Shop Local. Expert Training. Sponsor Matching.
Explore our business directory to find the best experts, vendors and sponsors.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The No. 8-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team claimed eight of 10 matches, earning bonus points in three, to rout No. 13 Minnesota, 30-7, on Sunday afternoon (Jan. 21) at the Golden Gophers' Maturi Pavilion. With the victory, the Wolverines improved to 4-1 in Big Ten Conference duals.
Michigan also earned a pair of big upset wins at 149 and 125 pounds, respectively, when senior/junior Malik Amine and freshman Drew Mattin both turned around losses from earlier in the season to edge higher-ranked opposition.
Amine defeated No. 16 Steve Bleise, 6-4, in the dual's opening bout, locking up a cradle for four points midway through the third period. The match was knotted up at 1 after Amine earned a second-perio
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State (6-5, 1-2 Big 12) won its last four matches, including a decisive pin by Marcus Harrington at 285 in the final match, to claim a come-from-behind 25-16 dual victory over West Virginia (3-4, 2-2 Big 12) Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum.
The Cyclones were down 17-7 with four matches to go until Danny Bush jumpstarted the comeback at 174 pounds with a pin over Parker VonEgidy in a mere 1:07.
Bush's pin spearheaded the Cyclones' first Big 12 win of the season.
How It Happened
The Mountaineers jumped out to an early 11-0 lead over the Cyclones. Wins from Jarrett Degen and Chase Straw brought the match score to 11-7 at the intermission.
Degen put ISU on the board with an 18-5 major decision over Kyle Rea.
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Connor Brown and Seth Gross opened the dual with consecutive pins, leading 15th-ranked South Dakota State to a 22-16 victory over 11th-ranked Northern Iowa in a college wrestling dual Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena.
The Jackrabbits, who won their ninth dual in a row, improved to 9-2 overall and 4-0 against Big 12 Conference opponents. UNI dropped to 5-3 overall and 2-1 against league foes. SDSU ended a 21-dual losing streak to the Panthers, which began in the 1973-74 season.
A freshman from Oak Grove, Missouri, Brown trailed 6-0 late in the first period against 18th-ranked Jay Schwarm on a takedown and four-point near-fall. However, Brown was able to wriggle out of a potential pinning situation and knotted the matc
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Coming off a tough loss in Ann Arbor just two days earlier, Wisconsin wrestling had a chip on its shoulder entering Sunday's dual in Jenison Field House against the Michigan State Spartans. After being down 7-6 heading into the fifth match, the Badgers earned a victory in each of the final six matches to capture a 28-7 victory.
"Reflecting on the weekend, it's clear that we have a good wrestling team," associate head coach Trevor Brandvold said. "We are tough to beat when we are getting to our leg attacks, fighting through positions and riding hard. When we are getting beat in matches, we are losing focus or turning down from positions. That can and will be fixed by the time Indiana comes into town. We are looking
PITTSBURGH -- A win by fall from redshirt freshman Kyle Norstrem at 125 pounds in sudden victory overtime set the tone for No. 10 Virginia Tech's convincing 31-6 victory over Pitt on Sunday afternoon.
The Hokies (9-2) won eight of the 10 bouts with four bonus point wins. The victory over the Panthers was Tech's 16th consecutive ACC dual meet win, a streak that started in 2015.
Norstrem's bout saw two challenges and both calls reversed that led to a 1-1 score at the end of three periods. Norstrem got Bentley on his back and secured the pin on a throw.
After Pitt picked up a 4-1 decision at 133, Brent Moore got the Hokies back on track with a 2-0 upset over No. 15 Nick Zanetta. Moore escaped in the second period after starting on bot
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- No. 7 Lehigh bounced back from a loss Friday at Cornell by capturing nine of ten bouts in a 30-6 win over Army West Point Sunday at Christl Arena. The Mountain Hawks added three bonus point wins, in the opening bout and the final two bouts, to down the Black Knights in their home finale and improve to 9-2 in duals and 7-1 against EIWA opponents.
Strong third period finishes led Lehigh to all three of their bonus wins plus two other key decisions.
"The fight was really good today," Lehigh head coach Pat Santoro said. "We were in some dogfights. At some points we might have been over-aggressive but I'll never complain about that. We gave up some points but that's something that's easily fixable. You have to have th
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- The Central Michigan wrestling team needed a lift and a rebound.
The Chippewas got both on Sunday in posting a 26-9 Mid-American Conference dual-meet victory over Buffalo at McGuirk.
The win lifted CMU to 6-4, 3-1 MAC and it came two days after the 17th-ranked Chippewas fell at home to third-ranked Missouri, 29-6. The Bulls are 5-7, 2-3.
"I know we were really disappointed on Friday," CMU coach Tom Borrelli said. "We wrestled a good team on Friday, you can't take anything away from them, but we're better than that. We talked about that in the locker room after the match, not to lose any confidence. WE've got another shot at them later on, at home (in the MAC Championships).
"I'm glad to see the way our g
STILLWATER -- The Oklahoma State wrestling team dominated Sunday in its home dual against Kent State at Gallagher-Iba Arena, stacking up bonus points for a 42-3 victory in what was perhaps its most complete match of the season thus far.
"I felt like we got better this weekend from one match to the next," head coach John Smith said. "There's only a day in between but it's amazing when you focus on the right things. And the right thing is competing and scoring points."
Eight of the Cowboys' nine wins on Sunday came with bonus points, including five coming by way of either pin or technical fall. Of those five bouts, four were wrapped up before the conclusion of the first period.
A relentless Nick Piccininni made quick work of Kent
Lincoln -- Nebraska won each of the last four bouts by decision Sunday to complete a weekend sweep, as the 18th-ranked Huskers rallied to knock off No. 16 Rutgers by a score of 19-13 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, extending the NU win streak to four duals in a row.
The Huskers trailed in the dual 13-7 with just four bouts to go, but consecutive decisions by Jason Renteria (133), Chad Red Jr. (141), Colton McCrystal (149) and Tyler Berger (157) sealed the win for Nebraska. The Huskers improve to 6-3 on the season and 4-1 in Big Ten action, as NU followed up a road win Friday night at Northwestern. Rutgers falls to 5-4 on the year and 1-3 in Big Ten competition.
Patrick Grayson was NU's lone bonus-point winner of the day, as he won h
FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Clarion wrestling team pitched a shutout in its first Eastern Wrestling League match of the season, as the Golden Eagles cruised past George Mason to the tune of a 48-0 victory in Fairfax. Clarion (6-3, 1-0 EWL) will return home for their first home bout since November when they host Edinboro on Friday.
Included in Clarion's shutout win were three wins by fall and two forfeits, with Gavin Park, Brock Zacherl and Greg Bulsak all picking up pinfall victories. Park extended his streak of consecutive wins by first period fall to six straight, flatting Talha Farooq in just 40 seconds to improve to 15-7 on the year. Zacherl got the best of Trevor Mello in the second period of the 141-pound match, felling him 46 seconds int
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke redshirt senior Jacob Kasper put his Navy opponent on his back with 30 seconds left in the final period of the final match of the day to lead the Duke wrestling team to a heart-stopping victory over Navy in Cameron Indoor Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils and Midshipmen finished tied 22-22, but Duke's two falls were the difference in the criteria tiebreak.
In nearly identical fashion to the 2017 match in Annapolis, the dual came down to Kasper at heavyweight and Duke emerged victorious this time on its home mat. Both Kasper and senior Thayer Atkins earned falls and Navy managed just one, giving the Blue Devils the win on criteria B. It was the first win for Duke over Navy since 1928.
"We knew it was going
NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion (7-5, 3-1 MAC) wrestling team won its third straight match after defeating American University (4-5, 1-2 EIWA) by a score of 27-10 at the Ted Constant Center on Sunday afternoon.
ODU won seven out of 10 matches and acquired bonus points in four of those seven matches.
"I thought we wrestled well in all of our matches, even the ones we didn't come out on the right side of the score on. We really started to hit our groove the other night when we wrestled against Buffalo, where we had all 10-weight classes competing. Today, we went out there and tried to have some fun with all 10-weight classes. This could have been a very close match or blew them out of the water. I think we're starting to hit our stride
ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio wrestling team (3-6) recorded an exciting 34-6 victory over Mid-American Conference foe Northern Illinois to close out a weekend of MAC competition in the Convocation Center on Sunday (Jan. 21).
Highlights of the match included pins by Ohio redshirt juniors Austin Reese and Arsen Ashughyan and a technical fall by junior Cameron Kelly.
125 - Trevor Giallambardo vs. Kirk Johansen
Ohio redshirt freshman Trevor Giallambardo (Gaylord, Mich.) took on Northern Illinois' Kirk Johansen at 125-pounds. The match was faced paced throughout with Johansen landing a two-point takedown in the first after a scramble. Giallambardo escaped after a few escape attempts fell short, but Johansen led 2-1 after the first. Giallambar
EDINBORO, Pa. -- The Rider University wrestling team defeated Edinboro University by a final score of 21-15 in a matchup of the perennial top two teams in the Eastern Wrestling League. With the win, the Broncs improved to 9-2 (3-0 EWL), while the Fighting Scots fall to 3-3 (1-1 EWL).
The Broncs ended the match-up tied with five victories apiece. But while the Edinboro wrestlers were held to no bonus points in their five wins, the Rider wrestlers earned bonus points in all five victories by major decision or technical fall.
This match was the first dual meet victory for the Broncs against Edinboro since they moved into the EWL and snapped Edinboro's 24-match EWL winning streak. The streak spanned the last four years since a Feb. 22, 20
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- The No. 23/18 Lock Haven University wrestling team improved to 9-1 after winning eight of 10 bouts in a thrilling 31-7 win over visiting Brown (2-4) today at home in front of a packed Thomas Fieldhouse crowd.
Yesterday, Lock Haven dominated George Mason 40-6 in a return to Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) action and today, the Bald Eagles poured it on once again. Five of the Bald Eagles' eight wins came by way of bonus points as they recorded four majors and a pin.
Highlighting the victory was upset-wins from Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./East Pennsboro) and Corey Hazel (Spring Mills, Pa./Penns Valley).
At 9-1, the Bald Eagles are off to their best start in 16 seasons and with six scheduled duals remaining LHU a
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- The Bloomsburg University wrestling team swept its event at the Nelson Field House on Sunday (Jan. 21), beating Virginia Military Institute (VMI) 39-12 and Sacred Heart 29-13.
With the matches starting at 141 pounds, Shawn Orem (Pasadena, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) got things started with a 10-8 decision over Michael Hulcher, before the Huskies jumped up 9-0 on a forfeit at 149 pounds awarded to Evan Campbell (Berwick, Pa./Central Columbia). Bloomsburg extended its lead to 15-0 on a win by fall (3:51) by Kevin Laubach Jr. (Berwick, Pa./Berwick) at 157 pounds, before Blake Hohman got the Keydets on the board by pinning Nate Newberry (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) in 4:11 at 165 pounds. The Huskies went right back to work
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Boosted by bonus points from redshirt freshman Dylan Duncan and redshirt senior No. 2 Isaiah Martinez, the No. 14 Fighting Illini wrestling team defeated No. 24 Purdue, 21-12, on Sunday afternoon at Holloway Gym. The victory improves Illinois' record to 4-3 overall, 3-2 in the Big Ten, while Purdue falls to 5-5, 0-4 in conference action.
"I thought we showed some more fight this week," said head coach Jim Heffernan following the victory. "Michael Carr had a good win, [Nate Limmex] has had a really good year. That was one of the bigger matches going into today. Duncan got us off to a good start. Emery [Parker] started a little slow, but Isaiah [Martinez] and Andre [Lee] looked good, and Kyle [Langenderfer found a w
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly's non-conference dual wrestling meet Sunday at Air Force has been canceled due to the ongoing federal government shutdown.
"Due to the government shutdown, all Air Force Academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been cancelled until further notice," according to a statement posted on www.goairforcefalcons.com. "In the event a solution is reached, the Academy will work to reschedule as many missed events as possible."
On Saturday, Air Force postponed its men's and women's basketball games against Fresno State as well as a men's hockey match and a women's swim meet.
Cal Poly will host Stanford on Friday at 7 p.m. for a Pac-12 Conference dual meet as part of Alumni and Supporter Wee
LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- In front of an electric crowd at the Eagle's Nest in Lakewood, Ohio, No. 5 St. Paris Graham nor No. 8 St. Edward disappointed during Saturday night's showdown between Ohio's two best teams. With the match starting at 152 pounds, one of the evening's key swing bouts would be contested right off the bat.
Senior two-time state medalist Joey Sanchez started off strong for the Graham Falcons with an opening takedown against freshman Padraic Gallagher, a Cadet National and UWW Cadet freestyle All-American. Gallagher would find his rhythm in the second period, but it was Sanchez who scored a key mid-third period takedown to turn a 4-2 lead into a 6-2 lead. While Gallagher got a takedown late in the bout, Sanchez would put the