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The six Division III regionals are this week, and the top three at each weight will qualify for the NCAA DIII Championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin, March 10-11. d3wrestle.com will be publishing two previews each day between today and Thursday to hit all six. The first one is up now, with the others to follow. If you have not been following DIII wrestling this season, this is a good way to check in as the postseason gets going.

 

East Region Preview: http://www.d3wrestle.com/?p=11504

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There are 100 teams in DIII this year. Two teams (Penn College of Technology & Alfred State) are in the transitional period to become postseason-eligible, while three teams (Averett, Penn State-Behrend, and Westminster) are set to begin competition next season. Ohio Wesleyan just announced today their intention to begin competition in 2018-2019.

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There are 100 teams in DIII this year. Two teams (Penn College of Technology & Alfred State) are in the transitional period to become postseason-eligible, while three teams (Averett, Penn State-Behrend, and Westminster) are set to begin competition next season. Ohio Wesleyan just announced today their intention to begin competition in 2018-2019.

 

Those are awesome gains for DIII. I wish more schools south of the Mason Dixon Line would embrace wrestling. Those are the areas that need growth in the sport and a solid college team or five could be the impetus.

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Those are awesome gains for DIII. I wish more schools south of the Mason Dixon Line would embrace wrestling. Those are the areas that need growth in the sport and a solid college team or five could be the impetus.

that's where a lot of the new programs are starting. was just a few years ago I remember looking at Pinnum's map and noticing W&L was the Southern most DIII program 

 

https://batchgeo.com/map/c0e81f035bb980370884a6157e67ed9a

 

now there's 4 more teams a bus ride away to the South and 2 more further away in the Deep South. pretty solid trend. hope it keeps going. 

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that's where a lot of the new programs are starting. was just a few years ago I remember looking at Pinnum's map and noticing W&L was the Southern most DIII program 

 

https://batchgeo.com/map/c0e81f035bb980370884a6157e67ed9a

 

now there's 4 more teams a bus ride away to the South and 2 more further away in the Deep South. pretty solid trend. hope it keeps going. 

Jaro - Just FYI: W&L was a question on Jeopardy last night.  And it had nothing to do with the line on the sidewalk separating it from VMI.

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LeFever could be 4 time undefeated against DIII. Would match Marcus LeVesseur who was 155-0 although Marcus never lost to a DI wrestler. Anyway you look at it he is poised to make history. His brothers were pretty good as well.

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that's where a lot of the new programs are starting. was just a few years ago I remember looking at Pinnum's map and noticing W&L was the Southern most DIII program 

 

https://batchgeo.com/map/c0e81f035bb980370884a6157e67ed9a

 

now there's 4 more teams a bus ride away to the South and 2 more further away in the Deep South. pretty solid trend. hope it keeps going. 

 

Agreed; wrestling could use programs in Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and Louisiana. Heck, even a D3 in Missouri would be solid option.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NCAA_Division_III_institutions - if this link is accurate, the one thing that stinks is that there are so few options west of the Mississippi, south of Iowa.

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There are 100 teams in DIII this year. Two teams (Penn College of Technology & Alfred State) are in the transitional period to become postseason-eligible, while three teams (Averett, Penn State-Behrend, and Westminster) are set to begin competition next season. Ohio Wesleyan just announced today their intention to begin competition in 2018-2019.

 

Alfred State (a State University of New York Technical College) and Penn College of Technology (a division of Penn State) are great schools, especially for students who like to get their hands dirty and don't thrive in the more traditional academic environments.

 

We lose a lot of college wrestlers because the college academics are not for them but these schools would be a great fit for a lot of kids and give them the chance to compete.

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Grossman and Wahba both top 5 wrestlers at 141 do not advance. Grossman was returning national champ. They need to revisit these regionals they have set up. Some regions have 13 teams others 19 and 20

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Grossman and Wahba both top 5 wrestlers at 141 do not advance. Grossman was returning national champ. They need to revisit these regionals they have set up. Some regions have 13 teams others 19 and 20

 

 

It was supposed to happen for this year, but it didn't.

 

Also, only 18 qualifiers for 100 teams? Break it up into eight qualifiers and take the top three or four, seeding the champions of each qualifier. 100 teams with five more on the way in the next two seasons? Reward these teams for keeping the sport alive.

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