Jan 8, 2020
Again welcome one, welcome all, welcome you sitting there
sipping your coffee or just getting out of the shower. I’m Jason
Bryant, this is Short Time Shots, your mostly daily look at the
wrestling scores and more from in and around the world of
wrestling. I do have one question though, why are you listening in
Before I get to the notables and daily news updates, we have
three major dual meet events coming up this weekend - the 92 team
NWCA National Duals, which its official name would take up an
entire show - and the 40th annual Virginia Duals, the tournament
that led me to the sport of wrestling and the Budd Whitehill Duals
in Pennsylvania. But before we talk about that, here’s what
- A pair of Division I duals came in the expanded MAC, where
Kent State topped SIUE 25-15.
Kent State picked up falls from Colin McCracken and Spencer
Berthold at 197 and heavyweight to scream back from a 15-13 deficit
with those two bouts to go. In the nightcap, SIUE drove east to
Clarion and fell to the Golden Eagles 30-13. Brock
Zacherl defeated Tyshawn Williams 3-1 in sudden victory at
- In Division III, Alma beat
Trine 42-9. Olivet beat
Adrian 21-12. North Central
prepared for the National Duals by blanking
Elmhurst 46-0. Ohio Northern beat
Mount St. Joseph 27-17 a day after Ohio Northern
head coach Ron Beaschler had amazing seats at the Ohio State dual.
UW-Platteville topped UW-Eau
Claire 24-20 in a match that featured 12 exhibition bouts.
This is one awesome thing about Division III. It might be a pain in
the ass for the event staff, but this is one of the key ways D3
kids get more mat time, especially the non-starters.
- NAIA Thomas More knocked off Division III
Muskingum 38-14. Best name of the night goes to
Thomas More’s Wilder Wichman, he registered a fall at 3:38 at 157
pounds, one of four falls for the Saints on Tuesday. The fastest,
though, went to Zach Dunn, who picked up the six
in 12 seconds.
- Keeping it NAIA, Graceland beat
William Penn, the school, not the actual person,
43-12. Montana State-Northern was at
Dickinson State and the Lights came away with a
32-21 win over the Blue Hawks.
Notables on the Docket:
- In Division II, Seton Hill is at Shippensburg, Emmanuel is at
Belmont Abbey, for some reason UNC Pembroke is going out to Kansas
to take on Fort Hays State while American International will face
Division III New England College and Trinity up in
- In Division III, Coast Guard is at WPI, McDaniel is at
Waynesburg, Hunter is at Scranton and Thiel is at Case Western
Reserve. In the NAIA, Briar Cliff hosts Midland, Bethany (Kan.)
takes on York (Neb.), while Morningside heads to Jamestown (N.D.).
One dual that’s scheduled on the women’s side where St. Mary (Kan.)
will face Central Methodist.
Now to the Duals Previews.
- Normally, there isn’t much in the way of hard news that comes
out of the wrestling coaches weekly press conferences, especially
at Penn State, where much of the information is guarded. Well,
every outlet that covers Penn State wrestling on the regular is
abuzz - and not in a good way - about the revelation Kyle Conel and
Anthony Cassar are done for the year, according to head coach Cael
Sanderson. Both have battled injuries their entire career. Shakur
Rasheed is expected to go 197 while Sanderson announced Seth
Nevills’ will get the go at 285. Link via InterMat,
since all the stuff from the Centre Daily Times was paywalled.
There is one from the
Daily Collegian, though.
- A few changes in the NWCA
Division I Coaches Poll, most of them coming as a result of
Ohio State’s 17-16 win over Arizona State on Monday where stalling
might have been called as inconsistently in a dual as I can
remember. Yes, I’m rarely critical of officiating publicly, but as
I sit back and watch, I can’t help but wonder where some
consistency is. I don’t care who wins duals like this - I want to
be entertained by the sport I love. I was more pained than
anything. By the way, Iowa still your unanimous No. 1.
Little Rock features its wrestling twins from St. Louis, Jayden
and Jaylen Carson. Jayden’s already got some solid wins this year
- Who is
Indiana’s Donnell Washington? Find out with a Q&A from
Indiana’s athletic website.
- Mount Union’s Jordin James was named a finalist for the
Greater Cleveland Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year Award.
That’ll be presented in two weeks. James was just the school’s
third wrestler in school history to win an individual national
title when he claimed the 133-pound title last year in Roanoke,
- Matt Lindland’s January Camp report is up and out on
FivePointMove.com, where there really aren’t participation
- Tony Rotundo makes
a written appearance on the Home Mat Advantage with his
thoughts about the rugged Doc Buchanan tournament in
- And finally, we’ve got another new wrestling program coming to
the Southeast as Montreat
College, an NAIA school in North Carolina, announced it would
be adding wrestling. That came by their desks on Monday, but since
I didn’t know where the school was, or how yet to say it, it didn’t
make the news. There were 35 new teams announced in 2019, Montreat
is the first of 2020.
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