Author Archives: Alex Steen

54th Annual Midlands Championships – Preview

54th Annual Midlands Championships

The 54th Annual Midlands Championships closes out 2016 this Thursday and Friday, December 29th and 30th. Wrestling begins at 9:30 am central time on Thursday and 10:00 am central time on Friday. The first three sessions will be live on BTN2Go while the placement matches will be live on the Big Ten Network at 7:00 pm, December 30th. The third-ranked ...

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Top Five Matches to Watch at the 54th Annual Midlands

The 54th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships takes center stage on Thursday and Friday, December 29th and 30th, 2016, as top college wrestlers from across the country shake off the Christmas break to compete for a title. There will be fascinating clashes throughout the tournament, but these five are the ones we most hope to see.  For the full Midlands ...

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Top 10 Pin Leaders in NCAA Division I Wrestling This Season – December Update

Dean - Opsal - Pin Leaders

At Thanksgiving, we broke down the top 10 pin leaders in NCAA Division I wrestling for the 2016-17 season. It has been a month and it is now Christmas so let’s take another look to see how the race to be the top pinner is unfolding. Before we get into the Division I leaders, we should check in on the ...

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Top Five College Wrestling Moments of 2016

2016 College Wrestling Moments of the Year

As 2016 comes to a close, we at TOM look back at some of the best moments from a thrilling year in college wrestling.  We had upsets, legends finishing their careers in style, and defending champions trying desperately to win another title.  As much as we’re looking forward to 2017, we’ll first take a stroll down memory lane and remember ...

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TOM’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Team Rankings – Dec. 22nd, 2016

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TOM presents our NCAA Division I wrestling team rankings for December 22nd, 2016.  These are a projection of tournament points accounting for each wrestler’s past performance against wrestlers that they are likely to see as they advance through the NCAA tournament bracket.  We account for bonus points and winning percentage against different tiers of opponents to generate a snapshot of ...

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NCWA Team and Individual Rankings – Dec. 22nd, 2016

NCWA Wrestling Rankings

The National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) has released their latest team and individual rankings for December 22nd, 2016. Team Rankings DIVISION 1 Rk Team Pts 1 Emmanuel 69 2 Middle Tennessee 44 3 Central Florida 40 3 Liberty 40 5 Grand Valley State 37 6 Apprentice 29 7 Air Force Prep 24 8 Henry Ford 20 9 Springfield Tech CC ...

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2018 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup awarded to Iowa City, Iowa, and set for Carver-Hawkeye Arena, April 21-22


United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation, has awarded the 2018 Freestyle World Cup to USA Wrestling, which will host the event at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the campus of the University of Iowa, April 21-22. The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and features the top eight men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world. It is one ...

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Top Five High School Performances of the Week – Dec. 20th, 2016

Pueblo County

Great tournaments were wrestled this weekend across the country. Here’s a review of what took place in some of the major high school events. Julian Ramirez is Gold Blair Academy’s Julian Ramirez put on a show at the Beast of the East tournament as he was triumphant in acquiring his second individual tournament title of the season. What makes Ramirez’s ...

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NCAA DI Individual College Wrestling Rankings December 20, 2016

NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has released its December 20, 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 Six College Wrestling Performances of Week Seven

Vito Pasone - Appalachian State

Christmas is less than a week away, but this week NCAA wrestling gave us a few early presents to unwrap.  From three freshmen taking out highly ranked opponents to a couple of previously injured wrestlers flashing their old form and a tough veteran looking the best he’s ever been, week seven was one to remember! 6) David McFadden rolls in ...

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