Dec 18, 2019
Nothing flamboyant, I’m just going to freestyle.
This is Short Time Shots, your mostly daily look at the day’s
scores and more in and around the world of wrestling. I’m Jason
- Fifth-ranked Notre Dame College gave the
first-year program at Fairmont State a rough
welcome to Division II wrestling with a 45-0 victory in a battle of
Falcons, and that’s NOT Mister Falcon. Gold star if you get the
reference. Quickest fall came from eighth-ranked Kelan McKenna at
141 pounds as he dispatched Pat Vega at 1:30.
- Life, ranked No. 10 in the NAIA, beat
Mid-South Conference foe Thomas More 33-15 and
Division III Huntingdon 40-0 to improve to 6-0 on
the year. Thomas More beat host Huntingdon 25-16 to close out the
- At the Missouri Valley Duals, which featured 10 NAIA programs,
fifth-ranked Campbellsville went 4-0 with wins
over St. Mary (Kansas) 39-9,
Ottawa (Kansas) 54-0, Williams
Baptist 45-0 and No. 15 Missouri Valley
31-13. No. 9 Baker also went 4-0, beating
Waldorf 50-3, Rochester (Mich.)
50-5, Lincoln 50-0 and Williams Baptist 33-11.
Host Missouri Valley went 3-1. Also of note, Missouri Valley head
coach Mike Maccholz earned a coaching milestone, earning his 200th
career victory as the Vikings opened with a 45-5 win over Rochester
- No report as yet from Southern Oregon and
San Francisco State, which started late out
Notables on the Docket:
- We’ve got a handful of duals in Division I, including both
brand new teams in action. Franklin & Marshall heads to
Gardner-Webb where they’ll face the host Bulldogs and Presbyterian.
ODU will face SIUE in the alphabet bowl in the MAC, while
Appalachian State will face the only other school with wrestling in
the Sun Belt, the first-year program at Little Rock. Kent State
will face Northern Illinois.
- NAIA Simpson (Calif.) will face Division II San Francisco State
at Chico High School. In Division III, Mt. St. Joseph will host
Alma and Penn College in a tri-meet. In the NAIA, No. 3 Lindsey
Wilson faces No. 4 Marion at Jeffersonville High School. Shout out
- TheMat.com and USA Wrestling released the pre-seeds for
men’s freestyle and a preview for
women’s freestyle. Among the top seeds are Spencer Lee at 57kg,
Yianni Diakomihalis at 65kg, Nazar Kulchytskyy at 74kg, Alex
Dieringer at 86kg, Kyven Gadsen at 97kg and Tony Nelson at 125kg.
The women’s preview doesn’t unveil seeds, but does note a number of
athletes changing weights. Even without the world medalists, who
are already qualified, this is a monster event for the
Home Mat Advantage does a lightweight preview of the men’s
freestyle action as well.
- The NWCA released the final coaches poll for the 2019 calendar
year - nothing really changed other than Stanford moved
into the poll tied at No. 25. The NWCA released the first NCAA
women’s coaches poll, which isn’t really a poll, it’s just a
tournament scoring metric from the individual rankings.
- Tom Housenick of the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call features the
Parkland High School wrestling program and the fledgling girls
wrestling team at the reputable wrestling school. Parkland is
coached by Lehigh alum Jon Trenge, who wrestled at Parkland under
the late John Toggas.
- Wartburg College
features two of its alums in a story about their forays into
the world of Mixed Martial Arts.
- On The Guillotine,
you’ll find information about Anoka High School’s 75th
anniversary, which takes place on January 31, which is
coincidentally, my wife’s birthday. That also means I won’t be
attending. Why is Anoka relevant? Well if you aren’t from
Minnesota, you still might know the names Jim and Dave Hazewinkel,
Dan Chandler, Brandon Paulson and Jacob Deitcher - all are
Olympians and all are Anoka alums.
The RUDIS Podcast is up and out with Ben Askren and Matt
Dernlan recapping one of the top high school wrestling events in
the country, The Walsh Ironman.
- Also, do yourself a favor and read
Cody Goodwin’s Des Moines Register mailbag.
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Short Time Episode 587 - December 17, 2019