1. The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: Borrelli's Ready To Build

    The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: Borrelli's Ready To Build

    Jul 21, 2021

    When he slid behind the wheel on the first Saturday in June to begin the cross-country trek to his new life on the East coast, Jason Borrelli had his eyes focused on the road ahead.
  2. Jack & Michael Gioffre Commit To Virginia

    Jack & Michael Gioffre Commit To Virginia

    Jul 20, 2021

    The Virginia wrestling program just got stronger with the additions of Jack and Michael Gioffre, the #48 and #63 recruits in the class of 2022. The Buchanan High School products will be taking their talents from California to the east coast to join Steve Garland and company.
  3. #6 Matt Singleton Commits To NC State

    #6 Matt Singleton Commits To NC State

    Jul 18, 2021

    The Wolfpack are up to their usual tricks, picking up one of the nation's best recruits. #10 on the class of 2022 big board and #6 at 170 lbs, Matt Singleton committed to NC State on Thursday afternoon.
  4. A College Wrestling Fan's Guide To Fargo 2021

    A College Wrestling Fan's Guide To Fargo 2021

    Jul 13, 2021

    It's Fargo time, one of the biggest high school wrestling events of the year. Which means it's also one of the biggest events of the year for college wrestling fans.
  5. Alex Tirapelle Rejoins Borelli At American

    Alex Tirapelle Rejoins Borelli At American

    Jul 13, 2021

    By American University: Alex Tirapelle has made the move from Stanford to American with head wrestling coach Jason Borrelli, and joins Borrelli's staff as associate head coach for the program. Tirapelle has past experience in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) as a three-year head coach at Penn from 2014-17."AU Wrestling has added one of the best coaches in the sport to our staff," said Borrelli. "I am so thrilled to welcome Alex, Amy and their three young children to the AU Wrestling family. Alex leads with integrity, he has a keen eye for identifying talent, his wrestling IQ is through the roof and he is a tireless worker. All of these qualities have allowed him to maximize the potential of the student-athletes that he has coached, and his track record speaks for itself. As we work to take AU Wrestling to greater heights there is no person I would rather work alongside, and I am eager to get Alex grounded in the DMV."Tirapelle spent a total of eight seasons with Borrelli at Stanford, first becoming part of the Cardinal staff in 2010-14 and rejoining the program from 2017-21. This past season, the Cardinal swept the Pac-12 awards, seven of 10 Cardinal starters qualified for the NCAA Championships, and Stanford finished with two All-Americans and its first national champion since 2004 in redshirt sophomore Shane Griffith.In his eight combined seasons at Stanford, Tirapelle helped Cardinal wrestlers earn 33 berths to the NCAA Championships, including Stanford's second three-time All-American and first two-time NCAA finalist in Nick Amuchastegui. The Cardinal earned 10 total All-America honors during Tirapelle's tenure, including three at the 2011 NCAA Championships in Philadelphia – the highest All-America output at any NCAA Championships by a Stanford squad. The three All-Americans in 2011 propelled the Cardinal to an 11th-place finish overall, the highest team finish in program history. Stanford matched its record with three All-Americans in 2020."I'm excited to get my family settled and begin the work of building on the already impressive tradition of AU Wrestling," said Tirapelle. "I'm extremely grateful to Jason Borrelli and the rest of the AU Athletics community for their commitment to wrestling, and also for affording me the opportunity to continue doing the work I love. Jason is a battle-tested leader that shares my holistic approach to helping student-athletes maximize their potential. I can't wait to get started. Go Eagles!"During his tenure at Penn, Tirapelle went 21-18 in duals and had 13 wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Championships, including All-American Casey Kent in 2016.Prior to his first stint at Stanford, Tirapelle served as an assistant coach at UC Davis for two seasons. coaching one Pac-12 champion and six NCAA qualifiers. Before working with the Aggies, he spent seven years at the University of Illinois as a student-athlete, graduate student and member of the academic advising staff.Tirapelle twice earned All-America status at Illinois, captured two Big Ten titles, and was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year in 2004. As a freshman in 2003, he finished as the national runner-up and earned Illinois Freshman Male Athlete of the Year honors in the process. Tirapelle finished his career as the Illini's all-time wins leader with 128, while ranking third with an .877 winning percentage.Along with his impressive athletic career, Tirapelle racked up several academic honors. He was a Big Ten All-Academic honoree all four years, a first-team NWCA All-Academic selection, and first-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American. In addition, Tirapelle earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Tirapelle holds a pair of degrees from Illinois, graduating in 2006 with a B.S. in accountancy and earning a Master's in sports management in 2009. Tirapelle's wife, Amy, is also an Illinois graduate who was a member of the cross country and track & field teams. The couple have three children, Leandro, Sofia and Lorenzo.
  6. 2022 Title Contenders: 133 Pounds

    2022 Title Contenders: 133 Pounds

    Jul 12, 2021

    Lucky for fans but unfortunately for the field at 133 lbs, both finalists from this past year are returning. Roman Bravo-Young and Daton Fix have separated themselves from the field, so is there anyone else that could immerge as a title contender at the second to lightest weight class?