Category: college wrestling

Dealing with Concussions in Wrestling

As a body contact sport, there is a growing concern regarding concussions in wrestling. As a rule, head to head concussions are rare, but they do occur. Concussions can also occur from inadvertent blows from knees, elbows, and throws during a wrestling scramble. The truth of the matter, however, is that in wrestling, more abrasions […]

2014 NCAA National Championship Results

Penn State earned its fourth consecutive NCAA Division I national wrestling championship on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The Nittany Lions rode gold medal wins by David Taylor and Ed Ruth to overtake Minnesota on the last day of competition and capture the team crown […]

The Road to the NCAA Championship: DI Preview

Brace yourselves, wrestling fans. We’re about to embark on the most exciting part of the NCAA Division I wrestling season: the road to the national championship! The action will kick off with conference qualifying tournaments at select schools around the country. The first of these tourneys will take place from March 1-3 at Rutgers, with […]

40th Annual Dapper Dan Classic

The Dapper Dan Classic is the nation’s premier high school wrestling tournament. Dubbed the “Rose Bowl of Wrestling,” this annual exhibition features two exciting events: in one, top wrestlers from the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) square off against top wrestlers from a selected state; in the other, a roster of all-star wrestlers from […]

Where Are They Now? Henry Cejudo

For most elite wrestlers, the path to the top is a predictable one. First, they make a name for themselves in high school by winning one or more state championships. Next, they go to a university with a top-tier wrestling program to hone their skills against the toughest competition in the country and contend for […]

Where Are They Now? Brandon Slay, Penn

Note: This post is the sixth in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college and Olympic wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now.

Where Are They Now? John Smith, Oklahoma State University

Note: This post is the fifth in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college and Olympic wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now.

Where Are They Now? Dan Gable, Iowa State University

Note: This post is the fourth in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college and Olympic wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now.

Where are they now? Brent Metcalf, University of Iowa

Note: This post is the third in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now. No conversation about past University of Iowa wrestling legends would be complete without a mention of Brent Metcalf — but it […]

Where are they now? Lincoln McIlravy, University of Iowa

Note: This post is the second in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now. Lincoln McIlravy is another Hawkeye wrestler that enjoyed an outstanding college career under the tutelage of head coach Dan Gable. Like […]