Purdue head wrestling coach Tony Ersland has a strong track record of national success and consistency. Ersland, a former Iowa wrestler, has helped the Boilermakers finish in the top 25 in the final poll in six of his seven seasons as head coach. He has qualified 45 wrestlers to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, including eight wrestlers in a season four times. Purdue has compiled a dual meet mark of 60-50 under Ersland. The Boilermaker head wrestling coach has also been successful in recruiting, landing five top-25 recruiting classes in his seven seasons.
MatBoss recently caught up with Ersland and talked to him about this past season, recruiting, NCAA's NIL policy, schedule, season outlook and more.
Kyle Ruschell has helped carry on the strong wrestling tradition at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga since he was hired to lead the Mocs in 2018. Ruschell led UTC to a share of the conference dual meet championship in his first season (2018-19). He has compiled a 15-5 conference dual meet record in three seasons and has had 11 national qualifiers.
Ruschell, a Kentucky native, was a two-time All-American and four-time NCAA qualifier at Wisconsin. He was a member of the U.S. National Team (2014) and won a gold medal at the 2017 Pan American Championships.
MatBoss recently caught up with Ruschell and talked to him about UTC wrestling, Tim Johnson, Barry Davis, SoCon and more.
Jake Stevenson, a 2007 NAIA national champion and four-time All-American, has guided Morningside's wrestling program to a 77-40 dual meet record in his nine seasons as head coach. He has led the Mustangs to three Great Plains Athletic Conference championships and five conference runner-up finishes. Morningside is consistently ranked among the top-20 NAIA wrestling programs in the nation.
MatBoss talked to Stevenson about this past season, academic excellence, Colton McCrystal, NAIA, expectations for the 2021-22 season and more.
Dax Charles has spent over 30 years at CSU-Pueblo as a student-athlete and wrestling coach. As a competitor, Charles won a national championship at CSU-Pueblo (then University of Southern Colorado) in 1992 and earned All-America honors three times. He was inducted into the NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012 and the CSU-Pueblo Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015.
Charles became CSU-Pueblo's head wrestling coach in 2008 after the program was reestablished. He has taken the program to great heights, finishing in the top-25 at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships several times, including an 11th place finish in 2018. He was named 2017 RMAC Coach of the Year after guiding the ThunderWolves to their seventh RMAC championship.
MatBoss recently caught up with Charles and talked to him about this past season, his competitive career, team expectations and more.
The 2019-20 preseason rankings for all three divisions of NCAA wrestling have been released. Sixty-five percent of the teams that appear in the preseason rankings, including all three returning national championship teams, use MatBoss, wrestling's premier videostats app.
Episode 33 of The MatBoss Podcast is with second-year Edinboro head coach Matt Hill. Host Chad Dennis visits with Hill to talk about the first year at the helm, the pride of the Edinboro program and what he's looking forward to as he heads into year two and the first year in the expanded Mid-American Conference, which absorbed the Eastern Wrestling League.
Hill will also talk about the dynamic of the school, where Edinboro is recruiting and the rebuilding process that's going on in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved allowing wrestlers to compete in shorts designed for the sport and removing all language in the sport's rules book regarding the length of a wrestler's hair.
The changes are effective for the 2019-20 academic year.
NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee members wanted to make the rules for hair less rigid and provide an additional option for the competition uniform.
National championship teams from all three NCAA divisions used MataBoss, wrestling's premier videostats app, during the 2018-19 season.
The NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee offered some proposed rule changes Monday to address some hot-button issues that have made headlines -- and rankled some athletes, coaches and fans.
Oklahoma State has won more national championships in wrestling than any other program in Division I wrestling history.
St. Cloud State has captured more NCAA Division II national championships in the past five years than any other program.
Augsburg has finished among the top two teams at the NCAA Division III level 25 times since 1975, winning national titles 12 times and earning runner-up honors 13 times.
All three wrestling programs use MatBoss, wrestling's premier videostats app.