College Wrestling News

D1 Undefeateds: Who is Left and When Might They Lose?

Undefeateds January 2017

Four wrestlers won national titles without a single loss during the 2015-16 campaign. Nahshon Garrett (Cornell), Zain Retherford (Penn State), Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) and Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) accomplished the feat with Dieringer doing so for the second consecutive season. This season, there are 27 wrestlers in Division I, not including redshirts, that remain undefeated while having wrestled eight ...

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Top Five Matches to Watch This Week – Jan. 10th, 2017

Zane Richards - Nathan Tomasello

This week brings us a veritable buffet of college wrestling action including the Iowa/Oklahoma State dual and the Virginia Duals.  Those two events will receive the full preview treatment later this week so I decided to omit them from this week’s matches to watch.  As you can see below, even without them, there is a lot going on around the ...

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Top Seven College Wrestling Performances of the Week – Jan. 9th, 2017

Clark, Jiminez, Ward, Studebaker

In college wrestling, athletes cycle in and out of lineups for any number of reasons.  Sometimes, when they return after a prolonged absence, they struggle to knock the rust off and return to form.  That was not the case for several of this week’s outstanding performers.  Whether they returned from injury, came out of redshirt, or thought they were done ...

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TOM’s College Wrestler of the Week – Jan. 9th, 2017

Nick Suriano - Penn State

With an 8-0 record in his true freshman campaign, Nick Suriano (Penn State) was off to an excellent start. Considering two of those wins, over Connor Schram (Stanford) and Darian Cruz (Lehigh), came at the expense of former All-Americans, his ranking of third in the nation seemed well earned. Still, a Big 10 road-trip to take on a red-hot Ethan ...

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Looking Back at how Mid-Season Rankings Predict Seeds and Finishes at NCAAs

NCAA Wrestling

The Midlands and Southern Scuffle are a point of demarcation in the NCAA Division I wrestling season. After two months of individual tournaments being prevalent, the Midlands and the Scuffle are the last individual tournaments for the top programs before the post-season begins a couple of months from now. With these two tournaments combined attracting the majority of D1 teams, ...

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Under the Radar: University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas

Saint Mary - UTR

It has been six months since the University of Saint Mary announced their addition of both men’s and women’s wrestling programs. Located in Leavenworth, Kansas, the Spires are a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). With the addition of wrestling, the University now offers 18 sports, many of which are offered for both genders. They offer the ...

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Stat Corner Powered by WrestleStat: Individual Strength of Schedule Leaders

Connor Medbery - Wisconsin

Last week in the Stat Corner sponsored by WrestleStat, we looked at which NCAA Division I wrestling teams had wrestled the most difficult schedule entering the Midlands and the Scuffle.  Now that those two tournaments have been wrestled, we thought we’d look at strength of schedule (SoS) for individual wrestlers.  Just as we did with each match in the team ...

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Quick Look: #6 Missouri at #25 Oklahoma – Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Missouri versus Oklahoma

#6 Missouri at #25 Oklahoma 125: #16 Barlow McGhee (Missouri) vs. Christian Moody or Dalton Duffield (Oklahoma) 133: #11 John Erneste (Missouri) vs. Trae Blackwell (Oklahoma) 141: #15 Jaydin Eierman or Matt Manley (Missouri) vs. Mike Longo (Oklahoma) 149: #4 Lavion Mayes (Missouri) vs. #20 Davion Jeffries (Oklahoma) 157: #6 Joey Lavallee (Missouri) vs. DaWaylon Barnes (Oklahoma) 165: #7 Daniel ...

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Quick Look: #1 Penn State at #7 Nebraska – Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Nebraska vs. Penn State

#1 Penn State at #7 Nebraska 125: #3 Nick Suriano (Penn State) vs. #5 Tim Lambert (Nebraska) 133: #15 Jered Cortez or George Carpenter (Penn State) vs. #2 Eric Montoya (Nebraska) 141: Jimmy Gulibon or Kade Moss (Penn State) vs. #12 Colton McCrystal (Nebraska) 149: #1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) vs. Collin Purinton (Nebraska) 157: #1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) ...

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#14 Michigan to Host #3 Iowa at Sold-Out Cliff Keen Arena Friday Night

Iowa vs. Michigan

Iowa is on a winning streak in the Big Ten, again. If you have heard that before, it is probably because they seem to do it every couple of years. This season is no different and the next big test will be against the same program that ended their last streak. While we will have to wait until January 20th ...

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