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- No Division I action, but enough to chat about to make you want to order a 20-piece Chicken McNugget meal at 3:29 a.m. and ask them to put every sauce in the bag! Wait, sorry, flashbacks. And yes, I knew that in 2005, McDonalds on Columbia Avenue in Lancaster, PA started serving breakfast at 3:30 a.m. There’s only one way to discover that – the hard way.m
- I’ll start in D3, where third-ranked Wartburg remembered its fallen three-time national champion Kenny “Kennfucios” Anderson on Wednesday and then pounded Simpson (Iowa) 47-3. Kris Rumph, the guy who beat Iowa’s Gavin Teasdale over the weekend, yeah, he won by fall at 133. The win ran Wartburg’s win streak in the American Rivers Conference is now 215.
- St. Cloud State, which should be ranked No. 1 when the next Division II rankings come out, extended its win streak to 52 in a row and its conference dual win streak to 69 in a row after shutting out Southwest Minnesota State 42-0 at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud. Top-ranked James Barzowski topped Nathan Moore 10-3 at 157 pounds.
- Shippensburg knocked off Division III Waynesburg 35-12. The Red Raiders notched three falls, with the fastest coming from DeAndre Reed at 149 in 1:02. Northern State beat its Division III opponent, Concordia-Moorhead, 24-15 just across the Red River in Moorhead, Minnesota. Billy Holtan, son of longtime Mat Talk Podcast Network patron Bill Holton, picked up a major decision at 165 pounds in the Wolves’ winning effort. Going back to PA, Kutztown defeated Millersville 24-13. Moving south, Division II Belmont Abbey beat NAIA Bluefield 34-11 and Coker beat Truett McConnell 39-12
- Division III Scranton won six bouts to knock off Division II East Stroudsburg 24-15 to win a Dundie. Don’t know what that is? That’s what she said. In keeping it D3, UW-La Crosse beat UW-Eau Claire 25-12 and UW-Whitewater beat UW-Platteville 27-12. Castleton beat Norwich 31-17 in New England. In the NAIA, Wayland Baptist beat Central Christian 45-12, Briar Cliff beat Northwestern (Iowa) 24-16. Lourdes beat Division III Defiance 29-14. I really should come up with more puns with Defiance.
- On the women’s side, Oklahoma City beat Texas Wesleyan 41-7 with Cierra Foster picking up a fall at 143 pounds in just 20 seconds.
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Notables on the Docket for November 20:
- Pretty solid schedule across the board on November 20. In Division I, Missouri hosts Division II Central Missouri and NAIA Missouri Valley, while a pair of teams from out west head east. Oregon State heads to George Mason, while Air Force will face Hofstra. In Division II, a pair of newer programs will hook up as Urbana will face Bellarmine. In D3, we’ve got Manchester heading to Adrian, an all-Iowa tilt as Central faces Coe, while up in Wisconsin, UW-Stevens Point will face UW-Oshkosh.
- A pretty solid slate of duals in the NAIA, with Corban facing Simpson and Southern Oregon in a tri-meet, while Life Pacific will host Arizona Christian. Vanguard will also be in the house facing Arizona Christian. That’s a tri with three teams in the west all started in the past two years. Warner Pacific is at Montana State-Northern, Central Methodist heads to Iowa for a men’s and women’s double dip with Grand View. Grand View trying to extend its win streak to 79. The Vikings currently hold the second longest win streak in college wrestling history. If the math is right, the Vi kings won’t break the record of 92 this season. Doane is at Midland, Benedictine is at St. Mary and who knows what the heck is going on at Lindenwood-Belleville. Last I’d heard was the school was going to consolidate its sports with Lindewood’s main campus in Missouri. The women’s roster and coaching staff hasn’t been updated, yet the women are supposed to face MacMurray, while the men are allegedly facing off with Calumet College of St. Joseph.
- Keeping with the women’s schedule, Limestone heads to King, Adrian is at Tiffin, Simpson is also up at Southern Oregon with the men and Midland heads west to face Colorado Mesa.
- Wyatt Henson, the son of Sammie Henson and a 2021 Iowa commit, was reportedly ruled ineligible for the postseason by the WPIAL, which is essentially the athletic association for Western PA. Henson started out at Waynesburg Central while his dad was the head coach a short distance away in Morgantown, West Virginia at WVU. IAwrestle posted about it, while PA Power is following up.
- Craig Sesker follows up on the story Trackwrestling posted yesterday, in which he believes freestyle should replace folkstyle. He writes this on The Predicament.
- Earlier this week, I posted about Anthony Ashnault and Nick Suriano of Rutgers getting the nod to attend the White House as NCAA Collegiate Champions Day. TheMat.com’s Gary Abbott confirms Penn State’s team championship as well as individual titlists Yianni Diakomihalis of Cornell, Drew Foster of Northern Iowa and Mekhi Lewis of Virginia Tech will also be in attendance. Penn State will be represented by Jason Nolf, Bo Nickal, Nick Nevills and Mason Manville along with Senior Associate AD Rick Kaluza. I say again, I don’t care about your politics. Next.
- Everyone’s favorite podcasting wrestling teenagers, Sam Herring and Jude Swisher, have added Mason Beckman to the Home Mat Advantage team. Lucky for Beckman, he can still pass as 15.
- Lots of conference awards being named, and again, they’re in the newsletter, but not all here. One that will be here today is from the South Atlantic Conference Carolinas, which is a hybrid collection of wrestling schools in those two conferences. Mount Olive, a first year program led by past Purdue All-American Jake Patacsil, had its first award winner as Hayden Waddell was honored as the Wrestler of the Week after winning the Star City Classic last weekend.
- Flowrestling is looking ahead to Iowa-Iowa State by looking back at the history of the series, giving us six reasons to watch AND trying to piss off Hawkeye fans by giving you the way Iowa State can win the dual.
- After hearing about Quant Wrestling on yesterday’s On The Mat, Trackwrestling drops a statistical breakdown by Quant Wrestling that breaks down various scoring attacks and analytics from the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Stat nerds should love it.
On The Network
- Inside Virginia Tech Wrestling talks with Hokies head wrestling coach Tony Robie about the upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. to accompany NCAA champion Mekhi Lewis on his visit to the White House. We also recap the win over Ohio State and the upcoming Navy Classic.
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Short Time Episode 548 – November 20, 2019