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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....

Nick Simmons named Wrestler of the Week for Nov. 7-13

Nick Simmons (Williamston, Mich./Michigan WC) has been named Wrestler of the Week for Nov. 7-13.

Each week, will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level. The announcement will be made each week on Wednesday.

Simmons, a senior at Michigan State and a three-time All-American at 125 pounds, knocked off defending 133-pound NCAA champion Matt Valenti of Penn on Sunday, Nov. 12 in the finals of the Michigan State Open. Simmons scored a reversal against Valenti with 30 seconds remaining to win the match 2-0. Simmons is 9-0 this season at 133.

Simmons has placed seventh, fourth and fourth in the NCAA Championships at 125 for the Spartans.

He is a top prospect internationally and competed at the World University Championships in freestyle this past summer in Mongolia, finishing 1-1 at 60 kg/132 pounds. Simmons placed third at the 2005 U.S. World Team Trials at 55 kg/121 pounds.

Note: To nominate a wrestler for Wrestler of the Week, send the athlete's name, accomplishments for the week and career accomplishments to Craig Sesker at
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