BTN Wrestling Report

BTN Wrestling Report

An online-only recap of the week's biggest Big Ten wrestling news with highlights, interviews and more. Follow @BTNwrestling.

B1G Wrestling Championships preview: 133 pounds

We decided to have a little fun providing a preview to this year’s B1G Wrestling Championships on March 8-9 at Wisconsin. BTN wrestling analyst Jim Gibbons, an NCAA champion both as a wrestler and coach at Iowa State, will break down one weight class a day, and pick a winner, leading up to the event. Today, it’s the 133-pound weight class.

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Wrestling Report: Penn State and Minnesota share title

In this week’s online-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” Kara Lentz recaps Minnesota’s win over Penn State. The win earned the Gophers a share of the Big Ten wrestling regular season dual-meet title with the Nittany Lions. Olympian, NCAA Champion and former Northwestern wrestler Jake Herbert joins the show for a closer look at Minnesota’s upset win over Penn State.

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Wrestling Report: Minnesota-Iowa recap

In the latest web-only edition of the “BTN Wrestling Report,” Kara Lentz looks back at Minnesota’s surprising win over Iowa, handing the Hawkeyes their first Big Ten loss. Olympian, NCAA Champion and former Northwestern wrestler Jake Herbert joins the show to talk further about the dual and look ahead to Penn State’s visit to Michigan at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. That match will be broadcasted live on BTN/BTN2Go.

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Wrestling Report: Weekend preview

In this week’s online-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” Kara Lentz reports some of the latest Big Ten wrestling news, including Nebraska’s James Green taking down top-ranked Derek St. John of Iowa. Lentz also sets up BTN’s weekend wrestling coverage, highlighted by Minnesota’s trip to Iowa City at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday. That match which will broadcasted live on BTN/BTN2Go.

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Wrestling Report: Heavyweight class is stacked

In the latest web-only edition of the “BTN Wrestling Report,” Kara Lentz highlights some of the top Big Ten wrestlers who are cruising so far this season. In addition, Olympian, NCAA Champion and former Northwestern wrestler Jake Herbert joins the show to take an in-depth look at the heavyweight class.

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BTN Wrestling Report: PSU's Wright talks titles

In this week’s web-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” BTN’s Kara Lentz is joined by Penn State’s Quentin Wright, who won his second career Big Ten title (197 lbs) last weekend to help lead Penn State to its third consecutive Big Ten Wrestling Championships. Also, the BTN wrestling broadcast team of Tim Johnson and Jim Gibbons takes a closer look at the action and gives some final thoughts.

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BTN Wrestling Report: Big Ten Championships

In the latest web-only edition of the “BTN Wrestling Report,” Kara Lentz talks with BTN wrestling analyst Jim Gibbons to preview the Big Ten Championships that are set for Saturday-Sunday at the University of Illinois. Lentz and Gibbons preview each weight class and talk about what each team needs to do to win the team title.

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Nebraska coach reacts to IOC dropping wrestling

In this week’s web-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” BTN’s Kara Lentz goes outside of the conference to tackle the International Olympic Committee executive board’s decision to drop wrestling as an Olympic event, beginning in 2020. Lentz looks at the history of Olympic wrestling, touches on the Big Ten’s decorated history and is joined by Nebraska coach Mark Manning for an in-depth conversation about the news.

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Wrestling Report: Big matches tonight on BTN/BTN2Go

In this week’s online-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” BTN’s Kara Lentz breaks down Iowa’s big upset win over Penn State last Friday night. We also preview a full slate of wrestling action this weekend, including BTN’s Friday-night doubleheader featuring No. 6 Ohio State vs. Michigan at 6 p.m. ET, followed by No. 2 Iowa battling No. 10 Illinois at 8 p.m.

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Wrestling Report: Watch the latest updates

In this week’s online-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” BTN’s Kara Lentz recaps the Minnesota-Illinois match from earlier this week. Plus, we look ahead to the weekend’s action with BTN’s Tim Johnson and Jim Gibbons and talk to Minnesota’s Kevin Steinhaus.

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Big Ten Tales: Ohio State's Scoonie Penn

What’s the best way to settle a friendly argument over what type of music to play in the locker room? For former Ohio State basketball star Scoonie Penn and his Buckeye teammates, the solution was wrestling. I met Penn in the Big Ten Network studio to hear that story and others from his Ohio State playing days for my latest Big Ten Tales.

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Wrestling Report: Big Ten dual action kicks off

The Big Ten opened conference dual action with Iowa sweeping a pair of meets. In the season’s first edition of BTN Wrestling Report, BTN wrestling analyst Jim Gibbons joins host Kara Lentz to recap the action and look ahead to the bevy of duals this coming weekend. (See the full BTN schedule here.) Nebraska’s Robert Kokesh also joins the show to talk about his season so far with Lentz.

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Clothes Call: Meet the Maryland Terps

Other than Oregon, few college teams have garnered more attention through uniforms than the Big Ten’s newest member. Maryland, an Under Armour school, isn’t afraid to push the envelope (like this or this), and much like the Ducks, it rarely sports the same look from one week to the next. Hop inside for a breakdown of the school’s many looks.

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BTN Wrestling Report: A Look Back

Minnesota and Penn State clinched shares of the Big Ten wrestling regular season dual-meet title and each finished with a 7-1 record. Penn State’s seven wins are the most in school history. And Minnesota won its last dual season in 2007, when they also won the National Title. Watch now as BTN wrestling analysts Tim Johnson and Jim Gibbons offer a look back on the season. Additionally, BTN’s coverage of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 4, from the campus of Purdue University.

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BTN Wrestling Report - Jan. 31, 2012

Following back-to-back losses to Ohio State and Penn State, the Iowa wrestling team rebounded with a 19-17 victory over Minnesota this past weekend. The win also helped Iowa’s 125-pound wrestler Matt McDonough nab Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors. Kara Lentz recaps all of the action, and BTN analysts Tim Johnson and Jim Gibbons look ahead to the weekend’s upcoming matches between Michigan-Ohio State and Nebraska-Minnesota. Both events can be seen on BTN and BTN2Go.

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