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What to look for in the 2021 wrestling season

NCAA.com wrestling reporter, Shannon Scovel, breaks down what to look out for in the 2021 season.

College wrestling: Here’s what we learned from the first weekend of Big Ten action

Seven Big Ten teams kicked off the 2021 season over the weekend, offering fans a first look at this year’s stars and hinting at what's coming next.

UNI sweeps SDSU, NDSU to start season strong

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Five different Panthers recorded pinfalls as UNI swept the South Dakota State and North Dakota State 28-13 and 27-11 respectively to open the 2021 wrestling season Sunday at Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D. Panthers roll South Dakota State 28-13 The...

Freshmen lead way to 2-0 start for Oklahoma State

STILLWATER -- The No. 4 Oklahoma State wrestling team collected two dual wins to open its 2021 season Sunday in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys notched a 32-9 victory over Chattanooga before taking down Oregon State 29-8 later in the day. The Pokes collected five...

Virginia Tech sweeps quad meet, improves to 4-0

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- Virginia Tech wrestling won all three bouts Sunday at a quad meet vs. Ohio, Kent St. and West Virginia to improve to 4-0 on the 2020-21 season. The eighth-ranked Hokies lost just eight of the 30 matches Sunday afternoon and recorded 13...

Iowa States picks up wins over Loras, Nebraska-Kearney

AMES, Iowa -- No. 9 Iowa State (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) won a pair of wrestling matches Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum, defeating Loras (40-0) and Nebraska-Kearney (38-4). Loras Recap Iowa State received bonus points in six of its 10 matches in a 40-0 victory over...

North Carolina kicks off season with win over Gardner-Webb

No. 14 North Carolina opened its season Sunday with a 45-0 win over Gardner-Webb in Chapel Hill. Freshmen Julian Tagg and Gavin Kane won their first matches at UNC, while No. 1 Austin O'Connor began his season with a win via fall. The Tar Heels (1-0) started fast...

Northern Illinois takes season-opening doubleheader

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team opened the 2021 campaign with a doubleheader victory over Bellarmine and SIUE at First Community Arena Sunday. "They guys found a way to secure both dual meet victories today, so it was a nice way...

Michigan dominates Maryland to wrap perfect opening weekend

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team wrapped up its opening weekend in dominant fashion, taking nine of 10 matches to cruise to a 38-3 win at Maryland on Sunday (Jan. 10) at the Terrapins' Xfinity Center. The Wolverines earned...

Matside Recap: Adeline vs. Tamyra

J'den Cox topped Hayden Zillmer (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com) The original main event of this past weekend's FloWrestling card got postponed, but the event still delivered a main event between two world champions. Richard Mann (@richardamann) and Clay...

UNI sweeps SDSU, NDSU to start season strong

BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Five different Panthers recorded pinfalls as UNI swept the South Dakota State and North Dakota State 28-13 and 27-11 respectively to open the 2021 wrestling season Sunday at Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D. Panthers roll South Dakota State 28-13 The...

Freshmen lead way to 2-0 start for Oklahoma State

STILLWATER -- The No. 4 Oklahoma State wrestling team collected two dual wins to open its 2021 season Sunday in Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys notched a 32-9 victory over Chattanooga before taking down Oregon State 29-8 later in the day. The Pokes collected five...

Virginia Tech sweeps quad meet, improves to 4-0

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- Virginia Tech wrestling won all three bouts Sunday at a quad meet vs. Ohio, Kent St. and West Virginia to improve to 4-0 on the 2020-21 season. The eighth-ranked Hokies lost just eight of the 30 matches Sunday afternoon and recorded 13...

Iowa States picks up wins over Loras, Nebraska-Kearney

AMES, Iowa -- No. 9 Iowa State (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) won a pair of wrestling matches Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum, defeating Loras (40-0) and Nebraska-Kearney (38-4). Loras Recap Iowa State received bonus points in six of its 10 matches in a 40-0 victory over...

North Carolina kicks off season with win over Gardner-Webb

No. 14 North Carolina opened its season Sunday with a 45-0 win over Gardner-Webb in Chapel Hill. Freshmen Julian Tagg and Gavin Kane won their first matches at UNC, while No. 1 Austin O'Connor began his season with a win via fall. The Tar Heels (1-0) started fast...

Northern Illinois takes season-opening doubleheader

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois University wrestling team opened the 2021 campaign with a doubleheader victory over Bellarmine and SIUE at First Community Arena Sunday. "They guys found a way to secure both dual meet victories today, so it was a nice way...

Michigan dominates Maryland to wrap perfect opening weekend

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan wrestling team wrapped up its opening weekend in dominant fashion, taking nine of 10 matches to cruise to a 38-3 win at Maryland on Sunday (Jan. 10) at the Terrapins' Xfinity Center. The Wolverines earned...