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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....

Univ. of St. Thomas athletic director confirms that the college will drop wrestling

The University of St. Thomas Athletic Director Steve Fritz has confirmed that the university will announce on Friday that it is dropping its men's wrestling team. Rumors to that effect had been circulating in the wrestling media throughout the day. "Yes, we will announce it tomorrow," said Fritz. "We are cutting a number of things across the university. We were given a charge across the university to make cuts." Fritz said the decision to cut wrestling was based upon budgetary issues, and was not related to compliance with Title IX. "We have struggled for a long time with our wrestling program, including the number of participants the last few years" said Fritz. "In the last few years, we have had eight to a dozen athletes, and less than that when we got to the conference level." Fritz noted that he had received considerable response from the wrestling community throughout the day. "It's a very active community," he said. "We just met with the wrestling coaches about this yesterday. My day has been filled taking calls from the wrestling community. I don't mind doing that, but it was interesting." St. Thomas competes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) and Division III of the NCAA. Prior to the dropping of wrestling, its student-athletes competed in 12 men's and 11 women's varsity sports. Press Release from St. Thomas officials
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