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Dejournette Named SoCon Wrestler of the Year

Denzel Dejournette - Appalachian State

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University senior heavyweight wrestler Denzel Dejournette (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) earned the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year honors after his performance in crucial and dramatic victories this season for the Mountaineers. Dejournette becomes just the fourth wrestler ever to be named SoCon Wrestler of the Year in consecutive years and the first since Appalachian’s Travis ...

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Eight Former Members Of Portland State Wrestling Set To Be Inducted To NCAA II Wrestling Hall of Fame

Portland State

The Hall of Fame Committee for the NCAA II Wrestling Coaches Association has announced that on Thursday evening March 9, 2017, eight individuals from the Portland State wrestling program will be inducted into the Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame. The induction will take place at the Sheraton Birmingham located at 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, Alabama, 35203. ...

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Big Ten Wrestling Pre-Seeds Announced

Big 10 Conference

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2017 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 4-5 at Indiana. Six schools boast at least one top-seeded wrestler, with Ohio State and Penn State leading the way with three apiece. Penn State and Wisconsin will bring a seeded wrestler in each of the 10 weight ...

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NAIA Wrestling National Championships Preliminary Brackets Announced

NAIA

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Preliminary Brackets – PDF) Preliminary brackets for the 2017 NAIA Wrestling National Championships, presented by USA Wrestling-Kansas have been released, the national office announced Friday. Session I action inside the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kan., begins March 3 at 10 a.m. CST. The 60th annual event consists of four sessions, concluding Saturday with the championship finals ...

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2017 NCAA Wrestling Division I Qualifier Allocations Announced

NCAA Wrestling

This article was updated after the NCAA released an updated version.  This is the latest release. INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has announced a correction to the qualifier allocations for the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships as listed in the chart below. Additional matches were identified that weren’t included in the original ratings percentage index (RPI) calculation. After the new RPI ...

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NJCAA Wrestling Team and Individual Rankings – Feb. 21st, 2017

NJCAA Wrestling Rankings

Ahead of the 2017 NJCAA Wrestling Championship on Friday and Saturday, the NJCAA has released its latest set of team and individual rankings. NJCAA National Ranking 2/21/2017 Rank Team 125 133 141 149 157 165 174 184 197 285 Total Points 1 Iowa Central 7 16 9 12 16   7 16   16 99 2 Clackamas 12 9 16 ...

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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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