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  1. 2021 Hodge Rankings Update #3

    2021 Hodge Rankings Update #3

    Feb 22, 2021

    Daton Fix has arrived. The Cowboy went 4-0 at the Cowboy Challenge Tournament with three falls and added another pin to his record after Bedlam on Sunday. However, he stays below Gable Steveson because of Gable's superior strength of schedule.

  2. NCAA Week 8 Roundup

    NCAA Week 8 Roundup

    Feb 22, 2021

    Week 8 of NCAA wrestling didn't have very many matches, but it still brought some important developments before conference weekend #1 kicks off on Friday. Here are the biggest stories of the week.

  3. Week Eight Hodge Trophy Rankings Update

    Week Eight Hodge Trophy Rankings Update

    Feb 16, 2021

    Two weeks after releasing our first set Dan Hodge Trophy rankings, we have our first updated set! Three wrestlers from the first set; Logan Massa, Noah Adams, and Boo Lewallen, took losses and were taken out. Previous #9, Mekhi Lewis, injury defaulted in the third period after trailing the entire match to Jake Wentzel, so he was shown the door as well.

  4. Match Notes: Penn State vs Northwestern

    Match Notes: Penn State vs Northwestern

    Jan 30, 2021

    Penn State takes on Northwestern in its second dual of the day. Against Indiana, PSU was missing Robert Howard, Michael Beard, and Greg Kerkvliet, so we'll see who they roll out this afternoon. Even minus those guys, we still have 12 ranked wrestlers in this dual with ranked matchups at 133, 149, and 157. The Nittany Lions looked a bit vulnerable in a 24-15 dual against Indiana, so we'll see how they rebound against a tough Northwestern squad.

  5. 6 Interesting Questions That This Weekend's 74kg Bracket Could Answer

    6 Interesting Questions That This Weekend's 74kg Bracket Could Answer

    Oct 7, 2020

    Deakin is a beast. He’s one of those guys who looks huge for every single weight that he competes in. The fact that he has a junior world silver medal at 66kg is beyond comprehension, and it is needless to say that he was enormous for that weight class. When he made the jump to 157lbs in college I thought that he might be giving up some size, and that was definitely not the case. Making 74kg probably won’t be a problem, but I'm curious to see if he continues the trend of always being the biggest guy at the weight. 

  6. 74 kg Is Up For Grabs At Senior Nationals

    74 kg Is Up For Grabs At Senior Nationals

    Oct 6, 2020

    Now less than a week away from the first whistle, Senior Nationals registration is starting to heat up. With 49 wrestlers currently signed up at the end of early registration, 74 kg is going to be one of the largest weight classes in Coralville.