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It’s spanned five years, two hosts, dozens of guests, but just one head coach. We’ve finally made it to the milestone 100th episode of the #PackMentality Pop-Ins Podcast.
The Always Aggressive crew is back with another episode as the team prepares for a big weekend hosting the Boilermaker Duals.
Men’s College News
The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team won seven matches – five by bonus points – to defeat Army, 28-13, on Thursday night in front of 1,903 fans at Christl Arena.
The No. 3 ranked University of Missouri wrestling team fell short on the road in Tempe, Ariz., losing 19-17 to No. 5 Arizona State. The Tigers move to 1-1 this season, and are 2-5-1 all-time against the Sun Devils.
We've got a great slate of duals over the next week, which is the third week of the 2022-23 regular season. 38 duals are on the schedule for Thursday-Sunday.
The best of the best. Champions vs. champions. These are the kinds of duals that fans can expect to see at next week’s National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic, a historic event featuring 15 elite, high-profile weight matches across ten men’s freestyle weights and five women’s freestyle weights.
Ohio State freshman Jesse Mendez has been working off the same list of goals he wrote when he was 8 years old. The items on it are hyper-ambitious, but Mendez is the type of talent who could make even his loftiest aspirations seem realistic.
Fresh off of its first win of the season Friday over Lock Haven, Penn State wrestling is basking in its new and successful lineup. Three Nittany Lions made their debuts, while a number of others finally found their place in the starting lineup.
To know Jaxon Joy is to know that the Wadsworth junior is a wrestling junkie.
Mark Manning explains the decision to redshirt NCAA finalist Ridge Lovett. Peyton Robb is off to a fast start, and Manning likes his '23 recruiting class.
Here's why we'll be tuning in to the Black Knight on Sunday.
Most of Penn State's duals in recent years have been wrapped up before heavyweight, but Greg Kerkvliet is looking to keep fans around until the end.
Week 2 continued the trend of great matchups and surprising upsets. Here is your Fantasy Roundup for Week 2:
What to watch for on Friday as OSU faces Wyoming on the mat.
Northern Colorado's returning Big XII champion Andrew Alirez has been invited to participate in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic presented by Cliff Keen on Tuesday, November 22 in Austin, Texas.
Opening up their home dual schedule at Nemzek Fieldhouse, MSUM wrestling fell to Concordia College 33-10 with the Dragons taking two weight class wins.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse wrestling team, ranked third on the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Poll, opened its 2022-23 home season with a 25-9 victory over fifth-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology (N.J.) Thursday night in Mitchell Hall. The Eagles improve to 2-0 while the Ducks drop to 1-1.
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire wrestling team was victorious in its home opener on Thursday night, besting UW-Oshkosh 37-6 in a dual at the McPhee Center. The Blugolds reclaimed the Chancellor's Cup and avenged last season's loss to the Titans.
Spoiling the home opener for the No. 8 ranked Coe College Kohawks, the Central College wrestling team left Thursday's dual with a 24-16 victory.
The Roanoke wrestling team opened its dual match portion of the season on the road by knocking off No. 17 Washington and Lee 18-15 in their ODAC opener. The ODAC reinstated wrestling as a conference sport this year.
The Johnson & Wales (RI) University wrestling team enters this weekend's match at Scott Woods Duels at Muhlenberg College ranked No. 1 in the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Team Tournament Rankings and No. 17 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III Men's Coaches Rankings.
Opening night was quite the show for the No. 13 Loras College wrestling team as the Duhawks got the home slate started with a convincing 42-8 victory over an American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) foe in Buena Vista University.
The 22nd-ranked Castleton University wrestling team continued its dominance over rival Norwich on Wednesday night, winning the Battle for the Green Mountain Championship for the fourth matchup in a row with a 49-0 shutout over the Cadets on the road.
Fueled by pins from four wrestlers, the Simpson College men's wrestling team earned its first dual victory of the season over Iowa Wesleyan.
The Thiel College wrestling team defeated the Hiram Terriers 33-19 Wednesday in a non-conference match at Beeghly Gymnasium.
Wins over three nationally-ranked grapplers guided the William Penn men's wrestling team to a 30-16 upset over #12 Missouri Valley in a Heart of America Athletic Conference dual meet Thursday.
Grand View (Iowa) has now led the NAIA Men's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll for the 10th consecutive ranking. Life (Ga.) and Southeastern (Fla.) stay put from the preseason poll, while Indiana tech leapfrogs Marian (Ind.) for fourth place. Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) and Vanguard (Calif.) move into the rankings, replacing Southern Oregon and Thomas More (Ky.)
At Garth Pleasant Arena, Men's Wrestling put on a strong showing against Davenport University, winning 44-12. The Warriors received 12 points off voids, while Davenport received 6 points off voids. Several Warriors put on impressive performances, winning by fall or technical fall.
The 19th-ranked Iowa Central wrestling team won their second straight road dual of the young season.
Women’s College News
The second set of National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) NCAA Women’s Wrestling rankings was released on Thursday. The top five teams stayed the same while Lock Have University cracks the top 10 for the first time in program history.
Southern Oregon takes over top billing in the first NAIA Women's Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll of the regular season. Campbellsville (Ky.) follows suit, Grand View (Iowa) and Menlo (Calif.) remain third and fourth respectively, while Life (Ga.) joins the Top Five. Hastings (Neb.) overtakes York (Neb.) for the final spot in the rankings.
High School News
During the 2021-22 wrestling season, Stillwater senior Ryder Rogotzke had one of the most dominant seasons a wrestler can have.
Grace York made a bit of history Wednesday, signing her National Letter of Intent to join the NCAA Division I women’s wrestling team at Presbyterian College.
The Long County Blue Tide will be adding their second of two new athletics programs this year. After the volleyball team made significant strides in its inaugural season, the wrestling team looks to offer a new venue for student- athletes in Ludowici.
While things were somewhat quiet last week in the village, it marked the end of an era for West Forsyth’s football program.
Clint Bitting, Steve Harris and Brad Schwenke are the newest members of the Atlantic High School Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Friday morning will mark the first time in three years that an international presence will be witnessed at Senior Greco-Roman tournament in the United States as the 2022 Bill Farrell Memorial/NYAC Open gets underway in New York.
Double Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling Roman Vlasov believes that children starting their career in sport should focus on wrestling, an Olympic sport, rather than mixed martial arts.
The lineups for Mongolia, which will compete in both men’s freestyle and women’s freestyle at the Men’s and Women’s Freestyle World Cup have been released.
UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling is not intimated by former two-division titleholder Henry Cejudo‘s Olympic wrestling credentials.
Podcasts & Video
This week's episode is up! Tommy and Kevin try to catch up on the wild November in the College Wrestling world.
The First World: Willie's High School Season Preview
Welcome to In The Room, a wrestling podcast from the Des Moines Register's Cody Goodwin. On today's episode, Cody brings you interviews from Iowa, Iowa State, and Northern Iowa ahead of a busy weekend.
Two time cadet world medalist Alara Boyd joins the show.
Native Iowa man, JD, gives you the scoop on what Iowa college wrestlers are competing at this years NWCA All-Star event.
The crew takes a look at what's going down this week and makes their picks for some of the best matches and duals.
Join hosts Sam Phillips (@slamphillips) and Lee Cothran (@leecothran) as they discuss the most decorated conference in college wrestling, the Big 12!
Coach Yetzer fills in for Randal and Jake talking to Captain Thaddeus Guerrero of the Marine Corps.