Links for Today

NCAA Working Group Suggests Possible Restructuring Models – It is a very real possibility that the NCAA Division III will be subdivided in the not too distant future, as the division currently has 394 members, though there are just under 100 with wrestling. Here is a presentation from the NCAA (PDF) addressing the possibilities. Starting on page 116, you can see some of the potential realignments.

Ithaca’s Calandrino named to All-District Academic Team – Nick Calandrino, the 5th place finisher at 184 in the 2007 NCAA Championships is the 14th Ithaca athlete on the All-District Team this year. 54 of Calandrino’s 101 career wins came via fall.

Muhlenberg’s Loesch named 2nd Team Academic All-American – Matt Loesch added to his NCAA postgraduate scholarship when he was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Team. Not to be confused with the NWCA Academic All-American Team, this is a tougher honor to achieve.

UW-La Crosse Wrestler Lulloff also on 2nd Team

Elmhurst Coach Steve Marianetti in W.I.N. Magazine – Coach Marianetti talks about winning the 1995 NCAA DI Championship over prohibitive favorite Lincoln McIlravy. See the match here.

Former Buena Vista Wrestler Jason Black Makes UFC debut – Black was defeated by Thiago Tavares in the second round. Jason Black Picture Gallery

Lycoming Announces 2007 Recruiting Class – 18 new wrestlers will join coach Roger Crebs next season.

Wabash Camp to Include World Team Members – Sam Henson, Joe Williams, and Tim Hartung to appear along with Wabash All-American Chris Healy and Purdue All-American Ben Wissel June 24-28.

Roger Williams Competes in Eastern Europe – Roger Williams took 22 wrestlers to Finland, Russia, and Estonia for competition.

UW-Stevens Point Announces Recruiting Class – 10 wrestlers, including four state runners-up will join the team next season.