Author Archives: Alex Steen

NCAA Releases Fall and Tech-Fall Leaders for Each Division

NCAA Wrestling

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the first set of standings for the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as ...

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TOM’s High School Weekend Recap – Jan. 17th, 2017

Malvern Prep, PA

No. 15 Poway Crushes the Field at Battle for the Belt For the fourth successive year, the Mean Green Machine of Poway High won the Battle for the Belt tournament at Temecula Valley High, considered one of the toughest tournaments in Southern California. With 289.5 team points and 11 place winners, Poway became the second team, after Clovis High, to ...

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NCAA DI Individual College Wrestling Rankings January 17, 2017

NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has released its January 17, 2017, NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings. Athletes who are known to be redshirting, injured for a prolonged amount of time or are known to be coming back the second semester are not ranked. During the season, wrestlers who miss two weeks of scheduled competition (excluding opens), will be removed from the rankings (with ...

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TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 16th, 2017

K.J. Fenstermacher - Northampton

Despite winning an Escape the Rock title last year and placing third in the PIAA state tournament, K.J. Fenstermacher (Northampton) was the underdog entering the 2017 Escape the Rock finals at 132 pounds. His opponent was Brian Courtney of Athens High, a PIAA state champion and the third-ranked wrestler in the country. Nevertheless, Fenstermacher competed against Courtney as just another ...

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Opinion: Bilas Shines Light on Fiscal Hypocrisy in College Sports

Bilas vs Clemson

When the college football national championship took place last Monday, it understandably had many wrestling fans feeling less than enthusiastic. The final showdown was between two schools, Alabama and Clemson, that used to have wrestling but discontinued their programs. Between that, the extensive coverage of all aspects of the game, and all the money involved, it is easy to see ...

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