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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Jacks close homestand with Oklahoma

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota State University wrestling team closes out a three-dual homestand against Big 12 Conference opponents Sunday afternoon with a matchup against Oklahoma.

Action in the Military Appreciation Day dual begins at 2 p.m. at Frost Arena, with online video coverage available through (subscription required). Past and present military personnel can claim two free tickets to Sunday’s dual by presenting proper identification at the Frost Arena entrances starting at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Jackrabbits enter the dual with a 6-4 overall record, including a 3-1 mark versus Big 12 opponents. SDSU had its five-match winning streak snapped in a 22-17 home loss to Iowa State on Jan. 17.

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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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Iowa remains unanimous No. 1 as solid crowds highlight wrestling’s weekend

Manheim, Pennsylvania – The flood of upsets slowed in the most recent week of Division I wrestling competition. After eleven ranked teams fell a week ago, just one team was upended by an unranked team, causing scant movement as the most recent NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday.

Unbeaten Iowa (7-0) remained the unanimous No. 1 after pickup up a 26-6 win over No. 7 Nebraska in front of 12,883 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Saturday night. It was the 41st largest crowd for a dual meet in NCAA wrestling history and of the 87 duals in recorded history that have drawn over 10,000 fans, 37 have taken place at the iconic arena. Penn State (6-1) remained second after beating No. 22 Rutgers 38-6. Penn State’s attendance is also worth noting as the match was the 53rd straight sellout at Rec Hall and the 58th sellout in the last 60 home duals for the Nittany Lions regardless of facility.

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Iowa State 22, South Dakota State 17

Iowa State holds off jackrabbits, 22-17

BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State took 16th-ranked Iowa State down to the wire, but came up on the short end of a 22-17 decision in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Friday night at Frost Arena.

In having their five-match winning streak snapped, the Jackrabbits dropped to 6-4 overall and 3-1 against Big 12 opponents. Iowa State improved to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in conference duals.

SDSU jumped out to an early 8-0 lead on the strength of consecutive major decisions by two of its ranked wrestlers. At 184 pounds, 16th-ranked Zach Carlson blanked No. 15 Marcus Coleman, 8-0. A senior from Murdock, Minnesota, Carlson scored a takedown in each period en route to improving to 16-4 on the season.

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Jacks host Iowa State in key Big 12 dual

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota State University wrestling team brings a five-match winning streak into a dual Friday night against 16th-ranked Iowa State.

Action begins at 7 p.m. at Frost Arena, with online video coverage available through (subscription required). The Warm Up Frost event will feature winter-related giveaways.

The Jackrabbits enter the dual with a 6-3 overall record, including a 3-0 mark in Big 12 Conference duals. SDSU ran its winning streak to five last week with a 25-13 road win at then-No. 16 Northern Iowa on Jan. 10, followed by a 17-16 home win two days later over Wyoming.

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