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Top Five NCAA Wrestling Teams of All-Time

1986 Iowa Hawkeyes

The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships began in 1928. Every year since then, except 1943-45 when the tournament was not held due to World War II, the best college wrestlers in the country have gathered to compete. There have been incredible matches, amazing individual careers and legendary teams over the years, but who was the best of the best? Today ...

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Getting to Know: Mitch Friedman, North Dakota State

Mitch Friedman, North Dakota State

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.   Name: Mitch Friedman School: ...

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Who has Produced the Most MFS World/Olympic Team Members in the Last 10 Years?

Tony Ramos, Thomas Gilman

Photo by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com With the 2017 men’s freestyle world team set, we now know that six different colleges are represented with Nebraska and Ohio State both sending a pair of wrestlers to Paris. With the international success of alums often cited as a recruiting advantage at the NCAA level, we thought we’d take a look at which colleges ...

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Getting to Know: Taylor Lujan, Northern Iowa

Taylor Lujan, Northern Iowa

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.   Name: Taylor Lujan School: Northern Iowa ...

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Getting to Know: Matthew Voss, George Mason

Matthew Voss, George Mason

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.   Name: Matthew Voss School: ...

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Top Five American Women with the Most Olympic/World Team Appearances

Kristie Davis, Elena Pirozhkova

Women’s wrestling continues to grow in this country and around the world. After the first women’s freestyle World Championships were held in 1987, the United States sent their first women’s team in 1989. Since then, women’s wrestling has become an Olympic event, we’ve seen the rise of the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA), and the number of females wrestling is ...

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What I Learned in Lincoln at the 2017 World Team Trials

Kyle Dake, Isaiah Martinez

Photo by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com The NCAA Division I finals gets more attention for many reasons, but there is no doubt that the World Team Trials (recapped here) is the pinnacle of wrestling in the United States. If you don't believe me, check out some of the consolation matches that were contested after many fans had gone to lunch. How about ...

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Finals Set at 2017 Men’s Freestyle World Team Trials

Jordan Burroughs, Kyle Dake

After a fantastic day of Junior action, the 2017 Senior Men’s Freestyle World team Trials kicked it up a notch Saturday, with a loaded field battling across the Devaney Center floor, setting a frenetic pace that made it nearly impossible to keep track of every match.  When the dust cleared, the match-ups for Saturday evening’s best of three final series ...

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