Author Archives: TOM Staff

Dresser Returns Home to Assume Cyclone Wrestling Reins

Iowa State

AMES, Iowa – Kevin Dresser, the 2016 National Wrestling Coaches’ Association Coach of the Year, has agreed to return home to his native state to become Iowa State’s Head Wrestling Coach. Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard made the announcementMonday afternoon. The 54-year-old Humboldt, Iowa native, built a national power at Virginia Tech. Inheriting a team that won one dual in the ...

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NCAA Releases Updated Award Standings

NCAA Wrestling

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the updated standings for the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes ...

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2017 NWCA National Duals Championship Series Pairings Set

NWCA

Manheim, Pennsylvania — The National Wrestling Coaches Association and the National Duals Selection Committee is pleased to announce the matchups for the 2017 NWCA National Duals Championship Series presented by Theraworx and the United States Marine Corps. In the second year of this format, teams from the Big Ten Conference will face off with non-Big Ten teams in a showcase ...

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Latest DI Coaches’ Rankings and RPI Revealed

NCAA Wrestling

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA released Friday the second of four coaches’ panel rankings for the 2016-17 wrestling season and the first release of the RPI. The final rankings will be one of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. This year’s event is March 16-18 at ...

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NJCAA Wrestling Team and Individual Rankings – Feb. 6th, 2017

NJCAA Wrestling Rankings

The latest edition of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) wrestling rankings have been released.  The 2016-17 NJCAA Wrestling Championship is February 24th and 25th in Council Bluffs, Iowa. NJCAA Team Rankings Rank Team 125 133 141 149 157 165 174 184 197 285 Total Points 1 Iowa Central   16 9 12 16   7 16 3 16 95 ...

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42nd Annual Mission San Jose Invitational Preview

Justin Mejia, Clovis

Photo of Justin Mejia Courtesy of John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com Article Courtesy of Al Fontes This weekend marks the 42nd Annual Mission San Jose Invitational held at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. The Mission Tournament is among the top prep level competitions in Northern California and since the late 1980s has attracted numerous state and national level teams and ...

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NCAA Releases Wrestling Awards Standings Update

Zain Retherford - Penn State

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the updated standings for the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes ...

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Jackson Stepping Down as Iowa State Wrestling Coach at Season’s End

Kevin Jackson

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Jackson announced today that he will leave his current position at the conclusion of the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championship to assume an administrative role within the athletics department. “Iowa State has a great wrestling tradition and everyone involved with the program has very high expectations,” Jackson said. “We have not consistently ...

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USA Wrestling plans to send team to Freestyle World Cup in Kermanshah, Iran, Feb. 16-17

Jordan Burroughs - World Cup

USA Wrestling plans to send an official delegation to participate in the Freestyle World Cup, set for Feb. 16-17 in Kermanshah, Iran. This is the annual World dual meet championship for men’s freestyle wrestling and one of the most prestigious competitions each year in international wrestling. “This tour continues a long history of goodwill and cooperation between the United States ...

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Emmanuel College Takes First NCWA National Duals Title

Emmanuel College

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Emmanuel College parlayed a quick lead into winning five of the first six matches, and the Lions rolled on to a 33-13 win over Liberty in the championship match of the NCWA National Duals. It is Emmanuel’s first NCWA title of any kind. With the win, the Lions take the Collegiate Cup Trophy home for a year ...

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