Author Archives: Alex Steen

NCAA Tournament Scoring: Balance versus Superstars

Balance versus Top Heavy

As the chase for the NCAA Division I wrestling title has taken shape this season, it has highlighted the different ways teams can lift the trophy. Top-ranked Penn State began the year with several question marks, but also with a strong core of superstars. Second-ranked Oklahoma State has just one wrestler with national finals experience, but each of their starters ...

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Stat Corner Powered by WrestleStat: One-Point Matches

Stat Corner

Luck is a difficult factor to account for in wrestling. Certainly, it plays a role in athletes staying healthy, but does it have an effect on the mat? If it does, what should we look for to see which teams and individuals are getting lucky and which are experiencing a run of bad luck? Bill Barnwell writes about football for ...

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Watch This: Action Packed Wrestling Weekend Stretches Into Monday

Watch This

A loaded weekend of wrestling action kicks off tonight and rolls right on into next week! Do not miss these outstanding events! All listed times are eastern. Friday: #1 Penn State at #3 Iowa – 9 pm – Our dual of the week is live on the Big 10 network and features three top-ranked wrestlers facing either the second or ...

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Pitt Head Coach Jason Peters “No Longer With the University”


PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh announced today a leadership change with the Pitt wrestling program effective immediately. Assistant staff members Matt Kocher and Drew Headlee will serve as acting co-head coaches for the balance of the 2017 season. Jason Peters, the Panthers’ head coach since 2013, is no longer with the University. “We will continue to provide our student-athletes and coaches ...

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EIWA Titans Lehigh and Cornell Set to Meet for the 95th Time

Lehigh vs. Cornell

The year was 1910, William Howard Taft was President, World War I was still four years away, and a person born that year would have been 18 by the time the first NCAA Wrestling tournament was put on in Ames, Iowa. In Ithaca, New York, the first-ever dual meet between Cornell and Lehigh took place, resulting in a 5-2 win ...

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The Lowest Ranked Wrestler at Each Weight that can Win a National Title

Lowest Ranked Potential Champions

As we enter the stretch run of the 2016-17 NCAA wrestling season, the field of potential NCAA champions continues to narrow. Certainly, any wrestler that is on a D1 roster and could win a starting spot by the time conference tournaments roll around technically has a chance to win it all, which is one of the great things about our ...

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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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