Author Archives: Alex Steen

NCAA DI Individual College Wrestling Rankings December 13, 2016

NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has released its December 13, 2016, 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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Top Seven College Wrestling Performances of Week Six

Jake McKiernan - SIU-Edwardsville

As we head towards the Christmas break, some college wrestlers might be distracted by final exams.  However, these seven grapplers maintained their laser focus on the mat and it showed in their outstanding performances last week.  Whether it was pulling an upset, forcefully making a statement against a potential rival, or reminding the D1 folks that wrestlers at other levels ...

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TOM’s College Wrestler of the Week – Dec. 12th, 2016

Matthew Kolodzik - Princeton

Congratulations to TOM’s college wrestler of the week, Matthew Kolodzik of Princeton! After one period on Saturday, Kolodzik found himself trailing third-ranked Randy Cruz (Lehigh) 2-0 with the riding time clock tilted decisively toward his opponent. Even as the third period began, Cruz looked to be in control, holding a one-point lead, choice of position, and two minutes of riding ...

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Ragan Earns Silver as World Championships Conclude

Alli Ragan - Team USA

Photo Courtesy of John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com After sending three world championship debutantes to the mat on day one, Team USA sent a more experienced team to compete on day two. Each of the three Americans competing on Sunday also represented the red, white, and blue in 2015 while Alli Ragan (women’s freestyle, 60 kg) was making her fourth consecutive world ...

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Top Five 2017 Hodge Trophy Contenders

As the NCAA wrestling season begins to take shape, so too does the race for the 2017 Hodge Trophy. Last season, three-time NCAA champion Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) edged 2016 NCAA champion Zain Retherford (Penn State) in a close decision. This season Retherford is, again, one of the favorites, but he isn’t the only strong contender for the award. Today ...

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Logan Stieber Wins Gold on Day One at the World Championships

Logan Stieber - Team USA

The opening day of the 2016 World Championships for the non-Olympic weight categories was a good one, overall, for the Americans. Logan Stieber, men’s freestyle 61 kg, Sarah Hildebrandt, women’s freestyle 55 kg, and Chris Gonzalez, Greco-Roman 71 kg, all acquitted themselves well Saturday despite all three being on the Senior level world stage for the first time. Stieber’s wide ...

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Pinfall Enthusiast: V9

Pinfall Enthusiast

Pinfall Enthusiasts evolves this week from an audio format to an email based forum. We've still got the same crew, TOM's founder Eric, man of the people Bryce, and TOM's editor in charge of day-to-day operations Alex. First Period If you were coaching a D1 program and could only take your team to CKLV, Reno, Midlands or the Scuffle, which ...

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Stat Corner Powered by WrestleStat: Quarterfinal Hangovers

NCAA Wrestling

They call it the quarterfinal hangover. It’s that phenomenon we see every year at the NCAA tournament where a wrestler makes it into the quarterfinals, loses, and then promptly drops the next match to miss becoming an All-American. It happens every year and given that quarter-final losers should be favored in their round of 12 matches, if the bracket has ...

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Quick Look: #18 Minnesota at #10 Michigan – Sunday, Dec. 11th

#18 Minnesota at #10 Michigan 125: Skyler Petry (Minnesota) vs. Austin Assad (Michigan) 133: #13 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) vs. #11 Stevan Micic (Michigan) 141: Gannon Volk (Minnesota) vs. Sal Profaci (Michigan) 149: Freddy Stroker (Minnesota) vs. Zac Hall (Michigan) 157: #14 Jake Short (Minnesota) vs. #7 Brian Murphy (Michigan) 165: Brandon Kingsley (Minnesota) vs. #2 Logan Massa (Michigan) 174: Nick ...

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Five Things to Watch at the 74th Annual PSAC Championships

2015 PSAC Champions - Edinboro

The 74th edition of the historic PSAC Championships will be wrestled in Thomas Fieldhouse at Lock Haven on Saturday. Competition gets underway at 10 am eastern with the finals scheduled for 6:30 pm. Edinboro, Lock Haven, Clarion, and Bloomsburg are the Division I teams in attendance along with the Division II contingent. Here are five things to watch at the ...

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