Author Archives: Alex Steen

NCAA Qualifier Allocations: Who is in Position to Earn a Bid Right Now?

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The NCAA Division I wrestling postseason is less than a month away and the first set of coaches rankings are already out.  Given that the other two factors for NCAA qualifier allocation can be calculated, we thought we'd break down each weight class, who is in, who has work to do, and who needs matches to earn a spot for ...

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TOM’s NCAA Wrestling Dual of the Week: #1 Penn State vs. #4 Ohio State

Penn State vs. Ohio State

Friday night at what could be a sold-out Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University, the fourth-ranked Buckeyes host top-ranked Penn State in a critical Big 10 wrestling showdown. The Nittany Lions enter undefeated on the season and Ohio State, who suffered its first loss at the hands of Iowa last Friday, is almost certainly the last hurdle ...

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WCWA Team and Individual Rankings – Feb. 1st, 2017

With the national tournament just 10 days away, the WCWA has released their final set of team and individual rankings for the 2016-17 season.  King University continues to lead the way as they look for their fourth-consecutive national title. TEAM RANKINGS TOURNAMENT TOP 12 POINT SCORERS RANK SCHOOL TEAM POINTS RANKED INDIVIDUALS 1 King University 109 8 2 Simon Fraser ...

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Top 10 Active Career Pinners in NCAA Division I Wrestling

Active Career Pinners - Feb '17

Back in October before the 2016-17 college wrestling season had begun, we took a look at the top five career pinners returning to Division I wrestling this season. Now that the season is three months old, it is time to check back in and see where everyone stands. We’ve expanded the list to go 10 deep this time around and ...

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TOM NCAA Division I Wrestling Team Rankings – Tournament and Dual – Jan. 31st, 2017

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TOM has released our latest NCAA Division I team rankings for both tournaments and duals.  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 dual ranking, simulated duals against every other team in the country, using today's likely line-ups, are run with ...

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Top 10 NCAA D1 Wrestling Matches to Watch This Week – Jan. 31st, 2017

Matches of the Week - Jan. 31st, 2017

As the calendar turns to February, we have less than a month before the college post-season begins. Between now and then, wrestlers and teams will jockey for position, scrapping for seeding position and a mental edge come March. This week, we have another solid dual slate with key matches around the country. All listed times are eastern. TOM Overall Season ...

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NCAA DI Individual College Wrestling Rankings January 31, 2017

NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has released its January 31, 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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Top Seven College Wrestling Performances of the Week – Jan. 30th, 2017

Top Performances - Jan. 30th, 2017

This week’s top college performances started on Monday and kept showing up all week long.  Friday night five undefeated Division I wrestlers took their first losses of the season and one of our honorees took out two previously undefeated scrappers in the span of three days.  Who made the cut this week?  Read on to find out! 7) Wisman keeps ...

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TOM’s College Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 30th, 2017

Jacob Kasper - Duke

On November 18th, Jacob Kasper (Duke), got pinned by Ben Stone (Wisconsin) in 1:18. At that point, it was fair to wonder how good Kasper would be in 2016-17. He was up at heavyweight after wrestling his first two seasons at 184 pounds. Stone is a redshirt freshman that backs up Connor Medbery for the Badgers. While he has a ...

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How the NCAA Waived Its Own Rules and Set the Stage for Controversy

Grapple on the Gridiron

In 1978, Iowa took home their third national title, winning by the smallest margin in NCAA Division I wrestling history. That year, they defeated Iowa State by just half a point, 94.5-94. The two teams scored an identical number of points outside of the pigtail round, however, Mike DeAnna (Iowa) got a fall in his pig-tail match, then worth one ...

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