Author Archives: Alex Steen

TOM’s NCAA Wrestling Dual of the Week: Ohio State Versus Arizona State

DOW: Arizona State/Ohio State

On November 20th, 2015, at St. John Arena on the campus of Ohio State University, the Buckeyes put away the Arizona State Sun Devils, 28-9, in the fifth meeting between the two schools on the wrestling mat all-time. Just short of one year later, on Saturday, November 19th at 3:00 pm eastern, the two schools will meet again, this time ...

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Michigan to Redshirt Abounader, Pantaleo, Sutton in 2016-17

Alec Pantaleo - Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Senior Domenic Abounader and juniors Alec Pantaleo and Garrett Sutton of the University of Michigan wrestling team will redshirt the 2016-17 season, head coach Joe McFarland announced on Wednesday (Nov. 16). Abounader will have one year of eligibility remaining, while Pantaleo and Sutton have two. They join senior captain Adam Coon as returning Wolverine starters slated ...

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Top Five NCAA Wrestling Matches to Watch This Week

Bo Jordan - Ohio State

Another week of fantastic NCAA wrestling action features a ton of excellent match-ups that we can’t wait to see. Below are the top-five most anticipated matches from this week’s dual slate along with a few honorable mentions that didn’t fit in the top-five, but that we’ll be keeping an eye on as well. Enjoy! Honorable Mention: #7 Seth Gross (South ...

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Focus on Ideas, Not Actions, Should be Takeaway from Columbia Suspension

Columbia Wrestling

The New York Times reported yesterday that Columbia University has suspended the wrestling team’s season after unacceptable text messages sent by team members came to light. Bwog, the Columbia student news organization, initially posted screen shots of the offensive messages, taken from a Class of 2017 Wrestling Team GroupMe, on Thursday and the team was not allowed to compete at ...

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Top Six NCAA Wrestling Performances From Week Two

Colton McCrystal - Nebraska

While Team USA was handing out world team spots in women’s freestyle, men’s freestyle, and Greco-Roman wrestling, the NCAA season barreled into its second weekend with action taking place across the land. These are the six best college performances from the week that was. #6 – Connor Medbery proves himself the best of the rest After an All-Star win over ...

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Wrestling Letters: Patrick Martinez

Patrick Martinez

Patrick Martinez, the “Lone Wolf” of Greco-Roman wrestling made the world team for the second consecutive year yesterday, winning the 80 kg weight-class at the Non-Olympic Weight World Team Trials in New York. Before he did that, he wrote a letter to his younger self as that young man started out in the sport. This is the first in a ...

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The Road to NYC: The End of the Journey


48 seconds. After nearly two months of restricting my diet, working out two times a day, working my aging body back into wrestling shape and down to weight, I got to wrestle for 48 seconds. Somehow, I’m still convinced it was a worthwhile experience. As I sit here the day after, shoulder aching, hungry despite several large meals since I ...

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Gonzalez, Martinez Head to Budapest, Bey, Hancock Win Titles

G'Angelo Hancock

In the closing session of the 2016 Bill Farrell International and Non-Olympic Weight World Team Trials, drama reigned, intensity was a constant, and the new Greco rules, with no forced par terre, proved controversial. Both world team spots were won in decisive third matches while some future stars of USA Greco took titles at Olympic weights. Alejandro Sancho scored an ...

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Gonzalez/Sancho, Martinez/Anderson Set to Challenge for World Team

Patrick Martinez - USA Wrestling

On the final day of action at the New York Athletic Club, Greco-Roman action took over at the Bill Farrell International and Non-Olympic Weight World Team Trials. World team spots for next month’s Non-Olympic Weight World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, were on the line at 71 kg and 80 kg while international titles were on the line at the Olympic ...

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