Iowa-Penn State ranked atop NWCA Division I Coaches Poll heading into Friday showdown in Iowa City

Manheim, Pennsylvania – With the release of Tuesday’s NWCA Division I Coaches Poll, it’s set that there will be a 1 vs. 2 matchup as No. 1 Iowa will host No. 2 Penn State on Friday, January 31 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. According to Iowa Sports Information Director Chris Brewer, it’ll be just the second time in the history that the storied programs will meet in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup. The only other dual with the two teams ranked atop the NWCA Division I Coaches Poll came on January 5, 1986, a 35-5 win by the Hawkeyes.

There was plenty of movement inside the Top 25 this week. North Carolina’s win over Virginia Tech was one of the highlighted upsets and the 23-10 win over the Hokies vaulted the Tar Heels into the Top 10 for the first time since 1995. Coleman Scott’s team comes in eighth this week, the highest the program’s been ranked since March 6, 1995. It also marks the first time in Atlantic Coast Conference history that four teams (NC State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Pittsburgh) are ranked in the Top 10.

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Saint John’s North Country Open

2020 Saint John’s North Country Open results. Saturday, January 25 at Collegeville, MN.

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North Dakota State 24, Oklahoma 15

NDSU Turns Over Oklahoma 24-15

FARGO, N.D. – Jaden Van Maanen’s pin at 149 pounds lit the fuse as North Dakota State turned over the University of Oklahoma 24-15 in a Big 12 Conference dual on Friday, Jan. 24, before 615 spectators in the Scheels Center. It was the first Bison win in the brief three-match series.

NDSU (4-3, 1-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to wrestle Northern Colorado (1-4, 1-2 #Big12WR) at 3 p.m. Central Time on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Greeley.

Van Maanen, a redshirt sophomore from La Crosse, Wis., recorded his fourth pin and seventh win since the start of the New Year at 1:27 over Oklahoma’s Jacob Butler. He helped to put the Bison ahead 6-3. Van Maanen improved to 8-10 overall and 2-5 in duals.

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First NCAA Division I Coaches Panel Rankings released

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA released the first of four coaches’ panel rankings for the 2019-20 wrestling season today. The final rankings will be one of the criteria used as part of the selection process to determine qualifiers and seeding for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 19-21 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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NCAA Wrestling Awards Standings Update – Week 3

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships.

The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes that have accumulated the most falls and the most technical falls throughout the course of the regular and postseasons.

For falls and tech falls to be counted for the awards they must come against opponents in the same division (i.e. Division II vs. Division II). Ties in the two categories are broken based on the aggregate time.

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