International Wrestling

Flashback: Burroughs Strikes Gold in London

Jordan Burroughs - USA Wrestling

The 2012 Olympic Games in London were a dark time for wrestling in a number of ways.  The ball draw and clinch era was in full swing.  Matches were decided by a best two out of three periods system rather than cumulative score.  It would be less than a year after the Games that the IOC would vote to remove ...

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Daniel Cormier named Honorary Chairman of Wrestling World Cup

Daniel Cormier

Olympian and UFC champion Daniel Cormier named Honorary Chairman of Wrestling World Cup in Los Angeles, June 11-12   Daniel Cormier, a two-time Olympian in men’s freestyle wrestling and current UFC light heavyweight champion, will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the 2016 World Cup of Freestyle Wrestling, set for The Forum in Los Angeles, June 11-12.   Cormier will ...

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Team Scandinavia Crowned Champions at Concord Junior World-Duals

G'Angelo Hancock

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – The 20th annual Concord Junior Greco-Roman World Duals, were won by a strong Junior team from Scandinavia that finished the tournament with a perfect 7-0 record and four individual champions. Scandinavia defeated third place finisher USA/CYC 33-17, and 2015 champions Hungary, 32-21. The dual tournament consisted of a round-robin format, with all teams getting seven dual matches. ...

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Best of the Best: Saori Yoshida

Saori Yoshida - Japan

By: Alex Steen, Editor In 2002 much of Europe switched over to using the Euro for their currency. The winter Olympics was held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dremiel Byers won a world championship in Greco at 120 kg for the United States. Jordan Burroughs turned 14. In that same year Saori Yoshida of Japan beat Tina George of the ...

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2016 U.S. Olympic Team, plus two Californians, headline talented USA roster for Wrestling World Cup

Nahshon Garrett - USA Wrestling

The six USA freestyle Olympians, plus Californians Varner and Garrett on display, June 11-12   LOS ANGELES, Calif. – USA Wrestling has announced its lineup for the 2016 Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Cup at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., June 11-12.   The team will be led by the six members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team in freestyle wrestling, ...

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Olympic Wrestling Profile: J’Den Cox 86 KG

J'Den Cox - USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen, Editor Name: J’Den Cox Height: 6’ 0” Weight Class: 86 kg (189 lbs) Club: Missouri Wrestling Foundation Lives In: Columbia, MO College: Missouri High School: Hickman High School, Columbia, MO Born: Mar. 3rd, 1995 Every wrestler who entered the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at 86 kg this year was in the same position. If they won, they ...

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Olympic Wrestling Profile: Helen Maroulis 53 KG

Helen Maroulis - USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen Name: Helen Maroulis Height: 5’ 3” Weight Class: 53 kg (116.5 lbs) Club: Sunkist Kids Lives In: Huntington Beach, CA College: Simon Fraser University High School: Magruder High School, Rockville, MD Born: Sep. 19th, 1991 It would be easy to assume that Helen Maroulis’ life is easy these days or, at least, as easy as it could ...

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Olympic Wrestling Profile: Frank Molinaro 65 KG

USA Wrestling

By: Alex Steen, Editor Name: Frank Molinaro Height: 5’ 5” Weight Class: 65 kg (143 lbs) Club: Nittany Lion WC Lives In: State College, PA College: Penn State High School: Southern Regional High School, Barnegat, NJ Born: Dec. 27th, 1988 Much has been said and written about Frank Molinaro himself and what his winning the U.S. Olympic Trials at 65kg ...

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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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