The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2016 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 5-6 at Iowa. Five schools boast at least one top-seeded wrestler, with Penn State leading the way with four. Nebraska and Penn State will bring a seeded wrestler in each of the 10 weight classes, while Iowa, Ohio State and Rutgers each boast a seeded grappler in nine classes. The pre-seeds, as voted on by the conference’s coaches, rank the top eight wrestlers in eight weight classes, along with all 14 starters in two weight classes due to the Big
No. 1 Penn State took care of No. 2 Oklahoma State, 29-18, on Sunday to win the 2016 NWCA National Dual Championship Series title in front of another sell-out crowd (6,575). The NWCA dual crown is Penn State’s third championship of the season, as it also won its sixth straight Southern Scuffle title in early January and claimed a share of the 2016 Big Ten Regular Season title with Iowa. The Nittany Lions end the regular season with a perfect 16-0 mark, including 9-0 in the Big Ten. The 16 dual meet victories are the most since Penn State won 17 in
The National Championship Dual series highlights this weekend as eight Big Ten teams host six Division I conference champions from around the country and two wildcards. In his weekend preview, BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks takes a closer look at No. 1 Penn State's matchup.
This weekend college wrestling fans can watch all eight Big Ten wrestling teams competing in the NWCA National Duals across eight Big Ten campuses via BTN and BTN Plus on BTN2Go. Find the schedule and links to watch in this post.
BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including wrestling, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s indoor track & field and men’s and women’s gymnastics and the entire Big Ten Hockey Tournament in 2016. Coverage begins with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships from Michigan on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. ET, while the Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships will air at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 29, from Purdue. The opening night relays and preliminary rounds for both women (Feb. 17-20) and men (Feb. 24-27) can be viewed live on BTN
No. 1 Penn State claimed a share of the 2016 Big Ten Wrestling Dual Meet Championship with a 41-3 win over Michigan State on Saturday night. The Nittany Lions (15-0, 9-0 Big Ten) earned a share of the crown with Iowa, which also finished the conference slate 9-0. The dual was wrestled in front of 6,419 fans, the 28th straight Rec Hall sell-out and the 31st of 32, including the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State awaits word of its opponent in the 2016 NWCA Dual Meet Championship match-up. Penn State has secured a spot in the 1 vs. 1 battle
BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks catches you up on the latest Big Ten news and looks ahead to a number of weekend duals, including two on the Big Ten Network.
Throughout the Big Ten wrestling season, BTN’s Kara Lentz delivers the BTN Wrestling Report, an online video segment spotlighting the wrestlers from around the conference. In talking with Northwestern’s Jason Tsirtsis ahead of this weekend’s wrestling action on BTN and BTN Plus, Lentz learned that Tsirtsis is a “Star Wars” fan who can do a very good Chewbacca imitiation. Could he answer a few questions in Chewbacca’s native language? “I don’t quite have the language down perfectly,” Tsirtsis tells Lentz,”but I can do my best.” Ever the good sport, Tsirtsis does exactly that. Watch the video above to get his answers to
Tonight’s “Wrestling in 60” recaps the best seven matches from the past week in Big Ten wrestling, including a heavyweight match between Michigan’s Adam Coon and Rutgers’ Billy Smith. The show debuts at 10 p.m. ET with re-airs later on (see our full TV schedule here). “Wrestling in 60” airs every Monday night. Find all available show times for “Wrestling in 60” on the show’s TV schedule page. This rest of this week’s spotlighted matches include: 165 pounds: Steven Rodriguez (ILL) / Austin Wilson (NEB) 133 pounds: Ryan Taylor (Wisc) / Anthony Giraldo (RU) 174 pounds: Alex Meyer (IA) / Nathan Jackson (IU)
With its 45-0 win over No. 20 Indiana on Friday, No. 2 Iowa clinched a share of the Big Ten Wrestling Dual Meet Championship. [ MORE: Check out HawkeyeSports.com’s complete release ] The regular season conference title marks the fourth consecutive title for the Hawkeyes, including the eighth in the past nine years. Iowa concludes the 2016 conference campaign with a 9-0 mark, its second straight such finish. The Hawkeyes were 75-15 in their nine Big Ten matches, and have won 21 consecutive Big Ten duals, the fourth longest streak in program history. The Hawkeyes claimed all 10 bouts against