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Cowboys and Sooners Clash in the 176th Edition of Bedlam on Sunday

Bedlam

In the 176th edition of the most oft-contested rivalry in NCAA Division I wrestling, the second-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys will host the #18 Oklahoma Sooners at 2 pm central time on Sunday, February 12th, inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The sport that inspired the term Bedlam, which is now used to describe all Oklahoma versus Oklahoma State battles, will again take center ...

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Cornell Hosts Princeton with Ivy League Title on the Line

Cornell vs. Princeton

Saturday afternoon in Ithaca, New York, Cornell will host Princeton as they look to keep the longest title streak in any sport in Ivy League history alive. The Big Red have won 14 straight Ivy League wrestling crowns and haven't dropped a dual to the Tigers since 1986. They lead the all-time series, 54-15, and enter this weekend as favorites ...

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NWCA Division III Wrestling Team and Individual Rankings – Feb.9th, 2017

NCAA Division III Wrestling Rankings

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has released their latest set of team and individual rankings for NCAA Division III wrestling. Team Ranking Ranking Team Record Prev. Rank 1 Wartburg College (IA) (19 – 0) 1 2 Augsburg College (MN) (10 – 2) 2 3 Johnson & Wales University (RI) (21 – 1) 3 4 Ithaca College (NY) (10 – ...

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TOM’s NCAA Wrestling Dual of the Week – Feb. 9th, 2017

Virginia Tech vs. NC State

Two of the top up and coming programs in NCAA Division I wrestling will meet to decide the ACC dual title for the second consecutive season. A year ago North Carolina State was 21-0 when Virginia Tech came to town on February 12th. The Wolfpack needed to beat the Hokies and Missouri in a three-day span to book their trip ...

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TOM NCAA Division I Wrestling Team Rankings – Tournament and Dual – Feb. 8th, 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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King Seeks Four-peat at 2017 WCWA Championships (Preview)

WCWA Championships

In the history of women's college wrestling in North America, only one team has won four WCWA titles. Oklahoma City University did so from 2009 to 2012, topping the University of the Cumberlands' three in a row from 2006 to 2008. King University heads into the 2017 WCWA Championships Friday and Saturday in Oklahoma City on their own run of ...

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Top 10 Redshirting Freshmen in NCAA Division I Wrestling

Top Redshirting Freshmen

Every year the debate rages. Which of the brand new true freshmen across the country should redshirt and which should jump right into the fire. Mark Hall (Penn State) had his redshirt pulled in January. Alex Marinelli (Iowa) is keeping his on. We will see, eventually, all of these young men in their respective lineups, barring something unforeseen, but it ...

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Top 10 NCAA Wrestling Matches to Watch This Week – Feb. 7th, 2017

Top Matches

This week we have another incredible slate of match-ups including some outstanding rematches. We’ve seen seven of these 10 match-ups before, including one in the national finals, one in last year’s round of 12, and two in big tournament finals earlier this season. We even saw one of these pairs scrap in the 2016 Big 10 final and then again ...

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Top Seven College Wrestling Performances of the Week – Feb. 6th, 2017

Top Performers

There are times when this list is made up, primarily, of wrestlers winning close matches over other exceptional wrestlers.  This is to be expected as wrestling tough competition and earning big wins often necessitates a tough match won by a close score.  However, this week we’ve got some guys who are going out and crushing quality opposition.  There were three ...

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TOM’s College Wrestler of the Week – Feb. 5th, 2017

George DiCamillo, Virginia

George DiCamillo (Virginia) has had an amazing college career. He has won more than 100 matches, is a three-time ACC champion, and has been to the round of 12 at the NCAA tournament three times. The Virginia senior has done just about everything but earn All-American honors. This season he has moved up to 141 pounds and had another excellent ...

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