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N.C. State Wolfpack Hosts #16 Michigan for NWCA National Duals

TDR Editor’s Notes ; NCSU wrestles Michigan in a dual for the first time in almost 25 years!
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Second straight year NC State was selected as an at-large team for National Duals
RALEIGH, N.C. – Being ranked in the top-10 all season in the NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll and finishing the regular season with a 12-2 dual mark, netted the No. 7 Wolfpack a second straight at-large bid to the NWCA National Duals Championship Series. Last year, NC State went to No. 2 Iowa and handed the Hawkeyes its first ever loss to an ACC school, 21-17, and this year the Pack will try to recapture that magic when No. 16 Michigan comes to Reynolds Coliseum Friday night. Last year’s NWCA National Duals win at Iowa was the start to one of the best postseasons in school history. Two weeks after the win in Iowa City, NC State captured the 2016 ACC Championship behind four individual titles. Two weeks after that, the Pack placed 11th at the NCAA Championships tying a school record with three All-Americans.
The Pack has picked up where it left off last year, and enters the final dual of the season with a 12-2 mark with all 10 starters currently ranked in the NCAA Coaches’ Panel Rankings. For the second year in a row, NC State went 4-1 in ACC duals. Rest of the story at …. http://www.gopack.com/news/2017/2/16/wrestling-packwrestle-hosts-16-michigan-for-nwca-national-duals.aspx

February 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Comeback Falls Short for #8 WolfPack at #5 Virginia Tech

TDR Editor’s Notes ; An exciting match that brought together the top two ACC teams for an exciting regular season final dual.
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#10 Macchiavello upsets #5 Zavatsky at 184 pounds to start dual
BLACKSBURG, VA. – With #8 NC State and #5 Virginia Tech coming into the final regular season dual both a perfect 4-0 in ACC action, it was only fitting for the last conference dual of 2016-17 to come down to the final match of the evening. The Wolfpack (12-2, 4-1 ACC) jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead, but the Hokies responded with three straight wins to make it 11-3. The Pack answered with a decision at 133 pounds and a technical fall at 141 to even things up 11-11 with four bouts remaining. The Hokies (16-1, 5-0) once again scored back-to-back wins and retook the lead at 17-11. The Pack got the decision at 165 pounds to pull within three team points, but VT held on to claim the final bout at 174 pounds and the out-right ACC dual championship with a 20-14 win Saturday night in Blacksburg. The dual started at 184 pounds with the first of two top-1o matchups. NC State’s #10 Michael Macchiavello pulled off the upset and downed #5 Zack Zavatsky for only his second loss of the season. Entering the third down 2-1, Macchiavello got a reversal and then a four-point nearfall before adding a late takedown in the 9-3 win. Macchiavello finishes a perfect 4-0 in ACC duals at 184 pounds, and improves to 5-4 versus ranked foes downing his highest ranked opponent of the season. Rest of the story at …. http://www.gopack.com/news/2017/2/11/wrestling-comeback-falls-short-for-8-packwrestle-at-5-virginia-tech.aspx

February 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Patience is virtue for The Citadel

TDR Editor’s Notes ; Citadel is having a down year yet Coach Hjerling has a strong tradition and program and they are looking at doing well in the post season.
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The operative word inside The Citadel’s wrestling room this year? Patience. Veteran coach Rob Hjerling and his team don’t have much choice. The Bulldogs are a young squad, starting three freshmen and four sophomores, and a 2-7 dual-meet record entering Sunday’s home faceoff against Campbell shows that. However, Hjerling says he sees his team getting better, “even if the overall team results don’t reflect that on paper.” “We’re not looking past this year,” he said. “We have some key individuals that are looking to finish strong and from a coaching standpoint, the staff is keeping the team results in perspective. We know we’re developing, getting better. We’re focusing on getting better and eventually the results will show.” Staying positive, Hjerling says, is key. “The coaching staff has to be patient. We’ve been at this a little while, we’ve set a standard for what success is and these guys know what the overall expectations are,” he said. “There are expectations on our end, but there’s no acceptance of not improving. Rest of the story at …. http://s200.trackwrestling.com/tw/PortalPost.jsp?TIM=1486147965714&twSessionId=rwpyiqklwicdzow&postId=318641076&mc_cid=1668c1b3e2&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

February 14, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wolfpack Comes From Behind to Defeat #25 Pitt, 23-15

TDR Editor’s Notes ; N.C. State scores a strong come from behind win at home. Must have been exciting to be there in person. The are home again this Friday at 7:00 for the first round of the National duals tournament with Michigan as their first opponenet.
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RALEIGH, N.C. – Facing a 13-7 deficit halfway through the ACC dual, No. 8 NC State won four of the five matches after the intermission and defeated No. 25 Pitt Friday night in Reynolds Coliseum, 23-15. The Wolfpack (11-1, 4-0 ACC) got an overtime win at 157 pounds, followed by a DQ victory at 174, a decision at 184 and a major decision to close the win at 197 pounds over the Panthers (8-5, 0-3 ACC). The dual started with an OT battle between top-25 foes at 285 pounds. Pitt’s Ryan Solomon came out on top of #21 Mike Kosoy, 5-2. Redshirt-sophomore Sean Fausz evened the dual with his 10-5 win over #29 L.J. Bentley at 125 pounds. Fausz scored three first period takedowns to improve to 2-0 in ACC competition and 6-0 overall since he moved down to 125 pounds a couple of weeks ago. Rest of the story at …. http://gopack.com/news/2017/2/3/wrestling-packwrestle-comes-from-behind-to-defeat-25-pitt-23-15.aspx?mc_cid=1668c1b3e2&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

February 13, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wayland Pioneers making history with only collegiate program in Texas

TDR Editor’s Notes ; Our compliments to the only Men’s and Women’s programs in Texas. We hope to see that status being changed by other schools adding wrestling soon.
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PLAINVIEW, TX (KCBD) – Inside the city of Plainview, Wayland Baptist University is making history with a sports program like no other in the state. “We have something special going on out here at Wayland Baptist,” said senior wrestler Jose Alvarez. “This is the only school in Texas that has competitive wrestling as a part of the funded program,” Mich Napier a senior wrestler said. This young wrestling program takes great pride in being the only collegiate wrestling team in the Lone Star State. “That says a lot. Texas is a really big state, and it’s the only program here.” Alvarez said. “So that’s a big deal, any accomplishments we do here at Wayland Baptist represents the entire state of Texas.”
Rest of the story at …. http://www.kxxv.com/story/34423473/wayland-pioneers-making-history-with-only-collegiate-wrestling-program-in-texas?mc_cid=1668c1b3e2&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

February 13, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lexington grad, Duke wrestler, takes aim at Ohio State Olympian

TDR Editor’s Notes ; A Duke wrestler with high goals.
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DURHAM, N.C. – Jacob Kasper has never backed down from an opponent on the wrestling mat. In less than two months, the Lexington graduate may take on the biggest challenge of his life.
That’s when the Duke University redshirt junior may take on Ohio State junior heavyweight Kyle Snyder – only the defending NCAA champion, world champion and the youngest Olympic wrestling Gold medalist in U.S. history. Rest of the story at …. http://www.richlandsource.com/sports/lexington-grad-duke-wrestler-takes-aim-at-ohio-state-olympian/article_88798fde-e7ce-11e6-a161-637bb37d51cf.html?mc_cid=4db2c988f0&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

February 13, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NWU Announces Plans For Wrestling Facility

TDR Editor’s Notes ; Always good to hear of growling opportunities to wrestle and the building of college programs.
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LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced plans to build a new wrestling facility that will house the Prairie Wolves wrestling program beginning in the 2017-18 school year.   NWU Board of Governors approved the practice facility project at their January 27th meeting. The new facility will include the wrestling team’s practice room, an athletic training room, locker room and showers.  This new campus building will be located just north of Abel Stadium. Rest of the story at …. http://nwusports.com/news/2017/2/2/nwu-announces-plans-for-wrestling-facility.aspx?mc_cid=4db2c988f0&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

February 12, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Emmanuel College wins first NCWA National Duals title

TDR Editor’s Notes ; The National Collegiate Wrestling Association provides a chance for all college students to wrestle on that level as they coordinate the efforts of club teams, coaches and wrestlers.
NCWA Championships will be Mar. 9-11, Allen, Texas, as the association celebrates its 20th anniversary.
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LYNCHBURG, Va. — Emmanuel College parlayed a quick lead into winning five of the first six matches, and the Lions rolled on to a 33-13 win over Liberty in the championship match of the NCWA National Duals. It is Emmanuel’s first NCWA title of any kind. With the win, the Lions take the Collegiate Cup Trophy home for a year as the Duals champion, and more importantly earn 24 team points that will advance to the NCWA Championships in March. Liberty, as runner-up, earned 23 points toward the nationals, and so on down the 20-team field. This is the eighth consecutive season that the NCWA will have a new National Duals champion. No team has repeated with the title since Grand Valley State won three in a row from 2007-09. Emmanuel clinched the title following the 197-pound bout when Maveric Reichsteiner, the top-ranked NCWA wrestler in that class, pinned Austin Amos of Liberty in 1:43. Reichsteiner scored a takedown in the opening seconds and moved for the fall from there. Rest of the story at …. http://intermatwrestle.com/articles/17576?mc_cid=4e002b9638&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

February 11, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

USA Wrestling declares February 10-19 as Women’s Wrestling Week

TDR Editor’s Notes ; We look forward to learning more about the growth in this wrestling division.
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USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, has declared the week of February 10-19 as Women’s Wrestling Week in the United States. This is the third straight year that USA Wrestling has held this celebration of women’s wrestling. This year’s Women’s Wrestling Week kicks off on the first day of the 2017 WCWA Women’s College National Championships, which will be held at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 11-19. It is the 14th straight year that a college national championships in women’s wrestling has been hosted. Women’s wrestling is a sport which has shown impressive growth at the college level. The focus of this year’s celebration will include the history of women’s college wrestling as well as the history of official state high school championships in girls wrestling. Rest of the story at …. http://intermatwrestle.com/articles/17690

February 9, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Camels turning the corner in January

TDR Editor’s Notes ; Good to see the Campbell Camels improving.
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Cary Kolat admits that Campbell’s season hasn’t unfolded perfectly. As the final month of the season looms, the Camels are 5-6 in dual meets, with a 1-1 record in the Southern Conference. But with a league-heavy schedule leading into March, Kolat is confident his team will be at his best when it matters most. “If you see our record, see the dual meets we were in as a team, we’ve wrestled inconsistent,” he said. “There are times when you send a team out on a mat and you know what you’re getting, but we’re young in areas and we know what we’re getting there. But with training improving and how the last few competitions went, we feel like we’re about to turn a corner. That’s the way myself and our staff feel about that. We’re competing hard.” A 24-13 loss at Appalachian State in mid-December was disappointing, but following a 23-15 loss to Bucknell at the Virginia Duals, Kolat saw something change with his team. Narrow losses to Arizona State and Old Dominion, as well as a 26-16 win over Kent State, were followed by a 24-12 win over fellow SoCon contender Gardner-Webb. “I felt we had a poor performance against Bucknell but mentally turned a corner after that,” Kolat said. “We got back in school, second semester and got back to class, studying and consistent in practicing like we had, and it’s been great. We’re training like veterans.”
Rest of the story at …. http://s200.trackwrestling.com/tw/PortalPost.jsp?TIM=1485488234596&twSessionId=kapomjsztpagxsl&postId=289193076&mc_cid=ceb2be5eb8&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

February 7, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment