edinboro wrestling team eclipsed its win total from the 2018-19 season. Competing in the Kent State Duals to open the 2019-20 season, the Fighting Scots posted wins over Kent State (29-6), Mercyhurst North East (52-0), and Ashland (36-3) to sprint to a 3-0 start. Just a...

  • LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Four Wyoming Cowboys, three in the Elite Division and one in the Amateur Division took home Cowboy Open titles Saturday as the Pokes opened the 2019-20 season with their home tournament. Link: Brackets Hayden Hastings at 174, Cale Davidson at 197 and Brian Andrews at heavyweight a...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Five Ohio State wrestlers advanced to their respective weight class finals at the season-opening Michigan State Open and all five walked off the mat as champions. Carson Kharchla, Kollin Moore, Luke Pletcher, Kaleb Romero and Sammy Sasso each ignited their 2019-20 season with 5-0 r...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers wrestling picked up three dual victories over LIU (43-3), Centenary (38-6) and Pitt-Johnstown (22-9) to open the 2019-20 season on Saturday in front of 3,332 fans at the RAC. The Scarlet Knights won 25 out of 30 individuals bouts during their three dual matches, including...

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The No. 24 Virginia wrestling team (2-0) opened the season with a pair of strong performances on Saturday (Nov. 2), powering to wins in dual matches with Southern Virginia (0-2) and Maryland (1-1) at the Cavalier Duals. Virginia opened the day with a 50-3 victory over Southe...

  • B.C. LaPrade topped Jarrett Jacques in overtime (Photo/Virginia Tech Athletics) BLACKSBURG -- No. 16 Virginia Tech wrestling opened the 2019-20 season with a convincing 29-10 victory over ninth-ranked Missouri as the Hokies won the final four matches to earn the win on Saturday afternoon at Cassell ...

  • Angy-Mike Mossengo A GoFundMe page has been established for a 15-year-old Pennsylvania wrestler who needs a heart transplant. Angy-Mike Mossengo, a wrestler at Red Lion school in York, Pa., had been active in the sport until this past August, when he started to feel exhausted and weak. Even climbi...

  • Greg Kerkvliet wrestling Jordan Wood in the finals of the U23 Nationals (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Greg Kerkvliet, InterMat's No. 1 Class of 2019 recruit in the nation who had committed to wrestle as heavyweight at Ohio State, apparently has entered the transfer portal with plans to swit...

  • Wisconsin celebrates after beating Navy to earn the Dual for Valor trophy (Photo/Wisconsin Athletics) SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Badger wrestling team improves to a perfect 3-0 after a dual against Navy. Wisconsin took the 24-12 victory to earn the Dual for Valor trophy. Tyler Dow came up huge for W...

  • QUICK HITS Cleveland State won a pair of duals as it hosted the season-opening Cleveland Clash The Vikings knocked off John Carroll (27-14) and Case Western Reserve (51-(-1)) Chase Archangelo, Justin Patrick and Ben Smith all went 2-0 on the day The Vikings tallied seven pins in the two duals and 1...

  • No. 10 Brayton Lee edged No. 18 Russell Rohlfing, 8-7, at 149 pounds (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gopher wrestling program earned a 28-9 season opening victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Friday night in Maturi Pavilion. The Gophers won seven of the first ten individual...

  • UTC and SIUE battled at Miller Park in Chattanooga (Photo/Dale Rutemeyer, Chattanooga Athletics) The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team scored a 29-14 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in the season opener for both teams today. The Mocs and Cougars competed outside at Mille...

  • Trent Hillger pinned Randy Gonzalez of Fresno State (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The No. 5 Wisconsin wrestling team began its 2019-20 campaign at America's Favorite City Dual, taking on Fresno State and Army Friday afternoon. Winning both duals, Wisconsin now b...

  • Kayle Miracle finished with a silver medal at 62 kilograms (Photo/Sachiko Hotaka, United World Wrestling) BUDAPEST, Hungary -- For the second straight day, the United States has a silver medalist at the U23 World Championships. A day after Macey Kilty won a silver at 68 kilograms, Kayla Miracle fel...

  • NAIA Wrestling Rankings
    from InterMat 11/01/19 2:35 PM

  • Wrestle Like A Girl held its annual fundraising gala in Washington D.C. on Oct. 30 (Photo/Justin Hoch, jhoch.com) Wrestle Like a Girl hosted its annual fundraiser Wednesday in Washington D.C. drawing a number of top influencers from within wrestling community and the sporting world at-large. The goa...

  • Macey Kilty finished with a silver medal at the U23 World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan) BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Macey Kilty will leave a world championship event with a silver medal for the third straight time. On Thursday, Kilty fell in the gold-medal match of the U23 World Championships at 68...

  • Bo Nickal with the American flag after winning gold at the U23 World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Bo Nickal capped off a dominant run to a world title at the U23 World Championships on Wednesday in Budapest, Hungary. The 23-year-old Nickal cruis...

  • Six months after a prominent wrestling coach was charged with hazing and child endangering, the case has been dropped. As InterMat reported in April 2019, Bart Freidenberg, active in various aspects of youth wrestling in the state of Ohio, had been charged with child endangering and hazing, based ...

  • Bo Nickal after beating Iran's Hossein Shahbazigazvar (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Bo Nickal made it look easy on Tuesday. The 23-year Nickal reached the finals of the U23 World Championships at 92 kilograms in dominant fashion. After getting a technical sup...

  • Alyssa Lampe shoots a double leg at the 2015 Pan American Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Norwich University head coach Alex Whitney finalized his coaching staff with the addition of volunteer assistant coach Alyssa Lampe. Lampe joins Whitney, assistant coache...

  • Muhamed McBryde will wrestle in repechage at 79 kilograms (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The United States U23 freestyle team failed to advance a wrestler past the quarterfinals on the opening day of the U23 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The first f...

  • Demian Maia gets his hand raised after beating Ben Askren at UFC Fight Night 162 (Photo/UFC Facebook) Ben Askren -- two-time NCAA champ for University of Missouri and 2008 Olympic wrestler -- suffered only his second loss of his decade-long professional MMA career when he was choked by Brazilian jiu...

  • Randy Couture, a three-time NCAA All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State who went on to hold UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight titles, was released from a Los Angeles area hospital Friday two days after undergoing emergency surgery for a heart attack. The 56-year-old Couture suffered a heart a...

  • Ed Ruth gets his hand raised after beating Jason Jackson (Photo/Bellator) Past Penn State wrestling champs Phil Davis and Ed Ruth came out as winners, while Oklahoma State All-American Jake Hager was involved in a bout that ended in a no-contest at Bellator 231 at Mohegan Sun Arena at Uncasville, Co...

  • Grand View wrestling coach Nick Mitchell (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) As another college wrestling season is about to begin, it's an unbeatable time to take a look back at the most successful collegiate mat programs. In the past month, InterMat has been sharing the results of the Takedown Re...

  • St. Thomas University will be adding a men's intercollegiate wrestling program taking to the mats for the first time in fall 2020, the private university located in Miami Gardens, Fla. announced Wednesday. In addition, the school revealed in the same announcement it will also be welcoming new men'...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Lehigh wrestling team kicked off the 2019-20 season with the annual Brown and White Wrestle-offs Thursday inside Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall. A crowd of just under 1,200 was treated to 11 bouts, many of which were decided in the third period or beyond. Four members of Leh...

  • The majority of NCAA wrestling programs will be starting their wrestle-offs in the coming week and while there aren't many top names locked in battle for starting positions, lesser known names are looking to break out in 2019. This is the start of that journey. I remember being thrashed my freshman...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Fans, many of which were lined up outside the doors an hour before they opened, were treated to an evening of Buckeye vs. Buckeye wrestling action. Ohio State hosted the 2019 wrestle-off finals for the first grappling event inside the Covelli Center. Results: 125 lbs | Malik Heins...

  • Ray Judkins, considered to be the father of the wrestling program at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, has passed away on Sunday, October at age 82, the two-year public community college in Miami, Okla. announced Tuesday. Ray JudkinsJudkins had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Judkins l...

  • Mitch McKee wrestling Joey McKenna at the NCAAs (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) Mitch McKee can see it from his house. The bright purple lights that glow at night from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It's the place where his beloved Minnesota Vikings play. And the place where he hopes to ca...

  • On Episode 39 of The MatBoss Podcast, host Chad Dennis returns with his college teammate, Jason Laflin, to talk fantasy wrestling as the two drafted after WrestleStat developed a fantasy wrestling engine for wrestling fans. The fantasy discussion centers around who's going what weights and where an...

  • Dremiel Byers wrestling at the 2009 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday that the Class of 2020 inductees are Distinguished Members Bruce Burnett, Dremiel Byers, Mark Lieberman and Bill Zadick, Meritorious Officia...

  • Hastings College will be welcoming women's wrestling to its roster of intercollegiate sports starting in the 2020-2021 school year, the Nebraska-based school announced Monday. A new varsity men's volleyball will also take to the gym floor next year at Hastings College. With the addition of wom...

  • Kenny Anderson Kenny Anderson, three-time NCAA Division III wrestling champ for Wartburg College less than a decade ago, passed away Sunday, October 20 in New Orleans where he was living. He was 29. Anderson won three straight NCAA titles for the Waverly, Iowa-based Division III mat powerhouse, cla...

  • LAURINBURG, N.C. -- St. Andrews University has hired Nicholas (Nick) Soto to be the new Head Coach of the Men's Wrestling team. The Spring Hill, Florida native will start coaching the Knights wrestling team this upcoming season. Nick SotoSoto comes to us after coaching as a graduate assistant c...

  • Former top-flight amateur wrestlers Deron Winn and Chris Weidman came out on the losing end of their bouts at UFC on ESPN 6 at Boston's TD Garden Friday night. Winn, 30, a two-time NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) wrestling champ for St. Louis Community College, Meramec, suffere...

  • NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- The St. Olaf College Department of Athletics announced on Friday that it will discontinue the sport of men's wrestling, effective at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. The coaching staff and student-athletes were notified of the decision at a meeting prior to Friday's annou...

  • InterMat Classic Placewinners
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    100: 1st: Landon Robideau (STMA) dec. Alan Koehler (Prior Lake), 5-2 3rd: Nolan Reiter (Big Lake) maj. dec. Matt Randolph (Scott West), 11-1 5th: Robert Flege (Aquinas) by injury default over Austin Laudenbach (Apple Valley) 106: 1st: Shane Corrigan (De Pere) dec. Max Ricks (Rogers), 4-0 3rd: Aaro...

  • Charlie Pickell won the title at 132 pounds and was named Outstanding Wrestler (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine) EDINA, Minn. -- On Saturday, Charlie Pickell made a statement at the InterMat Classic, dominating a weight class that included three state champions, along with a state finalist. Pick...

  • Charlie Pickell is one of three state champions entered at 132 pounds (Photo/Mary Christen, The Guillotine) The 10th InterMat Classic takes place on Saturday at Edina High School in Edina, Minn. Wrestlers from eight different states are entered in this year's event. Wrestling is scheduled to begin a...

  • The 2019-2020 NCAA wrestling season is here! After a summer filled with keg parties, 3 a.m. pizza slices, and a general lack of regard for cross training, the nation's wrestling elite are once again bound to their sunless Resilite prisons to atone for their spats of heathenry and trim themselves to...

  • Justin Oliver BUFFALO, NY -- Justin Oliver, a former All-American and four-time national qualifier, has been named an assistant coach for the University at Buffalo wrestling program head coach John Stutzman announced on Thursday. Oliver comes to Buffalo following a decorated career at both Central M...

  • CHICAGO, Ill. -- With the Big Ten seeking its 14th consecutive wrestling national championship, BTN will bring fans along for the ride with the most wrestling coverage in network history -- a 40% increase from last season. BTN's schedule begins with a non-conference matchup as No. 17 Virginia Tech ...

  • Brent Fleetwood (Photo/Xavier Bonner) COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland wrestling head coach Alex Clemsen has announced the addition of Brent Fleetwood, who will serve as the program's volunteer assistant. "When I was at Mizzou I got to prepare for and compete against Brent, and he was just flat out to...

  • In recent weeks, InterMat has shared the links to the Takedown Report blog's analysis of the NCAA Division I wrestling coaches who have tallied the most team titles ... followed by a similar study of the most successful championship coaches in NCAA II. Now, TDR has performed its insightful analysi...

  • Mo Lawal (Photo/Bellator) Reports of Muhammed Lawal's retirement from MMA appear to have been premature. The former amateur mat star known as "King Mo" in his eleven-year pro MMA career had announced his retirement earlier this spring after losing his third straight bout ... but is now coming bac...

  • Larry Sciacchetano, who received the Order of Merit from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2006, passed away on Tuesday, at the age of 77. Information about funeral arrangements will be posted when received. Larry Sciacchetano"Larry Sciacchetano left a large footprint upon the sport of wrestl...

  • BLACKSBURG -- Virginia Tech wrestling announces that for the first time in its history the Hokies will hold a meet outside on English Field at Atlantic Union Bank Park. The Hokies welcome Northwestern Nov. 10 for the first Mat on the Mound at 1 p.m. "As a program we are always looking for new way...

  • Wrestlers from New Zealand visited Carmel, Ind. No doubt about it: wrestling is very much a global sport. Some wrestlers get to participate in international tournaments, see the world, and make friends well beyond their hometowns. The cool thing is, these opportunities aren't limited to uber-talen...

  • OTTUMWA -- Indian Hills Community College has a coach to lead its men's and women's wrestling programs when the sport debuts on the IHCC Centerville Campus. Cole Spree, the head wrestling coach at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls for the past eight years, has been tapped to be the first co...

  • Pat Whitcomb lifts Taylor Kornoely after winning the NCAA title at heavyweight (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Pat Whitcomb, former wrestler and long-time head wrestling coach at North Idaho College who was fired in January, has filed a lawsuit against his alma mater and employer. Whitcomb's la...

  • Braxton Amos won his third straight Super 32 Challenge title (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The 20th anniversary edition of the Super 32 Challenge came to its conclusion on Sunday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C. It was also the 10th year of it being held as a two-day event ...

  • Two former big men of college wrestling who fought in the UFC Octagon and in a pro wrestling ring -- Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar -- will meet each other at a WWE event in Saudi Arabia this Halloween. Velasquez, who has participated in two lucha libre Mexican pro wrestling events in recent month...

  • OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The Kentucky Wesleyan College wrestling program has added Evansville native, Chad Cook to its staff, as announced by Head Coach Rob McCabe on Friday. Cook will primarily work with the upper weight classes. Chad CookCook comes to Wesleyan after three years at Wayland Baptist in Pl...

  • DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois University wrestling head coach Ryan Ludwig announced the addition of Kyle Springer to his coaching staff Friday. "We are excited to welcome Kyle to the pack," Ludwig said. "He's a great example of high character and work ethic. Those are values we preach to the t...

  • Hunter Catka defeated Hayden Copass to claim the title at heavyweight (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) 106: 1st: Mason Gibson (Forest Hills, Pa./8th grade) dec. Cory Land (Moody, Ala.), 5-4 3rd: Maxximus Martinez (St. John Bosco, Calif.) dec. Dylan Gilcher (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.), 3...

  • Semifinal matches have started at the 2019 edition of the Super32 Challenge here late in the morning. Below are the results. 106 pounds Mason Gibson (Forest Hills, Pa./8th grade) dec. Maximus Martinez (St. John Bosco, Calif.) 4-3 TB (ult) Cory Land (Moody, Ala.) dec. Charlie Farmer (Moline, Ill.) 6...

  • Quarterfinal matches started at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in Greensboro, N.C. Below are the semifinal pairings. 106 pounds Mason Gibson (Forest Hills, Pa./8th grade) vs. Maxximus Martinez (St. John Bosco, Calif.) Charlie Farmer (Moline, Ill.) vs. Cory Land (Moody, Ala.) 113 pounds Jeremiah Reno...

  • During Saturday's competition in Greensboro, N.C. the championship bracket took the competition down to the quarterfinal round. While consolation wrestling will yield eight additional remaining wrestlers. Competition is still in progress on Saturday, and will continue Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. Eas...

  • Kyle Snyder takes down Magomed Ibragimov of Uzbekistan at the World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Kyle Snyder posted a note Thursday to followers on Instagram and Twitter stating that he will be living and training in State College. The move to the Nittany Lion Wrestli...

  • Kyle Snyder with his bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Kyle Snyder will have a new home as he chases his second Olympic gold medal. On Thursday, Snyder, a 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion at 97 kilograms, announced on social media that ...

  • Iowa's Alex Meyer wrestling Ohio State's Bo Jordan in a 2017 dual meet (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) On Episode 38 of The MatBoss Podcast, host Chad Dennis talks with Iowa alum Alex Meyer. Meyer was a 2016 All-American at Iowa. He's currently enrolled in medical school with a career based arou...

  • Kyle Crutchmer Former Oklahoma State All-American wrestler Kyle Crutchmer appears to have a new opponent for his upcoming Bellator MMA debut next month. MMA commentator Ariel Helwani reported on Twitter that Antonio Jones will be facing Crutchmer in a welterweight (170-pound) bout at Bellator 233 a...

  • Joey Palmer wrestling in the semifinals of the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) AMES, Iowa - Today Iowa State wrestling head coach, Kevin Dresser, announced an addition to his coaching staff. Former three-time NCAA Qualifier Joey Palmer will join up with the Cyclones as a vol...

  • Pioneering wrestler and coach Bobby Douglas will be the guest of honor at a celebration at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum next month. Bobby DouglasThe Gable Museum will host an open house to honor the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Distinguished Member and Glen Brand Wrestlin...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland -- Two-time All-American and former U.S. National Team member B.J. Futrell has joined the Navy wrestling staff as an assistant coach it was announced by head coach Joel Sharratt on Monday. Futrell arrives in Annapolis after spending the last seven years training and competing on ...

  • Zain Retherford edged Yianni Diakomihalis in a Special Wrestle-Off (Photo/Juan Garcia) One of the things that attracted me to wrestling early on was the wrestle-off. If I wanted to be the varsity wrestler, then I had to beat the varsity wrestler. What could be fairer than that? When my high school...

  • Joey Davis gets his hand raised after a victory (Photo/Bellator) Joey Davis was the picture of perfection as a college wrestler, going 133-0 and becoming a four-time NCAA Division II wrestling champ at Notre Dame College of Ohio. Now the former collegiate mat champ continues to successfully pursue...

  • Eric Akin competing in Real Pro Wrestling (Photo/Danielle Hobeika) Four-time All-American Eric Akin joins The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis to talk about his career, how the battles shaped him as a competitor, what it was like competing in an era of stellar U.S. lightweights as well as what it wa...

  • The Test Event for Tokyo 2020 is underway and while the action on the mat can be compelling, it's the broader understanding of next year's events which might be of better use to readers. The competition hall is Makuhari Messe, a very large convention hall similar to the ones used for USA Wrestling ...

  • Iowa's Carver-Hawkeye Arena averaged 8,526 fans for dual meets this past season (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) College wrestling fans are passionate about the sport ... the athletes who step onto the mat ... and even the facilities where the action takes place. What's more, fans are more than w...

  • Alexis Porter gets her hand raised after picking up a win at the NWCA All-Star Classic (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) The Wyoming Wrestling Regional Training Center (WWRTC) made history this week after adding Alexis Porter to its roster. Porter will become the first female resident of the WWRTC ...

  • A.J. Ferrari with Oklahoma State coach John Smith A.J. Ferrari (Allen, Texas), ranked No. 1 overall in the Class of 2020, committed to Oklahoma State on Wednesday evening. His commitment gives the Cowboys six top-100 recruits in the senior class, including an astounding four of the top 20. Verbally...

  • SALEM, Ore. -- Corban University director of athletics Twiggs Reed announced on Monday that Stryder Davis has been named the inaugural head coach of the Warrior women's wrestling program. Corban becomes just the fourth full-time member of the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) to add the sport, wit...

  • Last week, InterMat shared the link to the Takedown Report blog's analysis of the NCAA Division I wrestling coaches who have tallied the most team titles. This week, Takedown Report shared the results of its research into the most successful coaches in NCAA Division II. As TDR's Martin Fleming p...

  • Stevan Micic wrestling at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Graduate student Stevan Micic, fifth-year seniors Myles Amine and Logan Massa and senior/junior Kanen Storr of the University of Michigan wrestling team will take Olympic redshir...

  • Penn State coach Cael Sanderson lifts Bo Nickal at the NCAA Division I Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Imagine choosing the two top college wrestlers in each weight class to face off against each other, even if they competed in different eras. NCAA.com did just that .....

  • A GoFundMe page has been created for a Virginia youth wrestling coach to help him get surgery to deal with a dangerous, debilitating brain disease he describes as "a ticking time bomb." The parents of Richard Harrell, 24, are seeking $25,000 to fund surgery and travel expenses to the Barrow Neurolo...

  • How do you honor the memory of a wrestling coach who was murdered outside his home a dozen years ago? One winning way: a fundraising event to generate funds for a suburban Cincinnati high school wrestling program where he wrestled and coached. The John Harris "No Excuses" Memorial Fundraiser wil...

  • The 2018 NWCA All-Star Classic was held in Denver (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) MANHEIM, Pa -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced that the 2019 All-Star Classic will not take place. Fans might have to wait until 2020 for the 53rd classic. Typically serving as the ki...

  • The InterMat Classic will take place at Edina High School in Edina, Minn., on Oct. 19 The 2019 InterMat Classic is less than three weeks away! The 10th edition of this premier preseason wrestling event will take place on Saturday, October 19, at Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road, in Edina, Mi...

  • Ryan Budzek won a Division III national title this year (Photo/TCNJ) JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Ryan Budzek, a 2019 NCAA Division III national champion, has been named assistant men's wrestling coach at New Jersey City University, head coach Harry Turner has announced. Budzek is the third member of the fi...

  • EDINBORO, Pa. -- Edinboro University wrestling coach Matt Hill today announced the hiring of Sean Boyle as assistant coach. Boyle joins Ernest James on Hill's staff. Sean Boyle"Sean Boyle is exactly what we are looking for here at Edinboro," related Hill, a former standout now in his second season...

  • Randi Miller wrestling Tamyra Mensah-Stock at the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) GAFFNEY, S.C. -- The Limestone College Athletics Department and head coach Brandy Green have announced the addition of 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller as an assistant coach for the wo...

  • Mark O. Madsen, 2016 Olympic silver medalist for Denmark in Greco-Roman wrestling, made short work of his opponent in the Olympian's UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 160 at Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark Saturday night. "It took Mark O. Madsen just 18 months of training mixed martial arts full time...

  • Kyle Crutchmer Early this month, Bellator MMA announced that its new signee, Kyle Crutcher, had been scheduled to make his promotional debut at Bellator 233 in November. Now the former Oklahoma State All-American wrestler will be facing Sean Clements in a welterweight (170-pound) bout at Bellator 2...

  • Don Gooder, a founding member of the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24. He was 86. Don GooderGooder was among the founders of the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame located in Cresco. He served as master of ceremonies for the inaugural banquet to welcome the first-ever induction ...

  • ADRIAN, Mich. -- Siena Heights University is proud to announce the addition of men's wrestling that will begin competition in fall 2020 with a women's wrestling program scheduled to follow in 2021. "We are excited to bring wrestling back to the campus of Siena Heights University," said Interim Athl...

  • LINCOLN, Ill. -- Lincoln College announced the addition of a women's wrestling program. "It is a positive sign for the college that we continue to grow our enrollment through increasing athletic opportunities," said Mark Perdue, Lincoln College's athletic director, said in a new release. "The add...

  • The World Championships wrapped up this past weekend. Russia cruised to a team title in freestyle, while Team USA came away with a paltry two Olympic licenses. The same was true in women's wrestling where despite winning a record three gold medals (!) only two licenses were punched for Tokyo. Desp...

  • Zahid Valencia after winning his third Pac-12 title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Days after winning the 174-pound title at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, Zahid Valencia was named winner of Amateur Wrestling News' Hammer Award for winning the title in the most com...

  • The past decade of Penn State wrestling has been an incredible one. In April 2009, Cael Sanderson became head wrestling coach of the Nittany Lions ... and it was a complete reversal of fortune for the program that had just completed its first century. In his first decade at the helm (2009-2018), ...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Jason Ecklof, a veteran Shore Area high school coach, has been named assistant men's wrestling coach at New Jersey City University, head coach Harry Turner announced on September 25. Ecklof is the second member of the first-ever wrestling staff in NJCU history. "Jay is a prove...

  • Who are the college wrestling coaches who can claim the most team titles? Dan GableThe TakeDown Report (TDR) website is in the process of gathering, analyzing and sharing this data. Recently the website revealed the NCAA Division I wrestling coaches who have amassed the most team titles. "The coa...

  • Greg Kerkvliet wrestling Jordan Wood at the U23 Nationals (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Greg Kerkvliet, the nation's No. 1 high school recruit in the Class of 2019, is expected to compete for a spot in Ohio State's lineup as a true freshman and not redshirt. "Anything can happen, but as of...

  • Daniel Cormier serves as head wrestling coach at Gilroy High School in California (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Daniel Cormier, former UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight champ, confirmed this week that he plans to return to the Octagon one last time for a third bout with fellow f...

  • Adam Latella, a 2014 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has been selected as an assistant wrestling coach for the 2019-20 season. He will also serve as a lecturer in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching. Adam LatellaLatella most recently served as t...

  • OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Indian Hills Community College will become the latest Iowa college to add wrestling to its athletic offerings. IHCC Athletic Director Dr. Brett Monaghan announced that the school hopes to begin a men's and women's wrestling program in the 2020-21 academic year. The program will op...

  • BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo head coach John Stutzman has announced that Evan Ramos has been hired as an assistant coach. Ramos comes to Buffalo after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Bucknell last season. Ramos was a standout wrestler at Shippensburg University where he compiled...

  • Mike Grey celebrates after Yianni Diakomihalis wins his second straight NCAA title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ITHACA, N.Y. -- In advance of the 2019-20 season, Mike Grey '11 has been elevated to the role of associate head coach. Grey has served the Cornell wrestling program in an...

  • WINCHESTER, Va. -- Shenandoah University announced Monday that it has added men's wrestling as its 22nd intercollegiate athletic program. AD Bridget Lyons announces addition of wrestlingThe team, which will compete in the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center and practice in Shingleton G...

  • The man who was found guilty of shooting and killing former New Jersey high school wrestling star Davontae Randall in 2018 has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, NJ.com reported Monday. Anthony Kille was convicted in early August of aggravated manslaughter and two gun charges relating to the ki...

  • Memorial services for James Johnson, 2012 Olympic Greco-Roman coach and past World Team member, have been announced for this weekend, USA Wrestling announced Monday. James Johnson (Photo/Larry Slater)The man affectionately known as "JJ" passed away Sunday, Sept. 8. He was 61. Visitation for James...

  • Mack Beggs, undefeated two-time Texas high school state wrestling champ who garnered national attention as a transgender athlete, is the subject of a new ESPN 30 for 30 documentary which premiered this past Sunday. The 26-minute documentary, tilted Mack Wrestles, aired on ESPN and ABC on Sunday af...

  • Scott Goodale coaching at the NCAA Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers University and reigning NCAA Tournament Coach of the Year Scott Goodale have come to terms on a contract extension that will keep the head wrestling coach matside at the RAC th...

  • Katherine Shai at the Final X: Lincoln press conference (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) GREELEY, Colo. -- The Northern Colorado Wrestling Club is pleased to announce the addition of Katherine Shai as a resident athlete of the NCWC. Shai is a six-time USA National Team member and a 2019 World Tea...

  • Kyle Dake with the American flag after winning his second straight world title (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- The United States closed out the 2019 World Championships on Sunday by crowning a repeat world champion for the second straight day. Kyle Dake claimed his sec...

  • J'den Cox with the American flag after winning the world title at 92 kilograms (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- J'den Cox left no doubt that he is the best freestyle wrestler in the world at 92 kilograms. Cox repeated as world champion on Saturday with a 4-0 victory in...

  • Tamyra Mensah-Stock jumps for joy after winning the world title at 68 kilograms (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- For the first time ever, the United States has three world champions in women's wrestling. On Friday, Tamyra Mensah-Stock capped her run to a gold medal at 6...

  • Jake Hager at weigh-ins for Bellator 221 (Photo/Bellator) Jake Hager, a former University of Oklahoma All-American wrestler and WWE star, has been booked for his third Bellator bout in his one-year-old pro MMA career. Hager -- who signed with the Bellator MMA promotion last November -- is set to fi...

  • Adeline Gray with the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Adeline Gray grew up like many female wrestlers from her era. Fighting for acceptance and respect. And trying to prove she belonged. She battled the usual stigmas of trying to excel while wrestling ...

  • CLARION, Pa. -- Clarion head wrestling coach Keith Ferraro today announced his coaching staff for the upcoming 2019-20 season. The Golden Eagles welcome a pair of new coaches -- Nathan Kraisser and Malik McDonald -- to fill positions formerly held by Kyle Kiss and TJ Ruschell, respectively. In add...

  • The referee who ordered a New Jersey high school wrestler to have his dreadlocks cut prior to being allowed to compete last December has been suspended for two years, according to multiple media reports. On Wednesday, a decision was reached between the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic As...

  • MEQUON, Wis. -- Concordia University Wisconsin Director of Athletics Dr. Rob Barnhill has announced the addition of Women's Wrestling, the University's 33rd sport within the athletic department. A nationwide search for a head coach begins immediately. The Falcons will begin competition in 2020-21. ...

  • Adeline Gray with the American flag after claiming her fifth world title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- Adeline Gray made history on Thursday at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The 28-year-old American defeated Japan's Hiroe Suzuki in the...

  • Branson Ashworth (Photo/Kyle Spradley) The Wyoming Wrestling Regional Training Center (WWRTC) bolstered its roster this week by adding former University of Wyoming wrestling standout Branson Ashworth. Ashworth will begin his journey in senior freestyle competition under the WWRTC banner this fall....

  • Jacarra Winchester with the American flag after winning a world title at 55 kilograms (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- Last year, Jacarra Winchester left the World Championships heartbroken after having match-winning takedown overturned in the semifinals. She called it a ...

  • Kyle Conel celebrates after pinning Kollin Moore in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Penn State graduate transfer Kyle Conel has been cleared by the NCAA and is ready to wrestle for the Nittany Lions in the 2019-20 season, a wrestling spokesperson confirmed to th...

  • Jacarra Winchester celebrates after winning in the semifinals at the World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- The United States has its first finalist at the 2019 World Championships. Jacarra Winchester, a fifth-place finisher at last year's World Championsh...

  • On Sept. 11, 1976, the now-familiar facility to honor the oldest and greatest sport first opened its doors to the public. On that date 43 years ago, the iconic National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Stillwater, Okla. was officially dedicated and opened to the public for the first time, welc...

  • The Olympic Team Trials will be held at Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University in University Park, Pa. has been selected to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for wrestling on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5. Penn State U...

  • Ildar Hafizov lifts Germany's Etienne Kisinger in his first mach at the World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- The United States Greco-Roman team posted a 1-3 record on Monday at the World Championships, failing to advance a wrestler beyond the round of 16. ...

  • Justin Gaethje scored a first-round knockout of Donald Cerrone in a top-of-the-card lightweight (155-pound) bout at UFC Fight Night 158 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday night. "Justin Gaethje put an absolute beating on Donald Cerrone," according to MMAmania.com. "From t...

  • Joe Rau went 1-1 Sunday at the World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- It was a day of disappointment for the U.S. Greco-Roman wrestling team at the World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Ellis Coleman (67 kilograms), Joe Rau (87 kilograms) and G'Ang...

  • NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- The United World Wrestling bureau passed a series of decisions yesterday during a meeting before the start of the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships at the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan. Topping the outcomes was the selection of Krasnoyarsk as host of the 2022 Senior ...

  • Max Nowry gets his hand raised after winning his first match at the World Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan -- The United States Greco-Roman team picked up three wins in the opening session of the 2019 World Championships but failed to advance a wrestler past th...

  • Braxton Amos (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Ranked No. 2 overall in the Class of 2020, Braxton Amos (Parkersburg South, W.Va.) verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin on Friday evening. After missing his freshman season of high school due to injury, Amos is undefeated in two seaso...

  • Funeral arrangements have been announced for Ben Knaub, former Colorado high school and college wrestler who served as a high school coach for nearly a quarter-century, and as a mat official for a dozen years. Ben KnaubKnaub passed away in Greeley, Colo. on Monday, Sept. 2 at age 92. The funeral f...

  • A look at the venue for the 2019 World Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) The 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships start this week in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, and like the past two years the competition starts with Greco-Roman, moves to women's...

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Nicholas Gravina, a former four-year standout on the mat at Division I Rutgers University, has been named the first-ever assistant men's wrestling coach in New Jersey City University history, head coach Harry Turner announced on September 12. Gravina, a native of Allendale, N....

  • It's no secret wrestlers are tough, hardworking, and resilient. Kevin AhernKevin Ahern was all of those and more as a student-athlete, wrestler, and football player at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights in the late 1980s. After high school, Ahern went on to become an All-American wrestler at...

  • A GoFundMe page has been established for Mark Kerr, a champion wrestler in high school, college and national freestyle competition who went on to find success in a mixed martial arts career where he was known as "The Smashing Machine" and "The Specimen." Kerr, 50, has been battling peripheral neuro...

  • Tervel Dlagnev after a victory in the finals of the Olympic Team Trials (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Tervel Dlagnev, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time NCAA Division II wrestling champ who is now on the coaching staff at Ohio State, is one of four former student-athletes and...

  • ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Elmira College Director of Athletics Renee Carlineo announced on Wednesday morning the addition of men's and women's wrestling as intercollegiate programs that will begin competition during the 2020-21 academic year. The teams expand Elmira's varsity sports offerings to 20 intercoll...

  • Joey Palmer wrestling in the semifinals of the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) AMES, Iowa -- Today, Cyclone Regional Training Center Director, Kevin Dresser, announced another addition to the C-RTC. Former three-time NCAA Qualifier Joey Palmer will join up with the C-RTC in ...

  • Sean Fausz gets his hand raised after a win at the U23 World Championships (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly head wrestling coach Jon Sioredas has added a top young talent to his staff as Sean Fausz has joined the program as an assistant coach. Fausz...

  • Nick Suriano gets is hand raised after winning in the NCAA semifinals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Nick Suriano, 133-pound titlewinner at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships for Rutgers University, is planning to take an Olympic redshirt for the 2019-20 season, with an...

  • A 47-year-old unsolved murder of a former Pennsylvania wrestler appears to be closer to being a "closed case." An Ohio prison inmate has been charged in the 1972 shooting death of a wrestler who once competed at an Allentown high school then at Lycoming College, the Allentown Morning Call reported ...

  • Adam Wheeler at the 2008 Olympic Games (Photo/Larry Slater) The wrestling community loves an "overcoming adversity" story. Adam Wheeler's life is the very definition of that term, growing up in a single-parent home with serious economic struggles -- not to mention a couple major medical challenges...

  • James Johnson had a larger-than-life presence. And a personality to match. James Johnson coaching Ben Provisor at the 2012 Olympics (Photo/John Sachs)A strong, towering man who looked more like a basketball player than a wrestler, Johnson could light up a room with his infectious laugh, outgoing d...

  • Ryan Bader (Photo/Bellator) Ryan Bader, former Arizona State wrestler and current Bellator heavyweight champ, held onto his title when his top-of-the-card opponent Cheick Kongo received an unintentional eye poke that resulted in a first-round no-contest decision at Bellator 226 at SAP Center in San ...

  • Daniel Dennis (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Chad Dennis returns with Episode 36 of The MatBoss Podcast with 2016 Olympian and coach for RTC South, Daniel Dennis. Dennis talks about what brought him from Iowa City to Chattanooga after his run to Rio ended. He'll also break down what...

  • Chris DeLong, a two-time NCAA Division I qualifier and an All-American in 1984 for Cal Poly, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, the wrestling program at in San Luis Obispo announced Thursday. Chris DeLongDeLong, who had been diagnosed with leukemia five months ago, was 58. As a Cal Poly ...

  • The Zain Retherford-Yianni Diakomihalis saga came to an end on Labor Day as Retherford defeated Yianni 2-1 in a low-scoring defensive affair in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. In the one scoring exchange, Zain stopped a Yianni single leg attack and turned it into a crotch lift, scoring two exposure p...

  • Chris Gonzalez wrestling Pat Smith in the finals of the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) As the final seconds ticked down, Chris Gonzalez found himself in an unfamiliar position. He was well on his way to winning his Bellator MMA debut in only his second professional fight, b...

  • Jake Calhoun has been named the new head men's and women's wrestling coach at Lakeland University, Director of Athletics April Arvan has announced. Calhoun joins the Muskies coaching staff after spending the last four years as an assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He comes to L...

  • GREENWOOD -- Lander head wrestling coach RC LaHaye announced the addition of Trung Duong as a full-time assistant to the wrestling staff on Tuesday. Duong, a 2017 graduate of Newberry College, was a two-time All-American for the Wolves during LaHaye's tenure there, finishing in the top-eight of the...

  • Minnesota high school state wrestling champion. Finalist at the 1956 NCAA wrestling championships who took on the legendary Dan Hodge. Three-time NCAA All-American and NAIA champ at Mankato State. Successful high school and college wrestling coach. Honored by at least a dozen halls of fame. Roy Min...

  • Russell joins Minnesota Storm
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    Sean Russell battles Iowa's Spencer Lee (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) Former Gophers 125-pounder Sean Russell has joined the Minnesota Storm as he pursues a future in freestyle wrestling while staying in Dinkytown. Russell, a 2017 All-American with Edinboro, joined the Gophers the summer befo...

  • Frank Lignelli, whose connections to Clarion University athletics as a wrestler, coach and athletic director spanned from the end of World War II to 1990, passed away Sunday, September 1. He was 94. "He can truly be called the person responsible for Clarion's outstanding athletic tradition, and was...

  • Dr. Bill Welker has plenty to share with the amateur wrestling community. The former wrestler/coach/official has been generous in sharing his knowledge and experience about the sport over the decades. Welker produced the classic instructional DVD titled The Pancake Takedown Series ... and contin...

  • Zain Retherford celebrates after beating Yianni Diakomihalis (Photo/Juan Garcia) WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -- After all the controversy and adjudication Zain Retherford was finally able to turn back the challenge of Yianni Diakomihalis and earn a spot on the 2019 U.S. World Team. Less than an hour away from...

  • In July, Kyle Crutchmer signed a contract with Bellator MMA. Now the former Oklahoma State wrestler has a date for his debut with Bellator. The Tulsa native will have his first fight with the promotion at Bellator 233 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. on Friday, November 8...

  • Former Penn State wrestling champ Ed Ruth will be taking on Legacy Fighting Alliance veteran Jason Jackson in a welterweight (170-pound) bout at Bellator 231 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on Friday, October 25. The 28-year-old Jackson brings a 10-3 record in a pro MMA career going back...

  • Chandler Rogers after picking up a fall in his final match at Oklahoma State (Photo/Oklahoma State Athletics) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team announced Friday, Aug. 30, that former Oklahoma State wrestler and two-time NCAA All-American Chandler Rogers will be joining ...

  • A GoFundMe page has been established for Jamie Kelly, former Old Dominion University wrestler who later returned to his college alma mater as an assistant coach. Kelly passed away unexpectedly this week at age 44. The page, which was established "for the future benefit of Jamie and Jacqueline's ch...

  • Services have been scheduled for Vinnie Harvey, wrestler at St. Edmond High School and Iowa Central Community College who drowned this past weekend in Lake Okoboji in northwestern Iowa. He was 23. Vinnie HarveyA Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, August 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred H...

  • A commemorative edition poster featuring the 2019 U.S. Women's Wrestling World Team, designed by team member Victoria Francis, is now available for purchase at rimmelpics.com. All proceeds from this poster will be donated to Wrestle Like A Girl. This one-of-a-kind poster may be ordered in two hor...

  • FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Sacred Heart University Wrestling head coach John Clark announced the addition of Will Switzer to serve as the team's assistant coach. He joins fellow assistant Jon Fausey and Clark to bring the staff up to three. Will Switzer"I'm very excited to welcome Will Switzer to the coa...

  • La PLUME, Pa. -- The Keystone College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Lance Moore as the new head wrestling coach on Tuesday. "I am looking forward to taking over the program," expressed Moore. "I have a lot of roots and ties to the area." "Northeast Pennsylvania is a wrestling ho...

  • Erik Wince GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Erik Wince has stepped down as Greensboro College's head wrestling coach to join the wrestling staff at Division I American University, interim Director of Athletics Dr. Robin Daniel announced Tuesday. Kevin Birmingham, an assistant coach for the Pride the past two se...

  • NEW YORK --The Nike Sport Hijab was a game-changer for access to sports for Muslim girls. Made with lightweight, breathable wicking material and a pull-on design that keeps the Hijab in place during activities, the sport Hijab helped remove one more barrier to access. However, due to the price, the ...

  • Peyton Omania celebrates after a win at the Junior Worlds (Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State wrestling redshirt freshman Peyton Omania has elected to take an Olympic redshirt for the 2019-20 season, MSU wrestling head coach Roger Chandler announced Wednesd...

  • The oldest and greatest sport continues to welcome growing numbers of participants at the high school level. The number of girls and boys participating in high school wrestling showed continued growth during the 2018-19 school year, bucking a trend of lower participation rates in high school sport...

  • A son of a three-time college wrestling champ who later became a high school mat coach -- with an NFL career in between -- has been arrested in the murder of his parents. Dylan Bennett, 22, was arrested at a hotel in Cancun, Mexico, by Mexican authorities for the murder of former NFL lineman Barry...

  • Wayne Boyd (right) resigned from the Titan Mercury Wrestling Club (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) Wayne Eric Boyd, co-founder and director of development for Titan Mercury Wrestling Club (TMWC), has resigned from the organization after a jury came to a split verdict in the trial where the former ...

  • After one year, Jason Renteria has left the University of Iowa wrestling program. The two-time Illinois state champ, who had originally committed to Iowa then wrestled one season at University of Nebraska before re-committing to the Hawkeyes in June 2018, is no longer with the program, an Iowa spok...

  • Leroy Vega WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue head coach Tony Ersland rounded out his coaching staff Monday, naming Leroy Vega as his volunteer assistant coach for the 2019-20 season. A three-time NCAA All-American, Vega will work primarily with the lower weight classes. Vega's name is widely known o...

  • Joey McKenna (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Regional Training Center is excited to announce that Joey McKenna (Towaco, N.J.) will be pursuing his post-collegiate wrestling career as a resident athlete with the PRTC. McKenna is a graduate of Ohio ...

  • Tyrell Fortune gets his hand raised after getting a win at Bellator 225 (Photo/Bellator) They were once on the same college wrestling team ... and even had at least one official match. However, in a mixed martial arts battle, the former Clackamas Community College wrestling teammates Tyrell Fortune ...

  • Josh Churella coaching at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Episode 35 of The MatBoss Podcast with Chad Dennis features Michigan assistant coach and three-time All-American Josh Churella. Churella first breaks down the run of sophomore heavyweight M...

  • Mike Mena Lindenwood Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Brad Wachler has named Mike Mena as the new women's wrestling head coach. "Coach Mena has a wealth of coaching experience and a great track record of success both academically and athletically," Wachler said. "With his personal acc...

  • Kaid Brock gets in on a shot against Minnesota's Mitch McKee (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) Kaid Brock, two-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler for Oklahoma State, had surgery last week to repair a torn ACL and meniscus in his knee this past week, and may miss much of the upcoming season...

  • Mark Madsen wrestling Roman Vlasov of Russia in the Olympic finals (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Mark O. Madsen, 2016 Greco-Roman silver medalist at the 2016 Olympics, has signed with Ultimate Fighting Championships ... and is scheduled to make his UFC debut this September. The pro...

  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- As part of the Big Ten Conference's annual Super Saturday event, Rutgers wrestling will face Michigan this upcoming season on Feb. 1, 2020 at Madison Square Garden. The showcase, which also features the schools' men's basketball programs, will be a designated home match for the ...

  • Eric Akin (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) WATERLOO, Iowa -- Ten NCAA All-Americans, three state championship high school coaches, a record-setting high school wrestling team and five world team members will be inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa on Friday, June 19, 2020. L...

  • Seton Hill head wrestling coach Brian Tucker has recently announced Nick Soto as the team's assistant coach. Nick SotoSoto comes to Seton Hill after a spectacular wrestling career at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Tucker stated, ""Nick was an outstanding competitor during his career...

  • J'den Cox, a three-time NCAA champion, was named to the All-Decade Team at 197 pounds (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) Want to start a fight? One sure way to get something started: put together some sort of list of "all-time great" wrestlers. Amateur Wrestling News -- the nation's oldest wrestlin...

  • The Junior World Championships wrapped up last weekend in Tallinn, Estonia, with the United States capturing a handful of medals in freestyle, women's wrestling, and Greco-Roman. The success of the Junior team was a positive sign for the health of their program. Cohlton Schultz securing silver -- a...

  • MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa -- Iowa Wesleyan University announces that Robert Watson-Powell will serve as the men's and women's wrestling coach for the Tigers beginning on September 2, 2019. Coach Powell will relaunch the wrestling program and serve as the first NCAA Division III wrestling coach at Iowa We...

  • Kyle Kiss PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers wrestling head coach Scott Goodale added four-time NJSIAA placewinner and former University of North Carolina wrestler Kyle Kiss as the program's recruiting coordinator. Kiss, who spent the past four seasons as an assistant at Clarion, replaces Harry Turner, who...

  • A high school wrestler in suburban Cincinnati stepped in to prevent an attempted kidnapping of a classmate on school grounds Monday. Cody Hardin, a junior on the wrestling team at Conner High School in Hebron, Kentucky, was walking from the nearby vocational school to Conner when a female classmate...

  • Tyler Graff after beating Joe Colon at Final X (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Six-year-old Tyler Graff walked into a wrestling clinic and all he saw was gold. A wide-eyed Graff listened intently as Kevin Jackson shared his inspirational story with young wrestlers in Fort Collins, Colorado. And...

  • Zain Retherford and Yianni Diakomihalis have a staredown at Final X: Rutgers (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The final spot on the U.S. World Team will be decided on Labor Day. Zain Retherford and Yianni Diakomihalis will wrestle for the World Team spot at 65 kilograms in freestyle o...

  • Professional mixed martial arts fights usually take place in a casino or a basketball arena. Chris Honeycutt's next MMA bout will apparently be held on a cruise ship ... as part of an international economic forum to be held in Russia next month. The former Edinboro University All-American wrestler ...

  • OSKALOOSA -- William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is excited to announce the addition of women's wrestling to the list of intercollegiate sports the University offers. The sport will begin competition in the 2020-2021 school year. It is the sixth sport to be added recently, joining men's and w...

  • Craig Sesker interviews Daniel Cormier at the 2007 World Championships (Photo/Larry Slater) Daniel Cormier is an athlete I've seen at his very best. And very worst. I witnessed first-hand the struggles he had during an up-and-down wrestling career during my time at USA Wrestling. I saw him running...

  • Stipe Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier at UFC 241 (Photo/Getty Images) Former amateur wrestling stars went two-for-two at UFC 241 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Saturday night, with a pair of former Olympians coming out on the losing end. In the main event featuring two ex-wrestlers, Cleveland Sta...

  • Ed Ruth scored a TKO victory at Bellator 224 (Photo/Bellator) Bellator MMA has announced that it has extended the contracts of a handful of its fighters, including former Penn State wrestling champs Ed Ruth and Phil Davis ... while failing to renew the contracts of a number of others, including a tr...

  • Peyton Omania gets his hand raised at the Junior World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- The United States added a third medal in Greco-Roman on the final day of the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Peyton Omania defeated China's Xin ...

  • Kyle Dake (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ROUND ROCK, Texas -- On Saturday, Kyle Dake earned the right to wrestle for a second consecutive world title in September. The 28-year old Dake won in two straight matches over Alex Dieringer at Round Rock High School outside Austin, Texas, t...

  • Cohlton Schultz fell to Iran's Aliakbar Yousofiahmadchaliin in the finals (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- Cohlton Schultz didn't get what he wanted at the 2019 Junior World Championships in Tallin, Estonia, but completed his collection of medals from age-group world ...

  • Mike Duroe was an honorary coach for USA at the Freestyle World Cup (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) A celebration of the life and legacy of late wrestling coach Mike Duroe will be held at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Gable Museum next month. The event will take place from 6-9...

  • The state of Oklahoma -- arguably one of the nation's hotbeds for amateur wrestling at all levels -- is about to expand opportunities for girls in the oldest and greatest sport. For the first time in state history, the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association -- the organization that gover...

  • Macey Kilty shoots on Japan's Miwa Morikawa in the finals (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- For the second straight year, Macey Kilty is leaving the Junior World Championships with a silver medal. On Friday, the 18-year-old four-time world medalist from Wisconsin was ...

  • Jordan Oliver at the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Two-time NCAA champion and multiple-time national team member Jordan Oliver will join the Tar Heel Wrestling Club as a resident athlete, the club announced on Friday. Oliver, a former standout at Okl...

  • The United States Junior freestyle team finished second this week at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. While short of its goal to capture team gold, the team walked away with an array of hardware, including top finishes by David Carr and Mason Parris. The results confirm that the ...

  • FARGO, N.D. -- Former South Dakota State University 157-pounder Cody Pack has been named volunteer assistant wrestling coach at North Dakota State University. NDSU head coach Roger Kish made the announcement today. Pack, a native of Quincy, Calif., comes from Legends of Gold RTC in Beresford, S.D....

  • FERRUM, Va. -- Acting Director of Athletics Gary Holden has announced the hiring of Logan Meister as assistant wrestling coach at Ferrum College. A former Panther wrestler, Meister returns to Ferrum after a year as graduate assistant wrestling coach at McDaniel College. At McDaniel, Meister was res...

  • DANVILLE, Va. -- Averett University Director of Athletics Meg Stevens announced Wednesday the hiring of former assistant Blake Roulo as the new men's wrestling head coach. Roulo, who joined the Averett wrestling team as an assistant coach in July 2017, becomes the second head coach in the program's...

  • KENOSHA, Wis. -- Director of athletics Michelle Manning announced the hiring of Alberto Quiros as Carthage College's next men's, and first-ever women's wrestling coach Thursday morning. "I am thrilled to have Alberto join the Carthage family as our new men's and women's wrestling coach," said Manni...

  • On Thursday afternoon Professor Matthew Mitten, an arbitrator assigned by the American Arbitration Association, ruled that officials improperly allowed a challenge at the conclusion of the second bout of the Final X 65-kilogram match between Yianni Diakomihalis and Zain Retherford. As a consequence...

  • TALLINN, Estonia -- Macey Kilty will wrestle for her second age-group world title. The 18-year-old from Wisconsin was dominant in her three matches on Thursday at the Junior World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. She advanced to the finals at 65 kilograms with a fall over Hanna Sadchanka of Bela...

  • Gerry Abas (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Episode 34 of The MatBoss Podcast is with four-time All-American and three-time NCAA Division I finalist Gerry Abas of Fresno State. Abas talks about his start in wrestling in the Bay Area and how his speed, quickness and flash on the wrestli...

  • David Carr after winning a gold medal at the Junior Worlds (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- A day after falling just short of a gold medal at the Junior World Championships, the United States crowned a pair of world champions on Wednesday in Tallinn, Estonia. David...

  • Mike Hatcher (center) spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Cal Poly (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling head coach Kyle Ruschell announced the addition of Mike Hatcher as head assistant coach today. Ha...

  • Vito Arujau was edged 3-2 in the finals by Japan's Toshiya Abe (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- For the second time in his wrestling career, Vito Arujau will leave an age group world championship with a silver medal. Arujau, a silver medalist at the 2016 Cadet Worl...

  • Virginia Tech's Mekhi Lewis celebrates after beating Alex Marinelli of Iowa in the NCAA quarterfinals (Photo/Juan Garcia) BLACKSBURG -- Junior world champion and NCAA champion Mekhi Lewis will not compete for Virginia Tech in the upcoming 2019-20 season and will instead use an Olympic redshirt to tr...

  • Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer -- a former Colorado high school wrestler who went on to compete at Adams State University -- was killed in combat this weekend, the Marine Forces Special Operations Command announced Sunday. He was 35. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. KoppenhaferKoppenhafer, a...

  • Oklahoma State head coach John Smith with Nick Piccininni at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) STILLWATER -- Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith was named a finalist for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame class of 2019, USA Wrestling announced on Monda...

  • Dylan Peters (middle) spent two seasons as an assistant at Central Michigan (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Dylan Peters has been hired to lead the Simpson wrestling program as its next head coach, Director of Athletics Bob Nutgrass announced. Peters arrives after serving a...

  • Vito Arujua gets his hand raised after advancing to the finals at 57 kilograms (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) TALLINN, Estonia -- Twenty-year-old Vito Arujau shined brightly on the opening day of the Junior World Championships, reaching the gold-medal match at 57 kilograms. The Cor...

  • Oklahoma State wrestling can claim the most NCAA team titles (34) and the most individual national champions (134) ... yet still uses one of the oldest wrestling facilities in college wrestling (eight decades old). Mike Holder, Oklahoma State's athletic director, has big dreams for building a compl...

  • Jordan Burroughs gets his hand raised after winning a gold medal (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LIMA, Peru -- The United States freestyle wrestling team closed out the Pan American Games with a bang, collecting three gold medals and a bronze on Saturday in Lima, Peru. Olympic champi...

  • Kayla Miracle with the American flag after winning gold at the Pan American Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LIMA, Peru -- Four wrestlers took the mat for the United States on Friday at the Pan American Games. All four left with medals, three being gold. Kayla Miracle (62 kilog...

  • I'm in Odessa this weekend covering the third stop of the Beach Wrestling World Series, the competitive, prize-bearing circuit for United World Wrestling's burgeoning beach wrestling style. With the Olympic styles in full swing, the Beach Wrestling Odessa stop will have a limited number of competi...

  • Sarah Hildebrandt claimed the gold medal at 53 kilograms (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LIMA, Peru -- Whitney Conder and Sarah Hildebrandt added to America's gold-medal count on Thursday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Conder and Hildebrandt won gold medals at 50 kilograms...

  • Deron Winn (Photo/Josh Hedges, Getty Images) Deron Winn is expected to face Darren Stewart at UFC Boston in October, according to multiple media reports ... and the former junior college wrestling champ's own Instagram account. View this post on Instagram Man let's get this mone...

  • How do you measure the success of a college wrestling program? National titles and conference crowns, individual champions, and overall won-loss records are all valid measurements of a collegiate mat program's success. Here's another potential measure to consider: how much money a wrestling prog...

  • Jesse Delgado after winning a national championship (Photo/Illinois Athletics) AMES, Iowa -- Today Cyclone Regional Training Center Director, Kevin Dresser, announced the addition of Jesse Delgado as a Resident Athlete of the C-RTC. Prior to the C-RTC, Delgado had been training with the Illinois Reg...

  • Matt Hill Episode 33 of The MatBoss Podcast is with second-year Edinboro head coach Matt Hill. Host Chad Dennis visits with Hill to talk about the first year at the helm, the pride of the Edinboro program and what he's looking forward to as he heads into year two and the first year in the expanded M...

  • Pat Smith with the American flag after winning gold at the Pan American Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) LIMA, Peru -- Pat Smith came through to win gold in Greco-Roman on the opening day of the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Smith, a two-time World Team member, was one of fi...

  • A GoFundMe page has been established for Ashland D. Tate, a former wrestler at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, who was murdered in suburban St. Louis Friday night. Ashland TateProceeds generated by the fund will help fund the future education of his two young sons. Tate, 35, was found ...

  • Tyrell Fortune (Photo/Bellator) Former collegiate wrestling champ Tyrell Fortune hopes to build on his flawless pro MMA record as he faces an opponent with the same perfect record at Bellator 225 later this month. Fortune, 6-0, will take on fellow undefeated heavyweight (265-pound) Rudy Schaffroth ...

  • Bryce Meredith competing at the Dave Schultz Memorial (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) The Princeton Wrestling Club (PWC) and the New Jersey Regional Training Center (NJRTC) announced that two-time NCAA runner-up Bryce Meredith has joined their organizations. "Sometimes, there are things in our li...

  • Austin Marsden FARGO, N.D. -- Former Oklahoma State All-American wrestler Austin Marsden has been named assistant wrestling coach at North Dakota State University. NDSU head wrestling coach Roger Kish made the announcement today. Marsden, a native of Crystal Lake, Ill., served as an assistant coach...

  • CLARKSVILLE, Ark. -- Jason Schweer is returning to University of the Ozarks as the Associate Head Men's Wrestling Coach, it was announced by Athletic Director Jimmy Clark Monday. Jason SchweerSchweer served as an assistant coach at Ozarks from 2015-2018 and then landed the head coaching job at Kans...

  • Jake Sinkovics WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. -- In preparation for their 2019-2020 campaign, head men's wrestling coach Jordan Countryman announced several changes to his coaching staff. Countryman promoted former graduate assistant Jake Sinkovics to an assistant coach while adding two new graduate assistants t...

  • SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Notre Dame College wrestling head coach, Sonny Marchette announced on Monday that his team will be adding Nate Skonieczny as an assistant coach. Nate SkoniecznySkonieczny comes to NDC after spending the past two years coach at the University of Mount Union and Rootstown High ...

  • Elena Pirozhkova at the 2016 Olympic Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Former world champion and two-time United States Olympian Elena Pirozhkova has been selected as the first-ever head coach of the New Jersey City University women's wrestling program. Piro...

  • Youssif Hemida battles Amar Dhesi at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Cliff Keen Wrestling Club has added former Maryland heavyweight standout Youssif Hemida to its 2019-20 senior-level freestyle roster, the club announced on Monday (Aug. 5). Hemida,...

  • Tyler Berger after a victory over Iowa's Kaleb Young (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Former Huskers Robert Kokesh and Tyler Berger will return to the Nebraska wrestling program in coaching capacities, Nebraska head coach Mark Manning announced Monday. Kokesh will rejoin the wrestling program as a...

  • Cain Velasquez Former amateur wrestling titlewinner. Two-time UFC champ. Now Cain Velasquez can add "potential pro wrestling star" to his resume after a successful lucha libre (Mexican pro wrestling) debut at TripleMania XXVll, arguably the biggest annual event for the top pro wrestling organization...

  • SOFIA, Bulgaria -- The United States failed to advance a wrestler past the quarterfinals in Greco-Roman at the Cadet World Championships for the second consecutive day. Tyler Hannah, competing at 92 kilograms, is the lone wrestler alive for the United States despite losing his only match on Saturd...

  • Nearly one year after a former New Jersey high school mat star was gunned down outside his family's home, a jury has found a suspected heroin dealer guilty of the crime Thursday. As InterMat reported late last August, Davontae Randall, a 2015 Paulsboro High School graduate who was a state champion...

  • NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. -- Manchester head wrestling coach Kevin Lake has added Jeff Mucha as an assistant coach. Mucha arrives in North Manchester after two successful campaigns at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. During his two seasons as the graduate assistant coach with th...

  • Kyle Snyder with the Olympic gold medal in Rio (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Not long after I laced up my first pair of wrestling shoes in fourth grade, I set the first significant goal in my life. I wanted to be an Olympic gold medalist. Growing up in Iowa in the 1970s and 1980s,...

  • Sterling Dias with her silver medal from the Cadet World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) SOFIA, Bulgaria -- A year after winning a bronze medal at the Cadet World Championships, Sterling Dias upgraded her medal. The 15-year-old Dias reached the gold-medal match at 40 k...

  • A look at the medals for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo One year from now -- Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 -- wrestlers will take to the mat for the first day of competition at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. For seven days -- through Saturday, Aug. 7, 2020 -- wrestlers from around the world will be vying for m...

  • BISMARK, N.D. -- The University of Mary wrestling staff has announced the addition of Colin Ayers and CJ Bostwick to the staff. Ayers will serve as an assistant coach and Bostwick will be an assistant coach and the director of wrestling operations. "I am very excited to have Colin and CJ joining t...

  • Jay Albis with head coach Lonnie Morris (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) PROVIDENCE, RI -- While Jay Albis '19 may have wrapped up his wrestling career on the mat with a second national championship, he will still be a part of the Johnson & Wales University wrestling program. Head coach Lonnie...

  • Like most wrestlers who were on the mats in the 1990's and 2000's I have an outsized, irrational, and deeply personal affection for the band Tool. While I can't guarantee that EVERY other wrestler from the 1990's had the same CD's in their wrestling room, I'm willing to bet a Krispy Kreme that the...

  • Army Paratrooper Pfc. Brandon Kreischer, a former wrestler at Bryan High School in northwest Ohio, was killed in an ambush in Afghanistan on Monday, one year after his graduation. He was 20. Army Paratrooper Pfc. Brandon KreischerA native of nearby Stryker, Ohio, Private Kreischer was shot and kill...

  • Alex Clemsen (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Two former Fighting Scot wrestling teammates - Alex Clemsen and Deonte Penn -- are among nine honorees to be named to the Edinboro Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019, the Pennsylvania-based university announced Wednesday. The 38th Annual Hall of Fam...

  • Cristelle Rodriguez claimed a silver medal at the Cadet World Championships (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) SOFIA, Bulgaria -- A pair of American women fell in the finals of the Cadet World Championships on Thursday in Sofia, Bulgaria. Cristelle Rodriguez and Skylar Hattendorf will ...

  • The InterMat Classic will take place at Edina High School in Edina, Minn., on Oct. 19 Registration is now open for the 2019 InterMat Classic high school wrestling tournament. Links: Register | InterMat Classic Website The 10th edition of this premier preseason event will take place on Saturday, Oc...

  • Alex Dieringer gets in on a shot against Kyle Dake in the U.S. Open finals in 2018 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The time and location for the Final X Special-Wrestle-off between Kyle Dake and Alex Dieringer have been announced by USA Wrestling. The two wrestlers will meet in a be...

  • Dan Bedoy Dan Bedoy -- former Purdue University wrestler, and, most recently, head coach at Calumet College - has been named head wrestling coach at Andrean High School. Bedoy will be taking the helm at Andrean, a 500-student Roman Catholic high school in Merrillville in northwest Indiana, a natur...

  • Daniel Lewis looks for the fall (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland made a splashy hire Wednesday, welcoming four-time NCAA All-American Daniel Lewis into the Boilermaker wrestling room as a graduate assistant. The former Missouri Tiger...

  • Marc-Anthony McGowan celebrates after winning his world title (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) SOFIA, Bulgaria -- For the ninth consecutive year, the United States has a Cadet world champion in freestyle. Marc-Anthony McGowan captured a gold medal at the Cadet World Championships on W...

  • Jody KaramJody Karam has resigned after 26 seasons as head wrestling coach at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa. Karam built a record of 362-150-1 at the helm of the Hurricane mat program, making him the winningest head coach of any sport in the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD). While at ...

  • Julian Valtierrez Everyone calls him Jules. He moves like water. He's a hardworking and dedicated athlete. But Julian Valtierrez wasn't built for basketball. Or football. Or baseball. He'll be a senior at William Howard Taft High School in Chicago this year where he'll wrestle at 113 pounds. Valti...

  • Harry Lester walks out on to the mat for a match at the 2012 Olympic Games in London (Photo/Larry Slater) Harry Lester, 2012 U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler and two-time world medalist, was indicted by the Summit County Grand Jury on six criminal charges Monday, reported WOIO-TV, the CBS affiliate...

  • Marc-Anthony McGowan reached the finals at 45 kilograms (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) SOFIA, Bulgaria -- The United States has its first finalist at the Cadet World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Marc-Anthony McGowan, the nation's No. 2 overall freshman, advanced to the gold-med...

  • The Wrestling Drill Book by Dr. Bill Welker has found its way onto the shelves of thousands of school libraries, wrestling coaches' offices and homes of high school wrestlers. Now this classic instructional has earned a place on a national book awards list. Bill Welker with his books (Photo/Kim Nor...

  • Henry 'Harry' Turner, Jr., the Director of Recruiting and Player Development at Rutgers University, has been selected as the first-ever head coach of the New Jersey City University men's wrestling program, following a comprehensive national search. Turner, 28, a native of Howell, N.J. and current ...

  • A.J. Schopp and Tony Ersland coaching at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland announced the promotions of a pair of staff members Tuesday, promoting A.J. Schopp to head assistant and Jake...

  • Robert Howard reached the semifinals before losing to Iran's Mahdi Veisi (Photo/Kadir Caliskan, United World Wrestling) SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Stevo Poulin and Robert Howard reached the semifinals of the Cadet World Championships on Monday before falling to Iranians. Poulin, the nation's No. 12 overall...

  • Seven individuals have been named to the Class of 2019 by the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Rick Bollenbach, Mitch Brown, Greg Evans, Todd Goolsby, Tony May and Malcolm Wade have been selected for their Lifetime Service to Wrestling, an award presented each year to coache...

  • Mount Olive, N.C. -- Mount Olive head wrestling coach Jake Patacsil announced the addition of Luke Welch as an assistant coach on Wednesday afternoon. The announcement comes just months before the Trojans take to the mat for their inaugural wrestling season at Mount Olive. "I am excited to announce...

  • We should all be lucky enough to have a neighbor like A.J. Grant. The former University of Michigan NCAA All-American wrestler helped Atlanta area police catch a man accused of stealing a neighbor's lawn equipment this week. Grant was washing dishes Monday evening when his dog started barking. Lo...

  • Women's wrestling has taken yet another step toward officially becoming an emerging sport in all three NCAA divisions. In separate actions this week, the NCAA Division II and Division III Management Councils each recommended that their divisions add women's wrestling (along with acrobatics/tumbling...

  • Komeil Ghasemi gets a front headlock on Tervel Dlagnev at the Olympics (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland -- The IOC Disciplinary Commission (DC) rendered its decision against Artur Taymazov (UZB) who failed a reanalysis of his anti-doping test at the 2012 ...

  • Former Ohio State mat star Lance Palmer stopped Luis Rafael Laurentino in the third round of their 145-pound bout at PFL (Professional Fight League) 5: 2019 Regular Season in Atlantic City Thursday night. Lance Palmer"Lance Palmer once again proved he's the gold standard in PFL's featherweight divi...

  • Bubba Jenkins, 2011 NCAA wrestling champ for Arizona State, retained his BRAVE featherweight (145-pound) title with a first-round TKO at BRAVE CF 24 in London Thursday night. Bubba JenkinsHere's how the website LowKickMMA.com described Jenkins' title defense: "The main event was a short-lived af...

  • According to online sources, the arbitration date for Yianni Diakomihalis' complaint has been set for July 29. The complaint surrounds Yianni's dispute following the video review at the end of his second match against Zain Retherford at Final X in New Jersey. The review, which happened after time ...

  • CONCORDIA, Kansas -- The Cloud County Community College wrestling program will have a familiar face take over as its new full-time assistant coach as Doug Moore, a volunteer coach the previous two seasons, was approved Tuesday evening by the Cloud County Board of Trustees. Moore has been a staple i...

  • A wrestling camp to honor the memory of late Augsburg University wrestler and coach Donny Wichmann -- and help pay his medical bills -- will take place just outside the Twin Cities next month. The Donny Wichmann Wrestling Camp will take place Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 10 at Shakopee H...

  • Kassie Archambault has been named head wrestling coach at Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts, making her the first female to lead a co-ed wrestling program at a New England prep school ... and one of the first women to head up a prep school mat program anywhere in the nation. Kassie Archamb...

  • Tervel Dlagnev at a press conference prior to the Olympic Games (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Tervel Dlagnev did it the right way. Tervel Dlagnev's remarkable journey as an elite wrestler now has a fitting final chapter. When it was announced this week that Dlagnev is expected to ...

  • Three-time NCAA All-American and three-time EIWA (Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association) titlist at Lehigh. Two-time Pennsylvania state champ. Assistant coach at his college and high school alma maters. Star of a number of instructional videos, and a 2006 documentary "Veritas." Creator of a ...

  • Tervel Dlagnev coaching Kyle Snyder at Final X (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Uzbekistan wrestler Artur Taymazov has been stripped of his 2012 Olympic gold medal, two years after giving up his Olympic championship from the 2008 Beijing games. One result: U.S. wrestler Tervel Dlagnev...

  • Juan StimpsonSPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Spartanburg Methodist College athletic director Megan Aiello is pleased to announce that Juan Stimpson will be the new men's wrestling coach. Stimpson replaces Matt Oliver, who left SMC in June to join the coaching staff at Huntingdon College. Stimpson comes to Sp...

  • Anthony Echemendia was a double champion in Fargo Anthony Echemendia, a Junior National double champion in Fargo last week, took to Twitter to chronicle his journey from Cuba to the United States. I knew that I could not say anything to my parents because they are overprotective of me and they woul...

  • A Celebration of Life service to honor Joe Seay has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5. Seay, a legendary wrestler who went on to success as a high school, college and freestyle coach, passed away on July 11 at age 80. Joe SeayJoe Seay's memory will be celebrated first by a scattering of ashes,...

  • COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. -- Joe Jamison has been named head coach of the Ursinus College wrestling program, announced Monday by Director of Athletics Laura Moliken. "Joe stood out to us in this search for his enthusiasm as an educator and his achievements at a leading Division I institution," Moliken sai...

  • Kevin Jackson coaching J'den Cox at Final X (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Kevin Jackson, 1992 Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler who went on to use those skills as a coach and in mixed martial arts, has been named to the Class of 2019 of the Louisiana State University Athletic Hall...

  • READING, Pa. -- Alvernia University Director of Athletics Bill Stiles announced on Friday the hiring of Kriss Bellanca as the Head Wrestling Coach of the Golden Wolves. Bellanca joins the Alvernia staff following 12 seasons with Division II Kutztown University. "Coach Bellanca is a lifelong educa...

  • Andre Gonzalez became a double champion at 106 pounds (Photo/John Sachs-Tech-Fall.com) FARGO, N.D. -- Andre Gonzalez (California) has yet to wrestle in a state final in high school, but is leaving Fargo as a national champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman at 106 pounds. Gonzalez, a state third-...

  • Jason Tsirtsis at the 2018 NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- IU head coach Angel Escobedo has announced the addition of three time All-American and NCAA Champion Jason Tsirtsis as a volunteer assistant coach. Tsirtsis, a native of Crown Point, Ind., where he...

  • Clarissa Chun is all smiles at the Azraq Refugee Camp (Photo/T.R. Foley) I'm in Jordan this week providing coverage for United World Wrestling's refugee-focused efforts at the Azraq Camp close to the Syrian border. The project is the first of its kind for United World Wrestling, who in recent year...

  • Robert Perez III (California) repeated as U16 Greco-Roman champion (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) FARGO, N.D. -- In two weeks, Robert Perez III, the nation's No. 1 freshman, will compete at the Cadet World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, so he headed to Fargo for a tune-up. The tune-up result...

  • Donny Wichmann Donny Wichmann, champion wrestler and assistant coach at Augsburg University who only recently was announced for induction into the National Wrestling Coaches Association NCAA Division III Hall of Fame, passed away Tuesday at age 53. For the past four years, Wichmann had been battli...

  • Joey Palmer wrestling in the semifinals of the U.S. Open (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- University of Maryland head wrestling coach Alex Clemson announced the addition of three-time NCAA qualifier Joey Palmer to his staff as a volunteer assistant coach on Wednesd...

  • Shelton Mack NEW YORK -- Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling Zach Tanelli, on Wednesday, July 17, announced the addition of a new member to the Columbia Wrestling coaching staff, with the hiring of Shelton Mack as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the upcoming 2019-20 season. "Shelton is the per...

  • Emily Shilson gets her hand raised after picking up a technical superiority to claim the title at 106 pounds (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine) FARGO, N.D. -- Emily Shilson made it look easy in Fargo. The 18-year-old Minnesotan capped off a dominant run through the Junior freestyle competition on ...

  • Alireza Dabir, 2000 Olympic gold medalist in men's freestyle wrestling, has been elected president of the Iran wrestling federation. Alireza DabirDabir received 31 votes out of 46 in the second round of the election in Tehran on Wednesday to win the position, according to Mehr News, an Iranian news...

  • A view of the Covelli Center (Photo/ ElevenWarriors.com) Be among the first to get an "inside look" at the brand-new Covelli Center and Jennings Wrestling Facility at Ohio State -- and meet Buckeyes head wrestling coach Tom Ryan -- at the Wrestling Open House on Tuesday, July 23, the Buckeye wrestli...

  • Abe Assad gets his hand raised after beating Dustin Plott (Oklahoma) to win the title at 182 pounds (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) FARGO, N.D. -- On Tuesday, Abe Assad avenged a recent loss on his way to winning a Junior National freestyle title while leading Illinois to a third straight team cha...

  • ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Fontbonne head men's and women's wrestling coach Amond Prater announced Marcus Hoehn as his assistant coach heading into the 2019-20 season. After winning a Big 12 Conference Championship and Qualifying for the NCAA National Championships for the University of Missouri in 2009, Co...

  • Jordan Williams (Oklahoma) came from behind late to win the title at 120 pounds (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) FARGO, N.D. -- A year ago, Jordan Williams (Oklahoma) came from behind late to win a Fargo U16 freestyle title On Monday, Williams did it again. This time it was even more dramatic. F...

  • Kennedy Blades gets in on a double leg in the finals at 164 pounds (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) FARGO, N.D. -- Four wrestlers repeated as Fargo champions in the women's 16U division on Sunday afternoon. Sterling Dias of Utah (94), Sage Mortimer of Utah (100), Kennedy Blades of Illinois (164) a...

  • Kyle Snyder defeated Ali Shabanibengar of Iran to win the gold medal at 97 kilograms (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The United States closed out a strong performance at the Yasar Dogu by winning three gold medals in freestyle on the final day of competition. World...

  • Ed Ruth scored a TKO victory at Bellator 224 (Photo/Bellator) It was a mixed night for former Big Ten wrestlers at Bellator 224 at WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Okla. Friday night, as Penn State mat champ Ed Ruth scored a second-round TKO ... while one-time University of Minnesota wrestler Joel Ba...

  • Alex Dieringer won a gold medal at 79 kilograms and outscored his opponents 18-1 (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The United States claimed a pair of gold medals on Saturday at the Yasar Dogu as Yianni Diakomihalis (65 kilograms) and Alex Dieringer (79 kilograms) won ...

  • World champion J'den Cox was unscored upon en route to reaching the finals at 92 kilograms (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- On Saturday, A trio of world champions for the United States advanced to the finals of the Yasar Dogu in Istanbul, Turkey. Jordan Burroughs (74...

  • Tyler Warner celebrates after winning the NCAA Division II title at 133 pounds (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) Two 2019 NCAA Division II champion wrestlers have transferred from Wheeling Jesuit University to University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, the Pennsylvania-based school announced Friday. ...

  • Forrest Molinari claimed the gold medal at 65 kilograms (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- On Friday, Forrest Molinari became America's first gold medalist at this year's Yasar Dogu in Istanbul, Turkey. The 23-year-old Molinari picked up a 5-2 victory over Natalya Fede...

  • SCRANTON, Pa. -- Lackawanna College will add the area's first and only women's collegiate wrestling program. The College will compete in the Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) with 2019-20 set as its inaugural season. WCWA has partnered with 38 colleges across the U.S. and Canada. Lacka...

  • Yianni Diakomihalis reached the gold-medal match at 65 kilograms (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The Americans went a perfect 3-for-3 in the semifinals of the Yasar Dogu on Friday to advance three wrestlers to the finals. Yianni Diakomihalis (65 kilograms), Alex Die...

  • Steve Garland (Photo/Matt Riley, Virginia Athletics) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia head wrestling coach Steve Garland has signed a four-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season, director of athletics Carla Williams announced on Friday (July 12). "Steve Garland is a tremendous represent...

  • Last month the NCAA announced that the singlet will no longer the only uniform option available to member institutions and wrestlers. In short, the rule states that shorts built for wrestling -- colloquially known as "fight shorts" -- can be used along with a compression top (aka rash guard). The c...

  • Know that feeling that it's about time to upgrade your home? The wrestling program at University of Northern Iowa must have that same feeling ... as the Panthers has launched a crowdfunding project to upgrade its wrestling room in the school's storied West Gym, built in the 1920s, and home to some ...

  • Joe Seay (Photo/National Wrestling Hall of Fame) Joe Seay, 1998 inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for his decades of involvement in the sport as a wrestler as well as a high school, college and freestyle coach, passed away Thursday. He was 80. Born in April 1939, Joe Van Seay was a ...

  • HARTFORD, Conn. --Trinity College has announced the hiring of Sebastian Amato as its head wrestling coach. Amato, who guided the Bantams to unprecedented success on the mat for 19 seasons before retiring from coaching in 2005, steps back into his former position 14 years later. Trinity won the New...

  • Daniel Cormier coaching Gilroy at the CIF State Championships (Photo/Tech-Fall.com) The honors keep piling up for Daniel Cormier. The current UFC heavyweight (265-pound) titleholder and former amateur wrestling champ was named first-ever Best MMA Fighter at the annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night at...

  • Matt Zwaschka coaching at the NCAAs (Photo/Larry Radloff, D3photography.com photo) After serving for one season as interim head wrestling coach at UW-Whitewater, Matt Zwaschka has been selected to permanently fill the position starting this August, Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ryan ...

  • Forrest Molinari advanced to the finals at 65 kilograms (Photo/Gabor Martin, United World Wrestling) ISTANBUL, Turkey -- World fifth-place finisher Forrest Molinari advanced to the gold-medal match on the opening day of the Yasar Dogu in Istanbul, Turkey. Molinari was one of two Americans competing...

  • COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mizzou Head Wrestling Coach Brian Smith has added one of the nation's top rising young coaches to his staff as Kendric Maple has joined the program as an assistant coach, subject to the completion of a successful background check per University policy, announced today by Mizzou Wres...

  • Jack Gause (right) and Grant Nelson St. Cloud State University mourns the recent passing of Jack Gause, who helped establish the Huskies' wresting program as the team's first head coach in 1949-50. A U.S. Navy veteran, commercial diver and a longtime wrestling coach and official, Gause was born i...

  • Two years after announcing his plans to launch a career in mixed martial arts -- and 13 months after his MMA debut -- Kyle Crutchmer has signed with Bellator MMA, the Oklahoma State three-time NCAA All-American wrestler revealed on social media Wednesday afternoon. Here's what Crutchmer posted on ...

  • Two highly accomplished former University of Northern Iowa wrestlers -- Don Parker, and Dr. Justin Greenlee -- are among the former athletes who are members of the UNI Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019, the school announced Tuesday. The 2019 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Satu...

  • Lonnie Morris coaching at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association is proud to announce the Division III Hall of Fame Class of 2019 presented by Defense Soap. This year's class is comprised of two former student-athletes and four coach...

  • Jared Frayer coaching at the NCAAs (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com) BLACKSBURG -- Head coach Tony Robie announced Wednesday that Jared Frayer, who enters his third season with the Virginia Tech wrestling program, will be promoted to associate head coach. Since his return to coaching in 2017-18, Fr...

  • Teague Moore coaching at the NCAAs (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) WASHINGTON -- American University wrestling head coach Teague Moore has agreed to a new four-year contract, the athletic department announced today. Moore's contract will run through the 2023 season, according to dire...

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Queens University of Charlotte Head Men's Wrestling Coach Rob Tate has announced the hiring of Paul Bradley as Assistant Men's Wrestling Coach for the upcoming 2019-2020 campaign, the Royals' second season in Division II and the program's third overall. Paul Bradley"Paul has co...

  • ASHLAND -- Joel Gibson, a longtime Southern Oregon University assistant and former Raider All-American, has been chosen to lead the SOU women's wrestling program, Director of Athletics Matt Sayre announced Monday. Joel GibsonGibson will become the first full-time head coach for the team, which comp...

  • Donny Wichmann, NCAA Division III All-American wrestler and long-time assistant coach for Augsburg University, will be welcomed into the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Hall of Fame during a ceremony in August in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the Minneapolis-based school announced Mond...

  • You've undoubtedly heard of Wayne Baughman. The former University of Oklahoma wrestler owns the distinction of having won 16 national titles during his career in four different styles of wrestling (collegiate, freestyle, Greco-Roman, and sambo). He was also a member of the 1964, 1968, and 1972 U.S....

  • Colby Singletary, two-time Florida state wrestling champ -- and brother of Chase Singletary, heavyweight starter for Ohio State wrestling -- was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening. Colby Singletary (Photo/Naples Daily News)The 18-year-old rising senior at Palmetto Ridge High School ...

  • It was a challenging night for former amateur wrestlers as Jon Jones earns a "razor-thin" victory in the headline bout at UFC 239 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night ... while previously undefeated MMA star Ben Askren was knocked out cold in just five seconds -- the fastest KO in UFC histo...

  • Kaori Icho with the Japan flag after winning her fourth Olympic title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Kaori Icho will now have an even tougher time trying to earn her fifth Olympic gold medal. Icho, the legendary Japanese wrestler who is the only female athlete to have won four Olym...

  • Harry Lester Harry Lester, 2012 U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler and two-time world medalist, has been charged with sexual battery involving a year-long relationship with a student at the northern Ohio high school where he had served as wrestling coach. Justin "Harry" Lester, 35, of Uniontown, Oh...

  • New NCAA rules governing hair length of wrestlers, along with new state laws protecting natural hair styles just approved by one state and pending in at least two others, are expected to have an impact on some participants in the sport. New NCAA rules Late last month, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversi...

  • Austin Matthews after pinning Oklahoma State's Chandler Rogers (Photo/Matt Durisko) Austin Matthews, a three-time NCAA qualifier and two-time EWL champion, will finish his college wrestling career at Northern Colorado and attend graduate school. He made the announcement Friday on Twitter. I'm exci...

  • Cain Velasquez Cain Velasquez, collegiate wrestling titlewinner and two-time UFC champ, now knows who he will face in his pro wrestling debut next month. The former Arizona State wrestler will be teaming up with All Elite Wrestling star Cody Rhodes and Mexico's most popular pro wrestler, Psycho Clo...

  • The wrestling hotbed of Pennsylvania just got a bit hotter, as Berks Catholic High School in Reading will be putting a brand-new wrestling program on the mat come this December. Berks Catholic -- a four-year, 800-student co-ed Roman Catholic high school -- will be the first private school wrestli...

  • BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Campbell head wrestling coach Cary Kolat has announced promotions for Scotti Sentes and Mike Evans, as well as the additions of Nathan Kraisser, Blaize Cabell and Josiah Hritsko to the staff. Sentes will be elevated to associate head coach and Evans will be raised to head assis...

  • There is a new face in the Northwest Tech wrestling room this summer. After an extensive search for a coach with the skills and character to build on the success of the program, Athletic Director Rory Kling is pleased to announce that August Wesley will be leading the Mavericks Wrestling program. "...

  • MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West and Director of Athletics Eric Levanda announced the hiring of Matt Oliver on Wednesday as the new head wrestling coach. Oliver comes to Huntingdon after four seasons as the head wrestling coach at Spartanburg Methodist College in Sou...

  • Jesse Mendez gets his hand raised after beating Anthony Ferrari to make the Cadet World Team (Photos/Sam Janicki) Link: Top-50 Sophomore Rankings Talented lighter-weight wrestlers Ryan Crookham (Notre Dame-Green Pond, Pa.) and Nic Bouzakis (Lake Highland Prep, Fla.) continue to anchor the Class of ...

  • Bo Nickal takes down Kollin Moore in the Big Ten finals (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) Bo Nickal, three-time Big Ten and NCAA wrestling champ for Penn State, has been named the 2019 Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year, his alma mater announced Wednesday. Nickal is the eleventh wrestle...

  • Robert "Bob" Dieli Sr., an icon in central Ohio wrestling as an athlete, coach, Hall-of-Famer and host of the popular "Matside with Bob Dieli" show on Columbus cable TV for a quarter-century, passed away on Monday, June 24. He was 94. "At his visitation, someone said that just about every Ohio high...

  • Gavin Teasdale battles Patrick Glory at Beat the Streets in New York (Photo/Juan Garcia) Gavin Teasdale, who had committed to the University of Iowa before joining the roster at Penn State last season at 125 pounds, has told PA Power Wrestling that he plans to join the Hawkeyes for the upcoming seas...

  • Cadet world medalists Alex Facundo and Richard Figueroa are the top two juniors (Photos/Sam Janicki) Link: Top-50 Junior Rankings For the last year, two wrestlers have separated from the rest of the 2021 class and are standing at its top: Alex Facundo (Davison, Mich.) and Richard Figueroa (Selma, C...

  • Lars Jensen was affiliated with San Francisco State for four decades (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Two years after being dropped as head wrestling coach at San Francisco State after more than three decades, Lars Jensen has received a half-million dollar settlement from the school. ...

  • Wrestling fans: Here's your opportunity to meet Jim Miller, the new Dan Gable Museum Director in person ... and check out the newly updated facility in Waterloo, Iowa, too. Dan Gable and Jim MillerThe National Wrestling Hall of Fame Gable Museum will be hosting a special "Open House" event - featu...

  • Timmy McCall wrestling at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas (Photo/Sandy Slater) RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina native Timmy McCall has joined the NC State wrestling program as a volunteer assistant coach, announced by head coach Pat Popolizio. "Timmy brings really good experience that will help elevate...

  • Tyler Graff at a press conference before Final X: Lincoln (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers wrestling head coach Scott Goodale added former Wisconsin four-time All-American and current USA World Team member Tyler Graff as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2...

  • JohnMark Bentley signed a contract extension through 2022-23 season (Photo/Appalachian State Athletics) BOONE, N.C. -- Appalachian State University wrestling head coach JohnMark Bentley has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2022-23 season, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced ...

  • Alex Dieringer gets in on a shot against Kyle Dake in the U.S. Open finals in 2018 (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com) USA Wrestling announced that returning world champion Kyle Dake and World Team Trials Challenge Tournament champion Alex Dieringer will wrestle for a spot on the 2019 Wor...

  • A.J. Ferrari and Braxton Amos h