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Looking back: How bad was the old Division I qualification system? | Mat Talk Podcast Network

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.

Division I

Will Penn State Burn Levi Haines' Redshirt Against Iowa? – FloWrestling

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.

Illini Wrestling Win Big Over Maryland – University of Illinois Athletics

The Illinois wrestling team picked up another Big Ten victory over Maryland, 29-11, at the State Farm Center on Sunday, Jan. 22.

Oklahoma State Claims Fifth Straight Victory With a Win Over No. 23 West Virginia – Oklahoma State University Athletics

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.

Valencia’s Upset Highlights ASU’s 25-14 Win over #23 Stanford – Arizona State University Athletics

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.

Drexel Downs Bucknell for the First Time Since 2012 – Drexel University Athletics

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.

Wrestling Tops Lock Haven in Home Dual – Clarion Athletics

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.

Minnesota Uses Second-Half Storm to Beat Purdue, 20-12 – University of Minnesota Athletics

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. 

Wolverines Bounce Back with Lopsided Road Win at No. 24 Rutgers – University of Michigan Athletics

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 Wrestling Rolls Over Michigan State 34-6 for another B1G Dual Victory – Penn State Athletics

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.

JACKRABBITS STEAMROLL WYOMING, 42-3 – South Dakota State University Athletics

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.

Men’s Wrestling Drops Road Clash with Clarion – Lock Haven University Athletics

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.

Penn State wrestling soaks in BJC in win over Michigan | Centre Daily Times

There was a crisp, cool air flowing in Bryce Jordan Center Friday night as the No. 1 Nittany Lions welcomed No. 3 Michigan.

Wrestling Takes Down Edinboro – George Mason University Athletics

The George Mason wrestling team earned a 21-12 decision against Edinboro Saturday night at McComb Fieldhouse.

Men’s Wrestling Opens MAC Slate with Win Over Cleveland State – Lock Haven University Athletics

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.

Pitt Wins at Virginia, Gets Perfect Start to ACC Season – Pitt Panthers #H2P

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 Wrestling Thrills in 16-15 Victory over No. 20 Michigan State – Rutgers University Athletics

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.

Seven Wins Propel #24 Wrestling to a 23–11 Win Over #20 Lehigh – University of Pennsylvania Athletics

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.

Nittany Lion Wrestlers Dominate Michigan 30-8 in Sold Out BJC Dual – Penn State Athletics

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.

Wrestling Returns Home, Beats George Mason in Dual – Clarion Athletics

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.

Wrestling Defeats Duke To Begin ACC Duals – University of North Carolina Athletics

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. 

Huskies Dismantle Ohio 23-10 on the Road – NIU Athletics

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.

No. 8 Hokies down No. 5 Wolfpack in front of record crowd in Cassell – Virginia Tech Athletics

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.

Cowboys Handle Northern Colorado, 24-10, in Return to GIA – Oklahoma State University Athletics

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.

Wisconsin derails Purdue, 28-9 | Wisconsin Badgers

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.

Trio of Pins Propel Lions to Win Against Princeton – Columbia University Athletics

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.

JACKS RUN WINNING STREAK TO SEVEN – South Dakota State University Athletics

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.

DeAugustino Powers No. 14 ‘Cats Past No. 25 Illinois In Thriller – Northwestern University Athletics

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 Defeats the Patriots in MAC Action – George Mason University Athletics

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.

Cal Poly Upsets No. 8 Arizona State, 19-18, in Pac-12 Dual Meet – Cal Poly

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.

No. 2 Iowa Thrashes No. 11 Nebraska, 34-6 – University of Iowa Athletics

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.

Wrestling defeats Harvard, 19-13 – Binghamton University Athletics

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.

Wrestling dominates at New York State Intercollegiate Open – Binghamton University Athletics

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 Picks Up EIWA Win Over Franklin & Marshall – Hofstra University Athletics

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. 

Wrestling Splits EIWA Duals in New York – Franklin & Marshall Athletics

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 Sneaks Past Cross-Town Rival Princeton 19-18 – Rider University Athletics

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 Closes Weekend Trip With 21-16 Win at Navy – Lehigh University Athletics

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.

NDSU Wrestling Dominates Wyoming in Big XII Dual – NDSU

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.

Wrestling cruises to home victory over Queens – Bellarmine University Athletics

In its second home dual of the season, Bellarmine wrestling delivered a convincing 36-3 win over Queens on Saturday night

No. 7 Buckeyes Dominate No. 23 Maryland, 38-6 – Ohio State Buckeyes

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.

Gardner-Webb Tops The Citadel 23-12 Friday Night For Key SoCon Victory – Gardner-Webb University Athletics

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.

Division II

WRES | Grizzlies defeat #3 UNK en route to 3-0 Midwest Duals – Adams State University Athletics

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.

NWCA Releases Division II Men's Coaches Regular Season Poll #3 | NWCA

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's Clutch Performance Rewards NMHU With Victory vs CSU – New Mexico Highlands University Athletics

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.

No. 9 Wrestlers Make It 11 Straight Wins With 27-12 Victory Over No. 18 Glenville State – University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Athletics

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.

No. 5 Huskies blank (RV) Minnesota State-Mankato 40-0 – St. Cloud State University Athletics

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.

#3 Lopers Pick Up Three Overall Wins at the Fairgrounds – University of Nebraska – Kearney Athletics

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.

No. 2 Wrestling dominates Mount Olive and Belmont Abbey in a tri-meet – Lander University

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

Fairmont State Wrestling Tops Washington & Jefferson 32-12 in Non-Conference Dual – Fairmont State University Athletics

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.

Marauders power past Seton Hill, 23-14 – Millersville

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. 

11th-Ranked Golden Knights Dominate Shippensburg 44-3 – Gannon University Athletics

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.

No. 1 UCO Earns Two Wins At Midwest Duals – University of Central Oklahoma Athletics

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.

College wrestler missing after pulled into ocean during ‘polar plunge' – USA Today

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.

Sharing Sad News with the Gator Community – sfstategators.com

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.

Wrestling Goes 2-1 on Senior Night – West Liberty University Athletics

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.

Baca, White win by pin to lead Minot State to 34-5 dual victory over MSU Moorhead – MSU Athletics

Back at home for the first time in 2 months, the Minot State wrestlers put on a show to remember for the fans.

Division III

No. 5 Wrestling Wins Third Straight MAC Championship – Stevens Institute of Technology Athletics

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.

Wrestling Rounds up Cougars 28-6 on the Road – Washington and Lee University

The Washington and Lee University wrestling team downed Averett University on Saturday night, 28-6.

Fulmer wins Lycoming’s final MAC title, six place at MAC Championships – Lycoming College Athletics

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.

Men's Wrestling Powers Past No. 24 McDaniel, 26-16 – Ursinus College

The Ursinus College men's wrestling team cruised to a 26-16 victory over No.24 McDaniel College on Saturday afternoon.

Bluejays Perfect at CCIW Duals – Elmhurst University Athletics

The Elmhurst University wrestling team went a perfect 2-0 at the CCIW Duals hosted by Concordia University Wisconsin Saturday afternoon. 

Men’s Wrestling Claims Second-Straight CCIW Title – North Central College Athletics

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. 

Auggies dominate in victory over Titans – Augsburg University Athletics

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.

Little Giants Honor Seniors Prior To Dominating Win At Wabash Wrestling Invite – Wabash College Athletics

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.

No. 4 Men’s Wrestling Claims Three Victories at OAC Duals – Baldwin Wallace Athletics

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 

No. 3 Wartburg Goes 3-0 at A-R-C Duals – Wartburg College Athletics

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.

Wrestlers Wrap Up Home Slate with Win over Chicago – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Athletics

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. 

Wrestling Cruises Past NJCU 41-7 – The College of New Jersey Athletics

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.

Ruane's Pin Caps Senior Night Win – Muhlenberg College Athletics

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.

Brawlers Take Down Pointers on Senior Night – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Athletics

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. 

Early Surge Powers Men's Wrestling past Johns Hopkins, 30-13 – Ursinus College

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.

Wrestling Defeats UW-Platteville; Eagles Win Seven Duals – University of Wisconsin La Crosse Athletics

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.

Seniors lead wrestling team to 24-13 win over Albion – Olivet

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.

NAIA

Mounties Place Second at Missouri Valley Invite – Eastern Oregon University Athletics

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. 

Men's Wrestling Finishes Fourth in Strong Field at Missouri Valley Invite – Life University Athletics

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.

No. 1 Vikings Have Successful Weekend at the MVC Open | Grand View Athletics

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

Bakersfield College Unveils New Women's Wrestling Team – KERO23

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.

World Champ Erica Pastoriza Picks William Jewell – FloWrestling

U17 World champion Erica Pastoriza will attend William Jewell College after narrowing her choices to three.

Duke and Bradigan Highlight Fourth Straight Dual Victory For Soaring Eagles – Elmira College Athletics

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.

Inaugural CCIW Women's Wrestling Championship set for Jan. 29 in Naperville, Ill. – TheMat.com

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.

AnnaMae Mosconi signs with women's wrestling for the 2023-24 season – Campbellsville University Athletics

Lee Miracle signs Indianapolis native AnnaMae Mosconi for the upcoming 2023-24 season.

Hart's pin at 170 pounds lifts Wildcats past Grays Harbor – Linfield University Athletics

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.

Patriots Split MSC Tri-Dual with Indiana Tech and Montreat – University of the Cumberlands Athletics

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.

Warriors Win Pair of Duals at Cumberlands – Indiana Tech Athletics

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.

TWU WRESTLING LEVELS UP AGAINST OZARKS 30-13 – Texas Woman's University Athletics

Texas Woman's wrestling took winning to the next level in their defeat over University of the Ozarks 30-13. 

Indian Wrestling Drama

WFI denies all allegations leveled against chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in response to Sports Ministry – WIONews

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.

Blog: #MeToo In Wrestling – It's Not Just About Sports – NDTV

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.

Wrestling mess: Sports Ministry to announce names of oversight committee members on Sunday – ThePrint

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.

Sports ministry suspends WFI assistant secretary, puts wrestling body activities on hold – Scroll.in

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.

Wrestlers vs WFI: A timeline of events – Firstpost

A complete timeline of the Indian wrestlers' protest against WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

WFI assistant secretary suspended and body's AGM called off after scandal – Inside The Games

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.

Wrestling champion Bajrang Punia reacts after PM Modi's Govt takes action against WFI | Republic World

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

Zagreb Open Ranking Series entry list | United World Wrestling

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.

Nelson goes 1-2 to place ninth in Greco-Roman at Henri Deglane Challenge – TheMat.com

Duncan Nelson was the lone U.S. entry in Greco-Roman at the Henri Deglane Challenge on Sunday.

Kure, Mukubu, Baldauf, & Marvik Win 2023 National Titles – Five Point Move

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.

Jimenez wins silver at Henri Deglane for first Senior-level medal, while Molinari claims a bronze – TheMat.com

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.

Bisultanov Headlines Danish Roster for Grand Prix Zagreb Open – Five Point Move

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.

U.S. wins seven men’s freestyle golds at Henri Deglane, with an 18-medal haul – TheMat.com

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!

NOR's Fearsome Foursome To Compete in Croatia – Five Point Move

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

Complete listing of High School State Tournament Dates/Sites in all 50 states – WIN Magazine

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.

Plant High coach brings Army Special Forces background – BayNews9

Jay Powers has built a wrestling program at Plant High School around three principles: character, teamwork and intensity. 

North Allegheny wrestling great Ray Brinzer to join WPIAL Hall of Fame | Trib HSSN

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.

Japanese school shows off its wrestling prowess | Stars and Stripes

It was a typical performance for Wendell Harrison in his two years at Nile C. Kinnick:

Manheim Central senior wrestler Brett Barbush has success in mind [column] | High School Wrestling | lancasteronline.com

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.

Maverick girls wrestling locks up league title | Columbia Basin Herald

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.

Back on top! Jensen Beach wrestling repeats as 1A duals state champs – Treasure Coast Newspapers

Attitude. Effort. Commitment.

High school wrestling: Airline star Perry commits to Ivy League power Cornell | Bossier Press-Tribune

Airline star Ernie Perry III has committed to continue his career at Cornell.

Watertown goes 1-0, Aberdeen Central 2-2 in weekend duals – Watertown Public Opinion

Micah Hach of Watertown was one of 16 area high school wrestlers to win tournament titles on Saturday.

Horseheads repeated as team champion at STAC Wrestling Tournament – Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

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 Angers, who won a State Open title in 2018, has died – Connecticut Wrestling Online

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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