NCAA DI Wrestling Week in Review

By Gary R. Blockus

MANHEIM – Bodies were flying and wrestling teams were jostling for position last weekend despite a snowstorm that ran roughshod through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

The biggest noise was heard in Champaign, Ill. on Friday when Penn State red-shirt freshman Jason Nolf Nolf_Jason (H-15-MS) 6922pinned returning national champion and top-ranked 157-pounder Isaiah Martinez for his first college defeat.

In the end, the performances proved that teams and individuals are beginning to peak heading into the 2016 NWCA Division I National Championship Dual Series that will be held

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Undefeated No. 4 Mizzou wrestlers head to No. 5 Oklahoma State

By Gary R. Blockus

MANHEIM – It’s the literal challenge of the irresistible force running smack dab into the immovable object, and in this case, it’s undefeated fourth-ranked Missouri – riding a 37-match dual meet winning streak – heading into hostile territory to take No. 5 Oklahoma State 7 p.m. Friday at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.

The meet is not only a crucial showdown in the national rankings, but important as Missouri (9-0) seeks to keep moving forward in its quest to defend its NWCA Division Dual Meet National Championship.

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Scenes from Mizzou football’s road trip to Kentucky. Timothy Nwachukwu/Mizzou Athletics

The 2016 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division I National Championship Dual Series will take place Sunday, Feb. 21 as 16 teams battle in dual meets on

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2016 NWCA National Duals race sparking up

By Gary R. Blockus

MANHEIM, Pa.  – With four undefeated teams remaining and four weeks left in the regular season, the excitement is mounting for the 2016 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division I National Championship Dual Series.

Top-ranked Penn State (10-0), No. 2 Iowa (11-0), No. 3 North Carolina State (17-0) and No. 4 Missouri (9-0) are leading the charge to the 2016 NWCA Division I Championship Dual Series to be held on

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