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Gold Medal Contender: Aniuar Geduev, 74 kg

Aniuar Geduev - Russia

Name: Aniuar Geduev Country: Russia Weight: 74 kg Age: 29 Against Team USA: Geduev lost to Jordan Burroughs, 4-3, in last year’s world championship semi-final. Some of you may object to this article not being about Jordan Burroughs. After all, how can you write an article about a gold medal contender at 74 kg and not have it be about ...

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American University: Excelling On And Off The Mat

Jason Grimes - American

American Head Wrestling Coach Teague Moore enters his sixth season leading the Eagles. He’ll be looking to replace all three of his national qualifiers from a year ago while trying to find the school’s first EIWA champion since 2012. The program loses its most recognizable wrestler in David Terao (125), but little brother Josh is coming off an excellent red-shirt ...

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Five Things From Fargo: Day Six

Brody Teske - Iowa

The 2016 Asics/Vaughan Cadet/Junior National Championships begin Saturday, July 16th in Fargo, North Dakota. There will be wrestlers competing in the FargoDome for eight consecutive days, beginning with Cadet women’s freestyle and culminating on the 23rd of July with the Junior men’s freestyle final session. In between, thousands of wrestlers from across the country will battle for the coveted stop ...

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Tanelli Named Head Coach at Columbia

Zach Tanelli - Columbia

Zach Tanelli has been named Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling at Columbia University.  Tanelli was an assistant coach at Purdue for the past two seasons after a five year run at Hofstra.  He wrestled at Wisconsin where he was an All-American in 2009.  The Columbia position had been open since Carl Fronhofer stepped down in May after five ...

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Clarion Welcomes Massive Class, Looks to Improve

Brock Zacherl - Clarion

Projecting line-ups in July can be a difficult task. That task is a fool’s errand for a team like Clarion who already had a young roster and will be welcoming a massive influx of recruits and transfers to the program this fall. Head Coach Keith Ferraro enters his third season with more questions than answers, but there is hope for ...

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Five Things From Fargo: Day 5

Tyler Curd - Team Missouri

The 2016 Asics/Vaughan Cadet/Junior National Championships begin Saturday, July 16th in Fargo, North Dakota. There will be wrestlers competing in the FargoDome for eight consecutive days, beginning with Cadet women’s freestyle and culminating on the 23rd of July with the Junior men’s freestyle final session. In between, thousands of wrestlers from across the country will battle for the coveted stop ...

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Edinboro Looks to Rebound After A Tough 2015-16 Season

Tim Flynn - Edinboro

Head Wrestling Coach Tim Flynn celebrates his 20th season in charge at Edinboro in 2016-17 with a young team that has a lot of potential. With last season’s starters at 165, 174 and 184 out of eligibility, this team could start just one junior with the rest of the line-up consisting of freshmen and sophomores. 2015-16 was a down year ...

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Six Things From Fargo: Day 4

Dalton Duffield - Team OK

The 2016 Asics/Vaughan Cadet/Junior National Championships begin Saturday, July 16th in Fargo, North Dakota. There will be wrestlers competing in the FargoDome for eight consecutive days, beginning with Cadet women’s freestyle and culminating on the 23rd of July with the Junior men’s freestyle final session. In between, thousands of wrestlers from across the country will battle for the coveted stop ...

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Russia Must Be Out: Why Local Labs Matter

WADA

With the World Anti-Doping Agency recommending Monday that Russia be banned, in all sports, from this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio, it appears we are close to an unprecedented anti-doping measure coming to fruition. Russia’s Ministry of Sport was found to have covered up positive doping tests both by switching samples of dirty athletes with clean ones and by having ...

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2016 Asics/Vaughan Junior Freestyle Nationals (Fargo) Preview

Austin O'Connor

The 2016 Asics/Vaughan Cadet/Junior National Championships begin Saturday, July 16th in Fargo, North Dakota. There will be wrestlers competing in the FargoDome for eight consecutive days, beginning with Cadet women’s freestyle and culminating on the 23rd of July with the Junior men’s freestyle final session. In between, thousands of wrestlers from across the country will battle for the coveted stop ...

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