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With the current system seemingly being “worked” with top wrestlers avoiding losses in tournaments by pulling out via medical forfeit, there's been chatter about how to fix the problem.
Let's also remember, the old system was terrible.
Penn State's 157-pound decision for the Iowa dual on January 27 has added significance after Terrell Barraclough took the mat against Michigan State.
The Illinois wrestling team picked up another Big Ten victory over Maryland, 29-11, at the State Farm Center on Sunday, Jan. 22.
The Oklahoma State wrestling team capped off a weekend sweep in Gallagher-Iba Arena with a 28-7 victory over No. 23 West Virginia as it improved to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in conference matches.
Sun Devil Wrestling is back in the win column after earning a 25-14 victory over No. 23 Stanford Sunday afternoon in Palo Alto, California.
The Dragons claimed six of ten bouts as they downed Bucknell, 23-13 on Sunday afternoon. Gabe Giampietro earned a fall in his first career dual.
The Golden Eagle wrestling team put together a string of six wins in seven bouts to secure a come-from-behind victory on Sunday afternoon, with Clarion beating longtime rival Lock Haven 22-14 in front of a rabid crowd in Tippin Gymnasium.
The No. 11 Gophers kept their home record unblemished inside Maturi Pavilion on Sunday afternoon, as they claimed six of the afternoon's ten bouts to defeat Purdue, 20-12.
No. 3 Michigan claimed seven of 10 matches to earn a 24-9 win at No. 24 Rutgers and bounce back from its first dual loss of the season.
Penn State (10-0, 3-0 B1G) rolled over visiting Michigan State (7-4, 0-4 B1G), notching a 34-6 Big Ten dual meet win in Rec Hall.
South Dakota State recorded four pins, including three in the second half of the dual, in turning in another dominant performance against a Big 12 Conference opponent by downing Wyoming, 42-3, Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena.
Lock Haven men's wrestling team (2-6, 1-1 MAC) capped their weekend on the road with a Mid-American Conference (MAC) clash against Clarion University (8-3, 5-1 MAC), but fell to the hosts 22-14.
There was a crisp, cool air flowing in Bryce Jordan Center Friday night as the No. 1 Nittany Lions welcomed No. 3 Michigan.
The George Mason wrestling team earned a 21-12 decision against Edinboro Saturday night at McComb Fieldhouse.
The reigning Mid-American Conference (MAC) champions opened conference dual action tonight against Cleveland State University (3-5, 2-2 MAC), and the Lock Haven men's wrestling team (2-5, 1-0 MAC) marked the occasion with a 20-16 victory over the Vikings to being their title defense.
Two months away from the 2023 NCAA Championships, and the Pitt wrestling team looked like a squad hitting its stride at the right time of the season on Friday night at Virginia.
No. 24 Rutgers wrestling (9-3, 1-2) delivered a thrilling 16-15 victory over No. 20 Michigan State (7-3, 0-3) on Friday night at Jersey Mike's Arena.
The 24th-ranked University of Pennsylvania wrestling team opened the weekend with a 23-11 victory over #20 Lehigh on Friday night at The Palestra. Penn used seven wins including two major decisions to improve to 2-0 in EIWA action.
Penn State (9-0, 2-0 B1G) dominated visiting Michigan (7-1, 2-1 B1G) 30-8 in front of a sold out Bryce Jordan Center crowd.
The Golden Eagle wrestling team wrestled their first match in front of home fans for nearly a year and matched the crowd's passion with their own, coming out hot for a 25-12 dual victory over George Mason in Tippin Gymnasium.
Winning the first eight matches of the night, the No. 28-ranked North Carolina wrestling program (5-6, 1-0 ACC) cruised Friday night, defeating Duke 37-6, to kickstart the ACC dual schedule.
The Northern Illinois University wrestling team finished off its eight-dual road stint with a dominant 23-10 win over Mid-American Conference West Division foes Ohio Friday night in Athens.
In an electric night in Cassell in front of a record-breaking 5,943 crowd, the No. 8 Virginia Tech wrestling team defeated conference rivals the No. 5 NC State Wolfpack, 16-14.
The Oklahoma State wrestling team improved to 7-1 on the season Friday evening, taking down Northern Colorado, 24-10, in their return to Gallagher Iba Arena.
No. 13 Wisconsin took down No. 24 Purdue 28-9 at the UW Field House on Friday. Garrett Model and Joseph Zargo headlined the B1G dual with two major upsets.
Aaron Ayzerov, No. 26 Nick Babin, and No. 24 Matt Kazimir each pinned their opponent as the Lions captured six bout wins to earn an impressive 27-13 win over Princeton on Friday night in Levien Gym.
Led by pins from Connor Gaynor and Tanner Sloan, the South Dakota State wrestling team ran its dual winning streak to seven matches with a 29-12 victory over Utah Valley Friday night at Frost Arena.
Michael DeAugustino's major decision in the night's closing bout proved to be the difference as No. 14 Northwestern (3-2, 2-2 B1G) defeated No. 25 Illinois (4-4, 2-2 B1G) this evening inside Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Clarion began the match with five straight wins en route to a 25-12 dual victory against George Mason (8-3, 0-1) tonight in Tippin Gymnasium.
No. 28 Cal Poly rallied from a 15-0 deficit with four consecutive wins and heavyweight Trevor Tinker's major decision in the final bout lifted the Mustangs to a 19-18 victory over No. 8 Arizona State in a Pac-12 Conference dual wrestling meet Friday night in Desert Financial Arena.
Three falls and a total of four bonus point wins propelled the second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team to a 34-6 thrashing of No. 11 Nebraska on Friday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Binghamton wrestling defeated Harvard at Malkin Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon. Ivan Garcia put the Bearcats on the board with a decision win at 133 pounds, and Michael Zarif cut the deficit to 7-6 with a 8-3 decision victory at 149 pounds.
Binghamton wrestling ended a successful weekend with a strong showing at the 21st Annual New York State Intercollegiate Open on Saturday afternoon. Nick Curley (125), Nate Lucier (141), Carter Baer (165), and Will Ebert (174) all claimed individual titles at the event.
Hofstra won seven of 10 weight classes in a 21-12 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association victory over Franklin & Marshall Saturday night at the David. S. Mack Physical Education Center.
The Franklin & Marshall wrestling team split a pair of EIWA duals in New York on Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats notched their first EIWA victory of the year during a dominant 29-11 victory over LIU, but fell 21-12 during the afternoon trip to Hofstra.
Rider snapped it's losing streak to cross-town rival Princeton as the Broncs would take down the Tigers, 19-18, at Jadwin Gym. Rider won based on the criteria D, total near fall points, which the Broncs got by way of victories late by #33 McKenzie Bell and #23 Quinn Kinner.
No. 19 Lehigh won five of the first seven bouts on the way to a 21-16 victory over Navy Saturday night at Alumni Hall.
The No. 17 North Dakota State Wrestling team picked up a dominating 32-3 victory over Wyoming Saturday night at the Scheels Center in Big XII play.
In its second home dual of the season, Bellarmine wrestling delivered a convincing 36-3 win over Queens on Saturday night
No. 7 Ohio State (9-1, 3-0) turned in a dominate effort Friday in College Park, Maryland by downing the No. 23 Terrapins (8-2, 0-2) 38-6 to improve 3-0 in Big Ten Conference competition.
RJ Mosley recorded a pin in 3:32 in the final bout of the night to lead Gardner-Webb to a 23-12 win over The Citadel Friday in Southern Conference wrestling action.
For the first time, since at least 2010, the No. 8 ranked Adams State University Wrestling Team defeated the No. 3 ranked University of Nebraska-Kearny Lopers at the UNK Midwest Duals, 21-18.
The Central Oklahoma Bronchos stayed atop the NCAA Division II wrestling rankings, in the latest edition of the NWCA Division II Coaches Poll, released Jan. 20 by the Association.
Deklyn Miller earns MVP of the night for the NMHU Cowboys. Deklyn was responsible for the only NMHU pin of the night and it came at the perfect time.
Dakoda Rodgers won by technical fall in the 197-lb. bout to put the match out of reach and help the ninth-ranked Pitt-Johnstown wrestlers improve to 11-0 with an impressive, 27-12, non-conference victory over 18th-ranked Glenville State (WV) College, Saturday night in the Sports Center.
For the first time in their storied rivalry that began in 1951, No. 5 St. Cloud State Wrestling shut out (RV) Minnesota State-Mankato with a 40-0 drubbing at Halenbeck Hall on Saturday afternoon.
The third-ranked Nebraska Kearney wrestling team beat No. 23 Western Colorado, 23-16, and fell to both No. 17 Northern State, 22-20, and No. 8 Adams State, 21-18, Saturday afternoon at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds.
After being ranked the No. 2 team in The Open Mat on Wednesday and No. 2 in the latest NWCA Div. II rankings, the Lander wrestling rolled over Mount Olive and Belmont Abbey in a tri-meet Saturday afternoon
The Fairmont State wrestling team (12-13, 4-2 Mountain East Conference) earned a non-conference road win over Washington & Jefferson (3-7) on Saturday (Jan. 21) at the Ross Recreation Center in Washington, Pa.
Sparked by victories from back-ups Eli Tuckey and Braden Newby, Millersville scored its first win over Seton Hill since 2013 by a 23-14 final.
The No. 11 Gannon men's wrestling too advantage of three falls and a technical fall to hand Shippensburg a 44-3 defeat in a PSAC dual on Saturday morning. The Golden Knights evened their record at 5-5 and are 2-1 in the PSAC while Shippensburg fell to 6-6 and 1-3 in the league.
Banged-up Central Oklahoma used late-match rallies to subdue a pair of NCAA Division II rivals at the Midwest Duals Saturday morning at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds.
A San Francisco State University student remains missing after he went in the ocean as part of a “polar plunge” and was pulled away Thursday.
I write to you with a heavy heart. Many of you may have already heard that SF State student Hamzah Alsaudi has been missing since a swimming accident in Pacifica on Thursday, January 19. At this time, we have been told that authorities are no longer actively searching for Hamzah, and he is considered missing.
The No. 4 ranked West Liberty University wrestling team went 2-1 today hosting a trio of Mountain East Conference opponents on Senior Night inside the ASRC.
Back at home for the first time in 2 months, the Minot State wrestlers put on a show to remember for the fans.
Five wrestlers won individual championships as No. 5 Stevens Institute of Technology wrestling captured its third straight Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championship Saturday at the M&T Bank Field House.
The Washington and Lee University wrestling team downed Averett University on Saturday night, 28-6.
Senior heavyweight Connor Fulmer (Catawissa, Pa./Southern Columbia) became the 113th Lycoming College wrestler to win a Middle Atlantic Conference Championship, leading a group of six that placed at the event at York College on Saturday, Jan. 21.
The Ursinus College men's wrestling team cruised to a 26-16 victory over No.24 McDaniel College on Saturday afternoon.
The Elmhurst University wrestling team went a perfect 2-0 at the CCIW Duals hosted by Concordia University Wisconsin Saturday afternoon.
The North Central College men's wrestling team traveled to Mequon, Wis. Saturday and conquered the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Dual Meet title for the second straight year with wins over Milwaukee School of Engineering and Concordia University (Wis.) inside the John Buck Fieldhouse.
Winning seven of 10 bouts, all by bonus-point margins, the Augsburg University men's wrestling team dominated in a 36-10 dual-meet victory over the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday afternoon.
Wabash honored the four senior members of the 2022-23 wrestling team before the Little Giants captured seven individual titles and 18 top-four finishes and a team title at the 2023 Wabash Invitational.
The No. 4 nationally ranked Baldwin Wallace University men's wrestling team won all three of its matches at the Ohio Athletic Conference Duals hosted by Ohio Northern University inside the ONU Sports Center
The No. 3 Wartburg men's wrestling team (11-1 overall, 6-0 American Rivers) went 3-0 at its half of the American Rivers Conference Duals pod Saturday.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team wrapped its 2022-23 home slate with a big 26-10 win over the University of Chicago Saturday morning.
The TCNJ Wrestling team took care of business in a road matchup at NJCU on Friday night with a 41-7 victory. The Lions took at least four points in every win with none of the bouts resulting in a TCNJ win being by decision.
Seniors were the story at the beginning and the end as the Muhlenberg wrestling team opened its Centennial Conference dual season with a 34-7 win against Gettysburg.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team took down UW-Stevens Point in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference dual 37-6 in Whitewater Friday night.
The Ursinus College men's wrestling team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in route to a 30-13 victory over Johns Hopkins in Centennial Conference action on Friday night.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse wrestling team earned a 26-10 victory over UW-Platteville Friday night in a dual featuring a pair of top-20 teams in Mitchell Hall.
The Olivet College wrestling team celebrated Senior Night with a 24-13 victory over Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) rival Albion College before a jam-packed crowd tonight inside the Cutler Event Center.
The Mountaineers were back in action over the weekend as they traveled to Marshall, Mo to compete in the Missouri Valley Open. Eastern battled hard as they had seven total placers, enough to tab them second in the team score, and one champion.
The No. 2 Life University men's wrestling team competed at the Missouri Valley Invite over the last two days, compiling eight placers to record 117 team points and a fourth-place finish.
Grand View men's wrestling traveled a few men to Marshall, MO to compete in the Missouri Valley College Invitational. The Vikings had a successful weekend, crowning 3 in first Shea Ruffridge, Dylan Whitt, and Alex Reynolds. The Vikings saw Tommy Mommer and Jack Latimer placing as runner-ups.
Women’s College News
For many years there had always been interest in a women’s wrestling team at Bakersfield College, so when the school reached out to students to fill out an athletic interest form, and women’s wrestling was a popular choice, it was a no-brainer to create a team.
U17 World champion Erica Pastoriza will attend William Jewell College after narrowing her choices to three.
The Elmira College women's wrestling program welcomed the Western New England University Golden Bears to Speidel Gymnasium for a dual matchup on Sunday afternoon as the Soaring Eagles would record a 27-22 victory.
The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) will become the first NCAA Division III conference to host a league-wide women’s wrestling championship when five programs converge on North Central’s Merner Field House in Naperville on Sunday, Jan. 29 for the inaugural CCIW Women’s Wrestling Championship.
Lee Miracle signs Indianapolis native AnnaMae Mosconi for the upcoming 2023-24 season.
Kami Hart's pin of Grays Harbor's Georgianna Ustaszewski in the 170-pound weight class secured the winning team points for Linfield in a 20-15 dual-match victory over the visiting Chokers Thursday night at Ted Wilson Gymnasium.
In the team's first home Mid-South Conference duals of the season, the UC women's wrestling team went 1-1 on the evening. First, #8 Cumberlands dropped the close dual to #7 Indiana Tech 25-22 then bounced back against (RV) Montreat 43-5.
The Indiana Tech women's wrestling team won two duals at University of Cumberlands (Ky.) Friday, knocking off Montreat College 44-5, before taking down the host Patriots 25-22.
Texas Woman's wrestling took winning to the next level in their defeat over University of the Ozarks 30-13.
Indian Wrestling Drama
The pool of celebrated wrestlers who sat at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday in their protest against Brij Bhushan over physical harassment called it off on late Friday night after getting assurance from the government that probe into the matter will be done.
It was an unprecedented sight. The country's top wrestlers – Olympic medalists, members of wrestling's first family and those on the cusp of greatness – almost 200 men and women protesting in freezing Delhi, in a fight that goes beyond anything they have faced on the mat.
The Sports Ministry will announce the names of its oversight committee members, who will probe the allegations of sexual harassment and corruption against Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, on Sunday, ministry sources said.
Vinod Tomar, the suspended official, is a close aide of WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexually harassing female players.
A complete timeline of the Indian wrestlers' protest against WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Annual General Meeting has been called off after the Ministry for Youth Affairs and Sports requested the organisation “suspend all activities” in the wake of an ongoing sexual harassment investigation against its President, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
This comes a day after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) formed a seven-member committee to probe the sexual harassment allegations against the WFI.
More International News
Wrestling fans will be treated to a grand season-opening Ranking Series event as Zagreb Open will see close to 600 wrestlers on the mat next month.
Duncan Nelson was the lone U.S. entry in Greco-Roman at the Henri Deglane Challenge on Sunday.
Dominance was the name of the game for most of the gold medalists on Saturday at Norway’s flagship domestic tournament in Fredrikstad, as a who’s-who of the country’s star athletes put on exemplary performances that resulted in lopsided scores en-route to victory.
Day one at the Henri Deglane Challenge featured women’s freestyle, and the five-athlete U.S. contingent came home with a pair of medals.
The first United World Wrestling “Ranking Series” event of 2023 represents the true first step on the road to Olympic Games qualification, and it will also provide Denmark’s Turpal Bisultanov (87 kg) with a fine opportunity to continue his remarkable rise towards the apex of this sport.
Day two at the Henri Deglane Challenge featured men’s freestyle, and the 25-athlete contingent claimed 18 medals: seven gold, six silver and five bronze!
In a tournament that is, on paper, expected to include one of the densest and most competitive allotment of athletes outside of a World event in recent years, Norway is answering the call by going with a power-packed roster that has a legitimate chance of leaving a lasting impression — and building crucial momentum towards the European Championships later in the spring.
High School News
There have been enough thrills and excitement to last a whole season already. And most of the 2023 boys state tournaments have not started yet.
Jay Powers has built a wrestling program at Plant High School around three principles: character, teamwork and intensity.
Ray Brinzer writes software and manages databases as a computer programmer, which seems a world away from a wrestling mat for one of the WPIAL’s all-time greats, but the former North Allegheny star can see similarities.
It was a typical performance for Wendell Harrison in his two years at Nile C. Kinnick:
In the sport of wrestling, losing weight is a given, during the season. Out of season, wrestlers grow and move up one, maybe two, weight classes for the following season.
The Mavericks remained undefeated in dual meets with a 42-30 win over Davis on Thursday night, locking up a Big 9 title in the process.
Attitude. Effort. Commitment.
Airline star Ernie Perry III has committed to continue his career at Cornell.
Micah Hach of Watertown was one of 16 area high school wrestlers to win tournament titles on Saturday.
Horseheads doubled up on team championships for the week while Chenango Forks senior Tyler Ferrara secured a fourth conference title Saturday at the Southern Tier Athletic Conference Wrestling Tournament at Owego Free Academy.
Tolland’s Ryan G. Angers, who won a State Open championship at 138 pounds in 2018, has passed away at the age of 23. He died unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 16, according to his obituary.
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