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Kevin Jackson named National Freestyle Developmental Coach for USA Wrestling

Kevin Jackson, Team USA

Olympic champion, two-time World champion and respected coach Kevin Jackson has been named National Freestyle Developmental Coach for USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States. He will work within USA Wrestling’s National Teams Department, and on the staff of USA Wrestling’s National Freestyle Coach Bill Zadick and alongside newly hired Manager of Freestyle Programs Joe ...

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TOM Debates the Merits of the Alternate Uniform Decision

Wyoming Seminary

Though we tend to exist in peace, love, and harmony, every now and then the TOM staff vehemently disagrees with one another on a wrestling issue. The two-piece uniform approved as an alternate by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has sparked debate throughout the wrestling community and within TOM as well. Today, our editor in charge ...

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Roger Reina Returns as Head Coach of Penn Wrestling

Roger Reina, Penn

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, Dr. M. Grace Calhoun, has announced that Roger Reina C’84 WEV’05 will return to his Hall of Fame roots as head coach of the Penn wrestling program. Reina originally led the Quakers from 1986-2005 and amassed a program-record 205 wins and a .649 winning percentage during his first ...

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Alex Tirapelle Resigns as Penn Wrestling Coach

Alex Tirapelle, Penn

PHILADELPHIA – Alex Tirapelle, the Roger Reina Head Coach of Wrestling at the University of Pennsylvania, has resigned his position, Director of Athletics Dr. M. Grace Calhoun announced today. “I want to thank Alex for his service to Penn Wrestling and wish him the best in the future,” Calhoun said. “We will endeavor to find the best candidate to lead ...

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Olympic Champions Snyder, Burroughs, Maroulis Lead Strong Team Against Japan At Beat The Streets Benefit

Beat the Streets NY

NEW YORK–The United States men’s freestyle team, which will compete against Japan at the 2017 Beat the Streets Benefit on Wednesday, May 17, has been finalized, with the additions of seven standout wrestlers. They include 2016 Olympic champion Kyle Snyder (Woodbine, Md./Titan Mercury WC) at 96 kg/213 lbs.; 2012 Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb./Sunkist Kids/Nebraska Wrestling TC) at 74 ...

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Alternate Two-Piece Uniform Approved for High School Wrestling

NFHS Rule Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 2, 2017) — An alternate two-piece uniform consisting of compression shorts or shorts designed for wrestling and a form-fitted compression shirt has been approved for the 2017-18 season in high school wrestling. Wrestlers will have the option of the new two-piece uniform or the traditional one-piece singlet. This revision to Rule 4-1-1 was one of 11 rules ...

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Saturday Interviews from the US Open, WFS WTTs, and Greco WTTs

Check back throughout the day as we will be posting more interviews as they become available. 2014 NCAA finalist Josh Kindig was seeded seventh at 61 kg but had one of his strongest performances at the Senior level, rallying after a quarterfinal loss to second-seeded Kendrick Maple to finish third.  The bronze medal match was one of the best all tournament ...

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TOM Talks to Nathan Tomasello at the US Open

Nathan Tomasello

Ohio State’s Nathan Tomasello cruised through his first two matches of the day at the 2017 US Open, securing a pair of 10-0 tech-falls, before knocking off Nico Megaludis, 5-4, to earn a spot in the semi-finals.  Tomasello also beat Megaludis at last year’s Olympic Team Trials.  Up next is Tony Ramos with a spot in the finals on the ...

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TOM Talks to Anthonie Linares at the 2017 Greco World Team Trials

Anthonie Linares

Anthonie Linares finished second at Senior Nationals in December to Pat Smith up at 71 kg.  He was also third at the Dave Schultz in January.  However, Linares dropped to 66 kg for the World Team Trials, after initially being listed at his usual weight.  It has paid off so far as Linares won his first match by tech fall ...

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2017 TOM High School Wrestling All-Freshman Team

2017 All-Freshman Team

Photos By Alex Kozlowski and Tony Rotundo The 2017 TOM High School Wrestling All-Freshman Team is here featuring the two best freshmen in the country in each weight class. The decisions were often difficult as there are many outstanding grapplers to consider. Injuries, in particular, caused problems at a few weights. In the end, we tried to balance a wrestler’s past ...

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