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Top 10 Pin Leaders in NCAA Division I Wrestling This Season – December Update

Dean - Opsal - Pin Leaders

At Thanksgiving, we broke down the top 10 pin leaders in NCAA Division I wrestling for the 2016-17 season. It has been a month and it is now Christmas so let’s take another look to see how the race to be the top pinner is unfolding. Before we get into the Division I leaders, we should check in on the ...

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Top Five College Wrestling Moments of 2016

2016 College Wrestling Moments of the Year

As 2016 comes to a close, we at TOM look back at some of the best moments from a thrilling year in college wrestling.  We had upsets, legends finishing their careers in style, and defending champions trying desperately to win another title.  As much as we’re looking forward to 2017, we’ll first take a stroll down memory lane and remember ...

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Top Six College Wrestling Performances of Week Seven

Vito Pasone - Appalachian State

Christmas is less than a week away, but this week NCAA wrestling gave us a few early presents to unwrap.  From three freshmen taking out highly ranked opponents to a couple of previously injured wrestlers flashing their old form and a tough veteran looking the best he’s ever been, week seven was one to remember! 6) David McFadden rolls in ...

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TOM’s College Wrestler of the Week – Dec. 19th, 2016

Boo Lewallen - Oklahoma State

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Cook It took until December 18th of his second-year on campus in Stillwater, but Boo Lewallen (Oklahoma State) finally made his college wrestling debut. The three-time Oklahoma stat champion stunned the crowd at the Reno Tournament of Champions with upset after upset on Sunday. He started his day, and his college career, by beating the 17th ...

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Lewallen, Hughes Emerge, Oklahoma State Wins Title at RTOC

Drew Hughes - Michigan State

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Cook The 2016 Reno Tournament of Champions College Invitational began the day haunted by who was not in attendance. By the end of the day, those who were there had stolen the show. Oklahoma State’s team of back-ups hoisted the championship trophy, besting Michigan State, Wyoming, Cal Poly, and Oregon State, who rounded out the top ...

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Stat Corner Powered by WrestleStat: Top 20 Bonus Point Scoring Teams in D1

Jared Johnson - UTC

Photo Courtesy of Chattanooga Wrestling This week’s Stat Corner powered by WrestleStat circles back to one of our favorite themes, bonus points. We’ve looked at how last year’s top teams compared to each other, who has the longest running bonus point streaks, and who the Division I pin leaders were in the early going. We’re going to keep harping on ...

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Reno Tournament of Champions – College Preview

Bo Nickal - Penn State

UPDATE: Due to weather delays and flight cancellations Campbell and Penn State will no longer be attending Sunday’s Reno Tournament of Champions. The 2016 Reno Tournament of Champions concludes on Sunday as college wrestling takes over after the high school tournament wraps up on Saturday. Penn State should take the team title rather easily, but there will be plenty of ...

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Midwest Classic Preview

Midwest Classic

This is the time in Division I where there is a bit of a lull in the schedule. Nearly every college student is in the midst of finals and the mid-season tournaments loom at the end of this month. It can be a time for rest and recuperation as the dual season will swing into high gear and wrestlers jockey ...

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TOM’s NCAA Wrestling Dual of the Week: #1 Oklahoma State Vs. #8 Cornell

In the history of NCAA wrestling, Cornell has never beaten Oklahoma State in a dual. In February, the Big Red lost to the Cowboys for the fifth time, 32-12 inside Newman Arena in Ithaca, New York. None of the five duals in this sparsely wrestled series has taken place in historic Gallagher-Iba Arena. That will change Friday night as eighth-ranked ...

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Top Five NCAA Wrestling Matches to Watch This Week – Dec. 14th, 2016

Realbuto Crutchmer

With many schools either taking finals or out for Christmas break, the dual slate is the thinnest we’ve seen all season. Still, there are some intriguing story lines that warrant your attention. Don’t be too surprised if these five bouts yield an upset or two. TOM Overall Season Record: 21-4, with 5 matches that did not occur. All listed times ...

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