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Top-Ranked Wartburg Headlines IIAC Duals on Saturday


What do you do when you are a powerhouse wrestling state full of incredibly talented DIII programs?  You start your own conference and spend the next 95 years kicking the crap out of each other, of course.  The old adage, “steel sharpens steel” could absolutely apply to the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC).  Formed in 1922 with 12 charter members ...

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Incredible NAIA Field to Assemble at 2017 Missouri Valley Invite

Missouri Valley Invite

What would you call a tournament that could have as many as 75% of the ranked wrestlers in the NAIA in attendance?  If your first thought is 2017 NAIA National Championship, you would be making a forgivable mistake.  This may not be the national tournament, but at first glance, the 2017 Missouri Valley Invite will be nearly as tough.  Eight ...

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Pitt Head Coach Jason Peters “No Longer With the University”


PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh announced today a leadership change with the Pitt wrestling program effective immediately. Assistant staff members Matt Kocher and Drew Headlee will serve as acting co-head coaches for the balance of the 2017 season. Jason Peters, the Panthers’ head coach since 2013, is no longer with the University. “We will continue to provide our student-athletes and coaches ...

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EIWA Titans Lehigh and Cornell Set to Meet for the 95th Time

Lehigh vs. Cornell

The year was 1910, William Howard Taft was President, World War I was still four years away, and a person born that year would have been 18 by the time the first NCAA Wrestling tournament was put on in Ames, Iowa. In Ithaca, New York, the first-ever dual meet between Cornell and Lehigh took place, resulting in a 5-2 win ...

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The Lowest Ranked Wrestler at Each Weight that can Win a National Title

Lowest Ranked Potential Champions

As we enter the stretch run of the 2016-17 NCAA wrestling season, the field of potential NCAA champions continues to narrow. Certainly, any wrestler that is on a D1 roster and could win a starting spot by the time conference tournaments roll around technically has a chance to win it all, which is one of the great things about our ...

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TOM’s National High School Team Rankings – Jan. 19th, 2017

TOM National Highschool Team Rankings

Despite taking their first loss of the season from the Blue Knights of Wyoming Seminary (PA), 31-27, on Friday night, Blair Academy remains on top of the rankings. Blair has been solid all season long. Their body of work is still worthy of the top spot despite the loss. The absence of Ironman runner-up Andrew Merola at 160 should also ...

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NCAA Releases Fall and Tech-Fall Leaders for Each Division

NCAA Wrestling

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the first set of standings for the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as ...

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#7 Cornhuskers Head to Minneapolis to Take on the #11 Golden Gophers

Nebraska vs. Minnesota

Conference tournament seeding will be a major storyline this Friday as Mark Manning leads his seventh-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers into the Sports Pavillion in Minneapolis to take on No. 11 Minnesota. The dual features five matchups of ranked wrestlers and two very evenly matched squads looking to keep their momentum rolling in the heat of the Big Ten Conference season. Both ...

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TOM’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Team Rankings – Jan. 18th, 2017

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TOM’s latest edition of NCAA tournament team rankings shows top-ranked Penn State and Oklahoma State continuing to pull away from the field.  Iowa remains third as their performance against Oklahoma State didn’t hurt them much from an NCAA tournament standpoint.  Virginia Tech and Ohio State are in a virtual dead heat for the four spot. I want to reiterate that ...

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