Ohio State's Kyle Snyder will debut this season. Iowa won the Midlands again. Penn State is packed with talent. Plus a look at a few key upcoming conference showdowns. BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks has all this and more in hos weekly wrestling report.
Iowa won their third consecutive Ken Kraft Midlands Championships with 152 team points. Nebraska and Rutgers rounded out the top three. Read more at NUSports.com.
The Holidays are a great time to spend with family and friends reflecting on the past year, with hope and excitement for the upcoming year and of course…..WRESTLING!! This upcoming week is one of the best weeks on the college wrestling mats. It begins with the 53rd annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston. [ MORE: View the complete Midlands brackets (PDF) ] The two-day event begins Tuesday with the championship matches Wednesday night. More than 400 wrestlers are expected to compete, making it the largest field in the tournament’s history. Iowa has set the team scoring
Both days of the 53rd Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Northwestern will be available live and for free beginning Tuesday morning and running through Wednesday night. In this post, learn how to watch two days of non-stop wrestling competition live featuring many of the nation’s top-ranked wrestling teams and individuals on BTN and BTN2Go. Tuesday’s first session starts at 10:30 a.m. ET, and the second sessions begin at 8 p.m. Here’s one link to the page for all eight mat cameras on Tuesday. We have also added individual links to each mat during both sessions at the body of this page.
If you look at the NCAA Division I rankings for any collegiate sport, chances are you’re going to see multiple Big Ten universities in the mix. They’re also well-represented in another ranking: the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American awards. The list, which came out earlier this month, measures student-athletes across all sports, as of June 2015. Eight Big Ten universities made the top 25 for all-time honorees, more than any other conference, with Nebraska coming in at No. 1. Here are the Big Ten universities that made the list: 1. Nebraska (320 all-time Academic All-Americans) 5. Penn State (189) 14. University
It’s great to be a Jordan! Ohio State’s Micah Jordan along with three-time World Champion and Olympic Champion Jordan Burroughs (a Nebraska product) earned sprinkles on their ice cream this week. I startw ith that in this week’s Wrestling Report. Ranked No. 16 heading into the Cliff Keen Invitational, Micah Jordan claimed the title at 141 pounds with wins over top 10-ranked Solomon Chishko of Virginia Tech in the semi-finals and then No. 13 Todd Preston of Harvard in the finals. The Buckeye jumped eight spots to crack the top 10 in the rankings in a weight class that I
Looking forward to a great weekend of college wrestling highlighted by the Cliff Keen Invitational where five Big Ten teams will toe the line. But first a couple thoughts from this past week in the Big Ten. Rutgers jumped five spots to No. 11 in the Intermat dual meet rankings following a pair of victories at last Sunday’s “Grapple In The Garden” in New York City including a 21-13 win over Cornell. The Scarlet Knights are led by No. 3 Anthony Ashnault. The first ever undefeated, four time New Jersey state champion improved to 9-0 on the young season. I
Under sunny skies more than 42,000 fans watched No. 3 Iowa top No. 2 Oklahoma State 18-16 in Saturday’s outdoor wrestling match at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. The match was streamed live on BTN2Go (watch it here again) and the entire event will be replayed Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on BTN. Our broadcast includes in-match interviews with former Iowa coach Dan Gable as well as wrestling fan and BTN football analyst Matt Millen. The official attendance was announced as 42,287. Here’s the box score: 125 #4 Thomas Gilman (I) maj. dec. #7 Eddie Klimara (OSU), 9-1 * 4-0 133 #2 Cory
In his first BTN Wrestling report this season, BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks looks ahead to Saturday's major event at Iowa. Iowa's dual with Oklahoma State will be available live on BTN2Go Saturday at noon ET, and it will then re-air Sunday on TV at 7 p.m. ET.
The Big Ten is an absolute power in the college wrestling world. One look at the preseason USA TODAY/NWCA Poll is all the proof one needs. The Big Ten features a total of nine ranked teams, including four in the top 5 (No. 2 Penn State; No. 3 Michigan; No. 4 Iowa; No. 5 Ohio State). Nebraska rounds out the top 10, giving the conference five top 10 teams, while Illinois (No. 11), Wisconsin (No. 15), Minnesota (No. 17) and Rutgers (No. 18) also land on the poll. View the full preseason poll below: RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS 1