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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....

Minnesota's Dretsch Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

University of Minnesota junior Gabriel Dretsch has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced today. A 174-pounder from Frazee, Minn., who entered the weekend ranked as high as seventh nationally, Dretsch defeated two ranked opponents on his way to the title at the Kaufman-Brand Open.

In the semifinals, Dretsch defeated fifth-ranked Brandon Mason of Oklahoma State, 4-1, and followed it up with a 3-1 overtime victory over No. 19 Brandon Browne of Nebraska in the championship match.

With a 4-0 record on the weekend, Dretsch remained undefeated on the season and has now claimed titles at the Bison Open and Kaufman-Brand Open to start the year.

Dretsch moved up from eighth to fifth in the latest WIN rankings, and remained in the No. 7 spot by Amateur Wrestling News.

This is the first Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honor for Dretsch during his career.

The Golden Gophers open the dual meet season this Saturday by taking part in the Northeast Duals in Albany, N.Y.
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