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  1. NCAA Notes: No ACLs, No Problem For Spencer Lee

    NCAA Notes: No ACLs, No Problem For Spencer Lee

    Mar 21, 2021

    A mystery came unwrapped Saturday night when Spencer Lee stood in front of a national television audience and unveiled what’s been underneath his two black knee sleeves. 
  2. A Buffet Of Notes To Consume On The Eve Of The NCAA Championships

    A Buffet Of Notes To Consume On The Eve Of The NCAA Championships

    Mar 17, 2021

    North Carolina State star Hayden Hidlay will enter what could possibly be his last NCAA wrestling tournament this weekend with a sparkling resume nearly unmatched in his program’s history.
  3. The 9 Best Matches That Could Go Down At The Matteo Pellicone

    The 9 Best Matches That Could Go Down At The Matteo Pellicone

    Mar 3, 2021

    NCAA wrestling isn’t the only thing going down this weekend. The first UWW Rankings Series event is here and it’s going to be fun. With this tournament going towards the 2021 World Championship seeding, a lot of the big guns are coming out.
  4. Cael Sanderson Doesn't Expect Greg Kerkvliet To Compete This Season

    Cael Sanderson Doesn't Expect Greg Kerkvliet To Compete This Season

    Feb 10, 2021

    At a press conference today, [p:Cael Sanderson] said he does not expect [p:Greg Kerkvliet] to wrestle for [t:Penn State] this season. The news was reported on Twitter by The Daily Collegian. 
  5. 4 Takeaways & 2 Questions From Penn State Media Day

    4 Takeaways & 2 Questions From Penn State Media Day

    Jan 12, 2021

    Earlier today, Penn State released their media day press conference call featuring Cael Sanderson, Aaron Brooks, and members of the media. The full press conference is available on Penn State's site. Here are four big takeaways and two questions after that call.
  6. Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Hosts All-Star Wrestling Event

    Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Hosts All-Star Wrestling Event

    Sep 6, 2020

    Cael Sanderson is throwing a wrestling party in State College and heaps of all-star international competitors are invited! 
  7. Coaching Continuity Separates Penn State

    Coaching Continuity Separates Penn State

    Jul 7, 2020

    The Penn State coaching staff has discovered a formula for wrestling success that has been unmatched in the last decade, and while that top-secret formula may never see the light of day, one thing that sets Penn State apart is the composition of the coaching staff itself.
  8. Ranking The Top Five Penn State Wrestlers Of All-Time

    Ranking The Top Five Penn State Wrestlers Of All-Time

    Jun 19, 2020

    After the FRL crew ranked the top five Penn State wrestlers of all-time, many, many people from all over were asking for the one, true, correct ranking. Rader's ranking. Ask no more wrestling fans, here it is. 
  9. Which Coach Peaks Best For NCAAs? Yet Another Analysis

    Which Coach Peaks Best For NCAAs? Yet Another Analysis

    May 20, 2020

    I've been quite skeptical of the claim that coaches can be skilled at "peaking," meaning that some coaches are able to get comparatively more out of their team at the NCAA tournament than the peers, but a fresh deep dive into the numbers has got me rethinking my view on the subject. I now believe that there is evidence that Cael Sanderson is better at "peaking" than other coaches in the NCAA.
  10. Ranking Every Cael Sanderson Coached Team

    Ranking Every Cael Sanderson Coached Team

    May 14, 2020

    Cael Sanderson is already up there with the greatest NCAA coaches of all time, and at just 40 years old, he still has a lot of coaching years in front of him. Through 14 seasons as a head coach (three at Iowa State and 11 at Penn State), Cael already has eight team titles, 25 AAs, and 73 individual national championships.
  11. The 2020 Flo NCAA Award For Coach Of The Year

    The 2020 Flo NCAA Award For Coach Of The Year

    Apr 20, 2020

    Nobody got the ending they wanted from the 2019-20 season. Covid-19 canceled the NCAA Championship Tournament, truncating a superb season before it could be properly concluded. But that doesn't mean we can't honor the extraordinary efforts the student-athletes put forth on the mat.
  12. Cael Answers Lineup Question After American Dual

    Cael Answers Lineup Question After American Dual

    Feb 23, 2020

    Penn State's head coach Cael Sanderson answered an urgent lineup question after their regular-season dual meet finale with American University. 
  13. Week 14 Roundup: Penn State vs Iowa Slugfest & Two New #1's

    Week 14 Roundup: Penn State vs Iowa Slugfest & Two New #1's

    Feb 3, 2020

    Penn State and Iowa put on the best dual in recent memory on Friday night. That dual headlined a slate of action that gave wrestling fans plenty to chew on until next weekend. Here are the biggest stories of the week.
  14. How Did Iowa Take Penn State's #1 Ranking?

    How Did Iowa Take Penn State's #1 Ranking?

    Dec 2, 2019

    Since the end of last season, we have suspected that this year's team race would come down to Penn State and Iowa. Even though we can't determine this year's NCAA team champion until March, every result for each team during the regular season leads to speculation about what it could mean for the team race at the NCAA tournament. After the first month of the season, both teams have given us a lot to talk about.