03/22/2017 at 18:15.
ESPN's coverage of the NCAA DI Wrestling Championships reached 8.6 million viewers!
Championship Finals Rank among Most-Watched in Event’s History
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03/22/2017 at 18:20
I watched every roundall 3 days and ESPN and espnu did an excellent job covering it. I think if they would continue the coverage like that every year the sport would definitely grow and increase in viewership
03/22/2017 at 18:27
ESPN did a first class job. I shared with several people this week that it was the best two hours of wrestling I had ever seen. Feel sorry for the oxygen depleted wrestlers getting interviewed seconds after the match but the viewers got some great non-canned answers from the Champions! Well done NCAA and ESPN - Thank you!
03/22/2017 at 18:24
So many people fail to recognize how great this sport really is. These kids work so hard all year long. In a sport where one could easily be self-absorbed, you will find that most of these kids are modest and typically give thanks and credit to their parents, their coaches, and their god.
03/22/2017 at 17:53.
ICYMI: The #NCAAWrestling awards were distributed at the DI, DII and DIII wrestling championships.
NCAA Wrestler Awards distributed at NCAA championships
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03/23/2017 at 15:23
Seems there should be some consideration for still being in the championships side of the bracket for most dominate at the NCAA's...Garrett Lineberger of Notre Dame college scored a 3 minute 21 second tech fall (15-0) in the championship finals...how is that not more dominate than 3 falls on the consolation side of the bracket????
03/23/2017 at 23:32
How did Garrett Lineberger do the entire season?
03/21/2017 at 18:25.
Check out the #NCAAWrestling moments that came in at No. 1 and No. 8 in the #NCAATop10!
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Joe A Mares Jr
03/21/2017 at 19:45
And college basketball fans think March Madness is only about basketball...ha!
03/21/2017 at 20:04
Look at all those basketball highlights. That's whats wrong with this country. Lol.
03/22/2017 at 20:30
Cenzo pinning Imar was unreal.. when they locked up I stood up and walked backwards knowing one was going to get decked in a few seconds... odds were Cenzo getting pinned.. when Imar fell down and didn't hip out my hands almost took out the light in the ceiling... crazy match..
03/21/2017 at 17:16.
The unmatched atmosphere. The level of respect. The toughness.
The warriors of the NCAA DI Wrestling Championships share what March means to them. #NCAAWrestling
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David L Lutz
03/21/2017 at 18:30
Wrestlers, thanks for the great entertainment; Kaleb, it's my March Madness also! Thanks also to ESPN for the expanded coverage! I hope the viewer ratings were up so we can see it again next year. I plan to be in Cleveland for the 2018 tournament.
Amy Davis Smith
yesterday at 12:24
Love this. Can somebody please name some of the people interviewed in this video. I don't recognize everyone... thank you!!!
Kay Dean Bloomfield
03/22/2017 at 17:45
Great... Loved this so much.... Such a good deal... The whole thing.. Sorry for the guys who lost, but they all did so good... Great ...
03/20/2017 at 20:48.
Relive some of the biggest moments from St. Louis! #NCAAWrestling
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03/20/2017 at 20:50
Imar did not even try to get off his back. 2 years ago at Illinois did the same thing. Not much heart when you get pinned that easy.
03/20/2017 at 22:02
There was a lot of blowing off by Ohio about how they would win it all at Nationals. Not.even.close. You can get your fake championships but Penn State gets it done for real with 2 out of the lineup.
03/21/2017 at 01:51
I still cannot believe how often the outside tripblock (bo nikal) hit works on great wrestlers! Teach that move to my guys NOT to Hit, but to watch out for...and you'd Think it'd be old and easy to stop. Good stuff great tournsment!
03/20/2017 at 15:38.
Heavyweight Kyle Snyder has reached the pinnacle of college wrestling twice. The Ohio State Buckeye shares his wrestling mentality.
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03/21/2017 at 06:53
An Olympic and world champ coming back into the NCAA tournament to wrestle other college kids is not a competition. It's called open practice. LOL XD
David L Lutz
03/21/2017 at 15:35
From a Penn Stater, congratulations on another championship!
03/20/2017 at 18:36
A great champion, cannot wait to see his career continue to crank out the big wins...
03/19/2017 at 18:09.
A look back at the FALL that shook Scottrade Arena! Penn State's Vincenzo Joseph pins his way to the 165-pound NCAA title! #NCAAWrestling
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03/19/2017 at 18:46
That was a very good match, and almost all of the wrestlers from Penn State thank their families and then they thank God for getting them where they were at.
03/19/2017 at 18:25
Martinez is very good at a lot of moves, bridging against Penn State wrestlers, not so much.
03/19/2017 at 19:20
Similar match to Gasdson vs Snyder two years ago where Snyder got caught. IMAR wrestles Joseph 100 times and he beats him 99/100 times. this is the one time Vincenzo wins. Not taking anything away from Vincenzo-he is a helluva wrestler. But, IMAR is a better wrestler who just did not have it in this match.
03/19/2017 at 16:37.
ICYMI: Penn State claimed five individual titles and wrapped up their sixth team title in seven years!
Penn State crowned 2017 NCAA DI Wrestling Champion
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03/19/2017 at 19:08
Loved hearing the high character these young men displayed in their post match interview.
Especially praising their families, coaches and their strong faith.
You are Champions of good character!!! And that is the only champion worth being.
03/20/2017 at 10:45
Penn State wrestling is the real deal top to bottom - ALL of these kids are solid and respectful and any one who says otherwise should look in the mirror.
03/19/2017 at 18:35
When you have that much elite level competition in one wrestling room it just raises the level of wrestling...Scary thing is all these kids got years of eligibility left and with a healthy Suriano coming back next year the sky is the limit!
03/19/2017 at 05:01.
Check out some epic shots from the FINALS!
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Donald E Hibbs
03/19/2017 at 12:23
Great job boys.....they should hip toss that guy doing interviews with the wrestlers after their match....he asks some dopey questions. ..just sayin. ..
03/19/2017 at 05:48
Five champs and all I heard is that the secret to the programs success is to have fun. I would bet there is a little more to it than that. Congrats to all of the men who participated. It was Fun to watch!
Alexis Frederick Cano
03/20/2017 at 03:49
Do you see the calm and collect Sanderson portrays when he coaches and then the anxiety of Brands they portray? I wonder if that has any effect on how their wrestlers perform.
03/19/2017 at 04:30.
What's the secret behind Penn State's winning tradition? 2017 NCAA Champ Zain Retherford shares how the Nittany Lions stay loose. #NCAAWrestling
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03/19/2017 at 16:53
By far the best recruits and second great coaching. But 4 of their 5 champs would of been champs at about any where.
03/19/2017 at 22:22
Loved Bo's comment after his match with Gabe Dean. "Wish I could have gotten some bonus points for my team but it's alright, we already had the team title"
Angela Binetti Varga
03/19/2017 at 18:24
What a great group Of wrestlers Penn State has! God Bless may they continue this great culture,
03/19/2017 at 03:18.
WE ARE! Penn State Nittany Lion Wrestling tallies 146.5 total team points for the 2017 NCAA title and ties the NCAA record for most individual titles with five!
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03/19/2017 at 03:46
Great win!!!! But I know I'm not the only one who jumped out of their seat when Joseph pinned Martinez!!!! That was crazy!!!!
03/19/2017 at 03:36
So thankful ESPN televised the NCAA 🤼♂ Wrestling National Championship. 🤼♂ Happy for Penn State Nittany Lion Wrestling but more thankful to hear the young men give Praise & Thanks to God✝; to their LORD and Savior Jesus Christ✝ !!! #Wrestling #EmbracetheGrind #HaveFUN #PRAISEJESUS #JESUSCHRISTISMYSAVIOR✝👊🏼
03/19/2017 at 04:17
Congrats Nittany Lions. Best team no doubt. I was so proud of my Mizzou Tigers getting three to The Championship finals. What a win by Joseph over Martinez?
03/19/2017 at 03:08.
BO NICKAL WINS IT! The Penn State Nittany Lion Wrestling sophomore clinches the 184-pound title! #NCAAWrestling
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03/19/2017 at 03:11
Amazing!! This HOKIE fan salutes the incredible performance of the PSU team! And then they honor their savior Jesus Christ!!
FAITH, FAMILY, FUN!!
❤👍👍. WTG BO!!
03/19/2017 at 03:11
What a match by Bo! What a performance by Penn State! 5 for 5 & 5 in a row. An NCAA Championship Tournament that will always be remembered.
03/19/2017 at 03:30
Congratulations on your very much earned championship
Hope to watch the repeat next season.. thk u for showing the world how it's done.
03/19/2017 at 02:50.
True freshman Mark Hall of Penn State Nittany Lion Wrestling is a NATIONAL CHAMPION at 174 pounds! #NCAAWrestling
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Mike Hattel II
03/19/2017 at 02:52
Horrible officiating though. Congrats to hall but as a ref myself that was aweful. 7 straight shots and backing up is 2 stalls.
03/19/2017 at 03:18
A junior who finished third as a freshman and a sophomore has no business crying about officiating when he loses to a true freshman. By the way they went to the monitor to confirm the call.
03/19/2017 at 02:52
Hey Iowa, Ohio State, and Oklahoma State...bwhahahahahaha...have fun battling for second place every year for the next ten years!
03/19/2017 at 02:31.
VINCENZO JOSEPH...Your 2017 NCAA CHAMP from Penn State Nittany Lion Wrestling at 165 pounds! #NCAAWrestling
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03/19/2017 at 02:33
Best upset I've ever witnessed. This is why I love wrestling. NOBODY IS SAFE
03/19/2017 at 02:32
INSANE! That was the absolute match of the night! Redshirt freshman upsets a 2xchamp? Wow!!
03/19/2017 at 02:36
Wrestling us the best...anyone can be upset! Best match of the night from a freshman.
03/19/2017 at 02:10.
JASON NOLF from Penn State Nittany Lion Wrestling is a first-time NCAA Champion by major decision! #NCAAWrestling
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03/19/2017 at 02:12
Awesome! Watched him when he was a kid wrestling at the same club my son wrestled at! Jason has always been a beast in the mat and Always acted humble!
Lisa Witty Bromund
03/19/2017 at 02:15
Great match! Congratulations!
03/19/2017 at 02:12
Great match.. loved the drive
03/19/2017 at 01:54.
AGAIN! THE ZAIN TRAIN from Penn State Nittany Lion Wrestling stays on the track and Retherford becomes a TWO-TIME NCAA Champion! #NCAAWrestling
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03/19/2017 at 02:02
ESPN absolutely sucks at covering this! Shut the hell up during the match in don't interview useless human being's
03/20/2017 at 00:30
Johnny Do remember when you wrestled this kid at junior nationals ????
03/19/2017 at 02:01
A machine. What a motor!
03/19/2017 at 01:37.
Dean Heil of Oklahoma State Wrestling REPEATS as the NATIONAL CHAMP at 141! #NCAAWrestling
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03/19/2017 at 01:39
Never looks to score...relies on one takedown and stalls the rest of the way
Ashley Cherry Fonzi
03/19/2017 at 01:42
Way to go Dean!! 🍊🖤
03/19/2017 at 01:41
Really wanted this one to go the other way
03/19/2017 at 01:16.
A three-time finalist, Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling's CORY CLARK is now at the TOP of the 133-pound weight class! #NCAAWrestling
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03/19/2017 at 01:20
#NCAAWrestling please post video of Clark throwing Brands to his back! EPIC!
03/19/2017 at 13:56
Congratulations to Cory Clark for wrestling a great tournament, season, and career thus far. As to his coach, just putting it out there, Jim Zalesky was fired for the numbers Tom Brands has put up for the past few years.
03/19/2017 at 01:59
Cory Clark just saved us from a 3rd straight year without one national champion , thank you Clark for pulling through Go Hawks baby!!!
03/19/2017 at 01:00.
DARIAN CRRRRUUUUZZZZ! The Lehigh junior earns his first NCAA title! #NCAAWrestling
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03/19/2017 at 16:54
Congratulations D.C.! From the V.E.W.L. to Hershey an now St. Louis. Big ups to you young man. All the best!
03/19/2017 at 02:02
East Penn Represent!
03/19/2017 at 01:15
Such a stud!
03/19/2017 at 00:46.
BACK-TO-BACK! Kyle Snyder of Ohio State Buckeyes wrestling does it again! He is the 2017 NCAA Heavyweight CHAMP! #NCAAWrestling
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03/19/2017 at 02:03
That first takedown was the Wow!-moment of the Finals, so far.
03/19/2017 at 00:49
Congratulations Kyle Synder...wow...awesome back to back...God bless
Judy Holter Pruitt
03/19/2017 at 02:41
So happy for him. Thru the pain and all. A real trooper.