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OPINION: Give Randall (TX) the State Title They Earned

Randall, TX

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing”. Unfortunately for the wrestling team from Randall High School in Texas, the UIL, Texas’ state governing body, chose to do the worst thing this ...

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2017 Southern Conference Wrestling Tournament Preview


Tournament Information SoCon sports   Tournament Brackets and Live Coverage Trackwrestling A year ago at the Southern Conference tournament, it was Appalachian State edging out the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga by just a half a point.  The team title came down to the last match of the day and Denzel Dejournette (App State) sealed the win with a 4-2 victory over ...

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Adidas National High School Team Rankings – Mar. 2nd, 2017

Adidas HS Team Rankings

TOM has released our latest edition of national high school wrestling team rankings, presented by Adidas, March 2nd, 2017. For TOM Prime members, check below the rankings for an in-depth breakdown of how the events of the week impacted the rankings and what to look for going forward.  Not a Prime member yet? Join TOM Prime today! Rank Team State City ...

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2017 Big 12 Wrestling Championship Preview

Big 12

The last couple of years have been full of firsts for Big 12 wrestling. Last season, the addition of the former Western Wrestling Conference schools expanded the league to 10 squads after having four or five teams since Colorado dropped their program back in the days of the Big 8. Last year also marked the first time the tournament had ...

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2017 Florida State Wrestling Tournament Preview

Florida State Tournament

The Florida state tournament will take place this weekend, March 3rd and 4th, inside the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. Two hundred and fifty-seven teams will be battling for the opportunity to claim a team state title in classes 1A, 2A, and 3A. Class 1A The two-time defending champions Lake Highland Prep are sending 13 wrestlers to the state tournament, ...

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New NCAA Award Standings After Championship Competition

NCAA Wrestling

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released the updated standings for the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. Last weekend featured the Pac-12 Championships in Division I, super regionals in Division II and regional competition in Division III. The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the ...

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2017 Big Ten Wrestling Championships Preview

Big 10

If you include Ohio State in 2015 when they were Big 10 co-champions with Iowa, the winner of the Big 10 tournament has gone on to win the national tournament every year since Oklahoma State beat Minnesota in 2006.  Four different schools have been part of that run, further reinforcing that the Big 10 is far and away the toughest ...

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2017 NAIA Wrestling Championship Preview


NAIA Championship Central http://www.naia.org/SportSelect.dbml?SPID=100496 NAIA Championship Brackets http://s200.trackwrestling.com/tw/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&loadBalanced=true&sport=wrestling&TIM=1488344128655&pageName=&ie=false&frameSize=523 The winner of the NAIA Men’s Wrestling national tournament may seem a foregone conclusion, but the postseason is a place where anything can happen.  Who can forget the years where Oklahoma State seemed poised to take the team title home, but was unable to finish strong.  Do you remember the Iowa Hawkeyes ...

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Dejournette Named SoCon Wrestler of the Year

Denzel Dejournette - Appalachian State

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University senior heavyweight wrestler Denzel Dejournette (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) earned the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year honors after his performance in crucial and dramatic victories this season for the Mountaineers. Dejournette becomes just the fourth wrestler ever to be named SoCon Wrestler of the Year in consecutive years and the first since Appalachian’s Travis ...

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2017 California State Wrestling Tournament Preview

California HS State Tournament

Preview Courtesy of The California Wrestler, Michael Cho, Bill Grant, Al Fontes, and Pablo Di Maria A NEW DYNASTY? As a state, California tends to be big all over – with nearly 40% more people than the next state – but in high school wrestling, has always embraced the single-division wrestling tournament. Over the years, most other states (45 of 50) ...

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