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Farmer says wrestling helped him become O-line starter

TDR Editor’s Notes ; Always enjoy when I find an article or opinion agrees with what I have been saying for a long time. Wrestling makes a football player better at football.
Tanner Farmer was back practicing with the Nebraska wrestling team this winter for a second stint, and says he’ll keep doing so as long as he’s at Nebraska, now as something of a two-sport Husker.
He’s convinced it’s his background as a state champion wrestler, and the time he spent training with the Husker wrestling team one year ago, that helped him become a starter at right guard with the Nebraska football team in 2016, so he doesn’t plan on abandoning that routine now. “Wrestling, in my opinion, is the best thing for an offensive linemen,” Farmer said last week. “There is also basketball, which is great, too. (Wrestling) really helps with my footwork. It really helps with my foot speed, my balance, my flexibility. It just all-round helps me. It’s the best thing for me. If it wasn’t for wrestling, I don’t think I’d be a starter right now. That really helped me last year. It helped get me in the right mindset.” Rest of the Story at …. http://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/farmer-says-wrestling-helped-him-become-o-line-starter/article_f3c9bb98-9f75-5594-9bb3-fffdcbcab5fa.html?mc_cid=174e0d2120&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

March 26, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

College Postseason Tournament Results

TDR Editor’s Notes ; Just pointing out one location in which those results can be found.
All College Postseason Tournament Results can be viewed at

March 23, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2017 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy Fan Vote, Presented by ASICS

TDR Editor’s Notes ; Any and all fans can participate and be part of the biggest wrestling award of the year.
Fan voting for the 2017 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy has begun. The Hodge Trophy is the top award in college wrestling and has been presented annually since 1994 to the nation’s most dominant collegiate wrestler. The award is named after Dan Hodge, the former three-time (1955-57) NCAA champion from the University of Oklahoma, who did not allow a takedown in his career and pinned 36 of 46 victims. Voting Criteria
Criteria for the award include:
A wrestler’s record; ….
Rest of the story at …. https://www.win-magazine.com/2017/03/2017-win-magazineculture-house-dan-hodge-trophy-fan-vote-presented-by-asics/

March 22, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tony Robie To Lead Virginia Tech Program as Head Coach

TDR Editor’s Notes ; Looks as if the Virginia Tech program will continue in good hands and direction from Coach Robie.
BLACKSBURG – Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced Tuesday that Tony Robie has been promoted to head wrestling coach at Virginia Tech after serving as interim head coach since February. Robie led the Hokies to the team title at the ACC Championship and a sixth-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Championships in St. Louis – Tech’s fifth-straight top-10 finish at nationals. Robie has been an integral member of the Virginia Tech wrestling staff for 11 seasons, serving as associate head coach since joining the Hokies in 2006 before assuming interim head coach duties for the ACC and NCAA Championships this season. A former head coach at Binghamton University, Robie was a two-time All-America selection and an NCAA runner-up as a student-athlete at Edinboro University. His resume also includes assistant coaching tenures at Michigan, West Virginia and his alma mater. Rest of the story at …. http://news.theopenmat.com/college-wrestling-news/tony-robie-lead-virginia-tech-wrestling-program-head-coach/62492

March 21, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Campbell aiming to continue its breakthrough March

TDR Editor’s Notes ; Good to see the rise to the top that Campbell Univ. is making with their program.
Cary Kolat can admit it now. He had a four-year plan for Campbell wrestling to win a Southern Conference championship. Thanks to a precocious young roster, the Camels are ahead of schedule. Kolat is wrapping up his third season in Buies Creek, but Campbell brought the Southern Conference Championship trophy home last week. “We got there faster than I thought we’d get there,” Kolat said this week. “I honestly thought our fourth year was when we’d make a run for it.” Instead, young wrestlers carried the Camels past regular-season dual champion Appalachian State by a narrow 89.5-86 margin, helping five Campbell wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Championships and giving Kolat significant hope for the program’s future. “As the year progressed, we’re a young team, I saw our guys continually get better and that’s what you have when you have a bunch of freshmen in the lineup,” Kolat said. “Everyone contributed to it, but our freshmen toward the end of the year really started to pick up those wins for us and when we got to the tournament, they were extremely focused with the training. Rest of the story at …. http://s200.trackwrestling.com/tw/PortalPost.jsp?postId=367582076

March 19, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Queens Adds Wrestling; Ken Chertow Named Head Coach

TDR Editor’s Notes ; Excellent News for wrestling fans in the Carolinas. A new Division II program. In recent years the num,ber of Division II schools with wrestling has almost tripled while Division I continues to dwindle.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With the announcement of the addition of men’s wrestling to Queens University of Charlotte’s Department of Athletics, Queens Director of Athletics Cherie Swarthout reveals that Olympian Ken Chertow will lead the program. “Ken will make an immediate impact on our new wrestling program,” said Swarthout. “There is not a better person to start this effort and to foster an environment of excellence. Ken has been successful in all of his endeavors and we look forward to him leading our program and building a strong foundation.” Chertow has found success in wrestling at all levels of competition, both as an athlete and as a coach. Currently he is the coordinator and owner of Ken Chertow’s Gold Medal Training Camp System, which he began in 1989 after conducting summer day camps throughout his collegiate career. The summer camp has grown from 100 to over 2,000 students from 49 states and many countries making it the largest wrestling camp in the world. Many of Chertow’s campers have gone on to win NCAA Championships. Chertow also has a large six-day winter break training camp and has operated Ken Chertow’s Home Training Center in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania since 1997. Rest of the story at …. http://www.queensathletics.com/news/2017/3/18/general-queens-adds-mens-wrestling-ken-chertow-named-head-coach.aspx

March 18, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Champs! Campbell wins 2017 Southern Conference Championship

TDR Editor’s Notes ; Congratulations to the Fighting Camels.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Campbell picked up two key victories in the championship round to secure the 2017 Southern Conference championship Saturday evening inside McAlister Field House. The Camels finished Saturday’s event with an overall team score of 89.5 points to claim their first SoCon Championship in team history. Appalachian State finished second with 86 points and SIUE finished third with 69.5 points. Campbell’s 89.5 points is the highest team score by a champion since 2013 when Chattanooga scored 102.5 points. Joshua Heil and Quentin Perez collected first place medals at 141 and 165, respectively. Both competitors defeated their Appalachian State counterparts, which proved to be the difference maker in the team score. The Camels entered the championship round with a 2.5-point lead, 82.5-80, over the Mountaineers. Neither side added to their total through the opening three matches of the championship round until Heil’s win at 141. The Brunswick, Ohio native won by a 10-2 major decision over Irvin Enriquez to extend the Campbell lead to 6.5 points. His match was the first of three Campbell championship round matches against Appalachian State. Rest of the story at http://gocamels.com/sports/wrest/2016-17/releases/20170304yf0z21?mc_cid=70ec160641&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

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

Wrestling History – Amateur Wrestling News

Just a reminder and call for some help with gathering wrestling history. Looking for old Amateur Wrestling News from the following years; 1967 & before., 1976-1978, 1986-1988, 1995-2005. If you have any of these and want to clear them out of your attic please let us know.

March 16, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Iran Beats USA to Capture Sixth Straight Freestyle World Cup Title

TDR Editor’s Notes ; A bit dated but still big news.
Winning the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup title for the sixth time in a row, Iran defeated USA in the 2017 final match, while Azerbaijan placed third with a victory over Turkey. Four-time world medalist and Olympic bronze medal winner Hassan RAHIMI opened the dual meet against USA with a 6-0 victory over Anthony RAMOS. Rest of the story at https://unitedworldwrestling.org/article/iran-beats-usa-to-capture-sixth-straight-freestyle-world-cup-title?mc_cid=a85a515747&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

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

Ohio Wesleyan to Add Men’s Wrestling, Women’s Rowing

TDR Editor’s Notes ; The first new team to be announced for the 2018-2019 season!
Ohio Wesleyan University will reinstate men’s wrestling and add women’s rowing as varsity sports for the 2018-19 academic year, it was announced by athletics director Roger Ingles. “It is a bold move to add two new sports, but they will provide great opportunities for our student-athletes,” Ingles said. “Through the addition of these two new programs, the growth of the Ohio Wesleyan athletics department will play an integral part in the University’s strategic growth.” Ingles anticipates having head coaches for the two sports in place by July 1.  Both head coaches will begin recruiting student-athletes during the summer of 2017, the teams will compete as club sports in 2017-18, and varsity competition will begin in 2018-19. The rest of the story at …. http://www.battlingbishops.com/news/2017/2/22/GEN_02222017.aspx?mc_cid=8cd0fb75c4&mc_eid=2ef7cbca4b

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