Takedown Report reveals programs with most dual wins

Wrestling fans take in an Oklahoma State dual meet at Gallagher-Iba Arena (Photo/Mark Lundy,

Takedown Report -- the blog which has been providing analyses of various aspects of college wrestling over the past couple months -- has taken the same detailed approach to tallying dual wins, and revealed the results at their website this past week.

At the very top of the dual meet wins list is Oklahoma State. The Cowboys have racked up an all-time record of 1,120 wins in that storied program's 100 seasons of competition.

"There are four other schools with more than 1,000 wins," according to Takedown Report editor Martin K. Fleming. "Iowa State and then Oregon State are next in line with 1,075 and 1,034 respectively. The fourth-place team overall, and the top Division III (D-III) program, with 1,029 wins is Springfield College (of Massachusetts). University of Iowa passed the 1,000-win mark this season to become the fifth-place team."

What are mat programs that rank sixth through tenth in terms of dual victories? All of them compete in NCAA Division I, starting with University of Minnesota (sixth place), then Penn State, Lehigh, the U.S. Naval Academy and, in tenth place, University of Oklahoma.

Takedown Report's analysis of top dual-meet wins also includes programs in other divisions. For example, at the top of the list of Division II wrestling programs are Minnesota-Mankato State and East Stroudsburg State with 624 and 621 wins respectively, putting them at 46th and 47th overall.

To see the entire list, visit the Takedown Report blog.

Questions? Comments? Contact TDR editor Martin Fleming directly at


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jammen (1) about 11 months ago
Gopher wrestling site lists 976 dual wins not the 964 that Takedown Report sites.
Of interest, both Wally Johnson and JRob each have more dual wins than Dan Gable.