Author Archives: Alex Steen

2017 NCAA Wrestling Division I Preview: 285 Pounds

2017 NCAA HWT

We're breaking down every weight class at the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship set for next week in St. Louis.  We usually start our previews at 125, but this time around we thought we'd give the big fellas the first look and work our way down.  We'll start with some facts for reference, break down who can win the ...

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History Tells us to Expect a High Scoring Team Race in St. Louis

NCAA Wrestling

The brackets are out for the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship which means we have a clearer view than we have all season of what this year’s edition of March Matness will look like in St. Louis. There is plenty yet to be decided and the match-ups will be poured over, analyzed, and dissected ad nauseum over the next ...

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TOM NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament Team Rankings – Mar. 8th, 2017

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TOM has released our latest NCAA Division I team rankings for tournaments.  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 tournament rankings, we walk through the NCAA tournament as if the wrestlers were seeded where they are currently ranked, projecting the ...

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2017 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship Preview

2017 Division II

In 1963, the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship made their debut in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Western State College of Colorado were the champions and the tournament has been held every year since with the 2017 edition set for Birmingham, AL, Friday and Saturday, March 10th-11th. Wrestling gets underway at 11 am central Friday morning with the semi-finals kicking off Saturday ...

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NCAA Announces At-Large Selections for Division I Championships

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INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA announced the 53 at-large selections for the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The wrestlers, listed in alphabetical order by weight class, join the 277 student-athletes that qualified automatically through their conference tournament finishes over the past two weekends.  The at-large selections were made by the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee using the following selection criteria: ...

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NCAA DI Individual College Wrestling Rankings March 7, 2017

NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has released it's March 7, 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 ...

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Top Nine College Wrestling Performances of the Week – Mar. 6th, 2017

Conference tournament season wrapped up this weekend with an incredible array of wrestling across the country. This list could have gone on and on, but we’ve narrowed it down to the nine best performances of the week. In the end, all we can say is, Frank Mattiace, we are sorry! 9) Rodriguez wild season continues Freddie Rodriguez (SIU-Edwardsville) has had ...

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TOM’s College Wrestler of the Week – Mar. 6th, 2017

Kollin Moore - Ohio State

For most of this season, the conventional wisdom has been that the top two at 197 pounds, J’den Cox (Missouri) and Brett Pfarr (Minnesota), looked to be alone on the top tier of the weight. Though a few challengers had pushed the top two at times, none of them had been able to beat either man. That changed Sunday as ...

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Oklahoma State Dominates, History is Made at the 2017 Big 12 Wrestling Championship

Oklahoma State - Big 12

The 21st Big 12 wrestling tournament and the second since the addition of the former Western Wrestling Conference (WWC) teams had a familiar theme to it as Oklahoma State dominated on their way to their 15th Big 12 title on Sunday. It was the 51st conference title overall for the Cowboys who had a historically strong performance at the BOK ...

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Live Updates – 2017 Big 12 Tournament

Big 12

The Big 12 tournament gets underway at 11 am central time Saturday morning with the finals set for 1 pm Sunday afternoon. TOM will be live from the tournament all weekend long providing live updates here and on twitter @theopenmat. Feel free to tweet us questions and we’ll do our best to find the answers. Our Big 12 preview can ...

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