College Wrestling News

Getting to Know: Paddy Quinlan, Franklin and Marshall

Paddy Quinlan - F&M

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.      Name: Paddy Quinlan ...

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Getting to Know: Jake McKiernan, SIUE

Jake McKiernan - SIUE

Today we kick off our series getting to know Division I wrestlers from across the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program and will be posting what they had to say as we make the long trek to next fall when college wrestling returns.  It is our hope that, when these guys do take the mat once again, we’ll all know ...

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The Five Previous Hodge Winners to Return to NCAA Competition

Returning Hodge Winners

In 1995, the Hodge Trophy was handed out for the first time with senior TJ Jaworsky (North Carolina) winning the inaugural award. It wasn’t until Cael Sanderson (Iowa State) won the first of his Hodge Trophies in 2000 that the most outstanding college wrestler of the year returned to compete at the NCAA level after winning the award. With Zain ...

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Zadick, St. John And Metcalf Join Cyclone Wrestling Staff

Iowa State Metcalf, Zadick, St. John

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser solidified his coaching staff with the announcement today that Mike Zadick, Derek St. John and Brent Metcalf will join the ISU wrestling program. Hires are pending administrative approval. Zadick and St. John were both on Dresser’s staff at Virginia Tech and Metcalf was most recently the National Freestyle Developmental Coach ...

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Review Problems are Symptomatic of a Larger Issue

Bo Jordan/Mark Hall

Photo By John Sachs, Since the NCAA Division I tournament ended, video review has been a hot topic in the wrestling community. Calls for greater transparency in the process, allowing fans to see what the officials see, and having someone other than the referee who made the call perform the review all have merit, but this is symptomatic of ...

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NCAA D1 Allocation Mistakes Raise Questions About the Process

The qualification process for the NCAA Wrestling Division I championships is, at once, both extremely complex and as simple as can be. On the one hand, if you win your conference championship, you’re in, no questions asked. In addition, once a wrestler gets to their conference tournament, they will know exactly what place they must finish to earn a trip ...

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Comparing Stats: Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic Vs. D1 Finals


This month we have seen some outstanding wrestling including the NCAA Division I finals and the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic (PWC), formerly the Dapper Dan, in the past two weeks. Our friends over at scored both with their Takedown App and provided us with the scoring data. Today we’ll go through that data to see what looks the same and ...

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Zain Retherford of Penn State Wins 2017 Hodge Trophy

Zain Retherford - Penn State

By Bryan Van Kley, WIN Magazine NEWTON, Iowa — The WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy has been awarded to the most dominant collegiate wrestler since 1995. Out of an amazing group of four Hodge finalists this year, Penn State two-time NCAA champ Zain Retherford has been named the 2017 Hodge winner, presented annually to the top collegian by ASICS. ...

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TOM’s 2017 NCAA Wrestling Division I All-Freshman Team

2017 All-Freshman Team

With the 2016-17 season in the books, it is award season for college wrestling. Our annual awards, the Tommies, are coming soon, but before we get to that we’re rolling out our 2017 NCAA Wrestling Division I All-Freshman Team. Congratulations to these 30 wrestlers on a fine start to their college careers. All freshmen who were not redshirting were eligible ...

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