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Getting to Know: Dustin Runzo, Davidson

Dustin Runzo, Davidson

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: Dustin Runzo School: ...

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Weight Cutting: How Much is Too Much and is it Effective?

Scale

Wrestling, as with any sport that features weight classes, has long grappled with the concept of cutting weight. We've seen college and high school rules on the subject evolve over the years and now it appears even international wrestling will be moving away from allowing competitors to weigh in the day before competition, a practice that allows for more extreme ...

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Penn State Will be Great but Another Team Could Make History as Well

Ohio State wrestling

With Penn State returning five national champions and almost all of their school record point total of 146.5, there has been plenty of talk about their potential to break the scoring record at the 2018 NCAA Division I Championships in Cleveland. That record stands at 170 points, set by Iowa in 1997, and would be even higher if that tournament ...

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Roger Reina Returns as Head Coach of Penn Wrestling

Roger Reina, Penn

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, Dr. M. Grace Calhoun, has announced that Roger Reina C’84 WEV’05 will return to his Hall of Fame roots as head coach of the Penn wrestling program. Reina originally led the Quakers from 1986-2005 and amassed a program-record 205 wins and a .649 winning percentage during his first ...

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Five Things in Wrestling We’ll Never Get Tired Of

Bubba Jenkins

Wrestling is a tough sport. Being a wrestler is hard, coaching wrestlers is difficult, and even just being a wrestling fan can be problematic as programs are cut and the sport struggles to move forward. Still, there are those of us who believe wrestling is the greatest sport in the world and that all the work put in at every ...

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TOM’s College Recruiting News – May 23rd, 2017

Jacori Teemer and Michael Beard

This past week Penn State and Arizona State got outstanding recruits to reinforced their already tough recruiting classes. Penn State will get the services of Michael Beard who is the second-ranked 195-pound wrestler in the nation and could eventually start for the Nittany Lions as a true freshman. The Sun Devils got a skilled competitor in Jacori Teemer who captured ...

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Getting to Know: Christian Brunner, Purdue

Christian Brunner, Purdue

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: Christian Brunner School: ...

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Getting to Know: Youssif Hemida, Maryland

Youssif Hemida, Maryland

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: Youssif Hemida ...

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What Perry to HWC Means and How the Landscape of NCAA Wrestling Continues to Shift

Mark Perry, HWC

Trackwrestling reported this week that Mark Perry is heading back to Iowa as the new head coach of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club (HWC). This move is a strong one for Iowa, a change in course for Perry, and continues the recent trend of power programs investing in their future success. The Iowa fanbase, still the largest in the country, has ...

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Getting to Know: Nathan Butler, Stanford

Nathan Butler, Stanford

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: Nathan Butler ...

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