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Getting to Know: Paul Fox, Stanford

Paul Fox, Stanford

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.   Name: Paul Fox School: ...

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2017 Greco-Roman World Team Trials Preview

2017 Greco WTTs

The 2017 Greco-Roman World Team Trials feature many veterans looking to make yet another world team competing alongside the next generation of young talent who are ready to start their own long runs of dominance. With the amount of talent at each weight class, the future looks bright for Team USA Greco. That future could begin this year. The action ...

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2017 Women’s Freestyle World Team Trials Preview

2017 WFS WTTs

Photos By Tony Rotundo, WrestlerAreWarriors.com Senior level world team spots are on the line in women's freestyle this week and many wrestlers are moving weights adding even more intrigue to what is always a drama-filled tournament. Adeline Gray is the only champion from either the 2016 Olympic Trials or World Team Trials that won't compete here which, in addition to ...

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10 Wrestlers to Watch at the Cadet US Open

As the American wrestling community converges on Las Vegas, wrestlers of all ages will arrive looking to make a name for themselves.  While there are no world team spots on the line for the Cadets, those will be handed out in early June, there will be no shortage of tough grapplers taking to the mat in this age group.  Here ...

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Getting to Know: Larry Early III, Old Dominion

Larry Early III, Old Dominion

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.   Name: Larry Early III ...

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South Beach Duals May Represent a Shift in Approach to College Wrestling Scheduling

South Beach Duals

Two aspects of college wrestling that are widely accepted, but not always the most pleasant, are that the best events happen during cold weather and the season can be a long grind. The South Beach Duals aims to challenge both of those long-standing traditions, hosting at least 14 Division I teams in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, December 29th and 30th for ...

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Getting to Know: Austin Harry, Army West Point

Austin Harry, Army

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.     Name: Austin Harry ...

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Why a Belt System Makes Sense for Wrestling

Belts

One of the limitations that wrestling has compared to many other sports is how difficult it can be to come to the sport late. If you haven't started wrestling before high school, you face an uphill battle. If you decide you want to try it as a young adult, your options are almost non-existent. This limits the number of people ...

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Getting to Know: Nick Wanzek, Minnesota

Nick Wanzek, Minnesota

Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country.  We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall.  You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.     Name: Nick Wanzek ...

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Boise State is Another Battle in a War we’re Losing

Boise State

Boise State announced Tuesday that they were discontinuing their wrestling program, effective immediately, in order to add a baseball program. Even in their statement, the administration admitted they had no timeline, though President Bob Kustra has been talking about baseball as his pet project since at least 2015. Head coach Mike Mendoza and his team were informed that the wrestling ...

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