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Burroughs/Dake Caps Final Day at US Open and World Team Trials

Vegas 2017

Saturday evening marked the culmination of a four-day wrestling extravaganza in Las Vegas, Nevada. The South Point Hotel played host to the 2017 U.S. Open, with some of the best wrestlers in America competing. This evening showcased some highly anticipated matchups, headlined by Olympic and World champion Jordan Burroughs versus four-time NCAA champ Kyle Dake. The Greco-Roman World Team Trials ...

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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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World Team Spots Handed Out on a Thrilling Night in Vegas

2017 US Open, Greco/WFS WTTs

Photo of Robby Smith by Tony Rotundo Friday ushered in the start of Senior level men’s Greco and women’s freestyle world team qualifying tournaments, as well as the US Open for men’s freestyle which provided for plenty of excitement. As the day progressed, upsets and close matches reigned supreme here at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here ...

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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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Junior Greco Hands out World Team Spots in Vegas

Randon Miranda, Cohlton Schultz

Photo of Randon Miranda (left) by John Sachs The Junior Greco world team is now set after a fantastic day of action in Las Vegas.  The winners of each weight except for 79 kg, which is not a weight used by UWW, will have the opportunity to compete August 1st-6th in Tampere, Finland, against the best Junior Greco wrestlers in ...

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2017 Greco-Roman World Team Trials Preview

2017 Greco WTTs

The 2017 Greco-Roman World Team Trials feature many veterans looking to make yet another world team competing alongside the next generation of young talent who are ready to start their own long runs of dominance. With the amount of talent at each weight class, the future looks bright for Team USA Greco. That future could begin this year. The action ...

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2017 Women’s Freestyle World Team Trials Preview

2017 WFS WTTs

Photos By Tony Rotundo, WrestlerAreWarriors.com Senior level world team spots are on the line in women's freestyle this week and many wrestlers are moving weights adding even more intrigue to what is always a drama-filled tournament. Adeline Gray is the only champion from either the 2016 Olympic Trials or World Team Trials that won't compete here which, in addition to ...

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2017 U.S. Open Men’s Freestyle Championships Preview

2017 US Open MFS

The 2017 U.S. Open Men's Freestyle Championships will begin Friday, April 29th with all weights wrestling through the semi-finals. The consolations and medal matches will take place Saturday morning while the finals are scheduled for 6 pm pacific time, Saturday evening. While Logan Stieber (61 kg), J'den Cox (86 kg), and Kyle Snyder (97 kg) have all earned byes into ...

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2017 UWW Greco-Roman Junior World Team Trials Preview

Gabe Townsell, Ben Darmstadt

Forget about Cirque du Soleil or the Criss Angel show this week in Las Vegas. The wrestling world will be in Vegas to watch outstanding wrestlers from every age group put it all on the line. On Thursday, April 27th, some of the best high school and young college scrappers will attempt to become part of the Junior World Team ...

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