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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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Top Seven College Wrestling Performances of Week Six

Jake McKiernan - SIU-Edwardsville

As we head towards the Christmas break, some college wrestlers might be distracted by final exams.  However, these seven grapplers maintained their laser focus on the mat and it showed in their outstanding performances last week.  Whether it was pulling an upset, forcefully making a statement against a potential rival, or reminding the D1 folks that wrestlers at other levels ...

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TOM’s College Wrestler of the Week – Dec. 12th, 2016

Matthew Kolodzik - Princeton

Congratulations to TOM’s college wrestler of the week, Matthew Kolodzik of Princeton! After one period on Saturday, Kolodzik found himself trailing third-ranked Randy Cruz (Lehigh) 2-0 with the riding time clock tilted decisively toward his opponent. Even as the third period began, Cruz looked to be in control, holding a one-point lead, choice of position, and two minutes of riding ...

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Top Five 2017 Hodge Trophy Contenders

As the NCAA wrestling season begins to take shape, so too does the race for the 2017 Hodge Trophy. Last season, three-time NCAA champion Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) edged 2016 NCAA champion Zain Retherford (Penn State) in a close decision. This season Retherford is, again, one of the favorites, but he isn’t the only strong contender for the award. Today ...

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Pinfall Enthusiast: V9

Pinfall Enthusiast

Pinfall Enthusiasts evolves this week from an audio format to an email based forum. We've still got the same crew, TOM's founder Eric, man of the people Bryce, and TOM's editor in charge of day-to-day operations Alex. First Period If you were coaching a D1 program and could only take your team to CKLV, Reno, Midlands or the Scuffle, which ...

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Stat Corner Powered by WrestleStat: Quarterfinal Hangovers

NCAA Wrestling

They call it the quarterfinal hangover. It’s that phenomenon we see every year at the NCAA tournament where a wrestler makes it into the quarterfinals, loses, and then promptly drops the next match to miss becoming an All-American. It happens every year and given that quarter-final losers should be favored in their round of 12 matches, if the bracket has ...

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Northern Iowa at Wisconsin Features 12 Ranked Wrestlers

UNI - Wisconsin

This weekend Iowa State travels to Iowa for an in-state battle that has its very own trophy. The University of Northern Iowa would like to remind everyone that there is a third D1 wrestling school in Iowa with a national championship trophy. Head Coach Doug Schwab and the Panthers travel to Madison, Wisconsin this weekend for a border battle with ...

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Quick Look: #18 Minnesota at #10 Michigan – Sunday, Dec. 11th

#18 Minnesota at #10 Michigan 125: Skyler Petry (Minnesota) vs. Austin Assad (Michigan) 133: #13 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) vs. #11 Stevan Micic (Michigan) 141: Gannon Volk (Minnesota) vs. Sal Profaci (Michigan) 149: Freddy Stroker (Minnesota) vs. Zac Hall (Michigan) 157: #14 Jake Short (Minnesota) vs. #7 Brian Murphy (Michigan) 165: Brandon Kingsley (Minnesota) vs. #2 Logan Massa (Michigan) 174: Nick ...

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