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Top 10 NCAA Wrestling Matches to Watch This Week – Feb. 7th, 2017

Top Matches

This week we have another incredible slate of match-ups including some outstanding rematches. We’ve seen seven of these 10 match-ups before, including one in the national finals, one in last year’s round of 12, and two in big tournament finals earlier this season. We even saw one of these pairs scrap in the 2016 Big 10 final and then again ...

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Top Seven College Wrestling Performances of the Week – Feb. 6th, 2017

Top Performers

There are times when this list is made up, primarily, of wrestlers winning close matches over other exceptional wrestlers.  This is to be expected as wrestling tough competition and earning big wins often necessitates a tough match won by a close score.  However, this week we’ve got some guys who are going out and crushing quality opposition.  There were three ...

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TOM’s College Wrestler of the Week – Feb. 5th, 2017

George DiCamillo, Virginia

George DiCamillo (Virginia) has had an amazing college career. He has won more than 100 matches, is a three-time ACC champion, and has been to the round of 12 at the NCAA tournament three times. The Virginia senior has done just about everything but earn All-American honors. This season he has moved up to 141 pounds and had another excellent ...

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Opinion: Iowa State and Pitt Need More Than New Head Coaches to Succeed

Iowa State and Pitt

First Jason Peters was removed at Pittsburgh. Now, Kevin Jackson is stepping down at the end of the season at Iowa State. While the circumstances surrounding the coaching changes could hardly be more different and the two schools have very different histories in the sport, they have at least one thing in common. They both need more than a new ...

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Traditional Powers Should Remember, NCAA Wrestling is a Zero Sum Game

Iowa State Crowd

When Kevin Jackson announced he’d be stepping down at the end of the season, it sparked yet another round of debate about how good Iowa State wrestling should be and what realistic expectations for that program are now. The Cyclones, of course, have the third-most NCAA Division I national championships in the history of the sport with eight. While they ...

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Stat Corner Powered by WrestleStat: Team Bonus Points and Strength of Schedule

Stat Corner

Back in December, Stat Corner, powered by WrestleStat, looked at bonus points and strength of schedule by team in NCAA Division I wrestling.  There has been a lot of wrestling since then so it is time to see where we stand as February begins.  We’ll take a look at the top-25 bonus scoring teams per match and per win.  We’ll ...

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Watch This: Dave Schultz, Edinboro Open, and Plenty of Live Duals this Weekend

Watch This - Feb. 3rd, 2017

The Dave Schultz Memorial International tournament finishes up on Friday with women’s freestyle before NCAA Division I action takes over. The Edinboro Open is a tournament to keep an eye on in addition to the dual slate on tap for the next three days. Enjoy! Friday, February 3rd: Dave Schultz Memorial International, 9 am (FloPro) – Women’s freestyle closes out ...

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Oregon State Looks to Build on Upset of Stanford, Hosts Arizona State on Sunday

Arizona State vs. Oregon State

Oregon State was one of the first Pac-12 wrestling powers. When the Beavers rejoined what then came to be known as the Pac-8 in the summer of 1964, they jumped to the top of the wrestling standings, running off six consecutive conference tournament titles from 1965 to 1970. Though Arizona State and Boise State took their turns on top in ...

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No Rest for the Weary: Iowa Hosts Wisconsin then Travels to Minnesota

Iowa vs. Minnesota/Wisconsin

If Iowa is hoping that this weekend will bring a respite from the grueling schedule they have faced recently, they are in for a rude awakening.  No other team has or will face the type of twelve-day stretch that the Hawkeyes finished up last Friday in Carver.  First, it was a trip to take on second-ranked Oklahoma State down in ...

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NCAA Qualifier Allocations: Who is in Position to Earn a Bid Right Now?

NCAA Wrestling

The NCAA Division I wrestling postseason is less than a month away and the first set of coaches rankings are already out.  Given that the other two factors for NCAA qualifier allocation can be calculated, we thought we'd break down each weight class, who is in, who has work to do, and who needs matches to earn a spot for ...

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