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US Bank Stadium in 2020 an Experiment with a lot of Potential

US Bank Stadium

When the NCAA announced where the 2019-22 wrestling national tournaments would be for each division, the 2020 site in Minneapolis, Minnesota caught the eye of many. While the city itself is not a big surprise, the venue will be something new. US Bank Stadium, home of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings, will become the largest venue ever to host the NCAA ...

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2019-2022 NCAA Wrestling Championship Sites Announced

NCAA logo

The NCAA has announced the sites for the 2019-2022 Division I Wrestling Championships.  After heading to Cleveland next year, the championships will return to Pennsylvania for the first time since 2011, this time stopping in Pittsburgh, in 2019, at the PPG Paints Arena.  In 2020, US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will play host, the first time since 1996 that ...

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How the NCAA Waived Its Own Rules and Set the Stage for Controversy

Grapple on the Gridiron

In 1978, Iowa took home their third national title, winning by the smallest margin in NCAA Division I wrestling history. That year, they defeated Iowa State by just half a point, 94.5-94. The two teams scored an identical number of points outside of the pigtail round, however, Mike DeAnna (Iowa) got a fall in his pig-tail match, then worth one ...

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NCAA Division I Championship Brackets & Qualifier Statistics

The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship entries and brackets have been set. The wildcards were selected on Wednesday and all the tournament draws have been set. Scroll down for brackets and qualifiers. Click here for NCAA Division I Brackets (Updated with redraw at 165) Below is a breakdown of all of the 330 NCAA Division I Championships qualifiers sorted by ...

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The upset, the push and some courage

This year’s NCAA championships will be remembered for three things — North Carolina State’s Darrion Caldwell’s upset win over Iowa’s Brent Metcalf at 149 pounds, Met-calf’s unsportsmanlike push of Caldwell after losing and the courage and skill of Arizona State’s Anthony Robles, a fourth-place finisher. Let’s look at each.

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