Author Archives: Bryce Villa

2017 NJCAA Wrestling Championships Preview

NJCAA

NJCAA Rankings 2/21/17 http://news.theopenmat.com/college-rankings/njcaa-wrestling-team-individual-rankings-feb-21st-2017/61943   NJCAA Wrestling Website http://www.njcaa.org/sports/wrest/index   NJCAA Wrestling National Championships Website http://www.njcaawrestlingcb.com/tournament.asp   NJCAA Nationals Handbook http://www.njcaawrestlingcb.com/files/NJCAA%20Wrestling%20Championships%202017.pdf   What:  NJCAA Men’s Wrestling Championships Where:  Council Bluffs, Iowa             Mid America Center When:  Friday, February 24th & Saturday, February 25th   TOM is giving you a glimpse at the 2017 NJCAA Men’s Wrestling Championships including the top teams and ...

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NCAA Division III Wrestling Regional Cheat Sheet

NCAA Wrestling

Division III Wrestling Coaches Top 25 Poll http://news.theopenmat.com/college-rankings/nwca-division-iii-wrestling-team-individual-rankings-feb-9th-2017/61746   NCAA Division II Championship Central http://www.ncaa.com/sports/wrestling/d3   I think we can all admit that the regional qualifying structure for Division III is a farce.  I have to use the word farce because my editor will not let me type out the expletive “@#@!%&^%$#$”.  Every attempt to rebalance the regions has failed ...

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NCAA Division II Wrestling Super Regional Cheat Sheet

NCAA Wrestling

Division II Wrestling Coaches Top 25 Poll http://d2wrestle.com/2017/02/20/division-ii-national-rankings-feb-20-2017/   NCAA Division II Championship Central http://www.ncaa.com/sports/wrestling/d2   It is time to start the trek to the NCAA Division II national tournament!  In what is sure to be an exciting journey, the top four finishers at the four regional tournaments will make up the field in March.  Perennial powers St Cloud State ...

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#5 Nebraska Travels to Blacksburg to Take on #6 Virginia Tech Sunday

Nebraska vs. Virginia Tech

What:  NWCA National Duals Match-Up When:  February 19th at 6:30 PM Where:  Blacksburg, Virginia A year after defeating Michigan in the NWCA Dual Championship series, Virginia Tech will take on a new foe from the Big Ten Conference.  This year, fifth-ranked Nebraska will travel to Blacksburg to take on the sixth-ranked Hokies in what promises to be a tightly contested ...

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2017 NAIA Regional Qualifying Tournaments: TOM Cheat Sheet

NAIA

NAIA Coaches Top 20 Poll http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=211462995 2017 National Qualifying Tournaments http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=211117894 2016-2017 NAIA Coaches Manual http://www.naia.org/fls/27900/1NAIA/Championships/CoachesCorner/Wrestling/WR_Manual.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=27900   It is time to start the trip to the postseason!  In the NAIA, the first stop on the journey will be at one of six regional qualifiers.  All of the tournaments will be available on Trackwrestling for fans to follow along and be ...

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Under the Radar: Southeastern University

Southeastern University

There is a scholarship-offering collegiate wrestling program in Florida, you just have to look for it.  The search will take you to the city of Lakeland, located between Orlando and Tampa on Interstate-4.  There you will find the campus of Southeastern University, the largest Assemblies of God educational institution in the United States.  Established in 1935, it was relocated from ...

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#2 Nebraska-Kearney, Undefeated Central Oklahoma Headline MIAA Championships

MIAA Championships

MIAA Wrestling Championships When:  10:00 AM on 02/12/17 Where:  Heath and Sports Center,  University of Nebraska-Kearney Website:  http://lopers.com/sports/2017/2/6/miaa-wrestling-championships.aspx   Mama MIAA, here we go again.  This Sunday will bring together the six wrestling teams that compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and name the conference champion.  The NWCA Division II team rankings from February 1st included five ranked squads ...

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Another Week, Another Test: #3 Iowa Set to Host #5 Nebraska on Sunday

Iowa vs. Nebraska

I feel like we have talked about this before. It seems to be a recurring theme for the third-ranked Iowa Hawkeye wrestling team.  This weekend will feature their fourth dual against a top five team in less than a month.  Throw in a rivalry weekend where they headed to the always hostile Williams Arena in Minneapolis to take on 12th ...

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No Rest for the Weary: Iowa Hosts Wisconsin then Travels to Minnesota

Iowa vs. Minnesota/Wisconsin

If Iowa is hoping that this weekend will bring a respite from the grueling schedule they have faced recently, they are in for a rude awakening.  No other team has or will face the type of twelve-day stretch that the Hawkeyes finished up last Friday in Carver.  First, it was a trip to take on second-ranked Oklahoma State down in ...

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#1 Wartburg vs. #2 Augsburg: Battle of the Burgs set for Thursday

Battle of the Burgs

Who:  #1 Wartburg vs #2 Augsburg Where: Si Melby Hall, Augsburg College Campus, Minneapolis, Minnesota When: Thursday, February 2nd, 7:30 PM “It’s like Deja Vu all over again”, if you think that you have seen this show before then you are correct.  Yogi Berra was a fan of hard-nosed baseball and you would have to think he would approve of ...

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