Big Ten Championship Pre-Seeds Announced; Salazar No. 1 at 184

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota senior Isaiah Salazar earned the top seed at 184 pounds as the Big Ten conference released pre-seeds Monday night for this week’s 2024 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in College Park, Md.

Led by Salazar, Minnesota heads into the championships with seven wrestlers seeded within the conference allocations determined by the NCAA last week, including four Gophers who slot in within the top five in their weight class.

The pre-seeds, as voted on by the conference’s coaches, rank 14 starters in all ten weight classes. Official final brackets for the tournament are set to be finalized and released later this week.

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2024 Big 12 Wrestling Championship Seedings and Brackets Announced

IRVING, Texas – The Conference announced on Monday the seedings and brackets for the 2024 Big 12 Wrestling Championship, which is set to take place March 9-10 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Seven different teams earned top seeds led by Iowa State, Missouri and South Dakota State garnering two top seeds each. Air Force, Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, and Oklahoma State all collected one top seed.

Missouri’s Noah Surtin (125) and Keegan O’Toole grabbed the top seeds for the defending champion Tigers, while Iowa State’s Anthony Echemendia (141) and Casey Swiderski (149) grabbed the top spots for the Cyclones. Cade DeVos and Tanner Sloan rounded out the teams with two No. 1 spots for South Dakota State in the 174- and 197-pound weight classes, respectively. Missouri and Oklahoma State received the most selections as both teams’ entire lineups were seeded in the top eight.

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Yellowjackets earn NJCAA title

Three RCTC wrestlers finished as All-Americans

Rochester Community and Technical College was the highest-placing non-scholarship (D3) team at the 2024 NJCAA National Championships, which took place last Saturday in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The Yellowjackets finished eighth out of 86 total teams competing.

It’s RCTC’s fourth non-scholarship NJCAA national title in five years and sixth national championship in wrestling.

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St. Cloud State Wrestling Captures 8th Consecutive Super Region V Championship

No. 5 ranked Huskies produce three champions, qualify eight for NCAA II Championship

Minot, N.D.- No. 5 St. Cloud State Wrestling earned their eighth consecutive NCAA Super Region V Championship while qualifying eight wrestlers- three of which are Super Region Champions- for the upcoming NCAA II Championship in Wichita, Kansas. Head coach Steve Costanzo captured his 11th Super Region Championship during his tenure with the program.

The Huskies got off to a strong start as eight wrestlers advanced to the semifinals, including 125-pound Conor Knopick, 141-pound Alyeus Craig, 149-pound Colby Njos, 157-pound Nick Novak, 165-pound Anthony Herrera, 174-pound Cole Glazier, 184-pound Bryce Fitzpatrick, and 197-pound Dominic Murphy. Njos, Novak, Herrera, and Murphy all advanced to the finals in their respective weight classes while Knopick, Craig, Glazier, and Fitzpatrick suffered defeats and had to win two matches to qualify for the NCAA Championship. All four were able to earn victories in the consolation semifinals and advance to the third-place match. After losing his first match in the quarterfinals, 133-pound Caleb Meekins battled his way back and also reached the third-place match.

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