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NCAA Champion Versus NCAA Champion in the D1 National Finals

Perry Vs. Howe

In 2018, we could see national champions square off at 125 pounds, if Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) drops back down and meets Darian Cruz (Lehigh), and 165 pounds, in a rematch between this year’s finalists Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) and Isaiah Martinez (Illinois). While a lot can happen between now and March, those showdowns could wind up being the NCAA ...

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Getting to Know: Cam Sykora, North Dakota State

Cam Sykora, NDSU

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: Cam Sykora ...

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2017 Beat the Streets Brings Intrigue, Quality to Times Square

2017 Beat the Streets

Tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 17th, in New York City, the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit takes over Times Square once again putting some of the best wrestlers in the world on display. Four American World or Olympic champions will take the mat against a Japanese team with strong international accolades of their own. In addition to the full men's freestyle ...

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Getting to Know: Seldon Wright, Old Dominion

Seldon Wright, Old Dominion

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: Seldon Wright ...

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Bits & Pieces: NaTo’s Weight, World Seeds, and D1 Coaching Vacancies

Tomasello, Green, Sacred Heart

As the folkstyle off-season rolls along and freestyle season hits high gear, there is much to discuss.  The speculation about who will wrestle where for the Ohio State Buckeyes as they try to challenge Penn State is at a fever pitch and we got another clue as to where Nathan Tomasello will compete.  The Asian Championships wrapped up yesterday which ...

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Getting to Know: Zahid Valencia, Arizona State

Zahid Valencia, Arizona State

Photo by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com 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. ...

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NCAA Committee Proposes Fix for Alternate Problem

Nick Suriano, Penn State

When the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee conducted their annual meeting April 11th and 12th, the headlines were grabbed by rule change proposals. However, when the report from that meeting was released this week, there was another interesting item in regards to alternates at the NCAA tournament. It appears that the committee is acknowledging the absurdity of the Nick Suriano ...

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Getting to Know: Tyrel White, Columbia

Tyrel White, Columbia

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: Tyrel White ...

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The Fight to Save Boise State Wrestling Continues

Boise State

When Boise State announced last month that they would drop wrestling in preparation for starting a baseball program, whose start date has not been named, the wrestling community was once again forced to launch efforts to save an imperiled program. It has been less than a month and the news cycle, without much concrete progress to report, has largely moved ...

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Who is NCAA Wrestling’s All-Time Pin King? Part 2

Al Sears, SIUE

In part one of our attempt to answer the question of who is NCAA wrestling’s all-time pin king, we tackled the debate over whether Gene Mills (Syracuse) broke Wade Schalles’ (Clarion) NCAA record of 106 career falls. However, while those two are cited at the top of many all-time college wrestling pins lists, there is another wrestler out there who ...

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