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WRES: Weekend Schedule

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DECEMBER 15

#20 NORTHWESTERN at INDIANA - 7 p.m. ET - www.BigTenNetwork.com

DECEMBER 19

#18 Missouri at INDIANA - 10 a.m. ET [1]
#20 NORTHWESTERN vs. Northern Illinois - Noon CT [2]
#15 PURDUE at #9 ILLINOIS - 1 p.m. CT
Eastern Michigan at INDIANA - 2 p.m. ET [1]
#20 NORTHWESTERN at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville - 2 p.m. CT
#22 OHIO STATE at #5 PENN STATE - 2 p.m. ET

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[1] Indiana Duals - Bloomington, Ind.
[2] Edwardsville, Ill. 

WRES: Ranking the Wrestlers

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Fifty-five Big Ten wrestlers are ranked in the top 20 of their respective weight classes in the latest InterMat rankings. Iowa 125-pounder Matt McDonough, Michigan 141-pounder Kellen Russell and Wisconsin 165-pounder Andrew Howe each earned a No. 1 ranking in their classes. Each conference team boasts at least two ranked wrestlers, with Iowa's eight ranked wrestlers leading the way. The complete list of ranked Big Ten wrestlers can be found below.

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1. Matt McDonough, So., IOWA
2. Brandon Precin, Sr., NU
7. Zach Sanders, Jr., MINN
17. Frank Martellotti, Fr., PSU
20. Sean Boyle, So., MICH

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3. Tyler Graff, So., WIS
5. B.J. Futrell, So., ILL
8. Tony Ramos, Fr., IOWA
10. Ian Paddock, So., OSU
16. Levi Mele, So., NU
20. Zac Stevens, Sr., MICH

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1. Kellen Russell, Jr., MICH
2. Mike Thorn, Sr., MINN
3. Jimmy Kennedy, Sr., ILL
10. Andrew Alton, Fr., PSU
13. Mark Ballweg, So., IOWA
20. Kaleb Friedley, Fr., NU

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6. Frank Molinaro, Jr., PSU
7. Andrew Nadhir, Sr., NU
11. Kurt Kinser, Sr., IND
13. Eric Terazas, Jr., ILL
18. Cole Schmitt, So., WIS

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3. David Taylor, Fr., PSU
5. Jason Welch, So., NU
8. Derek St. John, Fr., IOWA
10. Paul Young, Sr., IND
13. Colt Sponseller, Sr., OSU
14. Colton Salazar, Sr., PUR
20. David Cheza, Jr., MSU

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1. Andrew Howe, Jr., WIS
6. Cody Yohn, So., MINN
12. Jake Kerr, Sr., IOWA

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8. Jordan Blanton, Jr., ILL
9. Scott Glasser, Sr., MINN
11. Ed Ruth, Fr., PSU
13. Nick Heflin, Fr., OSU
14. Luke Manuel, Sr., PUR

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4, Grant Gambrall, So., IOWA
6. Travis Rutt, Jr., WIS
8. A.J. Kissel, Sr., PUR
9. Kevin Steinhaus, Jr., MINN
15. Tony Dallago, Fr., ILL

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3. Trevor Brandvold, Sr., WIS
5. Sonny Yohn, Jr., MINN
9. Logan Brown, Sr., PUR
12. Luke Lofthouse, Sr., IOWA
14. Matt Powless, Jr., IND
15. Anthony Biondo, Sr., MICH
20. Mario Gonzalez, Fr., ILL

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6. Cameron Wade, Jr., PSU
7. Ben Apland, So., MICH
9. Tony Nelson, Fr., MINN
14. Mike McClure, Fr., MSU
15. Blake Rasing, Jr., IOWA
17. Eric Bugenhagen, Sr., WIS

WRES: In the Polls

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Minnesota leads the nine Big Ten wrestling teams ranked in the latest NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll, checking in at No. 3. No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 5 Penn State, No. 7 Iowa and No. 9 Illinois follow closely behind, holding the same ranks as last week. Purdue moves up six spots after taking down Missouri last weekend, climbing to No. 15. Michigan also earns a higher ranking this week, taking No. 16. No. 20 Northwestern and No. 22 Ohio State round out the contingent of ranked Big Ten teams.

Wisconsin earns the highest InterMat Tournament Ranking out of the 11 conference teams, moving up two spots to No. 3. Iowa follows suit, moving up to No. 4, with No. 6 Minnesota, No. 7 Penn State and No. 9 Northwestern also appearing in the top 10. No. 11 Illinois and No. 15 Michigan each earn top-15 status, followed by No. 33 Purdue, No. 40 Indiana, No. 41 Ohio State and No. 45 Michigan State.

To see the complete NWCA/USA Today poll, click here. The InterMat Tournament Rankings can be found here.

WRES: Big Ten Wrestling Weekly Release - Dec. 14

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The Big Ten Wrestling weekly release, featuring up-to-date standings, rankings and more, is now available on the Big Ten web site. Click here to see the complete release.

Minnesota redshirt freshman Kevin Steinhaus has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Steinhaus, ranked 15th in the country at 184 pounds, earned three wins over the weekend, helping the No. 3 Golden Gophers to three dual victories.

Click here to see the complete release from the Big Ten.

WRES: Weekend Roundup

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DECEMBER 9

#7 IOWA def. Northern Iowa, 39-0
#3 MINNESOTA def. #15 Nebraska, 26-8

DECEMBER 11

#3 MINNESOTA def. Cal State Bakersfield (rv), 26-6
#3 MINNESOTA def. Cal State Fullerton, 39-0
#4 WISCONSIN def. Northern Iowa, 23-14

DECEMBER 12

#21 PURDUE def. #16 Missouri, 18-15
#19 MICHIGAN at #4 WISCONSIN - Postponed
MICHIGAN STATE at Cleveland State Open - NTS
#20 NORTHWESTERN def. Eastern Michigan, 34-3
#22 OHIO STATE def. Edinboro, 31-17
#5 PENN STATE def. Lock Haven, 48-0

WRES: Weekend Schedule

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DECEMBER 9

#7 IOWA at Northern Iowa - 7 p.m. CT
#3 MINNESOTA at #15 Nebraska - 7 p.m. CT

DECEMBER 11

#3 MINNESOTA at Cal State Bakersfield (rv) - 11 a.m. PT
#3 MINNESOTA at Cal State Fullerton - 6 p.m. PT
Northern Iowa at #4 WISCONSIN - 7 p.m. CT

DECEMBER 12

#16 Missouri at #21 PURDUE - Noon ET - Big Ten Network (LIVE)
#19 MICHIGAN at #4 WISCONSIN - 1 p.m. CT
Eastern Michigan at #20 NORTHWESTERN - 2 p.m. CT
#22 OHIO STATE at Edinboro - 2 p.m. ET
Lock Haven at #5 PENN STATE - 2 p.m. ET

WRES: Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 54 individual wrestlers ranked in the top 20 of their weight class, including three ranked No. 1, in the latest InterMat rankings. Iowa leads the way with eight ranked grapplers, followed by Minnesota and Penn State with seven. All 11 conference squads have at least two ranked wrestlers. The complete listing of ranked Big Ten wrestlers can be found below.

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1. Matt McDonough, So., IOWA
2. Brandon Precin, Sr., NU
6. Zach Sanders, Jr., MINN
15. Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU
18. Frank Martellotti, Fr., PSU

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3. Tyler Graff, So., WIS
6. B.J. Futrell, So., ILL
10. Tony Ramos, Fr., IOWA
12. Ian Paddock, So., OSU
19. Levi Mele, So., NU

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1. Kellen Russell, Jr., MICH
2. Mike Thorn, Sr., MINN
3. Jimmy Kennedy, Sr., ILL
10. Andrew Alton, Fr., PSU
13. Mark Ballweg, So., IOWA

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6. Frank Molinaro, Jr., PSU
7. Andrew Nadhir, Sr., NU
11. Kurt Kinser, Sr., IND
13. Eric Terrazas, Jr., ILL
18. Cole Schmitt, So., WIS

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3. David Taylor, Fr., PSU
5. Jason Welch, So., NU
7. Derek St. John, Fr., IOWA
9. Paul Young, Sr., IND
14. Colt Sponseller, Sr., OSU
15. Colton Salazar, Sr., PUR
19. David Cheza, Jr., MSU

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1. Andrew Howe, Jr., WIS
6. Cody Yohn, So., MINN
11. Jake Kerr, Sr., IOWA

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8. Jordan Blanton, Jr., ILL
10. Scott Glasser, Sr., MINN
12. Ed Ruth, Fr., PSU
14. Nick Heflin, Fr., OSU
15. Luke Manuel, Sr., PUR

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5. Quentin Wright, So., PSU
6. Grant Gambrall, So., IOWA
9. Travis Rutt, Jr., WIS
12. A.J. Kissel, Jr., PUR
15. Kevin Steinhaus, Fr., MINN
17. Tony Dallago, Fr., ILL

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3. Trevor Brandvold, Sr., WIS
5. Sonny Yohn, Jr., MINN
9. Logan Brown, Sr., PUR
12. Luke Lofthouse, Sr., IOWA
14. Matt Powless, Jr., IND
15. Anthony Biondo, Sr., MICH
20. Mario Gonzalez, Fr., ILL

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6. Cameron Wade, Jr., PSU
9. Ben Apland, So., MICH
11. Tony Nelson, Fr., MINN
14. Eric Bugenhagen, Sr., WIS
15. Mike McClure, Fr., MSU
17. Blake Rasing, Jr., IOWA

WRES: In the Polls

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Nine Big Ten wrestling teams appear in the latest NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll. No. 3 Minnesota, No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 5 Penn State each retain their ranking from last week's poll, while Iowa moves from No. T-6 to No. 7. Illinois rounds out the Big Ten contingent in the top 10, checking in at No. 9. Michigan moves up two spots to No. 19, while Northwestern stands pat at No. 20. Purdue also moves up two ranks, appearing at No. 21, followed by Ohio State at No. 22.

Minnesota also leads the way in the InterMat Tournament Rankings, taking No. 4 in this week's edition. No. 5 Wisconsin, No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Iowa, No. 9 Northwestern and No. 10 Illinois give the Big Ten six teams in the top 10. Michigan checks in at No. 21, followed by Purdue at No. 35, Ohio State at No. 36, Indiana at No. 39 and Michigan State at No. 47.

Click here to see the complete NWCA/USA Today Poll and here to see the InterMat Tournament Rankings.

WRES: Big Ten Wrestling Weekly Release - Dec. 7

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The Big Ten Wrestling weekly release, featuring up-to-date standings, rankings and more, is now available on the Big Ten web site. Click here to see the complete release.