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Terry Shockley named Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Shockley will succeed long-time chairman Jim Keen. Sr. as Chairman of the Board....

Iowa's Tony Ramos determined to finish career with NCAA title

The Hawkeye senior will battle Virginia Tech's Devin Carter in the NWCA All-Star Classic on Saturday....

NCAA announces finalist cities for its championships for 2014-18, including wrestling at all levels

Cleveland, Kansas City, Louisville, New York City, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia & St. Louis are Div. I finalists. Div. II and III finalists also announced....

Central Oklahoma tops Division II poll, three-time defending champion Nebraska-Omaha ranked fourth

EDMOND, Okla. - Six-time champion Central Oklahoma is the slight favorite to capture the 2007 NCAA Division II wrestling national championship, according to the preseason poll released Tuesday by the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches' Association.

Only two points separated the top three teams, with the Bronchos earning four of the eight first-place votes and finishing with 152 points to edge out Nebraska-Kearney (151) and Minnesota State-Mankato (150). The Antelopes received three first-place votes and the Mavericks the other first-place nod in the balloting of coaches from around the country.

Three-time defending national champion Nebraska-Omaha was fourth in the rankings, with Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.), Western State (Colo.), Indianapolis (Ind.), Upper Iowa, Fort Hays State and Augustana (S.D.) rounding out the top 10.

UCO, which won eight NAIA titles from 1979-89 in addition to claiming Division II crowns in 1992-93-94-95-02-03, has No. 1 Kyle Evans (141) leading a list of eight ranked individuals.

UNK, last year's runner-up and the host of this season's national tournament, is led by top-rated Brett Allgood (133) and Tervel Dlagnev (285). MSU-Mankato has seven top-eight individuals, headed by No. 2 Nick Smith (125).

Nebraska-Omaha has top-ranked wrestlers in defending national champions Cody Garcia (125) and J.D. Naig (174). Teammate Ross Taplin (165) is ranked second.
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