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UWW Junior World Team Trials: Day 2 Recap

Mark Hall - USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen, Editor 55 kg: Challenge Tournament: Iowa State commit Austin Gomez survived another wild encounter with Oklahoma State’s Nick Piccininni, winning this one 12-9, before crushing Michigan’s Austin Assad, 10-0, to earn his spot in the best of three finals.  Assad was coming off of a fantastic performance in the semi-finals where he knocked off Iowa commit Gavin ...

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Body Bar Cadet Nationals Recap

Body Bar Cadet Nationals

Martinez, Heaton, Figueroa and Ortega replicate their achievements from 2015; Alara Boyd named Outstanding Wrestler at Body Bar Nationals By: Pablo Di Maria IRVING, TEX – Day one of the Body Bar Cadet Nationals tournament was full of excitement, upsets and great wrestling throughout the day. Four returning champions from 2015 accomplished the arduous task of winning the event once ...

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UWW Junior World Team Trials: Day 1 Recap

Alec Pantaleo - Michigan

50 kg: Challenge Tournament: There was no challenge tournament at 50 kg.  The Spencer Lee effect was clearly felt as only one other competitor showed up.  That meant Mosha Schwartz got a free pass straight into the best of three against Lee. Final: As expected Spencer Lee made quick work of Mosha Schwartz, securing his spot in France with twin ...

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UWW Junior World Team Trials: Day 2 Preview

Mark Hall - USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen, Editor This weekend in Irving, Texas the best junior freestylers in the country will take to the mats.  On the line, over two days of wrestling, will be eight tickets to the 2016 UWW Junior World Championships in Macon, France this August.  The winners of the junior world championship weights at the UWW Junior Nationals, last month ...

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UWW Junior World Team Trials: Day 1 Preview

Spencer Lee - USA Wrestling

This weekend in Irving, Texas the best junior freestylers in the country will take to the mats.  On the line, over two days of wrestling, will be eight tickets to the 2016 UWW Junior World Championships in Macon, France this August.  The winners of the junior world championship weights at the UWW Junior Nationals, last month in Las Vegas, get ...

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Olympic Wrestling Profile: Jesse Thielke 59 KG

Jesse Thielke USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen, Editor Name: Jesse Thielke Height: 5’ 7” Weight Class: 59 kg (130 lbs) Club: New York AC Lives In: Germantown, WI College: Wisconsin High School: Germantown High School, Germantown, WI Born: Jun. 9th, 1992 If you didn’t know who he was, you probably wouldn’t peg Jesse Thielke as an Olympic-level Greco Roman wrestler. In a discipline that ...

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Olympic Wrestling Profile: Haley Augello 48 KG

Haley Augello - USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen, Editor Name: Haley Augello Height: 5’ 2” Weight Class: 48 kg (105.5 lbs) Club: New York AC Lives In: Colorado Springs, CO College: King University High School: Lockport Township High School, Lockport, IL Born: Oct. 17th, 1994 In wrestling, as in most sports, we like to tie our current crop of stars to the legends of the ...

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USA vs. Iran: USA needs every fan in attendance at the World Cup!

Aaron Pico - USA Wrestling

By: Pablo Di Maria LOS ANGELES, CA – Team U.S.A will play host to the 43rd annual Freestyle World Cup, the third consecutive year the U.S. has hosted, at the famous Los Angeles Forum in Inglewood, California. Team U.S.A has participated in this event 37-times and has been crowned team champions 13-times. The last championship earned by team U.S.A was ...

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Olympic Wrestling Profile: Tervel Dlagnev 125 KG

Tervel Dlagnev - USA Wrestling

Name: Tervel Dlagnev Height: 6’ 2” Weight Class: 125 kg (275 lbs) Club: Sunkist Kids Lives In: Columbus, OH College: Nebraska-Kearney High School: Arlington High School, Arlington, TX Born: Nov. 19th, 1985 It would be easy to assume that a two-time U.S. Olympian and two-time world bronze medalist who was born in Bulgaria, a country with a strong wrestling tradition, ...

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Olympic Wrestling Profile: Robby Smith 130 KG

Robby Smith - USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen Name: Robby Smith Height: 6’ 0” Weight Class: 130 kg (286 lbs) Club: New York AC Lives In: Colorado Springs, CO College: Northern Michigan High School: San Ramon, Danville, CA Born: Jan. 30th, 1987 At the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, Robby Smith reached the bronze medal match. His opponent that day was Russia’s Bilyal ...

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