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Who's #1 Returns to the Snakepit

A line-up full of studs, one of the truly unique wrestling venues in the country, a packed house, and punctuated by a match-up of two superstars, the inaugural Who's #1 Event will be difficult to top. But we're going to. Wait till you see what we've got cookin'! Who's #1 is back and the match-ups, which will be released individually over the next two weeks, will create a card that we think everyone in the country will want to witness, including a match-up of recent NCAA Champions that are already legends. Our first high school match will be rel...

Josh Shields To ASU

Josh Shields To ASU

Christian Pyles

August 30, 2014, 5:54pm

Another stud off the big board. Another stud headed to ASU. Zeke Jones and company are keeping it rolling receiving a verbal commitment from Josh Shields of Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania. A 3 time state placer finishing 6th, 3rd and 2nd in the Nation’s toughest high school state, Shields has proven to be a consistent performer against the country’s best. Josh placed 3rd at Fargo and 3rd at Flonationals in 2014. Shields who is #24 on the Flo Big Board is the 3rd ranked 152 in the country. Shields joins Franklin Region...

Brandon James To ODU

Brandon James To ODU

Christian Pyles

August 30, 2014, 1:10pm

The ODU Monarchs have their first big commitment of the 2015 class. Brandon James of Perry Meridian High School in Indiana verbally committed to wrestle for Steve Martin At ODU. James, a Senior who ranks #55 on the Senior Big Board and #13 at 138 is a returning runner up at Indiana States, a 3 time Fargo All American as well as a 3rd place finisher at 2014 Flonationals. The Monarchs project James as a 141 pounder at the next level. The timing should work out well for ODU’s current roster with NCAA Qualifier Chris Mecate entering his Junio...

Headlee Returning to Pittsburgh

Courtesy Pittsburghpanthers.com PITTSBURGH – After a two-year stint as a volunteer assistant coach at Lehigh University, former University of Pittsburgh All-American wrestler Drew Headlee is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach with the Panthers. “I think it’s exciting to get Drew back. We talked about him coming back for a number of years and this seemed like the right opportunity to get him here,” said head coach Jason Peters. Peters added that it should be a fairly smooth transition bringing Headlee, some...

Take a Deep Breath, Iowa Fans

Where Willie Messed Up - Clarity on Pairing for Line Bracketing The Thesis - Some Iowa fans are up in arms about the light recruiting classes in recent years. Willie and CP put the Iowa roster in perspective.

ISU Adds Paulson and Escobedo to Coaching Staff

Courtesy: cyclones.com AMES, Iowa - Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Jackson announced two additions to his coaching staff this afternoon in Trent Paulson and Angel Escobedo. Both Paulson and Escobedo bring impressive resumes to the Cyclone staff. “I’m really excited to have these two outstanding young men on our staff,” Jackson said. “They have great experience at the NCAA and world-class level, both being NCAA champions and world team members. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our program ...

World Team Shakeup -RaVaughn Out, Saddoris In

When RaVaughn Perkins decked Bryce Saddoris in match 2 of the Greco World Team Trials, the spot was his. Things have changed. Bryce Saddoris has been officially named the 66kg representative for Team USA at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Following the World Team Trials, Perkins tested positive for a diuretic which lead to the lineup change.   RaVaughn explained the situation and offered his thoughts: “I got popped for a water pill. I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I'll be back next year even stronger and quicker. Now I have time to ...

Fresno State To Reinstate Wrestling

The Fresno Bee Fresno State is bringing back wrestling. It's only a matter of when. University President Joseph Castro reinforced that pledge Tuesday during a meeting with The Bee editorial board during which he also stated a new athletic director would be named before the end of the year. "It's no longer a question of whether (wrestling will return)," Castro said. "That decision was made on my 100th day when I said we were going to do it. ... I expect to make an announcement later this fall." With a rich wrestling history led by 3x NCAA Champi...

4 Case Western Reserve Students Dead In Plane Crash

By David Hrvatin and Chris Tye, WKYC-TV, Cleveland WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — Four college students died Monday after the plane in which they were riding crashed shortly after takeoff from Cuyahoga County Airport, bursting into flames after it hit the ground in suburban Cleveland. At least three of the men — Pilot William Felten, 20, of Saginaw, Mich.; John Hill, 18, of St. Simons, Ga.; and Lucas Marcelli, 20, of Massillon, Ohio — were students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol...

Jon Reader To South Dakota State

Courtesy Cole Kukowski, South Dakota State Sports Information South Dakota State head wrestling coach Chris Bono announced the hiring of Jon Reader as an assistant coach. “I am extremely fired up that Jon will be joining our program,” Bono said. “He brings a work ethic and passion for our department that is unmatched. His personality and lifestyle fits perfect with what we are trying to accomplish at SDSU.” A Davidson, Mich., native, Reader comes to Brookings following a two-year stint as a volunteer coach at his alma ma...

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