Mat Mayhem finale set for Sunday in Stillwater

A trio of Big Ten teams and a historic power from the Big 12 will highlight Sunday’s finals of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in Stillwater, Okla.

Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and Oklahoma State emerged as champions from each of last weekend’s four regional competitions and now the squads will converge on historic Gallagher-Iba arena in a final four of Division I dual meet championship competition. Continue reading at

Minnesota Takes on Iowa at the NWCA Final Four

The No.3 Minnesota Golden Gophers will be part of the inaugural NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals “Mat Mayhem” Final Four.  Minnesota advanced to this new chapter in college wrestling after winning the Rutgers Regional last weekend, in Piscataway, NJ. The Maroon and Gold defeated Kent State (35-3) and Missouri (26-7) to punch its ticket to the final four.

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Mat Mayhem finals seeds announced

By Tammy Tedesco, NWCA

The 2012 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals finals have been set to take place at Oklahoma State University’s Gallagher-Iba Arena on Sunday, Feb. 19 beginning at 2 p.m.

Undefeated Oklahoma State will enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed, they will face No. 4 seeded Illinois.

Iowa begins at the No. 2 seed as they will take on Big 10 rival No. 3 Minnesota in the first round of the Mat Mayhem Finals.

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Minnesota wins region at National Duals

The No. 4 Gophers wrestling team advanced to the final four of the National Wrestling Coaches Association/Cliff Keen National Duals.

Minnesota dominated both of its opponents this weekend, beating Kent State 35-3 and Missouri 26-7.

“As far as team effort, it was excellent I thought,” head assistant coach Brandon Eggum said. “The guys wrestled very well. We ended up just losing three matches in both duals, so I’m very impressed.” Continue reading at

J Robinson’s dream dual becomes reality

Gophers wrestling coach J Robinson learned a long time ago that he isn’t always going to get what he wants. But his consolation prize is a tournament he believes the sport of wrestling needs.

Minnesota advanced this past weekend to the final four of an overhauled national dual meet competition — the culmination of the dual season and an opportunity to determine a true team champion before individual competition takes center stage next month. Continue reading at