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TheMat.com moving to USOC website platform with new look and functionality

This week, TheMat.com will move to the USOC platform, with a new look, new functionality, but with the same favorite features....

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....



Wrestler Nick Ackerman to appear on NBC's Today Show May 18



Simpson wrestler Nick Ackerman will be appearing on NBC's Today Show May 18. The Ackerman feature is scheduled to run at 7:35 p.m. (local time). Ackerman, who had his legs amputated below the knees due to bacterial mengitits when he was 1 1/2 years old, was selected the 2001 Hodge Award winner (named with Iowa State's Cael Sanderson)--emblematic of the Outstanding Wrestler in the sport of College wrestling--Apr. 19. It was first time two wrestlers have shared the award and it is the first time a Division III wrestler earned the honor The Colfax, Iowa native defeated 2000 National Champion Nick Slack of Augsburg 13-11 in the finals to win the 174 pound National Championship Mar. 3. Ackerman, Simpson's 16th All-American in school history, was named the "Outstanding Wrestler" of the 2001 National Championships. He is the third Simpson wrestler to win a National Championship, joining Travis Young (150, 1991-92) and Cory Christensen (158, 1998). He finished the year with a 38-4 record and 13 pins. He received a proclaimation Mar. 8 at the Iowa State house to celebrate his championship.
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