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To win the Stanley Cup … you have to make the playoffs – Mat Stats 17 | Mat Talk Podcast Network

The MatStats boys research the conference qualifiers. They inform the viewers how you qualify for the Men’s & Women’s NCAA & NAIA national championships. The gang also does a statistical dive into the inordinate number of defaults in the placement bouts in the NCAA Men’s (D1, D2, & D3) conference qualifiers. They explain why this happens and how other sports are affected.

Men's College News

Division I

DI Live Streaming Guide (1/18 -1/22/2023) | InterMat

We're smack dab in the middle of the dual season and have a full-schedule of DI duals whis week. A total of 59 duals will be contested.

Wrestling Takes Down Gettysburg on Senior Night, 36-6 – Franklin & Marshall Athletics

The Franklin & Marshall wrestling team celebrated its Senior Night on Wednesday with a 36-6 triumph over Gettysburg inside the Mayser Center. The Diplomats won eight of the 10 bouts and registered bonus points during six of those victories to move to 5-4 on the season.

OSU Wrestling: NCAA Qualifier Sammy Alvarez to Transfer to Oklahoma State | Pistols Firing

First announced by Willie Saylor, Sammy Alvarez is now enrolled in classes at Oklahoma State.

NCAA wrestling award standings update for the 2023 season |

The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships.

Sun Devil Insider: ASU Getting Closer To Decision At 125 – FloWrestling

Minus five starters, Arizona State suffered its third straight dual loss. Meanwhile, the Sun Devils are getting closer to settling on their leadoff hitter.

Wrestling Mailbag: Girls wrestling, Spencer Lee, Ben Kueter and more

We are 10 days from the girls wrestling postseason. Regional tournaments are set for Jan. 27. The winners there advance to the state championships, set for Feb. 2-3 at Xtream Arena.

College wrestling upsets are thrilling, fun for fans, and maybe meaningless in March |

This college wrestling season brought a series of wild early upsets against former national champions. 

InterMat Wrestling – ACC Conference Recap (1/18/23)

It was another busy weekend in the ACC and the final countdown (do do do doo) has begun for ACC duals on Friday. Let's take a quick look at some highlights and important happenings from the weekend.

#5 Virginia Tech vs #8 NC State – Preview & Predictions – FloWrestling

A full preview with predictions for the dual between Virginia Tech and NC State on Friday, January 27.

InterMat Wrestling – EIWA Conference Recap (1/18/23)

In a weekend full of duals, we saw a lot of EIWA matchups. Yianni notched his 100th career win – which, amazingly, does not even put him in the top 25 for career wins in Cornell's rich wrestling history.

Hixenbaugh again named SoCon Wrestler of the Week – Campbell University

After going undefeated at the 2023 Virginia Duals, Campbell's Gabriel Hixenbaugh has been named Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week for the second time this season.

Ferri Claims Second MAC Wrestler of the Week Honors – Kent State Golden Flashes

Jake Ferri went 3-1 last weekend at the historical Virginia Duals and earned Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week for his efforts.

Division II

Swanson delivers again as Golden Bears rally to beat No. 8 Millersville 19-17 – Kutztown University Athletics

The Kutztown University wrestling team erased a 14-point deficit over the final four weight classes to pick up a huge 19-17 PSAC victory over No. 8 Millersville on Dustin Swanson's (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) takedown in the final seconds of the heavyweight bout Wednesday night at Keystone Arena.

Wolves Stay Hot With Two Wins In Virginia – Newberry College Athletics

Heading back up to Virginia for the third time this season, Wolves Wrestling (4-1 South Atlantic Conference Carolinas) would travel to host Emory & Henry to take on not one but two conference opponents in the Limestone Saints (3-1, 2-1 SACC) and the Emory & Henry Wasps (2-16, 0-4 SACC).

Drury rallies past Davenport – Drury University Athletics

Drury rallied to upend Davenport 30-20 in a Great Lakes Valley Conference dual on Wednesday at Weiser Gym in Springfield.

Men's Wrestling Earns Split at Emory & Henry Tri-Meet – Limestone University Athletics

The Limestone University men's wrestling team split a tri-meet hosted by Emory & Henry College on Wednesday afternoon inside the King Center. The Saints manhandled the host Wasps, 56-0, before falling to Newberry by the final of 36-3.

Three falls Carry Hawks to First GLVC Victory – Quincy University Athletics

The men's wrestling team hosted William Jewell College in Pepsi Arena on Wednesday, January 18th in a GLVC duel. The Hawks picked up their first-ever GLVC win with the 33-19 decision over the Cardinals.

A ‘Blessing’ to Our Program: With Local Support, UNK Opens New Wrestling Facility – University of Nebraska – Kearney Athletics

What was once a swimming pool is now a top-notch training facility for one of the best wrestling programs in Division II.

Stricker named WIAC Kwik Trip Athlete of the Week – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Athletics

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Jared Stricker (So. – Ashland, Wis.) was named the WIAC Kwik Trip Athlete of the Week in wrestling for the week of Jan. 9-15. Stricker's performances against nationally ranked wrestlers helped the Blugolds win the Budd Whitehill Duals.

Division III

NWCA Releases Division III Men's Coaches Regular Season Poll #4 | NWCA

On Wednesday the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their fourth set of regular season Division III Men’s Coaches Tournament and Dual Polls, as well as national and regional individual rankings.

Wrestling Dominates NEC, 54-0 – Castleton University

The 13th-ranked Castleton University wrestling team picked up wins at all 10 weight classes on Wednesday night in a dominant 54-0 victory over New England College.

Frank Cammisa Selected to NEWA Hall of Fame – Bridgewater St.

Bridgewater State University head wrestling coach and former standout grappler, Frank Cammisa '11, will be inducted into the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2023.

Wrestler of the Week: Jared Stricker –

The Wrestler of the Week is Jared Stricker of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Stricker won all five of his matches to help the Blugolds win the team championship at the Budd Whitehill duals.

Austin Monteiro Named NEWA Rookie of the Week, Two Ranked in Fourth NEWA Rankings – Western New England University

The Western New England men's wrestling team saw two ranked in the top eight of their respective weight classes while first year Austin Monteiro was named New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Rookie of the Week after his standout performance at the Will Abele Invitational over the weekend. 


Midway's Brent Hudgins Named NAIA Men's National Wrestler Of The Week – Victory Sports Network

After being named Mid-South Conference Wrestler of the Week on Monday, Brent Hudgins has been selected as the NAIA Men's National Wrestler of the Week for his performance Jan. 9-15.

Providence's Joel Avila honored as conference wrestler of the week – Billings Gazette

The eighth-ranked University of Providence's Joel Avila was honored on Monday as the Cascade Collegiate Conference men’s wrestler of the week.


Unique Worthington Open wrestling tournament is set to begin – The Globe

Wrestlers will be everywhere Saturday when the 2023 Worthington Open wrestling tournament takes place at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.

Panthers Fall to Labette: Camacho, Knowles and Dewey Claim Victories – Neosho County Community College Athletics

 The Panthers hosted their first home dual on Tuesday evening and fell to Labette 42-9.

Women’s College News

Women’s Wrestling Dominate In 39-5 Dual Victory Against Delaware Valley – Elmira College Athletics

Making her debut for the Elmira College women's wrestling program, Lacey Hinman '26 recorded her first victory as the Soaring Eagles defeated Delaware Valley 39-5 on Wednesday night inside Speidel Gymnasium.

Redford Named NAIA Wrestler of the Week – Eastern Oregon University Athletics

Erin Redford has been named the NAIA Wrestler of the Week for her performance this past weekend. The senior out of Buckley, Wash. had a stellar weekend on the mat going undefeated at the York College Women's Dual Tournament and the York University Women's Open.

High School News

Out of wrestling since 6th grade, now Marshall senior one of the best – Battle Creek Enquirer

Redhawks' Hogan McCleary has come out of nowhere to become one of the top wrestlers in the area

Valley hosts inaugural CIML girls wrestling tournament |

The regular season is coming to a close for high school girls wrestling and teams are using conference tournaments to tune up for the post season.

Oklahoma-bound wrestlers Newsome, Russo aiming for Ohio titles – Columbus Dispatch

No matter what happens in the senior wrestling seasons of Hartley’s Dylan Newsome and Olentangy Liberty’s Dylan Russo, another chapter is being written in a shared story that goes back a decade and will continue next winter at Oklahoma.

New York becomes 37th state to host a recognized girls state high school wrestling tournament –

USA Wrestling’s Girls High School Development Committee has determined that New York has become the 37th state high school association to host a recognized girls state high school wrestling tournament.

International News

Age-Group Team Selection Procedures (U15, U17, U20, U23), plus Senior Pan American Team Procedures now posted –

USA Wrestling has posted the approved Team Selection Procedures at the age-group levels, as well as the Senior Pan American Team Procedures on its official website.

UWW to award prize money to Ranking Series winners | United World Wrestling

With an aim to reward wrestlers participating in Ranking Series tournaments, the United World Wrestling will award prize money to the medal winners in all weight classes with a total prize money of 390,000 Swiss Francs.

‘WFI chief sexually assaulted wrestlers’, alleges Vinesh Phogat; demands his ouster | News9live

Olympic medallists Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia in the forefront of revolt seeking removal of Wrestling Federation of India president Brijbhushan Sharan Singh.

Bajrang Punia accuses WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of abusing, hitting wrestlers – India Today

Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang Punia accused the WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of abusing and slapping wrestlers.

Podcasts & Video

Idaho Mat Chat Prepcast Episode 6 –

The wrestling crew recaps competitions in Wendell and Post Falls, and preview the upcoming slate.

WREST: Coach Bentley Presser (1/18) – Appalachian State

App State is ranked between 18th and 21st in the national polls this week.

Dake breaks down his five favorite throws | United World Wrestling

 We all have our favorite Dake Bombs—including four-time wrestling world champion Kyle DAKE (USA) himself. He broke down the technical and tactical approach to his five favorite jaw-dropping throws.

Coach’s Corner With Brandon Eggum – The Guillotine

Hear from Gopher Wrestling head coach Brandon Eggum.

Wrestler Origins – Hannah Taylor – Wrestling Canada Lutte

In episode 3 of Wrestling Canada Lutte’s (WCL) Wrestler Origins series, we profile national team member Hannah Taylor. She tells us about how she went from competing in Prince Edward Island to the world stage.

High School Wrestling Weekly Season 4 Episode 10 – Gorilla Radio – IndianaMat

Rex Brewer and Dane Fuelling take a look back at the week in wrestling, including a recap of the Girls State Finals, and also remember the life of former Bellmont wrestler and coach Paul Gunsett. 

IndianaMat Gorilla Radio Episode 148 – Gorilla Radio – IndianaMat

New rankings drop and lots to talk about with them. Mike and Joe talk about the previous week's action and deep dive into the rankings.

FRL 884 – Nebraska Tied For 2nd In Latest Rankings WITHOUT Lovett – FloWrestling

Shane Sparks joins the show to talk about how Iowa & Nebraska ended up tied for 2nd in the latest rankings and what it means for Friday night's dual.

Bloodround Wrestling Podcast: Episode 408 Part 2

n Part 2 of this episode, we finish our interview with coach Damion Hahn by talking about their new facility, his ping pong game, and their upcoming fundraiser. Buy your tickets before Thursday if you can!!! We finish by talking about some inconsistencies in officiating, talking through positions, and some of the upcoming duals this weekend. Rock on!

Bloodround Wrestling Podcast: Episode 408 Part 1

In part 1 of this episode we talk about Michigan wrestling Michigan State on Friday night, the differences in not liking a team based on the absence or prevalence of respect, and we begin our interview with SDSU Head Coach – Damion Hahn.

Noke Wrestling News #31 SVU Dual Meet & Virginia Duals Recap & a Preview of the Greensboro Dual by Noke Wrestling News powered by VBR Sports

The trio of Jake, Randall, and Coach Yetzer talk about the ODAC battle with SVU and the Grand daddy of them all- Virginia Duals. 

WIwrestle Podcast #22 | WIWrestle

BIG weekend recap + new top 50 P4P

Tigers and Takedowns: Air Force, Wyoming and Roger Denker Open Recap | Ep. #9 | Missouri Wrestling

James and Morgan break down the Tiger's dominant wins over Air Force and Wyoming on the road and highlight a few of the great performances from the Roger Denker Open.

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