Author Archives: Alex Steen

Joey Dance on 100 Wins, Virginia Tech’s Rise, the NCAA Tournament, and More

Joey Dance, Va Tech

Senior Joey Dance (Virginia Tech) has had an incredible career, becoming just the 10th Hokie to crack the 100 win barrier.  His .857 career winning percentage entering Sunday’s dual against Nebraska would be tied for third best in program history.  However, despite all of his success, what many wrestling fans think of when Dance’s name is mentioned are his travails at ...

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NCAA Qualifier Allocations: Updated Projections Entering the Final Weekend

NCAA Wrestling

A couple of weeks ago, we broke down the NCAA qualifier allocation picture for Division I.  Two weeks have passed and we are entering the final weekend of the regular season.  As such, the picture has begun to clear and we know more and more each day about who will have enough matches for an RPI and who will earn ...

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Team USA and Host Iran Put on a Show to Close 2017 Freestyle World Cup

David Taylor, Team USA

Photo By: Tony Rotundo Team USA had to overcome many hurdles just to reach Friday’s championship dual against five-time defending champions Iran in the 2017 Freestyle World Cup. From the initial political squabbling that threatened to keep the team from entering Iran to a group that included every strong team with the exception of Iran, the odds of the Americans ...

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TOM’s NCAA Wrestling Dual of the Week: #1 Penn State vs. #2 Oklahoma State

Penn State vs. Oklahoma State

No matter what your opinion of the current NWCA National Duals format, the finals match-up this year, top-ranked Penn State against second-ranked Oklahoma State, is a case of the system getting it right. Last season, these two teams met under a cloud of controversy as the Cowboys had a pair of early season losses, but the format did not allow ...

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TOM NCAA Division I Wrestling Team Rankings – Tournament and Dual – Feb. 15th, 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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79th IHSAA State Tournament: What You Need to Know

IHSAA

What: 79th IHSAA individual state wrestling tournament. When: Friday and Saturday, February 18th and 19th Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse Live streaming: Friday’s first round, Saturday’s quarterfinals, and Saturday’s consolations will be streamed at TrackWrestling.com. For Saturday night’s championship round, viewers outside of the Fox Sports Indiana coverage area can access a live stream that will be available at IHSAAtv.org. For ...

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Top 10 Redshirting Non-Freshmen in NCAA Division I Wrestling

Top 10 RS Non-freshmen

Last week, we covered the top 10 redshirting freshmen in the country. This week, it’s time for the non-freshmen to get their due. Unlike the true freshmen we introduced you to last week, these guys have all spent time in the line-up for their school but, for one reason or another, redshirted this season. Most of these guys have been ...

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Top 10 NCAA Wrestling Matches to Watch This Week – Feb. 15th, 2017

Matches to Watch

The NWCA National Duals are here and, while we didn’t get the match-ups we wanted to see after Penn State versus Oklahoma State, there are some excellent individual clashes to watch. There are a couple of matches in that championship dual that could be on this list that I left off for various reasons. Austin Schafer (Oklahoma State) against Nick ...

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2017 Men’s Freestyle World Cup Preview

Jordan Burroughs - Team USA

Team USA's men's freestyle delegation has landed in Iran ahead of this week's 2017 Freestyle World Cup. After all the political posturing and uncertainty, that in and of itself is a victory. However, the Americans will have designs on more victories to come when the competition gets under way Thursday morning in Kermanshah, Iran. The United States has drawn the ...

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NCAA DI Individual College Wrestling Rankings February 14, 2017

NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has released its February 14, 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 ...

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