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  • from InterMat 01/25/22 6:25 PM

    #1 ranked 165 lber Evan Wick (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Earlier this morning, InterMat released our new set of weekly rankings for DI wrestling. At the 165 lb weight class, there was a new name atop the list in Evan Wick. The three-time NCAA All-American has made history by ...

  • from InterMat 01/25/22 12:10 PM

    2021 NCAA Champion AJ Ferrari (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Monday evening, 2021 NCAA Champion AJ Ferrari was involved in an auto accident on the way back to Stillwater. Shortly after, rumors circulated about the severity of the accident and circumstances related to the...

  • from InterMat 01/24/22 1:55 AM

    Michigan State national qualifier Cam Caffey (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Saturday's Dual Results Navy 21 Ohio 14 125 - Oscar Sanchez (Ohio) dec Jacob Allen (Navy) 3-1SV 133 - Josh Koderhandt (Navy) dec Gio DiSabato (Ohio) 4-3 141 - Mario Guillen (Ohio) dec Tyler Hunt (Nav...

  • from InterMat 01/22/22 2:45 PM

    CSU Bakersfield 184 lber Jacob Hansen (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Week 11 brought a slew of humbling dual-meet performances, as the entirety of the Pac-12 conference was in action, with the exception of #16 Cal Poly. Below, we recap the action before setting the stage for the...

  • from InterMat 01/22/22 1:40 PM

    Columbia's Josh Ogunsanya (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Saturday 1/22 Binghamton @ LIU - Brookville, NY (12PM) Brown @ JWU Wildcat Open - Providence, RI (all day) **non-starters** Brown @ Cornell - Ithaca, NY (3PM) Bucknell vs. Sacred Heart - Lewisburg, PA (5PM) Columbia @ ...

  • from InterMat 01/22/22 4:25 AM

    Penn State All-American Greg Kerkvliet (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Friday's Dual Results Little Rock 33 VMI 7 125 - Jayden Carson (Little Rock) tech Cameron Chicella (VMI) 16-0 133 - Jaylen Carson (Little Rock) fall Patrick Maglathlin (VMI) 4:05 141 - Conner Ward (Little ...

  • from InterMat 01/21/22 10:30 PM

    (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Hello dear friends, I hope you're having a lovely start to your weekend…we've had some major #SoConWR schedule updates in the past 24 hours, so let's get into the weekend preview! Friday, January 21 The App State Mountaineers host Little ...

  • from InterMat 01/21/22 9:30 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA has announced the first coaches ranking for the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The coaches' rankings are determined by a vote of 14 coaches in each weight class with two head coaches from each of the seven conference. For ranking purposes, coaches may only co...

  • from InterMat 01/21/22 9:15 PM

    The 2021 ACC finals with Nino Bonaccorsi (left) and Jay Aiello (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Hoos travel north to face the Panthers in a match showcasing the coaching tree of Steve Garland--both Keith Gavin and Jordan Leen coached under Garland at UVA. This is quietly a very good dual ...

  • from InterMat 01/21/22 8:25 PM

    Alex Marinelli (left) and Carson Kharchla (Photos/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) When the Iowa Hawkeyes head east to meet Ohio State tonight, it will be a homecoming of sorts for their 165 lber, Alex Marinelli. The sixth-year senior is a graduate of powerhouse Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio...

  • from InterMat 01/21/22 12:40 PM

    Pat Popolizio (left) and Tony Robie (Photos/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The VT-NC State news is going on in real-time as I'm writing this, so it seemed relevant for discussion. Look, I like both these teams and absolutely love the rivalry, but y'all gotta let cooler heads prevail and figure thi...

  • from InterMat 01/21/22 3:00 AM

    174 lbers Cade Lautt (left) and Matt Finesilver (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Duke at North Carolina The Blue Devils travel across town to face the Tar Heels in a rivalry as old as the schools. On paper, it is lopsided for UNC, but there are some great matchups in here, and some tossups t...

  • from InterMat 01/20/22 10:00 PM

    (photo courtesy of Clarion athletics/Kirkland Photography) Last week was about .500 for me in all my leagues. You win some, you lose some, and life goes on. In our #MatScoutsDynasty league, I suffered my second straight loss of the season to drop my overall dual record to 8-2 (week 8 was a BYE wee...

  • from InterMat 01/20/22 8:00 PM

    Missouri All-American Rocky Elam (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Thursday 01/20 Missouri at Oklahoma, 8:00 PM (7:00 PM) Friday 01/21 Oregon State at Northern Colorado, 8:00 PM (6:00 PM) Saturday 01/22 South Dakota State at Missouri, 3:00 PM (2:00 PM) Oregon State at Wyoming...

  • from InterMat 01/20/22 5:55 PM

    The 2018 Men's freestyle World Cup (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) USA Wrestling is pleased to announce that United World Wrestling has awarded both the 2022 and 2023 Men's and Women's Freestyle World Cup events to Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. The 2022 competition wi...

  • from InterMat 01/20/22 1:45 PM

    (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) We've got a great slate of duals over the next week. An incredible 51 duals are on the schedule for Thursday-Monday. Since it can be difficult to figure out where and when to watch all of these events, InterMat has put together a list of al...

  • from InterMat 01/20/22 2:00 AM

    #2 ranked Patrick Glory (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Below is a recap of last week's EIWA action, with individual highlights worth noting. Notable News Princeton tops #6 Arizona State at home Bucknell wins 5th match in a row Matt Kazimir of Columbia earns EIWA Wrestler of t...

  • from InterMat 01/19/22 1:05 PM

    North Dakota State's Jared Franek (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Wednesday 01/12 Iowa State DEF CSU Bakersfield 44-0 Friday 01/14 Oklahoma DEF Lock Haven 24-15 Oklahoma DEF Kent State 35-3 Northern Iowa DEF Air Force 27-11 Iowa State DEF Wyoming 32-6 Saturday 01/15 Blooms...

  • from InterMat 01/18/22 5:50 PM

    Buffalo 165 lber Noah Grover (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Bloomsburg: The Huskies went 1-1 this weekend, defeating Cal Baptist 27-19 before dropping a hard-fought battle to Lock Haven 34-9. In the matchup against Cal Baptist, five wrestlers were victorious over their opponents...

  • from InterMat 01/18/22 3:15 PM

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  • from InterMat 01/18/22 12:15 AM

    2021 NCAA Runner-up Nino Bonaccorsi (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Duke: The Blue Devils fell to the Appalachian State Mountaineers at home on Thursday despite making a run at the upperweights. The Mountaineers relied on the strength of their lightweights to jump out to an early...

  • from InterMat 01/17/22 2:10 PM

    Gavin Teasdale at the 2018 Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic Gavin Teasdale's much-anticipated MMA debut is almost here. He will step in the cage on February 5th at 247 Fighting Championships' Brawl in the Burgh 10. After taking the state title four times out of Jefferson-Morgan High School and posting...

  • from InterMat 01/17/22 1:25 AM

    Central Michigan All-American Matt Stencel (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Saturday's Dual Results Kent State 18 Chattanooga 13 125 - Jake Ferri (Kent State) dec Fabian Gutierrez (Chattanooga) 6-5 133 - Brayden Palmer (Chattanooga) dec Brendon Fenton (Kent State) 4-0 141 - Fr...

  • from InterMat 01/15/22 7:55 PM

    Bryce Andonian (left) and Alex Madrigal (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Hokies host an in-state battle with George Mason in their annual event hosted at the Moss Arts Center. The Hokies have been on the forefront of teams hosting unique events to provide fans with a new exper...

  • from InterMat 01/15/22 4:10 PM

    Iowa State All-American Jarrett Degen (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Friday's Dual Results Minnesota 19 Nebraska 13 125 - Patrick McKee (Minnesota) dec Jeremiah Reno (Nebraska) 7-2 133 - Jake Gliva (Minnesota) dec Alex Thomsen (Nebraska) 8-3 141 - Chad Red Jr (Nebras...

  • from InterMat 01/15/22 2:20 PM

    2x NCAA qualifier Jackson DiSario (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The weekend's action started Friday, when conference leader, #6 Arizona State was stunned by #25 Pittsburgh, 24-19, in enemy territory. The Sun Devils won six of ten bouts, but conceded a few too many bonus...

  • from InterMat 01/14/22 10:50 PM

    Michael McGee (left) and Micky Phillippi (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Panthers welcome their second top-10 team to Fitzgerald Field House in the past week as the Sun Devils of Arizona State come to Pittsburgh for a Friday night dual. 125: #32 Gage Curry vs. #4 Brandon Co...

  • from InterMat 01/14/22 8:55 PM

    Josh (left) and Justin Portillo (right) (Photos/Josh by Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com, Justin by Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com) #1 Grand View (NAIA) vs #4 Nebraska-Kearney Saturday, January 15th Kearney, Nebraska Twitter: Vikings Lopers Watch Live What is bigger than 110 straight dual wins? Wha...

  • from InterMat 01/14/22 7:30 PM

    Army West Point 149 lber PJ Ogunsanya (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Friday 1/14 Brown vs. Drexel - Providence, RI (7PM) Bucknell @ Harvard - Cambridge, MA (6PM) Columbia @ Lehigh (#21) Franklin & Marshall @ Davidson - Davidson, NC (12PM) LIU @ Buffalo - Buffalo, NY (5PM) S...

  • from InterMat 01/14/22 5:45 PM

    Cavalier 165 lber Justin McCoy (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Hoos travel east to the Virginia Duals at Hampton Coliseum for action Friday and Saturday. They will face Chattanooga, Lock Haven, Kent State and Oklahoma over the two days. Due to COVID procedures within the prog...

  • from InterMat 01/14/22 5:10 PM

    Myles Amine (left) and Kaleb Romero(photos courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) One of the best things about collegiate athletics is the rivalries. Now there's a difference between a school in your conference, that you compete against regularly, or one in your neighboring state, and an actu...

  • from InterMat 01/14/22 2:55 PM

    Oklahoma 133 lber Tony Madrigal (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Friday 01/14 Oklahoma vs. Lock Haven at Hampton, VA, 1:00 PM Kent State vs. Oklahoma at Hampton, VA, 3:00 PM Northern Iowa at Air Force, 8:30 PM (6:00 PM) Iowa State at Wyoming, 9:00 PM (7:00 PM) Saturday 01/15 C...

  • from InterMat 01/14/22 12:45 PM

    Four-time All-American Jaydin Eierman (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Well, here we are over three months in on the mailbag and I have to be honest, I didn't know if I could make it past three weeks. I feel like we're settling into a groove here and apparently, there are ...

  • from InterMat 01/13/22 8:30 PM

    Jonathan Millner (left) and Josh Finesilver (Millner photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com; Finesilver photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) The Blue Devils will host in-state foe Appalachian State in Durham on Thursday night. Duke is off to their best start since 201...

  • from InterMat 01/13/22 5:10 PM

    2x NCAA runner-up Daton Fix (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) As it has been in the past few seasons, we have seen more and more situations of top wrestlers not wrestle in duals and tournaments or wrestlers medically forfeiting out of competitions before hitting tougher/hig...

  • from InterMat 01/13/22 3:35 PM

    (photo courtesy of David Jablonski; Dayton Daily News) COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a historic move Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to add girls wrestling and boys volleyball as emerging sports beginning with the 2022-23 school year. In addition, the ...

  • from InterMat 01/13/22 2:10 PM

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  • from InterMat 01/12/22 10:55 PM

    Ian Parker (left) and Angelo Martinoni (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) A midweek treat aims to help us forget the matches that "were to be" as CSU Bakersfield travels to the heartland to face the #8 Cyclones of Iowa State. The late addition for both teams, scheduled for 5...

  • from InterMat 01/12/22 10:35 PM

    2022 Southern Scuffle champion Cade DeVos (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Thursday 01/06 Iowa State DEF Northwest Kansas Tech 56-0 Friday 01/07 Northern Colorado at Cal Poly-Postponed Saturday 01/08 Oklahoma State DEF Little Rock 35-6 Sunday 01/09 Northern Iowa vs. Wyomin...

  • from InterMat 01/12/22 2:40 PM

    2020 NAIA National Duals champion Life University(photo courtesy of NWCA) NAIA Women's Wrestling took a back seat to no one when it came to competitiveness, strategic moves and upsets at the nation's biggest dual tournament last week. The top 5 NAIA teams in the country, and 7 of the top 10, showe...

  • from InterMat 01/12/22 1:00 PM

    (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) We've got a great slate of duals over the next week. A staggering 65 duals are on the schedule for Wednesday-Sunday. Since it can be difficult to figure out where and when to watch all of these events, InterMat has put together a list of al...

  • from InterMat 01/12/22 2:10 AM

    Bucknell's 141 lber Kurt Phipps (Photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Below is a recap of last week's EIWA action, with individual highlights worth noting. Notable News Lehigh remains at the top of the EIWA. Jake Logan and AJ Burkhart each upset ranked opponents back-to-back to hel...

  • from InterMat 01/11/22 9:10 PM

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  • from InterMat 01/11/22 8:55 PM

    Edinboro's 141 lber Gabe Willochell (Photo courtesy of Edinboro athletics) Buffalo Tri-Meet: The Bulls hosted Cleveland State and SIU-Edwardsville in a tri-meet on Sunday in Alumni Arena. Buffalo swept both Cleveland State (19-17) and SIUE (24-12), going a perfect 2-0 on the day. Cleveland State h...

  • from InterMat 01/11/22 6:05 PM

    NC State 157 lber Ed Scott (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Duke: The Blue Devils were off this week and will return to action on Thursday when they welcome the Appalachian State Mountaineers in Durham. North Carolina: The Tar Heels sent eight wrestlers to the Franklin and Marshall Open las...

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  • from InterMat 01/10/22 10:30 PM

    J'den Cox at the 2019 World Championships (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Cliff Keen Wrestling Club has added two-time world champion J'Den Cox to its senior-level freestyle roster, the club announced on Monday (Jan. 10). Cox has claimed five total Olympic and...

  • from InterMat 01/10/22 9:30 PM

    Little Rock's 174 lber Triston Wills (right) (Photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) A previously populated schedule for the Pac-12 was left nearly barren after COVID cancellations. The lone event across the conference this past week was a home-dual for Little Rock, which saw the Trojans pla...

  • from InterMat 01/10/22 1:45 PM

    (Photo/King Athletics) A familiar face finished atop the NWCA National Dual Championships NCAA Women's division. King University dominated the field, downing three top-ten teams and winning their fifth-ever dual championship; however, it was the school's first since 2017. Over the course of five d...

  • from InterMat 01/10/22 1:05 AM

    Lehigh's NCAA qualifier Jake Logan (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Saturday's Dual Results Bucknell 29 Long Island 10 125 - Brandon Seidman (Bucknell) dec Robbie Sagaris (Long Island) 3-2 133 - Kurt Phipps (Bucknell) maj Bryce Cockrell (Long Island) 10-0 141 - Noah Levett (Bucknell) maj ...

  • from InterMat 01/09/22 3:15 PM

    Drake Ayala (right) and Devin Schroder (Photos/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) How to Watch: January 9th, Big Ten Network (3pm EST) We didn't have much time to speculate or continue this will he/won't he game regarding Iowa's replacement for three-time NCAA champion Spencer Lee. On Friday night, T...

  • from InterMat 01/09/22 2:05 PM

    Virginia Tech 157 lber Connor Brady (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Duke: The Blue Devils are off this week and will return to action against Appalachian State next week. North Carolina: The Tar Heels sent a limited squad to the F&M Open made up of attached and unattached wrestlers. We will...

  • from InterMat 01/08/22 12:20 PM

    Northern Iowa's national qualifier Austin Yant (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Eastern Time (Local Time in Parentheses) Saturday 01/08 Oklahoma State at Little Rock, 8:30 PM (7:30 PM) Sunday 01/09 Northern Iowa vs. Wyoming at South Dakota State, 12:00 PM (11:00 AM) Wyoming at...

  • from InterMat 01/08/22 12:05 PM

    Louisville, Kentucky - It's been over nearly 3,000 days since Grand View University lost a dual meet. It's been over 4,000 since the school lost a dual to another NAIA school. Grand View continued its college wrestling record win streaks on Friday night at the Kentucky International Convention Cen...

  • from InterMat 01/08/22 4:15 AM

    Purdue's national qualifier Gerrit Nijenhuis (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Friday's Dual Results Penn State 46 Maryland 0 125 - Drew Hildebrandt (Penn State) fall Zach Spence (Maryland) 1:38 133 - Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State) tech King Sandoval (Maryland) 16-1 141 - Nick ...

  • from InterMat 01/07/22 7:05 PM

    Tony Cassioppi (left) and Gable Steveson in the 2021 NCAA semifinals (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) InterMat's Big Ten Spotlight Matchup 285 lbs: #1 Gable Steveson (Minnesota) vs. #6 Tony Cassioppi (Iowa) How to Watch: January 7th, Big Ten Network (9pm EST) You may not have r...

  • from InterMat 01/07/22 3:40 PM

    Harvard's #12 ranked Phil Conigliaro (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Friday 1/7 Army @ F&M Open - Lancaster, PA (all day) Binghamton @ Lehigh (#21) - Bethlehem, PA (7PM) Brown @ F&M Open - Lancaster, PA (all day) Franklin & Marshall @ F&M Open - Lancaster, PA (all day) Harvard ...

  • from InterMat 01/07/22 1:35 PM

    2021 MatMen Open champion Josh Heil (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) It's kinda starting to happen again and I don't like any part of it. The past few days have seen several teams have to cancel and/or postpone duals scheduled for this weekend. Chances are, this Outlook will be...

  • from InterMat 01/07/22 12:35 PM

    Drake Ayala (left) at the Southern Scuffle (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Quite the start to 2022, eh? Injury troubles in Iowa. Flo-Kartgate in Austin. Some want death to America. Some just want death just to Willie. Some old faces in new places and as of press time some old fac...

  • from InterMat 01/07/22 1:00 AM

    Oregon State's Devan Turner (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The final week of the calendar year brought in a torrent of wrestling for the Pac-12, as conference competitors laced up their wrestling shoes against the field all over the country. #16 Cal Poly sent a few of th...

  • from InterMat 01/06/22 10:50 PM

    2021 MatMen Open champion Elijah Cleary (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) I apologize for the delay in getting this recap out to all the ACC fans. Virginia decided that it was time to switch from summer to winter and go from 70 to a foot of snow overnight, so I've been without powe...

  • from InterMat 01/06/22 4:30 PM

    2021 MatMen Open runner-up Ryan Miller (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Below is a recap of last week's EIWA action, with individual highlights worth noting. Notable News Penn showed they are a Top 3 school in the state of Pennsylvania. Cornell placed 5th at the Scuffle with ha...

  • from InterMat 01/06/22 3:00 PM

    St. Cloud State head coach Steve Contanzo NWCA Division II National Duals January 6th & 7th Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville Kentucky Mat 5 Mat 6 Mat 7 Mat 8 First Match 9:00 AM EST The field is finally set and the wrestling is about to commence. I, for one, am ready to see ho...

  • from InterMat 01/06/22 12:00 AM

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  • from InterMat 01/05/22 7:30 PM

    2021 MatMen Open runner-up Ethan Laird (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) MatMen Open: Three MAC schools came away from the MatMen Open with placewinners: Bloomsburg, Northern Illinois, and Rider. Alex Carida (157) of Bloomsburg fell short in the third-place match-up against Jake ...

  • from InterMat 01/03/22 3:05 AM

    Stanford's 2x Southern Scuffle champion Real Woods (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Championship Finals 125 - Patrick McKee (Minnesota) MedFFT Killian Cardinale (West Virginia) 133 - Rayvon Foley (Michigan State) dec Aaron Nagao (Minnesota) 2-0 141 - Real Woods (Stanford) dec ...

  • from InterMat 01/02/22 3:10 AM

    Maryland's 184 lber Kyle Cochran (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 125 lbs Killian Cardinale (West Virginia) maj Eddie Ventresca (Virginia Tech) 8-0 Fabian Gutierrez (Chattanooga) dec Caleb Smith (Appalachian State) 8-6 Drake Ayala (Iowa) dec Noah Surtin (Missouri) 9-3 Patrick ...

  • from InterMat 01/01/22 10:05 PM

    3x NCAA Champion Spencer Lee (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) InterMat has learned that 3x NCAA champion Spencer Lee will not be available for the Iowa Hawkeyes for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. Lee, now famously, admitted after winning his most recent title that he had no ...

  • from InterMat 01/01/22 9:15 PM

    Gabe Arnold at the 2021 Walsh Ironman (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The University of Iowa has added to their already impressive recruiting Class of 2023 after they received a commitment from the #6 overall recruit Gabe Arnold (Wyoming Seminary, PA). Arnold made his ann...

  • from InterMat 01/01/22 2:25 PM

    Ohio State's Kaleb Romero (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Week 9 is still going on, but we Fantasy Wrestling Coaches are well aware that Week 10 start EARLY with teams locking on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday before the jam-packed weekend and start of the back half of the...

  • from InterMat 12/31/21 5:15 PM

    Olympic champion Gable Steveson (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The inaugural and prestigious Intermat end of the year awards are upon us and that means getting to relive the best of 2021 for men's freestyle. The categories for this article came from a question from @Andr...

  • from InterMat 12/31/21 1:25 PM

    2021 MatMen Open champion Greg Bulsak (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) I think I'll forego the classic opening this week as it's the last day of the year and there's really nothing left to be said. On that note, let me say a bunch more things. What first-semester result surprise...

  • from InterMat 12/31/21 1:25 AM

    125 lb champion Justin Cardani (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Championship Finals 125 lbs - Justin Cardani (Illinois) dec Ryan Miller (Penn) 4-3 133 lbs - Lucas Byrd (Illinois) dec Micky Phillipi (Pittsburgh) 5-4 141 lbs - Sebastian Rivera (Rutgers) tech CJ Composto (Penn) ...

  • from InterMat 12/30/21 2:40 AM

    The 2021 MatMen Open (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 125 lbs Quarterfinals #25 Dylan Shawver (Rutgers) dec Zurich Storm (Campbell) 3-2 #33 Ryan Miller (Penn) dec Blake West (Northern Illinois) 9-3 #29 Justin Cardani (Illinois) dec Sheldon Seymour (Lehigh) 3-2 #30 Antonio ...

  • from InterMat 12/29/21 4:00 PM

    New Penn State Nittany Lion Drew Hildebrandt (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) On Wednesday morning, the second-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions officially added 2021 NCAA All-American Drew Hildebrandt to their roster. In late November, Hildebrandt was listed as a student in...

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  • from InterMat 12/29/21 1:25 PM

    Cal Poly's Legend Lamer (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) All start times Pacific Standard Time. InterMat Individual/Tournament/Dual Rankings (December 22) are used where appropriate. Despite the precautionary cancellation of this year's Midlands Championships, the conclus...

  • from InterMat 12/29/21 2:10 AM

    Penn Volunteer Assistant Mark Hall (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) **NOTE: The 2021 Midlands Championships have been replaced by the Matmen Open** Wednesday 12/29 Brown @ Matmen Open - Hoffman Estates, IL (all day) Bucknell @ Matmen Open - Hoffman Estates, IL (all day) Franklin...

  • from InterMat 12/28/21 4:40 PM

    Top-Seeded 141 lber Sebastian Rivera (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) 125 Seed Name Team Intermat WrestleStat 1 Shawver, Dylan Rutgers 25 22 2 Curry, Gage Pittsburgh 26 41 3 Cardani, Justin Illinois 29 50 4 Miller, Ryan Pennsylvania 33 36 5 Molton, Anthony Campbell University 31...

  • from InterMat 12/28/21 1:45 PM

    Michigan State's Chase Saldate (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) We Fantasy Team Managers have hit a season milestone this week: The Halfway Point. Remember back in middle school when you had progress reports? In my day (yeah, I'm using that old-man phrase), back in 2002, before S...

  • from InterMat 12/27/21 2:55 PM

    Keegan O'Toole at the Collegiate Duals (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Friday 12/17 Oklahoma State DEF Air Force 45-0 Oklahoma State DEF Wyoming 30-3 Saturday 12/18 South Dakota State DEF Harper College (59-0), Kent State (33-6), Northern Illinois (26-9) at Huskie Duals at N...

  • from InterMat 12/26/21 3:00 PM

    Trent Hidlay greeting Isaac Trumble (right) (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Duke: The Blue Devils opened their home slate with three duals in Cameron Indoor on Sunday and came away with a 3-0 record to move their season record to 6-4. Duke took the first dual over Bloomsburg 29-9...

  • from InterMat 12/24/21 11:00 PM

    Arizona State All-American Anthony Valencia (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The wrestling gods saw fit to give us a week full of excitement both on and off the mat as we approached the Christmas holiday. At the time of this writing, event organizers and college teams are ...

  • from InterMat 12/24/21 2:20 PM

    Lehigh's 2x EIWA champion Josh Humphreys (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Below is a recap of last week's EIWA action, with individual highlights worth noting. Notable News Cornell is back. They are really, really good. And they are on top of the EIWA right now. Chris Foca is ...

  • from InterMat 12/23/21 2:35 PM

    Matt Dernlan coaching Binghamton University (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) The sport of wrestling and Rudis are synonymous; The two go together like peanut butter and jelly, or wrestlers and perseverance. Perseverance, it's a word that every wrestler doesn't just cling t...

  • from InterMat 12/23/21 2:05 AM

    Central Michigan 149 lber Corbyn Munson (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Bloomsburg: The Huskies traveled to Duke University, where they had a double-header against The Citadel and Duke. The Huskies went 1-1 on the weekend, defeating The Citadel 21-15, and coming up short to Duke,...

  • from InterMat 12/22/21 9:15 PM

    (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Today, the Midlands Twitter account announced they there were canceling the 2021 tournament due to health and safety concerns. It will not be rescheduled. This was the note posted on Twitter. Update regarding the 2021 Midlands.?"?: https://t.co/...

  • from InterMat 12/22/21 4:40 PM

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  • from InterMat 12/21/21 8:25 PM

    Penn State's Max Dean (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Day Two Fifth-Place Matches Central Michigan 26 Binghamton 11 125 - Brock Bergelin (Central Michigan) tech Nick Curley (Binghamton) 16-0 133 - Vince Perez (Central Michigan) FFT 141 - Dresden Simon (Central Michigan) dec...

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  • from InterMat 12/20/21 11:55 PM

    Jeff Buxton in Fargo in 2021 (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) On Monday morning, Rutgers' Scarlet Knights Wrestling Club announced the hiring of legendary head coach Jeff Buxton. Buxton will lead the SKWC going forward as their head coach. Buxton is no stranger to New Je...

  • from InterMat 12/20/21 7:55 PM

    2019 Midlands finals setup (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) CHICAGO, Ill. - The 58th annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships, the nation's premier non-conference wrestling tournament, returns this year on Dec. 29-30 and will be available exclusively on B1G+. In addition to assemb...

  • from InterMat 12/20/21 6:00 PM

    2021 Collegiate Wrestling Duals site (photo courtesy of Tony DiMarco) Round One Missouri 33 Binghamton 6 125 - Noah Surin (Missouri) tech Nick Curley (Binghamton) 19-0 133 - Anthony Sobotker (Binghamton) fall Connor Brown (Missouri) 141 - Allan Hart (Missouri) dec Ryan Anderson (Binghamton) ...

  • from InterMat 12/20/21 2:35 AM

    2021 NCAA All-American Clay Carlson (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Saturday's Dual Results Buffalo 18 Bucknell 15 125 - Brandon Seidman (Bucknell) dec Tristan Daugherty (Buffalo) 5-4 133 - Kurt Phipps (Bucknell) dec Derek Spann (Buffalo) 9-5 141 - Ben Freeman (Buffalo) dec N...

  • from InterMat 12/19/21 9:50 PM

    2021 NCAA All-American Jacori Teemer (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one that they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him I realized there had to be another way! [The doll] w...

  • from InterMat 12/18/21 8:35 PM

    Stanford 141 lber Real Woods (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) All start times Pacific Standard Time. InterMat Individual/Tournament/Dual Rankings (December 14) are used where appropriate. After the better part of two weeks from the competition mat, the Pac-12 conference r...

  • from InterMat 12/18/21 6:20 PM

    2021 EIWA champion Jaret Lane (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Last week was a "get-right" week for most of our crew. We had the same picks for three duals, so there wasn't a whole lot of movement in the standings. Everyone except Willie and Courtney went 4-1. Cody was the only ...

  • from InterMat 12/18/21 2:35 PM

    2x NCAA runner-up Daton Fix (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com) Friday's Dual Results Oklahoma State 45 Air Force 0 125 - Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Oklahoma State) maj Quinn Melofchik (Air Force) 12-2 133 - Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) fall Sidney Flores (Air Force) 3:58 141 - ...

  • from InterMat 12/18/21 1:50 PM

    NCAA Qualifier Matthew Waddell (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Happy Saturday friends, Another week has come and gone, and we're here with another weekend of #SoConWR action! I hate I wasn't able to get a recap out to y'all this week…but don't fret, I'll have an extra spe...

  • from InterMat 12/18/21 1:05 AM

    2021 NCAA qualifier Jonathan Loew (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com) Saturday 12/18 Binghamton @ Sacred Heart - Fairfield, CT (1PM) Bucknell vs Buffalo & Lock Haven - Lewisburg, PA (11AM & 2PM) Sunday 12/19 American @ Reno Tournament of Champions - Reno, NV (all day) Monday 12/2...