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2017 Junior Duals Freestyle Preview

Dack Punke, Illinois

Photo by John Sachs Following the conclusion of Greco on Thursday, the freestyle portion of the 2017 Junior Duals will begin on Friday morning. The first day of freestyle action will see the teams divided into four pools with double elimination brackets. Place in the top two, true second matches are in effect, and you'll move on to the Gold/Silver ...

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2017 Junior Duals Greco Preview

2016 Junior Duals Greco Champions, Minnesota

The 2017 Junior Duals get underway Wednesday in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Cox Business Center. Teams from across the country will gather for the yearly fight over who is the best wrestling state in the country in the international styles. The tournament starts with Greco pool action on Wednesday, June 21st at 9 am local time. The top two teams ...

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Top Five American Men with the Most Olympic/World Team Appearances in Greco

Shawn Sheldon, Dennis Hall, Dremiel Byers

As we conclude our trip through the American wrestlers who have made the most world and Olympic teams in each style, we reach the type of wrestling featured in the first modern Olympic Games, Greco-Roman.  We’ve been through men’s freestyle and women’s freestyle, but there are legendary American wrestlers that we haven’t yet covered.  Greco athletes rarely receive the attention ...

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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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Top Five American Women with the Most Olympic/World Team Appearances

Kristie Davis, Elena Pirozhkova

Women’s wrestling continues to grow in this country and around the world. After the first women’s freestyle World Championships were held in 1987, the United States sent their first women’s team in 1989. Since then, women’s wrestling has become an Olympic event, we’ve seen the rise of the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA), and the number of females wrestling is ...

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What I Learned in Lincoln at the 2017 World Team Trials

Kyle Dake, Isaiah Martinez

Photo by Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com The NCAA Division I finals gets more attention for many reasons, but there is no doubt that the World Team Trials (recapped here) is the pinnacle of wrestling in the United States. If you don't believe me, check out some of the consolation matches that were contested after many fans had gone to lunch. How about ...

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Cox Works a Miracle, Crowd Lifts Burroughs Back to his Throne at 2017 World Team Trials

Gilman, Burroughs, Cox

It is a rare thing, in our sport, in all sports, or in the world in general, that a highly anticipated event, one we’re really looking forward to and have hyped up in our minds, truly delivers. Saturday night in Lincoln, Nebraska, the 2017 Men’s Freestyle World Team Trials arrived with a pair of clashes the entire American wrestling world ...

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