Author Archives: Eric John

Tannelli Announces Arrival of 10 Newcomers for Wrestling

Ten newcomers are set to join the Columbia wrestling team, as the first class for the Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling Zach Tanelli has been announced today. Source: Tannelli Announces Arrival of 10 Newcomers for Wrestling

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Indiana Wrestling 2016-17 Schedule

Indiana-Wrestling

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Head coach Duane Goldman and the Indiana wrestling team announced Monday the schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Indiana’s road to the NCAA Championships will feature 18 dual opponents, including three days of double duals, and two regular season tournaments. Full Schedule  

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High School State Power Rankings

Spencer Lee - PA

With the release of TOM’s latest edition of individual high school rankings this week, we thought we’d run the numbers and figure out which state came out on top, using our simple formula.  This isn’t a complex mathematical analysis, but it is something to consider.  For each wrestler, we gave 20 points for a #1 ranking, 19 for second, 18 ...

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Reinventing Youth Wrestling Part III: The Vision

The Open Mat

This article is a continuation: see Part I, Part II In the previous two articles we provided an introduction and some of the problems that exist. In this article will provide a vision that we have discussed over the past two years. Following this we will break down the vision and offer more detail on each aspect. This plan is ...

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2016 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup: After Thoughts

2016 Wrestling World Cup

The 2016 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup is now behind us and the US team finished fourth with three wrestlers going undefeated. Those were Frank Molinaro (65 KG), James Green (70 KG) and Kyle Snyder (97 KG).  Team USA ended up going 2-2 on the weekend defeating Azerbaijan and India, while losing to Iran and Georgia. Some may find this disappointing but ...

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The Olympic Dream: Barriers and Progress

Olympic Wrestling

 How many of us had an Olympic Dream? How many reached it? Making a world or Olympic team is not an easy task. Of course, there are the obvious things like being good enough, having the right coach, self-discipline, dedication and motivation, but there are several other factors that come into play as well, especially when you are talking about ...

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Bill Zadick named USA Wrestling’s next National Freestyle Coach

USA Wrestling

Bill Zadick of Colorado Springs, Colo., currently an Assistant National Freestyle Coach with USA Wrestling, has been named as the next National Freestyle Coach for USA Wrestling, the national governing body for the sport in the United States. “To be named USA Wrestling’s Freestyle National Coach is a great honor. It is humbling, and I feel a tremendous responsibility to ...

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Adjustments to Olympic Qualifiers Announced; Molinaro is in

USA Wrestling

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (May 10) – United World Wrestling has redistributed Olympic qualifications for freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s wrestling. The changes come in response to recent doping violations for small concentrations of Meldonium at the European Olympic Qualification Tournament in Serbia and the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kazakhstan. According to UWW’s Anti-Doping Rules and the last instruction issued by WADA, the ...

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Draws for Greco-Roman, Freestyle World Cups Announced

2016 Wrestling World Cup

ISTANBUL (May 10) – The Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling World Cup draws were announced this week at the United World Wrestling Bureau meeting in Istanbul. The World Cup is an annual competition featuring the top eight ranked nations from the previous year’s world championships. The competition is separated into two groups each comprised of four nations. The Greco-Roman World Cup ...

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