Wrestling

Flo's Top 10 Matches of Last Season

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Penn State makes the list at #10 and #1. Neither were my favorite. Both were noted for some....uh...questionable officiating.

There's always a cradle somewhere

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Ed Ruth is interviewed by USA Wrestling. Ed's in Colorado at the OTC for mandatory USA World Team training. Next month he'll be in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for the World Championships, and probably will end up cradling some unsuspecting Iranian. The World is about the learn the Truth.

Mat Notes: Recruiting 125lbs

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Let's look at the recruiting options for Penn State at 125lbs.

Short Time Podcast: Jason Bryant and Coach Eslinger

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This is an outstanding listen. Jason Bryant is the best wrestling journalist out there, and Coach Heath Eslinger of the Chattanooga Mocs is one of the thought leaders in the sport. These two talk about growing the sport of wrestling from the context of high school divisions and dual meets (with a little bit of National Duals). I've always been on Jason's side of this, but Heath won me over with some excellent arguments.

Mat Notes: Maruca to Arizona State

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Congrats to Franklin Regional's Josh Maruca, who committed to Zeke Jones and Chris Pendleton at Arizona State. Maruca is a rising senior at 145lbs, ranked #12 overall in PA by PAPowerWrestling, and ranked #5 at 145lbs by Flo, after an impressive 3rd place All-America finish at Fargo a few weeks ago. Maruca's a 3-time place winner at PIAAs (5th, 5th, and 3rd), with his eyes set on gold as a senior. Photo courtesy of WrestlersAreWarriors.com. Thanks, fellas!

2015 NWCA National Duals Set

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Another year, another new format. For 2015, the NWCA National Duals will again feature 16 teams - but those 16 teams will each wrestle one dual on February 15th, with the 8 winners heading to Carver Hawkeye Arena on Feb 22nd (a Sunday, away from the Iowa state high school tournament). That's 3 duals in one day, if you make the finals. It should be great for the fans - an entire day of awesome wrestling, and hopefully BTN carries coverage again this year. But I'm not as certain it's in the best interests of the wrestlers. Plus, conference championships would be right around the corner.

Intermat Follows Penn State Recruiting Target Fredy Stroker At Fargo

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Intermat's Steve Elwood followed top recruiting target Fredy Stroker around at the recent Fargo Nationals event, and produced an outstanding read. Steve's also quite complimentary of PA wrestling, which, as we all know, is the best.

Piecing Together PSU's Wrestling Schedule

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Five Big Ten squads have released their 2014/15 wrestling schedules, and our Nittany Lions make an appearance on three of them. At Ohio State 1/11; at Michigan 1/30; and at Sparty 2/1. Nebraska and Wisconsin both released schedules that don't include PSU, as have Bloomsburg and Edinboro. Of particular note on the Buckeye schedule linked above: National Duals is scheduled 2/21, in Iowa City - right about the same time that Iowa holds its state individual tournament.

Fargo results jumble Flo Rankings

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So Penn State target Fredy Stroker (Bettendorf, IA via Cumberland Valley, PA) lost in the semi-finals at Fargo a few days ago, and has tumbled out of Willie's P4P rankings. Vincenzo Joseph (Central Catholic), who knocked Fredy off, isn't in the P4P top 10 either, because he lost the final to Isiah White (IL). Given that, who's your target for PSU at that 149/157/165 middle weight?

Spencer Lee - World Champ

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Spencer Lee, a rising soph at Franklin Regional (Nico's school) recently won GOLD at 50kg/110lb, joining our own zPain Retherford as a Cadet World Champ. Spencer didn't allow a single point, winning by Tech Fall, Tech Fall, Fall, and Tech Fall (11-0) in the final. Think he might be a Cael target in a few years?

Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Places Three at FILA

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Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Places Three at FILA Golden Grand Prix in Azerbaijan

McClendon and Taylor Named PS Athletes of the Year

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The volleyball player and wrestler, both of whom were four-time All-Americans, were given the honor by the University this morning.

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Get Rid of the Stall Warning

Stalling is becoming a major issue due to a few key factors and the results are devastating to the sport. The lack of action that results from refs not enforcing stall calls creates boring first...

Penn State Wins Wrestling National Championship

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Penn State persevered to win its 4th consecutive wrestling national championship.

Penn State's Official Video on the 2014 Wrestling National Title

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from GoPSUTV. You can check out their channel, which has the post-match interviews from Taylor, Ruth and Sanderson, here.

NCAA Wrestling Championship: Finals Open Thread

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NCAA Wrestling Championship: Championship Open Thread

NCAA Wrestling Championship: Session 5 Open Thread

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NCAA Wrestling Championship: Session 5 Open Thread

NCAA Wrestling Championship: Session 4 Open Thread

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NCAA Wrestling Championship: Session 4 Open Thread

NCAA Wrestling Championship: Session 3 Open Thread

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NCAA Wrestling Championship: Session 3 Open Thread

NCAA Wrestling Championship: Session 2 Open Thread

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NCAA Wrestling Championship: Session 2 Open Thread

NCAA Wrestling Championships Session 1 Open Thread

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...ankle picks, ankle picks. And tight cradles, please.

NCAA Wrestling Championships: Who Can Beat PSU?

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The three closest teams are Iowa, Minnesota, and Oklahoma State. What do they have to do to beat the Nittany Lions?

The Best Class Ever: 2010 Pennsylvania

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We roll back the clock to look at the 2010 PIAAs.

NCAA Wrestling Brackets Released

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The 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championship brackets have been released. Let's review.

NCAA Wrestling Brackets Live Blog

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The brackets are released today. Where we at?

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