Author Archives: Eric John

Pinfall Enthusiast: V8

The Open Mat

Pinfall Enthusiasts evolves this week from an audio format to an email based forum. We've still got the same crew, TOM's founder Eric, man of the people Bryce, and TOM's editor in charge of day-to-day operations Alex. On the docket for discussion today is a look at wrestlers sitting out early season matches, weight cutting, the impact of the Coon ...

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Pinfall Enthusiast: V7

The Open Mat

Pinfall Enthusiasts evolves this week from an audio format to an email based forum. We've still got the same crew, TOM's founder Eric, man of the people Bryce, and TOM's editor in charge of day-to-day operations Alex. On the docket for discussion today are Iowa's first duals, The Battle at the Birthplace, Jacobe Smith (Oklahoma State) and Golden Grand Prix. ...

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ICYMI: College Wrestling Highlights from 11-19-16

Battle at the Birthplace

There was a lot of action around the country yesterday. Below are a few interesting notes. South Dakota State nearly knocks off Minnesota: Heading to 174 pounds during Saturday night’s home opener, six matches into its dual against No. 20 South Dakota State and trailing by 14 points, a Gopher victory looked improbable. Even after three straight victories, the home team needed ...

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Pinfall Enthusiast: V6

The Open Mat

Pinfall Enthusiasts evolves this week from an audio format to an email based forum. We've still got the same crew, TOM's founder Eric, man of the people Bryce, and TOM's editor in charge of day-to-day operations Alex. On the docket for discussion today are James Green and Logan Stieber heading to Budapest, early impressions of Penn State, a top-10 showdown ...

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NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings November 15, 2016

NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has released its November 15, 2016, NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings. Athletes who are known to be redshirting, injured for a prolonged amount of time or are known to be coming back the second semester are not ranked. During the season, wrestlers who miss two weeks of scheduled competition (excluding opens), will be removed from the rankings (with ...

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5 Things to Watch for @ Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open

Bearcat Open

Ranked Wrestlers 1. Over 20 teams from the Northeast will be traveling to Vestal, New York and taking part in the Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open on Sunday November 13th. Ohio University will be the road warriors for this event as the rest of the teams are from the region. 2. There are six wrestlers ranked in the TOM Top 20 ...

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TOM’s NCAA Wrestling Dual of the Week: Stanford vs Penn State

TOM DOW

The Penn State Nittany Lions are unquestionably the top program right now in college wrestling.  When you’ve won five of the last six national titles, you’ve earned the benefit of the doubt.  However, they enter this season with a lot of talent, but questions about just how good some of their wrestlers will be.  Ultimately, answering those questions at several ...

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Bill Farrell International and Non-Olympic Weight World Team Trials Preview

James Green - Team USA

The Bill Farrell International and non-Olympic weight world team trials begin Thursday at the New York City Athletic Club. At stake will be six world team spots at the non-Olympic weights, two each for Greco, men’s freestyle and women’s freestyle, as well as international tournament titles at each of the Olympic weights. The winners of those spots will compete next ...

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NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings November 8th, 2016

NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has released its November 11, 2016, NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings. Athletes who are known to be redshirting, injured for a prolonged amount of time or are known to be coming back the second semester are not ranked. During the season, wrestlers who miss two weeks of scheduled competition (excluding opens), will be removed from the rankings (with ...

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