Author Archives: Bryce Villa

Under the Radar: Northern Colorado

UTR: Northern Colorado

Troy Nickerson.  That name should immediately bring to mind a hard-nosed four-time All-American from Cornell University.  If you are from the East Coast, you may also remember him as a young man who chose to stay close to home and help build a program into an EIWA powerhouse.  It should come as no surprise that he brings that background with ...

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Fan Zone: Iowa can Bounce Back from an Ugly Big 10 Tournament

Thomas Gilman, Iowa

While we work hard at TOM to be objective and as unbiased as possible, we all were fans before we started writing about wrestling professionally.  With that, we have our favorite teams that we pull for and, especially this time of year, want to see do well.  In that spirit, we thought it would be fun to let our hair ...

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2017 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship Preview

2017 Division III

Brackets: http://i.turner.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/external/gametool/brackets/wrestling_d3_2017.pdf Qualifier List: http://www.ncaa.com/news/wrestling/article/2017-03-06/diii-wrestling-championship-field-180-qualifiers-announced D3 Wrestle.com Championships Central: http://www.d3wrestle.com/?page_id=11536 Final D3 Wrestle.com Rankings http://www.d3wrestle.com/?p=11592   When: March 10-11 Where: La Crosse Center La Crosse, Wisconsin   The six qualifying regional tournaments have set the field for the 2017 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship this Friday and Saturday.  The top three finishers from each region will meet in La Crosse, ...

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2017 Southern Conference Wrestling Tournament Preview

SoCon

Tournament Information SoCon sports   Tournament Brackets and Live Coverage Trackwrestling A year ago at the Southern Conference tournament, it was Appalachian State edging out the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga by just a half a point.  The team title came down to the last match of the day and Denzel Dejournette (App State) sealed the win with a 4-2 victory over ...

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2017 NAIA Wrestling Championship Preview

NAIA

NAIA Championship Central http://www.naia.org/SportSelect.dbml?SPID=100496 NAIA Championship Brackets http://s200.trackwrestling.com/tw/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&loadBalanced=true&sport=wrestling&TIM=1488344128655&pageName=&ie=false&frameSize=523 The winner of the NAIA Men’s Wrestling national tournament may seem a foregone conclusion, but the postseason is a place where anything can happen.  Who can forget the years where Oklahoma State seemed poised to take the team title home, but was unable to finish strong.  Do you remember the Iowa Hawkeyes ...

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2017 Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Tournament Preview

EWL Preview

The Eastern Wrestling League is more of a federation than an actual conference.  Seven schools currently make up the wrestling only league.  Teams like Pittsburgh, Penn State, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech have been part of the EWL in the past and moved on.  Edinboro has been the big dog of the conference since 2000 winning twelve team titles.  Their ...

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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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