Author Archives: Alex Steen

TOM’s NCAA Wrestling Dual of the Week: #1 Penn State vs. #12 Minnesota

Penn State vs. Minnesota

The landscape of college wrestling shifts from time to time. Often, that shift is driven by a coach taking over a program and making them into a national power. We have seen examples of this with Dan Gable taking over at Iowa, J Robinson at Minnesota, though it took a bit, and Cael Sanderson at Penn State. Certainly, each of ...

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Top Eight College Wrestling Performances of the Week – Jan. 4th, 2017

Kasper, Hall, Kutler, Jack

The Midlands Championships and Southern Scuffle produced enough fantastic performances that making the top performances list this week required something special. Each of the eight young men that made the cut won titles at one of the toughest in-season tournaments NCAA wrestling has to offer. Without further ado, TOM presents the top eight college wrestling performances for this week! 8) ...

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TOM’s College Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 4th, 2017

Ethan Lizak - Minnesota

It is difficult to tell the story of Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) this season without mentioning that he was out of the Gopher line-up for the first semester due to suspension. That said, he and the team are moving forward. The way he wrestled this weekend, he is doing everything he can to put that all behind him. The Minnesota sophomore, ...

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NCAA DI Individual College Wrestling Rankings January 4, 2017

NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has released its January 4, 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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NWCA Division III Wrestling Team and Individual Rankings

NWCA

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has released their latest Division III wrestling rankings. Team Ranking #4 January 2, 2017 1. Wartburg College (IA) (8 – 0) 2. Ithaca College (NY) (2 – 0) 3. Augsburg College (MN) (5 – 0) 4. University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (5 – 0) 5. Roger Williams University (RI) (8 – 0) 6. ...

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WCWA Individual and Team Rankings – Jan. 3rd, 2017

The WCWA has released their latest set of team and individual rankings on January 3rd, 2017. Three-time defending national champions King University maintain their number one ranking with four top-ranked wrestlers. TEAM RANKINGS TOURNAMENT TOP 12 POINT SCORERS   TEAM RANKINGS DUAL RANK SCHOOL TEAM POINTS RANKED INDIVIDUALS   RANK TEAM RESULTS 1 King University 113 9   1 King ...

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OSU Wins, Hall Impresses, Dean Makes History at 2017 Southern Scuffle

Southern Scuffle

The 2017 Southern Scuffle is in the books after two days of exciting action in Chattanooga, Tennessee. NCAA wrestling teams from across the country took part in the 14th edition of the event which produced its third four-time champion, a first-time team champion, and a dramatic finish between the top two 197s in the country. Oklahoma State Finally Wins the ...

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TOM Chats With Hunter Gamble (Gardner-Webb) at the 2017 Southern Scuffle

Hunter Gamble - Gardner-Webb

Hunter Gamble (Gardner-Webb) became the first Gardner-Webb wrestler to ever advance to the Southern Scuffle semi-finals when he beat Chip Ness (North Carolina), 8-5, in the quarter-finals.  Though he fell there to Gabe Dean (Cornell), Gamble’s fifth place finish was a strong performance overall.  We caught up with Gamble after the tournament to talk about what this means for the ...

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TOM Chats With 2017 Southern Scuffle Champion Ethan Lizak (Minnesota)

Ethan Lizak - Minnesota

Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) used a punishing top game to dominate the 2017 Southern Scuffle at 125 pounds.  He scored bonus points in each match on his way to the title.  TOM caught up with him after the tournament to talk about his work on top and how Minnesota is moving past a difficult off-season.

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TOM Chats With 2017 Southern Scuffle Champion Jacob Kasper (Duke)

Jacob Kasper - Duke

Jacob Kasper (Duke) was a national qualifier at 184 pounds in 2015.  At the 2017 Southern Scuffle, he was the heavyweight champion after a stellar run through a tough bracket.  TOM caught up with Kasper after the tournament to talk about his move up in weight and his sartorial choices.

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