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NCAA DI Individual College Wrestling Rankings January 24, 2017

NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings

TheOpenMat.com has released its January 24, 2017, NCAA Division I Individual College Wrestling Rankings. Athletes who are known to be redshirting, injured for a prolonged amount of time or are known to be coming back the second semester are not ranked. During the season, wrestlers who miss two weeks of scheduled competition (excluding opens), will be removed from the rankings (with ...

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NCAA Tournament Scoring: Balance versus Superstars

Balance versus Top Heavy

As the chase for the NCAA Division I wrestling title has taken shape this season, it has highlighted the different ways teams can lift the trophy. Top-ranked Penn State began the year with several question marks, but also with a strong core of superstars. Second-ranked Oklahoma State has just one wrestler with national finals experience, but each of their starters ...

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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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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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#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 Wrestling Dual of the Week – #1 Penn State vs. #3 Iowa

Penn State vs. Iowa

One of the most storied wrestling facilities in America, Carver-Hawkeye Arena, is the setting for Friday night's collision between top-ranked Penn State and third-ranked Iowa. The match gets under way at 8:00 pm central time and can be seen live on the Big Ten Network. This is a battle between the team that owned college wrestling for decades under legendary ...

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TOM’s High School Weekend Recap – Jan. 17th, 2017

Malvern Prep, PA

No. 15 Poway Crushes the Field at Battle for the Belt For the fourth successive year, the Mean Green Machine of Poway High won the Battle for the Belt tournament at Temecula Valley High, considered one of the toughest tournaments in Southern California. With 289.5 team points and 11 place winners, Poway became the second team, after Clovis High, to ...

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40th Annual Doc Buchanan Tournament – The Cream of the Crop, Toughest Tournament in the West

Nick Aguilar - Gilroy

We are days away from having the best teams and individuals from the state of California and around the country compete in the always tough Doc Buchanan tournament. The tournament will take place at Clovis High on Jan. 6th and 7th. The two-time Clash tournament champions, Buchanan High, are the favorite to capture the tournament again this week. Returning wrestlers ...

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14th Annual Southern Scuffle – Preview

Southern Scuffle

It was 2009 the last time someone other than Penn State won the team title outright at the Southern Scuffle. Cornell took the crown that year and tied the Nittany Lions for first in 2010. With Penn State not in attendance for the 14th edition of the Southern Scuffle this week, January 1st and 2nd, 2017, second-ranked Oklahoma State is ...

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What Grinds My Gears: Cauliflower Ear Discrimination

Grinds My Gears

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author alone and are not necessarily shared by TheOpenMat.com. I am sick and tired of the discrimination against those Americans who deal with the destruction of the underlying cartilage of the pinnae. That is right; I am speaking about “Cauliflower Ear”. It is bad enough that I have ...

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