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5 Things From the Junior World Championships – Day 4

Maya Nelson - Team USA

The final day of women’s freestyle at the 2016 Junior World Championships in Macon, France, featured action in the 48 kg, 55 kg, 63 kg and 72 kg weight classes. Maya Nelson, 63 kg After starting her day with a 10-0 tech-fall over Zarina Dauletkeldi (KAZ), Nelson ran into the Japanese representative, Ayana Gempei in the quarter-finals. The bad news ...

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5 Things From the Junior World Championships – Day 3

Alexis Porter - Team USA

On day three of the 2016 Junior Wrestling World Championships in Macon, France, women’s freestyle got underway with action in the 44 kg, 51 kg, 59 kg and 67 kg weight classes. Kayla Miracle, 59 kg After a disappointing finish in 2015, Kayla Miracle added a third world championship medal to her resume, taking bronze today. After an opening 10-0 ...

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5 Things From the Junior World Championships – Day 2

Zviadi Pataridze - Georgia

After a great performance on day one at the 2016 Junior World Championships, Team USA’s Greco squad looked to close out their competition schedule strong on day two. Weight classes in action were 55 kg, 66 kg, 84 kg and 120 kg. Rough Day Two for Team USA After a hot start on day one, American Greco could not keep it ...

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Junior World Championships Men’s Freestyle Preview

Spencer Lee - Team USA

The 2016 United World Wrestling (UWW) Junior World Championships concludes with men’s freestyle, Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th, in Macon, France. Team USA finished fourth in men’s freestyle a year ago and with this line-up they will no doubt be expecting to be among the top teams once again. Competition starts at 4 am eastern, both days, with ...

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5 Things From the Junior World Championships – Day 1

Junior Greco - Day 1

The first day of action at the Junior World Championships is in the books after the completion of 50 kg, 60 kg, 74 kg and 96 kg in Greco-Roman. Team USA Surpasses 2015 Performance in One Day Before the medal round even began, Team USA had already exceeded the number of wins and team points they had in this tournament ...

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Junior World Championships Women’s Freestyle Preview

Kayla Miracle - Team USA

The 2016 United World Wrestling Junior World Championships continues Thursday, September 1st, after Greco, with the start of women’s freestyle competition in Macon, France. Women’s freestyle concludes on Friday, September 2nd. Team USA finished sixth in women’s freestyle a year ago and has high hopes entering the tournament. Competition starts at 4 am eastern, both days, with the finals scheduled ...

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Artur Taymazov and Besik Kudukhov Stripped of Olympic Medals

Artur Taymazov - UZB

FloWrestling reports that Artur Taymazov (UZB) and Besik Kudukhov (RUS) are among the wrestlers that will be stripped of medals won at the Beijing and London Olympics after samples were re-tested with modern technology. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in their ongoing fight against doping in sport, have routinely re-tested samples given by athletes years ...

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Junior World Championships Greco Preview

G'Angelo Hancock

The 2016 United World Wrestling Junior World Championships begins Tuesday, August 30th, with Greco-Roman competition in Macon, France. Greco concludes Wednesday, August 31st. Team USA finished 14th in Greco a year ago and looks primed to better that finish this time around. Competition starts at 4 am eastern, both days, with the finals scheduled for 1 pm eastern on Tuesday ...

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TOM Talk – August 23rd, 2016

Mongolian Coaches

Welcome to the first edition of TOM Talk!  Long-time contributor Bryce Villa, TOM Founder Eric Bettermann and TOM Editor Alex Steen sit down to discuss all the happenings at the Olympic Games including how Team USA did, Helen Maroulis winning gold, Kyle Snyder doing the same, J’Den Cox taking bronze, whether freestyle rules need to be changed, whether college and ...

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Snyder Wins Olympic Gold After Chaos on the Final Day

Kyle Snyder - Team USA

The final day of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro featured wrestling action at 65 kg and 97 kg. For a recap of the morning session, go here. 65 kg Toghrul Asgarov (AZE) earned a chance for his second consecutive Olympic gold medal when he got past defending world champion Frank Chamizo (ITA) in the semi-finals. His opponent, ...

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