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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....

Illinois' Tirapelle, Wisconsin's Tanelli share Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honors

Troy Tirapelle, Illinois
So., 149, Clovis, Calif./Clovis

Tirapelle, ranked 15th in the nation last week, started Big Ten action with a bang by posting two impressive victories for Illinois. On Friday, Tirapelle posted an 11-3 major decision against Northwestern's Marty Gould, which helped the 16th-ranked Illini upset No. 8 Northwestern, 21-13. On Sunday, Tirapelle upset No. 7 Matt Coughlin of Indiana in a dramatic come-from-behind victory. Last year's Big Ten Championships runner-up, Tirapelle is 6-0 in duals and leads the team in scoring with 25. This is his first career weekly award.

Zach Tanelli, Wisconsin
So., 133, Milburn, N.J./Short Hills

Wrestling in his first-ever Big Ten match, unranked Tanelli upset No. 6 Jake Strayer of Penn State, 12-6, last week. With the score tied at 5-5 with less than 30 seconds remaining, Strayer attempted an illegal maneuver, giving Tanelli a 6-5 lead. The Badger sophomore then earned an escape, a takedown, and a three-point near fall in the final 25 seconds to win the 133-pound bout and put UW on the board. No. 17 Wisconsin went on to defeat the tenth-ranked Nittany Lions, 17-16, and have since stormed up the national ranks to ninth. This is Tanelli's first honor.

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