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TOM’s Class of 2017 Recruiting Rankings – Part 1

2017 Recruiting Class Rankings

Photo of Quentin Hovis by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com TOM's Class of 2017 Recruiting Rankings are here!  We looked at every team in Division I to determine who did the best job signing talent and addressing team needs.  There are several different ways to build a highly ranked class from signing a small number of elite prospects to convincing a larger, ...

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What we Learned at the 2017 Pan American Championships

2017 Pan Ams

Over the weekend Team USA was in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil for the 2017 Pan American Championships. For the first time, seeding points were on the line for those wrestlers who go on to compete at the World Championships in August. This made the competition even more important for wrestlers such as Kyle Snyder, Logan Stieber, and Alli Ragan, each ...

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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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Training Tips: Building a Plan to Achieve Your Goals

Aaron Brooks - Maryland

In the last edition of Training Tips, we dug into how to set goals effectively so that you can get the most out of your training. However, setting your goals is just the first step to achieving them. Once you have figured out what you want to do, you need to plan how you are going to do it. Building ...

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Wrestling is Growing Outside of Division I, but is it Keeping up With Peers?

New England College

LevelChanger.com posted an interesting look at the growth in college wrestling since 2003. Though the NCAA divisions weren't broken out, those that only follow Division I may be surprised to know that our sport is growing at every other level, from the lower divisions in the NCAA to the NAIA, NJCAA, and CCCAA. While the original piece was interesting, I ...

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Five Things to Watch at the 2017 Pan American Championships

2017 Pan Ams

The Pan American Championships begin Friday in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, and run through the weekend. Greco kicks off the competition on May 5th followed by women's freestyle on Saturday and men's freestyle bringing the competition to a close on Sunday. You can follow all the action through trackwrestling who will also have the live stream. Here are five things ...

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Penn State Can Only Start 10 Wrestlers, But…

Jarod Verkleeren, Penn State

With the news over the weekend that former Cadet world champion Jarod Verkleeren had committed to Penn State, fans of other teams around the country were again left to wonder just how the Nittany Lions are doing it and how any team can beat them going forward. The sheer volume of high-level recruits that Cael Sanderson and his staff are ...

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What We Learned in Las Vegas

Ben Provisor vs. Joe Rau - 2017 WTTs

Photo by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com With the US Open for men's freestyle, women's freestyle's World Team Trials, and Greco's World Team Trials, not to mention all the age group tournaments, Las Vegas was once again the center of the American wrestling world last week. We saw what the rule adjustments looked like in elite competition, veterans defending their thrones, and ...

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2017 Greco-Roman World Team Trials Preview

2017 Greco WTTs

The 2017 Greco-Roman World Team Trials feature many veterans looking to make yet another world team competing alongside the next generation of young talent who are ready to start their own long runs of dominance. With the amount of talent at each weight class, the future looks bright for Team USA Greco. That future could begin this year. The action ...

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2017 Women’s Freestyle World Team Trials Preview

2017 WFS WTTs

Photos By Tony Rotundo, WrestlerAreWarriors.com Senior level world team spots are on the line in women's freestyle this week and many wrestlers are moving weights adding even more intrigue to what is always a drama-filled tournament. Adeline Gray is the only champion from either the 2016 Olympic Trials or World Team Trials that won't compete here which, in addition to ...

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