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TAMPA — Maggie Palmore's University of Tampa wrestling career almost never happened. Palmore, a sophomore, started her collegiate career at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Then the neck and back injuries came. The Maryland native had four surgeries in 13 months, and she thought her grappling days were over.
Palmore transferred to UT to pursue a .............
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Grand Valley State University assistant wrestling coach, Jeff Anderson, is heading to Ukraine to join the fight against Russia. It's a place he knows well.
Anderson's girlfriend, Kateryna Malinevsky, is from the country. He has also trained in Ukraine for wrestling tournaments. This time, he's going to join the International Defense Legion of Ukraine, and he doesn't know
The MIT Wrestling team qualified seven wrestlers for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Championships, wrapping up their competition with three All-Americans, including one national champion. The women’s team also finished in fourth place out of 31 competing teams.
“I knew what the team was capable of this year, but they still had to go out on the mat and prove it,” MIT Wrestling Coach Donald McNeil said. The team “proved that they could compete with
Logan Robertson remembers the first match he ever wrestled.
"I was in sixth grade. It was my first year wrestling," he said. "I didn't make the basketball team so I tried out for wrestling because my uncle told me he thought I would be good at it." And he was a bit overmatched.
"I wrestled at 78 pounds and weighed 60, probably," Robertson said with a laugh. "I got pinned within the first 30 seconds, I would imagine." So the beginning wasn't a tale of success. It did, however, become a story of
Allen, TX - The Grays Harbor Chokers Men's team finished 3rd overall as a team with 8 All- Americans. The Chokers also had 2 All Americans in the same 125 lbs weight class- something that has not been done by any other Grays Harbor Wrestling team.
Grays Harbor had a razor thin finish in the team race with second place The Apprentice School. Grays Harbor consistently found itself in the third and second place spot until Apprentice took the lead by 6.5 points. Liberty stole the show with 229 points followed by The Apprentice School (133.5), Grays Harbor College (127), Penn State WC (106) and Ohio State WC (96). Conference foes Washington State came in 20th place with 34.5 points and Big Bend CC in 30th place with 25.5 points.
ALLEN, Texas – Liberty erased almost every opponent with a 7-1 run through its finals matches to capture the NCWA Championship on Saturday.
The rest of the wipeouts came within the association’s record book. The Flames broke or tied at least five NCWA team and individual records during one of the most dominating tournaments in the association’s 25-year history. Liberty punctuated its 11th NCWA season with its fifth team title, which ties with Grand Valley State for the most all-time among NCWA programs, and its seven national champions broke its own record for most in one season.
“We didn’t get to wrestle last year and we didn’t like it,” Liberty head coach Jesse Castro said. “So we saved up a little bit from last year and used it here.”
Liberty amassed 229 team points to earn the title, its highest NCWA Championships point total in program history backed by 12 All-Americans, the fourth-most of any NCWA season.
Jeffrey Allen led the way for Liberty with a third consecutive national title at 235 pounds. He and Ty’Rae Carter of Texas A&M highlighted the individual efforts as Carter joined Allen by winning the 149 bracket for a third time. Together they are the fifth and sixth wrestlers to win three national titles in NCWA history.
Carter set another record in gaining the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award for a third consecutive season, another NCWA first. His aggressive style led him to three technical falls in the bracket (18-2, 25-10 and 24-8) to go with a 9-0 major decision in the semifinals and an 11-second pin in Thursday’s opening rounds. He was all over Akron’s Andrew Halko in the title match before taking another tech fall with a 22-7 victory.
“I take what the opponent gives me,” Carter said of his aggressive style. “If I can get a fall I’ll try. But I aim to score and so those scores are a result. I coach a lot of youth in the Houston area and in College Station. I know they’re watching me so I have to set an example for them to keep charging.”
Apprentice took second overall with 133.5 points but was still able to hold off Grays Harbor College (Wash.) despite being stung with losses in all four of its final matches. Grays Harbor was third at 127. The Penn State Wrestling Club won the Division II championship for a fourth consecutive seasons – the first time that’s happened – with 106 points, gaining just enough points through the placing matches to fend off Ohio State WC, which led the Division II standings until Saturday morning’s session.
The women’s division was a three-team race commanded by Big Bend CC (Wash.) at the top. The Vikings ran away with the title with 115.5 points followed by Ottawa Arizona in second with 73.5 and Grays Harbor with 72.5.