Author Archives: Alex Steen

Top 10 Active Career Pinners in NCAA Division I Wrestling

Active Career Pinners - Feb '17

Back in October before the 2016-17 college wrestling season had begun, we took a look at the top five career pinners returning to Division I wrestling this season. Now that the season is three months old, it is time to check back in and see where everyone stands. We’ve expanded the list to go 10 deep this time around and ...

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TOM NCAA Division I Wrestling Team Rankings – Tournament and Dual – Jan. 31st, 2017

NCAA logo

TOM has released our latest NCAA Division I team rankings for both tournaments and duals.  Our rankings use match-by-match data, supplied by our friends at WrestleStat, to project how each wrestler is likely to perform against various tiers of opponents.  For the dual ranking, simulated duals against every other team in the country, using today's likely line-ups, are run with ...

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Top 10 NCAA D1 Wrestling Matches to Watch This Week – Jan. 31st, 2017

Matches of the Week - Jan. 31st, 2017

As the calendar turns to February, we have less than a month before the college post-season begins. Between now and then, wrestlers and teams will jockey for position, scrapping for seeding position and a mental edge come March. This week, we have another solid dual slate with key matches around the country. All listed times are eastern. TOM Overall Season ...

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NCAA DI Individual College Wrestling Rankings January 31, 2017

NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has released its January 31, 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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Top Seven College Wrestling Performances of the Week – Jan. 30th, 2017

Top Performances - Jan. 30th, 2017

This week’s top college performances started on Monday and kept showing up all week long.  Friday night five undefeated Division I wrestlers took their first losses of the season and one of our honorees took out two previously undefeated scrappers in the span of three days.  Who made the cut this week?  Read on to find out! 7) Wisman keeps ...

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TOM’s College Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 30th, 2017

Jacob Kasper - Duke

On November 18th, Jacob Kasper (Duke), got pinned by Ben Stone (Wisconsin) in 1:18. At that point, it was fair to wonder how good Kasper would be in 2016-17. He was up at heavyweight after wrestling his first two seasons at 184 pounds. Stone is a redshirt freshman that backs up Connor Medbery for the Badgers. While he has a ...

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How the NCAA Waived Its Own Rules and Set the Stage for Controversy

Grapple on the Gridiron

In 1978, Iowa took home their third national title, winning by the smallest margin in NCAA Division I wrestling history. That year, they defeated Iowa State by just half a point, 94.5-94. The two teams scored an identical number of points outside of the pigtail round, however, Mike DeAnna (Iowa) got a fall in his pig-tail match, then worth one ...

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Stat Corner Powered by WrestleStat – Luck and One-Point Matches

Stat Corner

Last week in Stat Corner powered by WrestleStat, we looked at the performance of Division I teams in one-point matches so far this season. We also introduced the possibility that one-point matches are decided, at least in part, by luck. This week, we follow up on that theory to see how various teams have performed over the last four seasons ...

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Watch This: Yarygin, Dake/Dieringer, Ohio State/Iowa and More this Weekend

Watch This - Jan. 27th, 2017

This weekend, we’ve got free streams from United World Wrestling and CampusInsiders as well as the usual array of offerings from ESPN3, BTN, and others if you have access. This is by no means a complete list of the wrestling you can watch this weekend, but these are the highlights. Enjoy! All times listed are eastern. Friday Ivan Yarygin 2017 ...

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WCWA Powers set to Collide at Saturday’s Bearcat Open

Bearcat Open

With the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national tournament just three weeks away, eight of the top-10 teams in North America are scheduled to converge on Lebanon, Illinois, this weekend in what could be a preview of what is to come. Third-ranked McKendree University is the host of the Bearcat Open which begins at 9:00 am central time on Saturday ...

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