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Five Things to Watch for at the 2017 North Country Open

North Country Open

Where: St John’s University, Collegeville, MN When:  Sunday, January 29th Follow along at www.trackwrestling.com The last twelve years have seen the North Country Open, hosted by the St John’s University Johnnies, evolve into an open tournament featuring athletes from Division I, Division II, and Division III programs.  There are not too many open tournaments available this late in the season and, ...

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WCWA Powers set to Collide at Saturday’s Bearcat Open

Bearcat Open

With the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) national tournament just three weeks away, eight of the top-10 teams in North America are scheduled to converge on Lebanon, Illinois, this weekend in what could be a preview of what is to come. Third-ranked McKendree University is the host of the Bearcat Open which begins at 9:00 am central time on Saturday ...

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Brandon Eggum Officially Hired as Head Coach

Brandon Eggum - Minnesota

The University of Minnesota today announced that Brandon Eggum has been named the eighth head coach of the Gopher Wrestling program. Eggum had previously served as the team’s interim head coach, a title he assumed last September. Today’s announcement removes the interim tag from his title, effective immediately. “Brandon Eggum has been an incredible leader for our wrestling program since ...

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Five Things To Watch For at the 23rd Annual All-Academy Championships

All-Academy Championships

This Sunday, January 29th, marks the 23rd annual All-Academy Championships.  The US Naval Academy hosts the tournament this year at Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Maryland, and the eight service academies all attend.  This is not an exclusive division one tournament as three teams from division three will battle as well.  They include the 24th ranked Coast Guard Academy, the oldest ...

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#5 Virginia Tech Travels to the Snake Pit to Face #7 Lehigh on Friday

Virginia Tech vs. Lehigh

It’s not often that we get to see killer non-conference duals this late in the season. Such will be the case Friday as fifth-ranked Virginia Tech heads into the “Snake Pit” and puts its ranking on the line against EIWA powerhouse and seventh-ranked Lehigh at 7 pm eastern in famed Grace Hall. Both squads are coming off of duals against ...

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#8 Missouri is Getting Healthy, Set to Host #2 Oklahoma State on Friday

Oklahoma State vs. Missouri

Second-ranked Oklahoma State travels to Columbia, Missouri, Friday night to face the eighth-ranked Missouri Tigers at 7 pm central. The match will be streamed live via ESPN3. The Cowboys haven't hit the road for a dual since a December 2nd trip to Norman for Bedlam against the Sooners. Missouri has been beset by injuries, but, finally, put what should be their ...

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NCAA Announces Updated Fall and Tech-Fall Leaders for 2017 Season

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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TOM’s NCAA Wrestling Dual of the Week – #3 Iowa vs. #4 Ohio State

Iowa vs. Ohio State

Friday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the third-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will be the favorites in a dual for the first time since January 8th, when they blanked Michigan State, 44-0. Since then, Iowa has lost to second-ranked Oklahoma State, 24-11, and top-ranked Penn State, 26-11. The Hawkeyes had not lost back-to-back duals by at least 13 points since 1966-67, which was ...

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Bracket Busters: 10 Wrestlers That Could Cause Chaos in March

Bracket Busters

Every year at the NCAA tournament an unseeded wrestler comes out of nowhere to pull a huge upset or two wreaking havoc on the bracket. In the last three seasons, since the introduction of the 16-seed system, there have been 19 unseeded All-Americans and many more have pulled upsets in the early rounds. We know the bracket busters are out ...

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Top 10 NCAA D1 Wrestling Matches to Watch This Week – Jan. 24th, 2017

Clark/Tomasello - Preisch/Epperly

In this week’s top-10 we’ve got two 2016 national finalists as underdogs, a pair of wrestlers meeting for the ninth time in college, and more matches that will shape the 2017 title race. This list did not make it out in time to include the clash between second-ranked Kevin Jack (NC State) and third-ranked Joey Ward (North Carolina) last night, ...

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