College Wrestling News

Pin and Tech Fall Rates at Nationals Over the Years


With the introduction of the four-point nearfall last season, we saw a rise in tech falls at the NCAA tournament, with 25 being earned compared to just 10 in 2015. This year, we saw another bump in tech falls with an all-time record 33 being earned in the 2017 Division I tournament. This broke the previous record of 28 which ...

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The Five Biggest Questions Heading into College Wrestling’s Off-Season

5 Questions

The off-season is here and, as always, there are plenty of questions that need to be answered before college wrestling returns in the fall. While new questions are sure to crop up, Oklahoma changed coaches in August last year remember, these are the five most interesting we’re watching right now. 1) Will the recruiting merry go round ever stop spinning? ...

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The Best and Worst Team Performances, Compared to Seed, at NCAAs

NCAA Trophies

Every year at the NCAA tournament some teams overachieve while others simply don't live up to their potential. Long before the latest edition of March Matness, we broke down how the top-10 teams in the rankings at the time had performed over the years on the college wrestling's biggest stage. In that spirit, we can now look at which teams ...

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From Hawkeye To Nittany Lion: Gavin Teasdale Decommits From Iowa

Gavin Teasdale - Penn State

One of the top recruits from the state of Pennsylvania Gavin Teasdale of Jefferson-Morgan in Jefferson, PA, had a change of heart after watching Penn State dominate the field at the Division I nationals as he manifested his new decision of attending Penn State rather the University of Iowa via Twitter. “After a long and hard consideration, I’m proud to ...

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10 Great Quotes from the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship

The fantastic NCAA tournament that just concluded featured outstanding action on the mat, but we also got to hear from a wide array coaches and athletes throughout the tournament.  You can check out all of our interviews on our Championship Central page, but we also went through the transcripts from Friday and Saturday night’s press conferences to find the best ...

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Tony Robie To Lead Virginia Tech Wrestling Program as Head Coach

Tony Robie - Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG – Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced Tuesday that Tony Robie has been promoted to head wrestling coach at Virginia Tech after serving as interim head coach since February. Robie led the Hokies to the team title at the ACC Championship and a sixth-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Championships in St. Louis – Tech’s fifth-straight top-10 finish at ...

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Reinstated Program Fresno State Adds A.J. Nevills To Their Wrestling Program

AJ Nevills - Fresno State

A.J. Nevills, a 2015 California state champion for the Cougars of Clovis at 195-pounds, will be returning home and attempt to help the reinstated wrestling program at Fresno State as they begin competition next season. Via Twitter, A.J. posted a photo of himself with the Fresno State coaching staff and announced to his followers his decision to compete for the ...

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NCAA Wrestling Signs Off with History, Magic, and Mayhem

2017 NCAA D1 Championship

The greatest three days in sports have come and gone once again giving us moments we’ll never forget.  Many great matches, controversial moments, and indelible images will be overshadowed by the incredible performance put on by the team champions, Penn State.  However, the team that tied the all-time record with five individual titleists on their way to a school-record 146.5 ...

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Opinion; Penn State Sends Message

On Saturday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO, the Nittany Lions did not just roar, they sent a crystal clear message to the rest of the teams in DI. That message was, catch us if you can. Think about this. They had six All-Americans which is not unheard of. They had five national champions, again it has ...

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Live Updates from the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Division I Championship

2017 NCAA Wrestling

Welcome to St. Louis where the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Division I Championship takes place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  TOM is live from the biggest college wrestling tournament of the year so please follow along both here and on twitter @theopenmat.  We’ll have video interviews going up on the site as well and if you missed anything, check out championship central here. ...

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