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  1. The Super Staffs Of The NCAA

    The Super Staffs Of The NCAA

    Sep 17, 2021

    For some time now the topic in major team sports leagues has been the formation of super teams and what they can accomplish. With the movement in coaching this summer the question should now arise: what about coaching super staffs in college wrestling? Some may come easily to mind but there are more than you may think.
  2. Over The Edge: Is College Wrestling Ready For A Step-Out Point?

    Over The Edge: Is College Wrestling Ready For A Step-Out Point?

    Mar 29, 2021

    From his chair in the Arizona State corner, Zeke Jones saw an aggressive wrestler working to get to his attacks against a backpedaling opponent. 
  3. Dan Gable's Impressive Coaching Tree

    Dan Gable's Impressive Coaching Tree

    Dec 21, 2020

    This article was originally published on June 10, 2020 but was updated on December 21, 2020 to reflect minor changes.
  4. The Legend Of Echemendia's Monster Practices

    The Legend Of Echemendia's Monster Practices

    Nov 5, 2020

    On November 14, Anthony Echemendia will wrestle his first senior level match since immigrating to the United States, but stories of his practice room intensity have already become commonplace in the wrestling world. Listen to a number of wrestling personalities describe times Echemendia threw caution to the wind in a workout.
  5. Bader Show: Tom Ryan and Michael Chandler

    Bader Show: Tom Ryan and Michael Chandler

    Jul 22, 2020

    On this episode of The Bader Show, Bader and Bray catch up with Tom Ryan and Michael Chandler.
  6. Inside Anthony Echemendia's Recruitment & Decision To Become A Buckeye

    Inside Anthony Echemendia's Recruitment & Decision To Become A Buckeye

    Jul 14, 2020

    Cuban defector Anthony Echemendia ran, swam, and flew across four borders before landing at Sunnyside High School in Tucson, Arizona. While there, his noteworthy performance at Fargo earned him two championships, which jump-started his recruiting process.
  7. Ohio State's Tom Ryan Is Sowing The Seeds Of An Impressive Coaching Tree

    Ohio State's Tom Ryan Is Sowing The Seeds Of An Impressive Coaching Tree

    Jun 24, 2020

    Earlier this month, Oklahoma State beat writer Seth Duckworth published a fun look at potential successors to living legend John Smith at The Other OSU. Someone asked me, “Hey Andy, who’s the next man up at Ohio State when Tom Ryan retires?”
  8. How Suffering The Loss Of His Son Teague Shaped Tom Ryan's Life

    How Suffering The Loss Of His Son Teague Shaped Tom Ryan's Life

    May 15, 2020

    Tom Ryan was a month away from coaching his third CAA Championship team in his ninth season as the head wrestling coach at Hofstra when his life changed in a way no young father can imagine. 
  9. Ohio State Coach Tom Ryan: Doing Nothing 'Is Not a Valid Option'

    Ohio State Coach Tom Ryan: Doing Nothing 'Is Not a Valid Option'

    Mar 31, 2020

    The abrupt end to the NCAA Wrestling season robbed wrestling fans of the most important tournament of the year, and more importantly robbed the wrestlers themselves of the opportunity to earn All-American honors or a spot atop the championship podium. Athletes, coaches, and fans all held some hope that the NCAA Council would take some extraordinary action to do right by those athletes — and athletes in other sports similarly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic — but those hopes were dashed Monday evening when the Council declined to extend eligibility for athletes in winter sports.
  10. Luke Pletcher, Ohio State, & The 'Family Tradition' Of Wrestling

    Luke Pletcher, Ohio State, & The 'Family Tradition' Of Wrestling

    Mar 13, 2020

    NCAA Wrestling is done for the season, and Luke Pletcher got me thinking about Hank Williams Jr. and some folkstyle fans from somewhere around Ithaca.
  11. Ohio State Needs Some 'Bracket Busters' At The Big Ten Tournament

    Ohio State Needs Some 'Bracket Busters' At The Big Ten Tournament

    Mar 6, 2020

    For each of the past two seasons, Ohio State has sent a full squad of 10 men to the NCAA Wrestling Championships. The odds of doing so for the third year in a row are a bit longer than they were in years past, with just seven of 10 Buckeyes projected to earn automatic qualifications according to their seeding.
  12. Ohio State's Tom Ryan: 'Everything's On The Table' After Virginia Tech Loss

    Ohio State's Tom Ryan: 'Everything's On The Table' After Virginia Tech Loss

    Nov 18, 2019

    Ohio State dropped its first loss of the season to a tough Virginia Tech squad that looked much better on the mats in Columbus than the rankings indicated.