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Lehigh’s Jordan Wood Improves His Effort, Reaches the NCAA Semis and All-American Status

PITTSBURGH, Pa.: Lehigh’s Jordan Wood didn’t complain about the injury he suffered in last year’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Most would have, especially considering the circumstances. Not Wood, that’s just not in his DNA as a person. See, Wood dislocated his thumb and was forced to injury default before reaching All-American status. It was [...]

Iowa’s Michael Kemerer Staying Positive While Rehabbing For a Return to The Mat

PITTSBURGH, Pa.: Michael Kemerer looked a little out of place Thursday afternoon at Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena (Photo Credit Hawkeye Sports). The Iowa wrestler was standing behind the 100-level seating area. Fans were milling around before the second round of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, and Kemerer was in street clothes. That’s not how [...]

Elite 8 From Pennsylvania Advance Into the NCAA Semifinals on Friday Night From Pittsburgh

  Quarterfinals Results 125 - Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) dec. Vitali Arujau (Cornell), 6-2. 125 - Jack Mueller (Virginia) dec. Ronnie Bresser (Oregon State), 4-1. 125 - Spencer Lee (Iowa) pinned Sean Russell (Minnesota), 6:00. 125 - Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) dec. Patrick Glory (Princeton), 9-5. 133 - Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) major dec. John Erneste [...]

Pennsylvania Pushes 19 Wrestlers Into The NCAA Quarterfinals; 37 Total Still Alive

Pittsburgh, PA - Day 1 of the 2019 NCAA National Tournament started with 52 Pennsylvania wrestlers who took the mats. After two rounds of competition Pennsylvania pushed 19 wrestlers into the Championship Quarterfinals on Friday in Pittsburgh and still have 37 wrestlers alive in the consolation round. Only 15 Pennsylvanians were eliminated after Day 1. [...]

Lock Haven’s Kyle Shoop Rides Confidence In Himself to NCAA Quarterfinal Berth

PITTSBURGH, Pa.: Becoming an All-American wrestler isn’t just about physical stature and talent. You need a good mental game. Lock Haven’s Kyle Shoop wasn’t ready in his first two appearance in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Now that he is here a third time, he looks like the complete package as a competitor and [...]

Six Can’t Miss Round of 16 Matches Involving Pennsylvania Wrestlers on Thursday Night

133 Pounds - #4 Micky Phillippi (Pittsburgh) vs. #13 Austin Gomez (Iowa State) Hometown wrestler Micky Phillippi will have his hands full in the Round of 16 with Iowa State's Austin Gomez. The Cyclone freshman has wins over Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State) and Austin DeSanto this season while Phillippi has beat top seed Daton Fix [...]