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Men's College News
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Penn State Dominates Indiana 35-8 For B1G Wrestling Road Win – Penn State Athletics
The Penn State (13-0, 6-0 B1G) Nittany Lion wrestling team dominated homestanding Indiana (7-3, 3-3 B1G) 35-8 for another Big Ten road win.
No. 5 Buckeyes Win at No. 14 Northwestern, 21-12 – Ohio State Buckeyes
No. 5 Ohio State (12-2, 6-1) returned to the win column with a 21-12 win at No. 14 Northwestern (5-3, 4-3) Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois.
Wrestling Tops Penn, Claims 42nd Ivy Title In Program History – Cornell University Athletics
With a meet seemingly ready to go down to the final match, Chris Foca and Jacob Cardenas had other ideas. Their bonus point victories allowed the Big Red to claim a 19-15 triumph over the 25th-ranked Quakers to cap an unbeaten Ivy dual season and clinching the program's 42nd conference title in school history.
Cowboys Earn Tie Breaker Win Over No. 8 Missouri – Oklahoma State University Athletics
The Oklahoma State wrestling team defeated its second top-10 opponent in a row with a 17-16 win over No. 8 Missouri Sunday that came to the third tiebreaker criteria of total match points scored.
Four Thoughts on Oklahoma State Wrestling's Wins against Missouri and Michigan | Pistols Firing
What a wild weekend for Oklahoma State wrestling, as the Cowboys beat two top 10 teams with Michigan and Missouri. Let’s dive into five thoughts on everything that transpired on Friday and Sunday.
Panther wrestling outlast Mountaineers in road dual – UNI Athletics
UNI wrestling capped a solid weekend of competition on the mat on Sunday afternoon as the Panthers picked up a 20-12 dual win over the West Virginia Mountaineers on the road in Big 12 competition.
Pucino’s Tech. Fall the Difference in No. 18 Illinois Win Over MSU – University of Illinois Athletics
The No. 18 Illinois wrestling squad closed out Big Ten dual season with a 17-16 win over Michigan State on Sunday, Feb. 5. Redshirt freshman Danny Pucino picked up a tech. fall win over Blake Noonan (23-8, 6:15) that gave the Illini the necessary bonus points to edge the Spartans.
No. 20 App State Decisively Wins First-Place Showdown with Mocs – App State Athletics
Putting forth a complete effort in a battle of conference co-leaders, No. 20 App State Wrestling took eight of 10 matches in a 25-6 home victory against rival Chattanooga in Varsity Gym.
Bears Comeback to Capture Big 12 Dual Win at Wyoming – University of Northern Colorado Athletics
Xavier Doolin (285) defeated Taren Swartz at 2:28 by pinfall in the final of the dual to lift Northern Colorado past Wyoming 19-16 to claim the dual.
Oklahoma Rolls Past Rider 24-10 on Senior Day – University of Oklahoma
In the final home dual of the 2022-23 season, the Oklahoma wrestling team trounced Rider 24-10 Sunday afternoon.
Wrestling Uses Five Bonus Point Wins for a 34-11 Victory Over Sacred Heart – Bloomsburg University Athletics
The Bloomsburg wrestling team used five bonus point wins to cruise to a 34-11 win over Sacred Heart University, Sunday afternoon. The Huskies improved to 4-9 in duals for the season.
The Dragons Earn their Eighth Straight Victory Over Hofstra – Drexel University Athletics
Drexel's upper weights lifted the Dragons to their eighth straight dual win, 19-16, against the Hofstra Pride on Sunday afternoon.
Wrestlers Deliver When It Counts in Downing Kent State – Central Michigan University Athletics
Battling illness, the Central Michigan wrestling team had to dig deep.
Camels win at The Citadel 27-9 – Campbell University
Three Camels picked up major decisions to lead visiting Campbell to a 27-9 Southern Conference victory at The Citadel on Sunday at McAlister Field House.
Cal Poly Remains Unbeaten in Pac-12 Duals, Beats Little Rock 25-10 – Cal Poly
Brawley Lamer and Trevor Tinker scored wins over nationally ranked Little Rock wrestlers and Lawrence Saenz won by major decision as Cal Poly earned its third straight Pac-12 dual meet victory with a 25-10 verdict Sunday inside Mott Athletics Center.
Wrestling Goes Undefeated on the Road; Take Down #10 Upper Iowa – Parkside Athletics
The No.7 Parkside Rangers Wrestling team hit the road for their final road trip of the conference season as they defeated No.10 ranked Upper Iowa on Sunday afternoon.
Wilkes Wrestling Dominates in 42-0 Shutout of Scranton – Wilkes University Athletics
The Wilkes University wrestling team earned its first shutout victory of the 2022-23 season defeating the host University of Scranton 42-0 on Sunday afternoon. Wilkes picked up three of its 10 wins by fall.
Heldt Breaks Wabash Single-Season Pins Record – Wabash College Athletics
Senior Wabash College wrestler Jack Heldt earned four pins to capture the 285-pound title at Sunday's Greyhound Open hosted by the University of Indianapolis.
Women’s College News
Paige Morales Picks Central Methodist – FloWrestling
Top high school senior Paige Morales will join national championship coach Sam Schmitz and Brieana Delgado at Central Methodist University.
Iowa Women Have Impressive Showing At Bearcat Open – FloWrestling
The Iowa women's wrestling team sent five wrestlers to the Bearcat Open, and, once again, the Hawkeyes impressed.
#13 Women's Wrestling Goes 2-1 on Senior Day – New Jersey City University Athletics
The #13-ranked New Jersey City University women's wrestling team competed in a tri of matches on Sunday, Feb. 5, as part of a home quad at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC). The Gothic Knights went 2-1 overall against their opponents and celebrated Naomi Henry (Brooklyn, N.Y./Wingate) prior to the action on Senior Day.
Grote and Makoyed win golds, Guilford claims bronze in women’s freestyle at Zagreb Open Ranking Event – TheMat.com
The U.S. women’s freestyle team finished strong at the Zagreb Open Ranking Event, winning all three medal matches on Saturday night and placing second behind Japan in the team standings.
Zagreb '23 Day 2: Sancho Goes 1-1; Jones Falls to Lizatovic – Five Point Move
Alex Sancho (67 kg, Army/WCAP) impressively delivered to the United States an individual victory, their first of the tournament. But after two full days of the classical style in Zagreb, the American program is still waiting on a medal contender.
Pantaleo Dominates En Route to Henri Deglane Title – Cliff Keen Wrestling Club
The Cliff Keen Wrestling Club’s Alec Pantaleo kicked off 2023 with a dominant performance and 70kg gold medal at the annual Henri Deglane Grand Prix on Saturday (Jan. 21) at the Salle Leyrit arena.
Zagreb '23 Day 3 UPDATE: Roberts & Smith Post Early Wins – Five Point Move
Competition is still in session on this, the third and final day in Zagreb, and two Americans have garnered victories.
Woods, Duffield place fifth, Roberts is seventh in Greco-Roman at Zagreb Open Ranking Tournament – TheMat.com
The last session of the Zagreb Open Ranking Tournament, featuring medal matches in six Greco-Roman weight classes, was completed Sunday night.
Woods Places 5th at Zagreb GP; Smith's Day Ends in Repechage – Five Point Move
Spencer Woods (82 kg, Army/WCAP), known as the “Alaskan Assassin”, rebounded following a loss on Sunday morning with a victory in the repechage round before ultimately finishing fifth at the 2023 Grand Prix Zagreb Open in Zagreb, Croatia.
High School News
Years as wrestling partners solidified bond for Central's latest Hall of Fame inductees – Grand Forks Herald
The Knights celebrated 60 years of wrestling on Saturday during a triangular sweep of Grand Forks Red River and Fargo South
With five champions, No. 5 East Hartford wins first CCC Tournament title – Connecticut Wrestling Online
In two weeks, the CIAC state tournaments will begin in wrestling – two-day events to determine state champions in Class LL, L, M and S.