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Liberty University wrestling team No. 2 in coaches poll
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The Liberty University wrestling team is ranked No. 2 in the latest coaches poll by the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. Head coach Jesse Castro said wins against The Apprentice School and Middle Tennessee State University helped push Liberty toward the top. More

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No. 3 Penn State gets past No. 2 Iowa
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Third-ranked Penn State reeled off seven consecutive wins to run away from No. 2 Iowa in a marquee Big Ten dual. Nearly 7,000 fans came to their feet as true freshman Morgan McIntosh clinched the dual with a win against Iowa All-American Grant Gambrall at 197. The bout began with a thriller at 125, where No. 2 Matt McDonough of Iowa was taken to sudden victory by talented Penn State freshman Nico Megaludis, ranked No. 8. More

SIUE defeats Central Missouri 33-12
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VideoBrief Dillon Pousson's first-period pin was Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's biggest win on the mat as the Cougars dominated Central Missouri 33-12 in college wrestling at Illinois's Vadalabene Center. More

Freshman Jaymes Stanley wins 1st match of career, finishes in 6th
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Minot State University freshman Jaymes Stanley won his first match as a Beaver, lost to the eventual champion in the 165-pound weight class and finished in sixth place at the Bison Open. More

Marion Military wins 2012 Apprentice School Builder Invitational
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Marion Military Institute ended atop the 12-team field at the 2012 Apprentice School Builder Invitational to win it's first major tournament of the season with 144 team points. The Apprentice School placed second with 135.5 while University of Maryland-Baltimore chalked up 130.5 to clinch the bronze medal. More

ODU's assistant coach Mike Dixon talks to Takedown
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VideoBriefThe Old Dominion University wrestling team earned their first national ranking in nearly two years as they came in at No. 25 in the recent NWCA/USA Today Division I Team Coaches Poll. More

Talking wrestling with Kendric Maple
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Oklahoma wrestling coach Mark Cody went to Kendric Maple and told Maple he was good enough to be an NCAA champion. And Cody walked away from that conversation convinced. "It's funny because sometimes you can mention things like that to guys and they don't believe it or buy in," Cody said. "Or they might tell me they can, but you can see it's not true. With Maple, he believes he can do it. So do I." More

MIT wrestling goes 3 and 0 on the day
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The MIT wrestling won all three matches at the Springfield Technical CC quad. MIT defeated Hudson Valley 36-18, University of Connecticut 36-18 and STCC 25-24. Captains Sam Shames and Ryan Madson both won all three of their matches by fall. Brian Anderson finished 3 and 0 on the day with three pins as well. More

Simpson University adds varsity wrestling program
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Simpson University Athletic Director Joe Griffin announced the launch of a new men's wrestling program to join the university's intercollegiate sports programs. The university hired wrestling coach Don Williams to establish a team and begin competing. More

NCWA Coaches Poll for Jan. 24
RankSchool1st Place
1California Baptist University(5)
2Liberty University
3Lindenwood University - St. Charles
4The Apprentice School
5Grand Valley State University
6University of Central Florida
7Notre Dame College
8Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
9Marion Military Institute
10McKendree University
11University of Maryland / Baltimore County
12Middle Tennessee State University
13United States Military Academy Prep
14West Chester University
15Mott Community College
16Mercer University
17United States Naval Academy Prep
18Massachusetts Institute of Technology
19Douglas College
20University of South Carolina
21St. Andrews University
22Penn State University - DuBois
23Wichita State University
24University of North Florida
25Lindenwood University - Belleville
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