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Holy Spirit wrestler Mac Mancuso picks West Virginia

And the winner of the Mac Mancuso sweepstakes: West Virginia.   Mancuso, a Holy Spirit High School senior, verbally committed to wrestle for the Mountaineers and coach Craig Turnbull this week.   Rutgers, North Carolina, Penn State, Maryland and Ohio State were among the schools in the recruiting competition for Mancuso.   One of the top wrestlers in the state, ...

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Old face fills 197-pound slot

Junior 157-pounder Dan Vallimont’s value to the Penn State wrestling team stretches beyond his consistent on-mat efforts.   When the Nittany Lions were scrambling to find a 197- pounder after coach Troy Sunderland dismissed Jared Platt from the program this past spring, Vallimont placed a phone call to former roommate Andrew Haile. The call served as the catalyst to the ...

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Previewing the Illinois wrestling team

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – In 2007-08, the Fighting Illini put together a season that included a 13-4 dual-meet record, a national runner-up and Big Ten champion, two All-Americans and seven NCAA qualifiers, but Coach Mark Johnson’s group finished the campaign with a hunger for greatness in 2008-09. Illinois kicks off the season with its intrasquad wrestle-offs on Saturday, Nov. 8, at ...

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Wright makes adjustments in redshirt season

By Jocelyn Syrstad   In order to solidify his spot at the Michigan State Open this weekend, Quentin Wright needs to call his parents to determine if they can provide him a ride.   Since the freshman is going to redshirt this season, the Penn State wrestling team can’t pay for Wright or provide him transportation, so he has to ...

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Ohio State Starts Strong at Buffalo Open

Ohio State Starts Strong at Buffalo Open Buckeyes win six titles and place thirteen By Kevin Schlosser (Buffalo, NY) The Ohio State wrestling team opened the regular season with a strong performance at the 2008 Buffalo Open. The team had thirteen place winners, eight finalists, and six individual champions despite holding out three All-American starters. “I think it we had ...

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ISU wrestlers ready for season to open

By Dick Kelly Date Posted: 2008-11-03 The long-awaited season opener is just around the corner and Iowa State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson couldn’t be happier. “We’re excited about the season,” Sanderson said Monday at ISU wrestling media day. “We feel like we’ve got a talented team, a team that is really focused, a team that has been working really hard ...

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Eppert Commits to Purdue

By Rick Teverbaugh, Herald Bulletin Sports Writer ANDERSON — For some high school athletes, there is a big jump from that level to competing for an NCAA Division I program. Highland senior wrestler Camden Eppert, a state champion as a sophomore, has chosen Purdue for his college and the step up might not be that large. “I feel like I’ve ...

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Jimmy Belleville announced he will sign with Wyoming.

Belleville made his oral commitment to Wyoming in early October after first speaking with officials in the program in April. “I really like their coach,” Belleville said. “The program is up and coming. They’re underdogs right now. But I have a lot of friends on the team.” Belleville became the first 2008-09 commitment for Wyoming and for first-year head coach ...

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Catoosa’s Bailey commits to OSU wrestling

Oklahoma State’s wrestling program has landed another high-profile in-state recruiting commitment. Catoosa High School senior 171-pounder Dallas Bailey informed OSU coach John Smith on Sunday night that he will sign with the Cowboys next week. The national letter of intent signing period starts Nov. 12. Bailey is a three-time state champ for Catoosa’s powerhouse program and has 95-4 career record ...

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Don Bosco wrestling champ picks Minnesota over Iowa State, Nebraska

Bart Reiter, a three-time state wrestling champion at Don Bosco of Gilbertville, said today he will wrestle in college at Minnesota. The Golden Gophers landed the services of a second member of the family from Gilbertville. Mack Reiter was a three-time all-American at Minnesota after winning four state championships and forging a 182-3 record with 134 pins for the Dons ...

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