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Author Archives: Alex Steen

Mythical Match-Ups: 1997 Lincoln McIlravy (Iowa) Vs. 2018 Jason Nolf (Penn State)

McIlravy vs. Nolf

When USA Wrestling's Richard Immel tweeted out the match-ups for a mythical dual between 2018 Penn State and 1997 Iowa, one bout, in particular, caught my eye. In the parade of outstanding wrestlers that would take the mat for both sides, a senior Lincoln McIlravy (Iowa) would square off with junior Jason Nolf (Penn State). This match would be incredible ...

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Getting to Know: Ibrahim Bunduka, George Mason

Ibrahim Bunduka, George Mason

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.   Name: Ibrahim Bunduka School: ...

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Getting to Know: Dustin Runzo, Davidson

Dustin Runzo, Davidson

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.   Name: Dustin Runzo School: ...

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Weight Cutting: How Much is Too Much and is it Effective?

Scale

Wrestling, as with any sport that features weight classes, has long grappled with the concept of cutting weight. We've seen college and high school rules on the subject evolve over the years and now it appears even international wrestling will be moving away from allowing competitors to weigh in the day before competition, a practice that allows for more extreme ...

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Penn State Will be Great but Another Team Could Make History as Well

Ohio State wrestling

With Penn State returning five national champions and almost all of their school record point total of 146.5, there has been plenty of talk about their potential to break the scoring record at the 2018 NCAA Division I Championships in Cleveland. That record stands at 170 points, set by Iowa in 1997, and would be even higher if that tournament ...

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Five Things in Wrestling We’ll Never Get Tired Of

Bubba Jenkins

Wrestling is a tough sport. Being a wrestler is hard, coaching wrestlers is difficult, and even just being a wrestling fan can be problematic as programs are cut and the sport struggles to move forward. Still, there are those of us who believe wrestling is the greatest sport in the world and that all the work put in at every ...

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Getting to Know: Christian Brunner, Purdue

Christian Brunner, Purdue

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.   Name: Christian Brunner School: ...

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Figueroa OW, Nelson’s Star Continues to Shine as Junior World Team is Set

Maya Nelson, Team USA

Photo by John Sachs Check back for more interviews from the venue.  They will be posted as they become available. The Junior World team for women’s freestyle is set after the final day of action at the 2017 Women’s Nationals.  Eight wrestlers have earned the right to compete this August in Tampere, Finland including five that have been to an ...

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Getting to Know: Youssif Hemida, Maryland

Youssif Hemida, Maryland

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.     Name: Youssif Hemida ...

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Howk Shines, Figueroa and Liles Survive as Cadet World Team is Set

Alisha Howk, Alex Liles

The opening day of the 2017 Women’s Nationals featured wall-to-wall action as grapplers from Division I all the way up to UWW Cadets took the mat in search of some hardware.  On the line for the Cadets was a trip to the Cadet World Championships in Athens, Greece this September.  This was a deep, experienced field with multiple Cadet world ...

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