Author Archives: Eric John

Talking Folkstyle Wrestling with Highline College Assistant Coach – Pacifico Garcia

Pacifico Garcia

Clovis High, a school located in Central California, has been known for producing outstanding wrestlers that have excelled beyond the scholastic mats. A wrestler that had a great collegiate career and is now passing his knowledge to his pupils, is San Francisco State NCAA Division II National Champion – Pacifico Garcia. Pacifico was coached at Clovis High by Stephen Tirapelle ...

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California State Champion David Campbell To Clackamas Community College

David Terrell Wrestling

Clackamas Community College got a big recruit this weekend as 2016 California Interscholastic Federation state champion, David Campbell (Mission Oak), agreed to attend and compete for them. Campbell started his prep career at Lemoore High, where he advanced to the state tournament at 106-pound while wrestling for former Fresno State Division I All-American, Marcio Botelho. The past three-season he has ...

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Teams Announced for 2016 Powerade Tournament

Powerade 2016

The teams have been set for the 2016 Powerade Wrestling Tournament which will be held on December 29 & 30, 2016 at Canon-McMillan High School in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The tournament will be celebrating 50 years and is proud to be the “2nd Best” High School Wrestling Tournament in the USA by WrestlingReport.com. 2016 Participating Schools 1 BELLE VERNON 25 PARKLAND ...

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Coach Steve Powell to retire after 40 years at Easton High

Easton Wrestling

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA. – According to lehighvalley.com,  legendary coach Steve Powell will be announcing his retirement from scholastic competition at the Rovers’ annual wrestling banquet. Powell, has been at the helm of the Easton wrestling program for the past 40 years, 32 of those as the head coach. He has racked up 534 wins and coached 19 athletes to glory ...

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Mark Hall (MN) and Katie Brock (TN) Honored

Mark Hall Wrestling

STILLWATER, Okla. – The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Thursday announced that Mark Hall II of Apple Valley, Minnesota has been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA) and Katie Brock of Whitwell, Tennessee has been chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA). “Selecting the ...

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Burroughs, Cox and Bisek receive international opponents for Beat the Streets “United In The Square”

United in the Square

By: USA Wrestling NEW YORK, May 5, 2016 – The Senior-level matches have been finalized for the 2016 Beat the Streets international competition, which returns to New York City’s Times Square on Thursday, May 19. Competing against tough opponents from Iran in men’s freestyle will be 2012 Olympic champion, three-time World champion and 2016 Olympian Jordan Burroughs at 74 kg ...

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Pico to compete for Team USA at Freestyle World Cup

Aaron Pico USA Wrestling

By: USA Wrestling, Photo by John Sachs, Tech-Fall.com LOS ANGELES, Calif. – One of the world’s top young wrestling stars, 19-year-old Aaron Pico (Whittier, Calif./Titan Mercury WC), will compete in his native Southern California for the United States at the 2016 Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Cup at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., June 11-12. The Freestyle Wrestling World Cup is ...

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NWCA Scholastic Coaches of the Year Named


Manheim, Pa. — Pat Simpson of Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tenn., and Doug Tovey of Hermiston High School in Hermiston, Ore., were announced as the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s Scholastic Coaches of the Year on Tuesday. Simpson claimed the Head Coach of the Year, while Tovey was voted as Assistant Coach of the Year. Winners were selected from ...

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Olympic Wrestling Profile: Daniel Dennis 57 KG

Dan Dennis USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen, Editor Name: Daniel Dennis Height: 5’ 4” Weight Class: 57kg (125.5 lbs) Club: Titan Mercury Wrestling Lives In: Iowa City, IA College: Iowa High School: Grant High School, Ingleside, Ill. Born: September 24, 1986 Dan Dennis has been close so many times.  In High School, he reached the Illinois state finals twice, only to fall short by ...

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