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Penn State's Heavyweight of the Future, Jon Gingrich, Wins National Collegiate Open

Next season Penn State will be replacing two seniors from this year's starting line-up, top-ranked Frank Molinaro (149 pounds) and heavyweight Cameron Wade, who is ranked 5th nationally.  Wade's likely replacement is Jon Gingrich, who concluded his rookie campaign in style by winning the National Collegiate Open over the weekend. Gingrich finished the 2011-12 campaign 21-4.



Herrin Places Third, Terao Fourth at National Collegiate Open

Members of the No. 12 American University wrestling team competed at the National Collegiate Open Sunday in Richmond, Va., an open championship designed for redshirts and backups from around the country. Heavyweight Blake Herrin led AU with a third-place finish while David Terao placed in fourth at 125 lbs.




CAMPUS CORNER: Staudenmayer grabs All-American recognition

Freshman 165-pounder John Michael Staudenmayer (Plymouth Whitemarsh) of the Tar Heels wrestling team earned redshirt and non-starter All-American honors after finishing second at the National Collegiate Open in Richmond, Va. Staudenmayer, who went 4-1 in the tournament, finished his season with a 28-11 record. 

-Times Herald



Lion Starters Lean on Role Players

Sanderson and his staff had a good idea earlier this week of which extras the team would take on its trip to Indiana [for the Big Ten Championships.]  Brown, who completed a stellar redshirt-freshman season with a 27-2 record and a runner-up finish at the National Collegiate Open last weekend, was a no-brainer for Sanderson.

-Centre Daily Times



Garnett, Strube win titles at National Collegiate Open

Redshirting senior Jarrod Garnett took a title at 133 pounds and freshman Chade Strube won at 157 pounds to lead the way for the Virginia Tech wrestling team at the National Collegiate Open, held Sunday at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond.




WRESTLING | Michael Crowley, Old Dominion, Eastern:

The 141-pound sophomore went 5-1 to place third at the Cleveland State Open and went 4-2 to finish fourth at the National Collegiate Open. Hes 15-8 on the season

-Cherry Hill Courier-Post




Tech Wrestlers headed to Richmond for the NCO

Eleven Virginia Tech wrestlers are scheduled to head to Richmond for the 2012 National Collegiate Open, to be held Sunday at the Arthur Ashe Center.




COLLEGE NOTES: 2011 was quite the year for area athletes


Goodale pulls Ashnault home after stint at Lock Haven




TOM's Red Shirt and Non-Starter National Rankings

The Open Mat



2012 National Collegiate Open: Post-season tourney for redshirts, non-starters



National Collegiate Open Set for February 26

The Open Mat


Zannetti's Redshirt Strides Show in Opener

Daily Targum



Two Hokies Place at National Collegiate Open

Virginia Tech Media


RU Wrestling Crowns Three Champions at National Collegiate Open

Rutgers University Media


Wilps Borthers Shine


Dylan Alton Blazes His Way to National Collegiate Open Title

Penn State University Media


What I Learned in College Wrestling this Week

The Open Mat


National Collegiate Open Becoming Top Postseason Event for Non-Starters, Backups 

Win Magazine


TOM's 2011 National Collegiate Open Preview


TOM's 2011 Red Shirt and Non-Starter National Rankings


Penn State Wrestlers Taylor and Wright win National Collegiate Open Titles

Penn State University Media

Ohio Well Represented at National Collegiate Open