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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....



Oregon State’s Jed Pennell is Pac-10 Wrestling Newcomer of the Year



CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State's Jed Pennell is the Pacific-10 Wrestling Newcomer of the Year, it has been announced by conference commissioner Tom Hansen. Pennell (Cave Junction, Ore./Illinois Valley HS), a freshman 165-pounder, placed fifth at the Pacific-10 Championships and qualified for the NCAA Championships. Arizona State 141-pounder Eric Larkin was named the Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year and former ASU coach Lee Roy Smith was named Pac-10 Wrestling Coach of the Year. Pennell went 17-12 with three pins in his first season of varsity competition for the Beavers, and he scored team bonus points for a pin, technical fall, major decision or forfeit in 28 percent of his matches. Among Pennell's wins was an upset of fourth-ranked Steve Blackford of Arizona State, and four of his losses were in overtime. Pennell helped OSU to a 12-7 dual meet record, including an 8-2 mark in the Pac-10. The Beavers placed third in the Pacific-10 Championships and tied for 18th in the NCAA Championships.
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