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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....

Oklahoma State takes over top spot in NWCA/Intermat Div. I team poll

The National Wrestling Coaches Association has released its first regular season coaches poll and individual ranking of the 2006-07 season. After Hofstra's stunning upset of preseason #1 Minnesota, there's a new team atop the USA Today/InterMat/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll. Oklahoma State (2-0) garnered eight of the 12 first-place votes in the coaches poll to grab the top spot.

Missouri moved up to #2, followed by Minnesota, Iowa State and Hofstra. Four teams shared first-place votes, with Missouri, Iowa State and Hofstra each getting a nod. Iowa moved to #6. Big Ten programs occupied three of the last four spots in the top ten with Penn State coming in seventh, Michigan eighth and Northwestern in at #10.

Individually, Nick Simmons of Michigan State and Trent Paulson of Iowa State are the only two changes among top-ranked wrestlers individually. Simmons, who was ranked in the preseason at 125 pounds, has wins over returning NCAA champion Matt Valenti of Penn and two-time All-American Coleman Scott of Oklahoma State. Simmons is now #1 at 133.

Paulson takes over the top spot after a pair of victories over previous #1 Brian Stith of Arizona State. Paulson beat Stith 2-1 in the annual NWCA All-Star Classic, but the bout didn't count for NCAA record keeping purposes, thus could not be considered. However, the wait would be short as Paulson beat Stith a week later in Iowa State's 40-0 victory over the Sundevils in Ames.

Northern Iowa is the only new team in the Top 25 this week. The Panthers battled sixth-ranked Iowa to the brink before falling 18-15.

Click here for current team poll and individual rankings
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